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  • @dizzy What sketchers do you wear? I wear gowalk 3s (def an improvement on the 2s)

    I figured I’d just try it, I’d get out of bed and go hobbling down the garden to do Frank, so bloody painful!

  • How does the barefoot thing work please?

    @dizzy I go barefoot… I can only say what I found obviously but essentially giving your foot the chance to work correctly and not have a rigid sole which forces it to roll off the ground faster than it ought to and toe space so they have room for movement- I have wide feet anyway but my Merrels have a big ‘toe box’ so although they look like normal shoes there is more space for feet to spread and no drop from heel to toe so your foot is level and for many thin soles so you get some propioception. Then it is a case of ‘training’ the bits that should be doing jobs to get back to them.

    I do have fairly ok foot comfort-wise but was struggling terribly mostly with plantar fascitis despite not actually spending that long on my feet-…[Read more]

  • I take 25 mcg a day and am now testing in the normal range. I’ve never felt any different (I have deficiencys in about everything it’s possible to be deficient in plus a disease that means this is unlikely to ever change) but after a few months my nails started to feel stronger.
    I could be wrong but at 25mcgs I don’t think it’s possible to over dose on vit D

  • I’m no scientist and I can’t take in many of the facts and figures about things like this. What I do know is that, as a kid, when people talked about the enormity if the universe I used to thing in terms of equating the size of the earth to a pin head and the relative “size” of the universe being the size of a house!
    Obviously, as I’ve got older, I’ve come to appreciate that this is a totally ridiculous comparison and, if the truth were known, it must be nigh on impossible to relate in any way the size of the earth to the size of the universe – if you know what I mean ;o|
    My own feeling is, in simple terms, that the universe(not just the “seeable” universe) is so unimaginably huge that the chances of there NOT being somebody else out there must be pretty slim. It’s just that they…[Read more]

  • em replied to the topic How to get rid of Norovirus in the forum Health 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    This was me on Christmas Day in the afternoon too 🙁
    though I don’t think it was Noro this time, as by 10pm in Boxing Day I felt wiped out but ok ish.

    It’s miserable 🙁 keep chugging the liquid and when you are up to it, BRAT diet to recover. Hope you’re over the worst by now.

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  • @sar Good advice. Years ago I used to have a job surveying sewers. Standard practice was to drop the meter down the manhole on a length of rope prior to entry.

    Very rare to see a toxic or explosive environment, but low oxygen was very common. Manholes, step irons and fixed ladders rust, and the oxgen needed in that process comes out of the air in the shaft and doesn’t get replaced.

    On a few occasions the oxygen level was so low as to have rendered you unconscious before you had a chance to get back out.

  • There are numerous signs all around London that there’s more than just fat bergs and trains under the pavements

    How Land Registry data reveals London’s secret tunnels

  • Actual champagne method inverts the bottle to allow the sediment at the cork end and the neck is frozen hard before the bottle is reverted. The top is popped to drive out the ice plug containing all the sediment before being recorked. No idea if you can recreate this at home.

  • em replied to the topic Wisdom Teeth Removal in the forum Health 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Do NOT take additional paracetamol with co-codamol!
    Co-codamol already contains paracetamol.

    I had 2 other teeth removed recently. The salt water rinses are vile, I can still taste it as I had to restart them after one of extraction sites became a bit ouzy.

    I was lucky in the fact that I managed to get by with minimal painkillers but do not expect to feel great for a couple of days. It will take weeks for the bruising/tenderness to subside.

    All the best with the healing process.