Useless Fact #4

Lots of seniors seem to enjoy humming. You are probably unaware, however, that it is impossible to hum while holding your nose. Who knew? Talk about a valuable piece of useless information!

A Brain Freeze By Any Other Name

Next time you’re at a party and drink that cold beverage a little too quickly, instead of announcing that you have given yourself a “brain freeze,” tell your fellow party-goers that you have “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.” If that doesn’t impress them, I don’t know what will!

Useless Fact #3

The word “lethologica” means the state of not being able to remember the word you want to – a condition I’m sure none of you Upgrading Seniors have ever experienced.

Useless Fact #2

The word “queue” is the only word in the English language which is still pronounced the same way if you remove the last four letters.

Useless Fact #1

If you place an egg in water and it floats, it’s bad and you shouldn’t eat it! Here’s a Snopes.Com Thread discussing floating eggs.

Upgraded Learning

OK, admit it, there are things you wish you could learn, and you’ve been promising yourself for years to get busy and do it, right?  It might be something like learning a foreign language, learning to play a musical instrument, or learning to cook, but there’s something you wish you could do. Now, since you…

Back in a “Jiffy”

I hear a lot of seniors use the term, “jiffy.” “I’ll be back in a jiffy” “It’ll only take a jiffy” You probably didn’t know that the term “jiffy” is actually a scientific term for time measurement.  The odd thing is, the term is defined differently for different fields of science. Originally, it was the…

Reading List: Blue Zones – How To Live Longer

Two books I have read recently are Blue Zones by Dan Buettner and The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer by Dr. Jonny Bowden. Briefly, Blue Zones reports Buettner’s findings after studying the longest lived people on earth.  He condensed his findings down to nine factors that are common among these long-lived people.  “Blue Zones”…

The Untethered Soul

The Untethered Soul “This is a seminal book” “This is a seminal book that quite frankly is in a class by itself.  In a simple, yet paradoxically profound way, Michael Singer takes the reader on a journey that begins with consciousness tethered to the ego and ends having taken us beyond our myopic, contained self-image…

The Blue Zones

Upgraded Longevity The Blue Zones I recommend The Blue Zones as a basic primer on the principles that have enabled humans to live unusually long lives.  The author, Dan Buettner, studied societies that enjoy unusual longevity, and he condensed what he learned from these societies into 9 principles for long living.  The Most Effective Ways to…

Improve Your Odds of Living Longer

This subject will evolve as UpgradedSenior.Com matures.  I haven’t had much time to work on this page of the website yet.  Hey, still got the day job! But, knowing how short on patience you old-timers are, I suggest that you start reading a book called The Blue Zones in which Dan Buettner, the author, studied…