August 06, 2005

You Will Make The Party

Today, and really most every day, my legs feel like and resemble REA poles. You know what REA stands for? Rural Electrification Administration...that has nothing whatsoever to do with the way my posts look or feel. I just thought I'd throw that trivial fact out like an exra bit of brain dessert. Because you just never know when you might run into a conversation about REA poles do you. And then, you can astound all around you by saying something like, Speaking of REA poles...did you know that that the density of wooden Rural Electrification Administration Poles can vary greatly? Not only does the actual species of wood vary, but the moisture content, drying process, and treatment are all factors that can result in large density variations. For example, a 125' H1 Douglas Fir Pole through bored or through drilled and treated with Chemonite ® ACZA weighs 11,475 lbs. The same pole unincised, groundline or full length standard incising treated with Penta or Copper Naphthenate in Oil or Creosote will weigh 9900 lbs.
People will stand with their jaws cranked open so far you will be able to see their spleen.

2 comments:

Lori Lou said...

OMG! I had no idea!

Sheryl said...

It's the Joy Of Facts baybe! yummy