We are all on drugs

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Studies have shown that the brain of a gamer is using the same pattern as an addict:

A new brain scan study shows not only can that be the case, but also that Internet addiction might cause the same brain changes that are seen in alcoholics and drug addicts.

Source CBS News

A new study finds changes in brain regions associated with addiction in frequent video gaming teenagers. But the findings raise questions about whether such research is really relevant to the understanding of true addiction

Source Time

Whether it is true or not, I see many people playing  Clash of Clans in the train. Or overhearing a conversation from a business man…..I need to check on my farm!!!! And I see him take out his tablet and playing Hayday….

A friend of mine could not resist to pay some money for some extra options in a “free” game. And I also have been weak to do something similar. But I did enjoy it at the time so where is the harm in that? Of course there is a limit within a reason

I think it is a form of addiction but the withdrawal is just not bad, we adapt easy. Sometimes people think how could we have lived without internet? Easy ! Just don’t ! You will find your adaptive skills are still there. You can use a map just as easy as a GPS…okay…with the added bickering of taking a wrong turn….it has its charms doesn’t it ? *shivers*

However the new generation has not lived without internet, what is this…map thing you talk off? That is what they say ! With the rise of technology and its speed of progress, 25 year old people already feel old. I feel ancient.

This is a kick post🙂 I got many drafts just working on a different domain and website at the time that has not launched yet.

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Religion makes bad people more bad

And good people more good. Is this true? It does make sense, someone with no religion said this…I saw it on tv….

It sounds so sensible…

Though I wish there was a euphorists or…happyorist :p instead of terrorists..hundred people run in at the same time at a big gathering forcing hugs upon everyone. Not that that makes me happy per see…I would run…

It sounds better to me though🙂 Should we all be more extreme on the opposite of things? 

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Give eachother energy

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I am not the biggest TV watcher but I have to say I like this commercial, it is simple from an Energy company who is saying in the 40 seconds video this (unfortunately in Dutch) :

Sometimes you have to turn something off before you can turn the other on. Like just being together and seeing the world with your eyes. Give each other Energy

The biggest energy source of life and joy is us🙂 you.

Just wanted to share that with the world.

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There is more then Google….Google it ;)

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Google..Google...Google…    lets Google it ! That is what we say, Google is one of the top search engines….It is a catchy name Google uses effective algorithms etc etc.  So for example let us google the best search machine in Google itself…….

What I get on my screen in a quick mini research, is that DuckDuckGo seems to be very effective and also not tracking you. So if you are Googling, was the moonlanding real? You wont have to worry about being captured by NASA……

oh god….what is that? WHAT IS THAT ?!??!! O… pfffew relief…its just someone playing Wrecking Ball by Miley Cirus outside…scary stuff…I thought that was illegal..anyway no NASA at my door…pfew…

So let me just try Googling the best song ever on both of them….

Google

Thebestsongever2

DuckDuckGo

 

My face x2

My face x2

Googling and DuckDuckGo-ing the sexiest person alive…..

Apparently this is Chris Hemsworth…..according to both search engines….and of course I go look for the first page only….go Google…Duck…eh..Bing? it yourself if you want to know what he looks like. It is certainly not my cup of tea!

To come back to Google did you know Google Scholar ? It is an academic version of Google…so that seems pretty interesting. This is just a small example of raising awareness that there is more out there to search with. Keep searching for those searches because who knows what you might find. ;)

Ask.com is a good one to!

So I just googled on Google Scholar (Which I recently discovered..)  Did the moon landing really happened?

Hold on…the doorbell!!! Will it be Nasa?

....

Bruce Jenner? Is that you?

…….

I have to take my leave now…..

Thank you for reading.

 

 

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BanGOR?

So…..it is Bangor!!!! Right now I am in Bangor Maine

 

And what my friend says a lot and some Bangorians, or Mainers, Americans etc. they love the historical side of Europe. So I come to Bangor Maine, knowing that likely there are not much stories or historical events..regarding for example the thing that fascinates me…indians/native Americans….. Nobody tells me stories about the scary or fascinating legends of Bangggggorrrrr!! For years in my life I did not even know the existence of Bangor. So I would love to know that side since I have been here before.

I love to play a game now and then and I was playing Assasins Creed 3 that sets in the 18th century, before, during and after the American Revolution from 1753 to 1783. And you can roam around 18th-century Boston, New York and the American frontier. So I played as an Indian and thinking  hmm…I must be walking around near Maine somewhere. Since lots of the game its story line is based on historical fact might there be an exciting legend here?

 

See I dont want to romanticize the history and bloodshed but everybody has something with the Japanese Ninja’s which also has dark sides. The settings of where the World War 2 played out, because of all the movies around it. The cowboys and Indians. I never forget, it is horrible what is done. That just did not stop me from looking for a legend……..

Bangor has a population of 33,039 which is located in the state of Maine that holds a population of 1,330,089 I just counted them myself. It was quite a job, Maine is located in New England region of the Northern United States. The red area on the map below.

The only crazy story so far was the famous Brady gang that left some bullet holes in a building in downtown Bangor according to a Bangor inhabitant.

In fall 1937, Central Street was the scene of the bloodiest shoot-out in Maine history, complete with big-time gangsters and federal agents.  Read more…

The spectacular public gun-battle that led to the demise of “The Brady Gang” is an essential part of Maine folklore, and was even the subject of a re-enactment in 2007.

Bangor resides in the county of Penobscot a county in America are administrative divisions of the state in which their boundaries are drawn. So Penobscot, that sounds either Scandinavian or Indian hmm so I look into this:

The Penobscot (Panawahpskek) are a Northeastern Native American tribe in Maine and First Nations band in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. The Penobscot Nation, formerly known as the Penobscot Tribe of Maine, is the federally recognized tribe of Penobscot people.[3] They are part of the Wabanaki Confederacy, along with the Abenaki, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Mi’kmaq nations. Their main settlement is now Penobscot Indian Island Reservation.

 

Oooo!!!! Native Americans hmmm!!!?!!

The word “Penobscot” originates from a mispronunciation of their name “Penawapskewi”. The word means “rocky part” or “descending ledges” and originally referred to the portion of the Penobscot River between Old Town and Bangor.

OoooO!!! Mispronunciations!!!!!!

Little is known about the Penobscot people pre-contact. Native peoples are thought to have inhabited Maine and surrounding areas for at least 11,000 years. They subsisted on beavers, otters, moose, bears, caribou, fish, seafood (clams, mussels, fish), birds, bird eggs, berries, nuts, and possibly marine mammals like seals, all which were found throughout their native lands. Furthermore, agriculture was practiced but not to the same extent as that of indigenous peoples in southern New England.  Food was potentially scarce only toward the end of the winter, in March and February. However, for the rest of the year, Penobscots as well as other Wabanakis probably had little difficulty feeding themselves because the land offered much, and the number of people taking from the land was too small to deplete the land’s resources.[7] Furthermore, they moved seasonally depending on where the most bountiful food would be.

To be continued….I am not done…I will drive and find….I will find more….for this blog…..I will…..and if not…I will find something better..yes…..because likely I will be on some other continent ! But that wont stop me!!!! Penobscot! Reveal me your secrets!!!

 

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A crazy dive into the internet

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I browse to the last page:

A Italian man is going to live on a iceberg in Greenland next spring for a year to raise the discussion about global warming and to have an adventure…

People comment on how he is not going to survive or how cool it can actually be. Hmmm we will see..

This is definitely not what I am looking for …… so I google most craziest person on earth hmm? It pops up with a list

Shōichi Yokoi (横井 庄一 Yokoi Shōichi?, March 31, 1915 – September 22, 1997) was a Japanese sergeant in the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during the Second World War. He was among the last three Japanese holdouts to be found after the end of hostilities in 1945, discovered in the jungles of Guam on 24 January 1972, almost 28 years after US forces had regained control of the island in 1944.

This man hid, for so long everybody thought he was dead after fighting in the World War 2. The embarrassment of coming back alive was to great. He was found weak and the people thought he needed help.

On the evening of 24 January 1972, Yokoi was discovered in the jungle by Jesus Dueñas and Manuel De Gracia, two local men checking their shrimp traps along a small river on Talofofo. They had assumed Yokoi was a villager from Talofofo, but he thought his life was in danger and attacked them. They managed to subdue him and carried him out of the jungle with minor bruising.

“It is with much embarrassment, but I have returned”, he said upon his return to Japan. The remark would become a popular saying in Japanese.

That is not crazy to me at all! That is culture and intense emotions. So let us look on someone else on the list

Yoshiro Nakamatsu (born June 26, 1928), a.k.a. Dr. NakaMats, is the Japanese inventor claiming to hold the world record for number of inventions with over 3,000, including the floppy disk and “PyonPyon” spring shoes. He has being photographing and retrospectively analyzing every meal he has consumed during a period of 34 years (and counting). The goal of Nakamatsu is to live over 140 years old.

Crazy? No way! Awesome!

Matayoshi Mitsuo is an eccentric Japanese politician with the conviction that he is the God and Christ.According to his program, he will do the Last Judgement as the Christ but the way to do this is totally within the current political system and its legitimacy. His first step as the Savior is to be appointed the prime minister of Japan. Then he will reform Japanese society and then the United Nations should offer him the honor of its General Secretary. Then Matayoshi Jesus will reign over the whole world with two legitimate authorities, not only religious but also political.
He has presented himself in many elections but he has not won yet. He has become well-known for his eccentric campaigns where he urges opponents to commit suicide by hara-kiri.

If it is true, yeah that is kind of crazy in my book. So what is crazy? Crazy can be positive in western culture. It can be referred to fun, it can also be negative. Referring to mental diseases or choices made by the person.

I like crazy, my form of crazy. And they say geniuses were and are crazy like Einstein!

cra·zy
ˈkrāzē/
informal
adjective
adjective: crazy; comparative adjective: crazier; superlative adjective: craziest
  1. 1.
    mentally deranged, especially as manifested in a wild or aggressive way.
    “Stella went crazy and assaulted a visitor”
    synonyms: mad, insane, out of one’s mind, deranged, demented, not in one’s right mind, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unhinged, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare; More

    informalmental, nutty, nutty as a fruitcake, off one’s rocker, not right in the head, round/around the bend, raving mad, batty, bonkers, cuckoo, loopy, ditzy, loony, bananas, loco, with a screw loose, touched, gaga, not all there, out to lunch, crackers, nutso, out of one’s tree, wacko, gonzo;
    vulgar slangbatshit
    “he was acting like a crazy person”
    antonyms: sane
  2. 2.
    extremely enthusiastic.
    “I’m crazy about Cindy”
    synonyms: passionate about, (very) keen on, enamored of, infatuated with, smitten with, devoted to; More

    (very) enthusiastic about, fanatical about;
    informalwild about, mad about, nuts about, hog-wild about, gone on
    “he’s crazy about her”
    antonyms: indifferent, apathetic
  3. 3.
    (of an angle) appearing absurdly out of place or in an unlikely position.
    “the monument leaned at a crazy angle”
    • archaic
      (of a ship or building) full of cracks or flaws; unsound or shaky.
adverb

North American
adverb: crazy
  1. 1.
    extremely.
    “I’ve been crazy busy”
noun

North American
noun: crazy; plural noun: crazies
  1. 1.
    a mentally deranged person.

    I think nowadays we all mostly know, normal does not really exist only in small layers normal is a rule to coop in certain enviroments. When I enter a house there are rules what is found normal and respectable as I enter a country or a company culture with a company policy there are rules. We have to know these things. Yet we cannot know them all if we travel the world. Or receive travelers from around the world. People from far or close even. I think we all have to be a bit crazy to know that we all are crazy in our own ways, so we can adapt to each other. I might like eating a chocolate sprinkles on my sandwich as an adult and most of my country do…… Others think its crazy….you know😉 we are all just a bunch of nutjobs, the world is crazy and I love it and hate it at the same time. Crazy right?

 

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Google maps

I used to live in Assen a small (capital) city in the Netherlands. I figured out that in a 96 hour drive I can be coming from Assen into Pakistan at the border of China. That would be quite the trip !!!! See the route

If you choose walking it would be 1,459 hours…. I am not sure if I am up for that.

Drag your little orange street view character over the grey area here !!!!

Want to go to Buckingham Palace from Windsor palace ? Choose the royal carriage!!

Dont you just love Google maps ? What is your favourite route ?

Easter egg in the old Google maps

I used to love riding from Assen to Lauwersoog nice drive towards the sea and it is a nice place to hang around and a lot of good memories.

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