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|Does it seem like the city park maintenance is on autopilot? For a week, maybe more, one of the gates to the basketball courts has been broken – hinge problem. As of Thursday, the gate is sprawled out in the court. It’s an easy fix but obviously nobody cares. While I’m on a rant, all 6 of the hoop rims have rusted, degraded mounting bolts which ruins the basketball experience–another easy fix. I’m retired but will bid the repair job for the park if you want to show my email address.
|[Friday Joke] A retired man now volunteers to entertain patients in assisted living homes and hospitals. He visited one hospital recently and brought along his portable keyboard. After telling jokes and singing songs at patients’ bedsides, he said farewell and, “I hope you get better.” One elderly gentleman replied, “I hope you get better, too.”
[Island Art Festival] Saturday, November 25 from 9am to 3 pm at 31020 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key. Art-Music-Food-Drinks.
|[Winning] So after winning the game, I decided to throw the ball into the crowd like they do on T.V. Apparently that’s unacceptable in bowling.
|Lucid says its new all-electric SUV beats Tesla Model X range by nearly 100 miles. The Gravity SUV seats seven and claims 440 miles of range. Link
|[Worm Love] Why these sea worms detach their butts to reproduce. Biologists might be closer to solving the mystery behind the Japanese green syllid worm’s reproductive behavior. Link
|Even without brains, jellyfish learn from their mistakes. Plus other weird things we learned this week. Link
|[?] Always remember, but especially Thanksgiving Day, it more than likely won’t be a phart!
|[Parkland School] I think it’s so foolish and irrational to tear down buildings where mass tragedies occurred. Of course the Parkland School mass shooting was tragic, but will tearing down the building, at tremendous expense, actually fix anything? The site will still remain. Really, what will be accomplished? To whomever is making that decision to demolish, I say, “Grow up!” 125 people inside the Pentagon were killed in that tragedy, plus everyone on the plane. Should they have demolished that building? Video
|In push to remove homeowners from Citizens Insurance, state-run insurer uses unlicensed inspectors. Link
The most expensive vehicle to operate this year.
|[Hate] Ireland’s police chief has warned that far-right radicalization will continue to disrupt the country after a night of arson, rioting and looting left parts of Dublin resembling a war zone. Link
[Illegal Conchs] Camper on Christmas Tree Island, Burley David Smith, 67, caught and ate two conchs in Key West. The decision landed him behind bars. Link
|[COVID] Why hasn’t the government and the media been reminding people to exercise Covid caution during Thanksgiving travel and gatherings? They should have been, at least, been urging Thanksgiving self-testing before cross-country travel and family dinners. I have not heard one public service announcement on the subject.
|[Bad Fruit] Florida warns about lead poisoning and fruit pouches. A chain still sells them, FDA says. The fruit pouches, made in Ecuador, were recalled weeks ago after being linked to elevated levels of lead in kids’ blood. The FDA put out an update on the growing problem Wednesday.
|[History] March 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell makes the first phone call ever. Moments later – He is notified that his car’s warranty has expired.
[Xmas Earlier and Earlier] It’s weird watching people put up Christmas lights while I still have pumpkins rotting on my porch.
|Mystery solved as completely intact fly is found inside a man’s colon. I thought some of that rice I ate was moving and kind of tickled my tummy. Link
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. Video
|I went to CVS and Walgreens Wednesday trying to find a Thanksgiving decoration. There weren’t any. They went right from Halloween to Christmas
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[Wrong Button] That moment when you’re trying to turn on the rear window defrost and accidentally hit the automatic power sunroof.
|[Friday Joke] When I was a kid in Indiana, we thought it would be fun to get a turkey a year ahead of time and feed it and so on for the following Thanksgiving. But by the time Thanksgiving came around, we sort of thought of the turkey as a pet, so we ate the dog. Only kidding. It was the cat! ~David Letterman
|The First Thanksgiving (402 years ago) most of what is known about the first Thanksgiving comes from a letter written by Edward Winslow in December of 1621. Winslow was one of the first 100 or so people who sailed from England on the Mayflower in 1620, and one of the founders of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. According to Winslow, the inaugural “Thanksgiving” feast actually took place over three days, sometime between late September and mid-November of 1621. And it wasn’t called “Thanksgiving,” either. It was simply a way to celebrate the end of a successful harvest. The Native attendees decided to join the feast because of the other ways the colonists celebrated a year of colonization — by shooting guns. The ancestors of the modern-day Wampanoag Nation were alarmed by the noise and went to investigate. But how the two groups wound up feasting together is unknown.
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|The current Coconut Telegraph was published on 11/24/23 at 9:24 am.