PLU, Steven Foster, Minnesota discussed on National Day Calendar
Welcome to January 13th, 2022 in the national day calendar. Today we celebrate sticky stories and a man who topped the charts. We see them every day, but have you ever paid attention to the stickers on many fruits and vegetables? These are known as PLU's or price lookup labels, and they're the same everywhere around the world. So if you buy a banana in Germany, the coat on it will be identical to the one you buy in Minnesota. These stickers also have a story to tell. If a fruit has been grown with pesticides, the four digit code starts with a three or four. If it's GMO, the code is 5 digits and starts with an 8, and if the produce is organic, there's a 5 digit code that starts with a 9. A lot of info for such a small item, right? And here's a tip for celebrating national sticker day. If you can't remove that sticker from your Apple, use a piece of tape to get it off more easily. I hate trying to get that thing off. There you go. There's your tip. One of the greatest songwriters in American history was born on July 4th, 1826, which seems only fitting. Over a century before Elvis Presley or The Beatles were topping the charts, Steven foster was making his indelible mark on American culture. While his name may not be instantly recognizable, his songs certainly are. In 1847, the song O susannah became his first big hit and catapulted him to fame. It became even more popular when the miners in the California gold rush adopted it as an anthem. Later, songs like camptown races, beautiful dreamer, and my old Kentucky home cemented his place in the Pantheon of American music. On Stephen foster Memorial Day, we celebrate the man who created hits that have stood the test of time. What a cool story. How do they become so popular at that time? People love to purchase sheet music. Oh, they still do. Hey, tomorrow, it's national hot pastrami sandwich day. Yummy. I'm Anna de vere. I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we celebrate every day. See you tomorrow.