Waffle House

Scattered, Covered and Smothered

Down south, where I live, there is a Waffle House restaurant just about everywhere you go. It is the 24 hour a day place for breakfast or that late-night meal on your way home. My friend Tim’s Dad went there every morning for about 20 years for coffee and to meet up with his friends.

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Anita Mann

Anita Mann has been honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as one of America’s top five contemporary choreographers. She is also the recipient of five Emmy Awards and accolades from every corner of the industry.

Anita Mann is an American choreographer, dancer, and actress born October 21, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan. She was one of David Winter’s (English-American actor, dancer, choreographer, producer, distributor, director, and screenwriter) dancers on shows such as Shindig!, The T.A.M.I. Show and Monte Carlo: C’est La Rose, a Grace Kelly documentary special.

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Why are ‘Paper Clips’ called ‘Gem Clips’?

A flat wire or plastic clip shaped so that it can hold sheets of paper between two of its loops.

A paper clip is a flat, or nearly flat, piece of metal that slides over an edge of a set of papers and holds the papers together without being bent or pinched by the user and without piercing the papers. The largest majority of paper clips are made by bending single pieces of resilient spring steel wire.

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Super Guppy

The physical limitations of railroad tunnels, narrow roads, low bridges, and power lines make overland shipment of oversized cargo extremely problematic, if not impossible. NASA’s Super Guppy offers a practical and economical solution to these problems.

The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy (SG) is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft that is used for hauling outsized cargo components. It is the replacement for the Pregnant Guppy.

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A Collectors Enemy – Silverfish

Hated by all collectors!

If you are a collector of any kind of paper items, magazines, newspapers, clippings, books, etc, you have a hatred for these little bugs, silverfish. This Lepisma saccharinum is a small primitive wingless insect. They are hated due to their consumption and destruction of property.

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Arecibo Observatory

The observatory is used for radio astronomy (listening for radio signals), radar astronomy (imaging inner Solar System asteroids etc.) and atmospheric science.

The Arecibo Observatory was built in 1963 by the U.S. Air Force under the initiative of Professor William Gordon in the Department of Electrical Engineering and his colleagues at Cornell. The initial funding was for the ARPA (United States Department of Defense (DoD) Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) missile defense program.

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Why Are They Called Downs In Football?

It looks like they are gonna go for it on 4th down!

Have you ever wondered why there are 4 downs in American football? And just what is a down? The definition is that it’s the system by which possession is determined. The offense has four attempts (or downs) in which to make 10 yds (or more), and if they do so they keep possession.

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Traveling Carnivals

Flashing lights, people laughing and screaming, music playing, the carnival is in town

In Alpharetta, Georgia, during the 60s, 70s, and 80s, we had a traveling carnival set up in an empty lot a couple of times a year. These would have a convoy of trucks and trailers that would, within a few days, erect a bevy of rides, concessions, and games.

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Betty White Dies

The First Lady of Television

We got the bad news today, New Years’ Eve 2021, that the near 100-year-old Betty White had passed away. She was an American actress and comedian born in Oak Park, Illinois, on January 17, 1922.

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