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October 7th, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire. Thomas Keneally
★~ Frappuccino Day:
Some say “frap” while others say “fra-pay,” but for today let’s all enjoy a Frappuccino! However, the correct way to say Espresso is ess-PRESS-o. Just so you know.
The frappe is a chilled foam-covered coffee drink that originated in Greece in the 1950s. In the United States, frappes are usually made with coffee, milk, ice, vanilla ice cream, and sugar combined in a blender. In other parts of the world fruit frappes are popular drink.
Have your Frap your way at home or your favorite coffee place.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1919 – The Royal Dutch airline KLM was founded. It’s said to be the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name.
♥~ 1933 – Air France was founded on the same date, when five existing airlines merged into one.
♥~ 1954 – IBM displayed the first all-transistor calculator.
♥~ 1058 – NASA established Project Mercury. The goal of the Mercury program was to have a man orbit the earth. That goal was achieved in 1962, when John Glenn flew aboard Friendship 7.
♥~ 1965 – Robert Mitera’s tee shot, aided by a 50-m.p.h. tailwind, traveled 447 yards to the pin, and dropped in for the longest hole-in-one in golf history. This at the 10th hole of the Miracle Hills Country Club, Omaha, Nebraska.
♥~ 1969 – Put on your headband, love beads, surfer’s cross and give the peace sign. It was on this day that The Youngbloods hit, Get Together,passed the million-selling mark to achieve gold record status. We are going to look so hot in those bell bottom hiphuggers…
♥ ~ 1975 – The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s order to deport Beatle John Lennon. The INS had officially denied John the right to live in America because of his 1968 marijuana conviction in London, but the Court of Appeals determined that under U.S. law Lennon’s guilty plea to possession of one ounce of cannabis resin couldn’t be used as grounds to prevent him from obtaining permanent residency, and therefore he had been prosecuted unjustly. The court called “Lennon’s four-year battle to remain in our country … a testimony to his faith in this American dream.”
♥~ 1935 ~ Thomas Keneally, born in Sydney, Australiia author is best known as the author of Schindler’s Ark (1982), the book on which the Steven Spielberg film Schindler’s List (1993) was based.
♥~ 1955 – Yo-Yo Ma musician: cello virtuoso: albums: Obrigado Brazil, Classic Yo-Yo, Bach: Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Brahms: Sonatas for Cello and Piano,Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams
♥~ Amiri Baraka – born Everett LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey. Published author more than 40 books of poems, essays, and plays. He was the poet laureate of New Jersey during the September 11 attacks, and a year later, he read his poem “Somebody Blew Up America” at a poetry festival. In it, he suggested that Israel knew about the attack beforehand; the poem was labeled anti-Semitic and caused a huge controversy. The governor of New Jersey tried to fire Baraka, but discovered that it wasn’t legally possible to fire a poet laureate. So the state passed a bill that dissolved the position, and since then, there has not been a poet laureate of New Jersey.
♥~ 1951 – John Cougar Mellencamp singer: Jack and Diane, Cherry Bomb, Get a Leg Up, Hurts So Good; LPs: American Fool, Uh-Huh, Scarecrow; songwriter: Colored Lights
♥~ 1956 – James Van Patten actor: The Odd Couple [TV], The Chisholms, Young Warriors, The Flunky, Life Stinks, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, For Love and Honor, The Sunshine Boys [stage]
★~ Airline Gallimaufry:
♥~ A pilot for China Eastern Airlines told CNN that the pilot and copilot must eat different meals “just in case one of the meals might cause food poisoning.” Also, the pilot usually gets the first class meal while the copilot gets the business class one. Seniority perk.
♥~ The annual risk of being killed in a plane crash for the average American is 1 in 11 million. Compare that to the 1 in 5,000 risk of being killed in a car accident and you’re sure to feel safer — in the skies at least.
♥~ A study by Popular Mechanics determined that passengers who sit near the tail of the plane are 40 percent more likely to survive a crash than those up front in the first few rows.
♥~ Worldwide, the airline industry generates about $640 billion. And the 600 airline companies in the U.S. industry make an annual revenue of about $175 billion.
♥~ Food tastes different on an airplane. Before a plane takes off, the atmosphere inside the cabin dries out our noses, and as the plane goes higher, the change in air pressure numbs about a third of taste buds. That’s why a lot of people order Bloody Mary’s; tomato juice is less acidic up in the air. It’s also why a lot of airlines add heavy amounts of salt and spice to dishes.
♥~ The white trail a plane leaves in the sky can be used to predict the weather. The contrails planes leave behind are made of water vapor. A thin, shorter-lasting tail indicates low-humidity air and fair weather. A thick, longer-lasting tail could signify the early indicators of a storm.
♥~ The National Museum of the US Air Force displays “Blunder Trophies” from the 1920’s and the early 1930’s presented at the McCook and Wright Fields. These trophies were given to silly pilots who made mistakes like taxiing into a parked airplane or taking off without enough fuel.
♥~ Spilling mercury on a plane could really ruin your flight. Since planes are basically huge vessels made out of aluminum, and mercury disrupts the chemical structure of aluminum, it would be in your best interest not to bring any on your next flight. The moment mercury comes into contact with uncoated aluminum, it starts tearing it away from its larger structure. Now we understand the rumors of governments during World Wars attempting to sabotage each other’s planes by smearing mercury on them. Chemistry can be so cruel!
♥~ At least you don’t have to worry about any crazies attempting to open a door in the middle of flying. Once a plane takes off, the cabin starts to pressurize, creating greater pressure inside the plane than outside. On top of all that pressure, aircraft doors are designed to be fail-safe. To open a door, it has to be moved in and turned slightly before it can be pushed out and open. Even several strong humans wouldn’t be able to open a door with such locks and pressurized conditions.
♥~ The world’s busiest airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 95.5 million passengers and 930,000 takeoffs and landings every year make Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport the busiest in the entire world. However, Dubai’s new airport, Dubai World Central, is set to take over the title. The massive $32 billion dollar structure is expected to shuttle 160 million passengers a year.
We have water. Hallelujah. Both Bubba and the plumber agree that the city is the source of our water leak. Our Alderman’s office promised to have the city out at some point today or tomorrow to check for water leaks. I’m leaving Vickie, our friend and camp helper in charge, and heading out with our campers to Prairie Wolf dog park. It’s time for a break!
Have a wonderful Tuesday but if it fails to meet your expectations – rant on! It’s rant Tuesday.
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