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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:52 pm 
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Oh No! I eat them by the handful :P

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:19 pm 
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Oh No! I eat them by the handful :P

Just a little more protein. Not a problem.


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Oh No! I eat them by the handful :P

Just a little more protein. Not a problem.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:54 am 
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Telomeres, I didn't know about the relevance of these before.

How old are you, or more importantly, regardless of your age, HOW LONG can you be expected to live?

Your Telomere length governs it, it's the key to death...or longer life.

Think of your DNA as a shoestring, with a little plastic cap on the end that prevents unraveling...the little plastic cap is like a Telomere.

When your cells divide, a the Telomeres shorten...when they get too short your DNA begins to unravel. When your DNA unravels, you are done.

Lobsters' Telomeres don't shorten, they don't age...also the Telomeres in a select few cells in your reproductive system don't shorten, they have been passed down, reproducing generation to generation without aging...and the key to this non-aging is known.

Recently, it's been shown nutrients in the plant kingdom can LENGHTHEN your Telomeres, yes, reverse your aging.

Of course those with unhealthy lifestyles die younger they shorten their Telomeres with life-style choices.

What lifestyle choices can prematurely shorten your Telomeres?
Smoking, maybe this is number one.
Inflammation from eating meat and dairy and packaged food, (opposite whole plant food diet).
Stress
Obesity
Not enough sleep
Carcinogenic chemicals and radiation also shortens Telomers, when your Telomeres get short, you get cancer.

Of course a small percentage is hereditary, but it is a small percentage.

That happens when they get to short?
Heart disease
Cancer
Alzheimers
etc.

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 12:55 pm 
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Hahah, I taught about telomers today...

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Woo Hoo, teach 'em young, while they have longer ones, the kids are beautiful aren't they?

I guess you can half, or double*, whatever remains in your future, depending how you look at it(:

That's a pretty cool thing.

I was thinking about getting an analysis, but I have to be sure I want to know/

I want to know as it's a baseline.

I don't want to know cuz I'm 64, lol!

* Compared to an average American.

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The word "sardonic" and the term "sardonic grin" derive from the island of Sardinia. The Nuragic civilization that inhabited the island from the Bronze age to the 2nd century AD was known for its ritual killing by poison - a poison that causes facial muscle cramps, causing the victim to look like he's grinning.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:52 pm 
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The London fire had me wonder about those cartoons, where people are saved from high buildings by jumping into a net. So I looked into it and found:

The device is known as a life net, and was patented by Thomas F. Browder in 1887. Sometimes these nets are shown as being held purely with the hands, but it was a sort of a trampoline thing and the firemen would hold up a metal ring, not the cloth itself.
It's been assumed that the maximum heights to jump safely from into a life net, is 6 stories, although people have survived an 8-story fall. A photo of the net being used in 1910 in Vancouver shows a large amount of firemen holding it, much more than the 4 or 6 you may find in a comic/cartoon/etc.

There have been numerous successful rescues, but also fails: broken necks and backs, injured and even killed firemen, people missing the cloth altogether, hitting the rim or ripping through...

The net has been pretty much retired since the 1980s.

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For his litho Belvedere, M.C. Escher borrowed a character (woman with the two-point hat) off the "Musician's Hell" off the Garden Of Earthly Delights by another Dutch artist: Hiëronymus Bosch. Escher even made a litho of part of Musician's Hell.

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Mozart wrote 41 symphonies - only 2 of those were in minor keys, the 25th and the 40th. They were both in G minor.

Some music theorists believe that Mozart never heard the 40th performed - this is probably not true, apparently there was a performance at Baron Von Swieten's house that was executed so poorly, the composer had to leave the room.

The earliest recording dates back to 1915:
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Beethoven, Carl-Maria von Weber, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Gioachino Rossini and Hector Berlioz all had Mozart's requiem performed at their funerals.

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Lawyer and practical joker Charles Vance Millar had a highly unusual will: among others he bequeathed one summer house in Jamaica to three men who couldn't stand each other on the condition that they'd all live in it, seven Protestant temperate ministers were given $700,000 worth of shares in beer breweries provided they participated in management, three anti-horcerace advocates were given shares in Ontario Jockey Club stocks, and he issued $100,000 to the couple that'd get the most children in Toronto in the ten years after his death. This lead to the "Great Stork Derby". The money was divided among 4 women who had 9 kids each, plus two more dubious claims got a smaller settlement.

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I'm three days younger than Martin Shrekli.

To me it's another nail in the coffin for astrology. And with all the nails that coffin has already it looks like a heavy metal concert prop.

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I'm three days younger than Martin Shrekli.

To me it's another nail in the coffin for astrology. And with all the nails that coffin has already it looks like a heavy metal concert prop.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:06 am 
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What was the first group to use a coffin as prop I wonder...

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What was the first group to use a coffin as prop I wonder...


Screamin' Jay Hawkins (I Put A Spell On You) used one for a prop in the 1950s.


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Thanks Cal!

All full moons have names:

January: Old Moon (or Wolf Moon)
February: Snow Moon or Hunger Moon
March: Worm Moon, Crow Moon, Sap Moon or Lenten Moon
April: Seed Moon, Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fish Moon
May: Milk Moon, Flower Moon, Corn Planting Moon
June: Mead Moon, Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, Thunder Moon
July: Hay Moon, Buck Moon, Elk Moon, Thunder Moon,
August: Corn Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Red Moon, Green Corn Moon, Grain Moon
September: Harvest Moon, Full Corn Moon
October: Hunter's Moon, Blood Moon
November: Beaver Moon, Frosty Moon
December: Oak Moon, Cold Moon, Long Night's Moon

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^^^^^ Nice!, I got nothing but cloud at 5:00am-ish :evil: ^^^^^

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Lots of cosmetic products, like shampoo, body lotion, shaving foam and lip balm, contains about 10% plastic to save on costs and to add to the plastic soup needlessly. You can try it out for yourself by taking a little of the product you're testing, add enough water to make it flow easily, then run it through a coffee filter.

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^^^^^ Nice!, I got nothing but cloud at 5:00am-ish :evil: ^^^^^


One of my favorite things about a lunar eclipse, when you can hit one, lol, is how with binoculars you can see the Moon against a tapestry of faint, multi-colored background stars. There's that familiar Moon, the one that is usually obliterating any stars in its immediate background in a flood of light, now more of a heavenly object in binocs, a rare view :)

(You cant see any background in the photo above, (nor on any photos I googled), they're too faint...but you can see them in binocs...probably insanely difficult to photograph).

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The Fleur-de-lis was used to brand slaves of Mauritius when they were being punished for escaping or theft...

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Rock supergroup Dead Cross was forced to cancel its show in Los Angeles last night after frontman Mike Patton injured himself in an accident. Few details were known at the time, including the type of accident and the severity of Patton’s injuries, causing some concern among fans. Now, though, a representative for Dead Cross has revealed that Patton suffered a “bad wipe out” while skate boarding on his way to last night’s show. Though he needed stitches, the good news is that the tour will go on as planned.

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Too hot, lose highlights, too cold, picking...gotta be in between :D
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Learned about the square/cube law - basically that the larger a body is, the slower, weaker and clumsier it becomes. Or why ants are so strong and why giant spiders can't exist.

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