September 30: Chewing Gum and Mulled Cider Day

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September 30

★~ Today’s Sunrise:  Merrilymarylee BroJoe took  this beautiful photograph: Wow! I wonder what would happen if we woke up as happy, and as positive as the sun does every morning. * Click on BroJoe’s World  to see all his amazing photographs!

★~ Today’s Quote: Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe. Truman Capote

★~ Chewing Gum Day:

Blow a bubble,  trying making into a perfect square with your tongue, using the foil that keeps the chewing gum fresh you can make all kinds of great things like flowers and wine cups or you can make art from already chewed gum..the possibilities are endless and all for the price of a pack gum.  Today is easy to celebrate–Grab a pack of gum and chew away.

★~ National Hot Mulled Cider Day:

A mug of hot mulled cider is perfectly suited for crisp September afternoons. To make mulled cider, slowly add brown sugar to apple cider in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Add other ingredients such as nutmeg, allspice, orange juice, and lemon juice, and bring to a boil. Strain out the spices, pour into a mug, and add a cinnamon stick.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1791 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s two-act operaThe Magic Flute premiered at the Freihaus Theater in the composer’s hometown of Vienna, Austria.

♥~ 1841 – The stapler was patented by Samuel Slocum. His invention of sticking pins on paper was actually an early forerunner of the stapler.

♥~ 1868 –  Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was published

♥~ 1960 – The Flintstones premiered. Yabba Dabba Doo!!!

♥~ 1982 – “Everyone knew your name”…at a bar on Beacon Street bar in Boston named Cheers premiered on NBC and welcomed us each Thursday night for 11 years. Original cast: Ted Danson as owner Sam Malone, Shelley Long and Rhea Perlman as waitresses Diane Chambers and Carla Tortelli, Nicholas Colasanto as bartender Ernie “Coach” Pantusso, John Ratzenberger as mailman Cliff Clavin and George Wendt as accountant. Norm Peterson. Later cast members: Woody Harrelson as bartender Woody Boyd, Kelsey Grammer as Dr. Frasier Crane, Kirstie Alley as Rebecca Howe and Bebe Neuwirth as Dr. Lilith Sternin Crane. The theme song, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” was sung by Gary Portnoy. The last episode aired Aug 19, 1993.

♥~ 1997 – Hooters Restaurants agreed to pay .8 million to settle claims that it discriminated against men who applied for jobs.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1861 – William Wrigley Jr. chewing gum tycoon; died Jan 26, 1932

♥~ 1921 – Deborah Kerr (Trimmer) actress: The King and I, From Here to Eternity, A Woman of Substance, The Night of the Iguana, Quo Vadis, Tea and Sympathy, Separate Tables;died Oct 16, 2007

♥~ 1924 – Truman (Streckfus) Capote (Persons) writer: In Cold Blood, Other Voices, Other Rooms, Breakfast at Tiffany’s; actor: Murder by Death

♥~ 1931 – Angie Dickinson (Brown) actress: Police Woman, Cassie and Company, Wild Palms, Dressed to Kill, Rio Bravo, Ocean’s 11; Hollywood’s Best Legs Award [1962]

♥~1935 – Johnny Mathis singer: Wonderful, Wonderful, It’s Not for Me to Say, Chances Are, Misty, The Twelfth of Never, A Certain Smile, Small World, Gina, What Will Mary Say, Too Much, Too Little, Too Late , Friends In Love [w/Dionne Warwick]

♥~ 1942 – Dewey Martin musician: drums, singer: group: Buffalo Springfield: For What It’s Worth; died Feb 1, 2009

♥~ 1954Barry Williams (Blenkhorn) actor: The Brady Bunch, A Very Brady Christmas

♥~ 1957 – Fran Drescher actress: The Nanny, Saturday Night Fever, The Beautician and the Beast, Picking Up the Pieces

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ Chewing gum is one of the oldest candies in the world. For thousands of years, people of all cultures have enjoyed the many benefits of chewing various gums, resins and latex secretions of plants.

♥~ The first commercial chewing gum – State of Maine Spruce Gum – was introduced in 1848 by John B. Curtis.

♥~ The first patent for chewing gum was issued in 1869 to William F. Semple, a dentist from Mount Vernon, Ohio (U.S. patent #98,304).

♥~ The very first bubble gum was invented by Frank Henry Fleer in 1906. He called it Blibber-Blubber. Fleer’s recipe was later perfected by Walter Diemer, who called his product Double Bubble.

♥~ The color of the first successful bubble gum was pink, because it was the only color the inventor had left, and that remains the predominant color today.

♥~ Spearmint, peppermint and cinnamon are among the most popular flavors of chewing gum today.

♥~ The largest bubble ever blown was 23 inches in diameter. The record was set July 19, 1994 by Susan Montgomery Williams of Fresno, California. (Guinness Book of World Records 1998).

♥~ The longest gum wrapper chain on record was 7,400 feet in length (nearly one and a half miles) and was made by Cathy Ushler of Redmond, Washington between 1969 and 1992.

♥~ Chewing gum consumption varies by geography. In the U.S., people chew an average of 182 stick equivalents per person per year. In the U.K., the figure is 125 – it’s 103 in Germany, 84 in Russia, 20 in China, and 4 in India.

♥~ Chewing gum can improve memory, say UK psychologists. They found that people who chewed throughout tests of both long-term and short-term memory produced significantly better scores than people who did not.Teachers, who once punished students for chewing gum in the classroom, now using gum as a reward for good behavior, to aid concentration and even to improve test performance.


Please share with me on this fabulous Friday…Does Your Chewing Gum lose it’s flavor on the best post overnight? Odd Loves Company!


8 thoughts on “September 30: Chewing Gum and Mulled Cider Day

  1. As a matter of fact..I have never left my gum on the best post overnight because I do not have a bed post but it would be an interesting experiment.
    Love mulled cider.

    Happy Friday!

  2. Hot cider sounds great as the temperature tomorrow morning is supposed to be 39 degrees here in “Hotlanta”. I chewed gum this morning and blew bubbles…lots and lots of them. Now, I’m about to go to the lake and swing on the tire swing and maybe even slide down the sliding board all while chewing gum and blowing bubbles. What a fun day I have planned for myself. Perhaps I will take a photo and share it with you♥

  3. BroJoe does outstanding scenic photos — thanks for the link. I remember reading Little Women and enjoying it immensely (of course, I’ve always been a voracious reader!). I remember all of us in high school sneaked chewing gum during Band — it was quite a trick to hold it in your mouth without getting it all hung up on your reed!

  4. The picture is gorgeous!! I miss the beach. Btw, do you know that chewing gum was ban in Singapore? I believe they had change the law on it not long ago, but it was ban for a while. Can you imagine to be an outlaw for chewing a piece of gum?!

  5. When I was in grade school I was known to put my gum on the bed post at night. It couldn’t have had much flavor left in it after chewing it all day, so what the purpose was, I have no idea. I suppose, I didn’t have another stick , so would chew one piece to death. Even though a pack of gum was 5 cents, that was my whole allowance (if I even got one that week). My dad was very stingy in giving out nickels. Of course he didn’t have much and needed to provide for us, so chewing gum wasn’t a priority.

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