Thursday, December 31, 2009

Unusual Hangover Remedies....Happy New Year

Here's some hangover remedies from around the world that may make you never drink again....

Ever had a prairie oyster?  The Prairie Oyster is a raw egg, (dispose of the egg white) lemon juice or vinegar, pepper, and a dash of Worcestershire.  Don't break the yolk......swallow it'll forget about the headache!

In Russia drink the juice after pickling cabbage or cucumber.  It's called rassol.

The Chinese boil banana peel in water and drink the liquid.

Icelanders drink a glass of cider vinegar mixed with honey.

Strong coffee with a pinch of salt: recommended by the French.

Germany... try bananas, red meat and milk or raw pickled herring in mustard with juniper berries.

I wouldn't mind this one so much...the classic Puerto Rican cure is rubbing your armpits with the juice of lemons and limes for long-lasting protection.

The Japanese use Hapalyse, made from cattle liver and vitamins B15, B2 and E.

Mongolians drink a glass of tomato juice with a pickled sheep's eye in it.  Now, WHERE do you purchase pickled sheep's eyes?

I read that somewhere in Russia drinks a glass of urine before they start to drink.  NOT!  OMG!

How about pop to your local market, pick up a pint or so of cow's blood...go home and cook it....then drink.   YUK...

It's New Years Eve, folks are gonna imbibe...maybe a bit much so thought I would just throw out some simple? unusual remedies.

I prefer to eat before I drink...every other drink is a glass of water...and water with ibuprofen before falling...hopefully in bed.

My days of drinking until I thought I was the cutest thing that ever lived have long I just party down in my head!

I hope 2010 is a more prosperous year and our country does not lose sight of the Constitution and attack our freedoms.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

White House Party Crashers....Should They Be Punished?

Here's a thought regarding the White House Party Crashers...

Hmmm, sounds like sensible reasoning to me.....


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Sunday, December 27, 2009

1909 Ford Model R...Facts from 100 Years Ago

This is a 1909 Ford Model R....fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only......

It is so close to being 2010 that I can smell it...

These facts will boggle your mind, I know it did mine!

The year is 1909.

One hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1909 :
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The average life expectancy was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles
Of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hour.

The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year ..

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .

Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.  This fact sent my head to tingling and itching....I'm old but never went that long!

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from
Entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars..

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school..

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health' .   WOW!

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help..

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A.!

Plus one more sad thought; 95 percent of the taxes we have now did not exist in 1909 .  And we're getting more.....

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

Wishes for a Healthy Prosperous 2010 to everyone...

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