NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Delta, Oscar, Yankee, Lima, Echo’ Sierra _ Sierra, Papa, Alpha, Charlie, Echo – Doyle’s Space

I’m on the phone at the pharmacy and people are trying to spell their names, or needed medications, and using a phonetic alphabet, basically making up a new one for each letter, like “C” CAT, “E” Elephant, or “P” Pneumonia. I thought a refresher on the proper usage would be in order.

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Bubble Wrap

The final Monday in January is known as Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.

In 1957, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes created three-dimensional wallpaper from sealed air pockets between shower curtains. They thought people would love the groovy design, but Bubble Wrap’s destiny was function over form. A great packaging material was born.

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Rock of Gibraltar

With its pleasant sub-tropical climate and beautiful backdrop, the beaches are a perfect place to cool down on a hot day. Check out Catalan and Sandy Bay, or the Eastern/Western beaches to take a dip. Oh, and make sure to keep an eye out for the Dolphins!

The Rock of Gibraltar is a monolithic limestone promontory located in the British territory of Gibraltar, near the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, and near the entrance to the Mediterranean.

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Storyland Amusement Park

One of a small chain of nursery-rhyme theme parks

Storyland was on Highway 41, near Akers Mill Road, in Marietta, Georgia. It opened June 19, 1956, as part of a small chain of nursery-rhyme theme parks (the others were in Florida, New York, and Cape Cod), although it featured locally crafted exhibits. My parents took me here occasionally as a child and I loved it.

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1000 Days in a Row!

At least one post a day.

For the last 1000 days, I have posted at least once daily on my blog, Doyle’s Space. I thought I would celebrate this consistency with a post on the number 1,ooo, and some interesting related facts.

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Lord Byron

A British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe.

George Gordon Byron, known simply as Lord Byron, was born on January 22, 1788, on Holles Street in London, England. He was an English romantic poet and peer. He was one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement and has been regarded as among the greatest English poets. His birthplace is now a branch of the John Lewis[1] department store.

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Winchester Mystery House

It is sometimes claimed to be one of the “most haunted places in the world”

This Victorian and Gothic-style mansion is renowned for its size and its architectural curiosities. The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, located at 525 South Winchester Boulevard San Jose, CA 95128. It is also known for its paranormal anomalies.

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Mansa Musa

The best estimate of Mansa Musa’s wealth puts his riches at an absurd $400 billion.

Musa I (1280 – 1337) was the ninth Mansa of the Mali Empire, which reached its territorial peak during his reign. Musa is known for his wealth and generosity. He has been subject to popular claims that he is the wealthiest person in history, but his actual wealth is not known with any certainty. His riches came from the mining of significant gold and salt deposits in the Mali Empire, along with the slave and ivory trade.

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Doyle’s Space – Space Yodels

An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of a different word or phrase, typically using all the original letters exactly once. The original word or phrase is known as the subject of the anagram. Any word or phrase that exactly reproduces the letters in another order is an anagram.

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Radioluminescent Paint

Luminescent paint is paint that exhibits luminescence. In other words, it gives off visible light through fluorescence, phosphorescence, or radioluminescence. There are three types of luminous paints: fluorescent paint, phosphorescent paint and radioluminescent paint.

When a radium salt is mixed with a paste of zinc sulfide, the alpha radiation causes the zinc sulfide to glow, yielding a self-luminescent paint for watches, clocks, and instrument dials. From about 1913 up until the 1970s, several million radium dials, coated with a mixture of radium-226 and zinc sulfide, were manufactured.

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