New Zealand is such a thin country (longitudinally) and the weather patterns sweep across the land in no time at all. A great kiwi band once wrote a song called '4 seasons in one day' and i believe it was this weather that he referred to. Four days ago we had a summers morning followed by light showers, then hail with snow starting on sun down.
Firstly let me explain that i am not out to ruffle the feathers of religious devotees. I like most people, have a question that nobody has been able to answer ... how did the world begin, and where did mankind come from? Many theories abound on this topic and that is the reason i believe we should seek more answers.
What is the single most important tool when learning ANYTHING?
It is the part of you that you used as a child to entertain yourself and enrich playtime. It is the part you use now as an adult everyday when you catch yourself staring blankly into space in an altered state of consciousness. It is your imagination.
This is a test in awareness ... how good is your short term memory and ability to maintain awareness ... it may not be as good as you think. Watch this video and see if you can count how many times the white team passes the ball. It is more than ten.
A group of swimmers has described how a pod of dolphins protected them from a great white shark off the coast of New Zealand. The lifeguards were on a training swim when they encountered a three-metre shark before the dolphins raced in to help. The swimmers were surrounded by the dolphins for forty minutes before they were able to make it safely back to the beach.
I used to think that words were unimportant, and in a sense they are. Actions speak way louder than words and we have all met people who talk big … yet do little. A person can speak for hours, day or even years about important things, and many people may believe what they say; but all of this can be undone with a single action.
The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy tells us that the magical number, the answer to life, the universe and everyting is 42. While certainly an iconic movie, i doubt that there is any truth in this theory. More likely a number to hold magical properties is the number Phi or 1.618.It truly is amazing to see how often this number pops up in nature.
Did you know that a ducks quack does not echo, and nobody knows why? I recently received an email with a list of little known facts among which this claim was stated. Immediately the claim seemed impossible and negated everything i had learned until now.