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DId You Know – 07/28/2014

 

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1. The average person walks close to 75,000 miles before reaching the age of 50.  The equivalent of five round trip flights from New York to London

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2. New Potatoes are low in starch so they are a good choice when steaming or boiling for dinner. Russet potatoes are high in starch and she fried they are less likely to absorb the cooking oil. So Russets for fries it is.

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3. In 1958 there was 41.7 million 50+ population. In 2014 it is now 108.7 million 50+ population.

Average monthly Social Security benefit  for the 50+- 1958 -$74 and in 2014 – $1,252

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An acre of hemp produces more paper than an acre of trees. Paper made from hemp lasts for centuries, compared to 25-80 years for paper made from wood pulp. The US Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

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For thousands of years, until 1883, hemp was the world’s largest agricultural crop, from which the majority of fiber, fabric, soap, lighting oil, paper, incense, and medicines were produced. In addition, it was a primary source of essential food oil and protein for humans and animals. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids necessary for health. The oil from hemp seeds has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest percentage of saturated fats.

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5. Who drinks the most wine?

China produces the most grapes in the world but Spain, France and Italy produce the most wine. According to the International Organisations of Vine and Wine,  global wine consumption in 2012 was 6.4 billion gallons (243 million hectoliters), with the top ten consumer countries being –

France: 30.2 Mhl
USA: 29 Mhl
Italy: 22.6 Mhl
Germany: 20 Mhl
China: 17.8 Mhl
United Kingdom: 12.5 Mhl
Russia: 10.4 Mhl
Argentina: 10 Mhl
Spain: 9.3 Mhl
Australia: 5.4 Mhl

The most ardent wine drinkers hail from Luxembourg, at 13.2 gallons (50 litres) per capita per year. The French consume 12.7 gallons (48 litres) and the Portuguese 11.4 gallons (43 litres) per year.

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Did You Know – Maybe Not

Los Angeles

Los Angeles ‘ full name is:
El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula
— and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.

New York City

The term ‘The Big Apple’ was coined
by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s
who used the slang expression ‘apple’ for any town or city.
Therefore, to play New York City
is to play the big time – The Big Apple.

There are more Irish in New York City
than in Dublin , Ireland ;
more Italians in New York City
than in Rome , Italy ;
and more Jews in New York City
than in Tel Aviv , Israel . 

Ohio

There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio , every one is manmade.

Pitcairn Island

The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn
in Polynesia , at just 1.75 sq. miles/4,53 sq. km.

Rome

The first city to reach a population of 1 million people
was Rome , Italy in 133 B.C.
There is a city called Rome on every continent.

Siberia

Siberia contains more than 25% of the world’s forests.

S.M.O.M.

The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world
is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M).
It is located in the city of Rome , Italy ,
has an area of two tennis courts
and, as of 2001, has a population of 80
— 20 less people than the Vatican ..
It is a sovereign entity under international law,
just as the Vatican is. 

Sahara Desert

In the Sahara Desert , there is a town named Tidikelt , Algeria ,
which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.
Technically though, the driest place on Earth
is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island .
There has been no rainfall there for two million years.

Spain

Spain literally means ‘the land of rabbits’.

St. Paul , Minnesota

St. Paul , Minnesota , was originally called Pig’s Eye
after a man named Pierre ‘Pig’s Eye’ Parrant
who set up the first business there.

Roads


Chances that a road is unpaved:
in the U.S.A. . = 1%;
in Canada = …75%




Russia

The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the
Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia .
It reached a depth of 12,261 meters
(about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles).
It was drilled for scientific research
and gave up some unexpected discoveries,
one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen
– so massive that the mud coming from the hole
was boiling with it.

United States


The Eisenhower interstate system requires
that one mile in every five must be straight.
These straight sections are usable as airstrips
in times of war or other emergencies.


Waterfalls

The water of Angel Falls (the world’s highest) in Venezuela
drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).
They are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls . 

 I have always  thought you should learn something new every

Because If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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18ft Picture Of New York From Memory

I thought this was incredible
Autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire draws spellbinding 18ft picture of New York from memory after a 20-minute helicopter ride over city.

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