We had quite a bit of rain in the second half of Sunday. It was a bit of a grey start to the day and forecast gave us a 20% chance of rain. Well, the reality was the rain started around 1 pm and kept going until around 6 pm. This was quite good for Benidorm as we had the marathon in the town today. The event brought a real throng of people into town and the parking was a s bad as it is in the middle of summer. We also have have the final of Benidorm´s Got Talent tonight at the Benidorm Palace. All said, it was a busy old day for Benidorm.
Liverpool got the bragging rights in the Mersey derby but, although we won the game, I think Liverpool spent too much of the game on the back foot and were lucky to go ahead thanks to a deflected shot. Until the second goal was scored I thought Everton played very well. Chelsea won their game at Arsenal and look a good bet to be there at the top for the end of the season. I think it looks between Man Utd and Chelsea now. Here in Spain, Barcelona have the bragging rights over Real Madrid. Their 1-0 win illustrated that money doesn´t buy everything.
Let´s check the weather for the province of Alicante.
20° C | 6° C
16° C | 4° C
17° C | 8° C
21° C | 7° C
21° C | 6° C
|Chance of Rain
40% chance of precipitation
|Clear||Scattered Clouds||Scattered Clouds||Chance of Rain
30% chance of precipitation
The rebel doctor has found another amazing study………..
Sugar makes kids fat: What else is new?
Here’s another study they shook out of the Obvious Tree: Tots who load up on sugar-sweetened drinks grow up to be fat teens. As if you need a research grant to figure that one out!
Researchers at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park tracked the drinking habits and weights of 166 girls between the ages of 5 and 15. And they found that kids who drank two or more sugar-sweetened drinks per day were more likely to be overweight. Shocking!
Those two daily sugary drinks added up to a 39 percent likelihood of being overweight at 5, and a 32 percent likelihood of being overweight at 15.
The study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition didn’t look at teeth, but I’d say there’s a 100 percent likelihood of cavities, too.
The researchers found that the worst offenders were soda, so-called “sports” drinks and sugar-sweetened fruit- flavored drinks.
All of that junk is bad, but if you’re giving soda to a 5- year-old, shame on you. The study also found that kids who drank 100 percent fruit juice didn’t gain weight – but I find that a little hard to believe.
Flavored drinks and even pure fruit juice have between 6 and 8 teaspoons of sugar in each serving. Give a kid a cup of this junk at each meal, and you may as well start buying their plus-sized clothing now.
It’s time to end the juice-box madness. If you have kids, stop buying this stuff – cut them off completely.
Like angry little junkies going through withdrawal, they’ll writhe in anguish at first. Expect a few tantrums, whether the kid is 5 or 15.
Once reality sinks in and they start drinking pure water (hopefully from a reverse-osmosis filter), rest assured that they’ll find plenty of ways to cheat – and drink juice at school, friends’ homes and elsewhere. There’s only so much you can do there – but limit the damage as much as possible by at least laying down the law in your own home.
Kids may act like mini dictators, but every now and then you need to remind them who’s really in charge before they become king-sized tyrants.
Flushing the juice with the rest of the waste,
William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.
Word of the Day
La gravedad grah-veh-dad’ (noun)
La Tierra tiene más gravedad que la luna. – The Earth has more gravitational force than the moon.
Está herido de gravedad. – He is seriously injured.
For more information and examples, visit the SpanishDict.com entry for La gravedad.
If Tommy Cooper were alive today
I met this bloke with a didgeridoo and he was playing Dancing Queen on it. I thought, ‘That’s Aboriginal.’
This lorry full of tortoises collided with a van full of terrapins. It was a turtle disaster.
I told my girlfriend I had a job in a bowling alley. She said ‘Tenpin?’ I said, ‘No, permanent.’
I went in to a pet shop. I said, ‘Can I buy a goldfish?’ The guy said, ‘Do you want an aquarium?’ I said, ‘I don’t care what star sign it is.’
I bought some Armageddon cheese today, and it said on the packet. ‘Best before End’
I went to buy a watch, and the man in the shop said ‘Analogue.’ I said ‘No, just a watch.’
I went into a shop and I said, ‘Can someone sell me a kettle.’ The bloke said ‘Kenwood’ I said, ‘Where is he then?’
My mate is in love with two schoolbags. He’s bi-satchel.
I went to the doctor. I said to him ‘I’m frightened of lapels.’ He said, ‘You’ve got cholera.’
I met the bloke who invented crosswords today. I can’t remember his name, its P something T something R.
I was reading this book today, The History of Glue. I couldn’t put it down.
I phoned the local ramblers club today, but the bloke who answered just went on and on.
The recruitment consultant asked me ‘What do you think of voluntary work? I said ‘I wouldn’t do it if you paid me.’
I was in the jungle and there was this monkey with a tin opener. I said, ‘You don’t need a tin opener to peel a banana.’ He said, ‘No, this is for the custard.’
This policeman came up to me with a pencil and a piece of very thin paper. He said, ‘I want you to trace someone for me..’
I told my mum that I’d opened a theatre. She said, ‘Are you having me on?’ I said, ‘Well I’ll give you an audition, but I’m not promising you anything.’
I phoned the local builders today, I said to them ‘Can I have a skip outside my house?’ He said, ‘I’m not stopping you!’
This cowboy walks in to a German car showroom and he says ‘Audi!’
I fancied a game of darts with my mate. He said, ‘Nearest the bull goes first’ He went ‘Baah’ and I went ‘Moo’ He said ‘You’re closest’
I was driving up the motorway and my boss phoned me and he told me I’d been promoted. I was so shocked I swerved the car. He phoned me again to say I’d been promoted even higher and I swerved again. He then made me managing director and I went right off into a tree. The police came and asked me what had happened. I said ‘I careered off the road’
I visited the offices of the RSPCA today. It’s tiny: you couldn’t swing a cat in there.
I was stealing things in the supermarket today while balanced on the shoulders of a couple of vampires. I was charged with shoplifting on two counts.
I bought a train ticket to France and the ticket seller said ‘Eurostar’ I said ‘Well I’ve been on telly but I’m no Dean Martin.
I phoned the local gym and I asked if they could teach me how to do the splits. He said, ‘How flexible are you?’ I said, ‘I can’t make Tuesdays or Thursdays.’
I went to the local video shop and I said, ‘Can I borrow Batman Forever?’ He said, ‘No, you’ll have to bring it back tomorrow’
A waiter asks a man, ‘May I take your order, sir?’ ‘Yes,’ the man replies. ‘I’m just wondering, exactly how do you prepare your chickens?’ ‘Nothing special, sir. We just tell them straight out that they’re going to die.’