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Did You Know – 12/05/2017

 

  1. It does not matter what size the eyes happen to be on humans and animals alikee, longest eye lashes length are always 1/3 the width of the eyes. Apparently they are just the right length to minimize air flow over the eye-ball so it does not dry out and helps keep out the dust. Source

 

2. How to tell if the eggs you are about to purchase are fresh. 

The number next to the expiration date, say for example 268.This is the number of days in the year (25th September) when those eggs were placed in the carton. The sell by date is say 14th November. Those eggs have been in that carton for 45 days by that date. Not so fresh in my opinion.

The example above – 211 days is July 30 so by the sell by date those eggs will have been in the carton just under a month.

3. Richard Nixon once smuggled a suitcase full of weed through the airport for Louis Armstrong.

According to Snopes .

Supposedly true Louis Armstrong was flying back from Europe, and on the same plane was
then-Congressman Richard Nixon. Nixon was apparently a fan of Louis and
they chatted throughout the flight.

When they arrived in New York, Louis said to Nixon, listen I’m an old man
and I’ve got all this stuff to carry, why don’t you carry my trumpet for
me and help me out?

And that is the story of how Richard Nixon carried Louis Armstrong’s stash
of weed through customs at the New York airport

 

4. Now here is a word we can all use often with some people.  If someone gives opinions on topics they know nothing about, they’re an ultracrepidarian.

noun, adjective. beyond one’s knowledge or province; pertaining to opinions given on matters beyond one’s knowledge; also written ultra-crepidarian. Word Origin. from Latin ‘beyond the sole’. Source

 

 

 

Digging up a Prototaxites fossil. Photo: University of Chicago

5.  Earth used to be covered with giant mushrooms that were 24 feet tall and three feet wide, instead of trees.

From around 420 to 350 million years ago, when land plants were still the relatively new kids on the evolutionary block and “the tallest trees stood just a few feet high,” giant spires of life poked from the Earth. “The ancient organism boasted trunks up to 24 feet (8 meters) high and as wide as three feet (one meter),” said National Geographic in 2007.  With the help of a fossil dug up in Saudi Arabia scientists finally figured out what the giant creature was: a fungus. (We think.)

The towering fungus spires would have stood out against a landscape scarce of such giants, said New Scientist in 2007.

Source: Smithsonian

 

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Breathe in Sync For Relaxation

This is a great example of how we should breath when we want to relax or are suffering from anxiety.

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Lessons From The Richest Man In Town

This is an article that came via email today, which I thought made interesting reading. Once again am sharing with you.

Author:  Randall Jones
Some of the richest people around did not depend on the stock market (or an inheritance) to achieve their wealth. And often what they did went against the common wisdom.
W. Randall Jones, founder of Worth magazine, tracked down the richest men and women (average net worth: $3.5 billion) in 100 American cities and towns to find out how they achieved their financial success, and to explore what the rest of us can do in these difficult times to benefit from their examples. Among the surprising lessons…

DON’T SET GOALS

The conventional wisdom says that extensive career and business planning are crucial, but the richest man in town is more likely to believe that planning inhibits success. Most of these rich men and women don’t plot a course that is more detailed than “get up each morning and do better than the day before.”

What’s wrong with goals and plans? Too often, those who set them feel obliged to stick with them even when changing circumstances render the plans obsolete. Being ready to adapt to changing circumstances is a better policy.

Example: Jim Oelschlager, the richest man in Akron and founder of the investment company Oak Associates, Ltd., says that the only business plan he ever had was “answer the phone if it rang.”

One day, a manager at his employer at the time, Firestone, asked him to manage its pension plan. This experience allowed him to create a series of successful mutual funds later on.

Despite the challenge of having multiple sclerosis, Oelschlager was able to take advantage of the best opportunities that came his way even when they were not what he expected. Over the years, Oak Associates has profitably expanded — and Oelschlager also started CyGem, an information technology company, and Oak Air airline charters. Oelschlager believes that if he had moved his company in the direction he wanted to go rather than the direction that client feedback led him, “we would have failed miserably.”

DON’T SEEK GLAMOUR

The best types of businesses for wealth creation tend to be those not generally considered very lucrative or glamorous.

Examples: James Haslam, the richest man in Knoxville, Tennessee, and owner of Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, made his money in truck stops… Bruce Halle, the richest man in Scottsdale, Arizona, and founder of Discount Tire, made his by selling car tires… David Green, the richest man in Oklahoma City and founder of Hobby Lobby Creative Centers, became a billionaire through an arts-and-crafts supply business.

The trouble with sectors that are associated with glamour and extreme wealth is that there already are many very intelligent people trying to make their fortunes there. Big money can be made in Hollywood… in computer technology…in real estate — but those fields are so crowded with established players that the person who makes that money probably won’t be you. It is better to find a sector where others see less potential… but where you have your greatest skills.

Example: Hartley Peavey, the richest man in Meridian, Mississippi, and the founder of Peavey Electronics, loved playing music but realized that there were so many talented would-be musicians in the world that the odds were stacked against his finding success as one. Peavey was very good at building things, so he made his fortune by building instruments and amplifiers rather than playing guitar, which he also still enjoys.

FOSTER RELATIONSHIPS IN YOUR OFF HOURS

With a recession raging, how to spend off hours is the furthest thing from most of our minds these days. We are too worried about our careers to take much time away from business… and too worried about our depleted savings to treat acquaintances to fancy dinners.

The richest man in town knows that playing golf, tennis or poker… attending fund-raisers and parties…and going out to dinner are not just things to do for fun. Off-hour socializing is when networks are formed with other local businesspeople and trust is built with colleagues and potential clients.

Example: Dan Duncan, the chairman of the energy company Enterprise Products Partners and the richest man in Houston, says that socializing with other businesspeople is vital because “I want them to call me first when they want to do a deal.”

DON’T TRY TO CREATE WEALTH — TRY TO CREATE VALUE

Even when the economy is weak, potential customers still have needs. And they appreciate value, especially if they are spending far less than before. If a business can serve those needs and offer value in good times and bad, wealth should eventually follow.

The richest man in town typically did not set out to become fabulously wealthy. More often, he saw a problem that he could fix or a market that was poorly served and decided that he had a better solution.

Example: There were other antivirus software programs on the market when John McAfee, the richest man in Rodeo, New Mexico, and founder of McAfee Software, unveiled his program in the 1980s. But while the other antivirus software designers tried to sell their products and worried about illegal copying, McAfee gave away his software for free so that it would benefit as many computer users as possible. McAfee’s program soon dominated the market, and he made his fortune by selling upgrades.

SOURCE Bottom Line/Wealth interviewed New York City-based W. Randall Jones, founder of Worth magazine. He spent two years traveling the US visiting 100 places in all 50 states to interview the wealthiest man or woman in each for his book The Richest Man in Town (Business Plus).

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