Archive for February 2nd, 2013

A REAL WESTERN HAT WITH SECRET GUN!

quick shooter hat

quick shooter hat 2

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TOM SMOTHERS IS 76 TODAY!

Tom Smothers thn

smothers bros
Tom and Dick Smothers

Tom Smothersnow

Tom Smothers (Thomas Bolyn Smothers III), best known as the
zany half of the folk music comedy team The Smothers Brothers,
alongside his younger sibling Dick.
Before fame, Tom was a
champion gymnast on the parallel bars in high school. He
began his music career as a regular on The Steve Allen
Show
on NBC television. 


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DRAWING TOY INVENTOR HAS DIED AT 86!

etch a sketch

 

André Cassagnes (September 23, 1926 – January 16, 2013)

Cassagnes was a Frenchinventor, electrical technician, toymaker, and a kite
designer. He was the inventor of the Etch a Sketch in the late 1950s, a popular
mechanical drawingtoy manufactured by Ohio Art Company. Cassagnes died
in a suburb of Paris on Wednesday, January 16.

cassagnes kite
A kite designed by Cassagnes

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TRADITION CELEBRATED TODAY!

Happy Groundhog_Day 

groundhog day 2012 
The groundhog Punxsutawney Phil in 2012


According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a
groundhog emerges from its
burrow
on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, it will then
see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather
will continue for six more weeks.

An early reference to Groundhog Day in America can be found in a diary
entry,
dated February 4, 1841, of James Morris, a storekeeper in Berks
County, Pennsylvania
.

The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pa
where crowds as large as 40,000 have gathered to celebrate the
holiday since at least 1886.

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NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY!

ap teletype

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