The Hump Day Scoop

Welcome to Hump-Day ya’ll!  You are halfway there, you can do it!!

Hump Day Facts for July 18

  • Today July 18th is the 199th day of 2018.
  • July 18, 2018, in Roman numerals, is VII • XVIII • MMXVIII
  • 166 days remaining in the year.
  • Today is the 29th Wednesday of 2018.
  • Here in PA, sunrise is 5:48 a.m. and sunset is 8:29 p.m.
  • There are 66 days left until Fall.
  • Today is:
    • National Caviar Day
    • National Hot Dog Day
    • Nelson Mandela International Day
    • Perfect Family Day
    • Take Your Poet to Work Day
    • World Listening Day
    • Constitution Day
    • July 15-21
      • Rabbit Week
      • Captive Nations Week
      • Everybody Deserves a Massage Week
      • National Body Piercing Week
      • National Parenting Gifted Children Week
      • National Zoo Keeper Week
      • National Independent Retailers Week
    • July 18-21
      • National Baby Food Week
      • National Ventriloquism Week
    • July 18-25
      • Restless Leg Syndrome Education & Awareness Week
  • The Moon today is a Waxing Crescent.  The moon is 36% illuminated.
  • Cancer is still the zodiac until July 22nd.


  • 1927   Ty Cobb hits his 4000th career hit.
  • 1931   1st air-conditioned ship “Mariposa” is launched.
  • 1936   Spanish Civil War begins.
  • 1969   U.S.A. Chappaquiddick – Senator Ted Kennedy’s car plunges off a bridge killing his passenger, Secretary Mary Jo Kopechne.  Kennedy is later convicted of leaving the scene of an accident.
  • 1976   Nadia Comaneci receives the first perfect 10 ever recorded in Olympic gymnastics.
  • 1984   21 people shot dead, 19 injured in San Ysidro, California at a McDonald’s.  James Oliver Huberty said he was “hunting humans” as he left his wife.
  • 1986   Videotapes are released showing Titanic’s sunken remains.
  • 1998   A 23 ft. tidal wave runs along the coast of Papua New Guinea killing over 3,000.
  • 2003   Kobe Bryant is charged with sexual assault, charges are later dropped.
  • 2005   The Olympic Park Bomber, Eric Rudolph, is sentenced to life in prison for a series of bombings from May 5, 1998, until May 31, 2003.

Here are a few random facts to use around the water cooler.

  1. The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
  2. Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.
  3. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
  4. From 1999-2014, 2,167 people died from……Constipation.  🙂
  5. The dot over the lower case “i” is called a tittle.

Until next time.  You are NOT alone.  –Jenn