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International Youth Day
August 12, 2013 in the World

International Youth Day falls on August 09, 2013. It is an awareness day designated by the United Nations in 1999. The purpose of the International Youth Day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding an endangered demographic. Concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world in honor of International Youth Day.

Youth is the time of life between childhood and adulthood. Definitions of the specific age range that constitutes youth vary. According to the United Nations General Assembly, “Youth are those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years”. An individual’s actual maturity may not correspond to their chronological age, as immature individuals could exist at all ages.

Around the world, the terms “youth”, “adolescent”, “teenager”, “kid”, and “young person” are interchanged, often meaning the same thing, occasionally differentiated. Youth generally refers to a time of life that is neither childhood nor adulthood, but rather somewhere in-between. Youth is an alternative word to the scientifically-oriented adolescent and the common terms of teen and teenager. Another common title for youth is young person or young people.

Where is Youth Day?
Worldwide

Middle Child’s Day
August 12, 2013 in the World

Middle Child’s Day gives a little well deserved recognition to the wonderful and special middle child in the family.

For parents of three children, you likely know the “Middle Child Syndrome” all too well. If you grew up the middle child with both older and younger siblings, you know the feeling a from a very personal perspective.

The first child is the first child. Beyond a doubt, the first born is a very special occasion. And he, or she, has all of mom and dad for a while before the second child comes along. The final child is and always will be the baby of the family.

This author knows what its like to be a middle child. We won’t go into a dissertation about what Middle Child Syndrome is. Rather, we will focus upon one aspect. Older and younger children tend to be more outgoing, or extroverted. The middle Child tends to be more introverted, quieter, perhaps a bit of a loner.

It is very fair and fitting that we celebrate, and place into the limelight, the middle child today. Go out and enjoy this day to the fullest. Tell the world about it. Be a little outspoken, and let the world know how great it is to be the middle child. YOu truely are a wonderful, talented, ad special person!

Middle Child’s Day takes place on August 12, 2013.

Where is Middle Child’s Day?
Worldwide

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Peak of Perseid meteor shower
August 12, 2013 in the World

The maximum of the Perseid activity in 2013 is expected during the night of the 12th August 2013. The Perseids is the name of a prolific meteor shower. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour.

They can be seen all across the sky, but because of the path of Swift-Tuttle’s orbit, Perseids are primarily visible in the northern hemisphere. As with all meteor showers, the rate is greatest in the pre-dawn hours, since the side of the Earth nearest to turning into the sun scoops up more meteors as the Earth moves through space.

The visible path of a meteoroid that enters Earth’s atmosphere is called a meteor, or colloquially a shooting star or falling star. A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate from one point in the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth’s atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel trajectories. Most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit the Earth’s surface.

Where is Peak of Perseid meteor shower?
Northern hemisphere

The Perseids — the shooting star spectacular that ramps up over the weekend and peaks early next week — produces more fireballs than any other annual meteor shower, NASA says.

The Perseid meteor shower can be viewed early- to mid-August every year. Its peak this year will occur around mid-day on Aug. 12 in North America, which means the best times to view the meteors will be the early mornings of Aug. 12 and Aug. 13. The meteor rate will be highest before sunrise when the constellation Perseus, where the meteors appear to originate, is high in the sky, NASA says.

The U.S. space agency recommends watching for the meteors between 10:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. local time, with the expectation that the rate of meteors will start off low and increase toward dawn

Happy Wonderful Monday! :D

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And yeah, was quiet this weekend, had some excitement at the house. After I did all the Domestic Goddess chores; dishes, laundry, vacuuming, and cleaning the bathrooms. I decided to sit and read for a bit. And then I heard a slight boom noise and then water! OMG! What the heck? I went to the kitchen, no no water there, laundry room next no no water there. And then I walked into the bathroom and my toliet looked like a sprinkler or a fountain. Water was shooting straight up and making a mess. Dangit! I had just cleaned it. And then my next thought, Hubs is going to kill me. Because I ran down to the other bathroom and sure enough, it was doing the same thing. ACK!
I looked outside and saw a truck by the fire hydrant and they were playing with it, okay I’m sure it was work. And then I heard other people screaming about the water pressure. Cool! I didn’t do it! But yeah, I had to go reclean the bathrooms. And that was it for that day! LOL

I’ve also been running three games on my facebook groups, I invent little trivia games and then find people that want to play! Lucky for me, I have friends that love these kinds of little games. I have nineteen people in my one group and over half played, good participation! 😀
So what are the games? Well they are Stargate related; Flanigan Shenigan’s, Kravin Kavan and Wormhole Wonders. The first two deal with questions related to the Actors and the show-Atlantis. Wormhole Wonders covers the entire body of Stargate work. And once I know people have read the books, yeah they are going to make it into the next game play. LOL I do these games about once every other month. And after this game play, I’m revising how many I do at one time and how many groups participate. LOL Being a GM is hard work. 😀

but the best compliment I received is: “thanks for doing this, its been the most fun I’ve had on fb for a while 🙂
thanks again
mark”

To me that makes it all worthwhile, my goal is to help people have fun, interact with others and PLAY!! As adults we forget how to play and have fun!
Now then if anyone wants to know the scores, I’m sure that the players would be fine with that. They were scored in individual groups, and then they were awarded group participation points-15, and then multi group participation points- 3 groups=50, 2 groups=25. Those bonus points helped a few. And just for fun we had the Bazinga points, for those that could tie an actor from Stargate to The Big Bang Theory, and Frisky Caturday points, where I posted a pic of a cat and you could tell me which actor they represented, (I’ll post an example shortly) or what type of cat they are! Those were worth 10-15 points.
But the most fun was the uber Gate Geek questions for Wormhole Wonders, and then the team play- players that didn’t answer the full question and the same with another player, I offered to them to split the points and woohoo! They did!! Wow!

All in all, I think most people enjoyed the games. And they have won prizes too! I don’t do cash, but I have offered them some digital art; wallpapers, facebook covers, icons, tags/badges. The Uber Gate Geek choose a year of personalized calendar months- without the full customization. And I’m starting work on the participation badges later today! Everyone that played gets a prize! I like prizes! LOL 😀

I’ll post some of the pix I used and the questions posed on my photo blog- for those that want to try their gate skills. LOL

Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Who does this cat sound like?

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