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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Weather ~ Young Buck ~ Picture of the Day ~ Guinness World Records ~ Classic Potato Frittata ~ National Beach Day 


Good 46º clear Sunday morning...yesterday we topped at  97º.


Yesterday morning there were three young bucks in front of my house. I ran to get my camera and only got a picture of one of them.....




Picture of the Day .... looks real to me! 😁





Interesting about Guinness World Records....
August 27, 1955, is the day that the first Guinness Book of Records was first published. Originally meant to be a reference for settling disputes in pub quizzes, the book quickly took on a life of its own.  Take a look at these five insane Guinness World Records...
The Tallest Man to Ever Live Towered Over Others

Robert Pershing Wadlow was born in 1918, and at the time of his death at age 22, he was 8 feet, 11.1 inches tall. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to hyperplasia of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone (HGH). Even by the time of his death, there was no indication that his growth had ended.

 
A Frenchwoman Holds the Record as the Longest Living Human
Jeanne Louise Calment was born in 1875 in France, and lived to be 122 years, 164 days old. To put it into perspective, the year after her birth, Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone. At age 85, she took up fencing, lived alone until age 110 and quit smoking after she turned 117. Jeanne died at a nursing home in Arles, southern France on August 4, 1997.

An American Woman Had the Longest Fingernails (makes you really wonder why!) 
The longest fingernails belonged to Lee Redmond , who started to grow them in 1979 and carefully manicured them to reach a a combined total length of 28 feet, 4.5 inches back in 2008. The longest nail was on her right thumb and was 2 feet, 11 inches long. Unfortunately, an auto accident in 2009 snapped them off.


This Couple Holds the World Record for the Length of a Kiss


Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat's love has gone the distance — clocking a kiss at 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. The couple, from Thailand, won at a Ripley's Believe it or Not event on February 12-14, 2013. (They brought home a cash prize and two diamond rings!)


The Ultimate Guinness World Record Holder


Ashrita Furman, a Queens, New York, man, holds the distinction of having broken the most world records due to his dogged determination over the past 30 years. He has set more than 300 records from mountain climbing while wearing stilts to balancing a chainsaw on his chin. According to Furman, he was born only days after the idea was conceived for the Guinness World Records, and maybe that had something to do with his interest.




From Mr. Food


If you've been missing a delicious Italian dish around the kitchen table, then you need to make our Classic Potato Frittata! This recipe is simple, delicious, and can be served in a variety of ways, so it's sure to please everyone. Whether you're just waking up or looking to have something special for dinner, this recipe is an easy way to spruce up your menu.

 

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pounds refrigerated or frozen shredded potatoes, thawed if frozen
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 eggs, beaten

 

  1. In a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Add potatoes, onion, salt, and pepper and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  2. Pour eggs over potatoes, cover, and cook 10 to 12 more minutes, or until eggs are set. Cut into wedges and serve.



Historically this date.....
1963 – The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.

1974 – A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in MarunouchiTokyo,Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.

1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.

2003 – While being towed across the Barents Sea, the de-commissioned Russian submarine K-159 sinks, taking 9 of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her.



Births this date include....
 1797 – Mary Shelley, English author and playwright (d. 1851)
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1896 – Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (d. 1983)
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1898 – Shirley Booth, American actress (d. 1992)
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1906 – Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979)
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1908 – Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)
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1939 – Elizabeth Ashley, American actress
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1972 – Cameron Diaz, American actress
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


National Beach Day on August 30th celebrates all the sandy beaches across the nation. It also provides an opportunity to help keep those relaxing places clean, so we can continue to enjoy them long into the future.
Whether we spend time on beaches oceanside, at a lake or river, they provide recreation all summer long. Swimming, water sports, and sunbathing are just a few of the relaxing things that come to mind. We also enjoy playing Frisbee, volleyball and long walks. Floating along in the surf on a hot summer day with friends creates summer memories we remember for years to come.
Sometimes, just packing a few icy beverages and a good book is enough to make a beach day perfect. However, we are responsible for caring for the beach, too. Not only should we pack out what we pack in, but it’s necessary to follow the beach rules, also. Safety and fun go hand in hand.

HOW TO OBSERVE

When it comes to swimming at the beach, the American Red Cross provides excellent tips.
1. Swim with a lifeguard present and only in designated areas.
2. Go with a buddy. Never swim alone.
3. Watch for currents, moving water, and riptides. These occur in oceans, lakes, and rivers.
4. Swim within your depth. Don’t swim longer than you are physically capable of doing.
5. Take swimming lessons.
6. Learn CPR.
Organize a group to clean up your favorite beach. Since it’s near the end of the season, your beach will appreciate it. Find out what the facility needs. Take up donations for supplies to keep the beach even cleaner next year. Donate garbage and recycling cans for your beach. Attend a seminar on water pollution and how to prevent it.
Share pictures of your favorite beach while enjoying the last days of summer!

NATIONAL BEACH DAY HISTORY

In 1929, the Knights of Columbus out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin launched a National Beach Day as part of their convention plans. However, it never took root.
Then in 2014, Colleen Paige, pet and family lifestyle expert, created National Beach Day to celebrate beaches and the importance of keeping them clean.