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Did You Know – 01/03/2017

First Did You Know for the Year

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  1. Bruce Springsteen said he  is afraid of the Trump Presidency,  he also said when President Reagan was elected that he was very afraid. I guess he is a very afraid Democrat. (He has got nothing to be afraid of.)

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2. A rigorously done new study shows that those with the highest sugar intake had a four-fold increase in their risk of heart attacks compared to those with the lowest intakes. That’s 400 percent! Just one 20-ounce soda increases your risk of a heart attack by about 30 percent.

 

3. If you see this label
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a.  A four-digit code beginning with a 3 or a 4 means the produce is probably conventionally grown. The last digits of the code represent the kind of the fruit or vegetable you are buying. For example, bananas are always labeled with the code of 4011.

b.  If there are five numbers, and the first is “8″, then the product is genetically modified. The label on genetically modified banana (GE-genetically engineered of GMO) would contain the numbers 84011.

c.  A five-digit number that starts with a 9 means the item is organic. Organic bananas are labeled with 94011.

EWG ( The Environmental Working Group) analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items.
The Environmental Protection Agency warns that the consumption of pesticides can lead to health problems such as “birth defects, nerve damage, cancer, and other effects that might occur over a long period of time.” Children are especially at risk of harm from pesticides.

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Orangutan females give birth only about once every 8 years, the longest time between births of any mammal on earth.
Orangutans share almost 97 percent of the human DNA (scary)

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A bird’s takes up about 50 percent of its head. A humans eyes take up about 5 percent of its head.

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Fantastic Display

 

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Birds Form Spectacular Shapes in the Sky

A flock of starlings take flight in what is known as a murmuration, a rare gathering that looks like dancing clouds.

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Did You Know – 06/24/2013

1.Australia no volcanos

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2. According to AARP 57% of American workers have less than $25,00 in retirement savings.
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3. That Pope Emeriturs Benedict XV1 who is 86 years old will get a post pontiff pension of 40,000 dollars a year. Rather humble don’t you think when Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina aged 58 in her 21 million severance deal she will get $200,000 annual pension
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4. People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion.

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5. The owl is the only bird to drop its upper eyelid to wink. All other birds raise their lower eyelids.
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6. Fire hydrants are commonly color coded to indicate how much water a particular hydrant will provide. This allows for quick decision-making when they are deciding which hydrant to access.
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Did You Know – 06/17/2013

1. British survey revealed that those who slept on the left side of the bed is more likely to have a cheerful disposition.

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2. Unless food is mixed with saliva you can’t taste it.
Chemoreceptors in the taste buds of your tongue require a liquid medium in order for the flavors to bind into the receptor molecules. If you don’t have liquid, you won’t see results. Now, technically you can use water for this purpose rather than saliva. However, saliva contains amylase, an enzyme that acts on sugars and other carbohydrates, so without saliva sweet and starchy foods may taste different from what you expect.

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3. Rabbits like licorice, but it is reportedly very bad for them because they cannot digest sugars.

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4. Birds need gravity to swallow.NASA cannot bring birds into space because birds need gravity to swallow.

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5. A typical American eats 263 eggs each year, that makes 80,742,722,650 eggs per year

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Did You Know – 05/09/2013

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1. Love this one – According to the British Medical Journal, Women who had more that three alcoholic drinks a week over 10 years reduced their rheumatoid arthritis risk by about half – Drink on ladies

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2. Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration hence its use for legal ads. It also speeds metabolism.

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3. A bird’s heart beats 400 times per minute while resting and up to 1000 beats per minute while flying.

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4. At the height of its power, in 400  BC , the greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.

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5. In medieval France cheating wives were made to chase a chicken through town Naked.

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6. The “Zip” in the Zip code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.

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Did You Know…..6/14/2010

The mean of these words:-

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1. Aglet is the name for:-  The plastic tube at the end of you shoelace.

2. Borborygmus (pronounced bor-hur-rig-mus): The rumbling sounds your stomach makes.

3. Interrobang: The punctuation mark rendered as “?!”

4. Muselet (mew-zeh-lay): The four-legged wire cage on a champagne bottle.

5. Tmesis (tuh-mee-sis): The division of a word by the insertion of another word; eg abso-bloody-lutely or un -freaking- believable.

Did you Know:-

a. Shrimps‘ hearts are in their heads.

b. The biggest bird in the world is the ostrich, which can grow up to nine feet tall.

c. The Hawaiian alphabet (piapa), was written by 19th century missionaries. The alphabet contains 12 letters: 5 vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and 7 consonants (h, k, l, m, n, p, w). To simplify pronunciation, sound consonants as in English and break up words so they are easy to say e.g., Waianapanapa sounds like Wai-a-napa-napa.

d. The last animal in the dictionary is the Zyzzyva, a tropical weevil.

e. The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.

f. The study of ants is called Myrmecology.

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