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★~ Today’s Quote: “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
― Linda Grayson
★~ Chocolate Day:
Today is just one of many Chocolate days throughout the year. We’ll also celebrate World Chocolate Day on September 4 and National Chocolate Day on October 28. Multiple chocolate days work for me! Why not make Strawberry Sundae Puffs with Chocolate Sauce (see video above–tip you can buy the puffs at the store)
★~ Strawberry Sundae:
Once known as sondhis and sundis, too, the ice cream sundae is named after Sunday. The odd spelling was to avoid offending Christians, who might not like a dessert tied to the holiest day of the week. Let’s review a few more facts about Sundae’s
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
★~ Tell the Truth Day:
Which of these three statements is false:
I like cats
I like tomatoes
I like thunder and lightening storms.
Now it’s your turn!
★~ 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
★~ Gallimaufry Today:
I enjoy playing an on-line vocabulary game every Monday when it lands in my e-mail inbox. Today my word was gallimaufry – motley assortment of things. One of my favorite words. But unfortunately I rarely take the opportunity to use it in everyday conversation. It’s sad how many words are ignored for less colorful familiar words. Good to Know will now be called Gallimaufry Today. Go ahead use it in a sentence, you’ll be glad you did!
The teen is 90% cure. It must of been the green tea or maybe the antibiotic….We still have no idea what he had, but the same day he started to take the antibiotic (and green tea) the symptoms started to disappear. His lab work will be back today or tomorrow; I’m still betting on Strep. Can 25 Facebook Mom’s be wrong?
We had storms last night, but no fireworks so perhaps we can call this holiday over and done.
Time to give a Greyhound and Bernese Mountain dog a bath. I’ve decided everyone needs at least one Greyhound. Cheyenne is the first Greyhound that has camped with us ( we keep a list of breeds of dogs that camp with us and a Greyhound was not checked off. Odd since they are fairly common in Chicago) and I’ve decided everyone needs at least one Greyhound. They are so docile, and quiet and FAST! The Berner is a pup. Enough said. You can see pictures on our Camp Facebook Page.
Sundaes and Chocolate! Go forth and have a very Merry Monday!
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