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Yawning Facts

factsHave you ever wondered why when someone yawns, the other person follows suit? Yawning is caused due to low levels of oxygen in the air, which makes the body intake large amounts of oxygen. The reason why yawning is said to be contagious is because when we do so, we are actually activating our nervous system. This has something to do with the survival instinct we have inherited in the course of evolutionary past. In the primiti... full fact »

 

Why Men Have Nipples

factsThere seems to be no logical answer behind this as women are the ones who nurture their babies with the milk from their breasts. Then, why do men have nipples on their bodies. Study about this has shown that initially all embryos have a female template and therefore the nipples is one of the things that are developed in the embryo before the X or Y chromosome is decided. This is the main reason why men as well as women have n... full fact »

 

Why Poop Sometimes Floats?

factsYou might be left wondering why does poop sometimes float and on other times, you are able to effortlessly flush it away. The main reason behind this is the gas content that it contains that makes it have a lower density when compared to water. Anything with a lower density will be able to float on water and that is exactly what happens in this instance. The reason that this only happens sometimes is that most of the time, ... full fact »

 

Cliche Facts

factsCliche is something that has been repeatdly used to the point of losing original meaning. The word "cliche" comes from the days of moveable type, where each letter had to be set by hand into a framework before printing. Commonly-used phrases were kept, pre-set in clamps so they could be regularly used without having to reset all the letters individually each time. The clamp that keeps letters together to form these oft-used se... full fact »

 

Drinking Sea Water

factsThere is no denial to the fact that human beings require fresh water to stay alive. It helps in the digestion of food and regulating other body functions. Alain Bombard brought the fact to the people that one can survive on sea water too but it has to be taken in small amounts i.e. Not more than 32 oz a day. So, in theory we can slowly 'teach' our body to accept small amounts of sea water, but intake of much sea water makes a ... full fact »

 

Bernard Shaw Facts

factsBorn on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland; George Bernard Shaw was a known playwright, journalist, orator, reviewer and a socialist. He was born to poor parents and suffered financially. He had to fight through school as a clerk, neither of which he enjoyed. It was in 1876 when he moved to London he earned fame as playwright, politician and celebrity .He became the force of a developing Fabian society. He did not like George in... full fact »

 

Eating Just Fish Could be Mortal

factsFish has all essential amino acids that humans need to survive. However, we could die if we had only fish in our diet. This is because fish has no Vitamin C which is crucial for human survival. Even today we use few drops of lemon when eating cooked fish. Only fish that consumes plankton has vitamin C, but only way to properly extract it is to eat fish raw with the contents of their intestines. ... full fact »

 

G. I. Gurdjieff Facts

factsGeorge Ivanovich Gurdjieff, popularly known as G.I. Gurdjieff, a famous mystic and spiritual teacher, is believed to have born on January 14, 1866. His date of birth is, however, not confirmed till date but the conjectures range from 1866-1877. Gurdjieff is said to have born to a Greek father and Armenian mother in Alexandropol. He got his name, Gurdjieff, on the account of Muslim people around Georgia addressing the Georgian ... full fact »

 

J.D. Salinger Facts

factsJ.D. Salinger, short for Jerome David Salinger, a famous American novelist and short story writer, was born in 1919 in a prosperous Jewish family. Salinger completed his early schools and was then sent to Valley Forge Military Academy from 1934-1936. While he was attending NYU and Columbia University, he started submitting short stories for publication. His stories were usually published in various periodicals like Saturday Ev... full fact »

 

Whoopi Goldberg Facts

factsCaryn Elaine Johnson was born on November 13, 1955 to a minister father and a housewife mother in New York. Due to her flatulence problem everyone called her Whoopie Cushion and this was from where she got her new name. At her first break into the show business the producer preferred keeping her first name and adding Goldberg to it and this was the birth of "Whoopi Goldberg". Whoopi has one brother. Whoopi Goldberg started ... full fact »

 

Bella Coola Tribe Facts

factsThe Bella Coola Tribe, which is also known as the Bellacoola, Belhoola or Bilqula tribe, is a small Indian tribe that resides at a reservation around Bella Coola in British Columbia. The Bella Coola tribe consists of about six hundred people at this time. The tribe had featured about fourteen hundred member at its peak in the late nineteenth century. The tribe was especially prominent along the Bella Coola River of British ... full fact »

 

Facts on Racial Discrimination

factsThere are a number of things about racial discrimination to see. These can change the way how people treat others and should encourage people to feel more comfortable around those who are different. It is estimated that there is five times as much genetic variation within different races than what is between them. This comes from how the melanin in one's skin can change in a number of ways. This is a pigment that is used in... full fact »

 

Living Underground?

factsWe explored what living underground offers and we found that it is not as bad as it sounds. Living underground resolves various problems that humans face today such as energy efficiency, comfortable temperature, hideout from extreme temperatures, life without noise, natural shelter from wars, tornados and hurricanes. Two problems that we stumbled across were flooding and of course lack of sunlight. Flooding can be solved with ... full fact »

 

The story of the 256 old year man

factsIn our today world it is impossible for one to believe that a man can live up to the age of 150 years let alone 256 years. According to Time magazine and the New York Times that were published in the year 1933, there died a man whose age was 256 years. I am not sure if he was lucky to have lived up to this age or not. He went by the name of Li Ching-Yun. In his lifetime he was able to bury 23 wives. He was able to get 180 d... full fact »

 

Lord Jesus Christ in Car Accident

factsBelieve or not the guy goes by this name. Just as expected of a victim with such a name, he forgave the person that had hit him with the car. The Lord Jesus Christ was actually hit by a woman. The only problem that the car driver had was that the police did not forgive her. She ran down the victim on a Massachusetts crosswalk. The man is 50 years of age and hails from the town of Belchertown. After checking his id and passp... full fact »

 

Pubic Hair Facts

factsThere are many theories behind why humans have pubic hair. One thought is that the hair that grows around the genitals and under the arms lock in sexually stimulating scents called pheromones. For some, scents released from these areas are noticeable and can increase sexual desire. For others, pheromones might not be obvious but may be subliminally sensed. Some people believe that pubic hair keeps our genitals warm. Others bel... full fact »

 

Boredom Facts

factsBoredom is that state of mind where the person is likely to experience a large amount of discontent as well as disinterest. There are very few things which are likely to pique the interest or curiosity of the person and create some kind of excitement when he is going through the stage of experiencing boredom. A lot of scientists are conducting research and analysis into the state of mind of the person and the activity which ta... full fact »

 

Tickle Facts

factsTickling is an act of evoking involuntary laughter by touching a part of the body. Some parts of the body are more ticklish than the others, the reason for which is still unknown. When used in sexual fetishism, the act of tickling is called as "tickle torture". Research by Dr Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in London found that robotic arms used to tickle people are just as effective as human ... full fact »

 

Paganini Facts

factsNiccolo Paganini (27th October 1782 - 27th May 1840) was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time. An Italian, Paganini was a guitarist too, who left his mark as one of the pillars of the modern violin technique. He earned a good sum of money, but owing to frequent indulgence in gambling and other forms of dissipation, he brought himself to a situation where he couldn't afford to buy even a violin. Paganini was a compos... full fact »

 

Tallest Man Facts

factsThe world's tallest man ever recorded in the history of mankind - Robert Wadlow, was born in Alton, Illinois, in 1918, and was 6 feet tall by the time he was even eight years old. He suffered from the disorder Gigantism that makes the lower portions of the body extremely large, while the head and torso remain at normal sizes. This is caused by a pituitary gland tumor that excretes large amounts of growth hormone, resulting in ... full fact »

 

The Hadza People Facts

factsWhat we can learn from the tribe that didn't change their hunter-gatherer existence for more than 10000 years? Living around the Lake Eyasi in Central Tanzania, The Hadza people are testimony to some of the oldest living tribal hunting gathering ways. With a population well under one thousand, the Hadza people have never known cultivation or settled live stock breeding. Not to forget those ten thousand years of their being wh... full fact »

 

Tooth Implanted Into His Eye

factsMartin Jones, an Englishman had lost his power of vision and remained blind for almost a decade. He has now regained his power of vision. This has been accomplished by implanting a piece of tooth in his eye. The tooth that was implanted was a canine tooth which is also known as the "eyetooth". A living canine was pulled out of Martin Jones' own mouth. They then placed a man-made eye lens into its base and placed it under the l... full fact »

 

Dream Facts

factsDream is a semi-conscious state where we have absolutely no control over our thoughts and expressions (unless we master lucid dreaming). Did you know that most of us spend six years or more of our lifetime dreaming? Research proves that all of us dream at least twice or more in our sleep though we may not remember when we get up. In 5 minutes of waking, half of our dream is forgotten and within 10 minutes, almost all dreams ar... full fact »

 

Oldest Women

factsJeanne Louise Calment of Arles, France was the world's longest living person. Jeanne was born on February 21, 1875 and died on August 4, 1997. Her height was 4'11" (1.50m). Jeanne died at the age of 122 in a nursing home in Arles. She lived 122 years and 164 days (44,724 days total). Jeanne's name appears in the Guinness Book of World Records. At age 121, she released her two CDs, one in French and another in English titled, ... full fact »

 

Indigo Children Facts

factsThere are theories that there is a group of children with special abilities called Indigo Children. Concept based on the Nancy Ann Tappe book believes that children are born with a biological connection to their own spirituality. It is said that they are born after 1995, but some consider that starting point could be even 1980's. They have affinity to rocks and stones. The indigo children are known to have higher sensitivity h... full fact »

 

Facts About Mark Twain

factsSamuel Langhorne Clemens is the actual name of Mark Twain. Mark Twain was his pen name with which he used to write for the Keokuk Post. Before starting as a writer, Mark Twain worked as an apprentice printer, then served in the army for some time as soldier in American civil war, and then in a mine. One of the jobs for which he got recognition for other than writing was that of a lecturer. He was profoundly known for his story... full fact »

 

Fingerprint Facts

factsFingerprints are formed before birth, grow with the growth of hands and help in identification. Let's learn some basic facts on fingerprints: Fingerprints come out from the interior fleshes of the skin. Even Siamese twins have varying fingerprints. Loop is the most common fingerprint. 60% palms have such pattern. The other patterns are Whorls, Arches, and Accidentals. An important means of examining fingerprints is using their... full fact »

 

Facts About Barack Obama

factsBarack Hussein Obama (Known as Berry in high school) was born Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Barack's mother was a white Christian from Kansas and his father was Muslim from Kenya. His name means "one who is blessed" in Swahili, but he was known as "O'Bomber" because of his basketball skills during the high school years. Interesting facts about Barack Obama: he tried cocaine and marijuana, Barack uses Apple Mac for his com... full fact »

 

Benjamin Franklin Facts

factsBenjamin Franklin was the ninth child out of eleven children. Ben Franklin was born in Boston on 1-17-1706.Benjamin's father was Josiah a candle/soap maker and his mother was Abiah. Ben Franklin ran away when his father couldn't give him any money. He traveled 50 miles to find a work. He was a civil worker, inventor, a founding father, scientist, publisher & author, and held many political positions such as Minister to France ... full fact »

 

Natural Immunity To Aids

factsIt is possible to be naturally immune to Pasteurella pestis and HIV, the viruses that cause 2 well-known wide spread killers, The Black Plague and AIDS. This is thanks to a genetic mutation in ones DNA called CCR5-delta 32, or Delta 32 for short. This mutation cuts off the means for a virus, to attach to our white blood cells and enter the immune system. It must come from both parents to cause immunity, but if in possession of... full fact »

 

Deeper Love Facts

factsWhat is love? David Icke said: "Infinite Love is the Only Truth Everything Else is Illusion." However, scientists tried to explain love using our genes as the base of the medical study. Basically, they found that we are attracted to persons that are genetically immune to the diseases and weaknesses that we are weak to. However, Alchemy teaches us completely different approach. Alchemy or old sacred studies believe that our bod... full fact »

 

Foreign Bodies In The Rectum

factsForeign bodies in the rectum are a common occurrence and most of the cases are treated with anesthesia before removing objects. Patients have usually made multiple attempts to remove the object themselves before consulting the professional. Common objects inserted are fruits, balls, bottles, vibrators, vegetables, and balls. However, interesting fact is that professors D. Busch and J. Starling; Madison, Wisconsin in 1986 did r... full fact »

 

Twin Brother In His Stomach

factsIndia resident Sanju Bhagat always had bit larger stomach, but he got extremely worried when it suddenly started growing bigger and bigger. Thirty year old Sanju Bhagat was rushed to hospital and his stomach condition was diagnosed as an stomach tumor. To a doctor's surprise it was something extremely different and very unusual. From the birth Sanju had his twin brother living inside of him like a parasite. This phenomenon is ... full fact »

 

Yoshiro Nakamatsu Facts

factsYoshiro Nakamatsu the Japanese inventor is one of the greatest minds in the human history. With over 3000 patented inventions Yoshiro received Nutrition Nobel prize for photographing and retrospectively analyzing every meal he has consumed during a period of 36 years. His most creative time is between 12am and 4am and he never sleeps more than four hours. He loves to invent underwater with his special waterproof Plexiglas writ... full fact »

 

Facts About Pablo Picasso

factsPablo Picasso was born in Spain on 25th October, 1881. His full name was "Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso". He was born as tiny and weak baby. They thought that he was dead, but his uncle, a doctor named Don Salvador, blew cigar smoke in his face. Little baby Picasso coughed and declared his rightful place ... full fact »

 

Andy Warhol Facts

factsAndy Warhol was American Pop Artist famous for his painting of Campbell's Soup cans. His real name was Andrew Warhola originally from Czechoslovakia, but born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His very first movie was called 'Sleep' and it was 6 hour long never ending masterpiece of his friend sleeping. Nine people attended premiere. Seven of them stayed and watched the movie. Two of them left within the first hour. He was fascin... full fact »

 

Albert Einstein Facts

factsEinstein declined the presidency of the state of Israel when it was offered to him in 1952 by state leaders. The element einsteinium, discovered in 1952, was named in honor of Albert Einstein. Picture of Einstein sticking his tongue was taken on his 72nd birthday by annoying press photographer Arthur Sasse. Albert loved the photo so much that he cut his image out and send it to all his friends. ... full fact »

 

Edgar Allan Poe And Alcohol

factsEdgar Allan Poe, American poet, was seventeen years old when accepted into University of Virginia. First year he managed to gamble all his scholarship money. It was also reported that Edgar owed around $2500 to local gamblers. Gambling addiction led to alcoholism, which is still debated by many Poe's followers. However, it was reported by school systems that Edgar showed up in class drunk even during the examinations. The inte... full fact »

 

Uma Thurman Facts

factsUma Karuna Thurman, daughter of Robert Thurman and Nena Thurman, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 29, 1970. Uma's father was the first American to be ordained a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Her mother is a Swedish psychotherapist and former Vogue model once married to the LSD guru Timothy Leary. Uma's mothers father, german baron, was held by Nazis because he didn't want to reveal his Jewish friends hideout. Uma Thurma... full fact »

 

Jagger In Clockwork Orange?

factsBefore Stanley Kubrick took over, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones were considered to play the "droogs" in the Clockwork Orange. Anthony Burgess the author of Clockwork Orange wanted to sell his novel rights to Mick Jagger for few hundred dollars. Luckily for the sake of film industry Malcolm McDowell got the main part in the movie and Stanley Kubrick directed what is considered to be the most controversial movie of all time... full fact »

 

Hemorrhoid Relief Commercial

factsJohnny Cash (1932-2003) was an influential country song writer and singer from Kingsland, Arkansas, who sang to himself while picking cotton in the fields. His song "Ring of Fire" was refused by his family to be in a hemorrhoid-relief commercial. "The song is about the trans formative power of love, "said Cash's daughter, Rosanne. "Love is a burning thing and it makes a fiery ring bound by wild desire," the song goes. ... full fact »

 

Is Someone Lying To You?

factsLie is usually manifested by these signs: a sudden increase in the number of "ums" and "ahs.", overly defensive, no eye contact, lying is stressful, they will try to be sarcastic, turning his body away from you, talking fast, making statements that contradict each other, unusual body language or a hand reaching to cover mouth.... full fact »

 

Five Richest People Today

factsWe actually had to modify this fact due to recent changes in the billionaire world. Thirteen years our buddy Bill Gates from Winblows was the richest man in the world. However, as of 2008 the top five richest people are: 1. Warren Buffett (Stocks and investments), 2.Carlos Slim Helu (Mexican telecom mogul), 3. William Gates III (Windows and more), 4. Lakshmi Mittal (World's largest steelmaker - India), 5. Mukesh Ambani (Petro... full fact »

 

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