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Did You Know – 01/24/2017

  1. When you should plant in your garden
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2.  A giant Celtic cross design, only visible from the sky, has been discovered growing in an Irish forest. The 100-meter (330ft) long religious symbol remained undetected for years until airline passengers noticed it while flying overhead.

The cross in Killea forest in county Donegal caused much confusion until an investigation by UTV revealed it wasn’t aliens bored with crop circles but was instead planned by Liam Emmery, a very creative and talented forester.

Meticulously planting hundreds of trees over a period of years Emmery was able to plan out the design which would reveal itself every autumn to those flying overhead.

Unfortunately Emmery passed away in 2010 aged 51, before his creation became known to the public. His wife had forgotten about his elaborate plan until UTV approached her about it, telling them “I’d forgotten about the plantation, if he was here, we would have all heard about it because he would have been so proud.”

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3. There is a “Hangover Bar” in Amsterdam .
It’s the first of its kind in the world – a mecca for anyone who partied a little too hard the night before.
Only open from Friday to Sunday, The Hangover Bar has everything a boozer needs to get back on track.
There’s no cheating your way in for a free bed either – there are ‘hangover inspectors’ guarding the doors.
They breathalyze  you on entry to make sure you still have alcohol in your system – the very opposite of a sobriety test.
Once inside, a green oasis awaits, ready to meet all your hangover needs.
There are beds laid out with accompanying televisions to play your favourite TV shows.
Green turf and towering pot plants weave their way around them, and there’s an oxygen bar to speed up the recovery process.
Foodora has created a special food menu featuring vitamin-boosting smoothies.

“To overcome a hangover there are a few things you need: a good mattress, good food, fun and lots of vitamins”
Joep Verbunt
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4. Bob Marley’s youngest son, Damian is turning a former prison for non-violent drug offenders into a pot farm. The Coalinga, CA, prison will grow medical marijuana for state dispensaries is providing 100 new jobs, and its $4.1 million sale has already erased all of the towns debt

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5.  Difficulty with eye contact may be a sign of a good conversationalist. A pair of researchers from Kyoto University studied this.  “The dual task of maintaining eye contact (and the inherent intimate connection it involves) while also racking the brain for a word to meet the request is just too demanding – to save itself, the brain pushes for breaking eye contact so it can focus exclusively on finding a word that will fulfill the obligation.”

Essentially, breaking eye contact allows us to better choose our words. Looking someone in the eye may help us better establish an emotional rapport, but looking elsewhere may actually stimulate better conversation.

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Poem Friday – Bobby And Me Love To Be Free

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Bobby and Me Love To Be Free

By Lesley Voth

On my Bike Bobby, great scenery to see.

Alone in my thoughts – Just nature, Bobby and me.

So much missed when reading a book

Not a glance, not so much as an interested look

While absorbed in Iphone or Ipad

You miss what Mother nature provided, that’s kinda sad

While riding I imagine the  grass under a tree

A cow or calf enjoying the shade happily

I imagine the family that lives on that farm

That house, the shed, tractor, living with no burglar alarm

Then I pass a truck on the road

The driver, driving, many hours, many miles, delivering his load

Does he dream about what could or will be

Does he love the freedom and open spaces like me.

Then I pass the car where passengers are asleep

I wish my horn was louder, I would LOL and give them a beep

Wake them up, is their travel so boring, because their will be no memories to keep

The wind in my face, the clouds above

I imagine the shapes – Angel wings I love

I am very lucky that I can make this dream  true

Because my life is getting shorter so I need make every sky blue

Oh dear took that corner a little fast

Felt good  though, leaning over, the road going past

I love each day I look down at the grass

Not at the roots-No regrets-no opportunity pass

Oops! swayed over the yellow line.

Concentrate I say – No cars coming, so thats fine

I cannot explain what this does for my soul

Just to breathe deep, and just let my life roll

Hey there are heaps of Angel wings today!

Giving me the answer in their special way

Damn another bug splattered on my arm

Why cant they go eat some corn over on that farm

Railway lines, goes to who knows ,forever

Going over those tracks too fast – ouch, not too clever

On the roadside, flowers, shiny tinsel , around a cross

I can imagine the tears and heartache for someone’s loss

Then bump! I ran over something already squished- putrid aghast

I had better get back to reality and find a fuel station fast

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