Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Mama Needs Some of That Action (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by Cindi and posted on her page Of Dandelions and Sunshine     

 The Challenge:  They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Write at least 100 words about this picture:

"You know what I've always wanted to do?"

"Surprise me."

"I want to build a paper airplane and throw it from up here."

"Well, why don't you?"

'Won't it fall and hurt someone?  Or is that a myth?"

"That's a myth.  People often say if you drop a penny from up here it would kill someone, but a physics professor proved it wrong.  He sent up a balloon over a field with a bunch of pennies in the basket, and used a remote control to drop them right on him.  He even caught some, he said it didn't hurt any more than if a small hailstone hit you.  Air provides resistance so it doesn't fall that fast, and a paper airplane wouldn't fall, it would glide down."

"Thanks, now I know what my next project will be!"

(Follow a paper airplane as it's thrown from a Manhattan skyscraper right here.)     


Today is:

Community Day -- EX, O, Spain

Feast of Honor for Lada and Lela -- Slavic Pagan/Asatru (harvest festival, a holiday of bread and farewell to summer)

Feast of 'Izzat(Might) -- Baha'i

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin -- Catholic Christian; related observances

     Jum il-Vittorja -- Malta (Feast of Our Lady of Victories)

     Matki Boskiej Zielnej -- Poland (Feast of Greenery, also harvest celebration)

     Public Holiday -- Liechteinstein

     Virgen de la Victoria -- Spain

Independence Day -- Macedonia

International Literacy Day -- UN

Kosrae Liberation Day -- Micronesia

La Vierge de Meritxell -- Andorra (Feast of Our Lady of Meritxell, a National Day and official flag day)

National Date Nut Bread Day

Navy Day -- Pakistan

Pardon Me Day -- anniversary of the 1974 pardon of Nixon

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day

Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (ends today at evening)

St. Adrian's Day (Patron of arms dealers, butchers, prison guards, soldiers; against plague)

St. Elizabeth's Day (Orthodox Churches; Mother of John the Baptist; Patron of expectant mothers; Fulda, Germany)

World Physical Therapy Day 

Birthdays Today:

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, 1981

Pink, 1979

David Arquette, 1971

Henry Thomas, 1971

Alan Feinstein, 1941

Frankie Avalon, 1940

Guitar Shorty, 1939

Patsy Cline, 1932

Peter Sellers, 1925

Sid Caesar, 1922

Claude Pepper, 1900

Antonin Leopold Dvorak, 1841

Richard I (Lionheart), 1157

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Oprah Winfrey Show"(TV), 1986

"Star Trek: The Animated Series"(TV), 1973

"Star Trek"(TV), 1966

"Tarzan"(TV), 1966

"That Girl"(TV), 1966

"F Troop"(TV), 1965

The Old Man and the Sea(Publication Date), 1952

"Blondie"(Comic strip debut), 1930

Today in History:

The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland, 1264

Michaelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence, 1504

St. Augustine, FL, becomes the first permanent European settlement of the New World, 1565

The US "Pledge of Allegiance" makes its first appearance in print, in the Youth's Companion, 1892

Galveston, TX, is struck by a hurricane and tidal surge that kill 6,000, 1900

First appearance of the comic strip "Blondie", 1930

3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape, 1930

The original Star Trek series premiers, 1966

The Beatles perform their new hit "Hey Jude" as their last live TV performance on the David Frost show, 1968

Chinese athlete Wang Junxia sets a new women's 10,000 m world record of 29:31.78, breaking the former record by 42 seconds, 1993

Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America, 2005

Pakistan and India announce plans to mutually ease visa requirements, 2012

The government of Hong Kong backs down on plans to introduce Chinese patriotism classes in schools after weeks of protests, 2012

A giraffe DNA study published in "Current Biology" reveals that there are 4 species not just 1, as previously assumed, 2016

NASA launches the Osiris-Rex probe to retrieve a rock sample from the 500m-wide Bennu asteroid, 2016

Archaeologists uncover more than 300 gold coins from the late imperial period from a theatre in Como, Italy, 2018


  1. I love the idea of a paper airplane gliding down from such a height. People would look up and wonder, is this a message from God?

  2. I watched the video. Nice to see the paper airplane carried by the wind and gliding down gracefully from the high building. It has been a long time since I folded a paper airplane. Take care and stay safe for you and family.

  3. Much more positive and nice approach to the prompt. Thanks. I watched the video, and admired this guys photograpic skills. It's HARD to follow a moving object on a camera!.

  4. What a fun take on the prompt. Many, many thanks.

  5. LOL @ the mug good one :-)

    Have a mugtastic week Mimi 👍

  6. I think the biggest problem would be that windows don't usually open in those tall buildings so it would be tough to get a paper plane out there to fly but it is a fun idea.

  7. I think I will research some paper airplane designs and go test them at a local parking garage. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. I need some fuel too. Love that cup.

    Love your Words for Wednesday contribution. My sister and I made paper airplanes all the time when we were kids. Grand fun. I didn't know about the penny experiment though. Good to know.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  9. wow- it took quite a while- very cool! Love your coffee cup too!

  10. Cute mug. And that was an interesting story.

  11. Having read your story and watched the video I'm now going to try it myself!

  12. What a fun idea! Almost like a message in a bottle tossed into the ocean. You would never know where it would float to.

  13. I didn't know that about paper planes, although I still think you shouldn't throw anything from high above anyway, it's just not nice. Good take on the wfw prompt.

    Have a lovely day.

  14. Sweet mug photo and paper planes are much nicer ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. Good one!
    As for "Today in History": The murder of Ahmad Shah Massoud (two days before 9/11.


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