Posts Tagged ‘science

09
Mar
18

Why do noses drip when you cry?

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That’s your burning question for the week(end), dear readers (and casual, compulsive scrollers).  Though I am sure to find some inklings of information by doing an online search, I want to hear your thoughts/input.

Now, not everyone may experience this.  But, for those who do, why does the nose drip when we get so upset that we feel the need to cry?  Any other time the nose drips, it’s a reaction to cold weather/chills and/or an attempt for the nose to purge itself of some invasive particle when you are sick or suffering from allergies.  When you’re upset/crying, you’re just consumed with emotion; there’s no germ to get out.

So, why does the nose run when you get upset?

Hit me with your scientific theories and diagnoses or just share your thoughts on the matter.

03
Dec
16

Stocking Madness, Day 10

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Here comes the final big wave before St. Nick’s special day.  OMFCRAAAFTS!  HOLIDAY-DO-KEN!

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LEGNOG, FOOD AND DRINK

  1. Chocolate-covered Cherry
  2. Pizza
  3. Sugar Overload Gingerbread Cookie [See the other stocking posts for more cookie examples.]
  4. Peppermint Legnog/Cup of Good Cheer (Green Mug)
  5. Gummy Worms
  6. Chocolate-covered Strawberry
  7. Berries’n’Cream
  8. Strawberry
  9. Frothy Root Beer Mug (Glass)
  10. Peanut Butter Jar
  11. Jelly Jar
  12. Frothy Hot Cocoa (Peppermint Mug)
  13. Frothy Hot Cocoa (Ho Ho Ho Mug)
  14. Honey Pot
  15. Frothy Legnog (Metal Stein)
  16. Legnog (Glass Mug)

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THE TWELVE ODDITIES OF STOCKING SEASON 2016

  1. Pajama Foot (Man), Plain/Red Diamond Stitch, Holly Berry/Red Gingham and Argyle
  2. Christmas Angel (Woman)
  3.  Pajama Foot (woman), Holly Berry/Pink Plaid
  4. Ballerina (Pink)
  5. Ballerina (Red/Holly Berry)
  6. Polka Dot (Accordion) Footnote (Expandable/Musical; press note to hear music)
  7. Paper Lantern (Japanese Maple print; Note/Card attachment)
  8. Holiday Cast (for a suffering/sick friend)/Break a Leg (good theater luck wish)
  9. Grape Masher/Wine Maker (for those living in warm areas that may not get snow)
  10. Eternia Wizard/Orko (He-Man)
  11. Ballerina (Red/White/Legwarmer/Holly Berry)
  12. (Weiner) Dog Cozy

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14
Jul
14

If Humans are Dr. Frankenstein…

…The internet and all the gadgets wired to obey it’s every command are the latest monster.

10
Jul
14

What Is Human Nature? We May Never Know

The human being is so complex. After thousands of years, we still do not know its limits or greatest potential. And, yet, man continues to taint and tamper with nature–including the environment and the body itself–with countless pollutants. How can we ever grasp human nature when it’s perpetually contaminated?

In pursuit of science, like the temptation for girls to strip down their dress-up dolls and smear them with graffiti instead of appreciating the creation as it is made, humans spoil the opportunity to understand each other and themselves. And yet, even when it’s not considered scientific research/testing, humans take chances with what surrounds/appears before them, like a school kid in a cold winter city daring to stick his tongue to a flag pole in the middle of a deep freeze. Are we no better now than the cavemen or natives who had to determine which berries were safe to eat?

What if all our “advancements” are nothing more than alternative routes to the same malfunction under a different trending name? What if we could do better by buying into less, not relying on products and services to pamper us and simply observing our surroundings and instincts (not our impulses/temptations) more often? What if we are wasting SO much time, energy and resources on experiments that all ultimately fail to do anything more than temporarily alter our outlook on what is inevitable? [Meanwhile, buyers fill the pockets they do not possess with seemingly (the previous being the key word) endless money and/or power. And, countless others either starve or squander their souls to cheat someone for their hasty, short-sighted benefit, simply because humans fail to work together.]

If you were to imagine yourself as an alien/outsider (saving the expense of crafting and sending some gizmo into deep space to reach out to the unknown which may only end up as more space garbage), employed to survey and sum up the nature of human beings, which of the following would you choose to voice your opinion?

1) “The human being is a constantly changing and viciously circling chemical trip, similar to what they call a roller coaster, a ride intended for amusement which goes in a loop, stirring emotions while risking bouts with hysteria and/or nausea. They change the shape of the track, affecting the range and pattern of reaction, but it’s still just a loop.”

2) “The human being is the bud of the (yet unknown name) flower, like a tadpole precedes a frog. Given time, the evolved form will earn the ego the human perceives to be deserved and become the rightful dominant species of the planet Earth without any capacity for war, experimentation, disease and/or segregation.”




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