Otto Rohwedder, a jeweler from Davenport, IA, “invented” sliced bread by developing the first bread slicer in 1927. (So what do YOU think has been the greatest invention since then?)
If you could stretch out all of the blood vessels in your body, they would be about 60,000 miles long. Amazingly, that’s enough to go around the world twice!
I had just graduated from high school and I got a couple of poems published in magazines. My byline “Jan Chambers”, just looked blah. Boring. While I was thrilled about being published, it was vaguely anti-climactic. I wanted MORE. In … Continue Reading
You’ve got something on your mind. Regret, maybe, or worry. You’ve lost a job, a relationship has ended, someone close to you has died. Well-meaning people tell you to just “let it go”. But it’s not that simple, is it? … Continue Reading
Almonds are a member of the peach family. Apples, pears, cherries and strawberries are all members of the rose family. Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.
Everyone knows giraffes have the longest neck, right? But did you know that of all land mammals, the giraffe also boasts the longest tail? An adult giraffe’s tail can be as much as 8 feet long! (Additional fun fact…I LOVE giraffes!)
Eventually they decided on the name “Chiefs,” but before that, the ownership contemplated calling the team the Kansas City Mules. Yikes. But I would have loved them anyway–they are my boys!
Zebras are actually mostly white, striped with black or dark brown stripes, but underneath their coat is black skin!