The Daily Dose/Monday, November 25, 2019

The Daily Dose/November 25, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience…

Friends, Leading Off will return. 

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: Sparrow has his first MPG estimate for the new ride, but he isn’t entirely sure he believes it. Today’s Diary. 

The first fill-up of the new ride is in the books, after work before heading over to the retailer to see The Wife…The yellow gas pump lite had come on almost the second I pulled out of The Sire, so it was at the yellow lite point plus 26 miles…It took 11.7 gallons and cost $41…So, 11.7 gallons in a 13.2-gallon tank and the lite comes on with two gallons left, meaning I went 26 miles on half a gallon of gas which means I am getting 52 miles per gallon which is insane, so something must be wrong…I reset the trip mileage button, so we’ll be able to get an accurate MPG figure at the next fill-up. 

It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.

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On This Date
In 1992 – The Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to dissolve the country into two separate republics, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, effective January 1, 1993. Today both nations retain democratically-elected governments, though the Czechs still retain a measure of state control. Slovakia has a homeownership rate of 90.3%, the third-highest in the world. Czechoslovakia had come into existence in 1918, after declaring its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 

In 1951 – Moe Roberts, 45, a former NHL goalie and the assistant trainer for the Chicago Blackhawks, establishes a new NHL record becoming the oldest player to appear in an NHL game in a 5-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Roberts replaced goalie Harry Lumley for the third period and did not allow a goal. On Dec. 8, 1925, Roberts, then 19, had become the youngest player in NHL history, appearing for the Boston Bruins in a 3-2 win over the Montreal Maroons. Though both of Roberts’ age records have since been broken, he remains the oldest goalie to play in an NHL game. 

In 1967 – Incense and Peppermints by Strawberry Alarm Clock is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for its only week. It was the first of two Top 40 hits for the group and remains their only #1 song. The song also went to #1 in Canada and did not chart in Great Britain. Like some other #1 songs, Incense and Peppermints was originally released as the B side of a single, The Birdman of Alkatrash and the group was then known as Thee Sixpence. 

Whatever you saw me do out there, good or bad, was the best I had.
Gordie Howe

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Barry Sanders led the NFL in rushing four times.

Today’s Stumper
Who broke Moe Roberts’ records as the youngest and oldest player in the NHL? – Answer next time!


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