November 19: Bad Day, World Toilet Day, Carbonated Beverages with Caffeine Day

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November 19

★~ Today’s Quote: Flying is simple. You just throw yourself at the ground and miss.

★~ Bad Day Day:

Did you ever read the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst? Alexander knew it was going to be a bad day when he woke up with gum in his hair…and then it gets worse. There were two cupcakes in Philip Parker’s lunch box, Albert got a Hershey bar with almonds, and Paul’s mother gave him a piece of jelly roll. Guess whose mother forgot to put in dessert? Yep, some days are just like that, and Alexander has the perfect solution: moving to Australia. Celebrate Bad Day Day by just knowing that some days are terrible, horrible, and no good—even in Australia (or so I have heard).

★~ World Toilet Day:

We have a high potty in our bathroom. My mother recommended the high potty and I love it. The toilet taught me an important life lesson: a married woman should always have her own money. When I first stayed home with Cole, Joe was the primary breadwinner and so he dictated what he would fix around the house and when we would call a repairman—which meant most things were fixed by Joe or not fixed by Joe. Our main toilet would only flush if you held the handle at a certain angle, then moved it three times to the left while standing on your right foot, whistling a happy little tune. I cannot whistle. The toilet tank also had to be refilled after ever few flushes and the ball and chain inside the tank had to be jiggled, but not too hard or it would fall off into the tank and I would be accused of yanking and not jiggling the chain. The moment my business, Camp-Run-A-Pup, started to turn a profit, I went straight to Home Depot and paid cash for the best high potty they had to offer. I then called a plumber to install it. I felt positively flush!

Celebrate, World Toilet Day, by buying some fancy toilet paper and a good magazine.

★~ Carbonated Beverages with Caffeine Day:

Do you say Coke, pop, soda, or Pepsi please? Click the map up above for a great breakdown by county of what people say where…and read more about the great soda vs. pop debate here:

Carbonated beverage drinkers are very loyal to their favorite caffeinated carbonated beverages. However, today, in honor of Carbonated Beverages with Caffeine Day,maybe we can all try a caffeinated beverage that we’ve haven’t had in a while, such as Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew, or Mello Yello. Better yet, maybe we should just celebrate by raising our glass or bottle for a toast to the beverage we love most

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1959 – Rocky and His Friends TV Premier: This popular cartoon featured the adventures of a talking squirrel, Rocky (Rocket J. Squirrel), and his friend Bull-winkle, a flaky moose. In 1961 the show was renamed “The Bullwinkle Show,” but the cast of characters remained the same.

♥~ 1959 – The last Edsel rolled off the assembly line. Ford Motor Company stopped production after two years and a total of 110,847 cars.

♥~ 1961 – A year after Chubby Checker reached the #1 spot with The Twist, the singer appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show to sing the song again.The Twist became the first record to reach #1 a second time around — on January 13, 1962.

♥~ 1965 –Kellogg introduced a new pastry called “Pop Tarts.”

~ 1969 – Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made the second U.S. landing on the moon.

~ 1990 –The pop duo Milli Vanilli was stripped of its Grammy Award after it was revealed that neither performer sang on the group’s records.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1933 – Larry King (Zeiger) radio/TV talk-show host: Larry King Live

♥~ 1936 – Dick Cavett, Talk show host

♥~ 1942 –Calvin Klein fashion designer

♥~ 1960 –Allison Janney Emmy Award-winning Supporting Actress: The West Wing

♥~ 1961 – Meg Ryan (Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra) actress: When a Man Loves a Woman, When Harry Met Sally, D.O.A., Sleepless in Seattle, Flesh and Bone, Top Gun, One of the Boys, Addicted to Love, City of Angels, You’ve Got Mail

♥~ 1962 – Jodie (Alicia Christian) Foster Academy Award-winning actress: The Accused [1988], Silence of the Lambs [1991]; Mayberry R.F.D., Taxi Driver, Napoleon and Samantha,Sommersby, Paper Moon, Maverick; director: Little Man Tate, Home for the Holidays

♥~ 1997 – The world’s first surviving septuplets were born by Cesarean section to Bobbi McCaughey of Carlisle, Iowa. Four boys (Kenneth, Brandon, Nathan and Joel) and three girls (Alexis, Natalie and Kelsey). The seven newcomers joined a family that already included one daughter, Mikayla. The infants ranged in weight from 2 pounds, 5 ounces to 3 pounds, 4 ounces and were born over a period of six minutes. The father was Kenny McCaughey, a billing clerk at a car dealership.

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ The film “Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing – the scene caused an inpouring of complaints about indecency

♥~ Pomegranates studded with cloves were used as the first attempt at making toilet air-freshener

♥~ Over $100,000 US dollars was spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind; the answer: three out of four people have the flap in the front

♥~ King George II of Great Britain died falling off a toilet on the 25th of October 1760

♥~ The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet

♥~ The first toilet cubicle in a row is the least used (and consequently cleanest)

♥~ An estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper toilet facilities, particularly in rural areas of China and India.

♥~ The toilet is flushed more times during the super bowl halftime than at any time during the year.

♥~ 90% of pharmaceuticals taken by people are excreted through urination. Therefore our sewer systems contain heavy doses of drugs. A recent study by the EPA has found fish containing trace amounts of estrogen, cholesterol-lowering drugs, pain relievers, antibiotics, caffeine and even anti-depressants.

♥~ Lack of suitable toilets and sanitation kills approximately 1.8 million people a year, many of them children.

♥~ The toilet handle in a public restroom can have up to 40,000 germs per square inch.

♥~ While he didn’t invent the toilet, Thomas Crapper perfected the siphon flush system we use today. He was born in the village of Thorne – which is an anagram of throne.

♥~ In a 1992 survey, British public toilets were voted the worst in the world and trailing behind Thailand, Greece, and France.


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Wishing you a Spectacular Saturday.

10 thoughts on “November 19: Bad Day, World Toilet Day, Carbonated Beverages with Caffeine Day

  1. Saturday.What a great day and the Saturday before a great holiday.
    I am a big Bullwinkle fan and have no problem celebrating the toilet–your story was pretty funny.
    Enjoy your Saturday.

  2. The toilet will always stuff up or overflow before a big gathering. It is written somewhere. Your story is so funny.
    I just called my beverage by it’s name…which like you would be Coke.
    Turkey and fixing shopping today. Have a good one.

  3. Fascinating facts about the toilet. Alexander has always been one of my favorite books and I don’t have kids. I read it to my nephew a few years ago and had to buy it…Somedays are just like that and they do make you want to move to Australia.
    I say soda…Off to shop with the masses. Wish me luck. Have a great day.

  4. My “sodie” of choice is Diet Rite and I am in a twitter because I FORGOT to buy any this week on shopping day!.I only had a 1/2 can, so my hubby , being kind said I can have some of his. Which by the way is ” coke”. So I will suffer through the weekend with the coke. I really don’t mind because I just don’t drink that much “sodie” (as Aidan use to call it) anymore. I shall survive!
    I have found that if I spray my Essential Oil “Thieves” on the public toilet,I can safely sit on the seat. And it makes the whole restroom smell so good. Can also spray on the sink knobs for safety also. Cynthia sells this wonderful product if you would like some. Many comments made on how good it smells will come your way also. 😀

    • Sodie–great word! Diet Rite? Your husband is a prince among men to share his Coke with you. I have bought many a bottle of Thieves from Cynthia and been gifted a few bottles as well and I like it very much! It does smell very good!

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