You have made it to Friday ya’ll, good for you! Here comes the weekend.
Today’s facts are brought to you by the letter, D for darts. I have always enjoyed throwing “real” darts at a board. They feel good in your hand. Make no noise when entering the board. And man there is just something about hitting a bullseye that feels Awesome!!!
Darts were historically used in warfare in ancient history; skirmishers used darts of varying sizes, similar to miniature javelins. It was the practice of this skill that developed into a game of skill.
There is a speculation that the game originated among soldiers throwing short arrows at the bottom of a cask or at the bottom of trunks of trees. As the wood dried, cracks would develop, creating “sections”.
Before the First World War, pubs in the United Kingdom had dartboards made from solid blocks of wood, usually elm. They had to be soaked overnight to heal the holes made by the darts, and it was a messy business for the pub owner.
Quality dartboards were first made of sisal fibers from the century plant or American Aloe plant. The bundles of fibers were compressed into a disk an bound with a metal ring. The darts part the fibers but do not damage them.
Darts are popular in Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the Scandinavian countries and the United States.
A regulation board is 17 3/4″ in diameter and divided into 20 radial sections.
Darts were initially cut down arrows or crossbow bolts!!
The first purpose-made darts were manufactured in one piece from wood; wrapped with a strip of lead for weight and fitted with flights made from split turkey feathers. These darts were mainly imported from France and became known as French darts.
Modern darts have four parts: the points, the barrels, the shafts and the flights.
Barrels come in 3 basic shapes: cylindrical, torpedo, or ton.
For competitive purposes, a dart cannot weigh more than 50g including the shaft and flight and cannot exceed a total length of 300mm.
Height– The dart board is hung so that the center of the bullseye is 5 ft 8 inches (1.73 m) from the floor. This is considered eye-level for a six-foot man.
Distance – The oche (line behind which the thrower must stand) should be 7 ft 9¼ inches (2.37 m) from the face of the board.
Scoring darts depends on what game you are playing, and there are a lot of games!
Regulation play dart board and possible scores:
Remember, you are NOT alone! Until next time — Jenn
You have made it to Friday ya’ll, good for you! Here comes the weekend.
Not everyone loves coffee. I do not know why but I will forgive you. Here are some facts about my favorite liquid in the world.
Coffee, Java, Brew, Liquid Energy, Joe Facts
Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth. The number one commodity…Oil.
You can overdose on coffee. However, you would need to drink over 100 cups to consume the lethal dose of caffeine.
The average worker spends $20 a week on coffee.
Decaf does not mean caffeine-free. An eight ounce brewed cup of decaf coffee actually has two-to-12 milligrams of caffeine. In comparison, a regular cup of coffee has anywhere from 95 to 200 milligrams. (Twelve ounces of coke only has 23-35 milligrams of caffeine.)
A single coffee tree produces just 5 pounds of beans.
Dark roast coffees have less caffeine than lighter roasts. Even though the flavor is often stronger, roasting actually burns off some of the caffeine.
Coffee stays warmer when you add cream. Coffee with added cream cools about 20% slower than plain black coffee.
Beethoven counted the number of coffee beans he used to make his coffee and insisted on 60 beans per cup.
In Turkey, the bridegroom was once required to make a vow during the wedding to always make sure to provide their wives with coffee. If they did not do so it was considered grounds for divorce.
New Yorkers drink almost seven times as much coffee as the rest of the U.S. However, Finland is the most caffeinated country, where the average adult consumes the equivalent of four or five cups of coffee a day.
Coffee is the second most famous beverage in the world after water.
Brazil is the leading coffee producing country in the world contributing almost 40% of the coffee production in the world.
There are two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta. 70% of coffee beans are Arabica. Robusta is slightly more bitter and has twice as much caffeine.
Prior to Coffee, Beer was the beverage for breakfast in the USA.
George Washington invented the machine for the preparation of instant coffee.
The first selling license of Coffee was given in 1670.
Coffee beans are not beans, they are berries. They are coffee cherries or coffee berries.
Have a wonderful weekend! Remember, you are NOT alone. Until next time. –Jenn
Have you ever listened to someone for a while and wondered…”Sweetie, who ties your shoelaces for you?” 🙂 –Unknown
Today’s topic: Cats I am a proud cat Momma of 11, yes, 11 cats. I know that many people are not cat people and I was one of them. Then a little ball of black and white with giant eyes, named Maddie, came into my life. Oh, and I am Leo, so I was born a cat and act the party proudly!!
A group of cats is called a Clowder. A group of kittens is called a Kindle.
Cats have 30 teeth.
Cats have 32 muscles in their ears (humans only have 12).
When a family cat died in ancient Egypt, family members would shave off their eyebrows as they mourned.
A cat lover is called an Ailurophilia (Greek: cat+lover)
230 bones in their bodies, humans have 206.
In 7 years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens. Please SPAY & NEUTER!!!
A female cat is a Queen or Molly.
There are over 60 million feral cats in the U.S.
The technical term for a hairball is a “bezoar.”
A cat cannot climb head first down a tree. That is because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same direction. To get down, they must back down.
The oldest known pet cat was found in a 9,500-year-old grave on the island of Cyprus.
Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by cats annually in the U.S.
A cat’s hearing is better than a dog, in fact, cats can hear two octaves higher than a human.
Most cats give birth to a litter of between 1-9 kittens.
A cat brain is more biologically similar to a human than a dog. There are regions responsible for emotions in both cats and humans.
Cats usually have 12 whiskers on each side of its face.
10 of my 11 kids are ferals from around our neighborhood. We have helped to catch, spay/neuter and release over 30 cats, significantly lowering the reproduction of new kittens and increasing the health of the existing cats.
I never gave cats a chance, and now I am a complete Ailurophiliac. I have come to understand them and my kids act more like dogs than cats. Honest!
PLEASE: Spay/Neuter your cats, update their shots and keep them inside if you can.
It’s clear that we have been waiting for you for the last 5 days. For some reason, we humans have a way of working for the weekend instead of enjoying each and every day. This human is included in that lump but…I’m working on it! Trying to step out of crazy life and stress can be hard but you need to take the time for YOU.
Stress and time management so often suck at a person’s own feelings. We often don’t think about how our environment can make us put ourselves last and doing this can silently suck the life out of you.
It seems to me that we should take some time to put ourselves first and get back on the track of happiness. How in the world can we do that when there is so much more to put first? Well, you just have to make it happen in any small way that you can. When it comes down to it, there is no wrong way to pamper yourself.
5 minutes of yoga
smiling in the mirror and telling yourself you are enough
a good cup of coffee and a book.
walk with nature
You deserve a few minutes for yourself. I do not have children so I won’t claim to know how busy and hard life can get but…I’m here to tell you that you have to do it. The more you let yourself be last the more alone, sad, and isolated you can become with time. The key is to see when it is happening and take some time to feel the feelings, take a slow breath, forgive yourself and move on.
The only person that can make the change is YOU! It may be hard and scary at first but I promise it will get easier with time, practice, patience and love. Until next time-J
Today is the 173rd day of 2018 and the 25th Friday of this year.
2nd day of Summer and ONLY 92 days left until Fall. Woot Woot!
The sunrise is at 5:25 am and sunset is at 8:31 pm.