Left-Handed and Goofy-Footed Humans

Recently I heard that all polar bears are left-handed. Could that be true? What an amazing possibility! I started researching the internet on handedness. I learned that roughly 10% of human beings are left handed, 1% are ambidextrous and the rest are right-handed. That unlucky 10% face constant annoyances in a largely right-handed world. I learned that roughly 10% […]

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Biggest Christmas Gift Ever

Many people believe the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States, intended to commemorate the lasting friendship between the two nations. But the actual story is more complicated. At the young age of 21, French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi toured the mid-East and Egypt and was dazzled by the pyramids […]

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Eggnog French Toast

Bought a little too much eggnog this year?  It may be a little too calorie dense to drink in abandon, but a little goes a long way in adding a special flair to french toast. The beauty of this recipe is you prepare it in the evening, refrigerate it overnight and wake up to an […]

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Gobbler Cakes

It doesn’t get much simpler than this!  After all that exhausting Thanksgiving Day preparation and cooking, here’s an easy-to-make, savory treat. Ingredients 1 large egg 2 cups cooked stuffing 1-1/4 cups finely chopped cooked turkey 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes 1 tablespoon canola oil Cranberry sauce and turkey gravy, […]

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Talkin’ Turkey

The modern domesticated turkey descends from the wild turkey; which didn’t originate from Turkey at all, but Mexico. The turkey is believed to have been a sacred bird in ancient Mexican cultures (the Mayans, Aztecs and Toltecs referred to the turkey as the ‘Great Xolotl’, viewing them as ‘jewelled birds’). An ancient text called the […]

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Who Invented the First Robot?

One of the most prolific inventors of all time conceived the plans for a robotic knight. Some of his other groundbreaking ideas included an instrument to measure wind speed; a helicopter; a parachute; an armored car; a triple barrel cannon, a hydraulic power saw, scuba gear, scissors and a revolving bridge which could be packed […]

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A Genius Meal

Many people know that Leonardo da Vinci kept meticulous notebooks. These texts give great insight into his relationship with food and health. He started writing them when he was 37 and continued until his death. Much like diaries, his notebooks consisted of random thoughts, notes and drawings and they were written in “mirror script” from […]

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Saddle Up!

Have you ever ridden a zebra?  Me neither.  But have you ever wondered why? Maybe not, if you don’t ride horses very often either. But think about it. Zebras look so awesome! Forget about the boring old limousine–imagine how cool it would look for a movie start to arrive to the Oscars on a zebra! […]

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What Time is It?

You’ve probably seen a sundial before. A sundial shows the time by displaying the position of the Sun’s shadow on a flat surface, providing of course that there is enough sun to cast a shadow. But if you live in Seattle, you might not want to depend on a sundial. According to the following weather […]

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Are we infested by Aliens?

Did you know that the latest scientific research shows the number of bacteria within the average healthy, human body out-number human cells by ten to one. That’s not a typo. Only 10% of the cells in your body are NOT microbes.

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