Friday, June 6, 2014

Photo-Finish Friday: Driftcard

While taking one of my dawn walks on the beach, i found a Driftcard.

If you don't know what that is, well, i didn't either until i found it.


Self-explanatory.

Yes, i followed the directions and emailed the researchers, telling them where and when i found it, and asking whether i should throw it back in the water or send it back to them.  A nice researcher wrote back to thank me for reporting it found, and telling me to keep it as a souvenir.

Photo-Finish Friday is the brainchild of Leah at The Goat's Lunch Pail.


Today is

Beypazari Havuç Güveç --  Turkey (weekend festival celebrating a traditional carrot dish)

Bonza Bottler Day™

Buffalo Days Celebration (with Buffalo Chip Throw) -- Luverne, MN, US (parade, arts in the park, and the throwing contest; through Sunday)

Children's Day -- North Korea

D-Day -- 70th Anniversary

Derby Festival begins -- Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey, England (today is Surrey Ladies Day, with Derby Day tomorrow)

Drive-In Movie Day*

Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival -- Little Chute, WI, US (celebrate with other Cheeseheads; through Sunday)

Harvard Milk Days Festival -- Harvard, IL, US (parade, carnival, food, fireworks, petting zoo, and more, all as a salute to hard working dairy farmers; through Sunday)

Helicopter Day -- the first one was tested in Berlin on this day in 1936

International Horseradish Festival -- Collinsville, IL, US (lots of fun in the "Horseradish Capital of the World"; through Sunday)

Hyun Choong Il -- South Korea (Memorial Day)

Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (Petal Hats)

Labour Day / Sir Randol Fawkes Day -- Bahamas

Lilac Festival -- Mackinac Island, MN, US (largest summer event on the Island; through the 15th)

National Applesauce Cake Day

Nationaldagen -- Sweden (National Day)

National Donut Day -- US (successor to the original Donut Day begun by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI and as a fundraiser in Chicago, and it is still used as a fundraiser there for Salvation Army projects; look for a
doughnut shop to give out freebies near you)

National Gardening Exercise Day -- because gardening is good for the body and soul

National Huntington's Disease Awareness Day -- US

National Lemonade Days -- Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation wants everyone to either run or patronize a lemonade stand this weekend to help fight childhood cancers, one cup at a time

National Yo-Yo Day -- Donald F. Duncan, Sr.'s, birth anniversary; go get out your old Duncan and see if you still remember how to go around the world (but not near Great Aunt Mabel's antique lamp she left you, please)

Riverbend Festival -- Chattanooga, TN, US (nine days of fun on the banks of the Tennessee River)

Russian Language Day -- UN

Senior Race Day -- Isle of Man (final day of the Tourist Trophy races which is for Seniors only)

St. Norbert of Xanten's Day (Patron of peace; Bohemia; Madgeburg, Germany; against birth complications)

Summer Farm Toy Show -- National Farm Toy Museum, Dyersville, IA, US (farm toys, parade, tractor rides, and more; through tomorrow)

Teachers' Day -- Bolivia

Tecumseh! the Epic Outdoor Drama -- Chillicothe, OH, US (Mon-Sat, until Aug. 30; spectacular reenactment of the life and death of the great Shawnee leader)

Telluride Balloon Festival -- Telluride, CO, US (volunteer to help with the festival and you may get a free balloon ride! through Sunday)


Birthdays Today:

Staci Keanan, 1975
Max Casella, 1967
Paul Giamatti, 1967
Ena, 1966
Amanda Pays, 1959
Bjorn Borg, 1956
Kenny G, 1956
Sandra Bernhard, 1955
Harvey Fierstein, 1954
Harvey Fierstein, 1952
Robert Englund, 1947
Gary U.S. Bonds, 1939
Marian Wright Edelman, 1939
Billy Whitelaw, 1932
Thomas Mann, 1875
Robert Falcon Scott, 1868
Alexander Pushkin, 1799
Nathan Hale, 1755


Debuting/Premiering
Today:

"20/20"(TV), 1978
"Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust"(Album release), 1972


Today in History:

Twenty-four wagonloads of Talmudic books are burned in Paris, 1242
The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty; the Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China is established, 1644
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university  museum, 1683
A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes, 1752
Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain, 1808
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London, 1844
More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour, 1882
The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, 1912
The Chrysler Corporation  is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler, 1925
*The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States, 1933
A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy, 1974
Mongolia  holds its first direct presidential elections, 1993
A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 meters diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya with an estimated force slightly greater than the Nagasaki nuclear bomb, 2002
Tamil is established as a Classical Language in India, 2004
In east London, archeologists find remains of the Curtain Theatre, which opened in 1577 and was where some of Shakespeare's plays were performed, 2012
A solar plane, called The Solar Impulse, lands in Morocco after completing the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the Sun, 2012

7 comments:

  1. Crowd sourcing of data is a new phenomena that seems to be working very well. I just love being part of that great research picture.

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  2. They should have put it in a little bottle! As kids we quite often put messages in bottles. I wonder if anyone ever found them... :)

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  3. Cool that you found yourself participating in research while walking on the beach. Did they tell you where the cards were released? A detective on the show Ripper Street did something similar to catch a murderer :)

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  4. I didn't know what it was until now either. What a cool way to do your research.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  5. Well how about that. I've never experienced anything that cool on the beach. Cut feet from walking on broken shells does not count. I would ask if I should throw my feets back in the water... but sharks.

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  6. I've never heard of a driftcard. And from 2002?

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