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★~ Today’s Quote: Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. Will Rogers
★~ Use Your Common Sense Day:
Today on Will Rogers birthday we are celebrating common sense. Rogers said, “Common sense ain’t all that common.”
Today is easy to celebrate:
Come in out the rain,
Don’t stand out in the cold,
If you’re in a grocery store and must walk away from your cart for a moment, move it out of everybody’s way — don’t leave it in the middle of an aisle,
Get out of the passing lane, and stay out, unless you’re willing to match the speed of the people already there,
And above all….Use the common sense the good lord gave you and turn out those lights when you leave the room-does it look like I’m made of money?
★~ Candy Day:
Humans have been eating candies and sweet confections for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians preserved nuts and fruits in honey, and the Aztecs and Mayans consumed chocolate during religious rituals as early as 300 AD.
Today, there are thousands of different types of candy, all with their own unique history. For example, did you know that Tootsie Rolls were created by Leo Hirshfield of New York in 1896? He named them after his daughter, who was nicknamed “Tootsie.” The average American eats twenty-five pounds of candy each year. That may seem like a lot, but the average person in Denmark eats thirty-six pounds each year!
Whether you like chocolate, caramels, hard candy, or marzipan, treat yourself to something delicious to celebrate National Candy Day!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1880 – The first cash register was patented by James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio.
♥~ 1922 – King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt — in the Valley of the Kings. The tomb was hidden under a house that had been erected for workers excavating the tomb of Ramesses IV. King Tut came into power at the tender age of nine when most of us are just focused on improving our dodgeball skills. He was pharaoh of ancient Egypt until his death at the ripe old age of 18 or 19 (in 1352 BC).
♥~ 1995 – Using an air-pressure cannon, Harry Lackhove shot a pumpkin 2,655 feet in Lewes, Delaware, to win the state’s Punkin’ Chuckin’ Contest. His friends called Harry “Captain Speed.”
♥~ 2001- The first movie based on the best-selling “Harry Potter” books by J.K. Rowling has its world premiere in London
♥~ 1879 – Will (William Penn Adair) Rogers entertainer: The Wall Street Girl, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; humorist: “I never met a man I didn’t like.”; mayor: Beverly Hills; cowboy; subject of Broadway show: Will Rogers Follies; killed in plane crash Aug 15, 1935
♥~ 1916 – Walter Cronkite: Emmy Award-winning news anchor & news correspondent: CBS Evening News; narrator, host: The 20th Century, The 21st Century, The Facts We Face, Open Hearing, Man of the Week, It’s News to Me, Air Power; received Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Governor’s Award ; died Jul 17, 2009
♥~ 1918 – Art (William Matthew) Carney: Academy Award-winning actor: Harry and Tonto ; Last Action Hero, Izzy and Moe, House Calls, Roadie, Take this Job and Shove It,Terrible Joe Moran; Emmy Award-winner: The Jackie Gleason Show: The Honeymooners
♥~ 1930 – Doris Roberts : Emmy Award-winning actress: St. Elsewhere , Everybody Loves Raymond [2001, 2002, 2003, 2005]; Remington Steele, Maggie, Angie,National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Ordinary Heroes, Used People
♥~ 1937 – Loretta Swit: Emmy Award-winning actress: M*A*S*H
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Jeanne Calment, who died in Aries, France, in 1995 at the age of 121, ate more than two pounds of chocolate every week.
♥~ Large amounts of licorice were found in King Tut’s tomb.
♥~ Cotton candy is made out of 100% sugar.
♥~ Candy is the 575th most popular name for girls.
♥~ The world’s largest chocolate bar was manufactured in Armenia (September 2010) and weighed in at 9,722.39 lbs., setting a new Guinness World Record.
♥~ The Midwest and the Northeast consume more candy per region than the South, Southwest, West or Mid-Atlantic states
♥~ Ninety percent of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags. Parents favorite treats to sneak from their kid’s trick-or-treat bags are snack-size chocolate bars (70% sneak these), candy-coated chocolate pieces (40%), caramels (37%) and gum (26%).
If you are looking for a little inspiration check out Jeanne Calment the women who lived to the age of 121, and ate more than two pounds of chocolate every week. At age 85, she took up fencing, and continued to ride her bicycle up until her 100th birthday. She was reportedly neither athletic, nor fanatical about her health.
I only have one question to ask you…Who is buried in King Tut’s tomb? If you have an Morno moment leave a comment…Odd Loves Company.