Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Weird in Dental: Animal Eating Habits you Might Not Have Known

Ask yourself, or even ask your dentist in Quezon City, “what’s the first thing you think of when you say teeth?” I’d bet that your answer would be “smile”. OK, so what’s the second thing that you can think of? Eating. Of course it’s eating. I mean, what else do you do with your teeth?

Eating is simple. You get food, put it in your mouth, chew with your teeth, enjoy (experience may vary) and then swallow. You’d think that, at least for animals, it would be that simple and that they’d eat in the typical way we know but really, there are a lot of things that would be surprised about with their habits. Sink your teeth into some of them.

Birds eat Birds
This doesn’t sound as weird if you’re familiar as to what birds of prey, like hawks, falcons, and eagles like. It would sound weird if we told you that pelicans eat pigeons. It’s what they do when there’s a shortage of fish in their vicinity.

Another bird that has an unusual eating habit is the skua. It scares seagulls by swooping on at them and until they vomit out of fear and exhaustion. That’s if they gulls are lucky—if they haven’t anything to vomit, after they get exhausted, skuas proceed to just straight up eating their tired bodies. Oh, and they eat baby penguins, too.

Cows eat Birds (Sometimes)

Cows, with their molar filled mouth, are the last animals you’d expect to need to eat birds but they do, and so do goats, deer, and sheep! It’s because these “herbivores” need calcium and other minerals that their current diet or environment are not making available to them—for example, stags eat tiny wild birds because they need to develop their antlers, and so on.

Humans aren’t the Only Animals to Wash Food

Humans have this distinctive acuity for hygiene that not everyone in the animal kingdom has. They take shower, brush their teeth, and eat food only after it’s been washed clean. Surprisingly, the Japanese macaque does too!
Used to be, macaques just brushed off any soil that would be on the root crops they were to eat but one of them, whom the researchers affectionately named Imo, washed hers by the sea and all the others followed suit, creating a habit that has prevailed until today.

Humans Eat Vomit

What? Ew! How gross is it to even think about eating vomit. The thing is, however, you could most likely be among these vomit eating people. Honey is a sweet name for bee vomit. That’s basically it, we are a species that enjoy the vomit of small flying insects. Technically, this entry isn’t as weird for you as it is for the bees who might be wondering why others would want to steal they’re regurgitated pollen that might even be great for oral health.


Maybe one of the weirdest and most amazing thing I’ve heard in a while is this scientific jargon. It basically means the food habit of animals specifically for the purpose of treating illness and recovering from injuries. That’s right: there are animals that have turned nature into their own free-for-all pharmacy.

Dogs would sometimes eat grass so they can induce vomiting after eating something that could potentially be poisonous. Even eating bone, apart from being a method of sustenance, is also a way for dogs to keep their teeth sharp and clean.

This is such a wonderfully weird world we live in that even animals, instead of visiting the same dentist in Quezon City that you do, will find a way to care for their teeth, or wash food or season it with salty sea water. But no matter how weird it is to think that bee vomit is something we enjoy as humans, constant brushing and regular trips to the dentist is still necessary. 

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying a House and Lot in Batangas

For almost 6 years, me and my girlfriend had our ups and downs in our relationship. One of the dilemma that we usually encounter was that I am always a passive individual without a goal in life. I always believed that everything happens for a reason and if something is meant to happen (let’s say a promotion) it would just like how we’ve met. Though I didn’t hear any complaints from my girlfriend, I saw it in her that she always wanted me to get out of my comfort zone and plan things for our future. To be honest, I always do self-pity because I don’t try things that I think I would fail.

I’m proud to tell you that it was a thing of the past because for 2 years now, I’ve accumulated all the support, love and self-confidence that I need. I’ve been living up to the potential that I should have accomplished years ago. Today, I’m now a successful entrepreneur of a small online business and my next goal is to buy a house for my wife and for our family soon.

While browsing the internet, I’ve been reading much needed suggestions and positive feedbacks and was easily persuaded that it is worth it to buy a house and lot in Batangas.

Here are the reasons why I chose to buy house and lot in Batangas and why you should too:


Batangas is a province located in the Calabarzon region in Luzon. It is within the borders of Cavite, Laguna, and Quezon. From Manila, it only takes 3-4 hours travel on land.

Though it’s still advisable to buy a house within Metro Manila, its location is still a good catch for many who dreams to have a house as a starting family.

Rich Culture and History

Batangas has its share of rich history even before the Spaniards came into the Philippines. They have been known to be trading with the Chinese since the 13th and the 15th centuries since the Yuan Dynasty and the first phase of the Ming Dynasty. Also, according to some ancient writings found, though Tagalogs are known to be a high civilization since, Batangas has been recognized as the center of the Tagalog tribe. As a matter of fact, to support his claim American archeologist Henry Otley Beyer even recognized the early Paleolithic Period of the Philippines as the Batangas period because of its rich resources of Jades found from its caves.

Tourist Destination

For the reason that its proximate with Metro Manila, many tourists indulge themselves by going to Batangas quite often. For 3 hours of land travel, you can get to see the well-known Taal Volcano, Taal Heritage Town, and swim and dive to numerous beaches and diving sites found in the province. Some of the popular beaches and diving spots in Batangas are: Laiya in San Juan, Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Matabungkay in Lian, Ligpo Island in Bauan and Anilao in Mabini.

Center of Commerce

By having the second largest international seaport in the Philippines, Batangas has slowly emerged as one of the center of trade in the country. Being identified as the industrial growth center in the region helped the province increase the number of business establishments who wants to operate in its industrial parks.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Top 10 Interesting Facts about Trucks

Trucking businesses here in the Philippines are not as popular as the trucking businesses in the US, well I’m not as sure as hell with it but upon searching the internet, only facts about US trucking industry appears through the search results.

Regardless of the results, here are some of the interesting facts about trucks:
  • An 18-wheeler truck is also called semi truck.
  • An 80,000 semi-trailer truck weighs 20 to 30 times more than a car.
  • A semi-trailer truck has a 55 degrees turning radius.
  • Most semi-trailer trucks tires are not supposed to exceed 75 mph.
  • The length of time needed for a truck to stop is 40% greater than cars.
  • Semi-trailer trucks are generally 53 feet long.
  • Semi-engines of trailer trucks can hold up to approximately 15 gallons of fuel.
  • Semi-engines are designed to perform non-stop.
  • In the Philippine economy, vehicle sales were above 300,000 where trucks where a part of 26,979 units sold, an 80% increase of the units sold in 2014.

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