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Did You Know – 03/12/2018

1. Honey does not spoil. You could feasibly eat 3000 year old honey.

2. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.

3. It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.

4. It can take a photon 40,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to the surface, but only 8 minutes to travel the rest of the way to earth.

5.  People decide whether you are smart, likable, extroverted, adventurous, successful, or trustworthy within just 3 seconds of meeting you.


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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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Did You Know -12/28/2015



Chess-Game.jpg1. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.



2.Cleopatra lived closer in time to the Moon landing than to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza



3.It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.





4. Route 66, also known as Mother Road or the Main Street of America is a road stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. Established in November 1926, Route 66 was one of the main routes to take while travelling from the east to west coast. However, the US Highway system changed. Route 66 was replaced by four-lane Interstate Highways, allowing people to travel from coast to coast faster. Route 66 then fell out of commission in late 1985, taking with it many of the small businesses that had grown dependant on the Mother Road.

US Congress passed a law in 1990 to keep Route 66 as an American heritage symbol.



5. what makes short people more “in-the-moment.”

It sounds weird, but it makes sense. This theory was put forward by a neuroscientist named David Eagleman, and it’s called temporal binding. 

It’s built around the idea that we experience the world in packets of information that are gathered by our senses and processed in the brain. Different parts of the body, even if they receive information at the same time, take slightly different amounts of time to get to the brain. Say you’re texting someone, and you hit your head on a telephone pole at the same time that you stub your toe on the same pole—in theory, the information collected from your head injury will get to your brain faster than the information from your toe will, but you’ll think you feel them at the same time. That’s because the brain defaults to a sort of sensory organizational chart that puts things in an order that makes the most amount of sense to us. 

That delay in processing information is what makes short people more “in-the-moment.” A shorter person is actually experiencing a more accurate version of time, because there’s less of a delay in information getting to the brain.

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Did You Know – Things You Should Know and Didn’t

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Why Are Mosquitoes Biting Me And Not You?

I am one of the lucky ones that mosquitoes usually seem to stay away from. If there is an infestation of them, of course everyone gets bitten. What happens is that we either go inside or go home because it is too unpleasant.

It appears that some skins attract mosquitos more than others.

Not only is it unpleasant, it can be a danger to your health. As you know some people contract Ross River fever, West Nile Virus, Malaria as a result from a bite.

Here are some of the suggestions to help avoid getting bitten.

1. Remove any sources of stagnant standing water from around your home. Mosquitoes love standing water and use it as a breeding ground. Even a small planter pot that has been left outside and filled up with rain water is a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes, so get rid of it.

2. Mosquitos are attracted to dark colors especially red and violet. Lighter colored garments are

3. Wear long-sleeved garment and trousers. In Texas where I live, that could be a bit uncomfortable because of the heat. If you are swimming in the pool then you could wear a long garment when you got out of the pool, that would give you some protection. But if they really want to get at you, they usually bite through the garment.

4. Stay indoors at dawn and dusk, that is the worst time of the day for mosquitoes.

5. They appear to be attracted to sweet skin, so avoiding alcohol is advisable as it can boost the sugar content of your sweat.

6. Light a mosquito coil some time before you sit outside as the mosquitos are less likely to be attracted to the area. I have found that quite successful.

7. Get a mosquito net Tent. You can buy them from a Camping shop, so you can sit outside and entertain and not be bothered by the little pests.

8. Burn citronella candles around your house when you are outside at night. Mosquitoes hate citronella. Make sure you create a ring of lit citronella candles around wherever it is you are planning to be when you are outside.

9. Lemon Eucalyptus oil diluted in water (5 drops to a cup) and spray on your skin, it will help.

10. Apparently fabric softener dryer sheets pinned to your clothes has a repelling effect.

11. Catnip, Rosemary and marigolds are not a favorite of mosquitos. So when planting your garden have those plants in mind and have them scattered around the outside of the house.

12.One way to keep Mosquitoes away from your deck or outdoor activity area is to spray Listerine around the perimeter. Mosquitoes hate the smell and will stay way.

13. Mosquitos are attracted to perspiration, heat, carbon dioxide, and lactic acid. All of these are produced after exercising, so avoid outdoor exercise during peak mosquito hours (at dawn and dusk). Our bodies also release lactic acid after eating bananas (or other potassium-rich foods) and salty foods

14. Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well-trimmed around your home

15. Of course the obvious apply insect repellant before you go outdoors. Once bitten it can get very itchy and annoying.

For more information on the subject Dr. Paskewitz and her team at the University of Wisconsin have developed a website about the subject: http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/mosquitosite/
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