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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Daylight Saving 2017

Daylight Saving 2017
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is frequently incorrectly referred to as "daylight savings time". In some countries, it is also called "summer time". It is called standard time, typical time or winter season time when DST is not observed. Clock Changes in New York, USA in 2017 12 Mar 2017 - Daylight Saving Time Starts When regional standard time is about to reach ...

Autumn Equinox 2017

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2017 Autumnal Equinox, September Equinox Equinoxes happen on 21st or 20th March and 22nd or 23rd September both days and each year has equivalent length of the day and the night. Throughout September it is autumn time in the Northern hemisphere and September Equinox is called Autumnal Equinox and Fall Equinox while it is spring time in the Southern hemisphere and...

When is Easter 2017

When is Easter 2017
When is Easter? Need to know the precise date of Easter this year? Easter 2017 is on Sunday, April 16 Why Are There Two Easters? Easter Sunday changes based upon the calendars of various Christian churches. Due to these various methods of calculation, various Christian denominations might celebrate the holiday on different days. Many Western Christian churches follow the Gregorian calendar, and numerous...

The History Of The Slogan “WWJD?”

The History Of The Slogan “WWJD?”
From the BBC article “What Would Jesus Do? The Rise of a Slogan”… The question has a long history. In 1896 the Kansas Congregational minister Charles Sheldon published a novel called In His Steps: What would Jesus do? in which a town is revolutionised when Christians “pledge themselves, earnestly and honestly for an entire year, not to do anything without...

This Math Problem Is a Limerick When Said Out Loud

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Here’s a little something for the nerds (of both the mathematical and literary variety)… In 1948, wordplay master and recreational mathematician Leigh Mercer published this equation in Notes and Queries… Read in the right way, it follows almost all the rules of a limerick — an AABBA rhyme scheme with the third and fourth lines shorter than the others. I say almost all...

15 Terrifying Ghost Haunted Places on Earth

15 Terrifying Ghost Haunted Places on Earth
A place is haunted when ghosts reside in it. Nevertheless, one can’t tell if there are any concrete proofs of the existence of ghosts or if they actually haunt certain places. A large number of people believe ghosts do exist. The below 15 terrifying ghost haunted places on earth will make it hard not to believe ghosts don’t exists. 1....

15 Most Common Japanese Desserts

15 Most Common Japanese Desserts
Wagashi is the name for traditional Japanese dessert (sweets). They are usually made with ingredients like the red bean paste and mochi (Japanese rice cake). Desserts have been part of Japanese lifestyle for centuries now even before sugar became widely available. Unique desserts were developed with basic ingredients being rice and sweet beans (anko ). With the increased affordability of...

Blue Painted Canvas with a White Line Sells for $44 Million

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"Onement VI" made by abstract expressionist painter Barnett Newman sold on May 14, 2013 at a Sotheby's auction for a record-setting 43.8 million dollars. Newman painted this 8.5' x 10' masterpiece in 1953. Here he is with it in his studio in 1961...  Am I thougth I could not draw or paint...

Logical Fallacies (Bad Arguments) Explained with Funny Illustrations

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Programmer Ali Almossawi and illustrator Alejandro Giraldo teamed up to create An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments, with "the hope is that the reader will learn from these pages some of the most common pitfalls in arguments and be able to identify and avoid them in practice". You can read the whole book online. Slippery Slope A slippery slope attempts to discredit a proposition by arguing that...

The story(s) behind A113 Hidden In Pixar Movies

The story(s) behind A113 Hidden In Pixar Movies
A seemingly meaningless set of letters and numbers, A113 keeps appearing in various Disney and Pixar movies.  Though it comes up in different formats (A1-13 and A-113), it has been subtly added to many movies.  You’ve probably seen it yourself and just haven’t noticed. Many people have come up with theories about why this sequence is added.  Some claim that...

How Many Cups in a Quart … (a Pint or a Gallon)

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What is a Cup? What is a Quart? What is a Gallon? Cup is a volume unit and used mostly in cooking to measure liquid and bulk, dry foods. There is no international standard for the sizes but mostly united states customary and metric cups are used and they are different in sizes. Quart is an imperial and U.S. customary unit....

Facts About Mail Order Brides You Should Know

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Women sometimes list themselves in catalogs or magazines in order to be chosen by foreign men to get married. The woman would have to initially state that she is advertising herself as a wife. Most of the men that go for this are generally from a slightly more developed country that the one the woman resides in. In most...

Did you know about the Ludlow Massacre? Here’s what happened.

Ludlow Massacre
Ludlow Massacre: April 20, 1914 During the miners strike of the early 1900s, miners continued to search to better their lives. They began striking by organizing rallies and parades to get their voices noticed. Many died in the struggle. Most remember the most historical clash between capital power and the labor forces in the Ludlow Massacre. The Colorado Fuel and Iron...

See the story of Stella Liebeck, the “little old lady” famous for the “McDonald’s coffee lawsuit”

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Who is (was) Stella Liebeck? She was  the "little old lady" famous for the "McDonald's coffee lawsuit." Stella Liebeck became the face of every newspaper and TV broadcast for suing McDonald’s after spilling coffee on herself and being scalded. Many see the story as an old woman trying to get rich quickly by spilling coffee on herself and suing the company for...