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Old 01-01-2012, 10:59 PM   #131
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It wasn't an instant switch of lifestyle when I retired. At first, I'd wake with no alarm, already light outside and panic, thinking I was late for work.

I still find myself doing the money worrying once in awhile, but I'm slowly getting over that. It's hard to switch gears after working for almost 45 years.
I had already been collecting Social Security for a couple of years when I got sick and was forced to stop working. I had planned to work until I was 70. Then retire and do volunteer work for the Boston Ballet Company and the Boston Symphony. That way I could get to see all their performaces for free. Didn't happen.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #132
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Best time to book an airline ticket is Wednesday at 1:00 a.m. Amtrak updates its reservations (makes seats available--Amtrak has a 5 bucket ticket system) at 4:00 a.m. EDT.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:00 AM   #133
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Xengu, the double-nosed Andean tiger hound, is named after the Amazon tributary. Percy Fawcett, Amazon explorer extraordinaire, told Europeans of this breed of dog, but they did not believe him.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:09 AM   #134
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The average ear of corn has eight hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:34 PM   #135
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People throughout the world have tried to maximize the production of food from the very start of the explosion of humans on our beautiful planet. Methods to improve gardening are recorded in our history as far back as 7000 B.C. in what is now Mexico.
"Balsas” teosinte,(Z. mays parviglumis),of southern Mexico, was one of four perennial grasses of the family Poaceae, in pre-Columbian times, and this Teosinte, with clusters of tiny kernels, is the ancestor of modern day "Corn". Through trial and error mostly, ancient humans used the first systems of agriculture to propagate and improve the production of this plant until it became what we all enjoy today as "Corn on the cob".


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Old 01-22-2012, 01:03 PM   #136
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People throughout the world have tried to maximize the production of food from the very start of the explosion of humans on our beautiful planet. Methods to improve gardening are recorded in our history as far back as 7000 B.C. in what is now Mexico.
"Balsas” teosinte,(Z. mays parviglumis),of southern Mexico, was one of four perennial grasses of the family Poaceae, in pre-Columbian times, and this Teosinte, with clusters of tiny kernels, is the ancestor of modern day "Corn". Through trial and error mostly, ancient humans used the first systems of agriculture to propagate and improve the production of this plant until it became what we all enjoy today as "Corn on the cob".

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I once saw a pic of the corn of eons ago next to today's corn. Yesteryears corn was no bigger than my thumb. So glad they improved it.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:48 PM   #137
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Bones in the human body do not fully harden until puberty.

You will get just as wet running to your destination in the rain as you would if you walked the same distance.

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Mother kangaroos will toss their "joeys" out of their pouches if they (the mothers) are cornered by a predator, sacrificing their young to save their own lives.
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The average ear of corn has eight hundred kernels arranged in sixteen rows.
One kernel can produce 800 kernels in about 30 days (you watch the same shows I do on PBS, Rock!).
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One kernel can produce 800 kernels in about 30 days (you watch the same shows I do on PBS, Rock!).

There is a strain of corn now that grows from seed to harvest in 30 days?

Holy Smokes! You could almost see it moving at that speed.

or am I missing something?

Edit: I think I see. Starting the ears with visable kernals in 30 days. Not harvest quality kernals. 30 days is still pretty darn fast.
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