I'm still collecting - if you find anything of interest, let me know!

Amazing clock - sent to me by e-mail, can't give credit, don't know who wrote it!

Useful conversions

If you like card tricks, you'll love this one!!



Lottery Number Selector

"Useless" information

Mnemonic for Morse Code

See if you can 'swat the fly'

Dress up the eggplant

Technology For Country Folk

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:

There would be: 57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere,
both north and south
8 Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's
wealth and
all 6 would be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth
1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
1 would own a computer

When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective, the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

The following is also something to ponder...

If you woke up this morning with more health than are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace ... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If your parents are still alive and still married ... you are very rare,
even in the United States and Canada.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
It's National Friendship Week.
Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND.
Pass this on, and brighten someone's day.
Nothing will happen if you do not decide to pass it along.
The only thing that will happen, if you DO pass it on, is that someone might
smile because of you.
Happy friendship week everyone!

This is a great card trick - if you can work out how it's done, let us know!
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Easy Morse Code

A clever mnemonic was produced in the 2nd world war for remembering the Morse Code. (This was written by a serving soldier at the time, hence the choice of words.)






Pick numbers
from 1 through

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Did you know????????

  1. Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.
  2. Pearls melt in vinegar.
  3. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  4. The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.
  5. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.
  6. Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.
  7. Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
  8. The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to Test telex/two communications)
  9. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  10. Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  11. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
  12. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  13. Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches. > > > >
  14. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  15. The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
  16. The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie." (Thus the name of the Don McLean song.)
  17. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. Spades - King David; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Hearts Charlemagne;and Diamonds - Julius Caesar.
  18. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  19. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
  20. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
  21. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
  22. An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.
  23. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  24. The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.
  25. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
  26. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  27. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  28. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.




















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