Identifying Trees

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Have you ever been walking through the woods, minding your own business, when suddenly—and altogether without warning—you find that you are in the presence of one of those people who can identify trees? A harrowing experience, to be sure. But perhaps, God knows why, you feel the unfathomable, slightly perverse, desire to learn to identify […]

How 1 Song Cost Me £Thousands$

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Now, I may not live in “America,” but I think I’m pretty good at counting money, whether it’s in dollar bills, or pounds, shillings, pence, ha’pennies, farthings, etc, etc, etc. . . . (By the way, I still got me a few two bob bits, but the darned old curiosity shop in town won’t take […]

Alternating Current How To

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ALTERNATING CURRENT In this short article, you will learn everything you need to know about alternating current. Really? No, not quite. But after reading it, you’ll definitely know more than Jim Jocifero. What Is Alternating Current Alternating current is current that alternates, that is, becomes other. If this seems simple, that’s because it is. Typically, […]

Recent Letters to the Editor

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Here at The Flying News Headquarters, we’re hard pressed to keep up with all the mail we receive. But once in a while, we try to answer a few of the questions people ask us, even if they’re mostly stupid questions. After all, we truly value our readers . . . and their pets. Hopefully […]

Does Your Dog Have a Sleeping Disorder?

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Now that veterinarians get paid almost as much as doctors, the human race has become more concerned about the health of pets. So, when your dog starts barking from his doghouse in the wee hours of the morning, instead of worrying about a possible burglar snooping around the house, you naturally start to wonder, “Does […]

Translations for Sales Slogans

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A Flying News Exclusive   You’ve seen them at the side of the road, in the supermarket, and on the bus. Call them sales phrases, advertising slogans, or tag lines, they are an irksome, but cryptic, part of our life. If you’ve ever wondered what statements like “Lovin’ Beats Hatin’” or “An American Revolution” really […]

Industrial Radio

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When Wayne Heath retired from his career as a heavy machinery operator, he was looking forward to some well deserved peace and quiet. However, he found that, absent the noise with which he had spent the greater part of his life, he was unable to feel calm and collected. “It was as if my life […]

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