# Tuesday, March 17, 2009

According to this article the brain starts to decline at the age of 27 after peaking at age 22. This was the result of research done by Professor Timothy Salthouse. He carried out tests on 2000 people between the ages of 18 and 60 with the participants having to solve puzzles, remember words and spot patterns in letters. In nine out of 12 tests the average age at which the top performance was achieved was 22 with the first age at which there was a marked decline being 27. Having already reached this age, I find this research rather depressing.

posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 1:00:59 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, March 16, 2009

article-1161877-03E2A40E000005DC-209_233x485 If you are too busy to crack an egg then you might interested in this product. Called Egg in a Instant it contains liquid egg. The product is 100% pasteurised British Lion eggs and contains about ten whole eggs per half litre. It can be stored for up to 21 days unopened and needs to be used within three days once you open it. It’s an interesting idea but personally I think I will just stick to using regular eggs.

posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 11:58:52 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, March 15, 2009

A lady in Washington got a surprise when she found that the second hand sofa she had brought had a cat inside it. A few days after buying the sofa she noticed that it was making mewing noises and after searching for the source she found a cat inside. It appears that the cat had crawled inside through a small hole before the sofa was donated to the store. The cat was later reunited with its owner.

posted on Sunday, March 15, 2009 1:52:12 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, March 14, 2009

article-1160628-03CBC450000005DC-741_468x735 A British man has sailed from Cornwall to Australia in a boat that he made himself. The journey was an attempt to recreate the voyage made by 7 men in a wooden boat more than 150 years ago. Pete Goss set sail in November and finally completed the voyage last week. In total the boat took 116 days to reach its destination with a weeks break in Cape Town for repairs. Not bad for a boat with no engine or modern navigational system. 

posted on Saturday, March 14, 2009 10:11:47 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, March 13, 2009

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It’s a conversation you might have in a pub after a few beers, if a crocodile and a shark has a fight which will win? This question appears to be answered if this article is to believed. It highlights an incident (pictured left) where the two creatures did indeed fight with the crocodile coming off better. In fact the 15ft saltwater crocodile proceeded to eat the shark after disabling it, proving that on this occasion the answer to the question is clearly crocodile.

posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 11:20:07 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, March 12, 2009

article-1159142-03BD37B3000005DC-399_224x406 This is interesting, its a swimming costume that repels water meaning that it dries minutes after you leave the water. Called the Sun Dry Swimsuit, it is made from a special fabric so water passes through the fabric rather than being absorbed into it. The swimsuits also have the advantage of being chorine resistant and having a SPF 50 rating to keep out UV rays. If you want one they are made by Solestrom International and cost between £20 and £60.

posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 9:51:35 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Frogs in a part of Edinburgh will soon have their own frog hotel. The structure will be built alongside a pond in Redhall Walled Garden in Edinburgh. It is designed to protect the frogs from predators during the mating season. The structure will include a ramp that leads up to a protected area and a lower ground area which has been nicknamed the Compost Cafe. It’s an interesting idea, I wonder whether I should built a frog hotel to protect the frogs in my garden from my curious cats?

posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 11:48:35 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, March 10, 2009

article-1160613-03CBCCC0000005DC-13_196x560 This is interesting, its the new trend of what has been dubbed meggings. They are put simply leggings for men and appear to be the thing to wear at the moment. Celebrity's like Russell Brand (pictured left) and Noel Fielding have recently been pictured wearing them. I’m not quite sure that my husband will be rushing out to buy a pair. What do you think, would you wear them?

posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 12:39:09 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback