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June 1, 2013
Rabbit! Rabbit! Happy June 1st!
★~ Say Something Nice Day:
No directions needed. . .
★~ Dare Day:
Tackle something today (or this weekend) that scares you, accomplish something new, or complete something that has been hanging over your head. I dare you! I double dare you! Okay, I triple-dog dare you!
★~ Flip A Coin Day:
Heads or tails? Rumor has it that Julius Caesar invented the coin flip as a method for making decisions. Of course, he always called “heads,” because his own head was on the Roman coin. Caesar’s coin flip settled legal cases, property disputes, and marriage matters. Imagine what life would be like if our fate was sealed by the flip of a coin. “Heads, you go free, tails, you get life in prison.” Ahh, can we go best two outta three here?
★~ Go Barefoot Day:
Set your piggies free and run barefoot for the day.
★~ National Hazelnut Cake Day:
Hazelnut adds a nutty flavor to the taste of cake. Most widely produced in Italy, Spain, Turkey and France, hazelnuts were widely popularized with the creation of Nutella in the 1940s, when the supply of cocoa was scarce during World War II rationing.
★~ Back in the Day
♥~1938 –The first issue of Action Comics was published. In its pages was the world’s first super hero, Superman. Jerry Siegel had a dream about the baby, Moses, who was abandoned by his parents in order that his life be saved. This dream prompted Siegel’s creation of the ‘Man of Steel’. Artist Joe Shuster made the comic book hero come alive. The first story, in this first issue, took place on the planet, Krypton, where baby Kal-El was born. The infant was shot to Earth in a rocket just before Krypton exploded.
♥~ 1957 – The first American to break the four-minute mile was Don Bowden, who was timed at 3 minutes, 58.7 seconds.
♥ ~ 1967 – The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. One of the first critically-acclaimed rock albums, Sgt. Pepper’s became the number one album in the world and was at the top of the U.S. album list for 15 weeks.
♥ ~ 1980 – CNN — the Cable News Network — made its debut at 5pm as TV’s first all-news channel. Owner Ted Turner told to a crowd of dignitaries and reporters that the channel was not signing off until the end of the world. He said, “To act upon one’s convictions while others wait; to create a positive force in a world where cynics abound; to provide information to people when it wasn’t available before; to offer those who want it a choice … I dedicate the news channel for America, the Cable News Network.”
♥~ 1991 – Students in Almelo, Netherlands, completed the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle: 204,484 pieces. They finished the 1,036-square-foot puzzle in eight days.
♥ ~ 1995 – The U.S. Postal Service issued a 32 cent stamp honoring the late Marilyn Monroe.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1926 – Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of New York subway grating (above) while in character for the filming of “The Seven Year Itch” in Manhattan on Sept. 15, 1954. The former Norma Jean Baker modeled and starred in 28 movies grossing $200 million, becoming one of the world’s most adored sex symbols. She died alone by suicide, at age 36 in her Hollywood bungalow on Aug. 5, 1962.
♥~ 1934 – Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone) singer: Love Letters in the Sand, April Love, Moody River, Ain’t That a Shame, I Almost Lost My Mind, Friendly Persuasion, Don’t Forbid Me, gospel LPs; actor: State Fair, Journey to the Center of the Earth; host: The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom; descendant: frontiersman, Daniel Boone; married to Red Foley’s daughter, Shirley
★~ Odd News:
★~ Home Run Hitler’ in School Yearbook: One Heil of a typo describes a Baseball Player in the high school yearbook. Seriously, how did the proofreader Nazi that?”
★~ Bandit Came Back: Drusilla’s Park is a zoo in East Sussex, England. On April 26th, there was a breakout when two raccoons escaped into the surrounding neighborhood. Turpin was found in another area of the park a week later and returned to her enclosure. But her sister Bandit remained at large until she suddenly was seen back in her enclosure when a zookeeper made an evening nose count. She had returned on her own! Bandit’s identity was confirmed by a scan of her embedded microchip. She apparently found that the grass was not greener on the other side of the fence.
★~ Tourists dine on Iceburg: Sunday afternoon, four American tourists in Iceland decided to picnic on an ice floe in the Fjallsárlón glacial lagoon. But that was not a great idea, as they discovered when the ice they were sitting on started floating away! Páll Sigurður Vignisson, a member of the rescue crew, said a sudden gust of wind had pushed the ice about ten meters away from the shore. One of the tourists was able to jump back before the ice drifted too far, and called emergency services. Vignisson said, “When we arrived it was quite comical to see them sitting on chairs and with a table on an iceberg … Yes the dinner was over.” The moral of the story: dining on iceberg may be hazardous; try romaine instead.
Cole gave home, yesterday. I thought he was coming home today. Fortunately, Cole usually calls to confirm his arrivals with me and double checks his departures. . .maybe it has something to do with the time I left for school without him. In any case, he’s home and had so many great stories to tell. I will have to come back later to share….for those of you that asked where he dined on Philly cheesesteak…fourth and south (where the locals go, of-course)
What are your plans for the day?
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