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Did You Know – 06/10/2019

  1. Peanut allergies are caused partly by lack of exposure to peanut products in infancy. Prevention may be partly achieved through early introduction of peanuts to the diets of pregnant women and babies. Source

 

2. Listening to soft voices can cause “Brain Orgasms” (aka autonomous sensory meridian response) A video of a woman explaining how to fold towels has over 900,000 views because her voice can trigger the sensation.

I did watch it. Not sure about the Orgasmic bit but intriguing enough I did watch it to the end as her voice is particularly calming.

 

3. LEGO – Has a secure, temperature- and humidity-controlled, fireproof underground vault in Denmark that contains every LEGO set ever made. Source

 

4, China owns all of the pandas in the world  – Rents them out to other countries for $1,000,000 dollars a year. The only exception to this is the 2 pandas that China gifted to Mexico in the 70’s but with agreement that if they had offspring China would own them. According to Wikipedea China began to offer pandas to other nations only on ten-year loans. The standard loan terms include a fee of up to US$1,000,000 per year and a provision that any cubs born during the loan be the property of the People’s Republic of China.

5. George Washington died in 1799  – When doctors drained more than half of his blood to cure a sore throat. Solving the medical mystery of George Washington’sdeath. Learn the gruesome details of President George Washington’s final hours on the 215th anniversary of his death. … After a series of medical procedures, including the draining of nearly 40 percent of his blood, he died that evening. Source

6. Last of all Chinese warships arrived in Sydney on June the 8th – Loaded Australian baby formula, boxes of whitening sheet face masks,  Devondale brand long life milk and Manuka honey on to their ships.  Chinese warship quietly entered Sydney Harbour on Monday morning much to the surprise of Australians including the Premier of NSW.  Government officials say they knew as  the chinese were returning from a counter drug trafficking operation in the Middle East.  A little laughable as they are the biggest drug traffickers  in the world.

Interesting story worth reading on News.com.au

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Did You Know – 04/16/2012


Before Mercury, Brandy was used to fill thermometers
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The shortest word with all five vowels in alphabetical order is “aerious,” meaning “airy”
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If you keep a goldfish in the dark it will eventually turn white
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Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle when he was only 15 years old. Bill and a friend, Paul Allen, formed a company called Traf-Data, which used the Intel 8008 microprocessor to help control traffic patterns in Seattle. Gates eventually sold this system to the city for $20,000 when he was only fifteen years old.
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The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!
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Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.Peanut oil can be processed to produce glycerol, which can be used to make nitroglycerin, one of the constituents of dynamite. However, there are other processes that can be used to make dynamite without using peanuts at all.
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