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Post by Doodoo » May 20, 2020, 12:42 pm

1) For the kids
Remember Hitchhiking
No car? No problem! Just stick out your thumb and wait for a kind stranger to pull over and offer you a ride. It seems unthinkable today, but for a '70s free spirit who didn't have the bread to buy their own car (or was too young for a license), hitchhiking seemed like the best option when your own two feet couldn't get you there.

2) Sammy Davis Was Ashamed to Sign Autographs Because He Never Learned to Write
The only way that anyone could tell Sammy Davis Jr. wasn’t an educated man was because he never learned how to write. This was something he tried to hide and was pretty successful because he had strong reading skills.
According to Sy Marsh, Davis’ business partner and a former agent at William Morris, Davis was ashamed to personalize autographs because he couldn’t write. “Till the day he died he could sign his name, but he couldn’t write,” he said. “He never personalized autographs to anyone, because he couldn’t spell people’s names and he was embarrassed.”

Living with the world’s longest fingernails
By then, Lee and her fingernails had received worldwide fame and any plans to cut off her claws had been firmly set aside.

"It’s strange how they become part of you," she told us.

Lee spent hours treating her nails with warm olive oil and applied a bottle-and-a-half of nail hardener to each fingernail every single day. She then covered them in a striking gold paint, which many will remember from her iconic Guinness World Records photoshoots.

In a 2007 interview with ABC, Lee said her nails grew an impressive inch-and-a-half every year.

According to Lee’s doctor, if she had been trapped in a bunker during a nuclear strike she could have eaten her nails - because they contained enough nutrients for her to survive for three months.

One thing Lee used her Guinness World Records title holder status for was to give motivational speeches: "One of the greatest things that I have done with them is going around to the junior high schools and talking about self-esteem. I go to self-esteem classes and tell the kids, 'It's OK to be different, as long as you are not hurting anyone.' And because, heaven knows, they need self-esteem."

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » May 21, 2020, 7:33 am

First father and daughter to summit Everest
Years ago, Chhamji Sherpa would have never been able to be the Youngest female to summit Everest (South Side) if it wasn’t for her dad who accompanied her.
Being a mountain guide himself, Dendi Sherpa decided to escort his then 16-year-old daughter up the deathly peak to protect her from any harm that might come as a result of their journey.
Facing altitude sickness among many other struggles, Dendi continued until his daughter achieved her goal of reaching the summit; making him an incredible father and record holder as the First father and daughter to summit Everest.

Largest tire track image
In 2015, the Largest tire track image was achieved by Hyundai Motor Company, who used eleven vehicles to create a 5,556,411.86 m² (59,808,480.26 ft²) message a 12-year-old girl wished to send to her astronaut father.

Spelling out the words 'Steph ♥'s You', Genesis cars creating lines 30 metres wide on the desert floor so that Steph could communicate with her dad who had been at the International Space Station for the past seven months.

Luckily Steph’s dad received her loving message, making for a very touching record.

Oldest man to climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Robert Wheeler is quite the ambitious parent, and decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro at the age of 85.
When he completed the record, he did so with his son Jack, who he trained and trusted with in preparation for the record-breaking hike. After days of climbing the enormous African mountain, both father and son made it to the very top, accomplishing a feat no other dad had done at Robert’s age.

While he enjoyed the adrenaline of this achievement, he and his son Jack plan to better the record for Robert’s 90th birthday.

1862 US President Abraham Lincoln signs into law the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for the settlement of the American West (80 million acres by 1900)

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Udon Map » May 21, 2020, 9:49 am

Doodoo wrote:
May 21, 2020, 7:33 am
Largest tire track image
In 2015, the Largest tire track image was achieved by Hyundai Motor Company, who used eleven vehicles to create a 5,556,411.86 m² (59,808,480.26 ft²) message a 12-year-old girl wished to send to her astronaut father.

Spelling out the words 'Steph ♥'s You', Genesis cars creating lines 30 metres wide on the desert floor so that Steph could communicate with her dad who had been at the International Space Station for the past seven months.

Luckily Steph’s dad received her loving message, making for a very touching record.
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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » May 22, 2020, 3:28 am

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London. It began in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register, adopting its current name on 1 January 1788. The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times (founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers, since 1981 a subsidiary of News UK, in turn wholly owned by News Corp. The Times and The Sunday Times do not share editorial staff, were founded independently, and have only had common ownership since 1966.
The Times is the first newspaper to have borne that name, lending it to numerous other papers around the world, such as The Times of India and The New York Times. In countries where these other titles are popular, the newspaper is often referred to as The London Times[5][6][7][8][9] or The Times of London,[10] although the newspaper is of national scope and distribution.
The Times had an average daily circulation of 417,298 in January 2019;[11] in the same period, The Sunday Times had an average weekly circulation of 712,291.[11] An American edition of The Times has been published since 6 June 2006.[12] The Times has been heavily used by scholars and researchers because of its widespread availability in libraries and its detailed index. A complete historical file of the digitised paper, up to 2010, is online from Gale Cengage Learning.

During presidential election campaigns in the United States, it has become customary for the main candidates (almost always the candidates of the two largest parties, currently the Democratic Party and the Republican Party) to engage in a debate. The topics discussed in the debate are often the most controversial issues of the time, and arguably elections have been nearly decided by these debates. Candidate debates are not constitutionally mandated, but they are now considered an intrinsic part of the election process.[1] The debates are targeted mainly at undecided voters; those who tend not to be partial to any political ideology or party.[
Presidential debates are held late in the election cycle, after the political parties have nominated their candidates. The candidates meet in a large hall, often at a university, before an audience of citizens. The formats of the debates have varied, with questions sometimes posed from one or more journalist moderators and in other cases members of the audience. The debate formats established during the 1988 though 2000 campaigns were governed in detail by secret memoranda of understanding (MOU) between the two major candidates; the MOU for the 2004 debates was, unlike the earlier agreements, jointly released to the public by the participants.

Debates have been broadcast live on television, radio, and in recent years, the web. The first debate for the 1960 election drew over 66 million viewers out of a population of 179 million, making it one of the most-watched broadcasts in U.S. television history. The 1980 debates drew 80 million viewers out of a population of 226 million. Recent debates have drawn decidedly smaller audiences, ranging from 46 million for the first 2000 debate to a high of over 67 million for the first debate in 2012.[3] A record-breaking audience of over 84 million people watched the first 2016 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a number that does not reflect online streaming.

3) Television Broadcasting1920s
1925: No events for this year.
1926: John Logie Baird demonstrates the world's first television system.
1927: The BBC begins broadcasting as the British Broadcasting Corporation under the Royal Charter.
1928: John Logie Baird's Television Development Company demonstrates their model A, B, and C 'televisors' to the general public.
1929: John Logie Baird begins broadcasting 30-minute-long programmes for his mechanically scanned televisions.
1930: Baird installs a television at 10 Downing Street, London, the British Prime Minister's residence. On July 14, Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald and his family use it to watch the first ever television drama, The Man with the Flower in His Mouth.
1931: Allen B. DuMont perfects long-lasting reliable cathode ray tubes later used for television reception. TV reaches the Soviet Union and France.
1932: The BBC starts a regular public television broadcasting service in the UK.
1933: The first television revue, Looking In, is broadcast on the BBC. The musical revue featured the Paramount Astoria dancing girls. Broadcast live by the BBC using John Logie Baird's 30-line mechanical television system, part of this performance was recorded onto a 7" aluminum disc using a primitive home recording process called Silvatone. This footage, which runs to just under four minutes, is the oldest surviving recording of broadcast television.
1934: Philo Farnsworth demonstrates a non-mechanical television system. The agreement for joint experimental transmissions by the BBC and John Logie Baird's company comes to an end. First 30 Line Mechanical Television Test Transmissions commence in April in Brisbane Australia conducted by Thomas Elliott and Dr Val McDowall.
1935: First regular scheduled TV broadcasts in Germany by the TV Station Paul Nipkow. The final transmissions of John Logie Baird's 30-line television system are broadcast by the BBC. First TV broadcasts in France on February 13 on Paris PTT Vision.
1936: The 1936 Summer Olympics becomes the first Olympic Games to be broadcast on television.
1937: The BBC Television Service broadcasts the world's first televised Shakespeare play, a thirty-minute version of Twelfth Night, and the first football match, Arsenal F.C. vs. Arsenal reserves.
1938: DuMont Laboratories manufactures and sells the first all-electronic television sets to the public. Baird gives the first public demonstration of color projection television. The BBC broadcasts the world's first ever television science fiction (R.U.R.), and television crime series (Telecrime); in one of the lengthiest experimental television broadcasts, the BBC broadcasts a 90-minute version of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Leslie Banks, Constance Cummings, and James Mason.
1939: The BBC suspends its television service owing to the outbreak of the Second World War. The 1939 New York World's Fair was broadcast. Japan is the first Asian country to air television

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » May 23, 2020, 3:17 pm

1) Restaurant signs
"We dont have WIFI so you will have to talk to each other, Pretend its 1995 "

"Look down If you're wearing socks withsandals, WE ARE CLOSED"

Mike Tyson: Bengal Tigers
At one point, the world’s most feared boxer bought three of the world’s most feared cats. Mike Tyson’s three Royal Bengal tigers cost $70,000 each upfront, and required $4,000 a month to house and maintain. He eventually was forced to give the majestic predators away, but not before one knocked out Iron Mike’s gold tooth with a head butt, The Telegraph reported.

Lionel Messi: Peace and Quiet
Lionel Messi is the world’s highest-paid athlete — with $127 million in earnings in 2019 alone, according to Forbes — so he can really buy anything he wants. But Messi went to extremes to ensure peace and quiet for himself and his family. The soccer star thought his neighbors in the Castelldefels municipality of Barcelona were too noisy, so he bought their house to add to his estate for an unknown amount, Sports Illustrated reported.


Cheapest place to reside
Cost: $679/Month
Thailand is the ninth cheapest country to live in worldwide.

Officially called The Kingdom of Thailand, and previously called Siam, Thailand is a country located in the centre of South-East Asia and has 76 provinces.

Cost: $340/Month
The cheapest place to live in, worldwide, is Indonesia. In the Republic of Indonesia, is located between the Indian and Pacific oceans, in South-East Asia.

Home to approximately 17,000 islands, it’s the worlds largest island country and has a total population of 264 million people, which also makes it the worlds 4th most populated country.

There are certain places in Indonesia, like Bali and Jakarta that are more comparable on price to other major western cities around the world.

However, places like Senggigi in Lombok can provide you with accommodation and living expenses for as little as $340 a month.

You’re looking at paying approximately $142 a month for a one-bedroom studio apartment, or $12 a night for a hotel.

The luxury essentials like beer, coffee and coconuts cost as little as $0.89 for a beer, $0.10 for a coconut, $0.71 for coffee and $1.77 for a meal out.

Indonesia is the cheapest country to live in worldwide.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » May 24, 2020, 8:27 am

1) Its Shadow's birthday!!!!!!! Happy Birthday number 3

2) Changes after Covid at Airports
Carry-on bags
Brian Altomare of Lugless has seen the banning of carry-on bags in the cabins to create less baggage in the overhead bins. Travelers may also be carrying less while going through increased security when it comes to sanitizing luggage during the check-in process.
EmiratesAir has already announce that Carry Ons will no longer be allowed.

Security bins
Steve Deane of Stratos Jets says that airports will completely remove the bins at security as they can be handled by hundreds of travelers every day without ever being cleaned. When going through security, travelers will place their items directly on the conveyor belt

2) Places to get the VIRUS

Swimming pools
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) itself reassures swimmers that "there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas." But while you aren't likely to catch the virus just by taking a dip where someone infected has been swimming—especially if it's well-chlorinated—that does not mean a trip to the local pool is a good idea.

"Much about swimming at a beach or in a swimming pool makes social distancing difficult," according to twin brothers Jamil Abdurrahman, MD, and Idries Abdurrahman, MD. "And anytime social distancing is not being maintained, there is a risk of transmitting the COVID-19 virus."

The Abdurrahmans also point to a 2009 study published in the journal Water Research that found that coronaviruses in general can remain in water for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. "Now, it is important to note that, just because virus particles are found in water, this doesn't necessarily mean that they will be active and able to cause an active infection," the Abdurrahmans clarify. "But just the fact that a coronavirus may be able to survive in water means that it is at least possible that transmission of the virus could occur from contacting contaminated water."

Grocery stores
This is one of the few places most of us have visited in the past few months. Even with strict maximum capacity rules and floor markers noting six fit of distance, these sources of sustenance can be risky places to visit.

"Grocers are doing their best to keep the aisles clean, but it is the patrons that are being careless," says Abe Malkin, MD, founder and medical director of Concierge MD LA. "We all know that to get the best produce, you must use your senses of touch and smell with a lot of these items. That means that perfectly ripe avocado you brought home might not have passed the test for about four others before you."

Malkin recommends immediately wiping down any grocery store purchases before putting them away in your cabinet or fridge, and to wash your fruits and vegetables under cold running water, even if the packaging claims it is "pre-washed."

3) The 10 most stressful jobs and their median salaries
Enlisted military personnel of three or four years: $26,802
Firefighter: $49,080
Airline pilot: $111,930
Police officer: $62,960
Broadcaster: $62,960
Event coordinator: $48,290
News Reporter: $39,370
Public relations executive: $111,280
Senior corporate executive: $104,700
Taxi driver: $24,880

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » May 25, 2020, 11:37 am

In Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross
Barton, born in Massachusetts in 1821, worked with the sick and wounded during the American Civil War and became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her tireless dedication. In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln commissioned her to search for lost prisoners of war, and with the extensive records she had compiled during the war she succeeded in identifying thousands of the Union dead at the Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp.
She was in Europe in 1870 when the Franco-Prussian War broke out, and she went behind the German lines to work for the International Red Cross. In 1873, she returned to the United States, and four years later she organized an American branch of the International Red Cross. The American Red Cross received its first U.S. federal charter in 1900. Barton headed the organization into her 80s and died in 1912.

We've often heard of Huron, Iroquois Indians but here is a tribe
The Lenape (English: /ləˈnɑːpi/ or /ˈlɛnəpi/),[7] also called the Leni Lenape,[8] Lenni Lenape and Delaware people,[9] are an indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands, who live in Canada and the United States.[4] Their historical territory included present-day New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River watershed, New York City, western Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley.[notes 1] Today, Lenape people belong to the Delaware Nation and Delaware Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma; the Stockbridge-Munsee Community in Wisconsin; and the Munsee-Delaware Nation, Moravian of the Thames First Nation, and Delaware of Six Nations in Ontario.

The Lenape have a matrilineal clan system and historically were matrilocal.

During the decades of the 18th century, most Lenape were pushed out of their homeland by expanding European colonies. Their dire situation was exacerbated by losses from intertribal conflicts.[10] The divisions and troubles of the American Revolutionary War and United States' independence pushed them farther west. In the 1860s, the United States government sent most Lenape remaining in the eastern United States to the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma and surrounding territory) under the Indian removal policy. In the 21st century, most Lenape now reside in Oklahoma, with some communities living also in Wisconsin and Ontario.

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