~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
★~ Today’s Quote: The reason women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public. ~ Phyllis Diller
★~ Yellow Pig Day!
What the heck is Yellow Pig Day? So there were two guys, Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly, who were math students at Princeton, and their assignment was to analyze the properties of the number 17. Well, as you can imagine, thinking about the number 17 and ONLY the number 17 for too long probably made them go a little delirious, and they suddenly came up with the idea of a new majestic mythical creature: the yellow pig. They may have been taking a break at the local bar. Their yellow pig had seventeen toes, seventeen teeth, seventeen eyelashes. Now mathematicians in colleges and universities everywhere celebrate Yellow Pig Day by eating Yellow Pig cake and singing Yellow Pig carols. We could make up our own songs! The Yellow Pig of Texas? How about The Yellow Pigmarine? Feel free to join in!
★~ Peach Ice Cream Day:
Peaches are a summer fruit, and Peach Ice Cream Day is a way to celebrate their goodness while enjoying a cooling delicious dessert.
Peaches are native to China and were taken to America by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Commercial cultivation has made them the second biggest fruit crop in the US (after apples). Peach ice cream is generally only made during the summer months and can be enjoyed in a sundae, as an ice-cream cone.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1866 – Authorization was given to build a tunnel beneath the Chicago River. The project was completed three years later at a cost of $512,709. The Washington Street traffic tunnel was in use until 1953.
♥~ 1938 – Douglas Corrigan, unemployed airplane mechanic. It was on this, a foggy day in 1938, that Doug left Floyd Bennett Field in New York, supposedly headed for Los Angeles. He landed his 1929 Curtiss Robin monoplane about 28 hours later – not in California but in Ireland at Dublin’s Baldonnel Field. Corrigan made the 3,150-mile flight without benefit of a radio or navigational equipment other than a compass. His explanation for the monumental mistake was that he was following the wrong end of the compass needle. (Folks were never sure whether his feat was a mistake or moxie.) He was, however, welcomed home as a hero (ticker tape parade and all) and known forever more as ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan.
♥~ 1955 – Disneyland opened the gates to “The Happiest Place on Earth” in Anaheim, California. In the famous theme park’s first year of operation, some four million people visited Main Street USA, Fantasyland, Frontierland and Tomorrowland. On its opening day, Disneyland held a gala TV broadcast featuring Walt Disney, Bob Cummings, Art Linkletter and Ronald Reagan.
♥~ 1959 – Mary Leakey, half of the husband and wife team of Dr. and Mrs. Louis Leakey, discovered the oldest known human skull — in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). Zinjanthropus boisei, as the skull was named, was later determined to be 1.75 million years old.
♥~ 1993 – Barbra Streisand’s Back to Broadway was the #1 album in the U.S. for one week. The album is among only a handful of recordings ever to become number one on the sales charts in their initial week of release and to go platinum through their first shipping orders.
♥~ 1935 – Donald Sutherland actor: Dirty Sexy Money, JFK, Klute, Backdraft, M*A*S*H, The Dirty Dozen, National Lampoon’s Animal House, Outbreak, Commander in Chief
★~ Today’s Gallimaufry: 41 Fats About Dogs
My teen and business partner is drawing the cover photos on our Camp-Run-A-Pup Facebook page (example above). He has also published a Bouvier De Flandes (cropped ears), and a Golden Retriever cover photo. Going forward, he’s decided we should let our friends vote on the next breed or non-specific breed (terrier mix, for example) that he draws. On Monday, he’ll draw and post the breed that has the most likes. No worries, he will draw each breed sooner or later—but will prioritize by suggestions and likes. So far the Sheltie has not been suggested and the Doberman only has one like. Just sayin! The Lab, however, has 4 likes. And one person, I shall refrain from naming, has voted for the soft eared Bouvier multiple times – it’s a problem all Chicagoans are familiar with….I am in no way influencing votes, but here is the link if you would like to check it out. Camp Run A Pup Facebook page You do not have to join FB to visit our page. However, you do have to join FB or like our page to comment or vote.* I will open Odd up to breed suggestions, and likes and then include them in the overall tally. And yes, of-course, you can download any picture you want or ask us to send it to you.
And finally a public service reminder: Don’t Mess With Texas .
Have a wonderful day and remember If it makes you smile, giggle or laugh…Do it again!
Odd Loves Company,
* This may or may not be true. It seems to depend on FB mood.