Facts of the Day

REAL FACTS OF THE DAY

~ You can lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

~ The 1st US Mormon Temple was dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio in 1836.

~ The first NBA player to score 38,000 points was Kareem Abdul-Jabar in 1989.

~ 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

~There is a Starbucks in Myungdong, South Korea that is 5 stories tall.

~ 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.

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