Celebrating: Filet Mignon & Lefties

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August 13, 2011


★~ Today’s Quote: Let not the right side of your brain know what the left side doeth. ~ George Bernard Shaw

★~ Moon Phase: 

Moon enters Full Moon phase at 2:57 PM, EDT.This months full moon is called a Sturgeon Moon. Named by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of year Sturgeon fish was very abundant.

★~ Food of the Day:  National Filet Mignon Day

Filet mignon is French for “dainty fillet,” and recognized by its melt in your mouth tenderness. It is sliced from the tenderloin muscle of the steer or heifer and is most often cooked by grilling, broiling or sauteeing.

Today also happens to be the day that Julia Child died, in 2004. She probably would have liked a nice filet mignon with a generous pat of herb butter and a few glasses of wine.

★~ Lefty Day:

Give a big hand to all the Left Handers you know because today is there day to celebrate and be celebrated. No-one has come up with a definitive reason for WHY some people are left-handed, but about 15% of the population around the world are, and it is thought to be genetic.

★~ Today in History

♥~ 1934 – Cartoonist Al Capp began his famous comic strip, Li’l Abner. In those early days, the cartoon strip was carried in eight newspapers. Eventually, it would be in more than 500, and would be the basis for a Broadway play and a Hollywood movie.

♥~ 1948 – Cleveland Indians rookie pitcher Satchel Paige threw his first complete game in the major leagues. He allowed the Chicago White Sox only five hits in the 5-0 shutout.  The rookie pitcher was 42 years old

♥~ 1952: Big Mama Thornton recorded “You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hound Dog,” almost four years before Elvis did it. In 1953 Big Mama’s version hit #1 on the R&B charts.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1860 – Annie Oakley (Phoebe Anne Oakley Mozee) sharpshooter, performer: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show; died Nov 3, 1926

♥~ 1899 – Alfred (Joseph) HitchcockThe Master of Suspense’: director: Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds, Rear Window, Rebecca, To Catch a Thief, Frenzy, Notorious, Suspicion, The Thirty-Nine Steps; TV host: Alfred Hitchcock Presents; died Apr 29, 1980

♥~ 1951 – Dan Fogelberg singer: Hard to Say, Longer, Leader of the Band, The Language of Love, Same Old Lang Syne, Run for the Roses; died Dec 16, 2007

♥~ 1959 – Danny Bonaduce actor: The Partridge Family, H.O.T.S., America’s Deadliest Home Video; disc jockey

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ Sinistrophobia is the fear of all things to the left

♥~ Famous left-handed people include: Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Prince Charles and Prince William of England; musicians Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Paul McCartney; actors Charlie Chaplin, Robert Redford, Tom Cruise: scientists Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Benjamin Franklin; artists Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci; and historical figures Alexander the Great, Charlemagne and Julius Ceasar.

♥~  Left hand taboos: In India, Tibet and Nepal it is considered to be taboo to eat, shake hands, wave or point with the left hand.

♥~ Most left-handers draw figures facing to the right.

♥~ There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handed

♥~ Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing

♥~ 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed

♥~ Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.

♥~ Left-handers are generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative and multi-talented than right handers – based on discussions among members of the Left-Handers Club!

★~ Today’s Giggle:

Oh Cod, call a sturgeon,
I have such a Haddock,
Never mind, while Perched on my Bass
I took an aspirin,
just for the Halibut.

Hope you have a Super Saturday! I will catch up with you a little later. Odd Love Company so if you have a morno moment-leave a comment.


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