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07/03/20 Genius

Friday, July 03, 2020

"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it's stupid." Albert Einstein

"We think we found a weakness in this enemy and sent in Cody. How did it go, Cody?"

A lady went to the bar on a cruise ship, and ordered a Scotch, with two drops of water. The bartender gave her the drink, and she said, “I’m on this cruise to celebrate my 80th birthday, and it’s today.”
The bartender said, “Well, since it’s your birthday, this one’s on me.”
As the lady finished her drink, a woman, to her right, said, “I’d like to buy you a drink, too.”
The lady said, “Thank you, how sweet of you. OK, then, Bartender, I want another Scotch, with two drops of water.”
“Coming up,” said the bartender.
As she finished that drink, a man, to her left, said, “I’d like to buy you a drink too.” The lady said, “Thank you very much, my dear. Bartender, I’ll have another Scotch, with two drops of water.”
“Coming right up,” the bartender said.
As he gave her the drink, this time, he said, “Ma’am, I’m dying of curiosity. Why the Scotch with only two drops of water?”
The old woman giggled, and replied, “Sonny, when you’re my age, you’ve learned how to hold your liquor. Water, however, is a whole other issue.”

It's Compliment Your Mirror Day! Smile and tell that lovely person in the mirror just how wonderful and awesome they are. Because you really are! Affirm and acknowledge your inner and outer beauty; recognize your self-worth.
--Air Conditioning Appreciation Day: more than a one-day celebration, this holiday goes till Aug. 15; early attempts at cooling the home temperatures were when the Persians and Romans used underground water tunnels to draw the heat away; in 1902, Willis Haviland Carrier originated the concept of air passing through water-filled coils; however they did it, we're glad someone figured out how to keep the house cool during the summer heat.
--Comic Sans Day: observed on the 1st Friday of July; the font was created by Vincent Connare in 1994 because he felt the traditional Times New Roman was too formal for comic strips; he developed comic sans for the speech balloons of the comic characters.
--Disobedience Day: a day to break free from being told what to do, to follow your own whim; also, great changes in our society began with disobedience by those who felt we could do and be better; today is dedicated to civil and social disobedience, also known as civil or passive resistance, a non-violent protest; the idea of civil resistance was present in ancient Greece when in Sophocles' play "Antigone" it was stated the conscience must be obeyed before human law; our greatest resistors were Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
--Drive Your Corvette to Work Day: a day to show off your special car that you usually only bring out on special occasions; observed on the Friday closest to June 30, today celebrates when the Corvette first came off the assembly line in 1953, designed by Harvey J. Earl.
--International Drop a Rock Day: another fairly new celebration, today involves painting rocks with inspirational messages; the idea is to paint small rocks with messages and then leave them around for others to find.
--International Plastic Bag Free Day: today raises awareness of the impact on our planet and environment by unwanted plastic bags and the danger to wildlife; one bag can last 100-150 years before it disintegrates.
--National Chocolate Wafer Day: a salute to a yummy cookie that is perfect with ice cream.
--National Eat Beans Day: today is a reminder of the nutrients supplied by beans and how they are an important part of eating healthy; beans are the good carbs and should not be skipped.
--National Fried Clam Day: the fried clam is an iconic New England dish; another celebration about clams is Deep Fried Clams on November 1.
--National Independent Beer Run Day: a fairly new celebration, today is dedicated to small and independent American brewers and calls on beer lovers to seek the independent craft brewer seal and purchase craft beers produced by small and independent breweries;
--Stay Out of the Sun Day: today is a reminder to protect our skin and eyes by staying out of the sun as much as possible and to wear sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing if you plan to be out for any length of time.
--In 1886, Karl Benz presented his Benz Patent Motorwagen. From bing: "A three-wheeled vehicle, the Benz Patent Motorwagen is the first automobile built to be propelled by an internal combustion engine, and its inventor Karl Benz presents it publicly for the first time in Mannheim, Germany. Benz will go on to help co-found the Mercedes-Benz car company."
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