Posted: January 28th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science News | Tags: australia, Cankler Science News, Health, Heatwave, Human Interest, weather | Comments Off on Cankler Science Health Factoid: Why You Have Trouble Sleeping During a Heatwave
The morning after a sweltering summer night, you’ve tossed and turned, sweated in your sheets, many may experience a rude awakening.
You know the feeling, you wake up feeling groggy, tired, irritable, almost like you have a hangover.
In Australia temperatures like last week’s heatwave – which saw suburbs stay at around 30 degrees Celsius overnight – and with hot days expected throughout the southern summer, sleep disruption is going to be a regular pain in the neck.
While the body’s core temperature generally hovers steadily around 37C, there is a potential for it to rise and develop into a fever if the surface temperature cannot be cooled and a room remains hot :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 24th, 2012 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . . | Tags: Canada, Dairy Production, Human Interest, Livestock, Offbeat, Rural | Comments Off on Canadian Cow Pumps Out 1 Million Glasses of Milk
A Canadian cow named Smurf has set a new world record for the most milk produced in a lifetime – a whopping 216,891 kilograms over 15 years.
“That’s the equivalent of more than 1 million glasses of milk,” Smurf’s owner Eric Patenaude, a sixth generation dairy farmer, said.
Guinness World Records has confirmed the record, which belonged to a cow in the US state of Michigan. The average dairy cow yields about 35,000kg/33,981 litres of milk in a lifetime, around 50 litres per day.
Smurf, a Holstein cow who lives on a farm near Vancouver, produces about the same daily amount but has lived three times longer than most dairy cows and is still producing milk :: Read the full article »»»»