Monday, March 6, 2017

Awww Monday: Monkey-shines

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Yesterday we went to the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary.  The place has saved many critters that had no place else to go.  The lady whose grandparents founded it said they can put almost anything you donate to use, including the old fire hoses used to make hammocks that will hold a chimpanzee.

if you point at me, I point back!

there are lots of lovely residents

old baby toys provide fun for primates, too

even your old kiddie swing can be put to use!





Today is:

Alamo Day -- Texas, US

Casimir Pulaski Day -- Illinois, US (celebration of the Polish-American Revolutionary War Hero)

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Monday:  Fun Facts About Names Day, enjoy looking up things like, what is the name of the Monopoly dog, or do Ken and Barbie have last names

Feast of Excited Insects -- China; Korea (sometimes called Chinese Groundhog Day, the day insects are supposed to awaken for spring; date approximate)

Foundation Day -- Norfolk Island, Commonwealth of Australia

Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day -- Guam (formerly Discovery Day / Magellan Day)

Hamilton Lavity Stoutt Holiday -- British Virgin Islands (in lieu of Mar. 7)

Headache Relief Day -- aspirin was patented today in 1899

Independence Day -- Ghana(1957)

Kirishima Jingu Otaue-sai -- Kirishima Jingu Shrine, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan (rice planting festival)

Labour Day -- WA, Australia (a/k/a Eight Hour Day)

March Goblins' Galumphing Gala and Display -- Fairy Calendar

National Frozen Food Day

National Heroes and Benefactors Day -- Belize

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

Oreo Cookie Day -- no history found on why this day, but if you like Oreos, do you need a reason?

Stoneware Pottery Appreciation Day -- internet generated by those who love stoneware

St. Colette's Day (Patron of Corbie, France; against the death of parents)

St. Rose of Viterbo's Day (Patron of exiles, people rejected by religious orders, tertiaries; Viterbo, Italy)



Birthdays Today:

Ryan Nyquist, 1979
Shaquille O'Neal, 1972
Amy Pietz, 1969
Connie Britton, 1968
D.L. Hughley, 1963
Tom Arnold, 1959
David Gilmour, 1946
Rob Reiner, 1945
Kiri Te Kanawa, 1944
Dave Gilmour, 1944
Ben Murphy, 1942
Willie Stargell, 1941
Valentina Tereshkova-Nikolaeva, 1937
Lorin Maazel, 1930
Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, 1928
Alan Greenspan, 1926
Ed McMahon, 1923
Will Eisner, 1917
Lou Costello, 1906
Bob Wills, 1905
Ring Lardner, 1885
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806
Anna Claypoole Peale, 1791
Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619
Michelangelo Bounarroti, 1475


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lend me a Tenor"(Play), 1986
"Deep Blue Sea"(Play), 1952
"Both Your Houses"(Play; Pulitzer Prize for Drama), 1933
"La Traviata"(Opera), 1853
"La Sonnambula"(Opera), 1831


Today in History:

Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam, 1521
The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island (an external territory of Australia) in order to found a convict settlement, 1788
York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto, 1834
After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort is captured, 1836
Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata receives its premiere performance in Venice, 1853
Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society, 1869
Bayer registers "aspirin" as a trademark, 1899
The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins, 1951
United Kingdom colonies Gold Coast and British Togoland become the independent Republic of Ghana, 1957
After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time, 1981
Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers, 1992
A referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania, 1994
Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later, 1997
Microsoft is fined €561 million for not providing E.U. residents with an alternative web browser to Internet Explorer, 2013

11 comments:

  1. LOOOOVE THIS SO MUCH.
    And those primates.
    I wanna hang with them too.

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  2. What fun to visit that place. And good use of all the donations. It is amazing what good use can be made out of anything.

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  3. Cute photos, that looks like a wonderful place.

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  4. There are so many that do so much. Bless them all and you too. A huge Awww.

    Have a wonderful Awww Monday. ☺

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  5. Awwwsome Humans can be kind! Lovely post!

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  6. What a beautiful place like heaven for animals.

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  7. So glad places like this exist. Very cool toys.

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  8. What a fun place to visit and what an awesome way to repurpose things no longer needed! I can imagine how much fun a new toy or swing can be! Have a blessed week, Mimi!

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  9. Well done to them what a fantastic place :-)

    Have a tanfabulous day :-)

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  10. A fine example of how just about anything can be repurposed.

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  11. Wow! Lots to enjoy here. I am a recycling queen so I like to repurpose things and this was a terrific example. Thank you for sharing.

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