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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I felt like I wasn't getting enough exercise, so

I went into the garage and found a 5 foot board,

6 x 1.75", and I cut it in half by hand. Then I

pounded some nails into it and pried them back

out with the back end of the hammer. Getting

the tiny nails out was harder than the large

one because the tiny ones didn't have heads on

them to pull on, so I got some pliars, and yanked

out a few, but they were all in a bunch going into

the same hole, just a test to see what would

happen. Finally to get the last 2 stubborn small

nails out, I used pliars and the hammer at the

same time to lever the pliars upward and that

worked like a charm!! Usually for exercise I do

a little walking or carrying garbage barrels down

our 400 foot driveway (parents house), on dump

day. But this was fun! Now I think I'll vacuum

the livingroom...

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Boo-Boo (an orange cat) threw up on the rug 10 minutes after I vacuumed it, but it

was easy to clean up luckily!!

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I started bending at the waist backwards and forward to country music.

That should take off a few grams of fat!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi John;

Just watch your back, with all that bending.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Good idea. So far I've been very lucky.

I heard you have a back injury, and I know

many such people with back pain. Luckily,

I have only been in that category for

short periods of time throughout my life.

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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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Ooh, I can do that! Or, at least, I could last year. Or maybe it was the year before that...

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.

~ Anton Chekhov

Cheer up, emo kid.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I just ate some instant oatmeal, an hour after New England Clam Chowder from a can.

I think I'll go to the transfer station, and bring old newspapers and magazines, cardboard, today

with my Dad.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Bought a 70lb. sand tube, since we ran out in the last icy rain 3 days ago.

That's almost impossible to lift for long in one hand, especially the left arm,

also because gripping is hard. If you let the sand tube rest against your

body, that takes off much of the weight, making the job easier though, to

move it, or your can drag it, it is pretty tough, and I'm dragging it on sandy

ice anyway, so there isn't much friction to hurt the bag. I got exercise

with soda. I opened some soda, and it fizzed all over the counter and floor.

Then I cleaned that up, and opened a different brand later, and it did the

same thing!! I used bleach cleaner to get the grape color off the 2nd time...

My Dad's Barq's rootbeer didn't fizz though

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Hmmm... Did you know that 24 thousand 9 hundred ninety-nine is divisible by 13, and the

largest factor is 641, a prime number?

For exercise today, I am not done yet, but have done some woodworking, and lifting 20lb. dumbbells.

The woodworking is just silly practice, like turning screws into wood and removing them, wearing

goggles and hammering a nail in sideways to make a funny dent in the wood. Just testing...

Here's another one I just discovered:

641 and 5039 are both prime numbers and they

multiply to 3229999.

That's 3.229999 million, to the dot.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I love the triangle song mathsy pointed out!!

So did you know that 799999 and 1111151 and 1111181 are all prime numbers?

Yes, My BASIC program seems to say they are.

Back to lifting 20lb. weights...

I was just noticing in the places around the world thread, we

have said Aukland, Ontario, New York, Ecuador, and maybe one other place

twice. Be careful...

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I just came up with a wonderful exhausting exercise.

Bend your knees and put your hands on your

knees. Then push yourself back up by using your

arms, and automatically your legs will do some of

the work if your arms get tired probably. Repeat

until you are tired or something snaps!

(don't forget the background music)

After you get good at it, you can fly to the music

into the air too, but stop if something aches a little...

(I'm doing it barefoot, if that matters on a rug)

(My hands are just above my knee caps onto my thighs.

That way, you don't push your knee caps off...)

*Last edited by John E. Franklin (2010-01-29 06:45:20)*

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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This week I've been walking with or without hand weights

on the road. I've been trying to do long division by hand,

but allowing negative digits in the answer, so the process

has smaller numbers down below in the subtraction part.

Whatever number comes closer, just right it down, even

if you go over, because the compensation will happen

later.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi John;

Walking is great exercise and so interesting. You get to see so many people. Better than a movie.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Sometimes I meet people, but we live in the "sticks", so the houses

are 400 feet apart or so. Sometimes I talk to neighbors, and in the

summer, there are more people to talk to that walk further along the

road. And sometimes a woman on a horse goes by I asked how

much the horse weighed. She said 900 lbs.

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