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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

OMG Facts for today

1. in the 1920s popcorn was banned from movie theaters because it was too noisy

2. According to comedian and actor Louis C.K. your forties are the age when doctors stop trying to fix you. "When you describe what's ailing you," he said, "they just nod their heads and say, "Yeah, that starts to happen."

3. The total weight of bacteria living in the human body is 4.4 pounds



think about that last one for a minute. How do they know? did they capture every single one of them and stuff them in a pre-weighed jar then onto a scale? 

26 comments:

  1. Sometimes all that is to be said as people complain about their medical issues, especially aches and pains, is to point out their age to them.

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    1. Andrew; which brings to mind the old joke about a man complaining about pain in his knee and the doctor says "well, it is 70 years old" and the patient says "so is the other knee and there's nothing wrong with that one"

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  2. Hmmm on #3 I think they just make shit up sometimes. THey must have made a way for quieter popcorn fortunately for theaters as that's probably half their profits.

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    1. joeh; I think they solved that problem with louder soundtracks.

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  3. I like that. A lot of me is 75, and in better shape than the rest of me.

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    1. Joanne; it makes perfect sense to me.

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  4. I think it's calculus, or trig, or one of those other majical sciences.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler; you could be on to something there.

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  5. So when I weigh myself I can subtract that weight right? Right????

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    1. only slightly confused; of course, plus the weight of your earrings, nail polish, hair product, any food you ate in the last hour because it doesn't count if it hasn't had time to glue itself to your hips yet...

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  6. I believe many of the "facts" given to us by the "experts" are fiction! :)

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    1. Lee; that's my belief too, I'm pretty sure this calendar was made to give people a laugh each morning.

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  7. Interesting. Didn't realise popcorn made that much noise.
    40 years old and Dr.'s stop treating you - no not these days, they do fix things and continue to do so and when you get old as in about 80, they treat things the best they can, well that's what I believe.
    Have no idea about the bacteria - who knows!

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; this stuff is all tongue-in-cheek, not meant to be taken seriously. But perhaps in the 1920s, the movies were silent and all you could hear was popcorn being eaten.

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  8. If the movies were silent, then what did it matter if all you could hear was popcorn? They had those little cards pop up to read the dialogue. I think somebody with power and money was an antipopcornite!

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    1. Val; Vest has the answer, the problem was mice who came to feed on the dropped popcorn. The noise was an excuse so the people wouldn't stay home because of the mice.

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  9. In the London cinemas popcorn was banned simply because it attracted Mice when spilled. however, it came to ahead after Pussy cats were introduced to combat the mouse problem. The pussycats roaming beneath one's feet became confusing to many a lover boy wondering what he was stroking. 'Hmm'.

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  10. (3) Bacteria, yes , could be mostly B S.
    (2)Also B S are most of Doctors opinions . particularly when as young as I am. Eating well and clean living and a daily unblocking of that two kilo's of waste are essential

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  11. OMG is right. I had a follow up with my Cardiologist yesterday and saw a PA instead. She was shaking my hand goodbye while I was still talking. These time schedules are horrible and who has time for a 71 year old broad?

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  12. Number 3 is one of those things they just toss out for how on earth would you disprove it?

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  13. The movies are loud enough now that i think it covers the crunching noises.

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  14. Ohhh popcorn grease gets everywhere and it is pretty loud. But moviegoers are so loud with all their talking now that popcorn is the least of our worries I think! :)

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  15. I'm cracking up over the post and the comments! And I'm definitely subtracting that 4.4 pounds from my official weight, plus the other things you suggested!

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  16. I believe I was in my mid-forties when the Doc explained away any ailments with, "You are not a spring chicken anymore."

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