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by ajsuff
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Good Morning Minionville 2017
Replies: 139
Views: 22597

Re: Good Morning Minionville 2017

Salvation Army store closing downtown and Adorn also has closed its doors. We learned that Adorn owner is still in business on line and offering her jewelry on line and at regional arts & craft programs and other events. A new family member has forced her to resort to a new way in business. I ho...
by ajsuff
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Could Houseplants Keep Tabs on the Health of Your Home?
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Views: 126

Could Houseplants Keep Tabs on the Health of Your Home?

............................ from the Smithsonian .......................... Researchers at the University of Tennessee look at the possibility of using plants as biosensors to detect dangers like mold or radon A new article in Science from University of Tennessee researchers details the possibiliti...
by ajsuff
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 90
Views: 16867

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....................... from the Smithsonian .............................. On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress approved the final text for the Declaration of Independence. More than a year after the start of the Revolutionary War, the document declared the establishment of a new Un...
by ajsuff
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: 14 Fun Facts About Fireworks
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Views: 162

14 Fun Facts About Fireworks

.................... from the Smithsonian .............................. Like many Independence Days before it, this year’s celebrations will undoubtedly involve some sort of pyrotechnics display. Fireworks have been astounding audiences across the globe for centuries. Number 5 - China may have inve...
by ajsuff
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: The Visionary John Wesley Powell Had a Plan for Developing the West, But Nobody Listened
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Views: 139

The Visionary John Wesley Powell Had a Plan for Developing the West, But Nobody Listened

.................... from the Smithsonian .............................. Powell’s foresight might have prevented the 1930s dust bowl and perhaps, today’s water scarcities On January 17, 1890, John Wesley Powell strode into a Senate committee room in Washington, D.C., to testify. Powell had come to t...
by ajsuff
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?
Replies: 1
Views: 307

What Did the Founding Fathers Eat and Drink as They Started a Revolution?

..................... from the Smithsonian .............................. As we commence celebrating July 4th with the time-honored traditions of beer, block parties and cookouts, it’s fun to imagine a cookout where the Founding Fathers gathered around a grill discussing the details of the Declarati...
by ajsuff
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: How a "Sultry" Statue of Liberty Cost the U.S. Post Office More Than $3.5 Million
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Views: 158

How a "Sultry" Statue of Liberty Cost the U.S. Post Office More Than $3.5 Million

...................... from the Smithsonian .............................. A sculptor was awarded millions in royalties after the USPS accidentally used an image of his Las Vegas replica on a 2010 postage stamp Forever stamps may set you back 50 cents apiece these days, but that’s nothing compared t...
by ajsuff
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Why Are There Laws That Restrict What People Can Wear to the Polls?
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Views: 210

Why Are There Laws That Restrict What People Can Wear to the Polls?

...................... from the Smithsonian .............................. A new Supreme Court ruling changes the course of a century-long debate over speech and conduct when voting https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-are-there-laws-restrict-what-people-can-wear-polls-180969381/?utm_source=sm...
by ajsuff
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade
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Views: 188

Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade

...................... from the Smithsonian .............................. Since 1992, the continent has lost more than 3.3 trillion tons of ice, triggering a quarter-inch rise in global sea levels Antarctica is melting, and it’s happening at a much faster rate than scientists previously anticipated...
by ajsuff
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 90
Views: 16867

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....................... from the Smithsonian .............................. On this day in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson inaugurated "Flag Day." Some three decades later, Congress enacted a statute that officially recognized the nationwide observance that commemorates the adoption of the ...
by ajsuff
Thu May 31, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Arlington Cemetery Considers New Rules for Eligibility
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Arlington Cemetery Considers New Rules for Eligibility

.................................. from the Smithsonian .......................... About 30 burials a day take place at the military cemetery, which is nearing capacity On May 13, 1864, as the American Civil War raged and casualties mounted, 21-year-old William Henry Christman of the 67th Pennsylvan...
by ajsuff
Fri May 25, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: 14 Discounts Seniors Didn’t Know They Could Get
Replies: 0
Views: 235

14 Discounts Seniors Didn’t Know They Could Get

......................... from Weekly Penney ........................

You’ve Earned These Discounts, Take Advantage!

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by ajsuff
Fri May 25, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Which local hot dog is best for grilling? We did a blind taste test
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Which local hot dog is best for grilling? We did a blind taste test

.............................. from the D&C ......................... To replicate a Memorial Day cookout, we had a dad cook red hots over a charcoal fire. The results surprised us. Western New Yorkers have strong opinions about their hot dogs. Case in point: last year, the New York Times did a ...
by ajsuff
Thu May 24, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 90
Views: 16867

Re: Trivia

...................... from the Smithsonian .............................. On this day in 1900, William Harvey Carney became the first African-American soldier to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for Valor. Born into slavery in Norfolk, Virginia, Carney escaped to the North via the Underg...
by ajsuff
Thu May 24, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 90
Views: 16867

Re: Trivia

....................... from the Smithsonian .............................. In 1846, patent No. 6,469 was granted for a device to “Buoy Vessels Over Shoals." Do you know which famous figure came up with the invention? Read about the future president who patented the amazing addition to transpor...
by ajsuff
Thu May 24, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Is This Backwards-Orbiting Asteroid an Interstellar Visitor?
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Is This Backwards-Orbiting Asteroid an Interstellar Visitor?

................................. from the Smithsonian ............................... The space rock could have been captured from another star system during the early days of our solar system Last year, astronomers were surprised to find a long, needle-shaped asteroid buzzing through our solar sys...
by ajsuff
Mon May 21, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: The Army's First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War
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The Army's First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War

............................... from the Smithsonian .............................. Prohibited from treating white GIs, the women felt betrayed by the country they sought to serve On the summer afternoon in 1944 that 23-year-old Elinor Powell walked into the Woolworth’s lunch counter in downtown Pho...
by ajsuff
Tue May 15, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 90
Views: 16867

Re: Trivia

....................... from the Smithsonian .............................. On May 14, 1853, the prolific inventor Gail Borden Jr. applied for a patent for condensed milk. He was on a mission to create a safe milk product after witnessing children die from contaminated milk. Read about one Borden's ...
by ajsuff
Tue May 15, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: 100 Years Ago, the Harlem Hellfighters Bravely Led the U.S. Into WWI
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Views: 252

100 Years Ago, the Harlem Hellfighters Bravely Led the U.S. Into WWI

......................... from the Smithsonian ......................... Their courage made headlines across the country, hailing the African-American regiment as heroes even as they faced discrimination at home https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/one-hundred-years-ago-harlem-hellfighters-bravely...
by ajsuff
Sun May 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Venus and Jupiter May Meddle With Earth’s Orbit and Climate
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Venus and Jupiter May Meddle With Earth’s Orbit and Climate

............................... from the Smithsonian .............................. In 405,000-year cycles, the tug of nearby planets causes hotter summers, colder winters and drier droughts on our home planet Astrologers have maintained for centuries that the position of the planets impact people’s...
by ajsuff
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 90
Views: 16867

Re: Trivia

....................... from the Smithsonian .............................. On this day in 1791, Samuel F.B. Morse was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts. An accomplished portrait painter, he is best remembered by history for creating a revolutionary system of dots and dashes that dramatically sped ...
by ajsuff
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 90
Views: 16867

Re: Trivia

.................... from the Smithsonian .............................. On this day in 1947, President Harry S. Truman oversaw the official opening of the White House bowling alley. The two-lane alley was intended to be a 63rd birthday present for the president, who had been bowling since his teena...
by ajsuff
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Healthy tips for spring!
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Healthy tips for spring!

............................. from Consumer Reports ........................ Recall alert: Eggs More than 200 million eggs were recalled last week due to 23 cases of salmonella. Check to see if the eggs in your refrigerator or local stores could be potentially affected, and find out the facts about ...
by ajsuff
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 90
Views: 16867

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..................... from the Smithsonian .............................. Five Things to See at Alabama’s New Memorial to Lynching Victims The memorial, along with a new museum, exposes America’s fraught legacy of racial violence from slavery to lynchings to mass incarceratio n Read more: https://ww...
by ajsuff
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Home of the Minions
Topic: Trivia
Replies: 90
Views: 16867

Re: Trivia

...................... from the Smithsonian .............................. On this day in 1800, the Library of Congress was established when President John Adams signed into law an act that earmarked $5,000 for books for the use of Congress. The funding was part of a larger bill allowing for the per...

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