FICTION THAT HOLDS TOO MUCH WEIGHT LIES YOU’VE BEEN TOLD YOU EAT SPIDERS WHILE YOU SLEEP You may have heard this chilling myth before, but it’s simply not true. Spiders are very sensitive to vibrations — they won’t willingly approach a breathing or snoring human. It isn’t in our eight-legged friends’ nature to crawl into a person’s mouth. YOU USE ONLY 10 PERCENT OF YOUR BRAIN Your brain is constantly in use. Every single action you perform, including digestion, coughing, speaking, thinking, and breathing, are all carried out by processes in the brain. There are levels of consciousness that cause parts of your brain to be less active than others, but there isn’t one singular area that ceases to work for any long period of time. THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA IS VISIBLE FROM SPACE While the size of the Great Wall is truly spectacular, that doesn’t mean it can be seen from outer space. It’s not at all visible from the moon, and even from low orbit, it’s difficult to spot the wall with an unaided eye. According to NASA, the theory was first shaken by Yang Liwei, a Chinese astronaut, who said he was unable to see the Great Wall from space. Later, a camera with a 180 mm lens and a 400 mm lens captured the wall from a low orbit.
Fallacies are fed to us on a daily basis, and some are more believable than others. Here are a few popular misconceptions.
TOP TIPS To Prevent Winter Freeze-Ups During the coldest months of the year, a system freeze-up can grind your operation to a halt. To avoid that unwanted fate, follow these five tips. CRACKING YOUR KNUCKLES WILL CAUSE ARTHRITIS Studies show that there aren’t any dangers to cracking your knuckles, besides annoying someone with the noise. For a long time, many speculated that the cause of the cracking or popping noise was either the resetting of joints and tendons or the formation of fluid that lubricates the joints. Dr. Donald Unger was the first person to conduct an experiment with the hypothesis that cracking your knuckles doesn’t lead to arthritis. He cracked only the knuckles in his left hand for over 50 years. Later in life, both hands were arthritis-free.
• 8 jalapenos • 3/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature • 2/3 cup feta cheese • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning (I used McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak) • 3 tablespoons brown sugar • 6 slices bacon
Recipe courtesy of Paula Jones, www.callmepmc.com
1. Regularly drain the condensate from your system to keep anything from becoming clogged.
1. Heat grill to 375 F.
6. To prepare jalapenos, cut each in half and scoop out the seeds.
2. Install cabinet heating at the base of all units to avoid air and heat escaping.
2. Heat oven to 400 F.
3. To cook bacon, line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set a cooking rack on the
7. To prepare filling, combine cream cheese, feta cheese,
3. Install trace heating around all piping to keep temperatures operational throughout your system.
and steak seasoning in a bowl.
baking sheet. Lay the bacon slices on the cooking rack and sprinkle the brown sugar over bacon.
8. Fill the jalapeno halves with cream cheese mixture and top with bacon. 9. Grill until cheese melts and jalapenos are charred, about 5 minutes.
4. Make sure that all of your equipment has undergone regular service.
5. Check dryers and filters to make sure they are in good working order.
4. Bake until crisp, about 20 minutes.
5. Remove and chop into small pieces.
A well-maintained system should have no problem operating in frigid temperatures. Take preventative measures now and you’ll have no reason to fret, no matter how low the thermometer dips.
10. Remove and serve hot or at room temperature.
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