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Did You Know – 08/22/2016

 

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1. Poultry that have outdoor access and a natural diet of insects and grasses make for more nutritious eggs.

 

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2. As many as 95% of women and men who escape obesity eventually return there – and the regained pounds are not simply a matter of failed willpower. It is biology.

Source Cindy Kuzma of Prevention.com

 

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4. Bill Clinton lost the card containing launch codes for a nuclear strike for “months” during his presidency, according to a top military leader’s memoir.

Gen. Hugh Shelton, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Clinton, makes the claim in his new book “Without Hesitation“.
President Jimmy Carter once left it in a suit that went to the dry cleaners.
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5. A Study by Indiana University shows that the dropout rate for couples who went to the gym together was only 6.3 per cent compared to 43 percent for those who went separately.

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Did You Know – 09/04/2012

1. The doors in public buildings open outward to allow a large number of people quick exit in case of danger, such as fire. If the doors opened inward, people might pile up at the exit as everyone pushed to get through at once instead of stepping back to allow space for the door to be opened.
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2. 100 years ago: Most women washed their hair only once a month using egg yolks for shampoo. Eggs cost about 10 cents per dozen. Cannabis and heroin were available over the counter at corner drugstores.Back then pharmacists said ‘Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact– a perfect guardian of health.’ Pneumonia and influenza were the leading causes of death.
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3. The reason why we nod our heads for “yes” and shake it for “no” was first explained by Charles Darwin. He related the gestures to a baby’s nursing habits. The nod, the forward head motion, is the breast-seeking pattern. Shaking the head from side to side – gesturing “no” – is a breast-rejecting motion. This is confirmed by the fact that a baby born deaf and blind will nod for yes and shake its head for no.
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4. It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
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5. Eggs are a symbol of new life that returns to nature at Easter Time. The custom of exchanging eggs began long before Easter was celebrated. It was the custom of Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans to whom the eggs was a symbol of new life. They exchanged eggs decorated in spring colors and believed that the Earth was hatched from an egg.
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6. The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.
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