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Monday, June 7, 2021

Weather ~ Picture(s) of the Day ~ Human Hair ~ Upside-Down Strawberry Cheesecake ~ National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

 

Good 46º dark cloudy morning. 
 
Yesterday it was predicted we stay in the low 70ºs....
Early in the day clouds moved in and blocked the sun...



We stayed cool and topped at 75º. 
 
 
 
Picture of the Day .... peak rush hour in Los Angeles 1939....
 

 
and in 2016.....

 
 
 
Interesting about human hair....
 

Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis. Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals. The human body, apart from areas of glabrous skin, is covered in follicles which produce thick terminal and fine vellus hair. Most common interest in hair is focused on hair growth, hair types, and hair care, but hair is also an important biomaterial primarily composed of protein, notably alpha-keratin.

Head hair is a type of hair that is grown on the head (sometimes referring directly to the scalp). This is the most noticeable of all human hair, which can grow longer than on most mammals and is more dense than most hair found elsewhere on the body. The average human head (an average scalp measures approximately 120 square inches) has about 100,000 hair follicles. Each follicle can grow about 20 individual hairs in a person's lifetime. Average hair loss is around 100 strands a day. The absence of head hair is termed alopecia, commonly known as baldness.

Anthropologists speculate that the functional significance of long head hair may be adornment. Long lustrous hair may be a visible marker for a healthy individual. With good nutrition, waist length hair—approximately 39 inches long—would take around 48 months, or about 4 years, to grow.

Hair density is related to both race and hair color. Caucasians have the highest hair density, with an average growth rate, while Asians have the lowest density but fastest growing hair, and Africans have medium density and slowest growing hair.

 


If you want to read more, go here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair
 

 
From Mr. Food


 

This upside-down dessert is so good, you'll be doing flips after just one bite! This is a great dessert recipe for summer, since there's no baking involved and it calls for fresh strawberries. It's also light and creamy, which is just what we crave during the warmer months. We're telling you - you're going to love this Upside-Down Strawberry Cheesecake!

 

  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy cream
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (4-serving size) package vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and cut in half
  • 4 graham crackers, crumbled

 

  1. In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy. Add pudding mix, milk, sugar, and lemon juice, and continue beating until smooth. Add whipped cream and fold until well blended.
  3. Place strawberry halves in a 9-inch pie plate. Spoon cream cheese mixture over them and top with crumbled graham cracker crumbs. Serve or cover and chill until ready to serve.

 

****For a quick-and-easy conventional strawberry cheesecake, just spoon this cream cheese filling into a prepared 9-inch graham cracker pie crust and top with the strawberries.
 
 
Historically this date........
1692 – Port RoyalJamaica, is hit by a catastrophic earthquake; in just three minutes, 1,600 people are killed and 3,000 are seriously injured.

 
1832 – Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.

 
1982 – Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.

 
2013 – A gunman opens fire at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California, after setting a house on fire nearby, killing six people, including the suspect.

 
 
And births this date include...
 
1917 – Dean Martin, American singer, actor, and producer (d. 1995)
 
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Kkakmk8F44/UbH0yjjfyjI/AAAAAAAAqt0/Mlr7axUnNtY/s1600/deanMA29215911-0014.jpg
 


1940 – Tom Jones, Welsh singer and actor
If you read his page and click on "personal life" he was quite the gad-about!!!
What a handsome guy back then!!
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7H4fOiBGApY/UbH1A4PjFRI/AAAAAAAAqt8/P74q8Kl7vUw/s1600/tomMA29215911-0015.jpg
 
 
 
 
 


1952 – Liam Neeson, Irish actor
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_CuS-BxYp_k/UbH1EcE82AI/AAAAAAAAquE/8Q3RFT_X3FI/s1600/liam1MA29215911-0016.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

To observe National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on June 7th all you need is chocolate ice cream. Who says you have to stop there, though? You can have it in a cone or make it from scratch. Add sprinkles or syrup or whipped cream.
Chocolate ice cream is the second most common flavor, surpassed only by vanilla. The chocolate-flavored ice cream has been in existence well over a hundred years and has been popular in the United States since the late 19th century.
Cocoa powder is blended in with eggs, cream, vanilla, and sugar to make chocolate ice cream. The cocoa powder is what gives the ice cream a brown color. Other flavors, such as rocky road or triple chocolate chunk, use chocolate ice cream in their creation.

How to observe...

While you can enjoy this day with a scoop or two, you could also explore the variety of chocolate ice creams available, too. “How many kinds of chocolate ice cream can there be?” you might ask. Well, you might be surprised. For starters, of course, there’s dark chocolate and milk chocolate. But then we can add peanut butter or marshmallow. We just recently celebrated Rocky Road. And don’t forget all the kinds of fudge. Some people like chocolate and mint mixed together, too. And the list goes on and on.