Good morning on Tuesday (the cruelest day), September 27, 2016. Don’t forget that if you’re in that demographic bracket, you should be getting your flu shot soon, at least if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. Professor Ceiling Cat will be absent much of the morning, as he’s gong downtown to turn in his Chinese visa application (I’m going to the mainland for a few days while in Hong Kong) and to get his camera cleaned; ergo posting will be light till a bit later.
It’s National Chocolate Milk Day: the only way I’d drink milk as a kid. I wonder if any readers still partake of this delicious beverage. And, on this day in 1066 (surely the calendar is not accurate here), William the Conqueror set sail for England; the rest is history. On this day in 1777, Lancaster, Pennsylvania became the capital of the U.S. for one day as the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia before the oncoming British. On this day in Einstein’s “miracle year” of 1905, the journal Annalen der Physik received the paper in which Einstein introduced the equation E = mc².
Notables born on this day include Sam Ervin (1896), pianist Budd Powell (1924), Meat Loaf (1947), and the odious Gwyneth Paltrow (1972). Those who died on this day include Edgar Degas (1917), Aimee Semple McPherson (1944), Clara Bow (1965), and Donald O’Connor (2003). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili’s table has been decorated, but she doesn’t like it a bit:
Hili: You devastated my table.A: I have a dissenting opinion in this matter.
Hili: Zdewastowałeś mój stół.
Ja: Mam odrębne zdanie w tej kwestii.
The world’s largest litter of domestic cats were born on the 7 August 1970 when a Burmese/Siamese cat [JAC: a Tonkinese] belonging to V. Gane of Kingham, Oxfordshire, UK, gave birth to 19 kittens, four of which were stillborn.
Average for this cat type is 4-6.
15 kittens and six nipples! What did they do?