Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not June 2 History Sun Protection Week

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 citizens.  
       2. Sun 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.   
        3. 1954 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:                                           
       a. 1835 P.T. Barnum opened his first circus tour of the United States.
       b. 1896 Guglielmo Marconi applied for a patent for his new invention, the radio.     
       c. 1953 the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was the first major international event to be televised, albeit in black and white.
       d. 1979 Pope John Paul II arrived in Poland to visit his native country, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
       e. 2004 Ken Jennings won his first of 74 consecutive winning appearances on the game show Jeopardy.                  
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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