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Did You Know – 09/06/2017

  1. Top Home Remedies.

a. Honey for cuts – Its antioxidant, antibacterial properties  help cleanse and heal wounds.

b. Potato peel for burnsThe juices in the potato keep the burn moist. Cover with a bandage

c. Duct tape for a twisted ankleStabilze the ankle or wrist by wrapping the injury with thin strips of the tape.

d. Greek yogurt for a SunburnThe lactic acid works to remove dead skin. Leave on for about 15 to 20 minutes.

e. Toothpaste for Bee Stings – The alkaline toothpaste neutralizes the acid in the bee’s venom.

Source – AARP.ORG/Bulletin

2.  $457 Billion – the amount Americans spent on prescription drugs in 2015. Up 18% over previous year. 

208% rise in prices – for the most popular brands of drugs from 2008 – 2016

$14.5 million median salary of a pharmaceutical firm CEO in 2015 more than any other industry.

 $6.4 billion about drug companies spend advertising directly to consumers in the USA annually

$24 billion is the amount drug companies spend per year marketing to doctors

Source AARP.Org/bulletin

 

3.  62.5% – Are the number of kids who use smartphones or tablets who will get head lice within five years compared to 29% who don’t use them. Gathering around the gadgets is thought to help lice to spread.

Source –  Oxford University

 

4.  Hold hands to feel better – Partners of women in labour have normally held their hand during this process. There is now scientific proof that holding your lovers hand helps reduce the pain that they are feeling. It is to do with “interpersonal synchronization” where partners heartbeats and breathing synch during shared activities. A US study of 22 couples found that just sitting next to each other led to a physiological synch-up, but that stopped when pain appeared. If they touched hands though, the couples breathing and heart rates aligned again, and the pain reduced. 

 

 

5. Apparently according to research from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson school of management in the US found that those who performed tasks in a messy environment were 28% more creative than those who did so in a tidy room

 

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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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