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Did You Know -12/07/2015

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1. 95% of Supercentenarians – that is those who live longer than 110 are women. Stem cells appear to regenerate faster in women.
A thorough search for longevity gene variants in 17 supercentenarians – average age 112 (the oldest was 116) – has drawn a blank. The Stanford University in California have done many studies but have not been able to come to any conclusion on why some people live longer than others.

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2. That being in greenery soothes your brain. Being in greenery decreased anxiety, depression, anger and fatigue for adults. One study shows that kids with ADHD spent time in the natural outdoor environment had a reduction in their symptoms.
Another study shows that when you inhale forest air, you breathe in phytoncides, plant chemicals that have antibacterial and ant fungal qualities and increase the immune system’s disease-fighting natural killer cells.

 

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3. American Football grew out of English sports such as rugby and soccer and became popular on American college campuses in the late 1800s.
It takes about 600 cows to make one full season’s worth of NFL footballs.
A cow has only a 1 in 17,420,000 chance of becoming an NFL football that is used in the Super Bowl.

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4. Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.
Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870 and Mistletoe (Viscum album) is from the Anglo-Saxon word misteltan, which means “little dung twig” because the plant spreads though bird droppings   

 

 

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5.A wolf pup’s eyes are blue at birth. Their eyes turn yellow by the time they are eight months old and Under certain conditions, wolves can hear as far as six miles away in the forest and ten miles on the open tundra.

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