Wash our Clothes – Did You Know?

Wash our Clothes – Did You Know?

This is the way we wash our clothes so early in the morning! Remember that cute line from the song “This is the Way we Wash Our Clothes?” Well, what would you do if you did not have a working washer or dryer? Look here for some fascinating ideas: Option A: Buy a five-gallon bucket […]

Hungry yet? No more grain reserves – Did you Know?

Hungry yet? No more grain reserves – Did you Know?

Remember when President Franklin D. Roosevelt created a national grain reserve to help American farmers during the Great Depression? Well, guess what? There are no more grain reserves held by the U.S. government to protect you or anyone else. Here are more fascinating facts. Did you know? There is now little to no buffer for […]

Is it sunny outside? Solar minimum – Did You Know?

Is it sunny outside? Solar minimum – Did You Know?

Droughts out west? Flooding in other areas? Well, folks, that’s because it looks like we are in the beginning of a solar minimum (cycle 25) since December of 2019. Like most scientific issues, there is much debate over the solar cycle. Let’s look at some fascinating facts. Did You Know? It is believed the so-called […]

Food Prices – Did You Know?

Food Prices – Did You Know?

Do you like to eat pastries, sandwiches, or sweets? Then you might have noticed that wheat prices have been going up. There are several reasons for this product increase. Did you Know? Prices are a result of milling, marketing, and selling Freight costs refers to trucking costs for moving the product Freight costs from farm […]

Right or wrong – Did you know?

Right or wrong – Did you know?

Have you ever said, “That’s not right! It’s wrong!”? When we analyze history, or anything else for that matter, we need to apply a concept called “cultural relativism”. Here are some fascinating facts about cultural relativism. Did You Know? Cultural relativism means that history or culture should not be judged by the standards of another […]

Bread-Wheat Shortage – Did You Know?

Bread-Wheat Shortage – Did You Know?

Do you enjoy toast in the morning or a favorite sandwich for lunch? Wheat and white bread are made from wheat. Pasta such as spaghetti is made from wheat. Global wheat supplies are shrinking. Crop losses in the world’s biggest wheat exporters (Russia, United States, Canada) and quality concerns have pushed prices to multiyear highs. […]

Afghanistan – Did You Know?

Afghanistan – Did You Know?

Former President George W. Bush began the U.S. military invasion of Afghanistan in the fall of 2001 after the 9/11 terror attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Centers in New York. The U.S. pursued the al-Qaida militants who had planned the attack and received support from the Taliban.  Here are other facts about Afghanistan. […]

National Ice Cream Day – Did You Know?

National Ice Cream Day – Did You Know?

What’s better than ice cream? Absolutely nothing! So why are Americans celebrating National Ice Cream Day on July 18th this year? Well, the story goes… Thanks to President Reagan, we celebrate National Ice Cream Day every third Sunday in July Reagan wanted to commemorate a treat enjoyed by over 90 percent of the U.S. population […]