Category: Education

Interesting Fact About Manure

In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything for export had to be transported by ship. It was also before the invention of commercial fertilizers, so large shipments of manure were quite common. It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, …

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Things to See Around the Barringer Meteor Crater

When first walking up you can see the meteor crater in its entirety, but for a closer view you need to walk to the observation deck. While walking out to the observation deck you can see some Moenkopi Sandstone. From the observation deck at the Barringer Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona there are some telescopes …

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German Enigma Machine

This is a four rotor Enigma machine that was created by German around the time of 1943-1944.  Germany built this rare Enigma for its ally, Japan.  You can tell by both the character and the fourth rotor.  Germany was unaware that Britain had cracked the Enigma they added the fourth rotor in 1942 to strengthen …

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Funny How Nature Made the Earth Flat

For all the flat earth believers, it is crazy how the earth is the only thing that isn’t round.

Andrew Jackson Downing Urn

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A Teaching Moment

The 6th grade science teacher, Mrs. Parks, asked her class,”Which human body part increases to ten times its size when stimulated?” No one answered so the teacher was about to pick on a random student. Little Mary stood up and said, “You should not be asking sixth graders a question like that! I’m going to …

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Fun 2019 Calculation

Holsinger Meteorite

This is the largest piece of the Holsinger Meteorite that created the meteor crater. It was believed to be 150 foot meteor that came from the east and created the crater in about 10 seconds.  The pressure from the impact left tiny diamonds in the area.

Why is the Bathroom on a Ship Called The Head?

Have you ever wondered why the bathroom on a ship is called the “head?” Here is the answer.

Things You Might Not Knows About Old Sayings

A SHOT OF WHISKEY In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass of whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a “shot” of whiskey. BUYING THE FARM During …

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Palomar Observatory

Saturday I went for a drive to the Palomar Observatory. Prior to going I checked online to see what their hours of operation are and it showed from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. After driving over there I got all the way to the gate just to find out the observatory was closed for a special event. …

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Political Quotes From Famous People

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress. -John Adams 2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -Mark Twain 3. Suppose …

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Venus Fly Trap Eats Crickets

For the first time in my life I have a Venus Fly Trap for an office plant. Yesterday I was thinking that I want to see my plant eat some bugs so I did a little Internet search and found out that I can buy baby crickets from any Petco store. After work I drove …

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Brief California History Lesson

Do you know what happened 166 years ago this summer…September 9th, 1850? California became a state! The people had no electricity, the state had no money and almost everyone spoke Spanish. There were gunfights in the streets. So basically nothing has changed except back then the women had real tits and the men didn’t hold …

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Historical Old Photos in Color

Henry Ford, 1919 Cornell Rowing Team 1914 Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office. Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield Two Boxers after a fight Brooklyn Bridge in 1904 Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt 1961 An Oklahoman farmer during the great dust bowl in …

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Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Monument

Drove over to Point Loma in San Diego, California today to see the Cabrillo National Monument and take some photos to document my experience. Prior to going here I knew absolutely nothing about Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and his monument. Now I know that Cabrillo, a navigator sailing under the flag of Spain, landed at San …

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Interesting Bits of Knowledge

Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times! Gold is the only metal that doesn’t rust, even if it’s buried in the ground for thousands of years. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only …

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Sea Life Aquarium Carlsbad, California

One of the attractions as part of Legoland in Carlsbad, California is the Sea Life Aquarium. Here are some of the photos I took while I was there.

Point Loma Nazarene University

Drove over to Point Loma Nazarene University today in San Diego, California. Here are some of the photos that were taken around there. The thing that is so spectacular is the location. The university is overlooking the Pacific Ocean near the sunset cliffs. The views are just stunning and some of the architecture is neat …

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Matsumoto Castle, Japan

Went to Matsumoto Castle located in Nagano Prefecture on the Island of Honshu, Japan. This was quite the experience and it was spectacular to be able to see the castle both on the inside and out, but also the panoramic views of the mountains and the city that was built long after the castle. Some …

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Holland Michigan

  Traveled over to Holland, Michigan today and took some photos of the windmill and the interesting things there, here are my photos of that experience. Many people may not know it, but one of the working windmills was taken apart from Holland in the Netherlands and shipped to Holland, Michigan in the United States …

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Hell Explained by a Chemistry Student on an Exam

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following: First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is …

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Student Who Obtained a 0% on an Exam

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die? * his last battle Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? * at the bottom of the page Q3. River Ravi flows in which state? * liquid Q4. What is the main reason for divorce? * marriage Q5. What is the main reason for failure? * exams …

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Where did Piss Poor Come From?

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery… if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor.” But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even …

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1895 8th Grade Final Exam

What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895… Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents stated that they only had an 8th grade education? Well, check this out. Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895? This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina , Kansas , USA . …

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Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

Today I went to the Sequoyah birthplace museum near Vonore, Tennessee. This was a very interesting museum because it talked about Sequoyah and the Cherokee Indians. In the museum they talked about the Trail of Tears which relocated the Cherokee indians from Tennessee to Oklahoma. There was all sorts of artifacts and information. Here are …

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What is the main ingredient of WD-40?

Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is? Don’t lie and don’t cheat. WD-40. Who knew; I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this …

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Topsy Turvy

I bought one of those Topsy Turvy’s like what you see on T.V. It looked like an interesting design and I wanted to see how well it worked. I planted some tomatoes in it and kept it watered very nicely. The cool thing about this design is that you are taking the dirt out of …

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Management Challenges

[Abstract] The purpose of this document is to describe what types of management challenges can be incurred based upon a scenario of Kucera Clothier‚ introducing a collaboration system into their organization. Also included within this document are methods that can be used to manage change with expectations of other personnel. This document is intended for …

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Security Concerns of a Collaboration System

[Abstract] The purpose of this document is to analyze the collaboration system that is to be migrated into the Kucera Clothier‚Äôs company and identify security concerns with the system, as well as, identify methods to minimize the risk of an incident of unauthorized access to company information. This document is intended for anybody looking to …

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