- The French population yearly consumption of butter is around 18lbs per person. Amazing isn’t it considering it has one of the lowest numbers of heart problems.
2. Even before we are born we yawn. Studies have shown that even 11 week old Fetus yawns. The activity of yawning is said to be rejuvenating the brain.
3. Most pilots and copilots on major airlines are not allowed to eat the same food – to avoid the possibility of food poisoning sickening the entire flight crew. Also the risk of being killed in a plane crash for the average American is 1 in 11 million. The risk of being killed in a car accident is 1 in 5,000.
4. Some trees emit chemicals that attract enemies of their enemies. – Trees may look passive and helpless, but they’re savvier than they seem. Not only can they produce chemicals to combat leaf-eating insects, for instance, but some also send airborne chemical signals to each other, apparently warning nearby trees to prepare for an insect attack. Research has shown that a wide range of trees and other plants become more resistant to insects after receiving these signals.
Trees’ airborne signals can even convey information outside the plant kingdom. Some have been shown to attract predators and parasites that kill the insects, essentially letting an embattled tree call for backup. Research has mainly focused on chemicals that attract other arthropods, but as a 2013 study found, apple trees under attack by caterpillars release chemicals that attract caterpillar-eating birds.
5. Our feet are the home to about a quarter of all the bones in our bodies – There are 26 bones in each foot—one less than in each hand. When we’re born, those bones are mostly cartilage. The bones in our feet only completely harden around age 21.
Now this gadget is a must for every car. With all the rain about and flash flooding this tool could save your life.
Just put it in your glove box or somewhere handy if you need it. Hopefully you never do.
This gadget will allow you to smash your window if you become locked inside. Even in hot weather your locking system in the car may malfunction and you are unable to wind down the windows or open the doors to get out of the car.
This gadget has a Beacon light: flashing function which gives out warning signals
It has 5 Functions: torch, warning flashlight, belt cutter, emergency hammer
Built-in magnet with magnetic material at the bottom of this flashlight, so it can be attached firmly to any iron objects including car roof,
This gadget is only $14.00.
1. A new study looked at whether America’s thirst for soda speeds up how the body’s cells age.
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco used a sample of 5300 healthy adults. Dr. Elissa Epel worked on the study for 5 years.
“We think we can get away with drinking lots of soda as long as we are not gaining weight, but this suggests that there is an invisible pathway that leads to accelerated aging, regardless of weight,” said Dr. Epel.
Epel’s team discovered that in people who drank more sugar-sweetened beverages, the ends of their chromosomes, known as telomeres, were shorter.
The shorter the telomere, the less a cell can regenerate thus aging the body, and raising the risk of disease and early death.
“This finding is alarming because it suggest that soda may be aging us, in ways we are not even aware of,” said Dr. Epel.
Researchers found no link in cell aging, however, when drinking diet sodas and fruit juices.
Source – http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/10/18/ucsf-study-links-soda-to-premature-aging-disease-early-death/
2. Hey everyone should have one of these Loo’s
4. The top 10 driver distractions
b. Reading the newspaper (In the car? ok I believe them. Now thats got to be worse than texting)
c. Personal grooming. Putting on make-up, shaving. (yep seen it all)
d. Talking on mobile without hands free kit.
e. Changing the radio/ipod/MP3 player.
f. Using GPS or other navigational systems.
g. Eating while driving
h. children in the car
i. Billboards/outdoor advertising. (This I do find distracting)
j. Young Men with no shirts on while exercising, like running (Hmmm very indeed). Had to add that one.
5. Did you know there is an old wives tale that says if you put a cork in the bed it will help you reduce leg cramps. Apparently it works. Maybe its the bottle of wine you drink first.
This cute baby mop suit lets your child crawl and help out around the house at the same time.
Use a shoe caddy to hold snacks and activities during long car rides.
Help other people (and yourself) tell your twins apart with these tiny rompers.
Making sure your kids dress warmly can be quite the chore…But not when you have an awesome Knight’s Helmet that they’ll love.
Give them temporary tattoos in case they get lost during an outing.
Old lotion bottles can be used as faucet extenders until the little tykes aren’t so little anymore.
Never worry about losing them in public with these forget-met-not mittens
Cut a hole in a pacifier and stick a dropper in it to make taking medicine slightly less traumatizing.
Create a kid-sized hammock with some fabric and a table. This is a good one
If you’re super careful, a big cardboard box can be re-purposed into a stair slide.
My beautiful Grandson Jayden is 16 today
He is thoughtful, gracious, funny, and more I could say
That precious little boy has become a rising star
He can’t wait to get his license and drive the car
Now that is an experience all of its own
Teaching him to drive, my nerves are blown
For some reason we stay too close to the road side
Letter boxes whizz past my window, it’s a kinda jerky ride
Anyhow he is not too bad
When he goes and gets lessons I will be glad
He has become a great surfer, attacks any waves
He has become fearless, a pleasure to watch as I do many days
My heart fills with pride as I watch him grow
Into the person he has become, his future bright I know
Lord where did that time, those years go, they sped away
It’s hard to believe he is 16 years old today