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Did You Know – 02/05/2018

1. I find this fascinating. Who knew there was so much uninhabited land in the UK.

2. 1M Hauly | $220

It doesn’t matter what the money is for—under-the-table hush-money, black market arms deals, or Bugatti purchase—the 1M Hauly is designed to carry exactly $1,000,000 worth of $100 U.S. bank notes while remaining inconspicuous at checkpoints and border crossings. Of course, the near-weightless 20L bag can also be used for normal things like clothes and tools if you haven’t yet run into a nefarious international transaction that needs completed. Made from a stronger-than-kevlar and waterproof Dyneema composite fabric, the 1M Hauly naturally reaches a discreet matte-and-crumpled finish after a few uses. Reliable YKK Uretek zippers form the bag’s closure and provide high humidity protection for the cash, while sturdy haul loops at each end fit a large gloved hand but are sized to work with straps, carabiners, or other attachments.

Length: 18″ / Width: 12″ / Height: 5.75″ / Weight: 0.28 lb (126 g)

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That poison dart frogs don’t make their own poison. They get it from eating alkaloid rich mites, ants and termites.  Other species however, that exhibit cryptic coloration have low to no amounts of toxicity, eat a much larger variety of prey.

4. 1932 the army in australia went to war against Emu’s as they were destroying the farmland. Apparently the army lost.  Australia, employed soldiers armed with Lewis guns—leading the media to adopt the name “Emu War” when referring to the incident. While a number of the birds were killed, the emu population persisted and continued to cause crop destruction.

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Pick Your Poison – Diet Drinks Make You Drunk Faster

Mixing alcohol with diet soda gets you 18% more drunk than mixing it with regular soda. It also gets you drunk faster, because your body doesn’t recognize aspartame as food and the alcohol gets absorbed more quickly.

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Did You Know – 04/03/2013

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1. Can’t sing in key? It may be that no amount of music lessons can help: Your ability to sing in tune is genetic? According to english researchers, about one in 20 of us can not even recognize off-key notes.

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2. 95% is the percentage of people who use a computer just before bedtime . Did you know that the light from the computer screen slows the release of sleep-promoting melatonin, so try to dim, the lights a full hour before bed instead.

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3. 6.3 kilos the average cruise passenger [puts on during a two-week holiday, according to a study by BONVOYAGE

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4. Did you know there are more barrels of bourbon in Kentucky than people
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5. Did you know that during the prohibition the US government poisoned alcohol Killing as many as 10,000 people.
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The Pluses and Minuses of Onions

This article was sent to me today. I have no idea who wrote it but I tend to believe it. Guess who is going to have an onion under her bed. I have a sore throat so maybe it will be gone in the morning.

Anyway as usual I am passing this information on to you. Take it as you may, it could be an “old wives tale” or maybe very true.

If you know of this information and believe it to be true or false let me know.

ONIONS



In 1919 when the ‘flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.
The doctor came upon one farmer and, to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. 
When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different, the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then).

The doctor couldn’t believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions. 
She gave him one which he placed under the microscope he found the ‘flu virus in the onion. It had obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefby keeping the family healthy. 

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. 
The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop and, to her surprise, none of her staff got sick.

It must work… and no, she is not in the onion business.

The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. 
If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.
If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better. If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case..
What have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions! 

Now there is a P.S. to this…

I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues 
and she replied with this most interesting experience about onions: 

Weldon, thanks for the reminder. I don’t know about the farmers story, but I do know that 
I contacted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill. I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion, put one end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar… placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs.

Sure enough it happened just like that… the onion was a mess and I began to feel better. 

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room 
saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial and 
antiseptic properties.



This is the other note. 

LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS. 

 I have used an onion which has been left in the fridge, and sometimes I
 don’t use a whole one at one time, so save the other half for later. 

Now with this info, I have changed my mind… will buy smaller onions in
the future. 

I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, makers of
mayonnaise. Mullins is huge, and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters in
the Mullins family. My friend, Jeanne, is the CEO.

 Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I 
learned from a chemist.

 The guy who gave us our tour is named Ed – he’s one of the brothers.

Ed is a chemistry expert and is involved in developing most of the sauce formula. He’s even developed sauce formula for McDonald’s. 
Keep in mind that Ed is a food chemistry whiz.


During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. 
Ed’s answer will surprise you. He said that all commercially-made Mayo is completely safe.
 “It doesn’t even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but 
it’s not really necessary.” He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set 
at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment.

He then talked about the quintessential picnic, with the bowl of potato salad
 sitting on the table and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick. 

Ed says that when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials 
look for is when the ‘victim’ last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it’s not the mayonnaise (as long as it’s not homemade Mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It’s probably the onions, and if not the onions, it’s the POTATOES.

 He explained, onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked
 onions.

You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion… it’s not 
even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator. 
It’s already contaminated enough just by being cut open, and out for a bit,
 that it can be a danger to you. (and doubly watch out for those onions you
 put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!)

 Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you’ll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you’re asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down. 

So, how’s that for news? Take it for what you will.

I (the author) am going to be very careful about my onions from now on.

For some reason, I see a lot of credibility coming from a chemist and a company that produces millions of pounds of mayonnaise every year.

 Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions. 

Please remember it is dangerous to cut onion and use or cook the next day.

It becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.

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