Saturday, June 30, 2012


It is summertime and folks are thinking of vacations.

But, many of us can't go far from home for various reasons.

However, we can make a vicarious trip to a zillion places right from our computers.


Well, we can view the pictures taken by 3 guys who travel in 11 countries in 44 days and shoot only one moment of footage in each location.  Wow.

This is surely the shortest multi-country trip one will ever experience.

Short because it is only ONE minute long !!!  

How's that for short.  

But it is interesting and well done.   


Friday, June 29, 2012

Even more Yo Yo info

Even more Yo Yo info.

Hey, that almost rhymes.

Alas, as you can readily tell, a poet I am NOT.

But, it is summer, which is a great time to do outdoor things such as yo-yo-ing. (Is there such a word?)

So, after seeing the last two DIT's, you might want to know more about yo-yos

For, believe it or not, yo-yo-ing is not a new thing.

Folks have been yo-yo ing for a long long time as the picture today illustrates.

Sooooo, to read some very interesting history about the yo-yo, HERE'S THE LINK


Thursday, June 28, 2012

World Yo Yo Champion 2011

Yesterday you were probably wow-ed (is there such a word?) by the yo-yo table cloth trick.

So, since we are thinking about yo-yo's, perhaps you would like to see more thrilling yo-yo action.

The yo-yo pictured today, photographed by Wildjimbo, has obviously seen a lot of action as its scars demonstrate.

And, the title of today's DIT tells it all.

Yes, this is the  3 minutes 4 seconds video of the performance that won this guy the 2011 Yo-Yo championship.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Amazing Yo-Yo Table Cloth Trick

Have you ever tried to yo-yo?

If so you will really appreciate today's DIT.

This is a super short video (36 seconds) but truly amazing.

For most yo-yo folks they will agree that "we are not in Kansas anymore" when they see what this guy can do with a Yo-Yo.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tim Hawkins sings about Chick fil A

 You may have eaten at a Chick Fil A store.

If not you should.

It is a great fast food restaurant.

Tim Hawkins sings about Chick fil A in this brief video.

Re. his reference to it being closed on Sundays.  Well, that is because all the 'stand alone' Chic fil A stores are.  (Those within malls or places that require them to be open, of course, are open).

So why are the stand alone stores closed on Sunday?

Because the Cathay's (owners and originators of the restaurant chain) are Christians and apparently take the Bible seriously when it says in the Ten Commandments:

Deuteronomy 5: 12-14
12Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. 13Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: 14But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. 

It would be great if more folks would obey God's commands.

So, with that by way of background regarding the comment about being closed on Sunday, to hear Tim Hawkins sing about Chic fil A, HERE'S THE LINK


Monday, June 25, 2012

Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope

You may or may not have heard about this recent book.

But it is a blockbuster.

Written by Tom Horn and Chris Putnam, it is almost 500 pages in length.

So why is it a blockbuster and why should anyone care about this book?, you ask.

Well, many readers of DIT are Catholics and have probably heard of the well-known prophecies about the Popes by Malachy Morgair.

Many non-Catholics may not have heard of the prophecy.

So, what is this prophecy? And why is it important?

Well, wayyyyyyy back when (centuries and centuries and centuries ago)… actually about 900 years have passed since a Catholic priest, Malachy Morgair, recorded a prophecy about the future popes.

And according to Malachy's prophecy, there will be a total of 112 popes (so far there have been 111).  

Thus, according to this prophecy, the next pope, following Benedict XVI, will be the FINAL POPE !!!


The author's website has more information. HERE'S THE LINK


Saturday, June 23, 2012

This is the ARRL Field Day weekend

 What is ARRL Field Day?

As stated on the ARRL website:
"Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. 

Thus, "Field Day 2012 will be held June 23-24, 2012.

In Chattanooga theW4AM Ham Club Field Day will run from 2 PM Saturday until 2 PM Sunday. The entire 24 hours will find Hams sitting at their radios and communicating by phone (voice), digital, and CW (Morse Code), plus EME (earth moon earth bounce), satellite communication with the space station, and more. WOW.

In Peachtree City, GA, the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club will do the same but will also have streaming video of their Field Day Activities.  The link to view that is

So what exactly IS Field Day? you ask.

Field Day is when hams participate in a contest to contact as many folks around the country and around the world as possible.  It is also an emergency preparedness exercise and a fun time with other hams in their club. 

They do this by going on the air for 24 round the clock hours using only battery, solar, or generator power instead of the usual plug in the wall commercial power


Basically because it is a good way to test their equipment since this is usually how they have to operate during disasters, floods, hurricanes (such as Katrina), and other events when commercial power is down.

During disasters Hams set up portable antennas, power up their radios, and go on the air to help the police, firemen, rescue squads, search teams, etc. 
ARRL Field Day is held annually in the US and Canada with over 35,000 amateurs involved either individually or in groups.
If you are a Ham you already know about Field Day and are likely participating.
If you are not a Ham (Amateur Radio Operator) you are invited to attend the Field Day nearest you. You will be welcomed with open arms and will be shown what is happening. In so doing, hopefully you will catch the 'bug' and become a Ham.
For those of you who can't attend a Field Day in person but do have a Short Wave radio, you might hear some of the activity as you tune the dial. 
Hint: The Bands on which you are most likely to 'find/hear' the Hams will be 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters as well as the 70 CM band.
But don't just sit by your Shortwave radio, go to one of the thousands of sites that will be up and running in the US and Canada.  You don't have to stay all 24 hours but do drop in and see what is going on.  You will be amazed.
To find a Field Day Site near you, there is a nify 'locator' on the ARRL website.  HERE'S THE LINK

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Typist

Yesterday we had musical stairs.

How about a musical typewriter today?

Musical typewriter?


Today's DIT was sent to us by a friend of DIT as was yesterday's.

Thanks to both contributors.

So without further ado and knowing that you will love this DIT.  HERE'S THE LINK


Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Dreaded Stairs

Hmmmmmm. This is a clever idea.


Well, you know that most of the time when there is an escalator, there are also stairs to the side.

But, how often to you (or anyone) choose the 'dreaded stairs'?

That question that was put to the test in this neato brief video.

This is a hoot.

Check it out.   HERE'S THE LINK


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Today is the Longest day of the Year

This picture of sunrise over Stonehenge was taken by Andrew Dunn and was posted on the Wikipedia Site.

The Longest day of the year is also known as the Summer Solstice and is, technically, the first day of summer, though I suspect you thought summer had already been here for several weeks.

Oh Well.


Summer finally officially begins today! 

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’ in that it does not have 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


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What Pi sounds like

Recently a friend of DIT brought us a big yummy slice of Rhubarb Pie.  Yum yum !!!!

Yum yum ??? Rhubarb?? Yuk!   I can hear many of you thinking.

But, really, Rhubarb pie is great.

But the Pie that we are talking about in today's DIT is neither Rhubarb, nor is it spelled Pie.

Rather, it is that Math term, Pi, as in Pie Are Square (har de har har).

Well, you know the old joke.

Anyway, believe it or not, Pi, the Math term, not the food, actually has a sound.

No Kidding.

Want to hear what Pi sounds like? 

Good, I thought so.

So to hear the 3 minute 23 seconds audio video of Pi,  HERE'S THE LINK


Monday, June 18, 2012

The Harbinger

You have probably heard about this book, The Harbinger, by Jonathan Cahn.

Its full title is "The Harbinger -- the Ancient Mystery that holds the Secret of America's Future."

It has been on numerous Best Selling Lists in recent days and months including the New York Times Best Seller list.

It is in book stores everywhere and you can also get it on Kindle and other electronic devices.

I have even seen it in the book section of "Wally World" (Walmart).

In case you don't know about this book and want to know more, then this book review of The Harbinger will give you more information. HERE'S THE LINK

But whether you read that book review or not, just know that this book is a "must read'.  So get it and read it ASAP.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Today is Father's Day

Another special day has rolled around.

In May, we celebrated Mother's Day and folks wore roses (red or white) to celebrate that day and their mothers.

And, of course, the mothers also got gifts -- lots of gifts such as chocolate, jewelry, etc.

Also, of course, most families took their mothers out to eat for the big day.

But for Father's day -- hmmmm. No roses.   What to do?

So folks buy ties, tools, and other such things for their fathers.

And instead of taking the fathers out to eat, they hand him a platter of raw  hamburgers, hotdogs, and steaks and send him outside in the heat to cook them on the grill.

There might be something wrong with this picture.   : )

Anyway, today IS Father's day. 

And those of you who are out of town and far far away from your father and unable to be present for the goodies he will be grilling -- well, you should at least call him on the good old 'landline' phone.

Or if your father is especially 'hip' (old term, I know) and has a smart phone, you could do a video call to him.

Or you could send him a text message.

Or an email.

Or whatever.

But do get in touch with your dad today and let him know how much you appreciate him.

For those who no longer have dads -- spend sometime today reflecting on your dad and appreciating what he did for you.

Speaking of reflection and appreciation, we have posted this before but it is worth repeating.

What is it? you ask.

Well, it is an article that was in the Register Guard Newspaper of Eugene, Oregon in 2009 -- an article written by a Sports Writer for that paper.  It was a tribute and a Happy Father's Day reflection about his dad.

It was great in 2009 and it is definitely worth repeating today. HERE'S THE LINK


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Serving Tea for 14 People

Several friends of DIT (Daily Interesting Things) are serious tea drinkers.

Everywhere they go, every meal they eat, even while lolling on the couch reading or watching TV, there is a cup of tea nearby.

So, for them, and alllllll you tea drinkers out there, this video is for you.

What is it?

Well, as stated in the heading of this DIT, it is a 1 minute 23 second video of a waiter preparing to serve tea to 14 people. 

You won't believe this. HERE'S THE LINK !!!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Evolution: From monkeys to morons

A brief video clip by David Rives is on the WND website.

Who is David Rives?

Well, among other things, he is a lecturer and has been on many Cable TV programs and other sites including the History Channel, Faith TV, Sky Angel and more.

He has also produced several video lectures relating to Biblical Astronomy and Creation, one video of which is mentioned at the conclusion of the brief video clip to which we are linking today.

So what is it to which we are linking in today's DIT?

It is a short short video titled "Evolution: From monkeys to morons".   HERE'S THE LINK


Thursday, June 14, 2012

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.