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Must have been a wisdom tooth!

October 23rd, 2017 No comments

Okay you guys, who ate the space dust?

October 22nd, 2017 No comments

Does it come in decaf?

October 20th, 2017 Comments off

Now that’s loud!

October 16th, 2017 Comments off

Set Clock Back 1 Hour

November 6th, 2016 2 comments

It is that time again!

Modern Daylight Savings Time was first proposed by the New Zealand entomologist George Vernon Hudson, whose shift-work job gave him leisure time to collect insects, and made him aware of the value of after-hours daylight.

In 1895 he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society proposing a two-hour daylight-saving shift, and after considerable interest was expressed in Christchurch, New Zealand he followed up in an 1898 paper.

Starting on 30 April 1916, Germany and its World War I allies were the first to use DST (ger.: Sommerzeit ) as a way to conserve coal during wartime.

Britain, most of its allies, and many European neutrals soon followed suit. Russia and a few other countries waited until the next year and the United States adopted it in 1918. Since then, the world has seen many enactments, adjustments, and repeals.

Ask Myrna

October 22nd, 2016 Comments off

Myrna, how can I keep hamburger patties from shrinking?

That’s easy dahling, poke a hole in the middle of the patty, all the way through.  As it cooks the hole will shrink but the patty won’t.  Try it.

Happy Labor Day . . . Whatta ya gonna eat at your picnic?

September 5th, 2016 Comments off

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Americans eat 7 BILLION hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Laid end-to-end, the links would circle the earth about 21.5 times.

That’s a lot of mustard, onions, relish, and buns, too!

Pass the Pepcid, please. 

Civil War Question: Do You Know?

July 4th, 2016 Comments off

Which famous poet volunteered in Civil War hospitals?

*Emily Dickinson

* Walt Whitman

*Ralph Waldo Emerson

*Julia Ward Howe

 

He was forty-three-years-old when he rushed from Brooklyn to Fredericksburg, Va., to care for his brother after he saw his name listed among the wounded in the New York Herald. Seeing the suffering of the injured soldiers firsthand prompted him to volunteer for three years in war hospitals in Washington, D.C., an experience he chronicled for several New York newspapers. He was Walt Whitman.

 

 

April 27th, 2016 Comments off

Ignorance is bliss _ Homeless man sleeps outside a diner in Milwaukee

Water Water Everywhere, But Not All Fit to Drink

April 17th, 2016 Comments off

What is your guess as to the percentage of the Earth’s surface is covered by water?images

If you guessed 71% you would be correct.  Surprisingly, only about 2% is fresh water, yet it sustains life on this planet.  Just another way we see the hand of God in our daily lives.

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