Archive for April 2nd, 2016

Did You Get April Fooled Yesterday?

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

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You Will Yawn In The Next 60-Seconds

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

You yawn to get more oxygen into your body or push out carbon dioxide, right? Wrong.  It may be a small part of the reason but actually scientists don’t know what causes yawns.  People do yawn more at bedtime and when they’re listening to boring people but that doesn’t necessarily explain why your brain would need more oxygen.

Studies have shown many paratroopers yawn before their first jump, as do actors before going on stage, and athletes before competing. These aren’t boring situations in peoples’ lives.  Yawns may also induce body stretching for physical exertion.

One of the newest yawning theories is the “hot brain” idea.  Our brain works best in a narrow temperature range and yawning may increases blood flow to move heat away from it in some cases.

Yawns are contagious and they’re “spread” by the people closest to you. Members of your family can get you to yawn most, followed by friends, acquaintances and lastly strangers. When my cat starts yawning, I’m quick to follow but I can’t make her yawn.


What can you do to stop a yawning attack?  A cold compress or ice on your forehead usually does the trick but this is inconvenient in business meetings and kind of breaks the mood when you’re in bed with your lover.

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If Only She Could Make Sauce …

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

This is my Aunt Carmella and her friend Danni wrestling at our last family reunion. Unfortunately Greco-Roman Freestyle Women Wrestling  was banned by the Olympics as a competitive sport in 1069 B.C.

Womens professional wrestling: https://www.google.com/

Bumper Spaghetti Crop Expected

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

From April 1, 2014

Today is April Fool’s Day  and things are looking bleak. Does anyone (besides me) have fun anymore? When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? Look, I know the country’s going to hell, you’re probably going to lose your job, we have three friggin’ wars going, your kids are going to college on your dime and majoring in “Disappointing Mom & Dad”, Elvis is dead and you’re not feeling all that well yourself – but for crissakes, LIGHTEN UP. Your life today is not a dress rehearsal – this is it!

Britain always had a better sense of ‘humour’ than America. On April 1, 1957, the BBC reported a bumper crop of Spaghetti because of a mild winter and better control of the feared ‘pasta weevil’. They even showed footage of peasants happily picking ripe spaghetti from the trees.

The network was shocked at the response. Thousands of Brits jammed its phone lines asking how they could grow their own “Spaghetti Trees”! “Keeping a stiff upper lip” (in other words, not laughing it’s ass off) the BBC diplomatically delivered this answer:

“Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”

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