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Post by Doodoo » February 10, 2020, 7:28 am

1) OSCAR
He May Be Small But He Is Mighty
The statuettes weigh 8-1/2 lbs, are 13-1/2 inches tall and cost about $400 each to make.

2) The Biggest Winner
Walt Disney has earned the most nominations (59!) and won 26 times. Not bad for a doodler.

3) Oscar's Television Debut
In 1953, the 25th Academy Awards was the first to be televised. About 40,000 people watched the broadcast and host Bob Hope had to wear a navy shirt with his tux because it was determined white would have looked too bright on camera.

4) The Hosts With The Most
Bob Hope wins for hosting the most Oscar ceremonies (19 times!). Runner-up is Billy Crystal, who's hosted nine times, while Johnny Carson comes in third with five kicks at the can.

5) There Are Rules About Speeches
When Greer Garson won for Best Actress in 1943, her acceptance speech was clocked in at nearly six minutes. Since then, Academy rules stipulate that speeches can't run over 45 seconds. Winners can take inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock whose famously concise acceptance consisted of “Thank you," and, "Very much indeed."



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Post by stattointhailand » February 10, 2020, 9:13 pm

"Academy rules stipulate that speeches can't run over 45 seconds."

And it was pointed out that is exactly 45 secs longer than John Bolton was given by the senate

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Post by Doodoo » February 11, 2020, 5:14 am

1) Mercury is gravitationally locked and this rotation is unique to the solar system. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and is also the smallest of the eight planets in our solar system. For every 2 orbits of the Sun, which takes around 88 Earth days, Mercury completes three rotations of its axis.

2) Tennis is believed to have originated in the monastic cloisters in northern France in the 12th century. Interestingly, the ball was then struck with palm of the hand. At that time it was named “jeu de paume” (game of the palm). Rackets came into use during the 16th century.

3) The longest tennis match took 11 hours and 5 minutes to complete. It was played between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut. Ultimately, John Isner triumphed with a score line of 6–4, 3–6, 6–7, (7–9), 7–6(7–3), 70–68 (final set).

4) Lawn Bowls was first in the Commonwealth Games in 1930 which was known then as the British Empire Games.

5) The oldest alligator is Muja, an American alligator at Belgrade Zoo in Serbia
In 1937, an adult specimen was brought to the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia from Germany. At the time he arrived, he was already an adult, so it is assumed that he was born before 1936. As of 2019, it is now at least 83 years old. Although no valid records exist about its date of birth, this alligator, officially named Muja, is considered the oldest alligator living in captivity. He is still a healthy animal.

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Post by Doodoo » February 12, 2020, 5:34 am

1) In January 1925, a severe outbreak of diphtheria hit the town of Nome, Alaska. Although they would face freezing conditions, more than twenty mushers and their teams of sled dogs set out to deliver the only antitoxin available. It would mean travelling up to 1,600km. A statue of Balto stands in New York's Central Park and his mounted hide can be seen in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

2) Dutch post-Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh suffered from severe mental illness throughout most of his life. It is speculated that he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and bouts of severe depression. In his short career, despite suffering periods of time when his illness kept him from painting, he was a very prolific artist. He was known to have longs bouts of sobbing and periods of catatonia. According to most historians, Van Gogh ended his tortured life at the age of 37 with a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest.

3) Abraham Lincoln was president during the Civil War (1861 - 1865). Woodrow Wilson was president during World War 1 (1914 - 1918). Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War 2 (1939 - 1945). ANSWER BELOW

4) Will Smith was born in Pennsylvania back in 1968. Will not only took over the "Fresh Prince" role, but he actually had the nickname "Prince" growing up. Will met Jada Pinkett in the series also, Jada and Will were married in 1997. I think Will's greatest roles were with the "Men in Black" series. He's so calm and smooth. What an actor!

5) In which capital city is Red Square?


#3 Calvin Coolidge

#5 Moscow

Although first documented in 1147, settlements are thought to have begun in prehistoric times where Moscow now stands.

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Post by stattointhailand » February 12, 2020, 11:34 am

Ok so we know the answer, what was the question?

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Post by Doodoo » February 13, 2020, 6:01 am

1) Farming began around 10,000 B.C. during the First Agricultural Revolution, when nomadic tribes began to farm. Additionally, this is when the eight so-called “founder crops” of agriculture appeared: 1) emmer wheat, 2) einkorn wheat, 3) hulled barley, 4) peas, 5) lentils, 6) bitter vetch, 7) chickpeas, and 8) flax.

2) Fruit farming began sometime between 6000 and 3000 B.C. Figs were one of the first cultivated fruit crops

3) Plows were invented in the Middle East soon after agriculture began. The earliest plow, called an ard, was probably made from sharpened tree branches. The plow has been cited as one of the most important inventions in the advancement of society.

4) More than 6,000 different kinds of apples are grown around the world. The biggest producer is China, followed by the United States, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Italy, and India

5) Guinea pig farms can be found in Peru and other Latin American countries. In Peru, about 65 million guinea pigs are eaten every year

6) Raising beef cattle is the single largest segment of American agriculture. The United States produces more beef than any other country. About 34 million cows are slaughtered in the U.S. each year.

7) U.S. dairy farmers receive less than $1.32 per gallon of milk they produce. The average retail price of milk $2.76. The average cow produces 7 gallons of milk a day, 2,100 pounds of milk a month, and 46,000 glasses of milk a year. There are 350 squirts in a gallon of milk.

8) Bananas are the number one fruit crop in the world. They are the 4th largest overall crop, after wheat, rice, and corn. India grows more bananas than any other country. The Philippines, China, and Ecuador are the next three top producers of bananas

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Post by Doodoo » February 14, 2020, 5:41 am

1) Livestock farming feeds billions of people and employs 1.3 billion people. That means about 1 in 5 people on Earth work in some aspect of the livestock farming.

2) The world population will jump from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050. Farmers will need to double food production by then to keep pace.

3) In 1830, it took about 250 to 300 labor hours to produce 100 bushels (5 acres) of wheat. In 1975, it took just 3¾ hours.

4) In 1890-99 the average consumption of commercial fertilizer was 1,845,900 tons per year. From 1980-89 it was 47,411,166 tons per year

5) In 1954, the number of tractors on farms surpassed the number of horses and mules for the first time

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Post by Doodoo » February 15, 2020, 6:59 am

1) About Diary Of Anne Frank 3: The Popularity Of The Diary
The diary was very popular today. It has been translated in more than 60 languages

2) 3,000,000 people use public transport everyday in London Between 2017 and 2018 over 340,000 items were left/lost on the various modes of transportation

3) Coke how many servings per day worldwide?? 1.9 Billion Damn

4) COMMON COLD CURES
Pliny, a Roman Philosopher from 1st Century AD proposed that people suffering of common cold should kiss a mouse’s hair muzzle as a cure!.
Hippocrates from 400 BC noted that in those days, bleeding was a common method that was used as a cure for common cold but the method was actually worthless.

5) Common cold viruses can survive up to 48 hours outside the body. Yes! That’s true and they can actually stay on skin or other touchable surfaces like elevator buttons, kitchen counters, keyboards, light switches, toilet paper rolls, door knobs and more!
The question is, why is there no proper remedy for this common illness? That’s because there are over 200 different viruses that can lead to common cold.

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1) Gambling is a BILLION dollar industry. In America, gambling has become a $40 billion dollar a year industry. Las Vegas alone brings in close to 10 billion dollars a year from people gambling at their casinos and placing bets.

2) Donna Griffiths, a 12-year-old girl from UK holds the world record for longest sneezing bout. How long can it be? Well, she started sneezing on 13 January 1981 and continued sneezing for 978 days!
In the first 365 days since her sneezing feat started, she sneezed nearly a million times (well, that’s an estimated figure)
Donna stopped sneezing on 16 September 1983. It was the 978th day which turned out to be her sneeze-free day!

3) In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital had to suspend workers who were betting on when patients would die. One nurse was even accused of murdering a patient so she would win.

4) Frederick W. Smith, the founder and CEO of FedEx, saved his company by gambling in Las Vegas. He took FedEx’s last $5,000 to Sin City and won $27,000 while gambling on blackjack, paying for the company’s $24,000 fuel bill.

5) Music legend Elvis Presley performed 837 consecutive sold out shows at the Las Vegas Hilton (now known as LVH–Las Vegas Hotel and Casino).

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Post by Doodoo » February 17, 2020, 5:51 am

1) Pancake Syrup
Made with a combination of corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, and caramel coloring, pancake syrup is far from what comes from the actual maple tree. A quarter cup of Aunt Jemima's Original Syrup has 32 grams of sugar. Instead go for 100 percent maple syrup, which is a good source of magnesium, potassium, and calcium.
AND REAL MAPLE SYRUP IS GREAT!!!!

2) Fat-Free Dressing
Low- or non-fat salad dressings overcompensate the lack of fat with a bucket of sugar, salt, and food additives. Instead, prepare your own at home with these 8 Go-To Salad Dressings.

3) Fruit Juice
Fruit juices are high in sugar because they contain 100 percent fruit without the blood-sugar-stabilizing fiber. On top of that, some brands will add cane sugar, skyrocketing the overall sweetness. In place of juice, blend real fruits into a smoothie with a variety of greens for superfood ingredients you can feel good about. Smoothies keep the fiber intact in fruits and vegetables, too.

4) Multigrain Bread
“Multigrain” just means there are multiple grains in the food but that can mean two grains or 12 grains. It can also mean that some of the grains have been processed just like white bread (not a good thing).

The best bread to purchase is whole-grain bread, where the grains are not refined and you are guaranteed to get all the good nutrients and fibre that are naturally found in the grains. You do not need to avoid multigrain altogether but make sure to read the label before trusting it is the best choice.

5) Which of the following should never be attempted by an inexperienced adventurer exploring alone?
answer: Spelunking

Spelunking, the act of exploring caves or cave systems, can be very dangerous for even the experienced individual. Contact a local caving group to learn about safe cave exploration. Ornithology (bird watching), is much safer and does not necessarily require special equipment.

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Post by Doodoo » February 18, 2020, 6:01 am

1) How are multigrain, whole grain, whole wheat and wheat bread different?
Back to bread. Even in the best of grocery stores, the bread aisle can simultaneously be heaven and hell. So many options, so many carbs. Here’s the breakdown: Whole-grain breads use all parts of the grain kernel and contain a wealth of healthy nutrients, fibers and plant compounds. Whole wheat bread is just one type of whole-grain bread. Plain “wheat bread,” not labeled whole or 100% wheat, likely contains unhealthy refined white flour. Finally, multigrain bread contains more than one type of grain, none of which may be whole and all supplemented with refined white flour.

2) Bahamas: highest tax rate of 0%
The good news for anyone thinking of a move to the Bahamas is that the 0% income tax rule is based on residency, not citizenship. Therefore, anyone who has lived in the country for at least 90 days will qualify for the tax break. The country also doesn't have corporation tax, capital gains tax, and wealth tax. The bad news is that the Bahamas is the sixth most expensive country in the world to live in, according to a 2020 report by CEOWorld magazine, which based its results on factors such as accommodation, utility costs, and grocery prices.
Other countries are Qatar, UAE and Saudi
Saudi Arabia offers a very attractive 0% tax rate on income earned. However, in recent years it has introduced extra taxes such as its expat tax, which was launched in 2017. This initially charged expats 100 Saudi Riyals ($27) per month, increasing to 400 Saudi Riyals ($106) the following year. It was expected to rise to 800 Riyals ($213) by this year. The new tax and other corporate measures have led to 1.9 million expats to leave the kingdom since 2017.

3) You pinned my violets to your furs". These furs might be a muff made from the pelt of what dam-building rodent?
Your answer: beaver

Beavers are known for building dams to produce ponds in which they construct their homes, called lodges. Both European and North American beavers were hunted nearly to extinction for their fur and for castoreum, a bitter secretion found in the castor sacs and used in traditional medicine, but populations are being reestablished.

4) Chemical warfare during the First World War included different types of chemicals. The French were the first to use them in combat against the Germans in August 1914. While the precise chemical is not known, both xylyl bromide and ethyl bromoacetate have been mentioned. Tear gases were not designed to kill but rather render the enemy unable to defend its position. Tear gas also opened the door to more lethal chemicals like chlorine. Tear gas affected the eyes and lungs but the effect was cleared within 30 minutes of exposure.
Phosgene was the next chemical that was used alongside chlorine. It could take about 48 hours for the symptoms to appear. It caused a build-up of fluid in the lungs which resulted in death. It is estimated that as many as 85 percent of the 91,000 deaths attributed to gas during wartime were the result of phosgene or the similar agent diphosgene. Poisonous gases caused more psychological trauma than deaths. About 1 percent of wartime fatalities and 7 percent of casualties were the result of poison gases.
5) The Fokker Triplane is the most famous airplane of the First World War and was the German response to the famous British Sopwith Triplane. It was flown by the most famous German ace Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, also known as the Red Baron, who downed at least 70 allied pilots, and 19 with his Dr.1. Despite its popularity, only 320 of the Fokker Dr.1 were produced. Some of the aces that flew the Dr.1 included Werner Voss with 48 victories, Kurt Wolff with 33 victories, and Lothar von Richthofen with 40 victories.

The top wing of the Fokker D.VI Triplane had ailerons and the lower and middle wings were attached to the fuselage. The top wing was above the fuselage and was attached by steel tube struts. Powered by a 110hp engine, the D.VI was armed with two synchronized 0.31-inch LMG 08/15 guns.

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Post by Drunk Monkey » February 18, 2020, 8:14 am

Just when u thought it was safe to go back in the water ..NOT A WHINGE just as info , hibernation is the ther option as the
Thai i government are contemplating making the up.n coming songkhran festival longer ...from 3 to 7 ..yes 7 days 11 to 19 April throughtout the country to BOOST TOURISM N SPENDING .and obioisly keep the peasants happy . add on the weekends and it could be a 9 to 11 day gig ..OH JOY !!!!!!

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/the-lo ... y-holiday/

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Post by Kenr6583 » February 18, 2020, 8:52 am

Drunk Monkey wrote:
February 18, 2020, 8:14 am
Just when u thought it was safe to go back in the water ..NOT A WHINGE just as info , hibernation is the ther option as the
Thai i government are contemplating making the up.n coming songkhran festival longer ...from 3 to 7 ..yes 7 days 11 to 19 April throughtout the country to BOOST TOURISM N SPENDING .and obioisly keep the peasants happy . add on the weekends and it could be a 9 to 11 day gig ..OH JOY !!!!!!

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/the-lo ... y-holiday/

Dm
April 11th to April 19th is 9 days. Starts on a Saturday and ends the following Sunday.

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Post by Drunk Monkey » February 18, 2020, 8:55 pm

Kenr6583 wrote:
February 18, 2020, 8:52 am
Drunk Monkey wrote:
February 18, 2020, 8:14 am
Just when u thought it was safe to go back in the water ..NOT A WHINGE just as info , hibernation is the ther option as the
Thai i government are contemplating making the up.n coming songkhran festival longer ...from 3 to 7 ..yes 7 days 11 to 19 April throughtout the country to BOOST TOURISM N SPENDING .and obioisly keep the peasants happy . add on the weekends and it could be a 9 to 11 day gig ..OH JOY !!!!!!

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/the-lo ... y-holiday/

Dm
April 11th to April 19th is 9 days. Starts on a Saturday and ends the following Sunday.
Yes ..and your point being ??? In my post i wrote 9 ton11 days .. yes indeed i worked out SK 2020 would be 9 you correctly state .. but 2021 ..22 ..23 ..24 etc ...could with an added weekend be 11 .

Either way .. im.not for or against it ..twas just an observation that may interest some members and thier plans for April

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Post by stattointhailand » February 18, 2020, 9:44 pm

Seem to remember years ago that everyone had to finish the water throwing by 7 pm (thus making it safe to go out in the evening without the fear of getting your phone/money/clothes drenched). Perhaps allowing an extra day or two in exchange for the "curfew" being strictly enforced might be a possible trade off

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Post by Kenr6583 » February 18, 2020, 10:11 pm

Drunk Monkey wrote:
February 18, 2020, 8:55 pm
Kenr6583 wrote:
February 18, 2020, 8:52 am
Drunk Monkey wrote:
February 18, 2020, 8:14 am
Just when u thought it was safe to go back in the water ..NOT A WHINGE just as info , hibernation is the ther option as the
Thai i government are contemplating making the up.n coming songkhran festival longer ...from 3 to 7 ..yes 7 days 11 to 19 April throughtout the country to BOOST TOURISM N SPENDING .and obioisly keep the peasants happy . add on the weekends and it could be a 9 to 11 day gig ..OH JOY !!!!!!

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/the-lo ... y-holiday/

Dm
April 11th to April 19th is 9 days. Starts on a Saturday and ends the following Sunday.
Yes ..and your point being ??? In my post i wrote 9 ton11 days .. yes indeed i worked out SK 2020 would be 9 you correctly state .. but 2021 ..22 ..23 ..24 etc ...could with an added weekend be 11 .

Either way .. im.not for or against it ..twas just an observation that may interest some members and thier plans for April

Dm
Damn, don't be so defensive. You said it went from 3 to 7 days, I was just pointing out that it was already 9 days for 2020.

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Post by Doodoo » February 19, 2020, 5:58 am

1)The Coca-Cola tastes different at McDonalds
True! Have you ever questioned whether Coca-Cola at McDonald's just tastes better, only to decide that you were surely just psyching yourself out? Well, good news—you were right! The recipe for Coca-Cola isn't different at McDonald's, but the difference has to do with how McDonald's prepares it. McDonald's has a careful process of chilling the soda, which it details on its website. "The water and Coca-Cola® syrup are pre-chilled before entering our fountain dispensers with the ratio of syrup set to allow for ice to melt," the FAQ page says. This "ratio" ensures that the melting ice is just the right amount, so that your soda is as flavorful as possible. And the fact that the liquid is chilled before it even enters the soda fountains keeps it as cold as possible, preserving both maximum refreshment and maximum carbonation.

2) Many of the breakfast dishes don't contain real eggs
True—if by "real eggs," you mean "freshly cracked eggs." Only one of McDonald's breakfast dishes uses freshly cracked eggs, and that's the Egg McMuffin. So...what do the other dishes use? Well, they're still eggs; they're just not exactly fresh. Most of the breakfast sandwiches contain what's known as a "folded egg." These are "liquid eggs that are pre-cooked and folded," McDonald's website writes. Those eggs also do contain...stuff that's not egg. Specifically, nonfat milk, modified food starch, salt, and citric acid. And after cooking and folding the eggs, McDonald's suppliers "flash-freeze" them, and they're sent, frozen, to McDonald's kitchens. So technically they are real eggs, but they're not just eggs, and they're certainly not fresh eggs. If you'd prefer 100 percent fresh eggs, ask specifically for a "round egg" on your sandwich, according to a McDonald's employee on Quora. The employee prepping your meal should acquiesce. Here are some more McDonald's tips employees won't tell you.

3) They once made a sandwich with seaweed in it
True! Anyone who frequented McDonald's in the early 1990s might remember the "McLean Deluxe," a rather lackluster attempt at a health-food option. Advertised as containing ten to 16 fewer grams of fat than the Big Mac, this burger definitely cut some corners to justify its name. The patty was only 90 percent meat, and the rest of it was...water. Yes, water was their alluringly tasty meat alternative back then. To "bind" the patty together, the food scientists that created it used a seaweed extract called carrageenan. While this is edible—and actually not an uncommon food additive—McDonald's consumers were very much turned off by the idea of a seaweed burger. The McLean Deluxe is remembered as one of the biggest McDonald's menu fails of all time.

4) Ice machines are notoriously difficult to clean, making them veritable petri dishes. A 2010 study found that 48 percent of soda fountains at fast food restaurants contain coliform bacteria, commonly found in feces. Microbiologists from Hollins University don't know how it gets there, but they think it may come from dirty cleaning rags or unwashed customer hands

5) Because the president is never without an escort, Secret Service agents are often forced to learn new hobbies. Wood didn’t have any experience riding horses when he accompanied Bill Clinton for rides during his two terms. “Fortunately, Clinton was not a master horseman like Reagan, so it was just a simple trail ride,” Wood says. But Clinton was a well-conditioned jogger, which forced agents to be in great shape in order to be able to keep up. “You’re doing your job while running for five miles,” Wood says.
Where as the present days Presidents Secret Service need to be trained with standing in line at McDonalds and KFC, along with retrieving lost golf balls

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1) The Popes Salary is Zero
BUT everything is paid for for him

2) The deadliest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history was the Great Hurricane of 1780, which resulted in 22,000–27,501 fatalities. The hurricane struck Barbados likely as a Category 5 hurricane, with at least one estimate of wind speeds as high as 200 mph (320 km/h)

3) The deadliest tornado in world history was the Daulatpur–Saturia tornado in Bangladesh on April 26, 1989, which killed approximately 1,300 people.

4) In 1815, Mount Tambora erupted on Sumbawa, an island of modern-day Indonesia. Historians regard it as the volcano eruption with the deadliest known direct impact: roughly 100,000 people died in the immediate aftermath.

5) The most deadliest Tsunami
Indian Ocean (Sumatra, Indonesia)
Estimated Number of Deaths: 300,000
Year: 2004

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1) Anastasia Nicolaevna
Which royal (and actually deceased) person did Anna Anderson claim to be?
In 2008 when tests were done on remains from Yekaterinburg, it was shown that all four young Romanov Grand Duchesses, their parents, and their young brother were accounted for. Although Anderson's body was cremated after her death, enough samples, in the form of tissue and hair, remained to be tested and showed no relation to remaining members of the Russian Royal family.

2)Berries
"I eat berries—strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or cranberries—every single day," says Sharon Palmer, RDN, a dietitian in Los Angeles and author of Plant-Powered for Life. "In the summer, I eat fresh berries. Then I switch to dried and frozen when they are out of season," says Palmer. "The research on brain health benefits as they relate to cognition during aging is quite promising." Berries are packed with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. "They provide vitamin C, a nutrient that helps you absorb plant-based iron from foods such as spinach, tomatoes, and beans when the foods are eaten in the same meal," she says. Add raspberries to a spinach salad, or enjoy them in a berry popsicle.

3) The Special Olympics has a volunteer network of 750,000 around the world and more than 300,000 coaches around the world from all different walks of life. Their roles consist of coaching, training, serving as officials, event organizers, fundraisers and managers. These volunteers can also become Unified Partners, which allows them to play alongside athletes or cheer as fans in the stands. The organization seeks volunteers, who they refer to as heroes, with big hearts, big smiles and big commitments to their mission. Volunteers of the organization are the back bone of the Special Olympics movement. There are also a number of celebrity ambassadors who support the organization and its mission.

4) The Special Olympics is a large organization that serves more than 4.4 million athletes with intellectual disabilities in 175 countries around the world. One of the biggest misconceptions about the Special Olympics is that the sporting event only happens every few years in the U.S. when in fact, it’s global and happening all the time. The network is so large that someone is probably participating in an event somewhere in the world anytime you read this. If these facts haven’t already given you a snapshot of the magnitude in terms of size, the smallest Special Olympics program in the world served 44 athletes, while the largest program served over 1 million athletes. On top of its global reach in terms of sports, the global reach of the Healthy Athletes program makes Special Olympics the largest public health organization in the world for people with intellectual disabilities. How great is that?

5) WORDS TO LIVE BY
The Special Olympics athlete oath is "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

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1) Fact or Fiction?: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever. This saying has been traced to a 1574 dictionary by John Withals, which noted that “fasting is a great remedy of fever.” The belief is that eating food may help the body generate warmth during a “cold” and that avoiding food may help it cool down when overheated.

2) Chicken soup has been recommended as a remedy for the common cold for hundreds of years — and for good reason (1). It's an easy-to-eat source of vitamins, minerals, calories and protein, which are nutrients your body needs in larger quantities while you're sick

3) There is no vaccine for the common cold. The primary methods of prevention are hand washing; not touching the eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands; and staying away from sick people. Some evidence supports the use of face masks. There is also no cure, but the symptoms can be treated. Zinc may reduce the duration and severity of symptoms if started shortly after the onset of symptoms. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may help with pain. Antibiotics, however, should not be used and there is no good evidence for cough medicines.

4) Can Dogs Catch Human Colds?
The CDC states that for people, many different respiratory viruses can result in the common cold. But lucky for your dog, the viruses that cause colds in people are generally species-specific.

That means that these viruses are virtually incapable of causing illness in dogs, except, perhaps, under the rarest of circumstances (for example with large doses of certain types of parainfluenza).



So the answer to whether or not dogs can catch colds from humans is almost always “no.”
BUT can a dog catch a cold the answer is "yes"

5) "Sick as a Dog" origin
Origin
Dog was considered an undesirable animal in the 17th century. So much so that there are a lot of phrases which refer to them negatively [tired as a dog, dog in the manger, down to the dogs, dog's breakfast, dirty dog, etc.]. Sick as dog refers to being so sick that one may feel like vomiting. The first literary use of the expression is in 1705. The phrase still reflects in a negative sense as it was intended back then. (Theidioms.com)

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