A Terrific Tuesday Tale

It gets hard to find multiple stories of inspiration that do not repeat. So I am going to try to find one terrific story of good Global news for Tuesday’s for 2019.

I recently found the good news movement on Instagram and I love their good news.

Here’s, one of my most recent favorites.

So, so exciting!! I hope they thrive. It’s so exciting to read good news!!

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

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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The Hump Day Scoop

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!!

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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Fun Fact Friday

You have made it to Friday ya’ll, good for you!  Here comes the weekend. 

Today’s Facts are brought to you by the letter W for..Wine:

  1. The world’s biggest red wine consumers are the Chinese but a really small country is rocking first place per capita basis.  But which country drinks the most wine per capita? The Vatican with 74 liters per capita per year which is about 99 bottles of 75cl per year!
  2. We have monks to thank for our wine.  Monastic orders such as the Cistercians and Benedictines preserved and innovated the art of winemaking during the Middle Ages.
  3. Women get drunk faster from wine because of their water to fat ratio.  Women have a higher fat content than men and fat does not absorb any alcohol. 
  4. Wine was discovered about 6,000 years ago in the Middle East.  The earliest remnants of wine were discovered in Iran, dating back to the Neolithic period (8500-4000 B.C.). 
  5. Folks that are afraid of wine are called Oenophobics.
  6. Though you’ll commonly hear grapes referred to as “fruit,” botanists technically classify grapes as berries since each fruit forms from a single flower.
  7. Red wines are made of purple and blue grapes while white wines are made from greener grapes.
  8. Vineyards cover roughly 7.5 million hectares (almost 18 million acres) across the globe, with Spain, China, France, Italy, Turkey, and the United States being the top grape-growing countries.
  9. The largest wine producers, however, are France, Italy, Spain, the U.S., and Argentina. France produced 1.2 billion gallons of wine in 2014.  The U.S. produced only 830 million gallons.
  10. White wines are usually lighter, crisper and fruitier compared to reds.
  11. White wine has less alcohol and fewer calories.
  12. Grapes grown in sandy soil usually produce less acidic, “softer” wine. Soils with a lot of clay produce wines with deep, bold flavors.
  13. While sparkling wine, meaning a wine with carbon dioxide bubbles, can be grown anywhere, only sparkling wine grown in the Champagne region of northeast France can be called Champagne.
  1. How to Taste Wine Properly:
    1. Look over the appearance of the wine. Noting the color and viscosity with your eyes can give an idea of how the wine may taste. For reds, give the glass a quick swirl and hold it up to the light: bolder varieties, like Cabernet and Zinfandel, will leave telltale ‘legs’ that stream down the inside of the glass.
    2. “In-glass,” meaning that the aroma is noted. Don’t be shy— wine experts stick their nose deep into the glass in order to pick up the complex nuances.  The first aromas to hit the nose are associated with aspects of the grapes, while later aromas are connected to the winemaking process and how the wine aged.
    3. Take a small sip of wine in order to get a good taste. Don’t glug, at least not yet. Roll the wine around your mouth with your tongue and note the different flavors. Purse your lips and inhale some air while the wine is still on your palate is also a nice way to spread the more complex flavors through your sinuses.
    4. After swallowing, note the aftertaste, which is likely different from how the wine tasted when it first hit your tongue.
    5. If you want to be fancy like a true wine connoisseur, write down notes about the wine and the vineyard.

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!!

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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Fun Fact Friday

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You have made it to Friday ya’ll, good for you!  Here comes the weekend. 

In honor of the Queen of Soul departing the Earth, today will be facts about Aretha Franklin.

  1. Aretha Louise Franklin was born March 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN.
  2. Her father was a minister and gospel singer.  Her mother was also a gospel singer.
  3. She could sing in almost 4 octaves which is rare.
  4. Aretha was an extremely private person.
  5. Her father was shot by burglars in 1979 and remained in a coma until his death in 1984.
  6. She had 44 Grammy nominations and 18 wins.
  7. She was a self-taught pianist, who learned by ear without knowing how to read music.
  8. She had an extreme fear of flying after being in a turbulent flight.
  9. She was a high school dropout with two honorary doctorates of music, from Berklee College of Music and Yale University.
  10. She was seen as a symbol of black equality and female empowerment.
  11. There is a street in Detroit named after her.
  12. She started her own record label “Aretha’s Records.”
  13. She became pregnant at 12 years old with the first of her four sons.
  14. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and deemed “Lady Soul.”
  15. She died the same day as Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll — only 41 years later.
  16.  In 2005, she was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  17. Her sisters, Carolyn and Erma, sang background vocals on several of her early recordings.
  18. She was Whitney Houston’s “honorary Aunt.”

Rest in Peace, your voice will live on forever!

Until next time, you are NOT alone!  –Jenn

The Hump Day Scoop

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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Fun Fact Friday

You have made it to Friday ya’ll, good for you!  Here comes the weekend. 

Not everyone loves coffee.  I do not know why but I will forgive you.  Here are some facts about my favorite liquid in the world.

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  1. Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth.  The number one commodity…Oil.

  2. You can overdose on coffee.  However, you would need to drink over 100 cups to consume the lethal dose of caffeine.

  3. The average worker spends $20 a week on coffee.
  4. Decaf does not mean caffeine-free.  An eight ounce brewed cup of decaf coffee actually has two-to-12 milligrams of caffeine. In comparison, a regular cup of coffee has anywhere from 95 to 200 milligrams. (Twelve ounces of coke only has 23-35 milligrams of caffeine.)

  5. A single coffee tree produces just 5 pounds of beans.
  6. Dark roast coffees have less caffeine than lighter roasts.  Even though the flavor is often stronger, roasting actually burns off some of the caffeine.
  7. Coffee stays warmer when you add cream.  Coffee with added cream cools about 20% slower than plain black coffee.

  8. Beethoven counted the number of coffee beans he used to make his coffee and insisted on 60 beans per cup.
  9. In Turkey, the bridegroom was once required to make a vow during the wedding to always make sure to provide their wives with coffee. If they did not do so it was considered grounds for divorce.
  10. New Yorkers drink almost seven times as much coffee as the rest of the U.S.     However, Finland is the most caffeinated country, where the average adult consumes the equivalent of four or five cups of coffee a day.
  11. Coffee is the second most famous beverage in the world after water.
  12. Brazil is the leading coffee producing country in the world contributing almost 40% of the coffee production in the world.

  13. There are two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta.  70% of coffee beans are Arabica. Robusta is slightly more bitter and has twice as much caffeine.

  14. Prior to Coffee, Beer was the beverage for breakfast in the USA.   

  15. George Washington invented the machine for the preparation of instant coffee. 

  16. The first selling license of Coffee was given in 1670.
  17. Coffee beans are not beans, they are berries.  They are coffee cherries or coffee berries.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!  Remember, you are NOT alone.               Until next time.  –Jenn