Good morning and happy Friday everyone! Let’s get you day started!
Have you ever heard of the “fact” that on average people swallow eight spiders a year when sleeping? Turns out, that’s a fake fact.
We don’t swallow spiders while sleeping at all and the ‘fact’ was first published in a 1993 magazine to see how people will believe what they read.
On this day
In 1935, Babe Ruth announces his retirement from baseball.
In 1941, MLB Hall of Famer Lou Gerhig dies at age 41.
In 1983, a fire breaks out near the bathroom on an Air Canada flight from Dallas, forcing the plane to land in Cincinnati. Nine people died.
In 1987, the Seattle Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr. first overall in the MLB Draft.
In 2002, ‘The Wire’ debuts on HBO.
In 2004, Ken Jennings wins his first episode of Jeopardy, starting a streak of a record 74 consecutive wins.
Today is National Rocky Road Day, National Rotisserie Chicken Day, National Leave the Office Early Day, and National Moonshine Day.
Weather forecast from Environment Canada
In Salmon Arm
In case you missed it
How about Kevin Kiermaier with one of the catches of the year?!
30.4 feet/second sprint speed (elite)— Chris Black (@DownToBlack) June 1, 2023
Jump 6 feet better than MLB average
Covered 92 feet in 4.7 seconds
Kiermaier's first 5-star catch this season (<25% catch prob)
15% catch probability
Maybe this says it best: By catch probability, a top 5 catch in Kiermaier's career pic.twitter.com/SqUSD1Xo0c
If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actor Dana Carvey (68), actor Wayne Brady (51), actor Zachary Quinto (46), actor Justin Long (45), actress Awkwafina (35), actor Wentworth Miller (51), television host Andy Cohen (55), actor Dominic Cooper (45), NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (71), and actor Dennis Haysbert (69).
Have a great and safe weekend everyone!