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If my doctor’s office does not call me with a test result-should I assume that it was ok?

One should never assume that test results are normal if they do not hear from their Doctor.  As a patient you need to be responsible for your own health care.  If you have had something done such as mammogram or bloodwork (anything at all) and you do not hear from your health care provider within […]


How do you setup your own website?

Follow these steps to set up your own website: 1. Find a good domain name. The first step towards setting up your own website is to obtain a good domain name. It can be rather difficult to locate the domain name that you want. You will most likely find that many domain names that apply […]


What are tax write-offs? Why are they so significant for business?

A  tax write-off is a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer’s income bracket Small-business owners need to be tax wise throughout the year, not just during tax season. The following checklist can help you take advantage of all the deductions you’re legally […]

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When do humans stop growing?

There is no exact science as to when humans stop growing. The age ranges you mentioned are the general concensus. Sorry that there is nothing more definite. Ultimately, we stop growing because we are genetically programmed to do so. It is our genes, made of DNA, that determine how we grow and develop. We inherit […]


If someone is blind from birth, can they still see images in their dreams?

Visual stimulus is necessary for the wiring of the brain centers that process and interpret vision. The way the brain works is to develop, early in life, a huge number of neural synapses (connection points between neurons that are used in cell-to-cell signalling). As you grow and learn, these synapses are pared away to make […]


What is gang stalking?

Gangstalking is when a gang stalks a person, and harrasses them. Gangstalking” is not a mental health issue, it is an organized assault on a victim by a group of criminals. It is also called “cause stalking” or “vigilantly stalking”. The goal of the covert coordinated assaults and slander is to make the victim appear […]


Are there any ghost stories associated with 149 College St (the Stewart Building) in Toronto, Canada?

The Stewart building in Toronto Canada has had many tenants, from the police to the Ontario College of Art and Design.  While ghost stories can be difficult to verify, there have been alleged incidents at 149 College St (the Stewart building) which some attribute to ghosts. One such story involves a group of students who […]


Who is Wild Bill Hickok?

James Hickok, born in 1837, was a skilled shooter even as a child.  He left home and travelled west in 1855 working as a farmhand, hired gun, even a stagecoach driver.  During the civil war James ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok worked as a Union spy in Missouri.  In keeping with his fight for what was right […]


What is the significance of Easter?

Easter is the day in which Christianity recognizes and celebrates the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the King James Version of the Bible, it is used in Acts 12:4, but the original Greek word is “pascha”, meaning “passover”. Easter gradually became recognized as the day that Christianity celebrates Jesus’ resurrection, but the word […]


Should we be wary of fragrance in products we use?

Today most fragrances are not made from natural substances.  They are infact made up from synthetic chemicals.  There can be up to as many as 100 chemicals in a single fragrance.  In 1989, the US National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health evaluated 2,983 fragrance chemicals for health effects.  At that time they identified 884 of those […]


What’s the difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament?

The Old Testament covers the beginning of God’s creation up until 400 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. This includes the creation of the heavens and the earth, the forming of man from the dust of the ground and God breathing into him the breath of life, the first lineages of mankind, the worldwide […]


I recently heard that nail polish contains harmful toxins, Is that true?

Yes that is true.  Many of today’s conventional nail polishes contain an array of cryptic ingredients including a variety of  harmful toxins.  One of the most toxic ingredients in nail polish is called phthalate.  Phthalate, such as dibutyl phthalate (DBP) has been proven by research studies to interfer with normal hormone balance and can cause other health problems […]


How many yards of dirt will I need to fill my yard with beds. The yard is 50 by 30 and beds will be 3 ft wide and 6 inches deep?

That is a lot of yards to fill your yard.  We are missing  some critical information to determine the number you are looking for.  How long should each bed be, and how far apart would you like them? We can still determine our best guess, with the information you provided.  First we will start with the backyard […]


Why does your eye twitch?

Most eye twitching is harmless, although it can be quite annoying.  The twitch is the involuntary spasms of tiny muscles around the eye, and it is usually brought on after staring at a computer screen for a long time, although just being tired will do it too.  Other less common causes include too much caffeine […]


What does SOS stand for?

SOS is Morse Code for an emergency signal.  While you may see movies in which a person write the letters S O S on a beach in shells, it was originally a Morse Code signal for help needed.  Since many people don’t realize that SOS is Morse Code, they think it stands for something, ‘save […]


What makes a baby go to sleep when she or he is tired and cranky?

I find that my baby sleeps better when she goes for a car ride, or has a long bath with a nice baby massage using lotions or oils. I then wrap her in a warm blanket after drying her off. Babies are happier when they are breast fed but bottle feeding is okay to if […]


Who invented the television?

Philo Farnsworth was just a fourteen year old high school student when he came up with the idea that an electron beam could scan pictures back and forth and transmit them to remote screens- in other words, he thought up TV! While such an amazing invention could not be the work of one man alone, […]


Who invented the telephone?

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876. The first words he spoke on his telephone were, “Watson, come here. I need you.” Watson was his assistant’s name. That happened in 1875-76. However Antonio Meucci had a working telephone since 1848 in Havana and a perfected model by 1871. On that year Meucci filed for […]


What is the Tecumseh Curse?

The Tecumseh curse is a curse that Shawnee Chief Tecumseh placed on the American presidency during the War of 1812.  Chief Tecumseh died while fighting for the Canadians against the Americans.  The curse stated that every American president elected in a year that ended in a zero would die during his presidency.  Since Tecumseh made […]


Why do home teams wear white and visitors wear dark uniforms?

Home teams do not always wear white, in both hockey and football the home team wears dark uniforms primarily, although in hockey the home team has only worn their dark uniforms for a short time. The distinction began in 1952 when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) began televising hockey games.  The CBC found that when […]


How big was the Saber Toothed Tiger?

The Smilodon, more commonly known as the Saber Toothed Tiger, have been found in Europe and in North America, many fossils have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.   Some would have grown marginally bigger but the fossils of the Saber Toothed Tiger that have been found all indicate that the […]

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Does the water in a bath or sink go a different way down the drain depending on which hemispere you are in?

Yes the water will drain in different directions depending on which hemisphere you’re in.   Usually this question is asked about toilet flushing, but I guess it’s still fun to answer even though you’re more interested in baths and sinks draining. Water will drain in different directions depending on the hemisphere due to the Coriolis force, […]


Does the Earth currently weigh more than it did when it was first formed?

This is one of those questions that really doesn’t have a correct answer.  The Earth really doesn’t have a weight at all.  Weight is the measurement of the gravitational pull of one object on another.  Most objects are too small to consider, like you and me, or the keyboard I’m typing on, but the Earth […]

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