The Toothpaste Experiment

Spider-Man ExperimentThe subject of “eating” toothpaste came up in our house this morning. The reason why isn’t important, but what happened afterward, is…

Dave said to me, “I remember eating toothpaste as a child once. There was a series of events that led up to this.” At this point, he had to wait for me to stop laughing hysterically before he could continue.

Here were the “series of events” that led up to my husband eating toothpaste at some point in his childhood:

1. Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and then became Spider-Man
Yes, okay, I’m up to date on my Spider-Man knowledge. Keep going…

2. Fluoride is slightly radioactive
Wait. He was old enough to know this (who knows things like this?), but not old enough to know that eating toothpaste wouldn’t turn him into Spider-Man? I question this logic.

3. Toothpaste has Fluoride
I see where we’re going here…

4. Therefore, Dave chose to eat toothpaste
My husband is, and always been… very logical.

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out and DNA Altering Soda

Today I read…

In Books: The movie that many of us now know as THE Christmas movie: A Christmas Story (1983), was actually based on a bookIn God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd, was published in 1966! Did you know this? You can read more about this via Off the Shelf. In the meantime, yet another book was added to my TBR. I have come to accept I will never, ever, read all the books on my To Be Read list!

In Health: Everyone knows drinking soda is unhealthy. But did you know drinking soda daily makes you age faster? Soda drinkers have shorter telomeres than non-soda drinkers (this is related to our DNA). I gave up soda (kicking and screaming) about 6 years ago, I guess sometimes my corn allergy is looking out for me. Okay, not really, but I’m glad I don’t have to worry about this anymore.

And in General News, Marriott is evil. That is all.

Today I Read

Apparently if you ask people for free things, they will send you some! The 39 Dollar Experiment is pretty interesting, and definitely creative.

Anti-bacterial solutions are often in the news as being a danger to our health. What if we could reduce the bacteria we encounter, without adding new chemicals to our environment? A company by the name of Sharklet Technologies is working on doing this now. Germ-deflecting surfaces that work due to TEXTURE?! Brilliant! Finding Inspiration in Shark Tanks and Bee Hives is pretty nifty.

As far as fiction reads, yesterday I started reading In the Blood, by Lisa Unger. Wowza! So far all I can say is, how come no one recommended this book to me?! In other words, it’s all kinds of awesome.

We don't always drink wine, but when we do - it's in our dinner!
We don’t always drink wine, but when we do – it’s in our dinner!

Tonight Dave made cajun beans and rice (yes, wine included), so there may be a recipe post coming soon. What did you read today, anything interesting?