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Did You Know – 09/14/2015

images1.  The NFL is projecting revenue of more than $12 billion for this year.  A total of $95 billion will be wagered on National Football League and college Football

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2. USA  Tennis Open generated $800,000,000.  The average price of a secondary ticket marketplace for Saturdays Woman’s  final according to TipIQ was about $1,621, 48% higher than the men’s final price of $1,097.

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3.  The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot feel pain.  

  • The brain uses about three times as much oxygen as muscles in the body do. 
  • Brain cells are very sensitive to decreases in oxygen levels and don’t survive or function well very long without it. 
  • The brain is made up of very special cells called neurons, and each of them can do the job of any of the other neurons in the brain.

a. Breathe easily and normally with your belly in a relaxed way. b. Breathe through your nose under normal conditions and not your mouth. c. Take short walks throughout the day. Short walks will increase your circulation and increase oxygen to your brain, whereas while forced walks or runs may be good for you too, they also cause your muscles to absorb much of the oxygen in your system, and that hinders increasing the oxygen being carried to your brain.

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4.  The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest blood type, A-H or Bombay blood, due to the location of its discovery, has been found in less than hundred people since it was discovered .

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5. It is a  Myth: Helicopters will drop like a rock when the engine shuts down. In fact, you have a better chance at surviving in a helicopter when the engine fails than you do in an airplane. Helicopters are designed specifically to allow pilots to have a reasonable chance of landing them safely in the case where the engine stops working during flight, often with no damage at all.  They accomplish this via autorotation of the main rotor blades.

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What Are You Doing Today? – Oh Just Going Skiing!

This is what I call extreme skiing. Barefoot and totally insane and exciting at the same time

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Where’s The Safest Place To Sit On An Airplane?

Have you ever wondered if one seat on and airplane was safer than another? This is a question I have often asked myself. I was also curious as to why one seat could be safer. Well, evidently Dr Oz also asked this question.

Here is his answer verbatim…

Planes aren’t exactly my area of expertise, so I checked data from the National Transportation Safety Board.

It shows that crash survival rates are higher among passengers seated in the rear of the plane. In another study funded by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority, researchers found that those who sat in aisle seats and seats within five rows of an exit were also more likely to survive.

However there is a much more common flying related threat for which every seat is equally at risk – picking up a nasty bug. To avoid colds and flu, use an alcohol – based hand sanitizer before you eat and after restroom visits.

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