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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Beirne Lay Jr., was born in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia back in 1909.  He attended St. Paul’s School in Concord and Yale University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1931.  He enlisted in the United States Army in 1932, shortly he began pilot training at Randolph Field, Texas.He earned his pilot’s wings in 1932, commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Reserve at Kelly Field.  He was assigned to the 20th Bombardment Squadron at Langley Field, Virginia.  In 1935, he left active duty but remained a Reserve officer being promoted to 1st lieutenant in 1936.  He worked for The Sportsman Pilot becoming its managing editor.  He returned to active duty just after the outbreak of WWII in 1939.  He was transferred to Headquarters USAAC in Washington, D.C. in early 19...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
George Joseph Laurer III was born in Manhattan, New York back in1925.  As a teenager he contracted polio which he recovered from. While he was in the 11th grade he was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II.  After his discharge he graduated from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland in 1951.In 1951, he began working for IBM as a junior engineer.  By 1969, he had been promoted for senior engineer/scientist moving to the company’s officer in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.  He held 25 patents and authored 27 published Technical Disclosure Bulletins.  In 1976 he was given the Raleigh Inventor of the Year Award.  He stayed with IBM for 36 years, he died in 2019, he was 94.What you may not know about George is that he developed the Universa...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Barbara Karinska was born Vavara Andreevna Jmousky in Ukraine, back in 1886.  She studied law at the University of Kharkov.  In 1908 she married Alexander, he died the next year, just before the birth of their daughter Irina.  In 1909, she married N.S. Karinsky and the family moved to Moscow.She developed her own form of painting applying pieces of colored silk gauze to photographs and drawings.  Her husband was appointed Attorney General and Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals for the District of St. Petersburg.  She divorced Karinsky after he moved to America, arriving in 1923.  She moved to New York in 1939, following France and England’s declaration of war on Germany.  She was given a room at the fledgling School of American Ballet in New York City.  She designed costumes for ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Elliott Proctor Joslin was born in Oxford, Massachusetts back in 1869.  He was educated at the Leicester Academy, Yale College and Harvard Medical School.  After graduation he opened he medical practice in 1908.  He carried out extensive metabolic balance studies examining fasting and feeding in patients.He especially kept records regarding the benefit of carbohydrate and calorie restricted diets.  Patents were admitted to units at New England Deaconess Hospital, helping to initiate a program to help train nurses to supervise the rigorous diet program.  He died in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1962 he was 92.What you may not know about Elliott is that he was the first doctor to specialize in diabetes and the founder of Joslin Diabetes Center.  It was the world’s first diabetes care facili...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Michael Johnson was born in Framingham, Massachusetts back around 1723.  He worked as a sailor on a whaler spending much of his time at sea.  He also found work among the docks along the Atlantic seaboard.In 1768, British soldiers were sent to Boston to control growing colonial unrest.  Instead of controlling the Americans, their presence served to further inflame them.  On March 5, 1770 according to reports he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.   For you see Michael Johnson was an alias for Crispus Attucks, the first person killed in the Boston Massacre.  Therefore, he was the first American and an African-American killed in the American Revolution.  It is believed he took the alias because he was an escaped slave according to what I’ve read.Your day is worthwhile when you make ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Harold Lloyd Jenkins was born in Friars Point, Mississippi back in 1933.   When he was 10 the family moved to Helena, Arkansas.  His first love was music and his second was baseball.  He received an offer to play with the Philadelphia Phillies after high school, but was drafted into the United States Army.  He served in the Far East, while stationed there he organized a group of fellow soldiers to entertain the men and women.  After being discharged he moved to Memphis where he worked with Sam Philips at Sun Studios.  Deciding his real name wasn’t a catchy one he saw a towns name in Arkansas and one in Texas.  More on that later.  Most of his recordings were with Decca Records (now MCA Records).  He lived for many years in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville.  From 1963-1...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Barend Coenraad Petrus Jansen was born in Zwolle, Netherlands back in 1884.  In 1904, he enrolled at the University of Amsterdam graduating in 1909 with a degree in chemistry.  After graduation, he became an assistant to Professor G. van Rijnberk at the Physiology Department of Amsterdam University. While he worked for Professor Rijnberk he became interested in biochemistry.  In 1913, he became Doctor of Chemistry at the University of Utrecht.  Later he was the head of the Physiological Chemistry in Amsterdam.  He moved on to be the head of the Department of Pharmacy and Chemistry at the Medical Laboratory in Java.  He died in 1962, he was 78.What you may not know about Barend is that in 1926 he isolated in crystalline form the first vitamin to be obtained in pure form, that vitamin was...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia 321       I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Not telling my age but when I was knee high to a grasshopper I watched “Wagon Train”, it was a TV series with a young Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood).  The original Star Trek series was advertised as “Wagon Train to the Stars”.  Glad they didn’t keep that title.   Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something along the way and some of the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia 315   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   One more time it seems back in the days a representative in Oklahoma tried to get a law passed by legislating neither party will snore, the toothpaste will be squeezed from the bottom of the tube among other things.   Talking about government intervention.  Who knows we still may be headed in that direction   Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia 310   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   One more thought on food or food products then I’ll move on to something else for a while.  People have long used garlic to repel vampires but it is also effective against two other bloodsuckers.  That being of course mosquitoes and ticks.  Now where did I leave those capsules?    Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something along the way...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia 304   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   I know it may be a little early to think about it but I believe it is time.  The flu season is just about upon us.  It’s time to start thinking about those flu shots.  Now did you know that the Spanish flu circa (1918-1919) killed between 50-100 million people?  Sad still is that annually in the U.S. about 36,000people die in flu related deaths.  Something that can be treated with a simple injection.    Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for anot...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  302       I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   I found a sexual trivia section today.  Trying to pick one out and write about it without getting banned from the Rain was difficult and downright impossible.  So therefore today’s trivia is a big fat nothing. Thanks for stopping by we’ll resume our journey tomorrow. :)   Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something along the way and some of...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia 296       I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   We all know women have the right to vote but do you know which State gave them that right?  It was Wyoming they also had the first female governor elected in 1924.    Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something along the way and some of the words may even bring a smile to your face.     
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia 290   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Want to have a birthday party?  In China the most important holiday is the New Year or Lunar New Year.  In China it is believed everyone turns one year older during that day so it is everyone’s birthday.  If that is true I’m 130 years old sometimes I feel like it   Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something along the way and some of the...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia 289   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Do you know why the groom stands on the bride’s right side?  Well it seems that in olden times the groom friends would kidnap the bride and hence the groom would stand on the right side of the bride to defend her from jealous rivals.  Why you may ask on the right side because the vast majority of people are right handed and hence the groom’s right hand would be free to defend the bride.    Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey in...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia 288   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Did not know this but I do now so I thought I would share this one with you.  In a 2012 survey more women than men are tattooed.  Only about 19% of men compared to 23% of women.  Interesting stats but as the old saying goes “Survey SAID!)    Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something along the way and some of the words may even bring a ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trvia 283   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Anyone interested in storms that produce lighting?  Well if you are on the planet Saturn storms can last for month or even years.  A storm in 2004 produced lightning strikes a 1,000 times more powerful than any recorded on Earth.  My question is how did they record those strikes and compare it to ones here?  Hey I just report what I’ve either read or heard.        Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of W...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Question?   Okay all you guys and gals I think I have the ultimate question of the year.  Once you read it I’ll await you reply and your thoughts on the subject.  This will not be my usual post as I am going to ask one simple question.  That question is:   If a turtle loses it shell is it naked or homeless?    Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something along the way and some of the words may even bring a smile to your face.     
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  276   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.    President Thomas Jefferson the third POTUS said calling a federal Thanksgiving proclamation the most ridiculous idea ever conceived.  Well goes to show you although he was a very smart man for his time he didn’t know everything.  And did you also know there are at least 12 claims to where the first Thanksgiving holiday took place       Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  274   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.       Another interesting fact about number today.  Did you know that Pi is the most recognized mathematical constant in the world?  Most scholars agree it is the most intriguing number in all mathematics.        Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  Join us tomorrow for another journey into the wonderful world of Wordsmith.  Click on the link below.  Who knows you may learn something along the way and some of the words may even bring a smile to your face.                 
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