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The Sky Was Filled with Angel Wings

This morning while riding my bike enjoying what the morning brings
I was amazed as the sky was filled with what I call angel wings

The clouds were painting the sky today, they had something to tell me something to say
Because it was about the time, on the other side of the world a friend passed away

Goodbye to a long time friend
Larry he fought ALS right to the end

It has left an empty space, a sad heart, hard to comprehend
Life at a distance so, Not enough time did we spend

Your spirit was strong and amazing
Your younger life full, fearless and blazing

But your last years were with illness and pain
So rest in peace Larry, never to feel that again

Each day the sky paints us a picture of many things
Today it was for Larry, it was full of Angel wings

Goodbye Larry

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Did You Know – 11/09/2015

1. Some interesting facts about a few American political candidates. Well interesting for some and maybe not others.

220px-Abolafiapostera.  In 1975, Emil Matalik put himself forward as US Presidential candidate. He advocated a maximum of one animal and
one tree per family because he believed that there were too many animals and plant life on earth.

b. Louis Abalofia also put himself forward: his campaign poster featured a photo of him in the nude, with the slogan “I have nothing to hide.”

c. In the 1860s, financier George Francis Train ran for office with one item: the introduction of a new calender based
on his birth date. He stood for the position of Dictator of the United States, charged admission fees to his campaign rallies, and drew record crowds. He became a vegetarian and adopted various fads in succession. Instead of shaking hands with other people, he shook hands with himself, the manner of greeting he had seen in China. 

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2. When Helium is cooled to almost absolute zero (-460°F or -273°C), the  lowest temperature possible, it becomes a liquid with surprising  properties: it flows against gravity and will start running up and over the lip of a glass container!

 It will suddenly be able to do things that other fluids can’t, like dribble through molecule-thin cracks, climb up and over the sides of a dish, and remain motionless when its container is spun.

“If you set [down] a cup with a liquid circulating around and you come back 10 minutes later, of course it’s stopped moving,” says John Beamish, an experimental physicist at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Atoms in the liquid will collide with one another and slow down. “But if you did that with helium at low temperature and came back a million years later,” he says, “it would still be moving.

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3. If Betelgeuse (one of the brightest stars in Earth’s sky) would explode transiting from the red super giant stage to supernova then our sky would light continuously for two months. It can happen anytime, within a couple of thousand years, tomorrow or even now..Betelgeuse lies some 430 light-years from Earth. Betelgeuse has a luminosity about 10,000 times that of the Sun and its radius is calculated to be about 370 times that of the sun. 
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4. YOU can eat bugs! Try the “Eat-A-Bug Cookbook” by David George Gordon , 10 Speed Press. Don’t want to cook them yourself? Go to HotLix for all sorts of insect goodies! My favorites are “Cricket-lickit’s” – a flavored sucker with a real edible cricket inside. – See more at: http:.

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Birds Form Spectacular Shapes in the Sky

A flock of starlings take flight in what is known as a murmuration, a rare gathering that looks like dancing clouds.

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Did You Know – 04/14/2014

Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevisare are parasitic mites that particularly favor the hair follicles of eyebrows and eyelashes and measure a mere fraction of a millimeter long.

1. This is gross but a fact of life

Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevisare are parasitic mites that particularly favor the hair follicles of eyebrows and eyelashes and measure a mere fraction of a millimeter long. They crawl about your face in the dark to mate and then crawl into the pores to lay their eggs and die. Healthy adults have around one or two mites per square centimetre of facial skin, though people with the condition rosacea can have 10 times more. Demodex does not have an anus and therefore cannot get rid of its faeces. Instead, their abdomen gets bigger and bigger, and when the mite dies it decomposes and releases its faeces all at once into the pore.

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2.  Hong Kong is the only city you can pronounce without moving your Tongue.

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3.  90% of people will fake laugh when they don’t understand what someone said to them.

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4.  There are 210 more billionaires than there was three years ago.

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5.  Bob Marley was the father of 3 children born to 3 different women within 4 weeks.

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6.  It’s physically impossible for pigs to look up to the sky.

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Poem Friday – 11/16/2012 – Summer! Already I miss You

Author: Lesley Voth

Summer is gone and winter is almost here
No sun on my body, tan rapidly going – oh dear

I love the warmth of Summer I do not like the cold
The trees lose their leaves, they look bare and old

It’s hard to get out in morning and leave that warm bed
I go to the gym at 5am, its freezing, I have a screw loose in my head

Really, I don’t drive a car, I go on my motorbike
I plug-in my heated vest, the heat I do like

But my nose gets cold and the wind on my legs
My mind wanders to my breakfast of Bacon and eggs

I have already put on the pounds before I get to the gym
But i guess that’s what happens in winter, one forgets about being slim

Now there is a few good things that winter brings about
Crisp fresh air, good for the lungs and make the nips standout

Winter is a season that makes us love the sky blue
But Summer! Already I Miss You

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Poem Friday – Bobby And Me Love To Be Free

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Bobby and Me Love To Be Free

By Lesley Voth

On my Bike Bobby, great scenery to see.

Alone in my thoughts – Just nature, Bobby and me.

So much missed when reading a book

Not a glance, not so much as an interested look

While absorbed in Iphone or Ipad

You miss what Mother nature provided, that’s kinda sad

While riding I imagine the  grass under a tree

A cow or calf enjoying the shade happily

I imagine the family that lives on that farm

That house, the shed, tractor, living with no burglar alarm

Then I pass a truck on the road

The driver, driving, many hours, many miles, delivering his load

Does he dream about what could or will be

Does he love the freedom and open spaces like me.

Then I pass the car where passengers are asleep

I wish my horn was louder, I would LOL and give them a beep

Wake them up, is their travel so boring, because their will be no memories to keep

The wind in my face, the clouds above

I imagine the shapes – Angel wings I love

I am very lucky that I can make this dream  true

Because my life is getting shorter so I need make every sky blue

Oh dear took that corner a little fast

Felt good  though, leaning over, the road going past

I love each day I look down at the grass

Not at the roots-No regrets-no opportunity pass

Oops! swayed over the yellow line.

Concentrate I say – No cars coming, so thats fine

I cannot explain what this does for my soul

Just to breathe deep, and just let my life roll

Hey there are heaps of Angel wings today!

Giving me the answer in their special way

Damn another bug splattered on my arm

Why cant they go eat some corn over on that farm

Railway lines, goes to who knows ,forever

Going over those tracks too fast – ouch, not too clever

On the roadside, flowers, shiny tinsel , around a cross

I can imagine the tears and heartache for someone’s loss

Then bump! I ran over something already squished- putrid aghast

I had better get back to reality and find a fuel station fast

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