Trail Of Waving Hearts ❥SCIENCE WORLD❥: October 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Amazing Cucumber

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber.  Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?  Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds?  Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long.  The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool?  Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite.  Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache?  Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8.. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes?  Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge?  Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa?  Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints?  Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel?  Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake?  Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

After We Are Born...♥

In the beginning, we only know how to cry when we are hungry and sick. Then we learn to talk, sit, crawl and stand. After learning to stand we learn to walk. When we can walk, we learn to run without fear of falling. As we grow bigger, we start school and get to make friends.♥

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

☼When the Earth gets warmer☼

Human activities result in the emission of greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. the high concentration of trapped greenhouse gases together with infra-red (radiation) will result in an increase in global temperature.

Global warming will result in the increase of humidity in the air causing heavy rainfalls and flood. This is a common and recent phenomenon in the tropics. Global warming causes frequent flooding as well as long period of drought.

A heatwave is a period of unusually hot weather. As the Earth gets warmer, we will experience frequent heatwaves. In 2003, 35,000 people in Europe died in the heatwaves. Global warming also causes the ice caps in the polar regions to melt faster. The continuous melting of the ice caps is bad news for the polar bears in the North Pole. They have to swim long distances to reach one iceberg from another.  Countries will low-lying land mass will have to evacuate their population to higher ground when the sea level rises.

Global warming will bring about an imbalance in the ecological system. A short winter will increase the population of the pine beetles which in turn will result in more pine trees being destroyed by the beetles. 

A change in global weather will threaten the existence of most animals on Earth, some to the point of extinction. Besides coping with the change in temperature, animals and humans will be fighting for their own territory when the land mass becomes smaller as the sea level rises.