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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?”

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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FREE ATTORNEY ADVICE

Not A Joke!!   Even If you dislike attorneys…You will love them for these tips.

 A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:

1. Do not sign  the back of your credit cards . Instead, put ‘ PHOTO ID REQUIRED .’

2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DONOT put the complete account number on the ‘For’ line. Instead, just put the last four numbers . The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won’t have access to it.

3. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never have your SS# printed on your checks. But if you have It printed, anyone can get it.

4. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine   . Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. 
I also carry a photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad We’ve all heard horror stories about fraud that’s committed on us in stealing a Name, address, Social Security number, credit cards. In case your luggage is lost, take another list in your carryon bag, especially if you are abroad and need immediate access to those numbers.

Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have firsthand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and more. 
But here’s some critical information to limit the damage   in case this happens to you or someone you know:

5. We have been told we should  cancel our  credit cards immediately . But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call . Keep those where you can find them.

6.  File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).

But here’s what is perhaps most important of all : (I never even thought to do this.)

7.  Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name.

The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.

Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:

1.) Equifax:  1-800-525-6285

2.) Experian (formerly TRW):  1-888-397-3742

3.) Trans Union :  1-800-680 7289

4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line): 
  1-800-269-0271

If you are willing to pass this information along, it could really help someone that you care about.

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 !

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Auto Culture Trivia

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Q: Who opened the first drive-in gas station?

A: Gulf opened up the first station in Pittsburgh in 1913.

Q: What city was the first to use parking meters?

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A: Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.

Q: Where was the first drive-in restaurant?

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A: Royce Hailey’s Pig Stand opened in Dallas in 1921.

Q: True or False? The 1953 Corvette came in white, red and black.

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A: False. The 1953 ‘Vett’s were available in one color, Polo White.

Q: What was Ford’s answer to the Chevy Corvette, and other legal street racers of the 1960’s?

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A: Carroll Shelby’s Mustang GT350.

Q: What was the first car fitted with an alternator, rather than a direct current dynamo?

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A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant

Q: What was the first car fitted witha replaceable cartridge oil filter?

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A: The 1924 Chrysler.

Q: What was the first car to be
offered with a “perpetual guarantee”?

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A: The 1904 Acme, from Reading, PA. Perpetuity was disturbing in this case, as Acme closed down in 1911.

Q: What American luxury automaker beganby making cages for birds and squirrels?

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A: The George N. Pierce Co of Buffalo, who made the Pierce Arrow, also made iceboxes.

Q: What car first referred to itself as a convertible?

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A: The 1904 Thomas Flyer, which had a removable hard top.

Q: What car was the first to have it’s radioantenna embedded in the windshield?

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A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Q: What car used the first successful series-production hydraulic valve lifters?

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A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16

Q: Where was the World’s first three-color traffic lights installed?

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A: Detroit, Michigan in 1919. Two years later
they experimented with synchronized lights.

Q: What type of car had the distinction of being GM’s 100 millionth car built in the U.S.?

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A: March 16, 1966 saw an Olds Tornado rollout of Lansing, Michigan with that honor.

Q: Where was the first drive-in movie theater opened, and when?

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A: Camden, NJ in 1933

Q: What autos were the first to use a standardized production key-start system?

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A: The 1949 Chryslers

Q: What did the Olds designation 4-4-2 stand for?

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A: 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed transmission, and dual exhaust.

Q: What car was the first to place thehorn button in the center of the steering wheel?

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A: The 1915 Scripps-Booth Model C. The car also was the first with electric door latches.

Q: What U.S. production car had the quickest 0-60 mph time?

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A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409.

Q: What’s the only car to appear simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek?

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A: The Mustang

Q: What was the lowest priced mass produced American car?

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A: The 1925 Ford Model T Runabout.
Cost $260, $5 less than 1924.

Q: What is the fastest internal-combustion American production car?

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A: The 1998 Dodge Viper GETS-R, tested byMotor Trend magazine at 192.6 mph.

Q: What automaker’s first logo incorporated the Star of David?

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A: The Dodge Brothers.

Q: Who wrote to Henry Ford, “I have drove fords exclusively when I could get away with one It has got every other car skinned, and even if my business hasn’t been strictly legal it don’t hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V-8”?

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A: Clyde Barrow (of Bonnie and Clyde) in 1934.

Q: What car was the first production V12, as well as the first production car with aluminum pistons?

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A: The 1915 Packard Twin-Six.   Used during WWI in Italy,
these motors inspired Enzi Ferrari to adopt the V12 himself in 1948.

Q: What was the first car to use power operated seats?

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A: They were first used on the 1947 Packard line.

Q: Which of the Chrysler “letter cars” sold the fewest amount?

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A: Only 400, 1963, 300J’s were sold

Q: What car company was originallyknown as Swallow Sidecars (aka SS)?

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A: Jaguar, which was an SS model first in 1935, and ultimately the whole company by 1945.

Q: What car delivered the first production V12 engine?

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A: The cylinder wars were kicked off in 1915 after Packard’s chief engineer, Col. Jesse Vincent, introduced its Twin-Six.

Q: When were seat belts first fitted to a motor vehicle?

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A: In 1902, in a Baker Electric streamliner racer which crashed at 100 mph. on Staten Island!

Q: In January 1930, Cadillac debuted it’s V16 in a car named for a theatrical version of a 1920’s film seen by Harley Earl while designing the body, What’s that name?

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A: The “Madam X”, a custom coach designed by Earl and built by Fleetwood. The sedan featured a retractable landau top above the rear seat.

Q: Which car company started out German, yet became French after WWI?

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A: Bugatti, founded in Molsheim in 1909, became French when Alsace returned to French rule.

Q: In what model year did Cadillacintroduce the first electric sunroof?

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A: 1969

Q: What U.S. production car had the largest 4 cylinder engine?

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A: The 1907 Thomas sported a 571 cu. in. (9.2liter) engine.

Q: What car was reportedly designed on the back of a Northwest Airlines airsickness bag and released on April Fool’s Day, 1970?

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A: 1970 Gremlin, (AMC)

Q: What is the Spirit of Ecstasy? 

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A: The official name of the mascot of Rolls Royce, she is the lady on top of their radiators Also known as “Nellie in her nighty”.


Q: What was the inspiration for MG’s famed octagon-shaped badge?

A: The shape of founder Cecil Kimber’s dining table.  MG stands for Morris Garages.


Q: In what year did the “double-R” Rolls Royce badge change from red to black?

A: 1933

Trivia Extra..
Ford, who made the first pick-up trucks, shipped them to dealers in wood crates that the new owners had to assemble using the crates as the beds of the trucks.  The new owners had to go to the dealers to get the crates, thus they had to “pick-up” the trucks. And now you know the “rest of the story.”

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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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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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Heart Attack solution

Water and Aspirin…

A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration.

Good Thing To Know. From The Mayo Clinic. 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 – Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack.  Interesting…….

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. 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 on Aspirin –Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the 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. 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 receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved! I have already shared this information. What about you?

Do share this message. It may save lives!

“Life is a one time gift” (Let’s forward and hope this will help save some!!!)

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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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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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Did you know our leaders were this creative during WWII.

This is the first I’d heard of this. Additionally we also took other defensive steps to protect our war production capability from both Japanese and German attack. For instance in the Greater Buffalo, New York area there were several steel making facilities, iron foundries & chemical plants. All of these were critical to the war effort and all of them had many antiaircraft batteries manned by US Army troops around the clock.On the east & west coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico we had antisubmarine nets, manned barrage balloons & coastal artillery batteries & spotters. We also deployed Coast Guard & Naval assets in the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes to protect war related commence of raw materials to the steel and iron making industries.

Hidden  in Plain View

During  WW II Lockheed (unbelievable 1940s pictures). This is a version of  special effects during the 1940’s. I have never seen these pictures or  knew that we had gone this far to protect ourselves. During World War II  the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft  Plant to protect it from a possible Japanese air attack. They covered it  with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from  the air.

Before….

1 After..
2The person that provided  these pictures said she got an interesting story about someone’s mother  who worked at Lockheed, and she as a younger child, remembers all  this.  She says that to this day, these are the first pictures of  it she’s seen. 
3 Another person who lived  in the area talked about as being a boy, watching it all be set up like  a movie studio production.  They had fake houses, trees, etc. and  moved parked cars around so it looked like a residential area from the  skies overhead.
4I lived  in  North Long Beach   during  World War II, I was 13 years old. (1940)  The Long Beach airport  was  near Lakewood , CA .  There was a large Boeing Plant there.  If you would drive  down Carson  St. going south you could drive under  the camouflage  netting.     Ed Pollard 

5I am 85 and had much of my pilot training  in Calif.    I  have been under this net and have seen it from the air.  During  preflight training I rode a bus under the net and was very surprised as  I didn’t know it was there.  It was strong enough to walk on and  they hired people to ride bicycles and move around as if they lived  there to make it look  authentic.  Warren  Holmgreen  Jr
67 8Hiding the Lockheed Plant  during World War II – wow this is  amazing!

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Cell Phone

we hope this information will help you in case you’ve not heard about this.

  1. FIRST   (Emergency)The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it  out.
  2. SECOND   (Hidden Battery Power)Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.
  3. THIRD   (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? )
    To check your Mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone:
    *#06# .
    A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. 

    If your phone is stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
  4. FOURTH   (Free Directory Service for Cells)Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don’t have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial:
    (800) FREE411   or (800) 373-3411     
    without incurring any charge at all.  Program this into your cell phone now.
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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.

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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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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.
&nb sp;

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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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!     

        https://gm1.ggpht.com/Mn5ouPs9cfC5A7OhW8TUhMyUn8kEvFodPBLByn0kH_Mho2Y5gIC7v3BnNj3j_F35-2EQSPvcuiWZkqlkNsUAxoCfA8p_pqed7mcLwfKqA-Dbe-r1Hts5FPsxvbS1KN4oeqRL857EoqgkrQHl6TdBqe0tsrgCLuYfyZeiHZYUz49V1665WdsmYqytm-qHmdelSqdC9D9PLbHPRTn-CF47X29CJk2Ea5WdJ6rmkFwwrTYmszFJeFjYNUgJF1vsfHtPdI1qh6Gpmy70fqvCFhEs-oXyjbRGM5H_b79qVNFi9rc0_IYqqvrXZKQqkPYvb0dqlU-qsN-BlRkZhDWPujRnbFQNBzYiea-NVIwlJ4G3QdGdT_WAuCxjKMLOUoPlL_5oz0BnGVMMBFPyjGwpwvBWhYTn9WqvkoO012AGoyP7dbNp-rsWtVNNqO7Sd1vR6dryL85iBLDIiZWbSFeogQLfIXG4oRdxxG04gqLb6lBP7FY-8jNyioXsTrbhhb7QWS1k7XiCFJp_0CDcIXXcf-FzV9rIEcZyqZX5Epe77xdROScgJ9b63da3iBknJ6LZpmsz8CSRdg23m3UYX9mp6bNSHJdciK8rv_1D9wd_p_DsopPYk1x806yeva-3bYXwMC5LSkyGB_FUB4C-A1vkZoW4ZIl8YME48MVXQGnLHMVA3IZU41wZf5FFXemjWGhOGeM=w300-h300-l75-ft

$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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The year was 1955

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

https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 1.jpg?attredirects=0

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.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 5.jpg?attredirects=0

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.
https://sites.google.com/site/sundayfamilyhumour8/sunday-family-humour-7th-september/sunday-family-humour-7th-september-page-2/1955 8.jpg?attredirects=0

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!

thanks

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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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Lost in the 50s tonight – memory from the past

 

 This song was written by Mike Reid,  All American tackle at Penn State ’69, drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals. Played five years, two years All Pro and left in his prime to move to Nashville to write music. He wrote or co-wrote 12 number one country hits in the ’80s and ’90s. Not your typical pro football player. 
I think You’ll be sharring this with SOMEBODY!!

World War II more Facts

One more little known fact:

The Merchant Marines died at a higher rate than any military branch yet they did not receive service benefits.  Most were not even allowed to carry arms or defensive equipment yet they traveled in harms way.

The first German serviceman killed in the war was killed by the Japanese. 

1. The                                                          firstGerman                                                          serviceman                                                          killed in the                                                          war was killed                                                          by the                                                          Japanese.

Over 100,000 Allied bomber crewmen were killed over Europe.

3. Over                                                          100,000Allied                                                          bomber crewmen                                                          were killed                                                          over Europe.

More U.S. servicemen died in the Air Corps than the Marine Corps.

4. More U.S.                                                servicemen died in the                                                Air Corps that the                                                Marine Corps.

Polish Catholic midwife Stanisawa Leszczyñska delivered 3,000 babies at the Auschwitz  concentration camp during the Holocaust in occupied Poland.

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5. Polish                                                      Catholic midwife                                                      StanisBawa                                                      LeszczyDska                                                      delivered 3,000                                                      babies at the                                                      Auschwitz                                                      concentration camp                                                      during the                                                      Holocaust in                                                      occupied Poland.

In World War II, British soldiers got a ration of three sheets of toilet paper a day.   Americans got 22.

6. In World WarII, British                                    soldiers got a ration of three                                    sheets of toilet paper a day.                                    Americansgot 22.

In 1941, more than three million cars were manufactured in the United States.        Only 139 more were made during the entire war.

7. In 1941, more than three                                    million cars were manufactured in                                    the United States. Only 139 more                                    were made during the entire war.

Four of every five German soldiers killed in the war died on the Eastern Front.

8. Four of                                                      everyfive German                                                      soldiers killed in                                                      the war died on                                                      the Eastern                                                      Front.

Only 20 percent of the males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 survived the war.

9. Only 20                                                percentof the males born                                                in the Soviet Union in                                                1923 survived the war.

 In World War II, the youngest serviceman in the United States military was Calvin Graham – age 12. Graham lied about his age when he enlisted in the US Navy.   His real age was not discovered until after he was wounded.  (Unbelievable)

10. In World WarII, the                                    youngest serviceman in the United                                    States military was Calvin Graham                                    age 12. Graham lied about his age                                    when he enlisted in the US Navy. His                                    real age was not discovered after he                                    was wounded.

Only one out of every four men serving on U-boats survived.

11. Only one outof                                                every four men serving                                                on U-boats survived.

 The Siege of Stalingrad resulted in more Russian deaths (military and civilian) than the United States and Britain sustained (combined) in all of World War II.

12. The Siege of Stalingrad                                    resulted in more Russian deaths                                    (military and civilian) then                                    theUnited States and Britain                                    sustained (combined) in all of World                                    War II.

To avoid using the German sounding name ‘hamburger’ during World War II, Americans used the name ‘Liberty Steak.’

13. To avoid                                                      using the German                                                      sounding name                                                      hamburger during                                                      World War II,                                                      Americans used the                                                      name Liberty                                                      Steak.

Adolf Hitler’s nephew, William Hitler, served in the US Navy during World War II!!!

14. Adolf Hitler s                                                nephew, William Hitler,                                                served in the US Navy                                                during World WarII.

Adolph Hitler and Henry Ford each kept a framed picture of the other on his desk.

15. Adolph Hitler                                                and Henry Ford each kept                                                a framed picture of the                                                other on his desk.

During World War II, the largest Japanese spy ring was actually located in Mexico.

16. During World                                                War II, the largest                                                Japanese spy ring was                                                actually located in                                                Mexico.

The mortality rate for POWs in Russian camps was 85 percent. 

17. The                                                      mortalityrate for                                                      POWs in Russian                                                      camps was 85                                                      percent.

Had it been necessary for a third atom bomb, the city targeted would have been Tokyo. 19. Had it                                                      been necessary for                                                      a third atom bomb,                                                      the city targeted                                                      would have been                                                      Tokyo.

 HAn Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer, who fought in World War II, iroo Onoda never surrendered in 1945. Until 1974, for almost 30 years, he held his position in the Philippines. His former commander traveled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty in 1974.

20. An Imperial Japanese Army                                  intelligence officer, who fought in                                  World War II, Hiroo Onoda never                                  surrendered in 1945. Until 1974, for                                  almost 30 years, he held hisposition                                  in the Philippines. His former                                  commander traveled from Japan to                                  personally issue orders relieving him                                  from duty in 1974.

Total casualties for World War II totaled between 50 – 70 million people, 80 percent of which came from only four countries – Russia, China, Germany and Poland.  Over 50 percent of the casualties were civilians, with the majority of those being women and children.

21. Total casualties for                                          WorldWar II totaled between 50                                          70 million people, 80 percent                                          of which came form onlyfour                                          countries Russia, China,                                          Germany and Poland. Over 50                                          percent of the casualties were                                          civilians, with the majority                                          of those being women and                                          children.

Veterans are people who, at one point in their life, wrote a blankcheck payable to the United States of America, for an amount up to and including their life.  

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The”Benson Ford” ship

The “Benson Ford” originally transported iron and coal for the Ford Motor Company!
 The ship was decommissioned in 1981 after nearly 50 years of service.

 After being decommissioned it was left to rust for four years before the front part of the ship was removed and perched on top of the 18-foot cliff above Lake Erie, to serve as a vacation home.

 Looking across the bow, it seems that the boat is actually steaming – full speed ahead!
 
The ship still contains the beautiful wood-paneled state rooms, dining room and lounge designed by Henry Ford.

 The boat was used by Henry Ford to travel across the Great Lakes. Thomas Edison was a frequent guest on this beautiful ship.
 The present four-deck ship-house is 7,000 sq. ft. and includes walnut-paneled staterooms, a dining room with galley, and passenger lounge designed by Henry Ford for his personal use while on board.

The ship-house was originally owned by Frank J. Sullivan, but after failing to turn it into a hotel in 1992, Sullivan auctioned the building to father and son Jerry and Bryan Kaspar, who still enjoy relaxing there while taking time off from work. It has been modernized with a garage, a game room, a bar, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and four bathrooms. The 90-year-old cargo ship is beautiful, as she sits overlooking her former waterways.

Visitors must be okay with heights if they take a tour onto the bow of the boat and see the water so far below.
 
This ship-home has maintained the historic and beautiful interior, which is updated with modern amenities.

Bryan Kaspar says: “Everyone who sees our home from the outside, wants to look inside.
I think everyone who sees it is amazed at the gorgeous woodwork throughout our beautiful ship-home.”

This impressive getaway includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a captain’s office and living room with panoramic views across Lake Erie.
 ‘I love the deck on the fourth floor. It’s a great place to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the lake and the nearby cliffs, and to watch the sunsets is amazing from there.’

Videographer Nick James, who conducts tours of the home, says, ‘The most incredible part is standing at the helm with the way the boat hangs over the cliff. It actually feels like you’re on the open water.’
I love the history that remains all around the Benson Ford.
In the parlor, you can imagine Thomas Edison and Henry Ford sitting there puffing on their cigars.’
 When you’re there, it feels like you’re stepping back in time, and that those two famed gentlemen could appear at any moment.’
An incredible beauty of a long-ago ship, still available for water lovers to see.

The “Benson Ford” originally transported iron and coal for the Ford Motor Company! The ship was decommissioned in 1981 after nearly 50 years of service.

Benson Ford 1

After being decommissioned it was left to rust for four years before the front
part of the ship was removed and perched on top of the 18-foot cliff above Lake Erie, to serve as a vacation home.

Benson Ford 2

Looking across the bow, it seems that the boat is actually steaming – full
speed ahead!

Benson Ford 3

The ship still contains the beautiful wood-paneled state rooms, dining room and lounge designed by Henry Ford.Benson Ford 4

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The boat was used by Henry Ford to travel across the Great Lakes.
Thomas Edison was a frequent guest on this beautiful ship.
The present four-deck ship-house is 7,000 sq. ft. and includes walnut-paneled
staterooms, a dining room with galley, and passenger lounge designed by Henry Ford for his personal use while on board.  The ship-house was originally owned by Frank J. Sullivan, but after failing to turn it into a hotel in 1992, Sullivan auctioned the building to father and son Jerry and Bryan Kaspar, who still enjoy relaxing there while taking time off from work.  It has been modernized with a garage, a game room, a bar, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and four bathrooms.  The 90-year-old cargo ship is beautiful, as she sits overlooking her former waterways.

Benson Ford 6

Visitors must be okay with heights if they take a tour onto the bow of the boat and see the water so far below.

Benson Ford 7

This ship-home has maintained the historic and beautiful interior, which is
updated with modern amenities.

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Benson Ford 9

 

Benson Ford 10

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Bryan Kaspar says: “Everyone who sees our home from the outside, wants to look inside.
I think everyone who sees it is amazed at the gorgeous woodwork throughout our beautiful ship-home.”

Benson Ford 12

Benson Ford 13

Benson Ford 14

This impressive getaway includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a captain’s office and living room with panoramic views across Lake Erie.
‘I love the deck on the fourth floor. It’s a great place to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the lake and the nearby cliffs, and to watch the sunsets is amazing from there.’
Videographer Nick James, who conducts tours of the home, says, ‘The most incredible part is standing at the helm with the way the boat hangs over the cliff. It actually feels like you’re on the open water.’
I love the history that remains all around the Benson Ford.  In the parlor, you can imagine Thomas Edison and Henry Ford sitting there puffing on their cigars.’
When you’re there, it feels like you’re stepping back in time, and that those two famed gentlemen could appear at any moment.’
An incredible beauty of a long-ago ship, still available for water lovers to see.

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Priceless nostalgia-from the past

 

Phone from Car (1959)

Hot dog stand 1947

Breaking all the rules 1950’s

Popular hair styles from the 50s

Segregated seating at the Orange Bowl, 1955

The Jackie Look 1961

Applicants to Paramount Motion Picture School , 1940

For city kids the street was your playground

1948 Los Angeles , street car chaos

Irish Schoolboys get their Dose of Castor Oil

Traveling   First Class 1948

Prom   night, 1957

Nice sales pitch 1953

Crowd at a high school football game, 1944 (Notice that there are NO young men in crowd. WWII was going on)

Buying a car in 1950

The Classic Lunch Counter 1960’s

A new suburban housing development opens, Bellflower California 1953

NYC street       near Central Park 1900

Mobile       School . . . classroom on a rail car – Ontario Canada 1932

Picking up the U.S. Mail, early 1900s

Doing Homework 1946

Daytona   Beach       in the 1950s . . .

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19 Most Guarded Places On Earth

 

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1 (1)                                                      Vatican Secret Archives Despite the church’s attempt at openness, critics say the contents aren’t accessible enough since only qualified clergy and academics are allowed inside the facility, and even those granted entry cannot view items without advanced approval. Thus, the skeptics remain, with theories ranging from the cavern hiding gospels that contradict the Bible, to housing the earliest known collection of pornography, and holding plans to control the world.

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Fort Knox
Fort Knox is home to the US Bullion Depository. It not only stores thousands of tons of gold, but, it is said to house important historical documents as well, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carte. If a bank robber was somehow able to get through the solid granite wall perimeter and past the squadrons of machine-gun wielding guards and armed military, they would still have to contend with a 22-ton vault blast door held shut by a lock so intricate that it requires a 10 person team to unlock.

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Federal Reserve Bank in New York
Below the streets of Manhattan sits a vault so impenetrable that it’s entrusted with more U.S. gold bullion than the famous Fort Knox. Security is so tight that men aren’t allowed to enter the vault; pallets are moved around by a team of robots. The bank’s security systems are so trusted that even foreign governments use it for gold storage. And – as if that wasn’t enough – a Jason Bourne level protection force watch the perimeter; their shooting range scores are so good they’re better than marksmen.

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Tumen River
This river makes up part of the boundary between Russia and North Korea and also snakes down into Chinese territory. Within a mile, you can go from North Korea, through China and end up in Russia, which makes this a good place for those wishing to defect. As such, it is generally well guarded by North Korean soldiers.

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The Iranian Gold Reserve – Location Unknown
What makes the vault holding Iran’s gold reserve impenetrable is that nobody can say for sure where it is. One could assume the vault is either in the Imperial Treasury location or the Iran Central Bank, but you know what they say about assumptions. Iran secretly flew gold into the country from Europe in order to dodge “financial pressure” from the US and UK. Now that the reserves are back within Iranian borders, the location of their holding vault has been very elusive.

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Bank of England gold vault
If Britain’s Prime Minister had a secret, he would want to keep it here. More than 4,600 tons of gold are safeguarded in what is the UK’s largest gold vault. A figure that’s second only to the Federal Reserve Vault. The walls are bombproof and the security system is so intricate that it involves voice recognition, 3 foot keys and other security measures that aren’t even published.

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The Swiss Vaults
Crime thrillers usually have talk of a Swiss bank account. There’s a reason: Swiss banks are among the safest on the planet. The 3-key safety deposit box in particular has been used by the World’s most wealthy citizens for over 200 years.

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The Mormon Church’s Secret Vaults
These secret vaults contain genealogical and historical records. Not only are they heavily guarded, but also, rumor has it that the records are even protected by temperature control as well as motion and heat sensors. Photos of the complex can be a challenge to come by.

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Korean Demilitarized Zone
The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land dividing North and South Korea. It is one of the most heavily guarded borders in the world, stretching 160 miles in length and 2.5 miles in width. Because of the high defense surrounding the border, people rarely dare to cross it, and as such, it has become a nature preserve.

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Iron Mountain
What do the charred remains of Flight 93, the original photo of Einstein sticking out his tongue, and Edison’s patent for the light bulb have in common? They’re all stowed under Iron Mountain. 200 feet below the ground, this retired limestone mine houses 1.7 million square feet worth of vaults. The US government is the biggest tenant, and the identities of 95% of vault owners are confidential. We do know that Warner Brothers, the Smithsonian Institution, and Corbis all have vaults there. Thousands of historic master recordings, photo negatives, and original film reels live here. Iron Mountain is also home to Room 48, a data center backing up some of America’s biggest companies. Two waves of armed guards protect the entrance, and it’s said they inspect guests so thoroughly that even the TSA would be embarrassed.

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ADX Florence Prison
The Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX for short) is a supermax prison (for men) in Colorado housing the baddest of the bad. These criminals are considered the most dangerous cons in the US and has earned the prison the nickname of “Alcatraz of the Rockies.” Described by one former ADX warden as “a cleaner version of hell”, security measures at the prison include attack dogs guarding the area between the prison walls and 12 ft. high razor wire fences, 1,400 remotely controlled steel doors, motion detecting laser beams, pressure pads and cameras. Current residents include the ‘Shoe Bomber’ Richard Reid, Oklahoma City Bombing conspirator Terry Nichols and many others.

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Bold Lane Car Park
You won’t have to worry much about car thieves when you leave your car parked here. This car park (or parking garage) in Derbyshire, England is one of the safest places in the world. You can’t get in unless you have a ticket indicating your exact parking spot. Then once your car is parked, it is protected by motion detectors and other alarms that will go off if someone messes with your car. If the alarm does go off, the whole place goes into lockdown mode.

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Cheyenne Mountain
The Cheyenne Mountain complex was, at one point, the command center for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command missions. It is so well guarded that the tunnel is protected by solid granite and reinforced. NORAD has since moved its operations to another location. It is interesting to note that the Cheyenne Mountain Complex was also the home to the fictional Stargate Command on the popular TV show Stargate SG-1.

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Air Force One
One of the most well built planes in the world and what many consider the world’s most secure moving location,

Air Force One has plenty of security. The United States President travels in a modified Boeing 747-200B series aircraft.

It has the world’s most advanced flight avoidance, air-to-air defense, and electronics technology packages available anywhere in the World, all for the protection of the Commander-in-Chief and his entourage.

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Area 51
This top secret air force base in Nevada is guarded so well that no one can get in, and even flying over it is forbidden. The area is covered in motion sensors and is heavily patrolled by all sorts of vehicles. It’s the home of anything pertaining to UFOs and alien conspiracies.

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Haven Co
Haven Co was a data-protection company located in the North Sea off the coast of Britain. The only people ever allowed in were authorized personnel, investors, and members of Britain’s royal family. However, it allegedly shut down in 2008. Set into the middle of the North Sea, there was no way you were getting into this place. What data was stored here, and why did it suddenly go defunct without explanation?

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The Greenbrier
Spread out across 6,500 acres, this exclusive resort lies deep within the forests of West Virginia. Underneath lies the real secret, however. Underneath lies a 25-ton nuclear blast door, with tunnels behind it which create a nuclear bunker that is filled with supplies for members of the U.S. Congress to weather out a nuclear attack.

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The 1960’s Bar
Located 100 feet underground within Britain’s secret subterranean Burlington bunker complex in Wiltshire, England, the 1960’s Bar is a recreation of a pub popular with British Government officials. This top secret base was first constructed during the Cold War and designed to be a refuge for the higher-ups to reconstruct Britain in the event of a nuclear attack.

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how cars are made – Tesla Motors

human created this

TESLA MOTORS    What an automated operation!
This is absolutely amazing.                  …….Worth watching

TESLA Assembly plant, Fremont, California – Fascinating

Watch this and you’ll better understand why the number and nature of manufacturing jobs will never be what they once were. 
 
Once upon a time this was science fiction.   
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DID YOU KNOW

DID YOU KNOW As you walk up the steps to

the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court

you can see near the top of the building a row of the

world’s law givers and each one is facing one in the middle

who is facing forward with a full
frontal view … It is Moses

and he is holding the Ten Commandments!

DID YOU KNOW? As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments

engraved on each lower portion of each door.

DID YOU KNOW? As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the

wall, right above where the Supreme Court Judges sit, a display of

the Ten Commandments

DID YOU KNOW?

There are
Bible

verses etched in stone all over the Federal

Buildings and Monuments in Washington ,

D.C.
DID YOU KNOW?

James Madison, the fourth

president, known as ‘The Father of Our
Constitution’ made the Following

statement:
‘We have staked the whole of all our
political
Institutions upon the capacity of mankind
for
Self-government, upon

the capacity of each and all of us to
govern ourselves, to

control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to The Ten Commandments of God.’

DID YOU KNOW? Every session of Congress begins with a prayer

by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the

taxpayer since 1777.
DID YOU

KNOW?
Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution
were members of the established Orthodox churches in the colonies..
DID YOU KNOW?

Thomas Jefferson worried

that the Courts would overstep their authority and

instead of Interpreting the law would begin
making law an

oligarchy: the rule of few over many.
How then, have we gotten to the
point that
everything we have done for 220 years in this
Country is now suddenly wrong and
Unconstitutional?
Lets put it around the world and let the world
see and remember what this great country was Built on The Holy Bible
and belief in GOD!

world’s place – VERY INTERESTING

Where is the world’s hottest place?
Guess before you check the answer.
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Death Valley   National Park     ….
The highest air temperature ever recorded on Earth was   134 degrees Fahrenheit, at Death Valley National Park on July 10, 1913.

Where is the world’s   coldest place ?

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East Antarctic Plateau …
On the high ridge of the East Antarctic Plateau, the temperature can drop to as low as -135.8   degrees Fahrenheit, which was recorded in August, 2010.

Where is the world’s   most populated city ?
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Shanghai  …
At a whopping 24,150,000 permanent inhabitants, Shanghai   is the only city that is home to over 24 million people in one city.

Where is the world’s least populated city? (the picture is the clue)
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Vatican City  
With a paltry population of 842, the city-state of Vatican City   is the smallest city and state in the world.

Where is the world’s   wealthiest city ?
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Tokyo   , Japan   ..
That tower might as well be made of gold since Tokyo tops the charts
with a GDP of $1,520 billion, beating New York City by a mere $310 billion.

Where is the world’s   poorest city in the poorest country ?
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Kinshasa   , Congo   ….
it is the poorest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is also the   poorest country in the world, at a GDP of $55 billion. Many of its residents live on less $1 a day.

What is the highest point in the world?   (this one is easy)
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Mount Everest …
Towering 29,029 feet in the air, the top of Mount Everest
is the closest you can get to touching outer space while still standing on Earth.

Where is the lowest point in the world?
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The Challenger Deep Trench
It is the lowest known natural point in the world at   35,797 ft.   below sea level at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.   Only three people have ever made it to the bottom in a submersible, one of which was filmmaker James Cameron.

What is the most photographed place   in the U.S.?
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Surprise:  the Guggenheim building in New York…
Photos have always told stories, but in today’s world of cell phone cameras and social media, that story is relayed as data to companies who monitor everything we do.    Geotagged data was culled by Sights map using a Google-based image sharing software,  and can show us the most photographed places in the world, right down to this landmark.   The strange winner is this building in New York City.  Guess it impresses a lot of visitors.

Where is the wettest spot on Earth?  (and it’s not the Amazon!)
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Mawsynram   , India  
In this city in India, it rains an average of   467.35 inches per year, and has a record of 1000 inches in 1985…much more than any rain forest!

Where is the   driest spot   on Earth?   (It’s not the Sahara!)   about:blank
The Atacama Desert …
The   600 miles of South America’s Atacama desert is recorded as the driest place on Earth, no contest.   This desert has an average of only 4 inches of rain every hundred years. Incredible, but true.

What city claims to be the   sunniest place in the U.S.?
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Yuma   , Arizona  
In this city in Arizona, the sun shines for an average of 11 hours a day.
The usual forecast is sun for 90 percent of the year, averaging a total of 4015 daylight hours each year.

Where is the most expensive city to live in?   (It’s not in the U.S. thankfully)  about:blank
Singapore  
This city has recently beat out Tokyo, Japan, for the title of “most expensive city” for 2014.    Cars can cost between 4-6 times as much in Singapore from what they cost in the US or UK (for example, a Toyota Prius actually costs about $150,000.00 there).

Where is the   least expensive city   to live in?
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Mumbai   , India  
At the other end of the spectrum, Mumbai, India, is the cheapest place to live in the world, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Index, 2014.
For some comparison, a loaf of bread that would cost $3.36 in Singapore,
would only cost $0.91 in Mumbai.  A lot of poverty brings the cost of living down.

What country consumes the   most food per capita?
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The overweight United States …
We eat an average of 3,770 calories a day each.
Shamefully, obesity is becoming more of a problem every year.

Where is the world’s   oldest city ?
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Damascus               
There’s quite a bit of controversy over which city gets to officially claim the title of “oldest continuously inhabited city.
However, Damascus is the safest bet, with evidence of civilization that extends back over 11,000 years.

Which is the   youngest country   in the world?
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South Sudan  
The people of South Sudan were formally recognized as an independent country in 2011 , making it the youngest country in the world to-date.

Which is the world’s most visited city?
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London  
After a several years of competition with Bangkok, London has regained its place as the world’s most visited city (according to MasterCard’s 2014 Global Destinations City Index).
The city sees about   18.69 million international visitors annually , generating   $19.3 billion in revenue for their city.

What is the world’s   least popular country ?
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Iran  
On that same rating scale, Iran has come in dead last (at a 79% negativity rating) for many years.   Only 15% of people polled viewed Iran in a positive light.

Where is the world’s   most dangerous   city to live in?
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San Pedro   , Honduras     …
This city averages over three murders a day .
The violence stems from the city’s role as a major hub for illegal drug and arms trafficking.

Which country consumes the   most caffeine   in the world?
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Sweden     …
The strong coffee in Sweden will put a spring in your step, and hair on your tongue.    The Swedes consume an average of 388 mg of caffeine in coffee per person, per day (that’s almost 5 Red Bulls in the U.S.).

Which country in the world   drinks the most alcohol ?
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Belarus  
In the little country of Belarus, each person above the age of 16 drinks an average of 4.62 gallons of alcohol every year.    That’s a lot of booze.

Which country is the most bicycle friendly in the world?
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The Netherlands ?>
By comparing cities using the average number of bicycle trips made daily, one city reigns supreme:
Groningen   in the Netherlands.  About 50 percent of the population commute via bike daily, making it the city with the greatest proportion of cyclists.
However, many other cities in the Netherlands have a great bicycling tradition.

Where is the world’s most energy efficient city?
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Reykjavik   , Iceland  
All of the energy and heat used by the citizens of Reykjavik, Iceland come from geothermal plants and renewable hydropower making it the most sustainable and energy efficient city in the world.    This city has also been replacing traditional buses with hydrogen-fueled buses, from which the only emissions are water.

Which country has the   longest life expectancy   in the world?
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Monaco  
According to the World Health Organization’s study from 2013, Monaco   tops the charts for longest living citizens with an average life expectancy of 87.2 years.
Men in Monaco live an average 85.3 years, and women live longer to an average of 89 years.

Which country has the   shortest life expectancy ?
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Sierra Leone   ?
On the opposite side of that coin, the population of Sierra Leone live only to an average of 47 years.
The men of Sierra Leone live to an average of 47 years old, whereas women live a little longer, an average of 48 years.   Poverty plays a big roll in their short life expectancy.

What country would qualify as the most stressed-out nation in the world because of their living conditions?
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Nigeria  
By looking at the homicide rate, the GDP per capita, continued income inequality,
corruption, lack of education opportunities and unemployment numbers, one thing is clear: Nigeria’s people are, hands-down, the most stressed out population in the world.

Which city has the highest average IQ?
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Hong Kong  
There are a lot of factors that affect an IQ score, ranging from national and personal wealth, to simply what test is used.
As a result, these findings are highly controversial, but suggest that Hong Kong has the highest IQ level, at an average of 107 points per person.

Which foreign city is the world’s most well-connected one for Internet use ?

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Seoul   , South Korea
Surprisingly, despite China’s 618 million Internet users who spend an average of 18.7 hours a week surfing the net, China   didn’t even make the top 10 for Internet connection.    Seoul   ,Korea   is a different story considering the average connection speed, availability, (including free access), openness to innovation, support of public data, and privacy/security, Seoul   , South Korea   is the champion of Internet-connectedness.
With 10,000 government supported   free WiFi spots dotting the city, and an Internet speed that goes unchallenged globally, Seoul is an Internet junkie’s paradise.

Wasn’t that interesting?  I’ll bet you learned something new.

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Photos from the PAST

 

 

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A 10 x 15-foot wooden shed where the “Harley-Davidson Motor Company” started out in 1903.

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Testing football helmets in 1912

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A bar in New York City, the night before prohibition began,1920

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Mount Rushmore Before Carving, 1920s

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Traffic jam in New York, 1923

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A quiet little job at a crocodile farm in St. Augustine, FL 1926

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World economic crisis, 1929

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Central Park in 1930

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Last 4 couples standing at a Chicago dance marathon, 1930

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Meeting of the Mickey Mouse Club, early 1930s

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Confederate and Union soldiers shake hands across the wall at the 1938 reunion for the Veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg

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When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939

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NY, Coney Island, 1940

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The thirty-six men needed to fly and service a B-17E in 1942

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Three young women wash their clothes in Central Park during a water shortage. New York, 1949

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19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon. The crowd was silent as he crossed the finish line.

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Florida’s last Civil War veteran, Bill Lundy, poses with a jet fighter, 1955

NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960s1960s_100814

NASA scientists with their board of calculations, 1960s

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Muhammad Ali’s fists after the fight with Cooper, 1963

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New York firemen play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969
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An abandoned baby sleeps peacefully in a drawer at the Los Angeles Police Station, 1971

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Boy hiding in a TV set, Boston, 1972 by Arthur Tress

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Robert De Niro’s cab driver license. In order to get into character for the film Taxi Driver, he obtained his own hack license and would pick-up/drive customers around in New York City.

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Nancy Reagan sits on the lap of Mr. T, dressed as Santa, 1983

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Ronald Reagan wearing sweatpants on Air Force One, 1985

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