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August 13, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” ― Alfred Hitchcock
★~ National Filet Mignon Day:
Filet mignon is French for “dainty fillet,” and recognized by its melt in your mouth tenderness. It is sliced from the tenderloin muscle of the steer or heifer and is most often cooked by grilling, broiling or sauteeing.
★~ Lefty Day:
Give a big hand to all the Left Handers you know because today is there day to celebrate and be celebrated. No-one has come up with a definitive reason for WHY some people are left-handed, but about 15% of the population around the world are, and it is thought to be genetic.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1889 – German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin received a patent for a “navigable balloon,” which would later become known as a blimp or a “zeppelin.”
♥~ 1934 – Cartoonist Al Capp began his famous comic strip, Li’l Abner. In those early days, the cartoon strip was carried in eight newspapers. Eventually, it would be in more than 500, and would be the basis for a Broadway play and a Hollywood movie.
♥~ 1948 – Cleveland Indians rookie pitcher Satchel Paige threw his first complete game in the major leagues. He allowed the Chicago White Sox only five hits in the 5-0 shutout. The rookie pitcher was 42 years old
♥~ 1952 – Big Mama Thornton recorded “You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hound Dog,” almost four years before Elvis did it. In 1953 Big Mama’s version hit #1 on the R&B charts.
♥~ 1899 – Alfred (Joseph) Hitchcock ‘The Master of Suspense’: director: Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds, Rear Window, Rebecca, To Catch a Thief, Frenzy, Notorious, Suspicion, The Thirty-Nine Steps; TV host: Alfred Hitchcock Presents; died Apr 29, 1980
♥~ 1959 – Danny Bonaduce actor: The Partridge Family, H.O.T.S., America’s Deadliest Home Video; disc jockey
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ University of Kansas researchers recently determined the handedness of ancient humans by studying — oddly enough! — their teeth. The study, which was published in the journal Laterality, found that when our great-great-great-great-(you get the point)-grandfathers would process animal hides, they would hold one side of the carcass in their hand and the other in their mouth. By locating the wear and tear on those prehistoric chompers, scientists were able to determine whether our prehistoric ancestors were using their left hand or right hand more dominantly.
♥~ Sinistrophobia is the fear of all things to the left
♥~ Famous left-handed people include: Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Prince Charles and Prince William of England; musicians Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Paul McCartney; actors Charlie Chaplin, Robert Redford, Tom Cruise: scientists Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Benjamin Franklin; artists Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci; and historical figures Alexander the Great, Charlemagne and Julius Ceasar.
♥~ Left hand taboos: In India, Tibet and Nepal it is considered to be taboo to eat, shake hands, wave or point with the left hand.
♥~ Most left-handers draw figures facing to the right.
♥~ There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handed
♥~ Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing
♥~ 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed
♥~ Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.
♥~ Left-handers are generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative and multi-talented than right handers – based on discussions among members of the Left-Handers Club!
★~ Tuesday Tip:
Do we have any El Morno Lefties that we need to shake hands with today?
Last night, I was searching the archives of Odd and found this Voice Mail Accident from last year and it made me laugh all over again.
My back is feeling much better, thanks for all the suggestions!
Hope you all enjoy a terrific Tuesday!
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