Thursday, May 28, 2009

why burp?

Have you ever experienced burping in the middle of a meal or in front of your friends eating and it's too late to cover up your mouth? It is so embarrassing, right?

But why do we burp?

Burps or belches are simply the sound of gas leaving your body.When eating, we are not just swallowing foods or liquids, we also swallow air at the same time. These air contain gases..and sometimes, they need to get out. Extra gases are forced to come out from the stomach to the esophagus and to the mouth as a burp.

Babies are also subject to accumulation of gas in the stomach while feeding, and this can cause considerable agitation and/or discomfort to the child unless it is burped. The act of burping an infant involves placing the child in a position conducive to gas expulsion (for example holding the infant up to the adult's shoulder, with the infant's stomach resting on the adult's chest) and then lightly patting it on the lower back so that he or she burps.


The Ins and outs of burping.
Why do I burped?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

One Lovey Blog Award

I would like to thank Ms. Gi-Ann of The Second Realm for passing this very lovely award to me. Again, I would say that I am very grateful to have many friends in the blogosphere(sorry for the term) that they have spend time reading my blogs and appreciate it. These appreciation gives me the courage to continue what I am doing.

I woud like to pass this on to my fellow bloggers who gave effort to their blogs, not just lovely but informative as well.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Safeguard your home with Home Security System

How safe is your house? Is it enough to have double or triple doors locked?How often do you feel home security safe when alone? Living in an exclusive subdivision is not an exemption to accidents like fire. Even with the presence of the guard on duty does not guarantee that a thief would not enter the house to steal, especially now at this time of crises that a person would gamble himself just to feed his family.

It would be better if we have installed detectors or sensors in case we would encounter such emergency situation like fire or robbery. With ADT Security System, one would be secure because of their 24/7 customer monitoring network. It will help lessen our worries and would make us feel better and have a good night sleep.It's not only that...In case of medical emergency, you can communicate directly with a live ADT Dispatcher using the two-way voice option.

With the Best Home Security Surveillance System, one would be safe before the tragedy strikes!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Drinking Too Much Water Is Dangerous

In 2007, a 28 year old woman from California, United States joined a water-drinking contest on the radio entitled "Hold your Wee for a Wii". After drinking 6 liters of water for 3 hours, Jennifer Strange vomited, went home with a terrible headache, and died from so-called water intoxication.

Another tragic incident happened in 2005. A 21 year old man was forced to drink excessive amounts of water between rounds of push-up in a hazing rite by a fraternity in California State University in the US. He was left dead in a cold basement.

A 2005 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that close to one-sixth of marathon runners develop some degree of hyponatremia, or dilution of the blood caused by drinking too much water.

Hyponatremia comes from the Latin and Greek words which means "insufficient salt in the blood." Specifically it means having a blood sodium concentration below 135 millimoles per liter, or approximately 11.37 milliliter per gallon. The normal concentration lies between 135 and 145 millimoles per liter. Severe cases of hyponatremia can lead to water intoxication, an ilness whose symptoms include headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, frequent urination, and mental disorientation.

Our kidneys control the amount of water, salts and other solutes eaving the body by filtering blood through kidney's millions of tubules. When a person drinks too much water in a short period of time, the kidneys cannot flush it out fast enough and the blood becomes waterlogged. and then the excess water will enter into cells and into brain cells and neurons and since the brain cells are tightly packed in our skull, there will be almost zero room to expand and swell inside the skull. Thus, brain swelling can be dangerous. It can manifest seizures, comma, respiratory arrest, brain stem herniation, and death.


Coco Ballantyne. Strange but True: Too Much Drinking Water can Kill.
Bato Balani. ISSN 0117-7079 VOL.28 No.4 SY 2008-2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Course Hero: The Social Learning Network

Do you have difficulty in understanding the lessons in school? Do you want to stay updated though being absent the whole day in class? Are you not able to finish studies because of financial instability?

An innovative way of learning was built online where students are talking about on the web. It is a social learning network known as Course Hero. Those who were not able to pursue their studies will have an opportunity to continue learning even outside the classroom. What is good thing about this site is, this is a place where students, teachers and self learners meet and discuss subject matters through cooperative learning or shall I say, another way of tutoring each other. UCSD University of California San Diego CSE 140 is one of the reference materials which will help you hit the mark. And if you still find it hard, you can find solutions in CSE 140 Homework Answer.

Course Hero is great in the sense that we learn at the same time making friends. This is open to those interested people. Signing up is free.

Learning is fun with Course Hero!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Eggshells as Hydrogen Fuel

  • Eggshells have calcium carbonate, which, when subjected to heat processing, becomes calcium oxide that absorbs acidic gases such as carbon dioxide.
  • The water-gas-shift reaction gasifies fossil fuels to produce carbon monoxide that combines with water to ultimately produce hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
Calcium carbonate is one of the nature's most absorbent materials, which makes it the most effective carbon dioxide absorber ever tested so far.

Making eggshells into hydrogen fuel can be another source for an alternative fuel in the future. These eggshells may not be enough to produce hydrogen for the whole country but at east, it can be a useful organic waste better than dumping in landfills.


Engineered Eggshells To Help Make Hydrogen Fuel.
Eggshells Found Instrumental in Producing Hydrogen Fuel.
Chicken Eggshells Make Hydrogen Fuel.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Is it true that shaving makes hair grow thicker?

Shaving does not mean growing your hair thicker..The thickness and length of hair on your body mainly depends on genetics and hormones. Hair that has never been shaved has a tapered or beveled edge. When you shave, you remove the thin tapered tip of the hair and leave only the thicker middle portion protruding from the skin surface. So when it grows back, it does not only feel stiffer than before, it looks thicker, too.

Shaving does not wake up dormant hair follicles to produce hair. By the time your hair grows longer, it will feel thinner and softer again.

Hair may also look darker after shaving. Most hair is lighter at the end that it is at the root. So when you shave off that lighter end, you are left with the darker coloration that was always there at the root, giving the hair a darker look as it grows.


Lawrence Gibson. Hair removal: Does shaving make it grow back thicker?
Karen Springen. Does Shaving Make Hair Grow Back Thicker?
Bato Balani.ISSN 0117-7079 Vol.28 No.4 SY 2008-2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Is lightning accompanied by thunder?

It was a rainy afternoon. Lightning strikes and was accompanied by thunder and so my kids got scared..They ask me where does lightning came from and to my surprise, I too did not know the answer..funny indeed! and so I was task to search what are the facts about it..

Lightning causes thunder because a strike of lightning is incredibly hot. A typical bolt of lightning can immediately heat the air to between 15,000 to 60,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That's hotter than the surface of the sun! It travels faster than the speed of sound that is why each time lightning strikes thunder follows- a few seconds later.

Lightning always produces thunder. When you see lightning but don't hear any thunder, the lightning is too far away from you for the sound waves to reach you.

Light and sound will always move at different speeds. And lightning will always produce thunder because of a strike's high temperature. So no matter what, you will always see a flash of lightning before you hear thunder.