Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Whether you're Irish, or just someone who enjoys a pint with friends,
we wish you a fun, festive and safe St. Patrick's Day!
The Crew Column
This month we would like you to meet Oney Martinez. Oney has been with us for 5 years now, though his experience in the industry is double that. On the weekends Oney's number one priority is spending time with his family and attending church on Sundays at St. Anthony's in Falls Church.
Your Lawn in March
A monthly guide of what to expect...
Seems a bit funny to talk about what to expect, when Mother Nature has so recently displayed how hard it is to predict the weather! While trees and bulbs have started blooming, be sure to use ice-melt products carefully around lawn edges and plants, as this can cause damage. Otherwise, enjoy the last few weeks before the arrival of spring!
Items of Intrigue
Once Upon a March: Despite over 40 documented assassination attempts on the life of Adolf Hitler over the span of a decade, only about a half dozen of them came close to success. Of the 6 attempts that nearly succeeded, two of them were tried just a week apart. On March 13, 1943, as Hitler was boarding a plane to Berlin, officer Henning von Tresckow, asked a staff member to take a parcel containing two bottles of brandy to a friend in Berlin. The package held plastic explosives rigged to a 30-minute fuse. Tresckow and his co-conspirator, Fabian von Schlabrendorff were stunned to discover a few hours later that the plane landed safely in Berlin. Not wanting the undetonated bomb to be discovered, Schlabrendorff traveled to Berlin immediately and exchanged the bomb for the bottles of brandy. Upon further inspection, he discovered that a defective fuse was all that had prevented the Fuhrer's plane from exploding in the sky. Only a week later on March 21st, Tresckow and his accomplices decided to make another attempt on Hitler's life. Officer Rudolf von Gertsdorff volunteered to be the triggerman for the bomb attack. Realizing that security was too tight where Hitler would be visiting for a tour, Gertsdorff decided to keep the explosives on his person. With a short 10-minute fuse, Gertsdorff did his best to stay close to Hitler and prolong the tour, but Hitler decided to slip out a side door after a few short minutes. The would-be suicide bomber made a mad dash for a nearby bathroom, where he was able to defuse the bomb with seconds to spare.
I'm Sensing a Lack of Awareness: The human body experiences (and sends) approximately 11 million bits of information per second to the brain for processing. Around 90% of that information comes from our sense of sight. After this plethora of data is processed, the brain is consciously aware of only about 40-50 bits per second.
Luck O' Lincoln: While there are plenty of imposter plants that look like clover, true clover plants naturally only produce 3 leaves, which is why a four-leaf clover is so rare. There are said to be approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every "lucky" one with four leaves. Abraham Lincoln always carried his lucky four-leaf clover, but supposedly forgot to take it with him the night of his assassination. It is thought that Ireland grows more four-leaf clovers than anywhere else in the world, hence the term "Luck of the Irish".
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