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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.

 

3.

 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

 

4.

 

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

5.

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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How to Survive Long Trips with the Family

Family trips in the car should be exciting and memorable. Don’t forget to stop every now and then to stretch the legs or maybe see some of the sights along the way. I know when Dad gets behind the wheel he just wants to get going and get there as fast as he can. Ok Dad or Mom it’s not about you all the time and if you want happy kids consider some of their comforts as well. Nothing worse than grumpy moaning kids trust me. Anyway here are some suggestions for entertainment along the way in between stops.

  1. When it comes to food and drink, if you’re heading from home then packing a picnic lunch and finding a park to spread the blanket is a great way to allow the children let off some steam. Make up some favorites to eat and try to keep away from Junk food that could make them a little Hypo.
  2. If the kids are older than they’ll want to help manage a playlist of songs. Give everyone in the car an option to choose – no child wants to listen to their parent’s soundtrack no matter how cool the parents think they are (note to self: Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell” has not aged well).
  3. For younger children the audiobook is a blessing. Currently in the Top 10 audio books on Booktopia there are plenty of choices for the young ‘uns such as The 91 Story Treehouse to The World’s Worst Children 2; as well as evergreens such as Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree (read by Kate Winslet) and The Chronicles of Narnia.
  4. Games such “The Animal Name Game” (where one person names an animal. Then each person in order has to name another animal that starts with the last letter of the previous animal named. “Lynx” has in the past, brought the game to a quick conclusion); “The Alphabet Game” (where one person chooses the right-hand side of the road, and someone else the left and each player looks for letters of the alphabet that appear on their side. The first to point out all the letters of the alphabet in order wins); and the old chestnut that is “I Spy” will always help wile away the hours.
  5.  There is technology.  Whip out this option when the going gets rough. Some of the best game apps include Drawing Pad (age 2-4); Lightbot Jr (age 5-8) and Dragon Box Elements (age 9-12). But they’ll no doubt have their favorites. Now this one for me Is not a good option as I believe the kids should be more aware of where they are going and the surroundings plus scenery.

As comedian Eddie Cantor once said, “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why”.

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Undoing the Damage of Sitting

These are also (well some of them)would be good when traveling on planes for a long distance.

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How Long To Nap

U.S. Army Rangers, rest for a moment in between events during the Best Ranger Competition 2016, at Fort Benning, Ga., April 16, 2016. The 33rd annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition 2016 is a three-day event consisting of challenges that test competitor's physical, mental, and technical capabilities. The Rangers compete for nearly sixty hours with little or no sleep, and must rest intermittently for minutes at a time while waiting to begin their next event.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Justin P. Morelli / Released)

U.S. Army Rangers, rest for a moment in between events during the Best Ranger Competition 2016, at Fort Benning, Ga., April 16, 2016. The 33rd annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition 2016 is a three-day event consisting of challenges that test competitor’s physical, mental, and technical capabilities. The Rangers compete for nearly sixty hours with little or no sleep, and must rest intermittently for minutes at a time while waiting to begin their next event. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Justin P. Morelli / Released)

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How Long To Steep Tea

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November 20, 2016 · 10:45 AM

Now This Is A Long Ride

The longest road in the world is Australia’s Highway 1.
It measures approximately 14,500 km (9,000 miles), and it circumnavigates the entire continent.

The longest road in the world, Australia's Highway 1. It measures approximately 14,500 km (9,000 miles)

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