Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Watt do you think about this???

Yes, I know watt is not the way to spell what in the context in which it was used.

But, wow!  Watts are disappearing or at least becoming much less important!

How can it be? you ask.

Well, it seems that the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has decided that beginning in mid-2011 the brightness of a lightbulb can no longer be measured in watts.

And since we at ‘Daily Interesting Things’ like to keep you on the cutting edge of alllllll kinds of interesting things, this really ‘lit up’ (pun intended) our interest.

So, to read about the de-emphasis of ‘watt’ and the emphasis on ‘lumens’.  HERE’S THE LINK

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More about caring for the Animals on Noah’s Ark

Yesterday we read one idea of how the animals might have been cared for.

It was a short answer and though brief had some very good insights.

Today let’s look at another answer that is slightly longer but also very interesting.

It will give you even more thoughts to ponder.   HERE’S THE LINK

Monday, June 28, 2010

How could Noah care for the animals?

This question just keeps coming up.

Repeatedly people wonder and ask about this.

And it is an excellent question!

Of course, likely many of the animals spent a lot of time sleeping (estivating or hibernating) and that would certainly explain a lot.

But likely not all of them were so ‘cooperative’ and had to be fed and cared for very frequently or even daily.  So, the question arises, “How could Noah care for the animals?”

Recently while surfing the net, I came across another reasonable suggestion of how Noah and his ‘crew’ could have taken care of the animals.  HERE’S THE LINK.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Why 66 books in the Bible?

It is Sunday and many of you have gathered up your Bible and are attending Church today. 

And even if you are not, you likely have often wondered when you look at your Bible, “Why 66 Books”?

Why not 100?  Or 32? Or whatever number you might consider.

Just how did the number of 66 Books come about?

Who made that decision and when?

Well, for the answer, HERE’S THE LINK

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Now these are really ‘Faux Paws”

Yesterday we had good news for coffee lovers.

Today we have good news for cat lovers.

What this time? you ask.

Well, it seems that a cat named Oscar had a horrible accident and the lower halves of his back legs were severed.  Now, normally this would probably be the “nine lives” in one fell swoop for Oscar and his ‘end’.

But, not so fast. Don’t count this cat out yet.

Oscar has been made mobile again with ‘faux paws’ (pun intended).

To read the story about how Oscar got his legs back and to see a very short (28 second) video after a 15 second irritating commercial.  HERE’S THE LINK

Friday, June 25, 2010


 Coffee. Folks love it or hate it.

Through the years, as you have no doubt noticed, coffee has gone from being a ‘good thing’ to being a ‘bad thing’ and back and forth almost ad infinitum.

Sometimes, when thought to be ‘bad’ it is said to cause cancer and other horrible things.

Other times it is touted as being helpful and beneficial.

And so the debate went on and on.  But, as it went on, I just kept drinking coffee and ignored all the pros and cons.

Well, now, the pros are in vogue again.  Yay. 

I don’t know how this latest affirmation re the wonders of coffee will pan out over the long haul, but it sure sounds exciting to me. 

A niece, who knows I love coffee, emailed this article. It is very encouraging for us coffee drinkers. HERE’S THE LINK.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Southern Lights

All of us have heard of the Northern lights, the Aurora borealis. And many of us have probably seen them. I vividly recall seeing them years and years ago one night while flying back via the Northern route from Europe.  Beautiful!

Indeed, the Northern Lights are truly a sight to behold.

But, did you know that there are also Southern Lights at the South Pole, the Aurora Australis.

And the Southern Lights are also beautiful. 

How do I know that since I have not seen them?

Well, recently astronauts at the International Space Station photographed the Southern Lights. 

Want to see what they saw?  Then, HERE’S THE LINK.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tortoise Helps Tortoise

Hmmm. This might be ‘nature week’. At least it is starting out that way.

Yesterday we discovered that, just as the Bible told us long long ago, the sun, our star, sings. And we heard a snippet of its music.

Today, we are going to look at another amazing thing.  It was not mentioned in the Bible but it is truly amazing.

You are not going to believe this 1 minute 39 second video.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Music of the sun !

Yesterday was the longest day of the year regarding the time of daylight from the sun to us ‘earthlings’.

But did you know that, according to scientists, the Sun not only produces light but it also produces sound!

Apparently astronomers at the University of Sheffield England have recorded the musical sounds produced by the sun.

This is not as far-fetched as it sounds (pun intended) because the Bible speaks of stars that sing.

Our sun is just one of countless stars. 

And according to the Biblical Book of Job, the stars, which would include our star, the Sun, actually sing:

Job 38:4-7 (kjv) 4 Where wast thou (Job) when I (God) laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

So, yes, stars do ‘sing’ according to the Bible and now scientists have recorded the sound of their singing (music).

Interested in hearing 18 seconds of “Sun Singing Sounds” ?

Yes !  Then HERE’S THE LINK.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Today is the first day of sumer!

Ah, summer finally begins ! 

The time for vacations and fun is here at last.

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.

Thought you would want to know.  And if you want to know more, then HERE’S A LINK.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Today is Father’s Day

Another famous holiday, Father’s day, is being observed today.

Let’s see, we celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s day, Children’s day, and on and on and on and on ....

Wonder when we celebrate “Old Maid Aunt Day” ? 

Or "Bachelor Uncle Day" ?

Anyway. Happy Father’s day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Noah's Ark and the Animals

Yesterday we read about the search for Noah’s ark and whether folks should continue to look for it.

This likely caused you to wonder once again about the Ark, what it might have looked like, how the animals were housed, and more.

So, today, to answer some of those questions, especially the question about the animals and how they were cared for while on the ark, I found an article that will answer some of those questions. HERE’S THE LINK

Friday, June 18, 2010

Noah’s Ark -- Will it be found?

Lately there have been several different reports that Noah’s Ark has been found.

And folks get all excited because if / when it is ever found, it will be the ‘find’ that rocks the world in many ways.

But, time and time again, the ‘find’ turns out ‘not to  be’.


So, what to think about this search?

Is Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat or on another mountain in the Ararat chain of mountains?

Will it be ever found?

Recently, I read a very interesting article by Dr. John Morris, Ph.D., who has made several trips to Mt. Ararat in Turkey to look for the ark.

His comments about the search for the ark are very interesting.  HERE’S THE LINK.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sir Ambrose Fleming Father of Modern Electronics

Recently while reading a back issue of Acts & Facts, the monthly ICR publication, I came across this very interesting article about Sir Ambrose Fleming.

You may not have heard of him but he was a Scientist who lived from 1849 to 1945 and was involved in many many inventions that have truly changed the way we live today.

Repeatedly we are told by the folks wearing the ‘evolutionary glasses’ that the only real scientists are those who believe in evolution.

Well, as you know, that is not true. 

This is another very vivid illustration of the fallacy of that concept.

Anyway, rather than going on and on about Sir Ambrose Fleming, let me link you to the article.  It is amazing what he accomplished and what he believed.  HERE’S THE LINK.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Is Jesus God?

Yesterday we thought about several atheists who went through life not believing in God or that Jesus was God.  And, when they died they went to hell, as several even admitted in their dying words.

So the question is very very important --

Is Jesus really God?

From time to time you may have wondered about this personally, just as those atheists did.

And even after you settled it in your heart and you know that Jesus really IS God,

Still, when folks ask you why you believe that Jesus is God, you might not have the scripture verses you know are there that you can share with the questioners.

Well, good news !

In addition to a Bible study we have on our website which has many of these scriptures and will walk you through them,

there is also an excellent article on the web which compiles the information you need.

To do our Bible study on the Topic, The Lord Jesus Christ, Is He really God, HERE’S THE LINK

And to read the compilation of verses in the article on the web, HERE’S THE LINK.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dying Words of famous Atheists

As you know, from time to time we have mentioned a book that gives the last words of dying saints and sinners.  Some of the quotes in this article are likely in that book.

What article?

Well, while surfing the net the other evening, I came across a website with this article with several quotes from famous Atheists who were dying.

For those of you who think there is no afterlife, or that you just go into nothingness or are annihilated or reincarnated or any of another ‘ideas’ about what happens when you die, well, these words of those who were actually facing death as unbelievers in God should give you pause.



Monday, June 14, 2010

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

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cable car ride in San Francisco in 1906

What!  A cable car ride on film in 1906 !  WOW.

Recently a friend send this link. Yes,  this is another of those wonderful email ‘goodies.’

So what exactly is it this time?

Well, this is what excerpts from the email said:

Subject: Cable car ride on Market street in San Francisco...1906

... This film, originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot.

From New York trade papers announcing the film showing to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year & actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered (he even knows who owned them and when the plates were issued!).

It was filmed only four days before the quake and shipped by train to NY for processing.

This film was "lost" for many years. It was the first 35mm film ever. It was taken by camera mounted on the front of a cable car.

...The clock tower at the end of Market Street at the Embarcadero wharf is still there.

Interested in seeing this 7 minute 10 second film on You Tube?  Then, HERE’S THE LINK

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Oldest leather shoe

Surely you have seen this artifact news by now. It is all over the internet.

Apparently archaeologists have found the oldest leather shoe.

It is reportedly about 5500 years old and was found in a cave in Armenia.

The news reports about the find, written, of course, with a ‘secular world view pair of glasses’, would assume that this artifact belonged to one of those apes that was turning into a human or, more likely, an early evolving human that had recently had apes for ancestors.

But, Hmmm, on the other hand, if one puts on “Young Earth and the Bible is true” glasses, then this sounds suspiciously like an artifact from folks who went hither and yon at the time of the Tower of Babel dispersion.

Or possibly it was from some descendant of Noah’s sons who obeyed God and went hither and yon, though the Bible suggests that not many did that and most tended to hang around and multiply and finally start building the Babel tower.

But whether pre-Babel or post-Babel,  those who were going ‘hither and yon’ had to stay in caves and whatever shelter they could find or build since there were no cities, motels, etc.

Why only one shoe?

No one knows why the single shoe was left in the cave but it certainly is an interesting find.

Of  the many articles out there on the web, I thought you would be interested in these two.  So for the first article, HERE’S THE LINK and to learn even more HERE’S A SECOND LINK.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fossilized Edmontosaurus Dinosaur found

Yes, you guessed it, another Dinosaur has been found.

Its name is Dakota and it was found in the Badlands of North Dakota, which I guess is why it was named ‘Dakota’.

It was found encased in rock (hmm, sounds like it died in Noah’s flood) and the paleontologists are now merrily chipping away at the rock to try to see the entire fossil.

Of course it is supposedly 65 million years ago.

Oh well.

The webpage with the article also has an interesting video about another dinosaur, NOT Dakota, but, if you can put up with the advertisement that precedes the video (I hate the way they do this advertising now), you will find it interesting.

And very interesting about the dino (Leonardo) in the video is the fact that it was / is encased in sand!  Imagine that.  Of course they have no idea why it died or is in sand or still has food in its stomach.  But, I suspect you have a good idea.  Think FLOOD.

Anyway, to read about ‘Dakota’ and to see the video of Leonardo, HERE’S THE LINK

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What to do if you are attacked by Africanized Honey Bees

This is a scary thought but we have all heard stories in the past few years of such attacks happening.

And I was stung one time by just one bee (not an Africanized one but just an ordinary bee) and wow, painful. I have not forgotten it.  And that was only one.

As we know the Africanized honey bees are usually in huge swarms!

So, where are they likely to be hiding?

And what should you do if this happens?

Well, while surfing the web last night, not looking for this topic, but happening upon it by accident, I thought WOW, what great advice.  This must be shared with you.

And you will probably want to tell your family and friends and perfect strangers.

So, without further ado, HERE’S THE LINK.

And to see a map that shows where they have been found in America, HERE'S THE LINK

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Passage found, may have been used by Abraham

An article dated Sept 9, 09 tells of a very important archaeological find in Israel.

This time it is a double wall which is part of a passage thought to be about 3700 years old, (based on the clay pottery fragments found in the area.)

Why is this so amazing?

Well, some believe its age would be consistent with the time of Abraham.

Did Abraham see this wall?  Did he walk through the passage? Hmmmm. According to the article, it is possible.

But, whether Abraham actually walked through that passage or not, we don’t know for certain.

But it certainly once again confirms Biblical reports of structures in the City of David (aka Jerusalem) and, therefore, that the City of David really existed and is not ‘made up’ as some would want us to believe.

This is a very interesting article. HERE’S THE LINK

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Bible vs. the Cell Phone

This is another of those interesting emails that goes around the world. So, though we know who sent it, we don't now who wrote it. But thanks to the writer, whoever you are.

And now, without further ado, here it is:

Ever wonder what would happen 
if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to Kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

This is something to make you go....hmm...where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing.

Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being 
disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

Makes you stop and think 'where are my priorities?

And no dropped calls! 

When Jesus died on the cross, He was thinking of you!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Answers Now

Some of you are aware that we have another site that has Bible Studies, interesting FAQs, and more.

And now there is even  more  more!

What now you ask?

Well, we have added a new link on that site.  It is titled “ANSWERS NOW” and will provide (usually) short and pithy (for us, though we are not reallllly pithy, or so folks say) answers to various questions or interesting ‘factoids’ that will (hopefully) be of interest to you.

Some of these will be entries from here.  Others will be entries from ‘there’ (wherever that might be). And some will be short ‘Answers’ to various Biblical and other questions you might have but you didn't have the time to look up or to do a serious Bible study to find the answer.

To see this wonderful new addition, go to our main Page and, on the left hand side of that page, click on the link ANSWERS NOW.   

How do you get to our Main page? you ask. Well, HERE’S THE LINK.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Answers, Answers, and more Answers

Yesterday the blog entry was, as you recall, about the long lives of the Pre-Flood folks.

And, for confirmation and explanation, the source you read was Chapter 16 of a book from AIG, titled “The New Answers Book 2

This obviously infers that there is a “The New Answers Book 1”  Well, duh.

But, joy and happiness, now there is “The New Answers Book 3

So, all that to say, there are a lot of “Answers” to difficult questions or to things about which you have been wondering. From time to time we will be linking to topics in those books. 

But, if you can’t wait and want to know more now, then you might want to consider purchasing one or all of them.  I have.  And to find out where I got mine, HERE’S THE LINK

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Did Methuselah really live 969 years?

This is a question that you have likely pondered. 

969 Years?  How can this be? Surely this is some kind of mistake.  Maybe it is 969 weeks? or months? No, that doesn’t calculate well either.

So, like many, you probably find this long age of 969 years mind boggling.

But, believe it or not that is what the Bible teaches!  Methuselah really lived 969 years.

And, according to the Bible, Methuselah, though the oldest man ever, was accompanied by others who came very close to his age. 

For example: Jared lived to be 962, Noah 950, Adam 930, just to mention a few.

How can this be?

Well, to read a fascinating article about these ‘long livers’ and why we do not live as long now, HERE’S THE LINK

Friday, June 4, 2010

Money Saving Recycling Tips

Yesterday we learned how to make compost by recycling more things than you probably every thought possible.

For more Recycling tips, though not to make compost but to just generally save money and to re-use things that are still useable. HERE’S THE LINK.

But, alas, while you have been doing all this recycling, you likely noticed that some things just do have to ‘go’ but it is not safe to just simply put them in the garbage.

Indeed there are special things that have to be done to get rid of some things.  So, for information about how to get rid of hazardous materials, paint,  flammable materials, etc. HERE’S THE LINK

Thursday, June 3, 2010

How to Compost

Why would you want to know about composting?

Well, recently, as you will recall, we mentioned growing your own veggies and even growing them upside down.

And that is all fine and good. But, to really make a garden grow, it is good to give your plants (veggies, flowers, trees, whatever) extra nutrition.

To get ‘extra nutrition’, you can, of course, go to a store and, gasp, BUY compost.

 Or you can make the compost yourself, save a bundle, and actually have better ‘nutrition’ for your plants.

But, how do you make compost, you ask.

Glad you asked, because recently we found a wonderful article telling how to make compost.  HERE’S THE LINK

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Was it really a rooster / cock that crowed?

We have mentioned previously that there is a wonderful Adult (of all ages, even teens and college students attend from time to time) Sunday School class in a suburb of Atlanta.  We have had the opportunity to visit it several times and agree that it is a friendly, wonderful, and unusual class.

Why unusual?  Well, it is a class that doesn’t just cover the ‘fluff’ or surface aspects  of a lesson but consistently does in-depth expository teaching!

And, this has carried over to the students. 

They, too, want to know more and study on the side. 

From time to time they bring findings to the class that provide additional understanding and depth of insight to Biblical teachings.

And, No, these are not off the wall ‘ooey ooey’ weird insights.  Rather, they are insights that arise when one studies the original text, historical information about the times, etc.

The blog entry for today is one of those insights which was discovered by one of the men in the class.

So, what is this insight, you ask?

Well, it has to do with the ‘rooster / cock’ that crowed when Peter had disowned the Lord three times.  I am sure you recall the event. 

The student discovered some very interesting and amazing historical information on the internet that was new to me and will probably be new to you.  HERE”S THE LINK.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Defender’s Study Bible is Online

You may have heard of the Defender’s Study Bible

It is the King James Version of the Bible.  But, the thing that is so helpful and interesting about it is the ‘zillion’ footnotes by Henry Morris, PhD.

Well, not a zillion but a lot.

And not on every verse, of course, but again, a lot.

The late Dr. Morris, founder of ICR (Institute for Creation Research), was an expert on Creation related topics. So, his footnotes add additional scientific insights while explaining and expanding upon the Biblical information.

Hence the name ‘Defender’s’ Bible since his comments help the reader to understand what the Bible is teaching and then be better equipped to explain (Defend) the Scriptures when talking with others.

I have long admired the footnotes in this Bible.

And now, at last, and a big hooray, the Defender’s Bible with its footnotes is now online and can be accessed for FREE at the ICR website.  Thank you ICR.  HERE’S THE LINK.