Sometimes one pays the most for the things one gets for nothing.
– Albert Einstein
Once upon a time, the lovely and speedy Princess Atalanta agreed to marry any man who could outrun her. After all worthy suitors failed, a young man arrived who wanted the pretty princess, not her kingdom.
Each time Atalanta passed him, he tossed a golden apple. Each time, the nimble young lady gathered the precious fruit then regained her lead. As they approached the finish line and Atalanta raced ahead, the young man threw his last apple. In catching it, Atalanta lost the race and her single status.
Perhaps another tale would better match this week’s Einstein wisdom, but I use any means to remind myself that freebies can be costly. Einstein’s words also made me wonder if – as the saying suggests – the best things in life are free.
Can you think of any free ‘best things?’ Love came to mind, but it requires fidelity. Friendship costs time and caring. With Earth Day on April 22nd, I accept that a price must be paid to keep our water clean, air fresh and land beautiful. Here are 10 ways to help, including how to attract hummingbirds.
Earth has a bit of a bulge at its waistline. Our planet’s circumference at the equator is larger than anywhere else.
At the equator, you would weigh less than at the North or South Poles.
People [everything] at the equator is spinning around the planet at about 1,000 miles per hour while at the poles, there’s almost no movement.
Read more Facts About Earth.