Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Toner Spot - Fun Thanksgiving Facts

1. The bird “turkey” is actually named after the country “Turkey.” In fact, turkey also has other country related names around the world. The bird is called peru in Portuguese and it’s called French birds in the country Greece. 

2. The very first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Plymouth pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts and the celebration lasted for 3 days. 

3. Benjamin Franklin wanted to use turkey as the national bird of the United States instead of the bald eagle.

4. The Presidential Pardon – The National Turkey Federation has been presenting a live turkey and two dressed turkeys to the President since 1947. The President will pardon the turkey at a White House ceremony. This lucky turkey will enjoy the rest of its days on a historical farm. This even can actually be seen live on TV on the day of Thanksgiving. 

5. Unlike the farm raised turkeys that are more commonly seen in the states, a wild turkey is in fact very strong and agile. Wild turkey can run up to 25 mph and even fly up to 55 mph.

6. Turkey can change colors! The color of turkey head can be red, pink, white, gray, and even blue depending on their mood. 

7. The average American eats about 16~18 pounds of turkey each year, and Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the U.S.

8. Only male turkeys gobble.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Presidential Vote! Here are Some Famous Past Presidential Quotes in History

George Washington (1789-1797)

 “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
“That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.”

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

"You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time."

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
“The only man who makes no mistake is the man who does nothing.”

Believe you can and you're halfway there.

Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)

 “You cannot stop the spread of an idea by passing a law against it.”

Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
"What kind of nation we will be, what kind of world we will live in, whether we shape the future in the image of our hopes, is ours to determine by our actions and our choices."
“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.”