Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Snap, Crackle, Pop!

Do you shoot off fireworks on the Fourth of July? I love watching them! The different colors and patterns they make as they explode in mid air with beautiful patterns and colors. It's exciting to see and hear!  
Snap, Crackle, Pop!
While sitting on the side of the bed this holiday morning and trying to wake up so I can get out side for a walk before breakfast, I hear the sound of fireworks coming from my body. I start to move, get up and walk across the floor and my bones and joints start to make noises. 
Snap, Crackle, Pop
 A short time later, I'm halfway into my four mile walk and I hear the sounds that are all around me. Birds chirping and snapping out to each other. Squirrels running in the trees as I pass, making noises as they scurry away. The popping sound as my feet hit the ground, step after step.
Snap, Crackle, Pop
FYI...Why do we snap, crackle & pop?
Hard to believe it’s gas making that sound. No, not that kind of gas. Scientists explain that synovial fluid is present in our joints to aid in lubrication. Inside this fluid, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen build up. When we separate these joints, the gas is rapidly released, making a noise. Another reason? When a joint moves, the tendons move slightly out of place (particularly in our ankles and knees). That common pop you hear when you get up is the sound of the tendon snapping back into place. By the way, you won’t be able to pop that same joint again until the gas has had a chance to build up once more.
Source: Library of Congress

The only sound I hear right now is the sounds coming from my breakfast..Snap, Crackle, Pop!.
"Happy Forth of July!"


  1. AnonymousJuly 04, 2012

    your so funny ! happy 4 of July ! don't pop to much . HAHAHA !

  2. I know what you mean. Some days everything inside of me "Snaps, Crackles, and Pops"...It seems I have a permanent fireworks inside I love your cute blog on this subject.

  3. Thanks for providing a Fourth of July kind of smile for my day!


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