Study the picture first and then read the story.
This happened to an Englishman in France who was totally drunk. The French policeman stops his car and asks the gentleman if he has been drinking. With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married in the morning to a French man, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception and quite a few glasses of single malt thereafter.
Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to alcotest (breath test) him and asks the Englishman if he knows under French Law why he is going to be arrested.
The Englishman answers with humor. No sir, I do not! But while we’re asking questions, do you know that this is a British car and my wife is driving … On the other side.
- Sauna – A study of 2000 middle aged me by the University of East Finland found those who used the sauna four to seven times a week were 66 per cent less likely to be diagnosed with dementia, compared to those who only went one a week.
2. Nutmeg – A pinch is ok to add flavors. But if ingested in larger doses like 2 tablespoons, or 5g it can have hallucinogenic effect. It contains a chemical myristicin, a natural compound that has mind altering effects like LSD.
3. You can get a momentary ink print of a Tattoo design that you may like. It last 3 to 10 days, its like try before you dye
4. It can be easier to tell if someone is lying when you cannot see their face. In some courts around the world witnesses are not allowed to wear hijab or niqab because of the long held belief that seeng someones face helps you detect lies. New studies show lie detection accuracy was higher when witnesses were veiled because observers focused on the verbal clues of deception. Visual clues were more of a distraction
5. They are using Eagles to take out illegal drones. Because small drones are often seen to commit crimes or fly over restricted airspaces. Countries like France and the Netherlands are training the birds to hunt them down. Success rates have been as high as 80%.
This is an Article that I found written by Lisa Respers France, CNN. Very interesting I thought as I am such a Freddie Mercury Fan.
Freddie Mercury’s voice was easy come, easy go, little high, little low, and now a group of researchers have delved into how amazing it was.
The Study of Freddie Mercury’s Voice was recently published in the journal “Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology” and it looked at the Queen front man’s vocal abilities.
The team of Austrian, Czech and Swedish authors used archival recordings to delve into the sound of the man whose voice has been described as “a force of nature with the velocity of a hurricane.”
The findings included evidence that Mercury was using “subharmonics” by vibrating his ventricular folds, a technique usually found only in Tuvan throat singers.
“Perceptually, Freddie Mercury’s irregular (and typically faster) vibrato is clearly audible in the sustained notes of famous songs such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (A Night at the Opera) or ‘We Are the Champions’ (News of the World), and it appears to be one of the hallmarks of his vocal style,” the study says.
Good article Lisa
For more information – Source – Lisa Respers France
Privilege And My Pleasure
Author: Lesley Voth
My Brother and his wife went off on a trip
I hope they realize that not like New Zealand you need to tip
They are off to Europe for about 3 months or more
Exciting for them a great adventure in store
England, Scotland, France, Turkey and Spain
I hope they get great weather, plenty of sunshine and no rain
So while they are away, to my Mothers place next month I will stay
She is now going 96 young, memory at times goes a little astray
So for two months in New Zealand I will be looking after my Mom
Good for her, she loves a wine and she is partial to a little coke and rum
It is time that I enjoy as it is now a precious treasure
They say we only have so many breaths on this earth, she only has a few to measure
So I can always say time spent with her is all my privilege and my pleasure
For the first Wimbledon tournament in 1902 balls were hand stitched – which meant no two balls ever bounced the same way. Yellow tennis balls were used at Wimbledon for the first time in 1986, to make visibility easier for players, spectators and the television audience. – Source
In 1847 Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco – Source
In France it is legal to marry a dead person. The law on posthumous marriage was introduced after the Malpasset dam
disaster. President de Gaulle promised a young woman
called Irène Jodard that he would think of her, after hearing about
her fiance’s drowning and her wish to carry on with her marriage plans – Source
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave – Source
The longest river in the world is the Nile in africa, measuring 4,180 miles in length – Source