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Did You Know – 10/15/2018.

  1. It was in 1901 in the US the Executive Mansion name was officially  changed to the White House by President Theodore Roosevelt.

 

2. According to National Geographic being chased or falling off a high place are the two most common dreams or in some cases a nightmare.

 

3.  That Kleenex tissues were originally  invented to be used as filters for gas masks during the first world war. In 1924 Kleenex was sold in America as a cold cream or makeup remover

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4. I am not sure about this Life Hack – If you are short on wood to keep  the fire going while camping throw some twisties or Doritos  in the fire to keep it burning. Some would rather freeze over than do that but you do what you have to do.

 

5. University of Exeter study shows that people who run outdoors in nature have more energy and less anger and depression than when they run indoors on a treadmill.

 

6. The new trend – Moon milk – It is designed to give you a calming sleep. The recipe for Moon Milk which you can make yourself is:-

Heat 1 cup of coconut milk, with a drizzle of honey and a dash of cinnamon and ashwagandha in a saucepan. The other option for this recipe is on Google there are heaps of different recipes that may suit your palate.

Sweet dreams.

 

 

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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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Did You Know – 10/23/2017

  1. For a mere $11.99, you can find out if anyone has ever died in your home. Go to – Diedinhouse.com and it will reveal whether there has ever been any documented deaths at your address by giving you a full report that includes names, dates and causes of death. Also it will let you know if it has been home to meth labs, arson, or murders.

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2. If you want to remember someones name – Associate their name with their job. When you first meet them ask them what is their occupation. It gives you something to associate their name with and a better chance of remembering it.

 

3. Orca’s brains have an enlarged limbic node, which deals with emotions and memories. Even taking into account the size difference of a human brain, an orca’s brain contains more of the spindle cells that process empathy and social patterns. This result could be evidence that Killer whales could be more empathetic than we humans. I guess if you meet one in the ocean one would like to think this is true.

 

Alex Stafie, 5, and Wallace Scherer, 92, make sack lunches for the homeless during an activity at Providence Mount St. Vincent home for older adults in West Seattle.

4. At the  Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle there is a pre school inside a nursing home.  “We wanted a living, vibrant community; to make sure that this was a place where people came to live, not die,” says Charlene Boyd, an administrator at the center. Bringing children in was a natural solution.

Socializing across generations has also been shown to increase the amount of smiling and conversation among older adults, according to one Japanese study from 2013.

These intergenerational interactions also enhance children’s social and personal development as many of the parents will attest. kids are prone to feel more comfortable around those with disabilities and impairments of all kinds than their peers who lack such experiences.

 

5. Tulips are not native to the Netherlands – Tulips had been cultivated in Turkish gardens for years and there were over a thousand types of tulips by the time Europe discovered the flower.  In the late 16th century tulips were brought to Europe by the Austrian ambassador to Turkey, then known as Constantinople.  From Austria tulips made their way to the Netherlands where the Dutch became leaders in producing prized specimens.

By the 1630’s tulip speculation, or tulipmania, was rampant throughout the Netherlands and both rich and poor were speculating in the tulip trade, similar to the stock market in modern times.  In 1637 the tulip market crashed leaving many Dutch penniless.

Despite the crash the Dutch continued to cultivate these colorful flowers and the Netherlands still remains the chief source for tulip bulbs.

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Herbs to Chase Away The Mosquitoes

You can plant these in pots and place them all around your house, on your deck and beside the pool.

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Todays Money Tip

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Free Money

An individual development account or IDA, allows low – to – moderate income earners to save money for a specific goal-such as a down payment on a house or starting a business and get matching funds from non profit groups, corporations and government agencies. 

Many IDA’s provide a dollar for dollar match.

Visit IDAnetwork.org – To learn more 

This of course is only available to those in USA

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The KLM Lost And Found System

This is what KLM does with items left behind on their flights. They have intitiated a return policy via a cute dog …

You have to watch this it will touch your heart.

I need one of these in my house to find all the things I keep misplacing

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House Truck Transforms Into Fantasy Castle

This is ingenious!  Not everyones cup of tea but you have to admit it is very clever.  A great deal of thought of  design has gone into this with remarkable results.

Take a look and I am sure you will agree especially if you are the outdoor type or think out of the box.

 

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