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Did You Know – 02/18/2019

  1. Diamonds are either rare, nor valuable. In one of the most successful advertising campaigns of all time, De Beers claimed that a man should be spending two months salary on a diamond engagement ring. Then they raised their prices, restricted their supply and created a costly illusion that generations of people still consider to be a mandatory part of the marriage process.

2.  In 1870 two million rabbits were killed every year in Australia, all descended from just 24 released in 1859.  In 1859, a man named Thomas Austin, a landowner in Winchelsea, Victoria imported 24 … Within a number of years, those 24 rabbits multiplied into millions. … By 1890, rabbits werespotted all the way in Western Australia.



3. Airbags deploy between 100 & 200 MPH( 160kph – 322kph.)  If you ride with your feet on the dash you may send our knees through your eye sockets if the airbag is deployed. Police are sharing this photo in hopes of spreading awareness while driving



4. Difference in size between Australia and Austria

5. Ren’e Descartes the French Philosopher, mathematician, and scientist had a fetish for cross-eyed women. He is famous for having made an important connection between geometry and algebra, which allowed for the solving of geometrical problems by way of algebraic equations


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A Giggle To Start Your Monday Morning

The Marriage of an 80-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman was the talk of the town.
After being married a year the couple went to the hospital for the birth of their first child.
The attending nurse came out of the delivery room to congratulate the old gentleman and said “This is amazing. How you do it at your age?
The old man grinned and said “You got to keep the old motor running.”

The following year the couple returned to the hospital for the birth of their second child. The same nurse was attending the delivery and again congratulated the old gentleman.
“Sir you are something. How do you manage it?”

Same answer with a grin “You got to keep the old motor running”

Another year later the couple returned to the hospital for the birth of the third child.
Once again the same nurse was attending. After the delivery she approached the gentleman and smiled “Well you sure are something.

“Well like I said before you got to keep the old motor running.

The nurse patted him on the back and said “Well I guess its time to change the oil as this one is black”

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Gift Idea Wednesday – Books

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Book One

I happen to read this book last year after seeing him being interviewed by Oprah and on the CBS.

Well I was watching Steve Harvey last night on his Season premiere No 2, “What Men Really Think” and it reminded me of the book.

On the show Steve Harvey explores Love and relationships and men’s thoughts on the matter.

He had approx 150 females in his audience and about a 1000 men. The woman was asking relationship questions.  Harvey together with his sharp humor was putting up a choice of 3 answers and the guys were giving their choice via a survey.
I laughed my butt off. It was so funny and rather insightful.
I thoroughly enjoyed the show. I think the next one is on this afternoon (09/09/2015). I of course record it and watch it with my husband in the evening.

The book was very light-hearted , not to serious  with great clarity.  I chuckled through the book as we as females are really lost when it come to thinking we know what is going on in our mans brain.
This a video and Steve Harvey is talking about the book. I just laugh listening to him I find his humor very funny.

Just click to buy this book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Expanded Edition”


Book 2

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“5 languages of love”

This book I read about 3 years ago. Probably the best book I have read about helping one understand their relationship with their partner.
I notice since I read the book he has expanded his books to ‘Singles’ ‘Children’ &’Mens edition’ just to mention a few.

It basically determines which language of Love that is suited to you and that of your partner.
It’s a great builder of a rather diminishing relationship of a long marriage or not so long partnership.
Sometimes we really do not know our partners as well as we think we do.
I have actually given this book to many of my friends and find that not one of them have said that ‘This book is not for me’. They have all had great things to say about it.

I cannot recommend this book enough. I especially like the look of the 5 languages of love for children. We are all inclined to treat our children in the same way but each one has a different language of love which could make a difference to your relationship with them especially if they are teenagers.

Both of these books will be great gifts for Christmas

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Because if you don’t do different nothing will change

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Did You Know – 10/10/2011

For the first Wimbledon tournament in 1902 balls were hand stitched – which meant no two balls ever bounced the same way. Yellow tennis balls were used at Wimbledon for the first time in 1986,  to make visibility easier for players, spectators and the television audience.Source

In 1847 Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco – Source

In France it is legal to marry a dead person. The law on posthumous marriage was introduced after the Malpasset dam
disaster. President de Gaulle promised a young woman
called Irène Jodard that he would think of her, after hearing about
her fiance’s drowning and her wish to carry on with her marriage plans –  Source

Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave –  Source

The longest river in the world is the Nile in africa, measuring 4,180 miles in length –  Source

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Talk Money Before Marriage

“It is difficult for some people to accept that love
is a choice. This seems to run counter to the gen-
erally accepted theory of romantic love which ex-
pounds that love is inborn and as such requires
no more than to accept it.” —Leo F. Buscaglia

The subject of dating and marriage is usually emotional. It’s hard to use a lot of logic when we are talking about feelings and emotions. It’s necessary to consider some things with your head before you make the leap with your heart. The suggestions that I make here make perfect sense to me, but I realize that when you’re in love and emotionally involved, your judgment could be clouded.
You need to ask yourself some very hard questions and find answers before making a commitment to someone for the rest of your life.
In today’s economic climate the financial decisions you make now, are going to be very important in the future.
Consider these things before you leap

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Happy Marriage by the Numbers


After reading this article I think I had better do something about my numbers. This Twitter business is very time consuming and I neglect a few of those numbers. So I better get to it.

Article By Pamela C. Regan, PhD
California State University

When 4,000 couples in the UK who had been married for more than 16 years, on average, were polled on the keys to a long-lasting relationship, some interesting facts were discovered. On average, these married couples wanted four cuddles a day… romantic gestures from their partners every 10 days… unsolicited helpful gestures three times a month… and seven cozy nights in and two dinner dates out a month.

We can make our own marriages happier by incorporating these “happy marriage behaviors” into our lives. Striving to give your spouse, say, four cuddles a day might start out feeling artificial but eventually will become a rich part of the fabric of your relationship. Because kindness reaps kindness in relationships, you will encourage your spouse to reciprocate.


In a long-term relationship, we tend to think romantic gestures are no longer necessary. But surprising your spouse with flowers or a romantic dinner reminds your partner that you still are in love with him/her. If you decide to run a bath for your wife because she had a bad day, it shows that you are thinking specifically about what would please her, and that thoughtfulness is far more important than even the action itself. To be truly romantic, don’t ask your partner what he might want. Instead come up with your own idea — something that shows great attention to your partner’s unique likes and dislikes.


Make sure to hug or affectionately touch your partner at least four times a day. The happiest couples touch a lot. Try a slight squeeze on the shoulder at breakfast or a hug before you run off to work.


Thoughtful actions that lighten a partner’s load are perceived as tender and caring — especially when done without anyone asking. Taking the initiative to do the dishes or make your spouse coffee in the morning shows that you are paying attention and makes your partner realize how central he/she is in your thoughts. You even can come right out and tell your partner, “I’m doing this because I love you and I want to make sure you know that.”


Your “cozy nights in” should be different from your everyday routine — make sure you aren’t parked in front of the television. Instead, have dinner together, talk about your week, make plans, check in about upcoming activities. Also, reserve special nights two times a month. Making the effort to dress up and go outside the family home together reinforces your “coupleness” and adds vitality to a relationship.

Bottom Line/Personal interviewed Pamela C. Regan, PhD, a professor of psychology at California State University, Los Angeles. Her work with thousands of couples over the years led her to write the book The Mating Game (Sage).


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