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DID YOU KNOW???????????????

 I have been having more than my share of aging problems for the past seven weeks that have limited my usual activities, especially golf. I have spent more time in my Lazy Boy and some of the medications have required that I stay very close to a bathroom. I have watched the news that is 99% politics until I am sick of television, I have seen so much negative blather, lies, innuendos, scenarios, with everyone but the people hating Trump it may be the real reason I have been indisposed?

I have watched so many recordings of NCIS, Chicago PD, Bluebloods that I now am hooked on Flip or Flop, Beachfront Bargain Hunts and Salvage Dogs. As I am a avid reader and have a goal to learn something new every day I have amassed an array of little known facts that you may or may not know. Reading this may reveal something you did not know as it enlightened me and gave me something to do to do but watch the GOP self-destruct with a new way to give the Presidency to Hillary on a silver platter. Ponder these gems of wisdom and see if you learn anything new?

UNUSUAL FACTS.

To make half a kilo of  honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual  flowers

Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by ‘Bayer’.

Communications giant  Nokia was founded in 1865 as a wood-pulp mill by Fredrik Idestam.

Tourists visiting  Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an  insult!

People in nudist  colonies play volleyball more than any other  sport.

Albert Einstein was  offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he  declined.

Astronauts can’t belch –  there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their  stomachs.

The average person who  stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a  night.

The Mona Lisa has no  eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them  off!

There are over 25  million bubbles waiting to burst out of each bottle of  Champagne

It takes glass one  million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be  recycled an infinite amount of times!

The heat of peppers is  rated on the Scoville scale

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 one end

If you stop getting  thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated,  its thirst mechanism shuts  off.

Each year 2,000,000  smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related  diseases.

When it originally  appeared in 1886 – Coca Cola was billed as an Esteemed Brain Tonic and  Intellectual Beverage.

Zero is the only number  that cannot be represented by Roman numerals

Kites were used in the  American Civil War to deliver letters and  newspapers.

Drinking water after  eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61  percent

Peanut oil is used for  cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above  450°F

The Shell Oil Company  originally began as a novelty shop in London that sold  seashells

The roar that we hear  when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather  the sound of blood surging through the veins in the  ear.

Nine out of every 10  living things live in the ocean

The banana cannot  reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of  man

Airports at higher  altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air  density

Fish and Chip selling  officially remained an offensive trade until 1940 due to the smell it  produces.

The tooth is the only  part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

Warner Communications  paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy  Birthday.

Intelligent people have  more zinc and copper in their hair.

A comet’s tail always  points away from the sun

The Swine Flu vaccine in  1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to  prevent

Caffeine increases the  power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some  medicines.

If you get into the  bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even  in the middle of the day.

When a person dies,  hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is  sight.

In ancient times  strangers shook hands to show that they were  unarmed.

Avocados have the  highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred  grams.

The moon moves about two  inches away from the Earth each year.

The Earth gets 100 tons  heavier every day due to falling space dust.

Due to earth’s gravity  it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000  meters.

Soldiers do not march in  step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration  which could be sufficient to knock the bridge  down.

The painting that won  second place in a competition held by the US National Academy of Design  was hanging upside down when it was judged.

Everything weighs one  percent less at the equator.

The letter  J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements. 

Maybe this is more than you wanted to know?  CB

WISDOM FOR A BETTER LIFE!

Someone has written these beautiful words. It’s a must read. Try to understand the deep meaning of it. They are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all of the time!

 1] Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout the journey.

 2] So why is a Car’s WINDSHIELD so large & the Rear View Mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

 3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes a few minutes to burn, but it takes years to write.

 4] All things in life are temporary. If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry, they can’t last long either.

 5] Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don’t forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold! Parents/Grandparents are platinum.

 6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, dear heart, it’s just a bend, not the end!

 7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.                

 8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision!”                

 9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

 10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES; it takes away today’s PEACE.

ANON

If you really enjoy this, please pass on to others. It may just brighten someone’s day…

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.  Leave the rest to God.

Thanks Vickey, this made my day. C Brewer

 

BEWARE OF BUYING GOLD/PLATINUM

I originally published this article on January 10, 2011. The price of gold has dropped about $400 and ounce since this article was published but the commercials have increased. I also have some platinum coin sets and the price of platinum has dropped about 50%. What you never see is a commercial buying gold or platinum. This is the second time I have re-posted this article and I am still waiting for my coin sets to be worth what I paid for them. Maybe my great grand children will be able to profit from my mistakes. Wake up folks and try to sell some gold and see it is some 40% less than you paid the day before.

Dummy  

Is there anyone else sick and tired of all of the gold commercials on television? Old age and retirement has exposed me to watching more television for the last 16 years but I am sick of misleading gold hype.

One of the first articles I put on the blog was about my experience in buying gold and platinum American coins. If I remember correctly, three people read the blog. This updated version will hopefully make more people aware of the fact that buying gold is really easy. Selling the gold is another story the commercials neglect to address or tell you the whole story.

In my case my first purchase of gold coins was to help a friend. This person went to work for a company, located in East Texas, which sells gold and platinum coins. I advised this supposed friend that I has no interest in collecting this material for a long-term investment. My interest was to sell these assets when the nearly guaranteed increase was achieved. I was assured that selling these assets was as easy as buying them.

Within three months he contacted me to buy back some of the coins I had purchased. The price was a dramatic profit and I agreed to let them trade me coins of a greater value for the coins they wanted back. At that time it suckered me to increase buying more coins when I got calls of amazing prices that were sure-fire bargains. Now I have realized it is a method used to hook you. I only wish that someone would have advised me of this.

Fat, dumb and happy I purchased more “you can’t lose” offers from the supposed friend over the next few years. I watched the price of gold and platinum over double in value and I was so proud of myself for being so smart.

Obviously the value of these assets required a large safe deposit box for security that has costs involved over the years. I did not worry about this as every call from the seller reminded me of my gains.

Last year my bubble was busted when I called this friend and asked him to fax me the value of some specific assets and get prepared to sell them. After about a week and no fax, I called and he was not available. I asked them to have him return my call. Another week went by with no response and a second call had the same results. By now I knew I had been had. I sent several “E” mails with no response.

Next I contacted a gold buyer in Dallas about buying some of my coin sets. He was more than willing to pay me the spot price of gold and platinum with no value for the rareness or conditions of the coins and provided a written offer. As I could not get my friend to respond, I mailed him a copy of this offer and I finally received an offer to buy the assets. The offer was less than I had paid for the coins when the value of gold/platinum was half of today’s spot prices.

While in St. Thomas, American Virgin Islands, a few years ago I purchased a gold necklace for my wife. She had never worn this necklace as it was too heavy and uncomfortable. At that time gold was selling for less than $400 an ounce. This necklace weighs about 3 ounces. After all of the hype about buying just gold I decided to sell the necklace. I went to a gold buyer in Jasper Texas and the spot price that day for gold was $1430 an ounce. This would make the necklace worth over $4000. I was offered $940 for the necklace.

My message is beware of buying gold and especially coins which are always priced well above the spot price. After reading this message you decide to buy gold, especially coins, and think that selling them for what you paid for them is easy, I question your mentality.

For those who doubt my warning go see for yourself. I challenge you to buy a gold coin and/or a one ounce gold bar from your local or even a national gold seller. The next day try to sell it back at what you paid and you will see how much front end premium you paid. For the real doubters hold the items until the spot price rises then try again to sell the gold. I sincerely hope this message stops any urge to buy platinum or gold coins unless you are investing for a very long-term and the spot prices escalate at warp speed. Should this whet your desire to buy some gold or platinum coins, I have some I will sell you at E Bay prices..

Another tip, I have found a way to avoid the gold commercials on programs that I watch regularly. I record them on the DVR, then watch later and I can advance to eliminate the commercials. The gold salesmen are as arrogant as the lawyers constantly begging you to sue someone.              C Brewer

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