Friday Fragments is hosted my Half-Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. Here we go:
OlympicsFor the first time in the history of the Olympics, our USA teams have more female athletes than males!
Soldiers and SuicideAccording to the June 23, 2012 issue of TIME, "More U.S. soldiers have killed themselves than have died in the Afghan war." "Every day, one U.S. soldier commits suicide." This is so sad.
EaglesOver at Jodi's Journey I learned some interesting facts about the eagle. I knew they fly above storms but didn't know that they can live to be 70 BUT to do so, in its 40s, it goes through a painful process of change that lasts 150 days. It loses its beak, talons and feathers and wait for them to grow back and lives another 30 years or so.
Household TipsOver at The Modern Mom I found Some Things You Never Thought Of that are helpful tips. The one I plan to try next I have to put keys or dog tags on a ring is to use a staple remover to hold it open instead of my nails. Another tip I'm going to try is using a microfiber cloth to prevent frost from forming on the windshield (if I can still remember by then). She gave several other great tips too--definitely worth checking them out!
Funny--Shopping MathSee this video for how to shop for free that I found at Marythekaytheblog:
How to walk a possum
We also found out that a possum's tail is muscle and it's fur feels like a dog's. I got to pet a possum named Pearl and an armadillo named Monte at the zoo yesterday when we went to eat breakfast with the animals. The volunteer held the possum's tail when she put her down on the table or the ground to walk around.
Pet Olympics Begin TodayThere are over 130 pets involved in this, including our three (Spunky Doodle, Manny Boy and Abby) to a small extent. Here is the schedule of events you may like to see for the weekend:
FRIDAY, JULY 27
Opening Extravaganza ~ http://www.roosdoins.com/
Parade of Athletes ~ http://posiedorg.blogspot.com/
Welcoming Speech ~ http://frankiefurterprice.blogspot.com
SATURDAY, JULY 28
Swimming ~ http://sargespeaksout.blogspot.com/
Window Nose Art ~ http://jazzis-world.blogspot.com/
SUNDAY, JULY 29
Crazy Sleeping Singles ~ http://oskarsblog.com/ and Synchronized Snoozing
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