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Today’s Theme: “Sing”

Fun Image of the Day:

Funny Pictures

 Song of the Day:
 

Lyrics | Sesame Street Lyrics | Sing Lyrics

Quote of the Day:

If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.
Billie Holiday

Poem of the Day:

Voice

Stand up and be counted

Sound your voice

Scream, shout

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?

Break free

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All rights reserved (In other words, don’t mess with my poems without permission, yah heard!)

Poem written by Latisha

Joke of the Day:

Atheist Teacher
 

A young woman teacher with obvious liberal tendencies explains to her class of small children that she is an atheist. She asks her class if they are atheists too. Not really knowing what atheism is but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands explode into the air like fleshy fireworks.

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!”

Fun Fact of the Day:
It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open. 

Did You Know?

What makes people sneeze? What makes people sneeze?
Sneezing usually occurs when the nerve endings of the mucous membrane of the nose are irritated, due to a swelling of the membrane, for example when we have a cold, or when some foreign body, such as a gnat, invades our nose, or when allergy and pollen season strike.Surprisingly enough, sneezing can be brought on (or out!) when the optic nerves in our eyes are exposed to bright light!

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.

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Born on this day:

 1758
James Monroe
U.S. President   d: 1831

1937
Saddam Hussein
Iraqi dictator

1950
Jay Leno
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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