Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Makes you think.....

Sweets, desserts and other snacks in South America taste vastly different than they do here. Everything from chocolate bars to cakes/cookies and puddings have so much less sugar there than they do here. I think that just goes to show you that Americans consume way too much sugar and we are highly addicted to it. Every sweet I bought abroad I ended up not eating as it didn't have enough "sweetness" to it. Makes you think.....

If ears and noses are the only things that keep growing after we stop, then if you pick your nose does it make it grow bigger? How do your ears grow bigger? Actually the nose only appears to grow as we age but, it drops, droops and elongates. It seems like there is quite the argument regarding whether the nose actually grows in the scientific community. I know it does because my grandfathers' noses all got larger the older they got. Perhaps alcohol had something to do with that as my Grandma's nose was still wonderful. The ears I have researched also grow larger with age; ` .22 mm per year. Nice. Can't wait for those big ears.

Freeganism. There's a word. What does it mean? Freeganism is an anti-consumerism lifestyle whereby people employ alternative living strategies based on "limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Freegans embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed."[1] The lifestyle involves salvaging discarded, unspoiled food from supermarket dumpsters that have passed their sell by date, but are still edible and nutritious. They salvage the food not because they are poor or homeless, but as a political statement.

Did you know that the USA has 5% of the world's population but consumes 30% of the world's resources. Makes you think doesn't it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oprah had a show on about Freegans not too long ago and it was kinda interesting. I don't know if I'd really ever get into that lifestyle, but it was interesting. My step-mom used to dumpster dive when I was kid and she'd find some interesting things.

I've been missing you!!! I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks. I hope all is well.