By: Ted Camp, Silent Word Ministries
Did you know? The black box on the plane is really orange.
Did you know? The letters “Q” and “U” are not used for naming hurricanes.
Did you know? The longest place name in the United States is Lake Chaubunagungamaug. It is a lake in the town of Webster, Massachusetts. It is an Indian name that means “You fish on your side, I fish on my side, nobody fishes in the middle.”
FYI I heard that an Indian saw a deer leaping as the sun was rising so he named the place, “Rising Fawn,” Georgia.
Did you know? The Statue of Liberty holds a torch in her right hand and carries a tablet in her left hand. Inscribed on the tablet is July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals.
Did you know? The average height for a U.S. Male is 5 feet 9 inches, while the average height for a female is 5 feet 4 inches.
Did you know? The average U.S. life expectancy has increased from 75 to 79. It is also estimated that one-third of the U.S. Population over twenty is now overweight.
Did you know? The tallest man in the world was Robert Pershing Wadlow of Alton, Illinois. He was slightly over 8 feet 11 inches tall.
Did you know? Americans eat about 350 slices of pizza each second and America has over 61,000 pizzerias.
Did you know? That America for the first time is now exporting more oil than importing. It is also estimated that there is presently enough oil in the world to supply world demands for the next 60 to 95 years. The different pricing for gasoline is determined by the additional additives by different stations. Tax on gas is often 40 percent of the cost per gallon.
Did you know? That gold is measured by karats. 24 karat is 100 percent gold. 18 karat is 75 percent gold. 14 karat is 58.5 percent gold. 10 karat is 41.6 percent gold. In the U.S., jewelry must be at least 10 karats to be called gold. The standard of gold is lowered in many foreign countries. Gold will not tarnish, corrode, or rust. It is also rarer to find a one-ounce gold nugget than a five-carat diamond.
Did you know? That many serve religions that have gods with eyes that cannot see, and ears that cannot hear. “And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell” (Deuteronomy 4:28). Some serve gods that require love, but their gods cannot return their love. No one can sing, “Yes, Buddha loves me this I know.” Did you know? That in the beginning God created all things and without God there would be no beginnings (Genesis 1:1).
Did you know? All things exist (continually since the beginning) and consist (faithfully held together) because of God.
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible. All things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist (and exist)” (Colossians 1:16-17). There is only One God and He loves you so much that He gave His Son that you might have everlasting life (John 3:16). Only Christians can sing, “Yes, Jesus loves me...how do I know, because the Bible tells me so.”
Ted Camp is director of Silent Word Ministries, a worldwide ministry to the deaf based in Trenton. E-mail him at TC@silentword.org to be added to the email list for weekly articles or phone (706) 657-8000.