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Helping You To Build Your  Business, To Keep In Touch And Enjoy Life September 2011
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A Bit About Gold
The Lighter Side


Hank's Thought of The Day

HJ Head Outdoors

The reason that dollar bills wear out so quickly is that people are always passing the buck. 

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To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over two million individual flowers



Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by Bayer.



Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.















"Everybody" is talking about the price of gold these days. Here is a little bit of gold history and humor you might enjoy:


A Bit About Gold


Gold will last forever and will not rust. About 80% of gold is used in jewelry -- the rest is used for industrial purposes.




Right now, every third radio or television ad seems to be hawking gold as an investment because its price rose more than 40% last year. No one knows whether it will rise or fall in value as time goes by.



Here's a bit of truth and lore about gold and gold mining you may not have heard


At the height of the 1849 gold rush in California, man devised a thing called Hydraulic Mining to increase the efficiency of getting gold out of the rocks in the mines. The process is still used today, along with some other methods.


The only problem with the hydraulic process (which involved shooting large powerful streams of water at the raw earth and gathering the gold from the sediment) was that it required the use of powerful chemical elements to make the system work. The ancient Romans used mercury to recover gold, and the gold rush miners decided to do the same. Mercury will form an amalgam with gold, separating it from any other rock debris.


Cyanide and mercury turned out to be the best solution, but these two elements are two of the most lethal elements on earth. A wee bit of cyanide (teaspoonful) will kill you instantly. Mercury is a more subtle health hazard. More than 26 million pounds of mercury were used for gold recovery during the gold rush.


Both elements find their way into streams and rivers, and into the ground, eventually winding up in plants, livestock, fish and humans.


The environmentalists have been unsuccessful in banning their use in mining, although a few regulations have been passed in the last 150 years to slow the dumping and abandonment processes.


A Christmas Story About Gold


On Christmas Day, 1849, Mrs. William George Wilson delivered a healthy, 12-pound boy at Canyon Creek, near Georgetown, in the gold rush region of California. To celebrate the joyous event, the Wilsons invited all the miners nearby to their house -- to see not only the boy but what George claimed to be the largest gold nugget in the world, which he found on Christmas Eve. It weighed 22 pounds and was indeed a sight to behold.


Problem was, it was a fake. Wilson had somehow managed to coat a big rock to look like gold, and most of the miners believed him. Maybe they longed to believe him, in hopes they too could find a big one.

. . . . . .Many more legends prevail about the rambunctious gold rush days.


Much of the world's gold is stored somewhere, by governments and by individuals. Its value is strictly arbitrary, and it fluctuates - depending upon the stock market, the fear or contented feeling of the populace, and a bit of smoke and mirrors.

Cat with RoseOn The Lighter Side


California -- where the four seasons are Smog, Mudslide, Brush Fire and Oscar.

Never trust a guy who tells you he's honest.


Live your life in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip......Will Rogers


Riddle Question: What's the greatest worldwide use of cowhide?

Riddle Answer: To hold cows together.


To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.


------> A penny saved is a government oversight.


 Life is short -- break the rules, forgive sooner, love with true love, laugh without control and above all always keep smiling.