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Did You Know – 08/14/2018


1. Half the atoms inside your body came from across the universe.

They found that in galaxies with 100 billion stars or more, the galactic winds actually ferried in about 50 per cent of the matter present today.
Jessica Werk at the University of Washington in Seattle – Werk says tracking the flow of matter from the origin of the universe to present day, and understanding where the atoms that make up the air we breathe and water we drink is one of the fundamental problems in astrophysics. “It’s one of the holy grails of extra galactic cosmology,” she says. “Now, we’ve found that half these atoms come from outside our galaxy.”

Faucher-Giguère and Anglés-Alcázar Northwestern University in Illinois  found that for larger galaxies like our own, this intergalactic Gulf Stream is the primary contributor to their growth, allowing them to snatch away matter from their smaller counterparts.

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2. Back when people burnt coal to heat their homes they rid the soot off their walls by rolling dough across the walls.

The Story goes: Kutol, a Cincinnati based soap company, was about to go under in the late 1920s.  Cleo McVicker, just 21 years old. 1933 when Cleo was at a meeting with Kroger grocery store representatives when they asked him if he made wallpaper cleaner. In those days coal was used for heating ones home as wood was less efficient. The down side of coal was the soot that it left on the walls and wallpaper.

Cleo boldly told them he could supply them with such a cleaner having no idea what they were going to do as at that time things had become desperate financially. Kroger subsequently ordered 15,000 cases of wallpaper cleaner from Kutol with a $5,000 penalty (about $90,000 today) if Kutol didn’t deliver on time.

Noah McVicker his brother then figured out that dough was the solution and that kept the company afloat till after WWII. Sales then started to decrease as coal was no long the main use for heating and the company once again was facing financial ruin.

Hence Play doh!

Interesting story: read more Business insider 

3. A craft like knitting is ailed as a phenomenal for your physical and mental health – While we are creating it is not just our hands that are busy – our brains are diligently releasing dopamine which is a natural antidepressant. So keep on knitting guys and gals.

4. Comfrey tea provides benefits for your plants especially house plants – Pour about 500mls of boiling  water over dried or fresh comfrey leaves, cool to room temperature then strain. Spray the plant liberally at least once a week. refrigerate the remaining liquid for another time. Remember house plants love temped water rather than cold so warm it up in the sun before you spray it on.

5. ” Tsunami Stones” are an ancient warning written on Stone.  – Some over 600 years old that lie on the northeast coast of Japan.

In 1933 after a tsunami the residents of Aneyoshi moved uphill and placed a stone that read “Do not build your homes below this stone. In 2011 another tsunami of magnitude occurred and the entire village survived

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Did You Know? – 04/23/2018

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2. THE MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT

Interesting stuff… makes it unique

The Masters

In 1934 Bobby Jones requested the USGA to host the US Open at Augusta. USGA said no.

Angry at the rebuff. Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts decided to have there own event, which

became the Masters. The Masters is not a Championship of anything.

“You are the winner of the Masters”.

 

The Masters is one of the most unusual events in sports.

It’s all about tradition, and it’s defined by a set of odd rules and customs that just don’t exist outside of Augusta National. It’s great.

We compiled the oddest traditions that make the Masters and Augusta one of a kind.

Food prices are ridiculously low.

 

Tipping is banned.

 

Cell phones are prohibited at all times and cameras are not permitted during the tournament.

It’s one of the only places in the U.S. where there are long lines for pay phones.

 

There’s a huge fence around the course to keep out animals. There has been one deer sighting in the last 65 years.

 

Only four minutes of commercials per hour are allowed during the broadcast and no blimps are allowed.

 

TV commentators are not allowed to refer to fans as “fans” or “spectators” They are to be called “patrons,” and the rough is to be referred to as the “second cut.”

 

The Masters banned CBS broadcaster Gary McCord in 1995 for saying, “They don’t cut the greens here at Augusta, they use bikini wax.”

 

 

Players had to use local caddies provided by Augusta until 1983.

 

Players are allowed to use their own caddies now, but they have to wear the Augusta uniform — green hat, white jumpsuit.

Like many golf courses, there is good fishing at Augusta National, but the players don’t like to talk about it because it is forbidden.

In 2011, Monte Burke of Forbes interviewed golfers about the best 
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When Augusta was brought up, he described their responses as “squeamish” and they only admitted to hearing there were some good spots.

A former caddie was willing to tell Burke that the best spots are the creek in front of the 12th hole (“full of bream”; seen above)and the pond at the 16th hole (“brimming with bass”).

Fans, oops, we mean patrons,  aren’t allowed to wear their hats backwards.

 

Patrons can bring collapsible chairs to sit on, but those chairs are not allowed to have armrests.

 

Running is not allowed, unless you are a player.

 

There is a house located in the middle of the Augusta National parking lot because the owners refuse to sell it. The family has reportedly turned down “millions.”

 

 

You can’t apply to become a member at Augusta.

 

It’s nearly impossible to become a member at Augusta. You have to be nominated  by a current Augusta member, and new  initiations generally aren’t accepted unless  someone quits or dies. The total membership hovers around 300.

 

Augusta is closed in the summer to keep the course in pristine shape.

 

Players are given a brand new Mercedes for use during the week.

 

Golf cart drivers who are hired to drive the players around Augusta National also pick up the golfers at the airport in the Mercedes they will be using. The cars also have a number in the back window so that employees can always identify the players by which car they are in.

 

You can go to jail for selling tickets.

 

Twenty-four people were arrested outside Augusta in 2012 for trying to scalp tickets.

The course is insane about who it lets into the tournament and it’s illegal to sell tickets within 2,700 feet of the gates.

 

You can only ask for autographs in one part of the course.

 

Fans always line the ropes at big tournaments in hopes of getting a signature. But this is tougher to do at Augusta.

You can only try and solicit an autograph on the Washington Road side of the clubhouse, near the practice facilities.

The bunkers at Augusta are filled with mining waste.

 

 

 

You know those pristine white bunkers?

They’re actually  composed of waste product from the mining of aluminum, according to Golf.com

Basically, there’s this company that mines feldspar (rocks) for aluminum.

This process produces waste in the form of really bright, pure quartz —

that’s what Augusta uses..

The course used cows as lawnmowers in the 1940s.

A close-up picture of the fairways at Augusta .

 

Augusta is its own universe with a tenuous connection to the outside world

But WWII affected Augusta just like it did the rest of the country.

During  the war, Augusta didn’t have the manpower to maintain the

course, so they set 200 cattle loose on the grounds in hopes that they would “trim”  the grass by eating it.
Keith

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More Reasons to Have A Kangen Water Ionizer

Have I told you I have one of these machines? Oh of course I have cause I love it so much.
How much do you know about the bottled water you drink? Not nearly enough, according to a report released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). “Bottled water companies try hard to hide information you might find troubling” says Jane Houlihan, senior vice president of research for the Washington DC based research and advocacy group.
The graph below shows some of the information that we need to know. This graph came from the website of Dr Axe a well known doctor come nutritionalist here in USA.
So now you really need to rethink the water that you are drinking and seriously start to consider a water ionizer machine for all the right reasons.

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Did You Know – 11/14/2016

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If your Shampoo has the words “Organic” on the label chances are it means nothing. There is no formal definition for that word within the cometic industry like there is in the Food industry. Food companies using U.S. certified organic labels must prove their products are at least 95% organic.

Some products may include a few organic ingredients along with several chemical ones — and still claim to be natural or organic on the label.

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George Washington did not know dinosaurs existed as he died in 1799 and dinosaurs were not proven to exist till 1841. Before that time all the fossilized  bones found were thought to be extinct giant humans.

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In the mid 1960’s Slumber party Barbie came with a book called “How to lose Weight” one of the tips was “Dont Eat”

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Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya infatuated with Ms Rice! In Qaddafi’s compound Libyan rebels found a photo album filled with pictures of Condoleezza Rice. 

I love her very much,” Colonel Qaddafi, told Al Jazeera in 2007, calling her his “darling black African woman.”  When Ms. Rice visited her suitor in 2008, back during the brief period when Colonel Qaddafi was in good graces with the United States, the Libyan dictator put his hand against his heart in greeting.

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11 States Where $1 Goes the Farthest

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This is a report from USA today which I thought quite interesting. Note Texas is not mentioned.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis, which published in July its report for 2014 prices for household consumption across the country. Your dollar will go a lot farther — 30% farther, in fact — in states like Mississippi and Arkansas THAN say Washington, D.C., and Hawaii.
This of course is 2 years ago, there may be a few changes but basically it gives you an idea of where it would be cheaper to live. If you want to move.

The states where your dollar (rounded to the nearest cent) is worth the most are:

1. Mississippi ($1.15)

2. Arkansas ($1.14)

3. Alabama ($1.14)

4. South Dakota ($1.14)

5. Kentucky ($1.13)

6. West Virginia ($1.12)

7. Ohio ($1.12)

8. Missouri ($1.12)

9. Oklahoma ($1.11)

10. Tennessee ($1.11)

11. Iowa ($1.11)

The cost of living in 35 states was below the national average.
The areas where your dollar is worth the least are the District of Columbia (85 cents), Hawaii (86 cents), New York (86 cents), New Jersey (87 cents), and California (89 cents).

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Good News Day – Wine Before Bed Makes You lose weight!

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If This is true then I should be drinking more. Maybe I am not drinking enough.

According to a new Study by scientists from Washington State University and Harvard this is true. Apparently the chemical resveratrol works to stop fat cells from gaining even more fat. According to these brilliant people 2 glasses which is equal to about half a bottle – a day can help beat obesity by 70%.
Who am I to argue.

The wine calories helps you keep full so that you are less likely to reach out for those fattening after dinner snacks. Might be cause you have passed out on the couch.

Now the amazing thing is they are not the only ones saying this. The University of Denmark have found that those who drink wine every day (Me) had slimmer waistlines than those who didn’t.
I wonder if I drink more my waist line will get even slimmer. Need to put it to the test.

source: Look.co.uk

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Spirit of the Anzacs – Goose Bumps

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 This incredibly special music video for ‘Spirit of the Anzacs’ featuring,  Lee Kernaghan, Guy Sebastian, Sheppard, Jon Stevens, Jessica Mauboy, Shannon Noll, and Megan Washington.

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