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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

Benson Ford 5
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.

Benson Ford 8

Benson Ford 9

 

Benson Ford 10

Benson Ford 11

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.

Benson                                                              Ford 15

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The Card Stacker

Don’t Sneeze Or Slam The Door ….

Have you ever seen “a house of cards” that didn’t collapse?
Well, here it is…

Bryan Berg is a professional “card stacker” who builds houses of cards on a very large scale.
Trained as an architect, Bryan Berg is the only known person to make living building structures with freestanding playing cards.

He uses no tape, glue, or tricks, and his method has been tested to support 660 lbs. Per square foot.

Berg has stacked cards for corporate special events, public relations campaigns, and science and children’s museums in many U.S. Cities, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Berg’s clients have included Walt Disney World, a Lexus commercial, Procter & Gamble, American major league baseball and hockey, and the San Francisco Opera among others.
He also participated in a music video by The Bravery, playing a lonely man who builds a fantasy world out of cards.

In 2004, Guinness created a record category for World’s Largest House of Freestanding Playing Cards to recognize a project Berg built for Walt Disney World, a replica of Cinderella’s Castle.

In 2010, the record was renewed by him using 4051 sets of cards, over 218,000 cards, and built in 44 days, a replica of the Venetian Macao.

 

isn’t beautiful?

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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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Flowers that even Darwin can’t explain – Mother Nature

 

 
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Hooker’s Lips (PsychotriaElata) 
flowers                                                          that look like                                                          something                                                          else
 
Dancing Girls (ImpatiensBequaertii)
flowers                                                          that look like                                                          something                                                          else
 
Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrysbbomyblifora)
flowers                                                          that look like                                                          something                                                          else
 
Swaddled
 
Babies (AnguloaUniflora)
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Parrot Flower (ImpatiensPsittacina)
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Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana
 
Major)
flowers                                                          that look like                                                          something                                                          else
 
An orchid that looks remarkably like a
 
tiger
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Happy Alien (CalceolariaUniflora)
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And his friends…
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Angel Orchid (HabenariaGrandifloriformis)
flowers                                                          that look like                                                          something                                                          else
 
Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid
 
(PeristeriaElata)
flowers                                                          that look like                                                          something                                                          else
 
White Egret Orchid
 
(HabenariaRadiata)
flowers                                                          that look like                                                          something                                                          else
 
The DarthVader (AristolochiaSalvadorensis)
flowers                                                          that look like                                                          something                                                          else
 
An Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina
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Monkey Face Orchid (DraculaSimia)
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Moth Orchid
 
(Phalaenopsis)
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 What a wonderful world!
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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

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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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The world’s largest flower garden

 

Rainbow-colored oasis with 45 MILLION flowers is

in the middle of a desert 

 
Dubai Miracle Garden is world's biggest flower garden. It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange
 

Dubai Miracle Garden is world’s biggest flower garden. It is situated in the North West Quadrant of Arabian Ranches interchange

 
 
This amazing tourist attraction is a Guinness Record Holder for the Largest Vertical Garden. Also popular is the heart shaped flower beds at the Alley of Hearts
 

This amazing tourist attraction is a Guinness Record Holder for the Largest Vertical Garden.

Also popular is the heart shaped flower beds at the Alley of Hearts

 
 
Dubai Miracle Garden has more than 45 million blooming flowers with stunning colour combinations achieved through 45 different flower varieties and colour
 

Dubai Miracle Garden has more than 45 million blooming flowers with

stunning color combinations achieved through 45 different species

 
 
Bordered by windmills, this area provides parking, sitting areas, a prayer room and shops for visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden
 

      Bordered by windmills, this area provides parking, sitting areas, 

a prayer room and shops for visitors to Dubai Miracle Garden

 
 
The Dubai Miracle Garden features a sensational 45 million flowers over a 18-acre site, from breathtaking flowerbeds to heart-shaped archways and adorned castles
 

The Dubai Miracle Garden features a sensational 45 million flowers

over a 18-acre site,

from breathtaking flowerbeds to heart-shaped archways and adorned castles

 
 
The spectacular bonanza provides a colourful oasis for the eyes of city workers, who can escape to the natural splendour
 

The spectacular bonanza provides a colorful oasis for the eyes of city workers,

who can escape to the natural splendor

 
 
In order to create a fresh experience for guests visiting the rainbow gardens, the displays are changed seasonally
 

In order to create a fresh experience for guests visiting the

rainbow gardens, the displays are changed seasonally

 
 
These have included millions of flowers in the shape of the UAE's flag, floral clock, a Ferrari car with driver decorated by flowers, a vertical buried car zone, flower apple structures, artificial animals, flower boats and an Islamic Arch Design
 

These have included millions of flowers in the shape of the UAE’s flag, floral clock, a Ferrari car with driver decorated by flowers,

a vertical buried car zone, flower apple structures, artificial animals, flower boats and an Islamic Arch Design

 
 
At the moment, there are 45 species of flowers in the garden, which are imported in from all around the world
 

At the moment, there are 45 species of flowers in the garden, which are imported in from all around the world

 

 
If the natural landscape was not incredible enough, what makes this attraction particularly impressive is the unique sub-surface irrigation system that recycles waste water via drip irrigation while avoiding evaporation and saving up to 75 per cent of water and energy
 

If the natural landscape was not incredible enough, what makes this attraction particularly impressive is the unique sub-surface

irrigation system that recycles waste water via drip irrigation while avoiding evaporation and saving up to 75 percent of water and energy

 
 
A fantasy flower house at the Miracle Garden, which has plants growing over its turrets, doors, walls and towers
 

A fantasy flower house at the Miracle Garden, which has plants growing over its turrets, doors, walls and towers

 
 
A pathway shaded by umbrellas at the Miracle Garden, provides a colourful walkway for visiting guests
 

A pathway shaded by umbrellas at the Miracle Garden, provides a

  colorful walkway for visiting guests

 
 

Peacock topiary covered in an array of colourful flowers at the largest natural flower garden in the world

 

Peacock topiary covered in an array of colorful flowers

 
 
There is no limit to the imagination gone into the design of the gardens, which include flowers streaming like hair from a giant human
 

There is no limit to the imagination gone into the design of the gardens,

which include flowers streaming like hair from a giant statue

 
 
Barrels tipping streams of flowers, and peacocks with colourful plumages are featured in the creative attraction

 

Barrels tipping streams of flowers, and peacocks with colorful

plumages are featured in the creative attraction  

 
 
Even Disney characters such as Mater from Cars can be seen at the Dubai oasis, of course decorated with flowerbeds
 

Even Disney characters such as Mater from the movie Cars can be

seen at the Dubai oasis, of course decorated with flowerbeds

 
 
Giant structures can be viewed in the park, covered from top to bottom in an array of flowers
 

Giant structures can be viewed in the park, covered from top to bottom in an array of flowers


  If you’re considering a visit to these gardens, this is their official website:  http://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/
 
The Dubai Miracle Garden features over 45 flower species imported from all over the world
A multitude of shaped archways, flowerbeds and structures can be seen at the 18-acre site.

The colorful array is watered by a system that recycles waste water while avoiding evaporation.

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a quiz for people who know everything! 9-questions.

 This is a quiz for people who know everything!
These are not  trick questions.
They are straight questions with straight answers..
1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the
participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving
backward?
3 Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year.
What are the only two perennial vegetables?
4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
 
5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way.
How did the pear get inside the bottle?
 
6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ‘ dw’ and they are all common words.     Name two of them.
 
7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.
      Can you name at least half of them?
8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
 
9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter ‘S.’
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1 The one sport
in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the  leader until the contest ends: 
Boxing.
 
2 North American landmark constantly moving backward:Niagara Falls .. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.
3 Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb.
4 The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry.
5 How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.
6 Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle…
7 Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
8 The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or  in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.
 
9 Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with ‘S’: Shoes,
socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.
Now you can share it with others.
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Pics from the Past

 Pics from the Past – It is amazing the difference in 70 years.

ORIGINAL PHOTOS IN 1944 AND THE EXACT SAME LOCATION TODAY 

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WeymouthWeymouth
June 1944: Boats full of US troops wait to leave Weymouth to take part in Operation Overlord. 5 April 2014: A view of the harbour of the English town today. This location was used as a launching place for Allied troops participating in the invasion of Nazi-occupied France on D-day. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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Moreton-in-MarshMoreton-in-Marsh
May 1944: Ammunition stored in the town square of Moreton-in-Marsh shortly before D-day. 12 May 2014: A view of the high street in the English town today. Photographs by Frank Scherschel/Time & Life/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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Omaha BeachOmaha Beach
June 1944: American craft of all styles pictured at Omaha Beach, Normandy, during the first stages of the Allied invasion. 7 May 2014: A view of the beach near Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Photographs by Popperfoto/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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Nan RedNan Red
6 June 1944: Royal Marine Commandos of Headquarters, 4th Special Service Brigade, make their way from LCI(S) (Landing Craft Infantry Small) onto ‘Nan Red’ Beach at Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. 6 May 2014: A view of the sea in the Juno beach area today. Photographs by Lt Handford/IWM/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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Juno BeachJuno Beach
6 June 1944: Troops of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division land at Juno Beach on the outskirts of Bernières-sur-Mer on D-day. 5 May 2014: A view of the seafront and beach in Normandy today. 340 Canadian soldiers lost their lives in the battle for the beachhead. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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1944: A French armoured column passing through Sainte-Mère-Église receives a warm welcome from its inhabitants. 7 May 2014: A view of the high street today. Photographs by Popperfoto/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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Sainte Marie du MontSainte Marie du Mont

12 June 1944: A group of American soldiers stand in the village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, which was liberated by paratroopers of the 501st and 506th Regiments of the 101st Airborne Division. 7 May 2014: A view of the old village fountain today. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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6 June 1944: A Canadian soldier directs traffic in Bernières-sur-Mer. 14,000 Canadian soldiers had landed at nearby Juno Beach. 5 May 2014: A view of Notre-Dame Nativity church today. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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Saint LoSaint Lo

July 1944: United States Army trucks and jeeps drive through the ruins of Saint-Lo. 7 May 2014: A view of the roadway in the town today. Saint-Lo was almost totally destroyed by 2,000 Allied bombers when they attacked German troops stationed there during Operation Overlord. Photographs by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

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6 June 1944: A Canadian soldier stands at the head of a group of German prisoners of war, including two officers, on Juno Beach, Normandy. 8 May 2014: A view of the beach in Bernières-sur-Mer in Normandy today. Photographs by Ken Bell/ National Archives of Canada/Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty and Peter Macdiarmid/Getty
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Holland – must see it…

A Village in  Holland with no roads AT ALL

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A Village in  Holland  (named Giethoorn) where U can’t find a single road…
All transportation is done by boats along canals and ice skates in winter.

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This beautiful  “carpet” is created every year in the  Grand Place  in  Brussels  ,  Belgium  …..
All fresh flowers – Begonias.  A Breathtaking sight.   

BRUSSELS  IN  BLOOM

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How’s that for a flower?

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Harry Truman

about Harry Truman.

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YOU WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE THIS AGAIN.

Thought you’d enjoy this!

It’s one you want your Children and Grandchildren to read. They

won’t believe this happened, but it DID. Harry & Bess

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Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made

as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of

the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may

rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in,

which was in Independence ,

Missouri . His wife had inherited

the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White

House, they lived their entire lives there.

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When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army

pension reported to have been $13,507..72 a year. Congress, noting that he was

paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’

and later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove

home to Missouri

by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined,

stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and

that doesn’t belong to me.. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for

sale.”

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award

him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing,

“I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for

any award, Congressional or otherwise.”

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in

on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, too many in Congress also

have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their

offices. Political offices are now for sale (ie.

Illinois ).

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My

choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a

politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!

We ought to have cloned him for telling it like it is and being

frugal with our tax dollars!

If you agree, forward it. If you don’t, delete it. I don’t want to

know one way or the other. By me forwarding it, you know how I feel.

He also had only a high school education.

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“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!” – Jonathan Winters

Movable Bridges…

It never ceases to amaze me the clever solutions engineers can think of. Movable bridges are one such example of man overcoming a body of water with technology. These innovative bridges allow for pedestrians, cyclist and even cars to use the bridge most of the time, but can also quickly move up or to the side, to allow for water traffic to pass through.

1. Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, France

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This sophisticated bridge in Bordeaux France can boast the title of Europe’s longest vertical lift bridge, with four traffic lanes and an outboard sidewalk and bicycle lane. The lift structure has four independent pylons towers supporting the span weight, and can lift to a height of 50 meters (164 feet).

2. Gateshead Millennium Bridge, UK

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Spanning the River Tyne, this bridge is nicknamed the Winking Eye Bridge because of its eye-shaped look when in motion. The bridge has a deck for pedestrians and cyclists, and a supporting arch. The bridge rotates as a single structure, with the arch lowering and the deck rising, counterbalancing each other, forming a pathway for water traffic.

3. Vizcaya Bridge, Spain

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The Vizcaya Bridge in Biscay, Spain connects the two towns of Portugalete and Las Arenas over the Ibaizabal River. The locals refer to the bridge as Puente Colgante, meaning suspension bridge, even though it is a transporter bridge, with a different structure. This bridge also happens to be the world’s oldest transporter bridge, as it was built in 1893. Its gondola can transport six cars, as well as passengers and cyclists.

4. Submersible Bridges, Corinth Canal, Greece

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The Corinth Canal was built between 1881 and 1893 and was quite an achievement in its day. The canal went on to save ships a 700 km (435mile) journey because they no longer needed to go around the Peloponnesian peninsula.  It’s very narrow and can only accommodate one ship at a time. The submersible bridges were built in 1988 and their decks are lowered 8 meters (26ft) below the water, allowing for tall shipping vessels to use the canal.

5. Puente de la Mujer, Argentina

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This rotating footbridge in commercial Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, is known in Spanish as “The Women’s Bridge”. This 800 ton pedestrian bridge has two fixed sections and a middle section which rotates 90 ⁰ in order to allow for the water traffic to pass.

6. River Hull Footbridge, UK

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This footbridge in Hull, Yorkshire, is also known as the Scale Lane Bridge. An exciting feature of this bridge is that it rotates while pedestrians are still on it. The bridge takes two minutes to open or close for water traffic and offers pedestrians a unique experience of the city. At night, the bridge’s lights turn on and off while the bridge moves, making for a fascinating light show.

7. El Ferdan Railway Bridge, Egypt

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Egypt’s El Ferdan Railway Bridge, resting over the Suez Canal, connects the Sinai Peninsula with mainland Egypt. This bridge is 335m (1,100 feet) and is the world’s longest swing bridge. It takes 30 minutes to open or close. It remains open for water traffic and is only closed when the train needs to cross the canal.

8. Hörn Bridge, Germany

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Kiel Germany’s Horn River features a folding bridge, with a three-segment bascule. The innovative bridge folds into an “N” shape. The bridge is nicknamed Klappt-Nix-Brücke, meaning Fold-not Bridge because initially it experienced many malfunctions.

9. Foryd Harbor Bridge, UK

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This modern bridge operates a bit like a sailing boat with a mast, rigging system, cables and pulley mechanism. This eye-catching pedestrian bridge is located in the seaside resort town of Rhyl on the coast of Wales.

10. Slauerhoffbrug, Netherlands

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This tail bridge is located in the city of Leeuwarden and is nicknamed the Flying Drawbridge. This yellow and blue automatic bascule bridge has a pylon which can quickly raise the deck, allowing for water traffic to pass, while only briefly delaying road movem

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This definitely puts everything in perspective. 

Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.

This has only been 104 years ago . . . Amazing!!!

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Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!

The year is 1910, over 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 $2,000 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 Physicians 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.

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.

(but almost everyone had a gun!)

I am now going to forward 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.

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Something to ponder——-

This is USA oriented, but Canada & the rest will not be far behind. Whether  

these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. 

But, ready or not, here they come.

Maybe not in the seniors of today lifetimes but more likely in our children’s.


  1. The Post Office

    Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.

  1. The Cheque
    Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with cheque by 2018.  It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year to process checks.  Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the check.  This plays right into the death of the post office.  If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.

  1. The Newspaper
    The younger generation simply doesn’t read the newspaper.  They certainly don’t subscribe to a daily delivered print edition.
    That may go the way of the milkman and the laundry man.  As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it.  The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance.  They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone
    companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.

  1. The Book
    You say you will never give up the physical book that you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages  I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes.  I wanted my hard copy CD.
    But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered that I could get albums for half the price without ever leaving home to get the latest music.  The same thing will happen with books.  You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy.  And the price is less than half that of a real book.  And think of the convenience!  Once you start flicking your fingers on the screen instead of the book, you find that you are lost in the story, can’t wait to see what happens next, and you forget that you’re holding a gadget instead of a book.


  1. The Land Line Telephone
    Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don’t need it anymore.  Most people keep it simply because they’ve always had it.  But you are paying double charges for that extra service.  All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes.


  1. Music
    This is one of the saddest parts of the change story.  The music industry is dying a slow death.  Not just because of illegal downloading.  It’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it.  Greed and corruption is the problem.  The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing.  Over 40% of the music purchased today is “catalogue items,” meaning traditional music that the public is familiar with.  Older established artists.  This is also true on the live concert circuit.
    To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book, “Appetite for Self-Destruction” by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, “Before the Music Dies.”

  1. Television Revenues
To … the networks are down dramatically.  Not just because of the economy.  People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers.  And they’re playing games and doing lots of other things that take up the time that used to be spent watching TV.  Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator.  Cable rates are skyrocketing and commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30
seconds.  I say good riddance to most of it.  It’s time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery.  Let the people choose what they want to watch online and through Netflix.

  1. The “Things” That You Own
    Many of the very possessions that we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future.  They may simply reside in “the cloud.”  Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents.  Your software is on a CD or DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be.  But all of that is changing. 
Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest “cloud services.”  That means that when you turn on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system.  So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet.  If you click an icon, it will open something in the
Internet cloud.  If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud.  And you may pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider.  In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device.  That’s the good news.  But, will you actually own
any of this “stuff” or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big “Poof?”  Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical?  It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out that photo album, grab a
book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out the insert.

  1. Joined Handwriting (Cursive Writing)
    Already gone in some schools who no longer teach “joined handwriting”
    because nearly everything is done now on computers or keyboards of some type (pun not intended).

  1. Privacy
If there ever was a concept that we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy.  That’s gone.  It’s been gone for a long time anyway.  There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone.
But you can be sure that 24/7, “They” know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google Street View.  If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles, and your ads will change to reflect those habits.
“They” will try to get you to buy something else.  Again and again and again.

 

All we will have left is that which can’t be changed…….are our “Memories”.

And some of us have already lost that!!!!

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Will Rogers Sayings

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political country/cowboy sages this country has ever known. Some of his sayings:

1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman, … Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men:

The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.

11. Lettin’ the cat outta’ the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

ABOUT GROWING OLDER…

First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable and relaxed.

Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old.

 

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Auto – When Detroit Was In It’s Full Glory

DETROIT STEEL
Today’s cars may be faster, safer, more luxurious and get better gas mileage –

BUT THEY DON’T EVEN COME CLOSE ON LOOKS !
When Detroit Was In It’s Full Glory

1956 Ford Thunderbird

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

1960 Plymouth Fury

1959 Chevrolet Impala 2Dr hardtop

1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

1958 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Four Door Landau

1957 Buick Roadmaster 2 Door Hardtop

1957 Lincoln Premiere four-door Landau

1959 Buick 2 Door Convertible

1959 Edsel Citation
Ford lost $350 million ($1.55 billion in 2009 dollars) on the Edsel venture.


1958 De Soto

1959 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser

1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special

1958 Dodge Custom Sierra

1949 Oldsmobile 88

1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

1949 Kaiser Virginian

1960 Imperial Crown Convertible

1953 Studebaker Commander

1949 Pontiac Four Door

1960 Chevrolet Impala Four Door Hardtop

1959 Mercury Four Door Hardtop

1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Two-Door Sedan

1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

1954 Mercury Sun Valley

1960 Chrysler Valiant

1960 De Soto Fireflite

1960 Chevrolet Corvair

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

1960 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser

1956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville

1957 Dodge Royal Lancer

1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer

1957 Lincoln Premiere

1960 Dodge Polara Matador

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

1950 Studebaker Starlight

What a trip down memory lane!

Be sure to share with all your really old friends!
(no offense) ;-How many do you remember?
I do… ALL OF THEM







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GREAT OLD PHOTOS

 

 

These were really professional photographers who took these pictures… Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are​,​ and these are over a ​hundred​ years old. These were glass plate images and taken thru a pin hole type camera; and the opening was timed just right to get a dark enough exposure. Developing was another tedious task during which they had to be careful not to break the glass!
 
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Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, in 1917.

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Atlantic City, 1910.

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The main street of Memphis, north of Avenue Gayoso, 1910.

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Station “Louisville-Nashville,” Florida, in 1910.

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Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida, in 1910. Love those cars.

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The beach in Atlantic City, 1915. Note the men in coats and ties.

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Grant Avenue after an earthquake in San Francisco in 1906.
I didn’t realize there was so much destruction in that earthquake.

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Carts for transporting dairy Thompson, Washington, 1927. How in the world did the dairy get those horses so evenly lined up.

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Washington, DC, 1914. Not so thoughty having those horses run on a railroad tracks.
(throughly? must have been a popular word back in the day)

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Cadillac Square, Detroit, Michigan, 1916.

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Ninth Street, Washington DC, 1915.

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I wouldn’t want to walk across this street in a long dress.

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Corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, 1910.

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Broad Street north of Spruce Street, Philadelphia, 1905.

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View of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn in 1909.

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Fire at 55th Street, New York, 1915.

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Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913.

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Wabash Avenue, Chicago, 1907.

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The New York Public Library, New York, 1915. Didn’t realize they had 4-laners in those days.

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Wall Street, New York, 1911. The 2 sidewalks together are as wide as the street in this pic.

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Fifth Avenue, New York, 1913. Look at those top hats!

 

 

 

The New Generation

Daughter: “Daddy, I am coming home to get married.
Take out your checkbook.
I’m in love with a boy who is far away from me.
I am in California and he lives in New York.
We met on a dating website, became friends on Facebook, had long chats on Whatsapp,
he proposed to me on Skype and
now we’ve had two months of relationship through Viper.

Dad, I need your blessings, good wishes, and a big wedding.”

Father: “Wow! Really!!
Then get married on Twitter,
have fun on Tango,
buy your kids on Amazon and pay through Paypal.
And if you get fed up with your husband….
sell him on Ebay.”

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Most creative statues around the world

1. Mustangs, Las Colinas, Texasworlds-most-creative-statues-1

2. Expansion, New York

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3. The Monument of an Anonymous Passerby, Wroclaw, Poland

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4. Salmon Sculpture, Portland, Oregon

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5. People of the River by Chong Fah Cheong, Singapore

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6. The Shoes On The Danube Bank, Budapest, Hungary

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7. The Knotted Gun, Turtle Bay, New York

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8. Break Through From Your Mold, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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9. Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania

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10. Les Voyageurs, Marseilles, France

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11. Nelson Mandela, South Africa

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12. De Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium

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13. Cattle Drive, Dallas, Texas, USA

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14. Hippo Sculptures, Taipei, Taiwan

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15. Sinking Building Outside State Library, Melbourne, Australia

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16. Man At Work, Bratislava, Slovakia

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17. Mihai Eminescu, Onesti, Romania

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18. Man Hanging Out, Prague, Czech Republic

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19. Rundle Mall Pigs, Adelaide, Australia

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20. The Shark, Oxford, UK

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21. The Unknown Official, Reykjavik, Iceland

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22. Kelpies, Grangemouth, UK (To put this into scale,note the man at the bottom, middle)

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THE YEAR 1914

THE YEAR IS 1914

This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!

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The year is 1914 — One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1914:

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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 neither a Mother’s Day nor a 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!” ( Shocking? )

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. !

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

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Jobs That No Longer Exist‏

 

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1.) Bowling alley pin setter
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This was typically a teenager’s job and didn’t pay very well 
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2.) Knocker-upper 
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Knocker-uppers were basically human alarm clocks. They would make sure their clients would wake up
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They would rap on doors and windows with truncheons, or even use pea shooters

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3.) Ice cutter
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When lakes froze, ice cutters would saw through the layers and give the pieces to ice delivery men
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4.) Pre-radar enemy aircraft detection 
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These devices helped soldiers listen for approaching enemy aircraft and warn their own troops 
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5.) Rat catcher
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In Europe, rat catchers were hired to control the rodent population and prevent the spread of disease

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It wasn’t an easy job, as many of them would suffer from bites

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6.) Lamp lighter
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Until electric street lamps were introduced, lamp lighters would need to go around lighting or extinguishing street lamps

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7.) Milkman
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Because of less advanced refrigeration and preservation techniques, cold milk would need to be delivered often

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8.) Log driver – Before log transportation via truck was possible, these men would guide logs down the river

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9.) Switchboard operator
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Before modern technology, switchboard operators were an integral part of telephone networks by connecting calls
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10.) Resurrectionist – They were basically 19th century body snatchers. Resurrectionists would remove corpses from graves for universities to use as cadavers

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11.) Factory worker lector
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Lectors hired at factories would read to those who worked all day, providing entertainment

ATTORNEY’S ADVICE – FREE

There is some advice here that is worth considering! 

Not A Joke!!   Even If you dislike attorneys..You will love them for these tips.Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! 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,  DO  NOT 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. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. 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.

 

Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have first hand 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.  Filepolice 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.

 

By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done.. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves’ purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks..

 

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

 

We pass along jokes on the Internet; we pass along just about everything.

 

If you are willing to pass this information along, it could really help someone that you care about…oh, and NEVER, NEVER place your travel plans or your physical location on FACEBOOK…you may as well turn on the “welcome” sign as you walk out your front door…you’re “open season, at that point!!!   Just plain ‘ole common sense.

TEXAS

 it is beautiful, some of them I didn’t even know they existed!
 
 
To all the people that assume Texas is a desert   wasteland. How many deserts look like this?
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Seguin, TX
2. Or have natural pools like this?
Or have natural pools like this?j
Dripping Springs, Texas
3. As for being dry? Much of Texas is the opposite of that.
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Uncertain, Texas
4. It has everything from flowing streams…
It has everything from flowing streams...
Gruene, Texas
5. To scenic rivers…
To scenic rivers...
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6. To captivating waterfalls…
To captivating waterfalls...
McKinney State Park
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7. And massive city lakes.
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8. Even the swamps are pretty.
Even  the swamps are pretty.
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9. Nothing beats a sunrise in the bayou.
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Needville, TX
10. Or the wildlife.
Or the wildlife.
Damon, TX
11. Contrary to popular belief Texas is not flat either: It has enormous rocks.
Contrary to popular belief  Texas is not flat either: It has enormous rocks.
Enchanted Rock, TX
12. Along with deep cutting canyons.
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Big Bend, TX
13. Photo worthy mountaintop sunsets.
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Big Bend, TX
14. The views are worth the climb.
The views are worth the climb.
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15. Only in Texas will you find amazing colonies of bats aboveground.
Only in Texas will you find amazing colonies of bats aboveground.
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16. And vast beauty below.
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17. People say the state doesn’t have seasons. They couldn’t be more wrong.
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Vanderpool, TX
18. It has colorful foliage in fall.
It has colorful foliage in fall.
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19. Long covered walking trails in the spring.
Long covered walking trails in the spring.
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20. Beautiful swimming holes to cool yourself off in the summer.
Beautiful swimming holes to cool yourself off in the  summer.
Wimberley, TX
21. And every once in a while a mysterious white powder falls from the skies in the winter.
And every once in a while a mysterious white powder falls from the skies in the winter.
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22. Fog is not just something you see in London — Texas has its fair share of mystic haze.
Fog is not just  something you see in London    Texas has its fair share of mystic haze.
Austin, TX
23. Along with epic storms.
Along with epic storms.
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24. REALLY EPIC STORMS.
REALLY EPIC  STORMS.
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25. Don’t forget about the 367 miles of coastline.
Don't forget about the 367 miles of coastline.
Port Aransas, TX
26. You can catch an amazing sunset.
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Seabrook, TX
27. Have a light house show you the way.
Have a light house show you the way.
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28. Remember, nothing comes close to the beauty of the coast.
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Galveston, TX
29. Oh, Texas has deserts too, and they’re awesome.
Oh, Texas has deserts too, and they're awesome.
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30. They have their own version of wildlife.
They have their own version of wildlife.
31. And select pieces of high end art.
And select pieces of high end art.
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32. The Lone Star State is known for its rolling plains.
The Lone Star State is known for its rolling plains.
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33. With amber waves of grain.
With amber waves of grain.
Vega, Texas
34. Where nothing goes to waste.
Where nothing goes to waste.
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35. Few things match the beauty of a Texas evening.
Few things match the beauty of a Texas evening.
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36. The stars at night truly are big and bright.
The stars at night truly are big and bright.
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So wherever your travels may take you.
So wherever your travels may take you.
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Hopefully, one day they’ll lead you here.
Hopefully, one day they'll lead you here.
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God Bless Texas!
God Bless Texas!

 

FABULOUS PHOTOS!

  enjoy

 CHICAGO FROM AFAR

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/12/chicago-from-afar-mount-prospect/

A DESERT OASIS IN LIBYA

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/12/desert-oasis-in-libya-wau-al-namus-george-steinmetz/

THE ALPINISTS

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/11/the-alpinists-aiguille-du-midi-france/

INSIDE THE OLD METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/11/inside-the-old-metropolitan-opera-house-nyc/

TITANIC’S ENGINES UNDERWATER

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/11/titanics-engines-underwater/

SUNRISE OVER LONDON ’S TOWER BRIDGE

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/11/sunrise-over-tower-bridge-london/

OUR SUN ERUPTS

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SNOWMOBILING THE NORWAY-SWEDEN BORDER

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A TINY HERMIT CRAB CLOSE-UP

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THE COCONUT OCTOPUS

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/10/the-coconut-octopus/

A CLOUD ILLUMINATED BY LIGHTNING

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A TINY RIVER HOUSE IN SERBIA

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A SUBMARINE SURFACES THROUGH ARCTIC ICE

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A WALL OF FALL

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AN AIRPLANE CROSSES THE MOON

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LIONESSES AT THE WATERING HOLE

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DEATH BEGETS LIFE

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  MOUNT FUJI FROM ABOVE

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THE VENEZUELAN POODLE MOTH

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THE PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER

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AN X-RAY OF A STINGRAY

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MOTH TRAILS AT NIGHT

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JUST A PINCH

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EVOLUTION OF THE NEW YORK SKYLINE

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AN ELEPHANT MEETS A SEA LION

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AN OLYMPIC FULL MOON

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BASE JUMPING IN RIO

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THE BOMBING OF DRESDEN

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WHERE THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA MEETS THE SEA

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/07/picture-of-the-day-where-the-great-wall-of-china-meets-the-sea/

THE CHICAGO SKYLINE FROM INDIANA

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/07/picture-of-the-day-the-chicago-skyline-from-indiana/

LIVING ON THE EDGE

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/07/picture-of-the-day-living-on-the-edge/

THE MOLOKINI CRATER IN HAWAII

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/07/picture-of-the-day-the-molokini-crater-in-hawaii/

IF JUPITER WAS THE SAME DISTANCE AS THE MOON

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/07/picture-of-the-day-if-jupiter-was-the-same-distance-as-the-moon/

A SEAHORSE INSPECTS A DIVER’S WATCH

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/06/picture-of-the-day-a-seahorse-inspects-a-divers-watch/

EVERYBODY WAS KUNG FU FIGHTING

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/06/picture-of-the-day-everybody-was-kung-fu-fighting/

MOUNT RAINIER CASTING A SHADOW ON CLOUDS

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/06/picture-of-the-day-mt-rainier-casting-a-shadow-on-clouds/

Where the Cashews Come From?

 

Who Knew?? 
 
 
  I did not know this guess you are never too old to learn something new!
 
 
Ever wonder where cashews come from?
You might think they grow inside a shell like any other nut,
But there true origins are far more bizarre.
 
First of all, cashews are not actually nuts, but rather fruits
From the cashew tree, a large evergreen tree that thrives in tropical climates.
The tree produces a red flower, which in turn produce yellow and red oval
Fruits resembling apples.
 
These so-called cashew apples are very juicy and pulpy, and their juice is often
Added to tropical fruit drinks.
 
 
The cashew apple and fruit.
However, cashew apples are not actually fruits in a scientific sense;
The real fruit of the cashew tree is the kidney-shaped formation growing
At the end.
 
 
These fruits, also called drupes, are harvested and become what we
Know as a cashew nut.
 
In their raw form, the other layer of the fruit contains multiple toxins,including
Anacardic acid, a powerful skin irritant similar to the toxin found in poison ivy
That must be removed prior to eating.
 
 
Roasting the cashews destroys the toxins, but roasting must be performed
Carefully outdoors because the smoke can irritate the lungs, sometimes to
A life-threatening degree.
 
 
When they are roasted, cashews change from their natural greenish-gray color
To the light brown nut sold in stores.
 
 
Next time you crack open a tin of cashews, take a moment to appreciate the
Long journey those little c-shaped nuts took from the tree to your table!

 

Unusual staircases

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This one would be confusing at first.
Start with the wrong foot and you are in trouble
1

I love this one and the next one up has hinges for more storage
2

Awsome I love this one

 

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Up. Thou shalt not waste space

4

Same one looking down.


Wheeeeeeeeeeee……..

5

Makes me seasick

6

Well, maybe not

7

 

Looking down                                    Looking up

This is another one that is confusing to navigate.

Never start off on the wrong foot.

 

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9

 

Now this I know I would get nauseous.

10

What the……? (strong glue)

11

 

This one looks like it should be musical or a giant blender

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Neat, but is it touching the ground?

13

I guess not. This is an engineering marvel.

Where is this one?I want to see this.

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MICHIGAN state

Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.

Alpena is the home of the world’s largest cement plant.

Rogers City boasts the world’s largest limestone quarry.

Elsie is the home of the world’s largest registered Holstein dairy herd.

Michigan is first in the United States production of peat and magnesium compounds and second in gypsum and iron ore..

Colon is home to the world’s largest manufacturer of magic supplies….

The state Capitol with its majestic dome was built in Lansing in l879.
 

Although Michigan is often called the Wolverine State ,
there are no longer wolverines in Michigan .

(However, one was spotted in 2007, so there are some. )

Michigan ranks first in state boat registrations.

The Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit manufactured the first air-conditioned car in 1939.

The oldest county based on date of incorporation is Wayne in 1815…

Sault Ste. Marie was founded by Father Jacques Marquette in 1668.  It is the third oldest remaining settlement in the United States

In 1817, the University of Michigan was the first university
established by any of the states.  It was founded by priests.  Originally named Cathelepistemian and located in Detroit .  The name was changed in 1821.  The university moved to Ann Arbor in 1841.

The city of Novi was named from its designation as Stagecoach Stop #6 or No.VI.

Michigan State University has the largest single campus student body of any Michigan university.  It is the largest institution of higher learning in the state and one of the largest universities in the country.  Michigan State University was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first land-grant university and served as the prototype for 69 land-grant institutions later established under the Morrill  Act of 1862.   It was the first institution of higher learning in the nation to teach scientific agriculture..

The largest village in Michigan is Caro.

Michigan’s state stone, the Petoskey, is the official state stone.  It is found along the shores of Lake Michigan .

The Mackinac Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan ….. It spans five miles over

the Straits of Mackinac, which is where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet.  The “Mighty Mac” took three years to complete and was opened to traffic in 1957.

Gerald R Ford grew up in Grand Rapids and became the 38th president of the United States .  He attended the University of Michigan where he was a football star.  He served on a World War II aircraft carrier and afterward represented Michigan in Congress for 24 years.  He was also an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

The Kellogg Company has made Battle Creek the Cereal Capital of the World.  The Kellogg brothers accidentally discovered the process for producing flaked cereal products and sparked the beginning of the dry cereal industry.

The painted turtle is Michigan ‘s state reptile.

The western shore of Michigan has many sand dunes.  The Sleeping Bear Dunes rise 460 feet above Lake Michigan .
Living among the dunes is the dwarf lake iris the official state wildflower.

Vernor’s ginger ale was created in Detroit and became

the first soda pop made in the United States ….. In 1862, pharmacist James Vernor was trying to create a new beverage when he was called away to serve our country in the Civil War. When he returned, four years later, the drink he had stored in an oak case had acquired a delicious gingery flavor.

The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America to feature cageless, open-exhibits that allowed the animals more freedom to roam.

Michigan is the only place in the world with a floating post office…..The J. W. Westcott II is the only boat in the world that delivers mail to ships while they are still underway.  They have been operating for 125 years.

  Indian River is the home of the largest crucifix in the world. It is called the Cross in the Woods.

Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world

Michigan has more shoreline than any other state except Alaska .

The Ambassador Bridge was named by Joseph Bower, the person credited with making the bridge a reality, who thought the name, Detroit-Windsor International Bridge , as too long and lacked emotional appeal.  Bower wanted to symbolize the visible expression of friendship of two peoples with like ideas and ideals.

Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 36,000 miles of streams.

Michigan has 116 lighthouses and navigational lights.  Seul Choix Point Lighthouse in Gulliver has been guiding ships since 1895.  The working light also functions as a museum, which houses early 1900’s furnishings and maritime artifacts

Forty of the state’s 83 counties adjoin at least one of the  Great Lakes .

Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes .

Standing anywhere in the state a person is within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes ..

Michigan includes 56,954 square miles of land area, 1,194 square miles of inland waters, and 38,575 square miles of Great Lakes water area.

Sault Ste. Marie was established in 1668 making it the oldest town between the Alleghenies and the Rockies .

  Michigan was the first state to provide in its Constitution for the establishment of public libraries.

Michigan was the first state to guarantee every child the right to tax-paid high school education.

Four flags have flown over Michigan – French, English, Spanish and United States .

Isle Royal Park shelters one of the largest moose herds remaining in the United States …..

Some of the longest bulk freight carriers in the world operate on the Great Lakes .  Ore carriers 1,000 feet long sail Michigan ‘s inland seas.

The Upper Michigan Copper Country is the largest commercial deposit of native copper in the world.

The 19 chandeliers in the Capitol in Lansing are one of a kind and designed especially for the building by Tiffany’s of New York .  Weighing between 800-900 pounds apiece, they are composed of copper, iron, and pewter.

The first auto traffic tunnel built between two nations was the mile-long Detroit-Windsor tunnel under the Detroit River .

The world’s first international submarine railway tunnel was opened between Port Huron , Michigan , and Sarnia , Ontario , Canada in 1891.

The  nation’s first regularly scheduled air passage service began operation between Grand Rapids and Detroit in 1926.

In 1879, Detroit telephone customers were first in the nation to be assigned phone numbers to facilitate handling calls.

In 1929, the Michigan State Police established the first state police radio system in the world..

Grand Rapids is home to the 24-foot Leonardo Da Vinci horse, called Il Gavallo.  It is the largest equestrian bronze sculpture in the Western Hemisphere .

The State Motto (written in Latin) translates to: “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” 

  Was that interesting or what?

Giant Men….Incredible….

 

GIANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIND IN GREECE

These astounding photos are from a recent archaeological discovery in Greece; this totally unexpected find furnishes proof of the existence of “Nephilim”.   Nephilim is the word used todescribe the giants spoken of in Biblical times by Enoch as well as the giant that David fought against(Goliath).It is generally believed that most of these giants came about when the fallen angels had union with earthly woman.  Note the incredible size of the skull…

Gen 6:4There were giants on earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bear childrento them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Num 13:33 – And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.














Just to show that the Bible is true with history lessons that are applicable both then and today.

The wrench guy

This is amazing !!! Talent is found in the most unexpected situations.

The wrench guy
Where in the world does he get all those wrenches? This guy must go to every garage sale in the country. Retired Helicopter Mechanic? The wrench guy.. I’d hate to be in his backyard during a lighting storm… How cool is this guy? He lives near Boort Victoria , and does it all by himself from a wheel chair… So, Don’t ever be afraid to follow your dreams.
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Amazing, isn’t it????

Intervention for burns

 

 

 

 

I wish when my nephew was badly burned someone had known this.

A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it. He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors ignited and engulfed him He jumped from his truck, screaming.
His neighbor came out of her house with a dozen eggs and a bowl yelling: “bring me some more eggs!”
She broke them, separating the whites from the yolks.
The neighbor woman helped her to apply the whites onto the young man’s face.
When the ambulance arrived and the EMTs saw the young man, they asked who had done this. Everyone pointed to the lady in charge.
They congratulated her and said: “You have saved his face.”
By the end of the summer, the young man brought the lady a bouquet of roses to thank her. His face was like a baby’s skin.
A Healing Miracle for Burns:
Keep in mind this treatment of burns is being included in teaching beginner fireman. First Aid consists of first spraying cold water on the affected area until the heat is reduced which stops the continued burning of all layers of the skin. Then, spread the egg whites onto the affected area.
One woman burned a large part of her hand with boiling water. In spite of the pain, she ran cold faucet water on her hand, separated 2 egg whites from the yolks, beat them slightly and dipped her hand in the solution. The whites then dried and formed a protective layer.
She later learned that the egg white is a natural collagen and continued during at least one hour to apply layer upon layer of beaten egg white. By afternoon she no longer felt any pain and the next day there was hardly a trace of the burn. 10 days later, no trace was left at all and her skin had regained its normal color. The burned area was totally regenerated thanks to the collagen in the egg whites, a placenta full of vitamins.
Since this information could be helpful to everyone: Please share it!

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Wireless Patent Inventor from 1942‏

Do you remember movie King Kong ???

 


 

First, get beyond the first picture.

 Second, read the story – –

It all  started with a skin flick …

In 1933, a  beautiful, young Austrian woman took

off her  clothes for a movie director. She ran

through the woods, naked. She swam in a lake,

naked, pushing well beyond the social norms

of the  period.

                                   

The most popular  movie in 1933 was

King Kong. But everyone in  Hollywood

was talking about that scandalous movie

with the gorgeous, young Austrian  woman.

Louis B. Mayer, of the giant studio  MGM,

said she was the most beautiful woman in

the world. The film was banned practically

everywhere, which of course made it even

more popular and valuable. Mussolini

reportedly refused to sell his copy at any  price.

The star of the film, called  Ecstasy, was

Hedwig Kiesler. She said the secret of her  

beauty was “to stand there and look stupid.”

In reality, Kiesler was anything but stupid.

She  was a genius. She’d grown up as the

only child of a prominent Jewish banker.

She was a math prodigy. She excelled at

science. As she grew  older, she became

ruthless, using all the power her body and

mind gave her.

Between the sexual roles she played, her

tremendous beauty, and the power of her

intellect, Kiesler would confound the men in

her life, including her six husbands, two of

the most ruthless dictators of the 20th century,

and one of the greatest movie producers

in history.

Her beauty made her rich for a time.

She is said to have made – and  spent –

$30 million in her life. 

But her greatest accomplishment resulted

from her intellect, and her invention

continues to shape the world we live in today.

You see, this young Austrian starlet would

take one of the most valuable technologies

ever developed right from under Hitler’s nose.

After fleeing to America , she not only became

a major Hollywood star, her name sits on

one of the most important patents ever

granted by the U.S. Patent  Office.

Today, when you use your cell  phone or,

over the next few years, as you  experience

super-fast wireless Internet access

(via something called “long-term evolution”

or “LTE” technology), you’ll be using an extension

of the technology a 20- year-old actress first

conceived while sitting at dinner with Hitler.

At the time she made Ecstasy, Kiesler was

married to one of the richest men in  Austria,

Friedrich Mandl was Austria’s leading arms

maker. His firm would become a key supplier  

to the Nazis.

Mandl used his beautiful young wife as a

showpiece at important business dinners

with representatives of the Austrian, Italian,

and German fascist forces. One of Mandl’s

favorite topics at these gatherings, which

included meals with Hitler and Mussolini,

was the technology surrounding

radio-controlled  missiles and torpedoes.

Wireless weapons offered far greater ranges

than the wire-controlled alternatives that

prevailed at the time.

Kiesler sat through these dinners  

“looking stupid,” while absorbing everything

she heard.

As a Jew, Kiesler hated the Nazis.  

She abhorred her husband’s business ambitions.

Mandl responded to his willful wife by

imprisoning her in his castle,

Schloss  Schwarzenau. In 1937, she managed

to escape. She drugged her maid, Snuck out

of the castle wearing the maid’s clothes, and

sold her jewelry  to finance a trip to  London ..

                                  

(She got out just in time, for in 1938,

Germany annexed Austria.  The Nazis

seized Mandl’s factory (He was half Jewish).

Mandl fled to Brazil. Later, he became an

adviser to Argentina’s iconic populist

president, Juan Peron.)

In London, Kiesler arranged a meeting

with Louis B. Mayer.  She signed a long-term

contract with him,  becoming one of MGM’s

biggest stars. She  appeared in more than

20 films. She was a  co-star to Clark Gable,

Judy Garland, and even  Bob Hope.

Each of her first seven MGM movies was

a blockbuster.

But Kiesler cared far more about fighting

the Nazis than about making  movies.

At the height of her fame, 1942, she  developed

a new kind of communications system,

optimized for sending coded messages

that couldn’t be “jammed.” She was building

a system that would allow torpedoes and

guided bombs to  always reach their targets.

She was building a system to kill Nazis.

By the 1940s, both  the Nazis and the

Allied forces were using the kind of

single-frequency radio-controlled  technology

Kiesler’s ex-husband had been peddling.

The drawback of this technology was that

the enemy could find the appropriate

frequency and “jam” or intercept the signal,

thereby interfering with the missile’s intended

path.

Kiesler’s key innovation was to

“change the channel.” It was a way of encoding

a message across a broad area of the

wireless spectrum. If one part of the

spectrum was jammed, the message would

still get through on one of the other

frequencies being used. The  problem was,

she could not figure out how to synchronize

the frequency changes on both the receiver

and the transmitter. To solve the problem,

she turned to perhaps the world’s first  

techno-musician, George Anthiel.

Anthiel was an acquaintance of Kiesler who

achieved some notoriety for creating

intricate musical compositions. He

synchronized his melodies  across twelve

player pianos, producing stereophonic

sounds no one had ever heard before.

Kiesler incorporated Anthiel’s technology

for synchronizing his player pianos.  

Then, she was able to synchronize the

frequency changes between a weapon’s

receiver and its transmitter.

On August 11, 1942, U.S.   

Patent No. 2,292,387 was granted to Antheil

and  “Hedy Kiesler Markey”, which was

Kiesler’s married name at the time.

Most of you won’t recognize the name Kiesler.

And no one would remember the name

Hedy Markey. But it’s a fair bet than anyone

reading this newsletter of  a certain age

will remember one of the great  beauties

of Hollywood’s golden age ~Hedy  Lamarr !

That’s the name Louis  B. Mayer gave to

his prize actress. That’s the  name his

movie company made  famous.

                                                 

Meanwhile, almost no one knows

Hedwig Kiesler – aka Hedy  Lamarr –

was one of the great pioneers  of wireless

communications. Her technology was  

developed by the U.S. Navy, which has

used it ever since.

You’re probably using Lamarr’s  technology,

too. Her patent sits at the  foundation of

“spread spectrum technology,”  which you

use every day when you log on to a wi-fi

network or make calls with your

Bluetooth-enabled phone. It lies at the heart

of the massive investments being made

right now in  so-called fourth-generation

“LTE” wireless technology. This next

generation of cell phones and cell towers

will provide tremendous  increases to

wireless network speed and quality,  by

spreading wireless signals across the

entire available spectrum. This kind of

encoding is only possible using the kind

of frequency switching that Hedwig Kiesler

invented.

                                             

And now you know, “the rest of the story”

and here is a web site if you would like to learn more ….

http://www.women-inventors.com/Hedy-Lammar.asp

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Polar Bear. .

Be sure to watch the last part of this and see what the Koala bears did.
First, the Polar Bear. .  
Polar Bear: I come in Peace  

Norbert Rosing’s striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon
tethered sled dogs in the
 wilds of
Canada ‘s Hudson Bay .

The photographer was sure that he was going to see
the end of his dogs when the polar bear wandered in.

It’s hard to believe that this polar bear only needed
to hug someone!

The Polar Bear returned every night that week to play with the dogs.

Now the Koala. . .
AT 120 DEGREES IN AUSTRALIA , IT WAS SO HOT FOR A WEEK
THAT KOALAS WERE ASKING PEOPLE FOR WATER. IT’S
NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE.


ONE WENT TO A HOUSE TO TRY TO HIDE FROM THE HEAT AND TO
GET A BIT OF SHADE AND HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED WHEN
THE OWNER GAVE HIM SOMETHING TO DRINK. IT’S
REALLY CUTE.

“Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.”

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