The Ocean (according to kids)March 9, 2016 at 12:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
1) – An octopus has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6)
2) – Oysters’ balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6)
3) – If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don’t have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. (, age 7)
4) – Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson. She’s not my friend any more. (Kylie, age 6)
5) – A dolphin breaths through an asshole on the top of its head.
(Billy, age 8)
6) – My uncle goes out in his boat with 2 other men and a woman and pots and comes back with crabs. (Millie, age 6)
Odd news from around the world
Could a REAL cure for baldness be on the horizon?: “It is the day men across the globe long for – a day when they can glance in the mirror free from the worry of being confronted with a thinning head of hair. Millions suffer the misery of male pattern baldness. Yet in the last 15 years only two drugs have been approved to treat the condition. Pharmaceutical research company, Samumed, has revealed it recently completed a successful trial of a drug that reverses hair loss in men. The drug is a topical solution of the small molecule compound SM04554, which opens up signalling pathways in the body’s cells. Those pathways initiate and maintain the growth phase of the hair cycle. Reduction of those pathways is believed to be responsible for androgenetic alopecia. SM04554 was tested on men between the ages of 18 and 55 for the clinical trial. The men showed an increase in hair count and density after the 135 day trial, the company said.”
Strange electric car: “Morgan, the British car maker known for its classic designs, has announced its plans to embrace hybrid and electric powertrains with the Morgan EV3. This all-electric three wheeler weighs less than 1,102 pounds, uses a 20 KWH lithium battery and is designed after ‘1930s aero-engine racing cars, classic motorcycles and 1950s fantasy automatons. This will be the first time carbon panels will be used in the body construction of any of Morgan’s creations. Lightweight agility is complemented by performance figures that challenge those of the petrol 3 Wheeler. EV3 can go from zero to 62 mph in just under nine seconds and maxes out at speeds of 90 mph, with a 150 mile range. ‘The Morgan EV3 makes its world debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show,’ the firm said in a recent statement. Today, the firm makes in excess of 1,300 cars and generates about $48 million every year.
‘Green lady’ to light up pedestrian crossing for the first time in Melbourne: “For the first time in Australia the silhouette of a woman will light up at a pedestrian crossing in Melbourne, as a tribute to the first woman elected to local government in Victoria. The City of Yarra and Vic Roads are installing the pedestrian signal at the intersection of Church and Bridge roads in Richmond, southeast Melbourne, reported The Age. Announced on Wednesday to coincide with International Women’s Day, the signals will be installed in May and be at the site for a 12 month commemorative period. The unique pedestrian crossing will also be located a short walk from Mary Rogers Square on the corner of Church Street and Bridge Road.
Chainsaw-wielding man, 51, trying to cut down a power pole doused police officers in petrol and threatened to set them alight – but HE burst into flames when they tasered him: “A man has been arrested after he doused police officers in petrol and threatened to set them alight. Police were called to a home at Regent Street in Riverstone, in Sydney’s north-west, where a man was trying to cut down a wooden power pole with a chainsaw on Tuesday about 11.15am. When police tried to speak with the 51-year-old man he allegedly threw petrol over the officers. He also threatened to set an officer on fire and his neighbours with the chainsaw. Officers went into his front yard and used their capsicum spray and Taser to take him into custody. When the Taser was deployed, the man’s clothing caught on fire and had to be extinguished by police. He was airlifted to Westmead Hospital where he was treated for minor burns and placed under police guard.”
Lacking energy? How a BEETROOT juice shot every day could improve your athletic performance: “A glass of bright pink, nutrient packed beetroot juice could create unbeatable athletes. Australian researchers have discovered that nitrate-rich beetroot juice can enhance the performances of athletes, as well as provide numerous health benefits to the body overall. Researchers examined the influence beetroot supplements had on six national-level male and five international-level female kayakers at the West Australian Institute of Sport and the National Regatta Centre in NSW. Peter Peeling, from the University of WA, said the team looked at the difference a 70ml beetroot shot made to the time-trial performance and paddling economy of the athletes. ‘In laboratory-based four minute ergometer tests, the beetroot supplement had a small effect on the distance covered but was effective in improving the task economy of the male kayakers,’ he said.”
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