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Did You Know – 1/29/2018

  1. 91 people a day die of overdose from drugs like Oxycodone  in USA . Source Dr Oz

 

2. There are fences around London that are made from WWII medical stretchers. During the war Great Britain tore down fences and used the metal for the war effort then recycled the stretchers back into fences when the war ended. These fences still have the curved hand holders.

 

 

3.   Stats on feet –

  •  52 is the total number of bones in your two feet. That accounts for 25% of all the bones in your body. 
  •  40 is the age at which you may need to start shopping for larger shoes. Muscles, tendons and ligaments in the fee weaken with age causing your bones and the rest of your feet to spread out .
  • 250,000 is the number of glands in your feet. (FYI they can secrete up to half a pint of sweat daily)

 

4. Your Smile – Research shows

  • A big grin makes your face more memorable than a neutral expression does.
  • Feedback sent to the brain by uplifted facial muscles and that includes a fake smile can ease anxiety.
  • From a psychological perspective, a person who is smiling appears more trustworthy than a person who is either frowning or holding a neutral expression.
  • According to Shawn Achor, the author of The Happiness Advantage, by making smiling a part of our everyday practice, we help our brains create happiness loops that encourage more positive-thinking patterns.
  • according to biochemist and artist Sondra Barrett. In her book, Secrets of Your Cells, Barrett explains how cells can distinguish between safety and danger, find and repair problems and create an overall sense of balance within the body.

5.  Plants know then they are being eaten. There are certain plants like nasturtiums  that emit toxins as a defense mechanism in response to the sounds of a caterpillars chewing – even when the sound is played as a recording . Who knows this discovery may someday help reduce the use of man-made pesticides. 

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Did You Know – 10/23/2017

  1. For a mere $11.99, you can find out if anyone has ever died in your home. Go to – Diedinhouse.com and it will reveal whether there has ever been any documented deaths at your address by giving you a full report that includes names, dates and causes of death. Also it will let you know if it has been home to meth labs, arson, or murders.

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2. If you want to remember someones name – Associate their name with their job. When you first meet them ask them what is their occupation. It gives you something to associate their name with and a better chance of remembering it.

 

3. Orca’s brains have an enlarged limbic node, which deals with emotions and memories. Even taking into account the size difference of a human brain, an orca’s brain contains more of the spindle cells that process empathy and social patterns. This result could be evidence that Killer whales could be more empathetic than we humans. I guess if you meet one in the ocean one would like to think this is true.

 

Alex Stafie, 5, and Wallace Scherer, 92, make sack lunches for the homeless during an activity at Providence Mount St. Vincent home for older adults in West Seattle.

4. At the  Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle there is a pre school inside a nursing home.  “We wanted a living, vibrant community; to make sure that this was a place where people came to live, not die,” says Charlene Boyd, an administrator at the center. Bringing children in was a natural solution.

Socializing across generations has also been shown to increase the amount of smiling and conversation among older adults, according to one Japanese study from 2013.

These intergenerational interactions also enhance children’s social and personal development as many of the parents will attest. kids are prone to feel more comfortable around those with disabilities and impairments of all kinds than their peers who lack such experiences.

 

5. Tulips are not native to the Netherlands – Tulips had been cultivated in Turkish gardens for years and there were over a thousand types of tulips by the time Europe discovered the flower.  In the late 16th century tulips were brought to Europe by the Austrian ambassador to Turkey, then known as Constantinople.  From Austria tulips made their way to the Netherlands where the Dutch became leaders in producing prized specimens.

By the 1630’s tulip speculation, or tulipmania, was rampant throughout the Netherlands and both rich and poor were speculating in the tulip trade, similar to the stock market in modern times.  In 1637 the tulip market crashed leaving many Dutch penniless.

Despite the crash the Dutch continued to cultivate these colorful flowers and the Netherlands still remains the chief source for tulip bulbs.

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