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Something you never knew

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Biographer: Frank Sinatra Wasn’t Proud of His Big Penis

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According to the late star’s new biographer James Kaplan, Sinatra’s manhood ‘was one of the things Sinatra was self-conscious about.’

Frank Sinatra attempted to cover up the fact he was well hung – because he thought the size of his manhood was one of many negatives about his body, according to the late star’s new biographer James Kaplan. The journalist spent five years researching his acclaimed new tome, “Frank – The Voice”, and reveals Sinatra wasn’t like most men, who reveled in the fact he had a big penis.

Recalling a quote from Sinatra’s lover Ava Gardner, in which she stated the singer was “only 110 pounds, but 10 pounds of it is c**k!”, Kaplan insists Sinatra wasn’t proud of his manhood. The writer tells WENN, “I think we can take it as fact that Frank Sinatra was very well-endowed.”

“George Jacobs, Sinatra’s valet in latter years wrote a wonderful book, called ‘Mr. S’, and he speaks in the book about the size of Sinatra’s manhood and actually having special underwear made to kind of keep it all in. But oddly enough, it was one of the things Sinatra was self-conscious about.”

“He was scarred at birth, he weighed 13 pounds at birth, he was ripped from his mother with forceps, which damaged his ear and the side of his face. A mastoid operation when he was a kid further damaged the ear; when he was an adolescent, cystic acne pitted his cheeks; he lost his hair in his early 30s, and his gluteus maximus was minimal – he had no ass at all. He sort of hated the way that he looked for a lot of his life… and I think that, while he often boasted almost about his manhood, it was one more thing that made him different.”

But Kaplan’s research didn’t reveal how good a lover Sinatra was in the bedroom. He adds, “Ava Gardner famously reported to her ex-husband Artie Shaw, at a time when she was growing dissatisfied with Sinatra, that being in bed with him was like being in bed with a woman.”

“That was reported by Artie Shaw, who was very competitive with Sinatra… but if indeed Ava ever said anything like that, I think she may have been reflecting more on Sinatra’s sensitivity, his vulnerability. There were a lot of women, so he must have been doing something right… I think women were thrilled just to be with him and I think that goes a long way in the sexual experience.”

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April 3, 1986: IBM introduces the first “laptop” computer

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On April 3, 1986, IBM introduced the 5140 “Convertible.” It weighed 12 lbs., listed at $1,995, and had a grand total of 256K Random Access Memory, or “RAM.” It was considered a big improvement over its predecessor, the giant IBM Portable PC 5155, which was introduced in 1984. That model, which was much bulkier, had a handle on it, giving it “portability.”

The “Convertible” had a detachable miniature monitor, which theoretically allowed the user, with a monitor adapter, to hook up the unit to a larger, external monitor.

It was notable for its capacity to run on batteries, and from its being the first computer to utilize 3.5″ floppy disks.

One of several drawbacks was that with its smaller screen, typical letters were compressed to half their normal size  (at this time, IBMs did not utilize a graphic interface).

In addition to the criticism of its screen and keyboard, there were a number of other problems which resulted in poor sales. The Convertible was heavier and no faster than its predecessor the 5155 (despite the innovations of a CMOS processor and static RAM), and didn’t include traditional PC expansion ports.

It also had to compete against faster portable computers based on the Intel 80286 processor made by Toshiba and Zenith – that were lighter and offered similar specifications, sometimes at half the price.

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History of the Macintosh

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Apple-1

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Above is a picture of Apple’s “Apple-1”, which was one of the first computers made by Steve Jobs in his parent’s garage. This model featured in the photo was sold for 150,000 euros in an auction in 2010. Formed in 1976 in Jobs’s garage, there are only a few still left in the world today.

Apple-2

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Above is the picture of the Apple-2, which Apple came out with in 1977, a year after Steve Jobs introduced the Apple-1. This was revolutionary because the introduction of the actual computer screen was formed, revolutionizing the computer even more than the Apple-1.

Apple-3

Apple-3

Apple released this computer three years after the revolutionary Apple-2 which was Steve Jobs’s first big money-maker and gave his company world-known. This computer, released in 1980, was an updated version of the Apple-2, and sold for thousands more, which didn’t go very well for the company and it discontinued it’s production four years later.

128k Macintosh

128k Macintosh

After what is considered the best commercial, ‘1984’, the 128K Macintosh revolutionized the Apple company name by selling this all new, all-in-one computer, which had record sales and gave Apple even more world knowledge, revolutionizing technology every single year!

Macintosh SE

Macintosh SE

In 1987, this computer came out and introduced a new technology, the ‘floppy disc’, which as you can see, was similar to CD’s to this day. Another thing that Apple was first in achieving and changing the world as we know it!

PowerBook 100

PowerBook 100

Apple’s first portable computer, the PowerBook 100, was formed after their competitors released portable laptops, but like usual, Apple does it better by making this laptop 3 pounds lighter than it’s competitors, weighing only 7 pounds.

iMac

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Here is Apple’s first iMac which debuted in 1988. The great thing about this design was the introduction in USB, which is still a feature on computers around the world to this day. Another key feature stressed by Steve Jobs was the simplicity of the iMac, which was becoming a common theme in all of Apple’s products.

iBook 3G

iBook 3G

This colorful design of this laptop was made in 1999 which gave their computer ‘personality’, which is what Apple expressed in their selling-points for this light, colorful design. What is said to be made based for students, it was discontinued after Intel’s ‘Classmate’ laptop came out, making it not worth producing anymore!

iMac of Today

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This picture is Apple’s 2006 model of the iMac. All iMacs now resemble this model, and are one of the best selling computer monitor/processor’s of today. What will they come up with next? Hopefully another revolutionary change to the modern computer!

MacBook

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Featured above is Apple’s MacBook, which is it’s current model that they use in producing their laptops. The model featured above is the 2008 version of the MacBook. Other products based off this include MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and now, the MacBook Pro with Retina display, increasing display of the standardMacBook by 20%, which is truly amazing technology put in such a small computer!

A Very Useful Tip You Will All Love

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I’m sure this has happened to everyone more times than they care to remember .
You see a back to school sale and they have cheap Bic or Paper Mate Pens on sale in a 10 pack for a dollar , so if you’re like me and can’t resist a bargain instead of being smart and buying only one pack you buy 2 or 3 packs only to have to flip them out a few years later because they dry up.
Well today this old cycle ended for me , I found 2 unopened packs of those cheap pens that I bought 2 years or more ago and opened the packs and tried to write with them .
I had no luck , they seemed to be dried out and as usual I figured I had to throw them away , But I got this brain storm that maybe I could still salvage these pens , so what I tried was to put a pen in the microwave with the cap on ( so metal tip wasn’t exposed ) and ran it for 10 seconds to see if I could soften the old ink .
Well I tried it on 4 pens , 2 Bic and 2 Paper Mate and they worked like I had just bought them from the store today .
So you no longer need to toss out those old dried up pens , just nuke them for 10 seconds and they’re as good as new .

Strange Inventions From The Past

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Bed Time Musical

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1935 saw the invention that allowed people to play the piano whilst lying in bed. Although this could have been handy for musicians that had been taken ill, and not able to get up and around, but it could be accused of being just another invention for those that like their bed a little too much. Laziness can affect everyone in different ways, so for lazy pianists, this is a god send.

Del’s Lemonade

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Del’s is a brand of frozen lemonade typically found in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts during the summer months. Del’s has locations in 12 states and the Virgin Islands.[1] Frozen lemonade is a kind of slush. It is made from crushed ice, lemons, and sugar. In Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts “Del’s” is synonymous with frozen lemonade.

History[edit]

Del’s founder, Angelo DeLucia, originally got his recipe from his father, Franco DeLucia, who brought the recipe to the United States from Italy. Angelo then tried to find a way to make a machine to produce the beverage, a task he accomplished.

The first Del’s stand was a small, pushable cart in Cranston, Rhode Island, in 1948. Soon after, he started using “Del’s Trucks” to serve the beverage anywhere in the state. The company still uses the trucks today in addition to its storefront locations.

The Rhode Island legislature made an attempt to decide on an official state beverage. After much contemplation, Del’s lemonade and coffee milk were the “finalists.” However in 1993, coffee milk was chosen as the official state beverage.

The 2011 television movie Lemonade Mouth, a Disney Channel Original Movie adapted from the book of the same name by Rhode Island author Mark Peter Hughes, prominently features “Mel’s Frozen Lemonade,” which the author has indicated is a take-off on Del’s.

A Del’s Lemonade stand in San Francisco

Del’s founder Angelo DeLucia died on September 6, 2007.

Products[edit]

There are eight flavors of the popular drink: lemon, lite lemon, watermelon, peach-mango, blueberry, cherry, grapefruit, and pomegranate. Coffee was once a flavor but has not appeared on the menu for many years. Del’s also sells other various products such as warm pretzels, candy, hot dogs, and popcorn.

In partnership with Del’s, the Narragansett Brewing Company produces a shandy called Del’s Shandy.[2]

Distribution[edit]

Del’s operates franchises selling their prepared product, with 20 locations in Rhode Island, the most of any state, as well as locations throughout the US, and even internationally. Trucks selling the product are often seen at popular beach locations in summer months. The Del’s “take-home” mix and non-frozen variety of lemonade can be found in grocery stores throughout the world.

NOTE:  There’s one thing Wikipedia doesn’t have here and that the first store was on Gansett  Ave. in Cranston , R.I. , it was a small part of the Boston Submarine Sandwich shop , Mr. Del rented a tiny space there in the summer and then went to Florida in the winter and sold Lemonade there too I believe ..

I remember Mr. Del , he spoke in broken english and was very nice to all the kids who went there.

Back then the cups were 10 cents , 15 cents and 25 cents , Mr. Del would always give the kids a bigger cup than what they paid for , so if you bought a 10 cent cup you would get a 15 cent cup

When he go to old  I guess a relative took over and made the first official store on Oaklawn Ave. in Cranston , R.I.

That store is still there today .

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Fizzies

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History[edit]

Origin[edit]

Ruth Millard invented the idea for Emerson Drug Company, manufacturer of Bromo-Seltzer, by adding a fruit flavor that children liked. Once perfected, Emerson named the creation Fizzies. The tablet was dropped into a glass of water, then fizzed and dissolved, creating a sweet, effervescent drink. Fizzies were first introduced by Emerson on a regional basis in July 1957. In 1962, the Emerson Drug Company was acquired by Warner–Lambert, which sold the product nationally that same year.[1] In the 1950s and 1960s Fizzies came in seven flavors: grape, orange, cherry, lemon-lime, strawberry, root beer, and cola. Fizzies’ sales grew both nationally and internationally until 1968, achieving more than double the sales volume of Kool-Aid.[2][full citation needed]

The successful beverage became a cultural icon of its time. In the motion picture National Lampoon’s Animal House, set in 1962, Dean Wormer reads a list of pranks committed by members of the Delta House fraternity, which included dumping an entire truckload of Fizzies into a swimming pool during a varsity meet.

Later history[edit]

The product’s ingredients changed over time and as various artificial sweeteners were banned by the FDA. At various times it was sweetened with cyclamates andsaccharin. At one point the directions instructed children to add sugar and ice. In the early seventies, the manufacturer finally concluded that it would not be able to make a version that was both legal and sufficiently palatable to be profitable, and so discontinued the product.

After the introduction of NutraSweet, the brand was resurrected by Premiere Innovations, Inc. in the mid-1990s but its availability was short-lived and the company disappeared. Premiere Innovations, Inc. marketed Fizzies as “Instant Sparkling Drink Tablets” that were “also great in milk”, “only 10 calories” and “Vitamin C enriched”.

The Fizzies brand reappeared in the 2000s. Currently owned and manufactured by Amerilab Technologies in Plymouth, Minnesota, Fizzies Drink Tablets are available in candy stores and through online retailers. As of 2012, Fizzies are available in nine flavors: lemonade, root beer, cherry, orange, blue razz, hot cocoa, hot apple cider, cherry cola, and grape. They are marketed as a nostalgic drink to the baby boomer generation and as a fun way for kids to make their own flavorful drinks. In this present incarnation, the product has 5 calories, is sweetened with sucralose, and contains Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid.[3]

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