Advantages of reading books while in an inversion table

While growing up, many of those reading this articles may have ended up holding a book upside down and trying to read it that way, when they did not eve know how to read. It was likely around that time that most of them were taught how a book should be held, and from then onwards, they likely started to learn how to read. Back then, none of them would have realized it nor would anyone have probably told them that learning how to and practicing read upside down could enable them to read faster.

It may seem unusual and weird to read a book upside down, but your brain will be forced to completely change the way it processes information you will be ta king in from the book. Of course, mastering reading upside may take a lot of practice and time, but once you manage to, you will be able to read right side up far more easily and quickly.

How Is Reading Upside Down Beneficial?

When you are reading, your mind uses pattern recognition to process information. This means that groups of letters are recognized as distinct words. For instance, the reason that your mind is able to recognize the word “read,” rather than seeing it as random letters, is because when you write in English, you use the pattern “R E A D” to spell “read.”

If you start reading upside down, the letters being read will have to be inverted and reordered into a pattern that your mind can recognize, or already recognizes. Hence, if your mind gets used to recognizing the pattern in upside down words, it will recognize words even quicker when they are right side up, making it possible for you to read faster.

When we read, the mind reads words as a whole, rather than every letter. Therefore, the reading upside is similar to being able to read a paragraph, even when then the ltteers in the wrod are in the wrong oredr, as long as the first and last ltteers are at the rghit pclae.

For instance, you may or may not have noticed that some of the words above were deliberately misspelled, but you were likely still able to read them correctly. However, while reading upside down, there is another thing you can do that could help you improve your reading skills, among other things, and that is to read while suspended upside down from an inversion table.

How Can Read While Suspended Hanging Upside Down Over An Inversion Table Help?

Once you are hanging upside down, oxygen-rich blood will flow to your brain and it will take some time to adjust to the weird feeling that you will experience. However, once you get used to it, you will start feeling more alert and focused.

Your brain consumes a lot of oxygen, especially when you are doing something like reading. When oxygen-rich blood will flow to your brain, it will be able to function far better, and it will be able to process upside words quicker as well, so you will manage to master reading upside down faster.

Seeing the world from a perspective you are not accused to will also improve your balance. Along with your mind feeling more focused, you will also be able to think more clearly. Of course, make sure that you are using a quality inversion table so that you do not end up tumbling down onto your head while you are busy trying read a book upside down while also hanging upside down yourself.

So, you see that it was not so bad that you once used to hold books upside down. Of course, you need to learn how to read right side up first. However, now that you are quite well-versed at that, perhaps you can try practicing reading upside down, and then even progress to reading upside down while suspended upside down over an inversion table.

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Biographical Sketches of Sanilac County’s War Heroes 

People that did not send back their information for this book.

The local broad for the county of Sanilac, as appointed by President Wilson through Governor Albert E. Sleeper, consisted of the following members: Sanford L. Utley, George S. Tweedie and Herbert M. Stone.

The board in their organization made Herbert M. Stone, chairman; Sanford L. Utley secretary: George S. Tweedie, medical examiner. The board was ably assisted the following clerks, viz. Grace L. Kelly, chief clerk; Clementine Donaldson and Maud Felker, associate clerk, and Horace Wilson, a limited service soldier, as stenographer. The Government appointed Robert W. McKenzie, appeal agent, who ably assisted the board and also the Government in the Selective Service Act.

Dr. George S. Tweedie, medical examiner, was assisted in the examination of the Registrants by Dr. Colin G. Robertson, Dr. D.D. McNayghton and Dr. J. W. Scott.

The total registration of June 5, 1917, was 2399 and was between the ages 21and 31, inclusive, and from this registration most of our soldiers from Sanilac county were selected.

The registration of June 5, 1918 consisted of those who became 21 since the 1917 registration, and the number that registered was 230. The registration held August 24, 1918, also consisted of those who became 21 since the June 5, !918, registration. The number that registered at this time was 50.

The registration held September 12, 1918 consisted of all of those who were between the ages of 18 and 45, inclusive, and had not previously registered. The number registering were 3655 making a grand total of four registrations 6334 registrants. The total number classified was 4,272 and they were put in the following classes, Viz. Class I 1196, Class II 454, Class III 169 Class IV 1894, Class V559.

Eclipse Index Deckerville High School 1925

Deckerville High School 1925 Yearbook Index

Last Names First Names                      Pages
Abbot Harleigh 14
Agricultural 38
Andrich Mary 22
Ardis Eugene 10
Bears Melvin 14
Booth Thelma 22
Boys’ Baseball 29
Boys’ Basketball 28
Boys’ Track Team 31
Bravender, R. H                                    2
Bray Dephine 5, 18
Bray Glen  E. 5
Brooks Irene 14
Bryce Mary 18, 19
Buchkowski Anna 14, 15
Burgess Fred 22
Cameron Nellie  B. 10
Cameron Margaret 22
Campbell Velma 14
Campbell Frank 22
Campbell Wayne 22
Carmen Edna 5
Chittick Vera 14
Chittick Clayton 18
Class History 34
Cole Charles 14
Cole Anna 22
Cowan Gladys 6
Cowan Philip 6
Cowan Gladys  M. 10
Cowan Ella 18
Davidson Edna 5
Davidson Ethel 6
Davidson Ethel 8
Davidson Janet 14
Davidson Mary 22
Davis Laura 18
Dawe Dorothy 18
Dawe Curtis 14
Debate Team 32
Driver Milton 22
Driver Edna 22
Driver Glen 22
Dumas Eugene 16
DuVall Mr. 32
Duvoll L. E. 5
Edwards Frederick 10
Elder Lela 22
Feury Ethel 22
Football Team 26
Fritch Lawrence 14
Girls’ Baseball 30
Girls’ Basketball 27
Girls’ Track Team 31
Graham J. J. 14
Greenan Harold 22
Greene Russell 14
Happenings 35
Hardy Pearl  L. 10
Hardy Vera 22
Howard Helen  L. 6, 8
Howard Iva 14
Howard Harold 22
Hunt Faye 18
Jeckell Helen  F. 6
Jeckell Helen  8
Johnson Mary 22
Jones Robert 14
Kennedy Ruth 5
Kincaid Carles  E. 10
Long George 22
Loucks Edna 22
Martin Robert 14
Mater Edna 22
McAlpine Bernice 18
McClusky Karl 22, 23
McNaughton Kenneth 14
McNeil Hilton 18
McVittie Beatrice 22
Merriman Myrna 18, 19
Merriman Joel 18
Merriman Harleigh 22
Merriman Robert 22
Merriman Audrey 22
Merriman Gerhard 22
Mitchell Jack 14
Monroe Glen 18
Montgomery Loraine 22, 23
Moore Carl 14
Morden Ardis 6
Morehouse Louise 5, 14
Moses Mildred 14
Nichol Lillian  H. 8
Noble Viola 22
Noble Eugene 22
Odlem Bella 22
Ogden Glen 18
Orchestra 36
Orton Millie 10
Otron Elmer 18
Paige Gertude  M. 8
Pattullo Marjorie  A. 10
Phillips Orval 14
Phillips Arthur 14
Poole Thomas 5, 22, 38
Poole Winnifred 14
Poole Eunice 18
Powley Edith 14
Randall Leona 18
Read Jimmie 22
Reuter Norman 14
Reva Hilda 18
Richards Meris 14
Scrivener Harold 14
Scrivener Bernice 14
Scrivener Vera 22
Selke Gilbert  H. 8
Selke Olive  F. 8
Sickles Lois 22
Simmons Delta 22
Smith Genevieve 22
Spaetzel Harvey 14
Spencer Arthur 8
Stewart Yetta 18
Stolicker Herom  G. 10
Stoutenburg Stewart 22
Tarzwell Clarence  M. 11
Tate Frances  M. 8
Thayer Thelma 14
Thayer Milton 22
Thompson Clarence 22
Thornton Elton  T. 8
Thornton Gertrude  E. 10
Uhphrey Ray 10
VanSickle Ada 18
Walker Beatrice 14
Walker Millisa 22
Waun Leona 22, 23
Waun Verna  M. 10
West Eunice 6
West France  M. 8
Weyneth Bruce 14
Weyneth Ford 22
Whaling Clifton 22
Willis Geneva 8
Workman Catherine 5
Young Carribel 10

The vintage grilled smokers have

Grilling and smoking are cooking techniques known to preserve the nutritive value of foods. Meat, fish, chicken, vegetables and fruits are ideal meals for grilling. In the tradition society especially the pre-colonial times, where technology and industrialization were still a dream, smoking was the best way to preserve food. The early man who lives in the caves used wood fuel and smoking to prepare the bush meats and the wild fruits. Wood fuel was the only source of energy to produce the smoke and allow cooking over low heat and a long period. Although the same methods are still currently being used; the grilled smokers have been modified to suit modernity, technological advancement, and the digital market.

Advantages of a vintage grilled smoker

  • It was simple and easy to use
  • It was cheap and affordable because wood and charcoal was readily available
  • The grilled meat had a natural taste and sweet aroma
  • The grills were light in weight hence easily portable to suit the old lifestyle of nomadism
  • It was flexible and easy to design

Disadvantages of a vintage grilled smoker

  • It required constant monitoring
  • It was cumbersome to prove the right amount of heat and temperature
  • There was no temperature regulation

Despite the disadvantages, the grilled smokers provided the best cooking appliance for outdoor activities like hunting, nomadism, military operations, adventure, holidays and trips in the jungle.

Who were the main beneficiaries of old grilled smokers?

There was no way you could use these old smokers within the house because of too much smoke produced from the smokers. At the same time, there was no pipe to allow ejected out the smoke in a safe way compared to the current smokers. In addition, burning of wood fuel and charcoal require oxygen to support combustion; in an enclosed environment like the house, there was the risk of suffocation. Furthermore, the lifestyle of people in the pre- colonial era was characterized by outside operations.

Military men, hunters, gatherers, family households, cave men and the early man were the inventors and the users of these smokers. They mainly used wood and charcoal in an open ground as the only source of energy, after all, they were easily available.

What are the similarities and differences of vintage smokers and modern smokers?

The science behind the cooking of the grilled meals remains the same. It involves passage of low heat and temperature over the meats for a long period to allow the cells to be lifeless such that the connecting tissue which makes them hard are loosened for the recipe to be tender and soft for consumption. That’s why most people are loving this models of electric smoker.

The only difference with the modern smoker is the varieties of grilled smokers because of the source of energy, but still, they use wood pellets to produce smoke. The sources of power include electricity, gas, and pellet. In addition, the modern smokers are ideal for indoor grilling and smoking because of good ventilation and a grill area where the smoke is directed to the right place without affecting the user.

The modern smokers are a higher version of vintage grilled smokers; they have only modified the shape, usage, and source of power to suit the modern lifestyle.

The first garment steamer

History of Garment Steamers

By now we all know garment steamers are becoming popular with every passing day. But nobody bothered checking out when was this amazing invention created. Whether it was invented by the Egyptians or the aliens or some random dweller of planet earth. Well, you maybe a little disappointed after knowing it was neither the Egyptians who created the mind-boggling pyramids that no one would have otherwise considered constructing, nor the aliens. This magical device was invented by the Jiffy (jiffy models models discussed here), yes the popular brand”Jiffy” who are still considered one of the top brands around the globe.


The Jiffy came into being in 1940 and that’s when they invented and released  Model J-1 hat garment steamer. And now you know who created the first ever garment steamer.

You must know from watching old photos or war movies based on old days like, “Back to future” they created those old hats known to be fedora that everyone wore were shaped in the way it was by putting it over a kettle of boiling water. The Jiffy j-I hat steamer was specifically invented to steam the hats without having to Kindle the fire or lit the stoves.

The process was so prompt that the idea “I’ll do it in a jiffy” became popular. Soon people realized that the steamer also removed wrinkles out of clothes that couldn’t be ironed.

Thus, began the evolution of garment steamers and to this day jiffy has invented j-2000 and j-4000.

Irons vs. Steamers

Ironing is considered past. A product of iron age and we all can agree we left it far behind and hence, so should be irons. Irons were never neither fun nor comfortable to use.  Irons rusts unless a lot caution is taken and they are prevented from the water. And do not forget how they scorch and burn your clothes and something that has the power to burn your clothes couldn’t be reliable. Also, some clothes are rather sensitive like silk and polypropylene.

Irons are now the thing of past and garment steamers are the thing of today and your near future. In this busy world where everyone is always running late, garment steamer has rather become a necessity for it takes only a few minutes to steam away wrinkles and hours ironing clothes. Also, carpets, drapes, cushions, blanket or quilts can not be ironed whereas, steamers can reach into places irons cannot. Steamers are available in all sizes from commercial to handheld ones. Many industries at a large scale and many small scale ones like seamstresses  and designers use garment steamers for ease. The dry-cleaners also use this amazing device to dry clean your blankets and quilts etc.


The history of Photography

The principle of exposing light in a dark room was the concept behind photography. Although the concept was not developed until 1800 when Thomas Wedgwood unsuccessfully attempted to invent the equipment. Twenty years later, Nicéphore Niépce built the concept to success. It had numerous limitations since there was too much exposure to light for it to take a picture. Louis Daguerre capitalized on the challenge and built a camera that was widely accepted in 1839.

As usual, as time elapses new technology and people with brains use the challenges to come up with equipment that is more complex. William Henry Fox Talbot later invented the camera, which took pictures within seconds of exposure, unlike the initial one which took images within seconds of exposure. It used the concept of film and negatives and the concept of color or black and white. The main advantage of the film was the fact that the negative could be reproduced in other copies of the photos. This was throughout the 19th century. At the end of the century, when there was the introduction of the computers there was the innovation of the digital cameras which incorporated the two media concepts. This was the norm in the entire 20th  century. The 21st century saw a revolution of technological appliances and new technology was taking shape. The traditional film cameras lost meaning and became unpopular. The digital cameras took the globe by a storm, although the developed nations were the first to receive the technology. The emerging and developing nations got the concept in the middle of the 21st century.

The digital cameras had better image quality, and you could see the photo in a soft copy before it could be printed compared to the traditional photography; where the film did not have a prior view and there was no guarantee the picture was taken, there are laptop that works best with photos too so they can edit it first before printing . Another disadvantage was that you could not print single photos; the film had to be filled with photos then produce the entire film. The worst of it was the film must not be exposed to sunlight, such a mistake led to the destruction of the film and the other photos stored in it.

The advanced stages of photography were as a result of technological appliances required in producing the photographs.Tripods are invented to make sure photos are more focused( Computer invention also made technology developers to produce printers which could accommodate photos and different types of paper. Photos must be printed on specialized paper. Initially, the cameras could only take two colors that are- black and white. As more innovation came in existence, the colored photographs took center stage. Currently, the vintage black and white are considered tradition photography.

The digital platform has also moved steps, initially there were specialized camera for the colored photographs, now the cameras are in built in mobile phones, tablets, and computers. The technological advancement photography has taken in the world history is commendable. The inventions are initiated in developed countries, but developing countries accept the concept much later due to distance and other government policies.



Best Table Tennis Players in the History


Table tennis is a popular sport in the Asian countries mainly China. Most of the greatest ping pong players originate from the continent. The best players have left records yet to be brosd-dingning-1ken. Some still play despite their current ages and still leave a trademark. Here are some of the famous players of all times.

Jan-Ove Waldner

His stage name “Evergreen” says it all, despite the age of 50, he still manages to beat stars. The Swedish native player has numerous fans in China. His stamina to ball response and rebound has made him win many table tennis games. At the age of 16, he was playing at the European championships. Jan got presidential recognition for table tennis. His middle year was spent in China where the sport is a legend with heavy investment on equipment for ping pong. He boasts of over 30 years in high-level table tennis sport with numerous awards and success stories.

Zhang Jike

This is yet another player who registers success and ho tangible weakness in playing the sport. His footwork, backhand, and fast speed in ball response have made him hold international world records for many years. He is the player who won the grand slam in repeatedly in less than two years. He can play from a distance within the court and never misses the ball. However, his arrogant attitude has reduced his number of fans and popularity.

Ma Long

Ma long is renowned for great attacking skills which beat all the best players. The hard working player is popular for great footwork and handwork with high intensity on ball response. The humble player is perfect in the game. This is one player does not lose a set and is bound to win any high-level game. Every player fears him for his strength and proper mastery of the game and the opponents’ weakness, which he capitalizes and makes a win. Ma Long won a single world championship, a great win in the world history.

Wang Nan

This is a left-handed female table tennis player prominent in playing both doubles and singles with gold medals. The Chinese player has brought table tennis play to high levels through his unique moves and strength in ball handling. He has won four titles in the world cup. She uses the left-hand position to confuse her opponents and make a win.

Zhang Yining

Zhang is also a Chinese player popular for protest grip in ball handling while playing table tennis. In 2009 and 2008, she broke the record by winning the World table Tennis championships. She is also renowned for her great strength and stamina while playing the game which has widened her prominence in the sport.


Most famous players of the indoor game come from China. They have mastered the art and studied their opponents’ weaknesses to ensure they clinch the top positions in the championships in both singles and doubles. They practiced at home with this robot and most of them use a good brand of ping-pong table. They check indepth review of the Killerspin revolution table and picked it up from There are many renowned players but the five are the best among the female and men best ping pong players.


The discovery of GPS

Global Positioning system (GPS) is the discovery of the United States Department of Defense in the 1960s, though it started working effectively in 1995. During the World War II, the department of defense has to locate the location of the army, navy and air force. This required great coordination, which the current radio transmissions could not handle. When the navy department needed to locate one of the submarines, they found it a challenge using the radio transmissions, which could not be detected under water using the 24 satellites. One of the United States commanders tried to incorporate the TRANSIT system to locate the submarine using the satellites. They succeeded in locating at least once an hour.

After seven years, they developed Timation-a navigation satellite system, which was able to put clocks on space, which could coordinate with the time on earth. This is a requirement in GPRS navigation system.

The challenges

Many challenges forced the US navy department to the invented OMEGA navigation system, which was to be able to locate time in different parts of the earth at one particular time. The main aim of the invention was to coordinate activities between stations to help attack the enemy.

Better still, it has its own limitation; there was a need for a more collective navigation system to connect people irrespective of the location. It was not an easy task since it proved expensive since it needed comprehensive research, testing, and operation. No one was ready to fund the project. Circumstances forced them to fund. During the Cold war in the US army, According to the United States Congress, there was no reason for withholding funds anymore since the cold war threatened the existence of the United States Army using nuclear bombs. The army countered this by forming a highly- secretive force (nuclear triad) which consisted of the major arms of the US army.

The discovery

The departments were developing parallel systems to increase surveillance. It became evident the US Navy force was slow for the air force and forced them to develop their own to monitor the position of their planes as they try to counter the cold war effect. This lead to project 621B, whose elements were factored in the current GPRS system. Their system was a timely and reduced range. Surveyors benefitted from the system. Combined efforts of different arms of the United States Department of defense and the ground surveyors lead to the development of GPS.

The best functions of the four systems lead to the formation of one customized, complex and complete navigation system. Technological advancement has led to the polishing of project 621B discoveries. Computers have also led to easy and more advanced navigation systems, which can be customized in smartphones, tablets, GPS watches and navigation equipment.

In conclusion, the department of defense of the United States takes the crown in invention, innovation, and discovery of the GPS system. The nuclear threat was a revelation to help in coordination to locate submarines and planes and coordinate to prevent the enemy from penetration. And many people now chose the garmin zumo 390 gps for my motorcycle adventures. There are also many other GPS system to choose from

The First Table Saw invented


babbitt_3The first table saw was invented in the 18th century. The woodwork tool has a fixed arbor and table. You had to move the table in the up-down movement to cut wood at different heights. It was bulky in weight though the blade was made of steel hence its strength. It used a circular motion in cutting wood. The hand-held tool was cumbersome but could cut plastic and metal in addition to wood. It used a hydraulic motor as a source of power.

The inventor was Samuel Miller from Southampton in England in 1777. To cut wood from the tool, you had two options: either to clamp it in its vise or hold the part you need to cut on the blade and start the motor for the blade to rotate in a circular motion and cut it. Each tooth of the blade pierced the wood and chippings would drop, this was to avoid the teeth from grinding on the blade. The abrasive wheel also helped cut the wood. The main advantage of the thin blade was a smooth surface after the cut. The tool was designed such that the wood was accurately cut, and in a straight line since the clamp help the wood in a perpendicular position between the blade and the wood. The table bench was used mostly in sawmills to cut wood into desired pieces for making block and furniture. And sometimes, this is used wood planner. Check planer review comparison here:

Uses of table saw

It was an ideal tool when you needed to cut wood into small pieces. For large wood, it was cumbersome to be handheld or clamped on the blade. This was the main reason for more invention and innovation of better table saw with different technology. In case you place too much wood on the blade, it will not clamp tightly and further the blade will not spin for the teeth to be in contact with the wood to enable cutting.

To avoid wastage, it was important to make your own calculations so that the measurements are accurate with minimal wood wastage. A unique feature of the first table saw was the fact that you could use it with either left hand or right hand. The best way to hold the wood for cutting was to interchange the sides between holding and motor position. If you hold on the right, the motor should be on the left as well as the blade and vice versa. The shafts that support the blade were metallic and propelled horizontally towards the motor and vertically to the wood.

Despite the portability of the saw, the steel used in developing it was bulky and cumbersome to carry. The current table saws are modified, though using the same concept in cutting, but the motor is powered by electricity, which is faster. Most of the functions are also automatic as opposed to the old table saw whose functions were manually handheld. After the first table saw, there are many other saws developed prior to the current machines.