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November 9, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
★~ National Chaos Never Dies Day:
Chaos Never Dies Day takes the stance that the perfect, quiet moment we’re all striving for and anticipating doesn’t – and likely never will – exist, and that we should make the most of now, chaos-and-all, and embrace the moment. Or rather than embracing the moment we could just reach out and slap the someone who refuse to properly plan their time and insists it’s our problem, keeping our home or work life full of unnecessary chaos…..
★~ Scrapple Day:
Scrapple, or pon haus, is made of “scraps” of pork combined with cornmeal and spices. The mixture is formed into a mostly solid loaf, and then it is sliced and panfried before serving. Scrapple was created more than 200 years ago by Dutch colonists who settled near Philadelphia.and is typically eaten for breakfast, topped with syrup or ketchup. I mix sausage with scrambled eggs and buttered toast but had no idea this was also called scrapple in some parts of the United States until today.
★~ Today in History:
♥~1967 – the first issue of Rolling Stone was published. It was started by 21-year-old Jann Wenner, who dropped out of Berkeley and borrowed $7,500 from family members and from people on a mailing list that he stole from a local radio station, and with that money he managed to put together a magazine. The cover of the first issue featured John Lennon, and in it, Wenner wrote, “Rolling Stone is not just about music, but also about the things and attitudes that the music embraces.” Today Rolling Stone has a circulation of about 1.4 million
♥~ 1961 – The Metropolitan Museum in New York obtained Rembrandt’s Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer for $2.3 million. The Metropolitan raised the money from special contributions and funds given or bequeathed by friends of the museum.
♥~ 1984 – Donna Reed joined the cast of Dallas as J.R. Ewing’s new mamma, on CBS-TV. This was Reed’s first return to television since her own successful show ended in 1966. However radiantly beautiful, Reed would not score well with viewers who had become attached to Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie. Reed was written out of the script and Bel Geddes returned in 1985.
♥~ 1989 – The 27.9-mile-long Berlin Wall, the symbol of the Cold War that separated East and West Germany for 28 years, was opened. Both East and West German citizens celebrated their freedom as they once again were able to walk freely between the two states.
♥~ 1934 – Carl (Edward) Sagan Pulitzer Prize-winning author: The Dragons of Eden ; Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Broca’s Brain, Cosmos; astronomer: “Billions and billions of stars…”; died Dec 20, 1996
♥~ 1936 – Mary Travers singer: Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane, Blowin’ in the Wind, Puff the Magic Dragon, I Dig Rock ’n’ Roll Music; solo: LP: No Easy Walk to Freedom; died Sep 16, 2009
♥~ 1941 – Tom Fogerty musician, songwriter, singer: group: Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising, Down on the Corner, Proud Mary, Lookin’ Out My Back Door, Up Around the Bend; solo: Goodbye Media Man, Lady of Fatima, Beauty is Under the Skin, Joyful Resurrection; died Sep 6, 1990
♥~ 1951 – Lou Ferrigno bodybuilder: Mr. Universe; actor: The Incredible Hulk
♥~ 1984 – Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, actress, (Nina Tucker in TV soap opera Neighbours). 2002 Australian No.1 and 2003 UK No. 3 single ‘Born To Try’ plus six other Australian No.1 singles.
★~ Did You Know: These random and fascinating facts?
♥~ All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
♥~ Charlie Brown’s father was a barber
♥~ Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
♥~ Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
♥~ A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
♥~ A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule won’t.
♥~ John Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
♥~ To “testify” was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.
Speaking of chaos or lack of it….I found this video of a starling flock that has gone viral fascinating….
Starling flocks, it turns out, are best described with equations of “critical transitions” — systems that are poised to tip, to be almost instantly and completely transformed, like metals becoming magnetized or liquid turning to gas. Each starling in a flock is connected to every other. When a flock turns in unison, it’s a phase transition.
At the individual level, the rules guiding this are relatively simple. When a neighbor moves, so do you. Depending on the flock’s size and speed and its members’ flight physiologies, the large-scale pattern changes. What’s complicated, or at least unknown, is how criticality is created and maintained.
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