It seems brushing one’s teeth is not only for health and hygiene reasons, it is so much more.
Increase Brain Power
There are also some research about the effect of chocolates to brain power. Apparently the flavanols in cocoa can increase cognitive abilities, allowing for multitasking, i.e. ability to perform two or more tasks at a time.
A carabao-drawn cart loaded with freshly harvested young coconuts from barangay Nabbuan, Santiago City Photo:http://www.science.ph/
The story below is from a book, which is currently available through Project Gutenberg.
The book is entitled Philippine Folk Tales written and collated by Mabel Cook Cole. I have adapted it a little bit and used coconuts rather than the unfamiliar (to me anyway) cocoanuts. The story came from the Tinguian tribe.
The Man with the Coconuts
One day a rather enterprising Manila boy, who was on vacation in Bacolod borrowed his grandfather’s cart and carabao to gather coconuts from their farm to sell in the market for some money so he can paint the town red later that evening with his friends.
This rather spoiled man was very sure of himself and thought that what he was about to do is really a doddle. Nothing to it at all. Just load the cart with coconuts and deliver them to the market. Easy peasy, quick money.
Loading the cart with coconut was easy enough; it was pretty easy that the man kept loading the cart with more coconuts that it could really carry, more than enough to challenge the poor carabao’s pulling prowess.
He was no more than five minutes in his journey when he met a local boy. He asked the boy the quickest way to the market.
“If you go slowly,” said the boy, looking at the load on the horse, “you will arrive very soon; but if you go fast, it will take you all day.”
The young man found this cryptic advice very puzzling but thought nothing more of it. He reckoned the boy was talking stupid nonsense, probably been too long in the sun. 🙂
With a purposeful slap of his whip, he hurried the long suffering carabao along. But the coconuts started falling one by one. He had to stop to pick them up. He then hurried the carabao to make for lost time. But the more they move faster the more coconuts fell off, which he had to pick up. This happened several times.
It was nearly the end of the market day when he arrived at his destination. At this time he was so tired and weary that all he wanted was to go home, have some supper cooked by his grandmother and then go to bed.
He certainly learnt something that day. A slower pace is not always a bad thing.
This conundrum has been puzzling me to the point that my logical mind and keen eyesight have been well and truly stumped. I would therefore appreciate your input in solving this mystery.
I found this photo in Facebook with the following scenario added to it:
A guy came back home from a business trip to his beautiful wife. He clicked this picture of hers as soon as he got back. After a few days he killed his wife and put this photo in her pocket after killing her!! During his trial, he said that he killed his wife because she was cheating on him. The prosecutor asked, “What proof do you have?”
The husband said, “That photo is the proof. Look carefully.”
Question: What did the man see in the picture that made him kill his wife?
What do you think is in the photo that prove beyond any doubt that the wife was having an affair?
Within the picture is The Hidden Tiger. Can you find it?
Tigers are truly magnificent and majestic animals. They seem to me to exude power and strength even when at rest or still. It is sad that they are endangered in their natural habitat. Humans are the worst predators on this planet. 🙁
Tigers, like some hunters, only seek prey for food and survival for themselves and their cubs. So called human hunters mainly want the tiger for its skin, fur and other body parts to sell as so called ‘medicine’ or luxury rugs & cloth etc., all for profit.
Their habitat: the forest, the jungles, the woods, etc., are also being cleared and destroyed in the name of human progress to obtain lumber from dwindling trees, and to make space for settlements and farms.
If lions are the king of the African plains, then the tigers are the king of Asian forests.
Below is one of my favourite poems, we learned at school and imagined the wonderful words into a mental picture of this superior cat.