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1. The ability to smell is associated with the first cranial nerve and is often one of the first senses to be adversely affected by cognitive decline.
In patients with Alzheimer’s, the ability to smell peanut butter through the left nostril was found to be significantly impaired
“Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in the University of Florida (UF) McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste, and her colleagues reported the findings of a small pilot study in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences.
4. There are three reasons a dog’s urine burns grass: an alkaline pH, concentrated (vs. dilute) urine, and nitrogen load. The most important factor of the three is urine pH.
The Empire State Building – It is located in the heart of New York city, was constructed between the years of 1930 – 1931. It is designed to act as a lightning rod and, in fact gets struck by lightning about 100 times a year.
Taj Mahal– The construction of the Taj commenced in 1631 and was completed in 1653.Workers were gathered from all over the country (India) and central Asia.The main architect was Isa Khan. The Mughal Emperor Shahjahan cut off the hands of
the workers after the completion of the Taj so Mahal that no one would ever be able to build such a marvelous monument again.
Belgium Chocolate Belgium produces 172000 tons of chocolate per year in over 2,130 chocolate shops. Many chocolatiers still make their pralines by hand. Every town and even small villages have chocolate stores with luxurious pralines.