This set of outdoor Christmas lights is between 60 to 70 years old. Some of the lights still work but I can't find replacements anywhere. This string has seven lights on it and you can only connect up to four more units to it or you will have a fire hazzard. That means the most lights on one circuit would be 35. WOW!! I don't think they would fit into todays holiday lighting schemes. They still bring back fond memories of a simpler time.
Trivia: At its thickest point, the ice in Antarctica is 15,700 feet thick.
Did You Know? The Dragon Arum is a plant that traps flies with its flowers at night because it has the smell of rotting meat. The plant lets them go free in the morning so they can transfer its pollen.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Trivia: Forty per cent of car theft victims admit they left their keys in the ignition. (That's what I call "bad car-ma.")
Did You Know? Several species of Southeast Asian ants have exploding glands in their heads, allowing them to launch suicidal chemical attacks on their enemies. Kamikaze warfare by insects.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Our grandson Nate is having a birthday party for his 7th year. It turns out that there will be a reptile show in the backyard. Nate loves these things. I, on the other hand, DO NOT!! Maybe I've repressed a bad incident from my childhood or something (I'll use any excuse) but I detest snakes. Mayhaps it is from my Bible School learnings--- remember Adam and Eve and the snake!! Anyway, I sat with all the children to hear what the fellow was teaching us about reptiles and then showing us the creatures afterward. Well, wouldn't you know it, he brings out this damn, humungous 14 foot Python. Everyone there must have thought I was brave because I still sat there. NOT! That devil of a snake had me hypnotized so that I would not move. PURE EVIL! I no longer blame Eve of Eden for what she did by accepting that apple. The snake handler asked the children if they would like to have the Python over their neck. A majority of them said ,YESSS. Nate was first since he is the birthday boy. I watched as these little kids smiled having this monster wrapped around their tiny throats. I could not have my grandchildren see that their Grandpa (6 foot 5)was a sissy so I marched right up to the fellow and in a faltering voice said," It's my turn". My wife ran for the camera. She could not believe I would do that as she knew my fear. I DID IT! Would I do it again? No, once is enough. Enjoy.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Trivia: In Bangkok, Thailand, ice skates are known as "hard water shoes.
Did You Know? White laboratory rats protect official police documents in the city of Karnal in the Indian state of Haryana by scaring away mice that would damage paperwork and eat evidence. ( I guess you would call this the "Rat Pack")
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Trivia: Playboy's " Playmate of the Month" was originally called the " Sweetheart of the Month".
Did You Know? For over four years, a cat in Plymouth, England, has been catching the same bus every day. Casper boards the number 3 bus at 10.55 a. m. outside his home and travels the entire 11 mile (18-km) route before returning home an hour later. He is such a regular passenger that bus drivers look out for him to make sure he gets off at the right stop.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Trivia: Three U.S. towns are named Santa Claus.
Did You Know? A calf born with three nostrils on a farm in Cheiry, Switzerland became so popular because of her extra nasal feature that her owner guaranteed her a home at the farm instead of being sent to market with the other calves.( Just goes to show that sometimes when you stick your nose into things ,good things can happen.)