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Picture Of The Day — August 25, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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The LAST ‘picture of the day’ from my Fuji X-E2s.

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All 17 Of The Rio 2016 Olympics ‘Fruit Games’ Google Doodles.

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Click to ENLARGE and ENJOY here.

Use link below to access originals at Google.

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Click here to access all 17 Rio 2016
“Fruit Games” Google Doodles.


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>> Rio 2016 Day 16.
>> Rio 2016 Day 15.

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Rio 2016 Olympics Day 17 (The Last), ‘Fruit Games’ Google Doodle — The Fruits Say “Good Bye For Now”.

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Click image to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Click to ENLARGE and read the rationale.

Use above links to access original.

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“Great British Bake Off” (Show) Starting On PBS, Starting Friday, July 1, 2016 — Is It Season 3 or Season 6?

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I just [i.e., Thursday, June 30, 2016] had an e-mail from NHPTV.org intimating that the Great British Baking Show starting Friday, July 1, 2016 is NEW and is “Season 3” (a.k.a. “Series 3“).

Though Season 3 was shown on BBC (U.K.) in 2012 I think it would, in theory, be NEW to the U.S. since I am not sure whether PBS/NHPTV ever showed it.

But then it gets confusing. The First Episode is “Cake” and the description — shown below — talks about “Madeira Cake” and “Frosted Walnut Cake“. That was ‘Cake’ from 2015 “Season 6” — not “Season 3”.

“Season 3” cakes were “Upside Down Cake” and “Rum Babas“!

So what will it be: Season 3 or Season/Series 6?


Here is the PBS program description for the July 1, 2016 show.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. The ‘Madeira Cake’ is the dead give away. Check the Wikipedia guide for Series 6 Episode 1 — shown below. Sorry.


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“Great British Bake Off” (Show) Airing On PBS, Starting Friday, July 1, 2016, Is Last Year’s Series 6.

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Did not want you to see the PBS ads and get excited thinking that it was 2016 Series/Season 7.

Season 7 hasn’t aired, as yet, even on BBC. It starts August 2016.

We should, as we did with Season 6, be able to watch it on YouTube 24 hours after it airs in the UK. But this is not a given.


Here is the PBS program description for the July 1, 2016 show.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. The ‘Madeira Cake’ is the dead give away. Check the Wikipedia guide for Series 6 Episode 1 — shown below. Sorry.

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Wikipedia guide to Series 6. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_British_Bake_Off_(series_6). Click image to ENLARGE and view here.


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“Great British Bake Off” (GBBO) Season 7 Roundup: Hollywood Diet, Fire, Affair & Nadiya.

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Great British Bake Off” (GBBO) Season 7
will start airing on BBC (in the UK)
in August 2016.

[Could be the last on BBC.]

Here is a round-up of some news ahead
of Season 7.



Click here for the U.K. “Mirror” original
from May 19, 2016.

Click images to ENLARGE and read here.

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Click here for the U.K. “Standard” original
from May 25, 2016.

Click images to ENLARGE and read here.

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Click here for the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from August 24, 2015.

Click images to ENLARGE and read here.

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Click here for the U.K. “Get Surrey” original
from June 7, 2016.

Click images to ENLARGE and read here.

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“Great British Bake Off” (GBBO) Season 7, i.e., 2016, Could Be The Last On BBC.

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Click here for the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from March 11, 2016.

Click images to ENLARGE and read here.

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As far as I can see they haven’t started taping the 2016 edition, i.e., Season 7, as yet. Given the tent and the verdancy that surrounds it the tapings are most likely done in June or July. So still a few months left. Season 6 (2015) started airing in mid-August. So that is probably when we can start expecting season 7 this year — on YouTube. i.e., around August 2016. I will, of course, keep you posted.


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Easter 2016 — On Sunday March 27 Is Very Special … Last In YOUR Lifetime!

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As some of you know I am intrigued by dates and names and have an incurable addiction for computer-aided (i.e., Excel spreadsheet powered) analysis of dates and names. And as addictions go this is pretty inexpensive, other than in my time, and harmless (though my other addiction, compulsive options trading, takes hardly any time and always makes money).

Well I had created a small spreadsheet to do the Purim and Easter one day apart in 2016 post. And having any type of spreadsheet with dates is a very dangerous thing to I — as the addiction kicks in like a mule on steroids. So yesterday, unable to resist, I populated a new page of that spreadsheet with the Dates of Easter for 300 years (1777 – 2076). It was fun. I then crunched them this-way and that and that even more fun. Yes, I will regale you with data, analysis and charts in the coming days.

Part of the analysis I did was when Easter cycles back to the same day — given that I have two daughters with birthdays in the Easter period, March 22 and April 4. March 22nd is the EARLIEST that Easter can happen and the last time it fell on March 22 was 1818. The next time it will fall on March 22 is in 2285. So Teischan will never celebrate a birthday on Easter. On the other hand Danielle has already had two birthdays on Easter, 1999 & 2010, and will have a third in 2021.

Easter falls 3.3 times more often in April than in March. Plus (as I have found) there are a few prominent repetition cycles for the days: 11, 46, 57 and 141 — 11 the most prevalent.

Danielle’s April 4th is right now in the midst of a 11-year cycle — 1999, 2010, 2021.

Easter on March 27 has happened 10 times in the 300 years (1777 – 2076): 1785, 1796, 1842, 1853, 1864, 1910, 1921, 1932, 2005 & 2016.

So the repetition cycles were: 11, 46, 11, 11, 46, 11, 11, 73, 11.

So yes, Easter 2005 was on March 27.

So there could be people who have seen Easter on a March 27th in 1921, 1932 & 2005. (I think 1910 is close to the upper limit).

So much more over the next few days.

Isn’t this fun. I am, truth be known, very thankful that I am addicted to analyzing dates. It could be much, much worse. SMILE.

Happy Easter. This one is very special. ENJOY.


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New Hampshire Lake Winnipesaukee Area — A Green (Rather Than Brown) Christmas In 2015?

Christmas 2014.

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Christmas Eve 2012. There was, however, a rather big snow storm on December 17 and there was snow around — as can be seen in the photograph below.

Christmas Eve 2012 as above. Some snow left over and the ground wet from snow storm a week earlier.


Weather forecast till Christmas Eve Eve by ‘wunderground.com‘.

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2013. Fair amount of snow.

2014. Not much snow on the ground. The ground, however, was wet from previous storms.


Yes, given that this IS New Hampshire we could have one heck of a snowstorm on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. That would make a lot of people happy and of course the real definition of a ‘White Christmas‘ is snow falling on Christmas Day.

Right now from what I can see the chances are NOT looking good.

What is pretty amazing is that we haven’t — just like Buffalo, NY (where I lived 1967 – 1968) — had any snow this winter.

I remember a fair amount of Brown Christmases in New Hampshire, especially when I lived much further South, but I can’t remember going this late into the year without snow. I am NOT, however, complaining.

As you can see we had a Brown Christmas in Alton in 2012 and there was not that much snow on the ground last year. But in both cases the ground was wet and muddy — hence ‘Brown Christmas‘.

Yes, we have a lot of rain in the forecast this week. Nonetheless from what I can see we might get a Green Christmas in 2015 rather than one which is Brown or White.

Merry Christmas.  


Full Moon Falling On Christmas Day 2015 Is Rather Special — Next In 2034!

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Click to ENLARGE and admire. Original from: http://www.calendar-365.com/


Christmas this year, i.e., 2015, falls on the Full Moon.

This is rather special.
It does NOT happen as often as you think.

IF you have an exceptional memory for matters such as this you may believe that you actually remember this happening not that long ago — say 2004, 11 years ago. Actually the Full Moon in 2004 was on Boxing Day, i.e., December 26th, rather than the 25th.

The last time Christmas was on the Full Moon was in 1977.

Statistically a full moon will fall on a specific date, in this case Christmas, every 18.61 years. But Leap Years messes this up. Hence the 38 year gap in this case (essentially twice the ’19’ year gap).

The next Christmas on a Full Moon will be in 2034 — 19 years from now. Next one will be 2053.

So this is SPECIAL. Enjoy.