When Momma Talks, Better Pay Attention

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

I have a variety of online friends who pass along column material such as this one. But you need to pay attention this week. This information was forwarded to me by my Momma. And as we all are aware “Momma knows.”

  • If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there’s a 50% chance you’ll die within the next 3 years.
  • There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. (Now go look in the mirror and you’ll find that’s a scary thought.) There’s a 9% chance that you’ll meet one of them in your lifetime.
  • Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger.
  • A person’s height is determined by their father, And their weight is determined by their mother.
  • If a part of your body “falls asleep”, You can almost always “wake it up” by shaking your head.
  • There are three things the human brain cannot resist noticing, food, attractive people and danger.
  • Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will absorb the unpleasant odor. (But, Momma, who wants to drink tea that tastes like dirty feet?)
  • According to Albert Einstein, if honey bees were to disappear from earth, humans would be dead within 4 years.
  • There are so many kinds of apples, that if you ate a new one everyday, it would take over 20 years to try them all.
  • People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don’t. (Maybe that why Momma sent me this.)
  • Laziness and inactivity kills just as many people as smoking. (Or maybe this one is why Momma sent me this.)
  • Our brain uses the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb! (Which, I guess, makes us all dim wits.)
  • Our body gives enough heat in 30 minutes to boil 1.5 litres of water! (Just call me Hot Stuff.)
  • Stomach acid is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. (But kids, don’t try this at home.)
  • Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. (Why just 10 minutes? Does a bathroom visit count?)
  • Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  • Try to make at least three people smile each day. (Does this column count?)
  • Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. (In other words, stay off Facebook and other online community forums.)
  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
  • Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. (I think Momma put that in there just for me.)