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  1. I'll give both Team CeDo and SgtMikal a coin, both have the right answers, but I was actually looking for the whole thing together! On May Day, we'd decorate the flagpole with ribbons and such, then place baskets filled with candy and flowers on peoples' doorsteps or hung off doorknobs and then knock and run away to hide! And of course, a kiss was the reward if found!! ;)


    Coin info coming later tonight!!



    Thank you very much!!! and Congrats SgtMikal!!!!

  2. A popular activity on May Day is to decorate a pole with brightly colored ribbon or paper streamers. Some also add flowers and balloons. The pole is usually carried in a parade and then placed in the ground at a designated area. People then dance around the May pole, holding the ends of the streamers or ribbon in their hands.


    Wear you helmet!

  3. Amsterdam has over 1 million bikes but only 700.000 Amsterdammers

    When you land at Schiphol Airport, you are actually four meters below sea level.

    The Netherlands has more than 4,000 km of navigable rivers, lakes and canals.

    Witness how Holland wages war against the sea all the time, visit Neeltje Jan's in Zeeland and see for yourself. The story of the boy who stuck his finger in the hole in the Dyke to stop Netherlands from flooding.

    Amsterdam has over 300 coffee shops

    The name Amsterdam comes from the combination of the river Amstel and the Dam that was built on it in order to found the original village know today as Amsterdam.

    You might know the name Amstel as the name of a beer which was also named after the river because it was brews locally.


    Amsterdam boasts more museums of any city in the world, measured per square meters.

    With over 70 major well know museums in Netherlands of which over 40 are in Amsterdam.

    They cover every sort of weird and wonderful topic, from famous painters to museums on the history of sex and marijuana

    The Dutch people are the tallest in all Europe and second tallest inthe world.(and the best looking)

    Amsterdam has 70 glass-topped canal boats.

    The Dutch are the world experts on keeping back the water / sea from over running their country and turning it into another Atlantis. During the hurricane Katrina disaster it was the Dutch the USA government turned to for help on how to repair the levies in New Orleans.

    If global warming causes the sea levels to rise even a little it could be bye bye Amsterdam as it will be one of the first cities to get flooded, because it's actually well below sea level and most of the country has been reclaimed from the sea so it is almost entirely flat and is 6.7 meters below sea level at its lowest point.

    The Van Gogh collections in the Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum are the largest in the world.

    Visiting the Amsterdam parliament building could prove difficult as there isn't one. Even thought Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands and is officially the capital it does not hold the parliament as all of the government functions take place at the Hague.

    Amsterdam has a house boat known as the Poezenboot which acts as a house for stray cats. A woman who had been re-housing stray cats had the idea of getting them a houseboat – after all, if people can live in them, why not cats? Now gone, the idea lives on as volunteers now look after a boat full of cats.

    The world famous Koh-I-Noor diamond was cut in Amsterdam.

    75% of the entire worlds flower bulb production comes from Netherlands

    Over 70% of the worlds bacon (poor pigs) comes from the Netherlands

    The International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court are both in The Hague.

    Holland has around a thousand original still working windmills.

    Netherlands is the third largest exporter of agricultural products in the world even though just three percent of the Dutch population are employed in this sector. (Tulips I guess)

    Holland has over 15,000 km of bicycle lanes.

    Flevoland, the Netherlands twelfth province was reclaimed from the south sea which started in 1986.

    Amsterdam is built entirely on piles, huge stakes driven into the ground.Central station has 6000 of them keeping it up.

    Holland always has a coalition government, so it's a country of compromise and tolerance.

    Every Dutch person has at least one bike and there are twice as many bikes as cars.

    Holland was one of the six founding members of the European Union.

    Holland's highest point is 323 meters above sea level which makes it their highest mountain.

    Most Dutch people speak at least one foreign language as well as Dutch and English.

    Rotterdam, once the worlds largest port has now dropped to second place so it's the second largest port in the world.

    Holland and the Netherlands are the same country.

    A quarter of the Netherlands is below sea level.



    Just a few facts I found. Thank you so much for the cointest!


    My Grandparents are from Holland, my Father was born on a ship on the way to the U.S. from Holland. I always enjoy learning new things about your country. Hopefully one day I will be able to visit. :o





  4. Lime-Cilantro Pork Tacos



    4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)



    • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into thin strips
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
    • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
    • 1/2 cup chopped plum tomato
    • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas


    Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and black pepper. Add oil to pan. Add pork, and sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Remove pork from pan; place in a bowl. Add onion and jalapeño to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add broth; reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in tomato; simmer 2 minutes.


    Return pork and accumulated juices to pan. Stir in cilantro and lime juice; cook 1 minute or until pork is done.


    Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/2 cup pork mixture into each tortilla; roll up.



    ENJOY!!! :anicute:

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