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Are You Afraid of Puppets?

Are You Afraid of Puppets?

Are you afraid of puppets? Many people find puppets creepy and this post intends to delve into why. Fear of Puppets If you are one of those truly frightened of puppets, you will be delighted to know there is a name for it: Pupaphobia. (Pupaphobia…really. Why not call it Puppetphobia, although it’s probably less weird …

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Why We Dream

Why We Dream

Human psychology experts generally agree about one aspect on the subject of why we dream: they don’t know. Sure, a multitude of theories exists, but no scientific evidence or expert consensus as to the probable reason humans dreams. Unlike the topic of why humans cry, dreams are not the exclusive property of human beings…no luck …

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SPAM – Mystery Meat?

SPAM – Mystery Meat?

If you were thinking this post would deal with Spam the mystery meat, delving into elusive myths, urban legends, and scientific analysis, you’re in error. Spam, along with Twinkies, and maybe plastic cheese (the subject of a recent post), is one of the more ridiculed foods, but the ingredients are known. There is no mystery. …

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So You Need To Open A Can?

So You Need To Open A Can?

So you need to open a can? I am not referring to some modern metal containers that cheat by employing pull-tabs, but rather the traditional can that requires the use of some external device to access the food contents…a device like the can opener. Can opening can be a daunting process unless using the proper …

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What Is Queen Anne’s Lace?

What Is Queen Anne’s Lace?

Spring and summer are approaching in the northern hemisphere. When I think of the early, hot days of that time of year, my thoughts go to the white of Queen Anne’s Lace mixed with the brilliant blue flower of chicory. Frequently growing together, they bordered many country roadsides I walked or biked. Full appreciation of …

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How to Understand a Teenager’s Thinking

How to Understand a Teenager’s Thinking

Don’t understand a teenager’s thinking? When a child grows into their early teens, many parents ask themselves, “What am I doing wrong?” or “How did those traits get in my kid?” and finally conclude, “It must be her (or his) father’s (or mother’s) influence.” The kid is unstable. Teenagers—The Good They can be clever. Teenagers …

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The Truth About Plastic Cheese

The Truth About Plastic Cheese

Is “plastic cheese” an urban legend or does it really exist? Yes, it does and the following are some examples of the characteristics people attribute to plastic cheese: It’s processed cheese that contains plastic, which is why it’s called “plastic cheese”. Cheese that tastes like plastic. The plastic wrapper has more of a cheese taste …

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Holiday Cheer – A Holiday Short Story Concerning Executive Greed

Holiday Cheer – A Holiday Short Story Concerning Executive Greed

This post is a seasonal short story entitled Holiday Cheer. It deals with executive greed in the corporate world. Not another Scrooge tale, since Charles Dickens, I am not. This is also a break from the theme of my past 40 posts on The Field Trip topics. Future posts will be prompted by subjects touched upon …

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