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Elopement. A humorous, staged photograph (circa 1904) depicting an attempted elopement with clichéd ladder to the prospective bride's upstairs bedroom.


Snake oil. A snake oil recipe from 1719/1751 (Juan de Loeches, Tyrocinium Pharmaceticum), printed in Spain: "The viper oil of Mesues.

Snake oil

Take 2 pounds of live snakes and 2 pounds 3 ounces of sesame oil. Cook slowly, covered in a glazed pot, until meat pulls away from bone. Strain and store. Uses: Cleans the skin, removes pimples, impetigo and other defects. " History[edit] American Gem Society - American Gem Society. Staycation. Relaxing in a backyard swimming pool is one of the activities sometimes enjoyed during a staycation.


A staycation (a portmanteau of "stay" and "vacation"), or holistay (a portmanteau of "holiday" and "stay"), is a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within driving distance of their home and does not require overnight accommodations. Alternatively, and commonly in UK usage, it is a holiday spent in one's home country rather than abroad.[1] Common activities of a staycation include use of the backyard pool, visits to local parks and museums, and attendance at local festivals and amusement parks.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive. The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC, (RoHS 1), short for Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union.[2] The RoHS 1 directive took effect on 1 July 2006, and is required to be enforced and became a law in each member state.[3] This directive restricts (with exceptions) the use of ten hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.

Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive

It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC (now superceded[4]))which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic electronic waste. In speech, RoHS is often spelled out, or pronounced[citation needed] , , , or , and refers to the EU standard, unless otherwise qualified. Details[edit] Fetal position. This position is used in the medical profession to minimize injury to the neck and chest.

Fetal position

The fetal position has been observed in drug addicts, who enter the position when experiencing withdrawal. Sufferers of anxiety are also known to assume the fetal position during panic attacks. Many people assume this position when sleeping, especially when the body becomes cold. Betty White. American actress.

Betty White

Jaywalking. Sign prohibiting jaywalking in Singapore's Orchard Road Jaywalking occurs when a pedestrian walks in or crosses a roadway that has traffic, other than at a suitable crossing point, or otherwise in disregard of traffic rules.


The term originated with "jay-drivers", people who drove horse-drawn carriages and automobiles on the wrong side of the road, before taking its current meaning.[1] Jaywalking laws vary widely by jurisdiction. In many countries such as the United Kingdom, the word is not generally used and there are no laws limiting how pedestrians can use public highways. This has caused confusion among tourists and other people visiting countries with such laws.[2] Sleeper agent. Purgatory. Religious belief of Christianity, primarily Catholicism Purgatory (Latin: purgatorium, via Anglo-Norman and Old French)[1] is, according to the belief of some Christians (mostly Catholics), an intermediate state after physical death for expiatory purification.[2] There is disagreement among Christians whether such a state exists.


Some forms of Western Christianity, particularly within Protestantism, deny its existence. Failure Is Not an Option. Film[edit] "We've never lost an American in space; we're sure as hell not going to lose one on my watch.

Failure Is Not an Option

Tilly Smith. Tilly Smith (born 1994) is an English woman who has been credited with saving the lives of about 100 beachgoers at Maikhao Beach in Thailand by warning them minutes before the arrival of the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.[1][2] Smith, who was ten years old at the time, had learned about tsunamis in her geography class.

Tilly Smith

Early life[edit] Smith learned about tsunamis in a geography lesson[3][4] two weeks before the tsunami from her teacher Andrew Kearney at Danes Hill School[5] in Oxshott, Surrey.[6][7] She recognised the signs of receding water from the shoreline and frothing bubbles on the surface of the sea and alerted her parents, who warned others on the beach and the staff at the hotel in Phuket where they were staying.[8] The beach was evacuated before the tsunami reached shore, and was one of the few beaches on the island with no reported casualties.[9][10] Education[edit] Samuel Reshevsky. He was an accountant by profession, and a well-regarded chess writer.

Early life, early chess exhibition and competition[edit] Reshevsky was born at Ozorków near Łódź, Poland, to a Jewish family.[2] He learned to play chess at age four and was soon acclaimed as a child prodigy. At age eight, he was beating many accomplished players with ease and giving simultaneous exhibitions. Ship of Theseus. Philosophical question Thought experiment[edit] If it is supposed that the famous ship sailed by the hero Theseus in a great battle was kept in a harbour as a museum piece, and as the years went by some of the wooden parts began to rot and were replaced by new ones; then, after a century or so, every part had been replaced.

The question then is if the "restored" ship is still the same object as the original. If it is then supposed that each of the removed pieces were stored in a warehouse, and after the century, technology developed to cure their rotting and enabled them to be put back together to make a ship, then the question is if this "reconstructed" ship is still the original ship. And if so, then the question also regards the restored ship in the harbour still being the original ship as well.[1] No identity over time[edit] List of High Impact Articles. Animal husbandry is the branch of science deals with the practice of breeding, farming and care of farm animals such as cattle, dogs, sheep and horses by humans for advantages. Animal husbandry refers to livestock raising and selective breeding. It is a branch of agriculture.

A large number of farmers are depends on Animal Husbandry for their livelihood. In addition to supplying milk, meat, eggs,wool and hides, animals, mainly bullocks, are the major source of power for both farmers and dryers. Animal husbandry is the management and care of farm animals by humans for profit, in which genetic qualities and behavior, considered to be advantageous to humans, are further developed. Related Journals of Animal Husbandry. Bear hugs. Chekhov's gun. Dramatic principle that every element in a story must be necessary Chekhov's gun (Russian: Чеховское ружьё) is a dramatic principle that states that every element in a story must be necessary, and irrelevant elements should be removed.

Elements should not appear to make "false promises" by never coming into play. The statement is recorded in letters by Anton Chekhov several times, with some variation:[1][2][3] "Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. - The Washington Post. Smart Casual Dress Code for Women - The Trend Spotter. Growth spurts. © duron12345 - Most babies go through several growth spurts (also called frequency days) during the first 12 months. Drywall. Different types of forks and uses. July 21, 2017. Special Interest Group. A Special Interest Group (SIG) is a community within a larger organization with a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge, learning or technology where members cooperate to affect or to produce solutions within their particular field, and may communicate, meet, and organize conferences.

The term was used in 1961 by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an academic and professional computer society.[1] SIG was later popularized on CompuServe, an early online service provider, where SIGs were a section of the service devoted to particular interests.[2][3][4] Technical SIGs[edit] ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) represent major areas of computing, addressing the interests of technical communities that drive innovation. SIGs offer a wealth of conferences, publications and activities focused on specific computing sub-disciplines. Sandbanks. Sandbanks Peninsula, seen from the Sandbanks Ferry looking towards the Haven Hotel. Phantom time hypothesis. The phantom time hypothesis is a historical conspiracy theory asserted by Heribert Illig.

First published in 1991, it hypothesizes a conspiracy by the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III, Pope Sylvester II, and possibly the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII, to fabricate the Anno Domini dating system retrospectively, in order to place them at the special year of AD 1000, and to rewrite history[1] to legitimize Otto's claim to the Holy Roman Empire. No first use. What is Auteur Theory and Why Is It Important? Heat Island Effect. Leaseback. Leaseback, short for "sale-and-leaseback", is a financial transaction in which one sells an asset and leases it back for the long term; therefore, one continues to be able to use the asset but no longer owns it.

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