Warning, this photo below is not really our classroom.....right?
|Goodness no! Oh my Gosh, Gads! Goodness gracious! No way! |
Please don't worry, this grim looking teacher isn't ours!
Of course our teacher is Miss Jenny
....and she's way prettier too....
Today for Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday class, we celebrate
the letter " G "
and it's a Great letter, as the color green emphasis so well!
The Letter "G" stands for " gordian " GOR-dee-uhn (adjective) - Highly intricate; extremely difficult to solve. Earliest documented use - 1579.
Example: It was so obvious, after the school board meeting that solving the gordian problem of, where to build the school district's headquarters, would take much time.
Brain teaser example of gordian:
Extremely (?) difficult to solve: you be the judge....
its the beginning of existence and the end of time, its the beginning of everything and the end of space, what am I?
Hint: do not think too hard on this.
do you want the answer now? Nah, that's too easy......okay, okay
scroll down for the answer
Answer: its the letter e.
Next- gordian worm
Do we really want to see a close up of a gordian worm? No, probably not, so here is one favorite hunting ground of the gordian worm....the bird bath... a gordian worm, gordius sp., or horsehair- is an internal parasite of crickets, grasshoppers, katydids, beetles, cockroaches and others.
When they emerge from the host's body they are white, but then turn yellowish-tan to brownish-black and squirm and twist in the water much like a gordian knot. They do not harm humans, animals or plants. You'd be surprised if you knew all the places you can find these worms....not just in gardens and rivers or ponds, but swimming pools, pet bowls, toilets, bathtubs....!
Next Gordian knot
In Greek Mythology, King Gordius of Phrygia tied a knot that defied all who tried to untie it. An oracle prophesied that one who would undo this Gordian knot would rule Asia. Alexander the Great - naturally defied all odds. He simply cut the knot with one stroke of his sword. Creating the famous saying, "to cut the Gordian knot" which means to solve a difficult problem by a simple, bold and effective solution.....
|Alexander the Great, coercing the Delphian Oracle by artist Castaigne J. Andre - 1898 photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.|
|The Great and mighty - Alexander the Great, with his mighty sword!|
One last cute riddle me this....
What does a racecar and a kayak have in common?
the answer for this one will be in the comments!
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