Saturday, December 31, 2011

The first New Year’s Eve Ball lowering celebration

New years Eve 1907 Times Square

The first New Year’s Eve Ball lowering celebration atop One Times Square was in 1907.  It was made of iron and wood, weighed 700 pounds, and was covered with 100 light bulbs.

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The World's Oldest Person

Besse Cooper, recognized as the world's oldest person, turned 115 on Aug. 26, 2011. Cooper, pictured in her room in a nursing home on Feb. 1, 2011 in Monroe, Ga., was born in 1896! Amazing.

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World's Longest Tongue

Chanel Tapper has a tongue that measures a whopping 3.8 inches, from tip to top lip. However, British citizen Stephen Taylor's lengthy licker stretches 3.86 inches.

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Egg Vending Machines

Breakfast? Eggs? There's a vending machine for that!

Check out this video for more !

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President Obama is a distant cousin of Brad Pitt

Barack Obama and Brad Pitt

" The current occupant of the Oval Office and the hunky movie star are ninth cousins. They share the same ancestor, Edwin Hickman, who was born in 1690. Edwin's son Edwin Jr. is Brad Pitt's seventh great-grandfather (that's great great great great great great great grandfather.) Edwin's other son, James, is Obama's seventh great-grandfather, on his mother's side. " - Forbes

GET THIS! Obama is also related to Presidents: 
George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Harry S. Truman and James Madison. Other Obama cousins include Vice President Dick Cheney, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and Civil War General Robert E. Lee.

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Hong Kong has self-freezing Coke bottles

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Most colds are caught in the Spring/Fall seasons, not Winter

MYTH: Winter weather can give you a cold. Many people think that most colds are caught in the winter. In fact, most colds are caught in the Spring/Fall seasons and not Winter at all.

 This is because the virus becomes much more active in those seasons and seems to become largely dormant in the Winter.

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Having dreams can prevent a person from losing their mind

In a recent sleep study, students who were awakened at the beginning of each dream, but still allowed their 8 hours of sleep, all experienced difficulty in concentration, irritability, hallucinations, and signs of psychosis after only 3 days. 

& this photo we used is pretty hilarious ! lol...

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Friday, December 30, 2011

WHOA ! The average chocolate bar has 8 insect legs in it

After cocoa beans are harvested they need to be fermented. This means that they are put in an earthen pit near where they are harvested and covered with leaves. In the hot sun they ferment (rot) and then can be shoveled out as mature cocoa beans. In which during this process lots of insects are present.

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Peanut butter can be used as shaving cream

Believe it or not, YES!  peanut butter makes a great shaving gel. Just apply it like you would apply the gel, and shave as normal. It works just as well and anyone that has bought a container of shaving gel will know, it is a hell of a lot cheaper. The end result is a very smooth shave and, as a bonus, the oils in the peanut butter are very good for your skin, so you don’t need to spend even more money on moisturizer for your legs or face. You might want to remember to use smooth peanut butter though!

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21 Alternate Uses for Vodka

1. To remove a bandage painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. The solvent dissolves the adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers, fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking, let set five minutes and wash clean. The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses, simply wipe the lenses with a soft, clean cloth dampened with vodka. The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka and letting your safety razor blade soak in the alcohol after shaving. The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on vomit stains, scrub with a brush, then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo. The alcohol cleanses the scalp, removes toxins from hair, and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9. Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water in a Ziplock freezer bag, and freeze for a slushy, 
refreshable ice pack for aches, pain, or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar with freshly packed lavender flowers, fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly and set in the sun for three days. Strain liquid through a coffee filter then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

11. Make your own mouthwash by mixing ninetablespoons powered cinnamon with one cup vodka. Seal in an airtight container for two weeks. Strain through a coffee filter then mix with warm water and rinse your mouth. Don’t swallow.

12. Using a q-tip, apply vodka to a cold sore to help it dry out.

13. If a blister opens, pour vodka over the raw skin as a local anesthetic that also disinfects the exposed dermis.

14. To treat dandruff, mix one cup vodka with two teaspoons crushed rosemary, let sit for two days, strain through a coffee filter and massage into your scalp and let dry.

15. To treat an earache put a few drops of vodka in your ear. Let set for a few minutes. Then drain. The vodka will kill the bacteria that are causing pain in your ear.

16. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.

17. To cure foot odor, wash your feet with vodka.

18. Vodka will disinfect and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

19. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy to remove the poison oil from your skin.

20. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth. Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.

21. If all else fails, just turn the bottle up and drink it, nothing will matter anymore anyway!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Largest served pizza

Largest pizza commercially available: On the menu at Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria in Los Angeles, California, USA, is an enormous 1.37 m wide (4 ft 6 in) square pizza. Retailing at $199.99 (£121) plus tax, this mammoth meal can feed up to 100 people and can be ordered for delivery – as long as you give the pizzeria 24 hours’ notice!

Friday, September 23, 2011


pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis - is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

(VIDEO) " Door to hell "

Thursday, September 15, 2011


"Several research studies have found that junk food can affect the brain much the same way as nicotine or heroin.  A few meals high in saturated fats are enough to make the brain stop responding to the leptin system.  The leptin system is the portion of the brain that controls body weight and reproductive function.  When a diet high in fat and junk foods is consumed over time, the body’s hormonal system is reconfigured and wants to store more fat.  Early exposure to junk foods could make the brain in children reconfigure the body chemistry so that bad food choices are made throughout life." 



Some individuals who claim never to have felt romantic love suffer from hypopituitarism, a rare disease that doesn’t allow a person to feel the rapture of love.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Burger King once offered a burger that looked like a pizza, made for easy sharing. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

People who laugh a lot are much healthier than those who don't

Dr. Lee Berk at the Loma Linda School of Public Health in California found that laughing lowers levels of stress hormones, and strengthens the immune system. 

Laughter increases levels of a hormone called beta-endorphines (which elevates mood state) by 27% and increases human growth hormone by 87%. Human growth hormone (HGH) is used to treat patients with hormone deficiencies and has been shown to improve the immune system, bone and muscle mass, and reduces body fat. This is the same hormone that athletes use to improve their athletic performance in their sports. 


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Do you suffer from Alexithymia

I initially had no idea that there was a word for this. It effects so many people, some of which are reading this post as of now. It even effects me to a certain extent. Do you have this, do you know anyone who's like this, is there a point in time where you had difficulty describing what you feel to others, for others. When someone ask you are you you say " I'm fine..." instead of the truth....Alexithymia

Monday, August 29, 2011

What Women Really Mean, When They Say

(1) Fine:
This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes:
If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing:
This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in “Fine.”

(4) Go Ahead:
This is a dare, not permission. Don’t Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh:
This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That’s Okay:
This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That’s okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks:
A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you’re welcome. (I want to add in a clause here – This is true, unless she says ‘Thanks a lot’ – that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say ‘you’re welcome’ . that will bring on a ‘whatever’).

(8) Whatever:
Is a woman’s way of saying F–YOU!

(9) Don’t worry about it, I got it:
Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking ‘What’s wrong?’ For the woman’s response refer to # 3.


10 Things women say and what they mean: 
  • "I'm Fine"= Things are not fine and I’m mad at you.
  • "Fine, Do whatever you like I'm cool with it" = No I'm not fine with it, I dare you to do it.
  • "We need to do this(or that)" = I WANT to do this (or that)
  • "We need to talk" = I need to complain and I expect you to listen.
  • "I like your friends, but..." = I hate your friends.
  • "I really like that guy's hair" = I hate yours.
  • "I'll be ready in a minute" = Let me do my hair, make up, and try on a couple more dresses.
  • "Am I fat?" = Just tell me iI'm beautiful. If you don't you are in deep shit.
  • "Are you listening to me?" = You are so dead.
  • "Yes, Maybe, No" = No, No, No. this TRUE?

ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN ADD? What are somethings Women say but mean something totally different, leave your answers in the comments and I may feature yours in this post. LEAVE your Twitter name as well!


Friday, August 26, 2011

McDonald's burgers and fries don't decompose

The reason for the lack of change in the year-old McDonald's Happy Meal is the number of preservatives in the food.  Preservative calcium propionateis what keeps the food looking the same...even after a year. Check out the photos below.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Not sleeping enough can shrink your BRAIN!

Insomnia may have alarming neurological affects, according to a study recently published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. Dutch researchers found that chronically sleepless subjects tended to have less gray matter in their left orbitofrontal cortex than those who sleep more soundly — a condition that's also associated with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

You need 7 hours of sleep

Sleep researchers have long argued over the optimal duration of sleep for healthy adults, with most balancing somewhere between five and eight. West Virginia University claims to have come up with the "magic number": seven hours. A study of 30,000 adults found that the risk of cardiovascular disease was significantly lower among those who claimed to regularly sleep seven hours a night.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men

One important reason is the big delay — and advantage — women have over men in terms of cardiovascular disease, like heart attack and stroke. Women develop these problems usually in their 70s and 80s, about 10 years later than men, who develop them in their 50s and 60s. For a long time, doctors thought the difference was due to estrogen
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