Good 48º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday we started in the 40ºs and ended up at 90º.
Throw Back Thursday ... Kristen's LASD graduating class 1989
Kristen is in row 2 and #9 from the left.....
Picture of the Day
Interesting about road speeds in Germany...
German autobahns are famous for having no universal motorway speed limit, although about 30% of them do have some kind of temporary or permanent limit.
Roughly 21% of German motorways have static limits (temporary or permanent) indicated by traditional traffic signs. An additional 9% are equipped with motorway control systems that can show variable speed limits depending on time, weather, or traffic. Most of these are switched off (= no limit) under good conditions. In sections of the motorway system without speed limit, it is common to be overtaken by cars or motorcycles traveling over 125 mph.
However, a recommended speed limit of 81 mph applies. While driving at higher speeds is not punishable, the increased risk induced by higher speeds may result in partial liability for damages.
Moreover, the law forbids travel at speeds that would extend the vehicle's minimum halting distance beyond the driver's line of sight. On all German roads, there are speed limits for trucks, buses, cars towing trailers, and small motorized vehicles (Mopeds, etc.).
The introduction of a national speed limit for motorways and similar roads has been on the agenda of various political and environmentalist groups for decades, but at present, there are no plans on behalf of the federal government regarding the matter.In the meantime, most Germans are in favor of a general speed limit.
From Mr. Food
Did you know that June is Dairy Month? Well it is. These days, what started out as a salute to our hard-working dairy farmers has grown way beyond that. Today our dairy cases are brimming with everything from an assortment of dairy favorites to juices, milk alternatives, refrigerated potatoes, and so much more. And to celebrate, wait until you try this creamy quiche.
- 1 refrigerated rolled pie crust (from a 14.1-ounce package)
- 5 eggs
- 3/4 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
- 1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes
Historically this date....
1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run.
1939 – Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Naziconcentration camps.
1974 – During Ten Cent Beer Night, inebriated Cleveland Indians fans start a riot, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers.
2004 – Marvin Heemeyer's eventually suicidal protest rampage with an improvised bulletproofed bulldozer destroys 13 buildings in Granby, Colorado, including the town hall.
Quite a mixed bag of births today... some good and a lot of very odd people!
1907 – Rosalind Russell, American actress (d. 1976)
1924 – Dennis Weaver, American actor (d. 2006)
1936 – Bruce Dern, American actor
1952 – Parker Stevenson, American actor and director
1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo