It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

December 15, 2010

So it’s -15 Celsius this morning in Montréal and I get this interesting piece of information courtesy of The Mayo Clinic:

Why the heat index matters
Created by the National Weather Service, the heat index (HI) tells you how hot it really feels when humidity is added to air temperature. When the HI is between 105° F and 130° F, heatstroke is possible with continued exposure or physical activity, if the HI is 130° F or higher, the heatstroke is highly likely with continued exposure.

Reduce your risk of heat-related illness by exercising outdoors during cooler times of the day when possible. If you must exercise in hot and humid weather, start with short, 10-15 minute bouts of low to moderate-intensity physical activity and gradually increase your time and intensity over to 10 to 14 days. This gives your body time to adapt to exercising in a hot and humid environment. Get plenty of rest, food and fluids before you exercise, stay hydrated during and after your workout, and take frequent breaks.

-Mayo Clinic

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Really Horrific Names

October 17, 2010

A blog for women asked its readers to share the worst names they’ve ever heard. These are all real…

• “There was a person in the San Antonio phone book in the early ‘80s named Weldon Rumproast.”

• “There was a man named Lord where I worked. It was really hard to send him emails.”

• “I used to work with twins called Girleen and Pearleen. GIRLEEN. AND PEARLEEN.”

• “I had a student named Nimrod.”

• “I work with two sisters whose names are Ivory and Sno. Their last name is White. Because of course it is.”

• “At the hospital birthing my son, a girl had just named her daughter Felony. Seriously.”

• “I know a mother who named her daughter Meconium … a baby’s first poo.”

• “I knew a guy named ‘Hi.’ Seriously, that was his given name. I never knew whether to say hi, hey, or hello when I saw him.”

• “I ran across a gentleman whose first name was ‘General.'”

• “I knew someone named Merry Christmas Smith.”

• “My roommate was in kindergarten with ‘Pajamas.'”

• “There’s a girl in my office named Sharmonica.”

• “Latrina. It’s Italian for ‘bathroom.'”

• “Most horrific: Awesome. They named their baby girl ‘Awesome.'”

• “I went to school with a Justice, Precious, Success, Fanny & a Cinderella. They’re all boys.”

• “My old janitor was named Richard Boob.”

• “I knew a Freakus Pelekus (it rhymes) when I was growing up. No joke.”

• “I taught swimming to a kid named ‘Carstairs.'”

• “My friend met a woman at the bus stop whose daughter’s name was Atrocity.”

• “My little brother went to school with a girl named Cholera.”

• “We have a family friend named Cash Register.”

Heard a good one? Share it below…


The Facebook Song

October 1, 2010

Alright, so I came across this song by Rhett and Link about Facebook and thought I’d share it with you. Please leave your comments…if you “like” it, you know what to do…click one of the “share” icons…Facebook it, Digg it or Tweet it! You can also email it, if that’s as social as you get…

[Click the grey triangle below]

After you’ve shared, add me as a friend: http://www.facebook.com/david.tyler.voice


Do You Have Pet Insurance?

August 25, 2010

Here’s a story about a  Chocolate Labrador in L.A. who ate a beehive and won an award as “the most unusual pet health insurance claim in the United States” by the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company.

Ellie, who fully recovered from her encounter with the beehive in southern California, beat a border collie that ran through a window to get at a mailman, and a terrier that bit a chainsaw. Read more

I guess being from Canada and all, and considering how the U.S. doesn’t seem to like the idea of health insurance (for humans), discovering that you can get health insurance for you pet in the states is to me a bid…weird, no?


The True Canadians Fan

May 12, 2010

The True Canadians Fan

I was double parked in Laval, waiting for my wife to get back with our takeout sushi when I spotted this true hockey fan.

If you look closely (click the picture for a larger view), right behind the front tire there’s a Washington Capitals logo with a red ‘X’ over it…next to it is the Pittsburgh Penguins logo hoping for it’s own red ‘X’. After a quick walk-around  of the car I realized it wasn’t a publicity car for a restaurant that you sometimes see, but was actually somebody’s car, somebody who had gone through the process and expense of having his car wrapped…a true Habs fan!

Game 7 is tonight. Go Habs Go!


Piss On the Planet

April 19, 2010

A great commercial for the Idle Free Calgary campaign that we can all learn from.


Flag Wavin’ Canadian Style

March 15, 2010

Watch this amazing video and then pass it on.


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