Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sleeping positions

I recently discovered that I not only sleep Yearner and Foetus, but I also sleep Starfish. The explanations presented below explain what personality is normally affiliated with the position.  This interesting study was discovered after Professor Idzikowski performed a survey of about 1,000 examining the way they slept with their personality. I feel that the descriptions of each sleeping position are pretty accurate.

  • The Foetus: Those who curl up in the foetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax. This is the most common sleeping position, adopted by 41% of the 1,000 people who took part in the survey. More than twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position.

  • Log (15%): Lying on your side with both arms down by your side. These sleepers are easy going, social people who like being part of the in-crowd, and who are trusting of strangers. However, they may be gullible. 

  • The yearner (13%): People who sleep on their side with both arms out in front are said to have an open nature, but can be suspicious, cynical. They are slow to make up their minds, but once they have taken a decision, they are unlikely ever to change it.

  • Soldier (8%): Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides. People who sleep in this position are generally quiet and reserved. They don't like a fuss, but set themselves and others high standard.

  • Freefall (7%): Lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side. Often gregarious and brash people, but can be nervy and thin-skinned underneath, and don't like criticism, or extreme situations. 

  • Starfish (5%): Lying on your back with both arms up around the pillow. These sleepers make good friends because they are always ready to listen to others, and offer help when needed. They generally don't like to be the center of attention

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    Monday, June 13, 2011

    Moving quote Mondays [1]

    “Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded. Because the elements, the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. And the only way they could get into your body is if the stars were kind enough to explode. So forget Jesus. The stars died so you could be here today.”

    Lawrence Krauss (via allhailtheinfidel) (via ageofreason, neightkelly)

    “Someone once told me the definition of Hell: The last day you have on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.”


    “I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

    -Michael Jordan

    Sunday, June 12, 2011

    Got a concussion playing Duck Duck Goose.

    I was playing Duck Duck Goose last night at an end of the year Track/ Cross Country party. It was getting late, so we decided it would be the best idea to go out in the golf course behind my friend's house because it was mostly open greens. Anyway, we decided to have a piggy back horse race which ended pretty quickly because no one wanted to carry anyone else.

    After that we sat down to play Duck Duck Goose; there were around twenty of us eager to get this game started.  I had the most glow sticks out of everyone there, so I was pretty much a manly glow stick fairy when it came time to play. Everything was going great until my friend C decided to goose ( I guess that would be the word?) my other friend E. Both of these guys were of the top runners on the team, so it was going to be fun to watch. I guess I either leaned forward or leaned back, but my friend E decided to take a shortcut by trying to jump over me which lead to me getting kneed in the left side of my head.

    I can't remember about three or four minutes after I got hit as we were walking back to C's house.  I kept asking E what he hit me with which caused him to worry even more because I had already asked him twice. While we were walking, people were sprinting back to the house to get me ice. When we got back to his house they lied me down, put ice on the concussion wound, and called up a nurse to see what we should do. The first hour is the most crucial time to watch whoever has a concussion, but luckily for me, nothing happened.

    E now owes me three or four minutes of my life back which I plan on getting back.

    Saturday, June 11, 2011

    Grinding my gears [1]

    Here is my first list of five things that annoy me.

    1.  Talking on a cell phone while in line at the register.

    I understand that you just need to talk to your BFF Caroline, but it is really rude to whoever the cashier is because they now have to sit in silence while you blabber away about your new yoga teacher. Added bonus if you complain about the way something is bagged while you are still on the phone.

    Fixing this: When you get to the cashier just tell whoever you are talking to that you will call them back in a few minutes after you have exited the store.

         2. Frozen bread

    My mother does this all the time. She will buy extra loafs of bread and then put them into the freezer. I understand that this allows the bread to last longer, but I don't want to have to wait fifteen - twenty minutes for my sandwich bread to thaw when I am hungry.

    Fixing this: Buy less bread, eat bread at a quicker rate, or learn to seal the bread so it stays fresh longer.

         3. Fat people that are unaware/ oblivious of their eating habits and they wonder why they can't lose the weight.

    Whenever I am at a grocery store, I always see the more obese people buying all the junk food. I often wonder if they just are completely absentminded when it comes to the health problems caused by their weight. I mean if you can't even walk on your own, it is really time to rethink your diet.

    Fixing this: Realize you are fat, and fix it. Exercise, eat less, eat healthier, and drink water.

         4. Trucks that sound like motorcycles.

    I really can't stand the obnoxious sound motorcycles make. South Park did a whole episode on motorcycles which I agree with. Now it seems that trucks are getting even louder. I mean really; what is the point in making your truck an unpleasant to the ears. It is almost more common to hear a truck rather than a motorcycle at this time.

    Fixing this: Don't make your truck utterly repulsive. It isn't "cool"; it just makes you seem like a tool.

         5. Duck face.

    Oh gawd. Duck face pictures have to be the most irritating type of picture ever. I don't understand how someone would think they look cool. There is even a whole anti duck face site. I mean why not just smile to show that you are enjoying your time wherever you are? It just seems so unnecessary.

    Fixing this: Don't make the face. EVER.

    Thursday, June 9, 2011

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011

    Two Suns? Twin Stars Could Be Visible From Earth By 2012

    Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily.

    Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to news.com.au. Betelgeuse, one of the night sky’s brightest stars, is losing mass, indicating it is collapsing. It could run out of fuel and go super-nova at any time.

    When that happens, for at least a few weeks, we’d see a second sun, Carter says. There may also be no night during that timeframe.

    The Star Wars-esque scenario could happen by 2012, Carter says... or it could take longer. The explosion could also cause a neutron star or result in the formation of a black hole 1300 light years from Earth, reports news.com.au.

    But doomsday sayers should be careful about speculation on this one. If the star does go super-nova, Earth will be showered with harmless particles, according to Carter. "They will flood through the Earth and bizarrely enough, even though the supernova we see visually will light up the night sky, 99 per cent of the energy in the supernova is released in these particles that will come through our bodies and through the Earth with absolutely no harm whatsoever," he told news.com.au.

    In fact, a neutrino shower could be beneficial to Earth. According to Carter this "star stuff" makes up the universe. "It literally makes things like gold, silver - all the heavy elements - even things like uranium....a star like Betelgeuse is instantly forming for us all sorts of heavy elements and atoms that our own Earth and our own bodies have from long past supernovi," said Carter.

    UPDATE: To clarify, the news.com.au article does not say a neutrino shower could be beneficial to Earth, but implies a supernova could be beneficial, stating, "Far from being a sign of the apocalypse, according to Dr Carter the supernova will provide Earth with elements necessary for survival and continuity."

    UPDATE II: In a follow-up piece on news.com.au, Dr. Carter stressed that there is no way of knowing when the star may go supernova. U.S. astronomer Phil Plait added, "Betelgeuse might go up tonight, or it might not be for 100,000 years. We’re just not sure."

    Article from: huffingtonpost.com