Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—June 2, 2015 Trust your Taco Tuesday is going to be a great day whether you sate on cheap tacos or Popeye’s leg and thigh two piece special for only $1.49 off to a good start. As always, I hope you enjoy the holidays and observances (another tough day and near skunk for holidays and observances), factoids of interest, a music video by Kitty Kallen, a relevant quote by Olivia Wilde, looking forward to enjoying a bowl of rocky road ice cream, 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. International Sex
Workers Day—first observed in France in 1975 to commemorate
the status of sex workers (often known as the oldest profession) and to provide
them with the same protection against violence suffered by them as ordinary
Protection Week (1-8)—created to create awareness of the need to protect
one’s skin from the ravages of UV radiation which in addition to damaging the
skin also is the leading cause of melanoma, a very fatal form of cancer which
is on the rise.
Number One Song—celebrating the number one song
in 1954 on a nine week run Little Things Mean a Lot by Kitty Kallen,
an American popular singer whose career spanned the big band swing era of the
30’s to the rock and roll of the 60’s. Here is a link to Kitty Kallen’s
recording of Little Things Mean a Lot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C7SzKv2uLU
4. National Rocky Road Day—celebrating not a
spin off road in an SUV but rather that unique chocolate ice cream made with
marshmallows and toasted almonds and created by William Dreyer in Oakland in
March of 1929.
5. If You Want a Dam, Find a Beaver—celebrating not the those great mammalian engineers and
mascot of Oregon State, but the birthday on this in 1948 of Jerry Mather, aka
the Beaver in the long running TV series—Leave
It to Beaver.
On this day in:
P.T. Barnum opened his first circus tour of the United States.
Guglielmo Marconi applied for a patent for his new invention, the radio.
the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was the first major international event to
be televised, albeit in black and white.
Pope John Paul II arrived in Poland to visit his native country, becoming the
first Pope to visit a Communist country.
Ken Jennings won his first of 74 consecutive winning appearances on the game
Reflections on tanning beds during Sun Protection Week: “In a thousand years,
archaeologists will dig up tanning beds and think we fried people as
punishment.” -Olivia Wilde, American actress and model. Great observation
especially when it is so easy to keep up one’s Vitamin D levels by taking a
pill or drinking a glass of milk.
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