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October 6th

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. – Dalai Lama


TODAY – OCTOBER 6th

279th day of the year (280th in leap years) with 86 days to follow.

Holidays for Today:
~ Come and Take it Day
~ Garlic Lovers Day
~ Jackie Mayer Rehab Day
~ National Badger Day
~ National Coaches Day
~ National German-American Day
~ National Mad Hatter Day
~ National Noodle Day
~ National Orange Wine Day
~ National Physicians Assistant Day
~ National Plus Size Appreciation Day
~ World CP Day (a day to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy and the issues that affect people with CP at a local, national and international level to create more inclusive societies.)
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BIRTHDAYS ON THIS DATE:

  • 1846 George Westinghouse, Central Bridge, New York, engineer and inventor (invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry / alternating current)
  • 1866 Reginald Fessenden, Canada, inventor and radio pioneer (Radiotelephony)
  • 1940 Ellen Travolta, Englewood, New Jersey, actress (Happy Days,  Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge)
  • 1943 Michael Durrell, Brooklyn, New York, actor (Matlock, The Guiding Light, Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs)
  • 1950 David Brin, Glendale, California, sci-fi author (Uplift Universe stories, The Postman, Earth, Glory Season, Kiln People, Foundation’s Triumph)
  • 1958 Joseph Finder, Chicago, Illinois, author (High Crime, Paranoia, Company Man, Power Play, Suspicion)
  • 1963 Elisabeth Shue, Wilmington, Delaware, actress (The Karate Kid, Call to Glory, Adventures in Babysitting, Back to the Future II & III, The Saint, Hollow Man, Hope Springs, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
  • 1966 Jacqueline Obradors, San Fernando Valley, California, actress (Six Days Seven Nights, NYPD Blue, Disney’s Atlantis, Lopez)
  •  1970 Amy Jo Johnson, Dennis, Massachusetts, actress, singer, and gymnast (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Felicity, The Division, Flashpoint, Bent, Covert Affairs)
  • 1974 Jeremy Sisto, Grass Valley, California, actor (Clueless, Suicide Kings, Thirteen, Jesus, Suburgatory, Wicked City, Ice)

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Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. – Samuel Johnson
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HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS:

  • 1683 Thirteen German families landed in Philadelphia and subsequently founded Germantown, Pennsylvania, the first German settlement in the original thirteen American colonies.
  • 1884 The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 1889 Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
  • 1927 “Jazz Singer,” first movie with a sound track premiered in New York City.
  • 1945 Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series of baseball.
  • 1966 LSD became illegal in California, with the rest of the U.S. and the world soon following the ban.
  • 1995 51 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.
  • 1996 Singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw married in Rayville, Louisiana, after touring on their Spontaneous Combustion Tour.
  • 2007 Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

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She spent the first day packing her belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.

On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things.

On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining room table by candlelight, put on some soft background music and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar and a bottle of Chardonnay..

When she had finished, she went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimp shells dipped in caviar, into the hollow of the curtain rods. She then cleaned up the kitchen and left.

When the husband returned with his new girlfriend, all was bliss for the first few days. Then slowly, the house began to smell. They tried everything; cleaning, mopping and airing the place out. Vents were checked for dead rodents and carpets were steam cleaned. Air fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which they had to move out for a few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting.

Nothing worked. People stopped coming over to visit. Repairmen refused to work in the house. The maid quit.

Finally, they could not take the stench any longer and decided to move. A month later, even though they had cut their price in half, they could not find a buyer for their stinky house. Word got out and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls. Finally, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.

The ex-wife called the man and asked how things were going. He told her the saga of the rotting house. She listened politely and said that she missed her old home terribly, and would be willing to reduce her divorce settlement in exchange for getting the house back. Knowing his ex-wife had no idea how bad the smell was, he agreed on price that was about 1/10th of what the house had been worth, but only if she were to sign the papers that very day. She agreed and within the hour his lawyers delivered the paperwork.

A week later the man and his girlfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home, including the curtain rods.

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ONE-LINERS: Windows Error Messages
The following are just some of the new Windows error messages that are under consideration for the next planned Windows:

~ Enter any 11-digit prime number to continue.
~ Press any key except… no, No, NO, NOT THAT ONE!
~ Press any key to continue or any other key to quit.

~ Bad command or file name! Go stand in the corner.
~ BREAKFAST.SYS halted… Cereal port not responding.
~ Windows message: ‘Error saving file! Format drive now? (Y/Y)’

~ File not found. Should I fake it? (Y/N)
~ Runtime Error 6D at 417A:32CF: Incompetent User.
~ WinErr 16547: LPT1 not found. Use backup. (PENCIL & PAPER.SYS)
~ Your hard drive has been scanned and all stolen software titles have been deleted.
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Before performing a baptism, the priest approached the young father and said solemnly, ‘Baptism is a serious step. Are you prepared for it?’

‘I think so,’ the man replied. ‘My wife has made appetizers and we have a caterer coming to provide plenty of cookies and cakes for all of our guests.’

‘I don’t mean that,’ the priest responded. ‘I mean, are you prepared spiritually?’
‘Oh, sure,’ came the reply. ‘I’ve got a keg of beer and a case of whiskey.’
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Two mice met behind a toaster in a Columbia, Maryland household.

“It’s been a long time.” the first said. “How’s everything?”

“Great!” the second replied. “I have three brothers in pharmaceutical testing and a sister in heart research!”

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CHILDREN ON SCIENCE:

~ “Thunder is a rich source of loudness.”

~ “One horsepower is the amount of energy it takes to drag a horse 500 feet in one second.”

~ “Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers.”

~ “I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing.”
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NEVER DIE:

~ Old teachers never die, they just get degraded.
~ Old politicians never die, they just get devoted.
~ Old electricians never die, they just get delighted

~ Old models never die, they just get deposed.
~ Old musicians never die, they just get denoted.
~ Old tree surgeons never die, they just get debarked.

~ Old cowboys never die, they just get deranged.
~ Old dry cleaners never die, they just get depressed.
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WARNING! ENTERING THE PUN ZONE!

The Abbot had made his decision. The vows of silence in the abbey had to be obeyed. No caroling would be allowed during Christmas season.

One monk, who had been a beekeeper before he joined the brotherhood, had an amazing idea. He knew that the pitch
of each bee’s “buzz” was determined by the rate at which it beat its wings. He asked the Abbot, “If I could place
groups of bees of the same pitch in tiny cages in a row, I may be able to get an octave of frequencies. By carefully agitating these cages in tempo, the bees will fly, their specific buzz will be picked up by microphones and we can create a simple tune.”

The Abbot gave his approval.

After weeks of hard work the bees were ready. Opening night was a resounding success as the bees buzzed out a slow and simple version of “Silent Night”. Everybody agreed that there’s nothing more fun than a carol of monk bees.
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More Punniness… I pulled into the gas station to get a drink. When I walked up I noticed these two cops watching a woman who was smoking while pumping gas. I saw her and thought, “Is she stupid?!! With the cops right there too?!”

But anyway, I went in and got my drink. As I was checking out, I heard someone screaming. I looked outside and the woman’s arm was on fire! She was swinging her arm and running around going crazy! I ran outside and the cops had put her on the ground and were putting the fire out with their coffees.

Then they put handcuffs on her and threw her in the police car. I was thinking, “She shouldn’t have been smoking near the pump while getting gas!” But being the nosey person that I am, I asked the cops what they were arresting her for. The cop looked me dead in my eyes and said…

“WAVING A FIREARM.”
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The main course at the big civic dinner was baked ham with glazed sweet potatoes.

Rabbi Cohen regretfully shook his head when the platter was passed to him.

‘When,’ scolded Father Kelly playfully, ‘are you going to forget that silly rule of yours and eat ham like the rest of us?’

Without skipping a beat, Rabbi Cohen replied: ‘At your wedding reception, Father Kelly.’

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“This little computer,” said the sales clerk, “will do half of your job for you.”
Studying the machine, the senior VP said, “Fine. I’ll take two.”
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A Swiss guy, looking for directions, pulls up at a bus stop where two Americans are waiting. “Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?” he asks.

The two Americans just stare at him.

“Excusez-moi, parlez vous Francais?” he tries.

The two continue to stare.

“Parlare Italiano?” No response. “Hablan ustedes Espanol?” Still nothing. The Swiss guy drives off, extremely disgusted.

The first American turns to the second and says, “Y’know, maybe we should learn a foreign language.”

“Why?” says the other. “That guy knew four languages, and it didn’t do him any good.”

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“Haven’t I seen your face before?” a judge demanded, looking down at the defendant.

“You have, Your Honor,” the man answered hopefully. “I gave your son tuba lessons last winter.”

“Ah, yes,” recalled the judge. “Twenty years!”

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TODAY IN TRIVIA – ONIONS!: How long have humans been eating onions? 
Onions have been a part of the human diet for more than 7,000 years. Archeologists have discovered traces of onions dating back to 5000 B.C., found alongside stones from figs and dates in settlements from the Bronze Age.

~ Worshipping Onions?
Ancient Egyptians worshipped onions, believing their spherical shape and concentric circles within symbolized eternity. In fact, onions were often placed in the burial tombs of pharaohs, as they were believed to bring about prosperity in the afterlife.

~ Should you feed onions to dogs?
NO! onions can weaken a dog’s red blood cells, leading to anemia that, in severe cases, could result in death.

~ Can you Pay the rent with onions?
You could if we still lived in the Middle Ages! At that time, onions were an acceptable form of currency, and was used to pay for rent, goods and services — and even as gifts!

~ Why do onions make you cry?
Cutting into an onion releases sulfuric acid, which reacts with the moisture in our eyes to create a tearful reaction.

~ Can onions predict the weather?
According to folklore, the thickness of an onion’s skin can predict how severe the following winter will be. The thinner the skin, goes the theory, the milder the winter we can expect.
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~ Why is today National Mad Hatter Day?
Because the Mad Hatter wears a top hat labeled “In this style 10/6” in the book’s illustrations.

~ What is Come and Take it Day about?
The town of Gonzales, Texas holds a Come & Take It Festival each year. It commemorates the firing of the first shot of the Texas revolution on Oct. 2, 1835, which took place near Gonzales. But this was not the first time that phrase was used in battle! The phrase was also used in Ancient Greece during the Battle of Thermopylae ( inspiration for the film 300). It was also used during the Revolutionary War when British soldiers attempted to take Fort Morris in Georgia.

~ Why is there a Jackie Mayer Rehab Day?
This is a day to honor Jacquelyn Jeanne Mayer, Miss America 1963. Ms. Mayer had a stroke in 1970, at the age of 28 years old, and worked hard for seven years to regain her speech and mobility. She had to learn to walk, tie her shoes, and learn her A-B-C’s all over again. On this day in 1997, a rehab and nursing facility of Providence Hospital was renamed the Jackie Mayer Rehab Center.

~ Why is October 6th National Physician’s Assistant Day?
National PA Day was first celebrated on October 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of PAs. October 6 is also the birthday of the profession’s founder, Eugene A. Stead, Jr., MD. Now every year, October 6th also kicks off an entire week of celebrating this profession!
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QUIP OF THE DAY: I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters – Frank Lloyd Wright

THAT’S (ALMOST) ALL FOLKS!

Thought for the day. . . Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. – Abraham Lincoln

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