Archive | April 2014

Know : Fruit Waxing and Safe-Consuming of Waxed Fruits

Food for thought – Does an apple a day keeps the doctor away?

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Fruit waxing is the process of covering fruits (and in some cases vegetables) with the artificial waxing material. Natural wax is removed first, usually by washing. Waxing materials may be either natural or petroleum-based.

The primary reasons for waxing are to prevent water loss (making up for the removal in washings of the natural waxes in fruits that have them, particularly citrus, but also, for example, apples) and thus retard shrinkage and spoilage, and to improve appearance. Dyes may be added to further enhance appearance, and sometimes fungicides. 

How to be Careful in consuming Artificially Waxed Apples?

Wax Coated ApplesIt is a fact that apple fruits are coated with wax, but the wax that is generally used is edible one and is safe to consume. However, some unscrupulous producers can coat apples with petroleum-based waxes that are harmful for human health.

Apples have natural wax coating on their surface, you can observe this when…

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Photo Challenge : Last letter from Titanic

What more appropriate than theletter  written on the passenger liner “Titanic”.  The last letter was written  by the survivor Mrs. Esther Hart, 102  years ago on the 14th of April 1912.

It was written on ship’ s stationery, On board R.M.S  “Titanic”.  The letter  will be  going under the hammer soon and expected to fetch One hundred thousand pounds.

While the doomed Titanic was the last century’s mystery, spare a thought for the passengers of the Malaysian Airlines MH370.  

Would we ever be able to hear the last movements of this century’s ill-fated flight?

 

 

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This way to death by alcohol…REALLY???

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this way death by alcohol

by Kenneth Justice

~ Yesterday at coffee a woman nearby me spilled sugar on the table which suddenly prompted the stranger sitting beside me to say, “Every time I see white powder on a table I can’t help but think of cocaine

Excuse me?” I said

The older man continued, “Oh sorry, that probably didn’t sound right. I’m a retired judge and I worked in drug court for the last thirty years of my career“.

Since I spent last year working at a drug rehabilitation clinic we cross-referenced a few names and it turns out we had some mutual acquaintances.

You’d think a drug court judge would be really tough on criminals wouldn’t you? But I’ll tell you something, when I was in my forties my younger sister got hooked on heroin and it changed my entire perspective on life. I knew…

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WPC: Lord Muruga Monument – Malaysia

Monumental Lord Muruga at Batu Caves, Malaysia

Monumental Lord Muruga at Batu Caves, Malaysia

 

The photo below was taken  on our first visit to  Malaysia in  2008.  It takes 272  steps to reach the Batu caves Hindu temple. On the way up you are greeted with the  140 feet tall Lord Murugan statue.

 

 

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My beautiful Earth! April 21 2014

Whats common with Rufous humming bird,

Veiled Chameleon,

Moon Jelly fish,

Japanese macaque,

Dung beetle and puffer fish?

On Google doodle, they are all wishing us a very happy Earth day !

 

 

 

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Happy Earth day!