Jan 1, 2014

Five, Four, Three, Two, One

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      You know what day it is today?!?! If you do, then you apparently didn't drink yourself into oblivion yesterday so good for you. I had a quiet evening with 6 of my favorite male feet/paws (which is very much unlike me but was much to my surprise exactly what I had needed) and in the morning I sent everybody a text with a picture of a minion saying 'Happy New Year, bitchez!' so I hope the craziness settles down for a while now. But since this is the first day of the new year, I decided not to be my usual nagging self and prepared a different kind of post - a list of interesting things that happened on January 1st throughout history. And I hope you can appreciate it because I had to go through 15 pages of extra boring - and I do mean really, really in-1992-Bush-is-the-1st-U.S.-President-to-address-the-Australian-Parliament boring - facts just to get these few (semi-)interesting ones. Yay for history!

  • In 2012, NASA's 2nd Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory spacecraft started orbiting around the moon.
  • In 2011, Brazil sworn in Dilma Rousseff, who is their first female president.
  • In 2007, Slovenia began using the Euro as our currency. And we're still not sure if that was a good thing...
  • In 1998, Mongolia switched from a 46-hour to 40-hour work week. Remember this post I wrote a while back about Labor Day? The U.S. has had 40-hour work weeks since 1886!
  • In 1990, David Dinkins became the 1st black mayor of New York City. And is so far the only one.
  • In 1986, the International Peace Year began. Peace, huh? According to this site, there were 34 wars going on in 1986.
  • In 1985, VH-1 started broadcasting.
  • In 1985, a British comedian, Ernie Wise, made the first mobile phone call in Britain to Vodafone.
  • In 1971, cigarette advertisements got banned on TV.
  • In 1966, The U.S. became one of the earliest countries in the world to place warning notices on cigarette packets.
  • In 1962, the Beatles went for an audition at Decca Records but they turned them down because they chose Tremeloes. "Treme-who?" My point exactly.
  • In 1960, Johnny Cash played his 1st of many free concerts for prisoners. In case you don't know, that was his thing, playing the role of an outlaw. He said that because he was in jail so many times he could relate to prisoners and wanted to show his support so he went from prison to prison playing for the inmates for free. The truth is, he was in fact arrested several times but never spent more than a night in jail because he was arrested for picking flowers on private property and similar misdemeanors - a true gangster, right? The most serious jam he got himself in was when he was arrested on the Mexican border for smuggling drugs. As it turned out it was all a 'misunderstanding', all he had on were his 'prescription drugs'.
  • In 1946, the Emperor Hirohito of Japan announced he is not a god. How I wish I was the Emperor Hirohito of Japan before January 1st 1946...
  • In 1913, Post office began parcel post deliveries. How did they get their eBay packages before that?!
  • In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt shook a record of 8,513 hands in 1 day! If I were vulgar I'd say I'm sure he didn't jerk off for a couple of days after that, but I'm not vulgar so I'm not going to say that.
  • In 1610, a German astronomer, Simon Marius, was the 1st to discover Jupiter moons, but didn't report the discovery, Galileo did that same year on July 1st.
  • In 1502, Portuguese navigators discovered Rio de Janeiro. Brazilians knew it was there the entire time.
  • In 404, the last gladiator competition in Rome was held. They put an end to those because they discovered something more meaningful - reality TV. Bread and circuses, baby, panem et circenses.

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  1. Happy New Year, beautiful girl. Wishing you a wonderful year of quirky and creative posts just like this one :)

  2. I love your feather hat(?), headband (?), Indian chief thing. Anyways, happy new year!


  3. Have a happy new year. I like the fun hat you chose.

  4. Haha, thanks for making history interesting Peet...you should go into teaching, kids may actually pay attention and learn something. Hope you had the most awesome and memorable New Years!

  5. Happy New Year babe! Can I just say (and it might make me unpopular here) that I think all of Europe doesn't think the Euro is a good idea, but boy does it make for happy days with us tourists hahaha! So much easier for traveling. Now if America could change it's water absorbent, easily torn paper money into something plastic like and virtually destructible like Australian notes I'd be one happy chappy. Oh they could also colour co ordinate or name their currency with numbers. I have no clue what the hell a dime or nickle or shit is worth! I can't believe you read a whole 15 pages for these little nuggets, that is determination, damn girl. RESPECT!


    1. I know, I know, I'm happy about the Euro for that reason too, but then you get to England (which IS Europe, my dear England) and they couldn't care less for the Euro, what else!:D

  6. Best wishes for a wonderful new year!

    Kisses from Athens :)


  7. World War II had to happen before Emperor Hirohito decided to come out---as a none-God. Nowadays, lots of untalented celebs actually think they're Gods! Chuckled at your comment about wishing to be the Emperor of Japan before 1 January 1946. Hahaha. Thanks for this info-post. I actually learned something in under 5 mins compared to sitting the whole day at work :D

    1. That's true, we have a real god-delusion epidemic... As long as we don't get infected, I don't mind, they're fun to watch.:)

  8. "Brazilians knew it was there the entire time". HAHAHA! So true. Love this curious facts about january 1th.


  9. How informative, I'll be honest, I didn't know any of these events took place on these dates (please say why would I?)

    Hee hee to how did they get thir Ebay packages and yuk to the amount of hands Roosevelt shook. I'm a compulsive hand washer, not to the extent that my skin is chapped, but compulsive enough. Was it that long ago that cigarette advertising was banned - I wasn't born in the 70's but I'm sure I've seen one on the TV, dunno, maybe not.

    Why do your abs look like this after Christmas and New Year!!!!!

    1. They do?! I actually think I'm looking pretty pudgy but I thought what the heck, I'm not paid to be skinny so who cares.:D

  10. This is actually super interesting. Eric got aggravated with me, trying to read them all to him randomly, haha! Oops? Your commentary is way better than the fact, though, as always.

    xo Ashley

    1. I hope you got to read them to him in the end.:D

  11. Yes ! You are correct "Dog Freak" ! :D
    Nice feather crown !

  12. Very cool. I'm really liking the blonde on you. Hope you have a great 2014!


  13. Happy New Year lovely!! I hope you have a wonderful NYE and that 2014 brings you so much! Gorgeous pictures as usual.

  14. HAHA Portugueses discover so much things, but now we are that country... the one where our governants tell my generation to go away! :/

    Happy New Year dear!

    1. Our government doesn't tell us that but we all know it would be the only smart thing... I hope things turn around soon, damn it!

  15. Happy new year!!!!!! ♪♫♪♫

    How wonderful is that thing with feathers that you are wearing on your head!! And you always say things about my stomach but your's is perfect and plane and beautiful.

    I don't think € has been good for spain. It made prizes go crazy. But it's a great thing dont have to change different types of money to travel.

    Sooo, you didn't go out in new years eve?? You didn't drink and dance?? I can't believe it.
    I neither did. And i'm still alive. But it was sucha boring night...



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