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#979 Jun 30, 2013
...on this day 60 yrs ago the first corvette was ready to roll...the first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a corvette...

the cost was just under $3500 & gas cost 21 cents per gallon...

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#980 Jun 30, 2013
...July 5th is the busiest day for animal shelters in the U.S.

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#981 Jun 30, 2013
just_ola wrote:
...July 5th is the busiest day for animal shelters in the U.S.
I just read on Facebook...that pet owners should find places in their homes to help our pets through this tough time for animals...it's especially bad for older pets...

Do what you can to keep them safe...:)

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#982 Jul 1, 2013
Did you know...

The tallest mountain on earth is under the ocean: Mauna Kea in Hawaii is 33,465 ft (10,200 metres) high. Mount Everest is 29,029 ft (8,848 metres) high?

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#983 Jul 1, 2013
Did you know:

First Known Car

The first known automobile was built in 1668, it was a two foot long steam powered model constructed by Ferdinand Verbiest, a Belgian Jesuit preist. This car had not a steering wheel, but steered with a lever.

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#984 Jul 1, 2013
Did you know:

First Car Race

The first car race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago in 1895. The track ran from Chicago to Evanston. The winner was J. Frank Duryea, whose average speed was 71.5 miles per hour

We've come a long way, baby!

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#985 Jul 2, 2013
Did you know...

Thousands of leeches are used for medical emergencies every year. The leech’s blood sucking accelerates healing on any deep wound but especially after re-attaching a severed limb or any other deep wound. The leech feeds off the oxygenated blood that would otherwise cause swelling and gangrene. The sucking assists the flow of blood and an anticoagulant in the leech prevents scabbing. The sucking is painless because the leech releases an anesthetic.
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#986 Jul 3, 2013
Chilli J wrote:
Did you know...
Thousands of leeches are used for medical emergencies every year. The leech’s blood sucking accelerates healing on any deep wound but especially after re-attaching a severed limb or any other deep wound. The leech feeds off the oxygenated blood that would otherwise cause swelling and gangrene. The sucking assists the flow of blood and an anticoagulant in the leech prevents scabbing. The sucking is painless because the leech releases an anesthetic.
Did you know I really don't need to think about that.......

But I'm glad they figured it out!!!

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#987 Jul 3, 2013
Did you know I wish you all a Happy Healthy Fun Safe 4th of July weekend!!!!:P

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#988 Jul 3, 2013
Did you know:

The Fourth of July was not declared a national holiday until 1941.

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#989 Jul 3, 2013
Did you know Ben Franklin is Smiling because he is the only non president on a Dollar bill?

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#990 Jul 3, 2013
7-4-85
Braves-Mets July 4th marathon game
Rick Camp kept the Braves alive with his two-out 18th-inning homer and then allowed the Mets to end this marathon contest with five runs in the 19th inning. After this twice rain-delayed game concluded at 3:55 a.m. ET, some Atlanta citizens were awoken by the Independence Day fireworks display, did you know I was at that Game,...

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#991 Jul 3, 2013
Did you know...

1776 Declaration of Independence by American colonies. Adam Smith publishes Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. David Bushnell build the first military submarine. Edward Gibbon publishes Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Mozart composes Haffner Serenade?

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#992 Jul 3, 2013
Did You Know:(20 curious facts about fireworks)

1. Because the static electricity in synthetic clothing can create sparks capable of detonating fireworks, those who make shells must stick to wearing cotton—all the way down to their underwear.

2. Fireworks use in the U.S. rose by almost two and a half times during the 1990s, from 67.6 million pounds in 1990 to 156.9 million pounds in 1999.

(if wish to know more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fireworks/dyk.ht... )

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#993 Jul 3, 2013
On the bottom of that page I clicked on:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/anatomy-of-...

Then I clicked on the photo of the display. How interesting. Anatomy of a Firework. Love the container which holds the stars.

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#994 Jul 4, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
Did You Know:(20 curious facts about fireworks)
1. Because the static electricity in synthetic clothing can create sparks capable of detonating fireworks, those who make shells must stick to wearing cotton—all the way down to their underwear.
2. Fireworks use in the U.S. rose by almost two and a half times during the 1990s, from 67.6 million pounds in 1990 to 156.9 million pounds in 1999.
(if wish to know more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fireworks/dyk.ht... )
Very cool informational fireworks attachment, D C!

Did you know...

the statue of Liberty's mouth is 3 feet wide?

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#995 Jul 4, 2013
Did Ya'll Know,..

Solids typically melt to liquids before boiling into a gas.

However, when a solid goes directly from a solid to a gas, the process is called sublimation.

Iodine and dry ice are two common examples of substances that sublimate at room temperature.

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#996 Jul 4, 2013
July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters?

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#997 Jul 4, 2013
Captn Morgan wrote:
July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters?
yes I did cause I read it on FB...my poochie wont be there cause he's hiding under the bed already lol

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#998 Jul 4, 2013
UPDATE: Phenix City fireworks display rescheduled for July 13

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