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November 4, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. ~ Will Rogers
★~ Election Day:
Happy Election Day. Let’s do it!
★~ 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. A few candy fact to read while you nibble on a leftover piece of candy. (yes, I use this picture every year…because it sums up perfectly how much we LOVE candy)
Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year for Halloween.
An incredible 90 million pounds of chocolate candy is sold during Halloween week, taking a strong lead compared to other holidays. Almost 65 million pounds is sold during the week leading up to Easter and only 48 million pounds during Valentine’s week.
Chocolate is clearly the preferred choice of sweets for many. Of the $1.9 billion sold in Halloween candy each year, $1.2 billion was on chocolate candy and only $680 million on sugar candy.
Candy Corn is the most searched-for candy term in Google — more popular than candy apples, gummy worms and candy pumpkins. Out of all 50 states, Alabama searched for candy corn the most!
Which state searched the most for organic candy? Colorado. Oregon searched most for gluten-free candy and Kentucky took the lead in sugar-free.
The day of the year with the most candy sales? October 28th.
The average American household spends $44 a year on Halloween candy!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1880 – Dr. John B. Beers of San Francisco, CA patented a gold crown for teeth.
♥~ 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.”
♥~ 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
♥~ 1962 – Jeff Probst famous for saying “The tribe has spoken” in declaring who was voted off the island on the reality show “Survivor.”
★~ Karma Gallimaufry:
Wishing everyone a wonderful Tuesday – but if it fails to meet your expectations feel free to rant. It’s rant Tuesday!
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