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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:23 am    Post subject: Wilder Penfield’s 127th birthday Reply with quote

Back to people most people never heard of... Of course Google does that so that you Google them, LOL.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:21 am    Post subject: Elizabeth Blackwell's 197th birthday Reply with quote

Today's Google doodle
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:18 am    Post subject: Paula-Modersohn-Beckers-142nd-birthday Reply with quote

Another one I never heard of...

Happy Birthday anyway, Paula! super grin
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:40 am    Post subject: Forgotten birthdays!!! Reply with quote

You know what, folks, we were so involved in discussing Trump's shenanigans that we forgot to celebrate a couple of birthdays: Xuân Phong/Cho_Lover/Muggle_Magic (Bill) 's on 25 January, and PowerofThree (Susan)'s on 5 February!

Sorry, Bill and Susan! Embarassed - Hope you both had a good time. Very Happy hug

Let's not forget IamNoHero (Thomas)'s next week - it will also be Valentine's Day! love
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:06 am    Post subject: Belated birthdays Reply with quote

Happy belated birthday to you all... Cake gift
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:58 am    Post subject: Day One of the Doodle Snow Games Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject: Upcoming Year of the Dog Reply with quote

Chinese New Year: 'World's Smallest Dog' Sculpture Fits On a Pencil Tip For Year Of The Dog
Artist Chen Forng-Shean made the miniature pups to celebrate Chinese New Year.
by Katherine Hignett

A Taiwanese artist has created what he believes is the world’s smallest dog sculpture to celebrate the Chinese New Year. He has made three tiny pups measuring about 0.039 inches each—small enough to sit on the tip of a pencil.

The resin sculpture is intended to usher in the Year of the Dog, which begins on Friday, February 16.

Click on this link to see the picture, it's too large to fit on this page:

https://d.europe.newsweek.com/en/full/105689/2-12-mini-dog-sculpture-1.jpg

Chen Forng-Shean has been creating tiny animal sculptures inspired by the Chinese zodiac calendar for over 20 years. In spite of this experience, the intricate figurines can still take a number of attempts to get right.

Forng-Shean told Reuters: "The difficulty in creating the dogs was that they [each] measure one millimetre, making it necessary to use a powerful magnifying glass, a pointy steel needle and a tiny knife to carve them. While carving their four legs and their heads, I often failed, there were more than 10 failed attempts. Those three are the ones that I was satisfied with."

The Chinese zodiac calendar cycles through 12 creatures, including a dragon, tiger and monkey. The Year of the Dog will run from Friday until February 4, 2019, when the Year of the Pig begins.

Babies born in the Year of the Dog are traditionally believed to be loyal and hard-working, but stubborn and sensitive. Famous dogs include Bill Clinton, George W Bush and current U.S. President Donald Trump (*).

Commenting on the motivation behind his tiny sculpture, Forng-Shean said: “The three dogs convey a feeling of reunion and harmony. The new year is upon us, they represent an auspicious symbol. I also hope that they can bring to peace and security to the Chinese speaking world. I think that these three dogs are the artwork that I am most proud of to date, because they represent a boundary in sculpting, as they [each] measure one millimetre."

Forng-Shean has carved in miniature for more than 35 years, creating around 200 tiny artworks.

http://www.newsweek.com/chinese-new-year-year-dog-tiny-sculpture-802889

(*) As far as "loyalty" is concerned, Trump certainly doesn't cut it, the way he throws his people under the bus! bleh
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: Upcoming Year of the Dog Reply with quote

dzu wrote:
Chinese New Year: 'World's Smallest Dog' Sculpture Fits On a Pencil Tip For Year Of The Dog

I wish they'd stop calling it the "Chinese" New Year! very upset
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:52 am    Post subject: Asian New Year? Reply with quote

Quite a few Asian countries celebrate these New Years don't they so maybe it should be referred to as Asian New Year? super grin
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:58 am    Post subject: Lunar New Year Reply with quote

The term to use should be "Lunar New Year" - Even the US Postal Service uses it when it issues those special stamps with the Lunar Zodiac animals every year.
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