IF… (from the book ‘Rudyard Kipling’s Verse Inclusive Edition 1885 – 1918′) “If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired … Continue reading »
Category Archives: What’s That Got To Do With Elephants? Off-Topic News Views & Fun
Celebrate a Triple Palindrome Event on this Special Day 02/02/2020 : The Last Palindrome Date Occurred Some 909 Years Ago
You will have to wait another 101 years (on 12/12/2121) before the next palindrome day comes around again so enjoy this day to the fullest while you can. According to Solihull School in England (Maths Department) this is also the 33rd day of the year and there are exactly 333 days left, both palindromes! So, … Continue reading »
Best Kept Secret : Choose a Sweet Honeydew Melon Every Time, Just Let the Bees Show You How
One day at the market we had an opportunity to take home honeydew melon at bargain prices. Having experience choosing the sweetest watermelon using the “bee sting” method we decided to apply that logic to picking the best honeydew melon as well. So we set out selecting the melons, not by size, but by how … Continue reading »
Piper the Dog Loves Her Stuffed Elephant Toy So Much She Refuses to Leave Home Without It : Watch Her Puppy-Joy For Life, Video Is Just Too Cute!
It might be cold outside in Fargo, ND where this exuberant two-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever lives. But this pup named Piper doesn’t let the weather dampen her spirits, especially when a ride in the car means taking along her newest best friend. It seems that Piper is especially taken by this “giant $12 cuddly elephant” … Continue reading »
It’s National Pumpkin Day: October the 26th : Who Knew?
In America, cartoonist Charles M. Schulz first made pumpkins notable by introducing children to “The Great Pumpkin“. It was Linus Van Pelt, who in all of his wisdom, never failed to believe that this “holiday figure” would appear, as he just knew. And Linus would dutifully sit in the pumpkin patch, anxiously awaiting “the Great … Continue reading »
Best Kept Secret: Tried & True Way to Choose a Sweet Watermelon Every Time and It’s Easy to Remember: Just Let the Bees Show You How
Watermelon season is the best time of year (May – October, with the peak months being June, July, and August). And while we all know that we take our chances (on sweetness) when selecting fruit out of season there is nothing more frustrating than hauling the biggest melon home in the middle of the summer … Continue reading »
21 October 2015 Celebrations Abound on the Iconic Date Marty McFly Visited When He Went Back to the Future
“Great Scott!” The waiting is over. The future is now. Today marks the iconic date, 21 October 2015, that propelled Marty McFly and Doc Brown Back to the Future in the second film (released in 1989) of the trilogy. Events have been planned worldwide, Caroline McGuire of The Daily Mail online reports. Some of … Continue reading »