Good 41º scattered clouds morning.
Happy Sinko de Mayo..........
Yesterday we started off at 32º. It stayed clear and sunny and we topped at 77º.
Picture of the Day .... perfect timing....
Interesting about aspirin....
Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), also known as aspirin, is a medication often used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation... In total, it can cure more than 50 disorders.
Today aspirin is one of the most commonly used medications in the world. Over a half century ago, in 1950, it was acknowledged as the highest-selling drug on the planet. From 3000 to 4000 scientific articles are written about aspirin annually.It is sometimes used long-term, at low doses, to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clot formation in people at high risk of developing blood clots. Low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to prevent clotting and reduce the risk of another heart attack or the death of heart tissue. Aspirin may be effective at preventing certain types of cancer, particularly colorectal cancer.
One common adverse effect is an upset stomach. More significant side effects include stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, and worsening asthma. Bleeding risk is greater among those who are older, drink alcohol, take other NSAIDs, or are on other blood thinners. Aspirin is not recommended in the last part of pregnancy. It is not generally recommended in children with infections because of the risk of Reye syndrome. High doses may result in ringing in the ears.
A precursor to aspirin found in leaves from the willow tree has been used for its health effects for at least 2,400 years. In 1853, chemist Charles Frédéric Gerhardt treated the medicine sodium salicylate with acetyl chloride to produce acetylsalicylic acid for the first time. For the next fifty years, other chemists established the chemical structure and came up with more efficient production methods. In 1897, scientists at the Bayer company began studying acetylsalicylic acid as a less-irritating replacement medication for common salicylate medicines. By 1899, Bayer had named it "Aspirin" and sold it around the world. Aspirin's popularity grew over the first half of the twentieth century leading to competition between many brands and formulations. The word Aspirin was Bayer's brand name; however, their rights to the trademark were lost or sold in many countries.
If you want to read much more, go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspirin
From Mr. Food
If you crave lots of flavor without having to put in a lot of time (or do a lot of dishes!), then you've got to make our creamy, One-Pot Penne. It's a change-of-pace dinner that the whole family will go to town on, and it's ready in no time.
- 1 pound penne pasta
- 2 (10-3/4-ounce) cans condensed cream of celery soup
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 (3-ounce) package sliced pepperoni, each slice cut in half
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Three great people celebrating birthdays today.... Dawn Forbus (wife of the infamous Jim, former LASD and Washoe Co SD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAWN!!
Also... Bernie Kammer (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERNIE!!! (With his bride Sharon)
And..... Harry "Uncle Bud" Hansen, (LASD ret & our former Capt at Temple Station) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE BUD!!!
Historically this date.....
1865 – In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
2010 – Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis.
And births this date include....
I bought Jerry a 10X Stetson felt hat and paid $10 per X... now they are selling for from $550-$1000! Holy cow!
1942 – Tammy Wynette, American musician (d. 1998)
1959 – Brian Williams, American news anchor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo