10/11/2022 Truths????   Leave a comment

It’s hard these days tell tell if what we’re being told is true. Most companies and politicians have developed lying and fake news to new levels of confusion. We spend more time trying to determine if what we’re being told is a lie while the question we originally asked never gets answered. That’s always the grand plan for prevaricators of all kinds, misdirection and the parsing of words and phrases. It’s become an ugly art form for some people. Today’s post contains “true blue” facts collected from my archives with no manipulations or fake and misleading information. Here we go.

  • The telephone has been one of the most profitable inventions in the history of the United States.
  • One million threads of fiber optic cable can fit a tube 1/2 inch in diameter.
  • In 1956, Johnny Mathis decided to record an album instead of answering an invitation to try out for the US Olympic team as a high jumper. It turned out to be a fortuitous choice.
  • One ounce of pure gold can be made into a wire 50 miles long.
  • President John Quincy Adams started each summer day with an early morning skinny-dipping in the Potomac River.

  • America’s modern interstate highway system was designed in the 1950s during the Eisenhower administration. It’s primary purpose was not to enhance casual driving over long distances but to provide for the efficient movement of military vehicles if and when necessary.
  • The human eye blinks an average of 3.7 million times per year.
  • Terminal velocity for a human being is approximately 124 mph. To reach this speed, you would have to fall from a height of at least 158 yards or about 1 1/2 football fields.
  • The Bible contains 32 references to dogs, none to cats.
  • The word “nerd”comes from Dr. Seuss, who first used the term in his 1950 book If I Ran the Zoo.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this information that has not been edited, exaggerated, or just plain covered in BS. Real truths are much more interesting than most of the nonsense we’re being fed by corporate American and the politicians.

Quote for the Day

“IT IS SAD TO GROW OLD BUT NICE TO RIPEN”

Brigitte Bardot

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