Thursday, September 20, 2012

salt and water

two things you've probably never heard of:

1. dowsing for a grave site
2. putting salt on watermelon

and yet, somehow, i'm the strange one out here.
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below are two excerpts to consider.

"Dowsing is a type of divination employed in attempts to locate ground water, buried metals or ores, gemstones, oil, gravesites,[1] and many other objects and materials, as well as so-called currents of earth radiation (Ley lines), without the use of scientific apparatus. Dowsing is also known as divining (especially in reference to interpretation of results), [2] doodlebugging[3] (particularly in the United States, in searching for petroleum[4]) or (when searching specifically for water) water finding, water witching or water dowsing.[5] There is no accepted scientific rationale behind dowsing, and there is no scientific evidence that it is ffective."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowsing

"The first time that I had a slice of watermelon with salt on it, I was skeptical. At the time, an acquaintance of mine insisted that it would make the watermelon sweeter, better. I gave it a try and I was an instant convert to salting my melon. I’ll eat watermelon (and other melons) without that pinch of salt, of course, but my friend was right: watermelon is better with salt."
http://bakingbites.com/2011/08/does-salt-make-watermelon-sweeter/
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i say, regarding the dowsing, a lot of people here swear by it ... ranchers dowsing waterlines ... i have heard one oldtimer claim his grandson can dowse grave sites ... supposedly, the d.o.t. uses it too ... i will let you know when i experience it first hand ... same with salting watermelon.