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October 21, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
★~ Babbling Day:
OK, all you chatterboxes. Let your mouth run free and babble to your hearts content.
★~ Count Your Buttons Day:
Did you know that in 1940s England, a well-dressed man wore approximately 70 buttons on his clothing (though only a few of them were functional). I searched out that fact so button day would be just a little more exciting. In case you are dying to know, the shirt I’m wearing has 4 buttons. Ok, now you count how many buttons you’re wearing and share with me. This is fun, isn’t it?
★~ International Day of the Nacho:
For years, the history of the nacho remained ethereal and elusive. Of those who searched, few found reward. Until now. El Morno researches went under cover and learned, International Nacho Day, was initiated in the 1990s in the United States and Mexico. Nacho day honor the inventor of nachos, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya. Nacho Anya owned, El Moderno restaurant, located in the border town of Piedras Negras, and invented nacho one afternoon to appease a roomful of hungry Texans while he figured out dinner. It seems his chef had quit without notice. The dish became known as “nacho’s especiale” and grew to achieve international popularity. Everyone loves nacho.
The best way to celebrate Nacho day is to enjoy a plate or two of Nachos!
★~ Pumpkin Cheesecake Day:
During the autumn months, festive pumpkin-flavored treats are everywhere. You can find all sorts of goodies like pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin lattes and (today’s reason to celebrate) pumpkin cheesecake!
Pumpkin cheesecake is traditionally made with a graham cracker crust and a pumpkin purée cheesecake filling. Did you know that cheesecakes were popular in Greece as early as 2000 BC? Today there are hundreds of variations all over the world. This Southern Living recipe for Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake sound really good
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1849 – America’s first tattooed showman Irishman, James F. O’Connell, was put on exhibition at the Franklin Theatre in New York. I bet he was needled a lot.
♥~ 1997 – Elton John’s tribute to Princess Diana, Candle in the Wind 1997, was declared by The Guinness Book of Records to be the biggest-selling single record of all time. In 37 days, the single reached 31.8 million copies sold, eclipsing the previous record held by Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. The Crosby song sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide — in 55 years.
♥~ 2010 – The Guinness World Records confirmed that a pumpkin grown in Wisconsin was officially the world’s heaviest. Chris Stevens of New Richmond grew the 1,810.5 pound (821.24 kg) gourd. It was 85 pounds (38.56kg) heavier than the record set in Ohio in 2009.
♥~ 1952 – Brent Mydland, The Grateful Dead, (1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album ‘Workingman’s Dead’).
♥~ 1955 – Helen Catherine Hardwicke, Director (“Twilight”) Her most used phrase on set is “Let’s focus, everybody”.
♥~ 1956 – Carrie Fisher actress: Star Wars series, The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters, Shampoo; writer: Postcards from the Edge,Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma; daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds
♥~ 1976 – Jeremy Miller actor: Growing Pains, The Willies, Emanon
★~ Did You Know:
Have you ever wondered why the snooze button on your clock only gives you 9 more minutes of sleep? Me either but then I came across the following snippet of information whilst I was researching button day, found it fascinating and wanted to share it with you (researching buttons does odd things to you)
When the snooze feature was added in the 1950s, the innards of alarm clocks had long been standardized. This meant that the teeth on the snooze gear had to mesh with the existing gear configuration, leaving engineers with a single choice: They could set the snooze for either a little more than nine minutes, or a little more than 10 minutes. But because reports indicated that 10 minutes was too long, allowing people to fall back into a “deep” sleep, clock makers decided on the nine-minute gear, believing people would wake up easier and happier after a shorter snooze. Today’s digital clocks can be programmed to a snooze of any length, but most people stick with nine minutes because researchers believe it’s what people expect. I’m pretty sure most people stick with the 9 minutes because they have no idea how to program their clock radios and when they want a longer snooze just reach over and smack the snooze button, again and again.
This video is a fun way to start off a Sunday morning, don’t you think?
Wishing you a sunny Sunday!
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