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March 31, 2016
★~ Today’s Quote: The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possible can.” ~ Mike Dooley
★~ World Backup Day:
Don’t be an April Fool! Be Prepared! Back up your computer on March 31st! And always remember to sign-out at the Apple Store! And don’t fall for the very well run IRS telephone scam that is going around AGAIN (no accent, no call center lag, and they usually assault you with some accurate information about you!) Bad People! Just a few added cavats.
★~ Bunsen Burner Day:
In 1852, Robert Bunsen, a German scientist began working at the University of Heidelberg. He was trying to isolate chemical substances and soon became frustrated with the inefficient and smoky heat sources that were available in the laboratory. To solve the problem, he drew up plans for a burner that would mix gas and air prior to ignition. The result was the Bunsen burner, which is now used in laboratories all over the world.
Bunsen burners (along with Teclu burners and Meker burners) produce a smokeless blue flame at very high temperatures. Scientists use these types of burners for heating, combustion, and sterilization.
★~ Clams on the Half Shell Day:
Are you feeling bold today? In a “why not?” sort of mood? Well then, eat clams the way sharks and squid do — raw and in their shell. Not feeling that bold? Well, feel free to have your clams fried, baked, or boiled. You can also add them to chowder or pasta!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1889 – The Eiffel Tower opened in Gay Paree. A beautiful sight, no? Well, not so to writers, Guy deMaupassant and Alexandre Dumas who condemned the Eiffel Tower as a “horrid nightmare.” The Eiffel Tower was named after its designer, architect, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel who built the structure for the Paris Exhibition of 1889.
♥~ 1951- There’s an old joke that goes like this: A bunch of scientists created a huge machine capable of complex calculations and called it UNIVAC. Eager to test their invention, they asked it, “Is there a God?” The vacuum tubes hummed and the tape spools spun for several minutes. Finally, the machine spit out a little card, on which was written, “THERE IS NOW.” On this day in 1951, the Remington Rand Corporation signed a contract to deliver the first UNIVAC computer to the U.S. Census Bureau. UNIVAC I (which stands for Universal Automatic Computer) took up 350 square feet of floor space — about the size of a one-car garage — and was the first American commercial computer.
♥~ 1985 –“The Love Boat” celebrated its 200th TV episode by honoring its 1,000th guest star, Lana Turner.
♥~ 1984 – Kenny Loggins started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Footloose’, the theme from the film with the same name, a No.6 hit in the UK.
♥~ 1928 – Gordie Howe, Hockey Hall of Famer
♥~ 1934 – Richard Chamberlain, Actor, Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds; Centennial, Shogun, The Towering Inferno, Julius Caesar
♥~ 1934 –Shirley Jones, Actress (“The Partridge Family”),
♥~ 1943 – Christopher Walken, Actor
♥~ 1945 – Gabe (Gabriel) Kaplan, Actor, comedian (“Welcome Back Kotter”)
♥~ 1948 – Rhea Perlman, Actress (“Cheers”)
♥~ 1950 –Ed Marinaro, Actor (“Hill Street Blues”)
♥~ 1955 – Angus Young musician: guitar: group: AC/DC:
♥~ 1985 – Jessica Szohr, Actress (“Gossip Girl”)
★~ Thursday Giggle…
Today is the last day of the March and you know what that means don’t you? It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by simple saying ”rabbit, rabbit!” The first words out of your mouth on the first day of April must be “rabbit, rabbit.” Get those post-a-note reminders ready!
I’m off to spend the last day of the Month hangin’ with our day campers at Prairie Wolf, which will be followed by 6 baths at the self-service dog wash. Cole and I can now give 6 baths in about an hour. And I am talking about mud covered pup baths. We draw a crowd at the wash window as we suds, scrub, rinse, dry and repeat. I’m thinking about offering to let the store sell tickets and refreshments in exchange for free washes. People could also bet on our final time. The possibilities are endless!
Have a wonderful day! And don’t forget to Rabbit! Rabbit!
Odd Loves Company!