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You say Stuffing….I say Dressing

November 17, 2018

Halloween has come and gone…Thanksgiving is on this Thursday and Christmas is in sight (decorations and Christmas Treees are on display just as a reminder)…thus the age old question….stuffing or dressing… Some believe that if it’s cooked inside the bird , it should be dubbed stuffing; if it’s prepared outside the bird, then the proper name […]

To Shave Or Not To Shave

November 16, 2018

In the early decades of United States history, such public figures as politicians and businessmen often sported beards or mustaches. In an act of rebellion during the 1890s, British artist-illustrator Aubrey Beardsley (1872–1898), Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), and Irish poet-playwright Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) shaved their faces. It was not until after World War […]

Fat Pharaohs…Really

November 15, 2018

No matter what the hieroglyphics say about ancient Egyptian pharaohs…for the most part they were fat. Despite their slim and sometimes striking depictions, they ate like kings.  High-Sugar diets included beer, wine, honey and lots of bread. Examinations of their mummies have shown that many pharaohs suffered from obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. The evidence […]

Space Death In A Vacuum….Really

November 14, 2018

If sci-fi movies were to be believed, terrible things would happen if your body were pushed from a spaceship without a suit. But it’s mostly fiction. There would be some discomfort as the air inside the body expanded, but nothing like the exploding body parts Hollywood loves. Although liquids do boil in a vacuum, your […]

Bermuda Triangle…Fact Or Fiction?

November 13, 2018

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. According to the US Navy, the triangle does not exist, and the name is not recognized […]

All About The Light….And The House

November 12, 2018

The first documented lighthouse was the Lighthouse of Alexandria, built in 200 BC on the island of Pharos by the Egyptian Emperor Ptolemy. Considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is thought to have been 492 ft (150 metres) high – about three times taller than modern lighthouses. Romans emperors built […]

Thank A Veteran…Here Are Few Ways To Show Your Thanks…

November 11, 2018

Each year on November 11, we commemorate Veteran’s Day. Sometimes Veteran’s Day is confused with Memorial Day.  The difference….Memorial Day is set aside to honor those who gave their lives in service of our country…..Veteran’s Day is a day to honor those who service now and in the past to defend and protect our nation. […]

Everybody goes blind sometimes…..

November 10, 2018

Inattentional blindness, also known as perceptual blindness, is a psychological lack of attention and is not associated with any vision defects or deficits. When it simply becomes impossible for one to attend to all the stimuli in a given situation, a temporary blindness effect can take place as a result; that is, individuals fail to […]

Knuckle Cracking… To Crack Or Not To Crack

November 9, 2018

Obsessive knuckle-crackers are probably familiar with the old warning: keep up the noisy habit, and you’ll get arthritis someday. If you’re like most, though, the thought of aching joints hasn’t stopped you from cracking away, however guiltily. Can cracking your joints really give you chronic osteoarthritis? Or is it just a myth? Turns out all […]

Caves….Teeming With Life

November 8, 2018

 Cave Creatures…they are more than just bats living in caves.  There are various groups in the animal kingdom living in caves.   Mammals, fish and crustaceans call caves their home. Many animals use cave entrances as shelters for sleeping, hibernation, safety and reproduction but are not true cave dwellers. The animals that only use the […]

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