Facts About Earth That Are Unbelievable

The Earth is like a house. And a very busy one at that. Its entire operation, were it not natural, must involve complex biological, chemical, physical & mechanical processes.

One of its residents, Man, is given an opportunity to improve Earth house. However, a little bird told me that while he succeeded in areas like bettering the life of his race, this improved life is causing the destruction of Earth house and the other residents.

Rumor also has it that Earth house is in constant threat of a third world war. It hasn’t gotten over the Hiroshima/Nagasaki experience yet and the Environment is quaking in its boots. It seems that Man, despite his improved life, has a perceived scarcity of resources in the house. And this is the source of the conflict most of the time. Earth is sad, because Man is her favorite and he has become an enemy to his own.

Visual.ly posted an infographic of 50 Earth facts that are unbelievable. I just hope this will be enough of a defense against Man’s tinkering and his conflict with his own race.

 

Earth facts

Partial list. Click Source for the complete list.

Source: http://visual.ly/fifty-unbelievable-facts-about-earth/

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Set for Solstice: Darkness in Daylight

We had almost 13 hours of daylight last Saturday,  the summer solstice. For me who lives in the tropics, it would mean longer hours of depressing weather. Here is why:

While the summer solstice marked the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere, it marked the end of ours and the start of our wet season. This will persist until the end of the year.

From June to September we are going to see a lot of rain, cloudy skies, rain, cloudy skies, rain and cloudy skies. Even if it’s daylight, it will be overcast and wet. Sunsets, early or late, are the least of our worries. Because with gray skies and pouring rain, we trudge through knee deep waters, suffer difficult commutes in silence, patiently carry our soggy shoes in our feet, and get sick.

(Artwork of Elizabeth Marks “Pouring Rain” found at Fineart America)

Pouring Rain

Flooded streets in pouring rain

In response to: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/set-for-solstice/ 

Freudian Flips: Chasing Dream

When I first experienced a break-up, I was really devastated. I had a very hard time letting go and moving on. In fact, I had to leave our hometown because I felt I wouldn’t be able to heal while we are in the same community. So I decided to relocate to a city so far away from home. While I was there, I enrolled myself in a nursing school and it got me busy.

I finished school after 2 1/2 years. By that time, I had already recovered from the heartbreak despite learning that he had gotten married the year prior. I decided to go home then because I knew I was ready.

During the first few weeks back home, I was very busy rebuilding my life. And despite being home, I never wondered about him even for a single second. That was why I was very surprised when he figured in my dream one night.

In my dream, there was some sort of celebration happening in our town. I had impressions of people gathering on the street watching some sort of a performance or some game. I was there too enjoying the festivities when I happened to look up across the street and came into eye to eye contact with my ex boyfriend. I was stunned at first, but I eventually noticed that he was waving at me and making some sort of gesture like he wanted to talk to me. I didn’t give him a chance, I ran away from there.

I found myself in a hotel and hid in one its rooms. He found me there, right in the room I was in. He knocked on the door asking for me, but I told the person who was with me to deny my presence. He eventually went away.

I found myself back on the street. To my horror, he found me again. And again and again. I would run every time afraid he would hurt me again. He would always give chase each time too. One thing I’ve noticed was that every time he found me, our eyes would meet across a gap like across the street or a throng of people.

At last he found me alone on a dead end street. I had nowhere else to go and had no choice but to face him this time. That was when I noticed that he was wearing a

belly shirt

A BELLY SHIRT!

I was laughing when I woke up. I couldn’t believe the twist.

As for the meaning of the dream, I can only surmise that I was blaming him for the break-up even though the decision came from me. I felt that he should feel guilty and apologize, that’s why he was persistent in seeking me out in MY dream.

The gap between us might have been the literal distance between because he had already migrated to another country by that time. As for the dead end street finale, I think I know that time will come when we will meet again. The dream occurred some 4 or 5 years ago, but we haven’t met again yet.

I can’t offer an explanation for the belly shirt. No it cannot mean that he might be gay because that is like saying Brad Pitt might be gay.

In response to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/freudian-flips/

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12 Unbelievably Crazy Google Searches

Google indeed has come a long way. From a mere school research project in 1996, it has now become the search engine where you may look for answers to your life questions. You may even look for your errant husband or your house when you can’t remember where it is. Here are some unbelievable google searches

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Don’t Believe All Positive Book Reviews on Amazon

$5 kindle book review
I always buy books from Amazon in Kindle format to save on shipping. And I really spend time in the ratings and reviews section to find out other people’s thoughts about the book. I primarily read the ones with less than 3 stars ratings, however lengthy, including the comments.

Nevertheless, a numerous 5-star ratings do impress me especially when accompanied by “Verified Amazon Purchase”. I’ve made a purchase once based on these glowing reviews. The book was priced at $9.95 and even as I was skimming through it, I realized I was duped. An unbelievably inferior book (spell laughable) priced at an unbelievably ridiculous amount.

Back then, it was a mystery to me how such a ludicrous book sold at $9.95 could garner such raving reviews. Mystery solved — it was the $5 review!