Fun Facts and Inspiration for February 13

Fun Facts and Inspiration for February 13

 Inspiration…

“Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”

Chinese Proverb

Did you know that…

 If you ask anyone in the U.S. where the nation’s gold is kept, they will undoubtedly tell you Fort Knox.  But few Americans can tell you where we keep the nation’s deposit of silver.  The U.S. depository for silver is at West Point, New York.

In the year 2000, the technology contained in a single Game Boy unit exceeded all of the computing power that was used to put the first man on the Moon in 1969.

In the first episode of a long-running TV series, the captain of a ship wreck identified himself on radio as Jonas Grumby.  Thereafter he was only known as “The Skipper’ on the TV series Gilligan’s Island.

When radio took hold in the world, it took 38 years to reach 50 million people; the television took a mere 13 years to reach 50 million people; the World Wide Web took 4 years to reach 50 million people.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a real estate professional – talk to a REALTOR® who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to text or call me at 301-712-8808 or email me at RolandLow1@gmail.com.

Roland

 

 

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Fun Facts and Inspiration for February 8

Fun Facts and Inspiration for February 8

 Inspiration…

 “We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”  Aristotle

Did you know that…

 During a baseball game in 1985, the organist did not like a call made by the umpire Keith O’Conner.  The organist proceeded to play the song “Three Blind Mice” which so angered the umpire that he had the organist ejected from the game!

During the Middle Ages, mattresses were set upon ropes woven through the bed frame.  When the ropes began to stretch, and the mattress was sagging, the ropes were tightened.  Hence the term, “sleep tight”.

A teen-ager in eighth grade received a ‘C’ in his music class.  That student was Elvis Presley!

Its’ a strange world we live in.  Items transported by ship is called “cargo”, while items transported by car is called “shipments”.

In real estate, people do NOT buy a home.  They actually buy land, the house situated on the land is considered an improvement.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a real estate professional – talk to a REALTOR® who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to text or call me at 301-712-8808 or email me at RolandLow1@gmail.com.

Roland

 

 

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Fun Facts and Inspiration for February 7

Fun Facts and Inspiration for February 7

Inspiration…

“I failed my way to success.” Thomas Edison

Did you know that…

 If you are looking to buy land at a great price, you can buy small or large tracts of land for $29 an acre.  Of course the land is located on Mars and is only available on the website of Mars.Sale. (NOTE: May want to have that reviewed by your attorney.)

For five years the Webster’s New International Dictionary mistakenly included a word that did not exist.  At the time, the publisher created a section of the dictionary that included abbreviations.  For example: The word pound would have an entry in the abbreviation section for ‘lb’ meaning pound.  When the staff was writing the definition of the word ‘density’ it indicated a note that the abbreviation for density was either a capital D or a lower case d.  The notation read “D or d”.  The word was picked up and entered erroneously in the dictionary as ‘Dord’ with a meaning of density.

Lightning is critical to the life of plants.  The intense heat of lightning forces nitrogen in the air to mix with oxygen forming nitrogen oxides that are soluble in water and fall to the ground in rain.  Plants need the nitrates to survive.

In the TV series “WKRP in Cincinnati” the character Les Nessman wore a Band-Aid in every series, either on himself, his glasses or his clothing.

The American Automobile Association was founded for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps.

In real estate, there is an old adage that says, “The best time to buy real estate is five years ago.”

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a real estate professional – talk to a REALTOR® who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to text or call me at 301-712-8808 or email me at RolandLow1@gmail.com.

Roland

 

 

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Fun Facts and Inspiration for January 29

Fun Facts and Inspiration for January 29

 Inspiration…

 “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”   Lao Tzu

 

 Did you know that…

 In the 17th century, pi was known to 35 decimal places.  Today, with the aid of computers, it is known to 1.2411 trillion decimals.

Canada is an Indian word meaning “big village.”

Skaters at skating rinks always go counter-clockwise.  That way people can use their right hand to hold the railing if they need to.

St. Patrick never really drove all of the snakes out of Ireland.  The story is an analogy of how he drove paganism out of Ireland.

In 1789 the United States was officially recognized as a sovereign nation by another country.  That first country to recognize the United States was Morocco.

In real estate, it is important to understand that when visiting an open house, the agent there represents the seller.  Regardless of how nice they may seem, their loyalty is with the seller. It is always a good idea to have a contract with an agent to represent your best interests.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a real estate professional – talk to a REALTOR® who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to text or call me at 301-712-8808 or email me at RolandLow1@gmail.com.

Roland

 

 

 

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Fun Facts and Inspiration for January 25

Fun Facts and Inspiration for January 25

 Inspiration…

“An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.”     Lao Tzu

Did you know that…

 Three wise monkeys that most everyone has heard of is named Mizaru, Mikazaru and Mazaru.  We know them by “see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.”

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their Valentines would be.  They would wear the name on their sleeves for one week.  Today, the phrase “wear your heart on your sleeve” means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

Airports that are at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

Experts in theoretical physics report that the major theories about the universe make sense – and all the math confirms – that there are 10 dimensions to the universe.

In real estate, there is an adage that says, “The real estate property that you looked at today, and want to think about tonight, may be the property that someone looked at yesterday, and wants to think about until today.”

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a real estate professional – talk to a REALTOR® who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to text or call me at 301-712-8808 or email me at RolandLow1@gmail.com.

Roland

 

 

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Fun Facts and Inspiration for January 24

Fun Facts and Inspiration for January 24

Inspiration…

“Be the change that you want to see in the world.”       Mahatma Gandhi

Did you know that…

 A galactic year is the amount of time it takes our solar system to make a complete revolution around the center of the Milky Way.  It takes between 225-250 million years to make one revolution traveling at a speed of approximately 514,000 miles per hour.

 In 1631 a printer in London accidentally left the word “not” out of the seventh commandment, which read, “Thou shalt commit adultery.”  This legendary book is now known as the “wicked Bible.”

During the American Revolution, more inhabitants of the American colonies fought for the British than for the Continental Army.

Geographically, China falls into five-time zones.  However, China adheres to one time for all of China called Beijing Standard Time.

In real estate, an acre is measured as 43,560 square feet.  The original meaning of acre was “open land”.  In the Middle Ages, an acre was measured by how much land a yoke of oxen could plow in one day.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a real estate professional – talk to a REALTOR® who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to text or call me at 301-712-8808 or email me at RolandLow1@gmail.com.

Roland

 

 

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Fun Facts and Inspiration for January 19

Fun Facts and Inspiration for January 19

 Inspiration…

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”                         F. Scott Fitzgerald

Did you know that…

Charlie Chaplin entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.  He came in third!

 The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.

 There were 40 attempts in an effort to create a water displacing substance, hence the name WD40.

It has long been reported that you cannot tickle yourself.  But that is not true.  You can tickle yourself by rubbing your tongue on the roof of your mouth.

When they started their exceptional career Caesar and Cleo were well-known performers.  We know then now as Sonny and Cher.

In Medieval times it was only the wealthy could afford to buy a whole wheel of cheese at one time.  Today the terms “big wheel” and “big cheese” refer sarcastically to someone who is wealthy or in power.

In real estate, if buyer and seller cannot agree on a contract, a REALTOR® versed in negotiating will get the parties to agree on simple steps, for example, the closing date.  The more steps you can get all parties to agree on, the more likely it will be to come to terms on issues holding them apart – usually the price.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a real estate professional – talk to a REALTOR® who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to text or call me at 301-712-8808 or email me at RolandLow1@gmail.com.

Roland

 

 

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