Monthly Archives: January 2012

Police Dog Reporting For Duty

Fear the water spout in uniform. 

“Police Dog.”
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Come And Go With Legos

It seems like we come and go all day long.  Sometimes even well into the night.

So too, the course of the day for Legos.  Casually, though.

“Le Come… Lego.”
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Baby Deer In Cozy Yard

Look what this fellow stumbled upon in his yard, just short of the tractor that would have devoured him otherwise.

Watch until the end.  Spot comfort for a fawn.  Deer-ling!

Baby deer in my yard. “Are you ok?’ Read info.

June 4, 2010

Grape Seed Extract Lethal To Head And Neck Tumor Cells

Grape seed extract kills head and neck cancer cells, leaves healthy cells unharmed.

“Cancer cells are fast-growing cells,” Agarwal says. …When conditions exist in which they can’t grow, they die.”

Grape seed extract creates these conditions that are unfavorable to growth. Specifically, the paper shows that grape seed extract both damages cancer cells’ DNA (via increased reactive oxygen species) and stops the pathways that allow repair (as seen by decreased levels of the DNA repair molecules Brca1 and Rad51 and DNA repair foci).

Safe for normal cells though. 

Hmmm.  Is it time to start incorporating some grape seed extract in our meals to ward off head and neck tumors?


Staying Off The Ground

Imagine trying to get through your day, and having this sign posted everywhere you need to go.  

“Stupid sign.  Please keep off the ground.”
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Snappy Lace-Up Feet Piercings

New take on shoes.  Or absence, thereof. 

Probably not good for hiking where there are cacti.

Especially if there is infection  and inflammation, like on the left foot. 

“Shoe lace piercings.”
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Odd Finds In The Florida Beach Sand

Ocean’s mysteries litter South Florida beaches.  Sun Sentinel.  Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Trash cleaners turned occasional treasure finders.  Kind of.  More like the finding the occasional oddity in what gets dredged up by Caterpillar Challenger tractors.   

Keeps things interesting at work.

A cow’s head. Lots of truck tires and shattered wooden pallets. Fresh fruit. Even, rarely, human remains.

…a device that looked like a bomb. “It turned out to be a box from a weather balloon,…”

…cell phones left in the sand.

…a cow’s head — likely used as bait for fish or crabs

…hammerhead sharks entangled in fishing line, a bale of marijuana, an inert Navy training missile and a run-aground Haitian fishing boat carrying 80 migrants, two of whom were dead.

…tiny pieces of plastic…

Bouquets of long-stemmed roses, empty tonic bottles from Costa Rica, a pair of rubber boots.

…300 tons of seaweed, which is moved from the bucket of the Surf Rake into a dump truck and then hauled to a site where it is composted.  …used in landscaping saves the city up to $180,000 a year in dumping fees and planting costs…

No mention of any treasure chests filled with pirated loot from the high seas.