WE NEED THE SUPER MARIO BROTHERS!!

KILLER MUSHROOMS

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Mushroom poisoning (also known as mycetism) refers to harmful effects from ingestion of toxic substances present in a mushroom. These symptoms can vary from slight gastrointestinal discomfort to death. The toxins present are secondary metabolites produced in specific biochemical pathways in the fungal cells. Mushroom poisoning is usually the result of ingestion of wild mushrooms after misidentification of a toxic mushroom as an edible species. The most common reason for this misidentification is close resemblance in terms of colour and general morphology of the toxic mushrooms species with edible species.The most common consequence of mushroom poisoning is simply gastrointestinal upset. Most “poisonous” mushrooms contain gastrointestinal irritants that cause vomiting and diarrhea (sometimes requiring hospitalization), but usually no long-term damage.

BEETLEJUICE, BEETLEJUICE, BEETLEJUICE!!!

FEAR OF CLOWNS

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What is Coulrophobia?

Since it is not an old phobia, but one that increased in recent decades, little is known about coulrophobia.

Scientists and doctors now agree that it is a result of not knowing who lies behind the excessive makeup, red nose and hair color.

The clown wears a colorful makeup to deconstruct the facial features to create a new identity.

And clowns can also break social norms, their mask makes them able to do things that others can’t do socially, like interacting with unknown people at ease.

Some researchers believe that coulrophobia cases increased after the 90’s, when Steven Spielberg classic horror film “IT” depicting a murderous clown was released and the portrayal of Joker as an evil character in Batman movies did not help the matter either.

Social implications

The phobia can cause a state of panic, difficulty in breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea and feelings of fear.

The coulrphobia may seem absurd for some, however, many people suffer so much, that it prevents them to eat a hamburger in a famous fast food chain. It is not a trivial matter either and coulrophobia shouldn’t be treated lightly.

Some hospitals use clowns as mural decorations which may make some coulrophobic children feel unease during their stay at the hospital.

Although the fear of clowns develops most of the time during childhood, it is prevalent among adult population too, even if a big number of adults would deny it.

It is said that the phobia develops in early years, when children are very sensible to an unfamiliar face in a familiar body.

There isn’t any official data about how many people suffer from coulrophobia, although it is believed that it is much more prevalent in western society (where exposure to clowns is more prevalent since a younger age). Some estimate that around 12% of adults in the US suffer from it.

 

 

LOVE YOUR COLOR CONTACT LENSES!!!

What Is Pinkeye

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Pinkeye — also called conjunctivitis — is redness and inflammation of the clear membranes covering the whites of the eyes and the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids. Pinkeye is most often caused by a virus or by a bacterial infection, although allergies, chemical agents, and underlying diseases can also play a role.

What Causes Pinkeye?

  • Viruses
  • Bacteria (such as gonorrhea or chlamydia)
  • Irritants such as shampoos, dirt, smoke, and pool chlorine
  • Allergies, like dust, pollen, or a special type of allergy that affects some contact lens wearers

What Are the Symptoms of Pinkeye?

The symptoms of pinkeye differ based on the cause of the inflammation, but may include:

  • Redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid
  • Increased amount of tears
  • Thick yellow discharge that crusts over the eyelashes, especially after sleep
  • Green or white discharge from the eye
  • Itchy eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light

DON’T BE A CRAZY ASS NURSE!!

NURSE RATCHED

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Nurse Ratched is the head administrative nurse at the State Hospital, a mental institution where she exercises near-absolute power over the patients’ access to medications, privileges, and basic necessities such as food and toiletries. She capriciously revokes these privileges whenever a patient displeases her. Her superiors turn blind eyes because she maintains order, keeping the patients from acting out, either through antipsychotic and anticonvulsant drugs or her own brand of psychotherapy, which consists mostly of humiliating patients into doing her bidding.

Remember: FIRST DO NO HARM!!

I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING!!

TREE OF KNOWLEDGE (THE FORBIDDEN ONE)

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A cylinder seal, known as the temptation seal, from post-Akkadian periods in Mesopotamia (c. 23rd-22nd century BCE), has been linked to the Adam and Eve story. Assyriologist George Smith (1840-1876) describes the seal as having two facing figures (male and female) seated on each side of a tree, holding out their hands to the fruit, while between their backs is a serpent, giving evidence that the fall of man account was known in early times of Babylonia.

The phrase in Hebrew: טוֹב וָרָע, tov V’ra translatable as good and evil, may be an example of the type of figure of speech known as merism. This literary device pairs opposite terms together, in order to create a general meaning; so that the phrase “good and evil” would simply imply “everything”. It is equivalent to the Egyptian expression evil-good which is indeed normally employed to mean “everything”. In Greek literature, the concept is also used by Telemachus, “I know all things, the good and the evil” (Od.20:309-10). However, given the context of disobedience to God, other interpretations of the implications of this phrase also demand consideration.

In the phrase, tree of knowledge of good and evil, the tree imparts knowledge of tov wa-ra, “good and bad”. The traditional translation is “good and evil”, but tov wa-ra is a fixed expression denoting “everything”. To Harry Orlinsky, this phrase does not necessarily denote a moral concept. However, Robert Alter believes that there could be a moral connotation after all: When God forbids the man to eat from the tree of knowledge, He says that if he does so, he is “doomed to die”. The Hebrew behind this, is in the form used in the Hebrew Bible for issuing death sentences.

CATFISH WITH A SIDE OF SLAW!!

CATFISH HOT SPOT IN MISSISSIPPI

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Catfish farming came to the Mississippi Delta in the 1960s. Cotton, rice and soybeans were becoming less profitable to farm, so naturally, Delta farmers began looking for alternatives. When they couldn’t find what they were looking for in the world of agriculture, they turned to the watery world of aquaculture.

Farm-raised catfish is the largest aquaculture industry in the United States. In 2005, the U.S. catfish industry produced 600 million pounds of catfish from 165,000 pond water acres. The farm-raised catfish industry at $450 million in annual production value has the highest economic value of any aquaculture industry in the United States. The next highest valued aquaculture industry in the country is trout, valued at $74 million in annual production.

The Mississippi Delta has an abundant supply of fresh groundwater, clay-based soils and plenty of folks with good old-fashioned pioneer spirit. These were the building blocks of the first catfish farms.

If you wants good eatin’, then stop on by the Mississippi Delta!!

 

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

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1. The letter of the law might be different from the wording in your employee handbook. Workplace harassment isn’t specifically addressed in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects employees and job seekers against discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion. But the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted harassment that’s “sufficiently severe or pervasive” and that creates a hostile working environment as a violation of that federal law.

2. The first thing to do is speak up, or better, type it up. If someone made you feel uncomfortable, the first person to speak to about it is the co-worker who made you feel that way. It’ll be awkward, but there’s a possibility he or she doesn’t realize the error and the issue can be squashed. Just make sure to have this conversation in writing. “If you have an email that confirms what’s transpired, that’s better,”

3. You have other options if an internal investigation is unsatisfactory. If you’re displeased with the results of your company’s investigation, or if your employer didn’t take what you feel to be appropriate steps to address your claim, you could consult with an employment attorney.