September 17, 2010
¥ It was existential psychologist Rollo May who made the fol- lowing sage observation: "It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way."
¥ Two countries are tied for the nation encompassing the most time zones. It's no surprise that Russia is one of them, but it seems odd that the other would be France. It's true, though; once you take a look at a map of French territories around the world, you'll see. There are French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean, the island of Reunion off the east coast of Africa, various holdings in the Caribbean, and New Caledonia off the east coast of Australia, among oth- ers.
¥ If you had to choose, would you rather be bitten by a skunk or sprayed by one? The crea- tures can't do both things at once.
¥ Yes, there's a word for it: The plastic tips you find on shoelaces are known as aglets.
¥ If you're a professional flute player, it's likely that your instrument is made from ster- ling silver, 14-carat gold or plat- inum.
¥ A snail's teeth are located in rows along its tongue.
¥ It's a commonly held belief that the Coriolis effect causes water to drain out of sinks and toilets in one direction in the Northern Hemisphere, while it drains in the opposite direction in the Southern Hemisphere. As it turns out, this isn't true. Drains are so small that the Coriolis effect has no measura- ble influence at all. It's the shape of the sink and whether or not it's level that determines the direction of the drainage. ***
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Frank and Earnest can certainly eat their share of chicken wings, but neither are sure they could keep up with the “Black Widow” of eating contests!
Just How Many Wings Could You Eat?
Sonya Thomas, known as the Black Widow of eating contests gobbled up about 181 chicken wings in just 12 minutes, devouring the national champi- onship record in Buffalo, NY recently..
Thomas, ate 4.86 pounds of chicken wings to win the con- test, besting world eating mar- vel Joey Chestnut at the ninth annual National Buffalo Wing Festival recently!
Thomas, is just 5 feet tall and weights approximately 105 pounds, calls herself the Black Widow because she often defeats bigger male competitors in the eating contests.
Thomas, who’s 43, also previ- ously set eating records for oys- ters, hard-boiled eggs, cheese- cake and jalapeno peppers!
Wow!!! Frank & Earnest are pretty impressed, stating to give credit where credit is due!!
“Earnest has been known to eat quite a few sausage - pepper and onion subs during the local fair, but even he couldn’t keep up with Thomas,” stated Frank! Seems no on can!
Thought for the Day: "Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking." -- Dave Barry
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Frank and Earnest just can’t seem to keep up with how quick the technology is changing these days! Did you know that most computer techs state that if you want to keep up with everything new being built in to our computer systems, that they should be replaced on average of every two to three years!! Now that’s hard to keep up with, but Frank & Earnest know this first hand.
F&E Can’t Keep Up!
Their computer Guru, Eli Heath, was down to the office
Signed, Frank & Earnest
recently to look over the sys- tems and to update some stuff, but by the time he left, new sys- tems were ordered because even though they were only a few years old, those well known words came out, “ancient,” dinosaurs,” “slow,” among oth- ers.
Well, when you need the darn things for business, you just have to keep up it seems, but of course, by the time the new sys- tems come in, something new will already be invented we’re sure!!!
Well, Another Summer! Seems time is just flying by! Yet
Although a hot and humid sum- mer for sure, it is always a bit sad to see it come to end.
Both F&E like fall and winter, but it still seems like summer went by a bit quick.
Frank stated that one of the hardest things to see, is the hummingbirds leave. They end up leaving around mid- September in these parts and begin their long flight to the south.
“We are definitely looking for- ward to the fall foliage and then heading in to winter,” stated Frank! “It’s time to get those skis tuned and waxed,” adds Earnest.
That’s the nice thing about liv- ing in this part of the country state Frank & Earnest. There’s always something to do, no mat- ter what the season.
So, we hope everyone had a wonderful summer for them- selves and here’s looking toward the beauty and crispness of the fall foliage season.
d as always, we’ll be back next issue - maybe!!
Mark Driscoll, Plant Manager of Pinetree Power and Mary Doherty, Contribution Chair of the Littleton Rotary with the AED device that they jointly donated to the Forest Society at the Rocks Estate.
"GDF Suez Energy NA "aka" Pinetree Power, Inc. has been supporting the Rocks Estate for 20-plus years. With all the vis- itors that visit the Rocks this Defibrillator is a critical piece of equipment and one that the Rocks Estate needed to have on its premises. We hope that it will never be used, but if needed, it will be right there to save visitors lives,” said Driscoll
Mary Doherty added, "The Littleton Rotary is pleased to be able to help provide the much needed safety equipment to the Rocks to assist them with all of their community outreach."
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