Sunday, 21 April 2013


Big lake....... Pretty amazing..... Did you realize  
how big this lake is?

·    Lake Superior contains ten percent of all the fresh 
water on the planet Earth.

·  It covers 82,000 square kilometers or 31,700 square miles.

·  The average depth is 147 meters or 483 feet.

·  There have been about 350 shipwrecks recorded in Lake Superior

·  Lake Superior is, by surface area, the largest lake in the world.

· A Jesuit priest in 1668 named it Lac Tracy , but that name 

was never officially adopted.

·  It contains as much water as all the other Great Lakes 

combined, plus three extra Lake Erie 's!!

·  There is a small outflow from the lake at St. Mary's River 

(Sault Ste Marie) into Lake Huron , but it takes almost 
two centuries for the water to be completely replaced.

·  There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and 

South America with water one foot deep.

·  Lake Superior was formed during the last glacial retreat, making it one

of the earth's youngest major features at only about 10,000 years old.

·  The deepest point in the lake is 405 meters or 1,333 feet.

·  There are 78 different species of fish that call the big lake home.

·  The maximum wave ever recorded on Lake Superior was 9.45 meters 

or 31 feet high.

·  If you stretched the shoreline of Lake Superior out to a straight 

line, it would be long enough to reach from Duluth to the Bahamas ..

·  Over 300 streams and rivers empty into Lake Superior with the 

largest source being the Nipigon River

·  The average underwater visibility of Lake Superior is about 8 meters

or 27 feet, making it the cleanest and clearest of the Great Lakes . 
Underwater visibility in some spots reaches 30 meters.

·  In the summer, the sun sets more than 35 minutes later on the 

western shore of Lake Superior than at its southeastern edge.

·  Some of the world's oldest rocks, formed about 2.7 billion 

years ago, can be found on the Ontario shore of Lake Superior .

·  It very rarely freezes over completely, and then usually just for a few 

hours.  Complete freezing occurred in 1962, 1979, 2003 and 2009.

Friday, 22 March 2013

National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day - March 24th

In 1927, The Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company introduced Raisinets, chocolate-covered raisin
candies that were, believe it or not, hand-shined.

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March 23 is Chip and Dip Day !

Though dipping food is an ancient practice, the chip-and-dip craze we know today didn't really take off until the 1950s, thanks to intense marketing campaigns by the Thomas J. Lipton Company.....

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Saturday, 16 March 2013

March 17th, the Feast of Joseph of Arimathea.

Joseph of Arimathea was a wealthy disciple of Jesus, who, according to the book of Matthew 27:57-60, asked Pontius Pilate for permission to prepare the Tomb for Jesus. Joseph is mentioned in a few times in parallel passages in Mark, Luke and John, but nothing further is heard about his later activities.

Joseph's legend during the Middle Ages grew... eventually becoming a major saint and cult hero, as well as the supposed ancestor of many British monarchs. He is said to have brought with him to Britain a cup, said to have been used at the Last Supper.... .   and was the object of the quests of the Knights of King Arthur's Round Table. One legend goes on to suggest that Joseph hid the "Grail" in Chalice Well at Glastonbury for safe-keeping.

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Worry Dolls from Guatemala

"WORRY DOLL LEGEND - There is a legend amongst the Highland Indian villages of Guatemala: "If you have a problem, then share it with a worry doll. Before going to bed, tell one worry to each doll, then place them beneath your pillow. Whilst you sleep, the dolls will take your worries away!" Maya Traditions is a fair-trade producer and wholesale business based in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and San Francisco, California. For over ten years they have worked with Maya indigenous weavers in the highlands of Guatemala. Their mission is to support weaving groups and small family businesses through providing consistent income, as well as health and education projects.

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March 16th is National Artichoke Hearts Day ! Did you know ?

March 16th ..... National Artichoke Hearts Day !

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

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