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Did You Know – 01/17/2017


  1. Grass-fed butter nutrition is even more impressive than regular butter nutrition – When saturated fat is obtained from healthy sources in moderation, like grass-fed butter and coconut oil, it provides the body much-needed fuel and helps with blood sugar stability. When it comes to cholesterol concerns,  low cholesterol levels are worse than high for many people. By consuming grass-fed butter, you directly increase your intake of butyric acid, which science has shown can decrease inflammation. One of the specific ways it has been shown to decrease inflammation is in the intestines of people with Crohn’s disease.

For more information go to: – Drake.c0m




2.  3 Benefits of Eating Liver – This is amazing to me as I love liver always knew it was healthy but because most of my family do not like it I got out of the habit of eating it.  Have to start again.

The benefits are:-

a.  Loaded with Vitamin B12

b. High Source of Other B Vitamins

c.  Prevents Anemia



3. By hitting someone with a stick you could prevent them from being electrocuted. Getting a shock causes your muscles to tense up, it can prevent a person holding a live wire from being able to let go. If you can’t turn off the source of electricity, you can help them by finding a long hard object, like a stick and whacking them with it to break the circuit.





4.  A French company created a pair of digital hot pants that doubles as a GPS system by vibrating while you walk.The shorts connect to your phone via bluetooth and send vibrations to each side of your body indicating when and where to turn. They can also alert you to texts and phone calls or buzz when you are running late.



5. Freddie Mercury really loved cats. He had a vest with portraits of his cats painted on it, wrote songs about some of them and had albums dedicated to not only his favorite cats, but to all the cat lovers across the universe. At one point he lived with as many as 10 in Garden Lodge, Mercury’s walled mansion in Kensington. While he travelled with the band, the cats stayed put in London, making it his favourite home of the many houses he had around the world.

His 1985 debut solo album, Mr Bad Guy, was dedicated to Jerry, half of his first pair, Tom and Jerry, that moved in when Mercury and his then-girlfriend Mary Austin bought them. Although Austin and Mercury split in the late Seventies, he continued to see Tom and Jerry and his feline fascination continued – as did his friendship with Austin, who gave him Tiffany, a longhaired bluepoint, a few years later.

Delilah. The inspiration for the song of the same name, the tabby was adopted and swiftly took to ruling the roost, demanding food and Mercury’s attention in equal measure. There was truth in the lyrics “when you throw a moody you’re all claws and you bite!” and “when you pee all over my Chippendale Suite”.


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Did You Know – 08/04/2014


1.  Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers



While Black Friday may be a hectic day for most retailers, it is also the biggest day of the year for America’s plumbers.

 Plumbing company Roto-Rooter said for the last seven years, business on Black Friday increases 47 to 50 percent compared to an ordinary Friday. During the four-day Thanksgiving weekend business increases 21 percent over any other Thursday through Sunday period during the year.


2. There is a town called nothing


Nothing was a small unincorporated settlement in eastern Mohave County, Arizona, United States with four inhabitants…The entire population ran a gas stop and garage. The gas station had a flat -bed truck selling rocks and minerals found nearby as local souvenirs. Behind the gas station, down the embankment, was a small scrap heap.

Nothing was abandoned by May 2005, and by August 2008, the gas station was beginning to collapse. An attempted revival of Nothing occurred at some time after August 2008 when Nothing was purchased by Mike Jensen. By April 2009, Jensen had opened his pizza business, run from a portable oven, with hopes of reopening the mini-mart and creating accommodations for RVs.

Anais and Billy Yeager’s film “Jesus of Malibu” was partially filmed in Nothing, Arizona.

The town sign read: “ Town of Nothing Arizona. Founded 1977. Elevation 3269ft. The staunch citizens of Nothing are full of Hope, Faith, and Believe in the work ethic. Thru-the-years-these dedicated people had faith in Nothing, hoped for Nothing, worked at Nothing, for Nothing.”





3. An Indian Airline is hiring all female flight attendants to save money on fuel.

While some airlines admit to hiring women for their sex appeal, budget carrier GoAir has told the Times of Indian will be hiring predominantly female flight attendants in future because they are 15-20 kilos lighter on average than men.

 The airline estimates each extra kilo on board costs Rs3 ($0.05) per flying hour, and the new policy will save it up to $500,000 annually



4. Ever since the late 1800’s Tampons have been used in gun shot wounds to stop the bleeding



5.  The Land of the Rising Sun,  for the last four years, being overweight is, technically, illegal. Not frowned upon, but illegal. Concerned about rising rates of both in a graying nation, Japanese lawmakers last year set a maximum waistline size for anyone age 40 and older: 85 centimeters (33.5 inches) for men and 90 centimeters (35.4 inches) for women.


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Back in Australia again

Yes here I am again back in the land of Kangaroos. Talking of Kangaroos one jumped in front of my car yesterday, the biggest one I have seen in a long time, very close to giving the front of may car a new look. It has been raining here almost everyday since January, and there is a lot of feed around, so that is why he was looking so enormous, because it is non stop feed for them.
As you know I live in Texas most of the time when I am in USA and I have five words to say “Dont complain about fuel prices“. The fuel price here as from yesterday is $5.60 gal and it has been higher. Food prices are explosive. Bananas are on an average $6 lb, red peppers $5.00 lb and meat almost double the price of what we pay in Texas. The economy, like everywhere is having its problems, the price of houses would blow you away when you compare them to Texas.
Love Australia but I love Texas too.

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Saving Tips On Pumping Gas

I received this information via the internet and you may have as well.  I had a friend of mine, that is also in the business, do his research on this, and give his opinion. While I think that you may only be saving yourself cents in the dollar it is better in your pocket than the fuel companies. The last point could also save your engine and a clogged up fuel filter which of course would cost more than just a few cents.

Since I received this information the fuel price has increased even further so these tips may seem more attractive and worth the effort of putting into practice.





I don’t know what you guys are paying for gasoline… but here in California we are paying up to $3.75 to $4.10 per gallon. My line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money’s worth for every gallon:

Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose, CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.

Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening… your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.
A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

When you’re filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you’re getting less worth for your money.

One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up; most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.


My friends opinion


All four points are valid, and of differing impact.

  1. Temperature effect – at colder temperatures, gasoline density is greater than at higher temperatures.  Therefore, you get more molecules of gasoline per gallon at colder temperatures than hotter.  However, the temperature variation in underground tanks is very small, and you will not notice any economic difference from filling up in the morning vs. the afternoon.
  2. Filling at lower speed does reduce vaporization, since the gasoline will undergo less non-recoverable pressure drop between the pump and your tank.  There are two benefits: 1) you will get more gasoline, although again it may not be economically noticeable, and 2) you will put less hydrocarbon vapors in the atmosphere, which is good.  People would be very surprised to know how much vaporization is involved in filling their tanks.  I’ve seen it through a special camera that can “see” the clear vapors.  Now, I stay clear of the nozzle when I’m filling my car.
  3. The less gasoline in your tank, the greater the rate of evaporation, because there is a greater “air” volume available to accept hydrocarbon molecules moving from a denser phase to a lighter phase, attempting to establish equilibrium.  Therefore, you will lose less gas by not letting your tank run low.
  4. All hydrocarbon liquid tanks ultimately build a layer of sediment (and eventually have to be cleaned out).  If the gas truck is filling an underground tank that is very low, you can have the sediment stirred up and picked up in the pumping system.  Eventually, it should be caught in your fuel filter, but why load up your filter?



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Gallon of Gas vs. Gallon of Other Liquids

Because of the price of fuel at the moment we looking at a higher cost to fill our vehicles. It all seems rather depressing until you actually look at what we are paying for other items by the gallon.

This is an infographic shows that maybe our fuel costs are not that bad.

Source: Abmuku.com

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Did You Know – 12/6/2010

The deepest part of the ocean is 35,813 feet (10,916 meters) deep and occurs in the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. At that depth the pressure is 18,000 pounds (9172 kilograms) per square inch.

A car traveling at 80 km/h uses half its fuel to overcome wind resistance.

The female Tarantula Hawk wasp paralyzes a large spider with her sting. She then lays her eggs on the motionless body so that her developing young have a fresh supply of spider meat to feed on.

Scientists have discovered that copper pollution of the atmosphere occurred about 2500 years ago. This was discovered by analyzing ice cores from Greenland. The pollution was attributed to the Romans who used copper for military purposes and to produce coins.

There is enough fuel in a full tank of a Jumbo Jet to drive an average car four times around the world.

As an adult, you have more than 20 square feet of skin on your body–about the same square footage as a blanket for a queen-sized bed.

There are 60,000 miles (97,000 km) in blood vessels in every human.



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Saving Tip For Today…7/24/2010

Look for cheap gas

Compare costs at a variety of websites.



To locate low-cost stations selling alternative fuels in your area visit altfuelprices.com

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How to improve your gas Mileage



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Cheapest Fuel in your area

gasbuddy_logoHey, Just found out from the Fox Business channel about how to look for the cheapest fuel in your area.

Go to the website below and put your Zip code in the required box. It will then tell you where to get the cheapest gas closest to you.

This of course is for the United States and Canada. Acutally it is quite the informative website, worth looking around.


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