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Is that forwarded e-mail claims legit?

How many times have you received an email forwarded to you from someone that starts off with, “I don’t usually forward these things but…” Here’s a site that I always go visit to investigate all those claims that those forwarded emails make. They do their homework to find out where …

Uses for Wood Ash

This Old House Magazine gives 10 uses for wood ash. One in particular interested me. I have a pond in my backyard that tends grow algae during the hot summer months. According to the article, “One tablespoon per 1,000 gallons adds enough potassiumm to strengthen other aquatic plants that compete …

Sport Stacking?

I saw these plastic cups being sold in a Toys-R-Us store billed as some sort of game. Sure enough, it’s all the rage with kids, stacking plastic cups, who’d a thunk it? And of course it originated in California. Here’s a video of a world record stacker. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_stacking