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Did You Know – 08/04/2014

 

1.  Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers

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While Black Friday may be a hectic day for most retailers, it is also the biggest day of the year for America’s plumbers.

 Plumbing company Roto-Rooter said for the last seven years, business on Black Friday increases 47 to 50 percent compared to an ordinary Friday. During the four-day Thanksgiving weekend business increases 21 percent over any other Thursday through Sunday period during the year.

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2. There is a town called nothing

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Nothing was a small unincorporated settlement in eastern Mohave County, Arizona, United States with four inhabitants…The entire population ran a gas stop and garage. The gas station had a flat -bed truck selling rocks and minerals found nearby as local souvenirs. Behind the gas station, down the embankment, was a small scrap heap.

Nothing was abandoned by May 2005, and by August 2008, the gas station was beginning to collapse. An attempted revival of Nothing occurred at some time after August 2008 when Nothing was purchased by Mike Jensen. By April 2009, Jensen had opened his pizza business, run from a portable oven, with hopes of reopening the mini-mart and creating accommodations for RVs.

Anais and Billy Yeager’s film “Jesus of Malibu” was partially filmed in Nothing, Arizona.

The town sign read: “ Town of Nothing Arizona. Founded 1977. Elevation 3269ft. The staunch citizens of Nothing are full of Hope, Faith, and Believe in the work ethic. Thru-the-years-these dedicated people had faith in Nothing, hoped for Nothing, worked at Nothing, for Nothing.”

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3. An Indian Airline is hiring all female flight attendants to save money on fuel.

While some airlines admit to hiring women for their sex appeal, budget carrier GoAir has told the Times of Indian will be hiring predominantly female flight attendants in future because they are 15-20 kilos lighter on average than men.

 The airline estimates each extra kilo on board costs Rs3 ($0.05) per flying hour, and the new policy will save it up to $500,000 annually

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4. Ever since the late 1800’s Tampons have been used in gun shot wounds to stop the bleeding

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5.  The Land of the Rising Sun,  for the last four years, being overweight is, technically, illegal. Not frowned upon, but illegal. Concerned about rising rates of both in a graying nation, Japanese lawmakers last year set a maximum waistline size for anyone age 40 and older: 85 centimeters (33.5 inches) for men and 90 centimeters (35.4 inches) for women.

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I read this article in the ‘Australian Nature and Health‘ magazine, which incidentally is one of the best magazines of its genre.

The article was about Tampons. It made sense, and I have never thought of it before. I have never questioned the material that tampons are made of. The chemicals that are used in the product and how they are manufactured. Now I do.

It then led me to the question of what diseases could this cause. Could it be the cause of some of the cancers that seems to be on the increase in our young girls and older women in our reproductive areas like the ovaries, cervical  area, and Uterus even maybe breast cancer.

Anyway here is the article and I believe that after you have read this you maybe thinking ‘Organic’ in the future.

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Change Your Tampon

“The average woman uses  12,000 tampons over a lifetime and it’s not just about what we put inside us that matters: It’s about where it’s coming from and where it ends up” warns Aimee Marks founder of TOM Organics.

“Conventional cotton is one of the world’s most heavily sprayed crops and these chemicals end up in the air, our waterways, our bodies and eventually landfill. Many tampons are made from rayon and plastic, the production of which involves labour intensive chemical processes and results in a product which takes a lot longer to break down than cotton. Organic tampons and pads are free from chemicals, bleaches and  also are biodegradable. She suggested to stop using plastic tampon applicators hundreds of thousands of them end up in our waterways every year and never flush sanitary products down the toilet.

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This makes sense to me.

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