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My Broken Toe…

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So since my diagnosis of Meniere’s Disease….my constant Vertigo has me falling all over the place…all the time!  This has me crashing into things constantly!!

Because of this…I have succeeded in breaking my pinky toe at least 4 times!

Now…Please….DO NOT THINK POORLY of my mom for what you are about to read and see next as it made me laugh out loud…literally!

But….this past week-end…I was sitting there next to her telling her how my foot was hurting and that I thought I had broken my toe yet again!   She didn’t say a thing….she just picked up her phone, typed, and laid it back down.

Seconds later…I get a text from her (yes…while I was sitting there next to her).  I pick up my phone…and this is what I see…..

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God Love Her!!!

Typing – Is Music To My Ears…

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When Mom sent me the following video…I really wasn’t sure what to expect…

But when I watched it…after the first couple of times so I could get the laughing out of the way….I started to appreciate it for what it truly is…

It is music!  It is ART!

Check it out!!  The Classical Typewriter

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The Mystery of Shoelaces…

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Mystery of why shoelaces come undone unravelled by science

You put on your shoes, tie them as firmly as possible, but soon after the laces come undone.  Now scientists think they know what causes one of life’s knotty problems.

They found the force of a foot striking the ground stretches and then relaxes the knot, while a second force caused by the leg swinging acts on the ends of the laces, like an invisible hand. The researchers say an understanding of shoelaces can be applied to other structures, such as DNA.

Using a slow-motion camera and a series of experiments, mechanical engineers at University of California Berkeley found “shoelace knot failure” happens in a matter of seconds, triggered by a complex interaction of forces.

Lead researcher Christopher Daily-Diamond said: “When you talk about knotted structures, if you can start to understand the shoelace, then you can apply it to other things, like DNA or microstructures, that fail under dynamic forces.

“This is the first step toward understanding why certain knots are better than others, which no one has really done.”

The study began with co-author and graduate student Christine Gregg lacing up a pair of running shoes and jogging on a treadmill while a colleague filmed what happened next. They found that when running, your foot strikes the ground at seven times the force of gravity. Responding to that force, the knot stretches and then relaxes.

As the knot loosens, the swinging leg applies an inertial force on the free ends of the laces, leading to rapid unravelling in as little as two strides. Ms Gregg said: “To untie my knots, I pull on the free end of a bow tie and it comes undone. “The shoelace knot comes untied due to the same sort of motion. “The forces that cause this are not from a person pulling on the free end but from the inertial forces of the leg swinging back and forth while the knot is loosened from the shoe repeatedly striking the ground.”

Scientists conducted tests with a variety of different laces.

But while some laces might be better than others for tying knots, they all suffered from the same fundamental cause of knot failure, the study, which was published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A, found. Ms Gregg added: “The interesting thing about this mechanism is that your laces can be fine for a really long time and it’s not until you get one little bit of motion to cause loosening that starts this avalanche effect leading to knot failure.”

The Friction Dance – Fik-Shun

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Ladies and Gents….if you do not know the person whose SMILE is lighting up the page above this….let me introduce you!  His name is:  Fik-Shun

He stole our hearts with his smile and his DANCE moves in Season 10 of “So You Think You Can Dance” and has been doing the same ever since!

And just the other day….my Mom sent me a video of one of his dances…so I just had to share it with you all!  IT IS FREAKING AWESOME!

Here is the link to:  THE FRICTION DANCE

Sit Back…and ENJOY!

Why T-Rex Had Such Puny Arms

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When I was a kid…I wasn’t really into Dinosaurs.  Not sure why…just wasn’t my thing!

But then came along….

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And my life forever was changed!

I am now completely and TOTALLY in love with Dinosaurs!  But more specifically….the Tyrannosaurus Rex!

The killing machine…with tiny little arms!  In fact…I have been known to call my lovely wife Rex…because she is a tiny little killing machine…with tiny T-Rex arms!  LOL

But…I never thought about why they have such puny little arms.  At least…not until my Mom sent me this video!

So CLICK HERE to learn some T-Rex Crap!!!!

Things Cats Do…

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Now…if you have ever seen the Musical Cats…I am guessing that you absolutely LOVED IT!

I know I did!   And I had no problem with a bunch of humans dressed up pretending to be cats!  It was actually very very cool!

But then…My mom sent me the following video.

And now…when ever I think about humans acting like cats…I feel….DISTURBED!

Check it out:  Things Cats Do That’d Be Creepy If You Did Them

MEOW!

How Many Construction Workers…

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My mom sent me the following video…and although watching something spin is not ideal for someone with Meniere’s Disease…I could not resist!!

This made me LOL out loud!   Hee Hee Hee

Watch it here:  Concrete Buffer Gone Wild

Here is a little back story…so you don’t get mad at the people filming it!  LOL

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If you’ve ever worked in construction then you know how something like this concrete buffer gone wild can turn an otherwise boring day into an exciting one. I admire the creative solution that these guys came up with to corral the runaway concrete buffer. Nobody from the construction crew was injured in this episode and the office workers had such a good laugh at this that they ended up buying some of these workers lunch.

Patriotic Piano Playing Chicken…

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Honestly…you just can’t make this crap up!  LOL

Check out this awesome video and ENJOY!!

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Regarding The Big Game…

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So….while everyone else in the world is talking about how many baskets Tom Brady shot…or the fact that the big game went into extra innings…and that Indianapolis is gently weeping right now….

This is what my Mom sent me about the Big Game!

And I have to say….it was the best thing about the whole dang Superbowl!

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LOVE IT!

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