5 of Memphis’ Most Unique Music & Dance Events

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Looking for a unique dance or music event in Memphis, TN? Don’t miss some of the greatest music & dance events Memphis has to offer. Grab your crew and make your way into the heart of the city. You’ll be glad you didn’t miss these. Trust us. And in case the infographic doesn’t load, we’ve written out the party info right here. PLAY THE DRUMS OR SWING ON THE POLE: Take in neon string lights, a smoke-filled hall, a light-up dance floor, an interactive drum kit and the famous pole at Paula & Raiford’s Disco. POP-UP OPERA: Every year for the whole month of September, Opera Memphis takes to the streets for 30 days of pop-up performances all around town. CHALK DANCE: Local artists and neighbors alike transform the Brooks Plaza into a masterpiece with chalk in hand at the Brooks Museum of Art Annual ChalkFest. Live music and dance performances throughout the day. LIPSYNC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Do you have what it takes to be a lip-sync star? You don’t have to be able to sing, just LOOK like it. LipSync Plus is a lip-syncing competition that pits local celebrities against finalists from the community. Winners perform live at the Hard Rock Café. BIRTHDAY BASH FOR THE KING: For three days, celebrate all things Elvis at Memphis’ Birthday Bash for the King— from sing-a-longs and tours to auctions and cake, this birthday bash is fit for a King – the King of Rock and Roll.

Source : Silent Events

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From Wastewater to Drinking Water

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Recycling water is the process where wastewater is converted into water that can be reused for other purposes like irrigation for gardens and agricultural fields or replenishment of groundwater or surface water. In some instances, recycled water that comes from your bathroom fulfills certain needs in residences, businesses and industries or treated to reach the standards of drinking water.

When recycling wastewater into drinking water, sewage goes through advanced primary treatment where water is separated from large particles. It then enters the sedimentation tanks where chemicals are added to the mix to make primary sludge settle to the bottom and scum to rise to the top. Once water is separated out and 80% of solids removed, the remaining liquid is clean enough to be released to the ocean or subject to secondary treatment. In the secondary treatment, bacteria are added to remaining liquid/wastewater to ingest organic solids and produce secondary sludge that settles to the bottom. Tertiary treatment filters water to remove whatever solids remain, disinfects it with chlorine and removes the salt. For Indirect Potable Reuse, wherein recycled water becomes drinking water, tertiary-treated water undergoes advanced water technology, and then spends time in groundwater or surface water like a reservoir before being sent to drinking water supplies.

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How to solve the Problem of Indebtedness

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Debt has become a way of life for most Americans with the overall household debt increasing by 11% in the past decade. People who are in debt do not necessarily spend more than their means. The rapid increase in medical and housing costs has dwarfed income growth. Families are challenged to make ends meet that is why they have to turn to credit cards and loans. If you have high credit card balances, high interest rates and find out that you have very little money left at the end of the month, United Debt Services may be your best option.

Source: United Debt Counselors

10 Facts About Asphalt You May Not Know

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We’ve put together 10 fun asphalt facts for your entertainment. And, in case the infographic doesn’t load, we’ve written out what those 10 fascinating facts are right here.

1.) 90% of roads in the United States are made of asphalt.

2.) Bitumen is the glue that holds roads together and is a byproduct of crude oil processing.
3.) 120 million tons of Bitumen are used every year to construct roads.

4.) King George V was still on the throne when asphalt began being manufactured in the 1920’s.

5.) Sir Christopher Columbus reportedly used asphalt to waterproof his ships.

6.) One layer of asphalt can last for up to 60 years.

7.) Asphalt can easily be reclaimed and reused making it not only 100% recyclable but also sustainable.

8.) Asphalt is also known as the quiet pavement.

9.) Asphalt does not leach petroleum.

10.) Asphalt can be used as an effective stormwater management solution.

Source: Asphalt Facts

Plumbing Fun Facts from a Nolensville Plumber

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We’ve put together 10 fun plumbing facts for your entertainment. And, in case the infographic doesn’t load, we’ve written out what those 10 fascinating facts right here.

1. 3,000 gallons of water are wasted per year by a faucet that leaks one drop per second.

2. The word plumbing derives from the Latin word “Plumbum” which translates to “lead” because, originally, all plumbing pipes were made of lead.

3. Sir John Harrington invented the first flush toilet. Only 2 were made. One for himself and one for his godmother, Queen Elizabeth.

4. 10,000 gallons of water are wasted per year by leaks throughout the home. That’s enough to fill a swimming pool!

5. 4 gallons of water are wasted by leaving the water running while brushing your teeth.

6. 20 unnecessary flushes (or 24 gallons of water) are lost every day by a leaky toilet.

7. 40 gallons are used, on average, for a hot 20-min shower.

8. 90% of toilet clogs can be fixed using only a plunger.

9. It takes 10 gallons of hot water, on average, to run a dishwasher.

10. The average American uses 150 gallons of water per day.

Source: Cool Cats

A Brief Guide to Personal Loans

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A personal loan is a consumer loan granted for personal (medical), family (education, vacation) or household (extension, repairs or purchase of appliances) use. The types of personal loans include signature loans, personal loan for bad credit, personal loans for good credit, vacation loans, medical loans, wedding loans, and home improvement loans.

Prime lenders offers conventional loan products to customers who meet certain lending criteria that include requirements for income levels, assets and credit rating. Sub-prime lenders are for consumers with low credit scores, low incomes, history of late bill payments, past bankruptcies, and other factors that make them fall short of prime lender’s criteria.

Credit Score Rating is an assessment of a borrower’s credit worthiness. It determines whether a borrower will be approved of a loan. To have a good credit score rating, always pay your bills on time. Avoid credit card debt and avoid maxing out the credit card. Start establishing a credit history as soon as you can by getting a credit card early and using it responsibly. Do not apply for too much credit at once. And check credit reports at least once per year. If there is a mistake, have it corrected as soon as you can.

Source : Personal Loans