I don’t drink water. Some persons have been trying to force me to accept their claim that we should drink a lot of water per day to be healthy.

I just can’t do it, so I’m thinking: my body usually is very good at telling me when something is wrong and it has been telling me that I don’t want to drink all that water. I’ve learned to listen to my body. Even in this matter.

And then 2003 I stumbled on an article in the newspaper with statements from both an associate professor and a professor in Sweden. (Cut translation below)

Life threatening to drink too much water

We constantly get to hear that we shall drink a lot of water, but for some persons this request kan be life threatening. Especially pregnant women that is due to give birth risk both their own and the baby’s life by following these requests.

– That it should be healthy to drink a lot of water is totally nonsense from the beginning to the end, said the associate professor. She also want to get an end of the unnecessary drinking of water in Sweden.

The problems is that the balance of salt in the body end up wrong when you pee too much. The human body can’t dump too much water. The water stays and find it’s way out in the cells.

If you have been water poisoned, there is risk for brain damages and what you can die of is if the water goes into the cells in the brain, which swollens up and the blood supply get cut off.

You shouldn’t tell pregnants, persons with heart conditions or kidney damages that they shall drink more water, she says. You shouldn’t request people to drink more.

– You shall not think so much about how much you drink. You should let it run by itself.

When it’s hot outside you shall drink with causion, so that you don’t drink too much at the same time.

Yes, me too have tried to get used to drink a lot of water, but the only thing happened was that I got nauseous of it. It made my stomach wishy-washy. I’ve been drinking too much water once and I got sick and throwed up.

Our bodys are so cleverly constructed that they know by themselves when it’s time to drink and that’s when we gets thirsty. Some of us seems to need more water than others, but all we have to do is listen to our bodys.

So, I’ll keep my old own drinking style: when I feel thirsty and what ever I feel like drinking at that time. And believe me - it’s never water!

And I am still alive, aren’t I…?

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I remember hearing the news about the airplanes crashing into the twin towers. Finding it very shocking and hard to believe. Seeing it repeated on every news report made me believe it though.

I can imagine the feeling of the people that saw it in real life. I’ve seen one airplane crash on short distance in my life. That was during the flight show with the Swedish military plane JAS 39 Gripen over Stockholm city 1993.

You’re standing there thinking that surely this can’t be true - it must be some trick or something - but you’re seeing it with your own eyes…

That time it was a miracle that the pilot shot himself out of there and no one else got injured when the airplane crashed and burned.

It wasn’t the same miracle the 11th of September. No wonder people over the whole world where chocked, suicide missions like that is just impossible to grasp and especially with so many innocent victims.

I can not and I will not imagine what the victims felt, because that would be too much to bear…

This horrible date will be ingraved deeply in our hearts and the history for ever.

Strange and scary facts of 11…

Test the following instructions and read the text carefully, it gets really strange towards the end!

1) New York City has 11 letters
2) Afghanistan has 11 letters
3) Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist that planned the attack against Twin Towers 1993) has 11 letters
4) George W Bush has 11 letters

These can seem to be pure coincidences, but it gets even more intresting further down in the text:

1. New York is the 11th state
2. Airplane 11 had 92 passengers ( 9 + 2 = 11)
3. Airplane number 77 which also crashed into Twin Towers, had 65 passengers (6 + 5 =11)
4. The tragedy happened 11th of September, or also known as 9/11 ( 9 + 1 + 1=11)
5. As you know “US emergency services” phonenumber is 911 (9 + 1 + 1=11)

Continued coincidences? Read further!

1) Total number of victims on airplanes that crashed where 254 ( 2 + 5 + 4 = 11)
2) 11th of September is the 254th day of the year ( 2 + 5 + 4= 11)
3) The Bombing in Madrid happened 3.11.2004 ( 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 4 =11)
4) The tragedy in Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers tragedy.

Now something even more strange:

The most wellknown symbol from USA, after the Stars & Stripes, is the eagle.

The following verse is cut from Islams most holy book, the Koran:

“For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: For the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace.”

That was verse number 9.11 in the Koran.

Do you still believe that it’s a pure coincidence? Test this and see what you think then:

Open Microsoft Word and do the following:

1. Write with big letters: Q33 NY. This is the number on the first airplane that crashed into the Twin Towers
2. Mark Q33 NY
3. Change size to 48
4. Change typeface to WINDINGS (or WINDINGS 1)


Disclaimer: These weird facts is something I recieved in an email, I don’t guarantee that everything is true, but never the less, it is weird facts…

This is probably a good example of how certain information starts to circulate around the world by email. I suspected that the Koran verse were wrong, but didn’t know how to check it up quickly and the comment from Firda confirm that it’s NOT verse 9.11 in the Koran.

Any one else that can proof something else wrong?

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Solanum after latin sol = sun. Tuberosum = with many bumps, lumpy, after latin tuber = bump.

This is about the only bump that I don’t want to get rid off. I love this bump with all my heart. Well, except for the green ones, they’re poisoned, never eat the green ones!

They say that modern DNA-analysis shows that all potatoes has the same ancestor specie in the southern Peru. The name potato comes from the spanish patata which comes from quechuans papa.

The potato were brought to Europe in the 17th century by the spanish. In the beginning we just appreciated it as a flower, until we realized that the bumps were eatable. Then we classified it as a medical plant.

In Sweden it was cultivated in the botanic garden around year 1660, but it wasn’t until 1724 as the now wellknown Jonas Alströmer did his best to make us Swedes to grow and eat potatoes in any bigger amount.

Under the poor years around year 1770, the Swedish government started to spread propaganda about it because it gave a more reliable harvest than the grain. When Eva de la Gardie on top of that discovered that we could make alcohole from the potatoes it was no longer any difficulties to convince the farmers to cultivate them…

Today it’s cultivated over the whole Sweden, but the largest cultivations is in the south. People grow it everywhere, even in the citys in pots at the balcony. It’s considered as a part of the Swedish culture.

There are so many potato varieties. I read som where that we have annual harvests of one million tonne potatoes in Sweden!

Did you know that you can get as much as 33% of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C from only 100g of potato? And 14% of the iron. Among other vitamines. Freshly harvested potatoes (non peeled) retain more nutritional value than stored potatoes.

Potatoes can be eaten in so many ways, that I find it excellent with most food. What do you say about a very creamy Potato Gratin? There are too many recipes with potatoes to choose between, otherwise I had posted some of them here.

It’s a real pity though that people tend to eat more of chips and pommes stripes than real homecooked potatoes.

A potato dish from Spain that I ADORE is the traditional Canary Islands wrinkly potatoes, Papas arragudas with that delicious sauce mojo picón. *drooling heavily now*

They say that if you throw a dinner party and it’s no left overs of the potatoes, you’ve had guests with farmer blood.

So I’m definitive a farmer descendant :-)

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