Interesting Facts

From Hooker’s Lips To Monkey Orchids…Flowers Are Just Plain Strange!

May 26, 2017

Flowers make people smile…they are beautiful and strange.  Some are scary and some are sweet and they come in many many shapes and sizes.  Here are ten of the most odd and beautiful flowers: Bleeding Heart…The flower, especially in the bud form, of the Lamprocapnos, a flowering plant of the poppy family, oddly resembles the conventional shape of […]

Bathroom Art….da Vinci Was Famous For It….Really

May 25, 2017

In the last 6 years of his life, Leonardo da Vinci worked for King Francis I of France. The king bought one of Leonardo’s paintings, which he hung in his bathroom. Called La Gioconda, this portrait of Lisa Gherandini was the first painting to feature fading colors to create a sense of aerial perspective. Today it […]

Mountain Of Silver…Where?

May 23, 2017

The name Argentina comes from the Latin word for silver, argentum. The area that would later become Argentina was rumored to be rich in silver. There was a legend among European colonialists that there was a mountain made of silver in Argentina. The world for silver in Spanish is plata. Argentina was referred to as […]

Discoveries….Three New Peacock Spiders

May 22, 2017

With its brilliant blue mask and flashy dance moves, a newly named species of peacock spider looks like it’s ready for a night on the town. Peacock spiders, which sport a dizzying palette of blues, yellows, reds, and more, have coloring as elaborate as birds of paradise.   When a peacock spider female is near, a male […]

8 Questions You Do Not Have To answer…Really

May 21, 2017

Ever been on a job interview ..but did not want to revel you closet skeltons?  Here are eight questions you never have to answer on a job interview. They Are: Have you ever been arrested?  It’s not illegal to ask a candidate if they’ve ever been convicted  of a crime, a candidate can not be […]

“Nunna daul Tsuny” “on the trail where they cried”

May 20, 2017

Feathers mean a lot to Native American Tribes.  A feather isn’t just something that falls out of a bird, it means much more.  The feather symbolizes trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power, freedom and many more things. To be given one of these is to be hand picked out of the rest of the men in the […]

Garde a l’eau!

May 19, 2017

The assumption that Crapper invented the flushing toilet in untrue. The device was created by Sir John Harington, a courtier of Elizabeth I, who had a ‘john’ built at the palace. It was developed by Alexander Cummins, whose device allowed a modicum of water to remain in the bowl to prevent seepage from the sewers. […]

Pipes…Famous Addresses.. Elementary…Did You Know?

May 18, 2017

Sherlock Holmes facts….bet you didn’t know Sherlock Holmes is perhaps  he never said “Elementary, my dear Watson.” None of Doyle’s words mention it. It was a line that was first sound film (1929 The Return of Sherlock Holmes) in which Sherlock Holmes was featured in as a character. This phrase is cited at the every end […]

What was the Age of Discovery?

May 17, 2017

The Age of Discovery was a period of European global exploration that started in the early 15th century with the first Portuguese discoveries in the Atlantic archipelagos and Africa, as well as the discovery of the Americas by Castile in 1492, and the Portuguese discovery of the ocean route to the East in 1498, and […]

Koi…Everything you Didn’t Know

May 16, 2017

A few facts about Koi.  If you have a garden pond or are thinking about one in your backyard, you might want Koi as the fish of choice. Koi originate in Japan and represent love and friendship in their culture.  Most Koi have a lifespan of over 2oo years. The colors seen in Koi are […]

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