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You see them in backyards everywhere. Join Tidbits as we find out the story behind them! • George Nissen was a three-time National Tumbling Champion for the years 1935–1937. As a young adult he became fascinated watching the acrobats at the circus falling into the nets from the high wire, sometimes doing amazing tricks and twists as they bounced. He also watched vaudeville acts that used springboards in their acts. One actor would pretend to fall into the orchestra pit, only to bounce back up on the stage. And he’d heard that Eskimos stretched walrus skins between stakes in the ground and then bounced up and down on them just for fun. Inspired by a love of gymnastics, Nissen wanted to invent some kind of “jumping table.” • He started work on his invention in 1926 while still in school, scavenging materials from the local dump, and tinkered with the idea for over ten years. Finally, using the rails from a bed, rope, strips of inner tube, and some canvas, Nissen and a local gymnastics coach named Larry Griswold came up with a prototype. They took it to the YMCA where Nissen worked as an instructor to test market it. The kids stood in long lines for a chance to bounce on it.

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• When Nissen graduated from college in 1938 he set about improving the invention. He called it the “trampoline,” from the Spanish word trampolin which means “diving board.” He began to mass produce them, but couldn’t understand why they weren’t selling. He found that people saw it as something suitable only for the circus or professional performers. So he strapped a trampoline to the top of his car and took off cross-country, giving exhibitions anywhere a crowd was gathered: schools, fairs, playgrounds, and sports events, taking orders on the spot.

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• When World War II started, he convinced the • Nissen went on to build a very successful sports equipment empire, manufacturing gymnastics Army and the Navy that a trampoline would be a good part of a pilot training program. Pilots equipment and trampolines. George Nissen training on a trampoline became less fearful holds over 30 patents on sports and fitness of being upside-down. They learned to control equipment. At the age of 83, he won the Senior Fitness Award from the California Governor’s the falling and the turning of their bodies, and it helped them hone their balance and body Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Nissen control in mid-air situations. Soldiers who works to pass on his enthusiasm and love for used trampolines in the service ordered them the sport of gymnastics, which is where the when they went home after the war. Business story of the trampoline began: each year the continued to improve. In 1948, trampolining Nissen Award is given to the outstanding collegiate gymnast in the nation. was included in the NCAA and AAU list of gymnastic events at official competitions. In the 1950s it swept the country as a fad.

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• As a promotional stunt, Nissen taught a kangaroo to jump on a trampoline and then went to Egypt to bounce on top of a pyramid. He trained the kangaroo using dried apricots as treats and quickly learned that the best way to keep from getting kicked was to hold “hands” with the kangaroo’s front paws. • When officials at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital did a study, they found that four percent of the patients seen in their hospital emergency room over a five-year period in the mid-1990s were there with orthopedic injuries due to accidents on trampolines. About 70% of the accidents were due to more than one child being on the tramp at one time, a definite no-no.

• Jeff Schwartz of Illinois bounced on a trampoline for 266 hours, 9 minutes in 1981, setting a world record. (That’s just over 11 days.) He was allowed breaks for eating, sleeping, and going to the bathroom. • The record for the most consecutive somersaults on a trampoline is 3,333 and was set by Brian Hudson (UK) at Jumpers Rebound Centre, Gillingham, Kent, UK on September 18, 2003. • A world record was set on July 24, 1999 when a team of 20 members of a trampoline club in West York, UK, did 29,503 somersaults in exactly five hours using two standard trampolines. This averages out at just under 1,500 somersaults per person, or about five somersaults per minute.

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Community Events Sorrento Memorial Hall’s Fashions with a Flair Saturday, May 25, 2013. Doors open at 1:00pm Cost $15 Vendors, Raffle, 5o/50 Light refreshments Call Bev- 250675- 2897 for tickets. Faces Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:00, join Lynn Erin at the FACES Studio in the Blind Bay Marketplace for adult fabric & fibre arts class! No need to sign up for the series... simply bring payment of $15 to each class that you’d like to attend and enjoy 90 minutes of instruction.... all materials included. Pre-registration phone call is all we ask to ensure your seat 250.515.3276 or email Calling All Artists! Wednesday evenings from 630 to 800, join Lynn Erin at the FACES Studio in the Blind Bay Marketplace for a weekly Life Drawing Class. Your weekly fee of $10 covers the live model fee. Pre-register by calling Karen at 250.515.3276 or drop her an email at Thursdays from 700 to 830, join Lynn Erin at the FACES Studio in the Blind Bay Marketplace for adult pottery class! Each week, a new project will be presented. No need to sign up for the series....simply bring payment of $15 to each class that you’d like to attend and enjoy 90 minutes of instruction....all materials included. Open to teens and adults....children under 14 may attend accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration phone call is all we ask to ensure your seat 250.515.3276 or email Shuswap Writers’ Group and the Shuswap Association of Writers will be presenting a Special Coffee House on May 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the SAGA Public Art Gallery, 70 Hudson Avenue, N.E, Salmon Arm, featuring presenters from the Word on the Lake Festival for Readers and Writers and local writers namely: Andreas Schroeder, Anthony Dalton, Daniel Wood, George Bowering, Garry Gofftriedson, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, Jacqueline Guest, Mike McCardell, and Lee Rawn. Admission: $10.00 to the public and $8.00 to SWG and SAW members. Refreshments will be served. 2nd Annual Sorrento Flea Market on Sat May 18th at Conker’s Fine British Imports, 1298 TransCanada Hwy from 8 am to 1 pm. Lots of parking. Call Erika for more info 250 675-3786.’ White Lake Rec Society’s Annual Community Garage Sale at White Lake Hall on Saturday, May 25! Doors will open at 8:00 sharp; coffee and donuts will be ready! This is one of our main fundraisers; the proceeds help us keep our community hall up and running for the enjoyment of all. If you have any gently used items you’d like to donate to this worthy cause please call one of the WLRS executive (Jack @ 835-0077, Jane @ 8034616 or Thelma @ 803-5231). Jack has kindly offered to pick up any larger pieces, just give him a call. We’ve got some great stuff at really great prices .... see you there! Shuswap Garden Club meeting: Spring BBQ, 5:30 pm Thursday May 23rd at Haney House. Please bring utensils/plate/mug and a salad or a dessert. Everyone welcome.

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• In 1962, West Germany was the first country to host an international trampolining event. • On a modern competitive trampoline, a skilled athlete can bounce to a height of up to 33 feet.

• In competitive trampolining, each contestant must perform two sets of maneuvers. In the first set, everyone must complete the same ten basic moves which include the three standard shapes: tucked, piked, and straight. The second set is free-form in which contestants make up their own routines. In all routines, the contestant must begin and end on their feet. • During a competition, a trampolinist is in contact with the trampoline bed for just 0.3 seconds between moves. In 2010, a new “Time of Flight” score was introduced into professional trampolining, which is calculated on how much time the trampolinist is in the air. To measure it, a box is fitted under the trampoline which measures every time the competitor hits the bed. • There are five judges. When a performance is scored, the highest and lowest scores are tossed out and the remaining scores are added together to come up with the final tally.

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Indoor Boat & RV Storage 1996 Sea Ray Boat, 17 1/2 foot bow rider, 3 Call Gary or Michele at 250-835-4224 or liter Mercruiser 135hp. email for rates @000 Easyloader Trailer. All in Excellent Condition. $8500 for the pair. Ukrainian records 2006 Jeep Liberty 2003 Chevy Cavalier 33 1/3rd rpm $1 each. Diesel. Set up for flat std, w/165,000 km. Call 250-260-3720 towing, with 78000km. Needs work on rear Demco ex caliber tow lights but overall great Free egg cartons to give bar, Brake Buddy for tow condition. New Tires! away. For Sale: canning vehicle. $1000. 1993 GMC 4x4 jars $2.50 /dozen. diesel pickup selling for Call 250-838-9603 Call 250 542 6142 parts. Includes Primus 1998 Dodge Ram brake system for trailers Quad cab, 1500 SLT and box liner. $600. Sicamous BC Estate 5.9 liter automatic, full Call 250-547-6747 Auction & Consignment. trailer package with box (Cherryville) Saturday June 1st liner and toolbox and 10am. Location: two tailgates. Asking Sicamous Solsqua Rd $5500.00 Plus 1990 #2207. Approx. 300 Terry Resort 5th wheel lots includes logging with hitch, new tires, truck, dump truck, YJ well maintained and fully Jeep, motorhome, 2 equipped. $4500.00 cars, 2 tractors, loads Will sell as a unit or FOR SALE of tools and household single. 250-545-3858 items. Sale conducted ‘77 Ford Laundau (4 2009 Yamaha by Harvey’s Auction. dr), mint, $5000 obo. Virago 250cc Preview May 31st! Call ’75 Mercury (4 dr), new Asking $3900 250-376-7826 or 319- paint, $5000 obo. ’73 2101 OBO Only 1400 GMC 3/4 ton, rebuilt km’s. Exc cond. 454 motor, lots of new Summer Jam parts, $6400 obo. ’72 Great starter Basketball Camp in July. Best Okanagan Winnebago, new tires, bike. Call Brenda athletes from over a clean, $3200 obo. Call at 250-836-2997 Ron (250) 765-0112, few years on coaching (Kelowna). 2006 33’ Colorado 5th staff. Boys/girls. All skill levels. Grades Used Electric Yamaha Wheel. Dry weight 8756 7-10. Register at www. golf cart. Good cond., lbs- class 5 license only, complete enclosure. 2 alum. frame, 3 slide or call Adam at (250) yr old batteries with new outs, 15’ awning, islandqueen full bed, dining 870-6831 (Kelowna) charger. Asking $1400. table & 4 chairs, hideBlind Bay Farmers Will deliver, call 250- a-bed in living room, Market invites ‘Make, 554-2631 or 376-3627 heated fireplace, a/c, Bake or Grow’ vendors (kamloops) 35,000 BTU furnace no to get their applications 2006 Buick Lucerne CX pilot lights, gas fridge, for 2013 season. only 35,000 km, as new power-cpu table, DVD/ Thursdays May 16-Aug condition, not driven in CD/MP3 player and 29. Contact Deb Gibson winter. Smooth quiet TV, ext. shower, elec. gibsonda2012@gmail. luxury. $11,300 or best front jacks, 2 propane com. ‘Your Source for offer. 250-832-8352 tanks, winterized, 3 Local Produce, Crafts & (shuswap) holding tanks in heated Fun!’ section, c/w removable 2008 Chev truck tow 5’ x 2’ rear aluminum mirrors $25, 2008 storage (worth $1500) 2010 Mazda 3 sport 5 Chev Uplander Van tow ASKING $20,900. Call spd stick. Loaded! mint, mirrors $25, 2007 GMC Paul at 250-832-6333 sunroof, 19,500 kms. truck tow mirrors $25, (shuswap) Paid $28k new asking 2007 Tonneau Cover for trailer w/ $18,500. kamloops GMC truck $500. Call Flatdeck loading ramp. 11’6” Call 250-573-3346 Cliff at 250-542-1449 x 7’8” asking $1900. Arctic Cat ATV Prowler XLT 700 Brand New (2010) asking $13,000. boat loader $500. ▶ When the first chuckwagon race Good 250-554-1309 (Kam)





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▶ An eagle can spy a mouse from up to 3 km (2 mi) away, but an owl can hear that mouse step on a twig minute. They can live up to seven was held at the Calgary Stampede years. from up to 23 m (75 ft) away. back in 1923, the total prize money awarded that year was $275. Today, ▶ The Pacific banana slug is the ▶ At Rogers Pass near Glacier prize money for the chuchwagon second-largest species of slug in National Park in British Columbia, races tops $1.5 million. the world, growing up to 25 cm 105 mm howitzer guns are fired at (9.8 in) long, and weighing up to steep slopes during the winter to ▶ Restaurants in Labrador often 115 grams (4.1 oz). Banana slugs trigger avalanches in order to keep sell drinks with real iceberg ice can move at 17 cm (6.5 in) per the Trans-Canada highway open. cubes in them.

2005 Hornet 5th wheel w/winter skirting. Call for more info and pricing. Also a new 4010 watt power plant $1700 250-832-7321 or 804-0113 (shuswap) 1979 El Camino, restored, 350 engine w/ headers & hot ignition. 3 spd stick. $7500. Call 250-573-3346 (kam)

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SUPER GLUE It’s been used on turtle shells, elephant tusks, racing cars, the space shuttle, and human wounds. It’s cyanoacrylate, better known as Super Glue and an estimated 90 percent of homes now have at least one tube of it. • Harry Coover was a researcher working for Kodak Research Labs in 1942. He was trying to develop a clear plastic gunsight for use during World War II. Working with acrylate monomers– a type of acrylic– he discovered cyanoacrylates. The discovery wasn’t at all helpful for the purpose of clear gunsights because the cyanoacrylate stuck to everything and made a big mess. He set the discovery aside. In 1951, Coover was working at the Tennessee Eastman Chemical Company trying to find a tough acrylate polymer for

jet canopies. One day a fellow researcher, ironically named Dr. Fred Joyner, spread a film of ethyl cyanoacrylate between two prisms of a refractometer in order to see if it would refract light. It didn’t refract light, and the two men discovered it was impossible to pry the prisms apart again. They feared they’d be in trouble for ruining the expensive equipment, but the company realized the potential in the new adhesive. The glue went on the market in 1958 under the name Eastman Compound #910. Dr. Coover even appeared on the quiz show “I’ve Got a Secret” where he lifted host Gary Moore completely off the floor using a single drop of the glue. • Cyanoacrylate is chemically known as C5H5NO2, but scientists call it CA for short. It’s a highly reactive substance, but the addition of a bit of acid stabilizer

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250-675-3786 1298 Trans Can. Hwy prevents the CA from reacting and keeps it in a liquid state. When the acid stabilizer comes into contact with a catalyst, its stabilizing effect is neutralized. • This allows the CA molecules to react with each other, forming long polymer chains. The catalyst for the acid stabilizer is hydroxyl ions, which are located in every molecule of water. Every surface has a tiny amount of water on it, and there are always miniscule amounts of water available in the air. The water acts like a trigger, allowing the molecular structure of the CA to change. The molecules join up like a long series of popper beads. What was a thin liquid becomes a hard mass of molecular spaghetti noodles. • If the parts being glued are moved during the formation of the chains, the chain is broken and the glue won’t hold. It bonds best when used at the rate of

one drop per square inch. More than that will require a longer bonding period. It’s tough enough that a single square-inch bond can lift one ton. • Why doesn’t super glue stick to the bottle? Because it needs moisture to set and there is no moisture in the bottle. • In Vietnam, soldiers were given tubes of super glue in their first aid kits to help seal wounds. Special kinds of super glue are now used in hospitals worldwide, reducing the need for sutures, stitches, and staples. It doesn’t work on deep wounds or on wounds where the skin does a lot of stretching. • Super glue is now being used in forensic detection. When investigators open a foil packet of ethyl-gel cyanoacrylate, the fumes settle on skin oils left behind in human fingerprint, turning the invisible smear into a visible object.

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