Is the sky raining Mothballs?
Hail is created when small water droplets are caught in the updraft of a thunderstorm.
Water droplets are lifted higher and higher into the sky and freeze into ice.
Just like rain, they fall when they become heavy.
Small hailstones can get caught again and again in the updraft, collecting water on the way.
As the stones get higher and higher, the water will freeze outside the ice pallets causing the hailstones to become bigger and fall towards the earth surface when they get heavy.
The size of the hailstone is determined by the number of times this process happens before it falls to the ground.
So beware of your heads when the next hailstorm strikes!!! ...
What's all the fuss over Calories?
A calorie is an unit of energy. Basically, calorie refers to the energy we consumed through eating and drinking as well as the usage of energy through physical activities.
Our body needs calories (energy) to survive. We will enjoy a happy and healthy lives if we just consume the amount of calories that our body needs each day. Too much or too little consumption of calories may lead to health complications.
On average, an adult male will require 2500 to 2700 calories and a female 2000 to 2200 calories and no less than 1800 calories a day.
What we should avoid are "Empty Calories"! Calories that virtually contain no nutritional value, dietary fiber and minerals, animo acids and vitamins. Added sugar and Solid Fats are the common source.
Sad to say but its true. Besides the intensity and choice of exercises, age, gender and body weight do affects the rate of which we burn our calories.
Sorry ladies, a male metabolism rate is 10% to 15% higher than female! A young individual burns calories faster than an old and Believe it or Not! A heavier person burns more calories than an average weight doing the same form of exercise!!! ...