Halloween Ideas

Halloween Ideas

Here are some scary Halloween ideas for you, hope you would enjoy them!

You can carve some truly beautiful and artistic pumpkins freehand, but if you want to create really detailed carvings you'll want to use a pumpkin carving pattern. If you've never carved a pumpkin this way before you may be a bit intimidated, but don't worry, its easier than you think and you'll love the results. You can find all kinds of stencil booklets at retailers during the Halloween season. Old tree trunks or cut sections of thick limbs make great stands for your Jack O' Lanterns.

Add some spider web to your party decorations and haunt, you can find it at most stores selling Halloween products. Just attach to something and pull it out all over!

Use apples for taper candle holders. Choose small, round apples that will sit stable on a flat surface and remove the stems. Cut a small round hole in the top of each apple - deep and wide enough to securely hold a taper candle. Make sure the apples are shaped so that they have a flat bottom, so they won't tip over.

Videotape your Halloween memories! Interview some of your trick-or-treaters, your yard haunt, carved jack-o-lanterns. You'll be glad you did when you sit down to watch it later!

Having a party for little ghouls? Let them make their instruments out of oat meal cans, tin cans, add a inexpensive plastic flute, noise makers, kazoos and start a musical Halloween parade through your neighborhood! The kids love it and the neighbors will, too!

Make a scarecrow for your front porch or yard to great your trick or treaters. Surround it with a scary or autumn scene to really make it stand out! Stuff jeans and an old shirt with newspaper, use a stuffed mask or plastic pumpkin for the head. Add some straw for effect. If you want to go more horror themed, use one of the many latex scarecrow masks that can be found. There are some very creepy ones that would look great with this set-up!

Use a plastic cauldron partially filled with hot water, then add some dry ice and a glow stick to create an eerie centerpiece for your table. Be careful handling the dry ice! It can burn skin very easily.

Ricin, Ricin Poison - All You Wnated To Know About It

Ricin, Ricin Poison - All You Wnated To Know About It

Ricin is a protein toxin that is extracted from the castor bean (Ricinus communis). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has given a possible minimum figure for the lethal dose of ricin in humans if exposure is from injection or inhalation which is of 500 micrograms (about the size of a grain of salt).

Some researchers have speculated about using ricins in the treatment of cancer, as a so-called "magic bullet" to destroy targeted cells: Ricin could be linked to a monoclonal antibody to target malignant cells recognized by the antibody. The major problem with ricin is that its native internalization sequences are distributed throughout the protein. If any of these native internalization sequences are present in a therapeutic, then the drug will be internalized by, and kill, untargeted epithelial cells as well as targeted cancer cells.

Some researchers hope that modifying ricin will sufficiently lessen the likelihood that the ricin component of these immunotoxins will cause the wrong cells to internalize it, while still retaining its cell-killing activity when it is internalized by the targeted cells. Generally, however, ricin has been superseded for medical purposes by more practical fragments of bacterial toxins, such as diphtheria toxin, which is used in denileukin diftitox, an FDA-approved treatment for leukemia and lymphoma. No approved therapeutics contain ricin.

A promising approach is also to use the non-toxic B subunit as a vehicle for delivering antigens into cells thus greatly increasing their immunogenicity. Use of ricin as an adjuvant has potential implications for developing mucosal vaccines.

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Who Do You Think Won The VP Debate?

Who Do You Think Won The VP Debate?

Tonight was the night of Democratic Vice President candidate Joe Biden and Republican Vice-President candidate Sarah Palin, today was the night of the VP debate. Although it was a very close debate, they both did well in their own right.

Sarah Palin, who attacked the Democratic presidential ticket on issues of taxes and partisanship, holding her own against her senior vice-presidential rival, Joe Biden, diligently avoiding any direct attacks on his opponent, kept his focus trained on the top of the ticket, charging again and again about the fact that Palin’s partner, John McCain, wants to give tax breaks to the rich and deregulate the economy.

When Sarah Palin was asked about the economy, she suggested talking to a parent at a soccer game. “I’ll betcha you’re going to hear some fear in that parent’s voice,” she said. Asked who was to blame for the subprime lending crisis, she said, “Darn right it was the predator lenders.”

Biden delivered quite a critique of McCain’s economic agenda. He noted that as the economic crisis was spilling over, McCain called the economy fundamentally strong, only to call it a crisis later that same day. He said “It does point out he’s out of touch,”.

The pair of Sarah Palin and Sen. Biden disagreed on almost everything. When Palin charged that Barack Obama would raise taxes, Biden replied that only those earning over $250,000 would pay more. “Where I come from it’s called fairness. Simple fairness,” he said.

On foreign policy, the two vice-presidential candidates differed sharply. Biden said Obama favored a timetable for withdrawing American troops, as has President Bush. McCain, he added, is “the only odd man out here, the only man left out.”

Palin was sharp in her response. “Your plan is a white flag of surrender,” she said, adding that “it goes beyond naivete” to suggest otherwise.” She added: “The central war on terror is in Iraq.”

Both Palin and Biden answered the questions in true Politically correct form but overall, Biden was more consistent with answering most of the questions in a confident and straightforward manner and he was able to give a clear plan for what he and Obama plan to do if they win and become the President and Vice-President. We are still waiting on that plan from Palin.

So who do you think had won the VP debate?