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Added by Adisa on September 8, 2017 at 9:20am — 1 Comment

Mars and Venus

The symbol on the left has been used to identify Mars, the symbol on the right has been used to identify Venus.  There was a book titled "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus", it is said that more than 50 million copies of the book were purchased and spent 121 weeks on the best sellers list.  Interestingly enough the symbol on the left is also used to identify the male gender and the symbol to the right is also used to identify the female genus.  What are some other uses of this…


Added by Adisa on December 21, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The Illusionist

As I watched the movie The Illusionist, I noticed the main character had a box that had this symbol etched on it.  I associated the symbol with the Mitsubishi logo.  The main character also had an associate who appeared to have ancestry associated with the Far East.  I begin to think what was the importance of symbol, why was it eluded to in the film?  As I begin to…


Added by Adisa on November 27, 2016 at 1:07pm — 2 Comments

A Latin Dictionary For High School Students

The first page of this book reads:

"A book giving the fundamental meanings of the 2100 words most commonly used in First, Second, Third, and Fourth year Latin, together with drill tables for quickly memorizing each year's vocabulary and sufficient exercises to give the student INDEPENDENT POWER to master syllabication, accent and correct pronunciation."

Added by Adisa on September 28, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments


This looks like some interesting information, select a country to view and see the data.

Added by Adisa on September 25, 2016 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

Fight or flight response

The fight-or-flight response (also called the fight, flight, freeze, or fawn response in post-traumatic stress disorder, hyperarousal, or the acute stress response) is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival.[1] It was first described by Walter Bradford Cannon.[a][2] His theory states that animals react to threats with a general discharge of the sympathetic nervous system, preparing the animal for fighting or fleeing.[3]…


Added by Adisa on September 2, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Truly Disrespectful

Most recently the news has been about how disrespectful it was for Colin Kaepernick’s choice to not stand during the National Anthem prior to the kickoff of a football game. In response to his action, he was called everything from unpatriotic to epithets by those who were offended or insulted by his act of protest. I’m not sure how many people actually saw the game or witnessed him refusing to stand, to which he clearly articulated why he decided to do so but the outrage was expressed…


Added by Adisa on August 31, 2016 at 10:40pm — 2 Comments

Natural Pest Repellent

Leaves from a mint plant can not only add a refreshing fragrance to your home, but it also acts as a natural pest repellent to repel ants, rodents and even spiders!  

For use as a pest repellent, prepare a well-concentrated mint tea. Place it in a spray bottle and spray every corner of your home, especially the corners of the doors and the rims of the windows.…


Added by Adisa on July 20, 2016 at 7:01am — 1 Comment

Missionary Baptist Church in Conetoe, North Carolina

The Conetoe Family Life Center, established in 2007, mission is to improve the health of the youth and community by increasing access to healthy foods, increasing physical activities and providing access to health services. The goal is to change the poverty cycle in families through improving the resources available to families, specifically children. “Change the children by education and opportunity = Change for the family.”…


Added by Adisa on May 12, 2016 at 8:38pm — 1 Comment

The Ruins of Gedi

The Ruins of Gedi are the remains of a Swahili town located in Gedi, a village near the coastal town of Malindi in Kenya.[1]

From the 13th or 14th to 17th…


Added by Adisa on April 17, 2016 at 7:02am — 1 Comment

Red cup controversy

The Starbucks logo possibly developed from the "Lajja Gauri", pictured top left, the goddess associated with abundance and fertility. Engraven images of Lajja Gauri were found in the Indus Valley, and were associated with Shaktism; Doctrine of Power or Doctrine of the Goddess." 

"Siren", pictured top right, is associated with Greek mythology.

"Sheela na gig", pictured bottom left, can be found in Ireland and Great…


Added by Adisa on November 10, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments


The Hanukkah menorah or chanukiah (Hebrew: מנורת חנוכה‎ menorat ḥanukkah, pl. menorot) (also Hebrew: חַנֻכִּיָּה‎ ḥanukkiyah, or chanukkiyah, pl. ḥanukkiyot/chanukkiyot, or Yiddish: חנוכּה לאמפּ khanike lomp, lit.: Hanukkah lamp) is a nine-branched candelabrum lit during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah, as opposed to the seven-branched menorah used in the ancient…


Added by Adisa on October 20, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Thanks for your service

I was driving and noticed the registration plate on the vehicle in front of me read, sold1er.  The odd spelling of the word soldier caused me to try to understand what the word actually means.  I saw sol, which I know to be sun and the word dier, but I knew the word soldier couldn't possibly mean one who dies for the sun; so there was only one thing to do.

I pulled out a dictionary and found that soldier is the combination of two words sol, meaning…


Added by Adisa on August 28, 2015 at 5:49am — 1 Comment

Tony Porter: A call to men

At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."

Added by Adisa on October 7, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments

Discipline versus there a difference

Discipline vs Punishment.pdf

Added by Adisa on September 17, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments

The Clock: A Legend from Africa

Few centuries ago, a so called "adventurer" went to explore the inner tribes of Africa. He was carrying a standing clock (now we call them grandfather clocks) with him, which he adored so much, as it was one of the most expensive types at that time. The clock, oak framed with polished brass lining, needed winding every 12 hours.  On his way to the thick forest, he met a tribesman, Ondonge. Belonged to the Lemba tribe, Ondonge was a stocky, shrewd and cunning person with lots of venom in his…


Added by Adisa on July 26, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

  Just watched the latest of the sequel and decided to do a little research on the history of the films.  The original movie was based on a novel of three human explorers from Earth who visit a plane…


Just watched the latest of the sequel and decided to do a little research on the history of the films.  The original movie was based on a novel of three human explorers from Earth who visit a planet orbiting the star named Betelgeuse.  Betelgeuse is…


Added by Adisa on July 14, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

FLAG SALUTE by Esther Popel

Note: In a classroom in a Negro school a pupil gave as his news topic during the opening exercises of the morning, a report of the Princess Anne Lynching of October 18, 1933. 

A brief discussion of the facts of the case followed, after which the student in charge gave this direction: pupils, rise, and give the flag salute! They did so without hesitation!


"I pledge allegiance to the flag"— 

"They dragged him naked 

"Through the muddy…


Added by Adisa on July 5, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments

Its just dancing

B-boying or breaking also known as breakdancing is said to have originated in New York during the 1970s.  Surprisingly, the breakdancing art form is very similar to self-defense movements possibly developed in Brazil between the 16th and 19th centuries by kidnapped people who were enslaved and forced to work on large Portuguese sugar cane farms called Engenhos.



Added by Adisa on June 16, 2014 at 10:23pm — No Comments

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