Compared to many places in the world, the United States,even the desert Southwest, (still) has access to adequate water. No one can say what the future will foretell. In the meanwhile, see how most the world survives without easy access to safe, clean water. (via Talking with Kids about Water
Priscilla Bettis offers several points on how she was able to get into the “Writing” Zone. These are helpful and may make you smile at her insight. via Getting in the Zone
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Scream like a banshee. Celebrate but don’t become a hooligan or talk gobshite. Put on your brogues and dance a jib.
Mental Floss shared “10 Gaelic loanwords to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.” Also, The Book of Kells, a medieval masterpiece and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures, is now digitized and available online.
Take this test to find out how fast you read. You need to answer 3 simple questions at the end to confirm you understood what you read. I read faster than 45% of the British public.
Lenstore created a reading speed test and survey that “gives you a passage from a novel to read at your natural reading speed, followed by questions to prove you understood it.”
You may speak English, but can you speak British?
“Offie,” for example. Mental Floss shared “28 British slang terms you should know.“
He may not be as dumb as a box of rocks but he could be a nimcompoop, muttonhead or other ways to say stupd.
Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump.
Merriam-Webster looked up “seven old-fashioned and obscure ways to say ‘stupid.’ “
A fun picture book to read in honor of International Women’s Day. Have you ever been scared of bikeface?
Although math is a language, it has never been one I am fluent in. This ‘magic’ square is never something I could come up with and it is interesting.
The above 4 × 4 magic square only has the digits 2, 0. 1, and 9 (from the year 2019) and as a bonus, the four digits in its upper-left section form “2019”. It has a magic sum of 132. This means the sums of the magic square’s columns, rows, and diagonals are all equal to 132. It is also a semi-pandiagonal magic square since it contains some of the features of a pandiagonal magic square, namely:
- Partial Panmagic Square — The 2-2 broken diagonals (on both sides) of this magic square have a magic sum of 132 as well. For this to be a panmagic square, the 3-1 broken diagonals should also be equal to the magic sum, but unfortunately, this magic square does not have that property. From here on, note that the sum of the cells with identical background colors is equivalent to the magic sum, which…
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There is another week to celebrate in March. Read Audrey Driscoll’s Blog to find out more. https://audreydriscoll.com/2019/03/03/read-an-e-book-week-sale-at-smashwords/
This is an important date worthy of a reblog. Check out the book recommendations to share with children, via World Wildlife Day 2019