Do you know it all?  

wellendowed553 36M
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6/22/2006 1:00 pm

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Do you know it all?


So I'm back...did anyone miss me...did anyone notice? Probably not, but that's ok.

I'm unofficially known as a pretty smart guy at work. One of my colleagues started to try and stump me with odd questions. Like why does un-cooked cookie dough have fewer calories than baked cookies, why does corn look the same coming out as it does going in, and what is the only animal that can't jump. I've been able to correctly answer all of her questions so far, but it got me to thinking...

Carl Linnaeus was an exceptionally bright scientist, his main love was botany but you would be hard pressed to pick up any science book and not see his name mentioned somewhere in it (usually in the introductory chapters). Aside from establishing binomial nomenclature (the system by which we give organisms their unique 2 part scientific name...eg Homo Sapiens), he is credited in some scientific circles as being the last man to know all there is to know during his time. Science was in it's infancy during the mid 1700's when Linnaeus was doing his work, so it was very possible that Linnaeus did know it all, literally.

I certainly do not claim to know it all, but is it possible for someone living today to know it all? If so, who? and if not, what does this mean for scientists, engineers, or tax accountants?

wellendowed553 36M

6/22/2006 1:13 pm

By the way...in case you were wondering

Uncooked cookie dough has fewer calories because the calorie is a measure of heat. In this case, the number of calories listed on food labels is the amount of excess energy left over by the food after your body digests the food (this is why celery actually has negative calories...it takes more energy to chew and digest it than it provides your body). Since your body expends energy to warm uncooked cookie dough, that it does not have to expend when processing a baked cookie, the net number of calories left over is less with uncooked dough. This also means that frozen cookie dough has even less calories.

Corn looks the same exiting as entering because of the cellular structure of all plant material. Cellulose is indigestible by our bodies and it is passed through our digestive system. The outer layer of a corn kernel has a lot of cellulose, more than other plants we normally eat, so it passes through our systems without being digested. It also helps that it is yellow and stands out against a brown background (gross...I know, but it's the truth).

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump...you try jumping when you weigh a couple tons and walk on your tip toes all day!


Hydragenias 56F

6/22/2006 4:16 pm

So does this mean that the best diet to be on for losing weight would be The Frozen Food Diet?


Hydragenias 56F

6/22/2006 4:17 pm

Which has less calories then, a frozen baked cookie, or a frozen hunk of cookie dough?


wellendowed553 replies on 6/22/2006 5:44 pm:
huh...never had anyone turn the question like that...

With temperatures being equal...I guess it would come down to which form of the cookie (baked or unbaked) is easier to digest.

You win a point for stumpimg me on that one!

Hydragenias 56F

6/22/2006 6:24 pm

WHAT????? a blonde stumped you???? OH NO!!!!!!


wellendowed553 replies on 6/22/2006 6:52 pm:
I learned a long time ago that hair color has little bearing on intellect...around the same time when one of my female co-workers nearly took a swing at me after I made some sort of blond comment. But one stereo type is true; blonds do have more fun!

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