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Just Some of This and That

I almost ended yesterday’s blog with “Have a Great Weekend and Labor Day“. Then I decided… I will post a short blog for Friday of some random things. So thanks for playing along.  As they sometimes say at the end of a game show Put the rest on a gift certificate unless you would rather say I’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat.  I just hope you don’t start buying vowels!

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“Pumpernickel” was “invented” by Napoleon’s troops during the Napoleonic Wars. His men complained that they were often poorly fed despite the fact that Napoleon’s horse, Nicoll, always had bread. So, “pumpernickel” was coined—pain (bread) pour (for) Nicoll.

Here’s a random pic o’ for no reason:

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In the shaking-hands-department, J. Edgar Hoover would fire FBI agents whose palms were sweaty when he shook their hand, because he did not think they could handle pressure.

And here is proof that necessity is the mother of invention. John Van Wormer invented paper milk cartons after dropping a bottle of milk all over his floor. His annoyance brought us the milk carton.

 

And finally, I hope you have a great weekend and that you enjoy all the fruits of your labor on Labor Day!

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