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FEET by Janet Spencer Come along with Tidbits as we consider the marvel of engineering called the human foot! • With 26 bones, 114 ligaments and 20 muscles, a foot is an amazing invention. A quarter of the bones in the human body are located in the feet. (Add in the bones in the hand, and that accounts for fully half of our bones.) Feet need to be structural marvels. • Consider that the average adult travels around 1,000 miles a year on foot, taking about 10,000 steps per day. A typical 70-year-old human will have walked a distance equivalent to going around the circumference of the earth four times. The feet strike the ground 17,000 times in a 20 mile marathon run, but even a mile of gentle walking subjects the feet to about 80 tons of weight. Feet must be sturdy. • Although 98% of us are born with healthy feet, 80 out of 100 Americans develop foot problems during their lifetime. At any given moment, about 30 million Americans suffer from foot problems, ranging from corns and ingrown nails to club feet and fallen arches. • Four times as many women as men deal with foot problems, mostly due to high heels. Podiatrists trace 95% of the 500 known foot ailments to ill-designed shoes or improper foot care. Turn the page for more!

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FEET FACTS (continued): • High heels prevent the ankles from absorbing their normal share of the force of walking, shunting it instead to the toes. A three-inch heel puts more than seven times the SUHVVXUHRQWKHIRUHIRRWWKDQDĂ€DWVKRH7KLV promotes many foot ailments such as bunions, hammer toes, and neuroma, which is a painful thickening of the nerve that connects the toes. A study of 3,000 surgeries performed on the forefoot found that 87% of the bunion surgeries, 81% of hammer toe surgeries, and 89% of the neuroma surgeries were done on women’s feet. • High heels also affect the knees. A study published in the British medical journal The Lancet showed that high heels cause strain and pressure on the joint that joins the kneecap and the underlying thigh bone. The rotational forces on the inner part of the knee joint were 23 percent higher when women participating in the study walked in heels than when they walked barefoot. • Surprisingly, the big toe has only two bones, while the rest of the toes have three. Although nearly every bone in the body has DQRIÂżFLDOQDPHRQHH[FHSWLRQLVWKHWRH bones. They are known only as “metatarsal digits #1-5.â€? A fourth-year medical student at Yale decided to undo the injustice by bestowing names on the toes. He called them porcellus fori, porcellus domi, porcellus carnivorus, porcellus nonvoratus, and porcellus plorans domun. In Latin, these names translate as little pig at market, baby pig at home, meat-eating piglet, small pig that has not eaten, and piggy crying all the way home. Some orthopedic surgeons have picked up his names, but doctors have not yet gone hog wild over the idea. • The measuring device in shoe shops is called a Brannock Device, after the inventor ZKRGHVLJQHGLWLQWKHV7KHÂżUPLVVWLOO going strong.

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FEET FACTS (continued): • Not surprisingly, the place on the body where the skin is thickest is the heel of the foot, where it’s about 1/16th of an inch thick. Compare that to the thinnest skin on the body— the eyelids— at 2/1000 of an inch. Although the heel is the area on the body that is least sensitive to pain, it’s also the sweatiest area. The 125,000 sweat JODQGVLQDVLQJOHIRRWFDQH[FUHWHDVPXFK as half a pint of sweat per day. Research done at the University of Miami centered on foot odor. How does a research team study foot odor? First you get a bunch of volunteers to sit with their feet in plastic bags. Then you have the laboratory staff sniff the feet. They discovered that people with foot odor had large numbers of a certain bacteria on their bodies— the same type of bacteria found in Limburger cheese. They also discovered that antibiotics can reduce the number of bacteria, and thus improve the smell of feet. Why some people carry large amounts of this bacteria and others don’t is still unknown, but is under investigation. It could be differences in a person’s sweat or pH balance. Since it’s not a good idea to take antibiotics to reduce odor, this valiant UHVHDUFKWHDPLVQRZWU\LQJWRÂżQGZD\VWR keep bacteria from sticking to the skin, to prevent bacteria from getting a “foothold.â€? Around 80 million Americans suffer from smelly feet. • One company called Sweet Feet combated foot odor with scented socks. Impregnated with various scents such as powder, citrus, strawberry, and peach, the footsie socks threw off a long-lasting fragrance. The odor remained even through many launderings and the socks cost about $20 per pair. • Many people do not wear the correct shoe size for their feet. Often this is because people stick to the size they were measured for when young and fail to realize that their feet change shape. Turn the page for more!

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PAWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta Creative Kids Helping Animals DEAR PAWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CORNER: I read your column on volunteering at pet shelters and for other organizations. All great, but many shelters donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let anyone under 16, and sometimes 18, volunteer to work with the pets. However, for kids who want to help pets in some way, there are still some great ways to do so! They can organize or join fundraisers at their school or church, and donate the funds to local shelters or pet-welfare organizations. There are many different ways to raise money, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what most animal-care groups need: cash! -Cheering Volunteer Mom in Virginia DEAR MOM: Great idea! Raising funds can be as easy as participating in a walk for animal welfare (like the Wiggle Waggle Walk in Pasadena, Calif.). Or kids can think of things to make and sell for a fundraising drive, like the two grade-schoolers in Kingston, N.Y., who raised money for the Ulster

County SPCA through a church project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were given $10 and asked to use it to make more money for a charity. Tyler made labor intensive bracelets and donated $75, and Caelin made dog biscuits and donated $450,â&#x20AC;? Marie Shultis of the Ulster County SPCA said. The shelter is looking at starting a youth entrepreneurial group to help other kids learn about fundraising, and plans to develop workshops for teen volunteers to teach young people about caring for animals. So, even if a local shelter doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a lot of accessible events or volunteer opportunities, kids can come up with great ideas to help them anyway. Parents, educators, church-group leaders and other youth leaders can help foster the spirit of volunteering and provide guidance. Send your questions or comments to ask@ pawscorner.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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ture taken with him. Big John reached behind me and literally hoisted me up by the collar of my shirt, and then asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have we done this before?â&#x20AC;? Stunned, I told him, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No, sir!â&#x20AC;? He turned me toward the camera and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smile!â&#x20AC;? For that moment in time, I was elevated to 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;4â&#x20AC;? and was as tall as John Wayne. *** 0DWWKHZ0F&RQDXJKH\ZKRÂśOOQH[WEHVHHQ come November in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Interstellar,â&#x20AC;? with Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, MiFKDHO&DLQH-RKQ/LWKJRZ&DVH\$IĂ&#x20AC;HFN:LOliam Devane and Matt Damon, has scheduled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magic Mike XXLâ&#x20AC;? for a July 2015 release. Leonardo DiCaprio is preparing to produce (and star in?) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blood on Snow,â&#x20AC;? and despite claiming heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take a long break, is considering playing Steve Jobs in Oscar-winning director 'DQQ\%R\OHÂśVDV\HWXQWLWOHGÂżOPZULWWHQE\ Aaron Sorkin. When the Elephant Crisis Fund raised more than $2 million at a recent Malibu Gala, $1 million of it was donated by DiCaprio. 7RP+DQNVKDVFRPSOHWHGÂżOPLQJLQ0RURFFR DQG*HUPDQ\IRUKLVQH[WÂżOPÂł$+RORJUDPIRU a King,â&#x20AC;? with Tom Skerritt. *** â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two and a Half Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;? upcoming 12th season will be its last. Less fortunate were a slew of reFHQWVKRZVWKDWZRQÂśWUHWXUQQH[WVHDVRQÂł%DG Teacher,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Believe,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Betrayal,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Community,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Crazy Ones,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crisis,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dracula,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enlisted,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends With Better Lives,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;IntelliJHQFH´Âł0L[RORJ\´Âł7KH1HLJKERUV´Âł5DNH´ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suburgatoryâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trophy Wife,â&#x20AC;? among the many. Mosquitoes have a longer life span than some of those shows! (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.


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FOOT BINDING â&#x20AC;˘ The only thing worse for feet than high heels was the Chinese practice of footbinding. A young girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feet were wrapped with a bandage ten feet long, strapped in DÂżJXUHHLJKWDURXQGWKHIRRWDQGDQNOH,W was tightened daily and pulled so taut that the four smallest toes were forced under the foot, breaking the bones. The bones in the arch of the foot would also break, forcing the arch into a sharp inverted â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vâ&#x20AC;? shape. Every two weeks the girl was given a pair of shoes two tenths of an inch smaller than the previous pair. Infection often resulted, sometimes followed by gangrene, amputation of toes, and even death. After two years, the ideally GHIRUPHGIRRWÂżWDVKRHRQO\IRXULQFKHV long, and would proudly be called â&#x20AC;&#x153;lotus feetâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;lily feet.â&#x20AC;? Because women with lily feet could only put weight on their heels and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t walk without pain, they hobbled with a mincing step which men considered charming. No one knows why the custom became habit, though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conjectured that the practice was popular because it prevented unhappy wives from running away. The practice began with the higher classes in order to prove that the family was so rich that the daughters didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to work. However, a majority of low-class girls had their feet bound anyway in the hopes that WKH\ZRXOGÂżQGDKLJKFODVVPDUULDJH2QO\ of attendees. In 1998, the company created the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most poverty-stricken families, whose largest nail -- measuring 11 feet long and weighing GDXJKWHUVQHHGHGWRZRUNLQWKHÂżHOGVIDLOHG 250 pounds -- and used it to pierce the giant tire. It was DQRWKHUDGYHUWLVLQJVWXQWRIFRXUVHWKLVWLPHWRSURPRWH to follow the practice. Beauty in the feet was Uniroyalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s puncture-resistant tire. considered more important that beauty in the face. Foot-binding was the norm in China ÂĽ If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like the average American, you will eat befor a thousand years, until being outlawed tween 25 and 30 pounds of apples this year. in the Revolution of Sun Yat-Sen in 1911. A 1997 study of elderly women in Beijing ÂĽ Some researchers believe that those who drink large quantities of coffee on a daily basis are self-medicating who had suffered from foot binding in their for depression. youth found they tended to fall easily, were often unable to rise from a chair without ÂĽ There is a species of frog found in Australia with an odd method of reproduction. It lays eggs like other frogs, help, could not squat, and had higher rates of osteoporosis. but this particular frog keeps the eggs in its stomach,

Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to earn a bit before it cuts LQWR\RXU6RFLDO6HFXULW\EHQHÂżWDWWKHUDWH of one dollar for every two you make. The Social Security Administration no lonWill Social Security be Your Only Income? ger sends out the annual statement of earnings, but you can get a ballpark estimate Many seniors have only Social Security for income when they retire: 22 percent of married couples and online of what your future income will be. 47 percent of unmarried people have no additional You can open a MyAccount, or you can use income. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a matter of not having saved over one of the calculators to estimate. the years, or maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s having lost everything in Before you make the jump and quit work, GRDWHVWH[SHULPHQWIRUDWOHDVWVL[PRQWKV recent years due to layoffs and unemployment. Spend only the amount you would receive %XWLI\RXKDYHÂżYHPRUH\HDUVXQWLOUHWLUHPHQW under Social Security. Create a strict budget there are steps you can take now to make living on and stay with it. Can you do it? It will be only Social Security a bit easier. ÂĽ Clear off your debts, especially your credit cards better to know sooner rather than later. and vehicle. If possible, pay off your home or at least get the balance down. Keep your credit score high in Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot case you need a loan for a large purchase -- the inter- personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever est rate will be lower. possible. Send email to columnreply2@ ÂĽ If you own your home, look at long-term maingmail.com. WHQDQFH,I\RXÂśOOQHHGDQHZURRILQWKHQH[WÂżYH years, do it before you retire. The same goes for bigticket items like appliances, central air conditioning (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. and furnace. ÂĽ If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re willing to move, investigate states that GRQÂśWWD[6RFLDO6HFXULW\LQFRPHDQGRUKDYHDORZHU cost of living. Assume that retirement wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean actual retiring. Be prepared to take a part-time job somewhere.

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver ÂĽ You might be surprised to learn that the hamburger didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t originate in the United States. In fact, it was early Turkic SHRSOHFDOOHGWKH7DWDUVZKRÂżUVWFDPHXSZLWKWKHLGHD When they had low-quality beef, they discovered that shredGLQJLWDQGSDWWLQJLWEDFNWRJHWKHULPSURYHGWKHĂ&#x20AC;DYRUDQG WH[WXUH ÂĽ If for some reason you have a hankering to see the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ELJJHVWWLUH\RXÂśOOQHHGWRKHDGWR'HWURLW ÂżWWLQJO\,VXSpose). Located near the Detroit Metro Airport, the 80-foot Uniroyal tire weighs in at a whopping 12 tons. This attraction was created for the 1964 Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fair in New York, where it served not only as an advertisement for the Uniroyal brand, but also as a Ferris wheel for the entertainment

hatching them internally. When the baby frogs are fully developed, they emerge into the world via the adult frogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mouth. *** ÂĽ Thought for the Day: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes the most ordinary WKLQJVFRXOGEHPDGHH[WUDRUGLQDU\VLPSO\E\GRLQJ them with the right people.â&#x20AC;? -- Elizabeth Green (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

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