What Happened to the Hiccups?
- The hiccups went away but my sister made my dad promise never to scare her again like that.
- I remember as a kid watching a 60 Minutes segment, I think it was, on this mysterious condition called autism, and I was like, wow, what’s that?
- I think any recent increase is just authors remembering hiccups from their childhood.
- I agree that quicksand is real, but you don’t hear about people drowning in it any more, maybe because most people now know how to swim.
- I would guess that hiccups simply fall into the category of things kids think about much more than adults do, so it’s not an issue of changing public interests but of (your) age.
- I think this is selection bias, pure and simple: you are no longer a kid, or spend lots of time around kids, and kids get hiccups more than adults.
29 things you can do for a lower carbon footprint that will hardly change your day
- Washing clothes takes up energy, and 75% of that energy comes from just heating up the water, according to the New York Times.
- One of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to buy in foods bulk and use your own containers, so there's no unnecessary packaging involved in your grocery shopping.
- Turning your thermostat down two degrees in the winter and up two degrees in the summer could save 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year because it takes energy to heat and cool a home.
- If public transportation is not an option for you, there are many ways you can drive efficiently to reduce your carbon footprint, starting with chilling on the gas and breaks.
- Not only is fuel used to get the goods from a warehouse to your door, but the products are also packaged in cardboard, which the Guardian says is the third-largest industrial use of energy on Earth.
Like 'falling off the face of the earth,' says kayaker Dane Jackson after dropping down 134-foot waterfall
- American paddler Dane Jackson may have made a living by testing the very limits of the sport but his latest triumph is something extraordinary.
- Earlier this month, the 26-year-old made the second tallest waterfall descent in known history, dropping 134-foot into the relative unknown before coming out the other end unscathed.
- To achieve the task, extensive preparation was required -- even with a safety team standing nearby, throwing yourself off the lip of a volcanic waterfall comes with a number of variables that are difficult to control.
- Jackson says he was confident the drop would be successful as he had seen the waterfall without water just days before, which allowed him to map the perfect descent into a small, but deep, hole in the pool below.
- Son of Olympic paddler Eric Jackson, the American's life has always revolved around water.
- From disruptive dams to extensive littering, Jackson has seen some of his favorite places ruined by mankind.
Search will resume Tuesday for 2 teens and an adult who went missing during fishing tournament
- The group attended a local bass fishing tournament on Saturday but failed to return and were reported missing at 9 p.m. Sunday night, according to a news release from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
- A search for the missing boaters was suspended Monday night due to hazardous water conditions, the news release said.
- The teens are both members of the Obion County Central High School fishing team and the man is the father of one of the students, Tim Watkins, Director of School for the Obion County School District told CNN affiliate WHBQ.
- A 20-foot bass boat believed to have held the missing boaters was recovered Monday on the Tennessee River below the Pickwick Dam near Savannah, according to the release from TWRA.
- Because so many people have volunteered to help in the search, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has limited its volunteers to people from Obion County who are experienced boat operators.
I use this K-beauty cleanser every day to clean out my pores and keep my skin hydrated
- That's why I always look forward to the skin-care part of my shower routine, and why I've been loving Laneige's Mini Pore Double Clearing Cleansing Foam ($21) in particular.
- This cleanser cleans and moisturizes my skin, and it also smells amazing.
- In the Double Clearing cleanser, water is combined with ingredients like glycerin, stearic acid, and myristic acid.
- The powerful formula also contains green tea water, bamboo sap, and lotus, which further hydrate and moisturize your skin without making it feel tight.
- Though it's just a small part of the many daily routines I have, using this cleanser is one of my favorite moments of the day.
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How to disinfect your home and help protect kids from cold, flu, and more
- We have tested and gathered the best products and tips to help you sanitize most of the surfaces your kids use in your home and slow the spread of many communicable diseases.
- But not every wipe is created equal, so to prevent the spread of illness, you need one that not just cleans messes but can disinfect surfaces killing germs and bacteria, like Clorox Disinfecting Wipes.
- To kill bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella enterica, use enough wipes to leave a nonporous surface visibly wet for four minutes before the surface is allowed to air dry.
- This is not just an air-freshener; it contains the ingredients necessary to kill bacteria and is safe to use on fabrics and hard surfaces.
Breville's Barista Express is the best all-in-one, semi-automatic espresso machine you'll find for under $600 — here's everything you need to know
- The Breville Barista Express comes with a one-year limited warranty, a brushed stainless steel exterior, a half-pound bean hopper capacity, a 67-ounce water tank capacity, and portafilter baskets for both single and double shots (one of each for either pre-ground or freshly ground beans).
- You'll also get a shot-measuring razor, which lets you trim excess grounds off the top of your filter basket, as well as a cleaning disc and tablets, a coffee scoop, a stainless steel milk jug, and a stowable tamper.
- Changeable portafilter baskets (two singles and two doubles, depending on whether or not you're using pre-ground or freshly ground coffee), a finesse brush, a tamper, and the "razor," a trimming tool (not pictured) to measure out perfect shots and discard excess.
The Mechanical Transmission of Power (1): Stangenkunst
- Networks of pivoted, wooden field rods conveyed power from water wheels in the valleys to mining machinery up the mountains over distances of up to 4 km, operating pumps and bellows, hoisting ores, and transporting miners up and down shafts.
- The power generated by wind or water was transferred to the machinery over a very short distance via a set of wooden gears or cranks.
- A crank was used (video) to convert the circular motion of the waterwheel to a reciprocating motion that moved the rods back and forth -- a mechanism that was already applied in Roman water-powered stone sawmills.
- In fact, from the late seventeenth century onwards, many writers defined the Stangenkunst as the combination of field rods, shaft rods, and a power source (one or more waterwheels), instead of just referring to the reciprocating field rods.
Climate change is drying up the Colorado River
- As climate change disrupts historical patterns of rainfall and temperature, the Colorado River has not been faring well, and it's getting even increasingly unlikely that the river will reach the sea again.
- A paper published this week in Science reports that the river's flow has been declining by an alarming 9.3 percent for every 1°C of warming—and that declining snow levels are the main culprit for this dramatic decline.
- To figure that out, Milly and Dunne looked at a range of climate models that predict how global temperatures will change in future, using scenarios that depend on how well we do at curbing emissions.
- Simulations like these always have a degree of uncertainty, but the study is an "excellent example" of how they can be used alongside real-world data to build a better understanding of our water systems and how sensitive they are to change, Musselman says.
Sydney Airport links debt to climate goals
- Sydney Airport will consider issuing bonds linked to carbon reduction targets and other environmental goals every time it refinances debt, chief executive Geoff Culbert said after the company completed the first sustainability-linked bond ever done in the US private placement market.
- The airport, which aims to become carbon neutral by 2025, included a $100 million, 20-year tranche maturing in June 2040 linked to sustainability targets as part of a $600 million bond issued this month.
- Greg Clark, an urban planner and senior adviser on cities at HSBC, said there was "massive growth" in green bonds globally as companies tried to hit sustainable development goals and big investors looked for resilient long-term investments that met shareholders' environmental expectations.
- HSBC fixed income analysts Michael Ridley and Dominic Kini said cities should use green bonds to pay for transport systems, such as rail, that lower carbon emissions, and that these kinds of bonds were likely to be favoured by investors looking for sustainability investments.