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This Swan Lake Performance is Amazing! Great Chinese State Circus

Amazing Swan Lake Performed by the Great Chinese State Circus!

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Happy Easter – He has Risen

ID-100180663The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for, Jesus who has been crucified. “He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. “Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.”… Matthew 28:5-7

Amen and Happy Easter!

 

 

 

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Sunday’s Comin – Video – Inspiring Story of Jesus Good Friday

ID-1005856Today Christians observe Good Friday, also known as “Holy Friday, the day Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior was nailed to the cross. This inspirational video tells what this day represents and what the people did not know what was to come on Easter Sunday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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“And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.” –Mark 10:34
 

 
Today is also the first day of Passover for Jewish families. On the first two nights of Passover a dinner called a Seder is celebrated with the finest table decor, silverware and dish settings. For this meal the story of the Exodus from Egypt is told and is a tradition.

Happy Passover to my Jewish friends.


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What Happened The Year You Were Born – Look It up Here

ID-100281313Have you ever thought about what happened on the day you were born? If you like history you may find this interesting and fun. Go to Whathappenedinmybirthyear  put in the year you were born and historical events, top movies, stars, and facts that occurred that year will come up.

Just for fun, put in the year your parents or grandparents were born to see how life was for them back in the day.

Enjoy :}

 

 

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How To Know When Someone Is Lying To You

ID-10049312Do you know how to spot a liar? Its not just the body language, the nervous giggle, or twitch. A study from UCLA of 60 analysis noticed a few give a ways that are right in front of you if you know what to look for.

If you are a fan of Judge Judy, then you know she always ask the people in her court room to look her straight in the eyes. I wonder if she is on to this method of determining if someone is lying to her or not.

When someone is telling you a story or explaining themselves, someone who is telling the truth will take a longer pause to search their memory for an incidence to be explained. A liar will look away briefly as they have no memory to search for an answer. They are making it up as they go along.

You are being watched

If a liar is talking to you and watching you closely, they are looking for your reaction as they go along, to see if you are falling for their story.

Don’t grill me

Ever seen someone give up explanations before even being asked? They want to avoid being grilled and give excuses up front.

Truthful people talk at the same speed and monotone unless excited about the subject which is obvious. Liar’s start out slow as they are making it up and speed up to finish quickly and end the conversation.

The body language

When someone is lying, their body language will show you. Pressing their lips, curling their hair in their finger, brushing off their clothes and other grooming behaviors are present.

The old what did you say routine

Ask and you shall hear your questions repeated. This gives the liar time to come up with a believable answer.

 

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Interesting Facts: The Day Niagara Falls Froze Over and Stopped

NiagaraFallsFrozenCan you imagine, Niagara Falls being frozen over and the water not flowing? On March 29th thru March 31th, 1848 this beautiful phenomenon of nature did just the water stopped and stood still. An ice formation blocked the Niagara River at the entrance blocking the flow of water with with hundreds of thousands of tons of ice for about 40 hours. The residents around the falls woke on March 30th to not the roar of the falls but silence, which they were not accustomed to.

All the factories and mills were shut down because of the still water, and about 5,000 people came out to see what happened to the falls. They were now able to walk, ride horses and explore the banks and Niagara River bed to discover artifacts of the War of 1812, tomahawks, guns, bayonets, muskets.

This also opened up an opportunity to use explosives to blast rocks below the falls that were a navigation hazard to the still in service today the Maid of the Mist tour boat. The Maid in the Mist started this service in 1846.

On the night of March 31st 1848, the wind shifted and the ice started to melt. Once again the water started flowing and has been ever since.