Monthly Archives: July 2022

Colleen Arrives!

Fact: The human body is pretty weird.  The small intestine measures 20 ft long and 1″ in diameter, whereas the large intestine is 5 ft long and 3″ in diameter.  Essentially, the small intestine is larger than the large intestine. … Continue reading

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Meal Prep!

Fact: Pistachios are a “drupe,” a fleshy tree fruit containing a shell-covered seed. While the girls were cleaning the house, we went shopping for last minutes supplies for tonight’s dinner.  Since we were close to Jan’s house, we stopped by and … Continue reading

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Off And Running Again!

Fact: Dolphins are known to be one of the smartest animals on the planet—possibly because they can conserve their brain power. Because they must be constantly on the lookout for predators, the marine mammals have developed a neat trick of … Continue reading

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Hello Monday; How Was Your Weekend?

Fact: During Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles east of Alexandria. The irregularly shaped stone contained fragments of passages written in three … Continue reading

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Sunday And We Are Off Like A Shot!

Fact:  The earliest historical records show the origin of the dance in Cave Paintings in India, dating back to 8,000 BCE. Even the 5300-year-old tomb paintings in Egypt pinpoint the origin of ancient dances. According to archaeologists, the dance originated … Continue reading

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Hello Saturday! How You Be? We Review The Trenching.

Fact: It’s Saturday Night!  Chevy Chase first uttered that famous line on October 11th, 1975.  The sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live would become one of the longest-running series of all time, with over 47 seasons as of 2022. We … Continue reading

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Friday Be Here

Fact:  Shakespeare’s Globe is the only building in London allowed to have a thatched roof since the Great Fire in 1666. Today was supposed to be a slow day, but alas, it turned out to be very busy. Mary headed … Continue reading

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Thursday Has Arrived! Wall Foundation Trenches Are Done!

Fact: All parts of the oleander (Nerium oleander), a beautiful flowering shrub native to the Mediterranean, are poisonous.  Ingesting oleander leaves can cause gastrointestinal, cardiac, and central nervous system problems and possible death. Another busy day in the Liles household!  … 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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