Wiggle Your Toes Day, Root Beer Float Day, Fresh Breath Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno ♥~★~★~♥ ~
August 6, 2015

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★~ Today’s Quote:  What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke. Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. ~ Andy Warhol

★~Wiggle Your Toes Day:

 Wiggle Your Toes Day, Root Beer Float Day, Fresh Breath Day

Wiggle your toes at least once a day and here’s the reason why: You could be in a coma right now and not even know it! If you are in a coma, the quality of your life is probably pretty good, but you must give the people who are caring for you a reason not to pull the plug, so wiggle your toes everyday. This could be a life saving tip. No need to thank me. Just vote for our friend Dave’s Ah ha moment. It’s the least you can do.

★~ Root Beer Float Day:

 Wiggle Your Toes Day, Root Beer Float Day, Fresh Breath Day

What’s better than an ice-cold root beer on a summer day? Nothing. Smooth vanilla ice cream, coppery root beer, and frothy foam have made the root beer float an all-American classic. Root beer has been manufactured, bottled, and sold since 1880, and the story they’re sticking to is that the root beer float (sometimes referred to as “a black cow”) was invented 13 years later. Looking out the window late one night in Cripple Creek, Colorado, Frank Wisner caught a glimpse the snow atop nearby Cow Mountain, illuminated by the light of the full moon.  The view inspired him to float a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of his glass of root beer. The tasty treat was tremendously popular with the town’s children, who then called it a “black cow.”

★~ Fresh Breath Day: 

 Wiggle Your Toes Day, Root Beer Float Day, Fresh Breath Day

Holy Halitosis! Grab some breath mints and celebrate fresh breath day!

The origins of the breath mint can be traced back to the Egyptians.  It seems their teeth suffered badly from the sand and grit resulting from stone-grinding their flour, and since dentists were not yet an option, decayed, odorous mouths were common. Breath mints were made by boiling together frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon and honey. The solids were then fashioned into pellets and voila fresh breath!

If your pantry is low on frankincense, and myrrh, try these tips.

Drink more water.  Six to eight glasses of water will generate saliva rich in oxygen. Oxygen in saliva kills bacteria that causes bad breath.

Avoid alcohol and sugar – both produce a sulfur-producing bacteria underneath your tongue and in the throat and tonsils that can lead to bad breath.

Alcohol leads to dry mouth and a dry mouth is a perfect place for bad bacteria to breed.

Reduce your coffee and anything high in acid, like tomatoes or citrus drinks. Acid helps produce the bad bacteria leading to halitosis.

Medications can lead to bad breath – 70 percent of prescription medications create dry mouth.

★~ Today in History:

 Wiggle Your Toes Day, Root Beer Float Day, Fresh Breath Day

♥~ 1926 – Nineteen-year-old Gertrude Ederle from New York became the first woman to swim the English Channel and she picked this day to do it. She accomplished the feat in 14 hours and 31 minutes, breaking the men’s record by 2 hours.

♥~ 1980 –  On General Hospital Luke and Laura spent a romantic evening locked inside Wyndham’s department store.

♥~ 1992 –  Harold Russell, going against the wishes of the Motion Picture Academy, sold his Oscar statuette for $60,500 to pay for his wife’s eye surgery. He had won the award in 1947 for The Best Years of Our Lives. It was the first Oscar to be sold.

★~ Born Today:

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♥~ 1809 – Alfred Tennyson England’s Poet Laureate [1850]: The Charge of the Light Brigade, In Memoriam, The Lady of Shalott, The Lotuseaters, The Idylls of the King, Maud, Enoch Arden, Locksley Hall Sixty Years After; died Oct 6, 1892

♥~ 1911 – Lucille Ball Emmy Award-winning comedienne, actress: I Love Lucy [1952, 1953], The Lucy Show [1966-67, 1967-68], 12th Annual Atlas Governor’s Award [1988-89]; The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour, Yours, Mine and Ours, Mame; died April 26, 1989

♥~ 1917 – Robert Mitchum actor: The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, Cape Fear, A Family for Joe, African Skies, Night of the Hunter, The Story of G.I. Joe; commercials: “Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.”; died July 1, 1997

♥~ 1928 – Andy Warhol (Warhola) filmmaker, pop artist: Campbell Soup; “In the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.”;died Feb 22, 1987

★~ Link Gallimaufry: 

amazing shot of the moon crossing the face of the Earth.

So many great pictures: the winners of the Nat Geo traveler photo contest.


It’s Thursday and we are off with our day campers to Prairie Wolf. I am hoping for a pretty day like yesterday. I have rented a fancy Gopro camera to try out. Our first backyard effort at using the camera is fun but makes you a bit dizzy to view–our campers are movers. We are hoping that a large space and maybe a slower camper will help lessen the shake and rock and roll on our next effort. I can’t wait to try it out.

Camp Run A Pup Backyard Gopro Video from Katybeth on Vimeo.

Have a fun Thursday! And remember to vote for our good friend David Tucci’s Ah ha moment. The contest ends tomorrow (I think, we can still vote tomorrow, tho)…He is in first place in IL and while I’m not sure of the vote count from yesterday, I was told we did good. Very, Very good!

Wait, I forgot to tell you the name of the fruit at the top of this post – we discovered Witches Fingers this week. A grape among grapes. Sweet, tasty and fun to eat  I freeze grapes in the summer to snack on, because you know, it’s important to stay hydrated….

Odd Loves Company,

4 thoughts on “Wiggle Your Toes Day, Root Beer Float Day, Fresh Breath Day

  1. The video cracked me up!!! So many happy playing dogs and yes—I did get a little seasick there for awhile! 🙂 Thanks for the name of that grape—-I was going to ask.

  2. Yum……root beer floats! Still haven’t had one lately. Need to remedy that.
    I really enjoy good photography. Space is so interesting to me as well as underwater shots. I’d also like to know why the fastest camel loses???
    Envious of your PW trips with the day campers. Good for them!
    Vote early, vote often.
    Stay hydrated!

  3. Morno,
    Root beer floats. Frank Wisner was an important contributor. I might have to toast him with a float someday soon. We have an ice cream place that makes a fine root beer float.
    Ever since you mentioned the importance of wiggling your toes a few years back, I’ve stayed on top of it.
    Your campers really do move. I liked the gopro perspective on a dogs at play.
    The space video was amazing. I’ll look at the Natioal Geo shots over the weekend.
    Have a good one.

  4. Was offline all day yesterday, so I’m playing catchup. How’d I miss Root Beer Float Day?? Yikes! Well, at least I didn’t miss chocolate day, huh?

    Love your busy campers — I see what you mean about the dizziness, though, ha!

    Witches fingers?? Hmm, never heard of such!

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