Prevent Asthma

A recent study by the University of Arizona has shown that having a dog around children will not cause asthma, and may actually help prevent it. The National Institutes of Health were so impressed with the results of the study that they are investing almost a million dollars into a grant to have the researchers make their results more conclusive.

“Several longitudinal studies have shown that exposure to certain domestic animals, for example, indoor dogs, during a person’s early life (even possibly before he or she is born) is associated with strong protection against asthma and asthma-related conditions later in life,” Serrine Lau, a member of the research team said.

So if you were hesitant to get a dog because they were afraid their children may develop breathing problems, you may want to reconsider.

(I copy and pasted the above from Mental Floss)
Mom. Can I get a puppy? Actually can we get a DeLorean and outfit it as a time machine and then travel back to my youth and get a cute little bulldog puppy? I don't particularly want one now because I don't really want to deal with house training Tank, that's what I would name this cute little guy, nor do I want to pick up and clean the "droppings". But I would love to cure my asthma years before now.

NFL Week 12 Picks: Wrap Up

Each week, usually Wednesday or Thursday morning, I blog (via e-mail) my NFL picks. However what I noticed this past weekend that for some reason those e-mails were not making it to Blogger and not posting to this blog. Dang it. Because I've been on a slight roll.
Here's my wrap up from this past weekend.:

Packers @ Lions = Green Bay
Raiders @ Cowboys = Dallas

Giants @ Broncos = New York
Redskins @ Eagles = Philadelphia
Seahawks @ Rams = Seattle

Dolphins @ Bills = Miami
Buccaneers @ Falcons = Atlanta
Colts @ Texans = Indianapolis
Browns @ Bengals = Bengals
Panthers @ Jets = New York
Chiefs @ Chargers = Chargers
Jaguars @ 49ers = San Francisco
Bears @ Vikings = Minnesota

Cardinals @ Titans = Arizona
Steelers @ Ravens = Pittsburgh

Patriots @ Saints = New Orleans

Last Week: 12-4
Season: 105-55
This Week: 12-4
Season: 117-59

Video (Christmas 2009 #5): Little Drummer Boy

Does anyone know the origins of this song? When did the Christmas story first incorporate a little boy playing his drum into the nativity seen? I suppose I could wikipedia it, but I'm going to let one of you reader do it.

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