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Did You Know – 11/20/2017

 

 

  1. A captive killer whale at MarineLand discovered it could regurgitate fish onto the surface of the water, attracting seagulls and then eat the birds. Four others then learned to copy the behavior.

2. Fiji Water once ran an ad that stated: “The label says Fiji because it’s not bottled in Cleveland.” The Cleveland water department took offense, so they challenged the statement, commissioned a test, and proved that Fiji water had more impurities in it.

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3. Sound changes when it snows. It seems quieter right after a snowfall because a blanket of fresh powder is absorbing the sound waves- but once the snow melts and refreezes, it then creates a reflective surface that amplifies sound by allowing it to travel farther than normal.

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4. The official border between Belgium and the Netherlands runs through living rooms, yards and cafés, so it’s possible – indeed, it happens more often than you’d think – to sit across a table having a cup of coffee with someone who is actually in a different country.

For a while, a Dutch law requiring dining establishments to close earlier than they did in Belgium. At closing time in the Netherlands, patrons would have to get up and move tables, over to the Belgian side.

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5. Facts about ‘Thanks Giving’

   

  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird, not the eagle.
  • Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving.
  • Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s first meal in space after walking on the moon was foil packets with roasted turkey.
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Poem Friday on Monday – Me With No Clothes On At Bermagui

Early last sunday, got up early, I went for a walk
I was at Bermagui, small town NSW, Australia, only noise, the seagulls squawk.

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Beautiful and peaceful I have to say
I camped in my nieces beach shack, great place to stay

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Bushy lanes, sandy pathways with mountain views
One could only feel happy and at peace, certainly rid that fit of blues

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The sun rising bringing the color of day
just love my feet in the sand, it makes you feel good in a special way

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With my feet in the sand I am about to swim at last
I was so carried away time went so fast

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I need to skinny dip before anyone comes along
The feel of that water cool, clear, the current a little strong

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Set the camera up to click in a minute or two
Ran to the water, Like the whole area knew
Down came the locals, more than just a few

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So there I am in the water and nothing to see
Had to dive under, cause the water is clear as can be
I was submerged long enough to be shivering and a color bluey
So that was me with no clothes on in a place called Bermagui

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