1. Dead bugs on your windshield are gross. But dryer sheets can pretty easily clean bugs off your car’s grill, hood, mirrors and windshield. Just spritz the area with a little water, then use either a new or a used sheet to easily erase the gook from you car! It really works, and it’s so simple to do.
2. To clean that white deodorant spot of your shirt just scrunch up a used sheet and scrub the spots away. Your shirt will look as clean as it was when you put it on, and smell a little fresher too. No need to waste a fresh sheet, just use one you previously did laundry with.
3. A New fresh dryer sheet can control that static in a few ways. If your hair is starting to get that fly away look, rub your brush with a sheet before brushing your hair. If clothing is sticking to itself and making a tight cling, rub the underside of your garment with a sheet until the static is erased. It works wonders!
4. You know the smell never comes out of the carpet and your vacuum cleaner always has that pungent smell of dirt. Well, rip a fresh dryer sheet in half and place it inside your bag or canister before you begin vacuuming. The scent keeps the vacuum smelling fresh and it actually gives the carpet a boost of freshness. For really bad odors, use the whole sheet instead of just half. My cleaner always stinks so a whole sheet is doing a great job keeping my machine and carpet smelling fresher.
5. Dryer sheets are great to shine your faucets or clean a glass shower door – even the shower walls! A new sheet will clean that shower soap scum up in a jiffy! No hard scrubbing is required and no expensive cleaners with chemicals, just a plain old dryer sheet. For your faucets and metal plumbing, a used dryers sheet keeps the water stains away and keeps them looking polished. The same for any other metal appliances, they work great on keeping fingerprints and smudges away.
6. Deodorize almost everything like your drawers, gym bag, stuff it under the cushions on the couch. You can use them in the car under the seats to deodorize the car. In the garbage container is also another good place to throw one, keeps that fresh smell.
7. Remove the baked on food from you baking dish. That stuff that just won’t seem to come off. just fill the pan with hot water and add a dryer sheet. Let it soak for a couple of hours or overnight. When you go to clean it up, pour off the dirty water and use that same dryer sheet to easily scrub off the backed on grime. Easy.
2.What a Gosh Heart is?
They take a pig heart, soak it in an ingredient commonly found in shampoo and wash away the cells until you’re left with a protein scaffold that is to a heart what two-by-four framing is to a house.
Then inject that ghost heart, as it’s called, with hundreds of millions of blood or bone-marrow stem cells from a person who needs a heart transplant, place it in a bioreactor–a box with artificial lungs and tubes that pump oxygen and blood into it–and wait as the ghost heart begins to mature into a new, beating human heart.
Doris Taylor, director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, has been working on this– first using rat hearts, then pig hearts and human hearts–for years.
The process is called decellularization and it is a tissue engineering technique designed to strip out the cells from a donor organ, leaving nothing but connective tissue that used to hold the cells in place.
This scaffold of connective tissue–called a “ghost organ” for its pale and almost translucent appearance–can then be reseeded with a patient’s own cells, with the goal of regenerating an organ that can be transplanted into the patient without fear of tissue rejection.
This ghost heart is ready to be injected with a transplant recipient’s stem cells so a new heart–one that won’t be rejected–can be grown.
3. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird strategic reconnaissance aircraft was so fast, the designers did not even consider evasive maneuvers; the pilot was simply instructed to accelerate and out-fly any threat, including missiles. – Source
As impressive as the Lockheed SR-71 was, it had a secret older brother (the A-12) which was even faster, lighter, and had a higher service ceiling
The first man to fly faster than the speed of sound, revived his feat on October 14 2012 in an F-15 Eagle, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of breaking the sound barrier. He was 89 years old. – Source
4. 85% of people use music to reduce their daily emotional stress.
To incorporate music into a busy life, try playing CDs in the car, or put the radio on when in the bath or shower. Take portable music with you when walking the dog, or put the stereo on instead of the TV.
Singing (or shouting) along can also be a great release of tension. Calming music before bedtime promotes peace and relaxation and helps to induce sleep.
5. According to a study by Harvard professor David Wise and two colleagues, 46.1% of Americans die with less than $10,000 in assets.
This is amazing. A very skilled flyer I would say
Bit hard to concentrate on this article at the moment as one eye is on the TV ESPN as Australia is about to Play soccer against the Netherlands for the World Cup. There is probably not much of a chance beating Netherlands as they are an experienced team where I believe our Australian team is quite young.
I spent 4 days in Dallas catching up with my niece and her partner who were on their way to the World Cup. I am expecting to see them on TV all dressed up in support of their respective team. There will be a conflict of interest here as Donna is an Australian and Franny is from the Netherlands.
Anyway this is how the subject of Airport Security becomes an issue on my way back from Dallas. For the first time in all the traveling that I have done I got the green light and was given a PreCheck entry through security. Fantastic, I did not have to take my shoes off, no taking out iPad and laptop or bags of cosmetics out of my bag, remove belts and coats. The bag went through the X-ray machine and I just walked through the X-ray machine for body check and away I went. So quick so easy.
It just so happens I was reading in the AARP bulletin and there was an article about the fact that if you make an application to the TSA this can happen to you every time you travel.
TSA is expanding its time-saving Pre Check program. This allows certain airline passengers to use separate security lanes where they don’t need to take all the stuff off and out of their bags.
Now available through nine major airlines and at nearly 120 U.S. Airports, PreCheck is being offered to people who apply as well as to randomly selected passengers ( They will have been checked when making a reservation against a terrorist watch list).
If you are in the randomly selected group there will be a PreCheck symbol on your boarding pass, which means you are heading to the fast lane.
Before December 2013 PreCheck was available only to certain folks including those wh had already been vetted trough an international program called Global Entry and frequent fliers whom airlines were allowed to invite.
Here is what you need to do to become PreChecked Airline passenger.
1. Apply online (tsa.gov). Pay an $85 fee for the vetting process
2. Make an appointment to get fingerprinted at one of the 300 enrollment centers around the States.
3. Wait eight to 11 days to receive an email with a known Traveler number that is good for five years.
4. Include that number in your profile when you make a reservation. You will usually be flagged as a PreChecked passenger when you fly. You can then enjoy a hassle free security screening
I personally think that it is worth it especially if you travel often
Thomas Edison nicknamed his first daughter “Dot” and his eldest son was called “Dash.”
In adulthood “Dash”, aka Thomas Edison, Jr., sold his name to endorse patent medicines, becoming such an embarrassment to his father that the elder Edison asked his son to stop using the family name, and for a time the younger Edison lived as Thomas Willard.
Source There is a very interesting account of Edisons life on this website
The “huddle” in football was formed due to a deaf football player who used sign language to communicate and his team didn’t want the opposition to see the signals he used and in turn huddled around him.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.
Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling.
René Descartes was born in France in the year 1596. Like many great thinkers of his time, Descartes was interested in many things, notably mathematics, science, and philosophy. He liked to lay in bed until late in the morning, and it was during these times that he did his most productive work.
Indians hold prominent places both internationally and in the United States. For example, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems (Vinod Khosla), the creator of the Pentium chip (Vinod Dahm), the founder/creator of Hotmail (Sabeer Bhatia), and the GM of Hewlett-Packard (Rajiv Gupta) are all Indian.
Fly.com is the simplest way to find the right flight at the right price.
What is Fly.com
Fly.com is an “airfare search engine” that makes looking for airfares both quick and easy. When you use Fly.com, the site searches hundreds of airline and major travel sites for real-time fares, and then presents the results in a simple, clean and easy-to-understand format. They even include taxes in the fare prices so you can quickly see the total cost.
Fly.com searches the major airlines, low cost airlines, international airlines, and even online travel agencies and airfare consolidators. Why is this important? The breadth of the sites they search helps make sure they present you with the very best fares. From companies like Travelocity to JetBlue to many lesser-known discount sellers in between they want to make sure you find the best deal.
But they are not a booking engine. They help you decide which flights are right for you, and show you where to book. When you find the right flight simply click on the “book now” link to be taken directly to the supplier’s Web site.
FYou don’t have to sign in to their site, and they don’t charge you for their service. They make their money from their partners and advertisers.
Where did they come from?
Fly.com was launched by Travelzoo to help people find the best airfares. Travelzoo has been publishing the best travel deals for millions of subscribers for over 10 years. In the summer of 2008, Travelzoo convened a team to design and build what became Fly.com. They launched the U.S. site in February 2009, and the U.K. site was launched in August 2009.
Fly.com’s mission is to simplify airfare search.
At Fly.com, our goal is to cut through the clutter and confusion and create the simplest way to find the right flight at the right price.
What is it about Fly.com that makes us stand out?