LOTR · NovElla · Quotes

Tolkien’s Birthday 2021

Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien! John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) excerpts from Kortirion among the Trees Seeing afar the icy shearsOf Winter, and his blue-tipped spears…… O! gentle timeWhen the late mornings are bejeweled with rime,And the blue shadows gather on the distant woods.The fairies know thy early crystal duskAnd… Continue reading Tolkien’s Birthday 2021

Austen · Historical · NovElla

Jane Austen’s Birthday 2020

Jane Austen’s 245th birthday! Happy Birthday Jane Austen! December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817Picture source: https://janeausten.co.uk/blogs/society-figures/james-stanier-clarke-librarian-to-the-prince-of-wales The famous author of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and other novels, December 16, 2020 marks Jane Austen’s 245th birthday! Although the above portrait has not been officially authenticated as Jane Austen herself, there is a lot of evidence… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Birthday 2020

Education · Math · NovElla

Fibonacci Day 2020

Happy Fibonacci Day! In the Fibonacci Sequence, each number in the sequence is the sum of the two preceding numbers. The Fibonacci Sequence: The 11/23 date format of today’s date, November 23rd, matches with the beginning of the Fibonacci sequence. Do you like numbers as much as I do? Donald in Mathmagic Land is a… Continue reading Fibonacci Day 2020

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Mole Day 2020

Happy Mole Day! Today’s date, 10/23 is derived from Avogadro’s Number. Avogadro’s number refers to the number of units in one mole of any substance. A mole (or mol) is a standard, scientific unit for measuring large quantities of very small entities, such as atoms. The site Compound Interest has this fantastic infographic that’s perfect… Continue reading Mole Day 2020

Historical · NovElla

Animated Beginnings

The Belgian mathematician and physicist Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau was born in Brussels on October 14, 1801. (October 14, 1801 – September 15, 1883)Retouched daguerreotype by Albert Callisto His invention, the ‘phenakistiscope’ was one of the first devices ever to create the illusion of a continuously moving image. He used a spinning disc. The following… Continue reading Animated Beginnings