Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Baphomet


Baphomet is really a Christian invention in the 14th century. Baphomet is supposed to be the Lord of the Flies that the Knights Templar worship (that was the accusation the Catholic Church so they can persecute the Knights Templar). 

Also, the name "Baphomet" was a deformation of Muhammad's name. 

It was the French Mystic Alphonse Louis Constant AKA Eliphas Levi who created Baphomet. It was he who created the present form of Baphomet who looks like a bearded horned figure with pendulous female breasts, wings and cloven feet. It sits in a crossed-legged position which resembles statues of the Celtic stag god, Cernnunnus or the Horned One, found in Gaul (France) before the Roman occupation.

[Ref: The Occult Conspiracy by Michael Howard]

Aspirin: More than just your average drug

So you take it as a pain reliever or you give it to your kids if they’re sick – something like a chewable form drug, but  do you know that aspirin has more benefits than you have imagined?  Other than your usual drug for a headache and backache, this new “wonder drug” was discovered to be a good medicine to prevent tougher ailments. 

Vitamin C – The Wonder Vitamins

You’re maybe too familiar with Vitamin C, but may have underestimated its full potential. The good thing about it is that it is almost available in the fruits and vegetables that we eat.

Its health benefits were first demonstrated  when in 1740’s,  Commodore George Anson used it to fight scurvy on his sailors by feeding them fruits containing Vitamin C. Now, thanks to modern medicine, we can take Vitamin C in tables and liquid form.

What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid, or simply ascorbate (the anion of ascorbic acid) is a is a water-soluble vitamin found in almost all food. A vast majority of animals and plants are able to synthesize their own vitamin C, but unfortunately humans don’t have such ability. That is why we need to get our vitamin C on the food that we eat. 


Ascorbic acid structure


Antioxidant
Vitamin C is known as an antioxidant. Now, an antioxidant is simply a molecule that prevents another molecule from oxidizing – that means it prevents your cells from oxygen damage. Exposure to oxygen can break the molecules and makes them unstable, which also affects your cells. That is why when you exposed a potato in the air after you peeled it, it becomes brown. These cells, which are damaged of oxidizing are what we call free radicals. 

The danger with free radicals is that they just don’t damage other cells, but they mutate them and then the damage cell grows abnormally and reproduces abnormally -- and quickly. These cause cancers and other serious ailments like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, and eye conditions like macular degeneration. It also causes premature ageing.
Antioxidants safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged.

Other Health Benefits
Though it cannot cure the common cold, Vitamin C can strengthen the immune system to avoid it from getting worst. 

There’s also some research that those people with the highest concentrations of vitamin C in their blood were associated with 42% lower stroke risk than those with the lowest concentrations. 
Vitamin C can also lower your chances to get cancer.

As an antioxidant, Vitamin C affects cells on the inside and outside of the body and it was discovered that higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance, dryness of the skin, and a better skin-aging appearance. 

Vitamin C can also prevent scurvy.

So, Where Do You Get Your Vitamin C?
The most obvious source of Vitamin C is the citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and calamansi, but you can also get them on the following vegetables and fruits: tomatoes, potatoes, papaya, melons and cantaloupe, mango, cabbage, red and green peppers, cauliflower, watermelons and those dark leafy, green vegetables.

Still the best source is a daily dosage of Vitamin C tablets. Don’t worry about getting over dose. Our body doesn’t store excess Vitamin C and at least 500 mg. is required, but still you have to remember that Vitamins are not to be considered as a wonder drug. They are just food supplements. The best is that you take a daily multivitamin, because most people don't get enough of several nutrients.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

$3.5 Million Comics!



The 1st Edition of Superman (which was only 10 cents in 1938) WAS SOLD IN A WHOOPING $3.5 MILLION DOLLARS!!!


A copy of “Action Comics No. 1″ created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and published in June 1938, features mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent in Metropolis and his crime-fighting alter ego, as well as other characters like Lois Lane.

The issue was put up for auction on eBay on Aug. 14, with parts of the final price going to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Bidding began at $1 million.

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Last Peanuts.

On February 13, 2000, the day following Schulz's passing, the last ever Peanuts strip ran in papers. The strip began with Charlie Brown answering the phone with someone on the end presumably asking for Snoopy. Charlie Brown responded with "No, I think he's writing." The bottom panel consisted of the final daily strip in its entirety, reprinted in color, and included various Peanuts characters surrounding it. The very last strip consisted simply of Snoopy sitting at his typewriter in thought with a note from Schulz that read as follows:

Dear Friends,
I have been fortunate to draw Charlie Brown and his friends for almost fifty years. It has been the fulfillment of my childhood ambition.
Unfortunately, I am no longer able to maintain the schedule demanded by a daily comic strip. My family does not wish "Peanuts" to be continued by anyone else, therefore I am announcing my retirement.
I have been grateful over the years for the loyalty of our editors and the wonderful support and love expressed to me by fans of the comic strip.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy...how can I ever forget them...
— Charles M. Schulz


Charles M. Schulz died on  February 12, 2000.

Little Niggy: Dog of the Dam

In 1932 a part-Labrador puppy with a jet black coat and a white blaze on his chest was said to have been born in the crawlspace beneath the first police building in Boulder City. A laborer for Six Companies, the joint venture of construction companies building Hoover dam, began bringing him to the worksite while he was still a puppy, and he became a welcome addition to the workforce. Political correctness did not occur to the men of the time, and they called the dog ”Nig.”

The dog was as sure-footed as any mountain goat and made his way around the canyon and on the construction catwalks that the men used to navigate the dam. Nig could climb up ladders and he followed the men into tunnels without fear.

He became Hoover Dam official builder dam\s animal mascot.

Unfortunately in 1941, Little Niggy was accidentally run over by a truck. He was buried in a concrete crypt near the Nevada abutment and memorialized with a plaque identifying him as a dog that adopted a dam.




Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Adobo

It is quite impossible not to hear the word “adobo” when we talk about Philippine cuisine. That stew made of pork, or chicken cooked with vinegar, soy sauce which gives it its salty-sour taste. Every time I go to a carinderia, an adobo is always on display, different types of adobo – there are even adobo made of vegetable like sitaw (string beans) and kang kong.