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Did You Know – 12/21/2015

 

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  1. The Slave-Maker ant is so named because it raids the nest of other ants and steals their pupae. Once the pupae hatch, they are made to work as slaves.

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2. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad in first class.
Northwest Airlines saved $500000 per year by cutting its limes.

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3. The original name of Bank of America was Bank of Italy.
The Bank of Italy was founded in San Francisco, California, United States, on October 17, 1904 [1] by Amadeo Giannini. It grew by a branch banking strategy to become the Bank of America, the world’s largest commercial bank, with 493 branches in California and assets of $5 billion in 1945

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4. Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England, but only in tropical fish stores.
Weird but true – Liverpudlian bylaw which prohibits women going topless unless they work in a tropical fish store.

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5. Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.
Had a collection of over 5,000 birds
The light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
The first major invention was the quadruplex telegraph
As a boy, Thomas Edison suffered a permanent hearing loss from head injury
A person sneezing was the first action caught on video by Thomas Edison

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Did You Know – 09/14/2015

images1.  The NFL is projecting revenue of more than $12 billion for this year.  A total of $95 billion will be wagered on National Football League and college Football

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2. USA  Tennis Open generated $800,000,000.  The average price of a secondary ticket marketplace for Saturdays Woman’s  final according to TipIQ was about $1,621, 48% higher than the men’s final price of $1,097.

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3.  The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot feel pain.  

  • The brain uses about three times as much oxygen as muscles in the body do. 
  • Brain cells are very sensitive to decreases in oxygen levels and don’t survive or function well very long without it. 
  • The brain is made up of very special cells called neurons, and each of them can do the job of any of the other neurons in the brain.

a. Breathe easily and normally with your belly in a relaxed way. b. Breathe through your nose under normal conditions and not your mouth. c. Take short walks throughout the day. Short walks will increase your circulation and increase oxygen to your brain, whereas while forced walks or runs may be good for you too, they also cause your muscles to absorb much of the oxygen in your system, and that hinders increasing the oxygen being carried to your brain.

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4.  The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest blood type, A-H or Bombay blood, due to the location of its discovery, has been found in less than hundred people since it was discovered .

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5. It is a  Myth: Helicopters will drop like a rock when the engine shuts down. In fact, you have a better chance at surviving in a helicopter when the engine fails than you do in an airplane. Helicopters are designed specifically to allow pilots to have a reasonable chance of landing them safely in the case where the engine stops working during flight, often with no damage at all.  They accomplish this via autorotation of the main rotor blades.

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Times When You Just Have To Trust The Pilot.

I no longer have a fear of flying, as I have now flown several thousand miles so have more confidence these days. But I do respect the fact that I am thousands of feet above earth, and totaly rely on the pilots and of course the capability of the planes. In the case of these pictures you would have no option. I don’t know if you have seen these shots but I haven’t. I thought they were pretty amazing.

Wake Island, Pacific Ocean
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Tioman Island, Off the coast of Malaysia
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Macao Intl Airport
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Kuujjuaraapik , Quebec
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A rock, off the coast of Greenwood
(Canadian Military Labrador Helicopter)

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This photo was taken by a soldier in Afghanistan of a helicopter rescue mission.
The pilot is a PA National Guard guy who flies EMS choppers in civilian life.

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