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Did You Know – 11/04/2019

 

  1. 2015 study shows that Animal Fat is actually quite healthy for you and an important part of your diet. Pork fat being the 8th in line. It contains Vitamin D, Omega 3, ‭monounsaturated fats (same as Avo’s and Olive oil) saturated fats and choline. For the highest quality go Organic pasture free range hogs. This is good news to me as I love pork fat especially crackle

2. Nerdwax Was developed and presented to Shark Tank. The wax is rubbed on your nose and prevents your glasses from slipping down the nose. Brilliant I thought as I push my glasses up my nose about 20 times a day

3. Champagne lost its bubble? – Go get a raisen from the cupboard and drop it into  the bottle. The carbon dioxide left in the bottle will cling to the groves of the raisin and release back into the liquid and make it bubbly again. I did not know that. Now I do

4. Fruit flies drink alcohol When they are sexually frustrated 🤨. I don’t know where that information came from exactly  but I do know Flies do find my red wine very attractive . Why not sure.

 

5. When your eyes move so do your eardrums. I believe its a mystery but it seems that sight and sound are very closely related. Just a thought,  maybe by moving your eyes quickly you can bring on Vertigo as well as watching a movie in the dark on a computer may also give you symptoms of vertigo . I have actually experienced that.

a.Your eyes are capable of processing 36,000 pieces of information per hour:

b.Your eyes will process 24 million images in your lifetime:

c. Your eyes can recognize candle light from up to 14 miles away:

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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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Amazing Cork Uses❤️

This video of different uses of corks almost makes me have to drink more wine.

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Home Made Lumpia Recipe

I love these things. They are fantastic for a party dish or just Wine O’clock nibbles.

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Did You Know – 05/07/2018

 

  1. About Wine

 

2. About Mayochup

 

3. Once Crows leave the nest they come back to visit the Parents. And they help out around the nest by taking care of young!

 

4.

Babies don’t smile because they’re happy, they smile because they know it makes their Mum and Dad Happy. They have even know to act certain ways to see if they smile.

 

5. Gorillas hum when they eat the food they love. Also lets the others know that they are busy eating. I guess that is a time not to interrupt.

 

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6. Istanbul has vending machines that if you insert a plastic container it will give out water and food for stray animals. The machine feeds about 150,000 animals in the area.

 

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Research has Found Wine Helps Fight Cavities


Red wine may actually protect the integrity of your teeth.

Compounds in red wine is effective at eradicating bacteria that like to linger on teeth and gums.
When the polyphenols present in red wine were combined with an oral probiotic that encourages the growth of “good” bacteria, Streptococcus dentisani, polyphenols performed even better at halting the bad oral bacteria. It’s unclear why, but it may be that the polyphenols produce molecules that keep the bacteria from hanging around.
It could lead to polyphenol-infused products like chewing gum, mouthwash and toothpaste for extra protection against bacteria.

Red wine isn’t the only thing containing polyphenols. Apples, coffee, green tea, blueberries, cherries and dark chocolate are all rich in polyphenols and don’t require ID to consume!
Source: Dr Axe

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Best Tomato Soup Ever

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 5 small carrots, diced
  • 3  cloves of garlic
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • 4 cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup marsala wine, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper
  • red pepper flakes

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large dutch oven, saute onion, carrots, garlic and red pepper. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.  Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Stir in ¼ cup marsala wine, tomatoes and broth and more salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil.  Once it’s come to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and ladle into a blender. Blend on low until smooth. (I blended in two batches and made sure to leave the top part of the lid off to allow steam to escape.)
  4. Return to pot and stir in sugar and baking soda over medium heat. Stir until all of the bubbles are gone.
  5. Stir in the remainder marsala and heavy cream. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before serving.
  6. Serve with sour cream, cheese, basil and crouton if desired.

Source 

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Did You Know – 08/21/2017

Thirteen people on average per year die from vending machines falling on them. Source

 

Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigmentation in their palms. Source

 

The average woman consumes 6 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime. Source

 

At -40 degrees Centigrade/Fahrenheit, a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing. Source

A substance from fish bladder is used to make wine and beer. It is a form of collagen used mainly for the clarification or fining of some beer and wine – Source

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Did You Know – 07/03/2017

  • Benefits of a bad mood is not all bad news. A mild bad or sad mood helps us cope with the not so good times. Often its a sign of a time that patience, compassion an understanding is needed from friend and family. That is the research done by Joseph Paul Forgas a professor of psychology at the University of New South Wales in Australia. His research also shows to improve memory and motivate us to try harder and make less judgments. Sadness has long been a trigger for artistic creativity and Bad moods help us be focused and difficult on difficult situations.

  • That the organ that loves red wine the most is the brain. Of course you did. The reasons being that compounds found in red wine protect neurons against cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s . Scientists from the institute of food Science Research in Spain discovered that up to 250mls of red wine daily can prevent brain cells from dying when put under stress and cell death is what causes cognitive decline. In addition to a daily glass of red, the lead researcher backed a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats.

  • 71.4 is now the global life expectancy, which has risen by five years from 2000 – 2015. Source:  World Heath Organization  

  • The key players in the fight against aging are: NMN – New Drug – Can make space travel to the likes of Mars a reality as it has  DNA repairing qualities. METFORMIN – this is a drug used for diabetics but the US food and drug administration gave the go ahead to trial its anti aging properties in 2015. RAPAMYCIN – The university of Washington in the US found Rapamycin actually slowed the aging process my improving heart functionality. It is commonly used in organ transplants. RESVERATROL – Naturally found in grapes, blueberries and blackberries is linked to heart health. It was also found in the US that a study also showed a kilojoule restricted diet was more effective.

  • You can die from pooping too hard –  A Norwegian scientist published the first case report on the relationship back in 1968. It is a rare condition called defecation syncope. Since you’re holding air in your lung cavity, you end up compromising your blood flow. As a result, less blood travels to your heart and to your brain, leading to a drop in blood pressure.  If blood flow to the heart is compromised—especially in someone who already has some artery blockages—that can be enough to trigger a heart attack,  People with heart disease or blood pressure disorders, or who take meds for hypertension, are more at risk.  Healthy guys don’t have to worry

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Hey This is Brilliant – WINE PRESERVER CARAFE-CONNOISSEUR

This is an excellent idea. If you are a CONNOISSEUR of wine this is a great way to keep the flavor.

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