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How adept are you at hitting baseballs?

By James K. White | March 3, 2010

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james k whiteHistorical data indicates that the very first person to be killed in an automobile accident was Bridget Driscoll on Aug. 17, 1896 (London).

The famous “Nazca Lines” of Peru are ancient drawings engraved into the landscape. The huge desert etchings (representing various plants and animals) average more than 600 feet in length. The true magnitudes of the works are visible only from high in the air and some folks attribute the “lines” to extra-terrestrial influences. Others say it was simply early grafitti that got out of hand.

Perhaps the Nazca Lines were the inspiration for an unknown artist in Southern Australia who created the giant Marree Man. The drawing in the dry plains was done in 1998 and measures more than 2.8 miles in length.

Lake Victoria (Africa) is the largest lake in a tropical region. It is the 7th largest lake in the world. China has no large tropical lakes, but the realm rightfully lays claim to being the world’s “least flat” nation. Altitudes therein range from 505 feet below sea level to 29,028 feet above.

If you have decided to raise alpine salamanders, be not in a hurry. The gestation period for these amphibians is approxi-mately 37 months. Many years ago, some amphibians were so large that hardly anyone could comfortably keep them as pets. Paleontologists claim that there once existed frogs (in the Madagascar regions) that were sufficient in size to catch and consume smaller dinosaurs. Holy Toadfrog, Batman!

How adept are you at hitting baseballs? I seriously doubt if I could hit a foul ball off of Randy Johnson in his prime. However, Julio Franco hit a major league homerun while facing R. Johnson and Julio was 48 years old at the time. Amazing.

It often pays to be alert. Someone in the Nagono Prefecture (region north of Tokyo) detected gold in the ashes of burned public sewage. The yield extracted from the discarded fluff was determined to be far richer per ton than ore from most gold mines. Officials anticipate the annual bullion yield to be approximately $170,000 at 2009 prices.

The first Western movie is thought to be “Kit Carson.” The motion picture was made in 1903 and several who viewed the film had personally known the real Kit (Mr. Carson died in 1868).

Well, I suggest that spouses should be consulted prior to any attempts at sewage-gold extraction and – have a great week.

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I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $10.

Have you seen the new cars coming out? It won't be long before $1,000 will only buy a used one.

If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. Twenty cents a pack is ridiculous.

Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter.

If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.

When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon? Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.

I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying damn in Gone with the Wind, it seems every new movie has either hell or damn in it.

I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.

It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.
Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President.

I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.

It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.

I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.

Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.

The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will catch on.

There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend; it costs nearly $2 a night to stay in a hotel.

No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $15 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood.

If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.