Looking for Peachtree in Atlanta?

A look at the most popular street name in Atlanta

Within the city limits of Atlanta, Georgia, there are many streets with Peachtree in the name. It seems the name may have come from Peachtree Creek which flows southwesterly through DeKalb and Fulton counties before joining the Chattahoochee River just south of Vinings.

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The Inventions and Discoveries of Benjamin Franklin

“Well done is better than well said.”

Benjamin Franklin was born on Milk Street, in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706. His schooling ended at 10 years old and he learned by reading from then on. He worked in printing for his brother James who founded The New-England Courant, which was one of the first American newspapers when Ben was 15 years old. In about 1730 he became a Free Mason, a grandmaster in 1734, and was a Mason the rest of his life.

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May 1958

Happy Birthday to me

On Wednesday, May 14, 1958, I was born at St. Joesph Hospital in downtown Atlanta Georgia, under the star sign Taurus, the Chinese Zodiak sign of the Dog, making me a baby boomer. The president was Dwight D. Eisenhower and the number one song was “Who’s Sorry Now” by Connie Francis. “U.S. Troops Flown to the Caribbean After Venezuelans Mob the Nixons” was the headline on May 14, 1959s The Atlanta Constitution newspaper.

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Discontinued Olympic Events

Why isn’t Chess an Olympic game?

Athens, Greece was the site of the first modern Olympics in the year 1896. Some events have been tried through the years and for various reasons were discontinued. I think some of these events look like fun and would increase the joy of viewing.

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Mariana Trench

How low can you go?

The Mariana Trench is located in the Pacific Ocean, just east of the 14 Mariana Islands (11″21′ North, 142″ 12′ East) near Japan. As you probably already know, it is the deepest part of the earth’s oceans and the deepest location of the earth itself. It was created by ocean-to-ocean subduction, a phenomenon in which a plate topped by oceanic crust is subducted beneath another plate topped by oceanic crust.

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666 – The Meaning

51.23076923076923 x 13 = 666

In the Textus Receptus manuscripts[1] of the New Testament, the Book of Revelation (13: 17–18) cryptically asserts 666 to be “man’s number” or “the number of a man” associated with the Beast, a hostile creature that appears briefly about two-thirds into the apocalyptic vision. 666 has become one of the most widely recognized symbols for the Antichrist or, alternatively, the devil.

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Is was going to write this blog post sooner but i just never got around to it

Procrastination is the act of delaying or putting off tasks until the last minute, or past their deadline. It is sometimes said to be a “form of self-regulation failure characterized by the irrational delay of tasks despite potentially negative consequences.”

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Heated Cans?

Within 4 minutes, the tin and its contents were piping hot

Back during World War II Heinz made these tins that would heat up in minutes to provide the soldier with a nice hot can of cocoa or soup. You could just pop open the top hatch, ignite the smokeless fuel that was ignited with a fuse. Within 4 minutes, the tin and its contents were piping hot and could be poured out. Anyone could have a hot meal without cooking apparatus.

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Guinness Records Records Breaker

“Going beyond your every day capacity is such a fulfilling feeling.” – Ashrita Furman

Who holds the Guinness Record for the most records held at the same time by an individual? Ashrita Furman has broken more than 700 Guinness records since 1979. He currently holds more than 120 records. Over the years, many of the records have been either broken by Ashrita himself or others, or in some cases, the category has been retired.

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