Today’s Theme: “Sing”
Fun Image of the Day:
Song of the Day:
Quote of the Day:
If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.
Poem of the Day:
Stand up and be counted
Sound your voice
Make some noise
Let them hear your point of view
Shout out loud
Who are you?
Break your silence
Let them see
Who you are?
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Poem written by Latisha
Joke of the Day:
There is, however, one exception. A beautiful girl named Lucy has not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different.
“Because, I’m not an atheist.”
Then, asks the teacher, “What are you?”
“I’m a Christian.”
The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Lucy why she is a Christian.
“Well, I was brought up knowing and loving Jesus. My mom is a Christian, and my dad is a Christian, so I am a Christian.”
The teacher is now angry. “That’s no reason,” she says loudly.
“What if your mom was an idiot and your dad was an idiot. What would you be then?”
Lucy paused, smiled and said, “Then, I’d be an atheist!”
Did You Know?
For whatever reason, the membrane is irritated, sneezing is a reflex act, completely beyond our control, by which the nose trumpets out air in an attempt to eject (and project!) the irritating bodies. Sometimes, however, this is accomplished only through multiple sneezes.
Medical science dispelled ancient beliefs concerning the out-of-control sneeze, and snuffed out superstitions in the process. Primitive people held the belief that a sneeze signified approaching death, and immediately assisted the distressed person by crying out “God help you!” Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks, saw the sneeze as an omen of approaching danger, or, on a more positive note, as a way of foretelling the future. Lucky ones sneezed to the right, while unlucky ones sneezed to the left. The moral of the story is to know your right from your left, and to sneeze in that direction, regardless of who is next to you!
Biblically speaking, sneezing meant a certain death, until Jacob nosed in and made a deal with God, whereby a prayer per sneeze cheated the grim reaper. Pope Gregory the Great, in response to the sixth century plague in Italy, carved out his place in history as being the one responsible for insisting that prayers, such as “God bless you!,” be said in response to the deadly sneeze. He did not, however, order that tissues be kept close at hand to snare the airborne germs spewed forth by the sneeze.
Born on this day:
U.S. President d: 1831
comedian, TV talk show host
This Day Back Then!
1788 – Maryland became the seventh state of the Union.
1967 – Muhammad Ali, whose real name was Cassius Clay, refused to join the United States Army. Critics and supporters have discussed the boxing champs refusal to serve in the armed forces for years. Although Ali refused because of religious beliefs, his world heavyweight crown taken from him as a result of his actions.
1987 – For the first time in history, a compact disc of an album was released before its vinyl record counterpart. The album? Tony Bennett’s “The Art of Excellence”, his first recorded work in a decade.
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