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August 19, 2013
★~ National Aviation Day:
Today we appreciate the work of aviators throughout the years who have helped make the skies friendlier.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established National Aviation Day to recognize the development of aviation. Today is the birthday of Orville Wright, who worked with his brother Wilbur to invent the world’s first successful airplane. Are you wondering why FDR pick the b-day of Orville instead of Wilbur’s? Was it because he liked Orville better or because Orville had an awesome mustache and Wilbur didn’t?
★~ Hot and Spicy Day:
Your tastebuds are going to tapping out a tasty tango because today is National Hot And Spicy Food Day. Let the fiery food celebration begin! Just be sure to keep a glass of milk close by if the burn proves a touch too much for you.Our forebears discovered the joy of spices in 7000 BC, and we’ve been using it ever since. Pungent hot sauces followed as a favorite condiment. Certain cultures acquired a taste for spicy food, and centered their entire cuisine around it, and we’re still reaping the benefits today.
One of the greatest perks for lovers of hot, spicy dishes is that they can follow the sizzle all over the globe. Indian, Japanese, Chinese and Mexican dishes are famed for their spicy nature, but flaming hot flavor can be found almost anywhere.
Hot spices also fire up the immune system, libido and even stimulate the brain. So douse your lunch in hot sauce, chomp on a hot chili, throw some wasabi in the wok or light your fire with a fiery beef and rice noodle salad. Just beware of flamethrower breath – it’s just not cool.
★~ Potato Day:
Fried, baked or mashed, everyone loves a good old-fashioned potato. Cheap and easy to prepare, spuds are America’s favorite side dish. Accompanying everything from a juicy burger to a Thanksgiving turkey, potatoes are versatile and can be served with almost anything. The average annual diet of a global citizen is 73 pounds of potatoes, and the world’s top potato producer is China.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1856 – Gail Borden of Brooklyn, NY patented his process for condensed milk. You’ve heard of Borden’s condensed milk … “The milk from contented cows.” This slogan was used in one of the great American advertising campaigns. The familiar flat- topped cans of Borden’s condensed milk are still available, as are Borden’s ice cream, cheese and other products — all with the seal of approval by Borden’s famous mascot, Elsie, the cow.
♥~ 1993 ~ Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, served the first root beer float in Cripple Creek, CO. Inspired by the moonlit view of snowcapped Cow Mountain, he added a scoop of ice cream to his Myers Avenue Red root beer and began serving it as the “Black Cow Mountain.” Kids loved it and shortened the name to “Black Cow.” Cripple Creek Brewing still sells beverages based on the original formulas.
♥~ 1972 – Chicago V hit #1 on U.S. album charts. It top the album charts for nine weeks with these tracks: A Hit by Varese, All is Well, Now That You’ve Gone, Dialogue (Part I),Dialogue (Part II), While the City Sleeps, Saturday in the Park, State of the Union, Goodbye and Alma Mater.
♥~ 1981 – Charlie’s Angels, starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith and the voice of John Forsythe as Charlie, was seen for the last time on ABC-TV. The show went into syndication and is still seen on cable TV.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1902 – (Frederic) Ogden Nash poet; Ogden Nash, the undisputed American master of light verse, wrote quite frequently for The New Yorker. One of his most well-known couplets from Reflections on Ice-Breaking reads: “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” Mr. Nash had fun with just about any subject. Consider this little ditty from his observations at the dinner table: “Celery, raw, develops the jaw. But celery, stewed, is more quietly chewed.” died May 19, 1971
♥~ 1955 – Peter Gallagher actor: Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Short Cuts, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Man Who Knew Too Little, American Beauty
♥~ 1969 – Matthew Perry, Actor “Friends”
★~ Good to Know:
Have you ever wondered why a portion of your potato bag of is all air? “Slack fill” protects the delicate chip from the damage of rough handling during the shipping process. When products are stacked atop one another, crammed into tight spaces, or simply jostled around in the back of a delivery truck, slack fill serves as an air cushion that prevents potato chips from becoming potato crumbs.
Although the federal Fair Packaging and Labeling Act passed in 1966 required manufacturers to clearly indicate the net weight of their product’s contents to prevent customers from being duped by huge-seeming containers on the shelves (new and improved potato chips, now with 50 percent more air!), the regulations are rarely enforced. Humans are terrible at accurately perceiving size, and even the most discerning shoppers will automatically assume that larger packaging means more product if they don’t look too closely at the label. The moral of this story is to count your chips before you pay cash for them.
I thought Merry Monday was a great day for a little extra motivation…
Wishing everyone a very Merry Monday and a flying start to their week….
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