Sunday, July 31, 2011

Interesting Facts About the Human Hair

They say that the crowning beauty of a person is the hair. Here are some interesting tidbits about the human hair.

1.) Are you bald and plan to undergo hair transplant? Just for your information, it takes about 3 months for the transplanted hair to start growing again.

2.) On the average, a human head has about 100,000 hairs.

3.) Human hairs grow at an average of ½ to 1 inch a month or six to twelve inches a year.

4.) As we grow old, the hair on our head shrinks. Our hair is thickest in the early 20s, but by age 70, it can be as fine as a baby's.

5.) As we grow old, hair grow where it is not wanted, such as in the nose and ears, and to fall out where it is desired.

6.) After a certain period of growth, hair becomes dormant. That means that it is attached to the hair follicle until replaced by new hair.

7.) Hair on the head grows for between two and six years before being replaced. In the case of baldness, the dormant hair was not replaced with new hair.

8.) Who lose more hair each day – male or female? Well, men lose about 40 hairs a day. Women lose about 70 hairs a day.

9.) Hair that grows in the face grows faster than any other hair on the body.

10.) On the average, if a man never shaved his beard it would grow to more than 30 feet long during his lifetime. A beard grows an average of 140mm a year

11.) There are approximately 550 hairs in the eyebrow.

12.) Women’s hair is about half the diameter of men’s hair. It means that men’s hair is coarser than that of women.

13.) A single human hair can support 3.5 ounces. That’s equivalent to the weight of two full size candy bars.

14.) Humans are more hairy than apes. Majority of our hairs are too fine or light to be seen.

15.) On the average, the lifespan of a human hair is 3 to 7 years.

16.) Human hair is virtually indestructible. Human hair decays at such a slow rate that it is practically non-disintegrative.

17.) Hair cannot be destroyed by cold, change of climate, water, or other natural forces and it is resistant to many kinds of acids and corrosive chemicals.

18.) Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow.

19.) A hair is 70 per cent easier to cut when soaked in warm water for two minutes

20.) A beard grows an average of 140mm a year and a man’s beard contains between 7,000 and 15,000 hairs.

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The World’s Most Popular Dishes From Nine Different Meats

What Do You Call the Meat of an Animal? What is the Most Popular Recipe of this meat?

1.) Beef or Veal

The meat of a Cattle or Cow is called Beef or Veal. To be more specific, Veal is the meat of young cattle while Beef is the meat of older cattle.

Popular Veal Dish


Parmigiana is a popular veal recipe from Southern Italy. This Italian dish is made with a shallow-fried sliced filling, layered with cheese and tomato sauce and then baked. Parmigiana made with a filling of eggplant is the earliest version.

Popular Beef Dish


Most steaks are cut perpendicular to the muscle fibers, improving the perceived tenderness of the meat. Steaks are typically served broiled, grilled or pan-fried in North America. The more tender cuts from the loin and rib are cooked quickly, using dry heat, and served whole.

2.) Escargot

Do you like snail? What do you call the meat of a snail? Well, the meat of a snail is called – Escargot. Not known to many, snail is a popular food in France and in many parts of the world.

Popular Snail Dish


Escargot is also the name of a popular dish of cooked land snails in France and in French restaurants. It is usually served as an appetizer. Escargot is the French word for snail. Typically the snails are removed from their shells, gutted, cooked with garlic butter and then poured back into the shells together with the butter and sauce for serving. Garlic, thyme, parsley and pine nuts can also be added. Escargot is rich in protein and low in fat.

3.) Chicken

Poultry is a category of domesticated birds raised for their eggs, meat and feathers like chicken, quail and turkey. Ducks, geese, pigeons or doves and pheasants are also included.

Popular chicken Dish

Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken is one of the most popular and favorite chicken recipe. Preparation and ingredients varies from each country. In the Philippines, it is called “litsong manok”.

4.) Squab

The meat of a Pigeon is called – Squab. Squab is a young domestic pigeon or its meat.

Nowadays, eating squab is considered peculiar or exotic. The above recipe is made from the breast of young pigeon or squab.

5.) Mutton and Kid

The meat of a goat is called chevon, cabrito or mutton. Chevon or mutton is the meat of an adult goat while Cabrito or kid is the meat of a young goat.

Popular goat meat Dish

Roasted Kid

Roasted Kid is a popular recipe from meat of a young goat known in Spanish as Cabrito. It is usually served with boiled carrots and potatoes.

6.) Calamari

The meat of a Squid is called – Calamari. Squid is a popular food in many parts of the world. In Italy it is known as Calamari which in English has become a culinary name for Mediterranean dishes made from squid.

Popular Squid Dish

Fried Calamari

Fried calamari is one of the most popular recipe of squid and one of the easiest to prepare. Simply cut the squids in to pieces, roll it in flour with salt, pepper powder and msg and deep fry until golden brown.

Calamari Tapas

Calamari Tapas is a popular squid recipe from Spain. The preparation is similar to Fried Calamari. Lemon and vegetables are added in serving the Calamari Tapas. Japanese people consume the most squid in the world.

7.) Lamb, Hogget and Mutton

The meat of a Ram is called – Lamb, Hogget and Mutton. The meat of a sheep in its first year is called lamb, the meat of a juvenile sheep older than 1 year is hogget; and the meat of an adult sheep is mutton.

Popular Lamb Dish

Chuletillas de Cordero

One of the most favorite and famous lamb recipe is the Chuletillas de Cordero or Baby Lamb Chops in English. It is served in the bar El Roxin in El Mazuco, Asturias, Spain.

8.) Venison

The meat of a Deer is called – Venison.

Venison Steak is one of the best and well known recipes of deer meat. Venison can be eaten also as roasts, tournedos, jerky, minced meat and sausages.

Popular Venison Dish

Venison Escalope

Venison Escalope is a popular and mouthwatering recipe from Switzerland. The venison is from Seasonal Swiss Hunt.

9.) Pork, Ham and Bacon

The meat of a Pig is called – pork, ham and bacon.

Pork is eaten worldwide except in Muslim countries. It is the fresh meat of the pig that is left unsalted. It can be eaten as roasted, cured, or smoked.

Popular Pork Dish

Roasted Pig

Roasted Pig is a very popular recipe in many parts of the world especially in the Philippines where it is known as “Litson Baboy”. It is served in almost all special occasions such as fiestas, weddings and others.


Ham is a cut of meat from the thigh of the hind leg of pigs. Almost all hams sold today are fully cooked or cured.


Bacon is a popular breakfast meal. It is a cured meat prepared from a pig. Fresh and dried bacon must be cooked before eating.

What are the most popular dish/dishes of these meats in your place?

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Friday, July 29, 2011

The Smallest Towns in the Philippines

Perhaps one of the most popular towns in the country is the Municipality of Pateros, a First-class Municipality in Metro Manila. This small town is famous for its duck-raising industry and especially for the production of the famous Filipino delicacy called “balut” Pateros is the only municipality and the smallest, both in population and in land area, in Metro Manila, but it is the second most densely populated at around 27 thousand people per square kilometer after Manila.

 Municipalities are classified according to income. Towns with the largest income are classified as first class while municipalities with the least income are categorized as sixth class.

1st class
P50,000,000 or more
2nd class
P40,000,000 or more but less than P50,000,000
3rd class
P30,000,000 or more but less than P40,000,000
4th class
P20,000,000 or more but less than P30,000,000
5th class
P10,000,000 or more but less than P20,000,000
6th class
Below P10,000,000

Here’s a list of the smallest towns in the archipelago according to population.

1.) Kalayaan

Kalayaan is considered as the smallest municipality. It used to have a population of more than 300 civilian but due to the tension going on at the Spratly’s, the population dropped to more than 60 people. This 5th class municipality is located in the province of Palawan. It is composed of only one barangay known as Pag-asa.
2.) Ivana

Ivana is a town located in the province of Batanes, the country’s smallest province. This 6th class municipality has a population of 1,181 people. It is the 2nd smallest municipality.

3.) Uyugan

With a population of 1,203 people, the town of Uyugan is the 3rd smallest municipality in the Philippines. This town in Batanes is a 6th class municipality.

4.) Carasi

The 4th smallest municipality in the archipelago based on population is Carasi. This 5th class municipality is located in the province of Ilocos Norte. According to the latest census, it has a population of 1,435 people.

5.) Sabtang

Another small town located in Batanes is Sabtang. This 6th class municipality has a population of 1,465 people according to the latest census. It is the 5th smallest town.

6.) Adams

Adams, like the town of Kalayaan, is composed of only one barangay. It is a 5th class municipality in Ilocos Norte. Its population according to the latest census is 1,522 people.

7.) Mahatao

Most of the smallest towns in the Philippines are located in the province of Batanes. The 7th smallest town is Mahatao, a 6th class municipality with a population of 1,539 people according to the latest census.

8.) Dumalneg

Dumalneg is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Norte. Like Adams and Kalayaan, it is composed of only one barangay also. With a population of 1,716 people, it is the 8th smallest town in the Philippines.

9.) Daguioman

The 9th smallest town in the country is the 6th class municipality of Daguioman. This town, with a population of 1,916 people, is located in the province of Abra in Cordillera Administrative Region. It is composed of 4 barangays.

10.) Bucloc

The 10th smallest town in the archipelago is the 6th class town of Bucloc in Abra province. It is composed of 4 barangays with a population of 2,227 people according to the latest census.

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Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Norte

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