This is Weird Two
Saturday, December 14, 2013
OK, so you think you are a Big "Brain" and you use big words to prove it. Actually, until you get into your mid and late "Golden Years" your brain is proportional to your height and weight. The fact is, that your brain takes up only about 2% of your total body weight. Not as much as you thought, huh?
However, your brain has huge oxygen and calorie needs: Your brain requires 20 percent of the oxygen and calories your body needs. That explains why you should keep your brain sharp and creative. The more you use your brain, the more energy you will burn. It also explains why I felt starved after pulling an all night cram session in college.
I know it works for me, because when I start writing, my need for food goes entirely out of my conscious realm - it's also why I keep a couple of Three Musketeers in my desk drawer. As a diabetic, when I become aware that I am perspiring and the corners of my vision are fuzzy, my blood glucose is really low.
How low does it go?
I'm not really sure, but one day while working in my garden I started to shake and Cherry said I looked and sounded as if I were drunk as I stumbled into the house. I took my BG and the meter showed the number 27. I told my Endo later and he had to see my monitor before he truly believed me. "Usually" anything under 50 shows major impairment and under 40 most people are unconscious.
Man, did those Three Musketeers taste good. All of that milk chocolate at one time. Actually, I should have had a glass of apple or orange juice. Those sugar atoms get into your system much faster than having to digest the chocolate.
And speaking of brains, did you know a cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off. Scientific fact: the body continues to live until it dies - from starvation!
I think I've known some people like that - or at least that was how they acted. Their body moved and they made sounds, not intelligible sounds, but sounds non-the-less. I just knew their brain pan was fried and empty because of the weird whistling sound the wind made as it blew through their head.