Dancing: a healthful exercise

On February 1912, writing for the WASHINGTON HERALD, Lillian Russel declared that dancing was a “Healthful Exercise.”

The Dancing of the Present Day Has Not Deteriorated. The Principles Are The Same and the Benefits Derived From It Have Not Altered in the Least.

But, is this still true in 2017?  Is the dancing of our day still “poetry in motion?” Continue reading “Dancing: a healthful exercise”

Repel mosquitoes by burning oranges

South Korea’s “Chosun Ilbo” reports that you can create a cheap mosquito repellent by drying orange or lemon peel and burning it.

Years ago the same paper reported that leaving orange peel out to dry can help absorb foul odors. We’re guessing that the peels of other citrus fruits should work too.

It appears that the ancient Romans were also fans of citrus fruits (like lemons, oranges and citrons), but instead of eating citrus, used them as medicine and ornaments.

We now know that citrus fruits are great sources of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that prevents scurvy.  It’s good to know that the peels of citrus fruits, which we normally don’t eat, have other uses too.

If you are allergic to citrus, you can drive away mosquitoes by leaving a fan on at a high speed.  And for added security, you can sleep in a mosquito net.

In case these fail, you can relieve the pain of a mosquito bite by dipping a spoon in boiling water, and then pressing the hot spoon against the bite for one second.  (Please, use common sense: don’t burn yourself or others.)

Spaniards have longer life expectancy than Portuguese

According to the CIA world fact-book, Spaniards can expect to live 79.92 years on average.  That’s nearly 80. (For Spanish men it’s 76.6 years, and 83.45 years for Spanish women).  That’s the highest in life expectancy in Europe and second highest in the world.

Their western neighbours in Portugal, however, only have a life expectancy of 78 years and two weeks. (Portuguese males are expected to live for 74 years, 9 months, and 11 days.  Portuguese females can expect to live for 81 years, six months and 11 days.)

Yes, Spaniards live almost two years longer than Portuguese.  Where did those two years go?  Portugal has a similar climate, and Spaniards smoke more.

What’s the secret of Spanish longevity?  We’ve investigated and were surprised by what we found.

If there’s enough interest, we’ll publish a special report, either here or elsewhere.  Don’t worry, if our report is published elsewhere, we’ll let you know about it right here on nomedschool.xyz