Monday, July 12, 2010

Baking Soda

Another use for baking soda. If you ever get a bee sting make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply paste to sting and leave it on for about fifteen minutes and your sting will be pain free.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Would You Ever Do This

This is from Modern Mechanics in the 1930's. This is nuts. Who in there right mind would ever do this to their beloved dog? Soooo glad this never caught on.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hello Springfield

There are thirty-five states with a city of Springfield, yet there are fifty- two Springfield's in all of the US. So apparently some states love the name so much they have several Springfield's.

The most popular name for a city is Riverside which is in forty-six states.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tomatoes And Sewage Treatment Plants

Tomato plants growing in treated sewage
Tomato plants growing in treated sewage

Published Date: 16 September 2009
TOMATO plants have been popping up in the most unexpected places –
but you would not xpect them to thrive at a sewage treatment works.
This picture clearly shows a plucky plant growing among the rags and paper which were removed during the first stage of the process at the waste water treatment works off Coastal Road, Burniston.

Over the course of the summer, dozens of tomato plants have sprung up at a number of sewage pumping works in the area, often sprouting in some of the most unlikely of places – including skips full of paper and rags.

Andrew Jackson, who is responsible for the overall running of the Scarborough hitech works, said: "In the past, I've seen the odd tomato plant growing around the site but, this year, they've been particularly

"This could be as a result of the mild weather we've experienced over the last few months or, perhaps more significantly, it could be the result of changing dietary habits with people abandoning the winter
stodge to eat more healthy foods – including tomatoes.

"Whatever the reason, it's great to have them growing on the site, though people needn't worry about us supplying any bigname supermarkets any time soon, as the plants either die of natural causes or are invariably destroyed when skips full of waste are removed from our sites."

In the past there have been instances of tomatoes cropping up at sewage works but it is thought that the summer's above average temperatures, coupled with regular bouts of rainfall, have played their part in
ensuring a bumper crop at many of Yorkshire Water's works.

Mr Jackson said that the seeds were not digested by the human body and are among the waste removed during the firststage of the treatment process.

Most seeds are removed from the waste water as sludge – essentially manure – before being heated, dried and pressed and turned into compost which is then distributed to farms and local authorities.

He said: "Invariably, the compost contains tomato seeds which grow into plants, prompting regular stories from farmers who report rogue tomatoes growing among their crops."

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  • Last Updated: 16 September 2009 2:12 PM
  • Source: n/a
  • Location: Scarborough

Monday, April 5, 2010

Vintage Manicures Are In

The new look this summer will be vintage manicures. White tips and moons. Or just white moons. This was very popular in the 1920's thru the 1940's