Monday, December 9, 2013

Reasons For Walking


There are some hidden benefits to those who walk for their health for exercise, to lose weight, of for whatever other reason.

Below are three of them:

Avoiding just 10 miles of driving every week would eliminate 500 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year.

The 1995 National Personal Transportation Survey found that approximately 40% of all car trips are less than 2 miles in length -- which represents a 10-minute bike ride or less than 40-minutes of walking.

The cost of operating a car for one year is approximately $5,170. The cost of operating a bicycle for a year is only $120. Walking is free!

Remember this one?

I've got no time for talkin'
I've got to keep on walkin'
New Orleans is my home
That's the reason while I'm gone
Yes, I'm walkin' to New Orleans

Don't remember it?

Hear it HERE

Cool, huh?

Here's another WALKING hit

They don't make 'em like that anymore.


Did You Know . . .?

The longest walk around the world was completed by a former neon-sign salesman, Jean Beliveau.  He walked 46,600 miles around 64 countries. The trip took him 11 years.



On this day in 1950, Harry Gold -- who had confessed to serving as a courier between Klaus Fuchs, a British scientist who stole top-secret information on the atomic bomb, and Soviet agents -- was sentenced to 30 years in jail for his crime.

Gold's arrest was part of a massive investigation into Soviet espionage, particularly the theft of atomic secrets. Questioning of Gold led him to implicate David Greenglass.

Greenglass then informed on Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, claiming that both of them actively spied for the Soviet Union during World War II and after.

The Rosenbergs were later convicted and executed for espionage.


1.  To walk through.
2.  To inspect (an area) on foot.
3.  To walk about; roam or stroll.



Simon Helberg
(born December 9, 1980)
Simon Helberg is an American actor, voice actor and comedian best known for his role as Howard Wolowitz in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory, currently in its seventh season, for which he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He has appeared on the sketch comedy series MADtv and is also known for his role as Moist in the Joss Whedon-led web miniseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Judith Olivia "Judi" Dench
(born December 9, 1934)
Judi Dench is an English film, stage and television actress, and author. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few years she played in several of Shakespeare's plays in such roles as Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Over the next two decades, she established herself as one of the most significant British theatre performers, working for the National Theatre Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
In television, she achieved success during this period, in the series A Fine Romance and in 1992 began a continuing role in the television romantic comedy series As Time Goes By. Her film appearances were infrequent until she was cast as M in GoldenEye (1995), a role she continued to play in James Bond films through to Skyfall (2012).

Michael Dorn
(born December 9, 1952)
Michael Dorn is an American actor and voice artist who is best known for his role as the Klingon Worf from the Star Trek franchise.

Margaret Brainard Hamilton
(Dec 9, 1902 – May 16, 1985)
Margaret Hamilton was an American film character actress best known for her portrayal of the malevolent Miss Almira Gulch and the Wicked Witch of the West in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's musical film The Wizard of Oz (1939)


Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
--Thomas Jefferson


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