The Hump Day Scoop

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

  • Today is the 262nd day of 2018.
  • There are only 3 days until Fall!!!!
  • There are 103 days left in the year.
  • Today’s date in Roman Numerals is: IX • XIX • MMXVIII
  • Sunrise here in PA is 6:47 a.m. and sunset is 7:06 p.m.
  • The moon tonight is a Waxing Gibbous.  Illumination is 73%.

I came across these two songs by a lady named Lauren Daigle.  I hope you enjoy them!  “You Say” and “Look Up Child”

Check out some of my favorite helpful, informative and fun sites!!

Weather Underground the ONLY weather site you will need!  I SWEAR by it.

Astrology.com

RefDesk your daily dose of EVERYTHING!

The Free Dictionary awesome for learning 5 new daily words and grammar!!

Khan Academy for anything Education related.  Free help for parents and students.

Bored Panda Just for stupid fun.

Animal Rescue Site  Just a button click donates food.  All purchases donate food/supplies and there are links to Veteran Affairs, Hunger, Breast Cancer, Literacy, Rainforest, Alzheimer’s, Autism and Diabetes

MoonGiant awesome, interactive sight about the solar system.

TinyBuddha quotes, stories, books, etc…   I find many of my quotes, memes and daily inspirations here.

Today is:

  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Arrrg!
  • National Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • National Woman Road Warrior Day
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day
  • National Gymnastics Day
  • National Meow Like a Pirate Day, Meoowarrg!
  • Yom Kippur     Also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism.  Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Followers observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.

Today’s Birthdays include:

  • 1749 – Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician/astronomer
  • 1882 – Christopher Stone, 1st disc jockey in the United Kingdom
  • 1911 – William Golding, English novelist “Lord of the Flies”
  • 1928 – Adam West, American actor
  • 1941 – “Mama” Cass Elliot, rock vocalist Mamas & The Papas
  • 1958 – Lita Ford, British vocalist
  • 1964 – Trisha Yearwood, Country Singer/writer/cook/showhost     LOVE her!!
  • 1974 – Jimmy Fallon, American actor/comedian

Here are some random facts for around the water cooler!

  1. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  2. A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.
  3. A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
  4. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!  26 of your 206 bones!
  5. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.

Remember, you are NOT alone!  Until next time — Jenn

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

Wednesday the 12th happens twice in 2018.  Today, Wednesday, September 12 and again Wednesday, December 12th!

  • Today is the 255th day of 2018.
  • There are 10 days until Fall!  Woot Woot!!!
  • There are 110 days left in the year.
  • Today’s date in Roman Numerals is: IX • XII • MMXVIII
  • Sunrise here in PA, is 6:33 a.m. and sunset is 7:11 p.m.
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waxing Crescent.  Illumination is only 11%.

Check out some of my favorite helpful, informative and fun sites!!

Weather Underground the ONLY weather site you will need!  I SWEAR by it.

Astrology.com

RefDesk your daily dose of EVERYTHING!

The Free Dictionary awesome for learning 5 new daily words and grammar!!

Khan Academy for anything Education related.  Free help for parents and students.

Bored Panda Just for stupid fun.

Animal Rescue Site  Just a button click donates food.  All purchases donate food/supplies and there are links to Veteran Affairs, Hunger, Breast Cancer, Literacy, Rainforest, Alzheimer’s, Autism and Diabetes

Today is:

  • Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • International Day for South-South Cooperation
  • National Day of Encouragement
  • National Police Woman Day
  • National Report Medicare Fraud Day
  • Video Games Day

Famous Birthdays:

  • Jesse Owens, American sprinter/long jumper – 1913
  • Barry White, American singer/songwriter – 1944
  • Hans Zimmer, German composer/producer – 1957
  • Sigmar Gabriel, German Educator/politician – 1959
  • Louis C.K., American comedian/actor/producer/screenwriter – 1967
  • Paul Walker, American actor/producer – 1973
  • Ruben Studdard, American singer – 1978
  • Emmy Rossum, American singer/actress – 1986
  • Freddie Freeman, American-Canadian, Atlanta Braves 1st baseman – 1989
  • Kelsea Ballerini, American singer/songwriter – 1993 

 

5 Random Facts for Around the Water Cooler

  1. A hippo’s wide open mouth is big enough to fit a 4-foot-tall child in.
  2. A waterfall in Hawaii goes up sometimes instead of down.
  3. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”
  4. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
  5. You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.  You tried it, didn’t you!?:)

Remember, you are NOT alone!  Until next time — Jenn

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The Hump Day Scoop

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

Hello September and welcome!  

Did you know that September in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Southern Hemisphere??

How about this…September starts on the same day of the week as December each year but does not end on the same day of the week as any other month in the year!!

September was originally the 7th of 10 months in the old Roman calendar.  Hence the name September from Latin septem meaning “7”.

  • Birthstone is the Sapphire.    
  • September is host to Labor Day, Native American Day, Grandparent’s Day, Constitution Day and the Autumnal Equinox.
  • September, 5th, 2018 in Roman Numerals is: IX • V • MMXVIII
  • Birth flowers are the Forget-me-not (love/memories), Morning Glory (unrequited love) and Aster(love).
  • Today is the 248th day of 2018.
  • Tonight’s moon will be a Waning Crescent.  Illumination is 24%.
  • There are 117 days left in the year.

Check out some of my favorite helpful, informative and fun sites!!

Astrology.com

RefDesk your daily dose of EVERYTHING!

The Free Dictionary awesome for learning 5 new daily words and grammar!!

Khan Academy for anything Education related.  Free help for parents and students.

Bored Panda Just for stupid fun.

Today is:

  • International Day of Charity
  • Indigenous Literacy Day
  • Entrepreneur Day
  • National Be Late for Something Day
  • National Cheese Pizza Day
  • National Shrink Day

Famous birthdays:

  • Louis VIII, King of France – 1187
  • Louis XIV, King of France – 1613
  • Johann Christian Bach, German Composer – 1735
  • Jesse James, American Outlaw – 1847
  • Bob Newhart, Comedian/Actor – 1929
  • Raquel Welch, Actress – 1940
  • Freddie Mercury, British singer-songwriter Queen – 1946
  • Lori Harrigan, American Olympic Softball Pitcher 1996 gold – 1970

5 Random Facts for the Water Cooler

  1. Baked beans are actually not baked, but stewed.
  2. A duel between three people is called a truel.
  3. 8 of the 10 largest statues in the world are of Buddha.
  4. People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a cow.  They try to live their lives as a cow.
  5. Daddy longlegs have penises, which technically makes them not spiders.

 

Remember, you are NOT alone!  Until next time — Jenn

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

August was named after the first Roman Emperor, Augustus.  He brought two centuries worth of peace to Rome, developed networks of roads, and rebuilt huge swaths of the city. 

  • Today is the 241st day of the year.
  • August 29th, 2018 in Roman Numerals is: VIII – XXIX – MMXVIII
  • There are 124 days left in 2018.
  • Today is the 35th Wednesday of 2018.
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waning Gibbous.  It is visible 92%  
  • Here in PA, the sunrise is 6:19 a.m. and the sunset is 7:35 p.m.
  • The birth stone is Peridot and the Zodiac sign is Virgo. 

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Check out some of my favorite helpful, informative and fun sites!!

Astrology.com

RefDesk your daily dose of EVERYTHING!

The Free Dictionary awesome for learning 5 new daily words and grammar!!

Khan Academy for anything Education related.  Free help for parents and students.

Bored Panda Just for stupid fun.

  • Today is:
    • According to Hoyle Day
    • Chop Suey Day
    • International Day Against Nuclear Tests
    • Lemon Juice Day
    • More Herbs, Less Salt Day
    • Willing-To-Lend-A-Hand Wednesday
    • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day
    • National Swiss Winegrowers Day
    • Tug-of-War Day
    • Individual Rights Day

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Famous August 29th birthdays include:

  • Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer – 1725
  • Oliver Wendel Holmes, Sr., American Physican/author – 1809
  • Henry Bergy, Founder of the ASPCA – 1811
  • Dinah Washington, singer – 1924
  • Senator John McCain, American war hero/Republican – 1936
  • Temple Grandin, American animal welfare/autism expert – 1947 
  • Michael Jackson, American singer – 1958
  • Noah Syndegaard, New York Mets Pitcher – 1992

Here are some fun facts for around the water cooler:

  1. The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.
  2. Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and food.
  3. A single cloud can weight more than 1 million pounds.
  4. A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
  5. In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

Remember, you are NOT alone.  Until next time — Jenn

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

Here are some facts for Hump Day August 22, 2018:

  • Today is the 234th day of the year.
  • August 22, 2018, in Roman Numerals, is: VIII • XXII • MMXVIII
  • There are 131 days left in 2018.
  • Today is the 34th Wednesday of the year.
  • There are only 31 days until Fall!! 🙂
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waxing Gibbous.  It is visible 87%
  • Here in PA, the sunrise is 6:13 a.m. and the sunset is 7:43 p.m.
  • Today is:
    • National Bao Day
    • Never Bean Better Day
    • National Tooth Fairy Day
    • National Pecan Torte Day
    • Nation Be An Angel Day
    • National Eat A Peach Day
    • Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
    • National Spumoni Day
    • National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • Famous People Born Today include:
    • Connie B. Gay -1914, American Businessman, co-founder of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    • Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., -1934, US Army 4-Star General
    • Valerie Harper -1939, American actress/singer
    • Bill McCartney -1940, American football player, coach and founder of the Promis Keepers men’s ministry
    • Cindy Williams -1947, American actress/singer
    • Tori Amos -1963, American singer/songwriter
    • Kristen Wiig -1973, American comedian/actress/producer/screenwriter

 

  • 565 – St. Colomba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotlandimages-21
  • 1642 – The English Civil War begins after Charles I calls the English Parliament traitors.
  • 1654 – Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam(Manhattan) as the 1st Jewish immigrant to America.
  • 1848 – The US annexes New Mexico.
  • 1849 – 1st air raid in history, Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
  • 1864 – The 1st Geneva Convention is signed by 12 nations.
  • 1902 – US President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the 1st President of the US to ride in an automobile.
  • 1964 – Alvin & the Chipmunks cover album of Beatles songs sells 25,000 copies a day!
  • 1989 – Nolan Ryan becomes 1st Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
  • 2006 – Grigori Perelman is awarded the Fields Medal for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture in mathematics but refuses to accept the medal.
  • 2007 – The Texas Rangers defeat the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern Major League Baseball history.

Here are a few random facts for around the water cooler:

  1. 1. German chocolate cake is named after a guy named Sam German, not the country.
  2. The Sun City Poms is a cheerleading squad in Arizona that only people 55 or older can join.
  3. Until the 1980s, it was illegal for a woman to drive a car down Main Street in Waynesboro, Virginia unless her husband was walking in front of the car waving a red flag.
  4. Iceland has an elf whisperer who inspects construction sites before anything gets built to make sure no elves are hanging around.
  5. Wombat poop is cube-shaped.

Remember, you are NOT alone!!  Until next time–Jenn

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

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Hump Day Facts For Wednesday, August 15, 2018

  • Today is the 227th day of the year.
  • August 15, 2018, in Roman Numerals, is: VIII · XV · MMXVIII
  • There are 138 days left in 2018.
  • Today is the 33rd Wednesday of 2018.
  • There are 38 days left until Fall.
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waxing Crescent.  It is 22% visible.
  • Here in PA, the sunrise is 6:53 a.m. and the sunset is 7:57 p.m.
  • Today is:
    • Assumption of Mary
    • National Failures Day
    • National Leathercraft Day
    • I Love Cowboys/Cowgirls Day
    • National Best Friends Day
    • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
    • Nicolas Chauvin Day
    • National Medical Dosimetrist Day
    • National Relaxation Day
  • Weekly Holidays including August 15:
    • Elvis Week – Aug 11-18
    • Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week – Aug 12-18
    • National Aviation Week – Aug 15-21
    • National Motorcycle Week – Aug 12-18
    • National Resurrect Romance Week – Aug 12-18
    • Safe & Sound Week – Aug 13-19
    • Weird Contest Week – Aug 12-18
  • 1519 – Panama City founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila
  • 1620 – Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims
  • 1748 – United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized
  • 1870 – Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado
  • 1906 – 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago
  • 1911 – Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
  • 1918 – 1st full-length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)
  • 1939 – First night game at baseball’s Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
  • 1945 – Victory over Japan Day, the Japanese surrender and the end of WWII is announced in Japan
  • 1969 – Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur’s Dairy Farm

Here are some fun random facts for the water cooler:

  1. Cherophobia is an irrational fear of fun or happiness.
  2. King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic ax beside him.
  3. Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.  Between 4-10 a.m.
  4. A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away.
  5. St. Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.

Remember, you are NOT alone!  Until next time–Jenn

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Hump Day Facts for Wednesday, August 8th

  • Today is the 220th day of the year.
  • There are 145 days left in 2018.
  • Today is the 32nd Wednesday of 2018.
  • Tonight’s moon is a Waning crescent, visible 13%.
  • Here in PA, the sunrise is 5:59 a.m. and sunset is 8:04 p.m.
  • Today is:Bonza Bottler Day 
    • Happiness Happens Day 
    • International Cat Day 
    • National Frozen Custard Day 
    • National Zucchini Day 
    • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night 
    • Universal & International Infinity Day 
  • 2018 Weekly Holidays that include August 8, are:Exercise With Your Child Week – August 5-11
    • Exhibitor Appreciation Week – August 6-10
    • Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow – August 5-12
    • International Assistance Dog Week – August 5-11 (Starts on 1st Sun in Aug)
    • International Mathematicians Week – August 1-9
    • Knights of Columbus Family Week – August 5-11
    • National Bargain Hunting Week – August 6-12
    • National Health Center Week – August 5-11
    • National Psychic Week – August 6-10
    • National Stop on Red Week – August 5-11, 2018
  • Leo is still our Zodiac sign.
  • August’s flower is the Gladiolus (strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation)

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  • The birthstone of August is the Peridot.  It stands for peace and good luck.  
  • 1549- France declares war on England.
  • 1709- 1st known indoor ascent in a hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao
  • 1786- Congress adopts silver dollar and decimal system of money.
  • 1854- Smith and Wesson patents metal bullet cartridges.
  • 1890- Daughters of the American revolution organizes.
  • 1945- U.S., U.S.S.R., England and France sign Treaty of London.
  • 1964- Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam.
  • 1974- President Richard M. Nixon announces he will resign his office Aug 9.
  • 1987- Lynne Cox becomes 1st person to swim from the U.S. to Russia across the Bering Strait.
  • 2008- Summer Olympics begin in Beijing, China.

Here are some random facts for around the water cooler.

  1. The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
  2. Alligators will give manatees the right of way if they are swimming near each other.
  3. As of 1998, over 50% of Iceland’s population believed in the existence of elves.
  4. Australia has over 10,000 beaches.  You could visit a new beach every day for over 27 years!
  5. The medical name for a butt crack is “intergluteal cleft.” 🙂

Have a great hump day!  Remember, you are NOT alone.  Until next time –Jenn

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

 

Hump Day Facts for July 25th

  • Today is the 206th day of 2018.
  • July 25, 2018 in Roman Numerals is: VII • XXV • MMXVIII
  • There are 159 days left in 2018.
  • Today is the 30th Wednesday of 2018.
  • Here in PA, sunrise is 5:54 a.m. and sunset is 8:23 p.m.
  • Today is:
    • Annexation of Guanacaste
    • Constitution Day
    • Revolution Anniversary
    • Feast of Saint James the Apostle
    • Republic Day
    • National Hot Fudge Day
    • National Wine and Cheese Day
    • National Hire a Veteran Day
    • National Merry-Go Round Day
    • National Threading the Needle Day
    • Culinarians Day
  • July is also:
    • National Blueberry Month
    • National Anti-Boredom Month
    • Unluck Month for Weddings
    • National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
    • National Hot Dog Month
    • National Ice Cream Month
    • National Picnic Month
  • The Moon today is a Waxing gibbous.  The moon is 96% illuminated.
  • The zodiac sign is the Leo.  The lion.Strengths: Creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorousWeaknesses: Arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy, inflexible

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  • 1866 – The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to be promoted to this rank.
  • 1868 – Wyoming becomes a United States territory.
  • 1956 – Forty-five miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51.
  • 1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.
  • 1978 – Birth of Louise Joy Brown, the first human to have been born after conception by in vitro fertilization, or IVF.
  • 1984 – Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a spacewalk.
  • 1994 – Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, that formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.
  • 2000 – Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, killing 113 passengers.
  • 2007 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India’s first female president.
  • 2010 – WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.

Here are a few random water cooler facts:

  1.  There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.

  2. You replace every particle in your body every seven years. You are literally not the same person you were 7 years ago.

  3. It is illegal to sell pickles that do not bounce in Connecticut since 1948.
  4. No person convicted of a felony may operate a Bingo game in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
  5. When a male bee climaxes, their testicles explode and they die.

Aren’t ya glad you’re a human?! 😉

Until next time, you are NOT alone!!  –Jenn

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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.

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  • 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

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

Have a wonderful day.  When you think you are having a bad day watch as Michy Batshuayi makes it through and embarrassingly epic fail.  🙂

Hump Day Scoop Facts for July 11, 2018

  • Today July 11th is the 192nd day of 2018.
  • 173 days remaining in the year.
  • Today is the 28th Wednesday of 2018.
  • Here in PA, sunrise is 5:43 a.m. and sunset 8:33 p.m.
  • Today is:
    • All American Pet Photo Day
    • Bowdler’s Day
    • Free Slurpee Day
    • National Blueberry Muffin Day
    • National Cheer Up the Lonely Day
    • National Mojito Day
    • National Rainier Cherries Day
    • National Swimming Pool Day
    • World Population Day
  • The Moon today is a Waning Crescent.  Illumination is growing smaller daily until New Moon.
  • July’s birth flowers are the Water Lily (purity/majesty) and the Larkspur/Delphinium (strong bond of love, joy)
  • 1750 Halifax, Nova Scotia, is almost completely destroyed by fire
  • 1798 US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress
  • 1804 VP Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel
  • 1877 Kate Edger becomes New Zealand’s first woman graduate and the first woman in the British Empire to earn a Bachelor of Arts
  • 1900 Charlotte Cooper becomes 1st female Olympic tennis champ and 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport
  • 1914  Babe Ruth debuts pitching for the Boston Red Sox, winning 4-3
  • 1952 General Eisenhower nominated as Republican US Presidential candidate
  • 1955 Congress authorizes all US currency to say “In God We Trust”
  • 1977 US Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr
  • 2011 Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846

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

  1. Walter Frederick Morrison – the inventor of the Frisbee, was cremated and made into a Frisbee after he died.
  2. In 2015, more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks. 🙂
  3. The top six foods that make you fart: beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage, and milk.
  4. Nearly 3% of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
  5. It is illegal to own just one guinea pig in Switzerland because they get lonely.

Until next time.  You are NOT alone.  — Jenn

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Facts gathered from:

onthisday.com/day/july/11

wikipedia.com

thepeoplehistory.com/july11th