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Blind Trust – More Of This Please

I thought this very touching we need more of this instead of this petty nit picking society we are developing via social media. 

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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 – These Five Things About Superman – 06/10/2013

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Superman made his comic debut 75 years ago this month – that being June 2013.  This is some of Supermans history as exposed by Larry Tye the author of Superman:  The High-Flying History of Americas’s Most Enduring Hero.

1. He has a Social Security number –In a 1966 issue of Action Comics, editors revealed that Clark Kent’s SSN is 092-09-6616

That number actually belonged to a flesh and blood New Yorker, Giobatta Baiocchi, who had died a year earlier ( no one knows why his number was picked)

2. He does not just fight fictional villains like Lex Luthor and Mr. Mxyzptik. –  In a 1940 story commissioned for LOOK magazine, Superman hauled Hitler and Stalin before a league of Nations war crimes tribunal and battled white hooded Ku Klux Klansmen in a 1946 radio serial. Oddest of all in 1978 he boxed Muhammad Ali  – and lost.

3. He failed his Army physical during World War 11 – You may ask why? He inadvertently read an eye chart in the adjoining room with his X-Ray vision.

4. He’s probably Jewish. – Superman creators Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel gave plenty of clues from Superman’s Kryptonian name Kal-El (Hebrew for “vessel of God”), to his origin story straight out of Exodus (as with Moses, his parent launched him to safety and adoption by gentiles, Martha and Jonathan Kent).

5. His middle name – Revealed in the comics in 1997 – is Joseph

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