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★~ Today’s Quote: Chocolate doesn’t ask silly question, Chocolate understands!
★~ Tell the Truth Day:
The whole truth and nothing but the truth, honesty is the best policy, once you practice to deceive what an ugly web you weave, truth is stranger than fiction, don’t you lie to me, I just want to find out the truth, in the end the truth will come out, the truth will set you free, life is so much simpler when you just tell the truth, truth fears no trial…
Today we are all challenged to go one whole day without telling a lie or saying anything misleading or dishonest to others.
However, remember what your mom always said: if you can’t say something nice, it’s better not to say anything at all; think before you open your mouth; what you don’t know won’t hurt you; and, to quote my own mom, “the truth can be overrated.”
★~ Build a Scarecrow Day :
Are birds eating all of the fruits and vegetables in your garden faster than you can pick them? Solve your problem with a little hay, old clothes and a hat! Wa La a Scarecrow. Or plant two poles on either side of your garden, attach a string and then dangle small items from the string over your fruits and vegetables. Garden predators do not like things moving near then or over them.
★~ Chocolate Day:
There are a number of dates throughout the year promoting variations of local, national or international Chocolate Day – However, the El Morno research team believes today is the true, definitive, ‘Chocolate Day‘, so celebrate with some of the high cocoa, rich, dark chocolate that makes you go tingly inside! And don’t worry we’ll celebrate all the chocolate days! We are not purist.
★~ Strawberry Sundae:
If you’re looking for the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day, then look no further. A strawberry sundae made with ice cream, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries will do the trick!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1950 – Jack Walsh, from Trenton, NJ set a world weightlifting record of 4,235 pounds! (Like lifting two medium-sized cars). He beat the record that was set in 1905 when a weightlifter hoisted 4,140 pounds on his back. Weighty issues, indeed.
♥~ 1990 – The world’s three most famous tenors – Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras – performed their first concert together. The performance, in Rome on the eve of the World Cup soccer final, earned millions of dollars for charity. An album of the event, Carreras Domingo Pavarotti – in Concert, was a surprise hit on the pop charts, and eventually became the best-selling classical album of all-time
♥~ 2007 – The new seven wonders of the world (as picked in a global poll organized by the private New7Wonders Foundation): The Great Wall of China, Rome’s Colosseum, India’s Taj Mahal, Peru’s Macchu Picchu, Jordan’s Petra, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer and Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid.
♥ ~ 1906 – Satchel Paige Baseball Hall of Famer: pitcher: Cleveland Indians [World Series: 1948], St. Louis Browns [all-star: 1953], KC Athletics; legend in Negro leagues, thrilling fans with his famous ‘hesitation pitch’; died June 8, 1982
♥~ 1927 – Doc (Carl) Severinsen trumpeter, bandleader: The Tonight Show Band, The Doc Severinsen Band; played with Charlie Barnet and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras; owner: trumpet factory
♥~ 1940 – Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) drummer: group: The Beatles; singer: It Don’t Come Easy, Photograph, You’re Sixteen; actor: Candy, The Magic Christian, Blindman, Caveman, Give My Regards to Broad Street; married to actress, Barbara Bach
♥~ 1949 – Shelley Duvall actress: Popeye, Nashville, Roxanne, Brewster McCloud, The Shining, Annie Hall, McCabe and Mrs. Miller
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ In 1985, the biggest Ice Cream sundae was made in California. It stood 12ft tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream
♥~ In 1988, the largest ice cream sundae weighed 54,914 pounds. It was made by Palm Daries Ltd. in Alberta, Canada in 1988.
♥~ The most common types of sundae are chocolate caramel, butterscotch or strawberry.
♥~ Chocolate syrup is the most popular sundae topping!
♥~ The worlds most expensive sundae cost $25,000 and set a Guinness world record for the most expensive dessert. “Frrozen Haute Chocolate,” a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe. The dessert, is infused with 0.2 ounces of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds. The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound.It is eaten with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home.
I thought this was interesting information about lightening: July is the worst month for lightning strike fatalities. Men (for unknown reasons) and outdoorsy types (for obvious reasons) are the most susceptible—You can read more here, New Statistics on lightening. I was taking a walk with a pup a few Julys ago when Mother Nature decided to treat us to a lightening show;it was both amazing and terrifying. I could taste and feel the electricity as it lit up the sky. Thank Goodness, the pup was largely unaffected as we inched our way safely inside; a much better place to enjoy the show.
Sundaes and Chocolate! Go forth and savor the day.
Odd Loves Company!