Happy Friday, all!
I have so much to say today, but I won't Mount St Helen's it all up on you in one shot.
So I'll just mention that...
1) I've got a guest author giveaway coming up next week and
2) I'm running around like crazy trying to find Cinco de Mayo decorations.
**note to all party stores: when Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday, stock up on supplies.**
Okay then. It's time for Friday Favorites!!
This Friday Favorite is a TV show. I don't watch a lot of TV, so this is huge for me. It's brought to you by the lovely people at the Travel Channel. :-)
Mysteries at the Museum
From the website:
Each hour of this series will take viewers on a captivating, revealing and at times shocking tour of America's past, revisiting its most crucial events by reexamining what has been left behind. The series casts its net wide, exploring the corners and backrooms of institutions dedicated to a variety of popular and entertaining subjects — invisible spies, cold-blooded assassins, dinosaurs, the paranormal, the Old West, the Cold War and more. We'll tackle some of history's most enduring mysteries — both familiar tales and little-known episodes that have never been told before on television.
This show is cool and educational. They start each show by showing a well known museum or sometimes a real obscure museum and then highlighting a particular item in it. The item itself may be neat, but usually the curator has an interesting or controversial story behind the artifact. I am literally glued to the set whenever it's on.
I've learned so much cool trivia that I feel like Cliff from the show Cheers. LOL
One of my favorite episodes was when they highlighted the original Siamese twins: Chang and Ang.
A museum in Philadelphia has their liver on display.
The show went on to talk about their lives and how they always wanted to be surgically separated. The brothers ended up falling in love and marrying two sisters.
Chang and Ang were going to have the surgery (no knowing if they could survive) but the wives protested. So they had to build an extra large marriage bed instead and stayed joined together. They had 21 children between them!
It wasn't until the brothers died (when they were in their 60's) that doctors learned that the brothers shared a liver so if they had had the surgery back then to separate them, they would not have survived.
I feel like a history buff this week.
Anyhew, have a great weekend and a taco on me for Cinco de Mayo!
Have you ever watched Mysteries at the Museum? Ever hear of it?
Friday, May 4, 2012
Happy Friday, all!