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September 24, 2011
Bee Mel
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Riddles

Carnival Trick
Answer for Riddle

A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, “If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50.”

The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he’ll just say he weighs more or less.

In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

Answer: The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote “your exact weight” on the paper.
Shifting Colors
Answer for Riddle

What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

Answer: Charcoal.
From the Whole
Answer for Riddle

What is it that when you take away the whole, you still have some left over?

Answer: Wholesome!
Slim and Tall
Answer for Riddle

I am slim and tall,
Many find me desirable and appealing.
They touch me and I give a false good feeling.
Once I shine in splendor,
But only once and then no more.
For many I am “to die for”.
What am I?

Answer: Sadly, I am a cigar.
Days of the Week
Answer for Riddle

Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

Answer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    1. It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you’ll die. What is it?Show the answer »  Link
      Nothing. Nothing is greater than God, nothing is more evil than the devil, the poor have nothing, the rich need nothing and if you eat nothing you’ll die

    1. It walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three legs in the evening. What is it?Show the answer »  Link
      Man (or woman). Crawls on all fours as a baby, walks on two legs as an adult and uses two legs and a cane when they’re old.

    1. I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?Show the answer »  Link
      The letter e. End, timE, spacE, Every placE

    1. What always runs but never walks, often murmurs, never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats?Show the answer »  Link
      A river.

    1. I never was, am always to be. No one ever saw me, nor ever will. And yet I am the confidence of all, To live and breath on this terrestrial ball. What am I?Show the answer »  Link
      Tomorrow or the future.

    1. At night they come without being fetched. By day they are lost without being stolen. What are they?Show the answer »  Link
      The stars.

    1. There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What is it?Show the answer »  Link
      A watermelon.

    1. What is in seasons, seconds, centuries and minutes but not in decades, years or days?Show the answer »  Link
      The letter ‘n’.

    1. Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.Show the answer »  Link
      It states, “There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word?” The third word of that phrase is of course “language.” Don’t get angry at me, I didn’t make it up :)

    1. The person who makes it, sells it. The person who buys it never uses it and the person who uses it doesn’t know they are. What is it?Show the answer »  Link
      A coffin

    1. The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?Show the answer »  Link
      Darkness

    1. What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?Show the answer »  Link
      A penny.

    1. What English word has three consecutive double letters?Show the answer »  Link
      Bookkeeper. An alternate, tricky, answer could be Woollen (where W is a “double u”)

    1. What’s black when you get it, red when you use it, and white when you’re all through with it?Show the answer »  Link
      Charcoal.

    1. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?Show the answer »  Link
      An ear of corn.

    1. I am always hungry,
      I must always be fed,
      The finger I touch,
      Will soon turn redShow the answer »  Link

      Fire

    1. Ripped from my mother’s womb,
      Beaten and burned,
      I become a blood thirsty killer.
      What am I?Show the answer »  Link

      Iron ore

    1. I know a word of letters three. Add two, and fewer there will beShow the answer »  Link
      Few

    1. I give you a group of three. One is sitting down, and will never get up. The second eats as much as is given to him, yet is always hungry. The third goes away and never returns.Show the answer »  Link
      Stove, fire, smoke

    1. I have four legs but no tail. Usually I am heard only at night. What am I?Show the answer »  Link
      A frog. The frog is an amphibian in the order Anura (meaning “tail-less”) and usually makes noises at night during its mating season.

    1. Half-way up the hill, I see thee at last, lying beneath me with thy sounds and sights — A city in the twilight, dim and vast, with smoking roofs, soft bells, and gleaming lights.Show the answer »  Link
      The past. (Longfellow)

    1. When young, I am sweet in the sun.
      When middle-aged, I make you gay.
      When old, I am valued more than ever.Show the answer »  Link

      Wine

    1. All about, but cannot be seen,
      Can be captured, cannot be held,
      No throat, but can be heard.Show the answer »  Link

      The wind

    1. If you break me
      I do not stop working,
      If you touch me
      I may be snared,
      If you lose me
      Nothing will matter.Show the answer »  Link

      Your heart

    1. Until I am measured
      I am not known,
      Yet how you miss me
      When I have flown.Show the answer »  Link

      Time

    1. I drive men mad
      For love of me,
      Easily beaten,
      Never free.Show the answer »  Link

      Gold

    1. When set loose
      I fly away,
      Never so cursed
      As when I go astray.Show the answer »  Link

      A fart

    1. Lighter than what
      I am made of,
      More of me is hidden
      Than is seen.Show the answer »  Link

      Iceberg

    1. Each morning I appear
      To lie at your feet,
      All day I will follow
      No matter how fast you run,
      Yet I nearly perish
      In the midday sun.Show the answer »  Link

      Shadow

    1. My life can be measured in hours,
      I serve by being devoured.
      Thin, I am quick
      Fat, I am slow
      Wind is my foe.Show the answer »  Link

      A candle

    1. I am seen in the water
      If seen in the sky,
      I am in the rainbow,
      A jay’s feather,
      And lapis lazuli.Show the answer »  Link

      Blue

    1. Glittering points
      That downward thrust,
      Sparkling spears
      That never rust.Show the answer »  Link

      Icicle

    1. You heard me before,
      Yet you hear me again,
      Then I die,
      ‘Till you call me again.Show the answer »  Link

      An echo

    1. Three lives have I.
      Gentle enough to soothe the skin,
      Light enough to caress the sky,
      Hard enough to crack rocks.Show the answer »  Link

      Water

    1. At the sound of me, men may dream
      Or stamp their feet
      At the sound of me, women may laugh
      Or sometimes weepShow the answer »  Link

      Music

    1. What does man love more than life
      Fear more than death or mortal strife
      What the poor have, the rich require,
      and what contented men desire,
      What the miser spends and the spendthrift saves
      And all men carry to their graves?Show the answer »  Link

      Nothing

    1. I build up castles.
      I tear down mountains.
      I make some men blind,
      I help others to see.
      What am I?Show the answer »  Link

      Sand

    1. Two in a corner,
      1 in a room,
      0 in a house, but 1 in a shelter. What am I?Show the answer »  Link

      The letter r.

    1. Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it,
      Five in the middle is seen;
      First of all figures, the first of all letters,
      Take up their stations between.
      Join all together, and then you will bring
      Before you the name of an eminent king.Show the answer »  Link

      DAVID (Roman numerals)

    1. It cannot be seen, it weighs nothing, but when put into a barrel, it makes it lighter. What is it?Show the answer »  Link
      A hole

    1. How far will a blind dog walk into a forest?Show the answer »  Link
      Halfway. After he gets halfway, he’s walking out of the forest.

    1. What happens when you throw a yellow rock into a purple stream?Show the answer »  Link
      It makes a splash.

    1. What starts with a T, ends with a T, and has T in it?Show the answer »  Link
      A teapot

    1. As I went over London Bridge
      I met my sister Jenny
      I broke her neck and drank her blood
      And left her standing emptyShow the answer »  Link

      A bottle of gin

    1. Whoever makes it, tells it not.
      Whoever takes it, knows it not.
      Whoever knows it, wants it notShow the answer »  Link

      Counterfeit money

    1. I am, in truth, a yellow fork
      From tables in the sky
      By inadvertent fingers dropped
      The awful cutlery.
      Of mansions never quite disclosed
      And never quite concealed
      The apparatus of the dark
      To ignorance revealed.– Emily DickensonShow the answer »  Link

      Lightning

    1. You saw me where I never was and where I could not be. And yet within that very place, my face you often see. What am I?Show the answer »  Link
      A reflection

    1. I turn polar bears white
      and I will make you cry.
      I make guys have to pee
      and girls comb their hair.
      I make celebrities look stupid
      and normal people look like celebrities.
      I turn pancakes brown
      and make your champagne bubble.
      If you squeeze me, I’ll pop.
      If you look at me, you’ll pop.
      Can you guess the riddle?Show the answer »  Link

      The answer to this admittedly lame riddle is, “No.” The reason is that the question at the very end asks if you can guess the riddle and there is nothing that satisfies the requirements above.

    1. Say my name and I disappear. What am I?Show the answer »  Link
      Silence

    1. What is it that after you take away the whole, some still remains?Show the answer »  Link
      Wholesome

    1. A box without hinges, lock or key, yet golden treasure lies within. What is it?Show the answer »  Link
      An egg

    1. Forward I’m heavy, but backwards I’m not. What am I?Show the answer »  Link
      Ton

    1. Why doesn’t a mountain covered with snow catch cold?Show the answer »  Link
      Because it has a snowcap :)

    1. I can be long, or I can be short.
      I can be grown, and I can be bought.
      I can be painted, or left bare.
      I can be round, or square.
      What am I?Show the answer »  Link

      A fingernail

    1. One by one we fall from heaven
      down into the depths of past
      And our world is ever upturned
      so that yet some time we’ll lastShow the answer »  Link

      Sands in an hourglass

    1. I drift forever with the current
      down these long canals they’ve made
      Tame, yet wild, I run elusive
      Multitasking to your aid.
      Before I came, the world was darker
      Colder, sometimes, rougher, true
      But though I might make living easy,
      I’m good at killing people too.Show the answer »  Link

      Electricity (or lightning)

    1. Reaching stiffly for the sky,
      I bare my fingers when it’s cold
      In warmth I wear an emerald glove
      And in between I dress in goldShow the answer »  Link

      A deciduous tree

    1. Kings and queens may cling to power
      and the jester’s got his call
      But, as you may all discover,
      the common one outranks them allShow the answer »  Link

      An ace (in a deck of cards)

    1. Every dawn begins with me
      At dusk I’ll be the first you see
      And daybreak couldn’t come without
      What midday centers all about
      Daises grow from me, I’m told
      And when I come, I end all cold
      But in the sun I won’t be found
      Yet still, each day I’ll be aroundShow the answer »  Link

      The letter d.

    1. Kings and lords and christians raised them
      Since they stand for higher powers
      Yet few of them would stand, I’m certain,
      if women ruled this world of oursShow the answer »  Link

      A tower.

    1. Soft and fragile is my skin
      I get my growth in mud
      I’m dangerous as much as pretty
      For if not careful, I draw blood.Show the answer »  Link

      A thorn

    1. Three brothers share a family sport:
      A non-stop marathon
      The oldest one is fat and short
      And trudges slowly on
      The middle brother’s tall and slim
      And keeps a steady pace
      The youngest runs just like the wind,
      A-speeding through the race
      “He’s young in years, we let him run,”
      The other brothers say
      “‘Cause though he’s surely number one,
      He’s second, in a way.”Show the answer »  Link

      The hands on a clock (hour, minute, second).

    1. It’s true I bring serenity,
      And hang around the stars
      But yet I live in misery;
      You’ll find me behind bars
      With thieves and villains I consort
      In prison I’ll be found
      But I would never go to court,
      Unless there’s more than oneShow the answer »  Link

      The letter s

    1. I am a box that holds keys without locks, yet they can unlock your soul. What am I?Show the answer »  Link
      A piano.

    1. There once was a strange man who loved wordplay, he had a very important and successful business that would take insect shipments from all across the world and distribute them to zoos across the US.What was the name of his company?Show the answer »  Link
      ImportANT

    1. There is one word that stands the test of time and holds fast to the center of everything. Though everyone will try at least once in their life to move around this word, but in fact, unknowingly, they use it every moment of the day. Young or old, awake or in sleep, human or animal, this word stands fast. It belongs to everyone, to all living things, but no one can master it. The word is?Show the answer »  Link
      Gravity

    1. My days are in the summer
      When you’ll eat me when I’m hot
      In fact I’ll even eat myself
      Where battles tough are fought
      But when you find me in a fight
      ‘Twill be high in the sky
      And if you catch me napping
      I suggest you let me lie
      When you’re bad come to my house
      From Ma get thoughts profound
      Am I big or am I small?
      Some say I’m just a pound.Show the answer »  Link

      Dog. Dog days, hot dog, dog pound, dog fight.

    1. My first is twice in apple but not once in tart. My second is in liver but not in heart. My third is in giant and also in ghost. Whole I’m best when I am roast. What am I?Show the answer »  Link
      A pig.

    1. What gets wetter as it dries?Show the answer »  Link
      A towel

  1. This is a most unusual paragraph. How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so ordinary you’d think nothing was wrong with it – and in fact, nothing is wrong with it. It is unusual though. Why? Study it, think about it, and you may find out. Try to do it without coaching. If you work at it for a bit it will dawn on you. So jump to it and try your skill at figuring it out. Good luck – don’t blow your cool!Show the answer »  Link
    The most common letter in the English language, the letter e, is not found in the entire paragraph.

September 22, 2011
Bee Mel
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Foods that can cause strokes

Few things feel more terrifying and random than a stroke, which can strike without warning. And fear of stroke — when a blood vessel in or leading to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot, starving brain cells of oxygen and nutrients — is well founded. After all, stroke is the number-three killer in the U.S., affecting more than 700,000 people each year. Here are five foods that cause the damage that leads to stroke.

1. Crackers, chips, and store-bought pastries and baked goods

Muffins, doughnuts, chips, crackers, and many other baked goods are high in trans fats, which are hydrogenated oils popular with commercial bakeries because they stay solid at room temperature, so the products don’t require refrigeration. Also listed on labels as “partially hydrogenated” or hydrogenated oils, trans fats are found in all kinds of snack foods, frozen foods, and baked goods, including salad dressings, microwave popcorn, stuffing mixes, frozen tater tots and French fries, cake mixes, and whipped toppings. They’re also what makes margarine stay in a solid cube. The worst offenders are fried fast foods such as onion rings, French fries, and fried chicken.

Why it’s bad

For years scientists have known trans fats are dangerous artery-blockers, upping the concentrations of lipids and bad cholesterol in the blood and lowering good cholesterol. Now we can add stroke to the list of dangers. This year researchers at the University of North Carolina found that women who ate 7 grams of trans fat each day — about the amount in two doughnuts or half a serving of French fries — had 30 percent more strokes (the ischemic type, caused by blocked blood flow to the brain) than women who ate just 1 gram a day. Another recent study, also in women, found that trans fats promoted inflammation and higher levels of C-reactive protein, which have been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

What to do

Aim to limit trans fats to no more than 1 or 2 grams a day — and preferably none. Avoid fast-food French fries and other fried menu items and study packaged food labels closely. Even better, bake your own cookies, cakes, and other snacks. When you can’t, search out “health-food” alternative snacks, such as Terra brand potato chips and traditional whole grain crackers such as those made by Finn, Wasa, AkMak, Ryvita, and Lavasch.

2. Smoked and processed meats

Whether your weakness is pastrami, sausage, hot dogs, bacon, or a smoked turkey sandwich, the word from the experts is: Watch out.

Why it’s bad

Smoked and processed meats are nasty contributors to stroke risk in two ways: The preserving processes leave them packed with sodium, but even worse are the preservatives used to keep processed meats from going bad. Sodium nitrate and nitrite have been shown by researchers to directly damage blood vessels, causing arteries to harden and narrow. And of course damaged, overly narrow blood vessels are exactly what you don’t want if you fear stroke.

Many studies have linked processed meats to coronary artery disease (CAD); one meta-analysis in the journal Circulation calculated a 42-percent increase in coronary heart disease for those who eat one serving of processed meat a day. Stroke is not the only concern for salami fans; cancer journals have reported numerous studies in the past few years showing that consumption of cured and smoked meats is linked with increased risk of diabetes and higher incidences of numerous types of cancer, including leukemia.

What to do

If a smoked turkey or ham sandwich is your lunch of choice, try to vary your diet, switching to tuna, peanut butter, or other choices several days a week. Or cook turkey and chicken yourself and slice it thin for sandwiches.

How to Tell if Someone Is Having a Stroke

3. Diet soda

Although replacing sugary drinks with diet soda seems like a smart solution for keeping weight down — a heart-healthy goal — it turns out diet soda is likely a major bad guy when it comes to stroke.

Why it’s bad

People who drink a diet soda a day may up their stroke risk by 48 percent. A Columbia University study presented at the American Stroke Association’s 2011 International Stroke Conference followed 2,500 people ages 40 and older and found that daily diet soda drinkers had 60 percent more strokes, heart attacks, and coronary artery disease than those who didn’t drink diet soda. Researchers don’t know exactly how diet soda ups stroke risk — and are following up with further studies — but nutritionists are cautioning anyone concerned about stroke to cut out diet soda pop.

What to do

Substitute more water for soda in your daily diet. It’s the healthiest thirst-quencher by far, researchers say. If you don’t like water, try lemonade, iced tea, or juice.

4. Red meat

This winter, when the respected journal Stroke published a study showing that women who consumed a large portion of red meat each day had a 42-percent higher incidence of stroke, it got nutrition experts talking. The information that red meat, with its high saturated fat content, isn’t healthy for those looking to prevent heart disease and stroke wasn’t exactly news. But the percentage increase (almost 50 percent!) was both startling and solid; the researchers arrived at their finding after following 35,000 Swedish women for ten years.

Why it’s bad

Researchers have long known that the saturated fat in red meat raises the risk of stroke and heart disease by gradually clogging arteries with a buildup of protein plaques. Now it turns out that hemoglobin, the ingredient that gives red meat its high iron content, may pose a specific danger when it comes to stroke. Researchers are investigating whether blood becomes thicker and more viscous as a result of the consumption of so-called heme iron, specifically upping the chance of strokes.

What to do

Aim to substitute more poultry — particularly white meat — and fish, which are low in heme iron, for red meat. Also, choose the heart-healthiest sources of protein whenever you can, especially beans, legumes, nuts, tofu, and nonfat dairy.

5. Canned soup and prepared foods

Whether it’s canned soup, canned spaghetti, or healthy-sounding frozen dinners, prepared foods and mixes rely on sodium to increase flavor and make processed foods taste fresher. Canned soup is cited by nutritionists as the worst offender; one can of canned chicken noodle soup contains more than 1,100 mg of sodium, while many other varieties, from clam chowder to simple tomato, have between 450 and 800 mg per serving. Compare that to the American Heart and Stroke Association’s recommendation of less than1,500 mg of sodium daily and you’ll see the problem. In fact, a nutritionist-led campaign, the National Salt Reduction Initiative, calls on food companies to reduce the salt content in canned soup and other products by 20 percent in the next two years.

Why it’s bad

Salt, or sodium as it’s called on food labels, directly affects stroke risk. In one recent study, people who consumed more than 4,000 mg of sodium daily had more than double the risk of stroke compared to those who ate 2,000 mg or less. Yet the Centers for Disease Control estimate that most Americans eat close to 3,500 mg of sodium per day. Studies show that sodium raises blood pressure, the primary causative factor for stroke. And be warned: Sodium wears many tricky disguises, which allow it to hide in all sorts of foods that we don’t necessarily think of as salty. Some common, safe-sounding ingredients that really mean salt:

  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • MSG (monosodium glutamate)
  • Disodium phosphate
  • Sodium alginate
What to do

Make your own homemade soups and entrees, then freeze individual serving-sized portions. Buy low-sodium varieties, but read labels carefully, since not all products marked “low sodium” live up to that promise.

September 18, 2011
Bee Mel
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