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• The horseshoe-shaped hippocampus is crucial in • Information is processed by your brain at the process of transferring short-term memory speeds up to 268 miles per hour (120 meters into long-term memory. It’s responsible for per second). There are more electrical impulses forming, organizing and sorting memories. generated in a single day by the brain than by all the world’s telephones. The brain’s energy is • The brain begins to shrink in mass by about 0.25 percent a year after age 30. By age 80, as sufficient to illuminate a 25-watt light bulb. much as 20 percent of the nerve connections in • The two hemispheres of the brain are bridged the hippocampus may have been lost. Only 30 by the corpus callosum, tissue that enables the percent of 80-year-old brains perform as well two parts to communicate. This part of the brain as those of young adults. is 11 percent larger in those people who are ambidextrous — able to write with both hands. • Wernicke’s Area and Broca’s Area are both important in the area of language. While • The cerebellum, located at the base of the skull, Wernicke’s is responsible for comprehension coordinates muscle movements and balance. of speech, Broca’s is involved in the production Impairment in this area results in the loss of of speech. If Wernicke’s Area is damaged, ability to walk or reach out and grab something. a person loses the ability to understand • Your brain uses 20 percent of all the blood language. He or she can speak clearly, but the circulating throughout your body. It flows combination of words makes no sense. Those through the 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the with an impaired Broca’s Area understand brain. All it takes is eight to 10 seconds of lack of language, but can’t properly form the words to blood to the brain for you to lose consciousness. produce speech. • The brain also uses 20 percent of all the oxygen • If you’re having trouble focusing on a task and we breathe. It can live for four to six minutes can’t complete a sequence of movements or without oxygen before damage begins to occur. solve a problem, you may have an impairment Lack of oxygen for five to 10 minutes will result of the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex. This in permanent damage. area can also produce mood changes, changes in personality and social behavior, and an inability to interact with others. • Talk about using your brain to its full potential! Ben Pridmore is a world champion memorizer who memorized 96 historical events in just five minutes. It took this accountant just over 26 seconds to memorize the order of a shuffled deck of cards. His trick is to create associations between the items he is memorizing. • Ever wonder why you can’t tickle yourself? It’s because your brain is able to distinguish

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PHOTO: Charlize Theron Q: I keep hearing rumors about a “Dumb and Dumber” sequel with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Is this true? -- Greg F., via email A: Jim and Jeff were all set to start filming the purposely grammatically incorrect “Dumb and Dumber To” this September, when Jim bowed out due to conflicts with New Line and Warner Brothers studios. “Entertainment Tonight” reported that Jim “grew increasingly frustrated by New Line and Warner Brothers, which he felt showed a lack of enthusiasm regarding the project.” When asked if the project would go on without Jim, Jeff replied: “No, nobody’s doing it without Jim.” *** Q: Was there, or will there be, a 98 Degrees reunion this summer? -- Dawn D., Canton, Ohio

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It was beloved cowboy humorist Will Rogers who made the following sage observation: “Nobody wants to be called common people, especially common people.” Do you think you could eat 80 pounds of chicken? If you’re like the average American, that’s how much you will consume this year. You’ve probably heard or even used the term “fly off the handle” to describe someone losing their temper. You probably don’t realize, though, that the handle referred to was originally an axe handle. Sometimes the blade of such a tool would be improperly fastened to the handle, and would therefore be sent flying when the axe was being used. The composer who wrote the famous song “Que Sera, Sera” also wrote the theme song to the 1960s TV show “Mr. Ed.” Those who study such things say that England’s Elizabeth I owned 3,000 dresses. If you make a trip to Venice to see the famous canals, keep an eye out for any gondola not painted black. If you see one, you can be sure that it belongs to a high official in the government; they are the only ones permitted by law to have gondolas in any other color. The world’s single largest consumer of fossil fuels is the United States military. You might be surprised to learn that, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, half of all American children suffer at least one dog bite before the age of 12. The ASPCA also says that most of those bites aren’t from strange animals; rather, it’s the family pet or a friend or neighbor’s dog that does the biting. *** Thought for the Day: “Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.” -- Carl Sagan (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.

A: While the former bandmates would love to perform together again, it ain’t happening just yet. I spoke with Jeff Timmons recently, and he told me: “There was a tour set up for the summer, but not everybody was on board with it in the end. I was very excited to do it, but it just didn’t fit what everybody wanted to do, so we called it off. We decided when it’s a better opportunity for everyone, we’d decide collectively as a group that we’ll do it then.” In the meantime, Jeff is heating up the already-hot Vegas scene with his new show, “Wired!,” which is free at Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino. Performing Fridays and Saturdays all summer, Jeff describes it as “the party before the party. You drink, have a good time, listen to us perform classic and current R&B, pop, my stuff, 98 Degrees stuff, and then go out to the club and hear a DJ spin it afterward.” Jeff promises surprise guests who will sing with him, but you’ll have to come out there to see who. “That’s part of the element of surprise. Who’s going to be there next? We have a couple of people who we know are coming in July when they’re going to be in town, but most of it’s going to be spontaneous.” *** Q: Will there be another “Mad Max” sequel? -- Jeremy T., Springfield, Mo. A: After a two-year delay, Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy are prepping to film “Mad Max: Fury Road” this summer. Charlize even shaved her golden locks into a buzzcut for her character, Furiosa, opposite Tom’s Max (aka The Road Warrior). *** Q: A while back, you mentioned a sitcom by Vince Vaughn that would be on TBS. Has that aired yet? -- Daniel F., via e-mail A: “Sullivan & Son,” which was executive-produced by Vince, premieres Thursday, July 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TBS. The show centers on Steve Sullivan, a successful attorney from New York, who brings his girlfriend for a visit as his father and mother are preparing to sell the family bar to retire. Steve realizes he wants to return to the old neighborhood and take over Sullivan & Son. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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On July 16, 1935, the world’s first parking meter, known as Park-O-Meter No. 1, is installed on the southeast corner of what was then First Street and Robinson Avenue in Oklahoma City, Okla. Parking cost a nickel an hour. By the early 1940s, there 1. Prepare outdoor grill for covered, direct grilling were more than 140,000 parking meters operating on medium. in the United States. On July 17, 1955, Disneyland -- Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy and futurism -opens. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, Calif. Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion. On July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.

2. In 5- to 6-quart saucepot or Dutch oven, place collapsible steamer basket and 1 inch water. Cover saucepot; heat water to boiling on high on range top. Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices. 3. Place potato slices in steamer basket; reduce heat to low. Cover saucepot and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are just fork-tender; do not overcook. (Potatoes can be steamed a day ahead and refrigerated until ready to grill.) 4. Transfer potato slices to jellyroll pan; brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to season both sides. Place potato slices on hot grill grate. Cover grill and cook potatoes 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly charred and tender, turning slices over once with large metal spatula. Transfer potatoes to serving bowl; garnish with parsley. Makes 4 sidedish servings.

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DEAR MATT: Twice a year is a good guideline for senior pets to visit their veterinarian, if they’re otherwise healthy. That’s because older dogs and cats can develop conditions common to pets of advanced age quickly -- conditions that sometimes go unnoticed but should be treated sooner rather than later so the pet’s quality of life doesn’t diminish. It’s normal for a pet to slow down as it ages. But the reduced activity that an owner sees as normal can mask developing conditions like arthritis, thyroid imbalance, heart disease or cancer. A dog or cat’s slowing pace also can lead to obesity, meaning owners need to regulate and monitor their diets closely so that senior pets get proper nutrition while avoiding excess calories. Many vets will recommend a twice-yearly exam once a pet reaches an age considered senior. (This varies a bit for dogs. Larger dogs are often considered senior pets after age 8 or 9; smaller dogs might be 10 or older.) It’s not a moneymaking move -- it’s a good recommendation. The exam should include a full physical, along with testing for developing conditions like diabetes or other illnesses that, untreated, can drastically shorten a pet’s life. Additionally, you should keep Akira’s vaccinations up to date and read up on pet care for senior dogs. There are many things owners can do to improve their pet’s quality of life beyond extra medications: special diets, specific exercises and modified play are among the steps owners can take. Send your questions or tips to ask@pawscorner.com, or write to Paw’s Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit www.pawscorner.com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.


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