Tag Archives: global

Did You Know – 07/03/2017

  • Benefits of a bad mood is not all bad news. A mild bad or sad mood helps us cope with the not so good times. Often its a sign of a time that patience, compassion an understanding is needed from friend and family. That is the research done by Joseph Paul Forgas a professor of psychology at the University of New South Wales in Australia. His research also shows to improve memory and motivate us to try harder and make less judgments. Sadness has long been a trigger for artistic creativity and Bad moods help us be focused and difficult on difficult situations.

  • That the organ that loves red wine the most is the brain. Of course you did. The reasons being that compounds found in red wine protect neurons against cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s . Scientists from the institute of food Science Research in Spain discovered that up to 250mls of red wine daily can prevent brain cells from dying when put under stress and cell death is what causes cognitive decline. In addition to a daily glass of red, the lead researcher backed a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats.

  • 71.4 is now the global life expectancy, which has risen by five years from 2000 – 2015. Source:  World Heath Organization  

  • The key players in the fight against aging are: NMN – New Drug – Can make space travel to the likes of Mars a reality as it has  DNA repairing qualities. METFORMIN – this is a drug used for diabetics but the US food and drug administration gave the go ahead to trial its anti aging properties in 2015. RAPAMYCIN – The university of Washington in the US found Rapamycin actually slowed the aging process my improving heart functionality. It is commonly used in organ transplants. RESVERATROL – Naturally found in grapes, blueberries and blackberries is linked to heart health. It was also found in the US that a study also showed a kilojoule restricted diet was more effective.

  • You can die from pooping too hard –  A Norwegian scientist published the first case report on the relationship back in 1968. It is a rare condition called defecation syncope. Since you’re holding air in your lung cavity, you end up compromising your blood flow. As a result, less blood travels to your heart and to your brain, leading to a drop in blood pressure.  If blood flow to the heart is compromised—especially in someone who already has some artery blockages—that can be enough to trigger a heart attack,  People with heart disease or blood pressure disorders, or who take meds for hypertension, are more at risk.  Healthy guys don’t have to worry

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Did You Know – 11/2/2015

antarctic_seaice_sept19_1

  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.

To read the whole article click here

debt-clock

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 

71b8cff5-069d-4cb6-bfb1-aeda78bde635-2060x1236

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.

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 10.43.21 AM
4. When you were born, you were, for a moment, the youngest person on earth.

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 10.47.34 AM
5. Kissing burns 2 calories a minute. Undressing burns 8.

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 10.50.10 AM

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.”

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 10.52.57 AM

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Proof Of Global Warming – LOL

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 8.39.51 AM

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Did You Know – 05/04/2015

6a00d8341c68f553ef0168e7e7d01b970c-800wi

1. Research has showed the implementation of blue-colored streetlights has reduced both crime and suicides:

Glasgow, Scotland, introduced blue street lighting to improve the city’s landscape in 2000. Afterward, the number of crimes in areas illuminated in blue noticeably decreased.

The Nara, Japan, prefectural police set up blue street lights in the prefecture in 2005, and found the number of crimes decreased by about 9 percent in blue-illuminated neighborhoods. Many other areas nationwide have followed suit.
Source

2. 345488_v1

image

3. The first American woman to win the Nobel Prize was a lifelong single woman. The year was 1931 and the celebrated spinster was Jane Addams.

image001
4. With all the talks of global warming and rising sea levels, it is the residents of the Maldives that have the greatest reason to fear.
With an average height of around 1.8 meters above sea level their nation is the lowest on Earth.

image002
5.With over 95% of its population being overweight, the small island nation of Nauru is by far the fattest country on Earth.
Its obesity epidemic is primarily attributed to the importation of western fast food that coincided with an increased standard of living in the 20th century due to the global popularity of its phosphate exports.

image003
6. Because Guam doesn’t have any natural sand, but rather coral,
the island nation makes its asphalt using a mix of ground coral and oil rather than importing sand from abroad.

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

20 Maps Of The World Showing ….. Did You Know

1. Where Google Street View is Available

Map-of-the-world-where-google-street-view-is-available

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.00.28 PM

Map by Google

2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System

Map-of-countries-that-use-metric-system-vs-imperial

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.00.52 PM

Map via Wikimedia Commons

3. The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe)

the-only-countries-Britain-has-not-invaded

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.01.09 PM

Map by Stuart Laycock (via The Telegraph)

4. Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders

Map-of-Pangea-with-current-internatoinal-borders

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.02.01 PM

Map by eatrio.net via Reddit

Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. It began to break apart around 200 million years ago. The single global ocean which surrounded Pangaea is accordingly named Panthalassa.

 

5. McDonald’s Across the World

Map-of-countries-with-mcdonalds

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.02.21 PM

Map by Business Management EU

6. Paid Maternal Leave Around the World

Paid-maternal-leave-by-country

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.02.44 PM

Map by The New York Times

7. The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country

Map-of-most-common-surnames-in-europe

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.03.51 PM

Map by Teepr on Reddit

8. Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country

Worldwide_Driving_Orientation_by_Country-(1)

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.04.08 PM

Map by ChartsBin.com

9. Map of Time Zones in Antarctica

Map-of-time-zones-in-Anarctica

map-of-time-zones-in-anarctica

Map by Phoenix B 1of3

10. Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day

Internet-usage-of-the-world-based-on-time-of-day

internet-usage-of-the-world-based-on-time-of-day_2

Map by Carna Botnet via Reddit

11. The World’s Busiest Air Routes in 2012

top-10-busiest-air-travel-routes-of-2012

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.28.24 PM

Map by Vizual Statistix

12. Visualizing Global Population Density

There-are-more-people-living-inside-this-circle-than-outside-of-it

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.28.41 PM

Map by valeriepieris on Reddit

13. Flag Map of the World

Flag-Map-denmark-puerto

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.28.54 PM

Map by andrewfahmy on Reddit

14. Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World

Map-of-alocohol-consumption-around-the-world

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.29.12 PM

Map by World Health Organization

15. Map of Alcoholic Drink Popularity by Country

Drink-popularity-by-country

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.29.27 PM

Map by World Health Organization

16. Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States

Map-of-united-states-rivers

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.29.43 PM

Map by Nelson Minar

17. US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State

Highest-paid-US-public-employees-by-state

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.29.57 PM

Map by Deadspin.com

18. World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898

Earthquakes-by-magnitude-since-1898

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.30.20 PM

Map by John M Nelson

19. Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

Where-rubber-ducks-made-landfall-after-being-dumped-in-pacific-ocean

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.31.01 PM

Map via prometheus08 on Reddit

20. Map of Countries with the Most Violations of Bribery

bribery-nigeria-is-the-worst

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 2.31.17 PM

Map by James Mintz Group

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Global Guide to Tipping

Just click on the picture and make it larger if you can’t find your glasses and find it difficult to read.

A tourist's global guide to tipping

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Did You Know – 5/7/2012

There is a new type of music called Binaural Beats that can make you high and trigger special dreams

Source – http://did-you-kno.tumblr.com/

http://www.upgradereality.com/binaural-beats-how-to-be-smarter/


150 million years ago dinosaur farts were one of the major contributors to global warming.

Source http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/05/07/did-dinosaur-farts-cause-prehistoric-global-warming

http://did-you-kno.tumblr.com/page/2

Athazagoraphobia is the fear of being forgotten or ignored.

Sourcehttp://www.anxietymatters.com/symptoms_of_anxiety/phobias/phobias/a/athazagoraphobia.htm


There is a building that plays Music when it rains.

Source


A cotton ball soaked in White vinegar applied to a fresh bruise will reduce the darkness of the bruise and help it disappear sooner.

Source


A species of bee called lisotrigona loves to drink human tears

Source

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles