Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019

borborygmus \bawr-buh-RIG-muhs\, noun:
  • a rumbling or gurgling sound caused by the movement of gas in the intestines.
Borborygmus comes from the Greek word borborygmós which meant "intestinal rumbling."
 
ear boner
  • when your dog hears something and its ears go up and get all stiff
"What was that sound?" 
"Idk, but Spike heard it too, he's got an ear boner."
 
Trivia
Anatomically speaking, where are your PIP and DIP joints?
  • On your fingers. The PIP joint is the second (middle) joint of the three on each finger; the DIP joint is the last joint, nearest the tip of each finger. PIP is an acronym for proximal interphalangeal joint; DIP, for distalinterphalangeal joint. (The thumb, which has only two joints, has a DIP, but no PIP.)
History
  • Bill of Rights: the right to bear arms as well as freedoms of speech, press, religion, assembly and more became United States law when the states ratified Amendments I-X of the US Constitution (1791)
  • Sitting Bull: Lakota Sioux military and spiritual leader who defeated Gen. Custer at Little Bighorn was killed (1890)
  • Gone With the Wind: Civil War-era epic film premiered in Atlanta (1939)
  • Adolf Eichmann: an Israeli court sentenced to death the former Nazi official who had zealously supported the use of gas chambers to exterminate the Jews in WWII (1961)
  • flag of Canada: Canada adopted its national flag, a red maple leaf on a white background (1964)
  • Romanian Revolution: popular uprising began, leading to the downfall of dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu (1989)
Birthdays
  • Nero (Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus) 37 AD - Fifth and last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty
  • George Romney 1734 - English portrait painter
  • Gustave Eiffel 1832 - Engineer: designed Paris’ Eiffel Tower and helped design Statue of Liberty
  • Ludwig (Lazarus) Zamenhof 1859 - Linguist, developed international language: Esperanto
  • Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey (John Edward Kelly) 1862 - Boxer
  • J. Paul Getty 1892 - Oil magnate: Getty Oil
  • Buddy (Edwin) Cole 1916 - Pianist (The Buddy Cole Trio)
  • Jeff Chandler (Ira Grossel) 1918 - Actor (Merrill’s Marauders, Return to Peyton Place, Broken Arrow)
  • Eddie (William Edward) Robinson - 1920 - Baseball player
  • Alan Freed 1922 - Disc jockey in Cleveland
  • Jerry Wallace 1928 - Singer, actor (Hec Ramsey)
  • Jimmy Nelson 1928 - Ventriloquist
  • Ernest Ashworth 1928 - Country singer
  • Friedrich Hundertwasser 1928 - Artist, printer, painter, ecologist
  • Edna O'Brien 1931 - Author (Time and Tide, Country Girls Trilogy)
  • Jessie Belvin 1967 - Singer
  • Clyde McPhatter 1932 - Musician (Dominoes, Drifters)
  • Tim Conway 1933 - Actor, comedian (McHale’s Navy, The Tim Conway Show, The Carol Burnett Show)
  • Cindy Birdsong 1939 - Singer (Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles, Diana Ross and The Supremes)
  • Nick Buoniconti 1940 - Football Hall of Famer, football analyst (HBO: Inside the NFL)
  • Dave Clark 1942 - Singer (The Dave Clark Five), TV producer, actor
  • Pete Duranko 1943 - Football player
  • Stan (Stanley Raymond) Bahnsen 1944 - Baseball player
  • Carmine Appice 1946 - Musician (Vanilla Fudge)
  • Doug (Douglas James) Rau 1948 - Baseball player
  • Charlie Scott 1948 - Basketball player
  • Don Johnson (Donnie Wayne Johnson) 1949 - Actor (Nash Bridges, Miami Vice)
  • Alex Cox 1954 - Movie director (Repo Man, Sid and Nancy)
  • Justin Ross 1954 - Actor
  • Paul Simonon 1955 - Musician (Clash)
  • Doug Phelps 1960 - Singer (Kentucky Headhunters)
  • Reginald Hudlin 1961 - Director (The Great White Hype)
  • Daryl Turner 1961 - Football player
  • Helen Slater 1963 - Actress (City Slickers, Ruthless People)
  • Molly Price 1965 - Actress
  • Michael Shanks 1970 - Actor (Stargate SG-1, The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon)
  • Stuart Townsend 1972 - Actor (Venice Project, 24 Hours)
  • Kito Trawick 1977 - "Crowd-hyper" (Ghostown DJs)
  • Adam Brody 1979 - Actor (The O.C.)
  • George O. Gore II 1981 - Actor (My Wife and Kids)

Saturday, December 14, 2019

It works!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

gelt \gelt\, noun:
  • Slang. money.
Gelt entered English in the 1890s. It came from the Yiddish word which meant "money."
 
superficial
  • you care too much about how you look. about how other people look. about what you say and do and what other people say and do. it's ocd with eyeshadow.
after 15 years of life, im just now realizing im superficial.
 
Trivia
How long does it take a papaya seed to grow into a 20-foot-tall, fruit-bearing tree?
  • Less than 18 months.
History 
  • St. Lucia's flood: a broken dike in the Netherlands caused one of the worst floods in history; 50,000+ people were killed (1287)
  • Alabama: The Yellowhammer State became America's 22nd state (1819)
  • South Pole: was first visited by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his expedition (1911)
  • Motown: record label that popularized the Motown Sound was formed in Detroit (1959)
  • Apollo program: Eugene Cernan, as a member of Apollo 17, became the last man on the moon so far (1972)
Birthdays
  • Nostradamus 1503
  • Tycho Brahe 1546
  • Roger Fry 1866
  • George VI (Britain) 1895
  • James Doolittle 1896
  • Margaret Chase Smith 1897
  • Bill Burke 1902
  • Morey Amsterdam 1908
  • Spike (Lindley Armstrong) Jones 1911
  • Dan Dailey 1913
  • Shirley Jackson 1919
  • Clark Terry 1920
  • Don Hewitt 1922
  • Abbe Lane 1932
  • George Furth 1932
  • Charlie Rich 1932
  • Lee Remick 1935
  • Hal Williams 1938
  • Frank St. Marseille (NHL) 1939 
  • James Sutorius 1944
  • Jane Birkin 1946
  • Stan Smith 1946
  • Patty Duke 1946
  • Michael Ovitz 1946
  • Jackie McCauley (Them) 1946
  • Joyce Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando, Dawn) 1946
  • Dee Wallace-Stone 1948
  • Bill Buckner (MLB) 1949
  • Cliff Williams (AC/DC) 1949 
  • Tamara Daanz 1952
  • Mike Scott (The Waterboys) 1958
  • Peter "Spider" Stacy (The Pogues) 1958
  • Cynthia Gibb 1963
  • Brian Dalyrimple (Soul for Real) 1975
  • Bridget Hall 1977
  • Sophie Monk 1979
  • Vanessa Anne Hudgens 1988 ...

Friday, December 13, 2019

TGIF / WTF: One week until Star Wars comes out!



Not sure if it will be as awesome as this though.

WTF Friday: Nightmare

Happy Fiday the 13th!

Friday the 13th at 1:13PM or 13:13!

Have a nice weekend, if you survive the day!


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Friday, December 13, 2019

FRIDAY THE 13TH!


triskaidekaphobia \ tris-kahy-dek-uh-FOH-bee-uh, tris-kuh- \ , noun;
  • fear or a phobia concerning the number 13. 
Origin: Triskaidekaphobia derives from the Greek word for thirteen, triskaídeka and the Greek word for fear, phobos . It entered English in the early 1900s.


wroth \rawth, roth or, especially Brit., rohth\, adjective:
  1. stormy; violent; turbulent: the wroth sea.
  2. angry; wrathful (usually used predicatively): He was wroth to see the damage to his home.
Wroth is derived from the Old English wrāth which comes in turn from the Old Norse word reithr which meant "angry." It is related to the word writhe. 
Misophonia
  • The disorder in which a person experiences excessive anger towards those who smack their food or breathe too heavily.
Rachel: "Dude, what's wrong with Tori?"
Truett: "Oh nothing, Sarah is eating and Tori is having some misophonia trouble."
Trivia
What musical instrument represents the rattling bones of skeletons in orchestral performances of Danse Macabre, by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns?
  • The xylophone.
Holiday
  • Friday the 13th: No one really knows the origin of the superstition about Friday the 13th, although in Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code, he suggested that it started with the arrest of the Knights Templar on Friday, October 13, 1307.






History
  • Francis Drake: British explorer set out on a three-year circumnavigation of the globe, looting Spanish ships as he sailed (1577)
  • New Zealand: was sighted for the first time by a European, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman (1642)
  • Susan B. Anthony dollar: the US Mint began stamping out the first US coin to honor a woman, suffragist Susan B. Anthony (1978)
  • United States presidential election of 2000: Democratic candidate Al Gore conceded the race to President Bush 36 days after Election Day
  • Saddam Hussein: Iraqi dictator was captured hiding in a spider hole near Tikrit (2003)
Birthdays
  • Dick Van Dyke 1925
  • Christopher Plummer 1929
  • Buck White 1930
  • Robert Prosky 1930
  • Richard Zanuck 1934
  • John Davidson 1941
  • Ted Nugent 1948
  • Ron Getman (The Tractors) 1948
  • Jeff Baxter (The Doobie Brothers) 1948
  • Randy Owen (Alabama) 1949
  • Tom Veralain (Television) 1949
  • Wendy Malick 1950
  • Robert Lindsay 1951
  • Steve Forbert 1954
  • John Anderson 1954
  • Steve Buscemi 1957
  • Marianne Gravatte 1959: Playboy Playmate of the Year 1983
  • John Whitaker 1959
  • Dana Strum (Slaughter) 1959
  • Deborah Driggs 1963: Playboy Playmate of the Month March 1990
  • Jamie Foxx 1967
  • Amy Lee 1981: Singer
  • Chelsea Hertford 1981
  • Taylor Swift 1989
 




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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Turtle Thursday: Whatta jerk

Thursday, December 12, 2019

*12*12*
decant \dih-KANt\, verb:
1. to pour (a liquid) from one container to another.
2. to pour (wine or other liquid) gently so as not to disturb the sediment.
Decant originally comes from the Latin word canth meaning "spout, rim of a vessel." One of the many meanings of the prefix de- is "removal."
 
phone foot
  • Also known as 'laptop leg', this is when your foot and/or leg goes numb because of the way you are standing/sitting. Due to your avid interest in you device, however, you don't notice until it becomes painful.
Guy 1: Hey man, why are you rubbing your foot?
Guy 2: I was just standing by the kitchen counter looking at my phone, and suddenly my foot went numb.
Guy 1: Ah, another case of 'phone foot'.
 
Trivia
Years before his election, what 19th-century U.S. president pawned his gold watch for $22 to buy Christmas gifts for his pregnant wife and their three children?
  • Ulysses S. Grant, in 1857.
History
  • Joseph Rainey: became the first African American to sit in the US House of Representatives (1870)
  • The Katzenjammer Kids: oldest comic strip still in syndication debuted (1897)
  • Guglielmo Marconi: transmitted the first transatlantic radio signal, from Cornwall to Newfoundland; the feat was unsubstantiated (1901)
  • Boys Town: youth center was founded by Father Flanagan (1917)
  • Arthur Ashe: became the first African American to be ranked #1 in tennis (1968)
  • Keiko: Willy of Free Willy, a killer whale, died of pneumonia in his mid-20s in a Norwegian fjord (2003)
Birthdays
  • Gustave Flaubert 1821
  • Edvard Munch 1863
  • Edward G. Robinson 1893
  • Robert Covington 1914
  • Frank Sinatra 1915
  • Joe Williams 1918
  • Bob Barker 1923
  • Ed Koch 1924
  • Robert N. Noyce 1927
  • Connie Francis 1938
  • Dionne Warwick 1940
  • Mike Pinder (Moody Blues) 1942
  • Grover Washington Jr. 1943
  • Dickey Betts (The Allman Brothers) 1943
  • Wings Hauser 1947
  • Bill Nighy 1949
  • Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) 1949
  • Cathy Rigby 1952
  • Sheila E. 1957
  • Cy Curnin (Fixx) 1957
  • Sheree J. Wilson 1958
  • Tracy Ann Austin Holt 1962 - Tennis player
  • Mädchen Amick 1970
  • Jennifer Connelly 1970
  • Bobbi Billard 1975 - t3h pr0n
  • Mayim Bialik 1975