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INDEPENDENCE DAY (continued) • The second layer is the understory, which gets more light than the forest floor and is home to many plants and animals, such as snakes, jaguars and trees that can reach up to 60 feet (18 m) tall. It is very humid in the understory, and there is little air movement.

• The canopy layer is next, formed of 98- to 131-foot (30-40 m) trees that comprise a thick canopy that covers everything below. A majority of the rainforest’s life lives in the lush and plentiful canopy layer, and some species never leave it.

This means animals like the Bengal tiger, cies of butterflies and 400 species of birds king cobra and the Javan silvery gibbon reside in a single hectare (2.47 miles) of will all lose their homes. As of 2008, there rainforest, and in less than an hour each were less than 2,500 silvery gibbons in day, all of this is destroyed. the wild, and some estimates show that at least 50 percent of the gibbons’ population • To further put it into perspective, every year we lose a piece of the rainforest will disappear in the next decade, putting twice the size of the state of Florida. this creature in danger of extinction. • The world’s largest rodent makes its home • The rainforest is also home to many species that are vulnerable or endangered, in the Amazon rainforest. The capybara and deforestation affects them. Pollutants can grow up to 4.3 feet (1.3 m) long, and and waste from industry and deforestaalthough some have been said to weigh tion degrade the water quality in places up to 200 pounds (90 kg), the average like the Amazon River, causing poor qualcapybara is about 140 pounds (65 kg). ity of life for vulnerable species like the Capybaras are herbivores that live semiAmazon River dolphin. aquatically near rivers, swamps and other

bodies of water. They also live in packs • The argument for cutting down the rainforest is its initial economic boost, but many and are very social creatures. The capyexperts agree that preserving the rainforbara is a favorite snack of another of the est would yield far more economic beneworld’s largest animals: the anaconda. fits from its exports of fruits, oils, nuts and • The plants of the world’s rainforests are plants than its deforestation for ranching also very important. Did you know that or timber harvest. Madagascar Periwinkle, also known as the Rosy Periwinkle, contains the alka- • So what can you do? Search “rainforest preservation” in your favorite search enloid vincristine? Vincristine is used in gine and get involved with the preservachemotherapy, mainly to treat Hodgkin’s tion group that you like best. Also, spread and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as well as the word to your friends and family. Tell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Before the them you read it in Tidbits. discovery of vincristine, which originally studied as a possible treatment for diabetes, those with Hodgkin’s lymphoma only had a 19 percent survival rate. However, the use of vincristine and other drugs have brought this rate up to 58 percent.

• Many of our favorite foods first originated in the rainforests too, things like chocolate, avocados, guavas, mangos and bananas.

• The final layer of the rainforest is the emergent layer, which is made up of even taller trees that grow anywhere from 147 to 262 feet (45 - 80 m) tall. • Because most food resides so high in the canopy, rainforests aren’t suitable habitats for humans. Most tribes that utilize rainforests for food live outside the forest in nearby areas. • The Amazon rainforest is one of the world’s largest biomes. It covers 1.4 billion acres (5.5 million km2) of the Amazon River basin and supports more than 300 species of mammals, including two species of freshwater dolphins. • Although they are some of the oldest in the world, most of Southeast Asia’s primary rainforests are expected to be completely destroyed within the next decade.

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• So why should we worry about the rainforests now? If they covers so much of the Earth, there’s still some left, right? Every second a football field-sized area of rainforest is destroyed due to deforestation. That’s roughly 86,400 acres every day. Over 2,250 species of trees and flowering plants, 125 species of mammals, 150 spe-


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Project C.U.R.E: Aug 16, 2010, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 10377 E Geddes Ave, Centennial. The South Metro Chamber has teamed up with Project C.U.R.E. and established a sorting session on the 3rd Monday of every month. Project C.U.R.E. is a non-profit that gathers unused medical supplies that would normally be thrown away. Those supplies are then sorted, boxed, and shipped to developing countries around the world in dire need of items as simple as latex gloves and sutures. www.TheBestChamber.com or call 303.795.0142. Under the August Moon: August 28, 2010, 6:00 pm, Polson Farm, 5201 Manhart St/CO Hwy 67, Sedalia. Annual Colorado Event featuring four songwriters from Nashville in-the-round. Each songwriter takes a turn presenting songs they wrote for famous recording artists. They explain why they wrote each song and the details surrounding each song, then they play them the way they originally wrote them. All done while you eat a wonderful dinner and enjoy the sounds; all to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. $125/person. 303.377.9987, Stacey. Jones@StJude.org or www.StJude.org/ SongwritersSupper

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WEEKLY FUNNIES A guy was arrested when he was apprehended after fleeing from a routine traffic stop. It turns out that he was wanted for bank robbery. When he complained of stomach pain and lost consciousness, he was admitted to a hospital. He must have felt better because he walked out of the hospital and went into a bar. But he forgot to get dressed first. The bar owner called the police when he arrived in a hospital gown with the intravenous needle still in his arm. A little boy asked his grandmother how old she was. “39 and holding,” she replied. “Well, then, how old would you be if you let go?” Can you cry under water? What is the difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers? Mechanical Engineers build weapons, Civil Engineers build targets. GREAT PUNS: • With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress. • Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft, and I’ll show you a flat minor. • If a clock is hungry does it go back four seconds? • The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered. • A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart. • You feel stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it. • Every calendar’s days are numbered. • A lot of money is tainted. It t’aint yours and it t’aint mine. • A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat. • He had a photographic memory that

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was never developed. Have you ever had one of those customer service calls where you find yourself saying things you don’t believe? This is so priceless....and so easy to see happening, given the state of customer service these days.... My Aunt passed away this past January. Her bank billed her for February and March for their monthly service charge on her credit card, and then added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00, but had now grown to somewhere around $60.00. I placed the following phone call to the bank: Me: “I am calling to tell you that she died in January.” Bank: “The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.” Me: “Maybe, you should turn it over to collections...” Bank: “Since it is two months past due, it already has been.” Me: “So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?” Bank: “Either report her account to the frauds division, or report her to the credit bureau...maybe both!” Me: “Do you think God will be mad at her?” Bank: “Do I think God... excuse me, what did you say?” Me: “Do you understand what I was telling you... specifically the part about her being... dead?” Bank: “Sir, you’ll have to speak to my supervisor!” (Supervisor gets on the phone) Me: “I’m calling to tell you, she deceased in January.” Bank: “The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.” Me: “You mean you want to collect from her estate?” Bank: “.....(stammer)” .... “Are you her lawyer?” Me: “No, I’m her great nephew, but feel free to contact her lawyer.” Bank: “Could you fax us a certificate of death?” Me: “Sure.” (Later, After they have gotten the fax. ) Bank: “Our system just isn’t setup to handle this...” Me: “Oh...” Bank: “I don’t know what more I can do to help...” Me: “Well... if you figure it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her... I suppose...don’t really think she will care....” Bank: “Well...the late fees and charges do still apply.” Me: “Would you like her new billing address?” Bank: “That might help.” Me: “Fredrickson Memorial Cemetery, Hwy 19 and plot number 233.” Bank: “Sir, that’s a cemetery!” Me: “Yes sir, that’s what we do with our departed loved ones.”

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By Samantha Weaver • You might be surprised to learn that it was theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, one of the best-known scientists of all time, who made the following sage observation: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” • On average, a man’s beard grows about a half-inch every month. • Do you suffer from coprolalia? I would hope not! If you’re a word deconstructionist and up on your Greek, you might be able to figure out that coprolalia means an uncontrollable use of obscene language, since “copro” means “dung” and “lalia” means “chatter” or “babble.” • Marilyn Monroe’s iconic film “Some Like It Hot” (which in 2000 was named the greatest American comedy film of all time by the American Film Institute) was originally titled “Not Tonight Josephine!” • The next time you have jury duty and want to get out of it, you might want to keep this in mind: A judge in Liverpool, England, dismissed a man from the jury when fellow jurors complained about the fleas in his beard. • At one time, the Catholic Church considered it sinful to eat a hot dog. • If you’re ever visiting Egypt and asking for directions, remember that in that country, “upstream” means south. • It’s probably fair to say that people have been enjoying mixed alcoholic beverages for hundreds of years, but the word “cocktail” wasn’t in general use until 1888, when it was printed for the first time, in a bartender’s manual. • In Connecticut in the 17th century, it was illegal to smoke more than one cigarette a day, and that one had to be smoked at home. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.

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According to the New York Times, Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. An article in the USA Today stated, “1.5 million barrels of oil are used to produce plastic water bottles in the US per year. That much energy could power 250,000 homes or fuel 100,000 cars for a year.” If you recycle just one plastic bottle, you save enough energy to run a television for 90 minutes. The emergence of a garbage island in the Pacific Ocean dubbed the Great Eastern Garbage Patch has been especially troubling to many who are concerned with the widespread pollution of our earth. The island, which is located in an area where ocean currents meet between California and Hawaii, is twice the size of Texas and made up of 90 percent plastic. Researchers estimate up to 80 percent of the trash originates on land such as shampoo bottles, children’s toys and plastic beverage bottles. So what can be done with all of these plastic bottles? They can be turned into schools! In Guatemala, schools are being

built using discarded plastic soda bottles and other trash. The bottles are stuffed with plastic bags for bulk and stacked sideby-sidein between two layers of chicken wire and coated with a mixture of sand and cement, becoming the walls of the school. Hug It Forward is proud to be able to support communities working together to build bottle schools in Guatemala. By using this eco-friendly technology and by spending 100% of donations directly on projects (not one penny is spent on salaries or other overhead), we can build a school for as little as $6,000. To further this cause, Kim and Ron Sopoci have started “Bikers Hug It Forward”. It’s become our passion to support the next bottle school project, so we have put a “Build a School” Harley ride together with Mile High Harley Davidson of Parker.” Said Ms. Sopoci. “The event will kick off with a motorcycle ride Saturday July 24th 2010 at Takoda Tavern and ending at Mile High Harley Davidson, both of Parker. 100% of the money raised will go towards building the next school.” Registration begins at 9:00 am at Takoda Tavern located at 12311 Pine Bluffs Way in Parker on Saturday, July 24th. The first bikes will leave at 9:30 am. The After-Run party will be held at Mile High HarleyDavidson of Parker located on the corner of Parker Rd and East Pine Lane from

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