Monday, July 14, 2014


…It’s Monday, but it sure doesn’t feel like it.  Maybe the 90 degree day outside has something to do with that.

…Other than car problems, computer problems are the worst.  I spent 2 hours on the phone with a helpful man in India who patiently and expertly restored by filed and Outlook.  But it was a pain in the ass.  Now I’ve got to do something similar to get my printer working.

…Here are some interesting/fun facts you may or might not know:

·         The loudest land animal is the Howler monkey whose deep growls and howls in the forest can travel clearly up to 3 miles.    
·         At 188 decibels, the Blue whale is the loudest mammal of all with its deep sound traveling hundreds of miles across the deep oceans.
·         The only state in the U.S that grows coffee beans is Hawaii in what’s known locally as the Kona district. Hawaiians usually call coffee Kope and hawaiian coffee is some of the most expensive in the world.
·         England is smaller than the U.S state of Florida by 15,409 square miles.
·         USGA regulation golf balls have 336 dimples which add turbulence during flight for more distance.
·         It seems strange that the Mona Lisa painting doesn’t have eyebrows or eyelashes.
·         Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil. To make 1 pound of honey, bees would have to visit over 2 million flowers.
·         The Oilbird (oil bird) is the loudest bird with it’s high pitched clicking sounds.
·          Soreness after hard work or exercising can be greatly reduced by drinking watermelon juice according to researchers. Watermelon juice is rich in amino acid, vitamin C, Iron and Zinc.
·         It takes about 7 strawberries to equal the amount of vitamin C in one orange about 3 inches in diameter.
·         The very first food eaten by a U.S astronaut in outer space was applesauce which was prepared along with aluminum tubes of beef stew.
·         Did you know that the very first lemon seeds were brought to the Americas by Christopher Columbus?
·         A Clark’s Nutcracker (bird) can store up to 30,000 pine nuts for the winter in over 6,000 different locations across 300 square miles and remember where at least 70% of them are, finding them even if they’re snow covered. Special thanks to the visitor who pointed out a spelling error on this interesting fact.

  • Foods that taste great in a restaurant tastes totally different in an airplane at 35,000 feet in the air. At 35,000 feet your taste buds are dramatically decreased making food taste bland and dull.
  • The automatic popup bread toaster was patented before the bread slicing machine. 1919 and 1928. That’s right, people sliced their own bread for the toaster for almost a decade before sliced bread was sold.

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