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The cars used in the popular TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard” were 1969 Dodge Chargers.


The air supply temperature of a warm air furnace is typically hotter than that of a heat pump. That’s because a standard furnace delivers air in the 130-140 degree Fahrenheit range, while a heat pump’s usual temperature is 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit.


“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein


Astronauts have patches of velcro inside their helmets so they can scratch their noses.


“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin


Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.


The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.


The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day, or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30-day period.


“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton


All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays NO attention to criticism.


“You live and learn. At any rate, you live.” – Douglas Adams


A lightly dampened, unused dryer sheet will get both glass and acrylic shower doors sparkly clean. This is a great alternative to pungent Clorox and ammonia-based shower cleaners.


“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings


“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein


Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks.


Any month starting on a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in it.


“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” – George Burns


Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.


“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”- Henry Ford


May you always have love to share, health to spare, and friends that care!


“Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.” – J.C. Penney


Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb


“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” – John C. Maxwell


“Karaoke” means “empty orchestra” in Japanese.


Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.


The typical lightning bolt is two to four inches wide and two miles long.


“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball


When a car going 60 miles per hour in one direction gets hit by a mosquito going one mile per hour in the opposite direction, the car will slow down one-millionth of a mile per hour.


In New York state, it is still illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.


“Perseverance is hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich


“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” – Oscar Wilde


While floating asleep in the water, otters will hold hands (paws) so they don’t drift away from each other. This natural instinct is called “rafting.” This is also quite possibly the cutest thing caught on film.


Prefer a non-toxic “gunk” cleaner to remove labels, sticky price tags, or car decals on glass surfaces? Combine half a cup of baking soda and an equal part of coconut oil. Apply to the desired surface. You’ll discover that there’s no skin irritation, and that minimal effort is required to remove the residue.  www.rosybluhandmade.com


A 2013 study from The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee discovered that Prozac makes fish angry. Hard to believe isn’t it? Find out more here.


“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” – Robert Anthony


The loggerhead sea turtle’s sex is dictated by the temperature of the underground nest.  Sea turtle eggs kept at a constant incubation temperature of 32°C become females.


The “S.O.S.” on scrub pads stands for “Save Our Saucepans.” This clever idea was originally thought up by the wife of the creator, an aluminum pot salesman who would leave a small piece of steel wool embedded with soap as his calling card.


A termite’s waist is thicker than a flying ant’s.


To remove a tick from sensitive areas, saturate a Q-tip with baby oil and apply a generous amount to the head of the tick. The tick will voluntarily release within 24 hours.


“Common sense is not so common.” – Voltaire


The size of a blue whale’s heart is that of a small car!


Which is colder? 30 degrees Celsius or 30 degrees Centigrade? Confusing, right? They both start with the letter “C.”  Both references actually indicate the same temperature. The Centigrade scale was formally changed to Celsius in 1948.