Health & Spirit

Heart of the Matter

Scott LaFee on

Sum Body

The ingredients of a healthy mammalian tear include (aside from sadness):

1. Water

2. Mucin

3. Lipids

4. Lysozyme

5. Lactoferrin

6. Lipocalin

7. Lacritin

8. Immunoglobulins

9. Glucose

10. Urea

11. Sodium

12. Potassium

Interestingly, the chemical composition of a tear can differ based on type. Emotional tears differ from tears produced as a reaction to eye irritation.

Curtain Calls

Martin the Elder, the King of Aragon, reportedly died in 1410 from a combined bout of indigestion and uncontrolled laughter, also known as "fatal hilarity," but more likely cardiac arrest or asphyxiation.

Copyright 2017 Creators Syndicate Inc.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Social Connections


Clay Bennett Ken Catalino Wizard of Id Ginger Meggs Dog Eat Doug Peanuts