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★~ Today’s Quote: The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place someone is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death. ~ Harry Houdini
★~ Red Rose Day:
Red Roses signify love, and are among the most popular flowers for couples celebrating their weddings, especially in the summer. Buying a red rose for a special person (including yourself) and wishing him or her Happy Red Rose Day would be the perfect way to celebrate today.
★~ Peanut Butter Cookie Day:
It’s time to dig out Grandma’s famous peanut butter cookie recipe, cream together butter, peanut butter, and sugar until fluffy and bake up a batch of peanut butter cookies. Don’t forget to mush them down with a fork going both ways.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1880 ~ Baseball’s first El Perfecto, a perfect game, was recorded on this day in 1880 … a perfect game being when no batter reaches a base during a complete game of at least nine innings. It was two and a half decades later before this feat was accomplished again. This time, the now famous Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox, stopped the Philadelphia Athletics in an American League game.
♥~ 1897 – Swiss cutlery maker Carl Elsener patented his penknife, a “useful pocket tool,” later became well-known as the Swiss Army Knife.
♥~ 1923 – Harry Houdini, while in a straitjacket, suspended 40 feet in the air, amazed a large and quite disbelieving audience as he freed himself of the constraints.
♥~ 1963 – Elizabeth Taylor starred in the $40,000,000 film epic, Cleopatra. The movie certainly gave ticket buyers their money’s worth. Cleopatra lasted for four hours, three minutes. It opened at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City on this day. Richard Burton starred as Marc Antony, Rex Harrison played Julius Caesar, Hume Cronyn played Sosigines, Carroll O’Connor was Casa and Roddy McDowell appeared as Octavian.
♥~ 1965 – Queen Elizabeth honored the Beatles by making them members of the Order of the British Empire. Several British Army officers were so outraged, they returned their medals
♥ ~ 1977 – As Britain celebrated the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, The Sex Pistols reached No. 2 in the singles chart with ‘God Save The Queen’.
♥ ~ 2007 – Delcambre, Louisiana, approved an ordinance setting up to six months in jail and a $500 fine for being caught in saggy pants. Mayor Carol Broussard said guys who couldn’t keep their pants up were better off just wearing a dress.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1519 – Cosimo I de’ Medici: Cosimo I became the Duke of Florence at age 17, and like so many of his family members, Cosimo I was a major patron of the arts. He built the Uffizi building, and it became the home of the Medici family’s personal art collection, and it is now one of the greatest art galleries in the world. He purchased and expanded the Pitti Palace, which became the home of the Medici family for hundreds of years after him, and he created the famous Boboli Gardens behind the palace for his wife Eleonora.
♥ ~ 1827 – Johanna Spyri, children’s author: best known as the author of Heidi, the story of an orphan girl who goes to live with her grandfather in the Alps, where she plays with goats and sleeps in a hayloft and gets into trouble
♥ ~ 1929 – Anne Frank German Jewish girl who wrote a diary while in hiding with her family and four friends i n Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II; the diary has since been adapted into various books, movies and stage productions; died Mar 12, 1945
♥ ~ 1916 – Ivan Tors producer, director: Flipper, Zebra in the Kitchen, Namu, the Killer Whale, Gentle Ben, Salty; died June 4, 1983
★~ Did You Know:
♥ ~ There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
♥ ~ By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
♥ ~ Peanut butter was the secret behind “Mr. Ed,” TV’s talking horse.
♥ ~ Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.
♥ ~ The world’s largest peanut butter factory churns out 250,000 jars of the tasty treat every day.
♥ ~ Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
♥ ~ The amount of peanut butter eaten in a year could wrap the earth in a ribbon of 18-ounce peanut butter jars one and one-third times.
♥ ~ Women, children, and people living on the east coast prefer creamy peanut butter, men and those living on the West Coast prefer chunky peanut butter.
♥~ Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.
★~ Today’s Silly:
“Outstanding,” Fred replied. “They taught us all the latest psychological techiniques-visulization, association-it made a huge difference for me.”
“That’s great! What was the name of the clinic?”
Fred went blank He thought and thought, but couldn’t remember.
Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, “What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?”
“You mean a rose?”
“Yes, that’s it!” He turned to his wife. . .”Rose, what was the name of that clinic?”
Cole plans to make peanut butter cookies; let’s muse over them later today.
Hope you have a Sunday that includes idleness and perhaps a snooze. Drop me a comment if you have an El Morno moment! Odd Loves Comments.