Anthophobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of flowers. The term comes from the Greek roots anthos, flower, and phobos, fear.
Though sufferers generally understand that they face no threat from flowers, they invariably experience anxiety at the sight or thought of them. Any genus or species of flowers can instill fear, as can any flower part, such as a petal or stem.
Randall was first and correct with:
Must punish myself
If called by a panther, don't anther.
Now that I have that out of my system, anthophobia is a fear of anther
bearing plant parts, i. e. flowers.
Anthophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of flowers. As a horticulturist, I cannot imagine what that is like.
Marine layer to the west, fire to the north. Must be summer in NorCal.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
Anthrophobia- Fear of flowers
Flowers. The term comes from the Greek roots anthos, flower, and phobos, fear.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS begins the night with a FRESH'Rush Hour', followed by a RERUN'Criminal Minds: Xenophobia', and '48 Hours'.
NBC fills the night with FRESH'2016 Summer Olympics'.
'SNL' is pre-empted for even more FRESH'2016 Summer Olympics'.
ABC starts the night with a RERUN'Last Man Standing', followed by a RERUN'Dr. Ken', then a RERUN'20/20: In An Instant', followed by a FRESH'Boston EMS'.
The CW offers an old 'Friends', followed by another old 'Friends', then an old '2½ Men', followed by another old '2½ Men'.
Faux has a RERUN'Wayward Pines', followed by another RERUN'Wayward Pines'.
MY has an old 'Rizzoli & Isles', followed by another old 'Rizzoli & Isles'.
A&E has 'The First 48', followed by the FRESH'The First 48: Drugs Kill', then the FRESH'The First 48: Shocking Shootouts', and another FRESH'The First 48: Shocking Shootouts'.
AMC offers the movie 'Happy Gilmore', followed by the movie 'Monsters Vs. Aliens', then the movie 'Men In Black'.
[6:00AM] TOP GEAR - SEASON 15 - Episode 2
[7:00AM] TOP GEAR: WINTER OLYMPICS SPECIAL
[8:00AM] DRAGONS' DEN - SEASON 12 - Episode 1
[9:00AM] DRAGONS' DEN - SEASON 12 - Episode 2
[10:00AM] DRAGONS' DEN - SEASON 12 - Episode 3
[11:00AM] DRAGONS' DEN - SEASON 12 - Episode 4
[12:00PM] DRAGONS' DEN - SEASON 12 - Episode 5
[1:00PM] DRAGONS' DEN - SEASON 13 - Episode 1
[2:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 4-Suddenly Human
[3:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 5-Remember Me
[4:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 6-Legacy
[5:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 7-Reunion
[6:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Future Imperfect
[7:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 9-Final Mission
[8:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 10-The Loss
[9:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 11-Data's Day
[10:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 12-The Wounded
[11:00PM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 6-Legacy
[12:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 7-Reunion
[1:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 8-Future Imperfect
[2:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 9-Final Mission
[3:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 10-The Loss
[4:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 11-Data's Day
[5:00AM] STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4 - EPISODE 12-The Wounded (ALL TIMES EDT)
Bravo has FRESH'2016 Summer Olympics', and 'Shahs Of Sunset'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Shallow Hal', followed by the movie 'Step Brothers'.
FX has the movie 'Captain America: The First Avenger', followed by the movie 'Thor: The Dark World'.
[6:00AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Out West
[6:25AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Pardon My Clutch
[6:50AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Punch Drunks
[7:15AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Rhythm & Weep
[7:40AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Shivering Sherlocks
[8:05AM] THE THREE STOOGES-Sing a Song of Six Pants
[8:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Son & Daughter
[9:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Keep Yourself Alive
[9:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-My Fairy King
[10:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
[10:30AM] THAT '70S SHOW-We Will Rock You
[11:00AM] THAT '70S SHOW-Sheer Heart Attack
[11:30AM] AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY
[1:30PM] AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER
[6:00PM] RENO 911!: MIAMI
[8:00PM] RUSH HOUR 3
[12:30AM] SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL
[5:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Ty Burrell (ALL TIMES EDT)
[7:15AM] Crazy Heart
[9:45AM] Empire of the Sun
[1:15PM] The Warriors
[5:30PM] Enter the Dragon
[8:00PM] Conan the Barbarian
[11:00PM] Conan the Destroyer
[3:45AM] The Writers' Room-The Walking Dead, Smallville & other comics
[4:15AM] Empire of the Sun (ALL TIMES EDT)
SyFy has the movie 'Lavalantula', followed by the movie '2 Lava 2 Lantula'.
Robert Smigel, creator, executive producer and voice of "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog," poses with the puppet before the Hulu network's panels during the Television Critics Association 2016 Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Chris Pizzello
Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, foot traffic to hotels, casinos and golf courses that carry the Trump name has fallen.
Foursquare has been tracking foot traffic data at Trump-branded businesses. When Trump declared his candidacy in Aug. 2015, the number of people going to Trump-branded properties dropped by 17%, compared to the year before. During the time of the primary elections, foot traffic was down by by 17% in March, compared to March 2015.
The hardest-hit businesses were Trump SoHo, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago and Trump Taj Mahal, which compared to last year, were down 17% to 24% in foot traffic. Trump Taj Mahal had also recently announced it would close after Labor Day due to an employee strike.
FourSquare also found that foot traffic from women in Democrat-leaning states to Trump-branded businesses decreased more than foot traffic from men. In July, foot traffic from women was down 29% from last year.
An unusually delicate pair of artifacts recently emerged from a dig site in the United Kingdom: a tiny ball of thread and another length of thread wound around a bobbin. Both are estimated to be approximately 3,000 years old.
The fragile fiber objects appeared during the excavation of a Bronze Age village near what is now Petersborough, in eastern England. The location, known as Must Farm, is thought to have been abandoned suddenly after a fire decimated the settlement thousands of years ago. Many everyday objects were left behind, and are now being discovered and brought to light for the first time.
Archaeologists working on the project shared images of the thread ball and bobbin on the project's Facebook page. That generated a discussion thread (naturally) that drew dozens of questions and comments from curious readers, though in-depth analysis of the finds is yet to come.
The photo of the first fiber object, a miniscule thread ball that still appears to be neatly wound, was posted on July 21, and the archaeologists described its condition as "amazing." They explained that the thread was probably so well preserved because it was made of plant fiber, "likely flax or nettle," that carbonized in the fire and then became waterlogged - a process that helped protect it.
Found close by the thread ball was a small bobbin with more thread wrapped around it, also in excellent condition, the archaeologists reported. "We did as much as possible to delicately remove sediment from the fibers before we lifted it," the archaeologists wrote on Facebook.
Tracee Ellis Ross, from left, Anthony Anderson and Kenya Barris participate in the "Black-ish'" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwell
Don't buy tickets quite yet for a luxury sail on the SS United States.
Plans to return the historic ocean liner to the high seas are being abandoned for a second time after a cruise company concludes it's not feasible.
Los Angeles-based Crystal Cruises will instead make a $350,000 donation to the conservation group that owns the ship, which has been sitting idle at a Philadelphia wharf for two decades. The company had pledged to spend at least $700 million to return the ship, which is bigger than the Titanic, to its glory days as a luxury ocean liner. But the task proved too great, even though they found the ship structurally sound.
Norwegian Cruise Lines announced a similar overhaul in 2003 that did not materialize for similar reasons.
On its maiden voyage in 1952, the liner crossed the Atlantic in three days, 10 hours, 42 minutes, a record that stood until 1990. The ship was decommissioned in 1969.
In an interview with Larry King Live in 2005 Melania Trump said that she had never been married before meeting Donald Trump.
But, Michael Wildes, an immigration attorney who worked for the Trump Organization, told Univision's investigative unit that she obtained a green card four years earlier in 2001, "based on marriage."
Melania and Donald Trump were not married until Jan. 22, 2005 at Bethesda-by-the Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida.
When asked to explain the marriage discrepancy, Wildes said he would seek clarification, presumably from the Trump Organization. He later sent an email saying "I didn't hear back, sorry."
Wildes later clarified that legal privacy issues meant he could not discuss her status. "There are certain parts of the process that remain private. The immigration authorities don't discuss this nor should we," he said.
Research that mixes human cells into animal embryos could get US government funds for the first time under a new proposal that has stoked concerns about ethics and the limits of science.
Some say the research has the potential to spark major medical breakthroughs in diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's or conditions like infertility, and could help grow organs for human transplant, which are in short supply.
Critics, however, worry that these mixtures, or chimeras -- named after the monster in Greek mythology with a lion's head, goat's body and dragon's tail -- raise complex moral questions and go beyond what is acceptable in modern society.
One year ago, the US National Institutes of Health placed a moratorium on research proposing to introduce human pluripotent stem cells into animal embryos, deeming it too controversial.
Now, the NIH is offering to fund research introducing human cells into certain kinds of animals.
Kiefer Sutherland participates in the "Designated Survivor" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwell
A huge, floating orb - one that looks more like an alien object than anything typically found in the ocean - left a fisherman perplexed when he came across it in the waters off the coast of Australia. But despite its strange appearance, the bobbing monstrosity has an earthly explanation: Researchers said it's a bloated whale carcass.
Fisherman Mark Watkins spotted the ballooned carcass about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southwest of Bunbury, Australia. Watkins said he thought it could be another boat or a balloon, but as he got closer to the orb, a pungent odor revealed the object's true identity: whale.
The species of the whale was not officially identified, but the texture of its belly suggests it was most likely a humpback or southern right whale, reported Mother Nature Network.
And though whale carcasses may seem like an unusual sight, they are a challenging problem. Marine biologist Andrew David Thaler told National Geographic in 2014 that the bloat of a dead, beached whale comes from pent up gas released as the animal's internal organs and stomach contents decompose. (Thaler created the website Has the Whale Exploded Yet? to update people on the status of a 375,000-lb., or 170,000 kilograms, beached blue whale in Newfoundland, Canada.) When jostled or manipulated, a whale carcass can explode, spewing whale guts and emitting a punishing smell.
Diedrich Bader participates in the "American Housewife" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Photo by Richard Shotwell
A coalition of outdoor sports companies in Salt Lake City voiced support Thursday for a proposed national monument in southeastern Utah that has become a flashpoint in the debate over public lands in the West.
Company leaders from a group that included The North Face, Patagonia, Rossignol and Black Diamond said at a Thursday news conference that preserving open spaces is paramount to keeping their industry vibrant and allowing Utah-based companies to recruit top talent.
"Bears Ears is the largest, most culturally rich, biologically diverse, spectacularly pristine ecosystem left in the lower 48 states," said Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond founder. "If you want to see the landscapes protected as they are, you should support a monument."
The event marked the latest salvo in an intense back-and-forth between monument supporters and opponents over the last several months in Utah.
A coalition of tribes put forth the idea of the Bears Ears National Monument, which would add protections for a 1.9 million-acre area. It includes sites that proponents contend are sacred to Native Americans and in dire need of protection.
Pope Francis travelled to the Italian town of Assisi on Thursday for a private visit to mark the 800th anniversary of the 'Pardon of Assisi', under which the slates of sinners can be wiped clean.
The 79-year-old pope arrived by helicopter in the hill-town in central Italy where Saint Francis of Assisi was born and found God, renouncing his wealth for a life of poverty and becoming an emissary of peace during the Crusades.
The Argentine pontiff, who took the papal name Francis in homage to the famous Christian friar and his devotion to the downtrodden, prayed in silence in the Porziuncola, a tiny church inside the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels.
It was here the Franciscan movement was founded, and here the venerated patron saint of Italy, animals and the environment died.
Ever since his election in 2013, Francis, the first pope from Latin America, has modelled himself on his namesake, ditching the ermine furs and papal palace of his predecessors and calling for "a poor Church for the poor".
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