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Did You Know – 11/07/2017

 

  1. The French population yearly consumption of butter is around 18lbs per person. Amazing isn’t it considering it has one of the lowest numbers of heart problems.

 

2. Even before we are born we yawn. Studies have shown that even 11 week old Fetus yawns. The activity of yawning is said to be rejuvenating the brain.

 

3.  Most pilots and copilots on major airlines are not allowed to eat the same food –  to avoid the possibility of food poisoning sickening the entire flight crew. Also the risk of being killed in a plane crash for the average American is 1 in 11 million. The risk of being killed in a car accident is 1 in 5,000.

4. Some trees emit chemicals that attract enemies of their enemies. – Trees may look passive and helpless, but they’re savvier than they seem. Not only can they produce chemicals to combat leaf-eating insects, for instance, but some also send airborne chemical signals to each other, apparently warning nearby trees to prepare for an insect attack. Research has shown that a wide range of trees and other plants become more resistant to insects after receiving these signals.
Trees’ airborne signals can even convey information outside the plant kingdom. Some have been shown to attract predators and parasites that kill the insects, essentially letting an embattled tree call for backup. Research has mainly focused on chemicals that attract other arthropods, but as a 2013 study found, apple trees under attack by caterpillars release chemicals that attract caterpillar-eating birds.
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5. Our feet are the home to about a quarter of all the bones in our bodies – There are 26 bones in each foot—one less than in each hand. When we’re born, those bones are mostly cartilage. The bones in our feet only completely harden around age 21.

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Poem Friday 02/22/2013 – But Today It Ended In Tears

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The alarm went off at 4am still dark not yet dawn
The only thing from my mouth is a constant yawn

Yes the surf is up and Grandson needs that fix
School is not for three hours so can surf till six

admittedly it was a beautiful morning once the sun did rise
But looking back staying in bed would have been rather wise

For the first hour and a half it was all smooth and great
Surfing up and down waves and waiting for the next wave talking to his mate

Get away from those bloody rocks I would give him a yell
I don’t know if he heard I could not tell

Anyway to cut a long story short
Surfing can be rather a dangerous sport

He was heeding to my call that time was running out
It was close to six, time to get out I had to shout

Well the next wave was a beauty as you can see
So smooth, so long, great height, perfect as it could be

Unfortunately on the wave he had to avoid his surfing mate
Stayed on the wave to long, now heading for the rocks at a fast rate

The end result was not a pretty sight
Lots of bruising, blood but he is alright

Not the same for board, damaged rather bad
no fins left, big scratch, costly, going to make his bank balance very sad

Surfing is a great love that can be with him for many years
A love affair to excite him, he will be back again tomorrow, but today it ended in tears

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