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Topic: jug-eared
Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:59:44 AM
Idiom of the Day
jug-eared — Having ears that stick out markedly from the side of the head, thus resembling the handles of a jug.
Topic: Hurricane Supplication Day
Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:54:01 AM
Today's Holiday
Hurricane Supplication Day
Observed in the U.S. Virgin Islands—St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John—Hurricane Supplication Day marks the beginning of the hurricane season. Special church services are held to pray for safety from the storms that ravage these and other Caribbean islands. The custom probably dates back to the "rogation" ceremonies (from the word rogare, meaning "to beg or supplicate"), which began in fifth-century England. Rogations usually followed a frightening series of storms, earthquakes, or other natural disasters.
Topic: This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks,...
Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:43:29 AM
Quotation of the Day

This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Topic: Amelia Mary Earhart (1897)
Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:41:01 AM
Today's Birthday
Amelia Mary Earhart (1897)
After attending an air show in 1920, Earhart, who had previously worked as a military nurse and a social worker, decided she wanted to become a pilot. She bought her first plane the following year. In 1928, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger, and four years later, she became the first female pilot to make the trip solo. In 1937, her plane mysteriously vanished over the Pacific as she and a copilot attempted to circumnavigate the globe.
Topic: First Ascent of the Eiger's North Face (1938)
Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:28:10 AM
This Day in History
First Ascent of the Eiger's North Face (1938)
Switzerland's Eiger mountain was first summited in 1858, but the sheer north face of the 13,025-foot (3,970-m) Alpine peak was not successfully climbed until 1938, when two independent pairs of climbers met on the face, joined forces, and reached the summit as a team. It has been climbed many times since, sadly with many fatalities, which, due to the cliff's high visibility, occur in full view of nearby villages.
Topic: The Temple Institute
Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:26:47 AM
Article of the Day
The Temple Institute
Known in Hebrew as Machon HaMikdash, the Temple Institute is an organization in Israel focusing on the controversial endeavor of re-establishing the Third Temple—a place of worship desired by Jews since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. Although there is disagreement within Orthodox Judaism about whether the rebuilding should occur by human or divine hands, the Temple Institute's long-term goal is to establish the temple.
Topic: anodyne
Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 3:23:35 AM
Word of the Day
anodyne
Definition: (adjective) Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.
Synonyms: analgesic, analgetic
Usage: She was in intense pain following the surgery and wondered whether the anodyne properties of her medication would be sufficient.
Topic: jolly (someone) up
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 2:09:03 AM
Idiom of the Day
jolly (someone) up — To make (someone) happier or more cheerful; to cheer (someone) up.
Topic: Osorezan Taisai
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 2:07:55 AM
Today's Holiday
Osorezan Taisai
Mt. Osore, located on the Shimokita Peninsula in the north of Honshu, Japan, is a spiritual center for many Japanese. It is known as a place where departed souls congregate. During the Osorezan Taisai Festival, or Osorezanrei Grand Festival, people flock to the mountain at Mutsu City, Aomori Prefecture, where psychics endeavor to summon the spirits of the dead by chanting. The priests who cross the weathered slopes of the mountain in procession add to the festival's grim and ghostly atmosphere.
Topic: When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 2:06:10 AM
Quotation of the Day

When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

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