September 20, 2013

Casting Out Demons Facts

    Pet Snakes

  • A dead, incapacitated or frozen rodent should only be fed to a pet snake to avoid any possible injury or complication to the snake.

  • Pet snakes avoid major nutritional deficiencies, unlike most reptiles, because of their diet of whole rats and mice, which is similar to their natural diet in the wild. Nutritional deficiencies usually only occur with young snakes that are fed a diet of immature prey, such as insects, that are not as nutrient rich as whole rats or mice.

  • Snakes shed 4 to 8 times per year and are dependent on habitat temperature, feeding and level of activity. Healthy snakes should be able to shed as one piece, but a broken shed might be a sign that the snake is malnourished or sick.

  • Direct and natural sunlight is the best form of lighting for a pet snake, though an artificial UV light source is an acceptable alternative. A lack of UV light can lead to vitamin deficiencies in pet snakes.

  • Breast Cancer

  • In the first half of 2013, there have been an estimated 232,420 new cases of women with breast cancer and only 2,240 new cases of men with breast cancer.

  • Though the cause of cancer is still unknown, there are many risk factors associated with breast cancer such as being female, increasing age, family history of breast cancer, radiation exposure, obesity, and drinking alcohol to name a few.

  • One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the course of a lifetime.

  • Alternative medicine has yet to cure breast cancer, but gentle exercise, managing stress and expressing one's feelings have been found to help relieve fatigue during and after treatment.

  • Frogs

  • Frogs have existed on Earth for roughly 180 million years, and inhabit every modern continent except Antarctica.

  • The majority of frogs in the world are harmless, though some produce enough poison to kill practically any predator such as the Central and South American poison dart frog.

  • The American bullfrog will eat almost anything it can get its mouth around including insects, mice, fish, birds and snakes.

  • Milk Snakes

  • In the United States, milk snakes can vary from 20 to 50 inches in length and are identified by their blotchy or striped appearance with contrasting light and dark stripes.

  • Milk snakes can be commonly found in woodlands, prairies and grasslands throughout southern Canada, the eastern United States and into Central America.

  • Milk snakes have a carnivorous diet consisting of rodents, birds, lizard and even other snakes such as coral snakes and rattlesnakes.

  • The milk snake received its name from an Old World folk tale that said the snake sucks milk from nursing mothers and cows until the host was dry, though this is impossible because the milk snake is harmless and its stomach could not handle that volume of milk.

  • Speaking in Tongues

  • A University of Pennsylvania study showed that the region of the brain that is most active when speaking in tongues is the region responsible for maintaining self-consciousness, not the thinking part of the brain nor language centers.

  • A study of almost 1,000 evangelical Christians in England revealed that those who practiced speaking in tongues were more emotionally stable then people who choose not to engage in the practice.

  • Cocaine

  • In the United States, roughly 14% of adults have used cocaine, with young adult males between the ages of 18 and 25 using the most cocaine.

  • Someone using cocaine might display signs such as dilated pupils, high levels of energy and enthusiastic speech.

  • Cocaine withdrawal symptoms, which include depression, fatigue, aches and pains, subside within one to two weeks and are rarely medically serious.

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