Did You Know – 02/07/2011


1. People with moles on their skin live longer.
This I find amazing. According to Veronique Bataille, who led the study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention said that moley people who have a slightly increased risk of melanoma, on the other hand have the benefit of a reduced rate of ageing. A study comparing more than 1,800 twins has found that those with more moles on their skin have longer telomeres – a marker of biological ageing found in all cells. You can read more about this, just go to the source below.
SOURCE: NZ Herald

2. When filming summer scenes in winter, actors suck on ice cubes.
Just before the camera rolls – it cools their mouths so their breath doesn’t condense in the cold air.

SOURCE:CINEMAROLL.COM

3. The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you’ll have a bad dream..
It isn’t entirely clear to scientists why this is the case, but if you are opposed to having nightmares you might want to keep yourself a little toastier at night.

SOURCE: icantseeyou.typepad.com

4.The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Scientists have yet to agree on exactly, on the storage capacity of the brain. In electronic terms it is thought to be between 3 or even 1,000 terabytes. The National Archives of Britain with over 900 years of history only takes up 70 terabytes.

SOURCE: icanseeyou.com

5. The ashes of a cremated person average about 9 pounds.
A big part of what gives the human body weight is the water trapped in our cells. Once cremated, that water and a majority of our tissues are destroyed, leaving little behind.

SOURCE: icantseeyou.typepad.com

6. If you ate too many carrots you would turn orange..
If you have eaten more than 3 carrots in a day (> 34,000 IU), you have probably saturated your body’s ability to store vitamin A over a short time and so it shows up as an orange tint on your skin.
SOURCE: Dietician.com

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