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Things That Are Germy~That You Should Be Cleaning

Kitchen Sponges and Dish Towels 

Yes, it’s true, the germiest room in your home is likely your kitchen. And it gets even worse—studies have shown that your dish sponge is the germiest, most bacteria-filled item in your home. It’s a breeding ground for bacteria like salmonella and E. coli. However, since microwaving sponges has proven ineffective at disinfecting sponges, the safest bet is to simply replace your sponge every week. And if your sponge hangs out in a holder all day long, don’t forget to disinfect that, too. 

When it comes to disinfecting, dish towels are better than sponges, because they can be sanitized frequently using bleach or the sanitizing cycle on your washing machine. To keep germs in check, swap out cloth kitchen towels for a fresh set every other day. 

Toothbrush Holder

After the kitchen, the second most germ-ridden room in your home is easily the bathroom, and surprisingly, the toothbrush holder is proven to be one of the germiest items. All types of microorganisms can be found on this container (we’re talking strep, listeria, and E. coli) that are easily transferred from your toothbrush to the holder. If you have a holder that is dishwasher-safe, clean it once a week on the sanitizing cycle. If your toothbrush holder isn’t designed to survive the dishwasher, give it a thorough hand wash with soap and hot water. It’s also a good practice to wipe down your toothbrush holder once a week with a disinfecting wipe. If you’re wondering about that toothbrush of yours, you need to replace it every three to four months, even sooner if you’ve been sick.

Pet Bowls

If you’re washing your pet’s feeding bowl just once a week, that’s six days too late according to experts. Dogs and cats have lots of unsanitary habits, and their water and feeding bowls are a breeding ground for uninvited and unwanted microorganisms. Just as you eat your daily meals off of a clean dish and drink from a clean cup, so should your furry friend. That’s right, food and water bowls should be thoroughly washed and sanitized (not just rinsed with water), every single day. You can either sanitize these items in the dishwasher, or wash them by hand with hot sudsy water. Once a week, these items should also be soaked for 10-15 minutes in a mixture of water and bleach (a gallon of water to each capful of bleach), then air-dried.

Kitchen Sink

Remember all those nasty germs and microbes lurking on your kitchen dish sponge? Well, chances are they’re living in your sink as well. All of the germs from raw meat and other foods pass through this neglected area of your kitchen. Put this area on your radar and create a regular routine of washing and disinfecting the bottom and sides of the sink once or twice a week.

At least once a month you should also clean your kitchen sink drain and disposal by creating a solution of one quart of water to one teaspoon of bleach and pouring it down the drain.

Bathroom Faucet Handle

You know those touch-less, motion-activated bathroom faucets that have popped up in bathrooms across the country? They’re actually not a bad idea if you want to avoid picking up unwanted germs and bacteria from the faucet. When you think about it, it’s no surprise your bathroom faucet is dirty: you go to the bathroom, and now your hands are dirty. You turn on the faucet with dirty hands, and once you’re done washing, you turn off the faucet with clean hands. See the conundrum here?

Your best bet is to invest in a motion-activated faucet, but if your faucet is “old school” you need to clean it, and often. To keep the bacteria at bay, disinfect your faucet with a spray or wipes every single day. Try keeping a pack of wipes right in your bathroom cabinet to make this daily chore even easier.  

Remotes and Electronics 

Because we touch them so often, remotes and electronics are covered in germs and bacteria. It’s a good practice to sanitize and disinfect these items with wipes (be sure to wring the liquid out first so you don’t damage the electronics) on a weekly basis. Cover your bases by wiping down remote controls, computer keyboards, video game controllers, touchscreen surfaces, computer mouses, smartphone covers, and tablet cases, using specialty wipes for electronics if necessary.

Handles, Light Switches, and Doorknobs 

It’s easy to neglect these small surfaces when conducting your routine
household cleaning, but they’re the perfect spot for germs to get passed around your household as each person opens the door or turns on the light. Use disinfecting wipes to clean and sanitize these areas weekly. We all slip up sometimes, but the best way to keep you and your family from falling prey to germs is to have a thorough cleaning routine and stick to it.

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Useless Facts

~The King of Hearts is the only king in a deck of cards without a mustache

There are four kings in every deck of cards. And while they all look similar, the king of hearts is the only royal fellow who doesn’t have a mustache. According to The Guardian, the “suicide king” (so-called because he looks like he’s stabbing himself in the head with a sword), wasn’t always bare-faced. He mistakenly lost his facial hair in a redesign.

Slide 2 of 51: There are four kings in every deck of cards. And while they all look similar, the king of hearts is the only royal fellow who doesn’t have a mustache. According to The Guardian, the “suicide king” (so-called because he looks like he’s stabbing himself in the head with a sword), wasn’t always bare-faced. He mistakenly lost his facial hair in a redesign. And for more hilarious bloopers, check out the 25 Funniest Newspaper Headlines of All Time.

~Dreamt is the only word in the English language that ends with “mt”

The English language is full of idiosyncrasies, and the word dreamt is one of them. According to Oxford Dictionaries, “dreamt” (and its variations, such as “undreamt”) is the only word in the English language that ends with the letters “mt.”

Slide 3 of 51: The English language is full of idiosyncrasies, and the word dreamt is one of them. According to Oxford Dictionaries, “dreamt” (and its variations, such as “undreamt”) is the only word in the English language that ends with the letters “mt.” And for more facts about words, check out The Shocking Backstories for Common Words You Use All the Time.

~The opposite sides of a dice cube will always add up to seven

While the lowest number on a dice is one and the highest is six, those numbers—and the ones in between—will always equal seven when added to the number on the opposite side of the dice. If you take a look, you’ll see that one and six are on opposite sides of the cube (1+6=7), as are two and five (2+5=7), and three and four (3+4=7).

Slide 4 of 51: While the lowest number on a dice is one and the highest is six, those numbers—and the ones in between—will always equal seven when added to the number on the opposite side of the dice. If you take a look, you’ll see that one and six are on opposite sides of the cube (1+6=7), as are two and five (2+5=7), and three and four (3+4=7).

~Those metal studs on your jeans have a name and a purpose

The next time you’re wearing a pair of jeans, take a look at the pockets. Do you see those little metal studs at the corners? They’re not just there to add some extra pizzazz to your pants, they actually have a purpose. Rivets, as they’re called by Levi Strauss, are placed on certain spots to add extra support where the denim is more likely to wear out and rip.

Slide 5 of 51: The next time you’re wearing a pair of jeans, take a look at the pockets. Do you see those little metal studs at the corners? They’re not just there to add some extra pizzazz to your pants, they actually have a purpose. Rivets, as they’re called by Levi Strauss, are placed on certain spots to add extra support where the denim is more likely to wear out and rip.

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Events and History in the month of March

Historical Facts & Events In March

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march : Historical Events

It was initially a unanimous decision to make March the first month of the year. It has been named after Mars, the God of War and the son of Juno and Jupiter. He has been described as a chivalrous and hot-headed deity. He is known for his battle against the giants as well his significant role in the Trojan War.

The month was named after Mars since the weather is as Charles Dickens observed, “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade”.

Events By Days

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15th March

  • Best-selling author Michael Crichton believes, “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know…
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16th March

  • Someone wise once said, “Life is all about sequence of events; although every event is a successor…
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17th March

  • The various dates of a calendar play an important part in our lives. The day our parents got…
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18th March

  • Apart from a few days of national importance, such as the Independence Day or probably the death…
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19th March

  • “History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” – Napoleon…
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20th March

  • Our life comprises of events that are interlinked to incidents which have occurred in the past or…
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21st March

  • In a typical Gregorian calendar of 365 days, there are hardly a few of them which may seem…
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22nd March

  • Certain events in history such as World War I and the Great Depression have made a huge impact on…
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23rd March

  • “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. March 23rd,…
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24th March

  • If you think your life is eventful, then the events that took place on the 24th March are going to…
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25th March

  • Queen Victoria once said, “Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my…
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26th March

  • All these years March 26 came and went by and most of us didn’t realize its significance, but…
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27th March

  • Today, we take a look at the 86th day of the year on the Gregorian Calendar- March 27. According to…
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28th March

  • As they say, ‘history repeats itself’. Therefore, to be in a better disposition we need to keep…
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29th March

  • History for any country or rather individual is basically something that has been printed and hence…
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30th March

  • Every date of the calendar has its own share of iconic episodes and the 30th of March too is a bag…
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31st March

  • March 31 may be of great importance to many people around the world. For some, it would mark the…

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March~ Things You May Not Had Known

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About the Month of March

March is the 3rd month of the year and has 31 days.

Season (Northern Hemisphere): Spring

Holidays

Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Birthday)
Saint Patrick’s Day
Pi Day
Daylight Saving Day
Women’s History Month
National Nutrition Month
American Red Cross Month
Fire Prevention Month

Symbols of March

  • Birthstone: aquamarine and bloodstone
  • Flower: daffodil
  • Zodiac signs: Pisces and Aries

History:

The name March comes from the Roman god of war, Mars. For many years, March, being the start of spring, was also the start of the New Year. Much of Europe used March as the start of the year. Britain used March 25th as the beginning of the New Year until 1752.

March in Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin) – sanyuè
  • Danish – marts
  • French – mars
  • Italian – marzo
  • Latin – Martius
  • Spanish – marzo

Historical Names:

  • Roman: Martius
  • Saxon: Hrethmonath
  • Germanic: Lenz-mond (Springtime month)

Fun Facts about March

  • It is the first month of Spring which begins between March 19-21.
  • In the Southern Hemisphere, March is the same as September in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Each year March and June end on the same day of the week.
  • It is the time of year when animals start to wake up from hibernation.
  • March Madness is a basketball tournament played by the NCAA.
  • Easter is sometimes celebrated in March.

Below are some fun facts about March:

  1. The birthstone for March is the aquamarine.
  2. The zodiac signs for March are Aries (March 21 – April 19) and Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
  3. The birth flower for March is daffodil.
  4. American Red Cross Month
  5. Fire Prevention Month
  6. Women’s History Month
  7. National Reading Day
  8. Saint David’s Day
  9. World Math’s Day – the first Wednesday in March
  10. March 1 is the date the Nebraskans celebrate the admission of their state to the union.
  11. March 2nd is celebrated by Texas as the anniversary of its independence from Mexico.
  12. On March 4, 1681, William Penn was granted Pennsylvania’s royal charter.
  13. March 25th is celebrated by people in Maryland to commemorate the arrival of the first Maryland colonists in 1634.
  14. Purim, a Jewish festival usually occurs in March. It is held on the day corresponding to the 14th day of Adar on the Hebrew calendar.
  15. March 8 – International Women’s Day
  16. March 14 – Pi Day
  17. March 19 – Saint Joseph’s Day
  18. March 22 – World Water Day
  19. March 23 – Pakistan Day
  20. March 26 – Bangladeshi Independence Day

Famous people born in the month of March include Albert Einstein, Vincent Van Gogh, Daniel Craig, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Willis.

March Health Awareness

  • Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Trisomy Awareness Month
  • World Kidney Day (March 14)
  • World Sleep Day (March 15)
  • National School Breakfast Week (March 4–8)
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10)
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 10–16)
  • National Sleep Awareness Week (March 3–10)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 11–17)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (March 17–23)
  • National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 20)
  • World Tuberculosis Day (March 24)
  • American Diabetes Alert Day (March 26)
  • Purple Day for epilepsy awareness (March 26)
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Facts that will make you feel smarter~ MSN News

After all, tons of experts say that maintaining a healthy dose of curiosity about the world around you will help sharpen your mind, make you happier, strengthen your relationships, and even improve your productivity.https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/did-you-know/40-facts-that-will-make-you-feel-instantly-smarter/ss-BBTvcno?ocid=spartanntp&fullscreen=true#image=2

1. There Are More Card Combinations Than There Are Atoms on Earth

Maybe don’t blame your bad luck at the poker table on your gambling abilities; there are more ways to arrange a deck of cards than there are total atoms on the earth!

If a card deck is shuffled properly, there’s a pretty high change that it comes out in an arrangement that has never existed before, because a deck of 52 cards has an astronomical large number of permutations. (Put simply: It’s a 69-digit number that begins with 80.)

2. That Dimple In Your Wine Bottle Serves a Purpose

Also referred to as a “kick-up” or a “punt,” the dimple in the bottom of the wine bottle is a remnant from the past, when the bottles were made of handblown glass. If the glassblower didn’t push the seam of the bottom of the wine bottle up, it would not stand up straight (because there would be a lump).

Also, here’s a handy tip for burgeoning oenophiles: many experts say that if you’re shopping for affordable wines today, a deeper punt means it’s a nicer, tastier bottle of wine. So always be sure to run your hand underneath it before purchasing.

3. Polar Bears Run Faster Than Professional Football Players

Polar bears can run at 25 mph, jump over six feet in the air, and are nearly undetectable by infrared cameras due to transparent fur. (For reference, known that the fastest NFL player in 2018 was a running back who ran just over 22mph.) But don’t let this terrifying set of skills scare you. Polars, unlike most other bears, are not territorial or confrontational—unless provoked.

4. You Can Never Recall a Single Memory All By Itself

When you’re trying to recall a single memory, such as a smell or the look on a person’s face, that memory can’t be recalled in isolation. That was among the findings by a team of neuroscientists at the University College London, who found that when we try to remember one detail (for example, the color of shoes a friend was wearing last week), we bring with it a slew of other details (such as the place where we saw said friend wearing the shoes, their other clothing, et cetera.).

According to the researchers, this is because the brain’s hippocampus packages memories together and stores them, as if in some Amazon warehouse. And when we retrieve one memory, it brings along a whole range of other components. And for more mind-blowing trivia about your mind,

5. Hotter Temperatures Are Turning Mummies into Black Goo

No, this isn’t some kind of ancient curse. Mummies preserved for more 7,000 years in Peru have been turning to black goo thanks to a major increase in humidity.

When Harvard scientists tested why, they discovered it’s because the microbes in the skin activate in high humidity, which is something that the people in ancient Peru never had to worry about, because of the dry desert atmosphere. However, recent changes in climate have brought fog to the region, thereby increasing the moisture in the air, thereby melting mummified human remains

6. Alcohol Makes Your Body Think It’s Being Burned

Ethanol (alcohol) activates the vanilloid receptor-1 (VR1 for short), which is what your body activates at high temperatures (107 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, usually) to let you know that you’re getting burned. Alcohol lowers the temperature at which your VR1 receptors activate, so instead of alerting you when your temperature rises above 107 degrees, it does so when it hits 93 degrees. In other words, your receptors are telling you that your normal body temperature (98.6 degrees) feels like burning. It’s also why open wounds sting when you pour alcohol over them—and it’s why you get a burning in your throat when you pound a particularly potent shot. Break out the chasers,

7. People With Fatal Hypothermia Think They’re Overheating

This “paradoxical undressing” occurs in nearly half of all hypothermal deaths. It hasn’t been fully studied because it would be pretty unethical to do so, but there are two theories at this point:

  1. The nerves in blood vessel walls are paralyzed due to the cold, which leads to vasodilation (where blood flows more freely to the surface of the skin) giving the illusion of warmth.
  2. The vasoconstriction experienced in the first stage of hypothermia actually paralyzes the vasomotor center—which is what controls the sensations of body temperature in the whole body

It gets even weirder after that. Once undressed, the person will attempt to burrow into very small spaces. Finding bodies in states like this is why hypothermia deaths are commonly misconstrued as acts of violence. Yikes.

8. Espresso Isn’t Technically Coffee

We usually think of espresso simply as concentrated coffee, but it’s more complex than that. To officially be “espresso,” the drink must be made in a particular way—produced by pressurizing near-boiling water through finely ground coffee beans packed into cakes. If the drink is made any other way (in a stovetop pot or fancy pour-over method), it’s coffee. Even if it were to taste exactly like a shot of espresso, you can’t call it that unless it’s made through the pressurized method. In other words, espresso isn’t coffee.

9. You Exhale Fat When You Lose It

Breathe in, breathe out. While a few deep breaths don’t burn too many calories, this is how most burned-off fat exits our body. You may have thought it was through sweat, urine, or some other excretion, but the truth is, as we exercise or go about our day, most of the fat (84 percent according to some researchers) is converted into carbon dioxide and leaves our body through our lungs. The remaining 16 percent of the fat is converted to water, which leave through urine or sweat.

10. Bruises Change Color Because They’re Losing Oxygen

A bruise is caused by bleeding under the skin; tiny capillaries (blood vessels) are crushed, which expel blood that’s trapped under the skin. Initially, the bruise will just look red because the blood is still oxygen-rich. Within one to two days, the blood begins to lose its oxygen, turning purple.

Then, after three or more days, bruises will start to turn green, yellow, or grey thanks to compounds called biliverdin and bilirubin that break down the hemoglobin to absorb the “good stuff” (such as iron) for the body to use. The rest of the waste is eventually purged from or absorbed by the body.

11. Women Have Adam’s Apples

The Adam’s Apple is the thyroid cartilage that surrounds the larynx. Contrary to popular belief, both women and men have it. It’s just more prominent in males because the larynx (voice box) is far larger in men (hence the deeper voices).

12. Family Members Share a Smell

The natural smells of any two family members are similar, which is why the average person doesn’t find family members attractive. Research out of the University of Utah even showed that subjects are more averse to family members’ scents than to strangers’ scents. Basically, this is Mother Nature’s way of decreasing genetic mutations caused by inbreeding

13. Archaeologists Have Tracked Lewis and Clark by Their Bodily Waste

Every school kid has heard of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Throughout the early 19th century, the explorers trekked across the U.S. from the East Coast to the Pacific Ocean. But while the explorers kept diligent journals, modern historians and archaeologists had for years struggled to piece together the precise locations their expedition encamped—information that would help future generations understand this historically crucial journey.

Then researchers came upon an idea for tracking their exact movements: analyzing toilet mercury.

As it happens, mercury-laced laxatives were a popular solution for treating constipation during the Lewis and Clark era, and traces of mercury can be detected centuries after they are deposited. So by testing old latrine sites along the route for mercury, researchers could determine which ones were, ahem, patronized by the famous adventurers, and which were the work of later (less laxative-happy) visitors. Altogether, some 600 sites have been connected back to the famed pair.

14. Dry Cleaning Isn’t Technically “Dry”

Your dry-cleaned garments are thrown into a giant front-loading washers with a liquid detergent. Yes, your clothes are completely immersed with a liquid solvent; it’s only called “dry” because there’s no water in it. Dry cleaning was originally discovered by someone who accidentally spilled petroleum all over his clothes—only to find out that it removed stains he couldn’t previously get out! Because petroleum is harmful to the environment with the amount of dry cleaning the world does, new solvents have been created over time.

15. Brain-Eating Monsters Exist

Naegleria fowleri is a free-living excavate form of protist typically found in warm bodies of fresh water. The amoeba in the water is entered through the nose, then travels from the nose to the brain where it destroys the brain tissue, invading the nervous system and consuming the brain. It has only been found in warm freshwater: lakes, rivers, and hot springs. Yeah… We’ll stick to the ocean for swimming.

16. Sound Travels Four Times Faster in Water Than in Air

Sound is a wave of alternating compression and expansion, so the speed of it depends on how fast it bounces back from each compression; the less compressible the medium it’s traveling through, the faster it bounces back. Water is about 800 times more dense than air, so there are way more particles for waves to bounce off. Thus, sound is faster in water.

However, the density has the opposite effect on physical bodies (such as, say, a bullet). Physical matter encounters drag when in the water due to its density, as laid out by the drag equation, in the seminal An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics. It’s been proven that jumping into the water and swimming within three to eight feet of its surface will literally save you from catching a bullet (all those movies and crime shows you see people jumping into the harbor on the run have a scientific basis after all!).

17. Red-Eye in Photos is a Reflection of Your Blood

When the flash of a camera goes off, the eye isn’t prepared for the sudden influx of light, and the pupil doesn’t have time to restrict. You’re likely using flash in dark lighting, so your eyes have dilated to adjust to the dark room. When the flash goes off and the photo is taken, your eyes are still dilated, so the light reflect off of the red blood vessels of the choroid, which is the layer of connective tissue in the back of the eye that nourished the retina.

18. There’s a Meaner Plant than the Venus Flytrap

Carnivorous, bog-dwelling plants called bladderworts can snap their traps shut in less than a millisecond, 100 times faster than a Venus flytrap. They’re rootless floating plants that have a yellow flower at the top and an insect-digesting bladder sac. They range in size from a few inches to a few feet long. And for more mean green.

19. The Tiny Holes on Padlocks Are to Make Sure They Don’t Get Jammed

The tiny holes in padlocks serve a dual purpose: they allow any moisture that builds up inside to escape, and they allow you to add oil to the inner mechanisms to prevent rust and breakdown. Because padlocks are usually used outdoors, allowing the water to run out keeps the locks from rusting, and in colder climates keeps the lock from being literally frozen shut. If you’re ever having issues opening a padlock (with the legitimate key, of course—no break-ins!), stick some WD40 into the tiny holes and you should be able to open it without a problem.

20. Stars Are Made of Matter

You might imagine that a star—a giant ball of light and heat—contains zero matter and is made up entirely of energy. Almost! Stars don’t contain matter—gas, liquid, or solid—as we know it. Instead, they’re made up of plasma, a super-heated state of matter that humans can’t handle. (Lightning is also made up of plasma.) And for some major surprises from the great beyond.

21. You Probably Dream in Color

You’ve probably heard that “we only dream in black and white.” But new research have shown that monochromatic dreams were only the case because of black-and-white screen time. Nowadays, with the amount of time we all spend watching color videos—whether on TV or mobile devices—our brains tend to keep all colors in dreaming. Only about 25 percent of people in one study reported dreaming in black-and-white

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After all, tons of experts say that maintaining a healthy dose of curiosity about the world around you will help sharpen your mind, make you happier, strengthen your relationships, and even improve your productivity.
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31 Weird Science Facts


  1. The moon is moving away from the Earth at a tiny, although measurable, rate every year. 85 million years ago it was orbiting the Earth about 35 feet from the planet’s surface.The star Antares is 60,000 times larger than our sun. If our sun were the size of a softball, the star Antares would be as large as a house. In Calamba, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained. At any given time, there are 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth’s atmosphere. Erosion at the base of Niagara Falls has caused the falls to recede approximately seven miles over the past 10,000 years.
  2. A ten-year-old mattress weighs double what it did when it was new due to debris that it absorbs over time. That debris includes dust mites (their droppings and decaying bodies), mold, millions of dead skin cells, dandruff, animal and human hair, secretions, excretions, lint, pollen, dust, soil, sand, and a lot of perspiration, which the average person loses at a rate of a quart a day. Good night!
  3. Every year 16 million gallons of oil runs off pavement into streams, rivers, and eventually, oceans in the United States. This is more oil than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.
  4. In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity and tears can’t flow.
  5. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  6. A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time: 1/100th of a second.
  7. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies you have $1.19. you also have the largest possible amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  8. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.
  9. Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to operate a television for three hours.
  10. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  11. The main library at Indiana University sinks over an inch a year. When it was designed engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
  12. A category three hurricane releases more energy in ten minutes that all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
  13. There is enough fuel in full jumbo jet tank to drive an average car four times around the world.
  14. An average of 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  15. Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes.
  16. The cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2 moves only six inches for each gallon of fuel it burns.
  17. San Francisco cable cars are the only National Monuments that can move.
  18. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  19. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  20. A rainbow can be seen only in the morning or late afternoon. It can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.
  21. Lightning strikes the Earth 100 times every second.
  22. La Paz, Bolivia has an average annual temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it has never recorded a zero-degree temperature. Same for Stanley, the Falkland Islands, and Punta Arenas, Chile.
  23. There are over 87,000 Americans on waiting lists for organ transplants.
  24. Catsup leaves the bottle at a rate of 25 miles per year.
  25. Toxic house plants poison more children than household chemicals do.
  26. You are more likely to be infected by flesh-eating bacteria than you are to be struck by lightning.
  27. According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg.

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Facts About Your Body

21 Odd Facts About Your Body

  1. It is physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
  2. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
  3. Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  4. It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
  5. A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
  6. Women blink nearly twice as often as men.
  7. Most of the dust particles in your house are dead skin.
  8. There is a company that will (for $14,000) take your ashes and compress them into a synthetic diamond to be set in jewelry for a loved one.
  9. There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.
  10. The longest bout of hiccups lasted nearly 69 years.
  11. Babies is born without kneecaps. They appear between the ages of 2 and 6.
  12. Men can read smaller print than women. Women can hear better.
  13. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  14. If you sneeze too hard you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force they can pop out.
  15. A kiss stimulates 29 muscles and chemicals that cause relaxation. Women seem to like light and frequent kisses while men like them more strenuous.
  16. Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  17. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  18. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  19. Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow.
  20. According to Chinese acupuncture, there is a point on the head that you can press to control your appetite. It is located in the hollow just in front of the flap of the ear.
  21. In a recent survey, Americans revealed that banana was their favorite smell.

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