Wonder #17

wondered by Joana Galhardo 0 wonders Tags ,

If I could have just one moment in time
And in that moment the stars will shine
If I could clasp onto your hand
And in that moment you truly understand
That this is the moment where I wish to stay
In this moment far away
And in this moment you will smile
And remind me why life is worth while
And I will hold that moment for the rest of time
Just when for knowing that moment is mine

Fact - A mushroom is the largest living organism

wondered by Joana Galhardo 1 wonders Tags

No, not a blue whale or an elephant.
A mushroom. A giant ass mushroom.

The armillaria ostoyae, or the honey fungus, it's a common mushroom and you probably even have one in your garden!

'But if it's a giant ass mushroom, I'm sure I don't have one! I don't even have enough space for a small koy pond, let alone a giant ass anything!' - You may say.

Listen, I'm not using that adjective lightly! The largest ever recorded specimen, in Malheur National forest, in Oregon, covers 890 hectares (2,200 acres), and is between 2,000 and 8,000 years old!

This enormous fungus was originally thought to grow in different clusters around the forest, but researchers have confirmed it's in fact one very, very large single organism!

The majority of this organism is under ground of course, in the form of a massive mat of mycelia, its roots.

But anyway, for me, this honey fungus thing can grow wherever it wants, the only mushrooms I'm concern about are those right here!

Wonder about that!

Wonder #16

wondered by Joana Galhardo 3 wonders Tags ,

You, whom until now I have not forgotten
Have turn your back on me, just stop the taunt
So I suppose you wanted more
Just with someone else without this core
Could you see the way you treated me was grotesque?
Causing these pathetic little poems to lay on my desk
But you're not going to see no tear falling from these eyes
As I stop trying to answer all the whys
Thus this apathy will take over me
Weighting me down with all your gravity
Until the point where something will stir deep down within
And I won't be able to say if it's the weather or just the mood I'm in

Fact - The color of a pill matters

wondered by Joana Galhardo 4 wonders Tags ,

If I'm going to talk about pills, you know what kind of reference I'm going to pull right?

So, Neo had to choose between the blue pill that would have put him back to sleep in the boring world of cubicles, and the red pill that would wake him up to the industrial womb factory world.
If you missed that, red pill wakes you up, blue pill makes you sleep!

Now, what colors are the sleeping pills? Yep, be it the package or the pill itself, all you see there is blue! And that's no coincidence; researchers have found that the color of a pill makes a difference in how it works.

In a study, patients were given the exact same sedative, but some received it in a blue pill and others in an orange one. The blue pill takers reported falling asleep 30 minutes faster and sleeping 30 minutes longer than the orange pill takers.

It's another weird manifestation of the placebo effect. How you perceive effectiveness, affects effectiveness.

In a different experiment, subjects were told they were going to get a sedative or a stimulant, when in fact they were getting placebos. Yet 66% of the subjects who took the blue pills reported feeling less alert compared to 26% of those who took pink pills.

And in another study, researchers put fake medicine packages in front of subjects, who picked certain color of boxes over others. It seems warm colors like brown and red were perceived as more potent; green and yellow on the other hand, might as well have been mentos as far as they were concerned.

So, this is why heart medicine are often red or brown, while skin medicines are yellow, sleeping pills blue or green, and painkillers are often white.

Wonder about that!

Fact - Fishbowls are banned in Italy

wondered by Joana Galhardo 2 wonders Tags

Yep, you read that right.

Apparently, in Monza, Italy, the issues of modern society escalated a bit. Forget the poverty and starvation, the unemployment and politics, the environment, crime spree, STD's, etc.
In this town, they don't have time to worry about unimportant stuff like that; they're too busy dealing with serious and intense problems like what happens to a fish if you keep it in a fishbowl.

So, do you know what happens to a fish if you keep it in a fishbowl? Do you?!

See? The people in Monza are the one who have this thing all figured out!
It seems that if you keep a fish in a fishbowl, the poor animal will see the world all messed up, that's what!

According to the town council, a fishbowl provides "a distorted view of reality"; and they're not having any of that crap there!

So, yeah, the council has banned the bowls in favor of square aquariums which represent an accurate and heart-warming fashion of the reality of the fish.

Wonder about that!

Wonder #15

wondered by Joana Galhardo 1 wonders Tags ,

In a room of pain and hurt
I lie in a blanket of sweat and dirt
With truth around
And fear abound
My heart against my chest
My soul giving up on rest
Pinned against the wall
The exit seeming to crawl
So far, far away
Further from the small light ray
I reach into the air
To find that only emptiness is standing there
Just save me from the dark
Save me from my heart

Wonder #14

wondered by Joana Galhardo 2 wonders Tags ,

Upon my arrival you will see
That this was but a memory
And you will think and wonder why
You didn't ask, you didn't try
But don't forget, I'll love you still
Even though I've had my fill
Of things I couldn't comprehend
But even so you're my best friend
I only hope that you'll decide
That you need me right by your side
So please don't think it's over yet
And please do not try to forget
Our past will aide us in survival
And you'll learn this upon my arrival

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