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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Keeping Cows Safe ~ Carolina Shredded Chicken Sandwich ~ National Mascot Day

 


Good 46º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 92º.


Picture of the Day ... LOL... New Orleans One-Way Street Smile



Interesting about keeping cows safe .....


It’s part of a new initiative — dubbed “iCow” — that involves painting large pairs of eyes on the backsides of cattle grazing near lion habitat, in an effort to deter the lions from preying on livestock and thus, preventing lethal retaliations by farmers.



Lions are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, with their declining numbers currently in the range of 23,000 to 39,000.
“As protected conservation areas become smaller, lions are increasingly coming into contact with human populations, which are expanding to the boundaries of these protected areas,” says Neil Jordan, a conservation biologist from University of New South Wales.
Being carnivores, lions readily eat livestock such as cattle. This negatively impacts subsistence farmers, who often respond by shooting or poisoning the lions.
Jordan’s idea for painting eyes on cattle to prevent them from becoming lion prey came about when he observed a lion hunting an impala. “Lions are ambush hunters, so they creep up on their prey, get close and jump on them unseen,” he says. “But in this case, the impala noticed the lion. And when the lion realized it had been spotted, it gave up on the hunt.”




From Mr. Food


What do you get when you pair BBQ-smothered, juicy chicken thighs with homemade coleslaw, and place it between the buns of a crusty roll? Just the most incredible Carolina Shredded Chicken Sandwich you've ever tasted! This sandwich is summer spectacular!


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) package coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 kaiser or potato rolls, cut in half and toasted


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook chicken and onion 12 to 15 minutes, or until onion begins to brown. Stir in barbecue sauce, water, and brown sugar, cover, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until no pink remains in the chicken.
  2. Remove chicken to a cutting board. Using 2 forks, shred chicken by pulling it apart. Return chicken to skillet and stir until evenly coated with sauce. Over medium heat, cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine coleslaw, oil, vinegar, granulated sugar, salt, and pepper; mix well.
  4. Divide chicken mixture evenly over rolls, top with coleslaw, and serve.


***Wanna give this a rich, smoky flavor? Cook it or reheat it in a cast iron skillet on the grill. It's perfect for summer entertaining



Historically this date......
1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.


1898 – The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.



1933 – Union Station Massacre: in Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.


1987 – With the death of the last individual of the species, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.


1994 – Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.


And births this date include....
1742 – William Hooper, American signer of
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1867 – John Robert Gregg, American inventor (d. 1948)
       ...ahhhh yes, took that shorthand class!
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1923 – Elroy Hirsch, American football player (d. 2004)
........old "Crazylegs"!!!
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1943 – Newt Gingrich, American politician and author
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1943 – Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer
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1960 – Thomas Haden Church, American actor
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 


Recognizing the luck they bring to teams, franchises, and more, National Mascot Day celebrates these iconic figures on June 17th each year.
Mascots have been around for over 130 years. We derive the term mascot from the French word La Mascotte. A mascotte is considered a woman or girl with mystic powers and the ability to bring good luck. In the French opera by the same name, the character is a farm girl. The opera opened Paris in 1880, followed by additional productions across Europe.
A November 11, 1882 sports article in the London new paper, The Era, reported a football match between Middlesborough Association and a newly formed team called La Mascotte. One player, Mr. W.E. Gregory, dressed up in costume. The article doesn’t describe the player’s attire, but it does mention he earned a nickname from the female members of the crowd. The article also praises Gregory for his play on the field. Was he the first sports mascot?
Well, sports are full of good luck charms, jinxes and ritual. In the United States, the first mention of sports mascot shows up in baseball in 1883. According to The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, a boy working for the team named “Chic” earned a reputation of bringing good luck to the players.
These days, mascots come in an array of costumes and characters. Not only do they stir up the fan base, but they also entertain.