What I've been doing:
1) Trying to stop chewing my mouth insides : A very bad habit I've had since many years. Recently read somewhere that it may cause oral cancer so want to get rid of it.
2) Trying to find lead-free kohl: I love kohl! One of my new sudden passions is applying kohl. My mom busted my little balloon of happiness by telling me that kohl has lead. When in doubt, google.
I found out the brands that make lead-free kohl, if kajal pencils are equally good (they are), their prices, smudged vs non-smudged, where I'll buy it from. Then came today morn. Mom herself had a kajal pencil. Grr.. (But my money is saved :)
3) Does chewing gum get rid of tears while chopping onions? :
Ok here's the setup. One Wrigley's Doublemint Extra Strong chewing gum, one pink onion, one knife and me. And then I proceeded to chop. Conclusion: It helps. About 50% less crying.
Btw, RNA interference has been used to create tear-free onions. Very intriguing.
""By shutting down the lachrymatory factor synthase gene, we have stopped valuable sulphur compounds being converted to the tearing agent, and instead made them available for redirection into compounds, some of which are known for their flavour and health properties.""
4) Is chewing gum biodegradable?: No it isn't.
Chewing Gum has become one of most offensive non-recoverable items of litter in public places and now presents one of the UK's biggest public cleansing problems.
Every commercial gum has a gum base, just like every trophy has a trophy base, and in some cases the two are disturbingly similar. The base makes up a percentage of the gum; the remaining ingredients are flavor and sugar. Gum bases are the part that we chew and chew and chew long after the flavor is just a memory.The bottom line: Don't spit your gum out in the compost or on the sidewalk, and don't stick it under the table; put it in the trash. Contrary to persistent urban legends, you can also swallow your gum. It'll eventually pass right on through, undigested. Yum.
I'm planning another list of things you don't know about me. Let's see.
Have a Nice day!
Sunday, April 06, 2008
What I've been doing: