Video Of The Day June 20 2009
He Is Still My Daddy
Birthday Lore of The Day June 20 2009
You have originality, some executive ability, and mechanical skill. You are serious, think deeply, and keep your own counsel in your personal affairs. You are generous and considerate, and take much interest in affairs other than in your regular routine. You have many real friends and love your home and all family ties.
Advice of The Day June 20 2009
Don’t spray your peonies if you see ants on the buds. They are sucking out the nectar, but they are protecting the buds from other bud-eating pests.
Question of The Day June 20 2009
What is the widest tree known to man?
The tree with the largest circumference ever recorded was 190 feet around, a European chestnut known as the “Tree of the Hundred Horses” on Mount Etna, Sicily. Measured in 1770, the tree is now in three, widely separated parts. The biggest tree in the United States is the giant sequoia “General Sherman” in Sequoia National Park, California, with a girth of 102.6 feet.
Gardening Question of the Day June 20 2009
Is the day lily edible?
Almost every part of the lily is suitable for eating. It goes well with pork and soy sauce, a nod to its Chinese heritage. You can eat the green buds of day lilies. Here’s a recipe: boil a few day lily buds and add them to herb butter. Make herb butter with 1/2 cup creamed butter, 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped parsley and 1/1/2 tablespoons of chopped savory. Add lemon juice and seasonings to taste. You can eat the tubers of lilies all summer, even after the blooms have gone away. Eat them like radishes or chopped into salads.
Puzzle of The Day June 20 2009
My first is irrational, my second is rational, my third is mechanical, and my whole is scientifical.
Word of The Day June 20 2009
The beak or head of a ship. Beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils. The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine.
Today in History June 20 2009
Died: Jack Kilby (the man who pioneered the development of the microchip and helped to create the first hand-held calculator), 2005. Lightning from Friday night storms (June 20) sparked more than 800 fires in northern California. Storms on Friday night produced an estimated 5,000 to 6,000 lightning strikes. Thousands of firefighters, including those from neighboring states, worked to put the fires out from ground and air over the next few days. Tens of thousands of acres were consumed over several days. On Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard helicopters performed an emergency airlift of 8 endangered California condors (7 juveniles, 1 adult) from a wildlife center to the Monterey airport. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared state of emergency for Monterey and Trinity Counties on Monday, 2008.