The Crackpot Inventor, Bryan Mumford

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The inventor, Bryan Mumford is known for some crazy inventions. That’s not how he started out though.  Originally, in the 1970’s Mumford made instruments, string instruments that is.  He made  Mountain Dulcimers, hammered Dulcimers, Hummels, Guitars, Salterios, Psalteries, Santirs, and and the non-string instruement.  The Amazing Puny Tune Miniature Flute.  The instruments were very popular with musicans such as Donovan, Joni…

Las Vegas: The Advantage Player

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“‘Cause yesterday I walked out of the joint after losing four years of my life and you’re cold-decking “Teen Beat” cover boys. [pause] ‘Cause the house always wins. Play long enough, you never change the stakes. The house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big, then you take the house.”  Danny Ocean  (George Clooney) in…

News You May Have Missed 6/1 -6/5

Photos via Shelby Township Police Department Facebook page

PORCINE HOME INVADER ARRESTED IN SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN In Shelby township in Michigan a woman was out gardening, doing yard work and just enjoying the day when a Pig came running at her. The porcine torpedo was knocked off course by the lure of a ball and therefore, the woman was unharmed. She did, however, call the police and reported the piggy…

Tagalooma Wrecks, Bucket List Item

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On the coast of south-east Queensland, Australia, sits the world’s third largest sand island, Moreton Island.  In case you wonder as, I do, the largest is Frasier Island also on  Queensland’s coast.  The second largest is North Stradbroke and it is located, yes you guessed it, Queensland. A sand island is an island that made entirely (or mostly) of Sand.  I diverge, the sand island…

News You May Have Missed 5/18- 5/22

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LOST WWI PURPLE HEART FOUND Daniel W. Quinlan  was one of 138 World War I veterans to receive the first Purple Heart medals  ever issued. He enlisted when he was just 20 and served in the medical corps (actually the sanitary corp which was the precursor to the medical corps), injured in a poison gas attack and then braved heavy fire…

Baby Animals In The Womb

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Do you remember the image of the elephant fetus in the womb pictured above? I  do.  I love baby animals and I though it was pretty cool. The picture comes from a documentary by National Geographic called ‘Extraordinary Animals in the Womb’ from 2006. I am unable to find the original footage but you can certainly watch other footage of “In the Womb” at http://natgeotv.com/uk/in-the-womb-animals/videos/animals I really remember…

Paper Dolls

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The other day when I was perusing Facebook one of the posts showed a picture of paper dolls and then asked if anyone remembered them.  I certainly did! Maybe not the ones they showed exactly, but I was definitely a Paper Doll gal. One year for Christmas, I got some real Paper Dolls, Holly Hobby I believe. The kind you…