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Did You Know – 05/16/2018

1. Volvo invented the three-point seatbelt, but opened up the patent to save as many lives as possible.

2. The Netherlands sends Canada thousands of flowers every year as thanks for help in WWII.

3. Libraries outnumber McDonald’s in the United States by over 8:1.

4. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the galaxy.

5. The British Military has a goat serving as a fusilier.
It is said that the use of goats as members of the military started after a wild one wandered about the battlefield during the American Revolutionary War in 1775, seemingly leading the Welsh regimental colours to victory at the Siege of Boston.

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Did You Know – 07/19/2016

Did You Know about the Smartphone Health Traps.

I did not until now. Some make me laugh some are quite serious

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1. This one kinda made me laugh. According to the UK’s Durham University 40% of couple surveyed delayed having sex so they could interact with their smartphones or tablets. Other participants reported having raced through sex they could check their various social media feeds

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2. Phone ElbowHolding our phone to our ears causes decreased blood flow to our elbow. Pressure to this area can damage the cubital tunnel a channel which allows the ulnar nerve (funny bone) to travel over the elbow and down to your hands. The solution to this is to use a hands free headset.

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3.Text NeckOur heads weigh four to five Kilo and angled about 30 degrees while reading a smartphone it increases the head weight to about 18kg’s putting an increase of pressure on the neck.
Rachael Lancaster of Freedom back Clinics in the UK suggests taking screen breaks and looking straight ahead while tucking the chin towards the neck every few minutes. Rotating the shoulders with your arms by you sides can also help but sitting up straight while texting and holding the phone a little higher is your best bet.

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4. A study done by a University of Waterloo in Canada found that the less time we spend on our phones the better the powers of cognition and analytical skills become. suggestion to alleviate this is use your memory power first before heading of to the Google site.

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5. CancerApparently according to ‘The Victorian Government better health channel’ the current international consensus is that mobile phones don’t cause cancer or promote the growth of existing tumors. This is probably arguable by some institutions or groups but who am I to disagree.
Source courier Sunday Mail newspaper Australia

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Did You Know – 03/23/2015

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1. That Canada is the country which invented the ‘Walkie Talkies’ the snow mobile, trivial pursuit and the egg carton. Thats enough to make my husband feel proud (Canadian).

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2. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is known by the stage name of ‘Lady Gaga’

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3. If you have ever watched NZ play football you will be aware of the ‘Haka’ they perform before every game.It is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. “Ka mate Ka mate, Ka ora, Ka ora”,the words of prominence, roughly translate to ‘I die, I die, I live, I Live.

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4. A gerund is a noun made from a verb. It always ends with the three letters ‘ing’

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5. The South Pacific nation of ‘Tuvalu’ has recently released ‘Star Trek’ coins as legal tender.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

Our friend Larry Machula from Saskatoon in Canada has developed this disease.

Larry was once a vibrant, exciting, entrepreneurial personality. Larger than life, but unfortunately was struck down with this devastating  disease.

Larry took up the challenge and then in turn challenged many celebrities one of which was the Rolling Stones.

Bill Wyman of the rolling stones  accepted.

I then accepted the challenge of my good friend Trish from the UK.

Here are the video’s in sequence.

Bill Wyman accepting the challenge

I was unable to download the video of Trish accepting her challenge for some reason. Anyhow here is my acceptance of the challenged from her.

I will now be sending my donation direct to http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-larry-ride-again/194167. We are trying to raise enough money to purchase a van for Larry so that he is more mobile and of course this van will be passed on to others that are in need of such a vehicle to give them better quality of life.

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50 Insane Facts About Canada

50 insane facts about Canada we bet you didn’t know http-::o.canada.com:2013:08:06:50-insane-facts-about-canada-we-bet-you-didnt-know

Source:Cheapflights.com

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August 7, 2013 · 4:15 PM

Did you know

I love all this type of information and I am sure there are some facts in this article that you will say to yourself at least 5 times “Thats interesting I did not know that”

Alaska

More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska .

Amazon

 
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%
of the world’s oxygen supply.
The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.  The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States ..

Antarctica

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country..
Ninety percent of the world’s ice covers Antarctica ..
This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world.
As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert;
the average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.
Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice.),
Antarctica is the driest place on the planet,
with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert
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Brazil

 Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

Canada

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning ‘ Big Village ‘.

Chicago

Next to Warsaw , Chicago has the largest Polish population
in the world.

Detroit

Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the designation M-1,
so named because it was the first paved road anywhere.

Damascus , Syria

Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years
before Rome was founded in 753 BC,
making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.

Istanbul , Turkey

 
Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world
located on two continents.

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