Sunday, November 1, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not November 1 History World Vegan Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 1, 2015, 446 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust your Halloween was a great one and your favorite college teams were  victorious; as always I hope you enjoy Sunday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Hall and Oates,  a relevant quote from Johnathan Safran Foer, looking forward to enjoying a plate of deep fried clams, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like 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. National Bison Day—proposed since 2012 as an official day to celebrate the importance of bison in the cultural fabric of the American Indians; almost shot to extinction in the 19th Century, the herds are making a comeback.                                                          
         2. World Vegan Day—promoting to the joy of all animals that are raised or caught for food the benefits of a meat free, milk free and egg free diet.
         3. 1981 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1981 on a run of two weeks in that position Private Eyes by Hall and Oates.  Here is a link to Hall and Oates performing Private Eyes:
         4.  National Deep Fried Clams Day—celebrating another great way albeit with more fat to celebrate those tasty mollusks.
         5. An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away And If Cooked Right Makes For A Very Wealthy Man Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1960 of Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple whose compensation is the highest in the world, coming in at over 300 million dollars in 2012.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1512 the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo was opened to the public for the first time.
         b. 1800 John Adams became the first President of the United States to reside in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House.                                   
         c. 1870 the U.S. Weather Service issued its first meteorological forecast (not sure whether it was remotely accurate).
         d. 1896 the first published photo of a woman’s breasts was published by the National Geographic Magazine.
         e. 1960 while campaigning for the presidency John Kennedy announced his idea for the creation of the Peace Corps.
Reflections on Veganism: “Elsewhere the paper notes that vegetarians and vegans (including athletes) 'meet and exceed requirements' for protein. And, to render the whole we-should-worry-about-getting-enough-protein-and-therefore-eat-meat idea even more useless, other data suggests that excess animal protein intake is linked with osteoporosis, kidney disease, calcium stones in the urinary tract, and some cancers. Despite some persistent confusion, it is clear that vegetarians and vegans tend to have more optimal protein consumption than omnivores.”  Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals
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