A Closer Look Into Florida’s Phosphate Mining Industry

A Short History Phosphate is a natural, non-renewable resource that is obtained by mining phosphate-containing minerals. Florida’s phosphate rock deposits are believed to have originated when conditions in the seawater caused dissolved phosphorus to solidify and form the sediment that is mined today (1). Sea life also played a big part in forming the sediment…

Why There Are No Skyscrapers in Washington DC?

If you have ever visited our nation’s capital you certainly noticed aside from the Washington Monument (555-feet tallest in the city) and a few other landmarks including the US Capitol (289-feet ranked 5th tallest) there are no real tall high-rise or skyscraper buildings. Look across the Potomac River to Crystal City and Rosslyn and you’ll…

How to Buy an Oven or Cooker

Are you shopping for an oven cooker? If so it would be worth reading on to gather all the information before you buy online! Millimart has done the research to present the most important features that you should bare in mind when shopping for an oven. Self cleaning ovens At last we have the ovens…

Shaolin Kung Fu: "Bullet Fist!"

Introduction The Shaolin Temple’s 72 Consummate and Secret Arts fall into two categories: Yin/Rou Soft Internal Energy Training and Yang/Gang Hard External Power Training, respectively. Bullet Fist falls into the second (Hard) category and is a specific exercise of the fists. Technical Analysis Bullet Fist (Danzi Quan) aka ‘Pellet Fist’ or ‘Spring Fist Exercise’ has…

Warning! Do Not Buy a Medigap Plan F

If you think my headline is a little dramatic, I promise it’s not. The following information is critical to anyone considering a Plan F Medicare Supplement. Plan F has long been the most popular of the standardized plans, and it does have a purpose. However, you should explore all of your options and make yourself…

Advantages Of Wood Deck Railings

Wooden railing is the first choice for any owner or the builder as the elegance and the style that you get from wooden railings is nothing compared to other materials. Some time the light reflection from all sources disturbs you. Wood does not reflect light as much as steel does, a kind of sereneness, and…

Growing Up Ukrainian In Toronto

I was born in Toronto in 1936. I lived above a hairdressing and barber shop run by my mother and father, an aunt and two uncles, at Queen and Seaton streets, in Toronto. The smell of fingerwave solution and the unique odour of a permanent wave still trigger an eruption of memories of playing in…