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Did You Know- 02/27/2017

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1. When women gossip, their levels of the ‘Love Hormone’ oxytocin go up. This is according to researchers from the University of Pavia in Italy. This makes the gossipers feel closer to each other regardless of their mood or personality type. Another way of getting the Oxytocin shot is by giving your friend a hug. Now that is more positive I am thinking.

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2. Garlic repairs glass cracks? yep amazing. If you have a glass with a hairline crack, try cutting a garlic clove in half and gently rubbing it against the cracks. The high concentration of sucrose compounds will act as an adhesive.

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3. Most of us thought there was only 7 continents. Apparently not. Geologists are now arguing there is an 8th. ‘Zealandia’ consists of NZ and Caledonia. It could be known as the smallest continent of all. It is not official as yet but will be when enough scientists get on board.

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4. A few times each year, thousands of fish meet up to for one giant ‘tuna tornado’ because they do most of their breeding outside their bodies. The tuna gather themselves into a living tornado of reproduction, which acts as a moving wall that encircles a protected space where they can release a large volume of egg and sperm all at once .

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5. Some farmers feed their cows Skittles. The reason being candy, chocolate, cereal or molasses is a cheap substitute for corn. The sugar reportedly helps cows with digestion,, increase milk production and fattens up the beef cattle. Mars, inc sells their unused skittles to companies that melt them down and add them to livestock feed which is cheaper to buy than corn as corn at times is to high a price to be economical.

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Did You Know – 11/2/2015

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  1. Global Warming – Hmmmm maybe notDid you know that NASA reported today that the amount of ice in the Antartica is growing. (Varney – Fox news)

The new Antarctic sea ice record reflects the diversity and complexity of Earth’s environments, said NASA researchers. Claire Parkinson, a senior scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has referred to changes in sea ice coverage as a microcosm of global climate change. Just as the temperatures in some regions of the planet are colder than average, even in our warming world, Antarctic sea ice has been increasing and bucking the overall trend of ice loss.

“The planet as a whole is doing what was expected in terms of warming. Sea ice as a whole is decreasing as expected, but just like with global warming, not every location with sea ice will have a downward trend in ice extent,” Parkinson said.

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2. During President Barack Obama’s first term, the federal government accumulated more debt than it did under the prior 42 U.S presidents combined. – Just saying.

More than 63,300 manufacturing facilities in the United States have been permanently shut down since 2001.

Source – 20 surprising facts about the U.S. Economy –  By Elizabeth MacDonald –very interesting reading 

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3. Study in Philadelphia USA, shows that 3/4 of the children by the age of 4 have been given their own tablet, smartphone or iPod. 

High percentage use it to send the children to sleep. 

As A Baby Boomer that seems shocking to me.

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4. When you were born, you were, for a moment, the youngest person on earth.

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5. Kissing burns 2 calories a minute. Undressing burns 8.

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6. A study measuring the effects of music found that cows produce more milk when listening to soothing music. They produce the most when listening to R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts.”

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7. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart.

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Cholesterol Is Not The Cause Of Heart Disease !

I found this article rather interesting. Interesting because I have always been told I have high cholesterol. I have never taken any medication for it, because my triglycerides are a good level and from what I have read this is really what counts. I eat as clean food as I can, I exercise, drink plenty of water (sometimes in the form of alcohol mind you). Besides you have to die of something.

Anyway for those who do take medication I recommend you read this article from top to bottom, then maybe you will reconsider what you eat and then get off that medication that you do not really have to take. Some researchers believe is quite dangerous.

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Here are some exerts from the article.

‘Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death, and cholesterol is frequently given the blame. But is it justified?’

‘As explained by Dr. Kummerow, ( who wrote the book Cholesterol Is Not the Culprit) trans fats prevent the synthesis of prostacyclin,2 which is necessary to keep your blood flowing.’

“When your arteries cannot produce prostacyclin, blood clots form, and you may succumb to sudden death. Avoiding trans fat is therefore imperative for cardiovascular health. Vaccenic acid, found in cow’s milk, while a naturally-occurring trans fat, has an entirely different composition and does not cause the adverse health effects associated with hydrogenated oils.”

“Of course, the other thing I mentioned is that if you don’t eat trans fats, you will not interfere with the flow of your blood. The trans fats will have no influence because if you don’t eat them, they’re not going to be there. That’s the other reason for heart disease. If you don’t eat trans fat and the oxidized fat, you won’t have heart disease.”

“I personally have not taken oral vitamin D in over four years. I get all of my vitamin D from exposure to the sun. The benefit of doing it this way is that your body has a built-in biofeedback mechanism that regulates the amounts of vitamin D that is made. This ensures you’ll have just the right amount your body needs.”

“I want to remind you that sugar is another primary dietary culprit in the development of heart disease. To protect your heart health, you need to address your insulin and leptin resistance, which is the result of eating a diet too high in sugars and grains. To safely and effectively reverse insulin and leptin resistance, thereby lowering your heart disease risk, you need to:

Avoid sugar, processed fructose, and grains if you are insulin and leptin resistant. This effectively means you must avoid most processed foods
Eat a healthful diet of whole foods, ideally organic, and replace the grain carbs with:
1. Large amounts of vegetables
2. Low-to-moderate amount of high-quality protein (think organically raised, pastured animals)
3. As much high-quality healthful fat as you want (saturated and monounsaturated from animal and tropical oil sources). Most people actually need upwards of 50-85 percent fats in their diet for optimal health—a far cry from the 10 percent currently recommended.”

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Did You Know – 12/20/2012

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1. Cows give more milk when they listen to music. They believe farmers could get an extra pint from their charges by playing classical music or smoochy numbers in the cowshed.
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2. Before mercury, brandy was used to fill thermometers.. Mercury has a high boiling point and can measure high temperatures. Alcohol has a low freezing point and can measure very low temperatures. To accurately measure very high and also very low temperatures both are used.
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3. Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space.
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4. Mattel marketed a doll called “Growing Up Skipper it was to be ‘Barbie’s’ younger sister. In 1975, “Growing Up Skipper” was released. The gimmick of the doll, which led to much controversy in the newspapers, was that if Skipper’s arm was rotated, the doll would become an inch taller and small breasts would appear on her rubber torso.
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5. Koala and humans are the only animals with unique fingerprints. Even with an electron microscope, it can be quite difficult to distinguish between the two.
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Did You Know – 10/02/2012

Thomas Edison nicknamed his first daughter “Dot” and his eldest son was called “Dash.”
In adulthood “Dash”, aka Thomas Edison, Jr., sold his name to endorse patent medicines, becoming such an embarrassment to his father that the elder Edison asked his son to stop using the family name, and for a time the younger Edison lived as Thomas Willard.

Source There is a very interesting account of Edisons life on this website

  • At the height of the great depression in USA the unemployment rate was documented at more than 20% and family income averaged half what they were making in 1929.
  • By 1940 the unemployment rate was still just above 15%
  • During the peak of the depression, the stock market was down 75%.

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The “huddle” in football was formed due to a deaf football player who used sign language to communicate and his team didn’t want the opposition to see the signals he used and in turn huddled around him.

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It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.

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Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling.
René Descartes was born in France in the year 1596. Like many great thinkers of his time, Descartes was interested in many things, notably mathematics, science, and philosophy. He liked to lay in bed until late in the morning, and it was during these times that he did his most productive work.

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Urea is found in human urine and Dalmatian dogs and nowhere else.

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Vinod Dahm – Creator of pentium chip

Rajiv Gupta The GM of Hewlett Packard

Indians hold prominent places both internationally and in the United States. For example, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems (Vinod Khosla), the creator of the Pentium chip (Vinod Dahm), the founder/creator of Hotmail (Sabeer Bhatia), and the GM of Hewlett-Packard (Rajiv Gupta) are all Indian.

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