Monday, March 30, 2009

Fake Men Kit

Spray on hair and the whole ball of wax for a new you, though I doubt any of it would last beyond a couple of conquests...


Only $39.98: Imako Cosmetic Teeth.

People who bought cosmetic teeth also bought the $19.98 Magni Ear.

People who bought the Magni Ear also bought the $19.98 Men's Body Shaper.

People who bought the Men's Body Shaper also bought the $7.98 Spray On Hair Color.

For a grand total of $87.92, you can get new teeth, restore your hearing, get rid of your beer belly, and make your baldness go away. What a world we live in! - Source

Ground glass as a poison

KeelyNetI happened to catch 60 Minutes this Sunday and was saddened to see the poisoning of lions and tigers by a plant pesticide called Furadan solely for the sake of saving the lives of cattle. Now I see the manufacturer is to stop making it.

It reminded me of a story my mother told me, that when she was a little girl, they had a rather obnoxious neighbor who hated all the neighborhood kids. Her father brought her a new puppy which she dearly loved and cared for but which the mean neighbor seemed to take a particular disliking.

The puppy was only allowed outside the yard with my mom (as a little girl) and otherwise stayed in the back and side yards which had an L-shaped fence.

My mom said after about a year with the puppy, one day she came home and found him dead with blood and foam coming from his mouth. She was very upset for several weeks following.

Her father took the body to the local vet where the stomach was cut open and inside he found a ball of hamburger meat which he suspected had been mixed with ground glass. My mom said the vet told them the ground glass had caused massive internal bleeding resulting in death. In an old book I found mention of ground glass thought to be a poison when ingested;

"Sir Thomas Browne experimented with it on dogs and tells us that he gave 'unto dogs above a dram thereof subtilely powdered in butter and paste, without any visible disturbance.' Nevertheless he tells us that 'glass grossly or coarsely powdered is mortally noxious, and effectually used by some to destroy mice and rats.'

This idea that powdered glass is an efficient poison for rats and mice is quite prevalent, but it has been proved by recent experiments made under the direction of the United States Department of Agriculture that glass, whether coarsely or finely powdered, has no ill effects upon rats.

Rats were fed for some time on food mixed with the glass and they did not seem to be injured by it. And when examined after being killed, the alimentary canal was found to be in normal condition. So that we may safely relegate the belief in powdered glass as a poison to the list of popular fallacies."

I did a check on the net and found this very good article about it at Snopes.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Something to shoot for...

The state of 'Ataraxia'...

KeelyNetThe state of tranquility achieved by ignoring all the bullshit you are told.

Synonymous with the only true happiness possible for a person. It signifies the detached and balanced state of mind that shows that a person has transcended the material world and is now harvesting all the comforts of philosophy.

One's inability to say which sense impressions are true and which ones are false, it is quietude that arises from suspending judgment on dogmatic beliefs or anything non-evident and continuing to inquire.

Apply judiciously in your life...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Some recent items of interest

Here are some updates to the KeelyNet Blog you might want to check out;

KeelyNet Blog - 03/26/09

Dateline NBC - Sunday 03/29/09 7PM - F/E scam exposed

Algae propel themselves by “singing”

Free energy labeled ‘economic terrorism’

Coming Soon To eBay and Paypal: The Taxman

EU leader condemns US ‘road to hell’

Building a Brain on a Silicon Chip

Scientists in possible cold fusion breakthrough

If superconducting sheets reflected gravitational waves…

Oil Companies Buy Rights to Access Water Before Communities & Farmers

Face movements to control gadgets

Interesting new device but they aren't for sale just yet.


Move over Samantha with your nose twitch! Stick your finger in your ear. Now smile, or wink, or wrinkle your nose. Can you feel the inside of your ear move? That's the idea behind a Japanese invention called the "Mimi Switch". The device looks like a pair of earbuds but instead of containing speakers, they contain tiny infrared sensors that measure the movements inside your ears that are generated by different facial expressions. Inventor Kazuhiro Taniguchi says: "You will be able to turn on room lights or swing your washing machine into action with a quick twitch of your mouth. An iPod can start or stop music when the wearer sticks his tongue out, like in the famous Einstein picture. If he opens his eyes wide, the machine skips to the next tune. A wink with the right eye makes it go back." - Source

Reverse Terrorism tactic

On the news a week or so back, (don't recall the URL), some scientist says in future terrorists might infect insects like mosquitos with some toxin or virus and spread them by the billions to randomly infect their targets.

So, with regard to controlling mosquito populations, why not make something that mosquitos will be attracted to...some kind of fake blood where they would stick their little suckers into a saturated sponge, drink up and die minutes later.

Instead of just repelling them, kill them.

Did a simple search and found this about Terrorists could use ‘insect-based’ biological weapon;

"Jeffrey Lockwood, professor of entomology at Wyoming University and author of Six-legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War, said such Rift Valley Fever or other diseases could be transported into a country by a terrorist with a suitcase.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I think a small terrorist cell could very easily develop an insect-based weapon.”

He continued: “It would be a relatively easy and simple process.

“A few hundred dollars and a plane ticket and you could have a pretty good stab at it.”

Governments, he advised, needed to have robust “pest management infrastructure that’s able to absorb and respond to an introduction” of infected insects, he said."

Does it seem like I am enamoured of skeeters? Not really, not in the least, just happen to find articles or have thoughts regarding them. Here in central Mexico our rainy season doesn't begin til mid May and run til mid October, thats when we get skeeters.

I read that skeeters don't like sprayed Listerine which I tried last year with some success, but this year I'm trying a plugin vapor strip in addition to my insect zapper light. Here they have coils that you light and they put off fumes but they are really bad for your lungs so I don't use them.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Birdseed for muscle pain

I'm thinking its a waste to copy entire items between the KeelyNet Blog and this Odd Factoid block, so instead I'll take turns with the URLS for whichever blog has the whole will save me time and you only have one click (or not) to read if you are interested in it.

Can't do that with KeelyNet since I don't have each item as a separate webpage and thus a separate URL, so its just between the blogs.

"...he said he had sore muscles every now and then but had visited Jorgina in a local sports store and she told him to buy some birdseed, the kind you feed to canaries and make a tea to drink or a poultice to rub on the sore muscle. He said he made a poultice, applied it and the muscle pain went away in a short time…" - Source

Monday, March 23, 2009

Jerk Drive

I've always been somewhat of a student of unidirectional drives. These involve methods to redirect force into a single direction, which can be sideways, down or UP. There is much literature on the subject and several patents but I won't go into those, leaving you to do your own research.

I found something in an old book which I'd not seen before and so am sharing it with you;

In certain curious boat races held at some English regattas as explained by Professor W.W. rouse Ball, in his 'Mathematical Recreations and Problems', he says;

" affords a somewhat curious illustration of the fact that commonly a boat is built so as to make the resistance to motion straight forward less than that to motion in the opposite direction.

The only thing supplied to the crew is a coil of rope, and they have (without leaving the boat) to propel it from one point to another as rapidly as possible. The motion is given by tying one end of the rope to the afterthwart and giving the other end a series of violent jerks in a direction parallel to the keel.

The effect of each jerk is to compress the boat. Left to itself the boat tends to resume its original shape, but the resistance to the motion through the water of the stern is much greater than that of the bow, hence, on the whole, the motion is forwards. I am told that in still water a pace of two or three miles an hour can thus be attained."

A practical experiment to show how redirected centrifugal force can produce drive is seen here;

Mosquitoes on a Bender

Do you remember the commercial for Tabasco sauce where the guy drinks a bottle, then sits alone in a semi-darkened room, hot and sweaty. The camera zooms in on a buzzing mosquito looking for an opportunity to take her bite.

The man remains calm and allows the mosquito to land on his arm, insert her proboscis and suck until she is so fat she can barely fly. The mosquito has trouble taking off but as she flies off in a zig-zagging, drunken path, belly swollen with blood, suddenly she explodes from the heat of the Tabasco. The man shows a wry smile and the commercial ends.

Well, I came across a funny story about getting mosquitos drunk. I never heard of putting down a bloody steak to attract them but it sounds like a good idea. I know when they breed mosquitos for lab tests, they fill a sponge full of blood and the mosquitos drink from that. This isn't the complete story as its rather long, but the gist of it follows;

"Night before last, in order to sleep, we placed a piece of raw beefsteak on a plate at the head of our bed. In the morning it was by the mosquitoes sucked as dry of blood as an old sponge, and our skin saved at least two thousand perforations. All about the room, in the morning, were the mosquitoes, plethoric with blood, loaded till they could not fly. We killed a few, but the job was too sanguinary, so we left them to their feast.

Last night, in order to get even with the serenading devils, we steeped half a pound of fresh beefsteak in some old rye whiskey, and left it on a plate by the bed. Nothing like being hospitably inclined.

In ten minutes after the light was extinguished, a swarm of these backbiting bill-posters made an advance movement. KeelyNetOne of them caressed us sweetly on the nose-he sent in his bill-there was a slap-a diluted damn-a dead mosquito! Soon we heard a tremendous buzzing about the whisky-soaked beef. The entire mosquito family came singing in, and such an opera-good Lord delivers us! But they did not disturb us with bites.

We fell asleep, to be awakened in ten minutes by the worst mosquito-concert ever. We raised a light and the greatest show of the season was there to be seen. Every mosquito was drunk as a blind fiddler... Talk about shows, concerts, dog-fights, amputations, circuses, negro funerals, draw-poker, sparking, or other amusements, there is nothing to be compared to a flock of mosquitoes on a bender. If you don't believe it, fix them up with a piece of beefsteak soaked in whiskey, and laugh your sides sore at the antics the drunken warblers cut."

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Evil Eye, Telekinesis and Eyebeams

All those times we read about where one can actually FEEL when someone is looking at us, now apparently proven with equipment.

What if these newly discovered eyebeams can be used as verification of the evil eye which is used to intentionally (or not) transmit sickness or a curse to a victim by a person envious, jealous, or covetous and who wishes their victim misfortune? The evil eye is used by a person seeking to harm you, your children, your livestock, or your fruit trees, etc. simply by looking at them.

Additionally, through eyebeams, we might be able to extend the influence of our mind through psychokinesis, to exert sufficient mental force to move objects or to produce telekinetic effects in the form of movement of objects, however tiny (a grain of salt or air molecules to create wind) or even a large object such as an automobile, building, or bridge.

KeelyNet"Noted psychiatrist and author Colin A. Ross, M.D., today announced his patent application for a system to detect the electromagnetic energy emitted by the human eye.

Dr. Ross has been researching a new science and medicine focused on the human body's electromagnetic field, which will be detailed in an upcoming book, "Human Energy Fields." In his research, Dr. Ross has discovered proof that the eye emits electromagnetic energy that he calls an "eyebeam."

He calls his invention an Electromagnetic Beam Detection System for which he has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. "The experimental proof of the reality of the human eyebeam is crucial in developing the science of human energy fields," said Dr. Ross.

"The existence of the human eyebeam has been dismissed by psychologists, physiologists, physicists and virtually all modern scientists. This represents a big step forward." According to Dr. Ross' application, the electromagnetic beam detection system can be used as a switch and can turn on or off any electrical device. It functions like a clapper light, but uses the electromagnetic energy emitted through the eyes instead of the sound of a hand clapping.

Dr. Ross has sent the link for the U.S. Patent Office application to James Randi ( and is waiting to hear from him about the status of his $1 Million Paranormal Challenge, in which he claims that he can make a tone sound out of a computer using a beam of energy he sends out through his eyes. Dr. Ross' proposed Challenge protocol is available on his web site ( / Dr. Ross' patent application for the EBDS can be viewed at: Click on: Publication Number Search Enter: 20090046246" - Source

My Quest for Practical Gravity Control

Quite simply, Gravity is NOT a pull, Gravity is a PUSH from the zero point energy field into mass.

Think of it as bubbles under water where the water is pressing on the bubble trying to implode it.

wirescreenIn the case of matter, zero point energy pushes into the neutral centers of mass to not only create it but also give it materiality.

We are held to the planet like wind pushing flies against a wirescreen.

As zero point energy flows into the neutral centres of mass, the effect of gravity and weight are produced. We can RESTRICT this flow using technology to reduce and even cancel 'weight'.

I am seeking funding to re-discover how to control the flow of gravity into local mass to produce weight reduction for practical use, based on my own discoveries of gravity and how it works. Make me an offer. - Source

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Got Questions?

KeelyNetI notice one of the gadgets available for Blogger blogs is one called Wish which is listed numerous times in the selection list. At first I put it on here, but don't particularly like it.

Magic 8 Ball is more my style except you only get the limited options on the ball. The I Ching is another option but again, the hexagrams limit the answers. The luck of the draw indeed and the heart of games of chance.

When you use an entire book as a randomized source for finding answers to a question, I think your chances, due to a very wide selection of options, are much better to get something useful...yes, I am a hybrid...about 3/4 science and 1/4 weird, if not more.

The use of a book to 'divine' the future or answer a question is called Bibliomancy and in the past, the Bible was the most used book for this purpose. I found a bit about this;

Bibliomancy, or divination by the Bible, had become so common in the fifth century, that several councils were obliged expressly to forbid it as injurious to religion, and savouring of idolatry.

This kind of divination was named Sortes Sanctorum, or Sortes Sacra, Lots of the Saints, or Sacred Lots; and consisted in suddenly opening, or dipping into the Bible, and regarding the passage that first presented itself to the eye, as predicting the future lot of the inquirer.

The Sortes Sanctorum had succeeded the Sortes Homericae, and Sortes Virgilianae of the Pagans; among whom, it was customary to take the work of some famous poet, as Homer or Virgil, and write out different verses on separate scrolls, and afterwards draw one of them; or else, opening the book suddenly consider the first verse that presented itself, as a prognostication of future events.

Even the vagrant fortune-tellers, like some of the gypsies of our own times, adopted this method of imposing upon the credulity of the ignorant...

The nations of the East retain the practice to the present was found necessary to ordain in the council of Vannes, held A.D. 465, 'that whoever of the clergy or laity should be detected in the practice of this art, should be cast out of the communion of the church.'

War changes Weather

KeelyNetThere have been questions about the claims and effectiveness of 'hail cannon' which use focused explosions to disrupt clouds before hail has formed. This is to protect crops from the damage done from hailstorms.

So, I happened across a review of an old book published in Silesia, with the name of 'Aphorisms, respecting the Influence of War on the Atmosphere, Weather and Fertility on the Earth' which records the authors' observations regarding said effects.

If a cubic foot of gunpowder, when it explodes, exercise a force equal to twenty-nine millions of pounds, it by these means produces a great change in the elasticity of the air; the whole mass of the atmosphere within a large circumference is violently torn, and billows of air are produced, which roll themselves upwards and agitate the vapours contained in them.

It cannot therefore be denied, that the discharging of firearms and cannon during battles and sieges, and even at great military troop reviews, must have an influence on the atmosphere and on the state of the clouds and weather. The author quotes instances, in the time of the Seven Years War, of clouds and vapours being dispersed by the explosions of the cannon, and asserts that during his travels through the Tyrol, he saw on several occasions, to use his own expression, the clouds 'shot dead.'

He observed in the neighborhood of Leignitz, while the regiment of Wartensleben were going through their exercise, that the clouds were broken by the explosions, and that the murmuring of the wind and the agitation of the leaves of the trees and small feathers suspended from any body, were sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker, according as the troops fired by battalions or companies.

The barometer rose and fell at each explosion, and water in a vessel at a distance of five hundred paces was violently agitated. There have been instances of the noise by heavy cannonades being heard at the distance of more than forty miles.

It is natural to suppose, too, that the thunder of cannon must penetrate even into the interior parts of the earth, and to the bottom of the sea; and Dutch fishermen have, accordingly, remarked that every great naval engagement had the effect of frightening the fish far away from the scene of action, near which none are to be met with for a long time after.

Additionally, the quantity of gunpowder fired in time of war may have a sensible effect on the fertility of gardens and fields.

I Shoot Power! (Reverse Speech)

Just a word on why I chose the photo at the top of Odd Factoids. It is from our ZapDallas show that Chuck Henderson and Ron Barker did with me in 1988. It involved a 2.3 million volt Tesla coil and the picture is me 'shooting' sparks from thimbles with soldered nails to keep from burning my fingertips.

I had met David Oates, founder of Reverse Speech and found out he lived about 6 blocks from my house in Dallas so we hung out. KeelyNetHis house had faulty wiring so the lights would dim when he had too many things plugged in, much like the hilarious Lisa Douglas character on the TV comedy 'Green Acres' overloading the generator. We talked of software that would allow people to do speech reversals and the possibility of applying it to EVP (electro-voice phenomena, ergo, talking with the dead).

Now I see David has a killer program for $79.95 that does what the little reversible, adjustable speed tape recorder does, but on the computer.

At the time, I took his novice course with about 20 other folks who paid $1,000 for the course. Since reverse speech HIDES NOTHING, David passed around a tape recorder and asked each of us to state our name, why we were here and what we wanted from this course...he warned us if we had anything we didn't want known, to skip this process. But everyone recorded the information which David played in reverse at slower speeds.

It seems spontaneous speech contains reversals which show up when the speaker hesitates, stutters or stumbles with words. One girl in our class was a bit butch and I suspected she had some sugar in her tank. When David played her statements back in reverse, the tape clearly said, 'I love women!'. We all turned to look at her and she was mortified with a very red face...but Dallas is pretty urbane so it meant nothing to any of us.

When it came time for David to play my statements, again, very clearly, in reverse I said 'I shoot power!'...which David translated as meaning I spread information, which I have always done before the KeelyNet BBS by networking with friends, then with the BBS, now on the Internet. So, I figure this photo is a good representation of shooting power/information. Tada!

Kaleidoscope as a novel Random Number Generator

KeelyNetSupposing a kaleidoscope contains just twenty small pieces of glass and that you make ten changes every minute, it will take the inconceivable space of 462,880,899,576 years and 360 days to go through the immense variety of changes it is capable of producing; amounting to an eternity. Or, if you take only twelve small pieces, and make ten changes every minute, it will then require 33,264 days, or 91 years and 49 days, to exhaust its variations.

Floating a Plane on PingPong balls

Speaking of ping-pong balls, they appear to be incredibly strong and buoyant as in this little tidbit;


Odd Tide Theory

KeelyNetAnother peculiar idea that might have merit, so how can we put something like this into practical use on a smaller scale?

It reminds me of the 'butterfly effect' claimed by David Hamel where he says off balance magnets will continually try to find equilibrium and in the process move forever.

Mr. W. Martin, the inventor of a supposed perpetual motion machine, has proposed the following ingenious hypothesis, respecting the cause of the ebbing and flowing of the tide. When a boy, he says, he used to amuse himself by blowing up a pea upon the end of a tobacco-pipe; and he observed, that while the pea performed its revolutions around the end of the pipe, it also oscillated, in some degree, like a small pendulum. KeelyNetHe concludes that this circumstance will sufficiently account for the ebbing and flowing of the tide in the following manner: As the earth goes round once in twenty-four hours, and makes four vibrations in that time, floating upon the atmospheric air similiar to the pea upon the end of the tobacco-pipe, and being influenced by the north and south poles, cannot find a resting-place, it is thereby made to vibrate like a pendulum, which causes the tides to flow at regular periods. Were there no moon, says Mr. Martin, the tides would still continue regularly to ebb and flow, only with this difference, that there would be no spring tides.

Remedy for too much Anesthesia

Incredible what miracles common sense can produce, check this out;

You never hear of a man dying in France while under the influence of chloroform. Several years ago a patient in a Paris hospital was undergoing an operation, when the chloroform seemed to be having too great an influence over his heart. An old nurse from the country who was present raised his feet and lowered his head. In a few seconds the pulsation became normal, and this simple remedy or precaution has been adopted in hundreds of cases since, and always with success.

Minimal Heat, small bites as the Secret of Health in China?

I've always thought it wasn't natural for us to eat hot foods since we originated by eating warm or cold food sources. I think excess heat can add to the possibility of throat, stomach, colon, prostate cancer and other digestive ailments.

In my opinion cancer is caused by long term inflammation and excessive stimulation like the hard pressing and squeezing for mammograms. Just eat your food warm. Hmm, does the opposite apply? That we shouldn't also eat COLD foods? Nahhh...its the inflammation and burning that creates the problems. So here is the quote from my cave archives;

The Chinese live in houses where the supply of air is so limited that no European could endure the vitiated atmosphere; yet they are a very healthy nation. This is due probably to the fact that their food is invariably simple and clean and thoroughly well cooked. Meat, potatoes, and rice are all boiled together. When cooked the mixture is put into small bowls, and as it is eaten with tiny chopsticks, it is impossible to try the mouth or stomach by scalding them with a quantity of very hot food. Moreover, they rarely drink water if they can get tea, either hot or cold.

Doctor's Bills in China

A tidbit from an old book that would make for a great healthcare system for any country! No honey, no money...

Odd FactoidsWe Occidentals only pay our doctors when we are sick, and sometimes not even then. The Celestial method, as shown by the example of the Emperor of China, is to pay the doctor only when one is well.

As soon as the Emperor is sick it is notification to his physicians that their salary is cut off till he is perfectly well again. The passionate zeal with which the regulars go to work to get his majesty back where their salaries will begin again is said to be something astounding. The result is tha the Emperor is about the healthiest man standing on this planet, and his physicians seldom lose a day's salary.

The Flapping of a Fly's Wing

Odd FactoidsNow you might ask, who gives a flip about such a seemingly trivial thing...

Well, its because skeeters are supposedly sensitive to an ultrasonic frequency around 22,000 cycles per second (22khz) or maybe a bit more. And the reason it is supposed to work is because their wings beat at that frequency.

Notice that this is ONLY for female mosquitos who are the only ones who suck...yeah, thats it...suck.

Check this out;

The slow flapping of a butterfly's wing produces no sound, but when the movements are rapid a noise is produced, which increases in shirllness with the number of vibrations.

KeelyNetThus the house fly, which produces the sound F, vibrates its wings 21,120 times a minute, or 335 times a second; and the bee, which makes a sound of A, as many as 26,400 times, or 440 times in a second. On the contrary, a tired bee hums on E, and therefore, according to theory, vibrates its wings only 330 times a second.

Now what happens if we play around with frequencies to get some reaction from these insects?

There is more that I discovered years ago, but I ain't telling cause it might be COMMERCIAL...and I need the money to fund my lab!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Welcome to Odd Factoids!

Not really ready to start as I have to familiarize myself with Blogger, but looks easy enough.

The purpose of this blog is just for fun and a bit of edification if you like odd, bizarre, curious and interesting factoids that have been lost in history. I love that kind of stuff as there is no telling what you'll find by perusing old books and documents.

So that is what I intend to post here...things that you might find of interest or not...if not, then skip to the next one.

We'll see how much time I have to expend on responding to comments or questions but I'll try it.

I'll gather a few oddities and post them in the next day or so. Thanks for checking into my blog and feel free to return for new posts.