Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Happy July 15th!

Tapioca Pudding Day


Today is Tapioca Pudding Day.  Tapioca Pudding is a cooling, enjoyable dessert, for a hot summer day.

Perhaps it is hard to believe, but many people have never had Tapioca Pudding. The most popular flavors are vanilla and chocolate.

You know what to do on this day, don't you!? Right, eat some Tapioca Pudding. Whether or not you've had it before, Tapioca Pudding is good treat for today, or any day.

Did you Know? Tapioca is the starch from a cassava root. This starch forms the soft, tiny balls in the pudding. It gives tapioca pudding a unique texture.

C'mon, big guy...... give me a hug!

Today is also Cow Appreciation Day. And, that's no bull! But, it is something to "Moo" about.  

Our appreciation for cows can be expressed in many ways. Some web sites suggest you go out and give a cow a big hug and/or a kiss. While it might sound like fun, you don't have to go to extremes to enjoy this special day. It can be as simple as pausing for a moment to think about cows, and all that they do for us.

Now that we've had our moment of silence, it's time to celebrate. Have an ice cold glass of milk. Add chocolate syrup, if you prefer. Then, fire up the grill, and cook some burgers or a steak. And, don't forget to get your fill of cheese. Sorry, goat cheese is not allowed today.


Fingerprinting of criminals was introduced to the United States in 1906 by New York City Police Department Deputy Commissioner Joseph A. Faurot.

Arctic terns found in North America and the Arctic migrate each year as far south as Antarctica and back, a round trip of over 18,000 miles. Theirs is probably the longest migratory flight.

When thinking about food, not necessarily hospitality, New York is America's first choice, chosen in a Gallup Poll by more Americans than any other for having the best food in the nation. New Orleans comes in second, followed by San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston.

A study by researcher Frank Hu and the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who snore are at an increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Americans today consume nearly the same number of calories per day as Americans did in 1910, but the weight of the average American has increased substantially due to lack of exercise.

The British Broadcasting Company played the opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony in all its broadcasts to Europe during World War II. The familiar "dah-dah-dah-DAAAAH" opening is the same as Morse code for the letter "v" (dot-dot-dot-dash), the symbol adopted for "victory."

All Champagnes are sparkling wines, but not all sparkling wines are Champagnes. For something to be a true Champagne, it must come from a certain area of France, the mere 70,000 acres called Champagne.

Champagne is more sensitive to temperature and light than most other wines. For that reason, it is typically bottled in a light-resistant, dark green glass. Champagne should be stored between 40 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit and may be kept upright or horizontally.

Random Fact
If you were to spell out every number starting from "one", you wouldn't see the
letter "A" until you reach "One Thousand."
I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.
All the toilets in New York's police stations have been stolen. The police have nothing to go on.
I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.
Velcro — what a rip off!
A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.
Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!
The earthquake in Washington obviously was the government's fault.
Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings, too.
When chemists die, they barium.
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.
I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.


When the plums dry on your tree,

it's time to prune.


"Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement. " ~ Grover Cleveland

"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in." ~ Morrie Schwartz

"Living involves tearing up one rough draft after another."- ~ Anon