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Did You Know – 12/05/2017

 

  1. It does not matter what size the eyes happen to be on humans and animals alikee, longest eye lashes length are always 1/3 the width of the eyes. Apparently they are just the right length to minimize air flow over the eye-ball so it does not dry out and helps keep out the dust. Source

 

2. How to tell if the eggs you are about to purchase are fresh. 

The number next to the expiration date, say for example 268.This is the number of days in the year (25th September) when those eggs were placed in the carton. The sell by date is say 14th November. Those eggs have been in that carton for 45 days by that date. Not so fresh in my opinion.

The example above – 211 days is July 30 so by the sell by date those eggs will have been in the carton just under a month.

3. Richard Nixon once smuggled a suitcase full of weed through the airport for Louis Armstrong.

According to Snopes .

Supposedly true Louis Armstrong was flying back from Europe, and on the same plane was
then-Congressman Richard Nixon. Nixon was apparently a fan of Louis and
they chatted throughout the flight.

When they arrived in New York, Louis said to Nixon, listen I’m an old man
and I’ve got all this stuff to carry, why don’t you carry my trumpet for
me and help me out?

And that is the story of how Richard Nixon carried Louis Armstrong’s stash
of weed through customs at the New York airport

 

4. Now here is a word we can all use often with some people.  If someone gives opinions on topics they know nothing about, they’re an ultracrepidarian.

noun, adjective. beyond one’s knowledge or province; pertaining to opinions given on matters beyond one’s knowledge; also written ultra-crepidarian. Word Origin. from Latin ‘beyond the sole’. Source

 

 

 

Digging up a Prototaxites fossil. Photo: University of Chicago

5.  Earth used to be covered with giant mushrooms that were 24 feet tall and three feet wide, instead of trees.

From around 420 to 350 million years ago, when land plants were still the relatively new kids on the evolutionary block and “the tallest trees stood just a few feet high,” giant spires of life poked from the Earth. “The ancient organism boasted trunks up to 24 feet (8 meters) high and as wide as three feet (one meter),” said National Geographic in 2007.  With the help of a fossil dug up in Saudi Arabia scientists finally figured out what the giant creature was: a fungus. (We think.)

The towering fungus spires would have stood out against a landscape scarce of such giants, said New Scientist in 2007.

Source: Smithsonian

 

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Tips For Cheaper AirTravel

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These tips are fresh off Fox news this morning from an Expedia representative

1. The cheapest Days to Travel

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

2. The best day to book

It used to be Tuesday now its SUNDAY

You could get up to as much as 11% saving

3. Book 21 days in advance.

It is called advanced purchase ticket pricing. Dont wait till it gets closer to your travel date as the prices will normally increase as it gets closer to your departure date.

4. Leisure Travel
You could get as much as a 50% saving if you include a Saturday night (considered leisure travel). It is common in countries around Europe. Not so much in China.

5. To Avoid Airport congestion

Arrive 2 hours early for domestic flights
Arrive 3 hours early for International flights
Check in with your smart phone 24 hrs before flight and select your seat to secure it.

6. Deals in January – South of the Border. Mexico

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Home Made Mascara

 

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Never heard of it before and of course, so used to buying mascara from a cosmetic retail store that it never entered my head that I could make it myself. I have known that modern mascaras are quite toxic but of course vanity prevailed.

I was thumbing through my favorite website of Dr Axe and I came upon this recipe for mascara. I have not tried it yet but will start on it tomorrow,  I have all the ingredients except black mineral powder, {if you click on the word it will take you to amazon where you can purchase it} bentonite clay and beeswax.

 

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Here is the recipe.

Mineral-Based Lavender Homemade Mascara

Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: Makes one tube

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • 1/2—1 teaspoon grated beeswax
  • ⅛ teaspoon castor oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black mineral powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon bentonite clay
  • 4–5 drops lavender essential oil
  • Clean mascara container

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place the coconut oil and grated beeswax in a small saucepan on low heat and stir until they are completely melted.
  2. Add the castor oil and the aloe vera gel and stir.
  3. Add the black mineral powder and continue to blend.
  4. Then, add the bentonite clay and the lavender essential oil.
  5. Remove from heat and blend.
  6. Using a small plastic bag or cake decorator with a small tip, place the mixture into the bag.
  7. Push the mixture into the corner with the hole, then place that corner into the mascara tube and carefully push the mixture into the tube. You can get these tubes and wand at Amazon

Worth a try! “If you don’t do different nothing will change”

 

 

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Help Larry Ride Again

 

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Larry Machula has been a friend of my husband for 33 years and for me about 10 years. It has been painful to watch a disease take a vibrant, positive, exciting personality and turn him into a quadriplegic state. Larry fought this disease with the greatest of courage and still remains mentally alert and determined to continue his life to the best of his ability.

Larry has a goal to be able to purchase a van that he is able to be transported in and around the countryside to encourage others of like situation and continue to succeed in business and to keep a certain amount of independence and pride.

You can help make this possible for Larry at “You Caring.com” and make a donation that will help him reach his goal.

Help Larry Ride Again

Here’a the link:
https://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-larry-ride-again/194167

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Virtual shopping

I see this coming in the future but I don’t like it. I am a label reader. I like to handle, study and read labels, get a feeling about what I am buying before I actually purchase a product.

The virtual store in Korea

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Make Your Own Pizza With Your Own Pizza Maker

I bought a pizza maker about 6 months ago and it was the best and most well used purchase I have made in a long time. It makes a quick and nutritional meal in no time. Depending on what you put on your pizza it makes a cheap meal.
I often keep a pack of 2 pizza bases in the freezer for the unexpected. We probably have a pizza once a week and I love to use fresh basil and other herbs and fill it with prawns or meat, onions,mushrooms, sometimes just vegetarian.
I occasionally make my own pizza base out of whole-meal flour, or I may do a gluten free base. Depends who is home to eat. You can also make a base like the recipe below.
This is the pizza maker I bought from Amazon, it is called a National Presto 03430 Presto Pizzazz Pizza Maker. It cost about $45 and sometimes there is free shipping.

Cheese Pizza Recipe

INGREDIENTS
Serves: Prep: 10min Cook: 20min Total: 30min
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tube (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Coat a large round pizza pan with nonstick spray. Sprinkle with the cornmeal.
In a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, combine the oil and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the tomatoes, basil, and salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft. Remove from the heat.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll into a 12″ circle. Place on the prepared pan. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough to within 1/4″ of the edge. Sprinkle with the mozzarella.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS PER SERVING
CALORIES 146.5 CAL
FAT 4 G
SATURATED FAT 1 G
SODIUM 414.7 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 20.9 G
TOTAL SUGARS 3.1 G
DIETARY FIBER 1.1 G
PROTEIN 6.4 G

Recipe Source – Prevention

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