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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Ice ~ Weird Super Bowl History ~ Kraft's Super Bowl Ring ~ Cake & Soda Recipes ~ Chopsticks Day 

Good 31º foggy ice on everything looks like it snowed morning!

Weird Super Bowl history.....
Not sure which is a more incredible achievement, the fact that the Bills managed to make four straight Super Bowl appearances, or the fact that they are the only NFL team to lose in the Super Bowl four straight years. Arguably one of the weirdest records in NFL history, because we're not sure whether to applaud or shake our heads. The incredible string of bad and good luck started in 1990 when the Giants beat the Bills in a close game. They ended up losing the game in the final seconds when Scott Norwood just missed a 47-yard field goal
 And here's something I had not heard before...

This incident occurred in 2005, when Robert Kraft, Patriots owner, visited the Russian president in St. Petersburg after the Pats won their third Super Bowl title. "I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring,'" Kraft said in 2013. "I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out." Despite the fact that Putin walked off with the ring, Kraft still wanted it returned. Kraft gave up on his quest to get it back after he was strongly persuaded by the George W. Bush White House to let it go.

Speaking of the SB Sunday, I was so disappointed in my Pat's loss. Really bummed me out. Anyway, also disappointment was no Budweiser Clydesdale commercials and the commercials with Eli Manning made me throw up!
As for the halftime show, it was awful!   There, off my soap box!
This 2 ingredient recipe was shared by high school pal, Carol Nasca. It's amazing!!  A number of choices!

Historically this date......
1959 – At Cape CanaveralFlorida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missiles accomplished.

1976 – In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately $3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.

1978 – The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4" an hour.

1996 – Willamette Valley Flood of 1996: Floods in the Willamette Valley of OregonUnited States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.

1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

And births this date include....
1845 – Isidor Straus, co-owner of Macy's department store and former Congressman from New York (d. 1912)

1849 – Ida Straus, American passenger aboard the Titanic (d. 1912)

1895 – Babe Ruth, American baseball player (d. 1948)

1912 – Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)

1917 – Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress (d.2016)
..................nine husbands!

1931 – Mamie Van Doren, American actress
................only 5 husbands!

1940 – Tom Brokaw, American news anchorman

1943 – Fabian Forte, American singer

1945 – Bob Marley, Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
...... LOVED his music!
Later dinner was reruns.... then chair, wine, and TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 6th
National Chopsticks Day

Chopsticks are shaped pairs of equal-length sticks that have been used as kitchen and eating utensils in virtually all of East Asia for over 6000 years. First used by the Chinese, chopsticks later spread to other locations including JapanKoreaCambodiaLaosNepalMalaysiaMyanmarSingaporeThailandVietnam,[A] and more recently Hawaii, and the West Coast of North America,[5][6] and cities with Overseas Chinese communities all around the globe. Chopsticks are smoothed and frequently tapered and are commonly made of bambooplasticwood, or stainless steel. They are less commonly made from titaniumgoldsilverporcelainjade, or ivory. Chopsticks are held in the dominant hand, between the thumb and fingers, and used to pick up pieces of food.

From top to bottom: Taiwan melamine chopsticks, Chinese porcelain chopsticks, Tibetan bamboo chopsticks, Vietnamese palmwood chopsticks, Korean stainless steel flat chopsticks with matching spoon, Japanese couple's set (two pairs), Japanese child's chopsticks, and disposable waribashi (in wrapper)