Quick post today for Friday Funnies…I’ve been playing around with flash photography today (off camera flash or strobist) shots, so not a lot of time for interweb crawling.
Curious facts to start the post: (surprise your colleagues at YOUR Christmas function this week!)
Did you know:
- The average person laughs 13 times a day.
- Do you know the names of the three wise monkeys?
They are: Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil),
and Mazaru(Speak no evil)
- Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
- German Shepherds bite humans more than any other breed
- Large kangaroos cover more than 30 feet with each jump.
- A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves
faster than the speed of sound.
- Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the
cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn.
Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped
through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the
two hapless protesters to death.
- If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has
both front legs in the air, the person died in battle;
if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person
died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the
horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
of natural cause.
- The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping
to squirt blood 30 feet!!
Remember, you read it here.
Fascinating facts about my favourite drink (no, not gin)
Caffeine is the common name for 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine. When purified, caffeine produces an intensely bitter white powder that provides a distinctive taste in soft drinks. The word “caffeine” came from the German word kaffee and the French word café, each meaning coffee.
After ingesting caffeine, it is completely absorbed within 30 to 45 minutes, and its effects substantially diminish within about three hours. It is eventually excreted so there is no accumulation in the body. Caffeine has been shown to affect mood, stamina, the cerebovascular system, and gastric and colonic activity.
Caffeine is naturally found in certain leaves, seeds, and fruits of over 60 plants worldwide. The most common sources in our diet are coffee, tea leaves, cocoa beans, cola, and energy drinks. Caffeine can also be produced synthetically and added to food, beverages, supplements, and medications.
Back in 1928, caffeine was shown to have no significant impact on urinary output. Subsequent studies have shown that caffeine-containing beverages did not impact urinary output any differently than other beverages.
Caffiene is OK to have if you experience pain – it can help especially with migraine, offsetting some of the drowsiness that occurs with some medications.
——–>>>>> can you see him???
***hint***He’s just about the size of a coffee bean.
And now for something rather more freaky – take a look at this illusion, and hand on heart tell me that it doesn’t make you feel kinda strange…
Have a wonderful weekend – and don’t forget to come back on Monday.
psssst! how many shopping days until Christmas?!!
Whoo…that last one was making me feel a bit queasy. I have MS and some visual patterns make me feel sick. What was to be found in the coffee beans? I couldn’t see anything.
You have a great site here.
I am a writer over at Health Central for their depression and Multiple Sclerosis sites. I would love it if you could come over and join the conversation sometime. Your input would be very valued.
Here is my profile: http://www.healthcentral.com/multiple-sclerosis/c/73302/profile
Just added you to my links!
Thanks Merely Me! Yes I felt a bit queasy too – the aftermath of my post concussion syndrome hitting me I think!!!
Thanks for the invitation – I’ll be over soon!
the black pattern is freaky if you go in and out on it. I like it though…
Don’t look at it with a migraine headache!!