Travel If You Have A Taste For The World

world for dinner

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Day 181 / 365

I’d tell you a joke about space, but… its too out of this world!

Interesting Fact: The Earth moves through space at a speed of 66,700 miles/hour. ( )

Hoses Up!

fire rescue boat

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Day 179 / 365

Why do firemen wear red suspenders?

To keep their pants up.

Interesting Fact: The first recorded[citation needed] fire-float was built in 1765 for the Sun Fire Insurance Company in London. This was a manual pump in a small boat, rowed by its crew to the scene of the fire. A similar craft was built in Bristol by James Hillhouse for the Imperial Fire Insurance Office in the 1780s. All fire fighting in Bristol was carried out either by private insurance companies or the Docks Company until the formation of the Bristol Fire Brigade as a branch of the police in 1876. In New York City, a small boat with a hand-pump was used to fight marine fires as early as 1809.[4] By the middle of the nineteenth century, self-propelled steam-fire-floats were beginning to be introduced. The FDNY leased the salvage tug John Fuller as the city’s first powered fireboat in 1866.[4] Prior to the “John Fuller”, as early as the late 1700s, the FDNY used hand-pumpers mounted to barges and large rowboats. The first purpose built steam driven boats were introduced by Boston Fire Department (William F. Flanders) and FDNY (William F. Havenmeyer) in 1873 and 1875 respectively. The first European fireboat to appear in Bristol was the Fire Queen, built by Shand Mason & Co., London, in 1884 for service in the city docks. The 53 ft. (16.61 m.) long craft was equipped with a three-cylinder steam pump supplying two large hose reels; one of these was replaced with a monitor, or water cannon, in 1900. Fire Queen served until 1922. ( )

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head


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Day 178 / 365

What did one raindrop say to the other?

Two’s company, three’s a cloud

Interesting Fact: The highest amount of rainfall ever recorded in 24 hours is 182.5 centimetres (71.9 inches) in Foc-Foc, La Réunion. This occurred during tropical cyclone Denise on January 8, 1966. ( )

It’s The Weekend Wake Up!!!


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Day 177 / 365

What do you call sad coffee?”

Interesting Fact: Shepherds discovered coffee in Ethiopia circa 800 A.D.  Legend has it that 9th century goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who appeared to “dance” after eating coffee berries. A local monk then  made a drink with coffee berries and found that it kept him awake at night, thus the original cup of coffee was born. ( )

I Have A Way To Brighten Up Your Day!


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Day 176 / 365

What did the lampshade say to the other lampshade?
Nothing they sat in silence

Interesting Fact: Lampshades were first used on public lanterns, in Europe’s Italy and Paris, in the late 1700s, to focus light downwards. ( )

Finally Got it!


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Day 175 / 365

A man rides in on Friday, stays two nights three days and then leaves on Friday.

How is that possible?

His horse was named Friday.


Interesting Fact: In 1850 an English physicist named Joseph Wilson Swan created a “light bulb” by enclosing carbonized paper filaments in an evacuated glass bulb. And by 1860 he had a working prototype, but the lack of a good vacuum and an adequate supply of electricity resulted in a bulb whose lifetime was much too short to be considered an effective prodcer of light. However, in the 1870’s better vacuum pumps became available and Swan continued experiments on light bulbs. In 1878, Swan developed a longer lasting light bulb using a treated cotton thread that also removed the problem of early bulb blackening. ( )