Gaia: Word of the day for April 22, 2018

Gaia , proper n :
(ecology) The ecosystem of the Earth regarded as a self-regulating organism. Alternative form of Gaea (“Greek goddess personifying the Earth”). Today is Earth Day, a day for observing the need to protect the Earth.

Dutch Church Honors Avicii By Playing His Songs With Church Bells


Dutch Church Honors Avicii By Playing His Songs With Church Bells
This is giving us chills.
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Wikipedia article of the day for April 22, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 22, 2018 is Gloucestershire Regiment.
The Gloucestershire Regiment (1881–1994) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, formed from two regiments originally raised in 1694 and 1758, which first saw action in the Second Boer War. During the First World War, 16 battalions fought under the regiment’s colours, winning 72 different battle honours. In the Second World War, the 2nd and 5th Battalions fought in the Battle of France. Most of the 2nd Battalion soldiers were taken prisoner in the Battle of Dunkirk, but the rebuilt unit returned to France on D-Day at Gold Beach. The 1st Battalion saw action during the Japanese conquest of Burma, and the 10th Battalion fought in the Burma Campaign 1944–45. During the Korean War, the 1st Battalion held out for three nights against overwhelming Chinese forces in the Battle of the Imjin River, and received the American Presidential Unit Citation. The stand was described by the commander of the United Nations forces as "the most outstanding example of unit bravery in modern war".

Foo Fighters Pulled A Fan Onstage To Play The Guitar And He Absolutely Nailed It


Foo Fighters Pulled A Fan Onstage To Play The Guitar And He Absolutely Nailed It
The fan, affectionately dubbed "KISS guy," was so surprisingly good that he even made Dave Grohl forget his lyrics.
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gens: Word of the day for April 21, 2018

gens , n :
(Ancient Rome, historical) A legally defined unit of Roman society, being a collection of people related through a common ancestor by birth, marriage or adoption, possibly over many generations, and sharing the same nomen gentilicium. (anthropology) A tribal subgroup whose members are characterized by having the same descent, usually along the male line. Rome is traditionally regarded as having been founded on this day.

Wikipedia article of the day for April 21, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 21, 2018 is Neferirkare Kakai.
Neferirkare Kakai was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, the third king of the Fifth Dynasty. The eldest son of the previous pharaoh, Sahure, he reigned for eight to eleven years, sometime in the early-to-mid 25th century BCE. His contemporaries viewed him as a kind and benevolent ruler, willing to intervene on behalf of his courtiers. During his rule the number of administration and priesthood officials increased, and they used their expanded wealth to build sophisticated mastabas (tombs) where they recorded their biographies for the first time. He was the last pharaoh to significantly modify the royal naming conventions, separating the throne name from the birth name, in front of which he added the "Son of Ra" epithet. In the royal necropolis of Abusir he started a pyramid for himself conceived as a step pyramid, a form not seen since the Third Dynasty about 120 years earlier. A modified plan represented the monument as a true pyramid, the largest in Abusir, but this pyramid was never completed.

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