As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. We care!If you'd like to be part of the Itzl Alert Network, please leave a comment asking to join, or send us a message asking to join. We'd love to have you. The bigger our network, the less likely someone will be stranded all alone.We have split up the publishing duties, but we welcome everyone in IAN to do daily diaries for the group! Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!Monday: BadKitties
Ok, we have a (mostly) finished diary schedule. If you would like to fill in, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMom a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FSNMom is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
Random fact time!!!!
Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.
In most watch advertisements the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.
Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning containing arsenic
160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road.
Maine is the only state (in USA) whose name is just one syllable.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible.
You’re born with 300 bones, but by the time you become an adult, you only have 206.
In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Austrailia. Within six years the population grew to 2 million.
A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.
Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races.
Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a 50,000 word novel without any word containing “e.”
At the height of its power in 400 BC, the Greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.
It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on July 4th.
It can take as long as 4 hours to hard-boil an ostrich egg.
Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself.
15 million blood cells are destroyed in the human body every second.