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07/05/19 Will Do

Friday, July 05, 2019

"Today I will do what others won't so tomorrow I can do what others can't."

Sign: Caution: May be hazardous to your health
Rabbit: "Silly scare tactics. What could possibly be more healthy for you than eating your veggies?"

A wife once gave her husband the silent treatment for an entire week. She didn’t say anything, she just put it into practice. She was hoping it would make him be more attentive to her and to their marriage.

At the end of the week she decided to bring up subject. “You notice anything different about us this past week?”

Without missing a beat, and without having a clue either, he replied. “Yeah, we’re getting along pretty great lately!”

It's Bikini Day! We've never been the same since this revealing two-piece was introduced in 1946 by French engineer Louis Reard and named after the Bikini Atoll that was part of the nuclear testing. In 1915, the one-piece, called Maillot, was created; by the 1940's, the two-piece was worn but it covered the navel, hips, and most of the rear.
--Comic Sans Day: the font was created by Vincent Connare in 1994 because he felt the traditional Times New Roman was too formal for comic strips; he developed comic sans for the speech balloons of the comic characters.
--National Apple Turnover Day: was called hand pies since they're so portable; the fruit filling is placed on pastry dough, then covered over and sealed before baking; no definite origin story.
--National Workaholics Day: today raises awareness of the negative effects of being a workaholic with no work/life balance; today is to relax, not be perfect; time to reassess and plan how to bring more balance into your life.
--National Graham Cracker Day: developed in 1822 in Bound Brook, New Jersey, by Rev. Sylvester Graham; a true graham cracker is made with graham flour which is unsifted, coarsely-ground, wheat flour.
--Work Without Your Hands Day: a reference to the SpongeBob episode "The Clash of Triton"; ask the kids.
--National Mechanical Pencil Day: the first pencil was developed in 1565 but needed constant sharpening and adjusting; the first mechanical pencil patent was awarded in 1822 to Sampson Mordon and John Isaac Hawkins of Britain.
--Tynwald Day: observed on the Isle of Man (UK); from Bing: "After the Vikings incorporated the Isle of Man into their Kingdom of the Isles in the 9th century, they also brought their particular tradition of parliamentary government to the island. This tradition survives today as the Tynwald, the island’s tricameral parliament. Purportedly the oldest continuous parliament in the world, the Tynwald gathers outside on a special four-tiered hill every Tynwald Day—usually July 5—to promulgate the laws that have been passed in the last year. The meeting, the first recorded instance of which dates to 1417, is known as Midsummer Court."
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