Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hubble telescope links

Here are some links in reference to the Hubble Space Telescope:

Assocition of Universities for Research in Astronomy

California Institute of Technology: Welcome to the Planets Home Page

Shrek II refrences to other movies

I recall there are many references to other movies. Here are some that I can recall off the top of my head.

Fanfare for the messenger: Hawaii Five-O
Puss in boots going through Shrek's shirt: Alien
Pinocchio going down on strings: Mission Impossible
Mongo saying "Be Good": E. T.
Puss in boots pull chord and drops water on himself: Flashdance.

Those are the ones I found. There are a lot more here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Eating, exercise and weight.

If I drink a cup of water, I gain 8 oz, or 1/2 pound.

If I eat an ounce of potato chips, I gain 1 oz, or 1/8 of the weight I gain when I drink water.

Therefore, I should give up drinking water and eat potato chips. Right? Well, you know that is wrong.

You see, the water remains water. It isn't stored in the body long term. It is peed and sweated out.

In the potato chips, however, there are 9 grams of fat. That fat goes directly to storage. It will stay there most of your life, unless you exercise enough to start burning fat. That is the only way that 9 grams goes away. Most of us gain our weight 9 grams at a time.

Here are the conditions: I have to move large muscle groups (legs) long enough to deplete the stored up sugar in the muscles. That is usually 10 minutes. Then, I have to keep my heart rate between 60% and 80% of my maximum heart rate. A good way to judge this is if you can say sentences without having to take a breath in the middle of the sentence.

For most of us, a 20 minute walk will do the trick. You can walk at a club, outside, in the house, or in the store.

Monday, November 2, 2009

A trip to the chocolate factory

A boy had never had a Fannie May candy bar before. After unwrapping it, he noticed the liner was gold. He exclaimed, "I got a golden ticket! I won a trip to the chocolate factory! They are still handing out tickets!"