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★~ Lame Duck Day:
The phrase lame duck was coined in the 18th century at the London Stock Exchange, to refer to a broker who defaulted on his debts. In the 19th century the term was use to describe an elected official who is approaching the end of his or her tenure, and especially an official whose successor has already been elected.
In this 1915 cartoon by Clifford Berryman, the lame ducks are defeated Democrats heading to the White House hoping to secure political appointments from President Woodrow Wilson.
★~Frozen Yogurt Day:
Frozen yogurt has been around since the 1970s but was slow to catch and did not gain gain popularity until the 1990s when it claimed “10 percent of the frozen dessert market,” according to Coldstone Creamery.
While the initial attraction of frozen yogurt was that it was “healthier” than ice cream, you can still dress it up with candy, fruit and oreo’s crumbs if you are so inclined.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1932 – Dog sled racing happened for the first time in Olympic competition. The demonstration program was presented by the United States and Canada. “Mush! Mush! Onward you huskies!”
♥~ 1933 – The 20th Amendment to the Constitution was declared in effect. It moved the start of presidential, vice-presidential and congressional terms from March to January.
♥~ 1952 – Princess Elizabeth of England became Queen Elizabeth II, upon the death of her father, King George VI.
♥~ 1971 – NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard took a six-iron that he had stashed away inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf balls on the surface of the moon. Shepard whiffed the first swing, so, he got a ‘Mulligan’ on that one. The others were good, crisp shots that went, oh, a few hundred yards in the vacuum of space.
♥~ 1878 – Walter B. Pitkin, one of the earliest self-help writers. despite dropping out of college, he was offered a position as a professor at Columbia University, where he taught psychology, philosophy, and journalism for 40 years. His books include The Psychology of Happiness (1929), Life Begins at Forty (1932), A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity (1932), Take it Easy: The Art of Relaxation (1935), and Road to a Richer Life (1949).
♥~ 1895 – Babe (George Herman) Ruth‘The Sultan of Swat’, ‘The Bambino’: Baseball Hall of Famer: Boston Red Sox pitcher [won 89 games over six seasons/World Series: 1915, 1916, 1918], NY Yankees outfielder [World Series: 1921-1923, 1926-1928, 1932/60 home runs in 1927/all-star: 1933, 1934], Boston Braves; 714 home runs in 22 seasons.
♥~ 1939 – Mike Farrell actor: M*A*S*H, The Interns, The Man and the City
♥~ 1940 – Tom Brokaw news anchor: NBC Nightly News, Today; author: The Greatest Generation
♥~ 1950 – Natalie Cole Grammy Award-winning singer: Best New Artist ; This Will Be, I’ve Got Love on My Mind; daughter of Nat ‘King’ Cole.
♥~ 1957 – Kathy Najimy voice of Peggy Hill. King of the Hill’
★~ Good to Know: Yogurt
♥~ It’s ALIVE! You can’t get much fresher then yogurt
♥~ It’s cultured – a step above your average everyday food. Frozen yogurt contains helpful “good bacteria” such as L. bulgaricus and S. thermophulus. These healthy cultures have been shown to keep the digestive system regular, stimulate the immune system and fight infection. Eating just one cup of frozen Yogurt that contains these “active cultures” each day will work wonders for your body and health!
♥~ It’s the 007 of dairy, working undercover. Frozen yogurt has had many disguises over the years, going by the name of Frogurt, Humphreez Yoghurt and Danny.
♥~ It’s historical. People have been making and eating yogurt for over 5,000 years. It is believed that the first Yogurt was made by accident in a nomadic tribe. Milk carried in goatskin pouches was fermented by wild bacteria living on the inside of the pouches. Imagine the brave person who first tried that sour-smelling, coagulated milk!
♥~ It’s international. Yogurt got its name from the Turkish word “yogurur”, which means “long life”. In fact, there has long been a belief that including Yogurt in your daily diet is associated with longevity.
♥~ It’s multi-cultural, or should we say multi-mammical. Yogurt can be made by any mammal that produces milk, be it goat, sheep, water buffalo, yak or camel!
♥~ It’s romantic. There is no need for breath mints when frozen yogurt is involved. Have a scoop before your next close encounter, eating yoghurt has been shown to improve bad breath.
♥~ It’s chemistry. Frozen yogurt has nutritional benefits beyond milk, rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. In fact, eating Yogurt on a regular basis can also help you absorb the nutrients in other foods.
♥~ It’s a fat-buster. Yogurt helps you feel fuller and, if eaten as a snack, can decrease the calorie consumption in your next meal!
♥~ It’s easy to digest. Because of the fermentation process, Yogurt can easily be digested by many people who are lactose-intolerant.
This picture amused me. I hope the pup to the far left has a great personality….
It’s not snowing. However, it is 1 degree. But at least it’s not 1 degree and snowing!! And I do have some awesome icicles. I’ll take a picture of them for you.
Wishing you a terrific Thursday!
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