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Pauly is here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 years later
and so apt that our LiveJournal account is done now, won't be renewing it so it'll revert to basic again.
Makes sense :)
Hope all are well
debs and paul
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WE'RE DONE!!!!!!!

in just under 4 month, PAUL HAS HIS VISA!!!!!!!!!!

RCMP Clearance

It came today!!!

October 2nd : Sent RCMP Fingerprints off
Nov 20 : Received the RCMP clearance.


:D :D :D :D :D

Still awaiting UK one

Medical this Saturday!

Timeline has begun

Alright well I guess now we've started on the path to getting Pauls immigration sorted we can start our timeline going on here! ( helps me keep track too!)


So far...

August 25th : Married!
Sept 24th : Paul gets fingerprints taken at Scotland Yard for RCMP Clearance
October 2nd : Fingerprints sent to RCMP ..expected wait...5 months :(

next steps, UK Security Clearance, Medical around the time we expect the RCMP to get back to us (So February is probably good). Filling in ALL paperwork so when all clearances in, we send send send!

I'm expecting a huge gap between this update and the result! :( sadly our progress is slooooow

and another thing!

Where is the driest place on earth?

Antarctica. Parts of the continent have seen no rain for 2 million years.
A desert is technically defined as a place that receives less than 254mm (10 inches) of rain a year.
The Sahara gets just 25mm (1 inch) of rain a year.
Antarctica's average annual rainfall is about the same, but 2 per cent of it, known as the Dry Valley's, is free of ice and snow and it never rains there at all.
The next-driest place in the world is the Atacama Desert in Chile. In some areas, no rain has fallen there for 400 years and its average annual rainfall is a tiny 0.1mm (0.004 inches).
Taken as a whole, this makes it the world's driest desert, 250 times as dry as the Sahara.
As well as the driest place on earth, Antarctica can also claim to be the wetest and the windiest. Seventy per cent of the world's water is found there in the forms of ice, and its wind speeds are the fastest ever recorded.
The unique conditions in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica are caused by so-called katabatic winds (from the Greek word for 'going down'). These occur when cold, dense air is pulled downhill simply by the force of gravity. The winds can reach speeds of 320 kph (200 mph) evaporating all moisture - water, ice and snow - in the process.
Through Antarctica is a desert, these completely dry parts of it are called, somewhat ironically, oases. They are so similar to conditions on Mars that NASA used them to test the Viking Mission.


So there! :p
ok, been a bit crap again, so here is another fact!
How many nostrils have you got?

4. 2 you can see; 2 you can't.
This discovery came form observing how fish breathe. Fish get their oxygen from water. Most of them have 2 pairs of nostrils, a forward-facing set for letting water in and a pair of 'exhaust pipes' for letting it out again.
The question is, if humans evolved from fish, where did the other pair of nostrils go?
The answer is that they migrated back inside the head to become internal nostrils call chonnae - Greek for 'funnels'. These connect to the throat and are what allow us to breathe through our noses.
To do this they somehow had to work their way back through the teeth. This sounds unlikely but scientists in China and Sweden have recently found a fish called Kenichthys campbelli - a 395-million-year-old fossil - that shows this process at its halfway stage. The fish has two nostril-like holes between its front teeth.
Kenichthys campbelli is a direct ancestor of land animals, able to breathe in both air and water. One set of nostrils allowed it to lie in the shadows and eat while the other poked out of the water a bit like a crocodile's.
Similar gaps between teeth can also be seen at an early stage of the human embryo. When they fail to join up, the result is a cleft palate. So one acient fish explains 2 ancient human mysteries.
The most recent research on noses, incidentally, shows that we use each of our 2 external nostrils to detect different smells, breathing different amounts of air into each to create a kind of nasal stereo.

Jan. 23rd, 2007

I am 58% Internet Addict.
Total Internet Addict!
I am pretty addicted, but there is hope. I think I'm just well connected to the internet and technology, but it's really a start of a drug-like addiction. I must act now! Unplug this computer!

Jan. 17th, 2007

ok, so I noticed 2 things.
1. I'm not updating much at all
2. my useless facts kinda stopped.
so here they are again! lol

How Many wives did Henry VIII have?
2
or 4 if you're catholic
Henry's 4th marriage to Anne of Cleves was annulled. This is very different from divorce. Legally it means the marriage never took place.
There are 2 grounds for annullment. Anne and Henry never comsumated the marriage; that is, they never had intercourse. Refusal or inability to consumate a marriage is still grounds for an annullment today.
In addition, Anne was already betrothed to Frances, Duke of Lorraine when she was married to Henry. At that time, the formal act of betrothal was a legal bar to marrying someone else.
All parties agree no legal marriage had taken place, so that leaves 5.
The Pope declared Henry's 2nd marriage to Anne Boleyn illegal, because the King was still married to his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon.
Henry as head of the new Church of England, declared in turn that his 1st marriage was invalid on the legal ground that a man could not sleep with his brother's widow. The King cited the Old Testament, which he claimed as 'God's Law', whether the Pope liked it or not.
Depending on whether you believe the Pope or the King, this brings it down to either 4 or 3 marriages.
Henry annulled his marriage ro Anne Boleyn just before he had her executed for adultery. This was somewhat illogical: If the marriage had never existed, Anne could hardly be accused of betraying it.
He did the same with hsi 5th wife, Catherine Howard. All the evidence suggests she was unfaithful to him before and during their marriage. This time, Henry passed a special act making it treasonable for a queen to commit adultery. Once again, he also had the marriage annulled.
So that makes 4 annulments, and only 2 incontestable legal marriages.
Apart from Henry's last wife, Catherine Parr (who outlived him), the lady who got off lightest was Anne of Cleves. After their annulment, the King showered her with gifts and the official title of 'beloved sister'. She visited court often, swapping cooks, recipes, and household gadgets with the man who had never been her husband.

Ok, that's 1 fact done hehe :)

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