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Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
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 Of all the people in history that have reached 65 years of age, half of them are living right now.
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You are more likely to be killed by an asteroid than to win the lottery.   But I'm more than willing to take my chances.
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History did you know?

  • Did you knowCoca-Cola originally contained cocaine
  • Did you knowthe Internet was originally called ARPANet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) designed by the US department of defense
  • Did you knowthe first Burger King was opened in Florida Miami in 1954
  • Did you knowAustralia was originally called New Holland
  • Did you knowin 1878 the first telephone book made contained only 50 names
  • Did you knowCoca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961
  • Did you knowpaper originated from China
  • Did you knowinstant coffee was invented in 1901
  • Did you knowthe word 'testify' derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles
  • Did you knowtennis was originally played with bare hands
  • Did you knowthe Olympic flag was designed in 1913
  • Did you knowthe electric toothbrush was invented in 1939
  • Did you knowIsaac Newton invented the cat door
  • Did you knowthe Titanic was built in Belfast
  • Did you knowHawaii was originally called the Sandwich Islands
  • Did you knowthe doorbell was invented in 1831
  • Did you knowThe first English dictionary was written in 1755
  • Did you knowTokyo was once known as Edo
  • Did you knowthe tea bag was invented in 1908
  • Did you knowplastic bottles were first used for soft drinks in 1970
Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
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Thanks Dave!

I grew up being told about the benefits of dandelions, but I always saw them as nothing more than an annual yard invader to be gotten rid of at all costs.  

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It also makes great wine! When we get dandelions, we get LOTS OF DANDELIONS! They are everywhere! Along the driveway, in the garden, in the yard – hundreds (maybe thousands?) of dandelions. What do you do when you're overrun with dandelions? Eat them – and make some wine! The boys and I got picking and we gathered a large bowl full of dandelion flowers for wine and cookies, plus some greens for a decoration. (Boy photos are from 2010. They have grown quite a bit since then, but I kept these photos here for the happy memories.)






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