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Did You Know – This Nutty Information

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1. Almondscontain more Vitamin E than any other nut. Essential for heart, nerve and muscle health. Good way to eat them is also pure almond butter on apple slices.

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2. Walnuts – The best way to purchase walnuts are while they are still in the shell. Walnuts are ideal for athletes due to the anti inflammatory monounsaturated fats. They also contain alpha-linoleic acid, which are good for joints and boosts mood. Researchers have also found the antioxidant compounds in walnuts detoxify potential carcinogens in the body.

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3. Pine nutsThese are natures only source of Pinoleic acid, which stimulates hormones that reduce appetite. This nut is also packed with b group vitamins copper which helps transport oxygen and immune boosting vitamin E and magnesium for muscular aches, pains and cramps.

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4. Pistachio NutsPistachios are a great choice for sportspeople. They contain 7 amino acids which are the bodies building blocks for protein and muscle. They also are vital for the eyes as they contain lutein and zeaxanthin. They are also loaded with calcium and magnesium.

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5. Cashews Cashews provide approximately 20 per cent of most Women’s recommended iron intake. Cashews are rich in magnesium to regulate nerve and muscle tone, and phytosterols, phytonutrients that block cholesterol absorption and lower cholesterol levels.

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6. Brazil Nuts It is important to refrigerate these nuts to keep them fresh. They have a high content of heart-healthy fats so the spoil easily. They are very high in selenium which is a trace mineral that reduces heat disease risk as well as anxiety and preventing fatigue. They are also a great source of magnesium, calcium, immune boosting zinc and iron. An all-rounder I would say and a good thing to have in the fridge for small snacks.

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7. Coconuts Coconut water is one of the most balanced sources of natural electrolytes, making it a wonderful drink for staying hydrated. Coconuts are also full of nutrients to ward off high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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The Tallest Water Slide in the World

How Cool is this. The Beach Park is an aqua park and resort located just outside the city of Fortaleza, Brazil. It is also home to the world’s tallest and highest water slide, the aptly named ‘Insano‘.

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Did You Know – 08/05/2013

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1. Duct Tape:  During World War II, the U.S. military needed a strong, waterproof tape to help keep ammunition cases dry. By modifying medical tape, researchers at the Permacel division of Johnson & Johnson came up with a three-ply tape that sandwiched a fabric mesh between a layer of polyethylene on top and a rubber-based adhesive on the bottom. Their take on tape performed better than anyone expected. It was exceedingly strong, yet allowed soldiers to rip it easily into strips. And its ability to repel water  became legendary.  Soldiers returned home and took jobs on building sites.
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2. World’s Largest Outdoor Pool:  Outdoor swimming pool at San Alfonso Del Mar Resort in Chile: This pool covers 20 acres, the pool is over 900 meters (3,000 ft) long. Its deep end is 35 meters (115 ft)—also a world record—and it holds 66 million gallons of water. Also, it could engulf 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools, took five years and nearly $1 billion to build, and costs about $2 million yearly to maintain.The pool uses an advanced suction and filtration system and virtually no chemicals, making it surprisingly environmentally friendly
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3. Worlds Largest Waterfall. Inga Falls, along the Congo in Kinshasa, Zaire. It moves more water than any other waterfall on the planet. A lot more, as it turns out. Inga Falls has an average discharge rate well over 10 times that of Niagara—over 900,000 cubic feet of water per second.
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4. Worlds largest Video Screen. Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil is a big building. it seats nearly 50,000 and will be the 11th-largest stadium in Brazil. The entire front of the building is one giant video screen.
The screen will be capable of displaying images, video, and scoreboard information that will be visible to anyone even glancing in the stadium’s general direction. At 20 meters (65 ft) high and an astonishing 170 meters (560 ft) long, the screen is comprised of 34,000 LEDs and is easily the biggest video screen in the world.
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5. The largest man-made freestanding structure on the planet is in China.. Taking three years to complete, the structure holds a 14-screen IMAX theater, an ice skating rink large enough to host sanctioned international competitions, a complete replica Mediterranean village, and (of course) a water park. The water park alone can accommodate 6,000 visitors at once, all of whom could easily be put up in the 2,000 available hotel rooms. But even these details don’t do justice to the immense scope of this facility—inside this building, you could fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses. Or over 300 football fields. Or Monaco.
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Did You Know – 07/01/2013

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1. In Order to make a billion dollars in one year, you would have to make an average of $31.69 every second. That is $2,739,726.03 every day
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2. There is a spider in Brazil whose bites can cause an erection that lasts for Hours.
Banana spider or Phoneutria nigriventer – is native to South and Central America.
The venom of the Phoneutria nigriventer spider is a very rich mixture of several molecules.

These molecules are called toxins, and then we have various toxins in this venom with different activity.

Because of this, when a human is bitten by this spider, many different symptoms appear including priapism, a condition in which the penis is continually erect.’

Other side-effects on top of the long-painful erections include loss of muscle control, severe pain, difficulty breathing and if its victim is not treated with anti-venom, could lead to death due to oxygen deprivation.
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3. The automatic pop-up bread toaster was patented before the bread slicing machine. 1919 and 1928. That’s right, people sliced their own bread for the toaster for almost a decade before sliced bread was sold.
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4. For a butterfly to fly it must have a body temperature of no less than 86 degrees fahrenheit or 30 degrees celsius.
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5. Butterflies and insects have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies, called the exoskeleton. This protects the insect and keeps water inside their bodies so they don’t dry out.
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Great Idea to Take To A Party – Or Not!

How simple is this and a great idea.
Actually you don’t have to use strawberries. You could put melted chocolate in the ice-cube then put in raw almonds, or brazil nuts or even melted caramel. Heaps of things you could do and a great party dessert

Fill an ice-cube tray with melted chocolate. Add strawberries, add more chocolate, and cool.

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Did you know

I love all this type of information and I am sure there are some facts in this article that you will say to yourself at least 5 times “Thats interesting I did not know that”

Alaska

More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska .

Amazon

 
The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%
of the world’s oxygen supply.
The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.  The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in the world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States ..

Antarctica

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country..
Ninety percent of the world’s ice covers Antarctica ..
This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world.
As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert;
the average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.
Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice.),
Antarctica is the driest place on the planet,
with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert
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Brazil

 Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

Canada

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning ‘ Big Village ‘.

Chicago

Next to Warsaw , Chicago has the largest Polish population
in the world.

Detroit

Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the designation M-1,
so named because it was the first paved road anywhere.

Damascus , Syria

Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years
before Rome was founded in 753 BC,
making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.

Istanbul , Turkey

 
Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world
located on two continents.

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Did You Know – 1/31/2012

Sneakers were first made in America in 1916. They were originally called Keds. They became known as “sneakers” because the rubber soles allowed sneaking around silently. Source


Sugar was called”White Gold”. Until the late 1700’s sugar was a luxury that European nobility used to validate their rank and social power. Source

In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people’s clothes. Source

 

If you slowly pour a handful of salt into a totally full glass of water it will not overflow. In fact, the water level will go down. Explanation


Brazil takes up 47.8% of South America. Source


Hawaii is moving towards Japan 4 inches every year. Through satellite images we can see that the Island of Maui, Hawaii had been gradually moving toward Japan at a rate of 3 inches per year since 1976. Plate tectonic theory predicts that the plate that Hawaii is on will continue to move Hawaii in that direction at a rate of 4 inches per year. Source

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