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June 9, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “You can always get someone to do your thinking for you.” —Gordie Howe after being asked why players always wear a cup, but not always a helmet
★~ Donald Duck Day:
Donald Duck is an upbeat Duck with a very short fuse. When he loses his temper and takes action against ghosts, sharks, or mountain goats, his opponents know he is not ducking around. Sometime Donald is a silly duck and can be a bit of a tease, but it’s all in good fun. Donald is a good fisherduck and loves to play hockey, but his favorite place to be is in his hammock. “Aw phooey!” “What’s the big idea?” “Hi ya toots!” and “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!” are a few of Donald’s favorite expressions. Donald has always had second billing to Mickey Mouse — he would have loved to have been Walt Disney’s favorite, but Walt Disney never let anyone forget it all started with the Mouse! Donald felt that was a lot of quack!
How do you celebrate Donald’s big day? I will leave that up to your imagination of course!
★~ Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day:
A prolific and precocious springtime “fruit”, rhubarb looks like stalks of pinkish green or even magenta celery. Its flavor, however, is much more tart, making it ideal company for sugar in sweet dishes like crisps, compotes, and pie – from which it gets its second name, “pie plant.” When mixed with strawberries, the combination of “sweet and tangy” creates a delicious result.
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★~ Tony Awards:
Tonight is Broadway’s biggest night—the Tony Awards! Often hailed as the finest awards show on television, the Tonys are famous for first-class entertainment and live performances from all the nominated shows. The first Tony Awards ceremony took place on April 6, 1947 in the ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The winners that evening included Arthur Miller, Helen Hayes, and Ingrid Bergman.
The Tonys are formally known as the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Antoinette Perry was an actress, director, producer, and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing, which is the organization that presents the awards. During the first ceremony, one of the presenters referred to the award as a “Toni,” which was Antoinette’s nickname!
Over 5,000 guests will attend tonight’s ceremony at Radio City Music Hall, and over 8 million people will tune in to watch the festivities. Check out this year’s nominations on the official website, and invite some friends over for a watch party!
★~ Today in History:
♥ ~ 1790 – The first copyright for a book was given to The Philadelphia Spelling Book.
♥ ~ 1973 – The first Triple Crown winner in 25 years of horse racing won the Belmont Stakes in New York. The thoroughbred that clinched horse racing’s most prestigious honor was Secretariat.
♥ ~ 2002 – It was announced that Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was to be knighted for his services to music.
♥~ 2008 – Engineers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and IBM Corp. unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer. The $100-million machine, named Roadrunner, performed 1,000 trillion calculations per second in a sustained exercise.
♥~ 2010 – The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime to win the Stanley Cup. It was the Blackhawks’ first Stanley Cup win since 1961. They beat the Flyers 4 games to 2.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1961 – Michael J. Fox actor: Back to the Future, The Secret of My Success, Bright Lights Big City, Doc Hollywood, Greedy, For Love or Money, Family Ties, Boston Legal, Scrubs; voice of bulldog puppy in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey; founded The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research )
♥ ~ 1963 – Johnny Depp (John Christopher Depp III) actor: Pirates of the Caribbean series, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Arizona Dreams, Nick of Time, Dead Man, Ed Wood, Donnie Brasco, Don Juan DeMarco, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Edward Scissorhands, Platoon, A Nightmare on Elm Street, 21 Jump Street, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
★~ Good to Know:
Don’t you think that mama duck was a bit of a quack?? Even attempting such a thing is reduckulous! She could have had a family of lame ducks!
♥~ A male duck is called a drake, a female is called a duck. Babies are called ducklings.
♥~ Ducklings are covered with down and able to walk and leave the nest just a few hours after hatching.
♥~ Ducks are related to geese and swans. The duck is the smallest of them all and have shorter necks and wings and a stout body.
♥~ Ducks have webbed feet, which act like paddles. A duck waddles instead of walking because of its webbed feet.
♥~ Ducks have no blood vessels or nerves in their feet, so they can’t feel cold even in frigid water.
♥~ Ducks’ feathers are waterproof. There is a special gland that produces oil near the tail that spreads and covers the outer coat of feathers. Beneath this waterproof layer are fluffy and soft feathers to keep the duck warm.
♥~ When constructing her nest, a hen will line it with soft down feathers she plucks from her own breast. This gives the eggs the best possible cushioning and insulation.
♥~ Ducks were once wild until they were domesticated by the Chinese many hundreds of years ago.
♥~ It is an internet myth that a duck’s quack won’t echo. This has been conclusively disproved through different scientific acoustic tests, and was even featured as “busted” on an episode of the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters.
A man in a movie theater notices what looks like a duck sitting next to him. “Are you a duck?” asked the man, surprised. “Yes.” “What are you doing at the movies?” The duck replied, “Well, I liked the book.”
Q: What do you call two ducks and a cow?
A: Quackers and Milk.
I’m ducking out of here now!
Odd Loves Company!