119th Anniversary of the First Documented Ice Cream Sundae
On Sunday, April 3, 1892 in Ithaca, John M. Scott, a Unitarian Church minister, and Chester Platt, co-owner of Platt & Colt Pharmacy, created the first historically documented sundae. Platt covered dishes of ice cream with cherry syrup and candied cherries on a whim. The men named the dish “Cherry Sunday” in honor of the day it was created. Read more...(390 words, 1 image, estimated 1:34 mins reading time)
An Animated Salute Celebrating Jules Verne’s 183rd Birthday Feb 08 2011
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Jules Verne was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated individual author in the world. Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows.
The Flintstones was originally aimed at an adult audience and the first two seasons were co-sponsored by Winston cigarettes. But by the third season it was being written for children and was sponsored by Welch’s, who produced grape juice and jellies. The show’s famous theme tune, “Meet The Flintstones”, was not used until the third series. The musical theme for the first two seasons was called “Rise and Shine”. Fred and Wilma Flintstone were the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime-time television when the show first aired on ABC between 1960 and 1966. Read more...(245 words, 1 image, estimated 59 secs reading time)
Additionally, Mac users finally get Print Preview, several new APIs will debut also, including support for the new Web Audio API and two experimental APIs for extensions. Web Audio supports room spatialization and simulation, multiple security and bug fixes have also been included and Apple users get Mac OS X Lion feature support.
How to Make Google Your Home Page – Safari Browser
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So how did the Pilgrims and Wampanoag come to be identified with the First Thanksgiving?
In 1622, a letter was printed in a pamphlet that historians commonly call Mourt’s Relation. This published description of the First Thanksgiving was lost during the Colonial period. It was rediscovered in Philadelphia around 1820. Antiquarian Alexander Young included the entire text in his Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers (1841). Reverend Young saw a similarity between his contemporary American Thanksgiving and the 1621 Harvest Feast, Young writes, “This was the first Thanksgiving, the harvest festival ofNew England. On this occasion they no doubt feasted on the wild turkey as well as venison.”Read more...(398 words, 1 image, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)
Below you can view an appearance on the Ed Sullvian show.
His full name was John Birks Gillespie. Gillespie was a trumpeter, showman, bandleader, singer, gifted improviser and composer dubbed “the sound of surprise” who fused jazz with Afro-Cuban music. Known for his trademark of puffing out his cheeks while playing the trumpet, he was nicknamed “Dizzy” for his amusing antics on stage.
For the most part he was self-taught and was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. Dizzy’s beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop. Read more...(167 words, 1 image, estimated 40 secs reading time)
Buckyballs were discovered in 1985, the product of an experiment on carbon molecules in space. However, it was not until 1991 that buckyball science came into its own. It is the roundest and most symmetrical large molecule known to man.
The 1996 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three chemists for their discovery of fullerenes, a family of highly symmetrical carbon-cage molecules whose prototypical member is C60, known as buckminsterfullerene, or “buckyball” for short, one of the strongest atomic structures known to man. Read more...(198 words, 3 images, estimated 48 secs reading time)
John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851). He was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. Audubon was born in Saint Dominigue (now Haiti), and sent to America as a young boy. Audubon lived the life of a country gentleman, fishing, shooting, and developing skills at drawing birds, the only occupation to which he was everwilling to try.Read more...(171 words, 2 images, estimated 41 secs reading time)