Tag Archives: england

Did You Know – 10/31/2016

1.1383610353000-terms-and-conditions-still-3

It would take you 76 full workdays to read all the privacy policies and terms and conditions you agree to in a year

2.
81ur2eogv3l-_sl1500_

Study shows purified water is a detriment to the health of our body. Purified water is produced by deionization, distillation or reverse osmosis. It acidifies the body and leaches minerals and because of the sarge size and shape of its water molecule clusters it does to hydrate the body efficiently. Purified water should be used in humidifiers, fountains autoclaves and fish tanks. but not consumed by humans.

Source: The miraculous properties of ionized water

If you want to learn about Ionized water and the water filter – Click here

 

3.image

London Still pays  rent to the Queen on a property it leased in the 11th century. Every year a ceremony is held at the Royal courts of Justice and the city hands over its annual rent:- A Knife, An Axe, 6 horseshoes, and 61 nails  to Barbara Janet Fontaine, the Queen’s Remembrancer, the oldest judicial position in England. The job was created in the 12th century to keep track of all that was owed to the crown.

No one knows exactly where these two pieces of land are located anymore, but for hundreds of years the city has been paying rent on them. The rate, however, has not changed—the same objects have been presented for hundreds of years.

Source

I love the traditions of England. Like no other country upholds its history like the UK.

 

4.screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-1-29-22-pm

 This striking volcanic plume Shiprock was formed around 30 million years ago, developing as a plug within the vent of an active volcano. Over time, the rest of the volcano eroded away, leaving the  jagged outcrop all alone in a vast expanse of plain. At over 1500 feet, it’s the tallest structure for miles and miles.

The structure is an epicenter of legend within the Navajo culture. “the rock with wings,” myth says that the Shiprock was a piece of land that became a bird, carrying the ancestral people of the Navajo on its back. At sundown, the enormous creature settled in its current desert location and promptly turned back to stone

Although the steep, perilous sides of the Shiprock were once considered a great prize among rock climbers, human ascents have been expressly off-limits since 1970, in accordance with Navajo custom.

 

5. screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-1-40-27-pm

There is a bike lock that is designed to make would be thieves sick. When someone cuts 30% of the way into a Skunklock, it releases a pressurized gas that immediately induces vomiting and causes difficulty breathing, symptoms similar to the effects of a pepper spray. Great for bicycles and motorbikes.

 

6. webcam-with-tape2-470x236

FBI Director James Comey admitted to covering his PC Webcam with tape. He also recommended that everyone do the same to protect their privacy saying “There are some sensible things you ought to do and that is one of them”

If you saw the movie “Snowden” you would not hesitate. (click on Snowden to watch trailer)

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Did You Know – 11/23/2015

jiu_rf_photo_of_sad_dog_and_macadamia_nuts.jpg

1. Macadamia nuts are a no no for Dogs

Nut Dangers to Dogs Infographic_650px.jpg

Source: Wagthedog.com

 

Peanuts copy

2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite
An oil is extracted from peanuts and it is used in the process of making glycerol. Now this is where things begin to get interesting. Glycerol is one of the main ingredient in nitroglycerin. For those who don’t know what nitroglycerin is, it’s an extremely unstable explosive.

 

Parliament

3. In England the speaker of the house is not allowed to speak.

The speaker in the House of Commons is the chairman. His/her role is to keep the debate flowing and to make sure that the rules are followed. The speaker is supposed to be impartial, even though he/she is a member of one of the political parties, and so they do not get to give their own opinions on the debate. Read more at: https://tr.im/SK3sE

 

NChXMi9.jpg

4. Racecar and Kyak they are read lefty to right or right to left.
They are all palindromes!

A word, phrase, or sentence that can be read forward or backward. Palindrome may also refer to numbers (like dates) read forward and backward.

Scientists and archeologists have discovered palindromes in ancient Sanskrit through Tamil poetry through English lords and ladies.
Source

 

%2362233042.jpg

5. When we breathe through our nose, we always inhale more air from one nostril than with the other one 

 85% of humans only breathe out of one nostril at a time.  Even more interesting is that the pattern of switching from breathing out of one nostril to the other happens in a cyclical fashion, with about four hours or so between each switch typically; although, this can vary from person to person and vary based on your body position or nasal congestion.

Even more interesting is that depending on which nostril you are predominately breathing out of at any given moment, it seems to greatly affect your body and brain.

For instance, a study in 1988 showed that breathing through your right nostril significantly increases blood glucose levels, while breathing through your left nostril has the opposite effect.  It is speculated from this that abnormal nasal cycles, such as breathing through your right nostril for many years without a switch, may be one contributing factor in certain cases of diabetes.

Another study in 1993 showed that when you are breathing through your right nostril, you will use significantly more oxygen than when breathing through your left.

Most interestingly of all, yet another study published in 1994, showed that when you are breathing through your left nostril, the right hemisphere of your brain will be more active or dominant and vice-verse when you are breathing through your right nostril.

Read More: 

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Did You Know – 07/07/2014

1. The color of the Hope Diamond is Blue

Unknown

2.80% of the worlds Pain Meds are consumed in USA
Source

shutterstock_111707921

3. Island Nation – Centuries ago the Spanish landed on the Caribbean island of Jamaica and made it a colony. In 1655 it was taken over by England. However, Jamaica became an independent nation in 1962

 

jmcarib

4. Ice sheets – One would think that glaciers are only found in the far north or far South. That is not true. There are also glaciers in mountainous regions near the equator, such as on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Unknown

 

5. Ant Work – Is very important to the environment in which they live. For example, their underground tunnels help to aerate the soil. They also eat other insects that feed on leaves and this helps to keep vegetation healthy

antfarm

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Giant hogweed – A Toxic Plant

Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.

Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes. 

If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:

  • Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
  • Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
  • If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
  • See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.

If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions

_hz

Lucrative-solution-banner 500×198 pixels

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Did You Know – 10/29/2012

1.You can figure out which way is south if you are near a tree stump. the growth rings are wider on the south side. Growth is more lush on the side of the tree facing the south in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa in the Southern Hemisphere. Growth is more vigorous on the side toward the equator and the tree growth rings will be more widely spaced.
Source

2. The shortest war on record was fought between Zanzibar (now part of Tanzania) and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
More information

3. A Cockroach can live for 4 weeks with no head (Interesting but Gross). Their necks would seal off just by clotting. The hardy vermin breathes through spiracles, or little holes in each body segment.
Source


4. A bee sting is acidic and a wasp sting is alkali. To treat a sting by one of these you should use the opposite type of chemical. Suggested for bee’s deodorant or calamine lotion. Bicarbonate of soda for wasps.
source


5. Each time lightning strikes, some Ozone gas is produced, thus strengthening the Ozone Layer in the Earth’s atmosphere. The lightning bolt is 3 times hotter than the sun.
Source


6. A mule is a cross between a male donkey and a female horse. A Hinny is a cross between a male horse and a female donkey. A Zonkey or Zeedonk is a zebra/donkey cross.

Source

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Did You Know – 08/20/2012

This is ‘Good To Know’ information.


Now this is information I do need. According to research from the university of Wisconsin at Madison, next time you are hunting for your keys or that book or any object, say the word out loud. The reason for this is that it helps engage more brain regions, which help boost the memory and hopefully find what you are looking for.


In the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest there is hard evidence that Drinking one soda a day will increase the stroke risk by 16%. Soda sweeteners and caramel coloring may lead to artery damage.
Solution maybe – Have black coffee instead as it may slash your stroke risk.


The three largest land-owners in England are the Queen, the Church of England and Trinity College, Cambridge.


While the Chinese invented gunpowder, they were not the first to develop firearms. Sam Colt invented the
“revolving pistol.” Therefore, all revolvers are correctly called pistols

“The good people in this world are very far from being satisfied with each other and my arms are the best peacemaker.” ~ Samuel Colt (1852)
Ironically, when Samuel Colt said those words almost 160 years ago, the Colt .45 Single Action Army (SAA) revolving cylinder handgun, made famous on the American frontier and the Old West as the Peacemaker, had not yet been invented. Still, he was well on his way to revolutionizing gun manufacturing in the United States.. Source

1 Comment

Filed under Articles

Did You Know – 05/21/2012


1. You can find any tiny lost item like an earring by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose


2.There are 923 words in the english language that break the “i before e” rule. Only 44 words actually follow that rule.

3. Up Until 1998 England had nuclear bombs that could be set off with just a bicycle lock Key. No launch codes, no other safeguards, just a small silver key.
Until 1998, when it was withdrawn from service, the WE.177 bomb was armed with a standard tubular pin tumbler lock (as used on bicycle locks) and a standard allen key was used to set yield and burst height. Source


4. In 2005 a gy named Chris Putnam hacked into Facebook and made thousands of profiles look like MySpace profiles. Facebook hired him


5. Most of our depression is brought on by simply over-thinking too much.
Persistently dwelling on distressing situations from the recent or distant past (called rumination, as in that thing a cow does when it constantly rechews food) can be one of the most destructive mental habits. It’s closely linked to depression, and it can sap our confidence, our ability to solve problems, and our sense of control over our lives. Source

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles