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Monday, May 21, 2018
Through the Keyhole - June 2018
guess the location
Through the Keyhole
Take a break from your day...Not your
company or newsletter.
June is here and
we have seen many excited graduates celebrate their ending of one chapter
only to begin another anew. Congrats to all the grads out
there! Whether it's grade school, high school, prep school, trade
school or college, it is a big step towards adulthood. With all that
is bad in the world, young people accomplishing good things is something to
really celebrate. Good luck to all our grads!
suggestions for that grad in your life (something they may actually want):
As we speed
through another year, we begin summer officially on June 21st! There
are also many quirky days this month (I did not make this up):
June 1 - Donut Day
June 2 - I love my
dentist day (how funny right after donut day)
June 4 - Cheese
June 12 - National
Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 14 - Pop Goes
the Weasel Day (really?)
June 16 - Fudge
June 25 - National
June 29 - Camera
June 30 - Meteor
And away we
go. Check out this really cool street performer who does some amazing
stuff with cotton candy. Nothing gets you prepared for summer more
than a guy who loves his job more than most... Check him out by
clicking on the image below or here.
And now for a new
picture above- Can you guess where it is by looking "through the
you guess the location?
"Built in the 7th century, at an altitude of 12,000 ft., thisartistic and architectural marvel used to
be the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until 1959."
Correct answers will be given recognition but half the fun is trying to
figure it out. The correct answer will be revealed in the subsequent
issue. Good luck and have fun.
As always, send any items you think are newsworthy, interesting or just
plain odd to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fuji, Japan - Keyhole Answer
highest Mountain in this country, you'll find a volcano at its peak.
But don't think it will be warm when you summit as climbing season is
officially in July and August where you'll need more than a t-shirt to keep
you warm. This scene has inspired artists and poets and been the
object of pilgrimage for centuries."
Last month, Carrie
Oakeywon the location by guessing
correctly. Great job!
I saw this lovely
place on a television show called "Better Late Than Never".
The show stars George Foreman, Henry Winkler, Terry Bradshaw and William
Shatner as they travel to far off places. The show is really funny
and there is a great chemistry between these men. There are certainly
hilarious moments juxtaposed with sentimental ones. In this episode,
the guys visited a Geisha House, Tokyo (in a hilarious tiny hotel) and Mt.
Fuji. Watch complete shows HERE.
So you want to see
Mount Fuji, that 3,776-meter-high icon of Japan? It’s a volcano, but let’s
not think too much about that. Most visitors to the mountain
seem to go for this option. In
season (July to September), you can take a bus directly from the
Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to the 5th Station (the
Fuji Subaru Line one), which is the starting point for the popular summer
sunrise hike that follows the Yoshida Trail. Bus tickets cost 2,700 yen ($25 USD)
one way, and the trip takes about 2.5
climbing season, your choice
of bus is limited to the regular services that operate between
Shinjuku/Shibuya/Tokyo and the broader Fuji area. Kawaguchiko Station, Fuji-Q Highland (the theme park for
thrill-seekers), Fuji-San Station and Lake Yamanakako are the major get-off
points. Where you alight depends on what it is you want to explore. Kawaguchiko and Yamanakako give you access
to some of the lakes around Mount Fuji, which make for excellent walking
and hot spring-ing spots.
It takes an average of 6 hours to climb up to the summit of Mt.
Fuji. This course is recommended for it has many mountain
huts on the way, but this also means that, during the peak season, it
becomes so packed that you will have a hard time to even weave your way
through the crowd.
If climbing is not
your thing, you could always take the Hakone Ropeway which provides great
views of Mt. Fuji from a distance.
This is not photoshop-ed. These are actual clouds.
It just doesn't have
the same effect in lower case...
I'd roll through that
Dog" Mattis REAL Quote of the month
“What I've learned
in 35 years of service is Improvise. Improvise. Improvise.”
Germany, there is a really interesting vehicle that transports people via
land and water. It takes a lot of skill not only to build this
vehicle but to drive it... Video
in MY house but...
Robots that cook
MIT grads have opened a restaurant where everything is cooked by a robot
they started in the basement. It's a long ways from then and
everything on the menu is healthy and only $7.50. Video
Delivery Containers Explained
white cardboard boxes are a universally recognized symbol of Chinese food
across America. Seemingly employed by every neighborhood Chinese restaurant
across the country, they’re used to package orders for delivery or takeout
(or sometimes to package up leftovers), and can typically found stuffed
full of Americanized fare like General Tso’s chicken and lo mein.
where did these containers come from, and how did they come to be used so
widely? Here’s a look into the history of these iconic vessels, at least a
few of which have probably haunted your refrigerator in recent months.
While We're at
it...Why is Bread in Brown Bags?
Grocery store bread is typically displayed in brown paper bags. And,
believe it or not, there’s actually a specific reason they do that—and, no,
it’s not to make it look like a French bakery.
It has to do with freshness. '[Storing the bread in paper
bags] keeps the air on the bread allowing the crust to stay deliciously
crisp,' says David Cummings, the Bakery Buyer at Fairway Market. If you
store bread in a plastic bag, the moisture within the bread gets trapped in
the bag causing the crust to become mushy. Make sure you don’t fall for
these supermarket tricks.
IRISH NEVER HESITATE TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR FELLOW MAN, AIR
PASSENGERS, IN THIS CASE!
SHORTLY AFTER TAKE-OFF ON AN OUTBOUND, EVENING AER LINGUS FLIGHT FROM
DUBLIN TO BOSTON, THE LEAD FLIGHT ATTENDANT NERVOUSLY MADE THE FOLLOWING
HER LOVELY IRISH BROGUE:
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I'M SO VERY SORRY, BUT IT APPEARS THAT THERE
HAS BEEN A TERRIBLE MIX-UP BY OUR CATERING SERVICE. I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS
HAPPENED, BUT WE HAVE 103 PASSENGERS ON BOARD, AND UNFORTUNATELY, WE
RECEIVED ONLY 40 DINNER MEALS. I TRULY APOLOGIZE FOR THIS MISTAKE AND
WHEN THE MUTTERING OF THE PASSENGERS HAD DIED DOWN, SHE CONTINUED, "ANYONE
WHO IS KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE UP THEIR MEAL SO THAT SOMEONE ELSE CAN EAT, WILL
RECEIVE FREE AND UNLIMITED DRINKS FOR THE DURATION OF OUR 10 HOUR FLIGHT.”
HER NEXT ANNOUNCEMENT CAME ABOUT 2 HOURS LATER:
"IF ANYONE IS HUNGRY, WE STILL HAVE 40 DINNERS AVAILABLE."
One day your parents put you down and never picked you up again.
Lead rhymes with
read. Lead rhymes with read.
closer in time to the moon landing than the construction of the pyramids.
You can make a
human being, a real living person, completely by accident.
A million seconds
is 11 days. A billion seconds is 31 years.
North Korea and
Finland are only separated by one country (Russia).
Outer space is
only an hours' drive away - if your car could drive straight up.
Corporation was created before the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
You have never
seen your face, only pictures and reflections.
Your age is the
number of times you have orbited the sun.
You see people
every day that you'll never see again.
There are more
people learning English in China than there are native English speakers in
the entire world.
It takes Pluto 248
years to orbit the sun. That means from the time it was discovered to
the time it was stripped of its status as a planet, Pluto had not made a
full trip around the Sun.
Local Gas Station
Sign in Seattle
Back in 2005, the local Chevron gas station in Seattle's Wallingford
neighborhood converted their auto repair shop into a convenience
store. Their outdoor sign—once used for service promotions and store
specials—became redundant with the inside of the store already plastered
with signage. So the owners decided to have fun with the outdoor sign
instead, and the @WallingfordSign was born. This weekly sign message
has become so popular, it has become a more effective marketing tool for
the gas station than anything prior.
French Apple Cobbler
apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 c sugar
1/2 t baking powder
2 T butter
1 egg beaten
oven to 350 degrees F
grease a 9-inch pie plate with butter
in a med bowl combine the filling ingredients and toss
pour into the pie plate
in a small bowl mix topping ingredients
the dough will be sticky so just place dollops around
bake for 35-40 minutes until topping is golden brown
top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!