FYI March 05, 2018


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On This Day

1046 – Nasir Khusraw begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama.
bu Mo’in Hamid ad-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw al-Qubadiani or Nāsir Khusraw Qubādiyānī Balkhi [also spelled as Nasir Khusrow and Naser Khosrow] (1004 – 1088 CE) (Persian: ناصر خسرو قبادیانی‎) was a Persian poet,[2][3] philosopher, Isma’ili scholar,[4][5] traveler and one of the greatest writers in Persian literature. He was born in Qabodiyon, (Qabādiyān), a village in Bactria in the ancient Greater Iranian province of Khorasan,[6][7] now in modern Tajikistan[8] and died in Yamagan, now Afghanistan.
He is considered one of the great poets and writers in Persian literature. The Safarnama, an account of his travels, is his most famous work and remains required reading in Iran even today.[9]

Born On This Day

1830 – Étienne-Jules Marey, French physiologist and chronophotographer (d. 1904)
Étienne-Jules Marey (French: [maʁɛ]; 5 March 1830, Beaune, Côte-d’Or – 15 May 1904,[1] Paris) was a French scientist, physiologist and chronophotographer.
His work was significant in the development of cardiology, physical instrumentation, aviation, cinematography and the science of laboratory photography. He is widely considered to be a pioneer of photography and an influential pioneer of the history of cinema. He was also a pioneer in establishing a variety of graphical techniques for the display and interpretation of quantitative data from physiological measurement.[2]




Trevor Baylis: Wind-up radio inventor dies aged 80

Trevor Graham Baylis CBE (13 May 1937 – 5 March 2018) was an English inventor. He was best known for inventing the wind-up radio. Rather than using batteries or external electrical source, the radio is powered by the user winding a crank for several seconds. This stores energy in a spring which then drives an electrical generator to operate the radio receiver. He invented it in response to the need to communicate information about AIDS to the people of Africa.[2] He ran Trevor Baylis Brands plc, a company dedicated to helping inventors to develop and protect their ideas and to find a route to market.[3]

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I’ve decided to write my way just as I must grieve my way. They’re both pretty messy. I’m writing back and forth on projects in three genres but the words are coming out and right now that’s all that matters to me. Forcing myself to stick to one idea hamstrings me as much as trying not to cry when grief punches me out of the blue. So many memories are doing that lately. I love them. I laugh about them. I hate them. I never want to think of them again. I can’t stand the idea of forgetting a single moment of our life. I want to move on. I want to stay put.

Mostly I want to go back.
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Courtesy of the website:
From Genesis: “And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be
found in all corners of the earth.”

Then he made the earth round… and He laughed and laughed and laughed!

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