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Posted by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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Only a couple today, but better than yesterday's nothing!

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deccaf
by Platinum Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Wrong Way Corrigan Day

Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan became an American folk icon during the Great Depression when, during a July 17 flight that was supposed to take him from Brooklyn to Long Beach, Calif., he flew to Dublin, Ireland, instead. The accomplished Irish-American aviator had previously been denied a flight route from New York to Ireland due to the poor conditions and age of his Curtis Robin monoplane.

Many still speculate that Wrong Way Corrigan went the "wrong way" on purpose, but if that was so, he took his secret to the grave; he passed away in 1995. Today we celebrate "Wrong Way Corrigan Day" to either pay tribute to his rebellious spirit or chuckle at his directional dyslexia.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Yellow Pig Day

If you're a mathematician, you've probably already been celebrating "Yellow Pig Day." If not, you've got some catching up to do. This nonsensical holiday originated in the 1960s, when Princeton University students Michael Spivak and David Kelly were assigned the task of contemplating the number 17. After many hours of nonstop focus, they created an imaginary yellow pig with 17 eyelashes. The absurdity caught on, and Yellow Pig Day has been celebrated enthusiastically among mathematicians for the past several decades.

You can celebrate Yellow Pig Day by solving math puzzles like this one from MathForum.org:

Three men stay at a motel and the clerk charges them $30 for the room. They split the cost $10 each. Later the manager tells the clerk that he over-charged the men and the cost should have been $25. He gives the clerk $5 and tells him to give it to the men. The clerk decides to pocket $2 and gives each man a dollar. Now each man has paid $9, totaling $27. The clerk pocketed $2. Where is the other $1?

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 9:56 AM

National Peach Ice Cream Day

You don't have to be from Georgia to enjoy the summertime pleasure of a fresh, juicy peach. And on July 17 each year you can have your peaches with ice cream to celebrate "National Peach Ice Cream Day."

Peaches have a long and regal history, said to have been the favorite of Chinese emperors dating as far back as the 10th century. From Asia they made their way across Europe, and were introduced to the New World in the early 17th century by George Minifie, an English horticulturist.

If you love both peaches and ice cream, you might want to try this fabulous Grilled Peach Ice Cream Recipe from Yahoo! Shine:

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Disneyland's Anniversary

On July 17 in 1955, Disneyland opened it gates for the very first time. Six thousand VIPs were invited to the Grand Opening of the historic entertainment paradise, which cost an unprecedented $17 million. The occasion was so spectacular that ABC covered the event with a live 90-minute special. You can celebrate by watching reruns of the original "Mickey Mouse Club" or watching any of Disney's full-length adventures.

leahbeah143
by Leah on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:32 AM

 

Quoting deccaf:

Disneyland's Anniversary

On July 17 in 1955, Disneyland opened it gates for the very first time. Six thousand VIPs were invited to the Grand Opening of the historic entertainment paradise, which cost an unprecedented $17 million. The occasion was so spectacular that ABC covered the event with a live 90-minute special. You can celebrate by watching reruns of the original "Mickey Mouse Club" or watching any of Disney's full-length adventures.

 

 I would love to go back to Disneyland, I haven't been there since high school!

leahbeah143
by Leah on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:33 AM

 

Quoting deccaf:

National Peach Ice Cream Day

You don't have to be from Georgia to enjoy the summertime pleasure of a fresh, juicy peach. And on July 17 each year you can have your peaches with ice cream to celebrate "National Peach Ice Cream Day."

Peaches have a long and regal history, said to have been the favorite of Chinese emperors dating as far back as the 10th century. From Asia they made their way across Europe, and were introduced to the New World in the early 17th century by George Minifie, an English horticulturist.

If you love both peaches and ice cream, you might want to try this fabulous Grilled Peach Ice Cream Recipe from Yahoo! Shine:

 Peach ice cream actually sounds delicious! I don't think I've ever tried it though.

christaberk
by Christa on Jul. 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM
I need a yellow pig. :-)
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deccaf
by Platinum Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 3:23 PM

 


Quoting christaberk:

I need a yellow pig. :-)


 

cjsmom1
by Platinum Member on Jul. 17, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Peach ice cream would be great in this heat.

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