Saturday, January 25, 2020

Einstein the African Grey Parrot showed off her vocabulary with 200 sounds and words

Earlier this week we discovered a bird from Australia that laughed.

Today our click through takes us to a parrot in Knoxville TN that talks.

It has a vocabulary of over 200 words--

And at the time this video was made she was 30 years old.

Amazing.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Einstein the African Grey Parrot showed off her vocabulary with 200 sounds and words






Friday, January 24, 2020

Buddy Greene - Classical Harmonica Medley (live)


The Harmonica is a simple instrument, right?

And you can't do much with it, right?

Well, not so fast.

Check out this amazing performance on a simple harmonica.

Be sure to listen to the end.  It just gets better and better.

You will be amazed.  I was.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Buddy Greene - Classical Harmonica Medley (live) 






 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Designed Creation

Today's click through is to an explanation of Psalm 94:8-9

“Understand, ye brutish among the people:
 and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
He that planted the ear, shall He not hear?
He that formed the eye, shall He not see?”


HERE'S THE LINK TO The Designed Creation





 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Egyptian Pyramids



No this is not a video about the real pyramids in Egypt.

Today's Click through is to a Funny animated Short film

It is a hoot.

Enjoy.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Egyptian Pyramids -- Funny animated Short film (full HD)



 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A man saved a she wolf from a trap and a few years later --

Today's click through is reported to be a true story.

It tells how a man saved a she wolf from a trap and a few years later she saved his life

You will be amazed.

HERE'S THE LINK TO A man saved a she wolf from a trap and a few years later she saved his life





Monday, January 20, 2020

Meet the Laughing KookaBurra

The KookaBurra you will meet today is from Australia

And it really laughs.

No kidding.

Check out this short video. 

HERE'S THE LINK TO Meet the Laughing KookaBurra





 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The worlds' first 3D printed community is officially under construction

Yes, you read that correctly.

We have heard about 3D printing and knew it was becoming a big thing

but now it is really BIG.

Check this out.

Who would have thought.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The worlds' first 3D printed community is officially under construction





Friday, January 17, 2020

New Year's 2020 : Dubai puts on stunning fireworks show at world's tallest building

Yes, New Year's eve and day has come and gone.

And likely you celebrated in some way.

Perhaps you watched the Ball drop in New York.

Or you may have seen fireworks displays somewhere.

But probably most of us have not seen the big fireworks display in Dubai.

Today, however, you can -- from the comfort of your own home.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO New Year's 2020 : Dubai puts on stunning fireworks show at world's tallest building





Thursday, January 16, 2020

How Air Traffic Control Works

Today's click through is really interesting.

You probably have flown -- perhaps many times-- as a passenger in an airplane.

And all seems simple --- board the plane, wait awhile, arrive, land, and go on your merry way to wherever.

But today's click through shows what goes on in the background to get you from point A to point B.

Check this out.   It's very interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO How Air Traffic Control Works





 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

9 Discoveries that Confirm the Bible / Proof for God

You have probably heard that the Bible is a book of fairy tales about events that never happened.

You might even believe that it is fairy tales.

Today's click through has some very interesting information which has some answers for these thoughts.

Check this out.  

You will be glad you did.

HERE'S THE LINK TO 9 Discoveries that Confirm the Bible / Proof for God





 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Star Spangled Banner as you've never heard it

Today's click through is amazing !!!

And -- be warned -- you might need a kleenex as you watch it.

The history of the Flag that most of us have received in classrooms is woefully inadequate.

Today's click through will explain.

When the page opens, scroll down a tad to the clickable link.

Do NOT miss this!!!!! It is awesome history.

And now with that by way of explanation

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Star Spangled Banner as you've never heard it






 

Monday, January 13, 2020

How used Hilton Hotel Soaps get recycled

This is interesting.

What?  you ask.

Well, have you wondered what happens to the soaps and other things in the hotel bathrooms when you leave?

I have.

And likely you have also.

Today's click through has the answer.

HERE'S THE LINK TO How used Hilton Hotel Soaps get recycled




 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Let it snow / Winter wonderland (Piano/Cello) the Piano Guys

It is still winter and memories of Christmas are still with us.

Indeed many places still have snow plus beautiful decorations --

so today's click through is appropriate for this winter season.

Enjoy.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Let it snow / Winter wonderland (Piano/Cello) the Piano Guys




 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Billy Graham's last message to America and the world

Billy Graham passed away in 2018.

But he had pre recorded the message, to which we are linking today, in anticipation of his passing.

Why did he do this?

Because he wanted to leave a special message to those of us remaining behind.

What is that message?

to find out

HERE'S THE LINK TO Billy Graham's last message to America and the world





Thursday, January 9, 2020

Throwing water into the air at -52 Below zero in Fairbanks Alaska

Christmas is over but winter remains and it is still very cold in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

In Fairbanks Alaska it is really cold.

The click through today shows what happens when you throw water into the air when the air temperature is 52 below Zero.

Very interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Throwing water into the air at -52 Below zero in Fairbanks Alaska




 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

How It's Made : Nutcrackers

Christmas is over but you probably saw some Nutcrackers as decorations.

A friend of DIT has a huge collection of them.

So, you might wonder

How are Nutcrackers made?

Today's click through will show you.

HERE'S THE LINK TO How It's Made : Nutcrackers




 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Mozart Piano Concerto No 3 in D Major

 Today's click through is a double thrill.

First we get to listen to a wonderful rendition of the Mozart piece.

But, the extra treat is the pianist.

You will be amazed at this kiddo.

Don't miss this.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Mozart Piano Concerto No 3 in D Major






Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sunday Hymn: Guide me Oh Thou Great Jehovah

Today's Hymn is not only a favorite but it is also very appropriate as we begin a New Year.

We need to Let Jehovah God Guide us in all our thoughts, actions, decisions, and more daily in this and every year.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Guide me Oh Thou Great Jehovah.




 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Christian Yoga?

We are still early in the new year and that means that many folks are starting their diets, exercising at the health club, and otherwise keeping their New Year's Resolutions.

Among the 'exercises' that many people, even Christians, have taken up either as a New Year's Resolution or just because they want to is
         
             Yoga.

I have had discussions with several Christians about Yoga and they all try to say that it is 'just another form of exercise.'

But is it?

This article will help answer that question.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Christian Yoga? C'mon




 

Friday, January 3, 2020

Spurgeon's Morning and Evening

As the New Year begins, many are contemplating New Year Resolutions --

One of those Resolutions likely includes something like "to Get closer to God and do daily meditations"

The click through today will help you do that.

What is it? you ask.

Well, there is a classic book of Daily Devotions / Meditations that will be of great assistance in your resolution.

It is titled "Morning and Evening"

and was written by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, pictured here.

He was a British Preacher who lived from 1834 to 1892.

But back to the thought of Daily Devotions and New Year's Resolutions --

As we mentioned --One of his most helpful books was a book of devotions titled Morning and Evening.

You can put it on your smart phone or tablet

Or you can buy it in book form

Or you can go to a free website that provides the daily devotions. That is today's click through.

Either way, this is a wonderful way to add to your daily devotional time.

So with that said,

HERE'S THE LNK TO Spurgeon's Morning and Evening




 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

New Year's Resolutions Begin

It is another New Year.

Which means it is time to once again make and begin New Year’s Resolutions.

And likely one of your resolutions is ‘to read and study the Bible more this year’.

If so, then you will love this DIT (Daily Interesting Thing).

Why?

Because recently we received an email from Bible Study Tools dot Com telling of  great study tools they have available for free.

These include Bible Reading Plans, many on-line versions of the Bible, dictionaries, concordances, and more.

To see the information we received HERE'S THE LINK




 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Wow ! It's 2020 !!!

Well, it is that time of the year again --The time when the old year ends and a new year begins.

And, as this is being uploaded to the web, the famous Times Square New Year’s Eve ball has just dropped. And 2020 has begun !

Some people ignore the event and just sleep through it.

          BUT

Many folks saw the new year “in” while in prayer.

Others celebrate the coming of the new year in crazed and drunken parties.

Still others will be at home alone or with family or friends or at calmer parties but stop to watch via TV the Ball Drop in Times Square.

And, each year that ball gets larger, more ornate, more impressive, and more expensive.

As you probably know, the Ball is now made of (gasp) Waterford Crystal !

And speaking of the The Ball drop in New York City.

Everyone loves it.

But how did this tradition get started?

To find out HERE'S THE LINK TO the History of the Times Square Ball




 

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

It's New Year's eve

At midnight in each time zone as the new year rolls around the world -- things happen !

The Ball drops in Times Square of New York.

The Peach drops in Atlanta, Ga.

Fireworks light up the sky in many cities and communities around the world.

Families and friends light fire crackers and small firework displays in their yards.

Some people observe the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new year in prayer, reading the Bible, attending group worship services, working, or perhaps sleeping.

But, whether you are awake or asleep, reveling, celebrating, or worshipping,

the Old year passes and a New Year begins.

Of course, no one knows what will happen in 2020.  It is yet to unfold.

But here's wishing you a Happy New Year.

No click through today -- just contemplate or whatever




Monday, December 30, 2019

What is a Christian?

There is a lot of confusion these days about ‘What is a Christian’.

Some just use the name, 'Christian’, without understanding what a real Christian is.

Their life styles do not suggest that they are a Christian as often the person lives, acts, thinks, talks, etc. just like a non-Christian.

So what is a Christian really?

Well, a good and succinct answer to that question came in a snail mail letter that I received awhile back from Samaritan's Purse.

Going to their website I was unable to find it posted online so perhaps it is only in printed form.

Not knowing who wrote it, though it might have been Franklin Graham, the President of Samaritan’s Purse, still, it is definitely a must read. 

So, without further ado --

to read this answer for yourself,

HERE'S THE LINK TO What is a Christian 





 

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunday Hymn: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Today's Hymn is another favorite.

This version was performed at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Sing or hum along

HERE'S THE LINK TO Hark the Herald Angels sing





 

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Why Jesus came down from Heaven

The excitement of Christmas is winding down.

And perhaps some of you have already taken down your Christmas trees and decorations.

Some of your gifts have possibly been returned to the stores

and others you are hopefully enjoying.

But as we reflect on this and every Christmas season

we are reminded of WHY we celebrate Christmas and what is the GREATEST of All Christmas Gifts.

What is / was that? you ask

And the answer is - The Greatest Christmas Gift and the One for which the Christmas season celebrates is --

                     JESUS

For an explanation of why Jesus is the Greatest of ALL Christmas gifts and why Jesus came to earth as a tiny baby and what this means for all mankind --

HERE'S THE LINK To Why Jesus came down from heaven




 

Friday, December 27, 2019

The Spirit of Christmas Continues

Christmas Day is over

But the Spirit of Christmas lives on.

A friend sent this link to another 'flash mob' singing Christmas carols.

This time it was in the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach.

So, sit back, relax, and listen to or sing along with the folks in this video.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Christmas Flash Mob





 

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Cactus, Bats, and Christmas Gift Giving

Christmas is over and the Gift giving has been finished.

Hopefully you had a Merry Christmas and received many gifts --

but did you know that people are not the only ones who exchange gifts?

Yes indeed.

Animals and plants also exchange gifts -- very important and necessary gifts.

Wondering what I am talking about?

Thought so

and todays link will explain.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK TO Cactus, Bats, and Christmas Gift Giving




 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The Greatest Christmas Gift

It is Christmas Day.

Yes, It is that very special time of the year again

and it seems that almost everyone has been rushing around

putting up Christmas trees, stringing lights, cooking yummy delicacies,

going to Christmas plays and concerts, attending parties,

buying and wrapping presents,

and just generally enjoying this special time of the year.

But do you know the Greatest Christmas gift of all?

Today's click through will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK To The Greatest Christmas Gift of all is God Gave Himself





 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

A Merry Christmas Card for you

All of you have all been wonderful to visit our DIT (Daily Interesting Things) site this year.

And we do thank you for visiting.

But since we are not sure where you live or what your email addresses are....

We are sending this very special Christmas Greeting in an unusual way.

Alas the proverbial ‘snail’ will not get to deliver the mail but cyberspace will do the task.

And, since we can use cyberspace, we are sending this very special “Christmas Card’.

We did not create the card ourselves but a friend found it and sent it to us via email and we thought it was soooooo wonderful that we want to share it with you.

So without further ado

HERE'S THE LINK TO A Merry Christmas Card for you





 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Hanukkah begins at sundown

What is Hanukkah?

Well, Hanukkah is a Jewish Holiday, also known as the Feast of Lights.

It is not as famous or as well known as the other Jewish Holidays such as Passover -- But it is a very interesting and important Holiday.

Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days and 8 nights and commemorates the the victory over the Maccabees and the ensuing miracles during the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Hanukkah is also spelled Chanukah or Hannukah.

HERE'S THE LINK For more information about Hanukkah from a Jewish Perspective 





 

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Today is the first day of winter --TheWinter Solstice

Yes, Dec 21 is the First Official Day of Winter!

But try to tell that to the folks in the NorthEast USA and elsewhere around the world who are trying to dig out from humongous snowfalls.

‘Winter’ came a few days early for them and others this year.

Of course, some people really like winter. Don’t ask me why. I am sure not one of them. In fact, as I have often said, “If I never see another snowflake as long as I live, it will be fine with me.”

But, I digress. So, to continue. As you know, the occasion of the Winter Solstice is important for several reasons, not the least of which is that the days which have been getting shorter and shorter for the past several months, will now begin to get longer and longer! Yay!

It will be a slow and incremental increase in the length of each day-- culminating eventually with the longest day of the year each year at the Summer Solstice.

But, today, we are thinking of the Winter Solstice. And, we are not the only folks who have found this to be an interesting and important time of the year.

The ‘ancients’ (who supposedly were ‘ignorant’, knuckle dragging entities-- according to those with the evolutionary glasses) knew about the Winter Solstice and even erected structures (monoliths, buildings, carins, etc.) to help them know exactly ‘when’ the Winter Solstice occurred.

One of these structures is known as Maes Howe (also known as Maeshowe). I have visited this site and other similar sites such as the Chambered tomb of Newgrange. These sites are famous for their midwinter (Winter Solstice) alignments.

Many of these sites today have video cameras set up so we can sit at our computers and see what the ‘ancients’ saw millennia ago. One of these cameras is at the Maeshowe site.   I don't think it is working this year but the links on the website will explain about MaesHowe and other similar locaetions so --

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO THE Video Camera in the  MaesHowe website.



 

Friday, December 20, 2019

A Virtual Choir sings A Mighty Fortress is our God


Yes, this is a virtual choir with singers from literally everywhere.

Instead of in a group together on a stage or in a Choir loft

These singers are in many locations and are linked together by electronics.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO A Mighty Fortress is our God (Virtual Choir)





 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Noah's Flood on North America

 Have you wondered what really happened when the flood of Noah was unleashed upon the world?

Today's click through has an amazing computer graphic rendition of the Noah's flood events.

Check this out. It's amazing.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Noah's Flood on North America






Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Forbidden Chapter: Isaiah 53 in the Hebrew Bible

Have you read Isaiah 53

That is a Chapter in the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament.

You may not have read it.

But it has quite a message.

Today's Click through will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Forbidden Chapter: Isaiah 53 in the Hebrew Bible





Tuesday, December 17, 2019

This Math Trick will Guess your age

Well, this didn't work for me --

It got within a couple of years.

Maybe I did something wrong.

But check this out anyway

It might just work for you.

HERE"S THE LINK TO This Math trick will guess your age





 

Monday, December 16, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

See a salamander grow from a single cell --- in this incredible time lapse short film

Today's click through is amazing.

Why?

Because it is a time lapse video of the development of a salamander from its original single cell.

Hmmm.  Interesting that some folks think this all happened by accident.

Sigh.

Looks to me like there is a Designer behind all this interaction, development, and activitiy.

What do you think?

Anyway

HERE'S THE LINK TO see a salamander grow from a single cell in this incredible time lapse short film




 

Friday, December 13, 2019

The History of Tea

Some of our favorite DIT'ers are serious tea drinkers.

Today's click through, therefore, should be very interesting to them.

For the rest of us, it will also be interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The History of Tea






Thursday, December 12, 2019

Flight Attendant tells unsuspecting mom to get off the plane

Today's click through is to a very interesting event that began on an airplane and ended in a hospital.

It started when a Flight Attendant tells unsuspecting mom to get off the plane -- then her world gets turned upside down.

This whole event is amazing and wonderful.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Flight Attendant tells unsuspecting mom to get off the plane 





 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

White House Christmas Decorations

Yesterday we viewed an outdoor display of Christmas lights.

Today let's go inside the White House and see the 2019 Decorations.

Beautiful !!

HERE'S THE LINK TO White House Christmas Decorations






 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

88 Piano Keys control 500,000 Christmas Lights

It's the Christmas season and likely you are observing the many decorations and Christmas lights.

Today's click through is an amazing collection of lights.

You will love this.

When you get to the click through page, scroll down a short way till you find the video link

and then enjoy.

HERE'S THE LINK TO 88 Piano Keys control 500,000 Christmas Lights




 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Violin Accident

Today's click through is very brief but utterly hilarious --

for everyone except the violinist, that is.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Violin Accident









Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Have you seen Jesus?

Today's click through is another Chonda Pierce funny story.

It is not what you think.

Check it out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Have you seen Jesus