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Did You Know – 01/02/2018

1. That:- Norwegians consume 9% of all Pepsi max produced
Norwegians eat the second most tacos in the world, just after Mexico
Norwegians drink the second most coffee in the world, just after USA
Norwegians read the second most comic books in the world, just after japan
There are only 5 million people in Norway
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2. 69% of people in the states use the phone on the toilet.
They did research on those who did not use their phones in the toilet and the bacteria count was 30. Those who used their phone on the toilet had a bacteria count of 109,000.

A little quiet time on the loo may seem like an ideal time to check your phone and play a quick game, but this is bad behavior for two reasons. First, it spreads germs to your phone screen that follow you out and recontaminate your fingers after you wash your hands. Second, prolonged toilet sitting can contribute to hemorrhoids, an uncomfortable condition most would like to avoid. Leave your cell phone at your desk and sit on the toilet only for as long as you need to do your business.
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3. Fluoride is VERY capable of damaging your brain. Over three hundred studies have found that fluoride is literally a neurotoxin! This meaning that it can and does damage our brains. Three studies were also able to link exposure to fluoride with impaired fetal brain development. This is a major health issue that should not be happening.
Curcumin has been found to reduce the effects of neurotoxicity induced by fluoride. While we know curcumin is extremely beneficial it is even more so now. This study was authored by researchers from the Department of Zoology, University College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University. These researchers spent almost a decade investigating the ways in which fluoride induces neurodegenerative changes in the brains of mammals.
For those who are not aware, curcumin is found in Tumeric.

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4. Research supports the touted benefits of going barefoot, which include improved mood and sleep and reduced inflammation and chronic pain.
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5. Why Bananas are curved? – Bananas go through a unique process known as negative geotropism. Instead of continuing to grow towards the ground, they start to turn towards the sun. The fruit grows against gravity, giving the banana its familiar curved shape.
But why you say? The answer lies in the botanical history of the banana. It originated in the middle layer of the rainforest, where there is little sunlight. If the fruit were to grow towards the small amount of light that penetrates sideways through the vegetation, the plant could overbalance and topple over.
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Wedding in Norway

This made me cry as it was so beautiful

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Did You Know – 06/26/2017

1.Ginger is a long used medicine in many cultures, it is a winter must have because of its anti inflammatory compounds. It is very inexpensive and known to be used for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and the cancer linked to it.

 

2. If you want to befriend a dog this is how you do it. Dogs get high when you rub their ears real good. They have a branch of nerves in their ears that extend to their internal organs and release endorphins when you rub them, sending relaxing impulses through their bodies and going them a natural high.

3. Anxiety can be a direct result of their parents behavior. Though high anxiety is partly genetic, children are more likely to be anxious if their parents openly criticize them, doubt their competence, are controlling, or are emotionally cold – to the pont that researchers analyzing a childs anxiety have been able to predict their mother’s behavior before ever observing it.

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4. With a country such as Norway, with so many beautiful areas and scenery, you might think that the access is restricted or commercialized by someone. But that isn’t the caseTrespassing is not so much of a thing in Norway. The country has a law called ‘allemannsretten’ meaning every man’s right or the right to roam that dates back to ancient times and allow you to freely roam and camp on all uncultivated land as long as you show respect for nature and pick up your trash.

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5. The phrase ‘Crab mentality’ is used to describe the ‘if I can’t have it, neither can you’ mindset. The metaphors refers to a pot of crabs that could easily get out, but they ensure their own demise by competitively clawing at each other-like spiteful humans trying to bring down those who are more successful by diminishing their importance 

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Did You Know – 10/29/2014

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1. Did you know that 2/3rds of the proportion, by which education achievements are down to genes, not classroom environment or the involvement of parents. 

Source – UK researchers 

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2. Green tea compound may improve power of Cancer drugs. It has been revealed that a molecule that is a key ingredient in green tea can be used as a carrier for anti-cancer proteins. While this does not mean drinking green tea will cure cancer, scientists have discovered the molecule, which has the catch name of epigallocatechin -3-0gallate – May improve the effectiveness of anti cancer drugs used to treat breast and stomach cancers.

Source – Journal Nature Nanotechnology

 

 

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3. Norway is the best place to grow old. Australia came in 13th which puts Australia behind the US, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK. The report card for Australia shows that the Aussie oldies are highly educated and healthy, but there are too many living in “poverty” and worried about their personal safety.

Source – Body and Soul – Aust Sunday Mail

 

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4. Laughter can cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels to expand and this in turn increases blood flow. It is recommended that you laugh at least 15 min per day to get the best benefits 

Source – University of Maryland , US

 

 

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5. Brushing you teeth less than twice a day may increase your risk of heart disease by 70 percent. Participants in a test who had bad oral hygiene,  tested positive for inflammatory markers. Researchers said their results confirmed and further strengthened the suggested association between oral hygiene and the risk of cardiovascular disease. 

Source – University college London

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6. Women who routinely practice yoga may have lower amounts of cytokine interleukin-6 (a substance that increases inflammation and heart disease risk) in their blood. It is also equally effective for novices and pros

Source – Ohio State university

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Bicycle Escalator for the hills In Norway

What a fantastic idea this is. Would not work in Texas though – no hills
Would be good in Wellington NZ – Now that has hills actually close to mountains

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Did You Know – 02/25/2013

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1. ‘Fortnight’ is a contraction of ‘fourteen nights’. In the USA ‘two weeks’ is more commonly used.

My friends in the USA  laugh when I say lets lunch again in a fortnight. When I first mentioned it the look on their faces was ‘Whatttt?’. So now, even when I am not in the States they call the 2 week get together the ‘fortnight’ lunch.

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2. The largest book in the world, a copy of the Tripitaka, the sacred buddhist text that includes Buddhas’s teachings, is inscribed on 729 marble slabs, each 3.5′ x 5×5″, and occupies a thirteen – acre site on the grounds of the Kuthodaw pagoda in Mandalay, Burma

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3.  The worlds greatest temperature range at a single locations is 105C from minus 68 C to 37C recorded at Verkhoyansk, Siberia

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4. Rats use their tail to control their body temperature because they cannot sweat, to communicate and for balance. Source

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5.  Glaciers store between 70% and 80% of all the freshwater on the planet.  99% of those glaciers are in the Arctic and Antarctic. Glaciers exist on all the continents of the world except Australia. Source

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6.The second Longest geographical name that is accepted in the world is “Taumatawhakatangihangak oauauotamateaturipukaka pikimaungahoronukupokaiwhe nua kitanatahu” (85 letters) which is a hill in New Zealand. Source

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7.  The Shortest place-name is ‘Å’ it is located in both Sweden and Norway. In Scandinavian languages, ‘Å’ means “river”. Source

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