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I am NOT going to donate blood and plasma anymore. I started when I hit a bad money patch a year ago, and now I am working more hours. However, it had become a habit by that point so I kept up with it. The money is NOT worth it! Hydration is... Read more
So I donate blood as plasma one time per week. Unfortunately, something I did not know is that you can only do this for about one year, before the veins on your arm start to collapse and hide deeper in your arm. I crap you not! I had heard th... Read more
I am watching Star Trek today, and doing online trivia. "7. Interestingly, a human first walked on the moon in the same year that the last episode of the original Star Trek series was aired on US television. What year was it?
Your answer: 1... Read more
I am taking nursing classes (read 10 pages a day) and you must know a great deal of biology for this study. "The human coccyx can be compared to what in other animals?
"Your answer: tail
"Commonly known as the tail bone, the coccyx is ... Read more
In honor of the Rocky Movie being shown in Austin at Alamo Drafthouse and Spiderhouse this year: "5. In what cult movie do the Transylvanians do the "Time Warp", Dr. Frank N. Furter creates a man, and Brad and Janet discover alternative lifestyl... Read more
Tropical Fish: "Tropical fish aquaria, and indeed Marine fish aquaria, are very popular all over the world. Tropical fish however, are far easier to keep than Marine fish - which require a very delicate chemical balance to be maintained."
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In honor of visits to Chicago: "The Caspian Sea is the largest lake in the world, followed by Lake Superior."... Read more
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."
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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 lat... Read more
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 t... Read more
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 ... Read more
Ginger Fights Colds
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... Read more
I guess anger happens around the world. "The journalist, Jarnail Singh, was upset that a Congress party member, Jagdish Tytler, had been cleared of charges filed during the anti Sikh riots of 1984 and subsequently been given a ticket to contest ... Read more
It is funny irony, that as America struggles to lose calories, much of the rest of the world struggles to gain them. "In 1944, Borlaug was commissioned as head of the Cooperative Wheat Research and Production Program in Mexico. He developed new ... Read more
P.S. Thanks for Birthday Wishes, all well wishers.... Read more