Saturday, July 4, 2020

Today is Independence Day

July 4 is a very important day in the History of the United States of America.

Also known as Independence Day, it is observed with fireworks, cookouts, concerts, parades, and many many more festivities.

But, why is this day so important?

Years ago we didn’t have to ask that question.

But in recent years many facts about this day have become hazy, foggy, and even non-existent.

Bottom line answer as to why this day is important as described on Wikipedia is:

“During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia."

"After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.”


So, The Declaration of Independence was signed, the Revolutionary war ensued and many lives and fortunes were lost, but ultimately the signers and patriots prevailed and the United States of America was established.

Have you ever read it?

Today, as we celebrate the 4th of July, it would be good if we all took a few minutes and read what it was that they signed.  It explains why the United States of America ‘came to be.'

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Declaration of Independence




 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Major Breakthrough: Graphine Batteries finally hit the market

Awhile back we did a DIT about the properties and potential of Graphine.

At that time there was still no commercial use -- just a lot of potential.

But now, at last, apparently there is fulfillment of the potential of graphine.

How?  you ask.

Well, it seems that a Graphine battery has actually been made and is now available.

Today's DIT explains what has been made and provides interesting insights as to future potential of this new substance.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Major Breakthrough: Graphine Batteries finally hit the market



 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Walrus with most beautiful voice

Yes, believe it or not there seems to be a trained walrus.

I wouldn't have believed it either -- but apparently this walrus responds to commands with specific sounds.

And when that part of this brief video is over

there are a few more unusual things.

So check this out

HERE'S THE LINK TO Walrus with most beautiful voice




 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Classic 1 Liners of Ravi Zacharias


The late Ravi Zacharias was a well known apologist
who travelled worldwide answering questions
and teaching about the Christian Faith.

Today's click through has some profound excerpts from his many talks.

I think you will find these answers especially interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Classic 1 Liners of Rai Zacharias





 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Bear saves bird from drowning

Today's click through is interesting. 

Yes a bear really does save a bird from drowning --

It wasn't the bird pictured here but the bear really did save a bird --

but after that interesting thing,

there are several more things of interest.

So sit down and enjoy this short video with several interesting things.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Bear saves bird from drowning




Monday, June 29, 2020

Our Father

Today's video was found by and sent to us by a friend of DIT

Her comment was -- and it is so true --

"This is guaranteed to bless your day"

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to Our Father






Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday Hymn: In the Garden


Today's Hymn truly is a favorite of many.

Today we will listen to a piano version of it.

The Lyrics are provided.

Sing or hum along.

HERE'S THE LINK TO In The Garden




 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Declaring the Unknown God

Today's click through is about the God that people don't know.

The situation was explained about 2000 years ago when Paul told the people in Athens about this God.

And this situation is also true today in that many many people still have no idea that there is one and only real God.

They in Athens and people today are worshipping many things but they do not know the unknown (to them) God.

Today's click through explains.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Declaring the unknown God





 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Al Mohler: The problem with old earth Theology

As you know there are 2 main views concerning the age of the earth.

The Old Earth view is that the earth is millions or billions of years old

The Young Earth view is that the earth is about 6000 years old.

Today's click through will discuss this connundrum.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Al Mohler: The problem with old earth Theology





 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Baby emotionally moved by Bocelli song to Elmo


While we are on the idea of Classical Music (see yesterday's DIT), I thought you would find this really interesting.

What is it? you ask

Well, as the title of this DIIT states:  the little baby in today's video is really listening to the music.

Wow.

I wonder if we have another musician / composer / director or ? in the making here.

See what you think.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Baby emotionally moved by Bocelli song to Elmo



 

Monday, June 22, 2020

If I could only listen to 3 classical pieces for the rest of my life ...

Saw this on YouTube recently and thought it was interesting.

Yes, 3 classical pieces are featured in this short video but not the entire rendition of each --

There is just a tantalizing segment of each.

No, I am not the "I" mentioned in the title of this DIT but whomever made the video is -- and his /her choices are good. Also the question "what would yours be"? is a good one.

Anyway I think you will find these 3 pieces memorable and ones that you have likely heard before.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to If I could only listen to 3 classical pieces for the rest of my life





 

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Today is Father's Day

Today is Father's Day

And even though Human Fathers are the individuals being honored on this day

Just for a change of pace

Today our click through tells of a different Father.

Different? you ask.  what do you mean?

Well, even animals can be wonderful fathers 

so today we are going to see that The African Bullfrog is a devoted Father.

I think you will find this really interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Bullfrog Dad protects the Brood




 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Summer begins Today

Today, besides being the first day of summer, is also the longest day of the year.

Well, no, the day is not ‘longer’ because of more hours and minutes.  It is still a 24 hour day.

But, this is the day of the year with the longest time of daylight. 

After today, until the winter solstice in December, the time of daylight will get shorter and shorter and shorter and ...

Then at the Winter Solstice, the shortest daylight day of the year, the days begin to get longer again until we reach next year’s “first day of summer”. 

And on and on the cycle goes day after day, year after year.

Hmmm. Sounds like some kind of ‘design’ here. 

Anyway, today, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, the First day of summer, and the day of the year with most daylight, hence the longest day of the year.

Just thought you would want to know. 

So get outside and enjoy the day with the most sunlight until this time next year.





Friday, June 19, 2020

Jeddah Tower -- The highest building with a difficult fate Horizon

Wow

This is interesting.

What? you ask.

Well, as you know, buildings are getting taller and taller and folks are always trying to top the last structure by building someting even higher.

Well, today's Click through tells of one such attempt

and it seems to have some problems.

Check this out. This is interesting and the computer graphics are really cool.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Jeddah Tower -- The highest building with a difficult fate




 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Expert: Event could be a playing field for cyber thieves

Soon big events will begin to take place again.

Whether at Sports Events or Conventions or any of a myriad of huge events --

today's Click Through has an important warning for all who might attend.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Expert: Event could be a playing field for cyber thieves




 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The story of the Bible in 8 Minutes

Today's Click through is to a short but interesting introduction to the Bible.

The presentation has cute cartoon pictures.

I think you will find this bot interesting and informative

and it will give you a big picture of the Bible.

Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The story of the Bible in 8 Minutes




 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

The $289,500 New York Hot Dog Stand License

Wow

Who would have ever thought that a Hot Dog Stand license could cost this much --

And it is not a one time license

It is an Annual fee.

Wow.

For details

HERE'S THE LINK TO The $289,500 New York Hot Dog Stand License




 

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Today is flag day -- Is your Flag flying?

Flag Day in the United States commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

It was also the Birthday of the late father of one of the friends of this ministry.

And that ‘factoid’ always helps me remember Flag Day.

But, aside from that, --

The interesting history of how Flag Day ultimately came to be and came to be observed annually is given in a short article on Wikipedia.

HERE'S THE LINK TO the history of Flag day in the USA



 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Flying over the Nazca Lines and Geoglyphs from Ica Airport in Peru

Well, many of us are still in lockdown mode and can't do much traveling or vacationing

so today's Interesting Thing is an armchair virtual trip to Peru to see the Nazca lines.

What are they?

Well today's video will explain and will show them to you as you fly over them.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Flying over the Nazca Lines and Geoglyphs from Ica Airport in Peru




 

Friday, June 12, 2020

1700 People live in an underground village in the desert

Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia, 846 km north of Adelaide

And about 1500 to 1700 people live in that town -- much of which is actually an underground village.

Amazing.

Today's click through will show you some of how it looks.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Living underground in the Australian Outback




 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Epic Domino Show

It's time to look at another amazing Domino 'fall down' production.

Some people sure have a lot of time on their hands

but fortunately we can see the result of their days and days of work in a few short minutes.

Hmmmm.  I wonder what happens to all the dominos when the epic fall is completed.

Anyway

HERE'S THE LINK TO Epic Domino Show




 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

Could SpaceX's BFR Replace traditional airliners?

Recently, as you know, the SpaceX was used to send astronauts to the International Space Station.

But -- what if???

What if What? you ask.

What if a variation of this new form of rocketry could be used to fly ordinary people from place to place on planet Earth.

What???

Yes, folks are actually considering this!!

Wow!! Check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Could SpaceX's BFR Replace traditional airliners?



 

Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Lord Bless you and Keep you (John Rutter) Virtual Choir

Many of us are still in the shut in / lockdown mode

and have likely been attending Worship services and Bible Studies by virtual methods.

So today our music is also a virtual production.

HERE'S THE LINK to The Lord Bless you and Keep you (John Rutter) Virtual Choir




 

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Friday, June 5, 2020

Woman disguises 911 call by ordering pizza


Today's Click through is really really interesting

and might possibly someday save your life

or the life of a loved one if you share this information or video.

What is it? you ask. 

Well

HERE'S THE LINK TO Woman disguises 911 call by ordering pizza




 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Why photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night are illegal


Have you been to Paris and seen the Eiffel Tower?

And if not, then you surely are familiar with the tower.

But, unless you have seen it in person at night, have you ever seen any night pictures of the Tower?

No?

Why not? you ask.

Today's brief video will explain.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Why photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night are illegal




 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

Astronauts' On-orbit tour of SpaceX Crew Dragon 'Endeavour' includes 'zero-g dinosaur'

Well, unless you are Rip Van Winkle and just awakened you are surely aware of the big events of this weekend.

Saturday, the SpaceX vehicle blasted off from Florida USA--

It was the first time in 9 years that NASA Astronauts went to the International Space Station leaving from Florida.

And perhaps the most amazing part of this event is that the spacecraft and the rocket were not made by the Government but by private enterprise.

Wow!

One of the Astronauts (Bob Behnken) is also an Amateur Radio Operator (a Ham). The other Astronaut (Doug Hurley) is not.

Today's click through shows the two Astronauts in the SpaceX vehicle. 

I'm sure you want to check it out so

HERE'S THE LINK TO Astronauts' On-orbit tour of SpaceX Crew Dragon 'Endeavour' includes 'zero-g dinosaur'




 

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Today is Pentecost Sunday

What is Pentecost Sunday?

It is a special Jewish and now also Christian holiday that occurs 50 days (penta = 50) after Passover.

How and why are these two holidays related?

The Old Testament tells about Passover, observed annually, which commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt after about 400 years of living in Egypt, most of that time in slavery. To read about this, HERE'S THE LINK

In the New Testament we learn that it was also on Passover that The Lord God Jesus Christ was crucified, as fulfilment of the picture of the sacrificial lamb of Passover and the other Jewish days and holidays, to pay the sin death penalty for mankind.

50 Days after the Exodus described in the Old Testament and the Death of Jesus described in the New Testament Pentecost ocurs.

In The Old Testament on Pentecost, The 10 Commandments were given by God on Mount Sinai to Moses and the Israelites / Jews.

But something very special and related to Christians also occurred on the Pentecost that happened 50 days after the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Because of that special happening, this day is no longer celebrated only because of the giving of the 10 Commandments.

It is now also celebrated because that day is now considered to be the day that the birth of the Christian Church occurred.

The amazing event on that particular and special Pentecost is described in Chapter 2 of the New Testament Book of Acts.

To read that passage, HERE' S THE LINK

And last but not least, our Hymn for today is Pentecostal Power.  This Hymn may be new to you but the words are provided.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Pentecostal Power




 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

"Hey Deer"

Today's click through is to the Award Winning CGI 3D Animated Short Film

titled "Hey Deer"

by Ors Barczy.

This is really cute.

Enjoy.

HERE'S THE LINK TO "Hey Deer" the Award Winning CGI 3D Animated Short Film





 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Last Words and Cause of Death of each President


It is always interesting to know the last words of an individual.

Today's click through provides us with the last words and cause of death (where available) of each President of the United States.

I think you will find this interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Last Words and Cause of Death of each President








Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Old Testament told in only 5 Minutes.


Obviously it takes a lot longer than 5 minutes to read the Old Testament

but today's short video gives a good baseline summary

to help you get the big picture of the Old Testament.

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Old Testament told in only 5 Minutes






 

Monday, May 25, 2020

Today is Memorial Day

Is your flag flying?

Why should it be flying? you ask. 

Because it's Memorial Day!



“Old Folks” understand the meaning and the why of Memorial Day but, alas, I fear that most “young folks” today think it is just another 3 day holiday and a time for fun.

But is it? Should we look at it as just another occasion for cookouts, the opening of swimming pools, the beginning of summer vacations, and goofing off?

I remember my Parents and Grandparents putting flowers and flags on graves (of military and family) and referring to this special day as “Decoration Day”, its original name. The name was changed to Memorial Day after World War I, but they still referred to it as Decoration Day.

So, what exactly IS Decoration Day / Memorial day and why do we observe it?

The opening paragraph in Wikipedia says:

“Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

So, Memorial day is a special time to remember the cost of Freedom.

This video will further explain. Be sure your sound is on.

HERE'S THE LINK TO I fought for you






Sunday, May 24, 2020

There is a fountain filled with Blood

Today's Hymn tells about the Blood of Jesus,

which was the price He paid to redeem (save) those who trust in Him as God and Savior.

A blood (i.e. death) sacrifice is required

because without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.

Jesus provided His own death (blood sacrifice) on the cross

as the payment for the sins of anyone who trusts in Him

and

accepts His substitute sacrifice

in place of the death penalty he or she will have to personally pay

if they do not accept His sacrificial gift of salvation.

HERE'S THE LINK TO There is a fountain filled with blood





 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Ethiopia's Chapel in the Sky

As part of the world wide shelter in place, churches have been closed.

If you attend Ethiopia's Chapel in the Sky, you probably wouldn't mind.

Why?

Well check out where this Chapel is located and what it takes to get to it.

This is amazing and really scary.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Ethiopia's Chapel in the Sky Great Big Story




 

Friday, May 22, 2020

This is how Spam is really made

Spam is one of those love/hate foods.

You either love it because of its taste

or you hate it because you think it has too much fat in it or you think it isn't healthy.

But whether you like spam or you don't

you have probably wondered what is in it and how it is made.

Today's click through answers those questions.

So check this out.

HERE'S THE LINK TO This is how Spam is really made Mashed




 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Animals go to the vet: Funniest Reactions

If you have ever had a pet, you will really identify with today's Interesting Thing

because it depicts the reactions of many pets going to the vet.

Apparently animals are as loath to go to the Doctor as are humans.

Pull up a chair and get ready to laugh because today's click through is a hoot.

I'm sorry that there are so many commercials in this video but just endure them because watching these animals' reactions are worth it.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Animals go to the vet: Funniest Reactions




 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

She laughs at first … then the preacher says this



Today's click through is to a very interesting conversation that a preacher had with a young lady.

I think you will find this very interesting.

HERE'S THE LINK TO She laughs at first … then the preacher says this



 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

8 Healthiest Plants to have in your house

Some folks are able to at least get out in their yards or to a park during this lockdown situation.

But if you can't get out and want to see more green things (i.e. plants)

then today's click through has helpful information

HERE'S THE LINK TO 8 Healthiest Plants to have in your house




 

Monday, May 18, 2020

The Great Wall of China

Well, it seems the world is still on lockdown and still can't get out except to go to grocery store or other similar things

so let's take another armchair vacation.

Today let's check out the Great Wall of China.

For those of you who have been there in person, this will bring back many memories.

For those who haven't been, this will be a treat!

And be sure to notice how many steps there are -- it is not all smooth -- there are a zillion steps

so it is a good thing that this is a vicarious trip because after all these weeks of lockdown, we are probably too weak to do all that climbing.

So, with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK TO The Great Wall of China: Jinshanling to Sumatai in4K (Ultra HD) Amazing places on our planet




 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Why doesn't the Leaning Tower of Pisa fall over?




Whether you have seen the Tower of Pisa in person

or have just read about it

you have probably wondered why it doesn't fall over.

After all, it sure is leaning.

Today's click though has the answer.

HERE'S THE LINK TO Why doesn't the Leaning Tower of Pisa fall over?