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Today we celebrate Jerome Lester Horwitz better known as Curly Howard best known as one of the Three Stooges.  Curly was born on this date in 1903 in Brooklyn NY.  He died at age 48 from a cerebral hemorrhage.  

Did you know Curly was an accomplished ball room dancer despite the fact that he had an issue with his left leg?  When he was a youngster he accidentally shot himself in the left ankle while cleaning a rifle.  This resulted in him having noticeably thinner left leg and a slight limp which he exaggerated during his days as a stooge.

While never graduating high school, during his school days he did excel as a team member of which sport?  
a.  basketball      b. baseball       c.  wrestling


One of the most prominent figures of the counterculture of the 1960's, Timothy Leary was also born on October 22nd in the year 1920.   He believed that LSD could be used in "Psychedelic Therapy" and  became the prophet of the LSD lifestyle.  

Timothy Leary officially "dropped out" at age 75 from pancreatic cancer.      The answer to the Curly Trivia Question is ...  a. basketball    Who'd have thunk it?   

Timothy Leary officially "dropped out" at age 75 from pancreatic cancer.  

The answer to the Curly Trivia Question is ...  a. basketball    Who'd have thunk it?

A popular rock band during the 1960's and often

associated with the counterculture is CREAM:

While the original band CREAM only was together from 1966 - 1968, they were very popular, selling over 15 million albums world wide.

All of the American Treasure Tour bloggers

love to eat ... and writing about CREAM

naturally makes us think about ICE CREAM.

So for your Wednesday pleasure:


•Hawaiian Punch was originally created to be ice cream syrup but it became more popular as a drink.

•The first version of Neapolitan ice cream was green pistachio, white vanilla, and red cherry, made to resemble the Italian flag.

•The first known ice cream recipe was handwritten in the recipe book of Lady Anne Fanshawe in 1665.  It was flavored with orange flower water, mace or ambergris which just happens to be an intestinal slurry puked up by sperm whales.  (we aren't making this up).

•.Häagen-Dazs ice cream was established by two Americans Reuben & Rose Mattus.  The name was made up to sound Danish and sophisticated.

•Ben & Jerry's was the first company to introduce chocolate chip cookie dough and did so in 1991. The flavor was invented based on an anonymous request on their customer suggestion board in the Burlington Vermont store.

•July is National Ice Cream month and is also the month which the most ice cream is sold in the United States.

•California produces the most ice cream of all the states.  121 million gallons in 2003, followed by Indiana, Texas, and Pennsylvania.and to end your Wednesday, a quote about ice cream from Ralph Waldo Emerson ...

And now, we leave you with a quote for the day...