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Did You Know – 10/15/2018.

  1. It was in 1901 in the US the Executive Mansion name was officially  changed to the White House by President Theodore Roosevelt.

 

2. According to National Geographic being chased or falling off a high place are the two most common dreams or in some cases a nightmare.

 

3.  That Kleenex tissues were originally  invented to be used as filters for gas masks during the first world war. In 1924 Kleenex was sold in America as a cold cream or makeup remover

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4. I am not sure about this Life Hack – If you are short on wood to keep  the fire going while camping throw some twisties or Doritos  in the fire to keep it burning. Some would rather freeze over than do that but you do what you have to do.

 

5. University of Exeter study shows that people who run outdoors in nature have more energy and less anger and depression than when they run indoors on a treadmill.

 

6. The new trend – Moon milk – It is designed to give you a calming sleep. The recipe for Moon Milk which you can make yourself is:-

Heat 1 cup of coconut milk, with a drizzle of honey and a dash of cinnamon and ashwagandha in a saucepan. The other option for this recipe is on Google there are heaps of different recipes that may suit your palate.

Sweet dreams.

 

 

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What Sickness Smells Like

I was fascinated by this article from the National Geographic website on this subject.

“But why would sick people smell differently in the first place? The key is that our bodies are constantly launching volatile substances into the air. They’re carried in our breath and literally ooze from every pore, and they can vary depending on age, diet, and whether an illness has thrown off some cog in our metabolic machinery. Microbes living in our guts and on our skin also contribute to our signature scent, by breaking down our metabolic by-products into smellier ones.

Basically, you’re a walking factory of smells. And if you start paying attention to them, you might notice when something’s off.”

This is an exert from the article on the National Geographic site

The article tells of a woman who can smell Parkinson’s which brought attention to the idea of sniffing for disease.
Anyway it is an article worth reading.

 

 

Humans bodies emit hundreds of volatile organic compounds that can affect our personal scents. When people have various illnesses or conditions, changes in these chemicals can affect the ways our bodies smell.

 

Cholera: Sweet-smelling feces

Pneumonia: Foul breath

Phenylketonuria: Musty sweat and urine

Arsenic poisoning: Garlicky body odor

Diabetes: Fruity urine and breath

Scurvy: Putrid sweat

Humans bodies emit hundreds of volatile organic compounds that can affect our personal scents. When people have various illnesses or conditions, changes in these chemicals can affect the ways our bodies smell.

 

Cholera: Sweet-smelling feces

Pneumonia: Foul breath

Phenylketonuria: Musty sweat and urine

Arsenic poisoning: Garlicky body odor

Diabetes: Fruity urine and breath

Scurvy: Putrid sweat

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Antarctica’s Vicious Predator

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From National Geographic
We often forget animals are unique individuals, much like humans! Species we classify as vicious and predatory are also capable of nurturing, compassion, empathy and love. While leopard seals are notorious for preying on penguins, they also are extremely protective of their young and nurture them until their able to fend for themselves, just like the seal in this story tried to do with National Geographic’s photographer!

 

 

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The Eagle And The Squirrel – Amazing Filming

Published on May 5, 2013
Images by National Geographic
Musique :Unknown

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National Geographic’s International Photography Contest 2009

I just love the pictures that boston.com release. These are exceptional, take a look at them all. Makes me want to take up photography.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE REMAINING PICTURES

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