"To get up when you are down; to fight more intensely when you are struggling; to put in the extra effort when you are in sheer pain; to come back when nobody expects you to; and to stand tall when everyone is pulling you down are what make a champion." Apoorve Dubey
A lady about eight months pregnant got on a bus; she noticed the man opposite to her was smiling at her so she immediately moved to another seat.
This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again.
The man seemed more amused.
When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested.
The case came up in court. The judge asked the man what he had to say for himself.
The man replied, “Well your Honor, it was like this:
When the lady got on the bus, I couldn’t help but notice her condition.
She sat under a sign that said, “The Double Mint Twins are coming” and I grinned.
Then she moved and sat under a sign that said, “Slogan’s Liniment will reduce the swelling” and I had to smile.
Then she placed herself under a sign that said, “William’s Big Stick Did the Trick” and I could hardly contain myself. …
BUT your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign that said, “Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident… ” I just lost it.”
It's I Forgot Day! Today is about making up for the forgotten birthdays and anniversaries plus planning how you're going to prevent forgetting in the future. With all of our fancy gadgets to remind us, those past excuses aren't going to hold water.
--Freedom From Fear of Speaking Day: very few people have the natural talent of speaking in public and even fewer actually enjoy it; so much is tied to speaking well as success is dependent upon the ability to effectively and efficiently present your ideas to others; there are ways to learn how to speak in front of others such as Toastmasters and debate teams.
--Made in the USA Day: for today, make the extra effort to only purchase items that were made in the USA; read the labels and support our local manufacturing industries.
--National Anisette Day: today is a salute to an anise-flavored liqueur, a sweeter cousin to absinthe; originally made as a replacement for absinthe as it had fewer herbs and no wormwood; from checkiday: "nisette is made by distilling aniseed, the seed of the anise plant, and adding sugar syrup to it. Anisette is sweeter than most other anise-flavored liqueurs and has an alcohol content of about 25%. It is usually served with a bit of water—cool water is added to it, and the drink turns milky-white. It can also be used in recipes. It is used with gin, cream, and egg white to make Café de Paris. When it is stirred with bourbon and bitters it is known as a New Orleans. Anisette is similar to other anise-flavored spirits, such as raki from Turkey, mastika from Bulgaria, ouzo from Greece, aguardiente from Colombia, sambuca from Italy, and pastis, which is popular in France."
--Special Recreation for the Disabled Day: today is to raise awareness of the many programs available to provide sport opportunities for those with disabilities such as the wheelchair basketball.
--World Sports Journalists Day: a salute to the professionals who report on the sport activities and teams to keep the fans informed and engaged.
--World UFO Day: today commemorates the Roswell UFO Incident in 1947; bring out your foil hats and best conspiracies while we contemplate the idea that we're not alone.
--Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. For ideas of how to reduce single-use plastic waste, see plasticfreejuly.org.
--In 1937, today was the last time contact was made with Amelia Earhart as she attempted her solo trip across the ocean.
--In 1843, an alligator fell out of the sky; the critter had been picked up by a waterspout and dropped in Charleston, South Carolina.
--In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 which bars racial segregation in public places and discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
--In 1897, Marconi patented the radio. From bing: "Italian engineer Guglielmo Marconi, age 23, is awarded a patent in London for a new form of wireless telegraphy, bringing 'Improvements in Transmitting Electrical impulses and Signals and in Apparatus therefor.' Marconi's device will become known by its more common name, the radio."