Saturday, January 27, 2007

Interesting Facts

I received these "facts" in an email & while I am not sure how true they are, I did find them interesting so thought I would share them. *s*

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In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%; the percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

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I hope you enjoyed reading these...I will post more in a few days, if so.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thursday Thoughts # 3

My thoughts today are centered on some of the medicines being advertised on television & they are just my personal opinion and are not meant to dissuade anyone.

I think that far too many of the drugs offered today have side effects that can be more risky than the ailment or disease they are trying to help and I find that very alarming & scary. While I am sure that not everyone who chooses to use them will experience the side effects...it is not a risk I am willing to take.

Personally, I prefer using home remedies and/or herbs for healing but only after I have done an extensive research on them...I'm sure some of them may also hold risks that would not be worth taking either.   *s*

Monday, January 22, 2007

Tropics

I need a tropical vacation! I am really missing being able to sit outdoors listening to the birds sing, watching the clouds roll by, feeling the sun's warmth, & meditating. The weather here has been too cold & rainy for me...will winter ever end??? lol