Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest hoax generated an enormous response. Hundreds of people phoned the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this query the BBC diplomatically replied, Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.
To this day the Panorama broadcast remains one of the most famous and popular April Fools Day hoaxes of all time. It is also believed to be the first time television was used to stage an April Fools Day hoax.
Unfortunately, I was not able to post the video on the blog - follow this link to watch the video on YouTube - it might take awhile to load since it's from 1957!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal~
This is the first book in a new trilogy by Kiersten White. It is excellent. I started it on Tuesday night and stayed up late on Wednesday to finish it! I can't wait until July 26th when the second book in the series, Supernaturally, is set to be released. This is the first published work by Kiersten. I'm excited to see what else she is going to publish!
The resolution establishing "Hang on Sloopy" as Ohio's rock song had a number of references to the song's lyrics and to the song's importance to Ohioans. If you have an extra couple of minutes, read the official resolution @ http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1878 - it's unique?!
Friday, March 18, 2011
The longest town name in Ireland is... Muckanaghederdauhaulia, Co., Galway - now that's a mouthful!
St Patrick wasn't Irish at all. His father was Italian and his mother was a Scot. He was born in Scotland!
A leprechaun is really an Irish shoemaker with a reputation for being rich, but mean.
Irish coffee was not invented in Ireland. Instead it was created in San Francisco!
The color green for Ireland stands for nature and/or hope. It depends who you ask:)
The Irish are credited with bringing Oatmeal to America.
The Celtic cross has a circle in the center to represent the sun.
St Patrick's Trivia
What is a shillelagh?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Audacity - software for recording and editing songs - free download
Freesound - find audio pieces on this website
ccMixter - find parts of songs - just to warn you these are generally older songs and remixes
Big Huge Labs - create cd covers and designs for other projects
All of these sites are free and legal to use. Have fun!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion.
Second book in series, Crossed, to be released in November 2011 with the final edition in November 2012!