Right is really OK


I think it is only appropriate, on this my first posting, to point out something that is literally ingrained in all of us but that does actually require stating… apparently.

When you walk into a large room or space you are naturally going to turn to your right. It is thought that 90% of the worlds’ population is right handed. 66% of the countries in the world drive on the right side of the road. The left side of the brain is geared to logic, facts, and math, the right side of the brain, is about feeling, imagination, it’s impetuous, the right side would light up an MRI during sex. Not to say that the left side is less important but I would pick the right side if I could only use one.

Look the point is STAY TO THE RIGHT ! If you are walking down the side walk or through the super market…STAY TO THE RIGHT ! In life, maybe not in England, just please for the love of God, just stay to the right. It works in life, business, driving; use it when ever you get a chance. If your a guy and straight, there is an exception in piercings, look it up, but other wise it’s a good rule.Image


Yeti discovered in Costa Rica

A Yeti species discovered in Costa Rica and what is the response ?, “Pura Vida !”

Are those Ticos sitting on the find of an actual Bigfoot ? Finally an answer to the mystical beast’s legend ! Sorry folks, this is a new species of Yeti crab. It was discovered about 50 miles off the Guanacaste coast. As a tip of the hat to the Ticos; it was named Kiawa Puravida. “Pura Vida!”, if you don’t know, is a wonderful Costa Rican sentiment; even though it may have lost some if its’ special charm over the years by it’s over use. You’ll find “Pura Vida” everywhere from conversation to the back of booty shorts, t-shirts, mugs, towels and Costa Rica tourism campaigns. “Pura vida” or “pure life” is used in a in a, (me)“Hey how you doin?”,(you) “Pura  Vida” kind of way. It’s all good. And apparently it’s all good for the Kiawa Puravida Yeti Crab who lives in a very unique environment and eats in a very unique way.

Scientists from the University of South Carolina and New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research worked with Andrew Thurber from Oregon State University to complete the study of this clever crab who has finally found a way to get the proverbial “Free Meal”. These crabs live at depths of 1,000 meters and what  they to do for their free meal is to wave their claws over ocean vents called Seeps, this nourishes the bacteria that grows on its’ front claws with the hydrogen sulfide and methane that is emitted from the Seeps. A little bit of funny crab dancing to wave the bacteria around and you have a tasty treat that these guys scrape off with a special appendage right into their mouths’.

First spotted in 2006, two expeditions followed one in 2009 and one in 2010 to collect specimens to further study. “We spent a total of about 15 days in Costa Rica,” says Thurber, “The second time we went we were able to work with Costa Rican scientists and we had a great time”; thus the “Pura Vida”, Ticos are pretty fun and laid back. The Kawia Puravida is only the second species of Yeti to be discovered; the first found in 2005 west of Easter Island. Thurber believes there is a strong possibility that other species of Yeti crab are out there.