Month: April 2020

May 1, 2020 – SCHOOL PRINCIPALS’ DAY – NATIONAL SPACE DAY – MAY DAY – SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY – NATIONAL MOTHER GOOSE DAY – NATIONAL LOYALTY DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PARFAIT DAY – SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY – LAW DAY

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Awww, man! They gave me broccoli again!

Awww, man! They gave me broccoli again!

I found a Catch Phrase Creator on a website and had to try it out. Doesn’t make much sense but I like it! Try it yourself (and don’t forget to send me any good ones).

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=whats-your-random-catch-phrase

 

Cyrano de Bergerac

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Cyrano de Bergerac is an 1897 play by Edmond Rostand whose title character was inspired by a 17th-century writer with an exceptionally large nose. Rostand's play, written entirely in rhymed couplets, relates the tale of Cyrano, a soldier and poet, who falls in love with the beautiful Roxane. Rather than woo Roxane himself, the large-nosed Cyrano provides his handsome friend, Christian, with the dialogue to win her heart. What word did this play introduce into the English language? Discuss

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Casey Jones Dies on the Cannonball Express (1900)

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Jones was an American locomotive engineer whose main claim to fame, until his fateful run on the Cannonball Express, was his punctuality. On April 30, 1900, he was driving the Cannonball Express south on a dangerous, accident-prone run when he suddenly saw a stalled freight train ahead. Instead of jumping to safety, he stayed to slow his train, saving his coworkers and passengers but losing his own life in the process. Who wrote the ballad that immortalized him as a folk hero? Discuss

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Stratford Festival

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What started in Stratford, Ontario, in 1953 as a six-week Shakespearean drama festival under the artistic leadership of Alec Guinness and Irene Worth has since expanded into a 26-week event drawing an audience of half a million people. All of Shakespeare's plays have been performed here over the years, as well as works by Sophocles (c. 496-406 BCE), Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Jean-Baptiste Molière (1622-1673), Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), Richard Sheridan (1751-1816), Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), and a number of Canadian playwrights. Discuss

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Kaspar Hauser (1812)

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In 1828, a teenage boy appeared in Nuremberg, Germany, carrying a letter that stated he had been placed in the care of the anonymous author as an infant. This caretaker claimed to have taught the boy reading, writing, and religion but never let him leave the house. The boy barely spoke but confirmed that he had been kept in a dark prison hole. In the following years, he sustained several mysterious injuries, and he was fatally stabbed in 1833. Who is thought to have been behind his death? Discuss

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W. Somerset Maugham

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Man's desire for the approval of his fellows is so strong, his dread of their censure so violent, that he himself has brought his enemy within his gates; and it keeps watch over him, vigilant always in the interests of its master to crush any half-formed desire to break away from the herd.

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W. Somerset Maugham

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Man's desire for the approval of his fellows is so strong, his dread of their censure so violent, that he himself has brought his enemy within his gates; and it keeps watch over him, vigilant always in the interests of its master to crush any half-formed desire to break away from the herd.

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W. Somerset Maugham

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Man's desire for the approval of his fellows is so strong, his dread of their censure so violent, that he himself has brought his enemy within his gates; and it keeps watch over him, vigilant always in the interests of its master to crush any half-formed desire to break away from the herd. Discuss

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April 30, 2020 – NATIONAL BUBBLE TEA DAY – NATIONAL HAIRSTYLIST APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY – NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY – NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS DAY – NATIONAL PREPAREATHON! DAY – NATIONAL BUGS BUNNY DAY – NATIONAL HONESTY DAY – NATIONAL RAISIN DAY – NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY – NATIONAL MILITARY BRATS DAY

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warmonger

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Definition: (noun) A person who advocates war or warlike policies.
Synonyms: militarist.
Usage: After a fiery speech in which he called for the destruction of his nation's enemies, the dictator was denounced by the international community as a dangerous warmonger.
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Oldsmobile Builds Its Last Car (2004)

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Founded in 1897 by Ransom Olds, Oldsmobile—not Ford—was the first company to mass produce automobiles. After it became part of General Motors in 1908, it shifted to making luxury vehicles. Sales soared in the 1970s and 80s—the Cutlass was the top-selling car in America in 1976—but by the 90s, Oldsmobile had lost its market to other GM divisions. Amid declining profitability, GM discontinued the line in 2004 after 107 years. The first Oldsmobile was the Curved Dash. What was the last? Discuss

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Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (1957)

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The son of a British poet laureate and an actress, Day-Lewis is one of the most respected and critically acclaimed actors today. He is also one of the most selective, working only sporadically and maintaining a low profile between films. The intense method actor has won two Academy Awards for best actor, for 1989's My Left Foot and 2007's There Will Be Blood, and is known for his diverse and convincing roles. In 1997, he disappeared and became an apprentice in Italy—in what trade? Discuss

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Saraswati

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Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of wisdom, learning, and the arts. As the goddess of knowledge both earthly and divine, she is considered to be the "Mother of the Vedas," the oldest scriptures in Hinduism. She is also the consort of Brahma, creator of the universe. She is usually depicted wearing all white and is either seated on a lotus or riding a swan. Unlike some goddesses—such as Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth—Saraswati is depicted with modest clothes and little jewelry. Why? Discuss

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Stanford Antigua Sailing Week

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The island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is famous for stiff easterly trade winds, which are ideal for sailing. Thus, it is little wonder that Antigua is the site of a major international sailing event that draws racing fans and yachting enthusiasts from all over the world. The first Antigua Sailing Week took place in 1968; since then, the regatta has expanded to include as many as 1,500 sailors and 200 yachts of various sizes that compete in 16 different classes. Nearly every day of Sailing Week, yachts face off in courses of various distances and orientations toward the wind. Discuss

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April 29, 2020 – NATIONAL ZIPPER DAY – NATIONAL PEACE ROSE DAY – DENIM DAY – NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY

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Tulip Mania

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It takes seven years to grow a tulip from seed, and the bulb can only be uprooted in the summer months. Therefore, when the Dutch tulip market exploded in fall of 1636, few tulips physically changed hands before the futures market collapsed. According to some reports, at the height of the market, single bulbs were selling for more than houses before they even sprouted. It was the first documented speculation bubble. Why were the most expensive varieties those afflicted with a certain virus? Discuss

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Hocktide

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Also known as Hock Days, the second Monday and Tuesday after Easter in England were in medieval times—and in Hungerford, Berkshire, till the present day—associated with collecting dues or rents and money for the church. Two "Tutti men" in top hats and morning coats (a "tutti" being a small bouquet of flowers) go from house to house carrying a "tutti pole" decorated with flowers and ribbons. There is also an orange scatterer who throws oranges to the men, old women, and children to keep them busy while the Tutti men go to houses demanding money. Discuss

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Charles de Gaulle Resigns as President of France (1969)

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A celebrated general and statesman, de Gaulle was elected first president of France's Fifth Republic—a system of government with broad executive powers—in 1959. He helped write the constitution and pushed for direct popular election of the president. The mass civil unrest of May 1968 by students and workers almost toppled his government, and in 1969 de Gaulle was defeated in a referendum on constitutional amendments and resigned. He died just a year later. Whom did he bar from his funeral? Discuss

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egocentric

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Definition: (adjective) Limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs.
Synonyms: self-centered.
Usage: My sister is so egocentric that when I broke my arm on her birthday, her primary concern was that her party would be ruined.
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