Welcome to ...

The place where the world comes together in honesty and mirth.
Windmills Tilted, Scared Cows Butchered, Lies Skewered on the Lance of Reality ... or something to that effect.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Daily Drift

Welcome to Today's Edition of  
Carolina Naturally
So very true ...!
Carolina Naturally is read in 210 countries around the world daily.   
Pepperoni ... !
Today is - National Pizza Day
 You want the unvarnished truth?
Don't forget to visit: The Truth Be Told
We are changing things up a bit with our daily opening post.
What it will ultimately be is still under consideration - it may be a daily editorial, an quirky anecdote, a passionate piece, a fluff piece, a photo or a humorous picture that will occupy this space.
Today however we begin with the irreverent:
Don't forget to visit our sister blogs Here and Here.

Today in History

Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in his sick-bed in a house in Edinburgh when the house blows up.
The USS Constellation captures the French frigate Insurgente off the West Indies.
The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams, sixth U.S. President.
Jefferson F. Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
Union General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon in their hometown of Monroe, Mich.
Japanese troops land near Seoul, Korea, after disabling two Russian cruisers.
France agrees to recognize German economic interests in Morocco in exchange for political supremacy.
Conscription begins in Great Britain as the Military Service Act becomes effective.
The U.S. Congress establishes the World War Foreign Debt Commission.
Chiang Kai-shek meets with Sir Stafford Cripps, the British viceroy in India.
The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans.
Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
Actress Greta Garbo gets U.S. citizenship.
The French destroy six Viet Minh war factories hidden in the jungles of Vietnam.
The U.S. embassy in Moscow is stoned by Chinese and Vietnamese students.
Canada expels 11 Soviets in spying case.
Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa.

The Most Romantic Destinations in Each State

Traveling with your family, friends or even by yourself is pretty great, but there is really something special about traveling with your partner. If you're going to travel with the one you love (especially near Valentine's Day), you might as well go somewhere romantic.
For those seeking a romantic destination to visit this month, this Travel and Leisure article featuring the most romantic location in each state is a great place to start planning your vacation. Whether you want to go local or make a big romantic trip out of state, the article is filled with fantastic travel ideas.

Playing Music on Ice Instruments

American ice sculptor Tim Linhart tells us about making musical instruments out of ice, which led to concerts, which led to a concert hall made of ice.
The musicians of Ice Music play in the Lapland town of Luleå, Sweden. They are preparing for the Ice Music Festival February 10 and 11. The concerts will be free, if you can get to Luleå in time.

Is It Normal To Pee Yourself While Running?

RestroomsIs It Normal To Pee Yourself While Running?
Yup! But just because it's common doesn't mean there isn't a better way.

Scary Reasons Your Eyes Could Be Acting Weird

weird eye syptoms6 Scary Reasons Your Eyes Could Be Acting Weird
They’re the windows to more than just your soul.

This Cancer-Fighting Drug Can Help Your Heart Heal Itself

Amazing Things That Happen When You Quit Sugar

You Must Eat An Orange In the Shower Every Day

eating shower in orange
You Must Eat An Orange In the Shower Every Day
Don’t knock the shower orange until you try the shower orange

LEGO Hamburger Restaurant

A new restaurant in the Philippines is completely LEGO-themed, down to the hamburgers they sell. Brick Burger in the Pasig City area of Manila sells hamburgers with buns shaped like LEGO bricks, that come in several bright colors! The entire interior of Brick Burger is decorated with LEGO toys, constructions, fixtures, and even walls covered with the familiar LEGO studs. Diners can even play with LEGO sets while they wait for their orders. Get a pictorial tour of Brick Burger at TVOM.

Watch Out For Your Smart TV -- It May Be Watching YOU

Is Online Shopping Better for the Environment

Is Costa Rica the World's Happiest, Greenest Country?

Tet: The Vietnamese New Year

Jürgen Horn and Mike Powell are exploring the world by living in a new place for 91 days at a time. They are now in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (which the residents still call Saigon) just in time for the New Year celebrations! 
One of the main arteries for Tet festivities in Saigon is along the broad avenue of Nguyên Huệ. The road is shut off to traffic, and the center of the boulevard filled with flower sculptures and monuments. We visited on the actual day of the New Year (Jan 28th) and were immediately swept up in the street’s celebratory buzz. In the evening, thousands of people were crammed onto the street, and everyone seemed to be having fun.
It’s interesting to be introduced to a culture during its biggest holiday. Parties, music, traditions and fun? You couldn’t ask for a better first impression.
See a bunch of pictures (and a couple of videos) of the celebration, and read about some Tet traditions at Saigon For 91 Days.

Helping Immigrant and Muslim Neighbors

Elizabeth Warren Silenced on Senate Floor for Reading Words of Coretta Scott King

Meet Lewis Wallace

Wingnuts Are Majorly Infighting Over a Plot to Sell Off Federal Wilderness

But not to worry - the wingnuts are not fighting about IF they should sell off public lands ... they are fighting about HOW to sell off public lands and HOW MUCH they can personally profit and HOW MUCH they can destroy in the process.

How Tallahassee Beat the Gun Lobby ...

Animal Pictures