Daily Bread for 11.27.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Friday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of thirty-six. Sunrise is 7:01 and sunset 4:23, for 9h 21m 23s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 96.2% of its visible disk illuminated.

It’s been a century since Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and here’s a quick video summary of his remarkable insight:

On this day in 1882, a first performance, and on this day in 1903, the birth of a great player:

1882 – Ringling Brothers’ First Performance

On this date the Ringling brothers of Baraboo, Wisconsin performed their first show to an audience in Mazomanie. The brothers called their show the “Ringling Brothers Classic Comic Concert Company.” The show was barely a success, bringing in 59 paid admissions – just enough money to meet their hotel expenses. However, the brothers continued to tour and raised over $300 in three months, performing in Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas. After extensive investment and practice, the brothers launched their first circus in Baraboo on May 19, 1884. [Source: Badger Saints and Sinners by Fred L. Holmes, p.476-492]

1903 – Green Bay Packer Johnny Blood Born

On this date Johnny Blood (aka John McNally) was born in New Richmond. Blood was an early NFL halfback playing for Green Bay from 1929 to 1933 and 1935 to 1936. He also played for the Milwaukee Badgers, Duluth Eskimos, Pottsville Maroons, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. An elusive runner and gifted pass receiver, he played a major role in the Packers’ drive to the first three championships in 1929, 1930 and 1931. Johnny Blood died on November 28, 1985, at the age of 82. Titletown Brewing Co. in Green Bay named their brew Johnny “Blood” Red Ale after the famed halfback. [Source: Packers.com]

Here’s the final game in Puzzability‘s Eat! Eat! series:

This Week’s Game — November 23-27
Eat! Eat!
We’re serving up some trivia for this week’s feast. The answer to each day’s quiz question is a title or phrase that contains the sequence EAT in two places. Some instances of EAT may have a space between letters.
What 2013 hit by the indie rock band The Neighbourhood evokes autumn’s climate?
“Sweater Weather”
What to Submit:
Submit the title or phrase (as “Sweater Weather” in the example) for your answer.
Friday, November 27
What tiny Off-Off-Broadway venue in New York was founded in 1996 to create “a joyful hell in a small space”?

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