The United States of America was officially established in 1776 on the 4th of July when the thirteen colonies declared independence from Great Britain. So that would make USA 232 years old in 2008.Happy Independence Day! Happy 4th of July!
Temperature: If you live in a colder zone (below 55 Fahrenheit or 12 Celsius) you might want to have your Meyer Lemon tree in a pot. That way you can carry it indoors when it starts to get colder outside when it gets below the temperature mentioned above. Usually you can safely leave it outside during late spring and summer.Light: Either if it is indoors our outdoors make sure it is located in a place that receives a lot of sunlight. When indoors, during winter time, compensate its need for light by installing a fluorescent light above it.Water: Try and keep the soil moist. Usually you will have to water the plant 2-3 times a week (preferably in the morning), but it depends on several factors. If your pot is small then the plant might require more water as the soil of smaller pots dries faster. Also it depends on the type of soil you have, if it is high or low draining. You can tell it needs water if it becomes wilted and if its leaves turn yellow or become cupped then this is an indication of excessive watering.If you live in a warm area then you can plant it in a sunny area with good drainage.Fertilize: You only need to fertilize in late spring, early summer. The Meyer Lemon tree thrives on nitrogen. Yellow leaves also indicate a lack of fertilizer so you should obviously fertilize. The Miracid Soil Acidifier works very well as it contains 3 parts Nitrogen, 1 part Phosphorous and 1 part Potassium. Both potted and planted Meyer Lemon trees should be fertilized.For questions or more information, drop us a line.
One of our loyal readers sent us this video clip of a Turkish belly dancer. She asked us what we thought and how good did we think she was. We thought she was a really good dancer, but we thought of letting our readers decide. So, what do you think? Is she a good dancer? Have you seen better? Drop us comments with other videos if you think they are better than this belly dancer.
Trans-Canada Highway is 7,777 kilometers long. makes you wander if they planned this figure all along. Joking aside, it is actually the longest paved roadway in the world. It was officially opened on 3 September 1962.
There are 210,000 aluminum cans that are used in the US every minute. A staggering number, don’t you think? Too much soda goes into people’s bellies.Watch this “painting” made by Chris Jordan. It is made entirely from aluminum cans (106,000 to be more exact).
(Click on Read more in order to see the next couple of pictures and check out the “painting” in detail.) Continue reading “How many aluminum cans are used in the US every minute?”
Watch this engineer’s guide to cats. Their likes, dislikes, habits and personalities from an engineer’s point of view.This is one of the best amateur videos I’ve seen in a long time. Enjoy!
We have all discovered that Google can be an efficient searching tool, but how efficient? Is its efficiency becoming dangerous? Unfortunately Google makes it possible to not only display the publicly available internet resources, but also the ones that should never have been revealed.You can download the following pdf for free and read more about it. It basically provides you with a few query operations that combined with Google it can reveal sources of personal information and other confidential data. It also teaches you how to find, through Google, information about servers, systems, networking devices and more.For example filetype:ctt “msn” might give you the MSN contacts list of some people.There are about 10 pages in this pdf, filled with dangerous queries.Download it here.Has Google become a dangerous tool?
Apparently not too many people could find the Espagnole or Velute sauce on store shelves so here is how you can prepare it at home. It is tastier anyways.Butter the bottom of a stewpan with at least two ounces of butter, and in it put slices of lean veal, ham, bacon, cuttings of beef, fowl, or game trimmings, three peppercorns, mushroom trimmings, a tomato, a carrot and a turnip cut up, an onion stuck with two cloves, a bay leaf, a sprig of thyme, parsley and marjoram. Put the lid on the stewpan and braize well for fifteen minutes, then stir in a tablespoonful of flour, and pour in a quarter pint of good boiling stock and boil very gently for fifteen minutes, then strain through a tamis, skim off all the grease, pour the sauce into an earthenware vessel, and let it get cold. If it is not rich enough, add a little glaze.Pass through a sieve again before using.To prepare the Velute sauce you prepare it in the same way as above, but only use white stock, cream instead of glaze and add a chopped shallot for enriched taste.
Do you want to impress your other half and make your own Italian sauce? Well, this is a tough recipe, but tasty.Fiirst of all here are the ingredients you need: chablis, mushrooms, leeks, herbs, peppercorns, Espagnole (or Velute) sauce, game gravy or stock and lemon. The Espagnole sauce is brown and the Velute is white so pick which one you like. You can make them at home or buy them.Now how to combine these and make the good Italian sauce? Follow these directions:Put into a stewpan two glasses of Chablis, two tablespoonsful of mushroom trimmings, a leek cut up, a bunch of herbs (selected after your own taste – you can put the pizza seasoning herbs), five peppercorns, and boil till it is reduced to half. In another stewpan mix two glasses of Espagnole or Velute sauce and half a glass of game gravy, boil for a few minutes then blend the contents of the two stewpans, pass through a sieve, and add the juice of a lemon.Serve the sauce with pot roast or any beef/pork meat and a glass of good red wine on the side.
Because snakes have a flexible lower jaw, they can open their mouths very wide and swallow prey that is wider than they are. Their skin also offers the needed elasticity for the prey to fit in. After a big meal, a snake moves very slowly, so that the prey can be digested. Digestion needs so much energy that some snakes, like the Mexican rattlesnake, increase their temperature by 14 Â°C (57 Â°F). Once digestion is complete, a snake excretes the hair and claws of its prey.Note: Snakes cannot digest plants.
There are more than 350 species of primates in the world, divided into two groups. Small to medium-sized primates, such as lemurs and lorises, have long whiskers and well-developed senses of smell and hearing. The rest of the primates, including humans, apes and other monkeys, are part of the “human like” category. This group consists of about 175 species. Most of these primates have flat faces and a poor sense of smell.
This is a really funny poke (pun not intentional) at Facebook. If you are part of Facebook, then you will have a laugh watching this video. Enjoy!
We found this nifty widget on the Business Opportunities Weblog. According to this widget, Where What How Why was worth $14,113.50 on April 26th. We hoped it would go up and it did. It is now worth $19,194.36. What is this quote based on? We’re not really sure, but it could have something to do with the Technorati ranking.
The thickness of the ice at the North Pole obviously varies. What it can be said though is that it has been measured to a depth of 1.6 kilometers (about 1 mile).
Here’s an image of a one dollar bill we got in the e-mail from one of our readers. This image of an obviously fake (but funny) one dollar bill is related to the continuing fall of the US dollar weight on the markets.Have a laugh!
If you have a home network, it is very helpful to be able to use a printed from every computer in the network. To be able to do so you will have to create a printer share. Just follow these simple steps:
- 1. On the computer you have designated for the network server, go to Start-> Control Panel-> Printers And Faxes.2. Right-click the name of the printer you want to share and click Sharing.3. In the printer’s Properties dialog box, click the Sharing tab.4. Click Share This Printer and click OK.5. You are done!
If you have more than one printer you want to share, you can just repeat this process.
Well now, here is a resourceful book for anyone who want to become his/her own boss. The entire 212 pages of the book cover all you need to know from getting started to expanding your business. It’s written by Collis & Cyan Ta’eed – two successful entrepreneurs of the online world. They share their expert advice along with useful information and insights that will help you get the big bucks. You can purchase their “How to be a Rockstar Freelancer” book from their website “here” or straight from our website by clicking the Buy Now button below:
Yet another service that brings advertisers and bloggers together. Advertisers create opportunities for which a blogger writes an article. What is different with B.B.R. is that you can bid for an opportunity. The advertiser sets a budget for a review and you can bid for it. Of course most of the bloggers would put in the maximum value that the advertiser would accept, but if you afford to put at least a dollar less, you might have a better chance of winning the bid. Usually it will go back and forth between the advertiser and blogger. So you might as well put the maximum bid as most of the time the advertiser will come with a counter offer. That’s one of the downsides of this service: that it is a little bit more time consuming with the whole bidding process. The other downside I noticed is the length of the reviews you are required to write. A lot of them are around 300 words minimum and just for a price around $10. The third and final downside is that B.B.R. will subtract a 30% fee of the money you get for the review.Nevertheless, you can find some nice opportunities and have another source of income.Go ahead and sign up here.Check out our previous articles:How can you earn money for writing reviews? (part 1)How can you earn money for writing reviews? (part 2)
Here are some things you can do during the day to improve your sleep:+ avoid napping during daytime+ get some fresh air at least once a day+ exercising regularly (at least 10 minutes a day, but not right before going to bed)Here are some things you can do right before going to bed:+ have a nice warm bath+ drink a glass of warm milk or free-caffeine tea+ read a book+ go to the washroom so you won’t need to wake up in the middle of the nightHere are some things you should avoid:+ eating a heavy meal before bedtime+ caffeine, nicotine and alcohol consumption close to bedtime+ sleeping with the TV or radio on+ sleeping with the lights onNote: Try to keep a regular schedule for sleeping time, but also for meals and workouts.
If you are easily awaken by small noises and you wake up often because of them then you are a light sleeper that is not getting a good rest. Having a good night’s rest is essential for you to be fully active, revived and with a fresh mind the next day. If you are a light sleeper you might try getting a White Noise Generator. This machine is a good way to mask all those sounds around you that get you up. What does it do? It produces a pleasant sound that gently inhibits all the other annoying sounds and therefore helps you stay asleep.
Waterfowl have webbed feet that help them paddle. They have flat bills, and their feathers have a coating of oil that works like waterproofing. The feathers of waterfowl (especially ducks) are both soft and warm.Note: Many pillows, quilts and sleeping bags are stuffed with duck feathers because they are light as well as soft and they bring a lot of warmth.
This is quite something else, a beauty contest for any young person, from anywhere in the world. You don’t have to be a model, but you can aspire to become a beautiful one. The whole contest is done on the internet and is judged by any internet user seeing your picture. There are 4 categories you can join (Girls 14-19 Women 19+ Boys 14-19 Men 19+) and there will be a winner in each one by 31st December 2008. To enter you just have to fill out a new user registration form, upload the best picture of yourself and tell all your friends about it. After all, you want anyone that knows you to vote for you, right? If you win, you’ll get $10.000. Even if you don’t win you’ll have the chance to be discovered by the model agencies that are checking out this website. Check out http://www.lookoftheyear.com for registration and more info.
Loaches are timid fish that prefer coming out in the darkness of night. If you have an aquarium you can choose add them to it to liven it up as they have beautiful colors.You can use either floating plants or reduced lighting in aquariums to offer a favorable environment. They eat live and prepared foods and normally look for food at aquarium bottoms. Although their body length is around twelve inches in the wild, they grow to only six inches within aquariums.Few varieties of loaches like Botia helodes and Botia lohachata are very aggressive. It is best to keep these species alone in aquariums.
It’s quite simple really. All you have to do is click on the title of one of our posts. At the bottom of the post you will see the “get paid to review my post” badge. If you click on it, you will have the choice to sign up with PPP. If you sign up by clicking this badge, a special opportunity will be created JUST FOR YOU. If you accept it, you will just have to write a short positive review of the post from where you clicked the badge and you will get paid $7.50. You can write it in 5 minutes or so. Making $7.50 in just 5 minutes is easy money.Make sure you sign up after clicking on the badge, otherwise you may not receive the special opportunity.Note: Our readers (whom signed up using our link) said they also had a $20.00 opportunity reserved just for them as well. So, you can now get $27.50 with minimal effort.
If you are seeing this lady spinning clockwise, then it means you are using the right side of the brain. If you are seeing her spinning counter-clockwise, then you are using the left side of the brain.
Some people are able to see her spinning in both directions, but most of them see her rotating only in one. If you can see her spin in one directions and then make her spin in the other, then you are a part of a handful of people.Even if it might not seem so, both directions can be seen. Apparently, this fact has been proved at the Yale University, USA, after 5 years of studying the human brain and its functions. Supposedly only 14% of the US population can see her spinning in both directions.Note: I saw her go counter-clockwise, but then if I only looked at her feet, she started to spin clockwise. It took a bit longer afterwards to make her go counter-clockwise again. I have noticed that the illusion is caused by the perception of the viewer as he or she interprets the ambiguous frames where the spinning dancer’s body (legs and arms) cross over each other.Don’t forget to share your experience with us and tell us which way you saw her go.Need help to see her go the other way? Check out the help lady spin post.