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Weird - 3rd Edition

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Today, I'm going to share some things with you that are scientifically true, but at least one will cause you to disbelieve me. So wake up and pay attention!

No, don't go reach for that cup of coffee, have an apple instead.
Fact:
Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake, especially in the mornings!

So get a good nights sleep and have an apple when you get up in the morning.

Did you dream?
Fact:
A higher I.Q. equals more dreams: The smarter you are, the more you dream. A high I.Q. can also fight mental illness. Some people even believe they are smarter in their dreams than when they are awake.

Then why am I always in school (ah, smart!) and trying to hide the fact that I'm naked? No, it's not that, everybody else is dressed regularly. Could that be my Id explaining my being socially reticent and shy?

Lately, particularly in sports, it seems that more men are growing beards. Don't ask me! My beard gets more than 1/4 inch long and I start pulling it out in my sleep.
Fact:
Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. This is true for men as well as women. Do you remember Great Aunt Josephine and her mustache?

No! I refuse to believe this. You know the pictures of the "perfect women" that the media want us to believe exist? They improve the pictures by "airbrushing" them. Actually, you should say they are "HAIR-brushing them.
Fact:
There are as many hairs per square inch on YOUR body as a chimpanzee.
Does that men who have thick hair all over them are closer to nature than those of us who have less hair?

Think about it. Do you know some man or woman who you know has a high I.Q. AND a hairy body?

While I know many people who have higher than average I.Q's, I only know one certified Genius.

He has almost invisible eye-brows; you can't see any hair on the back of his hands, fingers or the tops of his toe's. If you were out on a beach with him, it would be easy to convince you that he shaved his body. Women that know him tell him they are jealous his legs are so smooth.

However, he is a retired Marine officer. One day while talking with his former Sargent Major, I was told that he (the high IQ guy) was The Most Dangerous Man in the entire Marine Corps, including those "namby pambies" that called themselves Seals.

When asked what he did in the Marines, the former officer's answer was, "I taught young Marines how to break things and kill people more efficiently". When he didn't smile, I took him at his word.

He is now a Civilian Contract Adviser with the Marines. What does he do now? He teaches Generals and other Field Grade Officers to train their young men to break things and kill people more efficiently.

There are a lot more weird things out there in the world. I haven't begun to even scrape the surface.
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  • CHERIRIDDELL
    My daughter has an IQ of 171 and she takes great delight in telling people when they ask her what her father does that "he's a soldier " and if they press her she says "he's in a tactical unit " if they further press her she likes to follow it with "I could tell you but then he'd have to kill you " She would love your Vietnam stories.
    1647 days ago
  • LODESTONE
    Your retired Marine Advisor could also moonlight as the "Mayhem" part of the insurance commercials!
    1648 days ago
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  • JANIEWWJD
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  • SAL1512
    Keep the wierd stuff coming!
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  • BIGPAWSUP
    Cool.
    1650 days ago
  • ANDREWMOM
    Thanx for sharing!
    1650 days ago
  • MADEIT3
    This was a riot. Okay - one by one.

    Do not - I repeat not - take away my coffee. I'll stop eating apples first.

    I did three years of Jungian dream analysis back in the 70's and learned from that to forget my dreams as soon as possible. What a waste of time!! The naked dream is, as you know, an anxiety dream - I'm always looking for the room where the test is being held. And of course, I can't remember ... full circle?

    Hirsute men and smarts. My brother - a chaired Stanford professor - has a full head of hair. 'Nuff said.

    My son is a videographer and you would be amazed what can be done when editing even video. The images we have of ideal women (and men) in our culture are pretty much fake. Which means our cultural ideal of beauty is pretty much fake.

    Thanks for posting this Blog - gave me a couple of chuckles and a chance to respond!
    1650 days ago
  • PAMBWS
    Love 'weird' stuff...
    1650 days ago
  • GARDENCHRIS
    interesting stuff!
    1651 days ago
  • POPEYETHETURTLE
    Speaking from experience, if you have super intense nightmares, a visit to a mental health professional might be beneficial. You may have a condition called night terrors or it may indicate an imbalance of hormones in your brain or stomach.

    Stomach? Yes, stomach. The majority of the serotonin your body needs is produced in your stomach. A problem that might not otherwise have manifested can cause serious changes in serotonin levels (According to my Psych Doc).
    1651 days ago
  • SUPERDAD55
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  • LIVE_AMAZINGLY
    So if you have super intense nightmares, you're a super genius right?
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    Actually, I had a superior I.Q. (129), yet I was hairy all over my body when born, which gradually lessened. But, still by puberty I had very long hair on my arms and legs (very embarrassing for a girl). The reason being is that my mother almost miscarried, and for some unexplainable reason back in the 40's and early 50's the doc would give a shot of testosterone to a woman who was threatening miscarriage. So, mom had 2 of us born extremely hairy. Besides me, the other was a brother, who had very little hair beyond his early years. And, yes he was very intelligent.

    My I.Q. has dimmed with age and strokes... (that's why I say "had")
    1651 days ago
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