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Currently: The Adirondack Park includes portions of 12 counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington. The population is about 126 thousand permanent residents and about 100 thousand seasonal visitors (2002 statistics).
Animal Trivia: A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. A snail can sleep for three years. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated. There are more chickens than people in the world.
Bananas - Are you bananas for bananas? You should be. They are America's #1 fruit, and a good source of vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber. They have NO fat, cholesterol or sodium and get sweeter as they ripe. The banana plant is actually a giant herb in the same family as lilies, orchids and palms. So there is no such thing as a banana tree - they grow on plants, just big plants!
Baseball -Baseball Pitcher from Witherbee, NY - Johnny Podres
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age. Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood, we have only 206 in our bodies. Where did they go? The feet account for one quarter of all the human bodies bones.
Bodies - * Every person has a unique tongue print. * It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. * Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. 6 year olds laugh an average of 300 times a day; while adults only 15 times a day. * The human brain is about 85% water (that explains a lot!). The Neanthderal's brain was bigger than yours is today. Offer a new pen to write with and 75% of all people will write their own name. * The largest cell in the human body is the female reproductive cell, the ovum; and the smallest is the male sperm. * 300M cells die in the human body every minute! * Average life expectancy is 78.5 years or 2,475,576,000 seconds! Appreciate every second of life! In 1900, the average age at death in the US was 47. You share your birthday with at least nine million other people around the world.
China -If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
Chocolate - American's consume over 3.1 billion pounds of chocolate and utilize about 1.5 billion pounds of milk in production. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime. Chocolate makers also use approximately 40% of the world's almonds and 20% of the worlds peanuts in your candies. Please support our NY dairy farmers! A study shoes when men crave food, they tend to crave fat and salt; but when women crave food ... it's chocolate!
Coffee - large doses of coffee can be lethal to humans. Ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, can kill an average human. * The Int'l Olympic Committee list of prohibited substances include coffee - no more than 12 micrograms per milliliter of urine (about 5 cups of coffee). * The worlds most expensive coffee is called Kopi Luwak; it is harvested from the droppings of the local marsupial that eats only the best coffee beans. Yep, workers track them down, scoop up the poop and harvest it. * 52% of Americans drink coffee. * Brazil accounts for almost 1/3 of the world's coffee production. * The left over caffeine in decaffeinated coffee is sold the pharmaceutical. companies. * Coffee was first known in Europe as Arabian Wine. * Dark roasted coffees have less caffeine than medium roasted because the roasting burns more caffeine off during the process.
Cough - a cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph. So cover that cough this flu season.
Famous Quotes - "Imagination is more important than knowledge. It is a preview of life's coming attractions" Albert Einstein
Food Lore - Fortune cookies were invented in 1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodle maker. The hamburger was invented in 1900 by Louis Lassen where he ground the beef, broiled it and served between two pieces of toast. Sandwich - was named for Fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-92) for whom sandwiches were made so he could stay at the gambling table without interruptions!
Frozen frogs - certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed and continue living.
Honey - a honey bee must tap 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey. So enjoy your tea with honey and remember the thousands of flowers with each sip!
Horoscopes - checkhere to enjoy your daily horoscope
Humor - put a smile on your face, checkhere.
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Lake Champlain covers an area of 435 square miles (excluding the areas of more than 50 islands) within an 8,234-square-mile drainage basin, 56 percent of which lies in Vermont, 37 percent in New York, and 7 percent in Quebec. Lake Champlain's physical characteristics vary markedly moving from south to north; the entire waterbody is commonly divided into five distinct regions:
Microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
Niagara Falls -The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
Palindromes: The words 'racecar,' 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite
Pets - Americans spend over $1.5 billion on Pet food, about for times the amount spent on baby food. However, we spend over 5.4 million on their care and well being. The term 'raining cats and dogs' originated in 17th Century England during heavy downpours of rain many of these poor animals drowned and their bodies seen floating through the streets.
Randy Templeman's (ABR Realtor Instructor) quotes, about newfound knowledge:
"What's your next step? With new found knowledge the future is up to you. Here are some items to help guide you along the way." Randy reminds folks to keep this visuals handle:
* Rubber band - to remind you to be flexible
* Piece of string - to remind you to keep loose ends tied up.
* Penny - for your thoughts. Your ideas are valuable, share them with others
* Adhesive Label to remind you to 'stick to it'.
* Key - to remind you that you hold the key to your success in whatever you do.
* Crystal Ball - to remind you that while your future in unknown, if you see yourself being successful, you will be successful.
* Payday - the first of many more in the future.
* Smarties - learning is a journey, not a destination.
Rocks - much of the rocks found in the Adirondacks are identical to rocks found on the moon. A list of other minerals found in the Adirondacks (click here)
Waterfalls in New York (click here) - presented by IAATAP and sponsored by ACHR
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
Womenblink nearly twice as much as men.
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