MAY 26, 24 .. BUNNIES? BEHIND WALMART??.. NATIONAL TODAY..

BUNNIES BEHIND WALMART ..

Last Tuesday, MAY 21, 24 (1/2), here on dot net, we showed two photos of a Bunny that Patti and I saw behind our local Walmart Store.

I returned last Friday to “check out” whether or not our Walmart Bunny was still there. Patti was not with me.

Oh My! Just look at the left side of the below photo. Do you see his friend “hiding under the bush”?

I got out of our truck and approached them.

I am “assuming” the other bunny is his mate. The females of various species of animals often wear plain coats that blend into their local countryside.

She was not at all bothered by my presence.

Hello Mrs. Bunny!

Smiles. Patti and I plan to visit them next week.

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NATIONAL TODAY..

Long Pause..

My first job, as a full time, automobile racing mechanic, was at the Indianapolis 500 beginning in late April of 1969.

After “many years” of trying to get into full time automobile racing, in late April of 1969, I went to work with the Federal Engineering Racing Team out of Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Dan Levine was the owner of the team. Paul Brooks was the Chief Mechanic. Our driver was Bobby Johns.

My first job in professional automobile racing did not “end well”.

The last day of pre-race qualifying, Bobby Johns “parked our car” (translation: He wrecked and totaled out our car) crashing into the wall coming out of turn 4 and “that was that” for my job with the Federal Engineering Racing Team. 

Not to worry. Within a few days, actually it was within a few hours, I had a second, full time job down in Atlanta, Georgia, with Gene White Racing.

I “could write a book” about my adventures in professional automobile racing. 

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THE INDIANAPOLIS 500..

They call it “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” — for a reason. The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s most iconic automobile race. Indy cars, as opposed to the stock cars of NASCAR, whiz around the 2.5-mile oval track at speeds exceeding 200 mph for a total of 500 miles. First run in 1911, the race is now held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway — known to racing fans around the world as the Brickyard. If you go, get there early, bring sunscreen, and get set to witness motorsports history.

This is the 108th running of the race. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), which hosts the event, was built in 1909. The first race took place in 1911.

Today, the field of 33 cars will be led to the green flag by Scott McLaughlin, the pride of Christchurch, New Zealand, who drove his Chevy-powered Dallara to the pole position via a record four-lap average speed of 234.220 mph. 

In 2011, Dan Wheldon of Great Britain overtook American J.R. Hildebrand on the final lap to win. And racing legend Al Unser was almost 48 years old when he won in 1987. Who says older people can’t drive?

It’s huge!

The IMS is the largest sports venue in the world, with a seating capacity of 257,000. You could fit the entire city of St. Petersburg, Florida inside! It is estimated that the total attendance today will be 400,000 due to all of the spectators who watch the race from the inside of the race track.

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NATIONAL PAPER AIRPLANE DAY..

I had to include this Holiday. Never, Never Ever, right up until this instant, has “Yours Truly” been able to successfully fold and fly a Paper Airplane. In grade school there was one classmate, Dick Eaton, who could really fold great paper airplanes!

Let your inner child fly. National Paper Airplane Day is celebrated every year on May 26 to commemorate the fanciful aeronautical toy. Paper airplanes have fascinated children and adults alike around the globe for generations. The day is usually celebrated with contests in two basic flight categories: distance and time in air. The practice of constructing paper planes is sometimes referred to as aerogami, after origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. Crafting paper planes is said to have originated out of ancient China, but the art is said to have been perfected out of Japan.

There aren’t many excuses in this modern life to let your inner artist out, but making a paper airplane is one of them! Folding and decorating a paper airplane is the perfect opportunity to bring out your arts and craft kit. Get crafty! Personalize your paper plane with paint, markers, crayons, glitter — the sky is the limit.

It doesn’t take technology to participate.

We could all use a few minutes away from our smart phones and computers. Building a paper airplane allows you to unplug from technology, relax, get outside, and get some fresh air. But if you must bring your phone, it makes a great Snapchat story.

Time flies. Remember those sunny Saturday afternoons you spent with your best friend in the park? Sometime life can be hectic, but building a paper airplane can take you back to those days you flew paper airplanes with your BFF and had ice cream afterward.

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WE HAD TO INCLUDE THIS HOLIDAY..

Our Redhead, Patti.

World Redhead Day is celebrated every year on May 26. It is a day set aside to celebrate everyone who has natural red hair. If you have red hair, you are considered a part of a unique group because less than 2% of the world’s population is born with naturally red hair. Red hair is more common and appears with greater frequency (between 2% and 6%) among those of Northern European descent. Red hair gets its color from high levels of the reddish pigment pheomelanin and low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin.

Redheads are those whose hair has a variety of red hues — from a deep burgundy or bright copper, or auburn, to burnt orange or red-orange to strawberry blond. Red hair is usually associated with fair skin color, lighter eye color, freckles, and sensitivity to ultraviolet light.

In ancient Asian civilizations (dating back to the second millennium B.C.), people were said to have red and auburn hair. There are several accounts of redheads in Greek literature. The ancient people Budini, Sarmatians, and Thracians were reported by Greek authors to be blue-eyed and red-haired.

Throughout history, red hair is believed to be good for women, but not for men. Red hair has been associated with evil, vampires, and witches; outsiders were usually portrayed sporting red hair because red hair was not very common. Some historians also attribute this negativity towards red hair to the belief that Judas Iscariot (the disciple who betrayed Jesus) had red hair. True or not, Red hair is also associated with someone with a temper. 

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Smiles .. Cap and Patti

Late Breaking News. Gullible has published a very short Memorial Day Post.

https://gullible-gulliblestravels.blogspot.com/2024/05/memorial-day-2004.html

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