Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Question of the Day
Does tomato juice actually work for a dog that’s been sprayed by a skunk? If so, why?
Tomato juice is definitely a top contender for eliminating skunk odor because of its price and effectiveness. Plus, like any good home remedy, you’re more likely to find tomato juice than a commercial pet product in your cupboard. It’s OK to dilute the tomato juice with water before you apply it to your pet’s coat. Wear rubber gloves and use a basin to catch as much of the runoff as you can, then reapply it for maximum benefit. You may have to repeat the bath. Even then, some residual smell is apt to remain for a few days. If you don’t have tomato juice handy, try bathing your pet with diluted vinegar, either white or apple cider. As for why these remedies work, we assume it’s the acidity that helps neutralize the skunk smell, which is essentially an oily musk scent. The tomato juice or vinegar cuts through the oiliness and helps break it down so that it can be rinsed away with warm water.
Advice of the Day
Shear your sheep in May,And shear them all away.
Home Hint of the Day
Before moving granite blocks or large stones on your property, consider how much the material weighs. Generally speaking, 1 cubic foot of rock weighs somewhere around 100 pounds.
Word of the Day
Wisconsin was probably named from a Chippewa word that means “river of red stone” or “river of the great rock.”
Puzzle of the Day
What can run but never walks, Has a mouth but never talks, Has a bed but never sleeps, Has a head but never weeps?
- Walt Whitman (poet) –
- Emily Perkins Bissell (social worker) –
- Sir Victor Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire (Canadian Governor-General 1916-1921) –
- Clint Eastwood (actor & director) –
- Joe Namath (football player) –
- Jim Craig (hockey player & Olympic gold medalist) –
- Lea Thompson (actress) –
- Brooke Shields (actress) –
- Colin Farrell (actor) –
- Elizabeth Blackwell (first woman to earn an MD degree in the U.S.) –
- Jack Dempsey (boxer) –
- Alberta Martin (one of the last widows from the Confederate side, died nearly 140 years after the Civil War ended) –
- Millvina Dean (last survivor of the RMS Titanic) –
- Jean Stapleton (American actress ) –
- The first Catholic cathedral in the United States was dedicated in Baltimore, Maryland.–
- The Great Clock (aka Big Ben) in London officially began keeping time. (On July 11, the Great Bell first struck the hour.) The 315-foot-high tower, part of the Houses of Parliament building, has no elevator; there are 334 steps to the belfry. The four quarter bells, or chimes, ring out every 15 minutes. The Great Bell tolls every hour. The minute hand measures almost 14 feet long. The clock mechanism weighs 5.6 tons, and is wound three times a week. The clock’s time is adjusted by changing the number of old pennies sitting on a shelf near the top of the pendulum. The tune played each hour is from the aria I Know That My Redeemer Liveth, part of Handel’s Messiah.–
- 7.8 earthquake left over 60,000 dead in Peru–
- 1,376-lb. Pacific blue marlin caught, Kaiwi Point, Kona, Hawaii–
- A summer replacement television show called Seinfeld first aired on NBC–
- The legendary source “Deep Throat” in the Watergate scandal that brought down President Nixon was identified as W. Mark Felt–
- Stratolaunch plane debuted–
- Following seven inches of rain, the South Fork Dam near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, burst, killing more than 2,200 people.–
- 98 degrees F in Chicago, Illinois–
- The National Weather Service office in Washington, D.C., reported the driest spring on record, with only 3.47 inches of precipitation from March 1 to May 31–
- Waterspout formed in Dollar Lake, Riverton, Wyoming–