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Friday And We Are Off Again!

Fact: In 1962, Traffic Commissioner Henry Barnes instituted a short-lived traffic management system requiring cars to stop at cross-streets and intersections to allow pedestrians to cross diagonally from corner to corner.  The ensuing confusion was called by some critics the … Continue reading

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One More? Come On ; Run Out Of Film!

Fact: Baby Ruth bars weren’t named after the baseball player.  Despite how similar their names are, Baby Ruth bears no relation to Babe Ruth.  The chocolate bar was named after Ruth Cleveland, daughter of President Grover Cleveland — assuming you … Continue reading

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Take A Picture Already!

Fact: A U.S. constitutional amendment was proposed in 1893, suggesting the country be renamed “The United States of Earth.” Another failed amendment a few years prior wanted to abolish the presidency and install a “Roman-style triumvirate.” As if the United … Continue reading

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Off I Go!

Fact: The first Hershey’s chocolate bars with almonds were produced in 1908 because they were cheap to make.  The nuts took the place of some of the more expensive milk chocolate, which meant Hershey’s could keep the price of the … Continue reading

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Busy As A Bee All Day

Fact: You can eat the labels on fruit. They’re totally edible much of the time… they might not taste that good. Still, probably a good idea to peel them off first. I woke up this morning coughing badly, I think … Continue reading

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Christmas Is Six Months Away! It’s The Longest Day Of The Year!

Fact: The word “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol “Sun” and stitium “standing.” On the summer solstice, the Sun’s path stops advancing northward each day and appears to “stand” still in the sky before going back the other way.  … Continue reading

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Friday Has Arrived!

Fact: In the U.K. and Australia, Friday is sometimes referred to by the acronym “POETS Day,” which stands for “Piss Off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday.” Scout looked a bit guilty when he came to the side of the bed and asked … Continue reading

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Ouch! That Hurt!

Fact: Christmas day is the most common day of the year for heart attacks to happen. We beat the roosters up this fine morning as Paul had to be at the cardiologists office at 8:00 AM in Los Alamitos.  He … Continue reading

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Mostly All Better!

Fact: A woodpecker’s tongue actually wraps all the way around its brain, protecting it from damage when it’s hammering into a tree. Getting out of bed was laborious as I did NOT want to re-sprain the back muscles.  It worked … Continue reading

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Doctors To The Left; Doctors To The Right; Everywhere Doctors!

Fact: Many oranges are actually green. While we assume that all oranges are orange in color because of their name, the fruit is often green when ripe, thanks to plenty of chlorophyll. In South America and other tropical locales, oranges … Continue reading

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