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Did you know?

Posted August 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized by Luke
  • While germophobe is the common expression, the actual phobia of dirt and germs is known as mysophobia.
  • If you concentrate on a smell, you cannot taste at the same time. Similarly, focusing on a taste blocks your ability to smell.
  • The oldest, most primitive part of your brain is called the hindbrain. It is nearly identical to the brain of reptiles, hence its more common name “the reptilian brain.”
  • Snake venom is being studied as a treatment for many diseases, including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Want quick weight loss? Weigh yourself when the moon is overhead. Due to gravity shifts, you will weigh slightly less during this time.
  • There are seven types of white blood cells, two of which are primarily involved in the inflammation process. Eosinophils control allergic responses, while basophils release histamine during an inflammatory response.
  • Be careful in the tropics! Falling coconuts kill more people than sharks.
  • In an average lifetime, a person sheds and grows new skin about 1,000 times.
  • Bone marrow is the fastest growing tissue in the body.
  • Ketchup was originally created as a drug, not a hamburger topping.

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