October 9: Fire Prevention, Curious Events, Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day

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October 9th, 2011

★~Today’s Quote: I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now? John Lennon

★~ Fire Prevention Day:

Today kicks off Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8 but continued into, and did most of its damage on, October 9, 1871. Recognize Fire Prevention Week by checking your smoke detectors, and discussing and practicing a fire plan with members of your family.

★~ Curious Events Day:

What events are you curious about?  Aliens?  The Bermuda Triangle? The lost sock in the dryer?  What the hokey pokey is all about? Check out Did You Know for all things curious.

★~ Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day:

Submarine: a king-sized sandwich made from an Italian loaf of bread approximately 12 inches long and 3 inches wide, filled with boiled ham, hard salami, cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and sometimes flavored with garlic and oregano.

Hoagies: built-to-order sandwiches filled with meat and cheese, as well as lettuce, tomatoes, and onions, topped off with a dash of oregano vinegar dressing on an Italian roll. A true Italian hoagie is made with Italian ham, prosciutto, salami, and provolone cheese, along with the works. It was declared the “Official Sandwich of Philadelphia” in 1992.

Hero: The prevailing New York City term for most sandwiches on an oblong roll with a general Italian flavor, in addition to the original described above. Pizzeria menus often include eggplant parmigiana, chicken parmigiana, and meatball heroes, each served with tomato sauce. Pepper and egg heroes, and potato and egg heroes are also popular.

Grinders:  The term grinder can be traced back to the east coast, where, during WWII, Italian Immigrants set up sandwich shops close to the shipyards. These supersized sandwiches were a favorite of the hard working men who ground rivets off the warships. The friendly shop owners referred to these men as grinders, and the ever-popular sandwiches also came to be known as grinders. In addition to the tradition fillings, true grinders must utilize fresh and bold ingredients like olive oil, garlic, marinated peppers and onions, basil, and the finest salami, all made fresh on the spot.

Choose your sandwich and celebrate the day!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1946 – The first electric blanket went on sale — for $39.50 — in Petersburg, VA.

♥~ 1967 – “And now…heeeeeeeeerrrree’s the Doctor!” Coming out of the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra to become musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Doc Severinsen replaced Skitch Henderson on this night.

♥~ 1973 – Priscilla Presley was divorced from Elvis — in Santa Monica, CA. ‘Cilla’ got $1.5 million in cash, $4,200 per month in alimony, half interest in a $750,000 home plus about 5% interest in two of Elvis’ publishing companies.

♥~ 1973 – Speaking of riches, Paul Simon got a gold record this day for his hit, Loves Me like a Rock. The record was Simon’s first million-selling single as a solo artist.

♥~ 1979 – Styx released what would become a megahit. Babe hit number one on December 8, 1979.

♥~ 1992 – A great meteorite was seen from Kentucky to New York. The event became known as the the Peekskill meteorite and fireball.

♥~ 2010 – Madeleine Pickens, wife of billionaire T. Boone Pickens, acquired a Nevada ranch for use as a wild horse sanctuary. The 14,000-acre Mustang Monument Preserve included grazing rights to 540,000 acres of public land.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1940 – John Lennon — composer; musician; one fourth of the famed rock group, The Beatles; husband of Yoko Ono; father of Julian and Sean — was born on this day in 1940 in Liverpool, England. It’s hard to imagine what the world would be like without his influence on music.

♥~ 1952 – Sharon Osbourne actress: It’s a Boy Girl Thing, The Osbournes; TV host: The Sharon Osbourne Show; producer: The Osbournes, Name That Dookie, The Osbourne Family Christmas Special, Ozzfest: 10th Anniversary; wife of singer Ozzy Osbourne

♥~ 1975 – Sean Lennon singer: Into the Sun, Sean’s Theme; actor: Moonwalker; son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono

★~ Did You Know: Curious things we wonder about….

♥~ Q: If a smoker goes in to a coma for long enough, do they wake up without a craving to smoke? A: It takes around 8 days for nicotine to completely leave the bloodstream, taking with it the physical craving. If a person is in a coma for longer, they would not have cravings for nicotine when they wake up, though they may still feel the effects of the habitual nature of smoking.

♥~ Q: When will the world end? A: Unless a major catastrophe occurs beforehand, in 4.4 billion years the sun will cease to provide heat and light.

♥~  Q: What are the average wages of a porn star? A: From 50 – 1,500 dollars per scene. Women generally earn more than men, and successful stars can earn six figure salaries.

♥~ Q: What country is Timbuktu in? A: Timbuktu is in Mali, West Africa

♥~ Q: How much does a mail order bride cost? A: $5,000 is about the overall going rate

♥~ Q: If you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it from a height, what would happen? A: The cat would land on its feet as they can twist in mid-air to ensure they land feet down. Toast only has mythical power to land butter side down.


Cole, my mom and I are off to see the colors of autumn, pick a few apples, and snap a few pictures.  Would love to know what sparks your curiosity so leave an El Morno comment and share if you have the time. Odd Loves Company.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

8 thoughts on “October 9: Fire Prevention, Curious Events, Submarine-Hoagy-Hero-Grinder Day

  1. What a beautiful fall picture! Happy Birthday John Lennon.
    Why does the cookies always out last the milk?

    Have a beautiful day!

  2. Slept in for the first time in 10 years..must have been yesterdays bike ride.
    Submarine and football today.

    Have a good one.

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  4. I didn’t realize Sean Lennon was born on his dad’s birthday! You’ve got me all hungry with your sandwiches, but what happened to Po-Boys??? Lovely Fall photo!

  5. A mail order bride can “cost” much more once you factor in visits to meet her in her home country, organizing a visa, wedding, and so forth. Not to mention agency fees, translators, language classes, etc.

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