Good 31º clear sky morning.
Yesterday some cirrus clouds moved in and we warmed to 71º.
Picture of the Day ... LOL
Interesting.... Playing Possum
Apparent death, colloquially known as playing dead, feigning death, or playing possum, is a behavior in which animals take on the appearance of being dead. This form of animal deception is an adaptive behavior also known as tonic immobility or thanatosis. Apparent death can be used as a defense mechanism or as a form of aggressive mimicry, and occurs in a wide range of animals.
In mammals, the Virginia opossum is perhaps the best known example of defensive thanatosis. "Playing possum" is an idiomatic phrase which means "pretending to be dead". It comes from a characteristic of the Virginia opossum, which is famous for pretending to be dead when threatened. This instinct does not always pay off in the modern world; for example, opossums scavenging roadkill may use it in response to the threat posed by oncoming traffic, and subsequently end up as roadkill themselves.
If you have kids or grandkids, they will love these...
Crescent Mummy Dogs
1 can (8oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls
2 1/2 slices American cheese, quartered
10 hot dogs
mustard or ketchup if desired
Heat oven to 375º.
Unroll crescent rolls, separate at perforations, creating rectangles. Press perforations to seal.
With knife or kitchen scissors, cut each rectangle lengthwize into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces. Slice cheese slices into quarters.
Wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog and 1/4 slice of cheese to look like bandages, stretching dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate bandages so hot dog shows through for "face". On ungreased large cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs, cheese side down, spray dough lightly with cooking spray.
Bake 13-17 minutes, until dough is light golden brown and hot doga are hot. With mustard draw features on "face".
Historically this date....
1960 – John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the twentieth century to become the 35th president of the United States.
1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.
1973 – The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay 2.9 million USD.
And births this date include....
1927 – Patti Page, American singer (d.2013)
1931 – Morley Safer, American journalist (d.2016)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo