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Old 10-24-2013, 01:53 PM   #21
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antecubital fossa?
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:54 PM   #22
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antecubital fossa?
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:05 PM   #23
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So what did I learn? That the number one preventable cause of death or disability among people older than 65, is falls....

But... possibly the worst, is the sudden degradation of life caused by a fall... often a broken hip or physically disabling injury. Wheel chairs, Nursing homes, rehab, and long terms of down time and depression... not to mention the cost. Happens in a few seconds....
After my grandmother fell and broke her hip, and got a hip replacement, her life style changed significantly--as she was reluctant to go out as often, or be as active as she had been before, for fear of again falling. She passed away just a few years later.
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There is no proper name for the back of the knees.
I would informally call them knee pits, and inner elbow area would be an elbow pit. (Then I would invent new antiperspirants specifically targeted at these areas, created a new market for an unneeded item ("Don't suffer the embarrassment of elbow pit perspiration any longer!"), sell them online, and made a fortune.)
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OMG! All these years I've been going unprotected against elbow pit perspiration!

I'll just have to crawl into a hole and die since I could never face anyone again.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:39 AM   #26
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I think this thread should take off!
If you learn something today, you should take time to share it with your friends.

Here's my contribution for today:

The average American watches 5 hours of TV per day.
Each hour of network TV includes 20 minutes of commercials.
That means 75 twenty four hour days of watching TV
And 25 twenty four hour days of watching commercials.
Networks conspire to time commercials to avoid switching.
Commercials are presented in "blocks" of from 6 to ten commercials/block.
Most movie oriented channels, time commercials to be short in the beginning of the show, and extra long towards the end.
Networks hate the Dish "Hopper"... perhaps legal action.
Netflix and streaming TV gaining in leaps and bounds over networks.

It's a major part of American Life... in transition.

But you knew that, didn't you?
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After my grandmother fell and broke her hip
Before anti-osteoporosis treatments, I had always heard that the most common scenario was that a person's hip would break first, causing the fall. People just assumed the two events happened in the reverse order.
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It's impossible for a human to lick their elbow.
Please tell me that I am not the only one who immediately tried to prove this incorrect. (I failed; but, it still seems doable with more yoga and/or a longer tongue.)
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Networks conspire to time commercials to avoid switching.
Commercials are presented in "blocks" of from 6 to ten commercials/block.
Most movie oriented channels, time commercials to be short in the beginning of the show, and extra long towards the end.
I remember when I was a kid, commercial breaks were relatively few and short. Like a one-minute commercial every 15 minutes or so. In fact, I've got the complete Beatles on Ed Sullivan appearances, with the complete one-hour Ed Sullivan Show episodes, with commercials of the time, and that's the case: a one-minute commercial every 12 or 15 minutes.

Today, it seems like the commercial breaks are about 4 or 5 minutes long, every 6 to 8 minutes. So I usually just DVR programs I want to watch and then fast-forward thru the commercials. I'll sometimes even do that for NFL games: I'll record one game while watching another, and then play catch-up later, fast-forwarding thru all the many commercial breaks.

Anyway, back to my original Shakespeare topic, then I'll move on. What got me on this Shakespeare kick was a PBS documentary I saw the other night, about the "Shakespeare Authorship Question." One of the things mentioned was that because so little is actually known about Will, virtually all biographies are full of conjecture. The film gave examples, such as sentences will contain: might have, could have, may have, must have, assuming, etc.

So I went back to a local library yesterday and browsed through about three biographies, and confirmed it. I jotted down other examples of conjecture that run throughout these Shakespeare bios: evidently; if he had; perhaps he...; it is impossible to say; it is likely; one might conclude; even if Will had...; x almost certainly; it is virtually certain; normally x would have; it is not known if...; and, this might well have been.

That's what I learned, and confirmed yesterday.
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Please tell me that I am not the only one who immediately tried to prove this incorrect. (I failed; but, it still seems doable with more yoga and/or a longer tongue.)
You're not the only one. I tried it, too, when I first heard it.
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I think this thread should take off!
If you learn something today, you should take time to share it with your friends.

Here's my contribution for today:

The average American watches 5 hours of TV per day.
Each hour of network TV includes 20 minutes of commercials.
That means 75 twenty four hour days of watching TV
And 25 twenty four hour days of watching commercials.
Networks conspire to time commercials to avoid switching.
Commercials are presented in "blocks" of from 6 to ten commercials/block.
Most movie oriented channels, time commercials to be short in the beginning of the show, and extra long towards the end.
Networks hate the Dish "Hopper"... perhaps legal action.
Netflix and streaming TV gaining in leaps and bounds over networks.

It's a major part of American Life... in transition.

But you knew that, didn't you?
American TV seems to have more commercials than TV anywhere else. I guess commerce makes the world go around. But it's one reason why I no longer watch TV.
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According to a factoid on an episode of Pawn Stars ("No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service"), FWIW, there are now 250,000 distinct words in the English language--more than any other language.

And Vic Flick was a (not too well-known) famous session guitar player, who played that in the James Bond movie Dr. No (and in A Hard Day's Night), among countless other well-known recordings. He had come into the pawn shop to sell his 1961 Strat, and got $55,000 for it!
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Please tell me that I am not the only one who immediately tried to prove this incorrect. (I failed; but, it still seems doable with more yoga and/or a longer tongue.)
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You're not the only one. I tried it, too, when I first heard it.
I tried as well. It reminded me that I have to do my {very painful} physio exercises today for my shoulder problem
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I learned that a horologist is a clock repair man. Who knew??
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American TV seems to have more commercials than TV anywhere else. I guess commerce makes the world go around. But it's one reason why I no longer watch TV.
What do you watch instead?
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It's impossible for a human to lick their elbow.
I didn't try, but it can be done. Similar situation to this:

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A man walks into a bar has a few drinks and asks what his tab was. The bartender replies that it is twenty dollars plus tip. The guy says, "I'll bet you my tab double or nothing that I can bite my eye." The bartender accepts the bet, and the guy pulls out his glass eye and bites it.

He has a few more drinks and asks for his bill again. The bartender reports that his bill now is thirty dollars plus tip. He bets the bartender he can bite his other eye. The bartender accepts knowing the man can't possibly have two glass eyes. The guy then proceeds by taking out his false teeth and biting his other eye.
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What do you watch instead?
News apps and websites, YouTube, Netflix.
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I learned that you can make banana muffins with just ripe bananas and a box of yellow cake mix...no oil or eggs and it tastes awesome.
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This thread reminded me of being told as child that if you kissed your elbow then you would never get married. I tried to kiss my elbow but failed and I have been married for over thirty years now. It must have been true!
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