Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Making Chocolate Eclairs

As tomorrow is the last day at work we are having a small party with people to bring in food from home.

I decided to try and make chocolate eclairs, i used to do loads of cooking for pleasure but now i dont do it so much.

I did get them made and well the pastry isint as good as it could be, but they still taste great and look the part too.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Something i noticed, hair on children

I have some friends who have small children, both my friends children are boys one 5 the other 6 and as it is summer they run around without a shirt on to keep cool.

One thing i noticed was the hair on their backs, there seemed to be so much of it, you can see it glistening in the sun.

So it got me wondering are we born with a certain amount of hair follicles and have them for life, and well we do

It seems that a developing fetus has all of it's hair follicles formed by week 22.

There are 5 million follicles on the body.
One million of those are on the head, and 100,000 are on the scalp.

It is the largest number of follicles we will ever have - hair follicles are never added during life.

As we grow older and our body grows, and the density of the hair follicles on the skin decreases.

Who would have thought, isn't it strange what you find out about how the human body works.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Birds Chirping

I am a night owl so i often hear birds chirping as soon as the sun starts to appear and i wondered why they seemed to do this particular chirp which was pretty loud and different to the ones you hear during the day, so of course i had to search to find out and this is what i found.

There are a few explanations of why birds do this

  1. The modern scientific viewpoint, it is devoid of any romantic, religious or aesthetic aspects.

    It states that the dawn chorus signifies the warning signals given by each bird (usually the male bird) as it announces the re-establishment of its territory for the purpose of courtship, nesting and food getting.

    All of these are basic steps to breeding and the dawn chorus is just a way to warn other counterparts to keep away from their respective territories.

  2. The conventional opinion in the Middle Ages about the singing of birds was that the birds chirped early in the morning to praise their Creator, sweetly exalting their Lord for all the beauties he had adorned the entire world with.

    Another standpoint stated that birds sang a welcome song for the sun, expressing their keenness for the sunrise, which symbolized food, warmth and protection.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Why Night Owls Are More Intelligent than Morning Larks

I am a night owl and im consider myself pretty intelligent and someone showed me this study that was done which you can see on Psychology Today

After reading it i thought about my own family, two people in my family where born with slight learning difficulties (they now lead an everyday life) and anyhow from memory they where able to go to sleep earlier than me. I remember i used to go to sleep around 11pm and wake up at 5.15am to get the first part of my journey to get to work. You would think i was tired but i dont really remember feeling tired.

It used to be a running joke in my family, i would walk down to the kitchen with my father sitting there and he would smile at me and ask me how i was and how i slept i would grunt back at him then he would laugh, i dont talk when i wake up and even now whatever time i wake up i dont like to talk, i need to get my brain into action hehehehe.

This is the last paragraph on the page which explains it the simplest
An analysis of a large representative sample of young Americans confirms this prediction. Net of a large number of social and demographic factors, more intelligent children grow up to be more nocturnal as adults than less intelligent children. Compared to their less intelligent counterparts, more intelligent individuals go to bed later on weeknights (when they have to get up at a certain time the next day) and on weekends (when they don’t), and they wake up later on weekdays (but not on weekends, for which the positive effect of childhood intelligence on adult nocturnally is not statistically significant). For example, those with a childhood IQ of less than 75 ("very dull") go to bed around 23:41 on weeknights in early adulthood, whereas those with a childhood IQ of over 125 ("very bright") go to bed around 00:29.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Funny Pictures

While browsing the internet one day i came across a website that had quite alot of funny pictures, two of them sat out to me and here they are:

Mens Boobs (or moobs)

How i think some men see womens bra's lol