Yesterday morning we started off with the clouds....
After a short time they all disappeared.
We topped at 80º.
Yesterday Dude had to go to the vets for an xray of his right rear leg he's been limping on. Fortunately it wasn't anything serious. The doc was worried it had to do with the screws and plates that were put into both his rear legs but it's arthritis. Whew..... now he has meds for that.
Picture of the Day .... hmmmmm
Interesting about the bikini..........
On July 5, 1946, the bikini bathing suit was introduced at a popular Paris swimming pool by French designer Louis Réard.
It Was Named After a Nuclear Test SiteRéard was expecting his creation to cause a stir especially with the conservative public of the 1940s. Hoping that his new swimsuit would be as explosive as an atomic bomb, he named it “bikini” after the Bikini Atoll, a place somewhere in the Pacific Ocean that was used by the Americans for nuclear tests.
Because of the raunchiness of “le bikini,” no model in Paris dared to wear it. Réard was left with no choice but to hire Micheline Bernardini, an 18-year-old exotic dancer to model his creation. On July 1946, Réard unveiled the bikini to the press in a public pool in Paris. As the swimwear made the headlines, Bernardini became an instant celebrity. In fact, she received 50,000 fan mail letters—from men, mostly—after the launch.
The bikini was so scandalous that it was banned in countries like Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Even the Americans were appalled by it for many years, with Modern Girl magazine saying “it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing.” Some women were also denied entry to the beach for wearing bikinis. And if that wasn’t enough, during the very first Miss World pageant in 1951, some countries threatened to withdraw delegates when the winner, Kiki Hakansson of Sweden, was crowned in her bikini. Not surprisingly, the Pope condemned Hakansson, claiming that the two-piece swimsuit was sinful.
Although most countries have since lifted those early bans on the bikini, some cities around the world still ban the provocative piece. Such places include Hvar, Croatia, where you can get fined for walking the streets in a swimsuit; the Maldives, where most public beaches are for one-piece suits only; and Ras al-Khaimah in United Arab Emirates, where swimwear is banned entirely.
The most expensive bikini in the world was created specifically for Sports Illustrated and Molly Sims in 2012. Designed by jeweler Susan Rosen, the two-piece is made of over 150 carats of flawless diamonds set in Platinum, and it is valued at more than $30 million.
Historically this date......
1960 – Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.
Interesting read (click on his name). I had heard about him back then, but never paid much attention.
And births this date include...
1918 – Craig Stevens, American actor (d.2000)
1932 – Jerry Vale, American singer (d. 2014)
1949 – Wolfgang Puck, Austrian chef and restaurateur
1951 – Anjelica Huston, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo