Ike’s Bourbon Egg Nog
Our Presidents is celebrating the holiday season with First Family foods! We’ll be serving up festive Presidential recipes and White House menus all month long.
To whet your appetite, here’s Dwight D. Eisenhower’s recipe for Egg Nog. The former President and Five Star General made some serious stuff — scaled to serve a small army of revelers. Make sure you’ve got a quart of bourbon and a pound of sugar on hand!
Ike was an avid cook and kept a personal collection of favorite recipes. These were either typed by his staff or clipped from newspapers and magazines. Take a look at more recipes from Ike’s cookbook here.
Gorgeous libraries from around the world
A library is not just a collection of books, but also the buildings that house them. As varied and inventive as the volumes they hold, such buildings can be much more than the dusty, dark wooden shelves found in mystery stories or the catacombs of stacks in the basements of academia. Architectural historian James Campbell and photographer Will Pryce traveled the globe together, visiting and documenting over eighty libraries that exemplify the many different approaches to thinking about and designing libraries. The result of their travels, The Library: A World History is one of the first books to tell the story of library architecture around the world and through time in a single volume, from ancient Mesopotamia to modern China and from the beginnings of writing to the present day.
As these beautiful and striking photos reveal, each age and culture has reinvented the library, molding it to reflect their priorities and preoccupations - and in turn mirroring the history of civilization itself. (Yahoo News)
For the first time since its creation in 2007, Tumblr is mining its 170 million users to discover what went viral in dozens of different categories over the course of 2013.
Each day in December check Tumblr’s Year In Review site for new categories, covering everything from animals and architecture to bacon and unicorns. What are some of the highlights of Tumblr’s lists so far?
· The most viral blog of the year? Reasons My Son Is Crying.
· One Direction – obviously – checks in as the band of 2013 among Tumblr users.
· The top place? Japan.
Those are just a few of the lists full of memes, jokes, moving images and touching stories to dive into as we look back on 2013.
Mr. Classy himself, anchorman Ron Burgundy joins Yahoo with a special assignment — reporting on Yahoo’s Top 10 Lists of 2013. Each year after combing through 52 weeks’ worth of data from Internet searches, Yahoo generates these lists, which reflect the people and trends we searched most often. Burgundy, alongside Brian Fantana and Champ Kind, provide highlights from this year’s lists and even weigh in with a few key insights including what not to eat before attempting to twerk.
More on the Japanese submarine discovery: Footage released by the Hawaii Undersea Research Lab Monday shows the first glimpse of the 400-foot long vessel in 67 years. The sub was discovered off the island of Oahu by a submersible operated by the lab. Credit: Hawaii Undersea Research Lab. More details on the story here.
Vivid video of Mt. Etna’s eruption on Monday, which caused flights to be diverted from the nearby airport in Catania. Mt. Etna, on the island of Sicily, Italy, is the most active volcano in Europe; another blast occurred just over two weeks ago. Sicily is also the largest island in the Mediterranean. Credit: Turi Caggegi
Call it the ultimate anti-Internet cat video. This creation was made with Adobe Creative Suite by Wouter Cerneels, who works for a multimedia company. He wanted to try the new software using 3D tracking, riffing on a joke between friends who had grown tired of pet and baby videos on Facebook. No cats were harmed in the making of this video, most specifically not the star, Jonesy. Credit: Wouter Cerneels
Scientists plumbing the Pacific Ocean off the Hawaii coast have discovered a World War Two era Japanese submarine 400 feet long. The giant sub could travel one and a half times around the world without refueling and could hold up to three folding-wing bombers that could be launched minutes after resurfacing, the scientists said. http://yhoo.it/1hwbmpS
U.S. students falling behind the rest of the world, especially Asia. http://news.yahoo.com/teens-asia-dominate-global-test-us-stagnant-160339072.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory
You may remember the story from May this year of Harrison Okene, the Nigerian cook and sole survivor of the tugboat Jascon-4 who stayed alive for two days underwater trapped in an air bubble while 11 of his shipmates drowned. Okene told Reuters he could hear fish eating the dead bodies of his colleagues. Now, video has emerged of Okene’s rescue as a diver’s-view camera captures the image of his outstretched hand. Credit: DCN Diving