Sunday, August 31, 2014

Vivaldi - Gloria in D Major

This is our Sunday Anthem.

Yes, those of you who are observant are surely saying:

What?  This was the Sunday Anthem last week!

And you are so correct.

But the 54 second version last week was with a small choir and orchestra.

Today there is a much larger orchestra and a really large choir. 

It is a longer version also, lasting 2 minutes and 52 seconds.

Prepare to be blessed.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Where did languages originate?

You have probably heard this joke before but let me ask you again. 

What do you call a person who speaks 3 Languages?

Answer:  Trilingual.

What do you call a person who speaks 2 Languages?

Yes, you are correct -- Bilingual

So, What do you call a person who speaks 1 Language?

Are you ready for this?

The answer is "American"

Har de har har but also sad.

But, speaking of languages.  Have you ever wondered how languages came about?

The Old Earth Evolutionary Worldview says that they just gradually developed over the eons as animals developed into people and the people began to do things and say things and write things.

But is this really what happened?  

Where and how did Languages really originate?

This very short article will give you the answer.  


Friday, August 29, 2014

Is the Bible Silent on Geological events?

There have been several big earthquakes lately 

in several parts of the world including the one this week in California.

But did earthquakes also happen in the past?

And have any earthquakes been reported in the Bible?

You may have wondered about this.

Or perhaps some of your friends have mentioned it.

Dr. Andrew Snelling, pictured here, a Geologist, was asked this question 

and this is his reply.

I think you will find his answer very informative and instructive.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

How to make a candle out of an orange

Yes, Yes, I know this sounds strange.

And it is.

But it is also clever and interesting.

You might want to try this at your next party.

It will evoke a lot of comments

And will likely also add a lovely orange smell to the gathering.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Oh No !!

Oh No What?

Well, as you can see, I forgot.

Forgot what?

Forgot to post a DIT for today !!!

How did this happen? you ask.

Well, who knows.  Probably my 'remember-er (is there such a word) was broken.


Yesterday was busy with several new things that are not usually on my schedule of 'things to do on Tuesday'.  As a result, the DIT was forgotten as was another event that should have been attended.

So, yesterday, though wonderful in many ways -- also had some big problems.


But, stay tuned.  There is a post-it note (in the blizzard of post it notes) on my desk reminding me to post a DIT for tomorrow (Thursday) so please come back.

So…. until then.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to clean a cast iron skillet

You probably have a cast iron skillet somewhere in your house. 

Hopefully it is in the kitchen and being used a lot --

but perhaps it is in a box in the attic and after seeing many TV programs where folks are touting the virtues of cast iron cookware, you found the skillet

but alas and alack it is rusted !!!

What to do?

Well do not throw it away. There is hope.  You can bring that rusted skilled back to life.

And not only that -- this link also shows how to clean a skillet that is still ok (not rusted) but has gunk from cooking that you want to remove.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Did Dinosaurs turn into Birds?

Did big giant humongous dinosaurs realllllly turn in to birds?

How and why would something as huge as a dinosaur feel the need to shrink down to a hummingbird or even an eagle.

But, that is what we are told by the 'experts' on TV, in textbooks, in magazine and  newspaper articles, in …..   well you get the idea.

That is what we are told.

But are the 'experts' correct?

We found a link that discusses this.  You will find it very interesting.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Vivaldi - Gloria in D Major

This is our Sunday Anthem.

More than a Hymn, it is an anthem.

Many many old timers recall this with great fondness.

Young-ens probably have not heard this -- you are in for a treat.

This is what Worship Music should sound like.

Since It is very very short -- only 54 seconds -- you will probably want to replay it a few times and soak in the beauty.

Sung in latin by the Choir so you may not recognize the words at first , but you will rapidly figure them out.

Now, with that by way of introduction


Saturday, August 23, 2014

How to keep your aluminum foil in the box


What?  You don't care?

Sure you do.

Have you had problems keeping the aluminum foil in the box when you try to pull it out.


Well, this does not have to happen.

There is a somewhat hidden secret about how to keep this from happening.

And since the goal of this website is to show you various interesting things every day.

Hence the name, of course, "Daily Interesting Things"

The 'thing' today really is interesting

And helpful.

So, with that by way of introduction


Friday, August 22, 2014

10 foods that last forever

Now this is a really interesting piece of information.


Well, as noted in the title of this DIT, there are some foods that really do last a long long time and therefore are great for storing.

What are they?

Well, to find out


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hummingbird takes a Bath

That is the title of the brief video --

But it looks to me like the hummingbird is also taking a shower.

Oh, well, that is a moot point.

The thing is

This is too cute for words.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Pit Bull and the Autistic Boy

This is a really interesting video.


Well, you have doubtless heard all the stories about how mean and vicious and scarey Pit Bull Dogs are.  Right.


But, the Pit Bull you will see today does not know that is the way he is supposed to behave.

What do you mean?

Well, this touching brief video will explain.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How to tie a Tie

Long long ago we posted a DIT on tying scarves.

Ladies loved it.

But, guess what 


Today we are posting a brief video on how to tie a man's tie.

Perhaps this is really needed because

have you noticed -- guys seem to have ditched the tie.

Wonder why?

Maybe they forgot how???

Well, let's jog some memories.


Monday, August 18, 2014

The Bailey Chair

Bailey Chair?   What is that?

Well, it is not like the chair pictured here.

Instead, it is a special chair that dogs that have mega esophagus use to eat.

Dogs need a chair to eat????

How can this be?

And what is a mega esophagus?

Well, this brief video will explain --

And you really need to see this to believe it.

Truly Amazing.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Did Jesus claim to be God?

Doubtless you have heard many 'authorities' say that Jesus was a great teacher, a wonderful role model, a helper of persons, etc, etc, etc

but they also very adamantly say that even though he was all these things

that Jesus did NOT claim to be God !

Is this correct?

Did Jesus claim to be God?

Or did he not?

That question must be answered.


Because the eternal destiny and destination of everyone who has ever lived (or ever will live) hinges on the answer.

So, what is it?

Did Jesus claim to be God?


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Texting and driving

A few days ago we posted a video on this subject.

Today we are posting another.

This is a different video on the same topic.

What topic?

Well, texting and driving, of course.

Why two videos so soon?

Well, have you been watching drivers lately? 

Have you noticed how almost everyone seems to be either talking on the phone or texting?

Right.  And we have noticed this also.

So, two videos, though different, are warranted as folks don't seem to be heeding the warning.

Perhaps this video will get someone's attention.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Dog Ballet

"Britain's Got Talent"

You are surely familiar with this program even if you don't live in Britain.

Usually the 'talent' is that of singers, dancers, etc.

But, the talent you will see today is that of 

are you ready for this?

It is a Dancing Rescue dog.

We kid you not.

You will love this brief video.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

I can't believe what happened

You have seen smart dogs do tricks such as roll over, sit, etc.

But birds?

Can birds do cool tricks also?

Well, this one can.

This is a reallllly smart parakeet.

Check out this brief video and prepare to be amazed.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Optical Illusion

Yesterday we saw some really scary Sports (Biking) things.

Today let's relax with an amazing optical illusion.

What is it?

Well, it is better seen that described.

So, without further ado


Tuesday, August 12, 2014


A few days ago we saw a sport that was safe and funny.

Today we are going to the opposite extreme.

Who in the world would Bike in these conditions !!!

It is scary to watch even sitting quietly in front of a computer monitor or your iPhone screen or whatever.

What is it?

Well, it seems that Bicycle Riders in China have some verrrrrry interesting trails.

Call me 'chicken' but I wouldn't even hike this trail on foot -- much less ride a bike on it.