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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.

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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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