Ridley's Believe It Or Not—May 31, 2014: Slow day for holidays again but hope you will enjoy these holidays, along with a fresh baked macaroon, found for today along with the factoids and quote.
1. World No Tobacco Day—celebrating the efforts to end the use of one of most lethal killing substances known to humanity-killing an estimated 5,000,000 people worldwide. Lung cancer caused by smoking is not a very pleasant way to die.
2. National Save Your Hearing Day—promoting awareness of the need to prevent hearing loss and the means, like ear plugs, to prevent. Hearing is a gift too precious to lose, even if, in the case of listening to politicians, most of which is heard is not worth listening to.
3. Speak In Complete Sentences Day—celebrating the often lost art of speaking in complete sentences, especially to those who have saved their hearing and can then understand and appreciate what you are saying.
4. National Macaroon Day---celebrating a tasty flour less cookie usually made with nuts and egg white, even more so if you observed National Fasting Day yesterday.
On this day in:
a. 1790 to the joy of present and future writers, including poets like me, Congress passed the first copyright act in the United States.
b. 1977 moving the United States toward energy independence, the Trans Alaska Pipeline was completed, a date which should spur the approval of the Keystone Pipeline XL now held hostage by President Obama for years and years.
c. 2005 Vanity Fair revealed that FBI agent Mark Felt was the “Deep Throat” for Woodward and Bernstein in their reporting on the Watergate Scandal which lead to Nixon’s resignation in 1974.
Looking for a permanent and effective way to stop smoking? “One thousand Americans each day quit smoking—by dying Anon Sadly, how true it is.
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© May 31, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet