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Texas Governor Issues Disaster Declaration Over Brain-Eating Amoeba In Their Drinking Water

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warned the Brazosport Water Authority late on Friday of the potential contamination of its water supply by Naegleria fowleri.

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Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba commonly found in warm freshwater and soil, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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It usually infects people when contaminated water enters the body through the nose, from where it travels to the brain and can cause a rare and debilitating disease called primary amebic meningoencephalitis.

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Families have also been warned not to allow children to play with hoses, sprinklers, or any toy or device that may accidentally squirt water up the nose.

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I Love you with all my brain!

It is so romantic to say to the person you deeply love and you share your life with:  “I love you with all my heart”, isn’t it?

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The truth is that the heart, the organ inside our thorax and pumps the blood out and receives it back and so on, does not really love. It doesn’t have the capability, physiologically to feel love, hate nor any emotion.

The organ in our body that knows love is our brain, more specifically, the limbic system which is located in the temporal lobe. So wouldn’t it be more proper to say; “I love you with all my brain”? Ha! It doesn’t sound too romantic, I’d say.

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So I decided to look around and find out who, when and how all this love-heart started. 

I found out that it was the ancient Greek philosopher, Archimedes, the one who believed that it was the brain that pumped all the blood to the body and that the heart was responsible for thinking and  feeling. Oh boy, he was wrong! Therefore, saying, “I love you with all my heart” would be the most meaningful because that was where most of your feelings would be.

So the Greek poets used it like that and it became a romantic idiom that propagated all over the world and was translated into all languages.

What I think is that when we see a person we love our heart starts beating fast. Maybe the ancient poets thought that that was the emotion of love and so that’s how it started. But who knows, right? Maybe some of you do! If so, let us know, please in the comment section.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY FROM NOW ON?

DR. MARTHA CASTRO, MD

Beauty, Blogging, Science

Thought of the Day: I am Intelligent….and Disorganized!

Are you a disorganized person? Good news: you are intelligent! Well, that is what a scientific study tells us, known us Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) conducted by the University of Georgia.
NOTE:
Please, have in mind that “being disorganized” does not mean having your  house, room or office upside down, lol.

Since I was a child I had to deal with disorganization problems. I made myself to do things in an organized manner, but it was and still is a constant fight; but now I have found a magnificent and important reason to explain the way I behave, and it is simple: I am intelligent.

However, I don’t think that people who are well-organized are NOT intelligent,  au contraire.  I am just happy to have found 9 reasons to excuse my disorganization traits…and I have them all!

WHAT BEING DISORGANIZED MEAN FROM THE INTELLIGENT POINT OF VIEW:

1.  They Are Extraordinarily Creative.

2. They Have Difficulty Maintaining Focus On Things That Bore Them.

3. They Are “Addicted To Insight”.

4. They Have A Wide Variety Of Interests.

5. They Tend To Lose Track Of Time.

6. They Are Visionaries Who Often Score In The Gifted Range On Verbal IQ Tests.

7. They May Appear To Be “Geeks” Or “Know-It-Alls” To Others.

8. They Develop Strong Attachments To Often Unrelated Things And People.

9. They Want To Be Around High-Energy People.

Read more about 9 Reasons…
TTCT University of Georgia
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