Latest Frisian people Stories

2011-03-09 14:11:59

By Karen C. Fox, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center In March of 1611, a German medical student named Johannes Fabricius left school at Leiden in Holland carrying several of the new-fangled telescopes that were beginning to appear in the Netherlands. He was off to visit his father "“ the well-known astronomer and astrologer David Fabricius who had had a heralded career working with Europe's celebrity astronomers, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. In 1611, David Fabricius lived in Osteel,...

2009-09-25 11:04:31

Victoria's Secret will hold open casting events to find a new Runway Angel for the next Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, CBS said. The winning contestant will join supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Marisa Miller and others as they model the lingerie giant's fashions in a show to be broadcast on the network Dec. 1. Casting events will be held in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago, beginning Oct. 3. Contestants can also enter online at VSAllAccess.com and...

2009-09-24 10:52:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Victoria's Secret will open its legendary runway to the public as it holds open casting events to find the next Runway Angel to join Supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Marisa Miller and many others as they walk in THE VICTORIA'S SECRET FASHION SHOW, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 1 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Casting events will be held in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago beginning...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.