SnakeBite

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  Snakebite season is here. In North America, there are over 7,000 snakebites a year, many of them non-fatal and non- venomous. In fact ,of the 20 species of venomous snakes (which include 16 species of rattlesnakes, 2 species of coral snakes, one species of cottonmouth (or water moccasin), and one species of copperhead ) most of the bites are …

Tagalooma Wrecks, Bucket List Item

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On the coast of south-east Queensland, Australia, sits the world’s third largest sand island, Moreton Island.  In case you wonder as, I do, the largest is Frasier Island also on  Queensland’s coast.  The second largest is North Stradbroke and it is located, yes you guessed it, Queensland. A sand island is an island that made entirely (or mostly) of Sand.  I diverge, the sand island…

News You May Have Missed 5/23-5/29

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ELEPHANT BORROWS GOPRO AND TAKES ELPHIE WITH TOURIST Christian LeBlanc was in Thailand with his  girlfriend. Exploring one of the Islands when they came across some elephants where for 50 cents they could buy a basket of bananas to feed to the elephants. They were on vacation, so of course, they bought the Bananas. Things were going along nicely when one of the elephants…

Ever Dream This Man?

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In 2006 a patient draws a picture of a man that is appearing in her dreams with regular occurrence.  The psychiatrist put the picture on  his desk and a few days later another patient recognizes the picture as a man who shows up in their recurring dreams. Both of these people claim to have never seen the man in their everyday…

Phobia

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We have evolved to have a healthy fear of things that may harm us. It is survival. Have a fear of a snakes or a spiders? That is natures way of keeping you from petting the rattlesnake. Everyone is afraid of something but there are those of us who have move beyond just the “OMG! It is a snake” wariness…

Thank You

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There is phrase that I used to hear a lot that I do not not hear as much. It is a great little phrase and the uttering of such a phrase could create good will all around the world. The phrase is just two words. Two important words. It is Thank You. Thank You is what one says to express…

Homeless Hot Spots

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A marketing company called BBH Labs  engaged in an experimental program aimed at bringing attention to and helping the homeless.  They turned the homeless into 4G hotspots. Yes, you read that right. 4G hotspots.  BBH Labs gave some homeless folks a transponder and a t-shirt. The t-shirt declared the name of the homeless person and the fact that they were…