WUBE-ism of the Week

01/03/21

 Over 350,000 deaths in the US from covid-19. That is one in every 943 people living in the country; and on average, one death in every 315 families -- in approximately 10 months. 

01/10/21

The Manitou Incline in Colorado Springs, Colorado is only 2,768 steps (.88-mile), and is one of the most unique and challenging trails in the U.S. From bottom to top it gains 2,000 feet in elevation, earning it a ranking of "difficult" and a recommendation that only advanced hikers or physically active people should attempt. It is as steep as 68 percent at places. There is a false summit about 3/4 of the way to the top. If you make it that far, and are able to continue, there are approximately 300 more steps to the top. The record for the climb is 17:45, quite a time for an elite athlete climbing less than one mile. 

01/17/21

If dogs understand numerous human words, but people don't understand any dog barks, aren't they actually smarter than us?

01/24/21

Even though it is a young adult book, My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You She's Sorry, is quite a brilliant story, and worthy of reading by all ages.

01/31/21

The many benefits of singing: Singing is a workout, strengthening your lungs and diaphragm, and stimulating circulation. Singing may help you sleep, by strengthening throat and palate muscles, thereby helping control snoring and sleep apnea. Singing is a natural anti-depressant. Singing can release muscle tension and decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your blood stream. Singing can improve mental alertness, from improved blood circulation and a more oxygenated blood stream. Singing can boost your confidence and widen your circle of friends. And it's just plain fun!

02/07/21

 Random facts:

1) a 2x4 piece of lumber is not really 2"x4": It is actually 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"

2)  dogs drink water by scooping it up under their tongue

3) Low-flush toilets save ~7% on your water consumption

4) Analysts have determined that 16 is the most-drawn number in lotteries across the world

5) Grover Cleveland is the only president to be elected and serve two "non-consecutive" terms

02/14/21

We can only learn to love by loving.

02/21/21

It's hard to believe a platypus is a real animal. It seems like it belongs in the category of unicorn, Big Foot and dragon. The name sounds made up, and it looks funny. 

02/28/21

Drew Binsky is a Youtuber you might want to check out. Drew makes short travel videos, like mini documentaries about the people, food and culture of the countries he visits. He's on a quest to visit all 197 countries in the world, and as of this date, he's been to 193. He was sidelined a bit, due to covid, but only has 4 countries to go. Here at The WUBE Life, we're cheering him on!

03/07/21

 The WUBE Life sold its first fantasy-themed tiny home in early 2020. It was the ultimate tribute to Harry Potter, named The Hogwarts Inn Express. We're excited to be in the designing stage of fantasy home #2. Not quite ready to announce this year's theme, but we're extremely passionate about this topic, and we know fans are passionate about it, too. 

3/14/21

Lawless. Although parts of this movie are difficult to watch, for some bizarre reason, it is so compelling. It is based on the three Bondurant brothers, who are bootleggers in Virginia during the prohibition-era. Forrest is the leader of the family, and is portrayed as invincible, with several scenes based on him surviving seemingly unsurvivable incidents. Quote: "It is not the violence that sets a man apart. It is the length to which he is willing to go."

3/21/21

Top 5 reasons to consider living in a tiny house on a trailer:

  1. Save money on purchase of a home, monthly utilities,maintenance and basic living expenses
  2. Save time on cleaning and maintenance
  3. Liberate yourself from too much stuff
  4. If your job or location needs change, take your home with you and avoid the expense and challenges of relying on the housing market to sell and buy another home
  5. Live a greener lifestyle by reducing your carbon footprint

3/28/21

2021 Formula One first race of the season in Bahrain. Max Verstappen in the Red Bull car starts in the pole position, but don't count out returning World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in Mercedes. Or ... could the 21-year-old Pierre Gasly win the opening race, starting from the 3rd spot?

4/04/21

Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Easter Sunday is a beautiful day to begin to challenge ourselves to be more empathic this year, and explore the world with our hearts, not just our heads; examine our biases and push ourselves to love outside of our comfort zones. 

4/11/21

Grief doesn't diminish. You don't get over it. You simply learn to allow other emotions to co-exist with it. 

04/18/21

Ben Hogan was one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game. His personality could be abrasive, and was a serious player during competition, with an intimidating personality. Interesting facts: 1) He is legendary for his dedication to practice. 2) Arguably the best ball-striker ever to play. 3) Had a horrific head-on car collision, which almost ended his career, and from which he made a miraculous come-back. 4) Won the Masters, the US Open and the British Open in the same calendar year.

He is absolutely fascinating to watch in interviews, even if you don't enjoy golf!