June 3rd – Repeat Day, I Said, Repeat Day

June 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning my OCD friends. Today is Saturday, June 3rd. Today’s reasons to celebrate are:

Repeat Day 

Repeat Day is the day to get your point across by repeating it as often as necessary. Repeat Day is the day to get your point across by repeating it as often as necessary. The key word here is necessary. If you keep repeating something over and over after your point has been made, then you’re just being obnoxious, and you’ll lose your audience.
Repeat Day is also an opportunity to repeatedly do something that you enjoy. Pick an array of activities, foods, or snacks that you like and repeat them again and again. Pick a favorite movie (Groundhog Day would be an excellent choice) and watch it twice. Play your favorite song(s) on repeat in tour car or on your home system. Only eat foods that you enjoy, and don’t forget to have a second helping. This is becoming redundant, so I’ll move on to the next holiday. I think my point has been made. I think my point has been made.

Chimborazo Day 

What? Wait. What the heck is a Chimborazo and why does it deserve recognition? Is it some new kind of Mexican sausage? No, prepare to be enlightened. Mount Chimborazo is an inactive volcano in Ecuador in the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. To understand its significance, you must first understand the shape of the Earth. The Earth is not completely round, but rather an oblate spheroid. In other words, it is spherical and fatter at the equator. The top of Mt. Chimborazo is the farthest point from the center of the earth of any land mass that protrudes above sea level. Mt. Everest is the highest mountain above sea level at 29,029 feet. While Mt. Chimborazo, at 20,702 feet above sea level, is not the highest point above sea level on Earth, it is the farthest from the Earth’s center due to of its proximity to the equator. Mt. Chimborazo is also the point on Earth that is closest to the Moon.
To celebrate Chimborazo Day, research both Mt. Chimborazo and Mt.Everest, and have a discussion with your family and/or friends about the merits of each. While you’re having your discussion, please remember to follow the guidelines set forth in the paragraph concerning Repeat Day.

National Trails Day

One of the benefits of living in a majestic country like America is the abundance of hiking trails. National Trails Day is sponsored by the American Hiking Society and encourages us to take advantage of them. No matter in what area of the country you live, there is a scenic trail nearby.
National Trails Day is the only nationally coordinated event designed to connect people, regardless of experience level, to trails in their area tailored to their needs. Whether you’re a hiker, a bicyclist, or prefer to traverse a trail on horseback, there is a trail for you. Each trail provides a unique adventure and has a story to share with anyone willing to discover it.
Each year, on the first Saturday of June, American Hiking Society and the trail community invite people of all ages and abilities to find their own adventure and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of events hosted throughout the country. By coordinating a wide array of trail activities on a single day, National Trails Day attracts new trail users and helps connect existing trail enthusiasts with local clubs and organizations hoping to create more trail advocates and environmental stewards. The task to protect and maintain the more than 200,000 miles of trails in the United States is a collaborative effort by trail clubs, organizations, government agencies, and most importantly the hikers themselves.
Not only is National Trails Day a great way to get some exercise and commune with nature, it is also a great opportunity to meet new people in your area to share your experience with on a local trail. To celebrate National Trails Day, lace up your hiking boots, air up your bike tires, or saddle up your steed and hit the trail.

American Space Walk Day 

On this date in 1965, Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go. It is considered to be the first “space walk”, even though it was more like controlled floating. He floated/walked and maneuvered in zero gravity for 23 minutes attached to his craft by a 25 ft umbilical and a 23 ft tether line. He survived that space walk but was killed on January 27, 1967, along with his fellow astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee, during prelaunch testing for the first manned Apollo mission at Cape Canaveral. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1997 for his efforts.

Impersonate Authority Day

Impersonate Authority Day gives permission to express yourself in disrespectful ways. It is a day to mock authority, wreak havoc on organizational structure, and topple hierarchical protocol. Just be aware that tomorrow, everything will return to “normal”, and any acts of defiance you did today could come back to haunt you.
This holiday originated in 2000 when country music stars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw were arrested in Buffalo, New York, for a prank. Apparently, Chesney took an uninvited ride on a police horse. McGraw blocked officers who tried to intervene and dismount Chesney.
Ironically, June 3, 1967, is the date that Aretha Franklin’s smash hit “Respect” hit the number-one spot on the American music charts.

Bikini Day

Bikini Day celebrates every man’s favorite article of women’s attire…the bikini.
The bikini was created by two French designers, Jacques Heim, and Luis Reard, and first appeared in a Paris fashion show on June 3, 1946.  They named their two-piece creation after Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific Ocean where atomic bomb experiments were scheduled to occur later that summer.

National Itch Day 

Have you ever had the itch to just do something different? Maybe it is something you have enjoyed in the past but haven’t done in a while or something that you haven’t done yet but have always wanted to try. Well, National Itch Day gives you the excuse to do it.
Since National Itch Day falls during allergy season, if that thing that you have the itch to do involves the great outdoors, maybe you should stock up on antihistamines and calamine lotion. Pollen, poison ivy, and mosquito bites could give you the other, less pleasant, kind of itch.

National Egg Day 

Eggs are said to have been consumed since the beginning of human life on the earth. The earliest documentation we have of female birds being domesticated to produce unfertilized eggs is in 3200 BC in India. There are also accounts of the ancient Chinese, British, German and Romans domesticating birds to produce eggs for human consumption.  Food historians believe that the ancient Romans and Egyptians were the first to use eggs as a binding and thickening ingredient in their recipes.
A variety of different types of bird eggs are eaten around the world. While chicken eggs comprise most of the eggs consumed in America, a wide range of poultry (like ducks and geese) provide tasty gourmet egg varieties. Quail eggs, for example, are considered a delicacy in many countries and the second most common type of egg consumed, believe it or not, are ostrich eggs.
Eggs are a terrific source of vitamin D and at 6 grams per serving of protein, they are a great protein source too.  One medium egg has 63 calories and 4 grams of fat. Eggs are however high in Cholesterol with 186 mg per serving which is about 60% of the average person suggested cholesterol intake per day.
While there are more than a hundred ways to cook an egg, the most popular ways to prepare eggs, at least in America, are scrambled, fried, poached, hard-boiled, sunny-side up, and over-easy. Depending on which study you read, the “incredible, edible egg” is either the most nutritious food available to mankind or something to be avoided altogether. It seems like every year, there is a new study that comes out about eggs. “Experts” have said (within the last 20 years) “don’t eat eggs at all”, “eat as many as you want”, “eat them in moderation”, or “only eat the whites”. CRAP!! If the “experts” can’t agree, how the heck are we supposed to make an informed decision. Whatever.
Unless you fall into the “don’t eat eggs at all” camp, enjoy some eggs today. They aren’t just for breakfast anymore. I find them to be “eggstraordinary” any time of day.

More Holidays

On This Date

  • In 1492 – Martin Behaim presented the world’s first globe. The German geographer and cartographer called his terrestrial globe Erdapfel (or Earth Apple). It is kept in a darkened room at the Germanisches National Museum in Nuremberg, Germany.
  • In 1784 – Congress formally created the United States Army to replace the disbanded Continental Army. On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress had created the Continental Army for purposes of common defense and this event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army.
  • In 1800 – John Adams moved to Washington, DC. He was the first President to live in what later became the capital of the United States.
  • In 1888 – “Casey at the Bat” the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published.
  • In 1932 – Lou Gehrig set a major league baseball record when he hit four consecutive home runs.
  • In 1937 – The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson.
  • In 1959 – The first class graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • In 1970 – Har Gobind Khorana and colleagues announced the first synthesis of a gene from chemical components.
  • In 1973 – The world’s first supersonic airliner crashed. The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 (sometimes referred to as Concordski), disintegrated in mid-air during the 1973 Paris Air Show, killing 14 people.
  • In 1982 – The Israeli ambassador to the U.K. was shot. Shlomo Argov survived the assassination attempt by a Palestinian terrorist group, but he was permanently paralyzed. The event triggered the 1982 Lebanon War.
  • In 1989 – Chinese army troops positioned themselves to begin a sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square.
  • In 1998 – The Eschede train disaster killed 101 people. Traveling at 200 km/h (120 mph), the high-speed ICE train derailed and crashed into a bridge. The accident was caused by a fatigue crack in one of the train’s wheels. It was the deadliest high-speed train disaster in history.
  • In 1999 – Slobodan Milosevic’s government accepted an international peace plan concerning Kosovo. NATO announced that airstrikes would continue until 40,000 Serb forces were withdrawn from Kosovo.
  • In 2003 – Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) broke a bat when he grounded out against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. It was discovered that the bat he was using was an illegal corked bat.
  • In 2013 – The trial against whistleblower Bradley Manning began. The American soldier, a trans woman now called Chelsea Manning, was responsible for leaking classified videos documenting United States war atrocities during the Iraq War. She was sentenced to 35 years confinement.
  • In 2016 – Boxing legend Mohammed Ali died.

Noteworthy Birthdays

If you were born on this date, Happy Birthday. You share your birthday with the following list of illustrious individuals – and about 20-million other people.

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