March 24, 2011: Near Miss Day!

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March 24, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote: “Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.” ~ unknown

★~ Near Miss Day: On March 23, 1989 a huge asteroid came within 500,000 miles of Earth. That may seem like it was still pretty far away, but according to NASA, that was a very close call. Had the asteroid actually hit Earth, it would have created an impact equivalent to 40,000 hydrogen bombs, leaving a crater the size of Washington, DC and devastating everything within 100 miles.

★~ Today in History:

♥~1944 Nicholas Alkemade fell 18,000 feet without a parachute and lived. Nicholas was the tail gunner in a British Lancaster bomber on a night mission to Berlin. His plane was attacked by German fighters. When the captain ordered the crew to bail out, Alkemade discovered that his parachute was in flames. He chose to jump without the parachute rather than to stay in the burning plane. He fell 5,486 meters, landing in trees, underbrush, and drifted snow. He twisted his knee and had some cuts, but was otherwise alright.

♥~1965 – Astronaut John Young became the first man to eat a corned beef sandwich in outer space.

♥~1974Cher reached the top of the music charts as Dark Lady reached the #1 spot for a one-week stay. Other artists who shared the pop music spotlight during that time included: Terry Jacks, John Denver, Blue Swede, Elton John and MFSB.

♥~1994Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe’s National Hockey League career record with his 802nd goal.

♥~1998 – “Titanic” won 11 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best song, to tie the record set by 1959’s “Ben-Hur.” (The record was tied again by “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” in 2003.)

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1904 Joan Crawford (Lucille Fay LeSueur) Academy Award-winning actress: Mildred Pierce [1945]; A Woman’s Face, Night Gallery, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, Above Suspicion, Grand Hotel; died May 10, 1977

♥~1922Marty Allen comedian: half of Allen & Rossi team, actor: The Naked Face, Murder Can Hurt You, A Whale of a Tale, Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein, The Christmas Visit

♥~1957Amanda Plummer Tony Award-winning actress [1982]: Agnes of God; The Fisher King, Joe Versus the Volcano, The World According to Garp, Pulp Fiction; Christopher Plummer’s daughter

♥~1966 Marin Hinkle actress: Two and a Half Men, Once and Again, Imagine That, John’s Hand, Turn the River, Friends With Money, I Am Sam, Frequency, I’m Not Rappaport

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ The odds of being killed by falling out of bed are one in two million.

♥~ The odds of dying from a mountain lion attack in California: 1 in 32,000,000

♥~ The odds  of an American home having at least one container of ice cream in the freezer: 9 in 10.

♥~ Odds of getting away with murder: 2 to 1

♥~ Odds of injury from shaving: 6,585 to 1

♥~ Odds of getting canonized: 20,000,000 to 1

♥~ Odds of catching a ball at a major league ballgame: 563 to 1

♥~ Odds of being considered possessed by Satan: 7,000 to 1

♥~ Odds of a meteor landing on your house: 182,138,880,000,000 to 1

♥~ Chance of dying from a shark attack: 1 in 300,000,000


May the odds be in your favor!  But be mindful out there….I would miss you.

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Posted updated: March 24, 2012 

12 thoughts on “March 24, 2011: Near Miss Day!

  1. I keep telling my wife that shark attacks are not worth worrying about but even when I showed her your odds she just smiled and said there was no chance she would ever be the ONE chance in 300,000,000 because she is never going to swim in the ocean.


  2. Good to know my chances of getting away with murder are so good. Just saying.
    Today really is near miss day-between the guy falling and the astroid not hitting…this should really be called your Lucky day!

  3. I’m a so glad that astroid missed us. I was having my second kid on this date in 1989 and it was complicated enough without added drama of an astroid hitting earth and distracting the hospital staff. Yes, when you are having a baby it is all about YOU.

    I love these daily updates. Thank you.

  4. The next time I’m in a crowd with 6999 other people, I’m going to be very nervous about which one of us is possessed by Satan. How did they come up with that number?

    I didn’t see this until the end of the day: apparently it’s also National Puppy Day. Awwwwwww….

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  6. Damn…I can’t win the lottery, but I’d probably be the one the shark would pick to snack on…”Wow…her buns look filling!”

    We used to watch the Sonny and Cher show every week on TV…I loved her wardrobe!


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