Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not May 23 History World Turtle Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—May 23, 2015 Trust your Memorial Day Weekend is proving to be a great one with some time after the barbecues and beach or parks to reflect on and appreciate the great sacrifices the millions of men and women have made in service to this nation. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video by Stefani  and a relevant quote from Jay Inslee, looking forward to powering down a few pieces of taffy candy, blessed  with a positive attitude even though you know you may have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, 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. World Turtle Day —commemorating and honoring the efforts of the World Turtle Rescue since 1990 to preserve turtle and tortoise habitat and conservation efforts to keep turtles like the Ridley Kemp Turtle from becoming extinct.
       2. World’s Chron's Disease and Colitis Day—commemorating since 2007 the need for awareness and a cure of two devastating conditions where in Chron’s Disease the body turns on itself and in colitis one can never stray too far from a bathroom.
        3. 2005 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 2005 on a four week run Hollaback Girl by Stefani, an American female pop singer of the 90’s whose song Hollaback Girl was the first digital recording to have over a million downloads. Here is a link of Stefani performing Holdback Girl: 
       4. National Taffy Day—a great candy with an endless sources of flavors and savored by all save those unlucky enough to have to wear dentures—very sticky candy.                                                           
          5. Dynamic Duo Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1908 of John Bardeen, the only person to win two times the Nobel Prize for Physics—clearly the “Father of the Electrical Age” with his inventions of the transistor and the semiconductor.
 On this day in:                                                           
        a. 1846 in a “oops I did not mean it” moment the President Mariano Parendes of Mexico unofficially declared war against the United States.
        b. 1890 Sergeant William Carney, a freed slave in the Union Army, became the first African American soldier to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
        c. 1911 The New York Public Library was dedicated.
        d. 1934 American gangsters Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed and executed by police in Bienville Parish Louisiana.                         
        e.  1995 the first version of Java programming was released.
Reflections on the need to support endangered species like the turtle. “What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.” Jay Inslee, governor of Washington, although occupied with. salmon as he should be, a fond wish he has time for the Ridley Marine Kemp Turtle.
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