FYI October 09, 2022

On This Day

1410 – The first known mention of the Prague astronomical clock.
The Prague Astronomical Clock or Prague Orloj (Czech: Pražský orloj [praʃskiː orloj]) is a medieval astronomical clock attached to the Old Town Hall in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still in operation.[1][2]



Born On This Day

1221 – Salimbene di Adam, Italian historian and scholar (d. 1290)
Salimbene di Adam, O.F.M., (or Salimbene of Parma) (9 October 1221 – c. 1290) was an Italian Franciscan friar, theologian, and chronicler who is a source for Italian history of the 13th century.




NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
Fox News: Philadelphia 76ers’ star Joel Embiid becomes a US citizen Embiid was sworn in as US citizen in Philadelphia
“I’ve been here for a long time,” Embiid told The Associated Press on Thursday at training camp at The Citadel. “My son is American. I felt like, I’m living here and it’s a blessing to be an American. So I said, why not?”

Maria Popova | The Marginalian: “Goodnight Moon” author Margaret Wise Brown’s little-known philosophical children’s book about love and loss, a two-wheel story of the world, and more
Maria Popova | The Marginalian: How to make the best of life, M.C. Escher on loneliness and creativity (with a side of Bach and Rachel Carson), and an apple meditation
Sheriff Threatens Violent Gang Leader
They choose you!
GeoBeats Animals: No one wanted this ‘crazy’ shelter parrot. Then a woman took him home.


By ledgehead: Tolman Alaskan Skiff
By skiedra: Basecamp Adventure Trailer – Re-make of My Award-winning Project “Teardrop Camper”
By kyserrolls: Trash Bag Simbiote
By jabberwockyy: Beetlejuice Tombstone
By derte84 How to Build a Montessori Bookshelf With Just 2 Plywood Sheets


Taste of Home: Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
By blacksmithchic: Advanced Cheesemaking : Pepper Appenzeller Cheese (with Farm Fresh Milk!)
Homemade on a Weeknight: Bagel Breakfast Sliders
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