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Watch the X in the
middle very closely.
You should start to see
a green dot that rotates
around the circle – this
dot is an illusion;
then you should see
the purple dots
disappear....but they
haven’t really gone. It
is an after image effect,
sometimes called a
'negative retinal
afterimage' - move your
head slightly, and the dots
will reappear... amazing or what?
This illusion was designed by Jeremy L Hinton of Bristol, UK, and this illusion - with a lot more
explanation and many other illusions as well - can be found at the web site of Michael Bach.
In the 1400's, a law was set
forth that a man was not
allowed to beat his wife with
a stick no thicker than his
thumb. Hence,
we have . . .
“the rule of thumb."
  Many years ago in Scotland, a new game
         was invented. It was ruled
    “Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden”
...and thus the word GOLF entered into the
             English language.
   Every
day more
money is
  printed
  for the
 game of
Monopoly
 than the
    US
Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than
women can; . . .




     . . .women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally
green.
It is impossible to
lick your elbow.
The State with the
highest percentage
of people who walk
to work?



Alaska
The percentage of Africa
that is wilderness?      28%

             (Now, get this...)
           The percentage of
              North America
                      that is
                 wilderness?
                          38%
The cost of raising a
medium-size
dog to the
age of
eleven?

$6,400
    The average number of people
airborne over the US any given hour?




                          61,000
Intelligent people have
more zinc and copper in
their hair.
The first novel ever written on
a typewriter?


                            The
                  Adventures of
                    Tom Sawyer,
                  by Mark Twain
                   published in
                          1876.
The San Francisco Cable cars are
the only mobile National
Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards
represents a great king from history:
    Spades - King David
    Hearts - Charlemagne
    Clubs - Alexander, the Great
    Diamonds - Julius Caesar
 If a statue a person on a
 horse has both front legs
in the air, the person died
in battle. If the horse has
    one front leg in the air
      the person died as a
          result of wounds
  received in battle. If the
horse has all four legs on
    the ground, the person
   died of natural causes.
Only two people signed the Declaration
  of Independence on July 4th, John
Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most
        of the rest signed on August 2,
                   but the last signature
                           wasn‘t added
                      until 5 years later.
Half of all Americans live
within 50 miles of what?




           Their birthplace.
Most boat owners name their boats.
What is the most popular boat name
requested?




                       Obsession
If you were to spell out numbers, how
far would you have to go until you
would find the letter “A”?




                       One thousAnd
What do bulletproof vests, fire
escapes, windshield wipers, and laser
printers all have in common?




 They were all
 invented by women!
What is the only food that doesn‘t spoil?
On Which day are there more
collect calls than any other
            day of the year?
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses
were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes the
mattress tightened, making the bed
firmer to sleep on...
Hence the phrase.........
  “Goodnight,
   sleep tight.”
It was the accepted practice in Babylon
4,000 years ago that for a month after
the wedding, the bride's father would
supply his son-in-law with all the mead
he could drink. Mead is a honey beer
and because their calendar was lunar
based, this period
was called the
honey month,
which we know
today as
the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints
and quarts... So in old England, when
customers got unruly, the bartender would
yell at them, "Mind your pints and quarts,
and settle down.”
It's where we get the
phrase . . .
“Mind your
P's and Q's."
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a
whistle baked in the rim, or handle, of their ceramic
cups. When they needed a refill, they used the
whistle to get some service.
“Wet your whistle”
is the phrase
inspired by
this practice.
At least 75% of people who
watch this slide show will
 try to lick their elbow.
Believe it or not, you can read this...give it a try...
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd
waht I was rdgnieg.The phaonmneal pweor of the
hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht
oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt
tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit
pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can
sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the
huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef,
but the wrod as a wlohe.
                                        Amzanig huh?
You know what’s even more amazing???




             The value of education!!!!!
Education pays ...
Education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates




    Note: Data are 2008 annual averages for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers.


                                                                                                       http://www.bls.gov/emp/edupay.jpg
Salary Information for the Trade Careers
                        Modern times call for a thorough
                                       rehabilitation of our
                   economy. Presently, we are looking
                     at rebuilding and strengthening our
                            society's infrastructure which
                     incorporates refurbishing buildings
                    and useable structures, maintaining
                         roads and bridges, and building
                   energy-efficient and environmentally
                  friendly power plants. As we seek to
                     strengthen our economy, the need
                             for skilled workers will grow.




                                           http://www.schoolpursuit.com/tr/trade-salaries
Careers in trade-related industries offer
plentiful benefits, including intellectual,
physical, creative, and financial rewards. The
following graph illustrates the average
salaries of various trade careers in 2007 as
recorded by the US Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
   As you can see, trade-specific careers offer solid, livable wages in a variety of
    areas. While it is true that managerial positions consistently receive higher
   salaries and a selection of benefits, they are not unreachable. After putting in
time, hard work, and all the creative energy you have to offer, the time it takes you
    to go from a willing apprentice to an experienced manager will melt away.

                                                                http://www.schoolpursuit.com/tr/trade-salaries
  Average pay
for skilled and
     educated
      workers:

According to the Bureau
of Labor Statistics (BLS)
the following jobs have
above average pay and
projected number of
openings through 2012.


http://billinman.files.wordpress.com/2006/12/aboveaveragepaywithopenings1.gif
Most importantly, the level of education directly correlates with
the ability to get and keep a job . . .
  Welcome to Vocational English
• In this class, you will
  learn the skills
  necessary to be
  successful in today’s
  working world!
• What do you think
  those skills might
  be?
FINAL PROJECT:


Vocational English Documentary




    To Be Created by the Vocational English Production
              Company (Official name TBD)
 VERY
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