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The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.

 

 

 

(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?) 

 

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

 

 

 

(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?) 

 

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I think Swede is the best looking man I have ever seen. :love:   :kiss:

 

 

I see my "buddy" has been playing around again....... :nop:

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                                          FACTOIDS

 

 

It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

* One human hair can support 3 kg (6 lb).

* The average man's .......is three times the length of his thumb.

* Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

* A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.

* There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.

* Women blink twice as often as men.

* Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.

* If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

 

Women reading this will be finished by now.

 

   

Men who read this are still busy looking at their thumbs.

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Cinnamon

and Honey

 

Bet

the drug companies

won't like

this

one

getting around.

 

 

 

Facts on Honey and

Cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey

and

Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of

the countries

Of the world. Scientists of today also accept

honey as a 'Ram Ban'

 

(very effective)

medicine or all kinds of diseases.

Honey

can be used without any side effects for any kind of

diseases.

 

Today's science says

that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a

medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a

magazine in Canada , in its issue dated 17 January,1995 has given

the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and

cinnamon as researched by western scientists:

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEART

DISEASES:

Make a paste of

honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of  jelly

and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the

cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack.

Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process

daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of

the above process relieves loss

Of breath and strengthens the

heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing

homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you

age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged;

honey and

cinnamon revitalize the arteries and

veins.

 

 

ARTHRITIS:

Arthritis patients may

take daily, morning, and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons

of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If Taken regularly

even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent

research Conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that

when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one

tablespoon honey and half teaspoon cinnamon powder before breakfast,

they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated,

practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a

month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around

because of arthritis started walking without

pain.

 

BLADDER

INFECTIONS:

Take two tablespoons

of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm

water and drink it.  It destroys the germs in the

bladder.

 

CHOLESTEROL:

Two tablespoons of

honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of

tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce The

level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours.

As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a

day, any chronic cholesterol is cured.

According to information received in

the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves

complaints of cholesterol.

 

COLDS:

Those suffering from

common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey

with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will

cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the

sinuses.

 

UPSET

STOMACH:

Honey taken with

cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers

from the root.

 

GAS:

According to the

studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that if Honey is

taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of

gas.

 

IMMUNE

SYSTEM:

Daily use of honey and

cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body

from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey

has various vitamins and iron in large amounts.  Constant use of

honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and

viral diseases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIGESTION:

Cinnamon powder

sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves

acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

 

INFLUENZA:

A

scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural

'Ingredient'  which kills the influenza germs and saves

the patient from flu.

 

LONGEVITY:

Tea

made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests

the ravages of old age.  Take four spoons of honey, one spoon

of cinnamon powder And three cups of water and boil to make like

tea.  Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a

day.  It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age

Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing

the chores of a 20-year-old.

PIMPLES:

Three

tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste.

Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next

morning with warm water.  If done

daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the

root.

 

SKIN

INFECTIONS:

Applying honey and cinnamon powder in

equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of

skin infections.

WEIGHT

LOSS:

Daily in the morning one half hour before

breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink

honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one Cup of water. If taken regularly,

it reduces the weight of even the most obese

person.  Also, drinking this mixture

regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the

body even though the person may eat a high calorie

diet.

 

CANCER:

Recent

research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of

the stomach and bones have been cured successfully.  Patients suffering

from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey

with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a

day.

 

FATIGUE:

Recent

studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful

rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens,

who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert

and flexible.  Dr. Milton, who has done research,

says that a half Tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and

sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in

the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. When the vitality of the body

starts to decrease, increases the vitality of  the body within

a week.

 

BAD

BREATH:

People of South America , first thing in

the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder

mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the

day.

 

 

 

HEARING

LOSS:

Daily morning and night honey and

cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restore hearing.

Remember when we were kids?  We had toast with real

butter and cinnamon sprinkled on

it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You

might want to share this information with a friend, kinfolks and

love ones

 

~

everyone

needs

healthy help information

 

~

what they do with it is up to them

 

 

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                                                              THE BANANA

 

 

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A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas.  He said the expression "going bananas" is from the effects of bananas on the brain.  Read on:

 

 

Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!

This is interesting..

After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

 

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose & glucose combined with fiber.  A banana gives an instant, sustained & substantial boost of energy.

 

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.  No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

 

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.  It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses & conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

 

 

 

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana.  This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood & generally make you feel happier.

 

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana.  The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

 

Anemia : High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood & so helps in cases of anemia.

 

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure.  So much so, the US Food & Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure & stroke.

 

 

 

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, & lunch in a bid to boost their brain power.  Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

 

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

 

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey.  The banana calms the stomach &, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes & re-hydrates your system.

 

 

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

 

 

 

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up & avoid morning sickness.

 

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin.  Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling & ir rita tion.

 

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

 

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Overweight & at work?  Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate & chips.  Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs.  The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

 

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture & smoothness.  It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases.  It also neutralizes over-acidity & reduces ir rita tion by coating the lining of the stomach.

 

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical & emotional temperature of expectant mothers.  In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

 

 

 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

 

Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking.  The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium & magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

 

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain & regulates your body's water balance.  When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels.  These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

 

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

 

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin & place it on the wart, with the yellow side out.  Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

 

 

 

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A & iron, & twice the other vitamins & minerals.  It is also rich in potassium & is one of the best value foods around.  So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

 

PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS

PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time!  I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes??  Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, & rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth.  Amazing fruit!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IMPORTANT HEALTH ISSUE FOR WOMEN

 

Do you have feelings of inadequacy?

Do you suffer from shyness?

Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or

pharmacist about Margaritas.

 

Margaritas are the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident

about yourself and your actions. Margaritas can help ease you out of

your shyness and let you tell the world that you're ready and willing to

do just about anything.

 

You will notice the benefits of Margaritas almost immediately and with a

regimen of regular doses you can overcome any obstacles that prevent you

from living the life you want to live.

 

Shyness and awkwardness will be a thing of the past and you will

discover many talents you never knew you had. Stop hiding and start

living, with Margaritas.

 

Margaritas may not be right for everyone. Women who are pregnant or

nursing should not use Margaritas. However, women who wouldn't mind

nursing or becoming pregnant are encouraged to try it.

 

Side effects may include:

 

- Dizziness, nausea, vomiting, incarceration

- Erotic lustfulness

- Loss of motor control

- Loss of clothing

- Loss of money

- Loss of virginity

- Attraction to the same sex

- Table dancing

- Headache

- Dehydration

- Dry mouth

- And a desire to sing Karaoke

 

 

WARNING:

The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you are whispering

when you are not.

 

WARNING:

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to tell your friends over

and over again that you love them.

 

WARNING:

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to think you can sing.

 

WARNING:

The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you can logically

converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.

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The

following will probably amaze and startle you...

 

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One

glass of water shuts

down midnight

hunger

pains for almost 100% of the

dieters

in a recent University study.

 

Lack

of water

is

the #1 trigger of daytime

fatigue.

 

 

Preliminary

research indicates that 8-10

glasses

of water a day

could

significantly

ease back and joint pain for up to

80%

of sufferers.

 

A

mere 2% drop in body water

can

trigger

fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with

basic

math, and difficulty focusing

on

the computer screen.

 

Drinking

5 glasses of water daily decreases

the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%,

and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

 

 

Are

you drinking the amount of water you should every day?

 

(No

kidding, all of the above is true!)

 

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Subject:  Food Warning

 

 

 

 

 

A Doctor was addressing a large audience:

 

"The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed 

most of us sitting here, years ago.

Red meat is awful.

Soft drinks corrode your Stomach lining.

Chinese food is loaded with MSG.

High fat diets can be disastrous,

and none of us realizes the long- term harm caused by the germs in 

our drinking water.

But there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all and we all 

have, or will, eat it.

Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief 

and suffering for years after eating it?"

 

 

 

After several seconds of quiet, a 75-year-old man in the front row 

raised his hand, and softly said,

"Wedding Cake."

 

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Someone sent this to me tonight , so I thought I'd share it with you. It will make me think twice about the way I use onions from now on...  :yes:

 

 

          This just might be a bit of

                                        Useful information ! ! ??  8|

 

 

 

 

Written by Zola Gorgon - author  of several cookbooks.

 

 

Watch out for those spoiled onions...

 

I had  the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products.  Mullins

is HUGE and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters in the  Mullins family. My

friend Jeanne is the CEO.

 

The facility is  mammoth. We toured about 280,000 square feet!

Questions about food  poisoning came up and I wanted to share what I learned

from a  chemist.

 

The guy who gave us our tour is named Ed. He's one of  the brothers. Ed is

a chemistry expert and is involved in  developing most of the sauce formula.

He's even developed sauce  formula for McDonald's

 

Keep in mind that Ed is a food chemistry  whiz. During the tour, someone

asked if we really needed to worry  about mayonnaise. People are always

worried that mayonnaise will  spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed

said that all  commercially-made Mayo is completely safe.

 

It doesn't even have  to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but

it's not  really necessary. He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set

at  a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He  then

talked about the quintessential picnic, with the bowl of  potato salad

sitting on the table and how everyone blames the  mayonnaise when someone

gets sick.

 

Ed says that when food  poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials

look for is  when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came

from.  Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade  Mayo)

that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the onions, and if  not the

onions, it's the POTATOES. He explained, onions are a huge  magnet for

bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never  plan to keep a

portion of a sliced onion. He says it's not even  safe if you put it in a

zip-lock bag and put it in your  refrigerator.. It's already contaminated

enough just by being cut  open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to

you. (And doubly  watch out for onions at the baseball park!)

 

Ed says if you take  the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll

probably be okay,  but if you slice that leftover onion and put in on your

sandwich,  you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato

in  a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than  any

commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

 

So,  how's that for news? Take it for what you will. I am going to  be

very careful about my onions from now on. For some reason, I see  a lot of

credibility coming from a chemist and a company, that  produces millions of

pounds of mayonnaise every  year.'

 

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Ears of corn always have an even number of rows of kernels.

 

 

 

 

Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!

 

 

 

 

If you put a raisin in a fresh glass of champagne, it will rise and fall continuously.

 

 

 

 

In India, pickled ginger, minced mutton, and a cottage cheese like substance are popular pizza toppings.

 

 

 

 

Lima beans contain cyanide!

 

 

 

 

McDonald''s salads contain up to 60% more fat than their burgers!

 

 

 

 

50% of U.S. pizzas are sold with pepperoni on them.

 

 

 

 

Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy ketchup.

 

 

 

 

With two forks and a charge, a pickle will emit light.

 

 

 

 

Watermelons can cost up to $100 in Japan!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.'

 

 

 

 

Children are more allergic to cockroaches than they are to cats

 

 

Fine-grained volcanic ash can be found as an ingredient in some toothpastes.

 

 

 

 

From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size

 

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MADE IN CHINA

 

I WAS BUYING FOOD THE OTHER DAY AT THE COUNTRY MARKET. ON THE LABEL OF SOME PRODUCTS IT SAID FROM“CHINA.”  FOR EXAMPLE THE "OUR FAMILY" BRAND OF THE MANDARIN ORANGES SAYS RIGHT ON THE CAN FROM “CHINA” - I WAS SHOCKED!!  SO, FOR A FEW MORE CENTS I BOUGHT THE LIBERTY GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE – IT’S FROM CALIFORNIA.

 

TAKES FOREVER JUST TO BUY FOOD AND DO LABEL READING ! !

 

Are we Americans as dumb as we appear --- or --- is it that we just do not think?

 

While the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior and even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets, the media wrings its hands and criticizes the Bush Administration for perceived errors.

Yet 70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.

Well, duh.. why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?

SIMPLY DO IT YOURSELF, AMERICA!!

Just look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.

Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter? If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example, the point is do not wait for the government to act. Go ahead and assume control on your own.

THINK ABOUT THIS: If 200 million Americans refuse to buy just $50 each of Chinese goods, that's a 10 billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor.... fast!!

The downside? Some American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory. Wahhhhhhhhhhhh

The solution?  Let's give them fair warning and send our own message. Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this on June 4, and continue it until July 4.  That is only one month of trading losses, but it will hit the Chinese for 1/12th of the total, or 8%, of their American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness were worth it.

Remember, June 4 to July 4.

EVEN BETTER. . . START NOW.

Send this to everybody you know. Let's show them that we are Americans and NOBODY can take us for granted.

If we can't live without cheap Chinese goods for one month out of our lives, WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!

Pass it on, America.

 

 

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IRONY AT IT’S BEST

90 people get the Swine Flu and everybody wants to wear a mask.

A million people have AIDS and no one wants to wear a condom.  8|

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All the dirty people in the world and no one wants to take a shower wearing a rain coat.  :P

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Interesting fact

 

 

The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made

using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a

machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots - most people

probably know this already.

 

What you may not know and should know is the following:

Once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are

dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to preserve them.

(this is the same chlorine used in your pool).

 

Since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they

give them a higher dose of chlorine.

 

You will notice that once you keep these carrots in your refrigerator

for a few days, a white covering will form on the carrots. This is the

chlorine which resurfaces.

At what cost do we put our health at risk to have esthetically pleasing

vegetables?

 

Chlorine is a very well-known carcinogen, which causes Cancer.

I thought this was worth passing on. Pass it on to as many people as

possible in hopes of inf orming them where these carrots come from and

how they are processed.

 

I used to buy those baby carrots for vegetable dips. I know that I will

never buy them again!!!!

 

Confirmed by Snopes

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So when you go camping this summer, remember......Dont pack any baby carrots, they are not good for you. I am not buying any more of them....  :arigato:

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Subject:  Mosquitoes! Interesting!   

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I  can't wait to try this in the  summer!

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Mosquito  Spray...Worth a try 

 

 

I  was at a deck party awhile back, and the bugs  were having a ball biting everyone. A man at the  party sprayed the lawn and deck floor with  Listerine, and the little demons disappeared.  The next year I filled a 4-ounce spray bottle  and used it around my seat whenever I saw  mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well l. It  worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area  around the food table, the children's swing  area, and the standing water nearby. During the  summer, I don't leave home without it.....Pass  it on.

 

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OUR  FRIEND'S COMMENTS: I tried this on my deck and  around all of my doors. It works - in fact, it  killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from  Target and it cost me $1.89. It really doesn't  take much, and it is a big bottle, too; so it is  not as expensive to use as the can of Bug-spray  you buy that doesn't last 30 minutes. So, try  this, please. It will last a couple of days.  Don't spray directly on a wood door (like your  front door), but spray around the frame. Spray  around the window frames, and even inside the  dog house.

 

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Interesting fact

 

 

The small cocktail (baby) carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made

using the larger crooked or deformed carrots which are put through a

machine which cuts and shapes them into cocktail carrots - most people

probably know this already.

 

What you may not know and should know is the following:

Once the carrots are cut and shaped into cocktail carrots they are

dipped in a solution of water and chlorine in order to preserve them.

(this is the same chlorine used in your pool).

 

Since they do not have their skin or natural protective covering, they

give them a higher dose of chlorine.

 

You will notice that once you keep these carrots in your refrigerator

for a few days, a white covering will form on the carrots. This is the

chlorine which resurfaces.

At what cost do we put our health at risk to have esthetically pleasing

vegetables?

 

Chlorine is a very well-known carcinogen, which causes Cancer.

I thought this was worth passing on. Pass it on to as many people as

possible in hopes of inf orming them where these carrots come from and

how they are processed.

 

I used to buy those baby carrots for vegetable dips. I know that I will

never buy them again!!!!

 

Confirmed by Snopes

 

~ Doesn't all tap water have Chorine in it?   :unsure:  I have to put Chlorine remover in it when I add it to my fish tanks.

 

I consume WAY more tap water than carrots.  8|

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GOOD FACTS TO KNOW:

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1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair

2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish

3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes

4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair

5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any

6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea

7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water

8. Minor burn - Colgate or Crest toothpaste

9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!

10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too

11 Bee stings - meat tenderizer

12. Chigger bite - Preparation H

13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H

14. Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)

15. Stinky feet - Jello !

16. Athletes feet - cornstarch

17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub

18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and we drink this stuff)

19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!

20. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper

21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray

22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby

23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls

24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on

25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar !

26. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!

27 Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak

28. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and cup of milk of magnesia , soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!

29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!

30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste

31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb into the salt.

32.. To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.

33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!

34. Baked on food - fill container with water, get a Bounce paper softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets , soak overnight!

35. Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!

36. Dirty grout - Listerine

37. Stains on clothes - Colgate toothpaste

38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup

39. Grease Stains - Coca Cola , it will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!

40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.

41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox , or 2 Bayer aspirin , or just use 7-up instead of water.

42. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you 'squeeze' for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie.

        They are:

            Monday = Blue

            Tuesday = Green

            Thursday = Red

            Friday = White

            Sat urday = Yellow.

So if today was Thursday, you would want a red twist tie; not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue- Green - Red - White - Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.

 

Don't forget Gatorade for Migraine Headaches. PowerAde won't work. .

 

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History Lessons you need to learn again...

 

 

They  used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a  pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery.......if  you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor"

But  worse than that were the really poor  folk  who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss  in" & were the lowest of the low

 

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:

 

 

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . .. . brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

 

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the

babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

 

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

 

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

 

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

 

(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

 

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while.. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.

 

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat..

 

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous..

 

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

 

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

 

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus,someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer....

 

And that's the truth...Now, whoever said History was boring ! ! !

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