July 29th Show
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On today's show:
Random interesting bits:
Fake Vodka Seizure
Feel good- Raising Men Lawn Service Founder
Michelle Spitzer on MaidPro Cares
Robots and Food
Today July 29th in History:
On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible for coordinating America’s activities in space. NASA has since sponsored space expeditions, both human and mechanical, that have yielded vital information about the solar system and universe. It has also launched numerous earth-orbiting satellites that have been instrumental in everything from weather forecasting to navigation to global communications.
On July 29, 1909, the newly formed General Motors Corporation (GM) acquires the country’s leading luxury automaker, the Cadillac Automobile Company, for $4.5 million.
Nearly one billion television viewers in 74 countries tune in to witness the marriage of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, to Lady Diana Spencer, a young English schoolteacher. Married in a grand ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral in the presence of 2,650 guests, the couple’s romance was for the moment the envy of the world. Their first child, Prince William, was born in 1982, and their second, Prince Harry, in 1984.
Before long, however, the fairy-tale couple grew apart, an experience that was particularly painful under the ubiquitous eyes of the world’s tabloid media. Diana and Charles announced a separation in 1992, though they continued to carry out their royal duties. In August 1996, two months after Queen Elizabeth II urged the couple to divorce, the prince and princess reached a final agreement. In exchange for a generous settlement, and the right to retain her apartments at Kensington Palace and her title of “princess,” Diana agreed to relinquish the title of “Her Royal Highness” and any future claims to the British throne.
In the year following the divorce, the popular princess seemed well on her way of achieving her dream of becoming “a queen in people’s hearts,” but on August 31, 1997, she was killed with her companion Dodi Fayed in a car accident in Paris. Tests conducted by French police indicated that the driver, who also died in the crash, was intoxicated and likely caused the accident while trying to escape the paparazzi photographers who consistently tailed Diana during any public outing.
On April 9, 2005, Prince Charles wed his longtime mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles, in a private civil ceremony. The ceremony had originally been planned for April 8, but had to be rescheduled so as not to conflict with the funeral of Pope John Paul II. After the civil ceremony, which the queen did not attend, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams blessed the union on behalf of the Church of England in a separate blessing ceremony. An estimated 750 guests attended the event, which was held at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor and was attended by both of Charles’ parents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
Though Camilla technically became the Princess of Wales with the marriage, she has announced her preference for the title Duchess of Cornwall, in deference to the beloved late princess. Should Charles become king, she will become Queen Camilla, though she has already announced her intention to use the title Princess Consort, most likely in response to public opinion polls showing resistance to the idea of a Queen Camilla.
2000 Hollywood golden couple weds
On this day in 2000, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, one of Hollywood’s highest-profile couples, marry at the Malibu, California, estate of the producer Marcy Carsey (The Cosby Show). The two actors reportedly met on a blind date in 1998 and quickly became favorites of the tabloid media once they went public with their romance. Their wedding cost an estimated $1 million and featured tight security to keep out the paparazzi.
1967 The Doors score their first #1 hit with “Light My Fire”
By the beginning of 1967, The Doors were well-established members of the Los Angeles music scene. As the house band at the Whiskey a Go Go on the Sunset Strip, they had built a large local following and strong industry buzz, and out on the road, they were fast becoming known as a band that might typically receive third billing, but could blow better-known groups like The Young Rascals and The Grateful Dead off the stage. It would have been poetic if their popular breakthrough had come via their now-classic debut single, “Break On Through,” but that record failed to make the national sales charts despite the efforts of Jim Morrison and his bandmates to fuel the song’s popularity by repeatedly calling in requests for it to local L.A. radio stations. It was the follow-up release from their debut album, The Doors, which would become their first bona fide smash. “Light My Fire,” which earned the top spot in the Billboard Hot 100 on this day in 1967, transformed The Doors from cult favorites of the rock cognoscenti into international pop stars and avatars of the 60s counterculture.
1990 The Boston Red Sox hit 12 doubles in a game, setting a major league record.
1996 Carl Lewis wins fourth consecutive long jump at 35
On this day in 1996, track and field legend Carl Lewis wins his fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in the long jump. It was the ninth and final Olympic gold of his storied career.
Random Amazing Bits
Patrick and I cover some interesting current events and a feel good story that we really love.
Suspected fake vodka factory raid: 2,000 litres seized
A suspected fake vodka factory has been raided in Aintree, with almost 2,000 litres of potentially toxic alcohol seized.
Raising men Lawn Care Service
Raising Men Lawn Care Service is an organization designed to promote community awareness for our future (boys and girls ages 7-17). This program is a platform for our youth to give back to those in need who are single mothers, veterans, elderly and those who are disabled, by mowing , raking lawns and shoveling snow from their driveways for FREE. Our kids gain a variety of valuable lawn care and social skills, which enables and influences them to pass along the keys of charitable giving to the next generation.
“RAISING MEN ” is a vision, to unify an ordinary yard maintenance service with the commitment of raising our boys and girls into positive men and women.
This organization is helping to change the way we all see our communities and ourselves. My son accepted the challenge. His drive and determination will take him far. What I am loving the most is that he is creating a bond and friendships with the people he helps. Truly has been a blessing for our family.
*Please Share With All kids**
The 50 Yard Challenge
To Kids Worldwide:
This summer lets make a difference together. We challenge you to mow 50 lawns FREE for the elderly, disabled, single mothers, or the veterans in your town. If you accept this challenge, all you need to do is send us a photo of you holding a sign saying “I accept the 50 Yard Challenge” . In return we’ll send you your white RMLCS shirt to get you started. For every 10 lawns cut, you will get a new color shirt.
CELEBRATE WITH A CUTE TITLE
MaidPro of SWFL owner, Michelle Spritzer, joins us to share about her recent journey to Peru with MaidPro Cares. MaidPro Cares, started in 2012 and Michelle has been involved since its inception.
I know what you’re thinking, “What does a maid service company have to do with changing lives?” We didn’t know either — until our trip to Belize.
Every year, the MaidPro staff and franchisees takes a team-building Adventure Trip to a new destination. Planning the 2013 Adventure Trip to Belize, we decided to visit an orphanage in Belize. Beforehand, we asked the children's home staff what they needed. There was the expected items (clothing, shoes) and needs we wouldn’t have thought of like undergarments (because they can’t be passed down from child to child), printer ink, and even a WII controller.
Interested in participating? reach out to MaidPro of Southwest Florida and find out how you can join the cause!
Robots in the Kitchen
Patrick and I had a very interesting
conversation about the pending
introduction of robot assistance in our
Moley has created the world's first
robotic kitchen. Featuring an advanced,
fully functional robot integrated into a
beautifully designed, professional
kitchen, it cooks with the skill and flair
of a master chef. The prototype was
premiered to widespread acclaim at
Hanover Messe, the international
The consumer version set for launch
in 2018 will be supported by an iTunes'
style library of recipes.
OUR PROTOTYPE - A WORLD FIRST
The prototype is the product of 12 months of development in collaboration with Shadow Robotics, Yachtline, DYSEGNO, Sebastian Conran and Stanford University Professor Mark Cutkosky.
A pair of fully articulated robotic hands now reproduce the entire function of human hands with the same speed, sensitivity and movement.
The cooking skills of Master Chef Tim Anderson, winner of the BBC Master Chef title were recorded on the system - every motion, nuance and flourish – then replayed as his exact movements through the robotic hands.
This is a confident step that provides basis for development of mass market.