Monthly Archives: June 2015

Top 10 Greatest Composers of All Time

Top Ten Composers and their Famous Compositiions

  1. Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Symphony No. 9
  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) – A Little Night Music
  3. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – The Well-Tempered Clavier
  4. Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – The Nutcracker
  5. Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) – Nocturnes
  6. Richard Wagner (1813-1883) – Tristan and Isolde
  7. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – Hungarian Dances
  8. Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) – Haydn : The Creation
  9. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) – Messiah
  10. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) – The Rite of Spring

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart     Johannes Bach     Tchaikovsky   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   ——————-  Johannes Bach  —————-  Tchaikovsky

 Chopin   Richard Wagner  Johannes BrahmsFryderyk Chopin  —————  Richard Wagner  ——————-  Johannes Brahms

Joseph Haydn  George Frideric Handel   Igor StravinskyJoseph Haydn  —————-  George Frideric Handel  ——————-  Igor Stravinsky

Plant Life Cycle

SeedsGerminationStems and RootsLeavesFlowersPollination

The plant life cycle begins with a seed. The seed will sprout and produce a tiny, immature plant called a seedling. The seedling will grow to adulthood and form a mature plant. The mature plant will reproduce by forming new seeds which will begin the next life cycle.

Plant Life Cycle

Macro of honey bee eating nectar     Bee pollinate

Who Named America ?

Amerigo Vespucci

America is named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci for his discovery of the mainland of the New World. Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer. He set forth the revolutionary concept that the lands that Christopher Columbus sailed to in 1492 were part of a separate continent. Vespucci and Columbus were actually good friends. Amerigo Vespucci explored the New World through 4 voyages. A map created in 1507 by Martin Waldseemüller was the first to depict this new continent with the name “America,” a Latinized version of “Amerigo.”

Amerigo Vespucci the Explorer

Amerigo Vespucci signature

  Amerigo Vespucci statue         Amerigo Vespucci 1454-1512

Map 1507

What is the Longest Place Name in the World ?

 Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is in New Zealand.

TaumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahuAt 85 characters, this place name is one of the longest in the world.

Near Porangahau in Hawke’s Bay is an unassuming hill known as “Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu”, which translates into English as “the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as ‘landeater’, played his flute to his loved one.” Locals simply call it Taumata Hill.

Longest Place Name in the World Plaque

New Zealand Postcard

Who Invented the Internet ?

Vint Cert and Robert E. Kahn

  • The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link several billion devices worldwide.
  • Vinton Gray “Vint” Cerf (born 1943) is an American internet pioneer. who is recognized as one of “the Fathers of the Internet“, sharing this title with American engineer Robert E. Kahn (born 1938) and Donald Davies. Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet.

Who Invented the Internet

Robert E. Kahn and Vinton Cerf

TCP IP Definition

Why Hair Turns Gray ?

Keratin is the protein that makes up our hair, skin, and nails. Throughout the years, melanocyctes continue to inject pigment into the hair’s keratin, giving it a colorful hue. With age comes a reduction of melanin. The hair turns gray and eventually white.

Why Hair Turns Gray

Keratin Definition

Who Created the Father’s Day ?

Sonora Smart Dodd 1882-1978

In 1910, a Father’s Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd (1882-1978) often referred to as the “Mother of Father’s Day,” She was 16 years old when her mother died in 1898, leaving her father William Jackson Smart to raise Sonora and her five younger brothers on a remote farm in Eastern Washington. In 1909 when Sonora heard a Mother’s Day sermon at Church in Spokane, she was inspired to propose that fathers receive equal recognition.

Sonora Smart Dodd and her father

What Color is the Sun ?

White 

  • The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System and is the most important source of energy for life on Earth. Our Sun appears yellow to us because of the atmosphere.
  • Using a prism, you can see how sunlight can be broken up into the spectrum of its colors : red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. When you mix all those colors together, you get white.
  • The color also tells you the temperature of the star. The color temperature of sunlight above the atmosphere is about 5,900 K. As the Sun crosses the sky, it may appear to be red, orange, yellow or white depending on its position.

Blazing Sun

Color of Sun - Sunrise and Sunset

The Sun

Colors of Sun