четверг, 31 июля 2014 г.

Great People:J.K.Rowling

Today is J.K.Rowling's birthday! I am sure that everyone has read books about Harry Potter and I'm sure that everyone knows this wonderful writer.
I am not going to write about J.Rowling's biography(if you want to know smth. just visit her site http://www.jkrowling.com/en_GB/#/) I want to share with you some interesting facts.

  •  Real name of the writer is Joanne Rowling Murray, not Joan Kathleen Rowling, as many people think. Before the first publication her publisher feared that boys would be reluctant to buy a book written by a woman. Therefore, Rowling was asked to use initials instead of the full name. At the same time, publishers wanted the initials consisted of two letters. Rowling chose for the second name initials of her grandmother, Kathleen. Also, she chose this name  because of the alphabetical harmony - in the English alphabet letter K comes immediately after the letter J. 
  • Asteroid number 43844 took name after the famous writer( on the proposal of the astronomer who discovered)

  • Harry Potter was born on 31 July 1980, the date of birth of Rowling is July 31, 1965.  
  • JK Rowling after the last Harry Potter movie poster created pottermore.com which promised to add new information about Harry.
    •  February 23, 2012 a new book of JK Rowling was announced.
    So Смайлы День рождения dear writer!

    воскресенье, 27 июля 2014 г.

    Amazing art:Robin Wight's steel fairies/ Удивительное искусство: Стальные феи Робина Уайта.

    Robin Wight
    People would like the fairy tales to exist in reality. And they really do due to Robin Wight's sculptures. Faith in the wonderful elves and fairies inspired White to create a series of striking sculptures made ​​of steel wire, depicting a dramatic scenes with fairies. The work of the series «Fantasywire» can be seen in the Trentham park (Stoke-on-Trent).
    Let's look at these magic creatures:

    среда, 23 июля 2014 г.

    It's interesting: Amazing Theme Parks

    The first theme park was the famous Disneyland park, which appeared in 1955. It took a few decades to such places to be opened around the world. But today there are a variety of theme  parks: fabulous, cinematographic, paleontological and many others. And adults can be as excited as children can. Let's have a look at famous theme park from the whole world.
    Harry Potter's Park
    There are two Harry Potter's parks and both are located in the U.S. Orlando (FL).The first one is Hogsmeade village.

    The second park is  presented Diagon Alley and the bank "Gringotts."
    Probably every lover of the works of Tolkien wants to visit this park. The magical world of hobbits was created for the famous film "The Lord of the Rings" and is located in New Zealand.
    Would you like to live in this cute and cosy house?
    Park Little Prince
    The French dedicated a park dedicated to a character of Saint-Exupery. At an altitude of 150 meters above the ground there two balloons depicting the planet which, according to the plot of the book, The Little Prince visited.
    Legoland  is a network of parks in various parts of the world, almost entirely built from Lego blocks. The first and largest Legoland was built in 1968 in Denmark. Today there are six Legoland parks: in Denmark, Germany, England, Malaysia and two parks in the United States.
    You feel like a giant in this park;)
    Efteling is a real Wonderland Park, and perhaps the most fabulous place in our collection. Movie Park Efteling is located near Feldhauzen (The Netherlands). This place is a real movie studio from Warner Brothers. Efteling was originally dedicated to topics from old European fairy tales and their characters. But over time it has become a full-fledged amusement park with rides like roller coasters.

    пятница, 18 июля 2014 г.

    Hot Dog Day

    Every year on July 18 Americans celebrate the National Hot Dog Day.It's  a holiday devoted to the traditional American dish. A sausage  poured with ketchup or mustard and put into the bun is today considered to be a classic American dish. 
    By the way, every U.S. state has got  its own recipe for this popular dish. For example, in the southern U.S.people make corn  hotdogs, in Kansas they add the grated cheese and sauerkraut, in Chicago they cook crab and apple hotdogs. Even the usual ketchup and mustard can be  replaced with a mayonnaise-based on wasabi and avocado, and some people offer to try a hot dog with peanut butter and foie gras. And these are just some examples.
    A homemade hot dog is a surprisingly tasty thing, it is much healthier and more appetizing and it can be done without much effort - a list of the required products is small, and the rest is the case of your imagination.
    For buns we need:
    -1/3 cup of water; 
    - 60-70 g. of oil; 
    - 500 g of high quality flour; 
    - 8-10 g of sugar; 
    - 6-8 g of yeast; 
    - 3-4 g of salt; 
    - Spices (paprika, pepper, etc.) 
    For the sauce (the easiest, but the original example): 
    - onion ; 
    - Garlic; 
    - Mayonnaise; 
    - Horseradish. 
    You can use 
    - Cheese; 
    - Pickles; 
    - Other ingredients (spices, lettuce, etc.)
    A bun for homemade hot dogs is simply to do: mix  the dough ingredients in the warm water, leave for a quarter of an hour. Form long rolls, wait a few minutes and send them in the oven for 11-16 minutes. You can bypass this step and buy a bun in the shop (although in this case you can't be sure in its  quality).
    The original sauce for a homemade hotdog can be cooked in a few minutes: Mix the mayonnaise with the chopped onion, add the crushed garlic and a bit of horseradish. If you like you can add the herbs and spices, do not be afraid to experiment - a single sauce for hot dogs has  never existed.
    Now we can make the hotdog: make a cut in a bun, put inside it a sausage, top with sauce and add supplements to your taste (cheese, cucumbers, etc.). You can follow certain prescriptions (eg, Chicago hotdog is made with tomatoes, hot peppers, pickles, onions and mustard, a Mexican hotdog has got sliced ​​avocado and bacon, onions and beans).There is a  great number of variations. The  hotdog  we put  in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.  Well Done!Here it is our hot dog!
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    And what about you? How do you cook your hot dog? Please share your recipes with us.

    четверг, 17 июля 2014 г.

    Happy birthday Disneyland!

    There is a magic country where all  favourite fairy-tale characters live. An every child's dream is to visit this country and  to have fun or take a picture with his or her favourite character. And this magic country is called Disneyland.
    It's interesting to know that  this magic world was born on July 17, 1955 in California,  in Anaheim. On that summer day great inventor  and father of two lovely daughters Walt Disney opened his first amusement park designed for children.
    At Disneyland you can always hear laughter and music, and  parks like Disneyland are becoming more in the world. This means that there are more happy children around the world , it's a real pleasure to plunge into the mysterious, stunningly colorful and filled with vivid emotions world that is called a fairy tale.
    Let's have a trip around Disneyland and see what new entertainments we can find here this summer(the video is taken from www.InsideTheMagic.net):

    суббота, 12 июля 2014 г.

    It's interesting: Photographer Day

    Today is Photographer Day! We all like taking photos and watching photos taken by other people.I think it's amazing to recollect beautiful moments which cannot be repeated any more. But they are kept due to photographers who depicted  these moments on their amazing shots for us.
    Photographer Day is traditionally celebrated on July 12 - a day of St. Veronica, who is considered to be 
    the patroness of photography.
    Saint Veronica, according to the Bible, gave to Jesus who was going to Golgotha​​, the fabric so he could wipe the sweat from his face. This fabric imprinted the face of Christ. Almost two millennia later, when the photo was invented, the Pope declared this day as the World Day of  photographer.
    The first photo was taken in 1826 by Frenchman Joseph Nicephore Niepce, called "View from the window." Shooting lasted for 8 hours. It is known that the first pictures were black and white. The first color pictures appeared in the middle of the XIX century, and to create them photographers used three cameras - installed on each filter (red, green and blue), and then combined images.
    And here are some amazing photos for you:
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    Thanks to all photographers for these beautiful moments!

    Event: Chocolate Day

    On July 11 we celebrate World Chocolate Day.This sweet holiday was invented by the French in 1995. Chocolate by definition is a confection of cacao. In Latin this kind of tree is called Theobroma cacao, it comes from tropical America and in this moment is cultivated in most tropical countries.The scientific name Theobroma (from the Greek "food of the gods") was given by the famous Swede Carl Linnaeus in the XVIII century. Cacao  has got Aztec origins. The Aztecs knew cocoa from the XIV century, they considered it sacred and revered it as a gift of God Quetzalcoatl. However, the cocoa beans were not used for sacrifices, but as  means of calculation and preparation of tart spicy drink.The Spanish conquistadors brought chocolate to Europa, and for many years it was eaten only by  aristocrats.
    For a long time  the chocolate was in a liquid form. A familiar tiled form appeared only in the middle of the XIX century. However, only in the early twentieth century -due to the  industrial production - chocolate was spread everywhere.
    Here are some useful advice howto choose a good kind of chocolate:
    1. Pay attention to the package. It should be sealed.
    2. Apearance of the bar of chocolate. Dark chocolate is brighter than milk one.
    3. Taste. Remember good chocolate melts in your mouth and not in your hands.
    Смайлы с едой, смайлы кушают, жрут, едят

    суббота, 5 июля 2014 г.

    It's amazing:Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks 2014 East River Brooklyn Bridge

     One of the essential elements of the celebration of Independence Day (July 4) in the United States is fireworks. In each city you can see amazing  fireworks. Fireworks in New York are organized by a chain of stores Macy's. The New York fireworks are considered the largest in the world. To watch this beautiful event you need to take place in the street for a few hours before.
    So let's enjoy the beauty of Macy's  July 4 fireworks 2014 at East River Brooklyn Bridge (thanks to JSimp140 for the video):

    пятница, 4 июля 2014 г.

    Holidays: The 4th of July

    On Friday American people are going to celebrate a major national holiday the Independence Day, dedicated to the signing of the declaration, which declared the country free from the domination of the British Crown. 
    In many major U.S. cities parades and fireworks will be held. One of the most colorful fireworks show is traditionally held in New York. Tens of thousands of charges which  more than 20 minutes will decorate the sky in different colors will be launched from three barges on the East River. Of course, blue, white and red,  the colors of the American flag, will predominate.

    This year's presentation will be devoted to the 200th anniversary of the writing of the national anthem of the United States, the song "The Star Spangled Banner" and  its background   was the famous Brooklyn Bridge, connecting  Manhattan and Brooklyn. The show, which will be monitored for hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors of the largest American cities,is annually organized  by the trading corporation Macy's. The last five years it has, however, held on the other side of Manhattan - on the Hudson River.
    I want to congratulate all my American friends on the Independence Day and wish them a sparkling 4th of July filled with pride, honor and lots of fun!
    And let's watch the video and listen to the American National Anthem
    ("The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort McHenry", a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.

    The poem was set to the tune of a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London. The singer is Sandi Patty) 
    Thanks tbgdrewsif for the video.