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Gray MatterGray matter refers to certain parts of the human anatomy. It’s present in the brain, brain stem and cerebellum, and throughout the spinal cord.

A walnut when cracked open, looks a lot like the top view of a human brain. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help support brain functions.

Below are the latest 10 posts featuring ideas that have leaked from my own gray matter at one time or another.


A Young Woman and Her Virginity in the Philippines

RT Cunningham | August 14, 2020 (UTC) | Culture

There's a good reason for the age of consent being as low as it is in the Philippines. A young girl can easily become a young woman before becoming a teenager.

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Marriage and the Age of Consent in the Philippines

RT Cunningham | August 14, 2020 (UTC) | Culture

I read everything I could find about marriage ages in the Philippines. I now believe "The Family Code of the Philippines" causes more problems than it solves.

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Find Beautiful Women for Marriage in the Philippines

RT Cunningham | August 13, 2020 (UTC) | Culture

There's a sign on one of the main roads leading into the city of Olongapo in the Philippines. It reads (and you can look at the larger image to verify what I'm saying) "Home of the most beautiful women in the world". Filipino women, obviously. That welcome arch is one of the landmarks I never noticed. I'm sure I passed it more than once.

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Public Urination is a Common Occurrence

RT Cunningham | August 13, 2020 (UTC) | Culture

Public urination is offensive to some people. Of course, it depends on the area and the customs of the people in that area. You can see public urination happening often outside urban areas. Not so much in urban public places.

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Do You Experience Problems With Frequent Urination?

RT Cunningham | August 13, 2020 (UTC) | Health

Sometimes there are serious medical reasons that can cause problems with frequent urination, but not always. Sometimes it's all about what you're doing or not doing regularly.

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English Honorific Titles and Odd Usage

RT Cunningham | August 12, 2020 (UTC) | Culture

Most people in America are familiar with English honorific titles (also called name prefixes) like Mr., Mrs. and Ms. Most are also familiar with "sir" and "ma'am" when addressing a person of higher authority.

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A Dingleberry Can Mean One of Two Things

RT Cunningham | August 12, 2020 (UTC) | Culture, Food and Drink

The real meaning of dingleberry is vaccinium erythrocarpum, a specific cranberry species. It's also commonly known as the mountain blueberry, the southern mountain cranberry, the bearberry and the arando.

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Yandex Network IP Address Ranges in Russia and Elsewhere

RT Cunningham | August 11, 2020 (UTC) | Web Development

Yandex is the largest search engine in the Russian Federation. The last time I checked, it had a 60 percent market share in that country. It has other services as well, including free e-mail.

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Baidu Network IP Address Ranges in China and Elsewhere

RT Cunningham | August 11, 2020 (UTC) | Web Development

Baidu is the largest search engine in China. I have no clue what the market share is and there's no way to find out. I'm not aware of any other services this search engine has to offer.

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Landmarks of Olongapo and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone

RT Cunningham | August 10, 2020 (UTC) | Locations

As far as I know, there are no natural landmarks in either Olongapo or at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in the Philippines. There are plenty of artificial landmarks, although I probably can't mention them all. I'm not an expert on everything that can be considered a landmark.

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