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Mice, Spiders and Other insects Never Again

Hate spiders and cockroaches well you need to watch this

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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 – 02/15/2015

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  1. Tests conducted by St. Lawrence University in New York found that there were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people. Famous left-handed intellectuals include Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin. Less than 1% of the world’s population can be considered truly ambidextrous.

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2. The Melanesians of New Guinea are the only dark-skinned group of humans known to have a high blonde hair rate. 

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3. Vitamin D is unusual because it is the only vitamin that can be synthesized in the body. Sunlight is the main source of Vitamin D, though sunscreen lotions with high SPF can prevent vitamin D formation. Vitamin D is also the only vitamin that is a hormone.

 

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4. Insects such as termites and ants provide 10% of the protein consumed worldwide. Where insects are an integral part of a diet, they contribute as much as 40% of protein.       In the United States, it is estimated that every adult unconsciously consumes one pound of insects each year due to garden produce, poor restaurant and home hygiene, and commercial foods for which the USDA allows a certain amount of insect fragments. Peanut butter, for example, is allowed to have 30 insect fragments per 100 grams.

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5. Women are more susceptible to the effects of alcohol especially  wine than men partly because they have less of an enzyme in the lining of the stomach that is needed to metabolize alcohol efficiently.

 

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Did You Know – 11/05/2012


1. The notebooks of Marie Curie are still so radioactive that they cannot be handled. The work of Marie Curie, her husband, and colleagues with radioactivity was done in ignorance of its effect on human health. Marie Curie and her daughter Irene contracted leukemia, apparently induced by exposure to high levels of radioactivity.

You can read more on the life of Marie Curie


2.The entire Internet is stored and delivered using 540 billion trillion electrons.
Which all together weigh about 50 grams.
Or around the weight of one strawberry.
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3. Adwaita, the world’s oldest tortoise that died only 6 years ago, was born 26 years before the signing of the declaration on independence.
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4. THE SMELL OF FRESHLY CUT GRASS IS ACTUALLY A PLANT DISTRESS CALL, TO SIGNAL PREDATORS TO EAT THE INSECTS THAT MAY BE EATING THE PLANT.
Scientists have found that plants releases the chemical with that familiar scent as a way to alert nearby creatures who can rescue them from insect attacks. They studied the wild tobacco plant, and they noticed that they released a compound called Green Leaf Volatiles (GLV).
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5. The worlds largest mall is 99% empty!
Its called the New South China Mall in Dongguan, China, and it is over 7 million square feet! The mall is so large that it has room for as many as 2,350 stores
A Chinese billionaire made rich through his business in the instant noodle industry built the mall in 2005, and since then it remains almost completely vacant. Dongguan has a population of over ten million people, yet the mall is so large it could not be constructed in the downtown and had to be moved to a suburb and can only be reached through car or bus, which many people do not have access to.

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