Who Walks Out On The Ed Sullivan Show?
What’s the biggest TV break you can get in this multi-media age? Is it the Tonight Show? Saturday Night Live? Ellen? Letterman? Back in the 1960’s the Ed Sullivan Show was the biggest of the big time. If you could get on the Sullivan show you’d be on your way to stardom. The Beatles, Elvis, the Supr…
Here’s What To Do With Your Single, Unmatched Socks
In my upper dresser drawer is a graveyard on mismatched socks of all colors and patterns. Some may have been there since I was a teenager. Their mates disappeared long ago. Some of them may have disappeared five addresses ago.
It’s The Most Important Day For The American Red Cross
Today is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day recognizing the efforts of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world. It’s their continuing mission to end human suffering, whether from disease, famine, disaster or war.
Saying Thanks To Nurses
Today is National Nurses Day during National Nurses Week, in honor and recognition of their work and dedication. It goes back to 1953 when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare proposed to President Eisenhower to proclaim a "Nurse Day".
What A View From On Top
The tallest building and tallest man-made structure in the world is the Burj Kalifa tower in Dubai. It’s 26-hundred-84 feet tall with 162 floors. It took the title on January 4, 2010. For a man-made structure to be considered a building, at least 50 percent of its height must be able…
World War Two Memorial Turns 10 Years Old
It was inspired by a veteran who had served under General George Patton when he asked his local Congresswoman in 1987 why Washington, DC didn’t have a World War Two memorial. There was one for Vietnam. There was one for Korea. Why not World War Two.
The Amazing Telescope That Needed Glasses To See
Conceived in the 1940’s, designed in the 1970’s, built in the 1980’s, it was in April of 1990 that the Hubble telescope was placed into orbit by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery. But a huge problem when they tried to get it to work – its main mirror had a flaw – 1/50th of an inch off, so the …
Volunteer Fire Departments Need You
Volunteer fire departments across New York State are recruiting new firefighters and many fire halls will open their doors and fire truck bays this weekend. They’ll be doing tours, showing how fire equipment works, answer your questions and even let you try on fire gear for yourself.…
Amazing Uses For Salt Other Than On Your Food
We probably eat too much of it. It's on potato chips and pretzels. Many people like it fresh tomatoes and corn on the cob. Buffalo's famous beef on weck features a roll with caroway seeds and salt. Some people pick up the salt shaker and sprinkle salt all over their food without even tasti…