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Purple Beauty

I am not sure if this is a Wisteria vine or a Jacaranda tree what ever its beautiful

 

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Don’t Go Stealing Them Bikes 😂😂

These 3 guys cut a bike into 3 pieces, taped it back together, leaned it against a tree, waited for someone to steal it, and filmed the result

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Frozen Lemon Health Benefits

You Know we learn every day about the benefits of lemons in our diet. Here is another way to make use of those lemons. It seems if you have a healthy lemon tree it produces more than you can eat so this is a great way of preserving them and getting all the benefits.

Enjoy cause “If you don’t do different nothing will change”.

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Did You Know – 06/01/2015

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1. A Hotel Secret on putting pillow cases on pillows – The housekeepers throw a solid karate chop right down the middle of the pillow and then shove it in, folded like a bun. This method is preferred to the civilian method of tucking it under your chin and pulling up the pillowcase like a pair of pants because these ladies have no interest in letting 50 pillows a day come into contact with their faces.

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4. fire usually moves faster uphill than downhill – This is because heat rises; if a fire is going uphill the flame from the top of one tree would burn the bottom of the tree above it, causing that tree to burn and continue to the next tree. They also move faster uphill because fires need oxygen, fuel, and heat to burn. If you hold a match and its is burning the correct way it will burn slowly down to your fingers. If you turn that match upside down it burns faster and will burn your fingers.

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5. The movie Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make with $5 million going towards actor’s salaries.
More Trivia – The shot of Vincent plunging the syringe into Mia’s chest was filmed by having John Travolta pull the needle out, then running the film backwards.

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6. Tree hugging is forbidden in china – After the mass tree hugging outside of Zhongnanhai a few years ago, the Party concluded that the tree huggers were a dangerous cult and a threat to national unity. Known tree huggers were rounded up and forced to sign pledges that they would never again hug a tree. Those who resisted were sent to reeducation through labor camps and the most recalcitrant disappeared into the Chinese prison system.

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SeiffenerWoodworking Tree – Fascinating To Watch

This is fascinating to watch unfold

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Production of a spanning tree in Seiffen 
folk art-traditional arts and crafts in Seiffen

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Family Fingerprint Ornament

This is a great, easy idea. Make a nice gift or tree ornament, wall hanging, paperweight. You could do it with the imprint of a baby’s foot or hand, that would be cute.

The instructions don’t say but I assume you press the dough consistency to what ever shape you would like then press your fingerprints into it. Don’t forget to make the thread hook.

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Saving Tip For Today – 08/07/2013

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Shade itBeing in Texas any saving on air-conditioning is a plus. 

Save as much as 10% on air-conditioning costs by putting an awning or planting a shade tree over the AC condenser or window unit. 

Be sure not to surround the units too closely because it could restrict the air flow and increase your costs not decrease them

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Did You Know – 06/25/2012

Human Eye Detects sound

Yes, sound. University research studies show that mild and incidental noises cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate.
According to David Louis’s book of  Fascinating Facts, Uninvited noise bothers professions like surgeons, watchmakers  and others who perform delicate work, because the sudden noise causes their pupils to change focus and maybe blur their vision.
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The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.

The cornea has unmyelinated nerve endings sensitive to touch, temperature and chemicals; a touch of the cornea causes an involuntary reflex to close the eyelid.
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In 600 AD, Pope Gregory 1 decrees that “God bless you” is the correctly response to a sneeze.

A sneeze was believed  the expulsion of some sort of evil, and the phrase was meant to ward off the evil’s re-entry.
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In Vermont A wife must obtain written permission from her husband to wear false teeth.
Crazy but true.

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The only known poisonous bird in the world is the Hooded Pitohui of Papua New Guinea.

The poison is found in its skin and feathers.
They call it the “garbage bird” because of its unpleasant smell, and avoid eating it because of the bitter taste and a tendency to make people sick. The Hooded Pitohui has batrachotoxin (BTX) in its dander, and in its skin and feathers, a neurotoxin identical to that used by deadly poison frogs in Colombia, South America.
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The oldest living tree and hence one of the oldest known living things on earth

Is a bristlecone pine tree located in California, its actually over 4,600 years old. The ancient warped and twisted bristlecone pine tree, a big draw for photographers, painters and other artists.

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Gifts That Pay It Forward

Christmas day is fast approaching and if you have not done all your shopping you may want to look a these options as you are not only giving a great gift you are helping others.

Here are some of the gifts you may like to purchase.

1. Jewelryprojecthavehope.org –  They sell bangles made out of recyclable paper and 100 percent of the proceeds go to women in Uganda. I have one of these and they are very attractive. Amazing actually you would never know they are made out of paper.

2. Hatunicefusa.org – Apparently 15c of the proceeds of these warm winter hats go to this charity which provides vaccines and clean water all over the world.

3. bagswww.feedprojects.com – Order a beneficial bag for just $30. A portion of the proceeds will provide a child in need with five school lunches.
FEED Projects, was actually co-founded by Lauren Bush and to date they have provided over 66 million meals.”
They are also available at Lord and Taylor.

4. Sunglassestoms.com – Check out the Classic 301 sunglasses for $145. For every pair sold, Toms will provide eye care to a person in need.

5.  A Treepeopletowels.com – Looking for a ‘green’ gift? Look no further than Seeds of Change. A tree gift set, costing $20, will plant 10 trees and your recipient gets to plant one too.This organization works with Trees for the Future, a non-profit that has been helping communities around the world plant trees

6. Sneakers www.converse.com – buy a pair of savvy sneakers at Converse for $50 and a portion of the proceeds goes to RED the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This was started by BONO

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Dangers Of Fruit Drinks

I know we always think of fruit drinks as being very healthy for us. Well they are if you basically pick them from the tree or vine, pop them in a juicer and then drink up. As most nutritionists will tell you that the vitamins decrease rapidly once a fruit or vegetable has been picked. Carrots are a good example. The minute you juice carrots or for that matter any fruit the vitamin C will deteriorate rapidly.
When we buy fruit juice it really is at a state where nutritionally it is pretty barren. I use it, especially orange juice, as a carrier for my Spirulina, blueberry and banana drink or another drink for digestion that my husband calls the ‘Sawdust’ drink (Napolina).
What we are drinking is a lot of sugar in the form of fructose which is not that healthy for us and a lot of empty calories.

Here is an info-graphic detail of what I am talking about. I found it quite enlightening and I am sure you will be made aware of some facts and figures that may change the way you look at the fruit juices we buy.
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