Fun Fact of the Day: Sweet Tates!

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Fun fact of the day:

Sweet Potatoes are extremely healthy for you. They contain the following daily nutrients (1 C; 200 G):

vitamin A 214% – eye disorders, acne, infections, wounds
vitamin C 52% – eye disorders, cancer, scurvy, cold, infection, stress
manganese 50% – connective tissue, bones, blood clotting, sex hormones
copper 36% – arthritis, wounds, red blood cell increase, reduced cholesterol
pantothenic acid (B5) 35% – asthma, hair loss, allergies, stress, heart problems
vitamin B6 34% – diabetes, piles, convulsions, morning sickness, stress
biotin (B7) 29% – skin disorders, metabolism, hair health
potassium 27% – stroke, blood pressure, heart & kidney disorders, anxiety, stress, muscle strength, metabolism, water balance
fiber 26% – bowel movements, cholesterol, blood sure levels, healthy weight
vitamin B3 19% – weakness, indigestion, skin disorders, migraine
vitamin B1 18% – beriberi, heart diseases, indigestion
vitamin B2 16% – cataracts, skin disorders, anemia, immune
phosphorus 15% – bone strength, urination, metabolism, energy levels, dental health, cognitive function
 
You can easily make sweet potato fries. Here is how:
Preheat oven to 425F or 450F. Clean outside of potato. Cut long ways. Mix with olive oil, black pepper, salt, and paprika. Cook 22 minutes. Take out, flip over. Cook another 22 minutes. Viola!

Fun Fact of the Day: Ohmmmmm

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Fun fact of the day:

Speakers and receivers/amplifiers are complicated. But, not as complicated as you would think. There are three main concepts: pressure (voltage), flow (current) and restriction (impedance, coming from the word impede).

Since voltage or pressure is what moves the current, increasing the voltage pressure should increase the current, assuming the impedance doesn’t change. Decreasing the voltage should decrease the current.

On the other hand, increasing the impedance restricting the flow of current will cause the current to decrease, like turning the water hose nozzle toward OFF. Lowering the impedance is like opening the hose nozzle to allow more flow.

This relationship was analyzed by a fellow by the name of George Simon Ohm a long time ago, and he identified a simple formula that is extremely important in electricity and electronics which bears his name: Ohm’s Law.

Make sure you match up your speakers ohms with the ohms of the receiver/amplifier. If speakers ohms > or < receiver ohms, this will result in weak output and poor tone! :(

Fun Fact of the Day: The North Face History

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Fun fact of the day:

The North Face began as a San Francisco-based climbing equipment retail store, founded in 1966 by Douglas Tompkins and his then-wife, Susie Tompkins.

It was acquired 2 years later by Kenneth “Hap” Klopp.

The north face of a mountain in the northern hemisphere is generally the coldest, iciest and most formidable route to climb.

For a time, the store offered only highly selective merchandise, targeted to climbers and backpackers. By the 1980s, skiwear was added, followed by camping equipment.

How many of you own The North Face gear?

Fun Fact of the Day: Get Your Dog that is Hot!

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Fun fact of the day:

The words “hot dog” might have come about from a story in the 19th Century. Some say the word was coined in 1901 at the New York Polo Grounds on a cold April day.

Vendors were hawking hot dogs from portable hot water tanks shouting “They’re red hot! Get your dachshund sausages while they’re red hot!”

A New York Journal sports cartoonist, Tad Dorgan, observed the scene and hastily drew a cartoon of barking dachshund sausages nestled warmly in rolls. Not sure how to spell “dachshund” he simply wrote “hot dog!” The cartoon is said to have been a sensation, thus coining the term “hot dog.”

However, historians have been unable to find this cartoon, despite Dorgan’s enormous body of work and his popularity.

What is your favorite hot dog? :)