Friday, June 9, 2017

News for Week Ending Friday, Jun 9, 2017

1.   A study by researchers at Michigan State University found that family and friendships are very important to achieving happiness in life.  ***   In fact, the study said those relationships are almost as important as winning football games.  

2.   After a 30 year study, researchers at the University of Oxford and University College London have concluded that the brain can suffer long term impairment from moderate drinking.  ***  And that’s why I never stop at “moderate.”

3.   Police outside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris shot and wounded a man after he attacked them with a hammer.  ***  In order to prevent incidents like that in the United States, President Trump has expanded his proposed travel ban to include countries that have a lot of carpenters.

4.   According to a study published in “Food and Chemical Toxicology,” it’s not safe to have more than four cups of caffeinated coffee each day.  ***   Researchers conducted the study by sneaking up on various coffee drinkers and yelling “Boo!”

5.   Charlie Sheen took his latest girlfriend, Jules, to his 12 year-old daughter’s birthday party.  ***  Ah, kids grow up so fast. It’s hard to believe that in just a few short years Charlie’s daughter will be older than most of his girls he dates.

6.   On this date in history:  Jun 9, 1931 – The first Donald Duck cartoon is shown.  *** Thank goodness Mickey Mouse was more popular—otherwise TV would be showing “The Donald Duck Club,” with kids wearing fake bills over their mouths.

7.   On this date in history:  Jun 8, 1917 – Walt Disney graduates from high school.   ***   However, for the commencement ceremony they made him finally take off those silly mouse ears.

8.   On this date in history:  Jun 7, 1769 – Daniel Boone begins exploring Kentucky.  ***  However, he reportedly never made it past the first bourbon distillery.

9.   On this date in history:  Jun 6, 1882 – The electric iron is patented by Henry W. Seely.  ***  Unfortunately, that’s not what Mrs. Seely had in mind when she asked Henry to help with the ironing.

10.  On this date in history:  June 5, 1855The Know-Nothing political party holds its first convention *** Unfortunately, it was poorly attended because no one knew where or when it was.

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