Did you know…. Last Week….


Did you know…

… that today is New Zealand Discovery Day? Dutch navigator Abel Tasman became the first European explorer to sight the South Pacific island group now known as New Zealand on this day in 1642. Just like Columbus’ landing in America in 1492, the “discovery” of New Zealand was a mere coincidence. The objectives of Tasman’s voyage were to find out how large the presumed southern super continent Terra Australis was and to seek an alternative route to Chile.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That’s a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing.”

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Did you know…

… that today is Saturday Night Fever Day? The dance phenomenon “Saturday Night Fever” premiered on this day in 1977 in New York City. The film significantly helped to popularize disco music around the world and made John Travolta, already well known from his role on TV’s Welcome Back, Kotter, a household name. The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, featuring disco songs by the Bee Gees, is one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.”

— Henny Youngman

Did you know…

… that today is Wright Brothers Flight Day? The first successful powered airplane flight took place near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on this day in 1903. First Orville, then Wilbur Wright kept their invention flying … each flight lasted just under one minute. Trivia fans: Neil Armstrong carried a piece of the Wright Flyer with him to the moon!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”

— Mary Kay Ash

Did you know…

… that today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day? Chocolaholics rejoice! Today we get to enjoy our beloved chocolate by covering something… anything… in a generous amount of chocolate. Celebrate by pouring, spreading, or drizzling chocolate!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is?”

— Author Unknown

Did you know…

… that today is National Lemon Cupcake Day? Pucker up your lips because you’re about to bite into a tart, yet sweet, lemon cupcake. Why? Because today is National Lemon Cupcake Day! Spread the joy! 🙂

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“As you go about your daily life, you will encounter many lemons. Sour expressions, sour attitudes, sour auras! The good thing is that if you don’t want to be a lemon, you don’t have to be! Just don’t let those lemons rub themselves all over you! And you don’t even have to save them! Let lemons be lemons! One of the most important things that I have ever learned, is that I don’t have to save people.”

— C. JoyBell C.