Category Archives: Doctor

Christmas Is Six Months Away! It’s The Longest Day Of The Year!

Fact: The word “solstice” comes from the Latin words sol “Sun” and stitium “standing.” On the summer solstice, the Sun’s path stops advancing northward each day and appears to “stand” still in the sky before going back the other way.  … Continue reading

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Friday Has Arrived!

Fact: In the U.K. and Australia, Friday is sometimes referred to by the acronym “POETS Day,” which stands for “Piss Off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday.” Scout looked a bit guilty when he came to the side of the bed and asked … Continue reading

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Ouch! That Hurt!

Fact: Christmas day is the most common day of the year for heart attacks to happen. We beat the roosters up this fine morning as Paul had to be at the cardiologists office at 8:00 AM in Los Alamitos.  He … Continue reading

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Mostly All Better!

Fact: A woodpecker’s tongue actually wraps all the way around its brain, protecting it from damage when it’s hammering into a tree. Getting out of bed was laborious as I did NOT want to re-sprain the back muscles.  It worked … Continue reading

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Doctors To The Left; Doctors To The Right; Everywhere Doctors!

Fact: Many oranges are actually green. While we assume that all oranges are orange in color because of their name, the fruit is often green when ripe, thanks to plenty of chlorophyll. In South America and other tropical locales, oranges … Continue reading

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On The Road Again!

Fact: Lobsters have different uses for each of their claws. A lobster’s two claws look very different, too. The larger of the two is the crusher claw, and this is the dominant claw.  As its name suggests, this claw is primarily … Continue reading

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More Doctors!

Fact: The earliest written record that mentions the practice of medicine is Hammurabi’s Code from the 18th century BC in Mesopotamia. This extensive code of laws includes information for physicians about payments for successful treatments and punishments for medical failures. … Continue reading

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The Race Has Started And We Are On The Back Stretch!

Fact: Eukonkanto is a wife-carrying contest.  Originating from 19th century Finland, this wife-carrying contest is exactly what it sounds like: Competitors race each other while carrying their spouses.  Traditionally, the winner gets his wife’s weight in beer as a prize.  The cuckoo … Continue reading

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Off And Running

Fact: People are more creative in the shower. When we take a warm shower, we experience an increased dopamine flow that makes us more creative. We heard the roosters about 6:30 AM, so we got up and sent Scout The Wonder Dog … Continue reading

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It’s A Zoom Day

Fact: You can hear a blue whale’s heartbeat from more than 2 miles away. – The world’s largest animal’s heart weighs about 400 pounds — approximately the size of a small piano. It was cold and froggy out this morning; I could … Continue reading

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