Coffee. It is the way the majority of adults I know get their days started and how they can function when they drag themselves out of bed in the early morning. I absolutely love coffee but I also know that, at the end of the day, it is the caffeine my body really craves (and is addicted to!). I generally start my day with a 20 oz cup of coffee (591 ml) and if I don’t have it I can expect a headache by noon.
When my friends over at Bomb Energy Drink asked me to come up with a fun way to try Bomb out for my blog I knew I had to come up with something special. After thinking about it, I decided that it’d be fun to get my morning caffeine jolt from a can of Bomb Energy Drink instead of a large coffee for a month and see the results – for science! Before I get into the results, I feel I should mention two things:
First of all, this was not the first time I have replaced my coffee with a different caffeine source. Often, when I know I have to wake up super early or will be in a rush to get somewhere I will pick up a bottle of soda or a can of energy drink to get my morning caffeine fix. But a whole month without coffee in the morning? I had never done that before!
Second, the question I got asked most by my friends was if I was still drinking coffee in that month and my answer was an emphatic, yes. My condition for the test was merely to replace my morning coffee with Bomb Energy Drink, it wasn’t a ban on coffee for a month outright! (Did I mention how I love coffee?)
Now, on to what I learned: Read more…
According to the description of the video bleow – uploaded to YouTube by the woman in the video – she was born deaf and 8 weeks before the upload date of September 26, 2011 she received an Esteem hearing implant made by Envoy Medical.
The video I attached below and am describing is of them turning it on and the lady – sloanchurman on YouTube – hearing herself for the first time 🙂
There are some discrepancies in the video such as her claim to be 29 years old and her YouTube profile says she is 31. As well, she claims to be deaf from birth but in general I have found that people who are deaf from birth don’t speak like people with proper hearing. Something to do with them never hearing their own voices and knowing how to modulate and tone it properly. However, this woman sounds pretty normal when she speaks in the video. At the same time, I don’t know anything about her condition (is legally deaf different from “really deaf”?) so I am not going to judge.
Either way, this video is freaking cool. I hope it put a smile on your face like it did mine.