Did You Know? – American Geographical Oddities

By | Mar 29, 2010

On March 29, 1848 Niagara Falls stopped. For thirty hours the water of the falls ran at a trickle then just as suddenly as they stopped they started again. High winds caused the ice fields of Lake Erie to move the millions of tons of ice towards the source of the river. The ice blocked […]

Character Actor – Strother Martin

By | Mar 26, 2010

March 26th is the 88th anniversary of the birth of Strother Martin. You may not know who he is, but nearly everyone is aware of his most famous movie line, “What we’ve got here is … failure to communicate” from the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke. Martin’s part in the movie was a minor one […]

Reasons to work from home

By | Mar 22, 2010

Freedom If you are working for yourself you don’t have to worry about many things by working at home. One major advantage is the flexibility of working the hours that fit your schedule. Less Stress Since many of the routine pressures of having to get up, commute to work and follow the rules of the […]

Saving Energy

By | Mar 20, 2010

It’s spring and following these tips about saving energy will help you clean the environment. 1) Keep filters on furnaces or air conditioners clean. Many systems are recommended to have the filters replaced or clean once a month. 2) Clear dirt and dust from the coils of refrigerators and freezers. Having them clean allows them […]

The Chesapeake Bay

By | Mar 18, 2010

The Chesapeake Bay is a large body of water located on the Atlantic coast of the United States. The States of Maryland and Virginia border the Chesapeake Bay and the bay has a major economic impact on both of those states. The Chesapeake Bay is 200 miles long with its widest point being 35 miles […]

Flowers – Myth or Fact

By | Mar 16, 2010

The leaves of a Poinsettia are poisonous. Myth. There has never been a death that has been proven to have occurred due to ingestion of the leaves or any other part of the flower. The myth began in 1919 when the child of an army officers died and the poinsettia was thought to have been […]

19th Century People

By | Mar 9, 2010

On March 7, 2010 Mary Josephine Ray died. To her friends and family Mary Ray was a special person. And had it not been for the fact that she was the oldest person living in the United States, she would still be unknown to many of us. When she died she was considered to be […]

Alice of Wonderland

By | Mar 8, 2010

There is a lot of buzz about the new Alice in Wonderland movie. The film directed by Tim Burton, written by Linda Woolverton, and stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover, Michael Sheen and others is not a retelling of the original books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the […]

Abbott and Costello

By | Mar 6, 2010

William (Bud) Abbott was born in Asbury Park, NJ, October 2, 1895 and died April 24, 1974 in Woodland Hills, California. Lou Costello (Louis Francis Cristillo) was born in Paterson, NJ, March 6, 1906 and died March 3, 1959 in East Los Angeles, California. They first began to work together in 1935 at the Eltinge […]

About the Philadelphia Phillies

By | Mar 5, 2010

In 1883 with the disbanding of the National League baseball club in Worcester Massachusetts, the Philadelphia Quakers were established. They soon adopted the nickname Phillies. They may have played until 1890 under both names, but definitely stopped using the name Quakers by then. The Phillies are the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in American professional […]

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