December 4th 2013 10:04 pm
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Well, meowmy got all the boxes of our fave toys out today...the ones with branches, and baubles and other such like things.
She calls then decorations, but of course any wise kitty knows they are spawsial & seasonal toys!
Well she got them out, but didn't unpack them...said whe was too drained and tired...she says stress at work, and too many chores and so on, so since she had to dig in the depths of her closet fur those boxes she felt justified to leave them closed...sigh...well, we are expert diggers, she should have enlisted us to help!
Yesterday, her and pawppy were gone all day so meowmy could pay a visit to her oncologist, just her regular yearly check-up. All was deemed fine, and again 'No evidence of disease'. They nevfur say remission or cure...so meowmy lives with this sort of teasing demon that wants to make her feel like she needs to shout and ask...why me, I know its going to come back...and so on. But since this started in 2006, it seems to not be bothering her as much as in the past. Meowmy has gotten talented at taking that demon and evicting it.
So she feels like her burdens are lighter...and that she has received an early Christmas purrsent fur herself.
Hooray is all we can say.
Meowmy says 'Praise the Lord!'
-----here are some interesting facts about humans-----considering that meowmy was at the MD...and fur sure they know a lot of this stuff, we think:
The Human Body is a treasure trove of mysteries, one that still confounds doctors and scientists about how it works. It's not an overstatement to say that every part of your body is a miracle.
It's possible for your body to survive without large fractions of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn't be very healthy, but you would live.
During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Actually, Saliva is more important than you realize. If your saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. The egg is actually the only cell in the body that is visible by the naked eye.
The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue and the hardest bone is the jawbone.
Human feet have 52 bones, accounting for one quarter of all the human body's bones. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.
The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. The reason it doesn't eat away at your stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew themselves so frequently that you get a new stomach lining ever three to four days.
The human lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometers (1,500 mi) of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total surface area of about 70 square meters, roughly the same area as one side of a tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the lung cavities were unwound and laid end to end, they would extend for about 992 kilometers. Also, your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.
Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil. Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.
Everyone has a unique smell, except for identical twins, who smell the same.
Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born. This is why one out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born.
A baby's head is one-quarter of its total length, but by the age of 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length. This is because people's heads grow at a much slower rate than the rest of their bodies.
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. Some of the bones, like skull bones, get fused into each other, bringing down the total number.
Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. But if you are a woman, you are a better smeller than men, and will remain a better smeller throughout your life.
The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants. Scientists have no idea why this is so, but attribute it to the growing imbalance of hormones in the body during pregnancy.
The life span of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. But don't worry, you must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone.
The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot
The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.
Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.
We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening, because during normal activities during the day, the cartilage in our knees and other areas slowly compress.
The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb, even while you are sleeping. In fact, the brain is much more active at night than during the day.
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Neurons continue to grow throughout human life. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons.
It is a fact that people who dream more often and more vividly, on an average have a higher Intelligence Quotient.
The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.
Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. This is true for men as well as women.
There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee.
A human baby acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.
About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home. But don't worry, a majority of these are harmless or even helpful bacteria.
The colder the room you sleep in, the higher the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.
Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin.
Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute.
Like fingerprints, every individual has an unique tongue print that can be used for identification.
A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.
It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
Humans can make do longer without food than sleep, provided there is water. The average human could survive a month to two months without food depending on their body fat and other factors. Sleep deprived people, however, start experiencing radical personality and
psychological changes after only a few sleepless days. The longest recorded time anyone has ever gone without sleep is 11 days, at the end of which the experimenter was awake, but stumbled over words, hallucinated and frequently forgot what he was doing.
Every human spent about half an hour after being conceived, as a single cell. Shortly afterward, the cells begin rapidly dividing and begin forming the components of a tiny embryo.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.
This is so neat. We are furtastic beings as kitties too, we think a list could be made up about us as well...
But now we need to do some big cat napping!
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Interesting stuff! And great news about your meowmy's checkup!
Ewwww, two swimming pools full of human spit *shudder*
We know about human body heat. Me and Timo always cuddle close to Mom at night to steal her body heat. Then she complains that she is so hot, she could make water boil, MOL.
Great news about you Mom and her health. Praise the Lord indeed.
Happy Holidays my friends, glad to hear things are getting better. Hope Santa Pawz brings you lots of gifties and yummy nom noms. Maybe even some cuppycakes!!! Love, Tate
Amazing facts! Hugs to your mama. So glad she is doing so well. The Angels will keep flying over with Angel Dust for her.
Kewl stuff - we learned a lot. We are glad your meowmy's checkup went well. We will purr and pray that she continues in good health.
I bet you'll have lotsa fun when those boxes are opened up:)
Pawsome news about your Meowmy! Have fun with all the news toys and baubles. Our pawrents don't bother putting up a big tree anymore, they know we will climb it and tip it over, MOL. We have a little one that Meowmy watches like a hawk and puts in a closet when she goes to sleep so we don't destroy it.
So glad your meowmy is still doing well!
Thanks for the facts, although it never ceases to amaze me how many doctors still seem to think they know all there is to know about disease. Both of Mom's parents are MDs, and one gets the ambiguity but the other doesn't, and that's a shame. You should see all the things researchers are finding about the crazy stuff the Lyme Spirochete does, but it can't be published in medical journals, because the powers that be say we already know everything, and call the researchers "anti-science". Sheesh! If you ever want to know more watch the documentary "Under Our Skin" at hulu.com. Crazy what bureaucracies try to pull. The Lyme "authorities" in Oregon say there is no Lyme in Oregon, and that the Lyme tests are perfectly accurate (they're not), but in one particular county, 1 out of every 7 dogs tested tested positively for Lyme.
Excuse my rant, but needless to say that not all doctors are clued in to what a mystery the body is.
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