Dog days William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-1-18

The dog days of summer are not named for canines sleeping in air conditioned rooms because outside is too hot. It comes from the appearance of the star Sirius i.e  the “Dog Star” in mid-July and the hot, muggy weather traditional at the time in the Northern Hemisphere. The dog days traditionally are considered to end when the hints of autumn start arriving in September.

dog days
My kind of weather — at least when there is air conditioning.
Dog days William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-1-18

Under 21 William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-26-18

There are 29 states that allow those under 21 to imbibe on non-alcohol selling premises with parental consent while six other allow drinking on non-alcohol selling premises even if your parents don’t approve. There are 26 states — with much overlap with the other 36 — that allow minors to drink during a church ceremony.

Pennsylvania is not in any of those categories. Some can interpret that as it  illegal in Pa to drink communion wine.

Under 21 William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-26-18

Under 21 William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-26-18

 

 

Helen of Bikini Willliam Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 7-25-18

Who was Helen of Bikini? It was not a who but a what, namely an atomic bomb detonated 90 feet beneath the surface of the Bikini lagoon on July 25, 1946 to test the effect nuclear weapons had on surface vessels. It sank 10 ships — including two battleships and an aircraft carrier. Radioactive spray permanently contaminated most of the others involved.

Helen of Bikini Willliam Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 7-25-18
Helen of Bikini
Boom

Overtoun Bridge William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-23-18

Up to 600 dogs have leapt to their deaths since the 1950s from Overtoun Bridge in Dumbarton, Scotland. Nobody knows why.

Overtoun Bridge
Well laddie, I think’ll keep me paws off Overtoun Bridge.
Overtoun Bridge William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-23-18

Oldest surviving motor vehicle brand William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-21-18

The oldest surviving motor vehicle brand is Autocar. It started in Ardmore Pa. in 1899.  Autocar is now headquartered in Hagerstown Indiana. It only makes trucks now. It hasn’t made a car since 1911.

Oldest surviving motor vehicle brand William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 7-21-18

Oldest surviving motor vehicle brand