What a Wonderful World

An absolutely wonderful rendition of the song “What a wonderful world”.  Enjoy.

 

Link: (https://youtu.be/auSo1MyWf8g)

 

Happy Easter

The Bunny Hokey Pokey:

The History of Easter: 

Things you might not know about Easter traditions we follow today:

 

 

For What Its Worth

Below is the timeless protest song from the 60’s “For What Its Worth” by Buffalo Springfield.  The song is listed as one of the top ten protest songs of all time in a survey done by Rolling Stone. The lyrics are just as relevant today as they were in 1967.

The story behind the song:

 

 

Sweet Revenge

Imagine walking in the grocery store and in front of you are two people. One of them has observable love handles, has a gut that comes over the belt, and appears to be obese.The person next to them is thin and appears to be of a healthy weight. Which one is healthy and which one isn’t?

We’ve all heard the following:

  • A calorie is a calorie no matter where it comes from
  • Obesity is caused by eating too much and exercising too little
  • All overweight obese people are sick
  • All thin people are basically healthy

Yet, a calorie isn’t just a calorie; it does depend on where it comes from and what happens once it is consumed. An overweight person can be healthy; and a thin person can be sick (TOFI). In this 2015 hour and half presentation done by Dr Lustig for the Stanford Health Library he discusses those items and more:

In 2014 Dr. Lustig did an hour long presentation for PBS (available on DVD) entitled, “Sweet Revenge: Turning the tables on processed food” that discusses the following:

  • How there are more thin sick people than obese sick people.
    • A person can be Thin on outside Fat on Inside (TOFI) and Obese on outside and healthy on the inside.
    • There are 240 million people in the US. 72 million fall into the obese category, 168 million into the normal weight category.
    • In total between the obese and normal weight groups 124 million fall into the sick category. 67 million come from the normal weight group and 57 million from the obese group.
  • In our food:
    • How fat is not just fat
    • How carbs are not just carbs
    • How calories are not just calories
  • How it isn’t just about diet and exercise
  • How our body digests food and the chemicals that tell us we are full
  • How processed food and sugar is our biggest enemy
    • That there are 56 different names for sugar in ingredient lists

The trailer is below:

The DVD also contains a bonus question and answer video with Dr. Lustig that is also worth the time to watch. Below is a 2013 TedTalk Dr. Lustig did on the same subject. It is about 22 minutes long:

Robert Lustig, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco, and the author of Fat Chance: Beating the Odds against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.

 

Kang Lee: Can you really tell if a kid is lying?

Can you really tell if a kid is lying? In a TedTalk filmed in February 2016 researcher Kang Lee discussed:

Are children poor liars? Do you think you can easily detect their lies? Developmental researcher Kang Lee studies what happens physiologically to children when they lie. They do it a lot, starting as young as two years old, and they’re actually really good at it. Lee explains why we should celebrate when kids start to lie and presents new lie-detection technology that could someday reveal our hidden emotions.

Here is the fascinating video:

 

 

Here is the link to the transcript:

http://www.ted.com/talks/kang_lee_can_you_really_tell_if_a_kid_is_lying/transcript?language=en

Ted Talks Usage Policy can be found here:  https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy

 

 

 

Supermoon

Tonight is the second, of three, supermoons that are occurring this year.  Below is a video by NASA that discusses the supermoon:

The supermoon on November 14th will be an extra supermoon; and the closest supermoon in the 21st century.  The next extra supermoon won’t be until November 25, 2034.

Links:

Novembers Spectacular Supermoon: (http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/novembers-spectacular-supermoon)

Supermoon video: (https://youtu.be/sWAN0FwfD5M)

Electoral Voted Presidents

Here is a Ted-Ed talk on how the Electoral College works: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9H3gvnN468)

Question: How many presidents were elected without winning the popular vote?  And which ones were they?

Answer: Five presidents took office without winning the popular vote. In other words they won the electoral college vote; not the popular vote.

They were:

  1. John Quincy Adams who lost by 44,804 votes to Andrew Jackson in 1824.  John Quincy Adams was elected by the House of Representatives after a tie in the electoral votes.
  2. Rutherford B. Hayes who lost by 264,292 votes to Samuel J. Tilden in 1876
  3. Benjamin Harrison who lost by 95,713 votes to Grover Cleveland in 1888
  4. George W. Bush who lost by 543,816 votes to Al Gore in 2000
  5. Donald Trump who is currently losing by 233,404 votes to Hillary Clinton in 2016