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Friday, July 18, 2014

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing - U.S. Currency

http://www.bep.gov/uscurrencyreaderpgm.html#.U8l-KHzsiNw.twitter

Monday, June 2, 2014

I'm BACK!! Haha!

Hey hows everyone doing this fine warm day? Hope all is well with you all! Have not posted anything in quite sometime. But am back and ready to post! :) With my new laptop. So sit back and enjoy the ride! Lol! :)

I was given the number 11

1 I'm a strong believer in God! You can't go wrong with him. But please don't invite me to your Church. 2 I may not show it, but fam and true friends are important to me. 3 my bestFriend Alvin & my Mom: are my heros! :) 4 I'm a dieHardYankeeFan! Talk BS about them, there's going to be hell to pay! 5 I love all types of music. As long as it isn't metal. That devil music. Lol! 6 I'm a layback dude. 7 I'm kind, loyal, and nurturing. 8 I don't like conflict. 9 I make a good listener and I am sympathetic to the needs of others. 10 I'm the one that can get my friends and loved ones through a difficult period, even if I'm suffering. I'm very perceptive of others. 11 I consider myself to be, a GoodLookingNigga. :)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Jay El Revelde's Bio

http://www.mtv.com/artists/jay-el-revelde/biography/

Monday, October 21, 2013

Auctioneer sells Titanic violin for titanic price

A violin which was played in the final minutes of the Titanic sinking has been sold for US$1.5 million. The violin, discovered in an attic in Yorkshire, has been the subject of arguments over its authenticity. However, the Titanic specialist auctioneers Henry Aldridge and Son have said research, tests and provenance have proved it to be the genuine article. The violin, in a leather case initialled W.H.H. was sold at public auction in Devizes in Wiltshire. It initially had a reserve price of only US$350,000. The initials W.H.H. were those of Wallace Hartley, who has become a legendary figure in Titanic lore as the man who led his fellow musicians in a rendition of "Nearer My God To Thee" as the ship was slowly sinking. Hartley and his seven fellow band members were amongst the 1500 people who died after the Titanic was hit by an iceberg in 1912. His violin, in its case, was apparently strapped to his body when it was recovered from the icy Atlantic waters.

Friday, June 28, 2013

US baseball legend Clemente honoured with life-size statue in namesake park

The lifetime achievements of late baseball legend Roberto Clemente has been honoured by a Hispanic-owned US food brand by unveiling a life-size bronze statue of him at his namesake park in New York on Thursday. According to an official of Roberto Clemente State Park, the 3,000 pound bronze likeness, commissioned and donated by Goya Foods, is the city's first statue erected in tribute to a person of Puerto Rican heritage, the New York Daily News reports. The statue, cast by sculptor Maritza Hernandez, captures Clemente thanking fans after his 3,000th hit, the report further said. At the unveiling of the statue, president of Goya Foods Bob Unanue said that Clemente will always be remembered and they hope that his spirit of giving will encourage and inspire others to do the same. Expressing their honour to receive the statue, park director Frances Rodriguez further said that the significance is great because Clemente was a true humanitarian, who truly cared about other people. The dedication of the statue takes place 40 years after Clemente became a member of the Hall of Fame, the same year the riverside park, originally called Harlem River Park, that now bears his name, was built. Stating that the statue is a great way for the children playing in the park to find out about Clemente, the legend's son Roberto Clemente Jr said that after seeing the statue, people will learn not only about Clemente the player, but also the human being behind that facade. The report further said that Clemente, who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, became the first Latin-American inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and the first to play in a World Series game, and finished his career with his 3,000th hit in his final regular season at-bat in 1972. The star, who was known as much for his humanitarian efforts in the off-season as for his work in right field, tragically died at the age of 38 in a airplane crash in 1972, while he was on his way to Nicaragua to ensure that aid was being properly delivered to earthquake victims. Clemente was posthumously awarded a Congressional medal of honor for his work, the report added.

Friday, June 7, 2013

How music and dance are deeply intertwine

As male superb lyrebirds sing, they often move their bodies to the music in a choreographed way, adding evidence from human cultures around the world that music and dance are deeply intertwined activities. "Like humans, male superb lyrebirds have different dance movements to go with different songs," Anastasia Dalziell of Australian National University, said. "Just as we 'waltz' to waltz music but 'salsa' to salsa music, so lyrebirds step sideways with their tail spread out like a veil to one song-which sounds like a 1980s video-arcade game-while they jump and flap their wings with their tail in a mohawk position while singing a quiet 'plinkety-plinkety-plinkety'," she said. The lyrebirds' dance movements are a voluntary embellishment to their singing; in other words, they can and do sing without dancing. As much as people love to dance, the activity is even more crucial for the birds. Before they can mate, males must impress females with their dancing skills. They put a lot of work into their dances, with years of practice before they reach maturity. In the breeding season, female lyrebirds will visit several different males to watch their song-and-dance routines. Exactly what those females are looking for is still anyone's guess. The findings are published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology.