Category Archives: Dancing

We ballroom and swing dance every chance we get so these posts deal with dancing!

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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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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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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Dancing Again!

Fact: Herbs are distinguished from vegetables in that, like spices, they are used in small amounts and provide flavor rather than substance to food.  Basil, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and dill are all herbs.  The word “herb” comes from … Continue reading

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Friday And We Are Going Motown!

Fact:  While there may be some heat transfer, frying an egg requires temperatures of at least 158 degrees Fahrenheit.  While some areas have soared into the triple digits at times, that extreme temperature—thankfully—hasn’t been recorded on Earth. I had a conversation … Continue reading

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Sunday Pain!

Fact: Traditionally, people predict the weather by looking at plant and animal behavior: Long ago, people used to look to plants and animals, such as bird migration, for hints or predictions of weather. Frogs croaking faster, sheep’s wool uncurling, ants … Continue reading

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Friday And We Are All Over The Map!

Fact:  A cloud can weigh more than a million pounds.  Today started with a bang; the trap snapped, and I added one more to my score.  I think we ought to scalp them and hang the scalps on the wall … Continue reading

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Hump Day Returns

Fact: In a group of 23 people, there is a 50% chance that two will share the same birthday. Progress comes measured in inches.  The bullnose caps are being put on the top of the beds so we can sit … Continue reading

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Tea For Ten?

Fact: It takes around 2,000 tiny leaves to make just one pound of finished tea.  There are more than 1,500 types of teas in the world.  Tea plants grow wild in Asia, but over 25 countries cultivate tea as a … Continue reading

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Friday And We Are Off For An Adventure

Fact: Raindrops are not actually shaped like teardrops. In fact, the most common raindrop is shaped more like a hamburger bun, according to the United States Geological Survey. Small raindrops (radius less than 1 millimeter) are spherical; larger ones assume … Continue reading

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