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Did You Know – 12/10/2018

2. Now this one is a long ‘Did You Know” but fascinating and well worth the read as I bet most of you have no clue about the Soldiers who guard the ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1. How many steps does the guard take during his
walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?

21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the
highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.

2. How long does he hesitate after his about-face to begin
his return walk and why?

21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1

3. Why are his gloves wet?

His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.

4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not, why not?

He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb.
After his march across the path, he executes an about-face
and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.

5. How often are the guards changed?

Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.

6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?

For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5′ 10′ and 6′ 2′ tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30.’ Other requirements of the Guard:
They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives.
They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform {fighting} or the tomb in any way. After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn.
The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.

The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt.
There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform.
Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror.
The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor watch TV.
All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred.

Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe E. Lewis {the boxer} and Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy, {the most decorated soldier of WWII} of Hollywood fame.

Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty.

In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington , DC , our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment.
They respectfully declined the offer, ‘No way, Sir!’ Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can
be afforded to a serviceperson.
The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.

God Bless and Keep Them.

 

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 27 reasons to drink Hydrogen water 💦

 

a. Hydrogen water is an Antioxidant and protect the brain

b. Appears to improve mood

c. Suppress inflammation

d. Reduces muscle fatigue and weakness

e. May prevent metabolic syndrome 

f. May boost weight loss

g. Enhances energy metabolism

h. helps diabetics 

I. May Alkalize the body

j. May fight cancer

k. May reduce side effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation

L. It boost skin health

M. Enhances wound healing

n. May improve bladder health

o. May Protect the heart

p. May protect the eyes

Q. May prevent hearing loss

R. May combat allergies

s. May protect Kidneys

T. May protect Liver

U. May protect gut health

V. Could protect the lungs

w. May protect from radiation

x. May relieve pain

y. May increase longevity

z. May kill bacteria and improve oral health

For more in-depth information on these health benefits go to: Source

More Info on a Hydrogen Machine

 

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Being forgetful is not only normal (thank goodness) it makes you smarter. The main function of memory is to improve decision-making and forgetting irrelevant details helps you to be more intelligent and make informed decisions.

Source: Didyouknowfacts

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When Kevin Bacon goes to a wedding reception he bribes the DJ so they won’t play Footloose. “Reason first off a wedding is really not about me, it’s about the bride and its embarrassing” he says.

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This Is A Must Watch – I Did Not Know Most Of These

Seven Super easy ways to keep your food fresher, longer!

 

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Did You Know – 03/22/2018

As I am in New Zealand at the moment I thought you may like to know things you did not know about New Zealand


1. The longest place name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a hill in Hawke’s Bay.

2. No part of the country is more than 128km (79 miles) from the sea.

3. Only 5% of NZ’s population is human the rest are animals.

4. More people die in New Zealand each year playing lawn bowls than scuba diving.


5. New Zealand is similar in size to the UK, but only has a population of about 4 million (compared to 63 million in the UK).

6. Gisborne airport has train tracks running across the middle of the runway. Quite often, trains and planes have to stop until one moves out-of-the-way.

7. NZ has banned all television advertising on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day, and Christmas Day.

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Did You Know – 02/05/2018

1. I find this fascinating. Who knew there was so much uninhabited land in the UK.

2. 1M Hauly | $220

It doesn’t matter what the money is for—under-the-table hush-money, black market arms deals, or Bugatti purchase—the 1M Hauly is designed to carry exactly $1,000,000 worth of $100 U.S. bank notes while remaining inconspicuous at checkpoints and border crossings. Of course, the near-weightless 20L bag can also be used for normal things like clothes and tools if you haven’t yet run into a nefarious international transaction that needs completed. Made from a stronger-than-kevlar and waterproof Dyneema composite fabric, the 1M Hauly naturally reaches a discreet matte-and-crumpled finish after a few uses. Reliable YKK Uretek zippers form the bag’s closure and provide high humidity protection for the cash, while sturdy haul loops at each end fit a large gloved hand but are sized to work with straps, carabiners, or other attachments.

Length: 18″ / Width: 12″ / Height: 5.75″ / Weight: 0.28 lb (126 g)

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That poison dart frogs don’t make their own poison. They get it from eating alkaloid rich mites, ants and termites.  Other species however, that exhibit cryptic coloration have low to no amounts of toxicity, eat a much larger variety of prey.

4. 1932 the army in australia went to war against Emu’s as they were destroying the farmland. Apparently the army lost.  Australia, employed soldiers armed with Lewis guns—leading the media to adopt the name “Emu War” when referring to the incident. While a number of the birds were killed, the emu population persisted and continued to cause crop destruction.

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Did You Know – 1/29/2018

  1. 91 people a day die of overdose from drugs like Oxycodone  in USA . Source Dr Oz

 

2. There are fences around London that are made from WWII medical stretchers. During the war Great Britain tore down fences and used the metal for the war effort then recycled the stretchers back into fences when the war ended. These fences still have the curved hand holders.

 

 

3.   Stats on feet –

  •  52 is the total number of bones in your two feet. That accounts for 25% of all the bones in your body. 
  •  40 is the age at which you may need to start shopping for larger shoes. Muscles, tendons and ligaments in the fee weaken with age causing your bones and the rest of your feet to spread out .
  • 250,000 is the number of glands in your feet. (FYI they can secrete up to half a pint of sweat daily)

 

4. Your Smile – Research shows

  • A big grin makes your face more memorable than a neutral expression does.
  • Feedback sent to the brain by uplifted facial muscles and that includes a fake smile can ease anxiety.
  • From a psychological perspective, a person who is smiling appears more trustworthy than a person who is either frowning or holding a neutral expression.
  • According to Shawn Achor, the author of The Happiness Advantage, by making smiling a part of our everyday practice, we help our brains create happiness loops that encourage more positive-thinking patterns.
  • according to biochemist and artist Sondra Barrett. In her book, Secrets of Your Cells, Barrett explains how cells can distinguish between safety and danger, find and repair problems and create an overall sense of balance within the body.

5.  Plants know then they are being eaten. There are certain plants like nasturtiums  that emit toxins as a defense mechanism in response to the sounds of a caterpillars chewing – even when the sound is played as a recording . Who knows this discovery may someday help reduce the use of man-made pesticides. 

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Sushi Cubes! Sushi ready in no time – Great idea

This is so cool. Have not tried it yet but will do and let you know.

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Did You Know – 09/12/2016

Did you know this? I know I did not. I happen to be in New Zealand not so long ago and went to line dancing with my sister-in-law. I was so much fun and I could see the benefits of doing this so am in the process of finding somewhere around here that does it. I was hopeless at it and going left when everyone was going right but I had a laugh and so did they.

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5 Things will is great for your brain when you dance

1. Enhance Neuroplasticity A study led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was conducted over a period of 21 years and looked at senior citizens 75 years and older.
The study found that some cognitive activities influence mental acuity, but almost none of the physical activities had any effect except for dancing.

Reading – 35% reduced risk of dementia
Bicycling and swimming – 0% reduced risk of dementia
Doing crossword puzzles at least four days a week – 47% reduced risk of dementia
Playing golf – 0% reduced risk of dementia
Dancing frequently – 76% reduced risk of dementia

2. Increase IntelligenceThe essence of intelligence is making decisions. To improve your mental acuity, it is best to involve yourself in an activity that demands split-second, rapid decision-making. Dancing is an example of a fast-paced activity that demands speedy decision-making.

3. Improve muscle MemoryDancers can achieve complex moves more easily when they undergo the process of “marking”—walking through movements slowly and encoding each movement with a cue.
It was concluded that visualizing movements and “marking” can help improve muscle memory. This type of visualization and marking, learned through dance, can also be used across a variety of fields to optimize performance.

4. It will boost your memory and slow down aging. – As you get older, brain cells die and synapses become weaker. Nouns, like names of people, are harder to remember because there is only one neural pathway that leads us to this stored information.

If you work on learning new things, like dance, you can work on building different mental routes and many paths. So if one path is lost as a result of age, you have an alternative path that you can use to access stored information and memories.

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5. It will help prevent dizzinessHave you ever wondered why ballet dancers don’t get dizzy when they perform pirouettes? Research suggests that through years of practice and training, dancers gain the ability to suppress signals from the balance organs in the inner ear that are linked to the cerebellum.
If you suffer from dizziness, then making time in your schedule for any form of dance is a good way to address this problem. Dancing of any kind will help with dizziness so you don’t have to be a ballet dancer.

 

So Lets go Dancing. Cause “If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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