Search for Aliens Is on Again, but Next Quest Is Finding Money

HAT CREEK, Calif. – Are we alone?

The telescopes in the Allen Array in Hat Creek, Calif., came back to life in December, scanning for signals in the constellation Cygnus. Only 42 of the planned 350 antennas have been built.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/science/space/seti-research-is-revived-life-out-there.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23

It’s hard to imagine what the next 50 to 100 years will bring !!  I know that in my 70 years I’ve seen so many changes but here is just a few:

  • Television black & white,  a 10″ screen, we thought it was amazing even watching the crazy test patterns

  • Gasoline prices – from 25 cents to $3++

  • Washing machines with no wringer and dryers, gosh no more hanging clothes outside in the winter – awesome

  • Typewriters to computers

  • Telephones – Party lines and dial to cell phones

  • Dishwashers – yeah, no more drying by hand

  • Rockets- launching a man into space – (Think of all the Sci-Fi movies prior to astronauts)

  • Shuttles – taking man to the moon

I know this is just a very small list of the changes I’ve seen in my lifetime (since 1941) but to list everything would be impossible.   Now think of everything prior to that.  So for me there’s no way to comprehend what the future will bring.   

I’m sure you’re wondering how in the world all of this ties in with an article about aliens, let’s just say for me it’s my way of realizing I believe in the saying “E.T. phone home” will become a reality…..flagranny2 

20 America’s Most Literate Cities (obviously none are included in the 10 states running out of smart people!)

Top 20 most literate cities:

Found at  http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/education/30297217/detail.html

 20. Virginia Beach, VA

 19.  Honolulu CDP, HI

 18.  Baltimore, MD

 17.  New Orleans, LA

 16.  Raleigh, NC

 15.  Oakland, CA

 14.  Kansas City, MO

 13.  Cleveland, OH

 12.  St. Paul, MN

 11.  Portland, OR

 10.  Denver, CO

  9.   San Francisco, CA

  8.   St. Louis, MO

  7.   Cincinnati, OH

  6.  Pittsburgh, PA

  5.  Boston, MA

  4.  Atlanta, GA

  3.  Minneapolis, MN

  2.  Seattle, WA

  1.  Washington, D.C.  (From my perspective I feel this one belongs in the list with “States running out of smart people”….flagranny2) 🙂

10 States running out of smart people

Top 10 states running out of smart people

Read more at   http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/irresistible/28521271/detail.html

 10. Utah

  9. Texas

  8.  Iowa

  7.  Wyoming

  6.  Arizona

  5.  Alaska

  4.  Idaho

  3.  Oklahoma

  2.  Michigan

  1.  Colorado

Now I’ll see if I can try and find the states with the “smartest” peopleflagranny2 🙂

20 Medical Myths

Interesting Medical Myths

See how many you get right,check your answers below.

  1. We only use 10 percent of our brains?

  2. Drinking hot coffee will help sober you up after drinking alcohol?

  3. The drowsiness some people experience may be from the warmth of the milk

     on a full stomach?

  4. Eating too many carrots will turn your skin orange?

  5. Spinach is a good source of iron?

  6. Eating honey reduces seasonal allergy symptoms?

  7. Staring at the sun can cause blindness?

  8. Using Aloe Vera helps your sunburn?

  9. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is good for your health?

10. Sucking the thumb as a child will give you buck teeth?

11. Your heart stops for an instant when you sneeze?

12. Shaving hair causese it to grow back faster, darker and coarser?

13. Reading in dim light hurts your eyesight?

14. You will catch a cold if you go to bed with wet hair?

15. A flu shot will give you the flu?

16. Eating chocolate causes acne?

17. Eating stuffing from the turkey will cause salmonella poisoning?

18. Placing a wet tea bag or cucumber on your eyes helps reduce wrinkles?

19. You should wait at least 30 minutes after eating before swimming?

20. Your hair and fingernails continue to grow after you die?

ANSWERS

  1. False: People without a neurological condition use almost all of their brain, according to the University of Arkansas for Medical Science.  And the brain is always active and involved in all of the conscious and unconscious activities of the body.

  2. False: Coffee cannot reverse the effects of alcohol.

  3. False: Warm milk may help one relax but no evidence of making one sleepy.

  4. True: Eating too much of food that is high in beta[carotene can cause a     yellowish discoloration of the skin, according to the Dermatology Clinic at    UAMS.

  5. False: Spinach is not particularly rich in iron.

  6. False: Honey doesn’t prevent any problems with seasonal allergies. In theory it honey is purely thought of as anecdotal especially among homeopathic and non-scientific publications.

  7. True: According to ophthalmologists the sun emits solar radiation which damages the retina.

  8. True: Research has shown that the aloe vera plant does aid in healing mild burns and sunburns.

  9. False: Water is definitely good for one’s health but there is no definite amount but it is the key in reducing kidney stones.

10. True and False: Normally does not cause a problem for young children however if continued beyond the age of 5 when permanent teeth begin to come in it may affect the shape of the palate by changing the relationship between upper and lower jaws.

11. False: Sneezing changes the regular heart beat momentarily to adjust but the heart doesn’t stop.

12. False: Shaving doesn’t effect the part of the hair shaft below the skin which is where color and pigmentation occur.

13. False: Neither dim or bright light changes the health or function of your eyes.

14. False: No medical evidence shows that going to bed with wet hair can cause a cold.

15. False: You can not get the flu from either the flu shot or the nasal-vaccine.

16. False: No definitive evidence has been linked to chocolate or any foods causing acne.

17. False: As long as everything is prepared properly. Salmonella bacteria is killed by cooking foods at a high temperatures.

18. True: Cucumbers and tea bags contain some botanical elements which can temporarily reduce wrinkles but which ones work not known.

19. False: The theory that eating increases the blood flow to the stomach and intestines to absorb nutrients therefore less blood to deliver oxygen to remove waste products from the exercising muscles. Truth is the body has enough oxygen to supply the stomach and muscles.

20. False: Hair and nails appear to grow longer because skin around them retracts.

Were you able to get all correct?

Lamb Born with 6 legs in Republic of Georgia

“A six-legged lamb born in a tiny village in the republic of Georgia is winning international fame.

The lamb was born with four legs in the front and two in the back, and appears to have at least partial control of each one, according to the Daily Mail.”

4-Year-Old Connecticut boy Brings Bags Of Pot To School

 “Police in Connecticut are investigating after they say a 4-year-old special needs student brought nine bags  of marijuana to school and offered it to his friends during snack time.”

    [Hmm, wonder what kind of business the parents were in???? flagranny2]

Dentist Admits To Paper Clip Root Canals

“A former dentist in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to fraud for using paper clips instead of stainless steel posts in root canals.”