Joplin, MO Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 65 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. Scissors as we know them today (well, pretty much) were invented in Rome in about 100 AD (or CE, if you want to be politically correct).   If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and look like it is stinging itself to death. It spasms a lot. :)  The last one for today is: Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.  Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what you’ve been u...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
More fun food facts. 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. The FDA has guidelines for the amount of “filth” your food is allowed to contain, including insects, hair and parasites! Some of this is unavoidable – nature just isn’t sterile. But after reading this list, who would have thought Hot Dogs sound clean? Maybe next time you’ll think twice about grabbing a handful of jelly beans when walking through the office. Confectioner’s glaze is made from a chemical secreted by female lac bugs.  The most expensive soup in the world is made from the saliva from nests made by the cave swiftlets.  How about...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
I really like spicy foods do you? 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. The FDA has guidelines for the amount of “filth” your food is allowed to contain, including insects, hair and parasites! Some of this is unavoidable – nature just isn’t sterile. Bugs love spices.  They feed on spices, poop in spices- and even leave their body parts behind after they die.  The FDA allows up to 325 insect fragments per 10 grams of ground thyme for example.  Spice up that dish for that special flavor we all enjoy.  Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wonder what y...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 64 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. The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. (New or old? Not sure. Probably the old one.)  The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.  The last one for today is: There are four cars and eleven lightposts on the back of a $10 dollar bill.  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 ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 63 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. When the master printer was building a page and discovered that a particular sort was empty, he would get angry. Thus the term "out of sorts".  The question mark came from a monk habit of writing the Latin word for question, quo, at the end of sentences. Over time, the letters were written vertically to save space and morphed into the ? we write today. Similarly, the exclamation point came from the Latin word "Lo", meaning something important that should be heeded. (Lo and behold...).  The last one for today is: Wellfleet, Massachusetts has th...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Goodness me! This is a continuation of my series of things most people don’t know about our food supply.  According to my research these are items, things etc the FDA allows in our food supply.  You may check it out yourselves to verification. Fruit flies love their tomato sauce so much they lay their eggs in it.  Your FSA as it limits however, they only allow no more than 15 or more fruit fly eggs and one or more maggots per 100 grams of sauce.  Sounds good doesn’t 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 words may even bring a smile to you...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 62 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. During the California Gold Rush of 1849 miners sent their laundry to Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the high costs in California during these years it was deemed more feasible to send the shirts to Hawaii for servicing.  The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.  The last one for today is: Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower', because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 61 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. Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If they were captured, the cards could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.  Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.  The last one for today is: Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.    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 m...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 60 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. The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.  Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.  The last one for today is: Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.    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.   Wise Custom R...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
    How about some chewing gum? 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. The FDA has guidelines for the amount of “filth” your food is allowed to contain, including insects, hair and parasites! Some of this is unavoidable – nature just isn’t sterile. But after reading this list, who would have thought Hot Dogs sound clean? Maybe next time you’ll think twice about grabbing a handful of jelly beans when walking through the office. Gum contains lanolin, found in skincare products. It softens up your hands, and your chewing gum. Lanolin is the oily secretion found in sheep wool. Every time you chew, you’r...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
The forecast is for snow.  Although there is not a cloud in the sky and it's a toasty 15 degrees I wonder if I can get a T-Time?  This was taken from my back porch about an hour ago.  It took me this long to figure out how to download it so I could post it.  Have I told you I hate I just hate cold weather?  If not I'm telling you now. 
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
    Trivia number 59 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. The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.  A raisin dropped in a fresh glass of soda will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.  The last one for today is: A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate. 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)
    Tuna sandwich anyone? 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. The FDA has guidelines for the amount of “filth” your food is allowed to contain, including insects, hair and parasites! Some of this is unavoidable – nature just isn’t sterile. Canned white tuna has about three times more mercury than chunk light.The species used for white tuna, albacore, is larger and accumulates more mercury than skipjack, which is used for chunk light. The better option? Canned salmon has less mercury than both types of tuna. Now go out and tell the world of your new found knowledge.  Smile it will make people wond...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
    Trivia number 58 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. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.  Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.  The last one for today is: The Declaration of Independence (the very official copy in the Rotunda of the National Archives) is written on parchment, not paper.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 m...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia number 57 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. In 1955, the New York State Labor Department ruled that "there is nothing inherently repulsive about a Van Dyke beard."   Hallmark now sells a line of "encouragement" cards you can send to people who've lost their job.  The last one for today is: Tobias Fünke's "nevernude" condition on Arrested Development is real. It's called "gymnophobia" — the fear of nude bodies.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...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Trivia number 56   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.   During a 2004 episode of Sesame Street, Cookie Monster said that before he started eating cookies, his name was Sid.  The Corduroy Appreciation Club celebrated 11-11-11 as The Day That Most Resembles Corduroy.  The last one for today is: Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey went on a couple dates in the mid-1980s. It was Roger who convinced her to syndicate her talk show. 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 worl...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ouch! This is a continuation of my series of things most people don’t know about our food supply.  According to my research these are items, things etc the FDA allows in our food supply.  You may check it out yourselves to verification. The FDA says food products can contain a certain amount of “foreign matter,” a term that includes cigarette butts for that special smoky flavor.  Just one more for today:  What smells better than cinnamon bark, bay leaves and cocoa beans?  Fact is the FDA allows for a smidgen of “mammalian excreta” to end up in the mix.  It doesn’t seem to affect the aroma one bit does 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...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Ingratitude is the greatest of vices. As George C. Scoot put it “I have a lot of faults but ingratitude is not one of them.”   Patton.  Anyway I’m grateful for so many things but in my younger day I was just so full of ingratitude it really showed.  So of course my question to you is are you full of ingratitude?  What say you?  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.   Wise Custom Realty is hiring in AR., PA., MO., CO., and OK. call me for details.
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
  Trivia number 55 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. In the early stage version of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s faithful companion Toto was replaced by a cow named Imogene.  According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spend $310 million on pet costumes last Halloween.  The last one for today is: Jacuzzi is a brand name. You can also buy Jacuzzi toilets and mattresses.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)
  Thrips anyone? This is a continuation of my series of things most people don’t know about our food supply.   This being Thanksgiving day you really didn’t think I could pass this one up did you? According to my research these are items, things etc the FDA allows in our food supply.  You may check it out yourselves to verification. Thrips are small slender, winged insects.  They are also known as thunderflies and thunderlights.  They have their favorite food supply which in this case is asparagus and hops used to make beer.  For each canned asparagus there can be no more than 40 of these per 100 grams.  Hey it’s free protein enjoy. 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 i...
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