Taking a break

I am going to be taking a break from this blog for a while. Just thought I would let you know.

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The Most Popular Science Myths

Here are a bunch of Science myths that we have all heard and come to believe. The only thing is that some of them are not true (gasp!). Here is an example:

A dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s
Despite a habit of licking things no human would dare, Fido’s mouth is often touted as scientifically more sterile. Truth is, oral bacteria are so species-specific that one can’t be considered cleaner than the other, just different.

LiveScience.com: The Most Popular Myths in Science

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PRO Thumb Wrestling

No more having someone complain that you cheated by “calling in for reinforcements”, a.k.a. using your pointer finger, I guess…

Pro Thumb Wrestling is a full-size, officially sanctioned professional thumb wrestling ring. All contenders must insert their thumbs through the opposite corner holes and come out wrestling.

One, two, three, four…. I declare a thumb war!

PRO THUMB WRESTLING

Psychological Quiz

I just took a psychological test online, and here is what it said about me:

Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing and always
interesting; someone who is constantly the center of attention,
but sufficiently well-balanced not to let it go to your head.
They see you also as kind, considerate and understanding;
someone who will cheer them up and help them out.

Yeah, I guess that’s me. Click below to take the quiz!

Psychological Test – The Quiz!

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Gears of War: Why a derivative sci-fi gorefest is the best video game of the year.

This is a great article on Gears of War, and why it it such a popular game. I have this game, and I agree with what it says. From the article:

To go along with its graphical wizardry, Gears of War also employs a couple of nifty gameplay innovations. Most shocking, you can’t jump. Almost every game since the days of Super Mario Bros. has permitted players to hop around, even if there’s no compelling reason to do so. In Gears of War, however, pressing the “A” button sends Marcus Fenix diving into cover. He hides behind pillars, cars, couches, walls, and any other obstacle you can find. In the game’s manual, Bleszinksi says the design was inspired by a game of paintball, during which he realized that the run-and-gun tactics of most shooting games did nothing to approximate the duck-and-cover tactics of a real (or at least a paintball) firefight.

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Top 10 Detox Foods

As 2007 swings into gear, there’s no better time to give your body a healthy, fresh start than now! Plus if you’re thinking about lowering your weight – and your RealAge “eating clean” is a great first step. Add these 10 foods to your grocery cart and you’ll get three terrific benefits:

1. Lots of super-healthy liquids to flush out the body while pouring in nutrients.
2. Fiber to keep your GI tract fit.

3. Foods that energize cleansing enzymes in the liver, your body’s built-in detox center.

Green leafy vegetables. Eat them raw, throw them into a broth, add them to juices. Their chlorophyll helps swab out environmental toxins (heavy metals, pesticides) and is an all-round liver protector.

Lemons
. You need to keep the fluids flowing to wash out the body and fresh lemonade is ideal. Its vitamin C – considered the detox vitamin – helps convert toxins into a water – soluble form that?s easily flushed away.

Watercress. Put a handful into salads, soups, and sandwiches. The peppery little green leaves have a diuretic effect that helps move things through your system. And cress is rich in minerals too.

Garlic. Add it to everything – salads, sauces, spreads. In addition to the bulb’s cardio benefits, it activates liver enzymes that help filter out junk.

Top 10 Detox Foods – Beauty Eats on Yahoo! Food

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