The Science of Golf — Infographic

THe Crazy Science Behind Golf

Mark Twain once quipped, “Golf is a good walk spoiled.”  Since it’s invention in Scotland sometime in the 15th century, the game has evolved quite a bit.  From hitting round pebbles with a set of sticks to the graphite clubs and dimpled balls of today, golf is a very technical, exacting sport that still remains accessible to just about anyone. [VIA]

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On This Day

TODAY IS APRIL 27, 2020!

APRIL 27, 2020

Today is:

Marine Mammal Rescue Day — Not all critters that need saving have paws and fur.  Today is all about those marine critters, think dolphins, seals, whales, who need out help too.

National Prime Rib Day –Usually reserved as a roast made for holidays, why not give it its own?

National Devil Dog Day — Two thin slices of devil’s food cake with a layer of cream inside (which may nor many not be hot dog shaped) — time to treat yourself today!



MARY WOLLENSTONECRAFT (1759-1797) — English author and  women’s rights pioneer (A Vindication of the Rights of Women).  Also the mother of Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein).
SAMUEL MORSE (1791-1872) — American painter and  inventor.  Worked with the telegraph and helped develop the Morse Code system still in use today.
ULYSSES S. GRANT  (1822-1885) — American soldier & politician.  Commanding general of the US Army in the Civil War & 18th President of the United States.
CORETTA SCOTT KING (1927-2006) — American author, activist, and Civil Rights leader.  Wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.
CASEY KASEM (1932-2014) — American disc jockey, radio personality and voice over actor (Top 40, Scooby-Doo).
CORY BOOKER  (1969) — American author, politician, and former Presidential candidate.  Junior senator from New Jersey.



1981 – Xerox introduces the first personal computer mouse.
1986 – The city of Pripyat is evacuated following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that day before. It has been uninhabitable and abandoned since.
2006 – Construction of the Freedom Tower (now One World Trade Center) begins in New York City.
2007 – Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of King Herod (Herod the Great), leader of Judea around the time of the birth of Christ.
On This Day

TODAY IS APRIL 24, 2020!

APRIL 24, 2020

Today is:

Arbor Day — Dedicated to the care and preservation or trees, and the planting of new ones.  Today is an investment in our future.

National Hairball Awareness Day — I mean not that anyone wants to think about these lovely gifts from our cats, but now you’re aware.

National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day — Hot dogs wrapped in dough and cooked until golden brown and delicious.  Does it get any better?



EDMUND CARTWRIGHT (1743-1823) — English clergyman and inventor of the power loom, which revolutionized fabric production.
ROBERT PENN WARREN (1905-1989) — American Pulitzer prize winning novelist (All the King’s Men) and poet.
BARBRA STREISAND (1942) — American singer, actress, & filmmaker (Funny Girl, A Star is Born, Yentl)
CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER (1964) — American comedian, actor, & game show host. (Barbershop, Def Comedy Jam)
KELLY CLARKSON (1982) — American singer-songwriter, actress, & TV personality.  Best-known for being the first winner of American Idol.



1184 BC – The traditional date for the Fall of Troy. marking the end to the legendary (and mythic) Trojan War.
1704 – The first Boston News-Letter, the first published newspaper in British North America, is printed. It will appear weekly until 1776.
1800 – President John Adams signs legislation authoring $5000 for the purchase of “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress”, thus establishing the US Library of Congress.
1990 – The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.