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  • justaminute2014 11:25 pm on February 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dreams, general, information, science, strange facts   

    Interesting Facts About Dreaming… 

    (JUST A MINUTE)    I just happened to stumble across this information and found it fascinating. Most of us wonder about dreams: Do they mean anything? Does everyone dream? Are they meant to forecast the future?

    Well, I’m not sure about some of that. However, according to “boardpanda.com,” here are about 7 facts they can tell us about our dreaming. Maybe you will read about something that you didn’t know or wondered about…I know I did!

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    1.) We forget about 90% of all our dreams…no matter whether they were good or bad, within about 5 minutes of waking up, the vast majority of us forget our dreams. That’s great if it was a scary one, but if it was a fantastic experience, that’s kind of crummy!

    2.) Even blind people dream…yep, even if they can’t see while awake, if they had sight for a part of their lives, they can “see” their dream images! If a person has been blind from birth, they don’t see images, but they have the same kind of emotional responses to such things as smell, sounds, touch, and emotions that they’ve experienced while awake.

    3.) In our dreams, we only see faces we already know…wow, this one is really gripping to me! I thought we created characters, like “avatars” or models, but that’s not at all true. Everyone we see in our dreams is someone we’ve seen or have known in our life. So who is that fantastic “lover” we are dreaming about is really a real person that we’ve already met!

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    4.) Dreams are emotional…sadly, however, most of the time we experience anxiety as we travel through our “trances.” Everyone experiences more negative emotions than positive ones during sleep.

    5.) Everyone dreams…not only do we all dream, regardless of whether or not you can recall them, but get this. We can have as many as four to seven dreams each night! Apparently, an average dream can last up to about two hours, so multiple dreams each night are very possible.

    6.) Animals dream too…hey, why should WE have all the fun…or fright! Scientific studies have shown that animals display the same kind of brain wave activity during dream sleep as we do. So if you see your dog waving its paws, or making little “yelp” sounds during sleep, he or she is probably in “hot pursuit” of a cat or rabbit!

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    7.) We experience dream incorporation…this simply means that our minds take all the things we see and hear while awake and “use” them in our dreams. For instance, during sleep, we may hear a sound from “reality” and incorporate into our dream. If we hear the strum of a guitar, we may place it within a “symphony” which is playing in our dreams. Also, we may have seen airplanes, balloons, mountains, etc. and put them all into one dream…

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    p>There are so many other facts which you may want to read about online. Try looking into “boredpanda.com” and click on “dreams.”

    *REF: “boredpanda.com”

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  • justaminute2014 7:34 pm on February 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dolls, health, help, highways, mother-in-laws, phobias, strange behaviors   

    Naw…Really? 

    (JUST A MINUTE)    Hey we think we have it bad sometimes. The hassles of everyday life can’t compare with some of these very strange, yet real problems. Check this stuff out!

    Here are 5 of the most bizarre phobias (fears) which people have. They are not made up, seriously!

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    1.) AGYROPHOBICS:

    These poor folks are afraid of crossing the street. And by that I mean they can’t cross ANY street at any time! It doesn’t matter if it is a busy city street, highway, thoroughfare, or a wide, remote country road, they just aren’t gonna cross it. In fact they can’t even go with the help of a light or crossing guards, not even if there’s not a car anywhere in sight. Good luck living in New York or California!

    2.) MAGEIROCOPHOBIA:

    Now, I’ve tried some really strange cooking experiments in my time; who hasn’t? Most folks just “gag” a bit and then ban me from the kitchen! However, I’m back “cooking up” something new in no time. But imagine people who are actually so afraid to cook that they can’t even begin! This obviously can cause a real nutritional problem for many people, especially if they live alone. It seems the root of this phobia may come from being intimidated somehow by others they know with great cooking skills. There may be some help for sufferers found at this link: “Top Ten Easy Ways To Improve Your Cooking.”  

    3.) PEDIOPHOBIA:

    All of these fears are horrific I’m sure. But this one sounds almost sad as well. Pediophobia is the fear of dolls, any and all dolls, from the “Raggedy Ann” types to the scariest of them all! The fear has been called “false representation of sentient (able to perceive things) beings,” and it usually includes robots and store mannequins. Obviously, shopping becomes a very difficult task for the sufferer. This terror is not to be confused with “Pediaphobia” which is the fear of children. Roboticist, Masahiro Mori, theorized that the more human-like something becomes, the more repellent its non-human aspects become. Very strange…

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    4.) DEIPNOPHOBIA:

    How many of us have a friend or family member who just can’t shut up at the dinner table? I know a couple in my clan, in fact, I may be one of them! However, there are folks who have such an irrational fear of dinner conversation, especially “fine” or formal dinning, that they can say a word at all! In days gone by, there used to be “rules of etiquette” which forbade some kinds of discourse while eating. But in today’s more informal social settings, such rules are not followed as closely in many cases. This “openness” may be partly to blame for the intimidation factor behind this fear. As a helpful tip, it’s always good to stay away from the long-time “no no’s,” which are: politics, religion, and sex. Dinner is to be enjoyed which usually doesn’t happen in the middle of hot debate!

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    5.) PENTHERIAPHOBIA:

    Okay, a lot of married couples want to “avoid” too much contact with their mother-in-laws. I’m not sure why we have such feelings when it’s their son or daughter with whom we fell in love and married. I mean, some of the traits we love about our spouse should have carried over, and thus made the mother-in-law a lovable lady! However, there are actually people who literally cannot be around their mother-in-laws, under most any circumstances. Yes, most of us laugh about such things, but not those who suffer from it. Sadly, one of the most common ways for sufferers to deal with the phobia is to get a divorce.

    Well, there you go! While I like to interject a bit of humor into my posts, some of these phobias are no laughing matter, especially for those who suffer from such things. Hopefully, people who are interested in further information or perhaps some help, you may go to the source directly at: “listverse.com.”  

    *REF: “listverse.com”

     

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  • justaminute2014 9:27 pm on February 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dumb headlines, , , news, papers, poll   

    Really Dumb Headlines… 

    (JUST A MINUTE)    Yep, these babies are for real! Don’t the papers have proofreaders anymore?

    a dumb headline 2Guess it’s true…the government HAS gone to pot!

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    Bet this one was about local government too…

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    Wow, it took a real “brainiack” to write this one…

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    And you thought the teen years were over at like…20!

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    Tell me an Entomologist helped write this one!

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    I’ll leave this one alone…

    Hey, thanks for playing!

    *REF: “freakonomics.com”

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  • justaminute2014 6:41 pm on February 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Democrat, , , politics, puns, , Republican, Will Rogers   

    Oh Those Politicians… 

    (JUST A MINUTE)    While politicians may not seem to be worth much at times, they can provide us with some great comedic material! Humorist Will Rogers made note of that in several comments during his lifetime…

     

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    1. “A fool and his money are soon elected”
    2. “I’m not a member of any organized political party. I’m a Democrat”
    3. “Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for”
    4. “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets”
    5. “I don’t make jokes. I just watch government and report the facts”
    6. “Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even”
    7. “I have a scheme for stopping war…no nation is allowed to enter a war ’till they have paid for the last one”
    8. “Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated”
    9. “About all I can say about the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation”
    10. “The more you observe politics, the more you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other”
    11. “If you ever injected truth into politics, you have no politics”
    12. “Things in out country run in spite of government, not by aid of it”
    13. “The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf”
    14. “It’s easy being a humorist when you’ve got the whole government working for you”
    15. “Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven’t had one since *Taft. Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln”

    *NOTE: Ohio did have one president after Taft…Warren G. Harding, (1921-1923). He died of a heart attack while in office.

    *REF: “brainyquote.com” “wikipedia.org”

     

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  • justaminute2014 11:34 pm on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: comedy, , humor, , , Steven Wright   

    The Wit Of Wright… 

    (JUST A MINUTE)    Steven Wright has busted up just as many audiences as Gallagher has melons! Here’s a few of his thoughts…

     

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    1. “I intend to live forever. So far, so good”
    2. “A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths”
    3. “I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing Happy Birthday”
    4. “Everything is within walking distance if you have the time”
    5. “What’s another word for Thesaurus?”
    6. “Cross-country skiing is great if you live in a small country”
    7. “I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five”
    8. “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?”
    9. “Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?”
    10. “I installed a skylight in my apartment…the people who live above me are furious”
    11. “Curiosity killed the cat. But for a while, I was a suspect”
    12. “I was trying to daydream but my mind kept wandering”
    13. “Whenever I think of the past it brings back so many memories”
    14. “I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time”
    15. “I like to reminisce with people I don’t know”

     

    I guess you CAN make this stuff up!

    *REF: “brainyquote.com”

     

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  • justaminute2014 10:46 pm on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: entertainment, , laughs, , sayings, thoughts   

    Layin’ It Down! 

    (JUST A MINUTE)   Just something to think about today…

     

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    No explanation needed!

    *REF: “google.com”

     

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  • justaminute2014 10:13 pm on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dumb, , lawmakers, laws, weird   

    Whaaat?? 

    (JUST A MINUTE)   We can’t make this stuff up! Here is proof that lawmakers have always been kinda’ “screwy”…

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    1. In Texas it is illegal to carry around a pair of pliers.
    2. In Corpus Christie, Tx. one cannot raise alligators in his home.
    3. Miami will not allow people to imitate any animal.
    4. Alaska says you can’t look at a moose from an airplane.
    5. In Illinois, all people shall drive their cars with the steering wheel.
    6. California law prohibits any woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.
    7. It is illegal in Tennessee to drive a car while sleeping.
    8. In Georgia a barber cannot advertise his price for any haircut.
    9. Hey baseball fans, Oklahoma does not allow a ball player to hit the ball over a fence or out of the park.
    10. Kentucky says all residents must take at least one bath each year.
    11. In Rochester, Mi. a police officer must first inspect a bathing suit before anyone can “bathe” in public.
    12. Utah law states that on the highways, birds have the right of way.
    13. Galveston, Tx. says it’s illegal to let your camels run loose in the streets.
    14. One can’t sell cabbage on Sundays in New Jersey.
    15. Virginia law states that chickens must lay their eggs no earlier than 8AM nor any later than 4PM.

     

    Who says our government is dysfunctional?

    *REF: “strangefacts.com”

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  • justaminute2014 8:06 pm on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , one-liners, quips, zingers   

    Quick Jokes… 

    (JUST A MINUTE)    Come on…take “just a minute” to laugh a little!

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    1. What does an accountant use for birth control? His sense of humor!

    2. I saw a woman with the word “Guess” on her tee shirt, so I said “implants?”

    3. Why do gas stations lock their bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will break in and clean them?

    4. Why do banks open their doors but chain down the pens? 

    5. Why do Americans choose from 50 ladies for Miss America, but only 2 for President?

    6. He who smiles in a crisis has already found someone to blame!

    7. Politicians and diapers should both be changed often…and for the same reason.

    8. You should never take a laxative and a sleeping pill on the same night.

    9. A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match at kick-boxing!

    10. If sex is a pain in the butt, you’re doing it wrong.

    11. How come one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to light a campfire?

    12. Don’t mess with me! I’m running out of places to hide the bodies.

    13. Booze may not be the answer, but it can help you forget the question.

    14. If 4 out of 5 suffer from diarrhea, does that one person actually enjoy it? 

    15. I haven’t spoken to my wife in years…I don’t want to interrupt her!

    *Ref: “1funny.com”

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