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Renée **II**
6 Hours Ago

Trivia for Tuesday

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QUESTION - The term "jumping the shark" derived from which television series?


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A. Happy Days
B. The Brady Bunch
C. Mork & Mindy
D. Shark Tank

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ANSWER: The phrase “jumping the shark” is based on a scene from a fifth-season episode of the sitcom Happy Days in which the character Fonzie jumps over a shark while on water-skis. This television moment has since become a Hollywood symbol of when screenwriting has deteriorated into absurdity. The show continued for a further seven years, but it’s widely accepted that this was the moment it began to derail from a quality standpoint. This shark stunt moment has also become a cultural symbol of when quality takes a dramatic downturn for the worse.

Renée **II**
7 Hours Ago

This Friday - April 28th is Arbor Day

The Spanish village of Mondoñedo held the first ever documented arbor plantation festival in the world organized by its mayor in 1594. The place remains as Alameda de los Remedios and it is still planted with lime and horse-chestnut trees. A humble granite marker and a bronze plate recall the event. Additionally, the small Spanish village of Villanueva de la Sierra held the first modern Arbor Day, an initiative launched in 1805 by the local priest with the enthusiastic support of the entire population.

While Napoleon was ravaging Europe with his ambition in this village in the Sierra de Gata lived a priest, don Ramón Vacas Roxo, which, according to the chronicles, "convinced of the importance of trees for health, hygiene, decoration, nature, environment and customs, decides to plant trees and give a festive air.

The festival began on Carnival Tuesday with the ringing of two bells of the church, and the Middle and the Big. After the Mass, and even coated with church ornaments, don Ramón, accompanied by clergies, teachers and a large number of neighbors, planted the first tree, a poplar, in the place known as Valley of the Ejido. Tree plantations continued by Arroyada and Fuente de la Mora. Afterwards, there was a feast, and did not miss the dance. The party and plantations lasted three days. He drafted a manifesto in defense of the trees that was sent to surrounding towns to spread the love and respect for nature, and also he advised to make tree plantations in their localities.

The first American Arbor Day was originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, U.S., by J. Sterling Morton. On April 10, 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted across Nebraska.

Birdsey Northrop of Connecticut was responsible for globalizing the day when he visited Japan in 1883 and delivered his Arbor Day and Village Improvement message. In that same year, the American Forestry Association made Northrop the Chairman of the committee to campaign for Arbor Day nationwide. He also brought his enthusiasm for Arbor Day to Australia, Canada, and Europe.

Beginning in 1906, Pennsylvania conservationist Major Israel McCreight of DuBois, Pennsylvania, argued that President Theodore Roosevelt’s conservation speeches were limited to businessmen in the lumber industry and recommended a campaign of youth education and a national policy on conservation education. McCreight urged President Roosevelt to make a public statement to school children about trees and the destruction of American forests. Conservationist Gifford Pinchot, Chief of the United States Forest Service, embraced McCreight’s recommendations and asked the President to speak to the public school children of the United States about conservation. On April 15, 1907, Roosevelt issued an "Arbor Day Proclamation to the School Children of the United States" about the importance of trees and that forestry deserves to be taught in U.S. schools. Pinchot wrote to McCreight, "We shall all be indebted to you for having made the suggestion."

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Renée **II**
13 Hours Ago

Good morning, Happy Tuesday!

ACHOO!
I can't stop sneezing this morning! Every time there's a little wind, here come the sneezes. I'm tired of it, I tell you!! I need some Phosferine Wine Tonic!

I hope you are all up and ready for the adventures of this bright new day - final Tuesday of April, 2017. Go out and make it memorable.

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JoSele Swopes
13 Hours Ago

Erin Moran

My son is a Stunt Man and he met Erin Moran.. He has an autographed picture from her.. Back when he had met her she was living on her ranch in California..

Renée **II**
Yesterday at 2:11 PM

Happy Days star Erin Moran may likely have died from complications from cancer, sheriff says.

"Happy Days" star Erin Moran had been fighting stage 4 cancer according to new evidence from the Harrison County Sheriff's Office.

Moran, 56, was found dead at her New Salisbury, Indiana, residence on Saturday and fans were shocked to hear of her untimely passing.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office said Monday a "joint investigation into Mrs. Moran's death was conducted" and "a subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs. Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer."

TMZ broke the news on Saturday that Moran was found unresponsive at her home. Rumors initially swirled that Moran, who had many ups and downs following her time on "Happy Days," may have been struggling with substance abuse, but the claims reportedly are unfounded.