Good afternoon, yesterday I had a doctor's appointment and for some reason I never got around to doing a post and today I am restless and not with it but I am writing this.
On the 28th October 1969 my little sister Susan Denise was born she is the third child with two older sisters and two younger siblings.
Sue is very much like me in many ways and as different as can be in others.
Sue has been married twice divorced once ad widowed the second time around. She has 4 children and 7 grandchildren who she loves and adores naturally.
I am hoping she has a great day and feels the love from her family as well as their appreciation.
The start of a new week, a cold and wet start at that being Monday it is fact day, so here we go.
Wilma Flintstone's maiden name was Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble's was Betty Jean McBricker
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
In 1990 the Mars chocolate company decided to change the Marathon bar's name to “Snickers”, the company didn't want to lose the bar's British Fans, so for 18 months the wrapper was made with both names. When Marathon was dropped from the name the bar went from No9 to No3 on the UK”s best selling chocolate bar list. Kit Kat was No1
The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature, which is why chocolate literally melts in your mouth.
John Rolfe named Pocahontas the Native American princess in 1613
Good afternoon, having a cold wet day here, started raining while I was waiting for Leo's driver to arrive.
It is indestructible stuff day and today's stuff is natural glue.
Humans use a lot of glue, it's good for mending stuff but we are just amateurs as our glue is nothing like as good as the natural super glue that some living things make.
Most animals move around but a few such barnacles and muscles stick to a surface and stay there. To do this they make a small amount of super strong glue to attach themselves to rocks, boats and walls.
Not only is it incredibly strong it is also waterproof and strong enough hold fast and passing feet.
Some of the strongest natural glues are made of water bacteria, which uses them to stick to surfaces in fast flowing water. Scientist have also found that asparagus beetles make mind-boggling strong glue to stick their eggs firmly onto asparagus plants.
Scientists are now copying the chemicals found in these natural glues and combining them to make the ultimate waterproof glue. It could be used to mend ships underwater. SSS
Hello Monday, how is everyone ?
I am well here doing nothing again. Since it is Monday it is fact day................
The liver is the largest internal organ.
On average an attack of the hiccups lasts for 5 minutes
Excavations from Egyptian tombs dating back t o 5,000 BC showed that the ancient Egyptian kids played with toy hedgehogs
About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the Wimbledon Championship
The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 11, moves about 6 inches for every gallon of fuel it burns.
Good afternoon all, well it's Tuesday so it's indestructible stuff day and today it's coral.
Coral isn't indestructible you are saying because the coral polyps themselves are not they are sensitive to pollution and changes in sea temperature and some are now endangered.
When we think of the biggest thing ever created by living creatures we think The Great Wall of China or the tallest skyscraper but you would be wrong, it's the squishy little coral polyp.
You probably know that coral reefs are amazing underwater habitat home of all kinds of fish, sharks, turtles and octopuses. But what is coral?
It is actually made by small creatures called Coral Polyps which are tiny sea anemones. They build a shared layer of shell coral and live in it together. As polyps die new ones build more layers on top of the coral.
Over thousands of years this creates large indestructible and unmovable coral islands and reefs such as the Great Barrier Reef. Some of its coral may be up to 600,000[ years old.
Good morning all, how is every one, good and happy with life I hope well it is Monday and the first day of term 4 of school. Monday is also fact day so here we go....................
A Californian discovered the commercial potential of raisins quite by accident. In 1873 a freak hot spell withered the grapes on the vine. One enterprising San Francisco grocer advertised these shrivelled grapes as “Peruvian Delicacies” and the rest is history.
The honeybee kills more people world-wild than all the poisonous snakes put together.
New Year's Day used to be on the 25th March. It was changed to 1st January in 1600 in Scotland and in 1751 in England.
First made at the beginning of the 20th century, lollipops were named after a racehorse of the time,”lolly Pop”....
A hippopotamus can run faster than a human...........
TAKE THIS CHILD
Take this child just for a loan
I'll lend you for a little time
a child of mine, he said for you
to love while they live and mourn
when they die.
It may be six or seven weeks, months or years
Or twenty two or three or longer still.
Will you to I call them back take care of them for me,
They will bring their charms to gladden your heart and
should their stay be brief, you'll have their lovely memories.
As solace for your grief.
I cannot promise they will stay since all from earth return,
but there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn
I've looked the wild world over in my search for teaches true and
from the throngs that crowds lives lanes , I have selected you.
Now will you give this child all your love, nor think the labour vain, nor hate me when I come to call and take the child back again.
I fancied that you have heard them say, dear Lord thy will be done. For all the joy the child shall bring the risk of grief will run.
Will shelter them while their here and the happiness they bring, forever grateful for their stay.
But should the angels call for the child, much sooner then planned, you'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand and maybe someday we will.
THE ABOVE WAS WRITTEN BY MY MUM IN THE LATE 80'S AFTER THE DEATH OF MY COUSI
Hello Tuesday what a day I am having so restless and hot and not knowing what I am doing but being Tuesday it is tough stuff day.
Today's tough stuff is tooth enamel something all of us have for some of if not all of our lives.
Human tooth enamel is The hardest substance in the body. It forms in a thin layer over our teeth to give them strength and protection when we bite and chew.
Like bones it contains a lot of calcium and other minerals, if you tap your teeth you'll find the hard shiny enamel surface.
Although very strong enamel can be damaged by acid, which eats away at it making holes in the teeth. Bacteria that live on your teeth make acid when they feed on sugary food.
Brushing your teeth washes them away and protects the enamel.
Human tooth enamel, though isn't the hardest of all, Beavers, which like gnawing down trees have even harder ename; that contains a lot of iron.
The hardest material in the animal world is the enamel like substance that limpets teeth are made of.
Another Monday has arrived and of course that means it is fact day.
The invention of the doughnut is either attributed to Dutch settlers in Pennsylvania who punched holes in their original Dutch “olykoeks” aka oily cakes. The hole in the middle has also been attributed tob the New England sea captain Hanson Gregory, who in 1847, punched holes in the dough because his mothers doughnuts were never cooked properly in the middle. Neither of them was the first to have this idea though. Archaeologists have found petrified fried cakes with holes in them in the south western united states in prehistoric Native American ruins.
In 1895, French brothers Auguste and Louis Lumiere demonstrated a projector system in Paris and in1907 they screened the first public movie.
Julius Caesar was the first to use coded communications, using what has become known as the Caesar cipher.
It takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce or 35mljar of creamy peanut butter.
Half of the world's supply of raisins are grown in California
Well got up at what I thought was 7.30am but around 9am I realised that daylight savings had ended. This means it was 6.30 when I got up. ...