REAL FACTS OF THE DAY
~ You can lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
~ An Arabica coffee tree can produce up to 12 pounds of coffee a year, depending on soil and climate.
WEIRD FACTS OF THE DAY
~ Foxes eat rodents, insects, birds and eggs; they also eat grapes, corn, and berries.
~ Abusing marijuana can result in problems with memory, learning and social behavior.
~ A strand from the web of a golden spider is as strong as a steel wire of the same size.
~ The Komodo dragon is the world’s largest lizard, which can grow to an astounding 10 feet in length.
COOL FACTS OF THE DAY
~ A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge; a dime has one less groove.
~ October 10 is National Metric Day
~ Side by side 2,000 cells from the human body could cover about one square inch.
BEST SCIENCE FACTS OF THE DAY
~ Pigeons can fly straight upwards.
~ The middle part of your ear amplifies sound pressure and helps equalize pressure and drain mucus.
~ Butterflies can see ultraviolet (UV) light, so colorful markings on flowers appear very bold and vivid to them.
~ Memory may be improved via simple lifestyle changes such as memory exercises, healthy eating, physical activity, and stress reduction.
ANATOMY BODY FACTS OF THE DAY
~ Our hair turns gray as we age because the pigment cells in the hair follicle, which is responsible for producing melanin, start to die.
~ Your spinal cord stops growing when you are about 5 years old.
~ About 1 person in 20 has two extra ribs, making 13 pairs instead of 12.
~ Your pancreas is located by your stomach near the small intestine.
HUMAN BODY FACTS OF THE DAY
~ Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body.
~ In a lifetime an average man will shave 20,000 times.
~ Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has.
~ Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet.
HEALTH FACTS OF THE DAY
~ Psychoanalysis was perhaps the 1st specific school of psychotherapy, developed by Sigmund Freud and others through the early 1900s.
~ Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is only connected on one end.
~ Hydrocephalus is the buildup of too much cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, which puts harmful pressure on your brain.
~ The consequences of stress can include lowered immunity (which can lead to infectious illness), asthma, ulcers, and depression.