SnotMucus (a.k.a. snot) is the sticky liquid that coats the skin and hairs in your nose. It has a special bacteria-killing chemical, and it also keeps junk from reaching your lungs, explains Branzei. "Snot is so important that your nose makes a new batch every 20 minutes."
Boogers are actually "nose garbage," she writes. "Each day, you suck in a small roomful of air. If the air was only gas, you would not even make boogers. But the air is filled with dust, smoke, grit, bacteria, tiny fungi, pollen, soot, little metal pieces, ash, fuzz, sand, and even itty bitty meteorites. One job of the nose is to clean the stuff out."
This nose-cleaning system is so effective that the nasal area is one of the cleanest parts of your body, Branzei adds. However, allergies and pollutants will trigger inflammation in the sinus lining, which creates sinus drainage, Horesh explains. "For some people, that means a runny nose, for other people, it's post-nasal drip."
Nasal sprays may help with post-nasal drip. Allergy shots and pills can control allergic reactions. "If air quality is a problem, another option is to move to Colorado," Horesh says.
Another tidbit: "The reason that smokers have more sinus and upper respiratory infections is because smoking damages the cilia, the hairs lining the sinus membranes which interfere with the natural snot mechanism," Horesh explains.
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Your favorite drink is a liquid until it gets really cold. Your liquid drink would be pretty good with ice just floating in it…the ice cubes would make the drink colder…but the ice cubes would not make the drink freeze into a slushie.
Ice forms when the temperature of water is 32 degrees or colder. You don’t want the ice cubes to melt IN your drink, you want your DRINK to turn slushie. In order to make your drink turn slushie you have to get it really cold. Salt lowers the melting point of water. To make a slushie you want the temperature around the bag of your favorite drink to be lower than 32 degrees so your drink will freeze. When you add salt to the ice cubes you lower the melting point of the ice cubes by several degrees. The ice cubes stay colder, longer – long enough to turn your drink slushie. Your salt/ice mixture will make your slushie faster than your freezer! That secret is the catalyst – the salt.
Fill the smaller container with your favorite drink and make sure the top is on good. . Add the ice and salt to larger conainer. .Place container 1 into the salt and ice. Place the top on this one and shake it gently. In about 15 minutes y the ingredients in the smaller one will start to firm up. What started out as a liquid is changing to a solid.
And if you’re feeling like something with a few more ingredients, try this, ziploc bag ice cream!:
Words to Know:
Heat - To increase in temperature.
Melting Point – The temperature at which a substance will change from a solid to a liquid.
Thermodynamics – The study of the transfer of heat.
Catalyst – Something that makes a change happen faster.
Seawater freezes at 28 degrees.
Banana Slugs are the second largest slug in the world and can reach 8 inches in lenght. These slugs are found in moist habitats in the West Coast of the US.
These slugs have up to 27,000 tiny teeth on their tongue that they use to chew their food, which is mainly vegetation, their favorite is mushrooms.
Banana slugs have 2 sets of tentacles, one for sight and one for smell.
The slimy coating that numbs other organisms that try to eat it.
They burrow in leaves and logs during a drough and coat themselves in slime to prevent them drying out.
You can wash your slug with soap and water.