Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Seismic Twists

Today is Richter Scale Day! It's the birthday of the late Charles Richter, who invented earthquakes! ... I mean the Richter Scale. As we all know, the Richter Scale is used to measure how powerful earthquakes are on a scale of 0 to 9. 3-4 is usually the time people start freaking out, getting worse as the number rises. The strongest earthquake ever recorded was a 9.5 on May 22, 1960 on the coast of Chile. The weakest earthquake ever recorded doesn't have a place in any book because: who cares? Actually I do. Seems like a fact that they might ask on Jeopardy someday. Celebrate today by shakin' things up a little!

Today is also National Pretzel Day! A much more easily celebrated day, Pretzel day is also the third holiday involving bread in a row! Having fun carb counters? I know MY stomach is getting pretty sick of it. But for a nice soft pretzel or six, I will power through it! In the dark of the night around dying campfires, there are stories told of the ancient pretzel. Said to be the universe's oldest snack, it dates back to the 3-digit years A.D. They were made by the men of the cloth to look like the hands of a child folded in prayer. Yes, pretzels are epic, young ones. You should enjoy them verily. Don't be a wimp and eat those thing crunchy cracker pretzels either. No, you go find the biggest, warmest, softest, just-the-right-amount-of-saltiest pretzel you can find. Grab your favourite dip and go to town on it.

Thanks for reading!

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