Right Pawed or Left Pawed Pets?
Dogs and cats can have preferential paws, just like you and I are right or left handed. So, just for kicks, Jenny and I experimented on our own dogs and cat to find out if they actually were right pawed or left pawed.
Putt Fore Life for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Friday evening, June 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. is when you can putt around all you like! Join WJLT and the other Townsquare Media Evansville stations for Putt Fore Life at Midget Links on W. Morgan Ave. to raise money for the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Cockroaches Ready to Save Human Lives!
We think of these little, fast running animals as disgusting, gross germ-carrying bugs, but now they're being elevated to a service that can help save human lives. Scientists at North Carolina State University have (reportedly) created an electronic backpack that a roach can wear. Why would anyone want to develop a cockroach backpack?
Believe It or Not, Electroshock Therapy Making a Comeback for Alzheimer’s Patients
Remember the (good?) old days when electricity was used for treating all sorts of behavioral disorders? Eventually most of us came to think of that sort of "treatment" as cruel and barbaric, but now electricity is once again being used for treatment of Alzheimer's and similar dementias. "Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present the 'brain pacemaker.'"
Natural Gas Energy in Alaskan Ice
Believe it or not! The U.S. Department of Energy has declared that within the Alaskan ice are pockets of methane hydrate that looks like ice but isn't. The methane hydrate is the main ingredient of natural gas and burns like a candle if its molecules are warmed enough. Already 1 million cubic feet of methane has been produced.
The Milk Man and the Good Old Days
Ahhh, the good old days...they were just so...good! As a kid, I remember walking out onto the front porch and picking up the milk bottle after the milk man had dropped it off. Yes, the milkman! Remember those days? Remember opening the milk bottle and scooping off the top layer of cream?
The Smell of Rotten Eggs: Will It Make You Live Longer?
No, rotten eggs won't make you live longer. I would never recommend eating one, either. It's just the smell of rotten eggs, the gas hydrogen sulfide, that may provide you with more years to live. How's that? Hydrogen sulfide may activate a gene inside your body's cells that are connected to longevity.
There May Be a Link Among Migraines, Heart Attacks and Strokes
My wife, Jenny, is a migraine sufferer and I'm sad to read the news that migraines, heart attacks and strokes could be linked. A recent study involving 28,000 women demonstrated that migraines with "auras" (flashing lights and/or blind spots) contributed to heart attacks and strokes.
Will the Telephone Book Soon Become Extinct?
Face it...with our electronic devices in our hip pockets, purses and sitting on our desks, the telephone book may become obsolete. How easy is it to use our phones and other computers to find information on the Internet. When was the last time you looked inside a phone book?
Lack of Good Sleep Affects Your Health
I have to admit that I'm not a good sleeper and I don't usually get enough of it either. Ask me...does it affect my mood and my attitude? Oh, yeah. Does it affect how I feel physically? Oh, yeah. Lack of sleep and/or good sleep affects us all, even if we don't realize it. So what can we do about it?