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National Blueberry Month

Posted by admin on July 1 in July |

blueberriesJuly is National Blueberry Month.  It was created by the US Department of Agriculture in 2003 to “promote greater appreciation and use” of blueberries.

So what’s so special about blueberries? Well, for starters, over 90% of all of the blueberries in the world are produced in our country, in 35 states. And the nutritional value of blueberries cannot be beat by any other fruit or vegetable. Blueberries are full of antioxidants, which have been scientifically proven to help reduce the risk of certain cancers and heart disease. They are also excellent sources of Continue reading “National Blueberry Month” »

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No Diet Day!

Posted by admin on May 6 in May |

dietGrab that bag of Doritos, 6-pack of Coke, and box of Chips Ahoy… May 6th is No Diet Day!

 

The Truth about Diets

This 85-year-old couple, having been married almost 60 years, die tragically in a car crash. They have been in good health the last ten years, mainly due to the wife’s nearly neurotic interest in health food.

When they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter took them to their mansion, which was decked out with a beautiful kitchen and master bath suite, complete with Jacuzzi. As they “oohed and aahed’ the old man asked St. Peter how much all this was going to cost.

“It’s free,” St. Peter replied, “Remember, this is Heaven.”

Next they went out back to see the championship golf course the home backed up to. They would have Continue reading “No Diet Day!” »

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Temporary Insanity

Posted by admin on February 19 in February |

spiralFebruary 19th is National Temporary Insanity Day! Why? Because on this day in 1859, the temporary insanity plea was used for the first time in a US court. Daniel Sickles, a US Congressman from New York, was acquitted of murder on the grounds that he was temporarily insane. Sickles had shot and killed Philip Barton Key, son of Frances Scott Key and the DC district attorney, in Lafayette Square for having an affair with his wife. Sickles pleaded temporary insanity and the sanctity of man’s home and beat the murder rap.

The temporary insanity plea quickly became associated with crimes of passion. Today, the plea is used in less than 1% of cases and results in a Continue reading “Temporary Insanity” »

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