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Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 #1237833
01/04/21 10:15 AM
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“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” –

~Laini Taylor~
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Mind-Blowing Facts You’ll Think Are Made Up (But Aren’t)


The city of London only has a population of 9,000

London may be one of the largest metropolises in the world but when it comes to actual people, only 9,000 reside in the City of London. The city is a small area surrounded by the Greater London region—which has 8.1 million people.

A parrot ruined a presidential funeral

Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was very fond of his pet parrot and apparently spent a lot of time talking to the bird—as became evident when the president died. The parrot was present in the home where Jackson died and as the funeral commenced began cursing in such colorful language that it had to be removed from the house. So in a way, Jackson really did get the last word.

There are more trees on Earth than stars in the galaxy

There are about 3 trillion trees on Earth but only 300 to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way. Space is big but relatively empty, it turns out.

Polar Bears aren’t white, they’re just glowing

Polar bears may be known as being so white they can hide in snow but the truth is they aren’t white at all. Their skin is black and the hairs in their fur are hollow and clear. So why do they look white? Light hits their fur and is trapped inside the hollow part of the hair, causing a reaction called luminescence. In addition, salt particles stick to the bears’ fur and act as light-scattering particles.

You can hear rhubarb growing

Rhubarb doesn’t get a lot of love (unless it’s in a pie) but the stalky plant does have an amazing talent: It grows so fast you can actually hear it.

Yoda and Miss Piggy were voiced by the same person

The crotchety green guru and the pink porcine diva were both voiced, at times, by Frank Oz, a multi-talented actor, puppeteer, director, and producer.

There is an “internal deodorant” that makes it so your gas and poop don’t stink

Devrom, the brand name for bismuth subgallate, can be used as an “internal deodorant” that makes your flatulence and bowel movements completely odor-free. It may discolor your tongue and stool, leading to some surprising bathroom (and third date?) moments, so definitely talk to a doctor before trying it.

The Las Vegas Strip isn’t in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip is probably the most famous thing about Nevada and the top reason tourists come to Las Vegas. But the strip is misnamed—it’s actually in the unincorporated city of Paradise. Las Vegas’ founders ordered all casinos be built outside city limits to avoid sullying their reputation. In an ironic twist, now that’s all anyone knows the city for.

You can rent out an entire country

Country clubs and hotel ballrooms are so passe—if you really want to throw a party everyone will remember, try renting out an entire country for the night. For just $70,000 you can rent Lichtenstein for an evening. If that seems excessive, you can always just rent one of the six Austrian villages, three German towns, or one Swiss ski-resort village.

Alaska is both the western- and easternmost state in the United States

Thanks to it’s proximity to the north pole and incredibly large land mass (it’s twice as big as Texas!), Alaska is both the state farthest to the west and to the east in the United States.

Shaking ketchup makes it 1,000 times thinner

There’s a good scientific reason for shaking your ketchup before you pour it on your fries: The more you shake it, the thinner the consistency gets. Why? Spherical tomato particles form into thinner ellipses when shaken, making your ketchup 1,000 times runnier.

There are no lakes in Maryland

Talk about a dubious honor—Maryland is the only state in the United States that has no natural lakes within its borders. The bodies of water Maryland now has have all been the result of damming rivers, so they are reservoirs.

One tiger killed more people than 30 years of all bears, spiders, and snakes combined

Bears kill an average of two people a year, spiders are responsible for six deaths per year, and snake bites account for five deaths each year in the United States. Add those all together for the past 30 years and you still don’t come close to the total deaths caused by the Champawat tiger, who killed 435 people in Nepal and India.

Sesame seeds were once worth more than gold

The people of the Middle Ages prized sesame seeds so highly that they cost more than their weight in gold. They’re highly nutritious and tasty but many civilizations thought they also held magical or spiritual properties, bestowing luck and fortune. Now you’ll never pick them off your hamburger bun again, right?

The largest desert in the world is covered in snow

Think the famed Sahara desert is big? At 3.5 million square miles, it’s definitely a monster, but it doesn’t even compare to the Antarctic Polar Desert. It covers the continent of Antarctica and has a size of about 5.5 million square miles. Surprised? The definition of a desert is simply a place that receives less than ten inches of precipitation per year—it doesn’t have to be hot!

After a kidney transplant, you actually have three kidneys

Over 31 million people in the United States suffer from chronic kidney disease and it’s the ninth leading cause of death, making kidney transplants relatively common. But did you know that most of the time the surgeon doesn’t remove the diseased kidney? The doctor normally leaves the old kidney in place and puts the donor kidney in the lower belly on the front side of the body. For more mind-blowing facts check out these

A witness to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination was interviewed on TV

Samuel J. Seymour was just five years old when he attended a play at Ford’s Theater on that fateful evening of April 14, 1865. He was seated in the balcony directly across from the president and says he heard the shot, saw Lincoln slumped over, and watched John Wilkes Booth jump on to the stage before fleeing. On February 9, 1956, two months before his death, Seymour recounted the story on the CBS TV show I’ve Got a Secret. History is more recent than you think!

The longest work of English literature ever written by one person is a Super Mario Bros. fan fiction

Forget War and Peace. If you’re looking for a nice, long read, you’ll want The Subspace Emissary’s Worlds Conquest. This piece of fan fiction, based on the Nintendo video game Super Smash Bros., is 4,102,328 words long—more than seven times the length of Tolstoy’s masterpiece—as of April 2019. We added the date because it’s still a “work in progress” and may get longer!

The fastest object ever made by man was a manhole cover

When it comes to sheer speed, race cars, fighter jets, and space rockets have nothing on a round, flat hunk of metal normally found covering a sewer. It wasn’t made to be a speedster but when an underground nuclear bomb test launched the four-inch thick steel disk at an estimated 125,000 miles per hour or 5 times the Earth’s escape velocity, it became the winner. In contrast, the New Horizons spacecraft maxed out at 36,373 mph.
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And we're off. happydance


Good morning/Happy New Year everyone. newyear


As we kick off a new year, a very sunny day here fills my heart with optimism and joy and hope.......and I HOPE it's the same for each of you. woot


We can't forget the 352,000 Americans we lost last year linked to covid, or the others lost for other reasons, but we can certainly put everything else behind us and hope for a brighter new year. smile


I really do hope that whatever your circumstance, you're able to do this, and send prayers and positive thoughts out for those unable to do this completely. hearts


Have a great day/week everyone. urock


joe

Last edited by gymcandy1; 01/04/21 10:16 AM.

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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237840
01/04/21 10:31 AM
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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237841
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I concur wholeheartedly Joe ... Happy New Year to you and the rest of the diner gang. I'm back to work today, splitting my time between the office and teleworking and looking forward to a brighter new year!

Family, get those chores done and enjoy your shows, especially Perry Mason!
L4L hearts
Have a great day everyone wave2
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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237844
01/04/21 12:38 PM
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Hello and Happy 2021 to everyone!

For me, January 4, 2021 means I am now the mother of a 50 year old son! Egads, how did I ever get this old!


Gardens put to bed for the winter. Time to take a break!
Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237862
01/04/21 02:43 PM
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Hey Soot, I hope you have a safe day at work. wave

Draclvr they certainly do grow up fast right? Happy Birthday to your son. birthday

My oldest son turns 48 tomorrow. Happy birthday Jason! birthday

I'm really enjoying this day. I have my door propped open so the dogs can come and go outside as they please. lab

It's 66 degrees. bravo

joe


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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237880
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Thanks for the shiny new week, Joe! Happy New Year!

soot, I hardly watch TV and my attention span for a movie is difficult at best. lol I have not heard of Ready Player One. Hope your Monday was a good one!

Drac, isn't it amazing how time keeps flying by! I still feel like a youngin on the inside. The outside needs some work. rotfl Happy Birthday to your baby boy!

family, enjoy!

connie, hope you had fun with your friend!

It was a beautiful winter wonderland here today. Everything was covered in Hoar Frost and Rime Ice. I do mean everything. Mile after mile. It was breathtaking!

Have a happy day all!


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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237894
01/05/21 03:07 AM
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Good Morning Joe, family, soot, Drac, Ana, Connie and everyone. I also agree Joe and Happy New Year to you! Enjoy your shows family. Soot got that tall dark roast to help you thru the day. Drac I have a 52 year old daughter and 56 year old son! I should feel old but I don't! Ana that must have been a spectacular sight! I bet it made your day to see such a winer wonderland! Connie looking forward to your breakfast.

Happy New Year !
Gerry


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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237900
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Good morning everyone, enjoy the New Year. May it be all you wish for. My oldest son turned 58 last month. Like Ana I feel young on the inside, but the outside could use some work. Danish, Eggs, Grits, Hash Browns, Biscuits and Gravy, Bacon, Sausage, and Toast in the NC. penguin


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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237911
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Good morning and a great day to you all. rah

It will be a day of a bit of Jigsaw puzzle, of Mikael's game and possibly a walk.

Take care.



Chief
Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237918
01/05/21 11:10 AM
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Ana, I also agree with you. I used to think people in their 60s were 'old' and those in their 90s were ancient. Now that I'm heading to my late 60s, it's those in their 90's who are old lol
My brain is still very much alive, just hoping my aching body will calm down a little. I miss dancing and walking with no pain. Winter cold doesn't help anything either shiver

At this time of year, I get thru the nasty chore of gathering info for tax returns, then wait for Spring to arrive. February is usually a lousy month around Chicagoland, but it's only 28 days. lab


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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237928
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Back from my run on a beautiful day in AL. A little teensy bit windy, but altogether lovely. Now need to take wee man soot out for a walk. puppy


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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237933
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Hey Ho everyone ... I thought I popped in this morning but obviously it was just my imagination lol

Have a wonderful evening everyone

wave


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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1237956
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Good morning, enjoy your Hump Day. Dinner and Karaoke tonight. Danish, Eggs, Grits, Hash Browns, Biscuits and Gravy, Bacon, Sausage, and Toast in the NC. happydance12


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Hump Day yay

Good morning Connie, enjoy dinner and Karaoke tonight ... I'll have a Danish to go as I'm off to work

Split ops today between teleworking and at the office

Ana, watch the movie trailer for Ready Player One and it will give you a visual of the VR worlds of Oasis

Hey Ho Family ... enjoy your shows

ButterFlyBabe ... I know what you mean as it usually takes me a number of steps before all my joints quit creaking and aching

Chief, I hope you enjoyed your walk ... I really like mine

Hello Gerry, it's great to see you ... I'll have a tall dark roast please

Good morning Drac, it's great to see you in the Diner ... keep smiling
L4L hearts

Take care everyone and stay safe
wave2
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soot, I see there is a beta of the game Ready Set One Oasis. I watched the movie trailer too. Looks interesting and would make a good game!

Howdy, all! It's 7pm and I'm already falling asleep. I'll try and pop back in before I turn into a zombie. lol


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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1238024
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Re: Joe's Diner January 4th 2021 [Re: gymcandy1] #1238036
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Good morning enjoy the day. Danish, Eggs, Grits, Hash Browns, Biscuits and Gravy, Bacon, Sausage, and Toast in the NC. summer


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Rainy and cold here today. Think I'll work in the bedroom and may end up riding my bike later. But first time to sit, and surf, and sip, and browse the paper. Have a great one, ya'll summer


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All have a great day. Not much to report.

The temp is around the 28 shiver but sunny.

Good for a nice walk and then some work around the house.

I'll probably advance in Mikael's game. Nice by the way.

Take care. wave


Chief
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Good morning Connie, Family, Chief, L4L, Soot, Ana, Gerry, Draclvr, Butterflybabe, and all boomers. wave

I hope you are all having a great morning so far. thumbsup

I've finished my coffee, and I'm just contemplating what to do with the rest of the day. Don't have plans to go anywhere, and I spent a big part of yesterday cleaning house.

Missy is not happy with the chef, so we're a house divided. slapforehead

It's been very overcast here. We had rain forecast yesterday but did not really get any to speak of. Not sure about today though. razz

Have a super day everyone. happydance

joe

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It's cold out around here but no snow for a few days and what's left is slowly disappearing. But it ain't over yet. Can't live around Chicago without expecting at least one nasty winter blast before the Spring hits.

Hope you all stay safe and healthy. yes

puppy

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Good morning, enjoy your TGIF. Mani/Pedi today. Danish, Eggs, Grits, Hash Browns, Biscuits and Gravy, Bacon, Sausage, and Toast in the NC. summer


Connie
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Good morning all ... T.G.I.F. is officially here

Connie, you enjoy yourself today ... I'll have a Danish to go please
L4L hearts

I'm off to work ... Have a great day
wave2


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