Daily Content Archive

(as of Monday, June 25, 2018)
Word of the Day

pucker

Definition:(verb) To gather something into small wrinkles or folds.
Synonyms:cockle, rumple, crumple, knit
Usage: She puckered her lips and kissed him on the nose.
Article of the Day

The Ocean Sunfish

Found in temperate and tropical oceans around the globe, the ocean sunfish, or Mola mola, is the world's heaviest known bony fish despite the fact that its diet, which consists primarily of jellyfish, is nutritionally poor. Adults generally weigh an average of 2,200 lb (998 kg), though specimens more than twice as heavy have been observed. It is considered a docile fish, but by virtue of its size, it can pose a threat to boats. Is the sunfish caught for food? More...
This Day in History

Slovenia National Day (1991)

Following WWI, Slovenia formed a federation with Serbia and Croatia that in 1929 became Yugoslavia. In 1991, Slovenia declared its independence from Yugoslavia on the same day as Croatia—after elections in 1990 showed that 88 percent of the people wished to secede. Yugoslavia immediately took military action, but the resulting Ten-Day War had few casualties, and the Slovenian victory solidified the new nation's independence. In 2008, Slovenia became the first post-communist country to do what? More...
Today's Birthday

Robert Henri (1865)

Henri was an American painter and teacher and a leading figure in the Ashcan school, a realist movement in American art best known for its scenes of ordinary city life. He studied in Paris and taught and worked in Philadelphia and New York. He rebelled against academic art and impressionism and encouraged his students to shun the formalization of style and view art as a medium through which to express life and humanity. What exhibition did he organize in New York in 1908 that became a sensation? More...
Quotation of the Day
I have been, as the phrase is, liberally educated, and am fit for nothing.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Today's Holiday

Tano Festival (Dano-nal) (2020)

An ancient spring agricultural festival in Korea, the Tano Festival started as a planting ritual and a time to pray for a good harvest. Festivities in the countryside include swinging contests for girls, while boys and men take part in ssirum, native Korean wrestling, a sport that can be dated to 400 CE. Today ssirum matches are nationally televised. In the east coast town of Kangnung, the festival goes on for nearly a week. Activities include a mask dance-drama of ancient tradition and shaman kut, ritualistic ceremonies combining theatrics with music and dance. More...
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