Good 47º clear sunny morning.
Our weather yesterday, like most days lately..... clear and sunny and we topped at 94º.
Yesterday my plumber Mike Artoff came over and cleaned out the kitchen water pipes. This house is old and the plumbing is old and it needs work occasionally. He also put a new filter in my pump house. Mike is great and I highly recommend him.
Here is his website:
Here is a picture of Mike with his helper last year......
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Humans are able to produce a wide variety of sounds in part because they have descended voice boxes that makes room for longer vocal tracts. Evolutionarily, this appears to have occurred before, and thus may have facilitated the evolution of language. But why would our larynxes descend in the first place?
One theory is that longer vocal tracts enabled us to make lower noises in order to sound larger and more threatening. Red Deer, for example, use a descended vocal tract for this purpose. The theory is supported by the fact that in males the voice box descends further during puberty (when boys males start fighting for access to girls).
One anatomical problem that arose as a result of lowered voice boxes is that the passageways for food and air became connected. This connection gave rise to an epiglottis which either covers the trachea or the esophagus.As a result, we are the only primates who cannot eat and breathe at the same time. No doubt you are now wondering how come babies don't either starve or suffocate when nursing. The answer there is that the voice box doesn't descend until about nine months of age, thereby allowing hungry babies to suck and breathe simultaneously. All of which explains why babies have such high squeaky voices.
From Mr. Food...
Looking for a new way to serve up breakfast for your gang? Bake up this Hash Brown Breakfast Pie. Loaded with all their favorites, including eggs, bacon, cheese and hash brown potatoes, this breakfast pie recipe will leave them in awe!
- 1 (16-ounce) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
- 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red or green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
Today was my sister Marion's birthday. She was born in 1934 and passed away in 2004. She is so very missed! Love you Mana!!!
Today is the birthday of a special friend, Del Albright. Del and Jerry were in the California National Guard together. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEL!!
Historically this date.......
1969 – The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
2000 – A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.
2002 – French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.
2003 – In an effort to discredit U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, who had written an article critical of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Washington Post columnist Robert Novak reveals that Wilson's wife Valerie Plame is a CIA "operative".
And births this date include....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo