Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—June 1, 2015 Trust your weekend was a great one and your Monday is off to a good start. As always, I hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video by Iggy Azalea, a relevant quote by Horace Mann, looking forward to enjoying a slice of hazelnut cake, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like Fathers’ Day, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. Heimlich Maneuver Day—celebrating the
abdominal thrust developed by Henry Heimlich in 1974 and known by his last
name, which maneuver has save thousands who would have otherwise choked to
death due to food particles lodged in the trachea while eating.
Milk Day—created by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to promote
consumption of dairy products—great day to have a cold glass of milk unless you
are lactose intolerant.
Number One Song—celebrating the last number one
song outside the rock and roll era which children of the 60’s were addicted to,
the number one song in 2014 on a seven week run Fancy by Iggy Azalea (featuring Charli XCX), an
Australian born hip hop singer and model active since 2011. Here is a link to Ms.
Azalea performing Fancy: https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-zpOMYRi0w
4. National Hazelnut Cake Day—definitely a novel
way to utilize a great nut.
5. Everyone Likes It Hot—celebrating not the pursuit of the warm sun in California
but the birthday on this day in 1926 of the iconic sex symbol of the 50’s
Marilyn who died of an overdose of barbiturates in 1962; one of her classic
movies was Some Like It Hot costarring
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.
On this day in:
Friar John Cor recorded the first batch of Scotch whisky.
James Lawrence the captain of the USS Chesapeake after being mortally wounded
uttered his immortal command—“Don’t give up the ship.”
the U.S. Census Bureau began using Herman Hollerith’s tabulating machine to
count Census data.
the Beatles released their iconic album Sgt.
Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band which sold over 30 million
Cable News Network (CNN) began broadcasting.
Reflections on cable TV: “Habit is a
cable; we weave each day a thread of it. At last we cannot break it.” Horace
Mann, noted 19th Century American politician and educational
reformer. Watching too much TV, cable or otherwise, is a habit which is
difficult to break.
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