“Some people form the rash in response to contact with urushiol...an oil that is part of the poison ivy plant. If you are very sensitive ( as you and I are) you can form the blisters with dried out urushiol found on maybe old dried out leaves...or on objects that once had contact with the poison ivy plants...
The reason your plot to infect your brother didn't work :) is because you had a physical reaction to the urushiol and the urushiol was probably no longer on your face...but your body was still reacting to the urushiol that had once been in contact with your face...Its also possible that even if you had been able to put urushiol on your brother's pillow ..he might not be allergic to it.
My husband used to drive me crazy when we went for walks in the woods. He was not allergic to the plant and did not know what it looked like..and of course I was hyper- vigilant and terrified he would step in it...
Be careful eating cashews..which are a delicious tasting nut..but they also contain urushiol..and I have formed an allergy to them now too ..sigh”
Keith LeBrun on Apr 8, 2014 at 15:52:43
“I've never been allergic to cashews, and I'm now nearly immune to poison ivy (poison oak and sumac, though, is another story). For 7 years when I was a kid, I came very close to hospitalization more than a dozen times as the rash would appear in my sinuses and lungs (as well as other areas which are maddeningly embarrassing to scratch in public). I had to be constantly aware in the spring and fall of which neighbors were burning yard waste as the aerosolized particles in the smoke was even more of a problem than running naked through fields of the stuff.
Scratching presented another problem. If I absently disturbed a blister, it would turn into a line of blisters within hours. Not only that, but scratching one spot and then that same hand on another part of my body would transfer the rash there as well. I was not a happy camper and spent quite a bit of my childhood covered in pink dots (calamine lotion). Then, one day it all stopped. I could rip the vines off of trees and crush the leaves barehanded with no bad effects (it still made me queasy though).
I now get the beginnings of the rash again if I come into contact with it, but hot salty water kills the itch and dries out the blister and it doesn't get out of control like it once did.”
“yes...I once got a poison ivy blister in winter by touching a bottle of calamine lotion...and another time by petting a cat that had been in the plants ...unbeknownst to me.”
Keith LeBrun on Apr 8, 2014 at 01:22:40
“I don't know about that... I used to be very allergic to poison ivy - I'd get it every year really bad. My little brother had got me in trouble one time and I tried to infect him with it by rubbing my face (which was covered in blisters) all over his pillow just before bedtime.
He stayed frustratingly rash free.
I once developed a severe case in winter with 14 inches of snow on the ground. It seems that the plant can still deliver it's toxins without leaves too. The blisters developed around both wrists - above where my mittens stopped and below the cuffs of my jacket.”
“I have had terrible reactions to poison ivy and I can tell you the idea of using hot water to stop the itching is a VERY BAD IDEA. It will stop the itching while you are in the shower but produce HUGE blisters later that will itch.
I am also now allergic to cashews and mangoes..which also have urushiol.”
“The Hitler comparison is that many of the wealthy want slave labor...They want unregulated food and poor schooling ( college is unaffordable) , expensive health care and we should be grateful because its better now than in the 1800's. They don't want government interfering and they want the corporations in control....so that they can make money off the physical and mental labor of others ...
People like Langone make money because they don't care about the people who work for them...people are just tools for making more money...just like any other machine...”
“Are these police previously trained in the military? Because I think that is part of the problem. Perhaps soldiers are coming back with emotional problems and then going into the police force.
These are the kind of tactics found in a war zone”
WthyrBendragon on Dec 9, 2013 at 08:27:01
“If we gave our returning vets the care and support they need to get beyond the trauma they have experienced in service we might see a lot less of this. Instead we keep hearing about the support systems that are in place for them being understaffed and underfunded.”
“Kalief was a minor put into a facility with criminals with serious offenses. He received no education while he was at Rikers. Even if he had committed an offense this is not what should be happening to minors.
Kalief Browder is an exceptional person with high standards of morality.
Browder knew what was right, held his position and he thought of others who were being treated unjustly”
“Children are a special group. If you want to be a fool that is your choice but children should be protected from fools who make obvious bad decisions. No child should be playing football with tackling. And all children should be wearing seat belts in cars and going to school...by law”
“Playing foot ball is like riding a motorcycle at 90 miles per hour without a helmut.
No one under the age of 18 should play football..and if the pediatricians ever get a back bone they would make a statement about how dangerous football really is..but once kids no longer play it..it will end for the older players too”
TIPBULL on Nov 26, 2013 at 07:37:24
“"No one under the age of 18 should play football.."
Why do you get to decide what I should be allowed to do? Do you not believe in liberty? Do you not believe that in this country you have a right to be stupid if you wish? What about smoking or drinking? They harm people. Are you going to shut down Vegas next because gambling can ruin lives too? How about people who will go eat a big cheese burger for lunch today? They shouldn't be putting that into their body either...Where does it end? Why do you get to decide for everyone else??”
“Sure... people in authority are always right (NOT)
Have you been following the concussions that occur with football and how serious they are? But people in authority said it was ok...and still we have football with its serious injuries..how suitable to have this clip shown at a football game”
TIPBULL on Nov 25, 2013 at 14:24:56
“So people who enjoy playing football, should not be allowed to play because there is risk involved? I am guessing you don't drive a car anywhere because that is quite the risk.”
sadlesor on Nov 24, 2013 at 19:17:42
“You just don't get it do you? Any athlete is subjected to injury.”
“That family accepted the services of a person who was gay..but refused to pay for those services..
imo they were trying to get out of paying more money... and used an excuse
If they are so offended then they should not accept the services of someone they do not like.
I hope this is the end of this kind of behavior. ..Maybe restaurants should establish a tip of at least 10% to 20% unless there is a good reason why the server should receive less...and "lifestyle" is not a good reason”
“You are not a scientist and you have not been reading the literature in refereed science journals.and you are using your own opinions in a way that I consider sexist and holding women back.
Now this next is science.......
From the American Journal Of Physical Anthropology "As shown in 56 human embryos and fetuses between 15 and 104 mm in crown-rump length, “adult” metacarpal-phalangeal length rankings are attained by the seventh intrauterine week and near-adult bone-to-bone ratios or proportions by the thirteenth week. Micrometric measurements of optically-projected histological hand sections show relative elongation of the distals between the 15–29 mm and 30–44 mm crown-rump range, and relative reduction to radiogrammetrically-determined adult proportions by the 90–104 mm CRL." http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajpa.1330430305/abstract;jsessionid=DCF643DAD3C47181A37E4F36E6501541.f01t01”
“In an art history course I took we were told the cave paintings were done by men. There is no proof for that and this research calls that into question more.”
sculptingman on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:15:49
“In most human cultures, most representative art has been done by men.
And the earliest forms of art appear to be associated with the implements that men used. Atlatls carved to look like the the head of a horse ( the animal they likely hunted with those atlatls and spears )
There are lots of carvings of amply endowed women.... Nearly none of robustly built men.
Given that men's sense of attraction is very strongly visually driven, whereas women are more cerebral in their mating preferences... It's very likely that female figures and carved tools used by men reflect the objects of male passions. Men are literal in their thinking.
Additionally, figurative cave paintings almost exclusively portray Male activities and interests.
Females thru history are more closely associated with more geometric and abstract arts. Complex patterns that are difficult and time consuming to realize.
This correlation of gender and art holds pretty valid across tens of thousands of years of artifacts... And this explains the bias for the assumption that men made cave paintings...
However... Not all cave paintings are representative. There are lots of paintings that are abstract... Or rhythmic,
Hand outlines can be argued to be far more abstract content... More cerebral in intent....
I think some of the art is painted by women... Others by men... And that subject matter is more likely to be reflective of the author's gender than any other aspect.”
“I think your strongest argument is that we do not know the finger lengths of this population of human beings. Whoever was collecting the data from you was not competent.. because surely there is an objective and unbiased way to measure the relative lengths of fingers. "A 2011 paper by Zhengui Zheng and Martin J. Cohn reports "the 2D:4D ratio in mice is controlled by the balance of androgen to estrogen signaling during a narrow window of digit development." The formation of the digits in humans, in utero, is thought to occur by 13 weeks, and the bone-to-bone ratio is consistent from this point into an individual’s adulthood. "”
sculptingman on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:45:00
“Look. I have studied human anatomy for 40 years. It's my job to understand how pose and posture affects anatomy.
The person testing me was competent and follow very precise protocols. They just didn't realize that I was testing Them, too...and demonstrating that the very Notion that finger length measurements can be taken uniformly across a wide population is hogwash.
An idea from someone who is unaware, for example, that chiropractors can make your arm seem weak, or strong by a subtle three degree rotation of your shoulder... And use this trick as proof that their adjustments are efficacious.
The human hand and wrist has over 25 joints in it, when you add in the subtle movements between the 7 wrist bones. Most of these joints have more than one degree of freedom in movement.
If I can confound these "tests" intentionally... Then people can confound them unintentionally thru ordinary variations in posture.
It's true...some folks have longer or shorter fingers... But there is zero actual evidence that any such correlation holds up with any reliable gender discrimination.
And, again... No evidence pertaining to older populations.
Bad science isn't science. It's just noise.”
and this certainly makes it questionable to assume the artists were men.”
sculptingman on Oct 13, 2013 at 20:36:45
“I don't assume they were men.
But the assumption that finger length reliably determines gender is not true.
I have seen this kind of "data" being collected. I showed the person taking the 'measurements' that one of my hand measured female... the other measured male.
When they tried to "re-measure" them... the results were flipped.
The reason? How I lay my hand down can change the apparent relative lengths of my fingers.
Something as minor as the Table height, and the fact that men tend to be taller than women will skew results one way or another.
Moreover... there is no such data from this population of human beings.”
Oct 12, 2013 at 05:30:56
“I was also surprised by the problems with grammar yet well turned phrases and excellent vocabulary. I guess this is the new English, formed on the internet. Its easy to comprehend and that is key imo to good English...and it made me want to see the film.”
“"football as the organized sport most commonly associated with concussions.""much more is known about the potential for long-term brain injury and even death from concussions today than a decade ago.""Symptoms that may not manifest until days after the injury include memory or concentration problems, light and noise sensitivity, sleep disturbances, irritability, and depression.
The AAP recommends restricting both physical and mental exertion until symptoms have resolved. Halstead says schoolwork, playing video games, and even watching TV can all make symptoms worse.""AAP recommends that kids who have multiple concussions consider giving up contact sports for good.""Kids have a long life to lead and it doesn't make sense to risk brain damage or worse just so they can play little league football." http://www.webmd.com/parenting/news/20100830/sports-related-concussions-on-the-rise-in-kids”