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November 9, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality ~ Carl Sagan
★~ Tongue Twister Day:
It’s International Tongue Twister Day! “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.” “A quick witted cricket critic.” “She sells seashells by the sea shore.” How many other tongue twisters can you think of to celebrate this tongue-twisting holiday?
Tongue twisters have fascinated people throughout history. Did you know that Peter Piper is a historical figure? Pierre Poivre was a one-armed French pirate and horticulturist during the mid-1700s. Poivre was notorious for stealing spice nuts (known as “peppers”) from Dutch trade ships, and using them to plant his garden. On at least one occasion he stole half a bushel of nutmegs, which inspired the tongue twister we know and love today.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most difficult tongue twister in the English language is: “The sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick.”
★~ National Chaos Never Dies Day:
Chaos Never Dies Day takes the stance that the perfect, quiet moment we’re all striving for and anticipating doesn’t – and likely never will – exist, and that we should make the most of now, chaos-and-all, and embrace the moment. I live this holiday.
★~ Scrapple Day:
Scrapple, or pon haus, is one of those farm products made to use every bit of a downed pig. is made of “scraps” of pork combined with cornmeal and spices. It is typically eaten at breakfast in place of other pork products (such as bacon or sausage). It is often cut into thin slices, and fried until the outsides forms a crust. I have been told it tastes like bacon and sausage mixed with corn meal. It’s fairly popular in Pennsylvania, and can be found throughout surrounding states and the Mid-Atlantic region with only a minimal amount of searching. But once you end up west of say, Cincinnati, it’s near impossible to order up some Scrapple.
★~ Today in History:
♥~1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone was published. It was started by 21-year-old Jann Wenner, who dropped out of Berkeley and borrowed $7,500 from family members and from people on a mailing list that he stole from a local radio station, and with that money he managed to put together a magazine. The cover of the first issue featured John Lennon, and in it, Wenner wrote, “Rolling Stone is not just about music, but also about the things and attitudes that the music embraces.” Today Rolling Stone has a circulation of about 1.4 million
♥~ 1961 – The Metropolitan Museum in New York obtained Rembrandt’s Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer for $2.3 million. The Metropolitan raised the money from special contributions and funds given or bequeathed by friends of the museum.
♥~ 1984 – Donna Reed joined the cast of Dallas as J.R. Ewing’s new mamma, on CBS-TV. This was Reed’s first return to television since her own successful show ended in 1966. However radiantly beautiful, Reed would not score well with viewers who had become attached to Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie. Reed was written out of the script and Bel Geddes returned in 1985.
♥~ 1989 – The 27.9-mile-long Berlin Wall, the symbol of the Cold War that separated East and West Germany for 28 years, was opened. Both East and West German citizens celebrated their freedom as they once again were able to walk freely between the two states. 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany’s capital at the culmination of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Google has a wonderful Doodle commemorating the event.
♥~ 1934 – Carl (Edward) Sagan Pulitzer Prize-winning author: The Dragons of Eden ; Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Broca’s Brain, Cosmos; astronomer: “Billions and billions of stars…”; died Dec 20, 1996 The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking
♥~ 1936 – Mary Travers singer: Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane, Blowin’ in the Wind, Puff the Magic Dragon, I Dig Rock ’n’ Roll Music; solo: LP: No Easy Walk to Freedom; died Sep 16, 2009
♥~ 1941 – Tom Fogerty musician, songwriter, singer: group: Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising, Down on the Corner, Proud Mary, Lookin’ Out My Back Door, Up Around the Bend; solo: Goodbye Media Man, Lady of Fatima, Beauty is Under the Skin, Joyful Resurrection; died Sep 6, 1990
♥~ 1984 – Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, actress, (Nina Tucker in TV soap opera Neighbours). 2002 Australian No.1 and 2003 UK No. 3 single ‘Born To Try’ plus six other Australian No.1 singles.
★~ Amusing Gallimaufry:
Sigh. My teen and are off to do good doughnut work. Our work will not be done until we have reviewed every Chicagoland Doughnut shop. No rest for the weary of wicked. But you’ll never hear us complain. We will suffer for the greater good of doughnut lovers everywhere.
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.