Friday, September 2, 2011

Things I've learned from Google this week

Sometimes when I don't know the answer to things, I brush it off with an "I don't know. Oh well!"  But this week, curiosity has gotten the best of me a time or two.  Here's what I've learned...

How do you perform the Heimlich Maneuver on pregnant women?
Above the baby.  Push in the center of the breastbone...inward and downward.
What is happening to a person during a seizure?
It's electrical activity in the brain. The brain sends out too many impulses at the same time to tell muscles to move.  Your muscles go tight and relax really fast over and over until the seizure stops.
Do bees really die after they sting?
Let me give you a little funny background about this question...
Two of my 7th grade girls told me they want to have pet bees.  They want to catch them, freeze them, remove their stingers, tie a string around them, then defrost them and hope they're still alive to be pets.
Only honey bees die after they lose their stinger.  This is because when they try to pull out the stinger, they also lose parts of their abdomen and digestive tract.

There you go.  I hope you feel smarter.  I sure do!


Kelsey said...

Haha I have to ask- did the pregnant Heimlich question come to you at lunch? ......what would I do if Rachel started choking right now.......
Don't worry Rachel, you're in good hands now.

Shannon said... I don't remember how it started. I think we were just talking about the Heimlich in general. But one of my pregnant friends was over at my house last night and asked what someone would do for her if she was choking. I was curious, so I looked :)