The Truth About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes Every year, the Social Security Administration collects billions of dollars in taxes that it doesn’t know who paid. Whenever employers send in W-2 forms that have Social Security numbers that don’t match with anyone on record, the agency routes the paperwork to what’s called the Earnings Suspense File, where it sits until people can prove the wages were theirs, allowing them to one day collect retirement benefits. The Earnings Suspense File now contains Social Security tax forms that date back to 1937 and are linked to the taxes that were paid on nearly $1.3 trillion in wages. Some of the W-2s in it belong to people who got married and never reported changing their name.
This Garlic Soup Recipe Can Fight Colds, Flu and It may even be better than antibiotics… – This Garlic Soup Recipe Can Defeat Colds, Flu and Even Norovirus This garlic soup recipe is based on more than 50 cloves of garlic that help destroy almost any virus that enters its path including colds, flu and even norovirus. Garlic is a powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial, antiviral and antibiotic properties. Crushing fresh garlic causes a chemical reaction that releases allicin. A mere 1 milligram of allicin is nearly 15 times as potent as penicillin. Allicin offers a broad spectrum of protection against pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites. A recent and significant finding from Washington State Universityshows that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease causing bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness.
Of All The People In All The World Of All The People In All The World, a traveling art exhibit in the UK, uses grains of rice to bring the large numbers behind world populations to the grasp of the average human being. In the exhibit, one grain of rice equals one person and those grains of rice are put together to represent all kind of statistics from the small (such as the number of people who have walked on the moon) to the large (the population of the United States as seen below). Link
How much was a loaf of Brad in 1975 To find the answer, we must first quantify the value of Brad. So how much is a human life worth? According to research by Stanford economists, a year of human life is worth about $129,000. Wolfram Alpha tells us that the average age of a person named Brad is 35 years, and that the average life expectancy for a human male (worldwide) is about 69 years. Assuming that procuring a loaf of Brad involves cutting down a Brad in his prime, we would be depriving him of 34 years of life - a value of $4,386,000. Water is dangerous This was found on the newsgroup: rec.humor.funny A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment.
9 Historical Myths Everyone Still Wants To Believe It’s often said that “history is written by the winners” to which one might add “and revised by idealists wearing rose-colored glasses.” Today, we have access to more information than ever before, but it remains unclear how well that’s helping us to clarify centuries-old misunderstandings about who we are or where we came from. While browsing through the question-and-answer site Quora recently, I came upon a thread called “What are some of the biggest lies in history that are still being taught in modern day schools?” It was a real eye-opener. Listed among the answers were many historical stories and happenings often cited as fact, when some barely have a toehold in the world of non-fiction. It makes sense.
6 Ways Drumming Heals Body, Mind and Soul From slowing the decline in fatal brain disease, to generating a sense of oneness with one another and the universe, drumming's physical and spiritual health benefits may be as old as time itself. Drumming is as fundamental a form of human expression as speaking, and likely emerged long before humans even developed the capability of using the lips, tongue and vocal organs as instruments of communication. To understand the transformative power of drumming you really must experience it, which is something I have had the great pleasure of doing now for twenty years. Below is one of the circles I helped organize in Naples Florida back in 2008, which may give you a taste of how spontaneous and immensely creative a thing it is (I'm the long haired 'hippie' with the gray tank top drumming like a primate in the background). But drumming is not a distinctively human technology. Interestingly, percussive sound-making (drumming) can be observed in certain species of birds, rodents and insects.
The MacGyver Approach to Winter Biking (Zip Ties!) Photo: Dutch Bike Co., used with permission. Low-Cost Solution to Keep On Bikin' One of the cyclists at Dutch Bike Co was caught without studded tires when it started snowing in Seattle, but no matter, that's nothing that a box of zip ties can't fix!
Thermal Physics Jokes As we all know, it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of water 1 degree centigrade. Translated into meaningful terms, this means that if you eat a very cold dessert (generally consisting of water in large part), the natural processes which raise the consumed dessert to body temperature during the digestive cycle literally sucks the calories out of the only available source, your body fat. For example, a dessert served and eaten at near 0 degrees C (32.2 deg. F) will in a short time be raised to the normal body temperature of 37 degrees C (98.6 deg. F). For each gram of dessert eaten, that process takes approximately 37 calories as stated above. What's It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Billionaires' Money Sociologist Brooke Harrington says that for the world's wealthiest people, many of the laws and rules followed by the rest of us simply don't apply. Adam Gault/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption
Olive Oil Compound ‘Kills Cancer Cells in 30 Minutes’ It’s the kind of discovery that should be making international headlines: a team of researchers has discovered that a simple compound in olive oil is capable of killing cancer cells ‘within 30 minutes to an hour’ — and it doesn’t harm healthy cells. And before some of you consider this to be ‘phony science,’ you should checkout the actual study published by the the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers in the journal Molecular and Cellular Oncology. Even the researchers and scientists behind the study are impressed and blown away by the results, which has serious implications when it comes to how the public may soon view simple nutrition as a weapon against cancer. The compound utilized, known as oleocanthal, has previously been identified as an ‘anti-cancer’ agent, but the true extent of its ability to fight carcinogenic cells was virtually unknown. Several studies exist on the compound’s other benefits as well, which include its potential effects on:
The Different Kinds of People that There Are People Who Care About "Tweet" Being the Verb Form of "Twitter" and Have Opinions About its Usage This includes people who think you should say "tweet" when you talk about the activity associated with Twitter and people who think you should just use the word "Twitter." Both opinions are equally unnecessary. If you must use the Twitter, or not use the Twitter, just do (or don't) do it. Let's not bring grammar and logic and giving a shit into this. People Who Choose to Correct You About the Definition of "Hobo"