Saturday, January 30, 2016
It looks like a fireball has been travelling through the sky and has been described as "the hand of God". It's actually a cloud photographed earlier this week on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Quite common, the cloud appeared like this was because light from the sun caught onto a clump of cloud at a lower altitude just as it came into contact with cloud higher up.
Friday, January 29, 2016
The study of ancient science, a relatively new academic subject, holds surprising promise for understanding history. More than a thousand years before the first telescopes, Babylonian astronomers tracked the motion of planets across the night sky using simple arithmetic. But a newly translated text reveals that these ancient stargazers also used a far more advanced method, one that foreshadows the development of calculus over a thousand years later. Astroarchaeologist Matthieu Ossendrijver of Humboldt University in Berlin translated an unstudied text on Jupiter and discovered the Babylonians tracked the gas giant’s path across the sky with a geometric technique—the trapezoid procedure—that’s a cornerstone of modern calculus. Until now, this method was believed to have been developed in medieval Europe, some 1,400 years later.
Plays ukalalee since 7 yrs performs on national tv at age 9 yrs. http://www.today.com/video/today/54806485 Playing with dad (beard) and uncle (drums), brother in hoodi.
jpr: more practice and voice lessons for Ami.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
A former Soviet agent says he has found evidence that Joseph Stalin spied on Mao Zedong, among others, by analyzing excrement to construct psychological portraits. According to Russian newspaper reports, in the 1940s Stalin's secret police had set up a special department to get its hands on people's feces to analyse samples of foreign leaders' stools. "For example, if they detected high levels of amino acid Tryptophan, they concluded that person was calm and approachable.'in December 1949, Soviet spies used this system to evaluate the Chinese leader Mao Zedong who was on a visit to Moscow. They had allegedly installed special toilets for Mao, which were connected not to sewers, but to secret boxes. Once Mao's stools had been scrutinized and studied, Stalin reportedly poo poo-ed the idea of signing an agreement with him.
India celebrated its 67th Republic Day on 26 January with a grand parade. Republic Day honors the adoption of the Indian constitution in 1950. The news surrounding this year's parade has been mostly about the animals. Dogs will march after a gap of 26 years along with the mounted camel battalion. Would love to see it.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Unpasteurized (“raw”) milk
Unpasteurized packaged juices
Raw alfalfa, mung bean, clover and radish sprouts.
Meat that isn’t well-done
Prewashed or precut fruits and vegetables
Raw or undercooked eggs
Raw oysters and other raw shellfish
Monday, January 25, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
A new Spanish reality TV show will follow aspiring nuns entering convents in Spain. The program, called I Want To Be A Nun, will follow five young women as they experience the day-to-day realities of the vocation, The women all feel they have a religious calling, and will spend six weeks with the resident nuns, taking part in activities including caring for hundreds of children, living in a 500-year-old closed order and working with missionaries in the Bolivian jungle.
The privilege of wearing white, il privilegio del biacno in Italian, is the special tradition that allows select women to wear white in the presence of the pope. It is extended solely to 7 designated Catholic queens and princesses and is usually reserved for important events at the Vatican like private audiences, canonizations, beatifications and special masses. According to protocol, other women who meet with the pope are asked to wear black clothes and a matching mantilla, a lace veil worn over the head. Wonder where this stuff comes from?
Bene meminisse quinque rationes bibentes adventum amico
praesenti vel futuro siti excellentiam vini aut quamlibet aliam rationem.
(It is well remembered that there are 5 reasons for drinking wine, the arrival of a friend, your present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.)
Boston Blackie is a fictional character created by author Jack Boyle. Blackie, a jewel thief and safecracker in Boyle's stories, became a detective in adaptations for films, radio and television—an "enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend."
Jpr: He is now on tv. Blackie films became popular in theaters when ma was a teenager! Mary Ann loved him.
Friday, January 22, 2016
A Serbian woman living as a hermit inherited almost a million Australian dollars ($703,000, £490,000) from her husband - only to give it all away. Marija Zlatic, 86, lives in a mud hut in mountainous eastern Serbia and heard five years ago that her estranged husband, living in Australia, had died. She tasked a neighbor with finding out more information in 2011, and learned of her fortune late last year. Marija has since donated all the money to the community that looks after her. "I don't need my money, It's enough for me to have bread, water and wood so I can keep warm in winter.
With the snow compiling in the bitters freeze, I am able to ponder backwards to my life and pense: if only the internet, fb, tumbler, pinterest, tweetisms and all that had been around growing up; with the many many many bits and flotsam of advice, inspiration, jaw-dropping, best ever, must see, forced to tears, sharing kind of stuff, I could have been a finer person, a real somebody. Alas noxious folks, there was no www (actually there was but its main product was things like "Jake the Snake, Boris Kalashkov, Iron Sheik, Andre the Giant, and the Glamour Boy Ric Flair - Whoooo!); and therefore I turned out to be what I am - a bug to be squshed.
If you don't like this and share then Hell is holding a special seat for You.
*translation: I think therefore I is; I came I saw, wine for me please.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
|moto is not proper latin and has no meaning|
Plainfield Teacher's College was an imaginary college, created as a hoax in 1940’s, that fooled the New York Times sports department and college football fans across the country.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
The Negro Motorist Green Book was an annual guidebook for African-American travelers in the United States. It was originated and published by New York City mail carrier Victor H. Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era, when racial discrimination was widespread. Although discrimination and poverty limited African-American car ownership, many middle-class blacks took to driving to avoid segregation on public transportation. Green intended the book "to give the Negro traveler information that will keep him from running into difficulties". It became the definitive Jim Crow travel guide for blacks, but was little known outside the African-American community.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Ukrainian actress known for bringing steamy "huba huba" into foreign flicks...not for the Puritan's taste. The eastern European hotties are everywhere in the cinemas these days.
Jpr: once the lady masters English she'll be everywhere in Hollywood if not already. Btb i've not seen any of her featured films but she is a contemporary beauty.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Willie Nelson, still performing at 82, was awarded the 2015 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for his or lifetime contributions to popular music. Watch the award concert at http://www.pbs.org/show/gershwin-prize/ --- fabulous.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
jpr: watch the Bolshoi Nutcracker each December otherwise not big fan of ballet but have become a huge fan of prima ballerina Bessmertnova. The woman is simply unbelievable!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
for in that sleep of death, what dreams may come.."
Anyone out there interpret dreams? I had a dream in which I was tuning a new guitar and one of the strings broke. 6th or E. This seemed to disturb me more than goblins or crashes or being naked in public or any of the scary crap we dream. I'm awake now, seemingly, and am still disturbed by this tiny little annoyance.
What might be the symbology here?
|"I grow old, I grow old " and my strings break one by one.|
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Mange is a skin disease caused by several species of tiny mites, common external parasites found in companion canines
Rabies is caused by a virus that affects the central nervous system, particularly causing inflammation in the brain.
Jpr: imagine same applies to any fur (and human like) animal.