Monday, November 26, 2012

The site that allows you to rent a Grandma

Rent-a-Grandma is a real company in Texas with another location in Virginia. The company hires older women with childcare experience to provide in-home care for anyone willing to pay for it. This is absolutely weird but I awkward enough, I know a lot of people who may consider trying this out!

Interested, here's the official website

Monday, November 12, 2012

Horror films can help you burn calories

Watching scary movies can help you burn the calorific equivalent of a small chocolate bar, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Westminster.
 The study found that films with regular "jump-scare" moments were most likely to help burn calories because they increased the heart rate dramatically. "Each of the 10 films tested set pulses racing, sparking an increase in the heart rate of the case studies," said Dr Richard Mackenzie, senior lecturer and specialist in cell metabolism and physiology at the university. "As the pulse quickens and blood pumps around the body faster, the body experiences a surge in adrenaline. It is this release of fast-acting adrenaline, produced during short bursts of intense stress (or in this case, brought on by fear), which is known to lower the appetite, increase the basal metabolic rate and ultimately burn a higher level of calories."

Yet another reason to hop on Netflix and watch a horror film, maybe a few! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The oldest person in the world

Juana Bautista de la Candelaria Rodriguez shows a civil registry document that states she was born on Feb. 2, 1885, during a party ahead of her 127th birthday, at her home near the neighborhood of Santa Rosa in Ceiba Hueca, where she was born in the Granma region of eastern Cuba, Wednesday, Feb.1, 2012. Bautista, who is also known as Candulia, was born Feb. 2, 1885 according to the civil registry, making her possibly the oldest person in the world.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

There is a blind guy who can ride his bike in traffic using echolocation


A blind man uses echolocation to "see" the same way a bat does.