Day with a Difference – 17-Feb-12

Quote of the day

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fact of the day – Anger takes your breath away

If you’re prone to losing your temper, beware: being angry can make your lungs weaker. A study by Harvard school of public health measured the lung capacity and rated the hostility of 670 men, 3 times over 8 years. At the end of the study, the lung power of those who exhibited high levels of hostility had become significantly worse compared to those with a low rating.

“When you’re angry, you produce hormones to help your body prepare for a fighting”, says Dr.John Moore Gillon, president of British Lung Foundation. “These release chemicals that can cause cells in your bronchial tubes to inflame. The tubes then narrow and you’ll feel breathless. Dr.Moore Gillon says, this type of lung damage is tiny compared to the effects of smoking. But long-term, irreversible damage can be caused.

So, if someone says something you don’t like, don’t fly into a rage. Instead, take a deep breath, count to 10 and ask yourself, “How important is this really?”

Idiom of the day

“Eyes like a hawk” – If someone has eyes like a hawk, they have very good eyesight and they notice everything.

Example: You need eyes like a hawk to be a line judge at Wimbledon, especially these days when the top tennis players hit the ball so fast.

Joke of the day

A 911 operator gets a call from a man who sounds frantic. “I’m on a hunting trip, and I accidentally shot my friend.” The 911 operator says, “The first thing we have to do is make sure if he’s dead.” She hears a loud bang, and then the guy comes back on. “Okay,” he says, “He’s dead. Now what?”

Have a fantastically funny weekend,


Day with a Difference – 17-Feb-12

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