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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Did you know that Washington currently has the highest state minimum wage at $9.19 per hour?

Did you know that New Jersey voted to raise the state's minimum wage by $1 to $8.25 per hour?

Did you know that as January 1, 2014 minimum wage will increase 15 cents per hour?

Did you know that minimum wage will increase to $8.70 in Connecticut and $8 in Rhode Island and New York?

Did you know that residents in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington will see a higher wage floor due to annual cost of living adjustments?
 
Did you know that 19 states have minimum wages set higher than the federal level of $7.25 per hour?

Did you know that voters recently approved a raise to $15 per hour for many workers in SeaTac, a tiny town centered around the Seattle-Tacoma airport in Washington?


Did you know that the Washington currently has the highest state minimum wage at $9.19 per hour?

Did you know that  California is set to raise its minimum wage to $9 in July?

Did you know that Fast food and retail workers have been staging protests and walking off work for more than a year, calling for better pay and more hours?





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Monday, December 30, 2013

Did you know that marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America, after alcohol and tobacco?

Did you know that in Denver Colorado residents will be able to buy marijuana like alcohol -- except the cannabis purchase is limited to an ounce, which is substantial enough to cost about $200 or more?

Did you know that Colorado will become the first state in the nation to open recreational pot stores and become the first place in the world where marijuana will be regulated from seed to sale?

Did you know that marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America, after alcohol and tobacco?


Did you know that the first recreational marijuana retail shops will open on Jan 1, 2014 in Colorado?
Did you know that 65% of Colorado voters, voted  for the legalizing recreational marijuana?

Did you know that thanks to Colorado Constitution that marijuana in now legal?

Did you know that voters in Washington also said yes, but that state won't open marijuana retail outlets until later in 2014?
 Did you know that because Marijuana is now legal it will save taxpayers $10 billion yearly on not having to enforcing the prohibition?
Did you know that with the legalization of Marijuana the additional revenue will initially amount to $67 million a year, with $27.5 million of it designated to build schools, state tax officials say?
Did you know that people who buy medical Marijuana won't face the
additional taxes as those who smoke it recreationaly?

Did you know that Medical Marijuana in Colorado still requires a physician's recommendation, and the dispensaries will be separate outlets from the recreational pot retailers?
Did you know that you won't be allowed to smoke pot in public and, in fact, can't even smoke in the pot shop or other establishments governed by the state's Clean Indoor Air Act?

Did you know that you can grow up to six plants in your home for recreation use?
Did you know that it's illegal to possess and use marijuana if you're under 21?





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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Did you know that Frank Scoblete, at one point in time had the highest number of successive dice rolls which was 147?

Patricia Demauro
Did you know that Patricia Demauro from New Jersey rolled a pair of dice 154 times continuously at a craps table, without throwing a seven?

Frank Scoblete
Did you know that on May 23, Patricia Demauro 154-roll lucky streak, lasted four hours and 18 minutes, which broke the world records for the longest craps roll and the most successive dice rolls without "sevening out."?


Did you know the  longest craps roll before Demauro's, the lasted three hours and six minutes — accomplished at a Las Vegas casino in 1989, with 118 rolls?







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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Did you know that Blakely ideal for Spanx started out as footless pantyhose?

Did you know that Spanx, Inc. is an Atlanta, Georgia-based hosiery company founded in 2000 that mainly manufactures pantyhose and other undergarments for women, and, since 2010, for men?


Did you know that Spanx specializes in foundation garments, including undergarments and bodysuit shapewear, intended to give the wearer a slim and shapely appearance?

Did you know that Florida State University graduate Sara Blakely tried unsuccessfully to find pantyhose that didn't have seamed toes, and that didn't roll up the leg when she cut them?[2]

Did you know that Blakely ideal for Spanx started out as footless pantyhose?

Did you know that Blakely investing her life-savings of $5,000 moved to Atlanta, researching and trying to land a production deals with local manufacturers?

Did you know that Sam Kaplan, co-owner of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based Highland Mills, didn't like Blakely's pitch, but asked his two daughters on what they thought of footless pantyhose and they said they'd buy it?

Did you know that Blakely launched the Spanx brand from her home,[4]while undertaking all initial calls and marketing herself?

Did you know that Spanx is overall market value is over $1 Billion dollars?


Did you know that Spanx for men is called MANX"?

Did you know that MANX production began in 2010?[7][8]






Did you know that Spanx received a marketing boost when Oprah Winfrey endorsed it on her show?[9]

Did you know that the reason that Blakely came up with the name Spanx she learned that words with a x sound were funnier and she wanted the company to have a humorous, memorable name?[10]

Did you know that Spanx is a private company that Blakely owns 100% of the brand and has said that the company had approximately 100 employees in 2011?[8]







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Monday, December 23, 2013

Did you know that the Williams sister have won 22 double titles and have been runner up once?

Did you know that the Williams sisters Venus Williams &Serena Williams are two professional American tennis players?

Did you know that  Venus Williams  was born June 17, 1980?

Did you know that Serena Williams was born September 26, 1981?

Did you know that Venus Williams has won seven-time Grand Slam title winner in (singles)?

Did you know that Serena Williams has won seventeen-time Grand Slam title winner in (singles)?

Did you know that they were both coached by their parents Richard Williams and Oracene Price?

Did you know that from the 2001 US Open and the 2009 Wimbledon tournaments, they have met in eight Grand Slam singles finals?

Did you know that the Williams sister is the most success tennis doubles champions?

Did you know that both Williams sisters have had the honor of being ranked by the Women's Tennis Association at the World No. 1 position?

Did you know that after the French Open, in 2002  Venus Williams and Serena Williams were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively?

Did you know during the 2010 French Open, they became the co-world no.1 players in women's doubles, in addition to holding the top two positions in singles tennis as well?

Did you know that both Williams sister have won four gold medals at the Summer Olympics Games, one each in singles and three in doubles – which all they won togethe?

Did you know that the Williams sister are the most successful tennis players that have ever played the game?

Did you know as a duo, they have also completed the Career Golden Slam in doubles?

 Did you know that the Williams sister have won 22 double titles and have been runner up once?








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Friday, December 20, 2013

Did you know that in 1975 was the first time that 2 black head coaches faced against each other in the NBA finals?

Did you know that Bill Russell was the first black head coach in the NBA?

Did you know that Bill Russell was the first black head coach in the NBA to win a championship?

Did you know that Bill Russell Russell was the first black player coach in both 1968 and 1969 when the Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the finals?

Did you know that Russell won 11 rings as a player and 2 rings as a coach?

Did you know that Phil Jackson won 2 rings as a player and 11 rings as a coach?








Did you know that Attles was the second African-American coaches in the NBA when he was named player-coach of the Warriors midway through the 1969-70 season, succeeding George Lee?


Al Attles
Did you know that in 1975 was the first time that 2 black head coaches faced against each other in the NBA finals?
K.C. Jones







Did you know that Al Attles coached Golden State Warriors who defeated the  K.C. Jones Washington Bullets 4-0 in the finals for the NBA Championship?






Tony Dungy
Lovie Smith
Did you know that in February of 2007 Super Bowl XLI, it was the first time two Black Head coaches matched up against each other on
Super Bowl Sunday?

Did you know that Tony Dungy’s Indianapolis Colts prevailed over
Lovie Smith’s Chicago Bears becoming the first black head coach?.






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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Did you know that Jerry Robinson self-proclaimed creator of the Joker?

Did you know that Jerry Robinson, was an American comic book artist known for his work on DC Comics' Batman line of comics during the 1940s?

Did you know that Jerry Robinson self-proclaimed creator of the Joker?

Did you know that Robinson was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004?


Did you know that Sherrill David Robinson died on December 7, 2011 and he was 89?


(January 1, 1922 – December 7, 2011)





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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Did you know that Kareem won three consecutive national championship basketball titles when he played at UCLA?

Did you know that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar birth name was Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.?




 Did you know that Kareem was born April 16, 1947?

Did you know that Kareem is a retired American professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers?


Did you know that during his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member?

Did you know that Kareem was a member of six NBA championship teams, Abdul-Jabbar twice was voted NBA Finals MVP.?

Did you know that Kareem in 1969 was the first-ever Naismith College Player of the Year?.


Did you know that when Kareem started playing High School ball he was 6 foot 8 inch player?[14][15]

Did you know that Kareem led Power Memorial Academy to three straight New York City Catholic championships, a 71-game winning streak, and a 79–2 overall record?[16]

Did you know that Kareem scored over 2,067 total points which is a New York City high school record?[14]

Did you know that Kareem won three consecutive national championship basketball titles when he played  at UCLA?

Did you know that Kareem adopted the Muslim name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. after winning his first NBA championship in 1971?

Did you know that the name  "sky hook" became his trademark shot, which helped him established himself as one of the league's top scorers?

Did you know that at the time of Kareem retirement in 1989, Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA's all-time leader in points scored (38,387), games played (1,560), minutes played (57,446), field goals made (15,837), field goal attempts (28,307), blocked shots (3,189), defensive rebounds (9,394), and personal fouls (4,657)?

Did you know that in 2008, ESPN named him Kareem "greatest player in college basketball history"?[6]

Did you know that Abdul-Jabbar has also been an actor, a basketball coach, and a best-selling author?[7][8]

Did you know that Kareem as of the 2011–2012 season, he still holds or shares a number of individual records at UCLA?[22]
  • Highest career scoring average: 26.4;
  • Most career field goals: 943 (tied with Don MacLean);
  • Most points in a season: 870 (1967);
  • Highest season scoring average: 29.0 (1967);
  • Most field goals in a season: 346 (1967);
  • Most free throw attempts in a season: 274 (1967);
  • Most points in a single game: 61;
  • Most field goals in a single game: 26 (vs. Washington State, February 25, 1967).






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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Did you know that Doctor who is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world?


Did you know that Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC?

Did you know that Doctor Who is depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien?


Did you know that Doctor Who has received recognition as one of Britain's finest television programmes, winning the 2006 British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series and five consecutive (2005–2010) awards at the National Television Awards during Russell T Davies's tenure as executive producer?[2][3]

Did you know that in 2011, Matt Smith became the first Doctor to be nominated for a BAFTA Television Award for Best Actor?

Did you know that in 2013, the Peabody Awards honoured Doctor Who with an Institutional Peabody "for evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe?"[4]

Did you know that Doctor who is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world?[5]

Did you know that Doctor who has the "most successful" science fiction series of all time—based on its over-all broadcast ratings, DVD and book sales, and iTunes traffic—[6] and for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama with its 50th anniversary special?[7]


Did you know that Doctor Who originally ran from 1963 to 1989?

Did you know that eleven actors have headlined the series as the Doctor?

Did you know that the transition from one actor of Doctor who to another,  is written into the plot of the show as regeneration, a life process of Time Lords through which the character of the Doctor takes on a new body and, to some extent, new personality, which occurs after sustaining injury which would be fatal to most other species?






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