Today’s Who Knew Wednesday focused on the free summer fitness activities at Mount Vernon’s Ariel-Foundation Park. These opportunities are all free and sponsored in part by the United Way of Knox County. They include cardio drumming
Today for Who Knew Wednesday, we heard from Main Street Mount Vernon’s Anthony McNeal about the return of First Fridays in downtown Mount Vernon. Click here to find the links to Anthony’s conversation with our own Wesley Boston on our Soundcloud account!
I was born on this date in 1820 in Tuscany, Italy, but I am British
The city where I was born is also my first name
I felt a call from God in 1837 to devote my life to the service of others
I was courted by a man for nine years, but rejected his proposal so I could pursue my calling
My signature work was in the Crimean War in reducing death rates among the wounded
One of my nicknames was “The Lady with the Lamp”
The British Government developed a fund in my name to help train nurses
I am…Florence Nightingale!
Congratulations to Maude from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.
Today is one of those Who Knew Wednesday shows that has a lot to cover!
It’s Cinco de Mayo…here’s the scoop if you’re heading out for some Mexican food tonight:
Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Wednesday, May 5 in 2021, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
Is watermelon! Now that we’re turning the corner into warmer weather, expect to see more of this flowering fruit around, in both its natural state and watermelon-flavored things.
Some of the health benefits of watermelon? Healthline.com shares these:
It contains only 46 calories per cup but is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and many healthy plant compounds.
Drinking water is an important way to keep your body hydrated. Interestingly, watermelon is 92% water, and high water content is one of the reasons why fruits and vegetables help you feel full. The combination of water and fiber means you’re eating a good volume of food without a lot of calories.
One cup (154 grams) of watermelon includes these vitamins and minerals:
Vitamin C: 21% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
Potassium: 5% of the RDI
Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI
Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid.
Joe talks about toasters! (Trust us it makes sense.)
Sometimes being in a service medium you may feel like a toaster, you’re expected to do what you do and do it well consistently, and it is only when you have hiccups or don’t perform well that you get noticed. Maybe you feel like a toaster, but God likes his toast however you make it! So thank you, for being in the business of serving others!
I was born March 24th, 1976.
I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana.
I am a former NFL Quarterback
My favourite football player growing up was my dad
My favourite college football fight song is rocky top.
My father and my younger brother were also in the NFL
I have the most AP MVP Awards, with a total of five!
I have two super bowl rings
Answer: Peyton Manning!
Congrats to Jenny from Mount Vernon for guessing correctly and winning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!
Thank you so much for tuning into The Afternoon Drive! – Lexie & Joe