Tuesday, September 26, 2006

A few things you might not know about the great state of NEW JERSEY

Thanks to NJ 101.5 FM Radio for this list

A few things you might not know about the great state of NEW JERSEY...

New Jersey is a peninsula.

Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida.

New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.

New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.

New Jersey has the oldest lighthouse in the USA. The Sandy Hook Lighthouse was built in 1764.

New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq. mi.) than Havana, Cuba.

New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the US.

New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the Diner Capital of the World.

North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world, with seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.

New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.

New Jersey has 50+ resort cities & towns, some of the nations' most famous: Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Long Branch & Cape May.

New Jersey has the most stringent testing along our coastline for Water Quality Control than any other seaboard state in the entire country.

New Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation when you include pharmaceuticals.

Two-thirds of the world's eggplants are grown in New Jersey.

Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you can buy.

New Jersey is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production.

Here's to New Jersey-the toast of the country! In 1642, the first brewery in America opened in Hoboken.

New Jersey rocks! The famous Les Paul invented the first solid body electric guitar in Mahwah in! 1940, and he still lives there!

New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US, located in Elizabeth. Nearly 80% of what our nation imports comes through Elizabeth Seaport first.

New Jersey is home to one of the nation's busiest airports at Newark International.

George Washington slept here. Several important Revolutionary War battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led by General George Washington.

The light bulb, phonograph (record player), and motion picture projector were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NJ laboratory. We also boast the first town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.

The transistor was invented in Murray Hill, NJ at Bell Laboratories.

Bell Lab engineers in Holmdel, NJ were the first to detect the background radiation of the Big Bang.

The first seaplane was built in Keyport, NJ.

The first airmail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport, NJ.

The first phonograph records were made in Camden, NJ.

New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.

The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets on their playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City.

Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.

New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the Middle East countries.

The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung Mountains.

New Jersey has the tallest water-tower in the world.

New Jersey had the first Medical Center, in Jersey City.

The Pulaski Sky Way, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway-highway.

NJ built the first auto tunnel under a river, the Hudson. (Holland Tunnel)

New Jersey is the only state in the nation which offers child abuse prevention workshops to every public school.

The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ, which is also the birthplace of Frank Sinatra.

The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick in 1889. (Rutgers College played Princeton.)

The first Drive-in Movie theater was opened in Camden, NJ.

New Jersey is home to both of "New York's " Pro Football Teams!

The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NJ.

All New Jersey natives:
Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifa, Susan Sarandon, Connie Francis, Shaq, Judy Blume, Aaron Burr, Joan Robertson, Ken Kross, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn, Budd Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, Marilynn McCoo, Flip Wilson, Alexander Hamilton, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Linda McElroy, Eileen Donnely, Grover Cleveland, Walt Whitman, Jerry Lewis, Tom Cruise, Richard Wojewodzki, Joyce Kilmer, Bruce Willis, Caesar Romero, Lauryn Hill, Ice-T ,Nick Adams, Nathan Lane, Sandra Dee, Danny DeVito, Richard Conti, Joe Pesci, Joe Piscopo, Robert Blake, John Forsyth, Meryl Streep, Loretta Swit, Norman Lloyd, Paul Simon, Jerry Herman, Gorden McCrae, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta, Phyllis Newman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Eva Marie Saint, Elisabeth Shue, Zebulon Pike, James Fennimore Cooper, Admiral Wm. Halsey, Jr., Dave Thomas (Wendy's), William Carlos Williams, Ray Liotta, Robert Wuhl, Paul Robeson, Ernie Kovacs, and of course, Frank Sinatra

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Fall is in the Air

“I can feel it coming in the air tonight”…  The heat of summer has gone and the wonderfulness of Fall is here.  We had our first night in the upper 30’s Friday morning and the days are only getting into the upper 70’s.  Hard to think that back in Florida the temps are still in the 80’s and 90’s.  I looked out the bathroom window this morning at the maple sapling along the fence and saw the first red leaves of the season.  With in the next 4 weeks the trees will show their bright yellow and reds of their autumn fashion. As the day time temps drop into the 50’s and 60’s until the first snow falls, maybe early this year!  The first snow last year was late December.  Maybe, just maybe we could have some around Thanksgiving or at least the week after so that I will be back from Florida.  My first visit back to my home town since moving away…    

So today… the yard needs winter prep, the closet needs thinning out, and the grill needs to be run before the snow comes.  The windows are all thrown open and the screen doors are still in place, but the storm windows will replace the screening in just over 2 months. Time to enjoy fall while its here.  Maybe a trip up to Warwick winery in the mountains for Doc’s Hard Apple Cider and live music, and cheese and fresh out of the oven bread from Bobolink Dairy.  Or maybe a trip up to New Hampshire or Vermont for maple syrup season.  Or maybe farther north to see the moose in Maine.  

I am looking forward to my visit to Florida, to see Mom, and friends.  A trip to my favorite zoo, Lowry Park Zoo with a life long friend.  Sounds like it’s grown a bit since we moved away.  Then there is the trip to Walt Disney World.  I can’t wait to once again walk through DAK (Disney’s Animal Kingdom) and see all the animals again.  We seemed to live there when we were in FL.  A trip to Animal Kingdom Lodge  and a meal at Boma is in order also.  With just 2 days there, we will be doing a whirlwind tour of all the new attractions at all the parks.  I know that Sim has a list of things she wants to see.  I will be taking as many pictures as I fit on my memory cards.  

I may go sans computer as I will not have an internet connection any where along the way and will rely on my Nextel i930 for email and web surfing.  This will be a real test of its strength.  I should be able to post to the blog via email and pictures via MMS.  We’ll see how it goes.  

Well time to get some work done…


The Moleman

Thursday, September 21, 2006

only comercial plane with a Mach meter Posted by Picasa

two seats on either side, the fron to back spacing was great, but the side to side was really tight. Good things the cross atlantic flight was only 3 hours. Posted by Picasa

and while we are on the subject of speed how about the world's fastest commercial plane. the tour showed me that there is a major trade off between speed and comfort.  Posted by Picasa

while not really stealth, you can see it's beginning. All this from a plane designed in the 60's and flown for the first time in 1967 Posted by Picasa

all the different configurations and a posted top speed of 3.6 Mach Posted by Picasa

and all that just to take pictures, no weapons and speed, height and a long lens. Posted by Picasa

Still holds the records for the highest and fastest airplane Posted by Picasa

I have always wanted to see this jet/plane/camera Posted by Picasa

there she is!!! Posted by Picasa

Bell UH-1 otherwise know as the MASH Chopper Posted by Picasa

fisrt look Posted by Picasa

Destination: USS Intrepid - Air Museum Posted by Picasa

leaving Weehawken on the first beautiful day in a week. This is the new ferry dock on the Jersey side Posted by Picasa

don't you just love long trips in the mountians when the weather is like this... Posted by Picasa

just another tunnel on I-76 going west... It marks the middle of the state. Posted by Picasa

Thats 3 MIle Island off in the distance for those of you old enough to remember the days that it was all the news talked about Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 04, 2006

Clinical Cases and Images - Blog: "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin Killed by Stingray

Clinical Cases and Images - Blog: "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin Killed by Stingray

More on Steve from a medical view point...

Animal Planet :: The Crocodile Hunter

Animal Planet :: The Crocodile Hunter

Steve Irwin - Offical press release from the Animal Planet Website

"Crocodile Hunter" Irwin dies | Entertainment | Entertainment News | Reuters.com

"Crocodile Hunter" Irwin dies | Entertainment | Entertainment News | Reuters.com

Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin has died... Steve did more to inspire the love of animals worldwide and brought his unique way of sharing this obsession with us. This was the love of his life second only to ( and this may be objected to by his wife) to his love of his wife, Terri. He leaves behind his two children, Bindy Sue and Bob. He died doing what he loved, showing the world what he considered vital for the world to know. Man must take care of this world and everything that lives upon it. We all will miss Steve, but we can honor his memory by continueing to explore the animal life around us and aiding all in need.