2. There are fences around London that are made from WWII medical stretchers. During the war Great Britain tore down fences and used the metal for the war effort then recycled the stretchers back into fences when the war ended. These fences still have the curved hand holders.
3. Stats on feet –
- 52 is the total number of bones in your two feet. That accounts for 25% of all the bones in your body.
- 40 is the age at which you may need to start shopping for larger shoes. Muscles, tendons and ligaments in the fee weaken with age causing your bones and the rest of your feet to spread out .
- 250,000 is the number of glands in your feet. (FYI they can secrete up to half a pint of sweat daily)
4. Your Smile – Research shows
- A big grin makes your face more memorable than a neutral expression does.
- Feedback sent to the brain by uplifted facial muscles and that includes a fake smile can ease anxiety.
- From a psychological perspective, a person who is smiling appears more trustworthy than a person who is either frowning or holding a neutral expression.
- According to Shawn Achor, the author of The Happiness Advantage, by making smiling a part of our everyday practice, we help our brains create happiness loops that encourage more positive-thinking patterns.
- according to biochemist and artist Sondra Barrett. In her book, Secrets of Your Cells, Barrett explains how cells can distinguish between safety and danger, find and repair problems and create an overall sense of balance within the body.
5. Plants know then they are being eaten. There are certain plants like nasturtiums that emit toxins as a defense mechanism in response to the sounds of a caterpillars chewing – even when the sound is played as a recording . Who knows this discovery may someday help reduce the use of man-made pesticides.