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August 2, 2013
★~ National Mustard Day:
Mustard is considered the superhero of condiments at least in the eyes of the Mustard Museum located in Middleton, Wisconsin. A museum dedicated to mustards- doncha know. The museum showcases 1000s of mustards that you can taste and buy. It’s a very interact museum. And if that isn’t enough you can also buy a “Poupon U” t-shirt.” Who could want anything more? Really. Of-course, some of you won’t be able to include the museum in your weekend travel plans so perhaps you can celebrate mustard by including on a sandwich or hot dog.
★~ Ice Cream Sandwich Day:
Childhood memories and refreshingly cool freezer temperatures make ice cream sandwiches FUN. Ice cream sandwiches have been around since the early 1900s. Vanilla, chocolate or a combination of the two, are the most popular. Our Aussie friends enjoy “Giant Sandwiches and Maxibons. In Scotland, the treats are called “sliders.” But the most exotic ice cream sandwiches are sold in Singapore, and popular flavors include red bean, yam, and honeydew.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1790 – The first U.S. Census was conducted. The United States was the first country in the world to make a census mandatory in its constitution. It is to be held every 10 years and to serve as the basis for Congressional seats, electoral votes, and to aid planning of government services. In 1790, only the names of the heads of households were recorded and the number of “free white males” were counted for draft purposes. Women were not allowed to work as census takers and were rarely named in the census except when widowed. Genders and ethnicities of all other residents were noted, but slaves were only counted as three-fifths of a person, and American Indians were not counted at all. Obviously, It wasn’t accurate, but the first census recorded just under 4 million people residing in the United States. In 2010, almost 310 million residents were recorded. It is now the largest peacetime operation in the country and employs more than a million Americans.
♥~ 1876 – Wild Bill (James Butler) Hickok was gunned down by Jack McCall, a desperado from Texas, in Saloon #10 at Deadwood, in the Dakota Territory. Hickok was playing poker (with his back to the door) at the time of the shooting. McCall shot Wild Bill in the back, and was hanged for the shooting, never revealing his motive. The poker hand Hickok was holding when he died consisted of a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights. This combination became known as the dead man’s hand.
♥~ 1945 – Norma Jean Dougherty filled out an application for the Blue Book Modeling Agency. Later, she would change her name to Marilyn Monroe.
♥~ 1984 – Charles Schulz’ award-winning comic strip was picked up by the Daily Times in Portsmouth, OH. With the addition of that paper,Peanuts, featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Pigpen, Linus, Peppermint Pattie, Woodstock and the gang, became the first comic strip to appear in 2,000 newspapers.
♥~ 1987 – Michael Andretti races to fast finish at Marlboro 500 at the International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, with an average speed of 171.490 miles per hour.
♥~ 1998 – A woman called San Francisco Animal Control to complain that an iguana was “staring at” her cat. The “iguana” turned out to be a 4-foot crocodile named Ernest, who escaped while his owner was moving. Though he reported Ernest missing, the owner kept moving because it’s illegal to own a crocodile in San Francisco.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1932 – Peter O’Toole actor: Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, A Lion in Winter, The Last Emperor; autobiography: Loitering with Intent
★~ Gallimaufry at its Finest
Chinese vendors have found the perfect way to get $80 for a box of nine peaches. You just have to dress them up the right way.
Stephen Colbert’s take on the Justin Beiber and Orlando Bloom dispute
Live out your fantasy to be a Mermaid!
A new way to share your pictures – on Marshmallows. What will they think of next. Yes, of-course I am going to try it – free international shipping!
“We have spoilt a wild deer.” Give a baby deer a tummy rub and he is going to want to live with you forever.
Million dollar bathtub made from a single piece of quartz. Apparently cost a million dollars. Wonder if a jacuzzi is included?
He otter watch out….
Well, don’t ask me!!
There is no business like Monkey Business!
Betcha can’t eat just one!
My teen and I are heading out early to make a fast in and out downtown run before Lolla excitement takes over and traffic becomes impossible Wishing everyone a sensational Saturday! Do you have any fun plans?
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