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HAPPY THANKSGIVING … Useful trivia………

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Our eyes are always the same size from birth,

but our nose

and ears

never stop growing.

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The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
uses every letter of the alphabet.

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The words ‘race car,’
‘kayak’

, and ‘level’
are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
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There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: "abstemious" and "facetious."

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TYPEWRITER

is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

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A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

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A goldfish

has a memory span of three seconds.

(I know some people who might be goldfish)

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A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second

(Does not apply to going to Jiffy Lube).

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A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
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A snail can sleep for three years.

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Almonds are a member of the peach

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An ostrich’s eye

is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that also)
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Babies

are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
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February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
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In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

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If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

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Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

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Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

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Rubber bands

last longer when refrigerated.
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The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
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The cruise liner, QE 2

moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
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The microwave

was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
(Good thing he did that.)
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The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

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There are more chickens

than people in the world.
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Winston Churchill

was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

(I didn’t know people were born there, but I do know people have been conceived there)
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Women blink

nearly twice as much as men.

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Bonus!! All the ants in Africa weigh more than ALL the Elephants!!
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Now you know (a little) more than you did before!!
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The Rain-Thomas Kinkade

This is a Thomas Kinkade painting. It’s rumoured to carry a miracle! They say if you pass this on, you will receive a miracle. I am passing this on because I thought it was really pretty, and besides, who couldn’t use a miracle?!


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Funny, A Must Read.

BRITISH HUMOR IS DIFFERENT_

These are classified ads, which were actually placed in U.K. Newspapers:
FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER.
8 years old,
Hateful little bastard.
Bites!

FREE PUPPIES
1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbour’s dog.
FREE PUPPIES.
Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.
Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound.

COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED.
Also 1 gay bull for sale.

JOINING NUDIST COLONY!
Must sell washer and dryer £100.

WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE .
Worn once by mistake.
Call Stephanie.

**** And the WINNER is… ****

FOR SALE BY OWNER.
Complete set of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 45 volumes.
Excellent condition, £200 or best offer. No longer needed, got married,
wife knows everything.

Statement of the Century
Thought from the Greatest Living Scottish Thinker–Billy Connolly. "If
women are so bloody perfect at multitasking, How come they can’t have a
headache and sex at the same time?"

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Children Are Quick


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I AM THANKFUL FOR …

Happy Thanksgiving!

I AM THANKFUL FOR …

FOR THE WIFE WHO SAYS IT’S SOUP TONIGHT,
BECAUSE SHE IS AT HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.

FOR THE HUSBAND WHO IS ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO,
BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.

FOR THE TEENAGER WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES
BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME AND NOT ON THE STREETS.

FOR THE TAXES I PAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM GAINFULLY EMPLOYED.

FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.

FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.

FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE

FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING, WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING, AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME

FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT
BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

FOR THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION

FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.

FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH WHO SINGS OFF KEY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I CAN HEAR.

FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.

FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.

FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.

AND FINALLY, FOR TOO MANY EMAILS …
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.

SEND THIS TO SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT. I JUST DID.
Live well, Laugh often, & Love with all of your heart!


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How a Medal of Honor Dog Hugs a Baby

HOW A "MEDAL OF HONOR" DOG HUGS A
BABY…ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

I thought you might like to know about this dog and his history. The
ending is quite amazing after you read the beginning…

The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord He’s huge – part Boxer and part British
Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs.

His handler took the picture.

Brutus is running toward me because he knows, I have some Milkbone treats, so he’s
slobbering away!

I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn’t stop, but he did.

Brutus was the recipient of the Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq .

His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents.

Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the
signal that meant ‘go away but come back and find me’.

The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus.

He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door.
He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in
an old warehouse) until it opened.He went in and untied his handler, and they all escaped.

He’s the first K9 to receive this honor.

If he knows you’re ok, he’s a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. He enjoys the company of cats.

K-9 Medal of Honor Winner thought you’d find this interesting.

Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!

Remember that they can’t do a lot of things for themselves and they depend on you to make their life a quality life!

Instructions for properly hugging a baby (from a dog’s point of view):

1. First, uh, find a baby.

2. Second, be sure that the object you found was indeed a baby, by employing classic sniffing techniques.

3. Next, you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the hugging process.

4. The ‘paw slide’ Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up.

5. Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute the difficult and patented ‘hug, smile, and
lean’ so as to achieve the best photo quality.

It will be a shame if you don’t pass this on!


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Airborne Fire trucks

When the airplane appears on the screen, double click the airplane and wait just a few seconds. This is very cool.

The old company, Bombardier Aerospace, makes these. They don’t motor around" to fill the tanks—they touch down at approach speed, open the fill scoops, add lots of power, and the tanks fill in seconds. There’s one scene in the film where you can see the two tank level gauges rapidly go up. The other neat thing is watching the magnitude of the flight control inputs, especially aileron, as they are maneuvering down low—sometimes the pilot is literally going stop to stop. Real flying!

http://player.vimeo.com/video/48642618


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12 Fish You Should Never, Ever Eat

12 Fish You Should Never, Ever Eat

By The Editors of Prevention | Everything Guide to Entertaining – Fri, Nov 22, 2013 3:58 PM EST

Steer clear of this seafood that’s bad for you and the environment By Emily Main, Prevention

1. Imported Catfish
Why It’s Bad:
Nearly 90% of the catfish imported to the US comes from Vietnam, where use of antibiotics that are banned in the U.S. is widespread. Furthermore, the two varieties of Vietnamese catfish sold in the US, Swai and Basa, aren’t technically considered catfish by the federal government and therefore aren’t held to the same inspection rules that other imported catfish are.

Eat This Instead: Stick with domestic, farm-raised catfish, advises Marianne Cufone, director of the Fish Program at Food & Water Watch. It’s responsibly farmed and plentiful, making it one of the best fish you can eat. Or, try Asian carp, an invasive species with a similar taste to catfish that’s out-competing wild catfish and endangering the Great Lakes ecosystem.

2. Caviar
Why It’s Bad:
Caviar from beluga and wild-caught sturgeon are susceptible to overfishing, according to the Food and Water Watch report, but the species are also being threatened by an increase in dam building that pollutes the water in which they live. All forms of caviar come from fish that take a long time to mature, which means that it takes a while for populations to rebound.

Eat This Instead: If you really love caviar, opt for fish eggs from American Lake Sturgeon or American Hackleback/Shovelnose Sturgeon caviar from the Mississippi River system.

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3. Atlantic Cod
Why It’s Bad:
This one was difficult to add to the "dirty dozen list," says Cufone, because it is so vital to the economic health of New England fishermen. "However, chronic mismanagement by the National Marine Fisheries Service and low stock status made it very difficult to recommend," she says. Atlantic cod stocks collapsed in the mid-1990s and are in such disarray that the species is now listed as one step above endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.

Eat This Instead: The good news, if you love fish ‘n’ chips (which is nearly always made with cod), is that Pacific cod stocks are still strong and are one of Food and Water Watch’s best fish picks.

4. American Eel
Why It’s Bad:
Also called yellow or silver eel, this fish, which frequently winds up in sushi dishes, made its way onto the list because it’s highly contaminated with PCBs and mercury. The fisheries are also suffering from some pollution and overharvesting.

Eat This Instead: If you like the taste of eel, opt for Atlantic- or Pacific-caught squid instead.

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5. Imported Shrimp
Why It’s Bad:
Imported shrimp actually holds the designation of being the dirtiest of the Dirty Dozen, says Cufone, and it’s hard to avoid, as 90% of shrimp sold in the U.S. is imported. "Imported farmed shrimp comes with a whole bevy of contaminants: antibiotics, residues from chemicals used to clean pens, filth like mouse hair, rat hair, and pieces of insects," Cufone says. "And I didn’t even mention things like E. coli that have been detected in imported shrimp." Part of this has to do with the fact that less than 2% of ALL imported seafood (shrimp, crab, catfish, or others) gets inspected before its sold, which is why it’s that much more important to buy domestic seafood. (Still need convincing? Find out the Top 5 Reasons You Should Never Eat Shrimp Again.)

Eat This Instead: Look for domestic shrimp. Seventy percent of domestic shrimp comes from the Gulf of Mexico, which relies heavily on shrimp for economic reasons. Pink shrimp from Oregon are another good choice; the fisheries there are certified under the stringent Marine Stewardship Council guidelines.

6. Atlantic Flatfish
Why It’s Bad:
This group of fish includes flounder, sole, and halibut that are caught off the Atlantic coast. They found their way onto the list because of heavy contamination and overfishing that dates back to the 1800s. According to Food and Water Watch, populations of these fish are as low as 1% of what’s necessary to be considered sustainable for long-term fishing.

Eat This Instead:
Pacific halibut seems to be doing well, but the group also recommends replacing these fish with other mild-flavored white-fleshed fish, such as domestically farmed catfish or tilapia.

7. Atlantic Salmon (both wild-caught and farmed)
Why It’s Bad:
It’s actually illegal to capture wild Atlantic salmon because the fish stocks are so low, and they’re low, in part, because of farmed salmon. Salmon farming is very polluting: Thousands of fish are crammed into pens, which leads to the growth of diseases and parasites that require antibiotics and pesticides. Often, the fish escape and compete with native fish for food, leading to declines in native populations. Adding to our salmon woes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is moving forward with approving genetically engineered salmon to be sold, unlabeled, to unsuspecting seafood lovers. That salmon would be farmed off the coast of Panama, and it’s unclear how it would be labeled. Currently, all fish labeled "Atlantic salmon" come from fish farms.

Eat This Instead: Opt for wild Alaskan salmon now, and in the event that GE salmon is officially approved.

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8. Imported King Crab
Why It’s Bad:
The biggest problem with imported crab is that most of it comes from Russia, where limits on fish harvests aren’t strongly enforced. But this crab also suffers from something of an identity crisis, says Cufone: "Imported king crab is often misnamed Alaskan king crab, because most people think that’s name of the crab," she says, adding that she’s often seen labels at supermarkets that say "Alaskan King Crab, Imported." Alaskan king crab is a completely separate animal, she says, and it’s much more responsibly harvested than the imported stuff.

Eat This Instead: When you shop for king crab, whatever the label says, ask whether it comes from Alaska or if it’s imported. Approximately 70% of the king crab sold in the U.S. is imported, so it’s important to make that distinction and go domestic.

9. Shark
Why It’s Bad:
Problems associated with our eating too many sharks happen at all stages of the food chain, says Cufone. For one, these predatory fish are extremely high in mercury, which poses threats to humans. But ocean ecosystems suffer, too. "With fewer sharks around, the species they eat, like cownose rays and jellyfish, have increased in numbers," Cufone says. "And the rays are eating–and depleting–scallops and other fish." There are fewer of those fish in the oceans for us to eat, placing an economic strain on coastal communities that depend on those fisheries.

Eat this instead:
Among the recommendations for shark alternatives are Pacific halibut and Atlantic mackerel.

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10. Orange Roughy
Why It’s Bad:
In addition to having high levels of mercury, orange roughy can take between 20 and 40 years to reach full maturity and reproduces late in life, which makes it difficult for populations to recover from overfishing. Orange roughy has such a reputation for being overharvested that some large restaurant chains, including Red Lobster, refuse to serve it. However, it still pops up in grocer freezers, sometimes mislabeled as "sustainably harvested." There are no fisheries of orange roughy that are considered well-managed or are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, so avoid any that you see.

Eat This Instead:
Opt for yellow snapper or domestic catfish to get the same texture as orange roughy in your recipes.

11. Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Why It’s Bad:
A recent analysis by The New York Times found that Atlantic bluefin tuna has the highest levels of mercury of any type of tuna. To top it off, bluefin tuna are severely overharvested, to the point of reaching near-extinction levels, and are considered "critically endangered" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Rather than trying to navigate the ever-changing recommendations for which tuna is best, consider giving it up altogether and switching to a healthy, flavorful alternative, such as Alaska wild-caught salmon.

Eat This Instead:
If you really can’t give up tuna, opt for American or Canadian (but not imported!) albacore tuna, which is caught while it’s young and doesn’t contain as high levels of mercury.

12. Chilean Sea Bass
Why It’s Bad:
Most Chilean sea bass sold in the US comes from fishermen who have captured them illegally, although the US Department of State says that illegal harvesting of the fish has declined in recent years. Nevertheless, fish stocks are in such bad shape that the nonprofit Greenpeace estimates that, unless people stop eating this fish, the entire species could be commercially extinct within five years. Food and Water Watch’s guide notes that these fish are high in mercury, as well.

Eat This Instead:
These fish are very popular and considered a delicacy, but you can get the same texture and feel with US hook-and-line-caught haddock.