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  • lczarnik 07:39 on June 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    My Thoughts Exactly 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 26 June 2013 03:41
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: My Thoughts Exactly

    Jane Seabrook is an illustrator and designer who lives in Auckland, New Zealand. In recent years, her artwork has focused on paintings of wildlife for the Fury Logic series of books. She shares her life with her husband, two teenage children, and a growing menagerie of assorted animals. Following are some excerpts from her books.

    Have a Fantastic day!

    There’s always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don’t hurt…

    Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect.
    It means you’ve decided to see beyond the imperfection

  • lczarnik 07:36 on June 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 25 June 2013 22:35
    Subject: Fw: BOBCAT ON TOP OF A SAGUARO–Beautiful!

    GOLD CANYON, Ariz.

    The images are incredible. A bobcat that has scampered to the top of a saguaro cactus — and it was quite a climb!

    The photos were captured in Gold Canyon , on the foot of the Superstition Mountains .

    The bobcat was trying to get away from a mountain lion that was stalking it, explains
    the photographer Curt Fonger. He darted up
    a 40-foot saguaro, and there he stayed for
    the remainder of the day.

    Curt Fonger and his wife Marta are living out
    their golden years on wilderness’ edge in Gold Canyon .

    With over 40 years of photography experience, Curt recently had a career-defining moment.

    "I’ve never had the luxury of seeing a
    bobcat on top of a saguaro," he says.

    "Just a beautiful creature, he was displaying himself proudly, kind of looking around, probably trying to see if mister mountain
    lion was still around… it was almost if he was posing!

    Curt says the golden cat with amber eyes stared back at him, perched on top of the cactus for hours. "He was pretty relaxed, he kind of laid on top of the saguaro, shut his eyes, almost as if he was sleeping."

    The bobcat eventually came down, but Curt and Marta are still riding high.

    "It was that Kodak moment I think every photographer lives for."

  • lczarnik 07:34 on June 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    These are worth a giggle! 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 25 June 2013 05:00
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    Subject: These are worth a giggle!

  • lczarnik 07:32 on June 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Human Mysteries… (interesting) 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 25 June 2013 04:36
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    This is rather long, but lot’s of interesting stuff. Wonder who did
    all the research on it.

    Human Mysteries!

    The Human Body is a treasure trove of mysteries, one that still confounds doctors and scientists about the details of its working. It’s not an overstatement to say that every part of your body is a miracle.

    Here are fifty facts about your body, some of which will leave you stunned…or…

    1. It’s possible for your body to survive without a surprisingly large fraction of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn’t be very healthy, but you would live.

    2. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Actually, Saliva is more important than you realize. If your saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

    3. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. The egg is actually the only cell in the body that is visible by the naked eye.

    4. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue and the hardest bone is the jawbone.

    5. Human feet have 52 bones, accounting for one quarter of all the human body’s bones.

    6. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.

    7. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. The reason it doesn’t eat away at your stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew themselves so frequently that you get a new stomach lining every three to four days.

    8. The human lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometers (1,500 mi) of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total surface area of about 70 square meters, roughly the same area as one side of a tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the lung cavities were unwound and laid end to end, they would extend for about 992 kilometers. Also, your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

    9. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.

    10. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.

    11. Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.

    12. Earwax production is necessary for good ear health. It protects the delicate inner ear from bacteria, fungus, dirt and even insects. It also cleans and lubricates the ear canal.

    13. Everyone has a unique smell, except for identical twins, who smell the same.

    14. Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born. This is why one out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born

    15. A baby’s head is one-quarter of its total length, but by the age of 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length. This is because people’s heads grow at a much slower rate than the rest of their bodies.

    16. Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. Some of the bones, like skull bones, get fused into each other, bringing down the total number.

    17. It’s not possible to tickle yourself. This is because when you attempt to tickle yourself you are totally aware of the exact time and manner in which the tickling will occur, unlike when someone else tickles you.

    18. Less than one third of the human race has 20-20 vision. This means that two out of three people cannot see perfectly.

    19. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. But if you are a woman, you are a better smeller than men, and will remain a better smeller throughout your life.

    20. The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels.

    21. The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants. Scientists have no idea why this is so, but attribute it to the growing imbalance of hormones in the body during pregnancy.

    22. The life span of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. But don’t worry, you must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone.

    23. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot feel pain.

    24. The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself.

    25. Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.

    26. By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.

    27. We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening, because during normal activities during the day, the cartilage in our knees and other areas slowly compress.

    28. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb, even while you are sleeping. In fact, the brain is much more active at night than during the day.

    29. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Neurons continue to grow throughout human life. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons.

    30. It is a fact that people who dream more often and more vividly, on an average have a higher Intelligence Quotient.

    31. The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.

    32. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. This is true for men as well as women.

    33. There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee.

    34. A human fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.

    35. By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.

    36. About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home. But don’t worry, a majority of these are harmless or even helpful bacteria.

    37. The colder the room you sleep in, the higher the chances are that you’ll have a bad dream.

    38. Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin.

    39. Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute.

    40. Like fingerprints, every individual has an unique tongue print that can be used for identification.

    41. A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.

    42. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.

    43. Humans can make do longer without food than sleep. Provided there is water, the average human could survive a month to two months without food depending on their body fat and other factors. Sleep deprived people, however, start experiencing radical personality and psychological changes

    after only a few sleepless days. The longest recorded time anyone has ever gone without sleep is 11 days, at the end of which the experimenter was awake, but stumbled over words, hallucinated and frequently forgot what he was doing.

    44. The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest blood type, A-H or Bombay blood, due to the location of its discovery, has been found in less than hundred people since it was discovered

    45. Every human spent about half an hour after being conceived, as a single cell. Shortly afterward, the cells begin rapidly dividing and begin forming the components of a tiny embryo.

    46. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

    47. Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren’t.

    48. Koalas and primates are the only animals with unique fingerprints.

    49. Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.

    50. The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet in the air.

  • lczarnik 07:25 on June 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Fwd: VS- Impossible Dream – Britians Talent – Video 

    Truly lovely.

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 25 June 2013 03:53

    Subject: Fw: Fwd: VS- Impossible Dream – Britians Talent – Video


    Enjoy a great video….another change of pace.

    If this doesn’t give you chills, nothing will!



  • lczarnik 07:19 on June 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Hysterical signs from Canada 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 25 June 2013 03:29
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    Hysterical signs from Canada!


    How to Get A Man To Wash His Hands
    Priceless. I would love to know where this restaurant is.

  • lczarnik 07:17 on June 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Cuts to our health care system 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 21 June 2013 10:03
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Cuts to our health care system

    Even if we had this before in our mail box, it is such fun to read it again!


    The Canadian Medical Association has weighed in on the Prime Minister’s health care proposals :

    The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

    The Gastroenterologists had a sort of a gut feeling about it, but the neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

    The Obstetricians felt they were all labouring under a misconception.

    Ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted.

    Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the

    Paediatricians said, "Oh, Grow up!"

    The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the

    Radiologists could see right through it.

    The Surgeons were fed up with the cuts and decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.

    The ENT specialists didn’t swallow it, and just wouldn’t hear of it.

    The Pharmacologists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow,

    and the Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter…."

    The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.

    The Anaesthetists thought the whole idea was a gas,

    but the Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.

    In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Ottawa.

  • lczarnik 11:57 on June 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Laughter is good for the soul 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 20 June 2013 03:09
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Laughter is good for the soul

    Hope you laugh as I did. BA

    I don’t want to brag or make anyone jealous or anything .. but…

    I can still fit into my earrings that I wore in High School.

  • lczarnik 11:55 on June 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Canhão Cristal – Maravilha-Crystal Canyon 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 19 June 2013 03:49
    Subject: Fw: Canhão Cristal – Maravilha-Crystal Canyon

    These are the most comprehensive photos of that river in
    Colombia. BA

    Asunto: FW: Canhão Cristal – Maravilha


  • lczarnik 11:54 on June 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    20 biggest animals 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 19 June 2013 03:04
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: 20 biggest animals

    Subject: Fw: 20 biggest animals

    African Giant Snail

    Africa does things big and this snail is no exception. Found in parts of East Africa, it can reach up to 8 inches in length.

    Cane Toad

    Originally found in South and Central America the cane toad is considered a nuisance to Australia’s natural wildlife and has few predators because of its toxic skin.

    Chinese Giant Salamander

    The largest and most definitely slimiest salamander in the world, it can grow up to 6 ft in length and is nearly blind.

    Giant Weta Cricket

    Found only (thankfully) on a small island off the coast of New Zealand, this cricket is large enough to devour a carrot.

    Saltwater Crocodile

    Believed to be the largest croc ever caught, this mammoth 21 footer was captured alive after a three week hunt. Amazingly it wasn’t exterminated.

    Flemish Rabbit

    This is Sandy, one of the largest Flemish rabbits hanging out with her pet sheltie.

    Huge Rat Killed in Foot Locker Store

    This incredibly large rat was killed in a Bronx, NY Foot Locker back in January of 2012. Let’s hope this employee got some kind of bonus for taking on the beast.

    Giant Freshwater Stingray

    These monsters can grow up to 1,300 lbs and are considered endangered in many of their Asian waterways.

    Coconut Crabs

    Not what you want to see when taking out the trash, coconut crabs have claws powerful enough to crack coconut shells. Needless to say, they’re not to be trifled with.

    Giant George the Great Dane

    With a spot in the Guinness World Records George weights 245 lbs and consumes over 110 lbs of dog kibble a month.

    Giant Huntsman Spider

    This bird eating spider was discovered in Laos back in 2001 in spends much of its time in dark jungle caves.

    African Goliath Frog

    Located it Cameroon, it lives up to 15 years and eats everything from birds and snakes to other frogs.

    Giant Hog

    This wild hog weighing over one ton was taken down by an 11-yr-old hunter. Bacon for months!

    Nomura’s Jellyfish

    Found in the waters off Japan it can weigh up to 440 lbs.

    Macroptychaster Sea Stars

    These giant starfish were found by scientists in Antarctic waters back in 2008.

    Mekong Catfish

    Found in China’s polluted waterways it can grow up to 10.5 feet and provide enough fish sticks to feed an entire school cafeteria.

    Titan Beetle

    Found in the jungles of South America, the titan beetle is second only to the Hercules beetle and can grow up to 6.5 inches.

    Trigger the Cow

    6.5 feet tall, 14 feet long and over 1 ton, it’s estimated he could produce 7,665 Big Macs.

    Bismarck Flying Fox

    Found throughout the treetops of New Guinea, this fruit eater is the largest bat on the planet.

    Japanese Spider Crab

    Weighing up to 41 lbs, the Japanese spider crab has long been a Japanese fishing staple, and can inflict serious injury with its powerful claws.

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