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PAST- WHERE DID THAT SAYING COME FROM?

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“They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot.

Once a day it was taken and sold to the tannery.
 
If you had to do this to survive, you were ‘piss poor.’
 
But worse than that were the really poor folks who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot.

They ‘didn’t have a pot to piss in’ and were considered the lowest of the low.”

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“Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May,

and they still smelled pretty good by June.

 However, since they were starting to smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers

to hide the body odour.

 Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.”

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“Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.

The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other

sons and men, then the women, and finally the children. Last of all the babies.

By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the

saying, ‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!’”

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“Houses had thatched roofs with thick straw-piled high and no wood underneath.

It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals

(mice, bugs) lived in the roof.

When it rained, it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off

the roof. Hence the saying, ‘It’s raining cats and dogs.’

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem

in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed.

Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection.

That’s how canopy beds came into existence.” 

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  “The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the term,

‘dirt poor.’

 The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they

spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing.

As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it

would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.

Hence, ‘a thresh hold.’”

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“In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over

the fire. Every day, they lit the fire and added things to the pot.

They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew

for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the

next day.

Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the

rhyme, ‘Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.’

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors

came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off.

It was a sign of wealth that a man could ‘bring home the bacon.’ They would cut off a

little to share with guests, and would all sit around and ‘chew the fat.’”

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“Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused

some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death.

This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes

were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the

family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the ‘upper crust.’”

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“Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes

knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.

Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for

burial.

They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would

gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.

Hence the custom of holding a ‘wake.’”

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“In old, small villages, local folks started running out of places to bury people.

So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse

the grave.

When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks

on the inside, and they realized they had been burying people alive.

So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up

through the ground and tie it to a bell.

Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (‘the graveyard shift’) to listen

for the bell.

Thus, someone could be ‘saved by the bell,’ or was considered a ‘dead ringer.’

Now, whoever said history was boring?”

Cat Shrubs

Cat-shrubs in English parks. The English surrealist painter Richard Saunders uses thick shrubs and trees to create his enormous cats! Once he saw trees cut in the shape of clouds on a picture and got the idea to turn shrubs into sculptures of cats. The prototype that served him is his cat Tolly, deceased, the Russian Blue. 

We can see these cats in many corners of England, and are much appreciated by the population. 

1910 USA



The year is 1910 one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !

The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as ‘substandard.’

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

The Five leading causes of death were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented
yet.

There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.

Back then pharmacists said, ‘Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health’

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U. S. A. !

If I am now trying to forward email this to someone else without typing it myself.
From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD — all in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

True Scale of These Things Is Surprising


One of the most interesting sections in the book of ‘Guinness World Records’ was always the one that held the records for the world’s largest things, such as the world’s tallest man or the largest egg ever laid. However, there are actually a lot of things in our world that are far bigger in reality than most people would expect. Keep scrolling to see the full scale of 20 different things:

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1. The immense size of a fully grown wombat.   

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2. This is a giant leatherback sea turtle.   

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3. How many Earths would be able to fit inside the Sun?   

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4. Here’s an average-sized giant African land snail.   

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5. I had no idea an eagle talon was so enormous!   

6. The size of an average blue whale’s heart.

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7. The Titanic in a comparison with a modern cruise liner.

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8. Quetzalcoatlus Northropi – the largest flying animal to ever live.

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9. A pair of fully-inflated horse lungs.   

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10. This is how big a moose really is.   

 11. Nice to meet you!  

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12. Some road signs really are that huge!   

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13. This saltwater crocodile is a colossus!   

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14. The view from Earth if our moon was replaced by Saturn. 

15. The true size of Michaelangelo’s David.

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16. The terrifying size of a gorilla’s hand.

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17. Standing beside a single wind turbine blade.

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18. Comparing a comet to the city of LA.

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19. Here’s a giant oceanic manta ray. Scary!

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20. Here’s how big the USA is in comparison with the moon.

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Most Amazing Intersection in the World

Most Amazing Intersection in the World ? ? ?

This is how a major intersection with NO white

or yellow lines, NO directional arrows, NO traffic

lights and no one directing traffic works.  In this

time lapse video we see the intersection at Meskel

Square, the nerve center of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Check out the pedestrians as they navigate the

seeming chaos with apparent, though stealthy

immunity. Driving this intersection is not for the

timid, patient or slow-thinking driver. No one with

those limitations would  ever get through! Driving

this intersection. Takes guts, split second timing,

a brake and gas pedals that work !

http://www.youtube.com/embed/ UEIn8GJIg0E?rel=0

For those who need to know everything


The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for Blood Plasma.
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 No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times.
Oh , go ahead …  I’ll wait.

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Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks.
 (So, watch your Ass)

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 You burn more calories sleeping! than you do watching television.
 
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The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
 
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The King of Hearts is the only King WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE
 
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American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1)  olive from each salad served in first-class.
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Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women, what does this tell you? That women are going in the ‘right’ direction…!
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Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning

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Most dust particles in your house are made from DEAD SKIN!

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The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. So did the first ‘Marlboro Man’.
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Walt Disney was afraid OF MICE!

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PEARLS DISSOLVE IN VINEGAR!
 
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The ten most valuable brand names on earth:  Apple, Coca Cola, Google, IBM, Microsoft, GE, McDonalds, Samsung, Intel and Toyota , in that order.
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 It IS possible to lead a cow upstairs…  but, NOT downstairs.
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A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.

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Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least Six  (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
(I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)
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A nice, calm, and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said:
 “I would like to buy some cyanide.”
 The pharmacist asked, “Why in the world do you need cyanide?”
 The lady replied: “I need it to poison my husband.”

The pharmacist’s eyes got big  and he exclaimed, “Lord have mercy! I can’t give you cyanide to kill your husband. Absolutely not! You CANNOT  have any cyanide!”  
 The lady reached into her purse  and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the  pharmacist’s wife.
 The pharmacist looked at the  picture and said:

  “You didn’t tell me you  had a prescription.”

45 lessons life taught me

Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:”

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.

Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive

29. What other people think of you is none of your business

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need

42. The best is yet to come…

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”


And a bonus –
Fri ends are the family that we choose.

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Playing cards

The Chinese invented playing cards circa AD 1000.

Some interesting facts and observations about “Playing cards”:

Did you know that the Traditional Deck of the Playing Cards are a strikingly coherent form of a Calendar?

There are 52 weeks in the year and there are 52 Playing Cards in a Deck.

There are 13 weeks in each Season and there are 13 cards in each suit.

There are 4 Seasons in a Year and 4 Suits in the Deck.

There are 12 Months in a Year so there are 12 Court Cards (Those with faces namely Jack, Queen, King in each suit)

The Red Cards represent Day, while Black Cards represent the Night.

If you let Jacks = 11, Queens = 12, and the Kings = 13, then add up all the sums of 1 + 2 + 3 + …to 13 = 91. Multiply

this by 4, for the 4 Suits, therefore 91 x 4 = 364, Add 1 that is the Joker and you will arrive at the number 365 being the

Days in a Year?

Is that a mere coincidence or a greater intelligence?

Of interest is the sum of the letters in all the names of the cards, e.g., add up the letters in

“one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Jack, Queen, King” = 52!

The Spades indicate ploughing or working.

The Hearts indicates Love thy crops.

The Clubs indicates flourishing and growth.

The Diamonds indicate reaping the wealth.

Also, in some card games 2 Jokers are used; Indicating the Leap year.

There is a deeper Philosophy than just merely Playing Cards.

The Mathematical perfection is mind blowing.

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Earthrise-The Untold Story

Fantastic and  Historic

A few will remember it.  This was Christmas Eve 1968.  It is said to be the world’s most famous photograph, “Earthrise.”  It’s been on the cover of TIME and on stamps. But did you know it almost didn’t happen.  The site below is outstanding. It takes you right onto the module with the 3 astronauts and you hear them as they see it for the first time.  A picture like this, taken by a human, is not likely to happen again even in the distant future.

The Untold Story Of The World’s Most Famous Photo

click here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch_ popup?v=dE-vOscpiNc

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“Future” Prediction

Now we have 2018

Predictions:

1. Auto repair shops go away. A gasoline engine has 20,000 individual
parts. An electrical engine has 20. Electric cars are sold with
lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers. It takes only 10
minutes to remove and replace an electric engine. Faulty electric
engines are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional
repair shop that repairs them with robots. Essentially, if your
electric “Check Motor” light comes on, you simply drive up to what looks
like a car wash. Your car is towed through while you have a cup of
coffee and out comes your car with a new engine.

2. Gas stations go away. Parking meters are replaced by meters that
dispense electricity. All companies install electrical recharging stations.

3. All major auto manufacturers have already designated 5-6 billion
dollars each to start building new plants that only build electric cars.

4. Coal industries go away. Oil companies go away.
Drilling for oil stops.

5. Homes produce and store more electrical energy during the day and
then they use and will sell it back to the grid. The grid stores it
and dispenses it to industries that are high electricity users.

A baby of today will only see personal cars in museums.

1. The FUTURE is approaching faster than one can handle!
In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper
worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they
went bankrupt.

What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next
5-10 years and, most people won’t see it coming.

Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on
film again?

Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had
10,000 pixels, but followed Moore ‘s law. So as with all exponential
technologies, it was a disappointment  for a time, before it became way
superior and became mainstream in only a few short years.  It will now
happen again (but much faster) with Artificial Intelligence, health,
autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Welcome to the Exponential Age!!

2. Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10
years.

3  Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, yet they are now
the biggest taxi company in the world.

4. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they
don’t own any properties
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5. Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in
understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go-player
in the world, 10 years earlier than  expected.

6. In the U.S., young lawyers already don’t get jobs. Because of
IBM’s Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less
basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70%
accuracy when done by humans. So, if you study law, stop
immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future, only
omniscient specialists will remain.

6A. Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more
accurate than human nurses.

7. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize
 faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more
intelligent than humans.

8. Autonomous cars: In 2018 the  first self-driving cars will
appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry
will start to be disrupted. You don’t want to own a car anymore.
You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location
and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it you
only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving.
The very young children of today will never get a driver’s license and
will never own a car.

8A. It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% fewer cars
for that. We can transform former parking spaces into parks.

1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now
have one accident every 60,000 mi (100,000 km), with autonomous
driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles (10 million km).
That will save a million lives worldwide each year.

8B. Most car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. Traditional car
companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car,
while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary
approach and build a computer on wheels.

8C. Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi are completely terrified of
Tesla

9. Insurance companies will have massive trouble because, without
accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car
insurance business model will disappear.

10. Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you
commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful
neighborhood.

11. Electric cars will become mainstream about 2020.
Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.

12. Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar
production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you  can
now see the burgeoning impact.

13. Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil.
Energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to
prevent competition from home solar installations, but that simply
cannot continue… technology will take care of that strategy.

14. With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water.
Desalination of salt water now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter
(@ 0.25 cents). We don’t have scarce water in most places, we only
have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone
can have as much clean water as he  wants, for nearly no cost.

15. Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this
year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called
the “Tricorder” from  Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes
your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it.
It then analyses 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any
disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet
will have access to world class medical analysis, nearly for free.

16. 3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from
$18,000 to $400 within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100
times faster. All major shoe companies have already started 3D
printing shoes.

17. Some spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote
airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need
for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.

18. At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning
possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect
shoe at home.

19. In China, they already 3D printed and built a complete 6-story
office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that’s being produced will
be 3D printed.

20. Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go
in, first ask yourself: “In the future, do I think we will have
that?” And, if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?

20A. If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea. Any idea
designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the
21st century.

20B. Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There
will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough
new jobs in such a short time.

21. Agriculture: There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the
future. Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of
their field instead of working all day on their fields.

22. Aeroponics will need much less water. The first Petri dish produced
veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in
2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows.
Imagine if we don’t need that space anymore.

23. There are several startups who will bring insect protein to
the market shortly. It contains more protein than meat. It will be
labeled as “alternative protein source” (because most people still
reject the idea of eating insects).

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Skyscraper – archive video

 

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper

If you have ever wondered about the story behind the photograph known as “Lunch Atop A Skyscraper” then you’ll find this video interesting to watch.  Even if the scene was set by the photographer, it’s still impressive to me given the lack of safety lines and the extreme daring that is displayed by these men in a casual manner. I had no idea that the photographer who took the photograph can’t be identified as there were several taking photos that day.

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21 Pictures only “old folks” will understand

#1:  Cars Were Colorful!  Most cars these days look fairly bland, but in the 50’s, our cars were big, bright, and fun!

#2.  We Got Dressed Up for Birthday Parties.  And sometimes there was even a pony there!

#3:  We Played in the Streets:  We didn’t have to text our friends back in the day – we’d all just come outside and get to playing!

#4:  Gas Was Very Cheap:  On some days, it was only $0.20 a gallon, and beyond that, the people at the station could also fix just about anything!

#5:  Ben Franklin 5-10 Was Everything:  We loved going to these stores.  They had just about anything and everything you could think of.

#6:  If it Wasn’t the Ben Franklin, it Was the A&P!  

#7: Our Skates Got “Locked” with a Key.  They were also made almost entirely of metal and very hard to skate on!

#8:  The Drive-In Was The Place to Be:  This 1950’s photo from South Bend, Indiana shows how popular they were!

#9:  Car Seats Were More Like Couches:  That’s right – they were big, long, and you could slide all the way across!  

#10:  The Freezer Actually Had to be DEFROSTED!:  That’s right, every now and then you’d have to manually defrost the freezer – sometimes took all day with a lot of scraping!.

#11:  Grandma Let Us Do Everything.  Well, maybe that hasn’t changed so much, but we LOVED eating off the beaters!

#12:  Sometimes Your Food Came On Roller Skates!  That’s right – certain restaurants had “roller girls” who would zoom your food out to you!

#13:  We got DOWN at the Sock Hop!

#14:  Sunday Drives Were A Thing:  That’s right – on Sunday, many of us would load up the family car and just go cruising over to the neighbors or just around town!

#15:  There Was One TV.  And, surprise, we didn’t argue all night about who should get to watch their favorite show.  Most of the time, we all liked the same shows!

#16:  The Playgrounds were VERY Different:  At recess, we’d swing from the monkey bars with wild abandon and often even stand on the swings and go as high as possible.  And still, we survived!

#17:  TV Had “Sign Off” Messages.  Remember these?  TV would go off at midnight and sometimes even go as far as playing the National Anthem all night.

#18: Just One Hula Hoop Wasn’t Enough:  Some of us could do multiple at a time!

#19:  We didn’t Text, But We Did Pass Notes!  And we were experts at not getting caught!

 

#20:  We Had Xylophones That We Kept on a Pull String.  That’s right – there was nothing like the Pull a Tune!

#21:  We Got Bottled Cokes and Loved Them:    That’s right – no cans or plastic bottles back then.  We were 100% excited when we’d find a cooler like this to get that ice cold bottle!

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Scotland – hidden secret was discovered

In 1850, A farmer found a secret door in the sand.
History can be a bit dry and boring at times.
It seems to exist solely between the musty pages of old books. But once in awhile, you come across a bit of history that appears to come alive the moment you discover it.
 
That’s how I felt when I heard about this place.
In a small bay in Scotland, a well-kept secret is hidden among the green hills.
 
At first glance, it might not seem particularly impressive, but step inside and you’ll be amazed at what you see.
 
Thousands of years ago, it was a bustling society.
But time and weather buried it under the sand.
For millennia, no one knew that this place ever existed, but when a terrible storm swept over the Orkney Islands in 1850, an incredible secret was revealed…Nestled in the mossy, green hills on the Orkney Islands off Scotland is a secret older than the great pyramids of Egypt.

At first, it might not look like much, but the fact is, this is a unique and magical place.

Because within this rolling hillside is a perfectly preserved prehistoric village called Skara Brae.

The winter of 1850 hit Orkney hard. A severe storm caused great devastation and resulted in more than 200 deaths.

But it also revealed something long forgotten. When the storm abated, villagers discovered a settlement under the sand.

The settlement consists of eight stone houses and was inhabited between roughly 3180 and 2500 B.C., making Skara Brae one of the oldest agriculture villages in the UK

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Skara Brae has been called the “Scottish Pompeii” because the ancient monument is so well preserved.
Since the surrounding sand and the buildings’ architecture were well protected against the cold, both the buildings and their contents have been remarkably preserved throughout the millennia.

Archaeologists estimate that 50-100 people lived in the village. When the settlement was built, the houses were 1,500 meters from the sea.
Now, the sea has dug closer to the village and the view from the settlement has changed from pastures to the sea.

The settlement’s seven or eight houses were connected to each other by tunnels.
Each residence could be closed off with a stone door.

In every room, one bed was always bigger than the other, but no one knows why.
Each room also contains cabinets, dressers, seats, and storage boxes.
These boxes were built to be waterproof, suggesting that they might have stored live seafood for later consumption.

One house is distinct from the other, however.
Archaeologists didn’t found any beds or other furniture. The house is believed to have functioned as a workshop.

Amazingly, the village also had a sewage system and each house had its own toilet.

Skara Brae was a society which centered around families. The dwellings are all quite similar, which led archaeologists to conclude that this society was a fairly equal one, without any authoritative leadership.

Some believe that the villagers were Picts, a people of unknown origin who settled in eastern and northern Scotland near the end of the British Iron Age.
But archaeological findings have shown that the people who lived here could have lived been much earlier than that.

A number of mysterious discoveries have been made at the site, including this carved stone ball, though no one really knows what it was used for.

And no one knows why the village was abandoned. But around 2500 B.C., the Orkney Islands became cooler and wetter.
Many theories speculate about how the people of Skara Brae met their fate; the most popular ones involve a violent storm.

What’s the future look like for Skara Brae?
Although the settlement was built nearly two kilometres from the beach, in recent centuries, it has been increasingly threatened by the sea.
Since 1926, the houses have been protected from the approaching sea and harsh autumn winds by a concrete wall.

There has been talk about building an artificial beach with boulders and breakwater to preserve Skara Brae and several other ancient monuments at risk of being destroyed.
But nothing has happened yet. Until further notice, tourists continue to visit this fascinating place, but the question is for how long?

I personally hope that the Scottish Government will do all they can to preserve this amazing place.

Please share this with others so that more people get the chance to discover the wonder that is history!

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I can hit the golf ball any way I can ….. and laugh if it goes into the lake.

Them’s the breaks.  I’m just happy I can still hit that golf ball.

I am sharring this because  it is so well reflecting the truth written.

As I’ve aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own friend.

I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon;  before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose  business is it, if I choose to read, or play, on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon?

I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50, 60 & 70’s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.

I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a  bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I  choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things.

Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers,  or even when somebody’s beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are what gives us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face.

So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think.  I don’t question myself anymore. I’ve even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free.

I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be.  And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like  it)!

MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S  STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART! 

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The Bridge-laugh today

A man on his Harley was riding along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, God said, ‘because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.’
The biker pulled over and said, ‘Build a bridge to Hawaii  so I can ride over anytime I want.’
God replied, ‘Your request is materialistic; think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required reaching the bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take!  I can do it, 
but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things.  

Take a little more time and think of something that could possibly help mankind.’

The biker thought about it for a longtime.  Finally, he said, ‘God, I wish that I , and all men,  could understand women; I want to know how she feels inside, what she’s thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says nothing’s wrong, why she snaps and complains when I try to help, and how I can make a woman truly happy.’

God replied: ‘You want two lanes or four on that bridge?”

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Memory from PAST

 

hmm,  very interesting……

                                   Camping out in 1918.  (even brought along a slop pail)

This couple pose in an early version of American Gothic, with a groundhog killed on their Manchester farm. It’s dinner!

Note: Photo taken circa 1914, from a family photo album.

Standing over one of her many trophy mule deer, subsistence-and-sport huntress “Gusty” Wallihan appears every inch the frontier matron with her dressy bonnet, prairie-pattern cartridge belt, floral-em broidered gauntlets, hunting knife, and Remington-Hepburn rifle.  1895

At least this one won’t be quite as dangerous as the old single wheeled models. Look in the trailer over the back wheel.  They have their baby in there!

This was the approved way to change the street lamps in 1910.  Cool!

A single Paddy Wagon.  Never knew they had such a vehicle!  This is way cool.

                                                  Here is an early motorhome, built in 1926. 

This is a travel tent accessory  built in 1910.

These are vintage treadmills in the 1920’s.

This is a 1920’s refrigerator. Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.This is a 1920’s refrigerator. Only the elite could afford such a thing, and most still had the old ice boxes.

 

A hair dryer in the 1920 Salon.  What a contraption!

Chester E. Macduffee next to his newly patented, 250 kilo diving suit, 1911

A postcard from the 1800’s advertising a knife throwing act with the traveling circus.

A Strongwoman balances a piano and the pianist on her chest.  1920

London, in the 1920’s, this was a telephone engineer.  What a job!

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Six tiny stories-funny

{1} Once all villagers decided to pray for rain, on the day of prayer all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.
That’s FAITH

 

{2} When you throw a baby in the air, she laughs because she knows you will catch her.
That’s TRUST

 

{3} Every night we go to bed, without any assurance of being alive the next morning but still we set the alarms to wake up.
That’s HOPE

 

{4} We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.
That’s CONFIDENCE

 

{5} We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children.
That’s LOVE

 

{6} On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence ‘I am not 91 years old … I am sweet 16 with 75 years’ experience.
That’s ATTITUDE

 

Have a good time and live your life like the six tiny stories !

 

May you always have love to share, health to spare & friends who care!

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Iceland – Another Planet

1. This is what the sunset looks like in Iceland

1. This is what the sunset looks like in Iceland

2. Seriously, this is an actual thing you can see on this planet.

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3. so the question is…

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4. Why do we all not live here already?

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5. Iceland has some of the most incredible views in the world.

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6.  Like this.

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7.  And obviously this.

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8.  It has insanely colorful geothermal hot springs

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9.  And so many waterfalls

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10. They are ALL beautiful.

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11. Like, whoa

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12. There are also the geysers.

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13.  Which look even cooler before they erupt,

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14. This is a real thing you can actually see.

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15. When Iceland isn’t busy being a winter wonderland…

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16. It could probably pass for a tropical island.

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17. There are some wicked volcanoes.

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18. Don’t be fooled, this is not Mordor

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19. It is an actual place on this earth.

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20. Even the non-volcanic peaks are completely out of this world.

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21. And that SYMMETRY

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22. Honestly

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23. This country is pretty much perfect.

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24. Not to mention it has ice caves.

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25.  ICE CAVES

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26. Perfect frozen hideaways just waiting to be explored.

26

27. So unreal, so beautiful.

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28. Reykjavik, the capital, is basically the cutest.

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29. And has the best view.

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30. But the countryside is even more picturesque.

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31. I mean, so perfect.

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32. Iceland also has the Blue Lagoon.

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33. Which is basically like swimming in a warm cloud.

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34. The Jokulsarlon lagoon isn’t too shabby either.

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35. There are completely amazing natural landforms all over the country.

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36. Like these smoking fields in Kerlingafjoll.

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37. Or this basalt column beach.

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38. Or steaming fumaroles, which are incredible, no matter how bad they smell.

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39. You can visit a lake inside a volcanic crater.

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40. Or bathe in a thermal cave

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41. Icelandic glacier formations are some of the strangest and most beautiful things you’ll ever see

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42. Frozen perfection.

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43.  How can some dirty ice be so completely stunning?

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44. And let’s not forget that puffins are the squirrels of Iceland

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45. And that black sand beaches  white sand.

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46.  And that everything about the whole country is just completely unreal and gorgeous.

Iceland

47. Stop showing off, Iceland

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48. let’s all move there.

JK, let's all move there.)

life’s beautiful

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20 Health Questions Explained

 

Does olive oil prevent heart disease?

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Short answer: Yes

The health benefits of olive oil come from the presence of polyphenols, antioxidants
That reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancers.
But to get these healthy compounds, consumers should buy good-quality, fresh “extra-virgin” olive oil, which has the highest polyphenol content. Most commercially available olive oils have low levels of polyphenols associated with poor harvesting methods, improper storage, and heavy processing.
 

Do cough syrups work?
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Short answer: No

In 2006, the nation’s chest physicians agreed that the majority of over-the-counter cough medicines don’t actually work.
These colorful syrups typically contain doses of codeine and dextromethorphan that are too small to be effective.
Only cough suppressants that contain older antihistamines seem to relieve coughs.
That includes brompheniramine, an active ingredient in Dimetapp.
 
Do sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes?
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Short answer: Yes

The majority of health research is stacked against sugar-sweetened soda. A large 2004 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks per day increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 83% compared to those who consumed less than one of these beverages per month.
 
Do I need sunscreen with more than 30 SPF? 
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Short answer: No

Sunscreens with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 block about 97% of ultraviolet rays,
While sunscreens with an SPF of higher than 30 block 97%-98%.
It’s more important that you choose “broad-spectrum” sunscreen, meaning it protects against both UVB and UVA rays.
Sunbathers also need to apply a generous amount of sunscreen in order to get the full benefit of the SPF.
 
Is the MSG in Chinese likely to give you a headache?
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Short answer: No

A review of 40 years of clinical trials, published in the journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2006,
found that all previous research “failed to identify a consistent relationship between the consumption of MSG and the constellation of symptoms that comprise the syndrome,” including headaches and asthma attacks.
The misconception spawned from several poorly-done small studies in the 1960’s that seemed to connect MSG with a variety of maladies that people experienced after eating at Chinese restaurants.

Learn more about the MSG myth here » 
 
Do nuts make you fat?
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Short answer: No

As much as 75% of a nut is fat. But eating fat doesn’t necessarily make you fat.
The bigger factor leading to weight gain is portion-size.
Luckily, nuts are loaded with healthy fats that keep you full. They’re also a good source of protein and fiber.
One study even found that whole almonds have 20% less calories than previously thought because
A lot of the fat is excreted from the body.
 
Is walking as effective as running?
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Short answer: Yes

Studies have shown that how long you exercise — and thus how many calories you burn — is more important <
Than how hard you exercise. Running is a more efficient form of exercise, but not necessarily better for you.
A six-year study published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology in April found that walking at a moderate pace and running produced similar health benefits, so long as the same amount of energy was expended.

 

Is drinking fruit juice as good for you as eating fruit?
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Short answer: No

Calorie for calorie, whole fruit provides more nutritional benefits than drinking the pure juice of that fruit.
That’s because when you liquefy fruit, stripping away the peel and dumping the pulp, many ingredients like
Fiber, calcium, vitamin C, and other antioxidants are lost.
For comparison, a five-ounce glass of orange juice that contains 69 calories has ..3 grams of dietary fiber and 16 milligrams of calcium, whereas an orange with the same number of calories packs 3.1 grams of fiber and 60 milligrams of calcium.
 
Are all wheat breads better for you than white bread?
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Short answer: No

Not all wheat breads are created equal. Wheat breads that contain all parts of the grain kernel,
Including the nutrient-rich germ and fiber-dense bran, must be labeled “whole grain” or “whole wheat.”
Some wheat breads are just white bread with a little bit of caramel coloring to make the bread appear healthier,
According to Reader’s Digest.
 
Can a hot tub make me sick?
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Short answer: Yes

Hot tubs — especially ones in spas, hotels, and gyms — are perfect breeding grounds for germs.
The water is not hot enough to kill bacteria, but is just the right temperature to make microbes grow even faster.
Even though hot tubs are treated with chlorine, the heat causes the disinfectant to break down faster
than it would in regular pools.
The most common hot tub infection is pseudomonas folliculitis, which causes red, itchy bumps.
A more dangerous side-effect of soaking in a dirty Jacuzzi is a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaire’s disease.
This is what reportedly sickened more than 100 people at the Playboy Mansion back in 2011.
 
Does coffee cause cancer?
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Short answer: No

Coffee got a bad rap in the 1980’s when a study linked drinking coffee to pancreatic cancer.
The preliminary report was later debunked.
More recently, health studies have swung in favor of the caffeinated beverage.
Coffee has been linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver cancer, and even suicide.

Do eggs raise cholesterol levels?
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Short answer: No

Although egg yolks are a major source of cholesterol — a waxy substance thaat resembles fat — researchers have learned that saturated fat has more of an impact on cholesterol in your blood than eating foods that contain cholesterol.
“Healthy individuals with normal blood cholesterol levels should now feel free to enjoy foods like eggs in their diet every day,” the lead researcher from a 25-year University of Arizona study on cholesterol concluded.  

Can you drink too much water?
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Short answer: Yes

It is very rare for someone to die from drinking too much water, but it can happen.
Over-hydrating is most common among elite athletes. Drinking an excess of water, called water intoxication, dilutes the concentration of sodium in the blood leading to a condition known as hyponatremia.
The symptoms of hyponatremia can range from nausea and confusion to seizures and even death in severe cases.
To avoid this, drink fluids with electrolytes during extreme exercise events.  

Can yogurt ease digestive problems?
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Short answer: Yes

Our digestive tract is filled with microorganisms — some good and some bad. Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria, generically called probiotics, that helps maintain a healthy balance.
Probiotics can relieve several gastrointestinal problems, including constipation and diarrhea.
Certain brands of yogurts, like Activa by Dannon, are marketed exclusively to treat tummy issues.
 

Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes?
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Short answer: No

Whitening toothpastes usually contain peroxides and other strong abrasives that might make
your teeth appear whiter by removing stains. Unlike at-home whitening strips and gels that contain bleach,
these toothpastes do not actually change the color of your teeth.
 

Is it safe to microwave food in plastic containers?
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Short answer: Yes

But the plastic container should display the words “microwave safe.”
This means that the Food and Drug Administration has tested the container to make sure no chemicals used to make the plastic leech into foods during microwaving.
If chemicals do seep out into food, the amounts are tiny and not dangerous to our health.
As a general guideline, plastic grocery bags as well as most plastic tubs that hold margarine, yogurt, cream cheese,
and condiments are not microwave safe.
 

Can watching TV ruin your eyesight?
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Short answer: No

Watching TV will not destroy your rods and cones as the outdated myth suggests. Before the 1950’s,
TVs emitted radiation that could increase an individual’s risk of eye problems after excessive TV viewing.
Modern TVs have special shielding that blocks these harmful emissions.
 

Is red wine better for you than white wine?
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Short answer: Yes

Red wine contains much more resveratrol than white wine, an antioxidant found in the skin of grapes
that has been shown to fight off diseases associated with aging.
 

Is bottled water better for you than tap water?
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Short answer: No

Bottled water is no safer or purer than tap water, although it is substantially more expensive.
A recent study by Glasgow University in the U.K. found that bottled water is actually
more likely to be contaminated than water from your faucet because it is less well-regulated.
Bottled water and tap water typically come from the same sources — natural springs, lakes, and aquifers.
While public water supplies are tested for contaminants every day, makers of bottled water are only required
to test for specific contaminants every week, month, or year

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future …

This will open your eyes to things beyond most of our comprehension. 

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.

Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt.

What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 year – and most people don’t see it coming.
Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again?

Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975.
The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore’s law.

So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years.

It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Welcome to the Exponential Age.

Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.
Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.

Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world.
This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
In the US, young lawyers already don’t get jobs.
Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.
So if you study law, stop immediately.
There will be 90% less lawyers in the future, only specialists will remain.

Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 time more accurate than human nurses.
Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans.
In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self driving cars will appear for the public.
Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted.
You don’t want to own a car anymore.
You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination.
You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving.
Our kids will never get a driver’s license and will never own a car.
It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that.
We can transform former parking space into parks. 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide.
We now have one accident every 100,000 km, with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 10 million km.
That will save a million lives each year.

Most car companies might become bankrupt.
Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.
I spoke to a lot of engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; they are completely terrified of Tesla.

Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper.
Their car insurance business model will disappear.

Real estate will change.
Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

Electric cars will become mainstream until 2020.
Cities will be less noisy because all cars will run on electric.

Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can only now see the impact.
Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil.
The price for solar will drop so much that all coal companies will be out of business by 2025.

With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water.
Desalination now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter.
We don’t have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water.
Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year.
There will be companies who will build a medical device (called the “Tricorder” from Star Trek) that works with you phone, which takes your retina scan, you blood sample and you breath into it.
It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease.
It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medicine, nearly for free.

3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from 18,000$ to 400$ within 10 years.
In the same time, it became 100 times faster.
All major shoe companies started 3D printing shoes.
Spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports.
The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.
At the end of this year, new smartphones will have 3D scanning possibilities.
You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home.
In China, they already 3D printed a complete 6-storey office building.
By 2027, 10% of everything that’s being produced will be 3D printed.

Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, ask yourself: “in the future, do you think we will have that?” and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?
If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea.
And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed in to failure in the 21st century.

Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years.
There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a small time.

Agriculture: There will be a 100$ agricultural robot in the future.
Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all days on their fields.
Aeroponics will need much less water.

The first petri dish produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018.

Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows.

Imagine if we don’t need that space anymore.

There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly.

It contains more protein than meat.

It will be labeled as “alternative protein source” (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

There is an app called “moodies” which can already tell in which mood you are.

Until 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions if you are lying.

Imagine a political debate where it’s being displayed when they are telling the truth and when not.

Bitcoin will become mainstream this year and might even become the default reserve currency.

Longevity: Right now, the average life span increases by 3 months per year.

Four years ago, the life span used to be 79 years, now it’s 80 years.

The increase itself is increasing and by 2036, there will be more that one year increase per year.

So we all might live for a long long time, probably way more than 100.

Education: The cheapest smartphones are already at 10$ in Africa and Asia.

Until 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smartphone.

That means, everyone has the same access to world class education.

Every child can use Khan academy for everything a child learns at school in First World countries.

We have already released our software in Indonesia and will release it in Arabic, Suaheli and Chinese this Summer, because I see an enormous potential.

We will give the English app for free, so that children in Africa can become fluent in English within half a year…….

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indulge in enjoyable recollection of past

 

How is this For Nostalgia?   

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms ,

It took 3 minutes for the TV to warm up,

Nobody owned a purebred dog,

When a quarter was a decent allowance,

You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.

 

Your Mom wore nylons that came in 2 pieces.

You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time. And you didn’t pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot,

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box,

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents,

They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed…and they did it!

When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car…to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady.

No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked,

Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, ‘That cloud looks like a…’ 

Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game,

Stuff from the store came without safety caps and  hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger,

And with all our progress, don’t you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savour the slower pace, and share it with the children of today,

When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing  compared to the fate that awaited the student at home,

Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.  Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!  But we survived because their love was greater than the threat. 

…as well as summers filled with bike rides, Hula  Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.

Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and  say,

‘Yeah, I remember  that’

I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a Double Dog Dare to pass it on. To remember what a Double Dog Dare is, read on. And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.

Share  this on with someone who can still remember Howdy  Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The              Shadow knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and  Dale,Trigger and Buttermilk.

How Many Of These Do You Remember?
Candy cigarettes

Wax Coke-shaped bottles with coloured sugar water  inside.

Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles. 
 
Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes. 
 
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.

Newsreels before the movie.

Telephone numbers with a word prefix…( Yukon 2-601).  Party lines.

Peashooters.
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Hi-Fi’s & 45 RPM records.

78 RPM records!

Green Stamps.

Mimeograph paper.

The Fort Apache Play Set. 

Do You Remember a Time When:  

Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe,’ 
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, ‘Do Over!’ 

‘Race issue’ meant arguing about who ran the fastest,

Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening,

It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘Best 
Friends,’

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a  Slingshot,

Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute commercials for action figures,

‘Oly-oly-oxen-free’ made perfect sense ,

Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles,

The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a  team,

War was a card game,

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a  motorcycle,

Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin,

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon,

If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived!!!   come again and see some more

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Asparagus…

 Asparagus

asparagus

When I met him, He was a retired biochemist This elderly gent told me the man should have eaten more asparagus, and he wouldn’t have that problem.
why?
 you notice how your urine stinks after eating asparagus? I said well I never thought it was what I ate but yes it does have a pungent odor. He said, It is because it is detoxifying your body of harmful chemicals!!! This was back in 1986 when I was stationed there and to read this email again I had to share this story…Eat more asparagus, my friends.
Asparagus — Who knew?
My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style asparagus, pureed it and took 4 tablespoons in the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3 lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week. Her oncologist said she will not need to see him for 3 months.
THE ARTICLE:
Several years ago I met a man seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer. He gave me a copy of an article, entitled “Asparagus For Cancer” printed in the Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it here, just as it was shared with me: I am a biochemist, and have specialized in the relation of diet to health for over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on his project. We have accumulated a number of favorable case histories. Here are a few examples:

Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin’s disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise

Case No. 2, A successful businessman, 68 years old, suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. After years of medical treatments, including radiation without improvement, he began taking asparagus. Within 3 months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumor had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

Case No. 3, On March 5th 1971, a man who had lung cancer was put on the operating table where they found lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the Asparagus therapy and immediately started taking it. By August, x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared. He is now back at his regular business routine.

Case No. 4, A woman had been troubled for a number of years with skin cancer. She developed different skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after beginning asparagus therapy, the skin specialist said her skin looked fine with no more skin lesions. This woman reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her kidney disease, which had started in 1949. She had over 10 operations for kidney stones, and was receiving government disability payments for an inoperable, terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus treatment.

I was not surprised at this result as `The elements of materia medica’, edited in 1854 by a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, stated that asparagus was used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of asparagus in dissolving stones. Note the dates! —We would have other case histories but the medical establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to spread this good news and help us to gather a large number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy.

 

For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked before using. Fresh or canned asparagus can be used. I have corresponded with the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives. Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to make a puree. Store in the refrigerator. Give the patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening. Patients usually show some improvement in 2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do no harm and may be needed in some cases.
As a biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can prevent.’ Based on this theory, my wife and I have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals. We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste with breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold. For years we have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our regular checkups. The last blood survey, taken by a medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional approach to health, showed substantial improvements in all categories over the last one, and we can attribute these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink. As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better with the latest theories about cancer.
Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called histones, which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth. For that reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and in acting as a general body tonic. In any event, regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you from using it and it may do you much good. It has been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione, which is considered one of the body’s most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.
Just a side note… In case you are wondering why this has not been made public, there is no profit in curing cancer.

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HEART ATTACKS & WATER …

 

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HEART ATTACKS AND WATER !
How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night.

Heart Attack and Water -(I never knew all of this

Something else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor – Gravity holds water in the lower… part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc.) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me. Correct time to drink water…
Very Important. >From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on    the body     
2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack
I can also add to this… My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
 
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
 
  1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
    The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life”; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
  2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest, for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

Please read on…

Something that we can do to help ourselves – nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue.
They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It’s about Heart Attacks.
 
There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note:   There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterwards: – Call 911. – Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.- Say “heart attack!” – Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins.
Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and …  DO NOT LIE DOWN!
A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after reading this and shares with 10 people, probably one life could be saved!
I have already shared this information with you. What about you?
Just share it, this message. It may save lives!         heartbit  
“Life is a one time gift”                                                     heart

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All these examples do NOT imply that gasoline is cheap; it just illustrates how outrageous some prices are.


You will be really suprised by the last one (at least, I was)!!!

Think a gallon of gas is expensive? 

This makes one think, and also puts things into perspective.

Diet Snapple, 16 oz , $1.29 … $10.32 per gallon! 

Starbuck’s Reg. Coffee 16 oz, $2.10… $16.80 per gallon! 

Lipton Ice Tea, 16 oz , $1.19 … $9.52 per gallon!

Gatorade, 20 oz , $1.59 ….. $10.17 per gallon!
 

Ocean Spray, 16 oz , $1.25 .. $10.00 per gallon!  


Brake Fluid, 12 oz , $3.15 …. $33.60 per gallon!


Vick’s Nyquil, 6 oz , $8.35 … $178.13 per gallon!


Pepto Bismol, 4 oz, $3.85 . $123.20 per gallon!
  

Whiteout, 7 oz , $1.39 ……… $25.42 per gallon!
  

Scope, 1.5 oz , $0.99 …..$84.48 per gallon!  

And this is the REAL KICKER    ….

Evian water, 9 oz , $1.49 …$21.19 per gallon!     

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$21.19 for a gallon of WATER!!

and the buyers don’t even know the source

(Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

Ever wonder why computer printers are so cheap?

So they can hook you for the ink.    Someone calculated the cost of the ink and….

you won’t believe it but it’s true: $ 5,200 a gal.
$ 5200 A GALLON!!!

So, the next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on water, Scope, Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil or, G-od forbid, Printer Ink!!!!!

And – If you don’t share this along to at least one person, less people will know…… !!

  May you be happy and well 

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How much gas cost

All these examples do NOT imply that gasoline is cheap; it just illustrates how outrageous some prices are.


You will be really shocked by the last one (at least, I was)!!!

Think a gallon of gas is expensive?

 

This makes one think, and also puts things into perspective.

       Diet Snapple, 16 oz , $1.29 … $10.32 per gallon!  

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Starbuck’s Reg. Coffee 16 oz, $2.10… $16.80 per gallon!

Lipton Ice Tea, 16 oz , $1.19 … $9.52 per gallon!
 

Gatorade, 20 oz , $1.59 ….. $10.17 per gallon!
 

Ocean Spray, 16 oz , $1.25 .. $10.00 per gallon!  

Brake Fluid, 12 oz , $3.15 …. $33.60 per gallon!  

Vick’s Nyquil, 6 oz , $8.35 … $178.13 per gallon!
   

Pepto Bismol, 4 oz, $3.85 . $123.20 per gallon!
  

Whiteout, 7 oz , $1.39 ……… $25.42 per gallon!
   

Scope, 1.5 oz , $0.99 …..$84.48 per gallon!    


And this is the REAL KICKER.

Evian water, 9 oz , $1.49 …$21.19 per gallon!            


$21.19 for a gallon of WATER!!

and the buyers don’t even know the source
(Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

Ever wonder why computer printers are so cheap?
So they can hook you for the ink. Someone calculated the cost of the ink at

you won’t believe it but it’s true:      $ 5,200 a gal.
$ 5200 A GALLON!!!

So, the next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on water, Scope, Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil or, G-od forbid, Printer Ink!!!!!


And – if you don’t share this along with at least one person, less people will know…… !!

 

May you be happy and well

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THE ROSS SISTERS-1944 (Amazing 3 Ladies)

This was in 1944

Once they  finish singing…OMG   !!!!!

The one picking up the apple  towards the end makes me hurt just  to  watch.

During the first 50 seconds, they are just  singing, but next, what they do next, is amazing…              watch, click on link below:

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A Fantastic Collection of Photographs

 some nice sights to brighten your day !

[] A cool looking Volcano in Ethiopia has blue lava apparently due to a high sulphur content.

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An innovative playground in Copenhagen that has trampolines built into the street for the kids to jump on.

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This photo could just be the perfect mountain sunrise you’ll ever see

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Running in Florida doesn’t look that appealing.  (Whoa!!  This HAS TO BE the Tamiami Trail in the Everglades.)

Awwe

Photo of a baby deer taken on Memorial Day 2013 at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis.

My grandparents, married 71 years.

After being married for 71 years if all you are left with is the love of your life and a couch in the woods I think you did OK

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Keyhole Rock at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur California provides a beautiful ocean cave sunset photograph.

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Some cool beach art on a beach in New Zealand. I can imagine how difficult it is to make 3D Beach Artwork.

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A look at Bavaria with lots of color in this photograph.

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The Swedish Air Force likes to camouflage it’s aircraft hangers like this jet cave hiding a fighter jet

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This Oceanside path in Spain looks like a cool place to take a hike.

Towing an iceberg offshore Newfoundland

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A beautiful photo of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. Chimney Rock is on the left and Courthouse Mountain is on the right.

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Apparently these beach boulders are located at Moeraki, New Zealand and occur naturally.

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It appears that this group of Gibbons are singing together. Perhaps they’re singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight“.

Buddy Hayman, Billy O’Neill, Ward Vaughn, Jimmy Hearn, Jimmy Ball, and Burton Fitch

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A cool picture of a Kingfisher with the catch of the day. The colors of this bird are just beautiful.

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If you like adventure and aren’t afraid of heights then this Extreme Mountain Bike Trail is for you to ride.

Gelada baboon

The Gelada Baboon in this photo taken in Ethiopia looks so thoughtful and wise as he sits on his mountain perch.

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The year was 1955

Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents  just to mail a letter?

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If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire 
outside help at the store.
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When I first started driving, who would  have thought gas would  someday
cost 25 cents a gallon? Guess we’d be better off leaving
 the car in the garage.
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Did you see where some baseball  player just signed a contract for  $50,000
a year just to play ball?
  It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll
be making more than the President.
        

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I never thought I’d see the day  all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They’re even making electric typewriters now.
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It’s too bad things are so tough  nowadays.
I see where a few married women are having
to  work to make ends meet.

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It won’t be long before young  couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so  they can both work.                                                                                     
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I’m afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.
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Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government  takes half our income in taxes. I  sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.
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The fast food restaurant is  convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they  will ever catch on.
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There is no sense going on short trips any more for a weekend. It  costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay   in a hotel.
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No one can afford to be sick anymore. At $15.00 a day in  the hospital, it’s too rich for  my blood.
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If they think I’ll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.
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Know any friends  who would get a kick out of these,  pass this on!    Be sure and send it to your kids and grand kids, too!

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Chicago

 

If you’ve ever lived in Chicago, worked in Chicago, or just visited Chicago, you will really enjoy this …

INTERLUDE…Chicago [at night in time lapsed = 5 minutes–but took 18 months to film) The Most Beautiful City

 

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