National Puppy Day
Etymologists think the term puppy may come from poupeé, a French word meaning doll or toy. The word puppy doesn’t appear to have entered the English language until the late 16th century—before that, English speakers called baby dogs whelps. Puppies are functionally blind and deaf at birth. On day one, their eyes are firmly shut, and their ear canals closed. Like many newborn mammals, puppies are born completely toothless. At 2 to 4 weeks of age, a puppy’s 28 baby teeth will start to come in. Like children, puppies need a lot of sleep—up to 15 to 20 hours of it a day.
National Chip and Dip Day
According to the website Foodimentary, the potato chip was first invented in 1853. Dips for chips first become popular in the 1950s serving as finger food. It takes 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 3,500 pounds of potato chips. The Chips & Crisps website states It takes about five to six potatoes to fill a bag of chips. The most popular US Potato Chip flavors are Regular, Barbecue and Sour Cream and Onion. The man that invented the Pringles can, Fredric J Baur, died in May 2008 and his cremated ashes were buried in a Pringles can.
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
Joan Crawford – Actress – passed at age 73 – born in San Antonio, Texas
Wernher von Braun – Aeronautical Engineer – passed at age 65 – born in Wirsitz, Germany