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Before Christmas

Sunday, October 17, 2010

For the holidays, in that Halloween Nightmare Before Christmas sort of way: "The song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was first sung by Gene Autry in 1949, based on a promotional character created for the retailer Montgomery Ward."

  


Nickelodeon

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nickelodeon. "In 1905, Pittsburgh movie theater owners Harry Davis and John Harris also established the first of what would become a popular form of movie theaters spread throughout the country, which were five-cent nickelodeon movies, known later as movie theaters."

  
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ZEROTHDEGREE 10/16/2010 3:49PM

    very interesting. so this is where the name came from. is there a list or any of the original 5 cent movies available i wonder. are those old films owned by the company nickelodeon now?

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Cola

Thursday, October 14, 2010

In honor of NOT drinking soda: "The song was done as a Coca Cola jingle, "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" by The Hillside Singers, assembled to sing the jingle when the New Seekers were not able to fit the recording into their schedule. When the commercial was successful, the song was rewritten to "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" and the New Seekers made it a mainstream hit."

  
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MUSIC66 10/15/2010 12:32AM

    INTERESTING INFOMATION.

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 10/14/2010 8:41PM

    emoticon Interesting information. I always wondered which came first, the jingle or the song.

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Monkey Shrine

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Is ignorance bliss? Trivia fast fact: "The three cute little monkeys either originated in eighth century China and were brought to Japan by a Buddhist monk, or came from a carving on the Nikko Toshogo Shrine to represent the religious principle "If we do not hear, see, or speak evil, we ourselves shall be spared all evil."

  
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BEAUTIFULANIME 10/13/2010 2:39PM

    Great fact. I like it.

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BOBBIENORTHERN 10/13/2010 2:26PM

    Sounds good to me

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Ginger Fights Colds

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cross post from the natural remedies team, more evidence that vegetarian miso soup with ginger is a super food : "I saw this part regarding ginger, and since I love eating unsulfured crystallized ginger lately I was even more excited about using it medicinally:
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"Ginger contains nearly a dozen antiviral compounds. Scientists have isolated several chemicals (sesquiterpenes) in ginger that have specific effects against the most common family of cold viruses, the rhinoviruses. Some of these chemicals are remarkably potent in their anti-rhinovirus effects.
Other constituents in ginger, gingerols and shogaols, help relieve cold symptoms because they reduce pain and fever, suppress coughing and have a mild sedative effect that encourages rest. "

  
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BARBBF 10/15/2010 7:43AM

    I drink ginger tea. It's great for upset stomach. emoticon

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BEAUTIFULANIME 10/11/2010 11:22PM

    That's interesting. I never knew that about ginger. I learned something new today. Thank you.
Rachel

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KAYLSLYNN 10/11/2010 10:23PM

    unsulfured crystallized ginger WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE ????????????? WHERE CAN I GET IT. I DO MAKE A COLD REMEDY WITH GINGER ROOT , HONEY, LEMON JUICE . IF YOU WANT THE RECIPE SEND ME A SPARK MAIL. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS KAY emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROSES4UN4ME 10/11/2010 10:12PM

    can you use ginger spice in a can that you use for cooking

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SISTERDOE 10/11/2010 9:16PM

    I'm so flattered! *lol* And STILL cold-free!

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DJ4HEALTH 10/11/2010 7:29PM

    Also did you know that the ginger that you buy in the store that you can plant it and it will grow and when you need some you can just cut a little piece off of it. It will keep growing and not spoil like it does when it is in the fridge.

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