Incredibly, within a few months of the end of the war, over a thousand Beetles a month were buing built at Wolfsburg. By 1955, over a million Beetles had been built and in 1972, it surpassed the Ford Model T as the most built car in the world at over 15 million. It is arguably the most iconic car of the last 70 years and yet had the Volkswagen facory been located just 2 miles further east in East Germany, the Volkswagen Beetle almost certainly would never have been built at all.
Based on the calls we are receiving at Extension Service offices, I’m concerned about some of the latest practices that “they say” we should use. If we could identify who “they” are, I’d invite them to our garden workshops next spring so we could be on the same information dispensing wavelength!For example, pumpkin growing gardeners are realizing how much room those vines require especially if they’re after a prize winning fair entry of Atlantic Giant or Big Max. As runners expand across other vegetables, up the fence or an apple tree, thoughts of containment enter the gardener’s mind.
I always tell folks that constellations are like little kids dot to dot puzzles, but a lot more challenging. Not only do you have to draw the lines between the dots, or stars, in your mind’s eye, but not all of the dots are the same brightness and there are no numbers by the stars. Throw in urban lighting in a lot of places, and constellation hunting can be really tough, but also a lot of fun, especially when you beat the odds and really start making the stars your old friends..
Also in 1992, astronomers David C. Jewitt of the University of Hawaii and Jane Luu of the MIT discovered the Trans Neptunian Object (TNO) known as (15760) 1992 QB1. This would prove to be the first of a new population, known as the Kuiper Belt, which had already been predicted by astronomers to exist at the edge of the Solar System..
But after a $107.6 million purchase and renovation of the unfinished Renaissance hotel, according to recent Colorado Springs Business Journal reporting, six eateries are open to the public, including the Springs’ first Ben Jerry’s scoop house. Inside Great Wolf’s cavernous lobby, decked out with big antler chandeliers, a giant faux stone hearth, a cartoonish forest installation and commanding mountain view, guests roam wearing cute wolf’s ears headbands, some into a buffet line called the Loose Moose. (No good mental images come from that moniker, so we give it a miss.).
I know it is the fashion to say that most of recorded history is lies anyway. I am willing to believe that history is for the most part inaccurate and biased, but what is peculiar to our own age is the abandonment of the idea that history could be truthfully written. In the past people deliberately lied, or they unconsciously coloured what they wrote, or they struggled after the truth, well knowing that they must make many mistakes; but in each case they believed that existed and were more or less discoverable.