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Did You Know – 10/03/2016

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1.The Agave, also known as the Century Plant spends many years without growing and flowers, after which it grows one single bloom and dies. This phenomenon is called being monocarpic.

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2. Gas Plant or the Burning Bush as it is sometimes called, earned it’s name because it’s leathery green leaves, flowers and seed pods give off a strong lemon scented vapor which, on a calm summer night can be ignited with a match

 

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3. Angelica was used in Europe for hundreds of years as a cure for everything from the bubonic plague to indigestion. It is thought that adding it to a ritual bath will break spells and hexes and has often been used to ward off evil spirits in the home. Because it resembles celery in odor and appearance, angelica sometimes is known as wild celery. Alternative medicine practitioners say Angelica is a good herbal tea to take for colic, gas, indigestion, hepatitis, and heartburn. It is useful to add in remedies for afflictions of the respiratory system, as well as liver problems and digestive difficulties.

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4. I did not know this about Bamboo – Interesting

Flowers of bamboo are rarely seen. Some species of bamboo develop flowers after 65 or 120 years. Interesting fact about flowering is that all plants of one bamboo species develop flowers at the same time, no matter where they are located in the world.Bamboo releases 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide compared to other plants. Because of these features, bamboo greatly decreases amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and cleans the air.

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5. Blue cohosh, also known as squaw root or papoose root, was used by Native American women to ensure an easy labor and childbirth. According to an article on ancient birth control methods, Midwives today may use blue cohosh in the last month of pregnancy to tone the uterus in preparation for labour. The completely unrelated but similarly named black cohosh also has estrogenic and abortifacient properties and was often combined with blue cohosh to terminate a pregnancy.

 

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Did You Know – 06/03/2013

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1. According to the RIAA, the Beatles have sold more than 106 million albums in the U.S. alone — more than any other artist in this century.

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2. ATM fees – Americans spend $7 Billion a year getting their own money out of cash machines

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3.When physics Professor Jack H. Hetherington learned he couldn’t be the sole author on a paper (because he used words like “we” “our”), rather than rewriting the paper he added his cat as an author.
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4. Vinyl was so scarce and expensive in the USSR that bootleggers figured out a way to print records on old discarded X-ray films.

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5. According to 1991 developmental psychology Inc. Newborn babies choose to look at attractive faces over plain ones – suggesting that recognizing appealing faces is hardwired at birth.

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Did You Know « 02/22/2011

That Lemon wood is carved into chess pieces. « Over a century ago Chess pieces, traditionally were made of boxwood. When carved and polished the product was rich and close-grained, a delight to the eye and sensuous to the hand. The Queen in Tenniel’s illustration of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” is a Staunton piece.
Orange or lemon wood is substituted for boxwood and soon the truth of the old saying is proved once more: “Nobody has yet made anything that some one else cannot make cheaper and poorer.”
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The first country to use postcards was Austria Source

Pearls dissolve in vinegar.« A pearl is mostly calcium carbonate, which is susceptible to even a weak acid solution. The crystals of calcium carbonate are converted by acetic acid (vinegar) into calcium, which dissolves in the residual water, and carbonate that effervesces as bubbles of carbon dioxide, the formula for which is CaCO3 + CH3COOH –> Ca + H2O + CO2.
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A queen bee can lay 800 – 1500 eggs per day « Source


The first jukebox was located in San Francisco in 1899 « On November 23 1899 the world’s first jukebox went public at the Palais Royal Hotel in San Francisco.
In it’s first 6 month it earned about $1000.00. That’s a lot of nickels. Source

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Saving Tip For The Day « 8/26/2010


Save On Printer Ink

Use the Century Gothic font. A recent study showed the font used about a third less ink than industy-standard Arial. That saves you about $20 a year for a home user, printing 25 pages a week.

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