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10 Suggestive Names of Real Locations Worldwide — Part 14: Defecation Version

Have you ever been to a place somewhere in this wonderful world in which we live which has a name that seems suggestive — or perhaps less than wholesome? In locations outside of the country where you are based, the names of locations may seem to have a different meaning to you than the actual origin — but when those strange names are found in the same country as yours…

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Earn 250 SkyMiles For $5 Donation to Lyft Vaccine Access For All Program

Earn 250 Delta Air Lines SkyMiles simply by donating a minimum of five United States dollars to the Vaccine Access for all Program by Lyft, which was created to provide access for people to rides by the ridesharing company to and from vaccination sites in the fight against the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic…

…but you must…

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Daylight Saving Time 2021 Reminder: Clocks Jump Ahead One Hour

If you have a flight tomorrow departing from most locations within the United States and Canada, remember that clocks jump ahead — or “spring forward” — one hour due to Daylight Saving Time, meaning that you will lose an hour at 2:00 in the morning on Sunday, March 14, 2021.

Although Daylight Saving Time is prevalent in most of…

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50 Castles in 50 States in the United States

When you think of castles, what is the first thing which comes to your mind? Perhaps reinforced spacious stone structures dotted on hilltops throughout the continent of Europe — where the venerably legendary buildings are best known or most famous — inhabited for centuries by descendants of generations of royal lineage?

Well, yes — that would technically be correct; but that is not exactly the topic of this article. Did you know that…

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Pandemic Officially Declared One Year Ago Today

A media briefing which occurred exactly one year ago today on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 included the first time that the World Health Organization officially declared that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus had reached pandemic disease status — interestingly and coincidentally, exactly six months after the 19th anniversary of the attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, which means that now we will be reminded every six months of a substantially historic event which changed the world.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which…

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…So How Long Can You Keep Your Mask Off Aboard an Airplane While Eating or Drinking?

Many of the everyday habits of people around the world have been adversely affected as a result of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, which was officially declared by the World Health Organization exactly one year ago this coming Thursday…

…and wearing masks — or cloth covering over the nose and mouth — has become de rigueur virtually everywhere in the world; and to the chagrin of many people who refuse to wear masks for a plethora of reasons which range from political to religious to health to freedom to cultural to fashion to environmental to comfort to being told one year ago yesterday by representatives of virtually every governmental and health organization in the world NOT to wear masks.

One of the places where masks are strictly required to be worn is aboard an airplane — from before boarding for the first time prior to a flight through leaving the airplane for the last time — except for while eating or drinking aboard an airplane.

What is the longest acceptable duration of time a mask may be kept off of the face while eating or drinking aboard an airplane? What…

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The Most Filmed Location in Every Country in the World

For many decades, the film and entertainment industry has produced many programs, shows, and movies which not only created the perception of legends in terms of actors and actresses; but it has also elevated locations around the world which also have achieved considerable legendary status.

As an example, how many times have you watched a movie and you see an actor or actress in a supporting role and wondered where you have seen him or her before? More pertinent to this article is whether you experienced a similar feeling pertaining to the location when watching a film and wondered, “Is that location familiar to me because I saw it in a different movie?”…

…or better yet — as a reader of The Gate — you likely traveled to that location in the past and recognized it. Perhaps you either…

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Will New York Survive the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic?

As a person who was born and raised in Brooklyn, I have always felt that the city of New York could survive just about anything — from natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy in October of 2012 to the attacks which occurred on Tuesday, September 11, 2001…

…but in answer to the question which is also the headline of this article, I will answer with…

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Answers to Past Articles — Part 16: Signs and Dines

In past articles in which your participation was not only requested but also helpful and humorous, I did not give the answers to questions which I have posed to you; so this article is the sixteenth of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

…and the links are…

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign. Fun With Signs. Part 3: Outdoor Signs.

Whether I travel the world or simply walk near where I am based in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, I notice signs. Metal signs. Illuminated signs. Signs, cosigns and tangents.

That tangent I took may be a sign that you may already get where I am going with this article — so resign yourself to some awkward humor even though you did not cosign up for it.

This new series of articles will feature…

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