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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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Great walls of fire!

Thursday, Mar 13 2014

Towering flames reach to the sky in a spectacular scene that resembles a volcano eruption as a wall of fire rages at an Australian coal mine.
Dramatic photographs have emerged of an out-of-control fire at Hazelwood open-cut coal mine, which has left the Victorian town of Morwell exposed to smoke and ash.
The fire is burning over 400 hectares of land, with flames reaching between 20 and 50 metres high.
This fire has been going for a month now and apparently is now under control but not out.

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Engulfed: These pictures shot by the fire service show staggering scenes at Morwell, Victoria, where Australian firefighters have been battling for three weeks to put out a fire which has engulfed the coalmine

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Wall of fire: Coalmine in Morwell, Victoria, Australia has been on fire for almost three weeks after an arsonist lit bushfire that spread.

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At the ready: Fire trucks form a line of defence as a blaze rages on at Hazelwood coal mine in Morwell, Victoria

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Stubborn blaze: Firefighters continue to battle the fire at Hazelwood coal mine, amid fresh fears of landslides due to the amount of water being used

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Did You Know – 08/20/2012

This is ‘Good To Know’ information.


Now this is information I do need. According to research from the university of Wisconsin at Madison, next time you are hunting for your keys or that book or any object, say the word out loud. The reason for this is that it helps engage more brain regions, which help boost the memory and hopefully find what you are looking for.


In the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest there is hard evidence that Drinking one soda a day will increase the stroke risk by 16%. Soda sweeteners and caramel coloring may lead to artery damage.
Solution maybe – Have black coffee instead as it may slash your stroke risk.


The three largest land-owners in England are the Queen, the Church of England and Trinity College, Cambridge.


While the Chinese invented gunpowder, they were not the first to develop firearms. Sam Colt invented the
“revolving pistol.” Therefore, all revolvers are correctly called pistols

“The good people in this world are very far from being satisfied with each other and my arms are the best peacemaker.” ~ Samuel Colt (1852)
Ironically, when Samuel Colt said those words almost 160 years ago, the Colt .45 Single Action Army (SAA) revolving cylinder handgun, made famous on the American frontier and the Old West as the Peacemaker, had not yet been invented. Still, he was well on his way to revolutionizing gun manufacturing in the United States.. Source

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