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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.

Sources:

  • 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.

Sources:

  • 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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LED Day – 188

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Day of April 1st 2015

  • This year’s Lyrid meteor shower will peak on the morning of April 23rd. On rare occasions, the rate of meteors per hour may reach (up to) 100 every hour.
  • Xenophobia is the expression of distaste or dislike for people with foreign roots or nationalities.
  • A recent lawsuit filed against the City of Los Angeles, claimed that the city government has been slacking on repairing city streets and sidewalks to the extent that the city government was in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. In response, the city has decided to allocate $1.3 billion dollars for sidewalk repairs.
  • Christiaan Huygens was a Dutch mathematician and scientist. He lived during the 1600’s and is credited with developing the first accurate pendulum.
  • Greyhound Buses started up in 1914; the bus company jointly runs several other American bus services, as well as a division of buses in both Canada and the UK.
  • It’s a 4 hour and 30 minute (approximately) ride to Washington D.C from New York City!

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LED Day – 187

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Day of March 30th 2015

  • The Peloponnesian War was a 27 year long conflict between Athens and Sparta.
  • Delaware is the second smallest state in the United States. (Rhode Island is smaller) It has an estimated population of just under 1 million.
  • Anthropologists Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict, may have had a romantic relationship.
  • Timestats is an interesting Chrome Extension which logs the amount of time spent on each of the websites you visit most.
  • Fiverr is an online marketplace which offers individual services and tasks beginning at $5.

Sources:

  • I learned this while looking through material that will be on one of my student’s upcoming exams.
  • Spoke to someone from Delaware; got curious about the state.
  • Found this information on Wikipedia while studying for my Anthropology midterm.
  • A friend of mine put me on this extension!
  • A friend of mine showed me this site.

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