Monthly Archives: February 2013

Kindle Reset Instructions

I am going to set this message up to go out periodically for each of my blogs: if you’ve seen it before and know what I’m talking about, or if you’re just plain ‘ole tired of seeing it don’t worry – I’ll be back with a new post soon.

Don’t have a Kindle? Well, you should get one! They range in price from $69 – $499 depending upon the number of bells and whistles you get. You can click here to give the kind of Kindle I primarily use a look.

There seems to be a Kindle problem for a lot of folks who own an e-Ink Kindle – that is, what do you need to do if (a) this or any other blog or newspaper all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see the blog or newspaper post in the to be downloaded list of the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon website and for some unexplained reason it doesn’t show up on your Kindle..

You will need to write this down, or try to memorize it, because if it happens to you I’m willing to bet you won’t remember unless you’ve reset your Kindle a few times!

If you would like to print this out, click here to read my post on the Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips blog to how to capture screen shots on your e-Ink Kindle.

If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle. Here is how you do it:

  1. Click the “Home” button to get back to your home screen.
  2. Click the “Menu” button, and select “Settings.”
  3. You will see several options, but “reboot” is not one of those options. Press the “Menu” button again.
  4. You will have several options, but choose and click the “Restart” button.

Once you do that, it will take about 1-2 minutes to reboot. Make sure your wireless is on, and the Kindle will go look in the Amazon store to see what is pending to be downloaded and viola! You should be back in business. If you ever need to restart your Kindle, I hope this helps!

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your e-Ink Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription!  Click here for the Amazon page for Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips or type in into your computer’s web browser.



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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for three hours.

The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is 9,000 years old.

In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can’t flow.

There are more plastic flamingos in the US than real ones.

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

About 3,000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.

More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.

Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.

During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food.  That’s the weight of about six elephants.

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Bonus Trivia


Why are stop signs red? 
While the color yellow is the most visible color in the color spectrum, the color red is the most exciting. The color red elevates the blood pressure, increases a person’s pulse rate, and heightens the nervous system and tension. This makes the color red the most likely to attract human attention, which is what a
person would want in a stop sign.

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Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.

One in every four Americans has appeared on television.

The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.

It’s against the law to burp or sneeze in a church in Omaha, Nebraska.

Slugs have four noses.

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Trivia of the Day for Monday

In Cleveland, Ohio, there is a law that says women are not allowed to wear patent-leather shoes.

In Florida there is a law saying it is illegal for single, divorced, or widowed women to parachute on Sunday afternoons.

In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania there is a law making it illegal to have sex with a truck driver inside a toll booth.

Another law in Helena, Montana, mandates that a woman can’t dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.

A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.

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Bonus Trivia


Why are portholes (windows) on a ship round?

The constant up and down motion of a ship places a lot of strain and stress on a ship’s outer covering, or skin. If portholes were designed at angles, the stress would tend to concentrate at those points and perhaps crack the skin (probably not a good thing). With portholes being round, this stress is evenly distributed around the holes, making it less likely for these cracks to occur.

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