The Daily Dose/Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Daily Dose/February 23, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off is taking some time off.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: The latest from around The Shire. Today’s Diary.

In health news, I’ve taken to using a Neti pot before I go to sleep…My nose has been stuffing up at night for most of the winter…Usually, I blow my nose and this usually does the trick, but not always, obliging me to breathe thru my mouth while sleeping.

(A Neti pot is one of those deals whose spout you stick in a nostril and the water – warm, mixed with a solution – comes out the other nostril.)

Like the water filter, this is something else The Wife introduced me to that I immediately disdained that I would ultimately change my mind about…It does work, cleaning out the nose so ol’ Sparrow can breath thru his nose while sleeping…This is good because otherwise you are breathing thru your mouth which leads to a mouth that feels like it is stuffed with a sock when you wake up…Or Triscuit wafers…It varies and this problem is exacerbated by not having any teeth up front because air then flows in like an induction pipe.

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On This Date
In 1861 – Abraham Lincoln, the president-elect of the United States, arrives in Washington, DC, sneaking into town after sneaking in and out of Baltimore to foil an alleged assassination plot. Lincoln’s security detail, led by Allan Pinkerton, had telegraph wires in and out of Baltimore cut Lincoln’s progress could not be tracked. Lincoln would survive to be inaugurated president on March 4, was reelected in 1864 and served until his assassination in April 1865.

In 1986 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar establishes a new NBA record when he plays in his 1,304th game, breaking the record that had been held by Elvin Hayes. Abdul-Jabbar had 28 points in the Lakers 117-111 overtime win at Philadelphia. Abdul-Jabbar would retire with 1,560 games played and the record is now held by Robert Parrish with 1,611 games played.

In 1974 – Barbra Streisand is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second straight – and third and final non-consecutive – week with The Way We Were. The song had originally gone to #1 on February 9 and was replaced the following week by Love’s Theme by the Love Unlimited Orchestra. The Way We Were was the first of five #1s for Streisand on the Hot 100 and the song also went to #1 in Canada. It was Billboard’s #1 song for 1974.

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Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Percy Faith’s two other #1 songs on a Billboard pop chart were Delicado (1951) and Moulin Rouge Theme (1953). Both went to #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart.

Today’s Stumper
How many of Barbra Streisand’s five #1 hits were duets?. –Answer next time!

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