Showing posts with label Grapefruit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grapefruit. Show all posts

Nov 21, 2014

Holiday Home Hacks

Remove permanent marker by using toothpaste on it.
A Lint roller is perfect to dust your lampshades with.
Use bread, or a damp paper towel, or play-doh to pick up broken glass or spilled glitter.
Cut a grapefruit and add salt to clean stubborn tub dirt before company arrives.
Wrap your light strings around a hangar to keep them from getting all tangled.
Make a Christmas tree from jello shots to keep the fun going. You can use orange jello for Thanksgiving.

Mar 16, 2013

Ten Interesting Facts About Humans

  • People with higher number of moles tend to live longer than people with fewer moles.
  • When filming summer scenes in winter, actors suck on ice cubes just before the camera rolls. It cools their mouths so their breath doesn't condense in the cold air.
  • Thinking about your muscles can actually make you stronger.
  • Grapefruit scent will make middle aged women appear six years younger to men. The perception is not reciprocal and has no effect on women’s perception.
  • The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you will have a bad dream.
  • There are more people alive today than have ever died.
  • Women’s hair is about half the diameter of men’s hair.
  • Women blink twice as many times as men do.
  • The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
  • Jul 27, 2012


    Saltiness is one of the five primary basic tastes the human tongue can detect. Those five tastes being: salt, bitter, sweet, sour, and umami (it is from glutamic acid, which is found in many foods, particularly some meats, and is the basis of the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate, also known as MSG).

    Extra salt has other effects, beside simply making things more salty it helps certain molecules in foods more easily release into the air, thus helping the aroma of the food, which is important in perception of taste.

    Adding a bit of salt will also decrease the bitter taste perception in food, which is why it is often sprinkled on grapefruit.

    Salt does not suppress sweet or sour flavors as with bitter flavors, but balances out the taste by making the perceived flavor of sugary candies or lemons, less one dimensional.