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Memory from PAST

 

hmm,  very interesting……

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                  Here is an early motorhome, built in 1926. 

This is a travel tent accessory  built in 1910.

These are vintage treadmills in the 1920’s.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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The year was 1955

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

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

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

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

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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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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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