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Day of January 30th 2015

  • 3,512 incidences of acid attacks have been reported in Bangladesh between 1999 and 2013.
  • Vitiligo is pronounced: Vee-tee-lygo
  • There is a city in California named Fresno; Fresno means ash tree in Spanish.
  • Ronald Jenkees is a YouTube musician, turned mainstream composer with over 71 million total views (on YouTube). He works with keyboard synthesizers, piano, harmonicas and vocals.
  • A recurve bow is a bow with tips or ends that curve away from the archer. (See below)

    Recurve Bow with curved ends.

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  • The UN has collected this data and experts guess that the number of assaults is under-reported.
  • She corrected my pronunciation when she heard me say this.
  • Google’s new tab Earth View feature showed me a beautiful aerial shot of Fresno’s agricultural fields.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresno,_California

  • A friend of mine put me on Ronald Jenkees music on Spotify, and I did some research on the artist. (Daily Track by Ronald Jenkees below)
  • Went shooting at an archer’s range with her, and got interested in different types of bows! Turns out we were shooting recurve bows. (Image from Amazon)

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LED Day – 164

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Day of January 28th 2015

  • Charles Townes was awarded the Nobel prize for Physics (along with two other scientists) in 1964 for inventing the laser. He left this world today, at the age of 99. Rest easy, sir.
  • Agitprop is overt political propaganda in art or literature.
  • The apogee is the highest point, climax or peak of an event, happening or story.
  • Texarkana is a city split between the borders of Texas and Arkansas.
  • Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4th, 1975.
  • This is a photo of James Joyce when in 1915! (He was in his early thirties.)
  • James Joyce in 1915. (From Wikipedia)

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LED Day – 161

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Day of January 17th 2015

  • In Slavic folklore and culture, Baba Yaga is a mythical figure typically depicted as a ferocious or deformed woman. In Russia, Baba Yaga is often used to refer to the Bogeyman.
  • Linus Torvalds is known for having created the Linux kernel and having an exceptionally foul mouth.
  • Google’s capacity calculator claims that 1 shot is just about 44ml.
  • Google is shutting down it’s Explorer Glass Program on January 19th, 2015. The Explorer program allowed developers and other interested consumers to purchase Google Glass for $1,500.
  • According to federal law, if your BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) is 0.08% or above, then you are drunk.

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LED Day – 160

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Day of January 12th 2015

  • The catacombs under Paris host the remains of some six million individuals.
  • Eidetic: referring unusually vivid visuals. Eidetic memory: photographic memory.
  • Ulna means elbow in Latin.
  • The Pepsi Center near Downtown Denver is home to the Denver Nuggets (Basketball) and the Colorado Avalanche (Ice Hockey) teams.
  • Idaho Springs is a small town in the mountains of Colorado. The most recent census (2010) listed the town’s population at 1,717 people.

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  • The City of Paris has turned much of the catacombs into a museum. This information is on the official website.

    http://www.catacombes.paris.fr/en/catacombs/more-2000-years-history

  • I was discussing the TV series Suits with a friend and she explained that Mike’s photographic memory is also known as eidetic memory.
  • While discussing bones, a friend told me that ulna refers to the elbow bone.
  • I was looking at images of Downtown Denver on Google Maps and found the Pepsi Center.
  • I found this small town on Google Earth. This information was in the quick facts drop-down when I clicked on the town’s name.

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LED Day – 159

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Day of January 6th 2015

  • Sazon is a type of seasoning or spice which has to be put together. It contains: coriander, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Turducken is a popular combination meat dish. A chicken is stuffed into duck, which is then stuffed into a turkey. Putting turducken together requires deboning (bone removal) of all the aforementioned birds.
  • The perihelion is an annual event which occurs on January 4th. On this day, the earth is at the point on its orbit which is closest to the sun.
  • The earth’s seasons are actually not caused by its distance from the sun, but rather by the tilt of the earth and its angle against the sun; the misconception is common.
  • Mont Blanc (French) translates to “White Mountain” in English. It is the tallest mountain in the Alps, also making it the highest peak in Europe.
  • Parochial (adj) means local, trivial, or narrow-minded.

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LED Day – 157

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Day of December 26th 2014

  • Male reindeer shed their antlers in the winter…This would imply that all of Santa’s reindeer are actually female.
  • Chattanooga is a city/town in Tennessee.
  • Memphis is the largest city (by size and population) in the state of Tennessee, but Nashville is the state capital.
  • Thailand’s government runs under a constitutional monarchy. The King of Thailand and the royal family are not just figureheads however, as they are in Britain, but are integrated deeply into the political and lawmaking process. There are several laws in place designed to protect the integrity of the royal family; speaking ill of the nation’s royalty is punishable by fines and jail time.
  • Royal Assent is the process by which a member of the royal family in a constitutional monarchy gives approval for a bill to become law. In most modern constitutional monarchies, obtaining royal assent is more of a traditional courtesy than an actual requirement. In Thailand, royal assent is necessary for laws to pass into legislature.

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  • This wasn’t the original informative article I read, but it sums up the point.

    http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santa/reindeer.asp

  • I heard someone say this, and I wondered what it was. A Google search revealed that it was a city.
  • A friend of mine is visiting Tennessee, which prompted me to look up some basic info about the state.
  • A friend of mine is visiting Thailand, and I got interested in their oddly old fashioned but successful political system,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarchy_of_Thailand

  • Found the term Royal Assent on the page about the monarchy of Thailand.

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LED Day – 156

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Day of December 23rd 2014

  • Some budget airlines (such as Southwest Airlines) keep their ticket pricing information off of comparison sites like Expedia and Kayak.
  • Several blogs and “life hack” magazines claim that the tip of a graphite pencil will act as a dry lubricant when applied to a jammed or stuck zipper.
  • US News cites a study conducted by Farecompare.com stating that the best time to buy plane tickets is 3pm (Eastern Time) on a Tuesday.
  • The natural oils in a walnut can buff wood and cover up small scratches or dings.
  • There are many expensive cloudy headlight treatment options for cars, but apparently any common brand of toothpaste (Colgate, Crest, etc) can get the job done.

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