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April 30, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like. ~Author Unknown
★~ Rabbit Rabbit:
Today is the last day of the April and you know what that means don’t you? It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by simple saying ”rabbit, rabbit!” The first words out of your mouth on the first day of May must be “rabbit, rabbit”. Yes, that is my mothers Doberman wearing Bunny ears holding a carrot. Isn’t she silly? Trinket insisted on being this months funny bunny.
★~ Honesty Day:
Since April begins with April Fool’s Day, it only makes sense to end the month with National Honesty Day, right? Honesty day was created by M. Hirsh Goldberg, author and the former Maryland governor’s press secretary. Goldberg’s book is appropriately titled “The Book of Lies: Schemes, Scams, Fakes and Frauds That Have Changed the Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives.” So just tell the truth, the whole truth today because honesty is usually the best policy; and if you don’t, we may have to remind you of another popular idiom: liar, liar, pants on fire.
★~ Hair Style Appreciation Day:
Today we celebrate, the uniqueness of all styles of hair, hair coloring, shaved heads, and . . . hair stylists—after all they wield the scissors and blow dryers beneath our hair.
I’m not sure that pairing Hairstyle Appreciation Day with National Honesty Day was the best idea. I guess if someone asks you if you like their hair and you don’t, just tell them ”Well I do appreciate your hairstyle” and then quickly change the subject.
★~ National Raisin Day:
Here we go again. I hate raisins. Just being honest. However for those of you who do enjoy raisins ‘Happy Raisin Day’. People have been dehydrating grapes to make raisins for thousands of years. The practice dates back to 2000 B.C. and originated in Persia and Egypt. Raisins were highly prized by the Ancient Romans, who used this delicious snack food to barter. They also awarded raisins as prizes at sporting events! Wow you nail a gladiator and win a box of Raisins–that had to be a biggie!
★~Today in History:
♥~ 1889 – The first national holiday in the United States was celebrated. The citizens of the U.S. observed the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration. Although this is no longer a national holiday, you’ll be happy to know that there are now at least half a dozen holidays — most on Mondays — that give folks in the U.S. a day off from work and a reason to have a parade, picnic, or go shopping at the mall to take advantage of the holiday sales.
♥~ 1945 – “How would you like to be queen for a day!” That opening line, delivered by host, Jack Bailey, was first heard on Mutual radio on this day. The first Queen for a Day was Mrs. Evelyn Lane. Years later Bailey would take the show to TV for a long, popular run.
♥~ 1970 – Twiggs Lyndon, the road manager for the Allman Brothers Band, was arrested for murder after he stabbed a club manager during an argument over a contract. At the ensuing trial, Lyndon’s lawyers argued that he had been temporarily insane at the time of the incident and that touring with the Allman Brothers would drive anyone insane. Lyndon was acquitted.
♥~ 1980 – In the Netherlands, Queen Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard)) ascended the throne.
♥~ 2005 – 32-year-old Jennifer Wilbanks of Duluth, Georgia turned up in Albuquerque, NM after being missing for four days. The so-called ‘Runaway Bride’ had been scheduled to be married Apr 30, but apparently got cold feet.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1926 – Cloris Leachman Academy Award-winning actress: The Last Picture Show ; Emmy Award-winner: A Brand New Life [1972-73], The Mary Tyler Moore Show [1973-74], Cher [1974-75], Screen Actor’s Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration [1983-84]; Phyllis, Backstairs at the White House, The Facts of Life
♥~ 1933 – Willie Nelson singer: Once just a singing cowboy, today a superstar whose major concern is the welfare of the American farmer. He is dedicated to the plight of the American farmer. Every year, Willie leads the Farm Aid benefit to raise money to help the farmers who have lost so much to major farm conglomerates and big government Willie is the recipient of the 1989 Grammy Living Legend Award.
♥~ 1944 – Jill Clayburgh actress: An Unmarried Woman, Luna, Portnoy’s Complaint, Semi-Tough, The Silver Streak, Terminal Man, Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland, Honor Thy Father and Mother, Dirty Sexy Money; died Nov 5, 2010
♥~ 1943 – Bobby Vee (Robert Velline) singer: Devil or Angel, Rubber Ball, Take Good Care of My Baby, Run to Him, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Come Back when You Grow Up.
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ Each strand of hair can contain up to 14 different elements including traces of gold.
♥~ Healthy hair, when wet, can stretch up to 30% its original length
♥~ The anticipation of sex makes hair grow faster.
♥~ People lose 40-150 strands of hair per day, unless of-course you’re bald.
♥~ The answer to “How strong is Rapunzel’s hair?” 2750kg or 45 men.
♥~ 2% of the world population has blond hair.
♥~ Black hair is the most common hair color
♥~ In 1950 about 7% of American women dyed their hair. Today 75% of American women dye their hair.
♥~ 2-6% of the American population are redheads. The USA has the largest population of redheads.
♥~ 100,00 is the average number of hairs on the head.
♥~ Hair contains information on what has been through your blood stream, including minerals and drugs.
♥~ Hair can cover the whole body, with the exception of the soles of feet, palms of hands, mucous membranes, lips
♥~ All the hair follicles in humans are formed when a fetus is five months old.
♥~ We get goose bumps when it’s cold because our hair follicles contract, causing our skin to bunch up and hairs to stand on end.
♥~ The word shampoo comes from the Hindi-Urdu word Champna. Meaning to smear, kneed the muscles, massage
♥~ 5 months is the average time a man spends shaving during his life time.
♥~ One hour and 53 minutes is the average weekly time girls spend washing, blow drying and styling their hair. By the age off 65 they will have spent 7 months of their lives on their hair.
♥~ For it to be apparent you were balding you would have to lose 50% of your hair.
♥~ The ancient Greeks believed that redheads would turn into vampires after they died.
♥~ Beard Tokens were inscribed with: the beard tax has been taken and the beard is a superfluous burden.
When it comes to saying goodbye, I’m an utter failure. So this morning when I jump out of the car and head into the airport to fly the friendly skies back to Chicago, I’m going to look at my hot pink sneakers, and tell myself, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss. And then, I’m going to plan on making it happen again, soon.
How much would you pay for the perfect hair style? The first time is the investment, subsequent hair cuts are nominal, and every time you have it cut it looks as good as the first time.
Don’t forget to check our shoe review finale!
Have a terrific Tuesday,
Odd Loves Company!