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Jokes and Trivia for March 20, 2013

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. – Martin Luther King Jr.

TODAY – MARCH 20th – WEDNESDAY

79th day of 2013 with 286 to follow.

Holidays for Today:

*First Day of Spring 2013

*Bock Beer Day

*National Ravioli Day

*International Earth Day

*Extraterrestrial Abductions Day

*Proposal Day (for those seeking marriage!)

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BIRTHDAYS ON THIS DATE:

  • 1735 Torbern Bergman, Katharinberg, Sweden, chemist (the first chemist to use the A, B, C, etc., system of notation for chemical species)
  • 1856 Frederick Winslow Taylor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, inventor (the father of scientific management and was one of the first management consultants)
  • 1879 Maud Menten, Ontario, biochemist (made significant contributions to enzyme kinetics and histochemistr)
  • 1903 Edgar Buchanan, Humansville, Missouri, actor (Uncle Joe on Petticoat Junction, Green Acres & Beverly Hillbillies)
  • 1904 B. F. Skinner, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, psychologist (invented operant conditioning chamber, radical behaviorism)
  • 1906 Ozzie Nelson, Jersey City, New Jersey, bandleader and actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet)
  • 1928 Fred Rogers, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, TV host (Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood)
  • 1931 Hal Linden, New York City, New York, actor (Barney Miller; Animals, Animals, Animals; The Golden Girls, Law & Order: Criminal Intent)
  • 1935 Ted Bessell, Flushing, New York, actor (That Girl, Hail to the Chief)
  • 1937 Jerry Reed, Atlanta, Georgia, singer and actor (Smokey and the Bandit, The Survivors, Stroker Ace, The Waterboy)
  • 1937 Lois Lowry, Honolulu, Hawaii, children’s author (Number the Stars, The Giver, The Anastasia Series, Gooney Bird Series, etc.)
  • 1938 Sergei Novikov, Gorky, Mathematician, noted for work in both algebraic topology and soliton theory
  • 1948 John de Lancie, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, actor (Q on Star Trek series, and Frank Simmons on Stargate SG-1)
  • 1950 William Hurt, Washington, D.C., actor (Altered States, Body Heat, The Big Chill, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Children of a Lesser God, Broadcast News, The Accidental Tourist, A History of Violence, Into the Wild, Damages)
  • 1954 Louis Sachar, East Meadow, New York, children’s author (Sideways Stories fro Wayside School, Holes)
  • 1958 Holly Hunter, Conyers, Georgia, actress (Broadcast News, The Firm, Thirteen, The Piano)
  • 1961 Slim Jim Phantom, Brooklyn, New York, musician (Stray Cats)
  • 1963 Kathy Ireland, Glendale, California, model and actress (Ceo of Kathy Ireland Wordwide; Alien from L.A.; Loaded Weapon 1, 9th season Dancing With the Stars)
  • 1973 Cedric Yarbrough, Minneapolis, Minnesota, actor (Reno 911!, The Boondocks, Adult Swim, Bones)
  • 1976 Chester Bennington, Phoenix, Arizona, musician (Linkin Park)
  • 1979 Bianca Lawson, Los Angeles, California, actress (Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Goode Behavior, Pretty Little Liars, Dawson’s Creek, The Vampire Diaries)
  • 1984 Christy Carlson Romano, Milford, Connecticut, actress (Even Stevens, Kim Possible, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy VII Advent Children)

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It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – J. K. Rowling

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HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS:

  • 1760 The “Great Fire” of Boston, Massachusetts, destroys 349 buildings.
  • 1914 In New Haven, Connecticut, the first international figure skating championship takes place.
  • 1922 The USS Langley (CV-1) is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
  • 1933 Giuseppe Zangara is executed in Florida’s electric chair for fatally shooting Anton Cermak in an assassination attempt against President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1952 The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan.
  • 1987 The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
  • 1999 Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
  • 2000 Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after murdering Georgia sheriff’s deputy Ricky Kinchen and critically wounding Deputy Aldranon English.
  • 2003 2003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.
  • 2005 A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years. One person is killed, hundreds are injured and evacuated.
  • 2006 Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.
  • 2006 Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Deby.

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The professor announced the material that would be covered on the midterm exam. As tension in the room built, students were gasping and sighing audibly.

After the test the professor tossed the graded papers on the desk and said, “After I left here last week, the Lord spoke to me. You want to know what He said? He said, “Thanks, professor! I haven’t heard from some of those folks in years!”

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Two dogs are walking down the street. One walks across the street, sniffs around a fire hydrant and walks back across the street.

The other dog says, “What was that all about?”

“Just checking messages.”

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ONE-LINERS: GREAT TRUTHS THAT CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED:

~  No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.

~  When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.

~  If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the second person.

~  Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.

~  You can’t trust dogs to watch your food.

~  Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.

~  Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.

~  You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

~  Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.

~  The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap.

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pic of the day: Signs of Spring

bee-on-wildflower

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WARNING! ENTERING THE PUN ZONE!

“Doctor! Doctor! You’ve gotta help me! I keep hearing music!”

“Give me your hat.”

“Doctor, you’ve done it! I don’t hear the music any more. What did you do?”

“I took out the band.”

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I saw a guy on a bridge about to jump. I cried out, “Don’t do it!”

He said, “Nobody loves me.”

“God loves you. Do you believe in God?”

“Yes.”

“Are you a Christian?”

“Yes, I’m a Christian.”

“Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?”

“Protestant.”

“Me, too! What denomination?”

“Baptist.”

“Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?”

“Northern Baptist.”

“Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?”

“Northern Conservative Baptist.”

“Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?”

“Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region.”

“Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?”

“Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912.”

I said, “Die, heretic!” and pushed him off the bridge.

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“You’ve been married for fifty years. What is the secret of a long marriage?”

“Many years ago we made a promise to each other: the first one to pack up and leave has to take the kids.”

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TODAY IN TRIVIA: RAVIOLI DAY

~Ravioli (plural; singular: raviolo) are a traditional type of Italian filled pasta.

~Composed of a filling sealed between two layers of thin egg pasta dough and are served either in broth or with a pasta sauce.

~The earliest mention of ravioli appears in the writings of Francesco di Marco, a merchant of Venice in the 14th century.

~In Tuscany, some of the earliest mentions of the dish come from the personal letters of Francesco di Marco Datini, a merchant of Prato in the 14th century.

~In Rome, it is named as Bartolomeo Scappi — with boiled chicken to the papal conclave of 1549.

~It is Europe, UK and USA in which we can find fresh packed ravioli

~Tinned ravioli was pioneered by the Italian Army in the First World War and was popularized by Heinz and Buitoni — in the UK and Europe. Chef Boyardee — in the USA

~Kreplach is common to the Jewish. This is the similar dish of Ravioli. Its a pocket of meat or other filling, with an egg pasta based covering.

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QUIP OF THE DAY: Great people are those who can make others feel that they, too, can become great.  – Mark Twain

THAT’S (ALMOST) ALL FOLKS!

Thought for the day. . .

There is no failure except in no longer trying. – Elbert Hubbard