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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column rooting through the closet like a Tasmanian devil on crack.Somewhere in here, we should find some warm clothes. They’re not here underneath the jumper cables and oil pan. We thought we put them here on top of the tennis rackets. Our gloves, we could have sworn we put them right on top of the handles of the snow shovels, which should be right here behind the vacuum cleaner. But they’re not. Why is it that, even though winter comes every year, right around the same time, we’re never ready for it? And then we end up, like we are right now, rummaging around for our wool hat hoping the frostbite doesn’t set in before we find it.In case you hadn’t noticed, Summit Up Land, winter is here. And for our friends out there in Internet World, start making your vacation reservations, because this season’s off to a good start. And isn’t it quite appropriate that we celebrate the last official day of summer with a healthy dumping of the white stuff?***This Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!! is for going the extra distance in the name of customer service. Jill sends out a “huge thank you to Debbie of Jimbo’s Appliances for her relentless efforts in getting a transmission for my washer. Sometimes what we think should be somewhat of a routine task turns out to be a complicated mess. Without Debbie I’d still be wearing the same stinky socks that I put on six weeks ago when my washer went kaput. In my Summit County book, Debbie and Jimbo are the Queen and King of appliance sales, service and installation. I shall remain their loyal subject.” ***We have a few questions we’d like you readers to help us answer. Maybe you’ve heard them before, maybe not; we don’t care. We want answers!- Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?k) Do radioactive cats have 18 half-lives?) If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to see it, do the other trees make fun of it?) How much deeper would the oceans be if sponges didn’t live there?%) Is boneless chicken considered an invertebrate?•) How do they get the deer to cross at that yellow road sign?@) If time heals all wounds, how come bellybuttons don’t fill in?L) If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown too?*** Here’s some trivia.A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.A snail can sleep for three years.Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.Butterflies taste with their feet.Cats have more than 100 vocal sounds; dogs have only about 10.Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until between ages 2 to 6.Most lipstick contains fish scales.There are four cars and 11 light posts on the back of the U.S. $10 bill.The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.The average human eats eight spiders in their lifetime at night.The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.*** You can tell us all about how everyone was driving like idiots on the way home last night, because it’s Wednesday and you have nothing better to do, at summitup@summitdaily.com, or just whine about it on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.We’re out looking for our winter bed comforter …


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