It's Still Winter folks...

And if you doubted that, you saw it this morning.  We had a brief glimpse of what spring is like today!  Got to love those lightning and thunder snow storms!!  Crazy.

So, onto the fun stuff.

today is Battery Day -  this is interesting trivia. Here is a timeline for the battery:  (thanks to Batteries Plus)

  • 1748—Benjamin Franklin first coined the term "battery"
  • 1800—Alessandro Volta invented the Voltaic Pile, made of zinc & copper discs with pieces of brine-soaked cardboard in between
  • 1859—Gaston Plante developed the first practical store lead-acid battery, which today, is primarily used in cars
  • 1881—Carl Gassner invented the first commercially successful dry cell battery
  • 1899—Walmar Jungner invented the first nickel-cadmium rechargeable battery
  • 1901—Thomas Alva Edison invented the alkaline storage battery
  • 1954—Gerald Pearson, Calvin Fuller and Daryl Chapin invented the first solar battery
  • 1985—John Goodenough, Rachid Yazami and Akira Yoshino contribute to the development of the lithium-ion battery, stretched over almost 20 years
  • 1988—First Batteries Plus store opened in Green Bay, WI
  • 1997—The lithium-ion battery became available to the consumer
  • 2009—IBM started the "Battery 500 project" to develop a new type of lithlum-air battery technology, capable of powering an electric car at least 500 miles on a single charge
Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day - a true bit of trivia that you'll amaze your friends with.   Apparently today is the 80th anniversary of Elm Farm Ollie .  The cow was milked while in flight and the milk was put in cartons and dropped out over St. Louis.  Wouldn't you have loved to have one of those hit you on the head!?  Ouch.  The first milk shake right?  lol

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - Yeah!  If only I had ice cream at home...I don't right now, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't have been fun.  Have you ever eaten ice cream for breakfast?  I'm not sure my stomach would be able to handle it though...

National Hate Florida Day -  
I guess everyone hates Florida because it's warmer weather there?  What about California? Well...never mind, most of us already hate California, lol. 

And last...
National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day -  Here's a recipe for it from the Nibble, should you be interested in making it. We usually use imitation crab meat in pasta salad.  I'm not sure what my kids would think about stuffed fish...we aren't big fish eaters.  Do you like fish?
Well...hope you manage to find a way to enjoy the day and the weather.  I think I'm going to go home and make cookies.  :) 


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