While responses to a sneeze may vary across different cultures, most aspects of sneezing are universal. For example, no matter the language, “Bless you,” “Gesundheit” and “Banish the omen” all show a sign of respect for the afflicted party.
Sneezing seems to be more prevalent as the weather gets colder, due to the increased presence of ragweed and mold in the fall. Then, as winter approaches, people are forced indoors, where they are more likely to be affected by airborne irritants trapped inside.
If a child of 1910 could glance at today’s toys, he or she would likely be confused by the endless games consoles, gadgets and TV-inspired toys. Back in the early twentieth century, the teddy bear was the most popular toy, followed by train sets and construction-themed toys. There was not an electronic device in sight!
However, you can see definite themes running through the popular toys of the past 100 years. For example, although the construction-based toys faded from fashion for a while, in the 1980s Lego became a must-have toy. And the board game shot to the top of wish-lists in the 1930s and 1940s, and experienced another surge in the 1970s – and even today, although replaced in many homes by the computer game, board games are still wheeled out when the family gets together for the festive season!
Here at WhitePages, we have spent the last year looking at a variety of different names from a number of categories – sports, food, even Weiner-esque. As we reflect upon 2011, we see that names have indeed played an important part in shaping the year’s events. From celebrities to villans to top Twitterers, here we present to you “The Year in Names”
Despite what many parents may have heard, moving to the southwestern United States or simply hoping the child grows out of the allergy are not the best ways to quell their symptoms. In reality, one of the best solutions to help a child with allergies may be to go against another common myth – that allergy immunization does not work.
The fact is, myths surrounding allergies are rampant, as just as much misinformation ends up reaching the ears of sufferers as quality tips and advice.
The most expensive sports cars in the world are exotic, fast and (obviously) expensive but with this kind of speed and sexiness what is money anyway? The top 10 most expensive sports cars for 2011 include the Bugatti Veyron, Pagani Zonda, Koenigsegg Agera R, Ferrai Enzo and more. Check out the list of the most expensive sports cars in the world today and keep buying lottery tickets!