Quote of the Day

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
 
Eleonora Duse

Quote of the Day

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
 
Dale Carnegie

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Experts argue that companion planting seems to work for so many because of this “yin and yang” relationship found in nature. Rather than planting all of the same crop in a large area (picture the typical cornfield), commercial (and backyard) growers see improvement when they imitate the diversity found in the natural world, alternating rows with a complementary crop.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History: Mother Nature kicked some major ass.
 
On this Day in History in 1138: Aleppo Earthquake, later source claims 230,000 killed.
 
On this Day in History in 1634: Burchardi flood – “the second Grote Mandrenke” kills about 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
 
On this Day in History in 1737: Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India.
 
On this Day in History in 1871: Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed.
 
On this Day in History in 1960: Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die).

Quote of the Day

The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified.
 
Nikola Tesla

Quote of the Day

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
 
Helen Keller