Arthritis is excruciating agony and makes it very unpleasant to walk when you have it in both knees
1 GB of storage on a computer was $300,000 in 1981, now it can be found for as cheap as $0.10 cents
China air pollution is visible from space, the Great Wall is not
We know atoms are small, but what you may, or may not know, is that they are so small that an adult person is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) atoms.
That proves that number was on purpose and planned ! Why can different adults have more or less then this number of atoms . But this tells us as exact there is order.
Just like we would need a certain amount of batteries to run computer or robot. Or current .
If you squeezed all the space out of our atoms, you could squeeze the entire human race into the size of a sugar cube.
Only one percent of Americans hold the majority of the wealth in the country, and only one percent of Americans serve in the military. Unfortunately, it's not the same one percent.
Mark Twain was born as Halley's Comet was passing by Earth. He died as it came by again.
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4th on the 50th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
A Nebraska church exploded in 1950. The 15 people who were supposed to be there for choir practice were ALL late and were miraculously saved.
15 irritable husbands griped all the way to church that their wives *first outfit looked fine, and if they had just gotten in the car when he told them it was time to go...
Want to know why they were late? Go here
http://www dot snopes.com/luck/choir dot asp
Make the dots the other dot .
The book "Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan" was about an 'unsinkable' ocean liner that sinks in the Atlantic... 14 years before the Titanic sank!
There is always debate between North American's and pretty much the rest of the world over if the game that you kick a ball towards goals and can't use your hand is called "Soccer" or "Football"... The amusing fact is that the word Soccer did not start in the Americas, but rather in Britain. Soccer is an abbreviation of Association Football. In the 19th century it was common slang to add an er to the end of words, so Assoc. became Assoccer, which became simply Soccer. In the UK gentlemen called Football Soccer, and only the lower class hooligans called the game Football, the name stuck in North America, but everywhere else Football became the common word, and even the UK (originators of the word) stopped using Soccer.
You totally made that up. Anyone can see that SOCC is not an abbreviation for The Association of Football... then it would be called TAOFer... and no one calls it TAOFer, we all call it SOCCER which stands for: Silly Other Countries Corrupt Everything Recreational.
Not The Association of Football.... just Association Football...
LOL at "Silly Other Countries Corrupt Everything Recreational"
Totally factual. I would show you on Snopes.com, but I don't have a lot of time.
No, I was pretending I was actually saying something of substance when I was clearly lying thru my teeth. I was making fun of myself.
Only one ocean liner in history has been sunk by an iceberg: The Unsinkable Titanic
A Palindrome is a word that is spelled the same from both ends…
All modern humans (Russians and Australians included) are derived from an initial migration out of Africa. From the fossil record this seems to have occurred sometime around 100,000 years ago in the Near East, at Skhul and Qafzeh.
Shirley temple was originally the first choice to play Dorothy in the wizard of oz
Ok... I was reeling with this one so I looked it up. These are the links I came up with.
Not once in the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme does it mention that he’s an egg.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
Hattie McDaniel, who played "Mammy" in "Gone With The Wind," won an Oscar for the role. She was the first African-American to win an Oscar.
The real pronunciation of Dr Seuss is actually Soice, rhymes with Voice
It’s a German name, but people try to pronounce it with the English letter sounds which is wrong
The mosquito has been responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other animal. They are responsible for the transmission of diseases such as malaria, Elephantiasis, West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever and so on. In Africa one child dies every 45 seconds from malaria alone.
History of Noah and the Flood-Source-me Deborah Sexton
I hear people saying that Noah brought two, male and female, of each animal onto the Ark..I guess they don’t bother to read it, because it isn’t true.
People for some reason, remember, and identify with the bad.
Noah brought seven each of the clean beasts (animals) on board, and only two each of the unclean beasts
Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
These are all awesome. I don't know why I bothered to go to school. Between you all and google, I feel that I have everything I need.
Most tornadoes occur between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Sounds like the repair man to me
(I think their time is between 12-4 pm)
Considered to be one of the most toxic animals on Earth, golden poison dart frogs have enough venom to kill ten grown humans.
From National Geographic
What most people refer to as Celtic knots are not Irish or even Celtic in origin at all but rather Norse or Germanic
All plants grow from seeds, in one form or another, except bananas. Which grow from suckers (a kind of shoot) that grows after a banana plant dies
Because of this, many thought that bananas were the manna from heaven spoken about in the bible.
Others thought they were from another planet
I knew this, and didn't have to look it up. Funny the things we remember
I wonder how knowing this will help me in my life
The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." uses every letter of the alphabet!
The official announcement was made today that the 24th (!) James Bond film will be titled "SPECTRE," filming begins tomorrow and it will be released in November of 2015.
Sub-atomic particles such as the electron don't have any dimensions. In other words they have zero diameter. The classical physics concept of little planets whizzing around a solar system-like atom doesn't really apply in modern physics. So the idea of the volume of an object, and seeing things is a macroscopic phenomenon created by interaction of light and atoms. We could never see electrons, neutrons or other particles, even if we were shrunk to the size of an atom because light doesn't "work" at this scale.
I thought you might enjoy a response to your post, however I understand very little of what you're talking about, so I asked my husband what he thought of your post... he said, "That's b/c they operate under the laws of quantum physics not the theory of relativity like planets do. They don't have dimensions (in the way we think of size), but they do have weight. We still need a "unification theory" to understand why the regular 4 dimensions break down at the subatomic level. You could even go way out there and say 'string theory would suggest that they're more like energy than mass'. Like there would be thousands of millions of strings that would make up an electron, proton, neutron etc.... and the one that holds them all together is the so called "God particle". The weight of the "God particle" leans toward a universe rather than a multi-verse, in my opinion, based on its weight from its very recent discovery at CERN."
(The smile is from me.)
Overly aggressive and overly permissive parents are equally likely to have children who bully others
Tibetan marriages are polyandrous There is one wife with several husbands
In Asia the marriage of all brothers in a family to the same wife allows plots of family-owned land to remain intact and undivided."
In other cultures, it appears that a man may arrange a second husband (again, frequently his brother) for his wife because he knows that, when he must be absent, the second husband will protect his wife -- and thus his interests. And if she gets impregnated while Husband #1 is gone, it will be by someone of whom he has approved in advance.
You do realize that the people that came up with that poster invented some "facts" and ignored some others? The boy might have been hunting the wolf. The wolf might have been hunting the boy. Tracks might be totally unrelated to one another (like those we find in caves, water holes, etc).
They did happen to find the dogs jawbones with the boys femur locked inside of it. Does that give us any clues?
-Yep. And additionally, there's evidence that human dog/wolf relations may be about 125, 000 years old. Drat I hate house fires that jack my research, will have to look around.
To be more specific, some research (which I admittedly don't have access to atm) suggests that the wolf and dog species hived from each other approx 125, 000 years ago. One of the suggested reasons for this was that "dog" species were more likely to scavenge on the leftovers/scraps/ middens of the humans.
It's also believed that the Tibetan Mastiff is descended from one of the original proto-dog species.
That's true. Even though I am detailed in my thinking, I didn't think of that..
It was probably the ruby and diamond leash they found nearby
Okay I finally found the article the dog/boy story was based on.
http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB100014 … 3790269560
My favorite paragraph:
"As the story goes, these tame wolves bred with other tame wolves and became juvenilized. Think of them as wolves-lite, diminished in strength, stamina and brains. They resembled young wolves, with piebald coats, floppy ears and shorter, weaker jaws. Pleading whiners, they drowned their human marks in slavish devotion and unconditional love. Along the way, they lost their ability to kill and consume their prey."
Sounds good, right? Except there's no reason to suggest that a loss of strength and stamina also brings along a loss in brains.
In fact, the article hasn't even proven a diminishment of strength or stamina. Just...difference.
As far as an inability to kill/consume prey...LOL! You do realize that warranted or not, pit bulls and other larger breed dogs are regularly blamed for attacking and sometimes killing humans. So which is it? "Baby wolves" incapable of any harm or something else?
But what is "prey" anyhow? Humans? Deer? Chickens?
I can say by personal experience that a single Labrador Retriever is capable of decimating a flock of chickens. They don't constitute prey?
Going back to the Tibetan Mastiff, considered a potential proto-dog species, Marco Polo suggested they (during his time) iwere as large as a donkey and were kept to kill lions or snow leopards.
"It seems that wolves and humans met on the trail of the large grazing animals that they both hunted..." Well, probably true at least in part. However both wolves and humans are also known to hunt creatures as small as mice and voles.
So while it's an interesting article and all, there's very little reason to believe that the earliest dog/human friendship is as new as 26k, or even that this was a case of that.
I think that guy is stretching his facts a bit. There are plenty of sources for that 100,000+ figure, but the only hard evidence is 14,000 years, which is a fossilized dog skeleton.
As far as the Lab goes, did she consume all of those chickens? Most dogs that I have come across over the years still kill but it is usually just for fun, and they do not make a meal of it. (I used to raise Siberian Huskies and they would do the same thing. The dogs would have a blood-fest but never stopped to eat what they were killing.)
Finally, I have to disagree with the Tibetan Mastiff as the proto-dog since DNA evidence does not back it up. Dogs were probably domesticated in several different parts of the world, and there are 26 different DNA patterns found in modern domestic dogs. (Some sources I have read said that there are probably only 4 sources, based on DNA patterns.) Tibetan Mastiffs seem to be an anomaly, as most of the scaveneger "proto-dogs" are like the pariah dogs in India, the Canaan dogs in Israel, the Carolina dogs in the US, New Guinea singing dogs, etc. They are about 35 pounds, brown, and built so that they can thrive on whatever ends up in the trash can. Definitely unlike the Tibetan Mastiff.
Marco Polo seems to exaggerate a lot too. Either that or they had some really small donkeys back in old Italy.
As you suspected, the Lab just tore through the flock and left a very nasty bloodbath. I don't think that means the chickens weren't prey, just that the dog was 1) having fun (eek!) and 2) that she was probably too well fed to consider eating rather than just ripping into the chickens.
For a contrast, my cat escaped our house fire and spent 7 weeks in Colorado winter before coming home. I wouldn't have described him as a picky eater before that. But now...if it moves, or even if it doesn't, it's potential food and prey. LOL last night he wiped out an entire half of a sweet potato that I was too slow to eat.
I'd be very interested in seeing your links/info on dog DNA research.
As for the donkeys, no clue, but I do know that TMs were bred to take out snow leopards. Also, recently hubby came across a you tube of a single TM (backed up by 2 other TMs, but the one dog seemed to do it all) taking out 3 or so wolves in Lithuania or somewhere close.
This looks like fun. Let me see ...
Niek Vermeulen of the Netherlands collects sick bags. As of January 29, 2010 he had 6,016 airline sickness bags from 1,142 different airlines.
I wish there was a like button for all of these wonderful facts!
Cats are one of, if not the most, popular pet in the world.
There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world.
Cats and humans have been associated for nearly 10000 years.
The very first episode of "The Simpsons" - the Christmas special "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" - premiered on this date in 1989.
In Ukraine, there's a thousand-foot-deep salt mine that is used to treat respiratory ailments. Inside, there is substantially less bacteria in the air than in the most sterile room in a hospital.
True or Not? Shrugs
Deborah, people laugh when I tell them my Dad "sanitized" his butcher block with salt. People just don't give much credit to salt's amazing properties.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first president to fly in a plane.
The Holiday Inn hotel chain gets its name from the 1942 musical film starring Bing Crosby. When the first hotel was being built in Nashville, the project architect jokingly suggested calling it "Holiday Inn" and the name stuck.
Birds are incredibly stupid. When they have chicks in the nest, the momma and poppa birds attack on sight any moving object within 30 yards of the nest. If they'd just shut up and keep to themselves, nobody would even know the chicks and the nest were there.
Several Polish people who immigrated to U.S.A. and Canada were from Noble families. Governments in U.S.A. and Canada set up centers so that they could come in and be given a few dollars to give up titles and land rights in Poland. If the children did not know they were Noble, they never surrendered the titles or lands. There are several Noble people who do not know they have titles or lands waiting for them today!
As a result, they can reclaim their lands and titles.
However, due to WWII, most of the palaces and castles had been destroyed. Artifacts stolen including paintings, tapestry, furniture, jewels, and many other fantastic objects.
The Polish government provides reparation to those families, but they are taxed more as each generation passes, kind of like legal stealing.
At no time has the Polish government ever made contact with families in the U.S.A. and or Canada to let them know that they have lands owed to them. Often, they know exactly who they are and were.
Here is an example: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/be98d9aa-360d … abdc0.html
Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone.
Merry Christmas Phyllis and Paradigmsearch.
May your hearts be filled with light.
The “true love” mentioned in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” does not refer to a romantic couple, but the Catholic Church’s code for God. The person who receives the gifts represents someone who has accepted that code. For example, the “partridge in a pear tree” represents Christ. The “two turtledoves” represent the Old and New Testaments.
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