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  2. phkrause

    Acts & Facts

    April 2020 Issue of Acts&Facts: https://www.icr.org/i/pdf/af/af2004.pdf
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    Trivia

    5 Outrageous April Fools' Day Hoaxes April 1st is celebrated as April Fools' Day, a time when jokers and pranksters do their best to outdo each other. According to historians, it is believed that April Fools' Day dates back to 1582 when France switched to the Gregorian calendar. Here are 5 outrageous April Fools’ Day hoaxes that are sure to make you laugh. Planting Spaghetti Trees The spaghetti-tree hoax was a three-minute segment broadcast on April Fools' Day by the BBC. The prank purportedly showed a family in southern Switzerland harvesting spaghetti from the family "spaghetti tree". The segment was narrated by a distinguished BBC broadcaster and showed a woman carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a tree and then laying them in the sun to dry. The station received more than a few calls from excited home cooks and gardeners interested in learning how to grow their own spaghetti tree. Decades later CNN called this broadcast "the biggest hoax that any reputable news establishment ever pulled". Sale of the Liberty Bell In 1996, Taco Bell ran a huge ad in major newspapers saying that the company had purchased the Liberty Bell and intended to rename it the Taco Liberty Bell. So many people thought it was true that the National Park Service and some U.S. Senators got involved to explain that it was all a hoax. After admitting it was a an April Fool’s Day joke, Taco Bell donated $50,000 to help provide care for this American treasure. Toilet Paper for Left-Handers Cottonelle played its own joke in 2015 when it announced it was going to introduce toilet paper for people who were left-handed. Claiming that "America has spoken, and we at Cottonelle have listened," Cottonelle introduced ReverseRipple™ toilet paper, specially designed "for left-handed wipers."Cottonelle didn’t start the “left-handed” joke though because Burger King pulled it in 1998 with their Whopper for left-handed people. The Collapse of the Seattle Space Needle A special report presented by a television channel in Seattle in 1989 announced that the Space Needle had just collapsed, to the horror of viewers. The report was complete with photos, a live interview with someone who saw it start swaying and fall and an announcement that one person had received minor injuries. Although the video ended up explaining that the story was an April Fools’ Day prank, the station was flooded with callers as well as medical personnel and volunteers showing up to help. The Fastest Baseball Pitcher in the World Author and actor George Plimpton wrote a story for Sports Illustrated about an imaginary pitcher for the Mets named Siddhartha “Sidd” Finch, who threw a fastball that clocked in at 168 mph. The story ran in 1985 on April 1, and sharper readers realized that the secondary headline. When strung together, the first letters of each word in the subhead spelled out “Happy April Fools’ Day.” Plimpton used this story later in a novel called “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch: A Novel.”
  4. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Which 60's band sang 'Rag Doll' and 'Walk Like a Man'? The Kinks, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, or The Troggs The Four Seasons
  5. phkrause

    Bible "Trivia"

    Though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge...but do not have love, what am I? A. Nothing B. Humble C. A coward D. A prophet A. Nothing
  6. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Which chain staged an April Fool's hoax by advertising a hamburger for left-handers? White Castle Burger King TGI Fridays Five Guys Burger King
  7. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    This state is home to the only drive-through post office in the country, and the first skyscraper was erected there in 1884. A. Indiana B. Illinois C. New York D. Ohio B. Illinois
  8. phkrause

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY

    THIS DAY IN HISTORY April 1 1700 April Fools' tradition popularized On this day in 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools' Day by playing practical jokes on each other. Although the day, also called All Fools' Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some histor... read more HISTORY at Home GET RESOURCES Explore a curated, easy-to-use resource organized around core curriculum topics with videos, stories and study guides. American Revolution 1789 First U.S. House of Representatives elects speaker Art, Literature, and Film History 1816 Jane Austen declines royal writing advice 1963 Soap operas "General Hospital" and "The Doctors" premiere 1984 Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his own father Colonial America 1621 The Pilgrim-Wampanoag peace treaty Crime 1924 Hitler sentenced for his role in Beer Hall Putsch Great Britain 1918 Royal Air Force founded Inventions & Science 1993 The "Polish Prince" killed in plane crash Natural Disasters & Environment 1946 Alaskan earthquake triggers massive tsunami U.S. Presidents 1970 President Nixon signs legislation banning cigarette ads on TV and radio World War II 1945 U.S. troops land on Okinawa
  9. phkrause

    Days of Praise

    April 1, 2020 Power of Forgiveness “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins.” (Acts 26:18) All too often we consider forgiveness a mysterious and spiritual transaction that, once accomplished, is a past event that has little to do with our subsequent lives. It is certainly true that there is a historical point in our earthly lives where the forgiveness of Christ was granted—even though He was “slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8). Christ has subdued, cleansed, and forgotten our sins: “Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity?…he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea” (Micah 7:18-19). “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins” (Isaiah 43:25). “I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins” (Isaiah 44:22). Christ has replaced our sins with His holiness: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new….For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:17, 21). Christ has given us victory over sin: Since all of the above (and more) is true and active in the lives of all believers, there should be an obvious exhilaration that enables us to confidently stand against whatever “fiery darts” the enemy may throw at us. We are clearly told that “sin shall not have dominion over [us]” (Romans 6:14). And since Jesus already dealt with the “offence” of sin on the cross, we can “reign in life” by Him (Romans 5:17). HMM III
  10. Twitter Was Almost Named Twitch Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, revealed that the original working title for the platform was “Twitch” because when someone received a message their phone would jitter and buzz. They ended up turning to the dictionary of all dictionaries - the Oxford English Dictionary - where “twitter” is defined as a short burst of inconsequential information like a bird chirp. Since it was exactly what the new platform was designed to do, that made the name "Twitter" an easy choice. The fact that the price for the domain name was cheap didn't hurt either. James
  11. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    According to the Bible, what was the name of the angel who appeared to Mary to tell her that she was to bear the son of God? Your Answer: Gabriel Correct Answer: Gabriel
  12. phkrause

    Bible "Trivia"

    Who was the man God told to leave his country for destinations unknown? Abraham See: Genesis 12:1
  13. phkrause

    Trivia Quiz?

    Answer: Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, achieved great success as the founders of Microsoft and Facebook, respectively, after dropping out of Harvard University. Bill Gates entered Harvard in the fall of 1973, only to drop out two years later to found Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. Mark Zuckerburg attended Harvard University and studied Psychology and Computer Science. Zuckerburg created the social media site I his Harvard dorm room in 2004, but dropped out in his sophomore year to focus on running Facebook.
  14. Gregory Matthews

    A New Way to Worship

    Worshiping during a pandemic, with thanks to Spectrum: https://spectrummagazine.org/news/2020/north-american-division-holds-ministry-pandemic-virtual-conference
  15. BlessedMan

    Ye Shall Receive Power

    To Draw Us to God The Lord of life and glory clothed His divinity with humanity to demonstrate to man that God through the gift of Christ would connect us with Him. Without a connection with God no one can possibly be happy. Fallen man is to learn that our Heavenly Father cannot be satisfied until His love embraces the repentant sinner, transformed through the merits of the spotless Lamb of God. The work of all the heavenly intelligences is to this end. Under the command of their General they are to work for the reclaiming of those who by transgression have separated themselves from their Heavenly Father. A plan has been devised whereby the wondrous grace and love of Christ shall stand revealed to the world. In the infinite price paid by the Son of God to ransom man, the love of God is revealed. This glorious plan of redemption is ample in its provisions to save the whole world. Sinful and fallen man may be made complete in Jesus through the forgiveness of sin and the imputed righteousness of Christ. In all the gracious deeds that Jesus did, He sought to impress upon men the parental, benevolent attributes of God. . . . Jesus would have us understand the love of the Father, and He seeks to draw us to Him by presenting His parental grace. He would have the whole field of our vision filled with the perfection of God's character. . . . It was only by living among men that He could reveal the mercy, compassion, and love of His heavenly Father; for it was only by actions of benevolence that He could set forth the grace of God. Christ came to manifest the love of God to the world, to draw the hearts of all men to Himself. . . . The first step toward salvation is to respond to the drawing of the love of Christ. . . . It is that men may understand the joy of forgiveness, the peace of God, that Christ draws them through the manifestation of His love. If they respond to His drawing, yielding their hearts to His grace, He will lead them on step by step, to a full knowledge of Himself, and this is life eternal. {taken from God's Amazing Grace}
  16. dgrimm60

    Trivia

    PHKRAUSE I did not know that when the sun hits the side of the tower that it expands then after it cools down it goes back to normal==== dgrimm60
  17. dgrimm60

    Trivia

    PHKRAUSE I did not know that 2 different people won with just 1 dollar==== I also did not know that in seven games there was not winner=== dgrimm60
  18. dgrimm60

    Trivia Quiz?

    PHKRAUSE the answer is GABRELL dgrimm60
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    Trivia Quiz?

    PHKRAUSE the answer is HARVARD dgrimm60
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    Bible "Trivia"

    PHKRAUSE the answer is ABRAHAM dgrimm60
  21. dgrimm60

    Dr. Joseph Lowery

    PHKRAUSE I am sure he will be missed by his family=== friends====coworkers dgrimm60
  22. Promise: Go well with thee Deuteronomy 12:28 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord thy God.
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  24. Civil Rights Icon Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery passes away at 98 ATLANTA (CBS46) – The Reverend Doctor Joseph Echols Lowery, co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and known as the “Dean” of the American Civil Rights Movement, passed away Friday night at the age of 98. https://www.cbs46.com/news/dean-of-the-civil-rights-movement-passes-at/article
  25. Gregory Matthews

    Fake News--The Pope

    A fake video is being circulated in which the Pople seems to directly address SDAs. I See: https://atoday.org/adventists-deceived-by-fake-translation-of-papal-greeting/
  26. BlessedMan

    Is the Virus a sign of the End?

    There are a number of other perspectives on "quickly" which can be seen in the different Bible translations. Above I referenced the KJV but take a look at the NET versions for Rev 22:7 It would seem quite plausible that for those who have not repented and made things right with God, then His coming would be the kind of "quickly" referred to in 9T pg 11 or the KJV of the texts I cited above; but for those who know Jesus and "love His appearing;" (2 Tim 4:8) it is always "soon..." Rev 2:16 as cited above, seems to suggest this as a possible context that makes sense.
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