Thursday, April 09, 2009

Funny Things - Tips & Advice!!!

We get lots of tips and advice here in South Asia. I can actually say that very few days go by that we don't get advice. During the winter time the number one thing we are told is not to drink cold water!! Here's an email forward (thanks Em!) that a friend sent me about the effects of Cold Water....
EFFECTS OF COLD WATER This is what it said:
"Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer.It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal."
So there ya go! haha! Here are some other gems of advice that I thought were funny regarding phones...
  • Answer the phone by LEFT ear.
  • When battery is down to the last grid/bar, do not answer the phone as the radiation is 1000 times.

Haha! OK... just thought I would share - it made me smile :)

7 COmMeNTs FrOm PeOpLe wHo ROCK!:

KSA said...

Haha, I love that. I get yelled at all the time too for drinking cold water in the winter. I think my Uyghur mother almost had a heart attach the first time she saw me add ice cubes to my glass.

Erin G said...

when I lived in germany they were all about the no-cold-water thing too. but they never could explain WHY. maybe I should forward this to them. :)

The Everett Family said...

That's awesome! I love the explanation! We got stern warnings about drinking cold things in China, too. Actually, I remember doing some work in Honduras once, and a helpful local friend laid my ice-cold coke bottle out in the sun while I worked so I wouldn't "get sick" from drinking something cold after working up a sweat. Nothing like a piping hot coke to refresh you!

Crazy Americans with our cold drinks, haha.

Roberts said...

The diagram gets me every time! And then the whole science behind the sludge = cancer thing. :) At least they care about our health!

Shannon said...

Since moving to South Asia, I actually don't like to drink cold water anymore. Guess I don't have to worry about getting cancer. Haha!

Bryan said...

This is the post I have been waiting for!!! We once had someone tell us that drinking room temperature water after chai is "against nature".

gloria said...

IS that really true about the phone?????
Cool stuff,makes sense about the cold water anyway.