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Thu Dec 29, 2016, 06:06 AM

Daily Holidays - December 29

Pepper Pot Day Pepper Pot, a thick and spicy soup that is an American staple dish, especially in the southern regions of the United States. What is Pepper Pot? Well, it’s a soup that contains twelve different ingredients. Now that we know the ingredients for the Pepper Pot, let us look into the history of the day named for it, Pepper Pot Day, shall we? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pepper-pot-day/

Tick Tock Day Tick… Tock… Tick… Tock… This is the sound of the year, and indeed your life, slowly slipping away. Every moment not spent living life to the fullest is another moment that is gone forever, impossible to reclaim. Tick Tock Day reminds you that the year is almost at an end, and there are things still left to be doing, and in fact only two days left to do them in. Don’t let the year end with regret! Get out there and beat the Tick Tock! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/tick-tock-day/

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Sherman A1 Dec 2016 OP
femmocrat Dec 2016 #1
Sherman A1 Dec 2016 #2
femmocrat Dec 2016 #3
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malthaussen Dec 2016 #4
Sherman A1 Dec 2016 #5
femmocrat Dec 2016 #7

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 10:48 AM

1. I haven't seen Pepper Pot soup in ages.



Probably not since Warhol made this print!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 10:55 AM

2. Great!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 12:06 PM

3. "Tick Tock" -- 2016 will get an extra "leap" second!

The year 2016 will last a little longer. You’ll need to wait a second!

As massive as our planet is, the Earth still “brakes” for ocean waves. Remarkably, this pale blue dot decelerates thanks to the braking action of ocean tides. In fact, our planet decelerates 2 milliseconds per day per century, according to the Naval Observatory. The final effect is that the planet’s rotation slows compared to atomic clocks.

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But since the world slows by about 2 milliseconds a day, a leap second needs to be added about every 500 days. Civil time must be adjusted so that the world’s atomic clocks do not vary from the Earth’s rotational time by more than 0.9 seconds, according to the observatory.

Said Geoff Chester: “By adding a leap second, we’re essentially stopping our atomic clocks to let the Earth catch up.”


More at link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/12/28/on-dec-31-an-extra-leap-second-will-be-added-to-our-universal-clocks-because-waves/?postshare=5281482953246661&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.2539db5cb43e

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 01:09 PM

6. I will have to plan on how to spend the extra

tick tock.......

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 01:04 PM

4. The story is told of Frederick the Great...

... he had his personal guards all lined up and ordered them to start saying "Tick-tock, tick-tock." But one non-conformist stood there obstinately saying "Tick... tick... tick."
Frederick marched up to the man and slapped him in the face. "You schwein! Ve haff vays of making you tock!"

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 01:08 PM

5. Super!

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 01:47 PM

7. :rofl:

Good one!

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