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Did You Know – 07/19/2016

Did You Know about the Smartphone Health Traps.

I did not until now. Some make me laugh some are quite serious

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1. This one kinda made me laugh. According to the UK’s Durham University 40% of couple surveyed delayed having sex so they could interact with their smartphones or tablets. Other participants reported having raced through sex they could check their various social media feeds

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2. Phone ElbowHolding our phone to our ears causes decreased blood flow to our elbow. Pressure to this area can damage the cubital tunnel a channel which allows the ulnar nerve (funny bone) to travel over the elbow and down to your hands. The solution to this is to use a hands free headset.

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3.Text NeckOur heads weigh four to five Kilo and angled about 30 degrees while reading a smartphone it increases the head weight to about 18kg’s putting an increase of pressure on the neck.
Rachael Lancaster of Freedom back Clinics in the UK suggests taking screen breaks and looking straight ahead while tucking the chin towards the neck every few minutes. Rotating the shoulders with your arms by you sides can also help but sitting up straight while texting and holding the phone a little higher is your best bet.

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4. A study done by a University of Waterloo in Canada found that the less time we spend on our phones the better the powers of cognition and analytical skills become. suggestion to alleviate this is use your memory power first before heading of to the Google site.

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5. CancerApparently according to ‘The Victorian Government better health channel’ the current international consensus is that mobile phones don’t cause cancer or promote the growth of existing tumors. This is probably arguable by some institutions or groups but who am I to disagree.
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Did You Know….5/17/2010

1. In Japan they have square watermelons.

They get square watermelons by growing them inside of square glass cases. That way they can fit easily into a refrigerator, and you can stack things on them. Square watermelons are expensive though (10,000 yen or about $82). Compare that to regular round watermelons which cost about $15-20 in Japan

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2.Even though Jupiter is made of hydrogen and helium, the lightest gasses, it is the heaviest planet in the Solar System.

Jupiter’s characteristic features are the Great Red Spot, and a complex system of red belts that look like stripes on the surface of the planet. Jupiter recently lost one of its stripes, and NO ONE KNOWS WHY.
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3. There are more TV sets in an average U.S. household than there are people. By 2006, Nielsen Media Research estimated that the average U.S. household had 2.73 televisions sets. Compare that with an estimated 2.55 people living in an average household in the U.S.

4, Your funny bone is not actually a bone. It’s actually a really sensitive nerve. And hitting that nerve isn’t funny at all!
The ulnar nerve (scientific name for “funny bone”) is a huge nerve that extends from your elbow to your hand. It lies directly under the skin on your arm. Usually nerves like that are protected under muscles. The ulnar nerve isn’t protected near the elbow. There’s only a thin layer of skin there to shield it from pain.
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5, The faster you move, the heavier you get. You’re heavier when you run than when you’re standing still.
Where it goes is mass. According to relativity, mass and energy are equivalent. So the more energy you put in, the greater the mass becomes. This is negligible at human speeds – Usain Bolt is not noticeably heavier when running than when still – but once you reach an appreciable fraction of the speed of light, your mass starts to increase rapidly.

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