Intresting Facts

Did you know that chocolate can actually protect your teeth against tooth decay?

And that, 95% of us report washing our hands after using a public toilet….but a study of 8,000 people in big US cities found that the figure was actually closer to 67%? (Gross!)

Cats happily climb up trees, but do you know why they can’t find their way down?

Turns out a cat can’t climb down headfirst because every claw on its paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down

Random Fact: 

October is both American Cheese Month and Toilet Tank Repair Month. I don’t think Hallmark has caught wind of that yet.

Random Fact: 

Drinking too much water can be fatal. Water intoxication is a potentially fatal disturbance that is caused by consuming too much water during a short time. The normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside safe limits when too much water floods the system. Infants are prone to water intoxication, as are athletes, and even competitive eaters. Symptoms of this condition include changes in behavior, confusion, irritability and drowsiness. Occasionally there is difficulty breathing, muscle weakness and pain or twitching. The brain may swell which can interfere with the central nervous system, resulting in seizure, brain damage, coma or even death. That does NOT mean you should stop drinking water!

Random Fact: 

In space, one day, our days will be twenty-five hours long instead of twenty-four. Though not for another one-hundred-forty years, as the earth imperceptibly slows approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years.

Random Fact : 

While children of identical twins are legally first cousins, genetically, they are actually half siblings. I found this one particularly interesting because I have twin daughters.

Random Fact :

While Neil Armstrong got to be the first to take a step on the moon, Buzz Aldrin managed his own historic first, becoming the first person to urinate on the moon. (Take that, Mr. One Small Step!)

Dianomi

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