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Did You Know – 03/12/2018

1. Honey does not spoil. You could feasibly eat 3000 year old honey.
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2. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
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3. It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.
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4. It can take a photon 40,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to the surface, but only 8 minutes to travel the rest of the way to earth.
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5.  People decide whether you are smart, likable, extroverted, adventurous, successful, or trustworthy within just 3 seconds of meeting you.

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Why coffee makes you poop

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If you’re like a lot of guys, your morning cup of Joe leaves you bright-eyed and ready to take on the day—just as soon as you’re done pooping

But what is it about the brew that blasts your bowels?
At the surface, it’s pretty simple: Coffee increases contractions in your gut, which activate that gotta-go urge as stool travels to your rectum, said Dr. Satish Rao, Ph.D., the director of the digestive health center at Georgia Regents University.

Two decades ago, Rao and his teams recruited 12 lucky people to wear anal probes with sensors that measured pressure activity throughout different parts of their colons and rectums. Over the course of 10 hours, the subjects drank the same amounts of caffeinated coffee, decaf coffee, and hot water, and ate a 1,000-calorie burger meal.

The food triggered the greatest activity in the participants’ guts, but the researchers were surprised to discover that caffeinated java prompted contractions of a near-similar magnitude—60 percent stronger than that of hot water, and 23 percent more intense than decaf.

This shows caffeine—a known stimulant—does play a role in jumpstarting your colon, but it’s not the only player involved. There’s likely something in coffee itself that’s responsible for your need to go number 2, says Dr. Rao.

 Experts have a theory: Just minutes after you ingest java, it reaches your stomach. One or more of its hundreds of compounds triggers the production of certain hormones in your body, such as motilin—which stimulates gut contractions—or gastrin, which causes the secretion of acid in your stomach. That’s when the pooping kicks in.  

But scientists say it’s also possible that a combination of everything involved in your A.M. routine sends you scurrying to the toilet.

Your colon is about twice as active in the morning thanks to your body’s circadian rhythms, Rao said. Add in breakfast, wash it down with coffee—both of which independently spark colonic contractions—and you can see why you’re clamoring for a crap afterward.  

To avoid spending overtime in the office restroom, hold off on making your Starbucks run until about 2 hours after you wake up. This will give your colon enough time to calm down from its morning rev, Rao said.

And when you drink your first cup, try not to pair it with food or exercise, since they’ll both get your gut going, too.

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Did You Know – 06/02/2014

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1.If you Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when hard-boiling eggs to make the shells incredibly easy to peel off.

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2. You can Use bread tags to label power cords.

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3.If You Use non-stick cooking spray in votive holders to prevent wax from sticking to the sides.

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4. That WD40 can be used to remove crayon marks from any surface!

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5. When hanging a picture frame, put a dab of toothpaste on the frame where
you need the nails to be. Then simply press against the wall to leave marks
(which can later be wiped) as guides for hammering in.

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6. Put a dry towel in with a wet load to reduce the drying time (this really works, I’ve been doing it for years!)

 

 

 

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7.  How to test if an egg is ok to use

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Did You Know – 12/12/2011


1. The first domain name ever registered on the internet was symbolics.com – Source


2. Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song “Happy Birthday”. They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song – Source


3. If you are struck by lightning, your skin will be heated to 28,000 degrees Centigrade, hotter than the surface of the Sun. Source


4. A donkey can sink into quicksand but a mule can’t. Why you may ask? A Donkey will sink in quick sand because it will struggle and cause itself to sink, while a mule will remain calm and only partially stuck. Source


5. Whether it was a casual walk or to a formal dinner to White House, Albert Einstein never wore socks. Source

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