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September 28, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius
★~ National Drink A Beer Day:
Raise a pint and toast to one of the oldest and most popular beverages in human history.
There are hundreds of different varieties of beer, but they all fall into one of two categories—ale or lager. Historians believe that humans have been producing beer, or some form it, since the Neolithic Era. The oldest continuously operating brewery in the world is in the Bavaria region of Germany. The Weihenstephan brewery began producing beer in the year 1040. Today, the company exports fourteen different brews all over the world.
The craft beer movement is out of control right now. New breweries are popping up all over the country, archaic state laws are beginning to change that benefit the consumer and brewing community, and sales figures continue to rise by upwards of 15% year after year. It’s definitely a great time to be a beer drinker in America!
Here are a few Beer facts to toast!
After he won the Nobel Prize, Niels Bohr was given a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.
The Code of Hammurabi decreed that bartenders who watered down beer would be executed.
At the Wife Carrying World Championships, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.
A cloud near the constellation Aquila contains enough ethyl alcohol to fill 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
Coined in the early 1900s, the word “alcoholiday” means leisure time spent drinking.
The builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza were paid with a daily ration of beer.
Fried beer won Most Creative Fried Food at the 2010 Texas State Fair.
The top five states for beer consumption per capita: 1. North Dakota, 2. New Hampshire, 3. Montana, 4. South Dakota 5. Wisconsin.
Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
George Washington insisted his continental army be permitted a quart of beer as part of their daily rations.
At spas in Europe, you can literally bathe in beer as a physical and mental therapeutic treatment.
Beer helped Joseph Priestly discover oxygen. He noticed gases rising from the big vats of beer at a brewery and asked to do some experiments.
A Buddhist temple in the Thai countryside was built with over a million recycled beer bottles.
Beer soup was a common breakfast in medieval Europe.
At the start of Bavarian Beer Week in Germany, an open-air beer fountain dispenses free beer to the public.
In the 1980s, a beer-drinking goat was elected mayor of Lajitas, TX.
★~ Ask a stupid question day:
Teachers created Ask a Stupid Question Day, to encourage students to ask more questions, so go ahead and ask: What rhymes with orange? Do they sterilize needles for lethal injections? Where in the nursery rhyme does it say Humpty Dumpty is an egg? Inquiring minds want to know!! If you have a stupid question to ask–include it in the comments and I will send you a personalized link to the answer. I promise.
★~ National Good Neighbor Day:
In the early 1970’s, Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana recognized the importance of good neighbors, and started the effort to make this a National day. With the help of congressman Mike Mansfield, she succeed in getting three presidents (Nixon, Ford, and Carter) to issue proclamations, along with numerous governors.
In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day.
I am trying to be a good neighbor but with chili’s Roasting on an open fire—it’s tough. Last weekend I hope!
★~ Strawberry Cream Pie Day:
Did you know that 70% of a strawberry cream pie’s weight comes from the strawberries themselves? That’s a lot considering that the fruit isn’t even in season in September!
When you set out to find the perfect strawberry cream pie there are many variations from which to choose. Some recipes use cream cheese in the filling while others call for whipped cream or custard. Crusts can be sweet or savory, strawberries can be whole or whipped into a mousse, and there are dozens of different toppings.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1961 – Hazel premiered on NBC-TV. The sitcom starred Shirley Booth in the title role, with Don DeFore as George Baxter and Whitney Blake as Dorothy Baxter (the family who Hazel adopted). She was their maid and housekeeper. Hazel was based on the Saturday Evening Post cartoon series by Ted Key.
♥~ 1989 – The first two people to go over Niagara Falls in the same barrel and live to tell about it. Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter DeBernardi went over 167-foot high Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the Falls.
♥~ 1991 – Garth Brooks big ol’ black hat and all, hit number one with his album Ropin’ the Wind. He was the first country artist to debut an albumat #1 on both the Billboard album chart and country album chart.
♥~ 551 B.C.: Confucius, the legendary Chinese philosopher, was born on the Shandong peninsula, 2,563 years ago today. His family was poor and in his youth he tended livestock, but in later years he had many disciples and served for a time as the Minister of Crime.
♥~ 1836 – Thomas Crapper: English plumber: Thomas Crapper, contrary to popular belief, did not invent the flush toilet, which had existed for centuries before his birth. He did start his own business, Thomas Crapper & Co. Ltd and patented nine different innovative plumbing mechanisms, including the floating ball cock, which itself could have leant the English language a number of mildly offensive expletives, but instead it is his serendipitous or unfortunate last name, depending on how you look at it, for which we remember him best.
♥~ 1856 – Kate Douglas (Smith) Wiggin writer: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Timothy’s Quest, The Bird’s Christmas Carol; organized 1st free kindergarten in San Francisco, established California Kindergarten Training School; died Aug 24, 1923
♥~ 1909 – Al Capp (Alfred Gerald Caplin) Capp wrote and drew the cartoon, Li’l Abner, with its cast of wonderful characters, Mammy and Pappy Yokum, their son Abner, the lovely Daisy Mae, Fearless Fosdick and the lovable Schmoos.
♥~ 1934 – Brigitte Bardot (Camille Javal) actress: And God Created Woman, Viva Maria, A Very Private Affair
★~ Good to Know: Odd News
♥~ $2,000 BOTTLES OF BEER: Hair of the Dog Brewing Company in Portland, Ore., announced on Twitter Wednesday that it has begun selling Hair of the Dog Dave for $2,000 per 12-ounce bottle. Why so expensive? Dave is one of the rarest beers in existence. At 29 percent alcohol by volume, it was made back in 1994 by freezing 300 gallons of the brewery’s Adam beer multiple times to reduce it down to under 100 gallons. Apparently, that makes it super delicious. On top of that, Hair of the Dog is donating all proceeds to Guide Dogs for the Blind. So you can feel good about dropping two grand on beer.
♥~ GOTTA GO! LEADS TO SWAT TEAM RESPONSE: An incident at the Bridgeport Village Regal Cinemas in Portland, Oregon, involving multiple law enforcement agencies, turned out to be a comedy of errors. During the movie Prisoners, an elderly man stood up and urinated. It is believed he may have been drinking. The urine fell on a teenager sitting in the row in front of him, a nearby woman started yelling “Gun!” over and over, theater patrons began running for the exits, and someone called 911, which led to “a massive response from multiple agencies.” The theater was evacuated and police began an investigation. An explanation came from the teenager and his parents. The woman who screamed had been diagnosed with PTSD. The elderly man was not arrested, and the family chose not to press charges. Police say the man is no longer allowed back into the Regal Cinemas at Bridgeport Village.
♥~ WOMAN WINS MARATHON BY ACCIDENT: Meredith Fitzmaurice had never run a full marathon before. She was working her way up to that when she entered the half-marathon at the Run for Heroes Marathon in Amherstburg, Ontario last Sunday. But the half-marathon and the full marathon were happening at the same time, and she missed a turn on the half-marathon course. Fitzmaurice just kept going with the other runners. When she realized what she had done, she decided to just run the rest of the way. Fitzmaurice asked an official along the way if her run would be official. He checked with judges and returned with news that it would. As Fitzmaurice approached the finish line, there were only a few men ahead, and no women, so she kept running. She was the first woman across the finish line, and the tenth overall with a time of 3:11:48.
♥~ FIX MY IPAD NOW : Martha Stewart, took to Twitter to vent about her shattered tablet, which she says Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs gave her. She is upset that the company has not sent anyone yet to pick it up for fixing, as per the tweet.
“I am still waiting for an apple rep to come pick up my IPad. No action yey (sic),” she tweeted to her nearly 2.9 million followers on Thursday, a day after breaking the device.
“I just dropped my iPad on the ground and shattered two glass corners. What to do?does one call Apple to come and pick it up or do I take it?,” she tweeted on Wednesday.
Tip Martha: Consumers have to take their iPads to an Apple store to have it fixed or exchanged, depending on the warranty.
♥~ If you give a homeless man a fish, he will eat for a day. But if you spend a month teaching him computer coding – – –Click to read more
I had password issues this morning it is hard to come up with one that has to include 5 minutes of interpretive dance, 15 excerpts from contemporary fiction and 1 word made up by Shakespeare. Sheesh.
I also slept in after attending a really fun school cocktail party that included bite size appetizers, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, and coke! I love bite size food! They also hung full wine glasses from this tree thingy that was way cool. And some of my favorite people attended, so the company was as good as the atmosphere and food. Couldn’t want no more!
It’s little pup week at camp, and I have camp pictures and Michaelmas pictures to post,so I must sally forth and start my Saturday. Wishing you a super Saturday!
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