Trivia of the Day for Monday

Einstein couldn’t speak fluently when he was age nine.

You’re more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.

The average person laughs about 5 times a day.

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 mph.

The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.


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Trivia of the Day for Sunday

Why are so many umbrellas black?

When umbrellas first came into greater use during the 18th century, they were made of oil-soaked cotton cloth that was stretched over a whalebone. The purpose of the oil was to make the cotton cloth water proof, but it also gave the cloth a black-looking color. While this type of umbrella was very waterproof, it wasn’t very durable. Soon, newer and better umbrellas were made, and since the color black was associated with effective waterproofing, most of the newer models were dyed black.

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Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Mars has a volcano, Olympus Mons, which is 310-370 miles in diameter and 16 miles high.

The statue “The Thinker” by Rodin is actually a portrait of the Italian poet Dante.

X-ray technology has shown that there are 3 different versions of the “Mona Lisa” under the visible one.

A pig’s snout is called a gruntle.

The chemical pectin, found in ripe fruit, causes jam to set when cooling.

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Trivia of the Day for Friday

Laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

Brandy is from the Dutch brandewijn, meaning burnt or distilled wine.

The most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust is aluminum.

The largest wave ever recorded was near the Japanese Island of Ishigaki in 1971 at 85 meters high.

Fulgurite is formed when lightning strikes sand.

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Kindle Reset Instructions

I am going to set this message up to go out periodically for each of my blogs, as most of you read them on your Kindles vs. the computer or via email: 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.

There seems to be a Kindle problem for a lot of folks – that is, what do you need to do if (a) this or any other blog, newspaper, or magazine all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see the blog, newspaper, or magazine 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, or (c) you’ve ordered a book, app or anything else for your Kindle and it never seems to download.

You may 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 or type in into your web browser to read my post on the Free Kindle Books and Tips blog to how to capture screen shots on your e-Ink Kindle and Kindle Fire.

If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle.

Here is how you reboot an e-Ink Kindle:

  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.

Here is how you reboot a Kindle Fire:

  1. Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds, then release the power button.
  2. The Fire will turn off.
  3. After the Fire has turned off, press the power button once and release it to restart the Fire.

Once you reboot your Kindle, it could 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!



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Trivia of the Day for Thursday

Ants stretch when they wake up in the morning.

Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.

A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.

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Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

The state of Florida is bigger than England.

A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

The Earth weighs around 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.

A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.

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