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Did you know that the Mississippi River is the third largest river in the world?

Did you know what are the Top Ten Rivers in the World?
 
Nile River
1. Did you know that the Nile river in Africa is the largest river in the world , it is 4,180 miles long?
Amazon River

2. Did you know that the Amazon River in South America is 3,912 miles long?

Mississippi River

 3. Did you know that theMississippi River in the United States is the 3rd longest river in the world, it is  3,710 miles long?

Chang Jiang River

4. Did you know that the Chang Jiang River (Yangtze) in China is 3,602 miles long?

OB River

Did you know that 3 of the longest rivers in the world are in Russia?

5. Did you know that the Ob River in Russia is 3,459 miles long?



Huang Ho River

6. Did you know that the Huang Ho River (Yellow) in China is 2,900 miles long?

Yenisei River

7. Did you know that the Yenisei River in Russia is  2,800 miles long?

Parana River

8. Did you know that the Parana River in South America is 2,795 miles long?

Irtish River

9. Did you know that the Irtish River in Russia is 2,758 miles long?

Zaire River  

10. Did you know that the Zaire River in the Congo is 2,716 feet long?


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Did you know what freshmen won a Heisman Trophy?

Did you know what freshmen won a Heisman Trophy?


Did
you know that Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy?
Did you know that Manziel became the first freshman to throw for more than 3,000 yards,  and rush for more than 1,000 yards in the same seasons?

Did you know that Manziel 4,600 total yards were more than recent Heisman winners, Cam Newton (2010) and Tim Tebow (2007

 

Did you know that Herschel Walker, Clint Castleberry, Marshall Faulk, Michael Vick, Rex Grossan, Larry Fitzgerald, and Adrian Peterson were all elected for the Heisman Trophy as Freshman? 

 

Marshall Faulk

Michael Vick

 

Did you know that Clint Castleberry, Marshall Faulk, Michael Vick, Rex Grossan, Larry Fitzgerald, and Adrian Peterson received top-three placement as freshmen or sophmores, but never won the Heisman Trophy?

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Did you know that Marshall Faulk’s went to  San Diego State?

Did you know that Marshall Faulk’s received a game ball from the September 14, 1991 game when he ran for a NCAA-record 386 yards and scored 44 points. Faulk did this in his second game as a true freshman for San Diego State?

Did you know that Marshall Faulk’s left  San Diego State University with many of the schools’s offensive records, among them 62 career touchdowns, which is the 8th most in NCAA history?

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Did you know that Michael Vick played college football at Virginia Tech? 

Did you know that Michael Vick left after his sophmore year to enter the NFL and was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL Draft? 

Did you know that Vick was the first African-American quarterback to be selected first overall in an NFL Draft?

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Did you know that Rex Grossman played college football for the University Of Florida?

Did you know that as a college quarterback Rex Grossman led the Florida Gators to the 2000 Southeastern Conference Championship, the 2001 Sugar Bowl, the 2002 Orange Bowl and the 2003 Outback Bowl?

Did you know that Rex Grossman was an All-American ant the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2001? 

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Did you know that Grossman in his three-seasons college career, he threw for 9,164 yards and seventy-seven touchdowns? 

Did you know that Grossman earned a 146.77 passer rating, becoming the third most efficient passer in the Southeastern Conference’s history?

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Did you know that Adrian Peterson played college football at the University of Oklahoma? 

Did you know that Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman? 

Did you know that Peterson also set a freshman record by finishing as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting?

Did you know that Peterson nick name is ‘A.D.’ (fro “All Day”) and “Purple Jesus”?

Did you know that Peterson finished as the school’s third all-time leading rusher?

Did you know that Peterson was selected by the Viking with the seventh overall pick in the first 
round of the 2007 NFL Draft?

*************************************************************************************************************Did you know that Larry Fitzgerald played college football at Pittsburgh? 

Did you know that Larry Fitzgerald in 26 games caught 161 passes for 2,677 yards and set a Pit record with 34 receiving touchdowns?

Did you know that Larry Fitzgerald was the first player in school history with back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons?

Did you know that Larry Fitzgerald had 14 games with at least 100 yards receiving broke Antonio Bryant’s previous all-time Panthers record of 13?

Did you know that Fitzgerald  also holds an NCAA record with at least one touchdown catch in 18 straight games?

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Did you know the tallest actor nominated for an Oscar was James Cromwell who was 6’7-tall?

Did you know the tallest actors who won a Oscar were John Wayne and Tim Robbins, who were between 6’4 and 6’5?

Did you know John Wayne won an Oscar for True Grit?

Did you know that Tim Robbins won an Oscar for Shawshank Redemption?




























Did you know the tallest actor nominated for an Oscar was James Cromwell who was 6’7-tall?








Did you know Cromwell was nominated for Babe?


























Did you know that Geena Davis was the tallest lady to win an Oscar she was  6-feet?




Did you know that Davis won the 1988 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “The Accidental Tourist?



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Did you know what toxic shock syndrome is?

Did you know that Toxic shock syndrome is caused by a toxin produced by certain types of Staphylococcus bacteria?

Did you know that earliest cases of toxic shock syndrome involved women who were using tampons during their periods (menstruation)?

Did you know that Toxic shock syndrome can also occur with skin infections, burns, and after surgery?

Did you know that toxic shock syndrome is a condition that can also affect children, postmenopausal women, and men?

Did you know that toxic shock syndrome risk factors include?

  • Childbirth
  • Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infection, commonly called a Staph infection
  • Foreign bodies or packings (such as those used to stop nosebleeds)
  • Menstruation
  • Surgery
  • Tampon use (particularly if you leave on in for a long time)
  • Use of barrier contraceptives such as a diaphragm or vaginal sponge
  • Wound infection after surgery

Did you know these are Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • General ill-feeling
  • Headaches
  • High fever, sometimes accompanied by chills
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Organ failure (usually kidneys and liver)
  • Redness of eyes, mouth, throat
  • Seizures
  • Widespread red rash that looks like a sunburn — skin peeling occurs 1 or 2 weeks after the rash, particularly on the palms of the hand or bottom of the feet

Did you know that there is no single test that can diagnose toxic shock syndrome?

Did you know that there is several diagnosis criteria to look at such as fever, low blood pressure, a rash that peels after 1-2 weeks, and problems with the function of at least three organs?

  • Antibiotics for any infection (may be given through an IV)
  • Dialysis (if severe kidney problems are present)
  • Fluids through a vein (IV)
  • Methods to control blood pressure
  • Intravenous gamma globulin may help in severe cases

Did you know that Toxic shock syndrome may be deadly in up to 50% of cases?

Did you know that Toxic Shock Syndrome may return in those that survive?

Did you know that Toxic Shock Syndrome may create Severe organ dysfunction such as Kidney failure, Heart failure, and Liver failure?

Did you know that Toxic shock syndrome is a medical emergency and you need to seek immediate medical attention if you develop a rash, fever, and feel ill, particularly during menstruation and tampon use or if you have had recent surgery?

Did you know that Menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be prevented by avoiding the use of highly absorbent tampons?

Did you know that you can reduce your risk of toxic shock syndrome by changing tampons more frequently and using tampons only once in a while (not regularly) during menstruation?

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Sometimes we wonder,

‘What did I do to deserve this?’ or ‘Why did God have to do this to me?’
Here is a wonderful explanation!
A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away. Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, ‘Absolutely Mom, I love your cake.’ ‘Here, have some cooking oil,’ her Mother offers. ‘Yuck’ says her daughter.. ‘How about a couple raw eggs?’ ‘Gross, Mom!’ ‘Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?’ ‘Mom, those are all yucky!’ To which the mother replies: 

‘Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderfulGod is crazy about you.
He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.

Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe,
and He chose your heart. 
If you like this, send this on to the people you really care about. 
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!

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Charles August died he was 90, American businessman, founder of Monro Muffler and Brake.

Charles “Chuck” J. August was an American businessman who founded Monro Muffler and Brake.[1][2]

(c. 1919 – November 3, 2009)

August’s career in automotive maintenance and repair began as a Midas Muffler franchisee in 1957 in Rochester, New York.[1] In 1966, he discontinued his affiliation with Midas.[2] August launched a new company, Monro Muffler, the same year with two business partners, his brother, Burton S. August, and Sheldon Lane.[1] The company was named for Monroe County, New York, except August dropped the “e” in the name.[1] The company later added brake service several years later and was renamed Monro Muffler Brake Inc.[1]

In 1977, Monro Muffler had twenty stores in New York.[2] By the mid-1980s, August’s Monro Mufflers had expanded to 59 stores, which sales of $21 million per year.[1] Most of these stores were located in upstate New York.

August sold his controlling interest in Monro Mufflers in 1984 to an investment group headed by Donald Glickman and Peter J. Solomon.[1] The company later had its initial public offering in 1991.[2] August remained as a member of the Monro Muffler board of directors during the 1990s, when the company rapidly expanded.[2] He resigned and retired from the board in 2002.[2]

August actively supported the Boy Scouts during his life. He was a member of the Otetiana Council Boy Scouts of America for more than 60 years, and served as the council’s president.[2] He was rewarded the Silver Antelope Award and the Silver Beaver citation for his involvement with the Boy Scouts.[2]

He donated more than $1 million dollars to the United Way of Greater Rochester over a period of 10 years.[1] The United Way awarded August with the Tocqueville Award in 1992.[2]

August was named to the Rochester Business Hall of Fame in 2003. He was a member of the Nathaniel Rochester Society at Rochester Institute of Technology.[2] August was also a founder of the Temple Sinai in Brighton and a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Home Foundation.[2]

August originally resided in Brighton, New York, with his family for many years before moving to nearby Pittsford, New York.[1]

August died on November 3, 2009, at the age of 90.[1] He was survived by his wife, Jean August; his brother and co-founder of Monro Mufflers, Burton August; and three grown children – Susan Eastwood, Jan August and Andrew August.[1] His memorial service was held at the Temple Sinai in Brighton, New York.


Did you know that Tsunami waves can attain speeds of up to 1000km/h in the open seas?

Did you know that Japan  8.9  earthquake triggers a massive Tsunami? 


Did you know that Japan take the tsunami threat so seriously  that one university even has a specialist engineering faculty to study the natural effect?

Did you know that there is also a Tsunami Warning Service, established in 1952, and run by the Japan Meteorological Society (JMA)?

Did you know that six regional centres connected up to 300 sensors located across Japan’s islands, including around 80 water-borne sensors, monitor seismic activity round the clock?
Did you know that if an earthquake looks as if it has the potential to trigger a tsunami, the JMA issues an alert within three minutes of it being identified?


Did you know that the alerts are broadcast on all radio and TV channels, and if necessary an evacuation warning is also given?

Did you know that the JMA aims to give people in the path of the wave at least 10 minutes’ warning to evacuate the area?

Did you know that local authorities, central government and disaster relief organisations also get warnings via special channels so they can respond to a disaster swiftly?


Did you know that the JMA’s network is so sophisticated  that it can predict the height, speed, destination and arrival time of any tsunami destined for Japanese shores?




Did you know thatTsunami waves can attain speeds of up to 1000km/h in the open seas?





Tsunami Walls



Did you know that one of the more prominent countries which have implemented tsunami walls is Japan? Japan has extensively built tsunami walls of height 4.5 metres in some high density coastal areas. Other features accompanying the tsunami walls are floodgates and channel to redirect water in the event of a tsunami.







Mangrove Trees

Did you know that Mangrove trees planted along the coasts can significantly help to reduce the destruction caused by tsunami waves as the mangrove trees can act as a barrier and reduce the force of the oncoming waves.
In addition, environmentalists believe that the removal of coastal mangrove trees could have intensified the effect of the tsunami in some locations.

Sirens

Did you know that it is important to install sirens on the beaches in tsunami prone areas in order to warn the local population of an incoming tsunami? Having sirens is effective because it is loud in delivering the warning. 









Warning Signs

Did you know that warning signs are relatively important as they inform people, especially foreigners of the local dangers and appropriate action to take in case of a tsunami?











Did you know that even with all these precautions and warning systems, Japan still remains at risk?



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Did you know the only man in history to be elected 3 times before he won the Heisman?


Did you know that in 2006, and 2007 Darren McFadden came in second to runner up for the Heisman Trophy?


Did you know Mcfadden is the second man in history to come in second twice and never win the Heisman?

 and Charlie Justice was second in 1948 and 1949)?










Did you know that Glenn Davis was the only man in history to be elected 3 times before winning the Heisman Trophy? 







Did you know that Davis was second in 1944 and 1945 ?before winning in 1946?







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Did you know that some Migraine create Stroke-Like Symptoms?

Complex MigraineDid you know that a migraine is a chronic condition with recurrent attacks. Most (but not all) migraine attacks are associated with headaches?

Did you know that Serene Branson had stroke like symptoms on the air?

 Did you know that a migraine headaches usually are described as an intense, throbbing or pounding pain that involves one temple?
Did you know that the pain usually is unilateral (on one side of the head), although about a third of the time the pain is bilateral (on both sides of the head)?
Did you know that a unilateral headaches typically change sides from one attack to the next?
Did you know that a unilateral headaches that always occur on the same side should alert the doctor to consider a secondary headache, for example, one caused by a brain tumor?

   Did you know that 40%-60% of migraine attacks are preceded by premonitory (warning) symptoms lasting hours to days?

Did you know that the symptoms may include:

  • sleepiness,
  • irritability,
  • fatigue,
  • depression or euphoria,
  • yawning, and
  • cravings for sweet or salty foods.
  
Did you know that a Complex Migraine Has Stroke-Like Symptoms? 
Did you know that a complex, or sometimes severe, the migraine happens when blood vessels contract in the brain? This results in blood loss which can create stroke-like symptoms including language difficulties, fatigue, and even loss of vision.
Did you know what a (TIA) is a transient ischemic attack, it is often labeled as a “mini-stroke,” it is more accurately characterized as a “warning stroke,” a warning you should take very seriously?

Did you know that Hip-hop legend Nate Dogg On December 19, 2007, suffered a stroke?

Did you know what causes a stroke?

Did you know the warning signs of a TIA are exactly the same as for a stroke?

numbness Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
confusion Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
trouble-seeing Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
dizziness Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
headache Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
Did you know that a TIA is caused by a clot; the only difference between a stroke and TIA is that with TIA the blockage is transient (temporary)?

Did you know that TIA symptoms occur rapidly and last a relatively short time.?

Did you know that most TIAs last less than five minutes; the average is about a minute?

Did you know that the difference between when a stroke is over , and when a TIA is over, there’s is no permanent injury to the brain wit a TIA

Did you know that stroke is the third leading cause of death?.


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Did you know what a Stoke is?

Did you know what causes a stroke? A Stroke is a disease that affects the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain?


Did you know that a stroke occurs when a blood vessel that brings oxygen and nutrients to the brain either bursts or is clogged by a blood clot or some other mass?

Did you know when a rupture or blockage occurs, parts of the brain does not get the blood and oxygen it needs and without oxygen, nerve cells in the affected area of the brain can’t work properly, and die within minutes?

Did you know that stroke is the third leading cause of death?.

Did you know that when nerve cells can’t work, the part of the body they control can’t work either?  

Did you know that the devastating effects of a severe stroke are often permanent because dead brain cells aren’t replaced?

Did you know that young people often experience stroke?

Did you know that the most common causes of stroke in young people are
 high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease?

Did you know that a Stroke is a brain seizure that occurs due to a clot or bleeding in the brain, which causes brain cells to die.

Did you know that when a person has a stroke they have to be retrained to walk and talk?

Did you know that some Migraine create Stroke-Like Symptoms?

Did you know that there are two main types of stroke, a hemorrhagic stroke and a ischemic stroke.

Did you know what an ischemic stroke is?
Ischemic stroke is caused by blockage of a blood vessel, this is the most common type.

Did you know that Ischemic stroke  accounts for about 87 percent of all strokes?

Did you know that it occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms and blocks blood flow in an artery bringing blood to part of the brain? Blood clots usually form in arteries damaged by fatty buildups, called atherosclerosis.

Did you know that when the blood clot forms within an artery of the brain, it’s called a thrombotic stroke?

Did you know that a thrombotic stroke often occur at night or first thing in the morning? Another distinguishing feature is that very often they’re preceded by a transient ischemic attack. This is also called a TIA or “warning stroke.” TIAs have the same symptoms of stroke but only last a few minutes; stroke symptoms last much longer?

Did you know a hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding?

Did you know that a hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel bursts, causing a hemorrhage inside the brain?

Did you know that bleeding strokes have a much higher death rate than strokes caused by clots?

Did you know that  if someones experiences a TIA, they should urgent medical care immediately

Did you know almost one in four men and one in five women aged 45 can expect to have a stroke if they live to 85 years?

Did you know that some Migraine create Stroke-Like Symptoms?

Did you know what the signs of a stroke are?

• facial weakness

• arm or leg weakness

• speech problems•

a loss of half the visual field

Did you know that stroke is the third biggest killer and the leading cause of severe disability in the US?

Did you know that more than three times as many women die from stroke than breast cancer.?

Did you know that a diet high in fatty foods causes cholesterol to build up in the blood and arteries to narrow, while too much salt can lead to high blood pressure?

Did you know that being overweight (especially obese) puts extra strain on the heart?

Did you know that a heavy drinking raises blood pressure?

Did you know that  some binge drinking can cause a blood vessel in the brain to burst?

Did you know that smoking causes higher blood pressure and makes the blood thicker because the chemicals in tobacco smoke are absorbed into the body, damaging blood vessel walls?

Did you know you should have your blood pressure checked regularly?

Did you know that a healthy diet is important and you should avoid smoking and heavy drinking, exercise regularly, cut down on salt and fatty foods, and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables?

Did you know that rehabilitation and recovery is most improvements in a person’s ability to function in the first 30 days after a stroke are due to spontaneous recovery. However, rehabilitation is still very important.

Did you know that Hip-hop legend Nate Dogg On December 19, 2007, suffered a stroke?


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