Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – January 29th, 2014
National Puzzle Day
Seeing Eye Dog Day
Thomas Paine Day
1861 - Kansas, the Sunflower State, entered the United States of America this day. The capital of the 34th state is Topeka.
1929 - The Seeing Eye was incorporated -- in Nashville, TN. Its purpose was to train dogs to guide the blind. The Seeing Eye (founded in Nashville, TN) is now located in Morristown, NJ, has matched thousands of dogs with persons who are blind or visually impaired in the U.S. and Canada.
1737 - Thomas Paine - American revolutionary leader, political philosopher: Common Sense, The Age of Reason, The Crisis: “These are the times that try men’s souls.”; died Jun 8, 1809
1843 - William McKinley - 25th U.S. President [1897-1901]; assassinated six months after the start of his second term: Sep 14, 1901
1880 - W.C. (William Claude) Fields (Dukenfield) - entertainer; died Dec 25, 1946; see Fields Day [above]
1945 - Tom Selleck  - Emmy Award-winning actor: Magnum, P.I. [1983-1984], Three Men and a Baby, Mr. Baseball, Runaway, Lassiter, Quigley Down Under, 3 Men and a Little Lady, Running Mates
1954 - Oprah Winfrey  - Emmy Award-winning talk show host: Oprah Winfrey [1986, 1990-1994]; actress: The Color Purple, Native Son, The Women of Brewster Place
1960 - Greg Louganis  - diver: Olympic gold medalist: [1984, 1988]
First Class Means Free Food For A Year
From http://metro.co.uk/ -
Paying a little more for a “first class” plane ticket comes with it’s benefits, however this may have gone a little to far.
A resourceful ‘passenger’ reportedly ate every day in the first class lounge at an airport in China.
The man was able to stay a step ahead of China Eastern Airlines by changing the date of his flight every day after feasting on the food.
But staff eventually became suspicious when they discovered the man had moved his flight booking on more than 300 occasions.
When he realized they were on to him, the clever fella cancelled his ticket and quietly disappeared with a full refund.