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    Quote Originally Posted by femme fatale View Post
    It would take 1,5 million mosquitoes to suck all the blood out of a human.
    And if a human could suck up as much liquid in relationship to our size as a tick, you could drink over 1,000 gallons at a sitting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by femme fatale View Post
    It would take 1,5 million mosquitoes to suck all the blood out of a human.
    Well, I know I've lost some blood to about 50 of them darn things already

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    Did you know that the city's water supply useage increases dramatically during commercial and half time shows of major sports events? Everyone waits to go, and then goes at the same time!

    Well, except for women's washrooms in stadiums and venues. We have to wait in line ALL THE TIME!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by femme fatale View Post
    It would take 1,5 million mosquitoes to suck all the blood out of a human.
    And I think I got bit by 1 million of those on Sat.!!!!
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    Got this in an email - might not be useless trivia afterall

    On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns ------
    All three missed it ---
    1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of
    the Unknowns and why?
    21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.
    2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?
    21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1.
    3. Why are his gloves wet?
    His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.
    4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not,
    why not?
    He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march
    across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.
    5. How often are the guards changed?
    Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.
    6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?
    For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5'10"
    and 6' 2" tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30." Other requirements
    of the Guard: They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a
    barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform {fighting} or the tomb in any way.
    After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.
    The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt. There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror.
    The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred. Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe E. Lewis {the boxer} and Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy, {the most decorated soldier of WWII} of Hollywood fame.

    Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty.
    ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

    In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington, DC, our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment.
    They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a service person. The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.
    God Bless and keep them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGM35 View Post
    Got this in an email - might not be useless trivia afterall

    On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns ------
    All three missed it ---
    1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of
    the Unknowns and why?
    21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.
    2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?
    21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1.
    3. Why are his gloves wet?
    His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.
    4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not,
    why not?
    He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march
    across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.
    5. How often are the guards changed?
    Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.
    6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?
    For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5'10"
    and 6' 2" tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30." Other requirements
    of the Guard: They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a
    barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform {fighting} or the tomb in any way.
    After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.
    The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt. There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror.
    The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred. Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe E. Lewis {the boxer} and Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy, {the most decorated soldier of WWII} of Hollywood fame.

    Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty.
    ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

    In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington, DC, our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment.
    They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a service person. The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.
    God Bless and keep them.
    Not all of that is true. Most of it is and it's a great honor to the men that serve this duty. I know someone who is now retired that did this in the 1970's. He does drink alcohol and swear. It may be a requirement while on active duty, but it is not once they retire.
    They also walk on a special pad that is heated in the wintertime to melt any snow on their walk. And they have dressers. They do not dress themselves to avoid wrinkles or creases. They put on their shoes first, then a pair of socks over the shoes, then their pants. THis is done so they do not have to sit down to put on their socks and shoes and wrinkle the pants. The dresser removes the outer socks once the pants are on. The shirts are taped or pinned down to their underwear so they do not ride up out of the jacket of the uniform.
    If you have never seen this, it is an awesome sight to see. ANd because of advancements in DNA, there will never be another unknown soldier from any war. The ones that are being guarded now will never be added too.
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    PGM35 and myrosiedog: That is just facinating. I never knew any of it!

    Did You Know... that English football ie "soccer" is referred to as The Beautiful Game" Football is the biggest spectator sport in the world, with angling as the worlds biggest participant sport. The World Cup is, after the Olympics, the most watched sport on television. No wonder the World has stopped to watch the action!
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    hpv and hsv, the other two uncurable stds, are not protected by use of a condom

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    They are coming out with a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer that is caused by the 100 hpv virus' out there.

    This is one EVERY female should get, even if you are in a monogamous relationship and have been for some time. Most of the HPV viruses do not have symptoms in the female and no symptoms at all in the male and can lie dormant for years.

    So, get a yearly pap smear and ask your doctor about the Cerv. Cancer vaccine.
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