Taking Things With A Hearty Grain Of Salt Is A Good Thing

A lot of people hear about online polls and are quick to believe them, but faked online polls are a real thing, and people need to know that, if they don’t already.

I learned a long time ago to take many claims I read online with a hearty grain of salt.

Cool Find On Pluto

I read recently that the dwarf planet Pluto has, get this, ICE volcanoes. As a photographer, I would love to go on a cosmic photo shoot/tour if it were possible. Who knows what other surprises could still be waiting in the far reaches? I am pretty certain of at least this, I’d never be bored the rest of my life.

Notes On Conversations and Memory

Earlier, I came across an article where it was estimated that people speak about 7,000 words a day. That’d be a lot for anyone to remember.

To elaborate, if we do speak about 7,000 words a day, that comes out to around 2,555,000 words a year. I’ve heard some people claim they remember every conversation they’ve ever had.

I can say with the utmost confidence now that they actually don’t.

It would be a cool superpower to have though, if such were actually possible, wouldn’t it?

Pepper Peach Mixed Soft Drink

Hello Dear Ones,

I hope you all are having a great morning or evening, depending which part of the world you reside in. Everyone on the planet likes to enjoy a refreshing drink when they are thirsty, so I thought I’d share one with you.

Instructions:

Start with one small bottle or can of original flavor Dr. Pepper, your choice of caffeinated or not.

Don’t drink it immediately!

Pour it in a glass, then add a splash of sugar free Torani peach syrup and stir well.

Add ice or refrigerate if you would like it chilled.

As a final touch (optional) you may add a whipped cream. There are whipped cream toppings created with sugar substitutes if you’d rather those over regular.

Serve.

I Hate Quote Mining So Much

Quote mining, people taking micro-sound bytes of statements out of context & running with them is something that’s always irked me immensely. Even worse are their connections who just accept uncritically whatever said people post. Quote mining can do a lot of damage, so don’t just believe bits & pieces of things, research!

Heart Failure & Flu Like Symptoms

I just came across some stunning information. This may be common knowledge to some, but I share about it for the rest. Evidently, heart failure can cause flu like symptoms. I am not trying to fear-monger, or have everyone & their mother panic-Googling on the subject.

I do advise that if you have flu like symptoms, you have yourself professionally evaluated in case it IS something more serious.