A toothpick is a small stick of wood, plastic, bamboo, metal, bone or other substance used to remove detritus from the teeth, usually after a meal. A toothpick usually has one or two sharp ends to insert between teeth. They can also be used for picking up small appetizers or as a cocktail stick. American wooden toothpicks are cut from birch wood. Logs are first spiral cut into thin sheets, which are then cut, chopped, milled and bleached (to lighten) into the individual toothpicks. Maine used to be the leading producer of toothpicks for the United States, however the last toothpick plant in Maine closed in 2003. Sold in packages of several hundred at a time, toothpicks are often decorated with plastic frills or small paper flags.
If you're part of a business that prizes creativity and innovation, inspiring surroundings might not go amiss. Luckily, some companies are moving away from the sterile-looking cubicles, bland layout and generally humdrum designs that can still be seen in many workplaces. The following 15 workspaces take a non-traditional approach to office design, and we love the results, whether they feature orchards or cupcakes. Check out some of these incredible places that people get to work in – although you might get a little green with envy.
Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus Augustus was Roman Emperor from 117 to 138. He re-built the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma. He is also known for building Hadrian's Wall, which marked the northern limit of Roman Britain. In addition to being emperor, Hadrian was a humanist and was philhellene in most of his tastes. He was the third of the Five Good Emperors. One of Hadrian's contributions to popular culture was the beard, which symbolised his philhellenism. Since the time of Scipio Africanus it had been fashionable among the Romans to be clean-shaven. Also all Roman Emperors before Hadrian, except for Nero, were clean shaven. Most of the emperors after Hadrian would be portrayed with beards. Their beards, however, were not worn out of an appreciation for Greek culture but because the beard had, thanks to Hadrian, become fashionable.
Hey there Big Ern, In regards to your Air rifle topic, I bought a Crossman air rifle break barrel that fires .177 at 1200fps with a single pump. It is rated for small game. It came with a scope for a total price of about $120. I took it recently to the rifle range to test it out and get it zeroed and discovered that i was easily punching through 1/4inch plywood at well over 50yds. I have no doubt at short range ,with proper shot placement, i could end a life with this thing. I was surprised by its performance, as I am certain some parents would be after handing it off to their kids. Folks need to stop relying on their memories of how things work in this world and make sure to get current before allowing their children to engage in ANY potentially dangerous activity unsupervised. Great work on the site as usual. Have a good weekend. Nathan
Driving down the highway and I see this van. Loved the name, but the tag line "Ask us about our maid service" got me wondering. Stan
We've all dreamed of getting behind the wheel of a sleek machine before pushing both it and ourselves to the limits of endurance as we race at top speeds in extreme competition with other racers. But only a few people actually get to do that. But with technology being what it is, you don't even have to have a driver's license to get some of the thrills associated with professional racing. How can this be? With a racing simulator. Of course, some of these machines are almost as sophisticated -- and expensive -- as the real thing, so you might be better off just renting some space on your local racetrack. But after you're done doing that once, wouldn't it be cool to come home to something almost as exciting in your living room? Or you could put it in your bedroom, I won't judge you.
Although some believe the act of a headstand can increase memory due to "increasing" blood flow to the brain, the act actually pools blood in the head due to gravity greatly increasing the blood pressure to over 150/110. The increased blood pressure is due to the fact the body is designed to be upright and has no mechanism for pumping out blood from the head during a headstand. The increased blood pressure in the head can be damaging to weaker blood vessels, such as those in the eye, which may rupture. To this point there has been no legitimate research on the effects of regularly practicing headstands, but it does seem to be advantageous to core muscles as they can be trained in a fashion they aren't used to.
A malocclusion is a misalignment of teeth or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches. The term was coined by Edward Angle, the "father of modern orthodontics", as a derivative of occlusion, which refers to the manner in which opposing teeth meet. Those who have more severe malocclusions may require orthodontic and sometimes surgical treatment to correct the problem. Correction of malocclusion may reduce risk of tooth decay and help relieve excessive pressure on the temporomandibular joint, but then of course you won't be able to play a guitar solo with your buck teeth at the 2:32 mark.
I don't remember seeing this one on the site. Peace, dave
My brothers, all of whom are considerably older than I am, were given Red Ryder BB Guns, when they were young. They had lots of fun with them, until one got mad at the other, and put the muzzle to the other's chest and fired. (That story is a family classic) After that, the guns were put away, and we all were taught to respect guns. Hell! One day I "shot" a friend with a cap gun, and lost it for the rest of the summer. If you own a gun . . . and you have kids . . . for God's sake, keep them separated! (at least until they're old enough to understand) If my brother had more than a Red Ryder, I would only have 3 brothers today, instead of 4. Later, Skip
Jerramiah T. Healy claims to have been roughed up, maced, and arrested outside a bar in Bradley Beach in 2006. Cops allege he was interfering in a police investigation, while Healy claims that he was attempting to intervene in an argument between a couple outside the bar. His claims were rejected by the court and he was found guilty of obstruction of justice on June 22, 2007. Healy's appeal was denied by the state appellate court; during his appeal, it was revealed that Healy had attempted to influence the arresting officers. When that failed, Healy filed suit against the officers in question, alleging that they violated his right to free speech. A few years earlier than that, in 2004, the NY Times reported, “Mr. Healy, a diabetic, said that photographs showing him naked were the result of a night out drinking six to eight beers over a three-hour period, though he is still scratching his head and wondering how he ended up on the porch." So who is this asshole? Oh you know, the mayor of Jersey City and founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Oh and he blames young Hispanic girls for those nude photos.
As volleyball is one of the world's most popular team sports, second only to football/soccer in the number of players, there are numerous variations of the basic rules. The rules have changed around the world since its creation in 1895, as skills have developed, to make the game more suited for spectators, for learning or other special needs. Water volleyball is a game played by many around the world. It is played in countries with a temperate or tropical climate and sometimes cold climates. Water volleyball is both an individual and team sport. It can be played between two teams, each team consisting of 1 to 4 players, depending on the area of water in which the game is being played, however the teams must be equal.
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