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Did You Know – 08/14/2018


1. Half the atoms inside your body came from across the universe.

They found that in galaxies with 100 billion stars or more, the galactic winds actually ferried in about 50 per cent of the matter present today.
Jessica Werk at the University of Washington in Seattle – Werk says tracking the flow of matter from the origin of the universe to present day, and understanding where the atoms that make up the air we breathe and water we drink is one of the fundamental problems in astrophysics. “It’s one of the holy grails of extra galactic cosmology,” she says. “Now, we’ve found that half these atoms come from outside our galaxy.”

Faucher-Giguère and Anglés-Alcázar Northwestern University in Illinois  found that for larger galaxies like our own, this intergalactic Gulf Stream is the primary contributor to their growth, allowing them to snatch away matter from their smaller counterparts.

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2. Back when people burnt coal to heat their homes they rid the soot off their walls by rolling dough across the walls.

The Story goes: Kutol, a Cincinnati based soap company, was about to go under in the late 1920s.  Cleo McVicker, just 21 years old. 1933 when Cleo was at a meeting with Kroger grocery store representatives when they asked him if he made wallpaper cleaner. In those days coal was used for heating ones home as wood was less efficient. The down side of coal was the soot that it left on the walls and wallpaper.

Cleo boldly told them he could supply them with such a cleaner having no idea what they were going to do as at that time things had become desperate financially. Kroger subsequently ordered 15,000 cases of wallpaper cleaner from Kutol with a $5,000 penalty (about $90,000 today) if Kutol didn’t deliver on time.

Noah McVicker his brother then figured out that dough was the solution and that kept the company afloat till after WWII. Sales then started to decrease as coal was no long the main use for heating and the company once again was facing financial ruin.

Hence Play doh!

Interesting story: read more Business insider 

3. A craft like knitting is ailed as a phenomenal for your physical and mental health – While we are creating it is not just our hands that are busy – our brains are diligently releasing dopamine which is a natural antidepressant. So keep on knitting guys and gals.

4. Comfrey tea provides benefits for your plants especially house plants – Pour about 500mls of boiling  water over dried or fresh comfrey leaves, cool to room temperature then strain. Spray the plant liberally at least once a week. refrigerate the remaining liquid for another time. Remember house plants love temped water rather than cold so warm it up in the sun before you spray it on.

5. ” Tsunami Stones” are an ancient warning written on Stone.  – Some over 600 years old that lie on the northeast coast of Japan.

In 1933 after a tsunami the residents of Aneyoshi moved uphill and placed a stone that read “Do not build your homes below this stone. In 2011 another tsunami of magnitude occurred and the entire village survived

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A la sainte terre – Saunterers

This was on FaceBook today – Historical Snapshots

I thought with everything moving so fast these days we should all learn to saunter through life and smell the roses. Look around and realize the beauty around us.

Hiking – “I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not hike! Do you know the origin of that word ‘saunter?’ It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, ‘A la sainte terre,’ ‘To the Holy Land.’ And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not ‘hike’ through them.”

– John Muir

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Did You Know – 12/13/2017

 

  1. In 1904 a magazine advertisement, ran by the Cooper Underwear Company, started advertising the T-shirt not as an underwear item, but as a regular piece of clothing. The ad showed a masculine guy wearing the product, which had the following tag line: “no safety pins, no buttons, no needle, no thread”. The purpose of the ad was to show the clothing item in a new light. The company wanted to re-brand the product and to market it as a comfortable piece of clothing that doesn’t require the replacement of any buttons. The T-shirt was, thus, marketed to bachelors, who had no women around to sew back the ripped buttons on their shirts.

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2.   Eating cheese in moderation is linked to a lower chance of developing heart disease or having a stroke

3.  A one dog year is not equal to 7 human years. Dogs don’t age parallel to people, they actually age more quickly at first, then slow down. Depending on their size and breed, a 1-year-old dog is about the same as a 15-year-old person a 2-year-old dog is like a 24-year-old person and every year after that is equal to about 4-6 human years

 

4. There is a wrapping paper set that lets you wrap a stack of presents so they look like a cheeseburger.You can purchase the sets on http://www.giftcouture.comhttp://www.giftcouture.com/product/cheeseburger-wrapping-paper

 

5. As of the third quarter of 2017, Facebook had 2.07 billion monthly active users. In the third quarter of 2012, the number of active Facebook users had surpassed 1 billion, making it the first social network ever to do so. Active users are those which have logged in to Facebook during the last 30 days.

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Did You Know – 10/09/2017

 

  1. Sleeping on your left side can help reduce acid reflux. This is because left side sleeping keeps the stomach below the esophagus and gravity helps keep the reflux at bay.

 

2. Personality traits like honesty and helpfulness can make you appear more physically attractive

 

 

3. The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

 

4. Rubber bands last longer if you refrigerate them.

5. Black and white caterpillars can cause severe allergic reactions in some people who touch them.

 

 

6. you can always see your nose but your mind just ignores it

 

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I Guess They Learnt about This Water That Many Have Not

Thought this was interesting. Not that I care too much about some of those in the picture but it is interesting that they are indulging in drinking the Kangen water. Probably why some of them are looking pretty good for their age.

 

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For more information go to:- http://www.lifechanging-water.com

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Great Start To The Day … Enchanting Train ride

More People should sing on their way to work like this don’t you think. Could be a start to a fantastic day, fantastic things may happen.

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The Best Pavlova Ever

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For 6 People
Preparation time 20 minutes plus 60 minutes oven time.
Ingredients:
-4 egg whites
-225gm of fine Crystal sugar ( Sugar Crystalline?)
-6 teaspoons of corn starch
-1 teaspoon of white vinegar
-250g of cream
-1/2 Pomegranate
-100 g
-100g  Blue berries
– Icing sugar.
Method
-1 pre warm oven to 100 Celcius.
Separate 4 eggs till you are left white the egg whites.
-2 Take a grease free bowl and beat the egg whites till you have soft peaks.
Then add, while beating the chrystal sugar till you have shiny firm peaks.
-3 Add cornstarch with a sieve and fold this with a spatula thru the egg white together with the vinegar.
-4 Place baking paper on the the baking tray and spoon the pavlova into a circle making the sides bulge a little. Make a hollow on top and smooth the pavlova. Run the spatula from bottom to top to create lines.
-5 Place pavlova in oven and turn it up immediately to 120 Celcius. Leave in for 60 minutes.
-6 Take half the pomegranate and knock out the seeds.
Beat the cream. ( no need to sweeten cream as pavlova is already sweet)
-7 Take pavlova out of oven and let it cool completely.
Decorate the top of the pavlova by spooning the cream into the hollow and sprinkle pomegranate pips and blue berries on top. To finish, dust with icing sugar.

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