These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday Trivia

How 'bout some trivia about places?


Jupiter takes almost 12 years to make a full orbit of the Sun.
Jupiter's most distinguishing feature is “the Great Red Spot,” an intense windstorm larger in size than Earth.
Jupiter is more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined.
Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet and can complete one revolution in less than ten hours.
Jupiter is the planet with the shortest day, slightly under 10 hours.
Jupiter is 370 million miles from the Earth.


China produces about 70 percent of the world's silk supply.
The ancient Chinese believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache.
Rice flour was used to strengthen some of the bricks that make up the Great Wall of China.
The earliest recorded human settlements in China were discovered in the Huang He basin and date from 5000 B.C.
Pekingese dogs were sacred to the emperors of China for more than 2,000 years.
Twenty percent of China's plants are used in medicine.

“That's the thing with magic. You've got to know it's still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible
for you.” ~~ Charles de Lint, (1951-), Canadian fantasy author and Celtic folk musician

Walt Disney got his idea for Mickey Mouse while watching mice play one night in a garage.
Disneyland and Walt Disney World amusement parks are in counties with the same name. Disneyland is in Orange County, California; Disney World is in Orange County, Florida.
H.R. Haldeman and Ron Ziegler, who helped plan the Watergate burglary for President Nixon, both worked at Disneyland when they were younger.
"EPCOT" stands for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow”.
The story of Mulan had been told in China for almost 1,500 years before it was made into a movie.
The Swiss Family Robinson tree house in Disneyland has 300,000 fake leaves on it.

The state of Michigan claims more varieties of trees than all of Europe.
The state of Tennessee was known as Franklin before 1796.
Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine are the four states in the U.S. that do not allow billboards.
Maine produces almost all of the country's wild blueberries.
Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
The state that grows the most cranberries is Wisconsin.

School dismissed!


  1. The state of Maine sounds awfully appealing. I must visit there someday.


  2. I always learn when I visit you. Always.

  3. Betty, let's see, blueberries and no billboards .... you are easy to please!!

    MQ, good! I'm setting an example for you in your future career!! :D


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