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Freaky Friday


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
    of dog.
  • 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???

manincoffee

***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…

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Have a wonderful weekend – and don’t forget to come back on Monday.

psssst! how many shopping days until Christmas?!!

Curiousities


A couple of interesting sites to drop into over the weekend – I took a look at PsyBlog and what a wonderful video I found there! This one is about the Psychology of Magic – three critical techniques that good magicians use to trick the audience.  Makes me wonder whether people that believe in psychics should read it and be just a teeny bit more critical of their performances…

Ever wondered what type of person bothers to write a blog?

Well, wait no longer – there’s an answer for you!  Clinical Cases and Images posts about Who Blogs – Personality Characteristics.  What did they decide? ‘According to the … studies … people who are high in openness to new experience (both men and women) and high in neuroticism (women) are likely to be bloggers.  Women who are high in neuroticism are more likely to be bloggers as compared to those low in neuroticism. There was no such difference for men.’

Hmmm, not so sure about the neuroticism (Who me? Neurotic? No way!!) – I wonder if anyone has evern checked out the characteristics of people who READ blogs?!!  And of course I wonder whether there’s a difference between this type of blog, and the blog of those who write about everyday life?

Now, settle down for a bit of news about pseques.  (Written like that to avoid the net detector treating this blog as something to block!).  Great post from one of my favourite sites, MindHacks – which was itself blocked at my workplace the other day for ‘criminal and undesireable’ information!  It’s about the medicalisation of normal human sexuality – some great information on how certain normal variances in human behaviour are pathologised by stretching the diagnostic criteria for one disorder to include behaviours in an entirely different area – and not always sensibly either!

Finally today, some people get just a wee bit titchy on Monday mornings, while others are bright and breezy.  This post from Positive Psychology News Daily talks about team energy – and suggests that emotions are contagious, especially if you’re the boss.  Well, I’m not the boss, but I can tell you this: NEVER get between me and my coffee cup!