Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Boring But True - The Saga Continues...

Those who've been reading this Journal for a time know I have a post called "Boring But True" which started out back in May of last year and I updated 1/29 as More Tales From "Boring But True"I knew this might end up a continuing post, so I now give you the continuing saga of Boring But True:

A lightening bolt is hotter than the temperature of the sun.

The Chinese smoke alot more than us Westerners, yet have almost no cancer or heart disease whatever.

Another thing about the Chinese:  Their doctors are literally paid to keep you healthy.  For example, if you become sick, your payment goes down, you pay less. 

A mattress will double its weight after 10 years just from the amount of dust mites living in it.  Fact!

South American penquins "climb" rocky snowless mountains to find a nesting place.  They waddle slowly upward. 

All animals, including man, have either fur, hair or feathers.  The one that keeps the animal warmest?  Feathers.  (I think this may be due to layering). 

This is beautiful:  The electro-magnetic field surrounding the heart is 60% larger than that of the brain.  When we point to ourselves, we touch our hearts, not our brains.  Why are we drawn there?  Certainly it would be easier to just point to the thigh area which is closer to the hand - or the buttocks, which I think some people should point to when referring to themselves, but n'ertheless:  There's some connection to the large EMF of the heart and our instinctual identification of ourselves.  I'm not sure what but I'm most definitely finding out. 

The oldest form of vaccination against smallpox was practiced in the 11th century, and only recently ceased in rural sections of Afghanistan and Ethiopia.  The immunization consisted of - get ready - dried, powdered scabs taken from the bodies of infected victims which were - get ready again - blown up the patient's nose.  Invented by a Buddhist nun, it actually worked. 

Stay tuned for more episodes of "Boring But True" !

 

 

 

 

7 comments:

lanurseprn said...

Ok...the mattress one had me counting how old my mattress is.  I bought it in 1998. It's time for a NEW one!!  
And the vaccination one...EEEEEWWWW!!!  Gross!  
None of these were boring though.
Pam

queenb8261 said...

Boring? Hardly. Fascinating!  I love these odd little facts.
Thanks for sharing. Barb

mutualaide said...

Not boring.  Interesting little tidbits!

treesrgreen78 said...

Boring, don't think so.  You could rename it "Boring But True and Oh So Fascinating", lol.  Anything you write my friend is very informative.  I love reading these little unknown facts.  Your knowledge absolutely amazes me.

tpiez4me said...

Not at all boring.....interesting and thought provoking.  Like the Chinese thing.  Why don't they have a high cancer rate?  Surely it's not all the rice!

princesssaurora said...

Not boring at all!!!  I love your fun facts!!!  Yay!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

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