Thursday, March 22, 2012

Interesting Facts about Dogs

    Mastiff Puppies
  1. A dog by the name of Laika was launched into space aboard the Russian spacecraft Sputnik 2 in 1957.
  2. The Dalmatian dog is named for the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, where it is believed to have been originally bred.
  3. Boxers were named after their habit of playing. At the beginning of play with another dog, a Boxer will stand on his hind legs and 'box' at his opponent.
  4. The name of the Taco Bell dog is Gidget.
  5. The real name of Toto the dog in "The Wizard Of Oz" was Terry.
  6. Davy Crockett had a dog named Sport.
  7. The first guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired were trained in Germany to provide assistance for those blinded in the war. German Shepherds were used for their protective and strong sense of loyalty to their owner.
  8. In England, the most commonly used guide dog for the blind is the Yellow Labrador Retriever.
  9. Humans can detect sounds at 20,000 times per second, while dogs can sense frequencies of 30,000 times per second.
  10. Dogs sweat through the pads of their feet.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Things to Say if You Get Caught Sleeping At Your Desk!

15. "They told me at the blood bank this might happen."

14. "This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in the last time management course you sent me to."

13. "Whew! Guess I left the top off the liquid paper"

12. "I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm!"

11. "This is one of the seven habits of highly effective people!"

10. "I was testing the keyboard for drool resistance"

9. "Actually I'm doing a "Stress Level Elimination Exercise Plan" (SLEEP) I learned it at the last mandatory seminar you made me attend.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Facts about Solar Power

  1. Solar energy is a term used for describing a range of methods for obtaining energy from the sun. Many people immediately think about solar panels when hearing solar energy but wind, biomass and hydro power are all forms of solar energy. Wind develops through highs and lows in temperature. Wind drives waves. Rainfall, created by sun-warmed evaporated water feeds the rivers that are sources for hydro power.
  2. In the late 15th century Leonardo Da Vinci already conceived of an industrial use of solar power by employing concave mirrors to heat water.
  3. William Adams first discovered solar power cells in 1876.
  4. In the 1830's, the British astronomer John Herschel used a solar collector box to cook food during an expedition to Africa.
  5. As early as 1921, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded for experiments with solar power and photovoltaics. It was awarded to Albert Einstein.
  6. In 1952, David Chaplin and other employees at Bell Labs discovered silicon made solar cells much more efficient.
  7. In the late 1950s, NASA started using solar cells as a power source in space.
  8. In 1983, 21 total megawatts of solar power producing cells were installed worldwide.
  9. By 2004, 927 megawatts of solar power producing cells were installed worldwide.
  10. In 35 states, you are allowed to run the power produced by your solar power system back into the utilities grid. Known as net metering, this allows you to sell your solar power to the utility, more or less eliminating your electrical bill and saving you thousands of dollars over the years.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Court Room Conversations Part 1

A collection of some of the most hilarious / stupidest court-room conversations ever. Definitely worth the read.

ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reebooks.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget.
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?

Say the Color!

DO NOT READ the words, say aloud the COLOR of each word. 

Both sides of your  brain are trying to work this out for you.
Your right brain is trying to say the color and your left brain is trying to read the word.

7 Amazing Things your senses can accomplish

  • Your smell is unique: Your body odor is unique to you — unless you have an identical twin. Even babies recognize the individual scents of their mothers.
  • Humans use echolocation: Humans can use sound to sense objects in their area using echolocation. It is thought that those who are blind develop this ability to heightened effectiveness.
  • Adrenaline gives you super strength: Yes, with the proper response in certain situations, you really can lift a car.
  • Women smell better than men: Women are better than men at identifying smells.

9 Facts about the Human Brain

The Brain

Brain_090407Complex and poorly understood, the brain is what makes everything work properly. The body may be kept alive, but without the brain, a person can’t truly live. Here are some interesting and weird facts about the brain.
  1. The brain doesn’t feel pain: Even though the brain processes pain signals, the brain itself does not actually feel pain.
  2. Your brain has huge oxygen needs: Your brain requires 20 percent of the oxygen and calories your body needs — even though your brain only makes up two percent of your total body weight.
  3. 80% of the brain is water: Instead of being relatively solid, your brain 80% water. This means that it is important that you remain properly hydrated for the sake of your mind.
  4. Your brain comes out to play at night: You’d think that your brain is more active during the day, when the rest of your body is. But it’s not. Your brain is more active when you sleep.
  5. Your brain operates on 10 watts of power: It’s true: The amazing computational power of your brain only requires about 10 watts of power to operate.
  6. A higher I.Q. equals more dreams: The smarter you are, the more you dream. A high I.Q. can also fight mental illness. Some people even believe they are smarter in their dreams than when they are awake.