The BJJ Caveman’s Random Reading: November 16, 2014

Random Reading November 16 2014

This is a scene from the Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival, which is the second oldest in the country, (chalk art first originated in Italy).  The BJJ Cavewife and I took a chalk art workshop in the musem where we learned how to make chalk and some basic techniques.  The BJJ Cavewife who is naturally more talented than me actually took part in the festival and displayed her art.  She’s shy and didn’t want me to show her piece… so we chose this one, drawn by one of the instructors of the workshop.

  1. I can’t decide which one of these most represents my inner fat kid… maybe the chunky Wolverine or chunky Batman.
  2. Seeing the northern lights has been on my bucket list for quite a while but I haven’t gotten around to seeing them yet.  Watching this time lapse is probably the next best thing.
  3. A few people on Twitter were sending around this study looking at what happened when they compared a ketogenic diet to a non-ketogenic diet in high school Tae Kwon Do athletes for weight loss.  You can read the entire study here.
  4. Ever wonder what it’s like trying to get baby pandas to take their medicine?  Me neither… but apparently it’s a struggle… and absolutely adorable!
  5. I love it when Jimmy Kimmel does this.  Another year where he has parents prank their kids by pretending to have eaten all of their Halloween candy!
  6. When I heard the premise of THIS video, I knew I would enjoy it… and after watching it, I wasn’t disappointed.  Here is the premise: what happens when an orchestra eats the worlds hottest known pepper and are asked to play music?  These guys are champs!  I love the moment when you see their faces go from “hmmm that wasn’t as bad as I thought,” straight to “I’m starting to think this was a bad idea,” to “HOLY CRAP this was a terrrible idea!”  Minute 4:17 is my absolute favorite part!
  7. Here’s a review by Gizmodo about the Basis Peak.  I really liked the prior iteration of this product, the Basis Band.
  8. If you’ll notice, I like to double space after periods.  <– like right there.  Do you think this makes me seem old?
  9. This is a long but fascinating read in the Rolling Stone about JP Morgan doing bad things, the government not doing enough, and the woman that’s the key to setting things right.
  10. Another study showing how bad shift work is.
  11. High fat diet postpones brain aging in mice.  Well, we know I’m doing fine on this front, so maybe it’ll offset some of the badness from all of the shift work!
  12. Scientists are now advising the avoidance of low-fat milk because of the increased amount of sugars… looks like the low-carb movement is gaining steam!

4 Responses to The BJJ Caveman’s Random Reading: November 16, 2014

  1. Charles Grashow says:

    Re the study on high fat diet and mice – the study would only be for children with Cockayne syndrome and it only will postpone aging processes such as impaired hearing and WEIGHT LOSS.

    How is this applicable to people withouth this condition?

    • BJJ Caveman says:

      I totally get where you are coming from though. This is a very specific conclusion in a very specific set of conditions in mice. Many orders and orders away from being applicable to practical human application… and I agree 100% with you.

      There’s not enough here to extrapolate anything towards humans. It only gives us clues as to what may or may not work, and where further attention to research should be directed.

      I also have to admit that I did not read the the original manuscript, and only the press release.

      • charles grashow says:

        With regard to #12 – Scientists are now advising the avoidance of low-fat milk because of the increased amount of sugars… looks like the low-carb movement is gaining steam!

        Slightly misleading. From the article
        “As far as Ludwig is concerned, if the USDA is recommending to drink reduced-fat milk, it is also inadvertently encouraging the consumption of added sugars – a piece of advice that goes against all the research saying not to consume sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages. The idea of consuming low-fat milk or chocolate milk cancels out the whole reasoning for the recommendation in the first place since the fats are simply being replaced with dangerous sugars.”

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