Can Your Shoe Size Tell Your Age?

According to this math equation, your shoe size can tell your age.  Solve the problem below and let me know if it works for you:

1) Take your shoe size (no half sizes – round up)

2) Multiply by 5

3) Add 50

4) Multiply by 20

5) Add 1013

6) Subtract the year you were born

Answer: The first digit is your shoe size and the last two digits are your age.  It’s shoe magic!

 

HPV Vaccine Caused Premature Menopause in Young Women

We live in a country with millions of people and the vaccine is only helpful in preventing 18,000 cancer cases in women?  Something for all parents to consider.  This vaccine is controversial and high risk from the inception.  Big pharma at its best – there are no money to be made in cures only treatments…

 

cancer-vaccine-claimMADISON, Wis. — Two Wisconsin sisters have filed a federal claim, saying they believe a cervical cancer vaccine caused their ovaries to stop producing eggs.

Madelyne Meylor, 20, and Olivia Meylor, 19, both of Mount Horeb, claim their condition came from the Gardasil vaccine for the human papillomavirus, or HPV, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Their attorney, Mark Krueger, told the newspaper it is the first allegation of its kind to reach a hearing through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a special court established to evaluate claims of harm from vaccines.

In a statement, the vaccine’s maker, Merck and Co., says evidence doesn’t support a relationship between the condition and vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration say the vaccine is safe and can help prevent many of the 18,000 cancers in women and 8,000 cancers in men caused by HPV each year.

Health officials recommend three doses of the vaccine against HPV, a sexually transmitted virus, for girls and boys ages 11 and 12 to protect against cervical cancer, throat cancer, genital warts and other conditions. Two brands are available: Gardasil, approved in 2006, and Cervarix, approved in 2009.

The vaccine injury program has awarded payments for HPV vaccine injuries in 68 cases for a total of at least $5.9 million, according to the federal government and Judicial Watch, a nonpartisan foundation. The program has dismissed 63 claims, and 81 are pending.

The Meylors told the newspaper that they believe Gardasil shots caused their ovaries to stop producing eggs. They also have premature menopause, marked by insomnia, night sweats and headaches, and almost certainly won’t be able to get pregnant, they said.

“I’ve always wanted a huge family, but I don’t know if that will be possible,” Madelyne Meylor said.

Tests for three possible genetic causes of the condition were negative for both women, the newspaper reported. They are taking birth control pills or using patches as hormone replacement therapy.

The case is scheduled for a hearing Thursday and Friday in Washington, D.C.

Via NY Daily News

 

Florida City Wants To Extend Sagging Pants Ban To Women

Sagging pants should be banned in every city and state.  There is nothing attractive or sexy about sagging pants regardless of gender.

stop_wearing_pantsOPA-LOCKA, FLA. –  Women with saggy pants aren’t welcome in Opa-Locka.

While the South Florida city banned pants that expose undergarments in 2007, commissioners are considering revising the ordinance to allow police officers to ticket men — and women — who violate the rule.

The Miami Herald reports Commissioner Dorothy Johnson is sponsoring the change. She says she believes some women in the city need to improve their image. She wants to get some community feedback before offering the potential ordinance revisions in December.

Violators currently face a $500 fine, which is double the original amount, or 25 hours of community service. Sentences are determined during a hearing by the city’s code enforcement board and a city magistrate.

So far this year, 72 people have been ticketed for wearing baggy pants.

Via Fox News

 

Wristwatch Can Alter Body Temperature

For those that are always cold, this is a perfect invention.

 

wristify-watch-gadgetDesigners have developed a thermoelectric ‘watch’ which can alter human body temperature – drastically slashing air conditioning and heating costs.

The gadget, called Wristify, has the ability to change a person’s temperature by several degrees and can work at a rate of 0.4 degrees a second.

Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found a 0.1 degree a second change in temperature of one part of the body makes the entire body feel several degrees warmer or cooler.

This would then help to save on energy bills as increasing the temperature of a large building by one degree can use up around 100kWh a month.

Wristify is still a prototype but it uses a copper-alloy-based heat sink on the wrist and is able to automatically measure your body temperature and then make adjustments to maintain the level you set it at.

The bracelet has a lithium polymer battery inside and is able to work for eight hours.
Sam Shames, who co-invented the Wristify alongside Mike Gibson, David Cohen-Tanugi and Matt Smith, said: “Buildings right now use an incredible amount of energy just in space heating and cooling.

“In fact, all together this makes up 16.5 per cent of all US primary energy consumption.

“We wanted to reduce that number, while maintaining individual thermal comfort. We found the best way to do it was local heating and cooling of parts of the body.”

The team recently came first in the MIT Making and Design Materials Engineering Competition and won $10,000 (£6200) which they are going to reinvest into the Wristify project.

NY Daily News