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January 13, 2015
★~ Today’s Quote:
Peach Melba it’s a refreshingly simple pairing of peaches and ice cream topped with Melba sauce. Created by the noted French chef Auguste Escoffier, this dessert is fit for a queen — or at least a diva, like Dame Nellie Melba , the Australian opera singer for whom it was created. While Melba was performing in London, Escoffier created the dish in her honor, serving the peach-topped vanilla ice cream in an ornate ice-carved swan and topping the dessert with spun sugar. He later adapted it for the Carlton Hotel in 1900 by creating a new “Melba” sauce, consisting of pureed red currant jelly, raspberries, sugar and cornstarch.
★~Rubber Ducky Day:
Rubber ducks have been around since the rise of the rubber industry in the late 1800s, but no one knows their exact origin. Though rubber duckies are typically a domesticated species, they can often be found in the wild owing to a Pacific storm in 1992 that set over 29,000 duckies free from a cargo ship. For months after the storm, the rubber duckies made their way to the shores of Indonesia, Australia, and South America. Some even entered into the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia and became trapped in the Arctic ice. Indeed, to the rubber ducky, the world’s just one big bath tub.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1863 – Thomas Crapper pioneered the one-piece pedestal flushing toilet. He is also said to have pioneered the self raising seat for said toilet, which worked on a system of counter weights that left men free to concentrate on the job at hand.
♥~ 1957 – The Wham-O Company developed the first plastic Frisbee. The most popular theory as to how this flying disc came to be dates back to the 1920s when Yale students invented a game of catch by tossing around metal pie tins from the Frisbee Baking Company in nearby Bridgeport, Connecticut. They would frequently shout “Frisbieeeee” to warn passersby of the oncoming pie plate. Building inspector Fred Morrison puttered with and refined a plastic flying disc that he sold to WHAM-O (for $1 million) in 1955. The disc was introduced to the consumer market in 1957 as the Pluto Platter (the name inspired by the U.S. obsession with UFOs). Wham-O changed the name to Frisbee in 1958, upon hearing the Yale pie-tin story. (Mattel now owns the rights to Frisbee, which has become an American icon.)
♥~ 1962 – Chubby Checker went back to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Twist’. The song first went to No.1 in Sept 1960 and became the only record in American chart history to top the charts on two separate occasions.
♥~ 1973 – Carly Simon’s No Secrets was the #1 album in the U.S. for the first of five weeks
♥~ 1961 – Julia Louis-Dreyfus Emmy Award-winning actress: Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine; Saturday Night Live, Hannah and Her Sisters, North, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 1962,
♥~ 1966 – Patrick Dempsey actor: Fast Times, The Right to Remain Silent, Loverboy, Meatballs, Grey’s Anatomy
★~ Good to Know:
Tipping is a controversial subject. In this Adam Ruins Everything video from College Humor, we find out how our current tipping system got started and how it doesn’t work for most of the people involved. Contains NSFW language.
I’ll be back to rant about Mernards Hardware later today. They want a letter? Oh boy, are they going to get a letter. It’s rant Tuesday. If you have a rant feel free to rant away.
Right now I need to bundle up and head out with Cole to pick-up our day campers. A little later this morno we are off to Prairie Wolf while our friend and helper Vickie runs camp at home.
Have a terrific Tuesday and if’s is not so terrific feel free to rant about it and melt some faces.
Odd Loves Company,