The Friday Post ~ History Lesson for 9th March 2018

Welcome to Cobs Friday Class of Edumacation.  Please find your seat and make yourselves comfortable.  Put any gum in the bin, and no eating anything unless you’re prepared to share with the whole class!  I work on a fair system here in this classroom.

First, an apology. I’m sorry this post is a  little late   12 hours late today.  Through one thing and another I began it late, and then, just as I’d got the history part finished. . .  I realised that I’d covered yesterdays  history (8th March) instead of todays, (9th March)!!!

hmmm…  I can’t tell you the power that went into the following words:  “Well s*d it!  What a frickin’ idiot I am!”.   Mr.Cobs, – obviously a man who cares, – said how he felt about this huge blunder of mine by grinning widely and saying absolutely nothing.  I KNOW  it was killing him to say nothing,  so he has to be commended for keeping it zipped.

So, in light of me totally messing up, I decided today to KISS this weeks Friday Post.  KISS= Keep-It-Simple-Stupid!

Instead of giving you too much to read on any subject, I’m going to try to give you the information but in a more ‘punchy’ way.  This way it will be easier to read through, and if you find something you’d like to learn more about, then Mr. Google will be your best friend. 😀

Shall we jump in?  ….

9th March 2018

On this Day in History

1562 – Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)

1566 – David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1793 – Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first balloon flight in North America. The event was witnessed by U.S. President George Washington.
1796 – Napoleon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais. They were divorced in 1809.

1822 – Charles M Graham of New York patents artificial teeth
1839 – Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours
1858 – Albert Potts was awarded a patent for the letter box.
1859 – The National Association of Baseball Players adopted the rule that limited the size of bats to no more than 2-1/2 inches in diameter.
1873 – Royal Canadian Mounted Police founded

1933 – Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to the Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.

The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn starting in most places in 1929 and ending at different times in the 1930s or early 1940s for different countries. It was the largest and most important economic depression in the 20th century, and is used in the 21st century as an example of how far the world’s economy can fall. The Great Depression originated in the United States; historians most often use as a starting date the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday.
The Great Depression was triggered by a sudden, total collapse in the stock market.

1946 – Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, kills 33 and injures hundreds more.

1954 – The first local colour TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) New York NY (for “Castro Decorators“).
1956 – Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England

 

1959 – The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

1961 – The Supremes released their first single, “I Want A Guy.”
1964 – The first Ford Mustang produced
1966 – The Beach Boys recorded “God Only Knows.”

1976 – Forty-two people die in a Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date. The Cavalese cable car disaster near the Italian town Cavalese when a U.S. military plane cut a cable supporting a gondola of an aerial tramway, causing the death of 20 people. Cavalese is a ski-resort located in the Dolomites, some 40 km north-east of Trento.

The pilot of the military plane, Captain Richard J. Ashby, and his navigator, Captain Joseph Schweitzer, were put on trial in the United States and were found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide. Later they were found guilty of obstruction of justice for having destroyed a videotape recorded from the plane and were dishonourably discharged from the Marines.

This event put pressure on the international relationship between the United States and Italy, where it is known as “Massacre of Cermis”, because the acquittal of the pilots is considered outrageous.

1982 – “Krononauts” hosted an event in Baltimore, Maryland asking time-travellers to meet and demonstrate future science methods of Time travel.

1985 – “Gone With The Wind” went on sale in video stores across the U.S. for the first time

1990 – Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.
1997 – Comet Hale-Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.

2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

 

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Born on this Day.

1918 – Mickey Spillane, American writer (d. 2006)

1940 – Raúl Juliá, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1994)

1948 – Jeffrey Osborne, Providence RI, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love)

1952 – Bill Beaumont, English rugby player

1959 – Barbie doll.

1964 – Steve Wilkos, American police officer and talk show host

1965 – Juliette Binoche – French actress (English Patient, Unbearable Lightness of Being)

Died on this Day and remembered here

1996 – George Burns, American actor and comedian (b. 1896)

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PLAYTIME BELL RINGS ..  ~  ..  TIME FOR FUN!

These are the jokes folks ….

Two mice meet and start chatting. “Look,” says one after a while, “I’ve got a new boyfriend!” and shows a picture on the mobile phone.

“OMG,” cries the other mouse, “that’s a bat!”

What?! The guy told me he was a pilot!”

Are you aware that searching for a new laptop online is basically forcing your current computer to dig its own grave!  😦

What if . . .  the spider I killed in my bedroom lived his whole life thinking I was his roommate and died wondering what brought on this psychotic break?

If you’re waiting to be served in a restaurant, shouldn’t you be called the waiter?

A wife goes to consult a psychiatrist about her husband: “My husband is acting so weird. He drinks his morning coffee and then he goes and eats the mug! He only leaves the handle!”

Psychiatrist: “Yes, that is weird. The handle is the best part.”

“You know how it is in life. One door closes – that means another door opens…”    “Yeah, very nice, but you either fix that or I’m expecting a serious discount on that car!”

Men in 1845:-  “I just killed a buffalo”.
Men  in  1952:-  “I just fixed the roof”.
Men  in  2018:-  “I just shaved my legs”.

I was making myself a Russian tea.  Unfortunately I can’t fish the teabag out of the vodka bottle.  

What did the toilet roll complain about?
“People just keep ripping me off!”

Teacher:- “OK class, who will give me the chemical formula for water?”
Pupil: “H I J K L M N O.” 
Teacher: “What on earth are you on about?”
Pupil: “Well you said yourself yesterday it was H to O!”

What a difference a good shower makes!
I was irritable, exhausted and I felt miserable.
Now I’m irritable, exhausted, I feel miserable, and I smell of grapefruit!

Q:-  What should you do when you see a spaceman?
A:-  You just park in it, man.

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And now dear reader it’s time for coffee and contemplation . . .

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Thought for the Day

I learned a while ago, (a TV programme) that apparently birds follow the road system when they are trying to find their way. (???  eh?  mmmn.)

Now, I’m not so sure that I believe it . . .  but,  scientists claim to have proof.  Unfortunately, it seems nowadays, a scientist with ‘proof’ carries more authority than a priest with a hand written note from God Himself.

It’s sadly a disappointing side effect of  ‘progress’.

So if we are to believe this is true, then we must face the fact(?) that it’s not just us humans who have grown ‘out of touch’ with life’s natural rhythms, but animals as well.  Very soon we will come to that place  where never again will we be able to talk about travelling ‘as the crow flies’.

However – I have always wondered why,  (in some circumstances), science is so important,  when it can’t even prove the existence of love.  (just sayin’).

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Well that’s school over and done with, and it’s Friday.  Ahhhhh.  🙂

I like Fridays even the name sounds friendly when you say it.  I learnt when I was in school that Fridays meant that whatever happened during those next two days could only be brilliant and greater than the five days which preceded during which I had to attend school.  Don’t get me wrong, school was OK, but … it was school!

The snow has all gone from where I live – although there’s been enough rain to melt it, (and it’s POURING down as I type)  so if there is any snow left anywhere in Dorset, it must be because it was a snowman or a snow build of some sort.

Again … apologies for todays Edumacation being late.  There is a very good reason but I’ll not bother you with all the boring details – but building the history for the wrong day didn’t help!  [sigh – what a total dipstick!].  Thank you for coming and sharing a coffee moment with me.  It’s been brilliant to be in your company.

I wish you a blessed rest of your day,  where-ever you are in the world.   May your weekend be a breeze and joy to be living in.  May something make your heart smile, and may love touch your life.

Sending much love, ~

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Orthopedist? … or a CARD-iologist?

One of my fabulous blogging friends, Paper Puff,  told me on the 10th of Feb  – in a chat we had via the comments on one of my blog posts –  about her lovely mum who had broken her ankle.

The next day Paper Puff published a post on her blog in which she told all her lovely followers about why she’d been M.I.A, and about her moms accident, and also told us all about the little matter regarding her Ninja cat (that’s not his name, that’s his skill levelread her post and you’ll see).

You can find her post here:  “Broken bones, real and imagined. And a ninja cat”   .. it will open in another window.

After hearing about her moms accident I asked if perhaps I could send her mum a card wishing her well,  just to make her smile. It was all arranged, and I made a card, then sent it to P.Puff so that she could hand it over to Mrs.Puff Snr.

And thisis the card I made:-

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How do you say I hope your broken ankle heals soon?  Well that question gave me a real moment of puzzlement.  Then as quick as a flash, I KNEW what I needed to do.

Now … where to get big enough cutters to cut a leg off Barbie?

I tried.  I really did try.   I took the cutters and offered them up to Barbie’s leg.  I think it was about 4 times I did this.  I even managed to press on the handles just once.  Enough to see the ‘skin’ on her leg ‘bend’ under the pressure of being pressed.  But I failed.

Mr.Cobs was summoned, and he arrived in the craft room with the most amazing  BIG BOY TOOL.  An  ENORMOUS  pair of wire cutters.  SURGICAL Wire Cutters!

We donned our surgical gowns, and put on our face masks, then I, as the dutiful nurse on duty, marked the patients leg to show where the cut had to be made.  The Senior Surgeon took his  Big Boy Tool  in his hands and ….. with one smooth, scissor like motion ….  he amputated the lower limb of the patient in one clean-cut.

She didn’t feel a thing.  Totally oblivious to the whole procedure.  Although mind, she was seen having rather too many pink cocktails with Ken earlier, so she was more than likely under the affluence of incohol.    (constantly in the grip of the grape from what I’ve heard from some sources!)

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On Duty Nurse, Cobs, made bandages, wrapped the broken ankle in a bandage, then covered it in ‘plaster’, and added more bandages where required.

Obviously the patient had to have a few flowers, so paper ones were made – because, it must be remembered,  this card was being sent to Mrs.PaperPuff Snr. – so Paper flowers were a major requirement!  😀

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A little sentiment of Get Well wishes was added to the inside of the card, then finally …  the card had to have a box!  You couldn’t send a broken ankle in an envelope after all. A box was of great importance….

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. . . .   and that’s all there was to it. A card for a lady, which held a giggle and a laugh, and also a wish of health returning soon …  and keeping it feminine and lady-like too!

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I love quirky cards.  (just in case you hadn’t noticed. lol)  They bring such an element of fun and lots of smiles for the receiver, and I find them so pleasurable to make.  Maybe it’s because I’m quirky.  Or maybe it’s just that I’m as mad as my two girls have always told me I am.  lol.  Bless them. ❤

Hoping the card made you smile too, and also hoping that your Sunday is peaceful, warm, and that you know you are loved.  Even if it’s only by me.  You ARE loved.

Oh, and regarding the title of this post . . .  I’m a CARD-iologist …. an Orthopedist is a doctor that specializes in the treatment of bones and muscles, joints, nerves, ligaments and tendons.  😀

Thanks for coming and sharing a coffee moment with me.  Don’t go breaking a leg now!

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