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January 24, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: The crowd is always wrong. The crowd wants bread and circuses; it wants lions and gladiators; it wants The Beverly Hillbillies and Justin Bieber. You can do better than the crowd. You can seek your own approval. ~ Seth Godin
★~ Beer Can Appreciation Day:
National Beer Can Appreciation Day commemorates the date the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company became the first brewer to sell beer in cans. Perhaps you were out sick the day they taught that fact in 9th grade history class?
Most people appreciate beer cans by drinking the beer and recycling the can. However, some clever people turn the beer cans into hats (maybe for your Superbowl party) lanterns, and model airplanes and other miniatures. However, no one repurposed and appreciated beer cans like the late John Milkovisch of Houston, Tex. In 1968, Milkovisch began covering and adorning his house as well as his yard with flattened and sculpted beer cans. About 18 years and 50,000 beer cans later, Milkovisch completed what is now officially known as “The Beer Can House,” a protected work of art that you can visit in Houston and online. When asked what brand of beer he preferred, his “canned” response was, “Whatever’s on special.”
★~ Compliments Day:
To celebrate Compliment Day, simply launch sincere flattery attacks on random people throughout the day, especially those who wouldn’t expect it. To give yourself a challenge, try to compliment people that you don’t like. The key, of course, is sincerity (which is no problem for you, since you’re a truly genuine person; that’s what I like about you).
★~ Belly Laugh Day;
A day to celebrate the gift of laughter. Smiling and laughing are permitted, encouraged and celebrated. How? Smile, throw your arms into the air and laugh out loud. Join the Belly Laugh Bounce ’Round the World, as people from Fiji to Alaska and Hawaii in kitchens, schools, hospitals, offices, plants and stores stop at 1:24 PM (local time) to bounce a smile and a laugh around the world. Click for some fascinating laughter facts!
★~ Peanut Butter Day:
Peanut butter is a staple in over 90% of American households and the average person consumes more than six pounds of peanut products each year. Women and children prefer creamy peanut butter, while most men go for the chunky variety.
A doctor in St. Louis created peanut butter in 1890 as a remedy for bad teeth. It became very popular with the doctor’s patients, but the oil often separated from the grainy solids. In 1933, a California packer was able to homogenize the peanuts into a spreadable butter.
It takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter? Peanuts are cholesterol free and an excellent source of protein. In fact, it’s the high protein content that causes peanut butter to stick to the roof of your mouth. Click for more fascination peanut butter facts.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1908 – The first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
♥~ 1922 – Christian K. Nelson patented the Eskimo Pie.
♥~ 1935 – Krueger Brewing Company placed the first canned beer on sale -. The American Can Company and the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company collaborated to package 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale. It was an immediate success, and by the end of 1935, most major breweries had begun using cans. More than 200 million cans sold that first year.
♥~ 1989 – The world’s oldest sheep died in England a week before her 29th birthday. She had given birth to her 40th lamb only months before.
★~ Trending Right Now:
♥~ Apple (AAPL) Announces it Sold 47.8 Million iPhones But Investors Disappointed
♥~ Kate Upton’s sexy car commercial ruffles some feathers [Video]
♥~ Student office vandalized at Boston College Law School
♥~ 1939 – Ray Stevens (Harold Ray Ragsdale) singer, entertainer: Everything Is Beautiful, Mr. Businessman; #1 novelty recording artist: Ahab, the Arab, Gitarzan, The Streak
♥~ 1941 – Neil Diamond started singing and writing songs while a young premed student. Sunday & Me was his first hit . He wrote it for Jay and The Americans; then I’m a Believer and A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You followed for the Monkees . Neil wrote and sang: 36 hits from 1966 through 1983; the first,Cherry, Cherry; three #1 smash hits, Cracklin’ Rosie , Song Sung Blue , and You Don’t Bring Me Flowers with Barbra Streisand . By 1973, Neil Diamond had gone from being a poor premed student to composing soundtracks for seven figures (Jonathan Livingston Seagull andThe Jazz Singer, in which he also starred and which also yielded three hits: America, Love on the Rocks and Hello, Again).
★~ Did You Know: Just for Fun…
Last night while I was wandering around the web I came upon a video for cutting bottles with string, nail polish remover and fire. I showed it to Cole, and he immediately wanted to set aside his homework for the good of Odd and try it, so I trudged out into the cold night, drove to Walgreens and bought nail polish remover and cotton twine and then returned to my warm abode where Cole and I practiced cutting glass bottles in half for about an hour. We quickly found out that just like recipes lie about serving sizes, craft videos are often deceiving about the finer nuances of a project. However, we figured it out without cutting or burning ourselves despite a few tense moments. I will post the video a little later. After I have a chance to edit it a bit and warn my sweet Mom that the video is rated NGM (No GrandMarcie).
I hope your wonderfulness is acknowledged often today, and you enjoy at least one belly laugh….I bet this video brings at least a giggle to your lips… and here is a the companion compliment….You’re smarted than Google and Mary Poppins combined!