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Did You Know – 02/04/2019

 

1.  Corn, beans, and squash are called the “three sisters.”

The Native Americans planted corn, beans and squash together so that they would benefit each other. 

  • The corn provides a structure for the beans to climb.
  • The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that other plants can utilize
  • The squash spreads along the ground preventing weeds
  • The prickly squash leaves also keep away raccoons, which don’t like to step on them.

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2.  Qatar is the only country that begins with a Band Iraq is the only country that ends with a q.

 

3. The letter Q, W and X was illegal in Turkey for 85 years

Romanisation, it was argued, would help standardise Turkish spelling, improve literacy, and allow for cheaper and more convenient printing (the Arabic script required more than 400 pieces of type).

4. The biggest dam built by beavers is twice as long as the Hoover Dam. Speaking of Hoover Dam there is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a road across the US from Coast to Coast.

 

5. In 2007 210,000 Americans were injured b lawnmowers. The lawn mower is the most dangerous item in the garden and the second is the flower-pot. Who knew. Oh on the subject as I know it’s a piece of useless information but Edwin Beard Budding who invented the lawn  mower tested his invention at night so no one would think he was mad.  Budding’s mower was designed primarily to cut the grass on sports grounds and extensive gardens, as a superior alternative to the scythe, and was granted a British patent on August 31, 1830. Source

Now using a petrol driven Lawn mower for one hour produces as much air pollution  as a 100 mile car trip. Source

 

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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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Re Think Your Shopping Habits

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There is now great concern over the overuse of antibiotics on animals such as pork, beef, and chicken also Turkey.

Today, most meat sold in the US (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, etc.) is raised in a CAFO.

It’s a corporate-controlled system characterized by large-scale, centralized, low profit-margin production, processing, and distribution systems, built around efficiency — producing more for less.

There has been an emergence of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) which has been affecting babies and other diseases in adult humans

In other words to be safe it may need you to change your shopping habits when buying food products for your family especially if you are pregnant.

Organic, grass-fed, and finished meat that is humanely raised and butchered is really about the only type of meat that is healthy to eat.

So when looking for antibiotic-free meat, it’s best to familiarize yourself with the various labels currently in use, as some are useful, while others can be downright deceptive
If you go to The FoodRoutes site “Find Good Food” map can help you connect with local farmers to find the freshest, tastiest food possible. On their interactive map, you can find a listing for local farmers, CSA’s, and markets near you.

This is a chart from the site of Dr Mercola

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Turkey Meat Loaf

This is delicious

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INGREDIENTS
Serves: Submit Prep: 25min Cook: 1hr 5min Total: 1hr 30min
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large carrot, grated
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup walnuts
2 slices whole wheat bread
1/4 cup fat-free milk
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 pound extra-lean ground turkey breast (99% fat-free)
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat the foil with olive oil spray.
Heat the oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the carrot, scallions, and garlic and cook, stirring often, for about 3 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat.
Meanwhile, chop the walnuts in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Break up the bread and add to the walnuts. Pulse until both are ground to fine crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl. With a fork, stir in the milk and egg whites. Add the turkey, parsley, cheese, sage, salt, pepper, and sauteed mixture. Mix gently just until blended.
Shape into a free-form loaf about 7″ long and 4 1/2″ wide on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 165°F. Let stand a few minutes before slicing.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS PER SERVING
CALORIES 375 CAL
FAT 27 G
SATURATED FAT 5.1 G
SODIUM 500.4 MG
CARBOHYDRATES 13.8 G
TOTAL SUGARS 3.5 G
DIETARY FIBER 3.2 G
PROTEIN 27.9 G

Source: Prevention.com

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Poem Friday – 08/09/2013 – Privilege And My Pleasure

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Privilege And My Pleasure
Author: Lesley Voth

My Brother and his wife went off on a trip
I hope they realize that not like New Zealand you need to tip

They are off to Europe for about 3 months or more
Exciting for them a great adventure in store

England, Scotland, France, Turkey and Spain
I hope they get great weather, plenty of sunshine and no rain

So while they are away, to my Mothers place next month I will stay
She is now going 96 young, memory at times goes a little astray

So for two months in New Zealand I will be looking after my Mom
Good for her, she loves a wine and she is partial to a little coke and rum

It is time that I enjoy as it is now a precious treasure
They say we only have so many breaths on this earth, she only has a few to measure
So I can always say time spent with her is all my privilege and my pleasure

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Happens But Once A Year

Happens But Once a Year
Author Lesley Voth

Thanks giving day is over
Great food, feel like a cow in clover

A few more pounds added on
The result from my gym work – gone

I so enjoyed tucking in and pigging out
Turkey, potatoes, desert, stuck to the thighs no doubt

It happens just but once a year
Feels good to be grateful, and to drink a little cheer

Yes back to the gym this morning I went
Bit sluggish, Not much effort, pretty much a non event

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Did you know

I love all this type of information and I am sure there are some facts in this article that you will say to yourself at least 5 times “Thats interesting I did not know that”

Alaska

More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska .

Amazon

 
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%
of the world’s oxygen supply.
The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.  The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States ..

Antarctica

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country..
Ninety percent of the world’s ice covers Antarctica ..
This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world.
As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert;
the average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.
Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice.),
Antarctica is the driest place on the planet,
with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert
.

Brazil

 Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

Canada

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning ‘ Big Village ‘.

Chicago

Next to Warsaw , Chicago has the largest Polish population
in the world.

Detroit

Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the designation M-1,
so named because it was the first paved road anywhere.

Damascus , Syria

Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years
before Rome was founded in 753 BC,
making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.

Istanbul , Turkey

 
Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world
located on two continents.

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