- “First Day of Spring”, as the new season officially arrives in the Northern Hemisphere with the Vernal Equinox this evening at 6:45 pm EDT.
- “Great American Meat Out”, a grassroots movement encouraging us to try going meatless at least for one day. No meat today, feel better tomorrow! (Or so they say.)
- “Proposal Day”, when both men & women are encouraged to pop the big question. Coincidentally it’s also “Kiss Your Fiancée Day”.
ON THIS DATE…………..
1984, Naomi and Wynonna Judd made their stage debut in Omaha when they opened for The Statler Brothers
1999, Legoland opened in California
2012, Peyton Manning signed a 5-year, $96 million deal with the Broncos
Director – Spike Lee (58
Actor – William Hurt (65) (Oscar – Kiss of the Spider Woman)
NHL Hockey Legend – Bobby Orr (67)
Yvon Barrette replays famous ‘Slap Shot’ interview
Hockey fans love “Slap Shot” as in, it’s probably the greatest hockey movie ever made.
And those who were in the movie continue to give us awesomeness from the actual film itself in reenacting parts of it.
The film and the Charlestown Chiefs were celebrated in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with the junior Johnstown Tomahawks over the weekend, and Yvon Barrette, who played eccentric goaltender Denis Lemieux did quite the promo with a local newscast:
If it looks familiar it’s because it’s a spoof of the famous scene where Lemieux discusses the finer points of hockey in an interview in the movie.
So many great moments in “Slap Shot” and it’s still hard to believe that Paul Newman – one of the greatest actors ever – stars in one of the goofiest sports films in history.
– Ford is planning to produce a $400,000 GT supercar. Only 250 will be made
– Apple has now sold over 700 million iPhones
– AMC has ordered two seasons of The Walking Dead’s companion show. It will air in the summer and be set in L.A. and will be filmed there and in Vancouver.
– Fox News claims Microsoft is ditching Internet Explorer for a new browser called Project Spartan
– The Montreal police are looking for a man, who has been jogging in the nude. Temps dipped to -10 this week as the man ran at night in just his shoes and socks. Some people have snapped pics of the jogger.
– ‘Sharknado 3” will premiere on July 22nd on SyFy
– Nike has sold $340 million worth of LeBron James shoes in the past year. That’s up 13% from the prior year
Bride Runs From Her Wedding When She Finds Out Her Groom Can’t Do Simple Math
Arranged marriages are still popular in different parts of the world, especially India. Sometimes a couple won’t meet until their wedding day . . . and only have a few minutes to get to know each other before they get locked down FOREVER.
A woman in Uttar Pradesh, India decided to make the most of that time during her arranged wedding last Wednesday.
She met her groom RIGHT before their wedding started. But instead of asking the usual “getting to know you” stuff, she decided to make sure he was EDUCATED.
So she asked him a very basic math question: What’s 15 plus six?
Instead of “21” he said “17” . . . so she TOOK OFF, and refused to come back and marry him.
Her parents say his parents tricked them into thinking he was educated . . . so they canceled the wedding and started returning all the gifts.
Stray Dog Led People to Ten Sick Puppies
An animal rescue worker in Dallas has been trying to catch a stray dog for weeks. Her name is Marina Tarashevsce. (Pronounced “Tair-uh-SHEV-skuh.”)
Then he wouldn’t stop barking last Tuesday night, and she noticed he wasn’t with a female dog he usually runs around with.
So she and a dog trainer named John Miller went to investigate. But once they’d get close, he’d run farther into the woods where he’s been living. Then he’d start barking again like he wanted them to follow, so they did.
And eventually he led them straight to the OTHER dog, which had just given birth to ten PUPPIES.
At that point they weren’t doing very well. They were lying in the mud shivering, and if they’d stayed there all night, they might have been in trouble. But they’re in a shelter now, and they’re all doing fine.
It’s not clear if the male dog is the father or not, but Marina decided to name him “Hero.” And she’s keeping all of the dogs together until the puppies are old enough to be adopted.
Allergies are partly due to genetic predisposition but also to environment. A few surprising factors that can reduce the odds of your child developing allergies or asthma …
- A recent Swedish study has found that youngsters who eat off dishes scrubbed by hand rather than cleaned in a dishwasher are significantly less likely to have allergies.
- Having older siblings has been shown to protect against the development of allergies in the first year of life. Why? They help create an immune-boosting microbial ‘soup’ in the home.
- Children born in the countryside are less likely to develop allergies than those raised in cities, because country kids are exposed to a wide variety of microbes.
- Babies born by caesarean are 5 times more likely to develop allergies by the age of 2 than those born naturally.
- Children under 5 are 50% more likely to have food allergies if born in Autumn or Winter, rather than Spring or Summer. It may be due to a lower level of vitamin D exposure.
- Sedentary lifestyles in front of screens are linked to obesity, which is a risk factor for asthma.
- Expectant women often avoid eating nuts and eggs, even if they are craving them, for fear of making their child allergic. The exact opposite seems to be the case, according to experts.
- Eating fermented foods such as pickles and sauerkraut (which contain healthy bacteria) may offer allergy protection, according to recent research from Sweden’s University of Gothenbur
- The Original Patent For Toilet Paper Finally Solves the “Over Vs. Under” Debate
The debate over whether you hang your toilet paper “over” or “under” is one of those chicken-and-egg things that people will argue about until the end of time.
If you somehow don’t know about the debate, it’s based on the two possible ways you can hang toilet paper on a roll.
In the “over” position, the paper hangs to the front. In the “under” position, the paper hangs to the back. People have been arguing FOREVER over which way is “right.” But not anymore.
A writer just dug up the original patent for the toilet paper roll from 1891. It’s by an inventor named Seth Wheeler, and it actually ANSWERS THE QUESTION, once and for all.
In the patent drawing, the roll is in the “over” position. So THAT’S your definitive answer.
- Only two states have never had a temperature over 100 degrees: Alaska and . . . Hawaii, believe it or not. All the rest have hit at least 105.
- There’s only one spot on Earth where the corners of four countries meet . . . it’s in southern Africa, where Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia touch.
- The average age of people in NASA’s mission control room during the Apollo 11 moon landing was 28.
- Albert Einstein once said that the Theory of Relativity was his best idea . . . but his second-best was adding in eggs while he cooked soup to make soft-boiled eggs without having to wash an extra pot.
- 5. There were 27 letters in the English alphabet in the early 1800s . . . the extra letter was the ampersand, it came after Z, and it was pronounced “and.” It was dropped from the alphabet before the end of the century.