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Never Forget!

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I just watched ‘RED DAWN”

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FYI

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-It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!

-Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years.

-Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.

-If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

-Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.

-Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.

-Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.

-The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

-Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.

-Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450F.

-The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

-Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.

-The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

-Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

-The University of Alaska spans four time zones.

-The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

-In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

-Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.

-Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

-A comet’s tail always points away from the sun.

-The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.

-Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.

-The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

-If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.

-When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.

-In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed.

-Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

-Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.

-The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year.

-The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

-Due to earth’s gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters.

-Mickey Mouse is known as “Topolino” in Italy .

-Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down.

-Everything weighs one percent less at the equator.

-For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off.

-The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.

In the good old days

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They used to use urine to tan animal
skins, so families used to all pee in a
pot & then once a day it was taken &
Sold to the tannery…….if you had to
do this to survive you were “Piss
Poor”

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But worse than that were the really
poor folk who couldn’t even afford to
buy a pot…...they “didn’t have a pot to
piss in” & were the lowest of the low

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The next time you are washing your
hands and complain because the water
temperature isn’t just how you like it,
think about how things used to be.
Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June
because they took their yearly bath in
May, and they still smelled pretty good
by June.. However, since they were
starting to smell . …… . Brides carried
a bouquet of flowers to hide the body
odor. Hence the custom today of
carrying a bouquet when getting
Married.

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Baths consisted of a big tub filled with
hot water. The man of the house had
the privilege of the nice clean water,
then all the other sons and men, then
the women and finally the children.
Last of all the babies. By then the
water was so dirty you could actually
lose someone in it.. Hence the saying,
“Don’t throw the baby out with the
Bath water!”

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Houses had thatched roofs-thick
straw-piled high, with no wood
underneath. It was the only place for
animals to get warm, so all the cats
and other small animals (mice, bugs)
lived in the roof. When it rained it
became slippery and sometimes the
animals would slip and fall off the
roof… Hence the saying “It’s raining
cats and dogs.”

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There was nothing to stop things from
falling into the house. This posed a
real problem in the bedroom where
bugs and other droppings could mess
up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed
with big posts and a sheet hung over
the top afforded some protection.
That’s how canopy beds came into
existence.

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The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy
had something other than dirt. Hence
the saying, “Dirt poor.”

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The wealthy
had slate floors that would get
slippery in the winter when wet, so
they spread thresh (straw) on floor to
help keep their footing. As the winter
wore on, they added more thresh until,
when you opened the door, it would
all start slipping outside. A piece of
wood was placed in the entrance-way.
Hence: a thresh hold.

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In those old days, they cooked in the
kitchen with a big kettle that always
hung over the fire.. Every day they lit
the fire and added things to the pot.
They ate mostly vegetables and did
not get much meat. They would eat
the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers
in the pot to get cold overnight and
then start over the next day.
Sometimes stew had food in it that
had been there for quite a while.
Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot,
peas porridge cold, peas porridge in
the pot nine days old.

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Sometimes they
could obtain pork, which made them
feel quite special. When visitors came
over, they would hang up their bacon
to show off. It was a sign of wealth
that a man could, “bring home the
bacon.” They would cut off a little to
share with guests and would all sit
around and chew the fat.

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Those with money had plates made of
pewter. Food with high acid content
caused some of the lead to leach onto
the food, causing lead poisoning
death. This happened most often with
tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or
so, tomatoes were considered
poisonous.

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Bread was divided according to status.
Workers got the burnt bottom of the
loaf, the family got the middle, and
guests got the top, or the upper crust.

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Lead cups were used to drink ale or
whiskey. The combination would
Sometimes knock the imbibers out for
a couple of days. Someone walking
along the road would take them for
dead and prepare them for burial..
They were laid out on the kitchen table
for a couple of days and the family
would gather around and eat and drink
and wait and see if they would wake
up. Hence the custom of holding a
wake.

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England is old and small and the local
folks started running out of places to
bury people. So they would dig up
coffins and would take the bones to a
bone-house, and reuse the grave.
When reopening these coffins, 1 out of
25 coffins were found to have scratch
marks on the inside and they realized
they had been burying people alive…
So they would tie a string on the wrist
of the corpse, lead it through the
coffin and up through the ground and
tie it to a bell. Someone would have to
sit out in the graveyard all night (the
graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell;
thus, someone could be, saved by the
bell or was considered a dead ringer.

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And that’s the truth….Now, whoever
said History was boring

An old man’s poem

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RECEIVED THIS LINK IN AN EMAIL FROM A FRIEND

Elephant Journal

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Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush

aside without looking at the young soul within. We will all, one day, be there, too!

The best and most beautiful things of this world can’t be seen or touched.

They must be felt by the heart!

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.Click link below for poem:

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/08/an-old-mans-poem-this-made-me-cry/

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‘Oldie But Goodie’ Posts

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THESE POST MIGHT BE WORTH A REVISIT!

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.Dolphin rescue:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/amazing-rescue-of-beached-dolphins/

.James Bond of Robots:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/the-james-bond-of-robots-vijay-kumar-at-ted2012/

.Awesome acts:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/people-are-awesome-dons-version/

.Mountain ride:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/coming-to-a-mountain-near-you/

.India and Pakistan border:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/how-the-border-between-india-and-pakistan-is-closed-every-day/

.Impossible:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/this-is-impossible-video/

.100 years:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/100-years-in-10-minutes-1911-2011/

.Fusion:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/worlds-most-powerful-laser-fired-by-american-scientists-in-pursuit-of-fusion-ignition/

.Dying:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/what-happens-when-you-die-video/

.What does a heart attack feel like:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/what-does-a-heart-attack-feel-like/

.Diet soda:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/how-diet-soda-may-cause-weight-gain-video/

.Fat:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/what-fat-can-do-to-you/

.No Tomorrow:

http://jtm71.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/theres-no-tomorrow-2012/

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Interesting stuff

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This is from an email from a friend. Please let me know if any of this proves to be untrue. I will take it down ASAP.

Did you know the saying “God willing and the Creeks don’t
rise” was in reference to the Creek Indians and not a body
of water? It was written by Benjamin Hawkins in the late
18th century. He was a politician and Indian diplomat.
While in the south, Hawkins was requested by the President
of the U.S. to return to Washington . In his response, he
was said to write, “God willing and the Creeks don’t
rise.” Because he capitalized the word “Creeks” it is
deduced that he was referring to the Creek Indian tribe and
not a body of water.

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In George Washington’s days, there were no cameras. One’s
image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of
George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with
one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and
both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on
how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs
were to be painted. Arms and legs are ‘limbs,’ therefore
painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the
expression, ‘Okay, but it’ll cost you an arm and a leg.’
(Artists know hands and arms are more difficult to paint)
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As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only
twice a year (May and October) Women kept their hair
covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and
bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs
made from wool. They couldn’t wash the wigs, so to clean
them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in
the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would
make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term ‘big wig.. ‘
Today we often use the term ‘here comes the Big Wig’
because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.

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In the late 1700′s, many houses consisted of a large room
with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded
down from the wall, and was used for dining. The ‘head of
the household’ always sat in the chair while everyone else
ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was
usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair
during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important
and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair
the ‘chair man.’ Today in business, we use the expression
or title ‘Chairman’ or ‘Chairman of the Board.’

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Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a
result, many women and men had developed acne scars by
adulthood. The women would spread bee’s wax over their
facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they
were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at
another woman’s face she was told, ‘mind your own bee’s
wax.’ Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence
the term ‘crack a smile’. In addition, when they sat too
close to the fire, the wax would melt . . . Therefore, the
expression ‘losing face.’

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Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. A
proper and dignified woman, as in ‘straight laced’ wore a
tightly tied lace.

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Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there
was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only
applicable to the ‘Ace of Spades..’ To avoid paying the
tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since
most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to
be stupid or dumb because they weren’t ‘playing with a
full deck.’

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Early politicians required feedback from the public to
determine what the people considered important. Since
there were no telephones, TV’s or radios, the politicians
sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars.
They were told to ‘go sip some Ale and listen to people’s
conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were
dispatched at different times. ‘You go sip here’ and ‘You
go sip there.’ The two words ‘go sip’ were eventually
combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we
have the term ‘gossip.’

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At local taverns, pubs, and bars, people drank from pint
and quart-sized containers. A bar maid’s job was to keep
an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She
had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in
‘pints’ and who was drinking in ‘quarts,’ hence the phrase
‘minding your ‘P’s and Q’s’.

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