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Lest we Forget

January 5th, 2012

With special thanks to the blog The Bible and Modern Pterosaurs, for “Don’t Forget to Think.”

Kindergartner to a grownup: “How much is a hundred plus a hundred plus a million plus a hundred plus a million.”

Grownup, after using his hands to keep track: “Two million, three hundred.”

Kindergartner: “How did you do that?”

Grownup: “I used my hands.”

Kindergartner: “This time, don’t use your hands. How much is a million plus a million plus a hundred plus a million plus a hundred plus a hundred?”

Grownup makes an estimate.

Kindergarner: “How did you do that?”

Grownup: “I used my head.”

Kindergartner: “This time, don’t use your head.”

This happened in December of 2011, at the BurgerKing at 2438 East Carson Street, Lakewood, California. The driver was Jonathan Whitcomb, of Long Beach, California.

The original publication of this true story was in the blog “The Bible and Modern Pterosaurs.” The version above is offered for publication without restriction, although a link to “Knowable News” or the other blog will be appreciated.

Manage Stress

July 21st, 2010

From Reporter News, we read about how to reduce stress. Here are some of the suggestions:

Pop in a humor CD. Keep one in the car and steer clear of traffic frustration.

Eat well. Our bodies — and our brains — need good fuel to function well.

Take care of your spirit. Taking care of your spirit means connecting to whatever you consider meaningful and holy, whether that’s God, nature, art or something deep within yourself.

Talk with others who share similar spiritual beliefs and learn from each other.

Inspiring tip: People who have strong spiritual lives may be healthier and live longer. Spirituality seems to cut the stress that can contribute to disease.

In a previous “Mental Health Column,” was mentioned:

The first five “tools” are: connect with others, stay positive, get physically active, help others, and get enough rest.

Strange Holes in Clouds

June 16th, 2010

Under the right atmospheric conditions, an airplane flying through clouds can punch a whole in them, sometimes causing local snowfall. According to Wired Science, “Odd clouds can sometimes elude explanation for decades, and these mysterious gaps in the sky, aptly called hole-punch clouds or channel clouds, have been puzzling sky gazers and scientists alike since the 1940s. A 1968 article in the magazine Weatherwise called them “A Meteorological Whodunit?”

Wired Science continued: “Previous research also suggests that propeller planes could make snow fall when they flew through supercooled clouds, where water droplets remain liquid despite subfreezing temperatures. But until recently, a direct connection between airplanes, hole-punch clouds and snowfall was missing. Now, a team of atmospheric scientists report observing all three in the June Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.”

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