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Driving Reaction Test Involving Sheep

I hope the link works…I enjoyed this as I am a lover of sheep…and no sheep were hurt in the making of this.
I know all of you are very good drivers, so here is a fun test to see how good your speed is!
The driving manual says the average driver’s reaction time is .75 seconds or 1 car length for every 10 mph.
Test your average reaction time. Be careful, this can be addictive! You will be surprised at how slow you really are.
I don’t know how you did but I was rubbish.
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The difference between butter and margarine – I didn’t know it was that bad.

I will start by telling you that I didn’t do the research for this post. I, merely, copied it from an email I received. Permission to copy is given in the final paragraph… I have to say, I found this report very interesting. READ ON…


Margarine  was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys.  When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put  all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their  heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get  their money back.  It was a white substance with no food appeal  so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter.  How do you like it?  They have come out with some clever new flavourings..    

 The difference between margarine and butter?  

Read on to the end…gets very interesting!   

Both have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at
 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine. 

 margarine can increase heart disease in women by  53%  over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard  Medical Study. 

  • Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in  other foods. 
  • Butter  has many nutritional benefits, where margarine has a few, and only  because they are added! 
  • Butter  tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of  other foods. 
  • Butter  has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years . 

And now, for Margarine..

  • Very High in Trans fatty acids. 
  • Triples risk of coronary heart disease . 
  • Increases  total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and  lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) 
  • Increases  the risk of cancers up to five times.. 
  • Lowers  quality of breast milk. 
  • Decreases immune response. 
  • Decreases  insulin response. 

And  here’s the most disturbing fact…. HERE IS THE PART THAT  IS  VERY INTERESTING!

 is but ONE MOLECULE away  from being PLASTIC… and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT 

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is  added, changing the molecular structure of the  substance).   

You  can try this yourself:

Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded  area.  Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

*  no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it  (that should tell you something)

*  it does not rot or smell differently because it has
  no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny  microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.  Why? Because it is nearly plastic. Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?  

Share  This With Your Friends…..(If you want to butter them up’!)

Chinese Proverb:
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it,  you have a  moral obligation to share it with  others. 


Well, has it changed your opinion towards margarine/butter? It certainly has made me think twice.





Lumps of Cloud? I’m not sure…

Nice Fluffy Clouds

Nice Fluffy Clouds

Maybe I’m getting old. After all, I do seem to be finding fault in everything these days.

One such thing is weather forecasters on the TV and how they talk about clouds.

See what I mean, I have an opinion about all sorts of things!

Well, back to the weather reports and, as far as I am concerned, I get a little hot under the collar when I hear things like, “There are several lumps of cloud in the west” or “The weather’s quiet today.”

Firstly, I thought that clouds were formed out of water vapour and if I’m correct, this vapour is the gaseous state of water. Assuming I am right, (I don’t mind being wrong so feel free to correct me), this water vapour can’t be seen.

If it can’t be seen how can it be a solid? You can’t pick it up and hold it in your hands either so how can it be a lump?

Now I felt quite pleased that I thought that out for myself…

However,  I said that I thought that clouds can’t be called lumps but it has been pointed out to me, by my partner, that most clouds are formed by frozen crystals. Frozen water , (ice) which is also known as water in its solid state.

If that’s the case then I guess that clouds could be classed as lumps.

Still, despite knowing about the frozen crystals in clouds, I’m not convinced that the whole cloud, which is formed from these crystals, could be classed as a lump.

If they were lumps, how would aeroplanes manage to avoid them on a daily basis? Also, wouldn’t they fall to the ground due to their weight instead of floating gracefully?

Frozen water

These are lumps.

Am I making sense? The more I re-read this the more unsure I am.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I don’t always agree when some people say things such as “Lumps of cloud.”

As for, ‘The weather is quiet today’ I can understand why they say that.

I don’t agree though, even if I do understand. That’s how I am these days. It’s petty, little things that ‘get my back up.’

It comes to something when I hear myself shouting at the TV, “THEY’RE NOT LUMPS.”

If you’re reading this thinking, “What is she going on and on about?”  then have your say. 

I’ve had my moan so, now it’s off my chest, I will just check the weather for tomorrow…

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