Posted by: Ana Lucia | August 5, 2009

Conversation

 

1) Why do you wake up each day?

2) Human body facts

Are the sentences below true or false?

1- In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year.

2- Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.

3- Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid.

4- Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day.

5- Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

6- The world record for the number of body piercing on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat.

7- The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long.

8- The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours.

9- The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries.

10- The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose.

11- he adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.

12- It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat.

13- An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin.

14- The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.

15- 41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day.

 3- Road rage

road-rage

 Road rage is aggressive or angry behavior by a driver of an automobile or other motor vehicle including rude gestures, verbal insults, deliberately driving in an unsafe or threatening manner, or making threats. Road rage can lead to altercations, assaults, and collisions which result in injuries and even deaths. It can be thought of as an extreme case of aggressive driving. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Signs of Aggressive Driving

You may not even be aware of it, but if some of the following items sound like you when you drive, you are probably an aggressive driver:

  • Expressing frustration, cursing, yelling, gesturing to other drivers.
  • Not paying attention. Eating, drinking, talking on the phone, reading while driving.
  • Frequently changing lanes
  • Running red lights
  • Speeding

1)      What images spring to mind when you hear the term ‘road rage’?

2)      Is there a lot of road rage in your country?

3)      What causes road rage?

4)      Do people’s personalities change once they are behind the wheel of a car?

5)      What kind of people are more likely to commit acts of road rage?

6)      What’s the worst incident of road rage you’ve ever witnessed?

7)      Have you ever been a victim of road rage?

8)      Do you get angry with other drivers?

9)      Is road rage worse in your country or in other countries?

10)     What would / do you do if someone hoots and flashes you from behind?

11)     What kinds of driving makes people angry?

12)     What bad driving habits from other drivers make you really angry?

13)     Do you ever think it’s dangerous to hoot (sound your horn at) another car out of anger?

14)     Why do you think some people get so angry at the wheel that they physically attack and sometimes kill other drivers?

15)     How should governments deal with road rage?

16)     How would you deal with an extremely angry driver who was raving at you?

17)     Why do a lot of people’s manners and courtesy go out the window when they get behind the wheel?

18)     Do you think road rage will become more or less common?

19)     Do you think it’s possible for someone to never get angry while driving?

Do this road rage quiz:

http://crime.about.com/library/blroadragequiz.htm

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Responses

  1. I wake up each day beucause I love my family and boyfriend and I would like to have a better life.

  2. I wake up each day because I love life´s mistery. Each day is different from the other and it´s wonderful the opportunity to be a better person on the next day.

  3. my favorite quote is :
    ” To do good for the sake of good.”


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