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March 13 2015
~ March 13th is Ear Muff Day. Big-eared Chester Greenwood is the father of the ear muff. Greenwood patented the “Champion Ear Protector” on March 13, 1877. It later became known as “ear mufflers,” and was eventually shortened to “ear muffs.” Ear Muff Day is celebrated by wearing ear muffs. Living in Chicago, I wonder if March is the best day to celebrate this odd holiday. Wouldn’t it be more appreciated if it was held in January or February? The other thing that bothers me is this holiday is not inclusive. What about my friends in warmer clients? They might be able to wear a pair of ear muffs in January but never in March. In fact, Odd might have to file a report with the ACLU claiming Ear Muff Day is clearly discriminatory against those who live in warmer climates. We will be heard!
♥~ 1970 – The cover of LIFE magazine was extremely popular. It showed the extremes of the new hemline hassle that was raging a battle between long versus short skirts.
♥~1988 – Yielding to student protests, the board of trustees of Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, a liberal arts college for the hearing-impaired, chose Irving King Jordan to become the school’s first deaf president, replacing Elisabeth Ann Zinser, who could hear.
♥~1998 – Candice Bergen and the cast of Murphy Brown filmed the 247th and final episode of the award-winning and sometimes controversial CBS sitcom. The episode, titled Never Can Say Goodbye (Part 2), featured appearances by Julia Roberts, George Clooney, and Mike Wallace, as well as Bergen’s real mother, Frances.
♥~1955 – Glenne Headly, actress: Mr. Holland’s Opus, Grand Isle, Mortal Thoughts, Dick Tracy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Purple Rose of Cairo
♥~1956 – Dana Delany, actress: China Beach, Baby for Sale, A Time to Remember, Sirens, Mother Ghost, Final Jeopardy, Desperate Housewives
~Did you know:
♥~ I could not find the world record for the largest ears, but I did find a site that showed off some pretty big celebrity ears
♥~ While I failed to find the human on record with the largest ears, I did find the human on record with the longest ear hair. Anthony Victor (India) has hair sprouting from the center of his outer ear that measures 7.12 inches at its longest point
♥~ The long eared Jerboa has the largest ear to body ratio of any mammal.
♥~The longest ears on a dogbelong to a bloodhound named Tigger. His ears measure about 13.7 inches with a slight difference between the right and left ear.
Back in the days…my mother was everyones favorite ear piercer- Ice cube to the lobe, a little rubbing alcohol swabbed over a sewing needle and a stern promise that if you screamed or cried she was only doing one ear. She did not pierce my ears, my aunt the RN pierced my ears with same basic equipment but my ears got infected. I blamed it on my aunt; my aunt blamed it on the fact that I swapped out my 14k gold balls for cheep hoops much to soon. Two sides to every story;I’m sticking to mine.
Do you have pierced ears? Do you have an ear piercing story? Ok…do you have a favorite pair of earrings??? Do you own ear muffs? I have my listening ears on…well actually my reading glasses…but its all the same…
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