Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
You have just got to see this.
I am adding it to the list of things I want to see before I die.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I was listening to a podcast called Theatre of the Mind and she was interviewing a guy who has done over 7000 interviews with people under hypnosis. Apparently, we do come from other dimensions and sometimes other planets. Or this is what people have called up for him.
It was odd though, he said that there have been people that have been born here (Earth) thousands of times. This just does not make sense to me as we have more people alive today than have ever been born in history. How is this possible if he has interviewed 7000? Does that mean that 3 billion souls have recently come here from another planet?
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Apparently, Herschel did coin the terms snap-shot, negative and positive.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
- Curiosita, or curiosity. Stay curious about life.
- Dimonstratzione means to always test your knowledge throughout you life
- Sensazione is to become very aware of your senses. When you eat, taste the food. When you breathe, smell the air, and so on...
- Sfumato: Coined after his style of painting, one should be ready to embrace uncertainty
- Arte/Scienza suggests you should use both the right and left hemispheres of your brain well and often.
- Corporalita is to be fit and able to use the whole body, both left and right sides well.
- Connessione - know that ALL things are connected to one another.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Flies are able to see one image like humans do, but just do it with many different lenses. Their vision is very fast. If a fly were to watch a movie in a theater, it would look more like a slide show to them rather than the moving pictures we see. Apparently, this slide show would be rendered very chunky though. Something of the tune of 25 PPI...
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
It wasn’t until the advent of Wonder Bread, and the collective realization that sliced bread worked better in the toaster, that Rohwedder’s invention really took off. By World War II, the military was using sliced bread to serve peanut butter & jelly sandwiches as part of soldiers’ rations. Previously uncommon, the PB&J gained a loyal following among servicemen, who kept making the sandwich, sliced bread and all, after they came back to the home front.
This explanation originally appeared in the “25 Most Important Questions in the History of the Universe” issue of mental_floss magazine.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Those exceeding government limits — 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for women, which are identical to thresholds established in 2005 for Japan by the International Diabetes Federation as an easy guideline for identifying health risks — and having a weight-related ailment will be given dieting guidance if after three months they do not lose weight. If necessary, those people will be steered toward further re-education after six more months.
To reach its goals of shrinking the overweight population by 10 percent over the next four years and 25 percent over the next seven years, the government will impose financial penalties on companies and local governments that fail to meet specific targets. The country’s Ministry of Health argues that the campaign will keep the spread of diseases like diabetes and strokes in check.
The ministry also says that curbing widening waistlines will rein in a rapidly aging society’s ballooning health care costs, one of the most serious and politically delicate problems facing Japan today. Most Japanese are covered under public health care or through their work."Interesting...
Thursday, July 31, 2008
According to this article, sleeping will bring on REM atonia which is, "a state caused by the shutdown of the release of certain neurotransmitters during REM sleep that results in motor neurons not being stimulated and reflectory signals not being sent to the brain."
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Possibly a better way to understand it is to see it. It is my understanding that Lemmony Snicket the Movie made use of steampunk in the look of it.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little 'stringy things' off of it. That's how the primates do it.
Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.
If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.
Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!
Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking. (My question is is, doen't it evaporate an cause this to not work?)
To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.
Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.
Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.
No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket.
It will keep the mosquitoes away.
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.
Reducing Static Cling
Pina small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing pantyhose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... ta da! ...static is gone.
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water.Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient,such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. (OK, I have done this one, but I thought I would show the whole list.)
Hatefoggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car . When the window s fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!
Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so,especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry aboutpets or small children being harmed!
INFO ABOUT CLOTHES DRYERS
The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the
house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the
dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.) He told us that he wanted to show us something; he took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material ... I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like. Well ... the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn't go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that's what burns out the heating unit.
You can't SEE the film, but it's there. It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free ... that nice fragrance too. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box .. well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months.
He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?! (Yeah, I knew about this one too and actually have it calendered to do... along with vacuuming under the fridg. Guess I will have to save my wrapping paper tubes for next Spring.)
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
COMIC URBAN LEGEND: Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston invented the polygraph test!
It has long been a funny sort of dramatic irony that William Moulton Marston, creator of Wonder Woman and her golden lariat, which forces people to tell the truth, was also the inventor of the polygraph test, which (purportedly) detects whether people are lying.
However, this is not the case.
Marston WAS, however, an early innovator in the field of lie detection, and his contributions to the polygraph test should not be overlooked, for Martson DID, in fact, invent the first lie detector of any sorts, in 1917. In 1921, Martson published his doctoral thesis for Harvard University. The title was “Systolic blood pressure symptoms of deception and constituent mental states.” That was Marston’s innovation - the idea that, by testing a subject’s systolic blood pressure, one would be able to determine whether the subject was lying.
The polygraph test, however, uses three OTHER methods, not just blood pressure. It is only when using the four methods combined that the results of the polygraph test are achieved. The other three tests are for heart rate, respiration and skin conductivity.
Still, one out of four is very impressive!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
and something else attached to their handguns. The video will record 1
hour of footage with audio. The video will be encripted to prevent
fraud for court purposes. The tape will role once the handgun is
Thursday, July 3, 2008
So now I am considering the expression more. Especially since it has become much harder to decide what to post. I am over-thinking it... then again, that is what I do... :)
Sunday, June 29, 2008
So for now, as I warm up to the year of learning in 2009, I will go after information that is something I will remember - after all, I will have had to have "learned" it and not just been introduced to it. The information will have to also be... well, I guess significant and interesting to me in some way.
Now that is well, sorta settled, I am going to have to start figuring out a better way or discipline of recording my new daily learnings. I am getting better at recognizing them, and the game of it is fun, though I am probably tiring my friends with it, but I need to learn to stop and blog or note or something....
On a side note, I am testing out Pandora now and it is pretty cool!! :)
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
The ride itself was amazingly fun while being very scary at times. I did not have a close call, but being in the dark moving that fast is not the same as riding our bike on the Playa at night. It is even more surreal in someways. Like you are dreaming it, but need to stay aware.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
believe that plants think. I'll even attempt to prove it to you as we
move forward through the garden.
Well tonight I found out that tobacco plants, when being eaten by a
certain catapillar, will put out a certain scent that will bring wasps
into the area and will sting the catapillars... Yeah, I believe it.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
have to do some research to find if this is true.
(Later that day)
Well, I did some digging and learned that, "The G-Shot is a trademarked collagen injection meant to increase the size of a woman’s G-spot, and it's being touted as the "next big thing." Women are using their lunch breaks to drop in on their gynecologist for this trendy procedure, which takes roughly 30 minutes to accomplish, from start to finish. The $1,850 injection is administered quickly and only requires a local anesthetic." ~ AskMen.com
According to Wikipedia, "Tepper hypothesized that non-urine female ejaculate originated from the female paraurethral glands, or Skene's gland. In their study they examined tissue from 18 patients and demonstrated that 15 showed prostate-specific antigens. More recent studies have backed up this finding, leading some to call the Skene's glands the female prostate."
Hmmm... sounds pretty factual to me.