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Did You Know – 02/11/2019

  1. It is illegal in Chicago for lawns to have weeds more than 10 inches tall. According to the Chicago Tribune 2013 “Under Chicago’s ridiculous, contradictory but lucrative ‘weed ordinance,’ that plant might be designated as a weed by some Streets and Sanitation worker and you might be subject to a $600 fine multiplied every day it remains higher than 10 inches.”

“In the past two years the city has collected some $3.7 million from frequently unwitting citizens who had no idea that almost anything in their gardens taller than 10 inches could be termed a weed by a Streets and Sanitation worker who can issue a ticket with no warning to correct or defend the situation.”

Source – chicagotribune.com

 

2. There is only one stop sign in the whole of Paris – There’s only one STOP sign in the entire city of Paris.  The lucky one is situated at the exit of a building company’s drive, in the rich 16th arrondissement. Concerning the traffic rules in the city centre, it’s simply the right which gets priority.

Source – blog.uniplaces.com –  Very interesting information on Paris.

 

3. Human beings have as many brain cells in their stomachs as cats have in their brains. It’s called the enteric nervous system. The brain in your gut is embedded in the wall of the digestive tract. … An adult’s enteric nervous system is made up of 200 to 600 million nerve cells (neurons). That’s as many neurons as are in a cat’s brain. Together with your “big brain,” the enteric nervous system helps control gastrointestinal function, including the mixing and grinding of food in the stomach and absorption of nutrients in the intestines. A very interesting subject and if you want to read more just go to the source.

Source – ispyphysiology.com

 

4. New Car smell is toxic to humans. The human nose can recognize over 1,000,000,000,000 different smells. People associate the smell with the luxury of having purchased a new set of wheels. But the smell that comes along with your new ride is actually really toxic and can be harmful to your health.Robert Weitz, a certified microbial investigator and founder of RTK Environmental Group , says that the new car scent you’re smelling is actually made up of something called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. The new car smell occurs when the various materials that make up your car “outgas” and release VOCs.

Source – rd.com

5.   More wine is drunk per head in the Vatican city than any other country on earth. 

The figures show that residents of the Vatican consume 74 litres of wine on average – roughly equivalent to 105 bottles over the course of a year.

The fact that it only has a population of around 800 people does make it easy for per-capita figures to be distorted ,  however – and in the Vatican there is reportedly a single supermarket supplying everyone with wine almost completely tax-free.

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Sorry This is Going to Break Your Heart

Some think cats don’t show emotion. This will prove them wrong. 

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Collagen for Cats and Dogs

I am always writing about the health benefits for humans but not very often about our pets. Today I was making a veggie, meat and bone broth mix for my friends Staffy. Smelt so good and it tasted good. Might even have some for my dinner. 

My Recipe

I boiled up bones from the butcher + a few herbs, ginger and turmeric for several hours and let it cool over night. I then took all the meat off the bones and the marrow out of the bones. Threw away the bones. I then added vegetables (beans, tomatoes, broccoli, celery, potatoes, corn, and some beef  powder to thicken (organic) then I added beef pieces and cooked it till the veggie’s were cooked added a little salt and pepper. When it is cooled I will put it in separate containers and feed her a portion of it every day with her breakfast. Honestly it is good stuff.

Benefits of Collagen for Cats and Dogs

General Bone and Joint Health

Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis

Promotes a Healthy Coat and Skin Health

Can Encourage Appetite

Side effects

homemade bone broth or store-bought, it’s crucial to ensure that it does not contain any ingredients that are toxic to them, including onions, garlic, chives or scallions

Egg collagen, it’s safe to give your cat eggs as long as they are fully cooked and your cat does not have an egg allergy

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Dogs Nose Their Water

Dogs Prefer Kangen Water. Why do dogs and cats love Kangen water?

Dogs as compared to us humans have a very fast metabolism and thus react much better and faster to Kangen Water®.
It has been observed that dogs and cats alike prefer a bowl of Kangen water® over a bowl of tap water when placed side by side. Animals have an innate ability to differentiate what they need.
Most pet owners are unaware the damage they are doing to Fido when they serve them tap water or in many cases even bottled water.
In the case of tap water, chlorine, chloride, fluoride, heavy metals and many damaging chemicals are present in our tap water. Filtering our tap water with a quality three-phase filter would help dramatically.
With Kangen, this water, first filtered, supplies your pets with alkaline, anti-oxidizing water that your pets will love and actually crave.

Find out more about Kangen Water go to http://www.lifechanging-water.com

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Did You Know – 01/17/2017

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  1. Grass-fed butter nutrition is even more impressive than regular butter nutrition – When saturated fat is obtained from healthy sources in moderation, like grass-fed butter and coconut oil, it provides the body much-needed fuel and helps with blood sugar stability. When it comes to cholesterol concerns,  low cholesterol levels are worse than high for many people. By consuming grass-fed butter, you directly increase your intake of butyric acid, which science has shown can decrease inflammation. One of the specific ways it has been shown to decrease inflammation is in the intestines of people with Crohn’s disease.

For more information go to: – Drake.c0m

 

 

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2.  3 Benefits of Eating Liver – This is amazing to me as I love liver always knew it was healthy but because most of my family do not like it I got out of the habit of eating it.  Have to start again.

The benefits are:-

a.  Loaded with Vitamin B12

b. High Source of Other B Vitamins

c.  Prevents Anemia

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3. By hitting someone with a stick you could prevent them from being electrocuted. Getting a shock causes your muscles to tense up, it can prevent a person holding a live wire from being able to let go. If you can’t turn off the source of electricity, you can help them by finding a long hard object, like a stick and whacking them with it to break the circuit.

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4.  A French company created a pair of digital hot pants that doubles as a GPS system by vibrating while you walk.The shorts connect to your phone via bluetooth and send vibrations to each side of your body indicating when and where to turn. They can also alert you to texts and phone calls or buzz when you are running late.

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5. Freddie Mercury really loved cats. He had a vest with portraits of his cats painted on it, wrote songs about some of them and had albums dedicated to not only his favorite cats, but to all the cat lovers across the universe. At one point he lived with as many as 10 in Garden Lodge, Mercury’s walled mansion in Kensington. While he travelled with the band, the cats stayed put in London, making it his favourite home of the many houses he had around the world.

His 1985 debut solo album, Mr Bad Guy, was dedicated to Jerry, half of his first pair, Tom and Jerry, that moved in when Mercury and his then-girlfriend Mary Austin bought them. Although Austin and Mercury split in the late Seventies, he continued to see Tom and Jerry and his feline fascination continued – as did his friendship with Austin, who gave him Tiffany, a longhaired bluepoint, a few years later.

Delilah. The inspiration for the song of the same name, the tabby was adopted and swiftly took to ruling the roost, demanding food and Mercury’s attention in equal measure. There was truth in the lyrics “when you throw a moody you’re all claws and you bite!” and “when you pee all over my Chippendale Suite”.

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Friends – The Happy Threesome

This is Leo the African Lion, Baloo the Black Bear, and Shere Khan the Bengal Tiger.
 
The threesome were rescued as babies from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealer’s home when it was raided by authorities.
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They were starving, traumatized and had bacterial infections.
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Since then, they were brought to Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary
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… where they’ve lived in the same habitat together for 13 years.
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The only time the three were separated was when Baloo was sent to surgery. 
[While at the drug dealer’s home, Baloo had been mistreated so profoundly that the harness that was put on him had grown into his skin.]
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The two cats were distraught and cried for the bear’s return when he was at the vet’s. 
 
Since then no one has separated the group.
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They clearly bonded during their earliest memories and never wanted to be apart.
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Now they live together as if they were brothers of the same species.
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They play together, nuzzle one another and are extremely affectionate.
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The threesome are the only lion, tiger and bear living together in the world.
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They’re just that exceptional.
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Humans could really learn from the bond that these three have.
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No one ever told them they couldn’t love one another, so they did just that.
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And now, even all these years later, they continue to do so.
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The trio are affectionately referred to as BLT, standing for bear, lion, and tiger. 
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They might just be the most adorable sandwich ever!

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Cute cats try to catch a mouse from an iPad

How Cute is this

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Did You Know – 07/08/2013

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1. According to Zhou-Feng Chen, Ph.D., Director of the center for the study of itch at Washington University in St Louis, Scratching is sort of like a mini-orgasm. He says “it can activate your reward system”.
If scratching hurts your skin the pain can help quell the itch because the two sensations are competing.
Too much scratching can cause injury or infection and if that is the case and the itch is driving you crazy try firmly rubbing the area with a chilled cotton T-shirt instead

2. Humans and dogs.

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3. Upper and lower case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ because
in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters,
the upper case’ letters were stored in the case on top of the case that
stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.
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4. In the 1500’s Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw, piled high-with no wood underneath.
It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the dogs, cats and
other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it
became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof, thus
came the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.” ?
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5. Cranberry Jello is only sold in November and December, and is the only jello flavor that comes from real fruit, not artificial flavoring.
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6. In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes…when
you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep
on. That’s where the phrase, “good night, sleep tight” came from.

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Did You Know – 05/28/2012

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1. According to US Scientist, Dr Joe Vinson Popcorn has twice as many antioxidants as fruit. Dr Vinson found that one serving of PLAIN, AIR POPPED popcorn ( 3 cups) will provide 70% of your daily whole grain needs and a good amount of fibre. He is not recommending replacing fruit but I guess it takes away that guilty feeling when you eat it. Remember Plain not buttered.


2. In a new study results showed that 61% of the people in the study had an improved mental performance by eating breakfast.


3. 1 in 3 babies born in 2012 are expected to live to 100 according to a report by the UK office for National Statistics.


4. That people with deeper voices were more likely to be perceived as strong and trustworthy according to the University of Miami


5. Tomatoes added to a roast will help to tenderize the meat naturally. The tomatoes contain an acid that tenderizes the meat.


6. The correct response to the Irish greeting “Top of the morning to you” is “And the rest of the day to yourself”


7. Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run. The only other animals to do this are the giraffe and the camel

8. Every known dog has a pink tongue except the ‘Chow’. The tongue of the Chow is jet black

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Helpful Hint To Remove Ticks

I know it is winter here but before we know it Spring will be here soon and the ticks will soon be showing their heads.
Here is a good way to get them off you, your children, or your pets. Give
it a try.

This was sent to me from a friend in Australia.

This is a great hint, because it works in those places where it’s some
times difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a
of dark hair on your pet, etc.

Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the
soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will
come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.

It sounds good to me as if I use tweezers I always seem to leave half the tick in the dog.

Its worth a try and saves a lot of drama.

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