On a German TV show, martial artist Jackie Chan performed a tough trick. Holding a raw egg in his right hand, he used that hand to smash through three separate sets of four concrete blocks.
Squirrels don’t have a great memory of where they bury their nuts. They mean to go back and dig them up later, but they lose track of many. Sometimes trees sprout from those forgotten nuts. It’s conceivable a squirrel may climb a tree it planted years earlier.
For 2,000-plus years, Chinese astronomers have understood the science of eclipses. Yet as late as the 1800s, sailors in the Chinese navy shot cannonballs toward lunar eclipses, hoping to chase away the dragons they imagined were devouring the moon.
You have cosmic permission to be bigger than life and wilder than sin. You have poetic license to be more wise than clever. Feel free to laugh longer than may seem polite and make no apologies as you spill drinks telling brash stories.
According to my astrological omen analysis, you’re currently the zodiac sign least likely to be clumsy, vulgar, awkward or prone to dumb mistakes. On the other hand, you’re the most likely to derisively accuse others of being the same ways.
Those who invoke the old metaphor about the caterpillar that transforms into a butterfly often omit an important detail: the graceful winged creature is helpless and weak when it first wriggles free of its chrysalis. It’s not ready to take up its full destiny.
In 1786, Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard were the first explorers to reach the top of 15,781-foot Mont Blanc on the French-Italian border. They were hailed as heroes. One observer wrote the ascent was “an astounding achievement of courage and determination, one of the greatest in the annals of mountaineering.
In his 1982 martial arts film Dragon Lord, Jackie Chan experimented with more complex stunts than in his previous films. The choreography was elaborate and intricate.
If you surrender to the passive part of your personality, you’ll be whipped around by mood swings in the days ahead. You’ll hem and haw, snivel and procrastinate, communicate ineptly, and be confused about what you really feel.
If you go to a convenience store and order a Double Big Gulp drink, be prepared to absorb 40 teaspoons of sugar. What’s an even greater challenge to your body is the sheer amount of fluid you have to digest: 50 ounces. Fact is, your stomach can’t easily accommodate more than 32 ounces at a time.