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Did You Know? – 04/23/2018

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2. THE MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT

Interesting stuff… makes it unique

The Masters

In 1934 Bobby Jones requested the USGA to host the US Open at Augusta. USGA said no.

Angry at the rebuff. Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts decided to have there own event, which

became the Masters. The Masters is not a Championship of anything.

“You are the winner of the Masters”.

 

The Masters is one of the most unusual events in sports.

It’s all about tradition, and it’s defined by a set of odd rules and customs that just don’t exist outside of Augusta National. It’s great.

We compiled the oddest traditions that make the Masters and Augusta one of a kind.

Food prices are ridiculously low.

 

Tipping is banned.

 

Cell phones are prohibited at all times and cameras are not permitted during the tournament.

It’s one of the only places in the U.S. where there are long lines for pay phones.

 

There’s a huge fence around the course to keep out animals. There has been one deer sighting in the last 65 years.

 

Only four minutes of commercials per hour are allowed during the broadcast and no blimps are allowed.

 

TV commentators are not allowed to refer to fans as “fans” or “spectators” They are to be called “patrons,” and the rough is to be referred to as the “second cut.”

 

The Masters banned CBS broadcaster Gary McCord in 1995 for saying, “They don’t cut the greens here at Augusta, they use bikini wax.”

 

 

Players had to use local caddies provided by Augusta until 1983.

 

Players are allowed to use their own caddies now, but they have to wear the Augusta uniform — green hat, white jumpsuit.

Like many golf courses, there is good fishing at Augusta National, but the players don’t like to talk about it because it is forbidden.

In 2011, Monte Burke of Forbes interviewed golfers about the best 
fishing spots on the PGA Tour
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When Augusta was brought up, he described their responses as “squeamish” and they only admitted to hearing there were some good spots.

A former caddie was willing to tell Burke that the best spots are the creek in front of the 12th hole (“full of bream”; seen above)and the pond at the 16th hole (“brimming with bass”).

Fans, oops, we mean patrons,  aren’t allowed to wear their hats backwards.

 

Patrons can bring collapsible chairs to sit on, but those chairs are not allowed to have armrests.

 

Running is not allowed, unless you are a player.

 

There is a house located in the middle of the Augusta National parking lot because the owners refuse to sell it. The family has reportedly turned down “millions.”

 

 

You can’t apply to become a member at Augusta.

 

It’s nearly impossible to become a member at Augusta. You have to be nominated  by a current Augusta member, and new  initiations generally aren’t accepted unless  someone quits or dies. The total membership hovers around 300.

 

Augusta is closed in the summer to keep the course in pristine shape.

 

Players are given a brand new Mercedes for use during the week.

 

Golf cart drivers who are hired to drive the players around Augusta National also pick up the golfers at the airport in the Mercedes they will be using. The cars also have a number in the back window so that employees can always identify the players by which car they are in.

 

You can go to jail for selling tickets.

 

Twenty-four people were arrested outside Augusta in 2012 for trying to scalp tickets.

The course is insane about who it lets into the tournament and it’s illegal to sell tickets within 2,700 feet of the gates.

 

You can only ask for autographs in one part of the course.

 

Fans always line the ropes at big tournaments in hopes of getting a signature. But this is tougher to do at Augusta.

You can only try and solicit an autograph on the Washington Road side of the clubhouse, near the practice facilities.

The bunkers at Augusta are filled with mining waste.

 

 

 

You know those pristine white bunkers?

They’re actually  composed of waste product from the mining of aluminum, according to Golf.com

Basically, there’s this company that mines feldspar (rocks) for aluminum.

This process produces waste in the form of really bright, pure quartz —

that’s what Augusta uses..

The course used cows as lawnmowers in the 1940s.

A close-up picture of the fairways at Augusta .

 

Augusta is its own universe with a tenuous connection to the outside world

But WWII affected Augusta just like it did the rest of the country.

During  the war, Augusta didn’t have the manpower to maintain the

course, so they set 200 cattle loose on the grounds in hopes that they would “trim”  the grass by eating it.
Keith

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Scott Hamilton and pH Water help Shrink His Tumor

 

Yesterday I was watching the Dr Oz show and he had Scott Hamilton on as a guest. For those of you that do not know Scott he is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships.

Scott unfortunately has suffered from many bouts of cancer over many years. The gold medalist previously beat testicular cancer in 1997 and two similar benign tumors in 2004 and 2010 before he was diagnosed with his latest in August 2016.

I listened to his interview with Dr Oz and Dr Oz asked him what he was doing to keep this tumor at bay and improve his health. His first words were I drink lots of pH 9.5 water plus improved his diet where he  cut out sugar and consumed lots fresh clean food.

Basically there is no treatment for his last Tumor and with the program above he has been able to shrink the Tumor which is wonderful news for him. So together with his Diet, water and faith he is succeeding with his fight over the tumor.

The interview with Dr Oz can be seen on this VIDEO

The reason I am telling you this, my ears pricked up when he mentioned pH water. Something I have been writing about to you for some time.  I am not saying Kangen water will cure Tumors or cancer  but it has been proven to help prevent cancer and many other diseases.  Scott Hamilton is an example. The  pH water has been instrumental helping  shrink his brain Tumor. It is not a cure-all but is great for making  your body alkaline which is a preventative of cancer growing in your body.  The other plus,  it is an energy giver. Your life will change when you start drinking this water

This small video will give you an idea the qualities that this water has and how good it is for you.

If you are interested in knowing more call us at 281 239 6410 or go to our website http://www.lifechanging-water.com

 

Scott has a new book out called Finish First: Winning Changes Everything

I believe it to be a book worth getting. It is going in my library that is for sure.

Remember “If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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Did You Know – 01/04/2016

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  1. The Origins of engineering specs and government decisions.Ever wonder where engineering specifications come from? The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches, an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in England, and the English built the first US railroads. 

    Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that is the gauge they used. 

    Why did they use that particular gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used the same wheel spacing. 

    Okay! Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? 

    Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on the old, long distance roads in England, because that’s the spacing of the wheel ruts in the granite sets. 

    So, who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (and England) for their legions. The roads have been used ever since. 

    And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else chose to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for (or by) Imperial Rome, they all had the same wheel spacing. 

    The United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the specification for an Imperial Roman war chariot. 

    Specifications and Bureaucracies live forever. The Imperial man of war chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the back ends of two war-horses. 

    Now let’s cut to the present… 

    The Space Shuttle, sitting on its launch pad, has two booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRB’s. Thiokol builds SRB’s at its factory in Utah. The engineers who designed the SRB’s wanted to make them a bit fatter, but the SRB’s had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. 

    The railroad line from the factory has to run through a tunnel in the mountains. The SRB’s had to fit through that tunnel, which is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track is about as wide as two horses’ behinds. 

    So…. a major design feature of what is arguably the world’s most advanced transportation system was determined two thousand years ago by a horse’s ass. 

    Which is pretty much how most government decisions are still made today.

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3.  Almost no one uses real tin foil these days. The stuff we all call “tin foil” is actually aluminium foil. Originally foil was made of tin but it gave (not surprisingly) a tin flavor to whatever it touched. It was heavier than modern aluminium foil, which has its benefits but not enough to keep it going strong in our kitchens. Aluminium foil began to surpass tin foil after World War II but it had been available since 1910 when it was first produced by “Dr. Lauber, Neher & Cie.” a Swiss company using the force of a waterfall to drive the foil making machinery. Its first use in the US was as a wrapper on Life Savers candy in 1913.

Interesting Fact: Tin foil was used to fill cavities in teeth before the 20th century. Gross because have you ever  had Aluminum foil touch your teeth?

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4. That most of the gold held in reserve in the United States of America is stored at Fort Knox right? Actually, it isn’t. In reality, most of the gold in the US is stored at the Federal Reserve Vault at Wall Street in New York. Another interesting fact is that most of that gold doesn’t even belong to the US – it belongs to foreign accounts! Given the state of the US dollar at the moment maybe the US government should nationalize it all in what would probably be the largest gold theft in history!

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5. Gandhi was not always the peaceful man he is well-known for being – in fact, he was never a pure pacifist in that he allowed for violence as a last resort. In his middle ages he volunteered to fight in three wars: The Boer War, The Zulu War, and World War I. Furthermore, after an attack by Muslims on Hindus he approved of the government’s order to shoot ten Muslims for every Hindu that was killed. In a famous statement about independence, Gandhi said: “If a fight is inevitable I would expect every son of the soil to contribute his mite… I would not flinch from sacrificing a million lives for India’s liberty.” [Source]

Interesting Fact: During the freedom struggle, he wore nothing but a loin cloth, but for years he lived in London and used to wear a silk hat and spats and carried a cane (as seen above).

 

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Did You Know – 10/24/2013

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1. Did you know there is a town in Colorado called “No Name”

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2. 41% of people experience their first kiss between the ages of 13 and 15.

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3. Caligynephonia is the fear of beautiful women

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4. Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables

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5. It is estimated that the world’s oceans contain up to 10 billion tons of gold.

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Did You Know – 10/22/2012

1. The 1912 Olympics was the last time that gold medals were solid gold.

Since then, they’ve been silver with gold plating.

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2. Automobile transmissions used whale oil up until 1973.

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3. The 2nd president of the United States (John Adams) and 3rd president of the United States (Thomas Jefferson) both died within just a few hours apart of each other on the same exact day of July 4th 1826. They are the only two presidents to die on the same day of the same year.

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4. Barbers at one time combined shaving and haircutting with bloodletting and pulling teeth. The white stripes on a field of red that spiral down a barber pole represent the bandages used in the bloodletting.

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5. Coral (pro osteon) has molecular architecture and chemistry similar to human bone and so it can be used to replace bone grafts, helping bones heal faster. 150-200 pounds of it can sustain hundreds of graphs
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Did You Know – 12/19/2011


Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies – The reason? Some bones fuse together later. Source


If you shake a can of mixed nuts the larger ones will rise to the top Source


An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this you can pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet. Source


A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months. fetal fingerprints are fully formed by 12 weeks/3 months of gestation. Fingerprints are actually created by fetal movements – as the young fetus moves within the uterus, its skin shifts, forming the ridges of its fingerprints. This is the reason why no two people have the same fingerprints, even identical twins.


An ounce of gold can be stretched into a wire 50 miles long. The wire would be very fine. Since gold has such a soft flexible ability it is often mixed or coated over other material in order to give it strength. Source


A baby Blue Whale drinks approximately 130 gallons of milk each day. The calf
drinks so much milk that it puts on about 200 pounds of weight each day when it is growing – that’s about
eight pounds an hour! Source

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Did You Know – 10/31/2011

1. In the entire state of Ohio in 1895, there were only two cars on the road, and the drivers of these two cars crashed into each other. Source


2. The current scientific estimate for the age of the earth is 4.6 billion years. The evidence is based on radiometric age dating of meteorite material Source

3. A One-once gold nugget is more rare than a five-carat diamond. Gold is so heavy that one cubic foot of it weighs half a ton. Source

4. Camels milk does not curdle. They do not perspire, and their long feet keep them far above the scorching ground. Source

5. The first country to abolish capital punishment was Austria in 1787. Source

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