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Did you know?! I think that is what I am going to call my random fact segment! haha
 
I found another cool fact this morning — TOTALLY did not know this!
 
Did you know that the red liquid in raw meat is NOT blood!
 
Almost all the blood is removed during the slaughter of the meat, so the red juice is mostly a mix of water and myoglobin.
 
What is myoglobin?! It stores oxygen in muscle cells and it has a reddish colour! Hence, the more myoglobin, the redder the meat!
 
Cool!
 
Now to make this blood talk funny, watch this video:
haha
Kim 😉

That’s what Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Serena Williams, Usher, Elijah Wood, Jennifer Hudson and many other celebrities will be doing! They will temporarily sign off their social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter in support of an AIDS charity.

The stars have joined a campaign called Digital Life Sacrifice on behalf of Keys’s charity, Keep a Child Alive.

How will it work?

Next Wednesday (Dec 1st) is World AIDS Day. Participants will sign off their sites and will stay off those sites until the charity raises $1 million.

“It’s really important and super-cool to use mediums that we naturally are on,” said Alicia Keys.

Each celebrity has also created a “last tweet and testament” video for ads in which they are pictured lying in a coffin. “This is such a direct and instantly emotional way and a little sarcastic, you know, of a way to get people to pay attention”.

She says she believes the $1-million goal will be easy to achieve, based on the fact that Lady Gaga alone has more than 7.2 million followers on Twitter and 24 million fans on Facebook.

So they expect people to basically pay for them to come back online?! Interesting… would you donate or go offline for charity?!

Kim 😉

It’s been confirmed — Grey’s Anatomy will be doing a musical episode this season! Really?!?! 
 
Shonda Rhimes told the Tv Guide:  “We’re not doing what anybody would call a typical musical episode . . . Nobody is going to be dancing and singing down the halls – that’s not our show . . . You will be very surprised to discover that some people sing quite well. That’s sort of a little gift to the fans, to discover that people who are not necessarily known for singing have pretty great voices.”
 
So what will it be?! A kareoke episode at the local pub…
 

“Part of the way I figured out that we could do this was to take the songs that our show has made iconic and have them be sung by our cast members, as opposed to singing Broadway songs or singing some songs by a known artist,” she said. “We’re simply singing songs that Grey’s Anatomy has made famous.” I guess we will hear Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars… interesting!

 
Kim 😉

Now this is pretty crazy research findings!!

Apparently, pregnant women who smoke give birth to criminals!

Scientist have found that smoking during pregnancy can cause harm to the child’s developing brain — impairing the transmission of chemical signals important for attention and impulse control — putting them at greater risk of having a long-term criminal record. The finding showed that kids whose mothers smoked 20 cigarettes a day were more likely to become repeat offenders when they grew up.
 
The researchers actually looked at factors such as mental illnesses and deprivation (which are known to put children on the path to criminal careers), but even after these had been taken into account, the offspring of heavy smokers were still 1/3 more likely to have ever been arrested as adults!
 
Crazy! 
 
I hope this makes moms-to-be think twice before smoking while pregnant!
 
Kim 😉
Hot guys and cute pets… you’d think that it would be the perfect combo to make you go AWWWE SOOOO CUTE! haha
 
That’s what the founders at Hot Guys and Baby Animals thought… a whole website of articles that combine “your two favorite things”.
 
 
However, I gotta say that this calendar makes you chuckle more than melt! It’s kinda cheesy!! But but but 10% of all profits are donated to nonprofit organizations that help animals, so I guess it’s a good reason to look at hot boys and baby animals all years round!!!
 
Kim 😉
In case you missed this news earlier in the week, it looks like Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster wants to host Saturday Night Live!
 
My favorite muppet made an audition tape that’s been posted on YouTube / Facebook and I gotta say that in the 4min video, Cookie Monster looks good and ready for such a gig! He says he wants to “branch out beyond [his] cookie-eating career,” and does a short opening monologue, a MacGruber-like sketch called Macarooner, a few Weekend Update jokes, and a musical guest appearance as “Monster Gaga” singing “Cookie Face.”
 
Check it out:
I LOVE IT!!
 
Go Cookie Monster on SNL!!! Click on HIS FACEBOOK PAGE to make it happen!!

 

Kim 😉

Would you rather kiss your partner goodnight or check your Facebook page one last time?

Apparently, Facebook wins!!

An Angus Reid survey found 75% of Canadians who use social media admit the last thing they do at night, and the first thing they do in the morning, is reach for an electronic device and check their emails. That rate climbs to about 80% if you live in Toronto or Montreal!

Quebec seems to be the best province for late night romance, with only 9% of it’s inhabitants saying they are never without their devices.

Almost one in four Atlantic Canadians report always having their mobile communications gadget at hand. Aren’t they the province with the most sex though… maybe they do it with their devices close by!!

But Canadians admit that all the texting, tweeting, Facebooking and emailing still doesn’t take the place of good old face-to-face kiss. Dah!!!

I’d much rather a kiss… but maybe that’s because I am single at the moment! haha

Kim 😉


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