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Abigail

Mom & Dad's- Valentine
 
 
Barked: Sun Jul 20, '14 4:14pm PST 
I guess there's a blue sky up there somewhere but today it's pretty gray hereway to go


see ya, abi
Abby - Forever- Loved

Forever loved- (January- 2001-August- 2012)
 
 
Barked: Mon Jul 21, '14 2:16pm PST 
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

Lake Nicaragua boasts the only fresh water sharks in the entire world.

Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box.

The A&W of root beer fame stands for Allen and Wright.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
Abby - Forever- Loved

Forever loved- (January- 2001-August- 2012)
 
 
Barked: Tue Jul 22, '14 5:37pm PST 
Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

Kangaroos can hop as fast as 40 miles per hour.

Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work.

Abigail

Mom & Dad's- Valentine
 
 
Barked: Tue Jul 22, '14 8:04pm PST 
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. *****Momma can't remember a world without microwaves!!!!*******

Bingo is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box. ******is he the same dog that the song is about too?************

The A&W of root beer fame stands for Allen and Wright. ******root beer floats, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm****

see ya, abi
Abby - Forever- Loved

Forever loved- (January- 2001-August- 2012)
 
 
Barked: Wed Jul 23, '14 5:47pm PST 
Earth is hit by 6 tons of meteorites every day.

Cows fart on average about 300 times a day. Humans fart, on average, only 8 times per day.

In 1980, more than 6 million trees were uprooted or flattened by the blast of Mount St. Helens in Washington.
Abby - Forever- Loved

Forever loved- (January- 2001-August- 2012)
 
 
Barked: Fri Jul 25, '14 7:38am PST 
Here’s a little weather trivia for today

Greatest rainfall in a day: 73.62 inches (RØunion, Indian Ocean; March 15, 1952)

Greatest rainfall in a year: 1,041 inches (Assam, India; August 1880-1881)

World’s one minute rainfall record: July 4, 1956, 1.23 inches of rain fell in Unionville, MD.

Greatest snowfall in a day: 75.8 inches (Silver Lake, Colorado; April 14-15, 1921)

Greatest snowfall in a single storm: 189 inches (Mt. Shasta, California; February 13-19, 1959)

Saratoga Springs, NY greatest snowfall: 58 inches (1888, March 11-14)

Largest hailstone: 17.5 inches (Coffeyville, Kansas; September 3, 1979) , weight 1.67 pounds

Fastest surface wind speed: 231 miles per hour (Mount Washington, New Hampshire; April 12, 1934)

Fastest tornado winds: 286 miles per hour (Wichita Falls, Texas; April 2, 1958)

Highest world temperature: 136° F / 58° C, Al Aziziyah, Libya, 13 September, 1922

Highest USA temperature: 134° F / 56.7° C, Death Valley, California, 10 July, 1913
(neither 140° F / 60° C at Delta Mexico 8/1933 or 136.4° F / 58° C at San Luis Mexico, 8/11/1933 are internationally accepted)

Lowest world temperature: -128.6°F / -89.6°C, Vostok Station, Antarctica, 21 July 1983–without windchill.

Lowest world temperature in inhabited area: -90.4° F / -68° C, Oymyakon, Siberia (pop. 4,000), 6 February, 1933 and also at Verkhoyansk, Siberia, 3 January, 1885.

Lowest USA temperature: -79.8° F / -62.1° C, Prospect Creek, Alaska, 23 January, 1971.

Lowest USA (48 contiguous states) temperature: -69.7° F / -56.5° C, Rogers Pass, Montana, 20 January, 1954.

Lowest Northern Hemisphere Temperature: -81°F /-62.78°C; Snag, Yukon Territory(Canada); 2 February, 1947.

Fastest tornado winds: 286 miles per hour (Wichita Falls, Texas; April 2, 1958).

Longest tornado path: 293 miles on the ground, 1917, traveled from Missouri to Indiana.
Abby - Forever- Loved

Forever loved- (January- 2001-August- 2012)
 
 
Barked: Sat Jul 26, '14 12:35pm PST 
Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan

All porcupines float in water.

Cat’s urine glows under a blacklight.

Hydroxydesoxycorticosterone and hydroxydeoxycorticosterones are the largest anagrams.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
Abby - Forever- Loved

Forever loved- (January- 2001-August- 2012)
 
 
Barked: Tue Jul 29, '14 7:30am PST 
Americans spend more on dog food every year than they spend on baby food.

Most extras assembled for a single scene: 300,000, for the two-minute funeral scene in Gandhi.

Most insects used in a film: 22 million bees in The Swarm.

Most kisses in a movie: 127, by Lionel Barrymore in Don Juan (1926). The recipients were Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor. This was also the first feature film with a musical soundtrack (but no dialogue).

The words “racecar” and “kayak” are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.
Abby - Forever- Loved

Forever loved- (January- 2001-August- 2012)
 
 
Barked: Wed Jul 30, '14 7:41am PST 
How does a pipe organ make noise/sound?

A pipe organ makes noise/sound when the column of air enclosed in the pipe is disturbed and is set in vibration. Before electricity was harnessed, someone with a set of bellows would supply the air. Today, the same effect is accomplished by electric rotary blowers which deliver a steady amount of air under constant pressure.

In order to produce a variety of tones, most organs have several sets of pipes, called registers or stops, set in a “wind chest.” When a person presses a key, a valve in the register beneath the correct pipe opens and lets a stream of air into the bottom of the pipe. This vibrating column of air, whose molecules move up and down parallel to the length of the pipe, produces the sound. Also, the longer the pipe, the lower the note.
Abby - Forever- Loved

Forever loved- (January- 2001-August- 2012)
 
 
Barked: Thu Jul 31, '14 7:06am PST 
Gigantactis, which swims at a depth of 6,000 feet, lights its way through the ocean depths by a bright light it carries at the end of a rod projecting from its head.

The Marine Iguanas of Galapagos fight duels by standing forehead to forehead and pushing against each other.

Henry David Thoreau, the author of “Walden” was also a pencil-maker.

On an island in northern Wales there’s a village called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllandysiliogogogoch. (Just pronounce it as it’s spelled.)

Historically, only Hawaiian men danced the Hula. But in those bikini tops and grass skirts they just didn’t have the same tourist draw as the women.
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