Daily Archives: March 23, 2020

True Scale of These Things Is Surprising


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

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1. The immense size of a fully grown wombat.   

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2. This is a giant leatherback sea turtle.   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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9. A pair of fully-inflated horse lungs.   

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10. This is how big a moose really is.   

 11. Nice to meet you!  

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12. Some road signs really are that huge!   

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13. This saltwater crocodile is a colossus!   

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

15. The true size of Michaelangelo’s David.

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

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17. Standing beside a single wind turbine blade.

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18. Comparing a comet to the city of LA.

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

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

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FREE ATTORNEY ADVICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1.) Equifax:  1-800-525-6285

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

3.) Trans Union :  1-800-680 7289

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

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

Most Amazing Intersection in the World

Most Amazing Intersection in the World ? ? ?

This is how a major intersection with NO white

or yellow lines, NO directional arrows, NO traffic

lights and no one directing traffic works.  In this

time lapse video we see the intersection at Meskel

Square, the nerve center of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Check out the pedestrians as they navigate the

seeming chaos with apparent, though stealthy

immunity. Driving this intersection is not for the

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

those limitations would  ever get through! Driving

this intersection. Takes guts, split second timing,

a brake and gas pedals that work !

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For those who need to know everything


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Auto Culture Trivia

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

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

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

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A: Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.

Q: Where was the first drive-in restaurant?

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

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

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

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

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A: Carroll Shelby’s Mustang GT350.

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

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A: The 1960 Plymouth Valiant

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

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A: The 1924 Chrysler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A: The 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix.

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

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A: The 1930 Cadillac 452, the first production V16

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

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

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

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

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

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A: Camden, NJ in 1933

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

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A: The 1949 Chryslers

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

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

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

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

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

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A: The 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409.

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

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A: The Mustang

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

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

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

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

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

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A: The Dodge Brothers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A: Only 400, 1963, 300J’s were sold

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

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

Q: What car delivered the first production V12 engine?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A: 1969

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

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

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

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A: 1970 Gremlin, (AMC)

Q: What is the Spirit of Ecstasy? 

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


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

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


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

A: 1933

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

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45 lessons life taught me

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.

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

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

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

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

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

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

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

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

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

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

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive

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

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

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

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

33. Believe in miracles.

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

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

36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

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

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

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

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

42. The best is yet to come…

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

44. Yield.

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


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

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Playing cards

The Chinese invented playing cards circa AD 1000.

Some interesting facts and observations about “Playing cards”:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Days in a Year?

Is that a mere coincidence or a greater intelligence?

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

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

The Spades indicate ploughing or working.

The Hearts indicates Love thy crops.

The Clubs indicates flourishing and growth.

The Diamonds indicate reaping the wealth.

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

There is a deeper Philosophy than just merely Playing Cards.

The Mathematical perfection is mind blowing.

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