Kev’s Daily Take on 07/22/2022

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Events and Celebrations

FRAGILE X AWARENESS DAY brings this genetic disorder into the spotlight.  Fragile X Syndrome happens when not enough of the FRMP protein is made, which helps develop the brain.  Symptoms include balance problems, shaky hands, memory loss, cognitive problems, unstable mood and numbness in the hands and feet.  There is no cure for Fragile X and not much research has been conducted yet.  Let’s see if we can’t change that.

For all of the math lovers out there it is also PI APPROXIMATION DAY.  Take todays date and divide it by itself.  The result is 3.14285…which is close to Pi.  Anyway, it’s a good reason to have some pie today.

A tip of the workman’s hat goes to NATIONAL RAT CATCHERS DAY.  We thank all of the people who take care of those pesky varmints for us.  Knowing where to look, what to look for and how to deal with it, is a real talent.  Today is also one of the dates given when the Pied Piper of Hamlin got rid of all the rats.  When the townspeople wouldn’t pay him, he got rid of all of the children.

  • Exercise regularly
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Stay mentally active – more puzzles and games and less TV
  • Follow a Mediterranean diet
  • Stay socially active

NATIONAL HAMMOCK DAY is here to make sure we get some rest.  Turn off the phone, climb into one of these rocking relaxers and let all of your problems and cares melt away as you swing your way to sleep.

NATIONAL MANGO DAY celebrates the sweet fruit that is full of vitamins, anti-oxidants, fiber and potassium.  Turn them into a smoothie, use them in salads or just eat one by itself.

All you need to celebrate NATIONAL PENUCHE FUDGE DAY is sugar, brown sugar, butter, milk and a little vanilla extract.  Add some time and patience and you will be sweetly rewarded.

On this day…

1893 – Katherine Lee Bates gives us “America the Beautiful”

1923 – Walter Johnson gets his 3,000th strikeout while pitching for the Washington Senators.  He had a career strikeout total of 3,508 – a record which would stand until 1983

1933 – Wiley Post takes a little less than 8 days to fly solo around the world

1934 – Public Enemy #1 John Dillinger’s criminal career comes to an end as he is killed in a shoot out with Federal Agents in Chicago

1959 – “Plan 9 from Outer Space” is released in theaters – it has been called the worst movie ever made

1983 – Dick Smith is the first to fly solo around the world – in a helicopter – it took him quite a bit longer than Wiley’s plane ride – About 11 months longer

2016 – Japan announces that they will make the world’s last videocassette

Happy Birthday to…

Dorcas Reilly (1926-2018)

She created green bean casserole

Sonny Liston (1930-1970)

Heavyweight champ with a record of 50-4 and 39 KOs

Oscar de la Renta (1932-2014)

Fashion designer extraordinaire

Alex Trebek (1940-2020)

No one could host a quiz show like him

David Spade (1964- )

Comedian and actor – from the SNL gang

Selena Gomez (1992- )

From Disney to “Only Murders in the Building” she is quite the talented actress

Prince George (2013- )

3rd in line for the throne after his dad, Prince William and his grandad, Prince Charles

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most Amazing God, people are still suffering and dying from this virus and we ask for an end to it.  We thank you for the progress and ask for healing for all those who are suffering from it.  I ask this in the healing name of Jesus, Amen.

Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today;;; Wikipedia; On this

#FragileXAwarenessDay, #PiApproximationDay, #NationalRatCatchersDay, #WorldBrainDay, #NationalMangoDay, #NationalHammockDay and #NationalPenucheFudgeDay


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