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Dolly the Sheep

On this day in 1996, Dolly the sheepβ€”the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell, was born at the Roslin Institute in Scotland.

Professor Sir Ian Wilmut, who was the embryologist that led the science team that cloned Dolly; in fact, he was the one who suggested the name. He believed that Dolly Parton, who was the singer of such famous country songs as β€œI Will Always Love You” was a fitting name because the sheep had been made using cells from a mammary gland. He thought it would be difficult to think of mammary glands that were more impressive than those of Dolly Parton. πŸ˜‚ 🀣

Have a fun-filled Friday and remember - find time to laugh!

It's good to know about historical scientific breakthroughs - thanks for keeping us abreast of these.
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Hey Ken,
I just read "Wind Stories. Good luck in the Pop-Poetry Contest, but I hope I make it just a little bit hard for you *Smile*.
Someone's Sum1 😁 celebrating his 9th Anniversary at WDC! Just goes to show you the power of a warped sense of humor. πŸ˜‚ 🀣

He's been brightening up WDC for years now. Let's return the favor by dropping by his port and leaving a bit of encouragement. I'm sure a note, a review or an MB would be appreciated.

Happy Anniversary, Jim

Happy 9th WDC Anniversary Jim!!

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Hi, Huntersmoon,
Thanks so much for the graduation gift,
and best wishes to you from Baloney Bill.
for May


FIRST PRIZE: - "Taps by Solace.Bring

SECOND PRIZE: - "Serving with Honor by L.A. Grawitch

THIRD:PRIZE: - "Outside the VA Clinic by Tinker

HONORABLE MENTION: "The countdown, going home by Circuit Rider

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The next round will run from 1 - 31 July. I hope to see you all there!
What an honor! Thank you so much.

Also, congrats to Monty , L.A. Grawitch , Tinker , and Circuit Rider !!

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to all the winners!


I took Macy to the Dog Park this morning and watched her play with her buddies...

As I watched, one of the dogs began chasing its tail and I thought, Dogs are easily amused...

Then I realized I'm watching a dog chase its tail! *FacePalm*

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It's the small things that keep us humans, grounded. I'm so glad I was taught to embrace the simple things in life, enjoying nature in all of it's beauty and grace, and loving my animals.
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that is just the cutest thing!!
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I laughed at this comment it is SO true! Then I forgot to tell you. Lol. Looks like my old lab, I miss the dynamic duo chocolate and golden labs we had. I don't miss their tripping me constantly though!
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Hey 🌜 Huntersmoon ,

I really like "Eye of the Storm. I saw it on THE HUB. Thanks for writing and sharing.

Have you heard of

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(Random Acts Of Kindness)

It was formed to grant lucky Writing.Com members with an Upgraded membership. Over the years, RAOK has gifted over a thousand Upgraded memberships to our authors and they plan on doing so for many years to come... But they need YOUR help.

Donate now to The Simple Fundraiser run by Octobersun . For details, and links, please read "Note: The Simple Fundraiser is BAC..."

So, do you like a challenge? Do you like a challenge that rewards you win or lose? Then, "The Contest Challenge is for you. Each month Schnujo will post several contests. All you need to do is enter one and post it in the Contest Challenge forum.

What contests? Here's a listing "Note: In keeping with the theme of wh..."

Now, run on over and sign up. How? Enter a listed contest and post it. How simple is that? πŸ˜‚ 🀣
Well, it does need to be a contest posted for the current month, but yes. It's that easy. *Bigsmile*

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"Enter a listed contest..." I do hope if it's listed, it's for the current month. Just sayin' πŸ˜‚ 🀣
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Ah. I read it as one of the contests listed in that link above where you said, "What contests? Here's a listing..." and then posted the link to my list of contests. *Wink*
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May is here!...

*Star* National Military Appreciation Month (U.S.), a month to recognize and show appreciation to the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

*Star* May 1, 2019 - Loyalty Day (U.S.). A day set aside for American citizens to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom.

*Star* The Grand Reopening of the "HONORING OUR VETERANS contest after a nearly 4 year hiatus? *Star*

For those who are not Americans - we can't forget you! Use the same prompts but make them unique to your country and heritage.

Hope to see you there!
May the fourth be with you
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I've never heard of American loyalty day. I grew up with May 1 being 'May day' and giving flowers. I'd pick flowers from peoples yards and then give them to the owners, saying 'Happy May Day'.
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Feeling frustrated, angry, or just need to rant? Then the "Rebel Poetry Contest is for you - a contest for poets who write poetry about strong and/or controversial subject matter.

I've just edited an item in my portfolio:

The Art of Presumption  (ASR)
β€œWe hold these truths to be self-evident” or so we presume… A Rebel Poetry Entry

and I hope it's for the last time πŸ˜‚ (Yeah, I know... it won't be. 🀣) Any suggestions are welcome!