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A Pound of Food

If a person eats one pound of food, does that mean one pound of weight is put on a person? Yes and No. Yes, if a 180-pound person ate one pound of “Death By Cheesecake”, that person would weigh 181 … Continue reading

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Electrical Bone Stimulation

Bone is one of the tissues in the body that has the ability to mend itself when injured in much the same way as skin and other tissue. Fractured bones go through a natural healing process that includes the growth … Continue reading

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Planting the Garden…continued

I enjoyed watching the plants come up. I would look for the tiniest of shoots to poke through the ground, knowing that I had helped plant seeds in that exact spot ten days earlier. I would stand on a row … Continue reading

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Black Boxes on Airplanes

Those data recording Black Boxes are actually painted orange, so that they will show up better in any wreckage. There are usually two of them and they are stored in the tail of the airplane. Stored back there in the … Continue reading

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Planting the Garden

After Dad had the gardens dragged smooth, it was time to plant. All the Scheckel kids helped plant the garden. Each kid planted according to our age and ability. Binder twine was rolled on a stick. Mom showed us how … Continue reading

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How do animals protect themselves from danger?  

 Animals have developed numerous remarkable defenses to keep from being devoured by their enemies. Grazing animals will feed in herds. The deer, buffalo, and zebra fall in this category. They will scatter when attacked, confusing their pursuers. Some change their … Continue reading

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Garden and horseradish

As soon as the frost was out of the ground in the spring, Mom planted her gardens. She had three of them. Two gardens were in the enclosed fence and one was across the road. The smallest garden was south … Continue reading

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How many women have won the Nobel Prize?

The Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology/Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science are awarded annually in Stockholm by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science. The more famous Nobel Peace Prize is awarded annually in Oslo, Norway on December 10, the anniversary … Continue reading

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Building a Hog House on the Scheckel Farm

I learned to drive a nail straight, how to use a level, what mixtures went into concrete, how to place a header, and how hinges worked. We had a small gasoline engine to power the cement mixer. I learned how … Continue reading

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What is the Universal Product Code?

The Universal Product Code (UPC), sometimes referred to as a bar code, is a product description code designed to be read by a computerized scanner at the cash register. The UPC permits fast checkout at the point of sale and … Continue reading

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