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Did You Know – 09/14/2015

images1.  The NFL is projecting revenue of more than $12 billion for this year.  A total of $95 billion will be wagered on National Football League and college Football

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2. USA  Tennis Open generated $800,000,000.  The average price of a secondary ticket marketplace for Saturdays Woman’s  final according to TipIQ was about $1,621, 48% higher than the men’s final price of $1,097.

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3.  The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot feel pain.  

  • The brain uses about three times as much oxygen as muscles in the body do. 
  • Brain cells are very sensitive to decreases in oxygen levels and don’t survive or function well very long without it. 
  • The brain is made up of very special cells called neurons, and each of them can do the job of any of the other neurons in the brain.

a. Breathe easily and normally with your belly in a relaxed way. b. Breathe through your nose under normal conditions and not your mouth. c. Take short walks throughout the day. Short walks will increase your circulation and increase oxygen to your brain, whereas while forced walks or runs may be good for you too, they also cause your muscles to absorb much of the oxygen in your system, and that hinders increasing the oxygen being carried to your brain.

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4.  The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest blood type, A-H or Bombay blood, due to the location of its discovery, has been found in less than hundred people since it was discovered .

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5. It is a  Myth: Helicopters will drop like a rock when the engine shuts down. In fact, you have a better chance at surviving in a helicopter when the engine fails than you do in an airplane. Helicopters are designed specifically to allow pilots to have a reasonable chance of landing them safely in the case where the engine stops working during flight, often with no damage at all.  They accomplish this via autorotation of the main rotor blades.

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Did You Know – 10/02/2012

Thomas Edison nicknamed his first daughter “Dot” and his eldest son was called “Dash.”
In adulthood “Dash”, aka Thomas Edison, Jr., sold his name to endorse patent medicines, becoming such an embarrassment to his father that the elder Edison asked his son to stop using the family name, and for a time the younger Edison lived as Thomas Willard.

Source There is a very interesting account of Edisons life on this website

  • At the height of the great depression in USA the unemployment rate was documented at more than 20% and family income averaged half what they were making in 1929.
  • By 1940 the unemployment rate was still just above 15%
  • During the peak of the depression, the stock market was down 75%.

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The “huddle” in football was formed due to a deaf football player who used sign language to communicate and his team didn’t want the opposition to see the signals he used and in turn huddled around him.

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It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.

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Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling.
René Descartes was born in France in the year 1596. Like many great thinkers of his time, Descartes was interested in many things, notably mathematics, science, and philosophy. He liked to lay in bed until late in the morning, and it was during these times that he did his most productive work.

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Urea is found in human urine and Dalmatian dogs and nowhere else.

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Vinod Dahm – Creator of pentium chip

Rajiv Gupta The GM of Hewlett Packard

Indians hold prominent places both internationally and in the United States. For example, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems (Vinod Khosla), the creator of the Pentium chip (Vinod Dahm), the founder/creator of Hotmail (Sabeer Bhatia), and the GM of Hewlett-Packard (Rajiv Gupta) are all Indian.

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Did You Know – 1/10/2012

Here is some information that I read in the Latest Mens Health magazine.


1. Sharpen the memory – When you find yourself struggling to remember, close your eyes. Research from England’s University of yorkreveals that doing this can significantly enhance your recall because it reduces your cognitive load. Your brain then can focus on retrieving the information you need or forgot. (I will need to close my eyes most of the day )


2. Meals at their desk – According to the American Dietetic Association and ConAgra Foods 83% of U.S. workers eat their meals at their desk. That is considered a health risk if it is not cleaned regularly.


3. Increase your metabolism – According to the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism there will be an 24% increase in your metabolism in 60 minutes after you drink 16 ounces of water


4. Stop Tweeting – The NFL players and coaches must stop tweeting 90 minutes before the game.


5. Super Bowl vs Sex – 7 in 10 women would rather watch the Super Bowl than have sex. (The boys are probably to busy watching the game anyway)


6. Priciest beer – Cost of a beer at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis is $9.

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