Did you know…

Did you know…

From Wikipedia’s newest content:

Black bird with yellow head and back perched on a stem

  • … that when the male Yellow-crowned Bishop (pictured) is ready to mate, his head and back turn a brilliant yellow color?
  • … that the duet aspect of Sonny & Cher’s first recorded hit single, “Baby Don’t Go“, was not originally planned but established the pair’s unusual harmonic style?
  • … that there were two Carlisle Houses in 18th-century London’s Soho Square; one housing Domenico Angelo’s fencing and riding school and another Madame Cornelys‘ masquerades and illegal operas?
  • … that Angel Delgadillo helped inspire the film Cars and has been called the “guardian angel of Route 66”?
  • … that Berwick Rangers 1-0 defeat of Rangers in 1967 has been described as “the most astonishing result ever returned in Scottish football”?
  • … that in 2001, James Hedges of Thompson Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, became the first Prohibition Party member elected in a partisan election since 1959?
  • … that the Tema Motorway, which was commissioned in 1964, is Ghana’s only motorway?

On this day…

On this day…

June 8: Shavuot (Judaism, 2011); World Ocean Day

2004 transit of Venus viewed from Hong Kong

  • 793 – Scandinavian Vikings destroyed the abbey at Lindisfarne, Northumbria, England, to begin the Viking Age.
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: British forces defeated the Continental Army at the Battle of Trois-Rivières, the last major battle fought on Quebec soil that was part of the American colonists’ invasion of Quebec.
  • 1949 – Nineteen Eighty-Four, a dystopian political novel by English writer George Orwell about life under the fictional totalitarian government of Oceania, was first published.
  • 1972 – Vietnam War: Associated Press photographer Nick Ut took his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a naked nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc running down a road after being burned by napalm.
  • 2004 – The first transit of Venus since 1882 (pictured) took place.
  • 2008 – A Japanese man drove a truck into a crowd of pedestrians in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, then proceeded to stab at least 12 people with a dagger before being apprehended.

In the news

In the news

RSA SecurID SID800

  • An IUPAC committee acknowledges the discovery of the transuranium elements ununquadium and ununhexium.
  • Security firm RSA announces that a breach in its SecurID authentication system will necessitate the replacement of almost 40 million electronic tokens (example pictured).
  • Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, is re-elected for a third consecutive term in office.
  • Israeli forces open fire on demonstrators trying to cross the Syrian–Golan Heights border, producing the deadliest clash in the Golan since 1973.
  • NATO begins employing attack helicopters for the first time in air operations over Libya.
  • In tennis, Li Na wins the women’s singles and Rafael Nadal wins the men’s singles at the French Open.
  • Chile’s Puyehue volcano erupts, forcing 3,500 people to evacuate.

Have A Wonderful, Magickal Wednesday!

Hey World, you awake yet? I can’t help it my body’s thermometer told me it was 110 in the shade, so I slept late, lol!  Really listening to the A/C kick off and on, off and on told me how hot it was. I was dreaming of dollar signs floating around in my head.

I promise I won’t talk your ear off and you are going sure, sure! Everytime you hear this you know there something good coming. I have always wanted to know what purpose I had in life.  The Goddess showed me exactly what I was supposed to do and I have been doing it. But before the Goddess got a hold of me and straightened me out, I did somethings that a good witch might not do. I walked the line between white and black magick. Most of the time I fell off that line on the side of black magick too. I don’t know what brought me back to my senses. I remember the first group I joined on the net. The owner was a very sweet and kind lady. We automatically became friends.  Perhaps talking to her, watching her daily and seeing what she done had a huge influence on me and I didn’t know it. That is all that I can think of that Gypsy.  Well since then I have walked on the right side of magick. But I occasionally get to questioning again, “why was I borne?” I had been doing that quite frequently here recently. Last night I had a horrible dream. I saw no one it was just black everywhere. But I did hear a man’s voice, it was a very masculine voice. He told me my  mother had given birth to two souls. one good and one evil. Then I woke up. Needless to say the dream has left me with lots of questions. I am the only one left in my family. I don’t know how to take this dream.  I don’t dream unless it is important. Most of the time my dreams involve someone getting hurt, an accident, wreck or worse. I don’t have dreams in regards to me.  So I am totally baffled. Do any of y’all have dreams that you can’t figure out? Better yet, do your dreams come true?