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★~ Today’s Quote: When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. ~Chinese Proverb
★~ Eat your Vegetables Day:
★~ Apple Strudel Day:
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1871 – Captain Martin Bates and Anna Swan were married in London. It turned out to be a tall order for the couple. He was 7’2″ tall and she was 7’11” (without her high heels). Imagine the size of the wedding cake!
♥~ 1912 – Talk about long shots: Wishing Ring won at Latonia race track in Kentucky. Most people didn’t even notice because the horse had been a non-performer until then. A $2 wager to win paid an incredible $1,885.50 for a few, very lucky ticket holders.
♥~ 1963 – Greg Kinnear – actor: What Planet Are You From?, Talk Soup, Blankman, Sabrina, As Good As It Gets, You’ve Got Mail, Mystery Men, Nurse Betty
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ It is thought that potatoes were brought to the U.S. by Irish immigrants in the 18th century, but they didn’t become popular until the 19th century.
♥~ According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest potato grown was 7 pounds, 1 ounce
♥~ Germans eat twice as many potatoes as Americans.
♥~ Mr. Potato Head was introduced by the Hasbro company in 1952.
♥~ Thomas Jefferson gets the credit for introducing “french fries” to America when he served them at a White House dinner in 1802.
♥~ The potato is the world’s fourth most important food crop
♥~ The average American eats 126 pounds of potatoes a year
♥~ New York consumes more potatoes than any other state, followed by Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Texas
★~ Today’s Giggle:
“Oh, Ted died last week! He went out to the garden to dig up a cabbage for dinner, had a heart attack and dropped down dead right there in the middle of the vegetable patch!”
“Oh, dear! I’m very sorry.” replied her friend. “What did you do?”
“I opened a can of peas instead.”
I had to laugh when I saw that today was the day that Charles Goodyear patented rubber–after our two stops at tire stores in Ireland we began to notice an abundance of tire stores usually close to hotel’s. When you enter the tire repair shop they look at you with sympathy and ask “Did you hit a curb, now?” Yep. And then they fix you right up for a fair price and send ye on your way. Left turns and curbs are tough on tires in Ireland but it usually only happens once, maybe twice…or some I was told by the tire salesman that charmed me into a safe new tire–after our tire went flat for the second time.
So tell me…what is your favorite veggie? I am dying to know! Odd Loves company.