a cold paradox and DayQuil

Isn’t it weird that when you have a fever, your body feels cold?   Your internal temperature is above normal, yet you feel colder than normal.  Some say it’s because your body’s thermostat (as controlled by your hypothalamus) sets the temperature higher, so despite being at normal temperatures, your brain says you’re cold, so you start shivering and getting chills.  So your brain is actually deceived (stupid hypothalamus!).  That explains why the common cold is considered a virus — it’s hacking your internal network, changing values and making the system malfunction.  It all makes sense now!

And on the subject of colds, here’s an idea for a funny video.  Have a hidden camera capture the facial reactions of people taking the liquidious version of DayQuil.  That is some nasty-tasting medicine!

under the weather

There’s been a lot of people complaining about global warming in the past few years.  But there’s another aspect of the weather that doesn’t get much press, despite it affecting almost everyone.

Today I’m feeling under the weather.  That means I’m sick, I have a cold.  Since people say that is being “under the weather”, then obviously it’s the weather’s fault.  So why hasn’t anyone put forth a global campaign to destroy this weather oppression?

While someone figures out how to stop it, I think we should consider an idea I had a while back: recycling boogers.  I know, that’s thinking way outside the box and it’s gross, but boogers and snot are organic so they might be carbon-based, and there’s an endless supply from colds and allergies.  If someone could figure this out, they’d easily make billions of dollars…