Pretty Song Book William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-15-18

The year 1744 might have been the biggest in music history. We still sing its songs. It was when Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book was published. It included the first publications of Hickory Dickory Dock, Ladybird Ladybird, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, and Sing a Song of Sixpence. It was also the year God Save The Queen was written and Charles Wesley published Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus.  

Pretty Song Book William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-15-18

Largest flying American flag William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-14-18

Gaston County, N.C. host the largest flying American flag. It is 65-feet tall and 114-feet wide and the flagpole is 225-feet tall.

It can be seen for 30 miles.

Largest flying American flag William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-14-18

Largest flying American flag William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-14-18

Kuru William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-13-18

Kuru, a once common disease on New Guinea, caused its last death in either 2005 or 2009. Ending the epidemic simply required the natives to stop eating the brains of their deceased loved ones.

The disease was spread by prions acquired by eating human brains.

Kuru

Kuru William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-13-18

Soh Jaipil William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-12-18

Who is Philip Jaisohn? That is the anglicized name for Soh Jaipil, who is considered the Benjamin Franklin of Korea due to his support for independence and a free press. He lived in Media, Pa. after he had to flee the country.

Soh Jaipil William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-12-18

Soh Jaipil William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-12-18

MD-80 dangerous William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-11-18

Is the MD-80 dangerous? The McDonnell Douglas jetliner has been involved in crashes causing 1,1446 deaths since it first flew in 1979. Pretty scary, until you realize it’s competitors the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320 had crashes involving 4,862 and 1,393 deaths respectively. The 737 first flew in 1966 and the A320 in 1987. Did you know that there is a half-million people in the air at any one time?

MD-80 dangerous William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-11-18

MD-80 dangerous William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-11-18

How hot are LED bulbs William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-9-18

How hot are LED bulbs? You won’t burn your fingers on most of them. The tip of a 13W one is about 110F. Your fingers don’t burn until the temp hits 131F.

For what it’s worth, the tip of a 60W incandescent bulb is 357 F and the tip of an 24W CF bulb is 183 F.

How hot are LED bulbs William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-9-18

How hot are LED bulbs William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-9-18

Mulberry Harbor William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-6-18

The artificial Mulberry Harbor built at Gold Beach after the Invasion of Normandy was used for six months to land 2.5 million men, 500,000 vehicles and 4 million tons of supplies.

Mulberry Harbor William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-6-18

Mulberry Harbor