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Scammers, fraudsters, and swindlers are rampant nowadays. People will do anything just to make some cash, even if it’s tricking other people, and stealing from their fellowmen. In the Philippines, Power Saver scams are popping up here and there.
But it’s relatively easy to find out if you’re being scammed by a psycho-babbler. They will offer their power saver for free or give you a huge discount of 50% off. If you won’t bite the bait, they will offer a higher discount.
Most of the fraudsters give it for free, but there’s a catch. They will tell you that they are giving away power savers in your area, but for 10 households only, or maybe even less. If you’re really interested in decreasing your electric consumption bill, you’ll be enticed to try their energy-saving device.
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Stacy, a cousin of mine suddenly popped a question of his head from no where. She suddenly asked me what is the daily prophet. Because she heard it somewhere on our route to London. Somebody was talking about it while were passing on a street that I forgot the name. She was curious what it is and she’s too lazy to google it, so I googled it for her. Here’s the definition that I found about the daily prophet.
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January 14th, 2009 Historical DiscoveriesTags: creation_of_the_world, encyclopedia, fisherman, fishing, fish_bones, genesis_days, hunter_gatherer, intelligent_design, lifestyle, san_carlos_lake, shell_middens, survival, wikipedia
Me and my dad loves fishing in San Carlos lake. We do this almost every weekend but this is my first time to blog about it. After fishing we always cook what we caught. To those of you who don’t know where San Carlos Lake is, it’s in Cooper Jack Hill. No one knows about it, except me and my Dad. Simply because we named it and it’s not on the Map!
While waiting for a good catch, I came to realize what’s the history of fishing, where did it began? Who’s the first fisherman? If we believe in Creation and Intelligent Design, I bet Adam is the first fisherman during the Genesis days and it began during the creation of the world.
While browsing Wikipedia (Ah! My favorite encyclopedia!) Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back at least to the Paleolithic period which began about 40,000 years ago. (Now that was long long ago huh?) Archaeology features such as shell middens, discarded fish bones and cave paintings show that sea foods were important for survival and consumed in significant quantities.
During this period, most people lived a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and were, of necessity, constantly on the move. However, where there are early examples of permanent settlements (though not necessarily permanently occupied) such as those at Lepenski Vir, they are almost always associated with fishing as a major source of food.
Now have you learned something new today? I bet you did!
January 8th, 2009 Historical DiscoveriesTags: 19th_century, adult_fitness, aventon, caicus, competitive_sports, courier_services, means_of_transportation, one_billion, police_applications, two_wheeler, velocipede, wooden_frame
Yeah, I know. Nobody cares even if I bought a new bike or not. I just love biking that’s why I bought a new bike. After Biking from Grand Aventon to Sirge Luis I came to think about when did Biking started? Who invited the Bicycle? Why the bike exists? Why people loves to Bike? In short, I’m looking for answers about the history of a bicycle.
While googling and searching for facts about bicycles, I found out that bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide. They are the principal means of transportation in many regions, specially here in Turks and Caicus Islands. They also provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for such uses as children’s toys, adult fitness, military and police applications, courier services, and competitive sports. Now that’s an awesome fact about bicycles.
Based on what I’ve read, Karl Dais invented the first bicycle. But, it wasn’t called a bicycle. It was called a velocipede, two-wheeler – without pedals! Now did you wonder how did he drive a velocipede without pedals? That’s what I wondered also. I think he just pushes it then rides to it like a scooter! Haha!
After tirelessly researching about that velocipede, I found out that its rider sat astride a wooden frame supported by two in-line wheels and pushed the vehicle along with his/her feet while steering the front wheel. Now that’s like a scooter isn’t it? Basically it is and scooters are also within the family of bicycles, just like motorcycles.
Oh my, so much for this. I’m talking about bicycles and I know no one gets interested with this sort of topic. I’ll be going now and bike my way back to the market to buy some stuff for Mom.