Fish don’t have ears, per se, but some have openings like ear canals, often many of them.
Any bodily opening can harbor bacteria, good and bad (and most do) so a possibility of bacterial infections exists.
From various internet sites:
Q: Does the idea of “middle age” really mean anything or is it just an artificial construction?
A: Middle age is “cultural fiction,” a story that we tell about ourselves. But the point is not that it has no meaning. In fact, just the opposite. The term has very powerful connotations in our … Read more
I know what the past was like and once was enough.
Let the future be a surprise.
Sound is the movement of energy through substances in longitudinal (compression/rarefaction) waves. Sound is produced when a force causes an object or substance to vibrate — the energy is transferred through the substance in a wave.
Sound energy is a form of energy related with the vibration of matter. The SI unit of sound energy is … Read more
This is the old “money can’t buy happiness” cliche. It can, however, bankroll our own choice of misery. Put me down for billionaire.
A billionaire can afford the necessary counseling and meds to mitigate depression, assuming he wants to. He can also ensure his family’s prosperity long term, that, by itself makes me happy.
Nothing … Read more
Because it's the celebration of Christ's birth---What Christian wouldn't be happy?
Gift-giving has its roots in pagan rituals held during the winter. When Christianity folded these rituals into Christmas, the justification for bearing gifts was redirected to the Three Wise Men, the Magi, who gave gifts to the infant Jesus.
Concentrate on it being a commemoration of another milestone on her growth to fulfillment and self-reliance.
Your job as a parent was to produce a fully functioning adult. This is just another confirmation of your success.
My youngest (36) boy once asked if I was proud of him. I responded, "Proud of you?---Hell, I'm in awe of … Read more
I can't imagine how I could justify such a decision if it were a conscious one with foreknowledge of the result.
Actually, I did---once.
I was at a 7-11 convenience store about 40 years ago when a woman tried to cash a personal $5 check.
The clerk would not do it for some reason---the store had its policies--- and I guess she didn't meet one of it's criteria.
At any rate, her distress was both great and---I thought---genuine; … Read more
I was very upset when my son changed his name from Ratfink-Nosepoultice to Simon. I have no idea why he did that!
3rd time is the charm---what do you think might happen?
Some 25 or so years ago, I found a 100 dollar bill in a large parking lot of a mall whose patrons probably carried at least 15 of those same bills in their purses or wallets.
There would have been no practical way to assure that if someone claimed it they had in fact been the … Read more
Same as last year :
Don’t do anything stupid.