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Delaware.

Delaware.

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Delaware’s scenic beauty, low taxes, and affordable housing
make this tiny state a wonderful place to live, work and play.

ADVICE FOR ANYONE MOVING TO DELAWARE…or just visiting.

1. The Beach traffic is horrible and never stops. It is like this year round.
This also applies to the state fair, Nascar, firefly, and any and all other events happening in Delaware.
2. It’s a different world below the canal. “Lower Slower Delaware”
3. If you do run your car into a ditch, don’t panic.
Four men in the cab of a four wheel drive with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be along shortly. Don’t try to help them. Just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.
4. Remember: “Y’all” is singular. “All y’all” is plural. “All y’all’s” is plural possessive.
5. Get used to the phrase: “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”
And the collateral phrase: “You call this hot? Wait ’til August”
6. Don’t tell us how you did it up there. Nobody cares.
7. If you think it’s too hot, don’t worry. It will cool down in December (if you are lucky)
8. A Mercedes-Benz is not a status symbol. A Chevy, Dodge, or Ford is.
9. If someone says they’re “fixin” to do something, that doesn’t mean anything’s broken.
10. The value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.
11. If you see a slower moving vehicle on a two lane road pull onto the shoulder, that is called “courtesy”.
12. BBQ is a food group. It does NOT mean the act of grilling burgers and hot dogs outdoors.
13. Yes, weddings, funerals, and divorces must take into consideration Football games.
14. Everything is better with Ranch dressing.
15. DO NOT honk your horn at us to be obnoxious, we will sit there until we die.
16. We pull over and stop for emergency vehicles to pass.
17. We pull over for funeral processions, turn our music off and men remove hats or caps. Some people put their hand over their heart.
18. “Bless your Heart” is a nice way of saying you’re an idiot.
19. No matter what kind: sprite, coke, pepsi, mountain dew, it is called Soda
20. If you don’t like the weather in DELAWARE, wait 15 minutes, it will change.
21. Hughes scrapple is the best.
22. Everyone knows everyone so don’t talk shit it will get back to them!
23. Don’t speed in small towns down state (Felton , Greenwood, Harrington, etc.)
The “popo” will get you!!
24. You will get use to the smell.
25. Greenwood fire house chicken is the bomb!!!!
We ripped this from the interweb.
WELCOME TO DELAWARE!!

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President Joe Biden is from Delaware.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was born on November 20, 1942.
(Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, raised in New Castle County, Delaware)
President of the United States 2021 to present
Vice-President of the United States 2009-2017
US Senator from the State of Delaware 1973-2009
(Elected in 1972 at age 29, reelected 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, & 2008)
New Castle County (Delaware) 4th District Councilman 1971-1973
Admitted to the State Bar of Delaware in 1969.
Attended the University of Delaware and Syracuse University.

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The first settlers in Delaware were Dutch colonists who arrived in 1611
and established the New Amsterdam Colony, which later became New York.

The state was named for the Delaware River,
which is named for Virginia’s first colonial governor,
Thomas West, an English nobleman, the third Baron De La Warr.

“The First State”
Delaware was the first of the original 13 states. Statehood: December 7, 1787.
Delaware was the “First State” to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787.

“Delaware is a small but diverse state, including urban cities and rural communities,
beaches, forests, and farms – with historic roots and emerging industries
.”

The “Diamond State”, is the nickname given to Delaware by Thomas Jefferson.
He described Delaware as a “jewel” among the states
based on its strategic location along the Eastern Seaboard.

Where is Delaware?
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Delaware is a small, flat mid-Atlantic state on the northeastern seaboard.
It is only 39 miles wide and 96 miles long, Only 2044 square miles total area.
“Small Wonder” is another nickname for Delaware given its size,
and many contributions to our country, and also for Delaware’s natural beauty.
Delaware is the second smallest state, the least populated state,
and also the sixth most densely populated state.
Delaware only has three counties, the least of any state.
Delaware is the lowest state with an average altitude of 60 feet above sea level.
Delaware’s highest point, Ebright Road, is only 448 ft. above sea level.

Population of Delaware: ~973764 people (as of 2019)

The capital of Delaware is Dover.
Wilmington is Delaware’s largest city.

State Motto: “Liberty and Independence!”
State Song: “Our Delaware”
State Colors: Colonial Blue and Buff

State Flower: Peach blossom
State Tree: American Holly
State Herb: Sweet Golden Rod
State Fruit: Strawberry
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Read our previous Blog Post “Fruit! Fruit! Fruit!”

State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
The “Blue Hen State” is another nickname for Delaware. Named for the
Blue Hen Roosters used for cockfighting by Delaware Revolutionary War Soldiers.

State Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail
State Insect: Ladybug
State Fish: Weakfish (Sea Trout, Yellowfin Trout)
State Marine Animal: Horseshoe Crab

State Beverage: Milk

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There is NO SALES TAX in Delaware!
Any goods or services purchased in Delaware are not be subject to taxation.
A Delaware corporation can be based in any US state,
and they are exempt from state corporate income tax in most cases.
For business owners who reside outside of Delaware, NO STATE INCOME TAX!

More than 50 percent of US publicly traded corporations are incorporated in Delaware.
That’s 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies!

Delaware is home to Dover International Speedway, aka the “Monster Mile,”
and the state hosts two NASCAR races each year.

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Delaware deeded Pea Patch Island to the government in 1813 to build Fort Delaware to protect the entrance to the Delaware River and the ports of Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia.

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TESLA TUESDAY!

TESLA TUESDAY!

Nikola Tesla
(July 10, 1856 – January 7, 1943)

“Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution,
but it contains certain known factors.”
– Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla RIP (July 10, 1856 – January 7, 1943)

Nikola Tesla was a genius Serbian-American inventor, scientist, electrical and mechanical engineer, and futurist from Smiljan, Croatia.  There is a lot of information and history available online and in your local library, so we aren’t going to review his many accomplishments and inventions here. He did predict smart phones in 1926:

“We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.” – Nikola Tesla, 1926

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HE WAS A GENIUS! The recently released Tesla documents>
http://ewao.com/2016/09/30/fbi-releases-long-held-tesla-documents-revealing-fascinating-details/

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Tesla taking a break with the NY Times in his labratory.

“Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.” – Nikola Tesla

“The New Art of Projecting Concentrated Non-dispersive Energy through the Natural Media” described an open-ended vacuum tube with a gas jet seal that allows particles to exit, a method of charging slugs of tungsten or mercury to millions of volts, and directing them in streams (through electrostatic repulsion) = DEATH RAY!

No, it’s a “Peace Ray”>
http://www.teslaradio.com/pages/teleforce.htm

“You may live to see man-made horrors
beyond your comprehension.”
– Nikola Tesla

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“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” – Nikola Tesla

Why don’t they teach about Nikola Tesla in science and history class?

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Nikola Tesla in his East Houston Street Laboratory in New York City

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Tesla’s Tower at Wardenclyffe, New York circa 1904

“Be alone, that is the secret of invention;
be alone, that is when ideas are born.”
– Nikola Tesla



 

Kilroy Was Here!

Kilroy Was Here!

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“Kilroy Was Here” engraved on the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.

“Maybe you’ve bumped into Kilroy. He’s a bald (or balding) gentleman with a big nose, drawn peeking over a wall. Next to him is usually the phrase “Kilroy was here.” He can be found all over the world, and went viral long before social media or the Internet were around, finding his way through the theaters of war with American troops during World War II. (One of his most daring appearances may have been at the Potsdam Conference in 1945. During the summit, Harry Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin had exclusive use of a VIP bathroom. One day, Stalin reportedly used the facilities, and came out demanding to know from one of his aides who Kilroy was, having found the drawing on one of the walls.)”

“Kilroy Was Here” is a WWII slogan and graffiti by the American Army, the drawing based on the British “Mr Chad”, and sometimes coupled with images of pregnant women.

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1940s Vintage WWII “Kilroy Was Here” Hartland Plastics Pregnant Girl Figurine 

“Kilroy doesn’t appear to have originated entirely with U.S. servicemen, though. A similar doodle, known as Mr. Chad, was scrawled throughout Britain as a comment on shortages and rations during the war. Chad was similar in appearance to Kilroy, but was accompanied by a different message: “Wot? No tea?” (or whatever other goods were in short supply at the moment). Chad predates Kilroy by a few years, and may have been the created by British cartoonist George Chatterton in the late 1930s. As best as anyone can tell, at some point during the war, American soldiers borrowed Mr. Chad’s image and married it to their own name and phrase, ‘Kilroy was here.'”

Kilroy became the U.S. super-GI who had already been wherever American soldiers went. It became a challenge for the troops to place the logo in the most unlikely places imaginable (on top of Mt. Everest and the Statue of Liberty, on the underside of the Arch De Triumphe and even scrawled in the dust on the moon)

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Wisconsin Historical Markers: The Highground WWII Tribute: Kilroy Was Here

“If the man in the drawing was a variation of Mr. Chad, then where did the name Kilroy come from? While the Oxford English Dictionary writes Kilroy off as a mythical person, dozen of real people claimed to be the doodle’s namesake in 1946, when the American Transit Association (ATA) held a radio contest to establish the origin of the phrase. One of them was James J. Kilroy, who worked as at the Bethlehem Steel shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts during the war inspecting the work done by others on the tanks and hulls of warships. As Kilroy explained to the ATA:

I started my new job with enthusiasm, carefully surveying every inner bottom and tank before issuing a contract. I was thoroughly upset to find that practically every test leader [the head of a work crew] I met wanted me to go down and look over his job with him, and, when I explained to him that I had already checked the job and could not spare the time to crawl through one of those tanks again, he would accuse me of not having looked the job over. I was getting sick of of being accused of not looking the jobs over and one day as I came through the manhole of a tank i had just surveyed, I angrily marked with yellow crayon on the tank top, where the tester could see it, ‘Kilroy was here.’ The following day, a test gang leader approached me with a grin on his face and said, ‘I see you looked my job over.’ I nodded in agreement.

Kilroy provided the ATA with corroborating statements from men he worked with at the shipyard, and said that he assumed that shipyard workers who had seen his mark and then joined the military took the phrase with them and began writing it in Europe. He won the contest and the grand prize, a full-size trolley street car. Just a few days before Christmas, the 12-ton car was delivered to Kilroy’s home in Halifax, MA, where it was attached to the house and used as living space for six of his nine children.”

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The “Kilroy Trolley Car” photo from the Boston American, December 23, 1946. Thanks to Brian Fitzgerald (James Kilroy’s grandson)

“Kilroy Was Here” is written in two locations on the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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“Clap my hands and jump for joy; I was here before Kilroy.
Sorry to spoil your little joke; I was here, but my pencil broke.” ~Kilroy
(from A Diller, a Dollar: Rhymes and Sayings For the Ten O’clock Scholar 1955)

Kilroy can also be seen at the end of my favorite WWII film “Kelly’s Heroes”>

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Spoiler Alert! Kilroy Was Here in “Kelly’s Heroes”

The 1983 Styx album titled “Kilroy Was Here” was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song, “Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto” ends with the line “I’m Kilroy.”

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Check out these ceramic mugs with Kilroy!