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Day of May 18th 2015

  • Al-Namrood is a Saudi Arabian black metal band whose members must live double lives and record in secrecy due to their home nation’s strict policy on “un-Islamic” media. Al-Namrood means “The non-believer“.
  • The Intel Compute Stick is $150. The device is essentially a plug in PC with limited processor power and even more limited wireless function.
  • Hotwire is a deal site which primarily serves hotels, but also packages cars and plane tickets.
  • Killer Whales (Orcas) are actually dolphins, not whales.
  • Dolphins have been used for military purposes by both Russian and American governments; the US Navy refutes using dolphins for offensive purposes.

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LED Day – 194

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Day of May 2nd 2015

  • dadaviz.com is a selection of data visualizations from around the internet. The information is a hybrid between infographics, art, and written word.
  • CompuServe Information Service (CIS) was the first major online service provider in the United States. The company connected remote computers via land-lines to institute the first dial-up networks.
  • Women in labor (in hospitals) can request a midwife for the delivery process instead of a nurse.
  • Rayon is a textile fiber or fabric made from regenerated/pure cellulose, which is essentially purified wood pulp.
  • Stevie Wonder was born premature and totally blind since his incubation process.

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LED Day – 193

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Day of April 25th 2015

  • Denier: a unit of weight by which the fineness of certain fabrics (silk, rayon, nylon) is denoted. It is used to describe the thickness of hosiery.
  • There is a section 8 housing project called the Bland Houses, in Flushing.
  • Frotteurism is a fetish in which an individual enjoys rubbing his/her genitalia upon an unsuspecting or unconsenting person.
    This is a disorder. It is controversial because the term medicalizes what society defines as sexual assault or harassment.
  • Paraphilia (also known as sexual perversion and sexual deviation) is the experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations, or individuals.
  • DSM-5: Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders. This book is published and maintained by the American Psychiatric Association to diagnose and define mental disorders.

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  • While discussing the attribute: sheer, I asked a friend if it could be measured in levels.
  • Stopped at a red light right in front of the welcome sign.
  • A friend of mine learned this in her class on psychology and sex.
  • Another fact from the same friend’s class on psychology and sex.
  • A final fact from said friend’s class on psychology and sex.

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LED Day – 192

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Day of April 16th 2015

  • Did ya know there’s a crazy Italian doctor out there who’s about to (in 2-3 years) try transplanting a human head..? I hope it works..
  • Did you know that the kneecap is a hardened ligament which serves the purpose of a bone? It isn’t actually a bone, these types of ligaments are known as sesamoids, and are embedded in a tendon or muscle.
  • Didja know the occipital lobe is the section of brain located towards the lower rear. The occipital lobe is responsible for visual processing and contains the visual cortex.
  • Van der Waal forces are weak (molecular) momentary bonds between particles. These forces act (simultaneously) on billions of fibrous materials on the underside of a gecko, allowing the amphibian to smoothly navigate almost any surface.
  • Blueberries are native to North America!

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LED Day – 191

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Day of April 15th 2015

  • Mayo Clinic is a well respected, premier, non-profit health care organization with 70 satellite institutions (hospitals and clinics) across the United States.
  • Birthing twins is a phenomena which occurs when a woman ovulates two eggs simultaneously. This is trait typically genetic/hereditary, but can occasionally occur as an anomaly.
  • The Smorgasburg Brooklyn Food Market is hosting an evening food festival in Central Park. The event is on Friday, July 31st; tickets go on sale May 1st. (Facebook event information in source)
  • There is a comprehensive list of STD’s on: http://beforeplay.org/stds
  • The Queens Night Market is a planned farmers/crafts market to take place every Saturday evening/night between April and October in Flushing Meadow Park. (By the Hall of Science)

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LED Day – 190

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Day of April 14th 2015

  • Foggy Bottom is a historic neighborhood in Washington D.C. The neighborhood encompasses George Washington University, its’ campus, and the surrounding college town.
  • Some 18,000 children affected by the Chernobyl incident were given free treatment and refuge in Cuba.
  • Public saunas are commonplace in Finland. (The Nordic nation has some 3.3 million saunas) The use of saunas is integrated into Finnish culture, and clothing is not allowed; the practice is in no way sexual, and there are separate saunas for men and women.
  • The Finnish drink a lot of coffee, but the culture behind coffee is driven to be relaxing as opposed to the “on the go” energy boost that Americans relate coffee to.
  • Kelpies are creatures from Scottish myths which are “known” to appear as horses (occasionally as humans) and then drown those who mount or touch them.

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LED Day – 189

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Day of April 10th 2015

  • The Unisphere in Flushing Meadow Park, is the largest globe like structure in the world.
  • Marilyn Monroe passed away at age 36.
  • Barmecide: Illusory or imaginary, and therefore disappointing.
  • The cherry blossoms in Washington D.C’s monument park were given to the United States as a gift in 1912.
  • Dupont Circle is the prime downtown area of Washington D.C. It is filled with nightlife options and full of activities.

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  • Fun fact from a reading passage in one of my student’s textbooks.
  • I was watching a short film/documentary on Marilyn Monroe.
  • This word came up in an SAT reading passage I was looking at.
  • This was written out on a plaque in the monument park.
  • While doing research about Washington D.C, I learned about Dupont Circle and all the bars/nightlife options available at Dupont Circle.

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