Bizarre Unfortunate Birth Defects

http://listverse.com/2010/09/08/top-10-bizarre-birth-defects/

These pictures make me want to cry both for the children and their parents – it just goes to show that the majority of us are so lucky just to be born ‘normal’…

If these aren’t enough for you there’s more here.

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Craniopagus parasiticus is a condition in which a child is born with a parasitic extra head from their unborn twin

So Apparently We’ve Been Using Those Ketchup Cups All Wrong

http://snipurl.com/25chs1w

“Apparently, we — a collective of food-eating-ketchup-using hooligans — have been consuming ketchup all wrong.

If you’ve ever poured ketchup into those tiny paper cup containers
and brought them back to your table for fry dunking and burger smearing,
you might be a victim of ketchup ignorance as well.

Did you know that these ketchup containers are built to fan out, and are made to allow for more dunk square-footage?

As it stands, your fries probably fit pretty snugly, but imagine wanting to dip your burger into that tiny cup — not happening.”

Near Death Experience Accounts

http://snipurl.com/25ay7mt

You have to read these to believe them — all of the accounts are amazing – there’s a lot of evidence of an after-life here.

Maybe our brief life on Earth is just like going to school in preparation for the real thing – whatever that is – apparently this is what ‘visitors’ have told certain abductees as well – or maybe different people go onto different ‘lives’ altogether as Buddhism and other religions say.

One thing’s for sure we won’t know until the Reaper visits..

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The 10 Most Amazing Unexplained Artifacts

http://www.zmescience.com/other/most-amazing-unexplained-artifacts/

There’s stuff we don’t know about and so many things that scientists cannot yet properly explain.

This site features things that were made before they should have been according to our own history of the world..

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The London Hammer – the rock encasing the hammer has been dated back 400 MILLION years – the hammer itself is 500! WTF?


Speed Reading

This site will tell you how fast you can read in words per minute and then help you improve your speed by allowing to adjust the speeds up and down.

Now I’m an avid book fan and can read pretty fast.  I tried the 500wpm setting and I could read it – apparently your average Joe Bloggs reads at about 200wpm – I’m not trying to show off or anything but my mum taught me to read pre-nursery school and always took me to the library every week when I was a kid and these days I’ve always got a book on the go…anyway I diverse..just click the link above or the picture and work out how fast you can read…
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What’s In the Foods You Eat

This site will tell you everything that is in anything. It’s a bit techie cos you’ve got to enter codes depending what you”re searching for but this will give you the codes.

It’s al US .gov site so is official but took me a while to find – just as well my PC is running Linux – makes sleuthing easier..

$ host 199.133.10.140
140.10.133.199.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer codesearch.arsnet.usda.gov.
140.10.133.199.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer reedir.arsnet.usda.gov.

Click to Give

http://clicktogive.com/

This a way to donate to charity just by clicking on a link – you don’t have to spend the money – it all comes through the advertising. There’s a lot of good causes out there so go and help one..

Instructions for the site

  1. You select which great cause you’d like to help from the menu.
  2. Click on the ‘Click to Give’ button associated with each organization.
  3. A click is then registered in our system of which every
    dollar made by the advertising shown, goes directly to that charity you
    were wanting to help.
  4. Points then get added to your account for clicking, and redeem them for rewards.

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Food is one of the most basic requirements for life. There are people who do not have food to eat. If you find yourself getting annoyed cos your TV is on the blink or something like that then spare a thought for those that are literally dying for want of a bit of food…

Tracking your Movements Online

http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

“Some of the ads you receive on Web pages are customized based on
predictions about your interests generated from your visits over time
and across different Web sites. This type of ad customization —
sometimes called “online behavioral” or “interest-based” advertising — is enabled through your computer browser and browser cookies. Such online advertising helps support the free content, products and services you get online.”

You can check your own browser and see what companies are following your browsing via a cookie search – there were 57 for me and this is a relatively new OS build (~6 weeks maybe) – and then you can opt out of them all or chosen ones if you like..

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for those of you who don’t know – this is what cookies actually look like 🙂