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The World’s Top Mountains by Rick Dandes
Is there any sight greater and more majestic than that of a snow-capped mountain? This week, Tidbits takes you on an exploratory trip around the world. It’s sure to be a peak experience. • In the Oxford English Dictionary, a mountain is defined as “a natural elevation of the earth surface rising more or less abruptly from the surrounding level and attaining an altitude which, relatively to the adjacent elevation, is impressive or notable.”
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• There are five basic kinds of mountains: fold mountains (folded mountains), fault-block mountains (block mountains), dome mountains, volcanic mountains and plateau mountains. Geologists believe mountains make up about one-fifth of the world’s landscape.
• The absolute heights of mountains and hills vary greatly according to an area’s terrain. Major mountains occur in long linear arcs, indicating tectonic plate boundaries and activity. Two types of mountains are formed depending on how the rock reacts to the tectonic forces – block or fold mountains. • The Appalachian Mountains are the oldest mountain chain in North America. They extend from Newfoundland to Alabama.
• The Appalachian Mountains are made up of mountains, ridges and valleys. The Great Smoky Mountains are in this region, and they run from Tennessee to North Carolina. Turn the page for more!
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• The Blue Ridge Mountains are the backbone of the Appalachian Mountain system. They extend from Georgia to Pennsylvania.
• Mt. Mitchell, in the Appalachians, is the highest mountain on the eastern coast. It is about 6,684 feet high (2,037 meters). • The Andes Mountain range is an uninterrupted chain of highland that is situated along the western coast of South America. It is the longest exposed mountain range in the world and comprises two great ranges: Cordillera Oriental and Cordillera Occidental, which stand divided by a deep intermediate depression.
• The Himalayas stretch across six countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, the People’s Republic of China, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Some of the world’s major rivers, the Indus, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Yangtze, rise in the Himalayas, and their combined drainage basin is
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• The world’s highest peak on land is Mt. Everest in the Himalayas. It is 29,036 feet (8,848 meters) tall. When measured from sea-level, Mount Everest is without a doubt the biggest mountain peak on this planet. However, if one were to consider the height of a mountain from its base to its peak, there are few other mountains such as Mt. McKinley and Mauna Kea that are taller than Everest in totality.
• Prior to being named Mount Everest, the mountain was commonly referred to as Peak XV. It was formally named Mount Everest after Col. George Everest who was the Surveyor General of India in the early 1860s. MOUNTAINS (continued)
• Mount Everest also has some local names such as Sagarmatha (Nepali) and Chomolungma (Tibetan). • The first people to scale Mount Everest were Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. They did it on May 29, 1953.
• Alaska has the 16 highest peaks in the United States. • The Malaspina Glacier, at the foot of Mt. Saint Elias, is larger than Rhode Island.
• The beautiful Rocky Mountains extend some 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) from the Mexican frontier to the Arctic Ocean, through the western
1. Is the book of 2 John in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Isaiah 45:1, which “Great” was responsible for overthrowing the Babylonian empire? Alexander, Cyrus, Xerxes, Tiberius 3. What young man fell from a window and died during a sermon by the apostle Paul? Eutychus, Gamaliel, Sisera, Malachi 4. How many precious stones were parts of the breastplate worn by Old Testament priests? 2, 7, 12, 20 5. From Proverbs 30:33, surely the churning of milk bringeth forth ...? Food, Blood, Strife, Butter 6. Where did Gideon meet an angel? Prison, Field, Oak tree, Well
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Canine Influenza vs. Kennel Cough By Samantha Mazzotta
DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Can you give me any information on Canine Influenza Virus? -- Jordan C., Kansas City, Mo.
DEAR JORDAN: This relatively new virus was identified about six years ago following an outbreak of a mystery illness among dogs at a race track in Jacksonville, Fla. It was determined that a horse virus had been transmitted to the dogs. Since then, Canine Influenza Virus has joined a list of communicable diseases to which dogs, especially those in crowded living conditions like a kennel or shelter, are vulnerable. CIV is sometimes mistaken for kennel cough, as one of its symptoms is coughing that can worsen after activity. However, unlike kennel cough, CIV is often accompanied by a runny nose, sneezing and runny eyes. In more severe cases of CIV, a high fever is present, along with loss of
appetite, lethargy or depression, and sometimes difficulty breathing. Any of these symptoms should prompt a visit to the veterinarian to confirm CIV and make sure pneumonia doesn’t set in. Because CIV is a virus, antibiotics aren’t an effective cure. Treatment includes making your dog more comfortable -- including cough medicine or other medicines to reduce symptoms -- and keeping its immune system strong through a good diet and vitamin supplements. Prevent your pet from exposing other dogs to the virus, and monitor its condition closely in case its health worsens. The illness usually runs its course in four weeks. Fortunately, a vaccine for the virus is available. Ask the vet about immunizing your pet, particularly if you plan to place it in a kennel or doggie daycare. More information and a clinic locator tool are available at www.doginfluenza.com.
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• The highest peak in the U.S. Rockies is Mt. Elbert in Colorado, at 14,433 feet (4,399 meters); in the Canadian Rockies it is Mt. Robson in British Columbia, at 12,972 feet (3,954 meters).
• The Continental Divide, located in the Rocky Mountains, separates waters flowing into the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico from those flowing into the Pacific Ocean. • The Rocky Mountains include at least 100 separate ranges, which are generally divided into four broad groupings: the Canadian Rockies and Northern Rockies of Montana and northeastern Idaho; the Middle Rockies of Wyoming, Utah and southeastern Idaho; the Southern Rockies, mainly in Colorado and New Mexico; and the Colorado Plateau in the four corners region.
• The Canadian Rockies are quite different in appearance and geology from the American Rockies to the south of them. The Canadian Rockies are composed of layered sedimentary rock such as limestone and shale. The American Rockies are made of metamorphic and igneous rock, such as granite.
• Alberta, Canada, is named after Princess Louisa Caroline Alberta, the fourth child of Queen Victoria. The Princess was born in 1848, and married the Governor General of Canada. The princess is also the namesake of Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains.
• Five national parks are located within the Canadian Rockies, four of which interlock and make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks where they stop the flow of blood permanently. Atrial fibrillation, a common heartbeat disturbance, is often responsible for such clots.
To Your Good Health By Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
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DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I’ve just hung up the phone after talking to my doctor. He has me scared out of my wits. This morning while reading the newspaper, I couldn’t hold it up. My right arm became weak. In about five minutes, everything returned to normal. I thought I had better call the doctor to see if this was serious.The doctor thinks I had a ministroke and wants me to have someone take me to the hospital ASAP. I told him I was fine. He said that doesn’t matter. I thought I would drop you a line for your opinion. I trust your judgment. What should I do? -- T.R. ANSWER: I hope you listened to your doctor. You should do exactly what he told you. You have an emergency on your hands. You most likely had a TIA -- a transient ischemic attack -- a ministroke. Investigation should be taking place as soon as possible -- immediately. A part of your brain lost its blood supply for a short time. Even a brief occurrence like the one you describe can cause permanent brain damage. Worse, it is often the foreboding of a complete stroke. You have to be checked for a blockage in one of your carotid arteries, the large neck arteries that deliver blood to the brain. You have to be examined for a clot in other body locations like the heart. Pieces of those clots can break loose and be carried to a brain artery,
Numbness, weakness or both of a hand, arm, leg, side of the face or tongue can be a sign of a TIA. Trouble expressing oneself is another sign. So are disturbances of vision. None lasts long, but they are quite significant and serious warnings. I don’t have important background information on you. I am counting on your good sense to get you to the hospital quickly. The booklet on stroke, one of our most feared illnesses, covers the topic in detail. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 902W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My grandparents never took vitamins and never talked about them. They both lived into their late 90s. Everyone I know takes vitamins, including me. Why? -- C.N. ANSWER: Vitamins are nutrients essential to body health and body chemistry. They’re needed only in minute amounts. No vitamin is made by the body except for vitamin D. We must get them from foods. Although the body does make vitamin D, many older people and quite a few younger ones are deficient in this vitamin. Your grandparents got their vitamins from eating a wellbalanced diet. We could do the same. Vitamin-taking is a new wrinkle in human history. It does assure people that they’re getting the recommended daily intake of vitamins. Is it absolutely necessary? Probably not, but most do not get their daily dose of all vitamins through foods.
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• The world’s highest mountain, from its base on the ocean floor, is Mauna Kea, on Hawaii. It is 33,474 feet (10,203 meters) high, but only 13,796 feet (4,205 meters) are above sea level. The summit of Mauna Kea has been a celestial observatory since ancient times and is considered to be one of the best astronomical sites in the world. The summit of Mauna Kea is above approximately 40 percent of Earth’s atmosphere, which not surprisingly, allows for exceptionally clear and amazing images of the night sky. Additionally, the peak is well above the inversion layer, which leads to approximately 300 clear nights per year.
• Standing at 4,406 feet (1,343 meters), Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, and as such is the major challenge for any United Kingdom climber or walker. In Gaelic, the mountain’s name Beinn Nibheis has been linked with Irish and Gaelic words meaning poisonous or terrible.
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• It was journalist, entrepreneur and philanthropist Esther Dyson who made the following sage observation: “The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.” • In China, the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau, which issues license plates, has recently stopped allowing the number 4 to appear on the tags. Evidently the number sounds like the word for “death” and is therefore considered to be unlucky. • Here’s a startling statistic: If your family is average, you throw out about $600 in unspoiled food every year. • If you’re planning a vacation sometime in the near future, you might want to keep in mind
Travel & Leisure magazine’s most recent city rankings. These rankings didn’t involve food or culture, though. For this particular list, readers voted on the cities with the most- and leastattractive people. If you enjoy people-watching, head to Charleston, S.C., which reportedly boasts the most attractive populace, followed by San Diego and Savannah, Ga., in second and third places. The U.S. cities with the least attractive residents? According to the survey, they’re Memphis, Baltimore and Philadelphia. • Have you ever wondered what the largest irrigated crop in the United States is? It’s not soybeans, wheat or even corn; it’s grass, mostly in lawns, parks and golf courses. • In Turkey, a traditional Muslim wedding lasts anywhere from four to seven days. During that time the bride’s family and the groom’s family participate in separate celebrations, and the bride and groom are not allowed to see each other until the ceremony at the end. *** Thought for the Day: “The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.” -- Oscar Wilde
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HOME TIPS Holiday Safety Thanksgiving is upon us again (unless you’re in Canada, in which case it’s safely past) and the holiday season is about to go full swing. Your family is probably similar to mine, with relatives traveling from all over to catch up on things, and most of all, eat. You might not have a nephew’s wedding to attend in the same time frame, but I just look at it as another opportunity to hang out with family and friends we might not otherwise get a chance to see. If your home is host to this year’s get-together, add a few of these items to your to-do list. They’ll help make everyone more comfortable and safe amid all the bustle of activity.
• Plan to sequester your housepets during the height of holiday activity. Place them in a room with food, litter box, toys, and bed or blanket. Check on them frequently.
• Put away ongoing household projects, like painting or repairs, or close off rooms that are undergoing repair or renovation. Put a “do not enter” sign on the door if necessary.
• Remove chemicals, sharp tools, pesticides and other dangerous items from parts of the home that might be easily accessed by children. Don’t store them near laundry, food or drink.
• Rearrange the garage a bit, even if you think no one will go into it. Place chemicals out of reach and store tools securely, in a closed toolbox or hanging high on your workshop pegboard.
• Shut off the heat to rooms you don’t want guests to enter. You can do this by closing the registers. If they don’t see the “do not enter” signs, they’ll probably get the hint if it’s dark and cold.
• On Nov. 30, 1886, the Folies Bergère in Paris introduces an elaborate revue featuring women in sensational costumes. The theater spared no expense, staging revues that featured as many as 40 sets. Among other long traditions, the show’s title always contains 13 letters and includes the word “Folie.” • On Dec. 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an end to the national prohibition of alcohol. Mississippi, the last dry state in the Union, ended Prohibition in 1966. • On Dec. 4, 1945, in an overwhelming vote of 65 to 7, the U.S. Senate approves full U.S. participation in the United Nations. Some senators proposed a resolution designed to force the president to receive congressional consent before approving U.S. troops for any U.N. peacekeeping forces. The resolution was defeated. • On Dec. 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Ala., Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. Parks’ refusal was not merely brought on by her tired feet, as is the popular legend. Local civil-rights leaders had been planning a challenge to Montgomery’s racist bus laws for several months. • On Dec. 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa. After surgery, he was given drugs to suppress his immune system and keep his body from rejecting the heart. He died 18 days later from double pneumonia. • On Dec. 2, 1972, the Temptations earn the last of their four chart-topping hits when “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Earlier hits by producer-songwriter Smokey Robinson were “The Way You Do the Things You Do” (1964) and “My Girl” (1965). • On Nov. 29, 1981, actress Natalie Wood, who starred in such movies as “Rebel Without a Cause” and “West Side Story,” drowns in a boating accident near California’s Catalina Island. It was believed she somehow slipped overboard while untying a dinghy attached to the boat.
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• When guests start arriving, make sure your car’s safety brake is set and lock the doors to reduce the chance of curious kids climbing into it. • Once the festivities are done, do a walkaround of the house and yard to make sure nothing dangerous is lying around -- spilled liquids, lighted candles or unextinguished cigarettes, for example. HOME TIP: Brush up on fire safety around the kitchen and home for the holiday: The American Red Cross and other safety organizations have plenty of tips on their websites.
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Vibration Therapy for Bone Loss Vibration therapy is said to address a number of ills: prevent varicose veins, break up cellulite, rev up the lymph system and reduce knee and leg pain. The big benefit, however, is that it’s possible for vibration therapy to address the problem of bone loss. Here’s how vibration therapy is thought to work: The machine platform that one sits or stands on vibrates at 30-90 cycles per second, the same rate as muscles in the human body. The vibrations in essence mimic the body and do what the body isn’t doing anymore -creating bone, in this case. The studies are numerous and come from all over the globe. In China, a 24-week study in postmenopausal women show an increase in the bone and mineral density of the hip. In Belgium, researchers compared vibration therapy with regular resistance training, and the vibration therapy showed that strength increased. In Florida, a study concluded that wholebody vibrations “improve quality of life, walk, balance and motor capacity in elderly patients.”
• Make a spray of equal parts liquid fabric softener and water. Mist the air daily to relieve static buildup during the fall and winter, when the air is very dry. • Before cleaning, run hot water in the bath or shower. The steam from the hot water loosens the dirt, making it easier to clean. Or, bring your cleaning sponge and some baking soda in the shower with you. No chemicals, and you could even use the baking soda to soften the skin on your elbows and feet. • “Spray plastic wrap with non-flavored cooking spray before using it to cover cakes or cupcakes. The frosting won’t stick to the wrap.” -- R.M. in Florida • To get streaks off of freshly cleaned windows, give them a final swipe with plain newspaper (not magazine inserts or glossy pages). • “Baking cookies to mail? Save potato-chip cans (the tall ones in which chips come stacked). They protect cookies from breaking.” -- G.D. in Wisconsin Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at email@example.com. (c) 2010 King Features Synd., Inc.
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