I never get to watch videos because they eat up my internet usage. Booo...
Kelly Rowland ~ Comeback
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid
Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
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taht the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
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By Emily Coleman Emily Coleman – Fri Sep 24, 11:25 am ET
PERUWELZ, Belgium (Reuters) – Full moons are often associated with tides, insanity and creatures like werewolves, but it turns out they're also good for brewing beer.
In Peruwelz, a small, sleepy town in southern Belgium, a family-owned brewery has produced its first batch of specialist beer brewed by the light of a full autumnal moon.
It isn't so much a nod to mythology as a recognition of nature's impact on the science of brewing.
"We made several tests and noticed that the fermentation was more vigorous, more active," explained Roger Caulier, the owner of Brewery Caulier, which began in the 1930s when his grandfather started selling homemade beer from a handcart.
"The end product was completely different, stronger, with a taste lasting longer in the mouth," he said.
The full moon speeds up the fermentation process, shortening it to five days from seven, which adds extra punch to the beer without making it harsh, according to connoisseurs.
The finely balanced, gold-colored beer is 10 percent alcohol by volume, extremely strong by most European or U.S. standards but not uncommon in Belgium, where traditional monk-brewed beers frequently hit 10 or 12 percent.
"It goes down very well, no problem at all," said Joseph Francois, a journalist and beer expert who has tasted the brew.
Brewery Caulier, which uses methods dating from the 1840s and is well-known for its artisanal beers, plans to produce about 12,000 bottles of its full moon beer, called Paix-Dieu (Peace-God), which go on sale on October 31.
The idea came to Caulier after he visited a friend in Alsace, a winemaking region of eastern France, who told him about how he planned his entire production schedule according to the lunar calendar.
Caulier began experimenting and eventually came up with a nine-step process that includes using two types of hops and involves a two-week secondary fermentation process inside the bottle, not unlike the technique used to produce Champagne.
"It gives the product greater fame, a bit like for great vintage wines," he said.
"It could lead to collectors checking the differences between one vintage and another because there could very well be differences between every batch."
Being from a three-generation brewing family, Caulier is fascinated by the science behind the process. But he doesn't discount the mythical aspects of full moon beer either.
"Many farmers are convinced that the moon influences the quality of some of their products," he said.
"You can feel agitated on full moons, you have births, you get many myths around the full moon and I think there is some truth behind them."
Either way, he's hoping that Paix-Dieu proves a hit and is even in talks to distribute it in the U.S. and Japan.
(Editing by Paul Casciato)
I want a full moon beer!!
By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY
Unlike many moms, Barbara Soper never gets her kids' birthdays confused. That's because her first was born on Aug, 8, 2008, her second on Sept. 9, 2009 and her most recent on Oct. 10, 2010.
Yes, that's 8-8-08, 9-9-09 and 10-10-10.
The Rockford, Mich., mom and husband Chad weren't thinking about dates when their children were born.
Their doctor had to give drugs to start labor for the couple's first daughter, Chloe Corrin Soper, who was born full term on Aug. 8 at Spectrum Health's Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Their son was a surprise all around. "He wasn't a planned baby at all, he was a miracle," says Barbara Soper. He was due on Sept. 20, 2009, but because sister Chloe's birth had caused some hemorrhaging, their doctor, Andrew Van Slooten, suggested he come out a little early so he'd be smaller.
Soper was started on drugs to induce labor on Sept. 8, but it took 24 hours before Cameron Dane Soper made his way into the world, arriving on 9-9-09.
Soper says she and her husband had thought it would be "neat" if their third child was born on 10-10-10 but because her due date wasn't until Nov. 4, it seemed unlikely.
But it ended up being "kind of a mandatory eviction," says Soper. She developed blood clots in her legs and three weeks before her due date doctors told her the baby needed to be delivered.
The induction was begun on 10-9-10, but it wasn't until 6:53 on Sunday night, 10-10-10, that Cearra Nicole Soper arrived. Despite being three weeks early, "she's feeding well," says mom. "She's a trooper."
While the dates might seem "incredibly rare," they're really not. Such a lineup can only happen in the first 12 years of the century and at least 10 months apart, says Shannon McWeeney, a professor of biostatistics at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.
"Given that the first birth occurred in that window, the probability is not as astronomical as you might be compelled to think," she says.In fact, it's not that high a number at all, says Philip Stark, a professor of statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. "The 'chance' you get depends on the assumptions you make," he says. One set of assumptions gives a chance of about 1 in 50 million. More realistic assumptions — including allowing at least 11 months between births — increases it to about 1 in 2,500. Since thousands of women in the United States had kids in 2008, 2009 and 2010, this suddenly seems a little less extraordinary. But humans "like to look for patterns, to make sense of things" he says.For the Sopers, three is simply their lucky number — "we don't have any more planned," says Barbara.
A Thousand Years- Sting ~ www.youtube.com/watch
Oh, how I love this song...let me count the ways..
Thanks for the best REM song they ever put out (IMHO)...almost forgot ;-)
Home ~ www.youtube.com/watch
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Little Things ~ India Arie www.youtube.com/watch
Nelly Furtado ~ Try www.youtube.com/watch
One of the great 'side' benefits is great taste in music (so glad that's still legal in Asto-land). I loved this Nelly song Misc, and quite certian I wouldn't find it on my own..Thanks!
Jill Scott ~ A Long Walk www.youtube.com/watch
Meryn Cadell ~ Window of Opportunity
Ahhh, wow, someone here's got it going on...thanks misc...
Something a little different ~ healthypets.mercola.com/sites/...ns.aspx
Four Hands Guitar www.youtube.com/watch
Impossible guitar www.youtube.com/watch
Emiliana Torrini - Big Jumps www.youtube.com/watch
Mississippi Fred McDowell - When I Lay My Burden Down
Robert Johnson - Love In Vain
Benefits of Laughter Yoga with John Cleese
Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning www.youtube.com/watch
Seasons of Love ~ www.youtube.com/watch
Los Bravos-People Talking Around ~ www.youtube.com/watch
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Hate the game, not the playa.
OMG, u know I only stop in to listen to the music, and this is my favorite!
May the past become the present. www.youtube.com/watch
(For those who don't know, the guy in the car was supposed to be on the plane. Berger took his place.)