Fun Facts and Inspiration for May 19

Fun Facts and Inspiration for May 19


“If you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you are right.”                                    

                                                                                                                   Henry Ford 

Did you know that…

During World War II metal was scarce so the Oscars were made of plaster and/or wood.

When Kentucky Fried Chicken first opened restaurants in China, the business did not start off very well.  It took a while to realize that the advertisement of “finger-lickin’ good” came out as “eat your fingers off” in Chinese.

In radio code, ‘roger wilco’ has a distinct meaning.  The ‘roger’ means the transmission is over and ‘wilco’ means ‘will comply’.

Of all the bacteria known in the world, only about 1% causes disease in humans.

The captain of the H.M.S. Blazer required his crew to look sharp.  To do so he required his crew to wear blue jackets with metal buttons.  Today we refer to men’s casual jackets with metal buttons as a blazer (although now we refer to many casual jackets that way).  Sailors are still referred to as “bluejackets” and the manual that every U.S. sailor receives in boot camp is titled, “The Bluejacket’s Manual.”

In real estate, home-buyers would be wise to have the home inspected by a certified home inspector.  It is important to understand that the seller is under no obligation to repair any of the items on the list provided by the inspector.  Items are often negotiated as to what will and not be repaired. Buyers would be wise to be very precise as to who can repair the items. For example: an electrical item should be repaired by a licensed electrician.

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





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