Your YouTube Video pick of the day!
Talking Cats. Oldie but goodie:
On This Day – May 2
1902 – “A Trip To The Moon,” the 1st science fiction film released
1919 – 1st US air passenger service starts
1949 – Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for “Death of a Salesman”
1956 – US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus
1988 – Jackson Pollock’s “Search” sold for $4,800,000
1997 – Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating
1997 – Police arrest transsexual hooker Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy
#1 Song Today, May 2nd in the 80s:
|1989||Like a Prayer||Madonna|
|1988||Wishing Well||Terence Trent D’Arby|
|1987||(I Just) Died in Your Arms||Cutting Crew|
|1986||Addicted to Love||Robert Palmer|
|1985||We Are the World||USA for Africa|
|1984||Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)||Phil Collins|
|1983||Beat It||Michael Jackson|
|1982||Chariots of Fire||Vangelis|
|1981||Morning Train (9 to 5)||Sheena Easton|
Fact or Fiction
Chocolate is toxic to dogs and can kill them.
Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine (a compound related to caffeine), which can sicken and kill family pets. Three factors determine how toxic the sweet stuff will be to a particular animal: the type of chocolate, the size of the animal and the amount of chocolate ingested. The most dangerous confections are unsweetened baker’s chocolate and powdered cocoa, the least, white chocolate.
Symptoms of theobromine poisoning include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle tremors, restlessness and increased urination. In severe cases, cardiac arrhythmia and seizures can result. The possibility that an animal will kill itself with chocolate is very low. More likely it will get a nasty tummy ache. In any case, it is still prudent to keep all chocolate far away from pets.
Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.
Today is Robert’s Rules Day, a day to mark the birth, in 1837, of one Henry Martyn Robert. After Robert was disappointed in the way he himself handled a meeting, he resolved to put together a parliamentary guide to help others (and himself) facing similar situations.
Robert’s Rules of Order is the short title of a book containing rules of order intended to be adopted as a parliamentary authority for use by a deliberative assembly.
Quote of the Day
“Think of your faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.” ~Chinese Proverb