Category Archives: Friends

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We Are Off; Christmas Is Here

Fact: On 16 December 1965, the song ‘Jingle Bells’ made history by becoming the first song to be played in space during NASA’s Gemini 6A space flight. At least… we think it was the first… Today was a great day; … Continue reading

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Work Work Work

Fact:  Over a lifetime, the average person spends about 90,000 hours at work.  Before the age of 40, Americans hold between seven to eight different jobs.  Every year, the average American spends over 100 hours commuting.  The average office chair … Continue reading

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Off And Running

Fact: Wind Turbine Towers Are As Tall As the Statue of Liberty.  A notable feature of wind energy generation is the scale of wind turbines – an average turbine blade is about 200 ft long, while turbine towers reach up … Continue reading

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Girls Night Out, Yeah!

Fact: November’s name has remained unchanged since the ancient Roman calendar, which was used until 45 BC.  This first Roman calendar was only made up of ten months, with November being the ninth month.  November actually translates rather appropriately into … Continue reading

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On The Go Again!

Fact: Question: A Thanksgiving turkey mix-up inspired what popular meal trend? Answer: Frozen TV dinners In 1953, a Swanson employee accidentally ordered a colossal shipment of Thanksgiving turkeys (260 tons, to be exact). To deal with the excess, salesman Gerry … Continue reading

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Thursday; Traveling The Freeways!

Fact:  Water makes different sounds depending on its temperature!  If you’ve listened to boiled water being poured, you’ll discover it makes a different sound to cold water as its energy molecules move around much faster.  Cold water has a lower-pitched tone … Continue reading

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Today Was Busy!

Fact:  Goldfish lose their color if kept in dim light. Similar to humans, they need sunlight to keep their pigment. The rain was coming down like a cow peeing on a flat rock!  We turned on the heat and had a … Continue reading

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Girls Night Out And The Doctor!

Fact: The Oxford English Dictionary reports usage of the words beginning in 1580 to describe a meal that was eaten between more substantial meals. We took the opportunity to do several errands before going over to see the doctor in … Continue reading

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We Planted Some Winter Veggies

Fact:  The first vegetable garden allotments recorded in history were set up in the 1790s as a response to food shortages and poor harvests. It was a fantastic day for gardening.  We jumped up, sat in the hot tub, and … Continue reading

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Friday We Were On The Go!

Here are a few fun facts about dirt: 1 Tablespoon of soil has more organisms in it than there are people on earth . 15 Tons of dry soil per acre that pass through one earthworm each year.  1,400,000 Earthworms … Continue reading

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