Month: April 2019

“Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”

“Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.” – Jimmy Durante Jimmy Durante closed his shows and appearances with this Catch Phrase and finally revealed it was a tribute to his first wife.   Quote from Wikipedia: At a National Press Club meeting in 1966 (broadcast on NBC‘s Monitor program), Durante finally revealed that it was indeed a tribute to his wife. While driving across the country, they stopped in a small town called Calabash, whose name she had loved. “Mrs. Calabash” became his pet name for her, and he signed off his radio program with “Good night, Mrs. Calabash.” He added “wherever you are” after the first year.[7] Durante’s first wife was Jean “Jeanne” Olson, whom he married on June 19, 1921 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Durante

The Capgras Delusion

The Capgras Delusion is a rare disorder in which a person holds the delusional belief that an acquaintance—usually a spouse or other close family member—has been replaced by an identical impostor. Found in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, dementia, or those suffering from a brain injury, the disorder is named after Joseph Capgras, the French psychiatrist who first described it in 1923.

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“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” — Will Rogers

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” — Will Rogers

I found the above quote on the Honor Flight Network’s website.

Honor Flight Network works… To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.

https://www.honorflight.org

 

 

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Advowson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the process for appointing a parish priest in the Church of England, see Parish.

Advowson (or “patronage”) is the right in English law of a patron (avowee) to present to the diocesan bishop (or in some cases the ordinary if not the same person) a nominee for appointment to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice or church living, a process known as presentation (jus praesentandi, Latin: “the right of presenting”).

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Molecular Machines

A molecular machine is a minute mechanism consisting of molecular components that perform mechanical-like movements in response to specific stimuli. Chemists have synthesized a number of simple molecular machines, including molecular propellers and molecular motors, the latter of which are powered by light or reactions with other molecules and are capable of unidirectional rotation.

Far more complex biological versions of these artificial nanomachines are found in living cells. What do they do?

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petrous

Definition: (adjective) Of, relating to, or resembling rock, especially in hardness; stony.
Synonyms: stonelike.

Usage: The veterinarian removed several rounded, petrous objects from the animal’s wound.

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“All I want is half an hour’s bloody genius” – Colin Chapman

Colin Chapman, the inspirational creator of the Lotus car company and F1 team was leaving the office one evening when he noticed that the light was still on in his chief designer’s office. He poked his head round the door and said… “I don’t want you staying here ’til midnight working on stuff. All I want is half an hour’s bloody genius”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Chapman