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Day of June 29th 2014

  • There is a travel association called Women Travel Together (WTT). The organization takes small groups of women on guided tours of popular travel destinations.
  • Truvía is a stevia based “natural” sugar substitute developed by Coca-Cola Company & Cargill.
  • Stevia is an herb native to South America. It serves as a substitute sweetener; the extract of this plant is about 300 times sweeter than sugar.
  • When speaking American English, the h in herb is not pronounced, and therefore the word “an” is appropriate before the word “herb“. The British however, do pronounce the h in herb; therefore the word “a” would precede the word “herb“.
  • There are different grades of acrylic paint. Namely: Student GradeArtist Grade. Artist grade has higher pigment levels, wider color choice, more paint coverage & less color shift than the student grade paint.
  • Paint coverage is how well one color/coat of paint covers another.
  • Color shift is the change in color of paint after it dries. All paints become slightly darker when dried.

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LED Day – 89

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Day of June 28th 2014

  • The ACLU is the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • You always have the right to remain silent when confronted by police officers of any sort.
  • There’s a website by the name of: http://www.logoshi.com which builds “professional looking” logos based off a user provided internet sketch.
  • If you add periods or plus signs into your Gmail address, the emails will still reach you. (i.e: johnsmith@gmail.com can be written as john.smith@gmail.com OR john+smith@gmail.com)
  • The Wahhabi movement/interpretation is an orthodox or ultra-conservative branch of Islam. The Wahhabi school of Islam is prominent in Saudi Arabia & Qatar.

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LED Day – 88

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Day of June 27th 2014

  • Modern culture in India has led to a re-imagining of the traditional deities (Gods and Goddesses). The deities are now physically fit and look appropriate in the new graphic novels that they appear in. Many contend that the new images better serve the idea of might, power & beauty recognizable today, while others criticize the productions for equating the deities to comic book superheroes.
  • Most sponges (used for cleaning purposes) are made of cellulose wood fibers or plastic polymers. Natural sponges are not as common, and are usually used as body scrubs.
  • There are squeegee tube clasps for toothpaste, which enable you to get all your toothpaste out of every tube.
  • Ronald Wayne was an original co-founder of Apple, and sold his 10% share of the company for $800 very early on.
  • There are lots of scam sites based overseas promising to deliver products to relatives in other countries.

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LED Day – 87

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Day of June 26th 2014

  • A recent study at Cornell University suggests that restaurant menus without $ (read: dollar signs) causes people to spend a significantly higher amount of money.
  • ISIS is a jihadi organization operating in the Middle East. ISIS has been the subject of much attention because of their recent conquest of Mosul (city in Iraq) & their seemingly endless funding.
  • Mount Beacon (in New York State) is a hiking trail. It is 3 miles up the trail and 1 mile down and provides a spectacular hillside view from the top.
  • Lollapalooza: A particularly impressive person or thing.
  • Lollapalooza is also a 3 day music festival in the city of Chicago. It is always held in early August.

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LED Day – 86

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Day of June 25th 2014

  • Proclivity: A tendency to choose or do something regularly.
  • Gavel: A small mallet or ceremonial hammer used on a flat surface to gather attention.
  • The Mac OS counterpart of the file explorer (windows) is called the Finder.
  • Weasel Words: “Words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that something specific and meaningful has been said, when in fact only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated.”
  • The ASUS Zenbook is the latest ultrabook produced by the company. It is very highly rated and challenges the Macbook Pro.

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LED Day – 85

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Day of June 24th 2014

  • An IRA is an individual retirement account. It is a service offered by many financial institutions. It requires the individual to deposit a certain amount of money per month into the IRA account (until retirement). The accrued total + interest is then withdrawn at retirement age.
  • If one starts depositing into an IRA at age 25, (depositing $100 per month or $1,200 per year) and retires at 65, the available account balance at retirement should be about $185,000. (Assuming a 6% interest rate.)
  • The name of Reddit’s alien mascot is: Snoo.
  • The 2010 model of the Toyota RAV4 has slightly better fuel economy than the 2010 model of the Honda CR-V.
  • George P. Burdell is the name of a false student at Georgia Tech. The student profile was enrolled in 1927, and has since earned every single degree offered by the school.

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LED Day – 84

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Day of June 23rd 2014

  • Torrid: Very hot &/or dry.
  • Conjecture: An opinion formed on the basis of incomplete information.
  • The word Iftar translates to “breakfast”, but refers to the evening meal consumed by Muslims upon the setting of the sun during the holy month of Ramadan.
  • Fibromyalgia: Muscle/soft tissue problems.
  • Blue is considered unappealing while eating. It is usually left out of furniture decor and food in restaurants.

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  • Vocab used in the TV serial Suits.
  • Vocab used in the TV serial Suits.
  • I looked up Iftar while doing some research on the month of Ramadan.
  • Somehow, the disease came up in my WebMD search. I had originally thought that Fibromyalgia was a disease of the bones.

    http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/

  • A friend of mine learned this while watching programming on Food Network.

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LED Day – 83

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Day of June 22nd 2014

  • Camden, New Jersey has 42.5% of its residents living below the poverty line. (As of 2013)
  • A group known as the Naxalites broke off from the Communist Party of India in West Bengal and initiated a violent uprising in 1967.
  • The term Naxalite stems from the village of Naxalbari, West Bengal.
  • New Jersey is the 4th smallest state in the United States.
  • The Pilomotor Reflex means Goosebumps.

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LED Day – 82

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Day of June 21st 2014

  • There is a Wikimedia page which hosts pictures of stop signs (traffic) around the world. The majority of the signs have STOP written in English or at least include it. They all have the same shape.
  • Between the years 2000 & 2010, Detroit’s population fell a full 25%.
  • The Damon Act of 1916 prohibited the sale of alcohol, and was adopted by Michigan prior to nationwide prohibition.
  • The Purple Gang of Detroit was a group of bootleggers and hijackers. They were responsible for much of the popularity of Canadian spirits & other liquors during prohibition.
  • Oligopoly: A market or limited state of market in which there are only a few producers/sellers.

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LED Day – 81

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Day of June 20th 2014

  • There are two countries referred to by the title Congo. The first is the Republic of Congo and the second is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • The region of modern Israel was actually primarily Jewish until the Romans invaded and conquered the region. After this, Christians (in the third century) and Muslims (in the seventh century) migrated into the land and claimed it as home.
  • There is such a thing as: Fan Death. It is a superstition with roots in South Korea; it claims that sleeping in a closed room with a running electric fan will result in death. There is no evidence of this being true.
  • An angstrom is 1/10,000,000,000 of a meter. (One ten-billionth)
  • Services like Uber, Airbnb and Lyft are part of the rapidly growing share economy. These companies are monumental in the sense that they have allowed people to turn to one another, rather than large companies for things like transport and residence. Some would argue that this trend has gotten (Americans) to be much more trusting with each other.

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