It happens all the time: While folding letters or leafing through a book the paper suddenly cuts your finger and leaves a wound as fine as a hair. Paper might seem harmless, but a paper cut comes unexpectedly and hurts a lot. Due to our sensitive nerve endings, we feel a sharp pain in the same way as when we touch something very hot. But why is that, you may ask. According to Reader´s Digest, fingertips are among the most sensitive parts of our body, having the highest number of pain receptors (nociceptors). Taking in the sensation of touch, nerve endings send signals to the brain in case of an injury. The quicker and more intense this process takes place, the quicker and more painful is the pain. Read also: Food that can help your skin heal more quickly Compared to a knife or scalpel, paper does not cut straight and precisely. Even though the injury is shallow, the cut is deep enough to set off the nociceptors. As a result, it neither bleeds nor creates a slough, and the healing … [Read more...] about Paper cuts: Why do they hurt so much?
Why do cars leak oil
The election results are out, and I am devastated. But that’s not the point of this article. It’s exhausting and counterproductive to keep ranting. We have our leaders, like them or not. Now what?country, because we can’t give up on our kids. It’s ironic that the people who were too young to vote will be the ones to bear the full consequences of our choices. They will have to pay of our international debts. They will have to find work and pay bills in whatever’s left of the economy. If this government runs the country to the ground, it will be their job to rebuild it. More about politics: More money and a little song and dance could've boosted Otso chances, says this veteran PR Election 2019 yields truths hard to swallow The humble beginnings and great ambition of Isko Moreno Our 13 favorite punchlines from yesterday’s elections It’s our job to teach them how to do it differently, because we sure as heck didn’t get it right. Philippine … [Read more...] about Opinion: why parents are more powerful than politics
By Christine Sismondo Special to the Star Sun., May 12, 2019 Does the world need another energy drink? Several entrepreneurs seem to think so, despite the fact that a search on Amazon for the word “protein” turns up some 40,000 shakes, powders, cookies, protein-enhanced foods, power bars and supplements. And, as of 9 a.m. on May 16, when Toronto innovators Amar Gupta and Josh Barr launch brüst, a low-sugar, cold-brew coffee enhanced with grass-fed protein, it’ll be some 40,001. That momentous event will happen at the DROP Boxing studio (161 Spadina Ave.). Why do we need brüst? According to Gupta and Barr, it’s an alternative to the energy and protein drinks they encountered when training for their competitions — squash and Ironman distance triathlons, respectively — which they felt were all too sugary, chalky-tasting, or pricey. This confirms all the worst fears of a person (me) who has never had a protein drink or, … [Read more...] about Do you need a protein bar?
TOKYO: Two children were killed and a dozen injured, two critically, in Japan on Wednesday (May 8) after a car involved in an accident with another vehicle skidded into a nursery school group out for a walk with their teachers, NHK national television said.All of the children and two of their teachers were taken to hospital for treatment, NHK added, but two - a boy and a girl, both two years old - died soon after.There was no immediate detail on why the car veered off the road into the group of children in the city of Otsu.Television footage showed two cars slewed at opposite corners of a crossing and brightly coloured school bags scattered on a sidewalk. The children had been returning from an outing to a lake, NHK said."The accident occurred on a road in Ogaya in Otsu City," a police spokesman said."A car hit a line of about 15 nursery school children out walking. Several people were injured."The two drivers, both women - one aged 62 and the other 52 - were arrested, it said.Rapidly … [Read more...] about 2 children killed in Japan after car rams into group
It is simply amazing the verbal diarrhoea that spewed forth from some of the replies in online forums to my letter. Many adult minds have been sympathetic to my leaving, others childish and downright juvenile in their opining, many unnecessarily nasty and even threatening. One man said I would not live to see my 91st birthday. Some said I was lying. Some said I had cheated in the past. Others said, “Good riddance.” Why do these, supposedly grown men, get such personal delight in carrying on like a gaggle of teenage schoolgirls? Let me once again set the record straight and also add a few final thoughts: Donald Graber is not a pseudonym. I don’t hide behind a fictitious name so I can sling dirt at others from the comfort and ambiguity of my easy chair. I am not living on the street on garbage; I have Bt800,000 – and more. I am moving to an affluent place with a climate far better than Thailand’s: mild and pleasant, plenty of sunshine, not … [Read more...] about To clarify, this is why I’m leaving Thailand at 90 years of age