Celebrating: Be Nice, Dares, Coin Flips, Bare-feet, & Hazelnut Cake,

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June 1st, 2011

★~Today’s Quote: “If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.” Marilyn Monroe

Today is . . .

★~ Say Something Nice Day:

This is a day to say “thank you” to those who make our lives better just by being a part of them; a day to recognize those who contribute to our lives in specific ways. One day is one day, but perhaps we can stretch it to two, and then — just maybe — if we encourage one another, we might change the world!

★~ Dare Day:

Today is a call for action. It is not a day for procrastinators or for hesitation. Dares take all shapes and forms. The dare today is to tackle something that scares you, accomplish something new, or complete something that has been hanging over your head. I dare you! I Double dare you! Okay, I triple dog dare you!

★~ Flip A Coin Day:

Heads or Tails? Rumor has it that Julius Caesar invented the coin flip as a method for making decisions. Of course, he always called “heads” because his own head was on the Roman coin. Caesar’s coin flip settled legal cases, property disputes, and marriage matters. Imagine what life would be like if your fate were sealed by the flip of a coin. ”Heads you go free, tails you get life in prison.” Ahh, can we go best two outta three?

★~ National Go Barefoot Day:

Set your piggies free! If — and only if — your toes are pedicured and polished. Sorry, even for a good cause, if your toes aren’t pretty, don’t remove your shoes. National Barefoot Day was started by Soles4Souls.org to raise awareness of the millions of people worldwide who live in extreme poverty and can’t afford shoes. The group will distribute new pairs of shoes during the first week of June.

★~ National Hazelnut Cake Day:

“Fresh hazelnuts add a nutty, sophisticated flavor to this cake” (really!). However, fresh hazelnuts can be hard to find and almost impossible to crack open. A lot of recipes use Nutella hazelnut spread. I have never had a piece of hazelnut cake, so I’m a little hazy about the best way to make it properly. Maybe an El Morno reader will crack open a cook book and share her or his thoughts.

★~Special Note:

SOLAR ECLIPSE: A partial eclipse of the sun is visible in eastern Asia, northern North America and Iceland today.:


★~ Today in History:

~1938- Superman first appeared in Action Comics. His creator, Toronto artist Joe Shuster, sold his rights to the character for $130. Superman’s origin was inspired by the biblical story of Moses, whose parents abandoned him as a baby to save his life.

~ 1954 – In the “Peanuts” comic strip, Linus’ security blanket debuted.

♥ ~ 1967 – The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. One of the first critically-acclaimed rock albums, Sgt. Pepper’s became the number one album in the world and was at the top of the U.S. album list for 15 weeks.

~ 1980 – CNN — the Cable News Network — began broadcasting at 5pm.

~ 1985 – Weird Al Yankovic released “Dare to Be Stupid,” an album featuring the title song, plus “Like a Surgeon,” “I Want a New Duck,” “George of the Jungle,” and “Yoda.”

~ 1991 – Students in Almelo, Netherlands, completed the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle: 204,484 pieces. They finished the 1,036-square-foot puzzle in eight days.

~ 1995 – The U.S. Postal Service issued a 32 cent stamp honoring the late Marilyn Monroe.

~ 1997 – A feature of Chicago’s BookExpo America was Imre Somogyi, the world’s first toe reader. He was promoting his book Reading Toes: Your Feet As Reflections of Your Personality

★~Born Today:

~ 1926 – Andy Griffith actor: The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock, A Face in the Crowd, No Time for Sergeants, From Here to Eternity; comedian: comedy record: Make Yourself Comfortable

~ 1926 – Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Baker Mortenson) actress: Gentleman Prefer Blondes, The Seven-Year Itch, Some Like It Hot, Bus Stop, The Asphalt Jungle, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend, The Misfits, Scudda-Hoo!Scudda-Hay!; famous centerfold: Playboy [1952]; died Aug 5, 1962

~ 1934 – Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone) singer: Love Letters in the Sand, April Love, Moody River, Ain’t That a Shame, I Almost Lost My Mind, Friendly Persuasion, Don’t Forbid Me, gospel LPs; actor: State Fair, Journey to the Center of the Earth; host: The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom; descendant: frontiersman, Daniel Boone; married to Red Foley’s daughter, Shirley

~ 1956 – Lisa Hartman actress: Knots Landing, Tabitha, Bare Essentials, Deadly Blessing, Red Wind, Where the Boys Are

~ 1968 – Jason Donovan singer: popular in Australia & Great Britain; actor: Neighbours, Rough Diamonds, The Sun, the Moon and the Stars; son of actor, Terence Donovan

★~ Did You Know: There is a society for barefoot living

~ In all 50 states there are no health codes or state laws that require shoes in businesses of any kind, including grocery stores or restaurants. Business can refuse to serve someone that is not wearing shoes.

~  It is not illegal to drive barefoot

~ The American Academy of Dermatology confirms the best way to get athlete’s foot or toenail fungus is to frequently wear closed-toe shoes. The best way to cure athlete’s foot and toenail fungus is to go barefoot.

~ According to some ancient philosophies, life-force energy called Chi (also called Qi or Prana) can be absorbed through the soles of the feet. Ground Chi is absorbed automatically and unconsciously when walking barefoot, which increases the amount of Chi absorbed by the body.

~ Children with the healthiest and most supple feet are those who habitually go barefoot, according to Dr. Lynn T. Staheli and a growing number of other pediatric orthopedists. His studies of developing nations show that non-shoe-wearers have better flexibility and mobility, stronger feet, fewer deformities, and less complaints than those who wear shoes regularly

★~ Today’s Silly:

Try to outsmart your foot.

Sitting in a char, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

Now while doing this, draw the number 6 in the air with your right hand.

Did your foot change directions?

Yep. How many times did you try it?



I tried that silly more times than I will admit without success but maybe you will have better luck. Hope you have a most wonderful Wednesday and a month filled with good luck.  Leave me a comment if you have a chance because Odd loves company.


8 thoughts on “Celebrating: Be Nice, Dares, Coin Flips, Bare-feet, & Hazelnut Cake,

  1. Kb my dear I must take this opportunity to Thank You most profusely for providing me with El Morno entertainment 7 days a week.
    I can not do that stupid silly, even if I close my eyes.I tried 10 times. I will dare others to try.
    Love going bare foot!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday.

  2. I love Nutella hazelnut spread! Going barefoot is one of the best things about summer.
    Maybe I will watch the Andy Griffith show today and NO I can not rotate my foot and make a #6 in the air and I do feel silly for trying again and again.

    Have a great day.

  3. Such a beautiful day today. Not to hot and not to humid.
    4 times and i gave up–I can’t pat my head and rub my tummy either. I can however walk and chew gum on a good day. 😀
    My mom never let us run around with bare feet so it took me awhile to become comfortable letting my own kids go without shoes but they love it and in the summer I let my toes hang out too–if they are polished, of-course.

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