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Topic: bone-idle
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:30:22 AM
Idiom of the Day
bone-idle — Extremely lazy.
Topic: Phagwa
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:29:43 AM
Today's Holiday
The Hindu festival of Phagwa celebrates the Vernal Equinox and the start of the Hindu New Year. In Trinidad and Tobago, a Carnival spirit has pervaded the festivities, which now combine both secular and religious elements and are no longer confined to Hindus. The celebration includes bonfires (to symbolize the destruction of Holika, the evil sister of King Hiranya Kashipu) and Chowtal-singing competitions, which mix religious and secular music and are heavily influenced by calypso. The spraying of Abeer powder, a red vegetable dye, gives everyone's hair and skin a tie-dyed effect.
Topic: A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:28:56 AM
Quotation of the Day

A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Topic: Joseph Fourier (1768)
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:24:43 AM
Today's Birthday
Joseph Fourier (1768)
Fourier was a French mathematician and Egyptologist. As an engineer on the Egyptian expedition led by Napoleon—who later made him a baron—he conducted anthropological investigations and wrote the preface to the monumental Description de l'Égypte, whose publication he oversaw. In mathematics, he is primarily known for his work in heat conduction, for his use of the Fourier series to solve differential equations, and for the related concept of the Fourier transform.
Topic: Bahá'í Calendar Begins (1844)
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:23:10 AM
This Day in History
Bahá'í Calendar Begins (1844)
Founded in Iran in the mid-19th century by Baha' Ullah, Bahá'í is a religion based on the unity of all faiths. Adherents pray daily, fast 19 days a year, and follow a strict ethical code. Because of the religion's 19 initial disciples, the number 19 is considered sacred, and the Bahá'í calendar, which began in 1844, consists of 19 months of 19 days, with four additional "intercalary" days. Today is the first day of the 168th year of the Bahá'í Era.
Topic: Genius
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:21:48 AM
Article of the Day
In Roman mythology, a genius was the guardian spirit of a man, an institution, a city, a state, or a large family unit known as a gens. As the guardian spirit of an individual, the genius was largely the force of one's natural desires. An individual's notable achievements or intellectual prowess was attributed to his genius, and, eventually, a high achiever was said to have genius or be a genius.
Topic: corpuscle
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:19:24 AM
Word of the Day
Definition: (noun) (Nontechnical usage) A tiny piece of anything.
Synonyms: mote, particle, speck, atom, molecule
Usage: I would not touch one corpuscle of that germ-ridden filth.
Topic: Parentheses
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:18:07 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
Parentheses are used to separate information that is not necessary to the structure or meaning of the surrounding text.
Topic: blow up (one's) phone
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:20:39 AM
Idiom of the Day
blow up (one's) phone — To call someone repeatedly and/or send someone a lot of text messages.
Topic: Tunisia Independence Day
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:19:42 AM
Today's Holiday
Tunisia Independence Day
Independence Day is a public holiday commemorating a treaty signed on this day in 1956 that formally recognized Tunisia's independence from France. It had been a French colony since the 1880s.

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