- A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
- A shrimp's heart is in it's head.
- People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second
- It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
- More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
- Most lipstick contains fish scales.
- Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
- Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen. In 1932, when a shortage of cash occurred in Tenino, Washington, USA, notes were made out of wood for a brief period.
- Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water. The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.
- Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
- Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
- Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.
- Only one satellite has been ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency's Olympus in 1993.
- Ostriches are often not taken seriously. They can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.
- The porpoise is second to man as the most intelligent animal on the planet.
- A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
- The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!
Friday, 25 September 2015
Monday, 21 September 2015
What can laughter do?:
- -Lower blood pressure
- -Increase vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood.
- -Give a workout to the diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles
- -Reduce certain stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline
- -Increase the response of tumor- and disease-killing cells such as Gamma-interferon and T-cells
- -Defend against respiratory infections–even reducing the frequency of colds–by immunoglobulon in saliva.
- -Increase memory and learning; in a study at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, humor during instruction led to increased test scores
- Improve alertness, creativity, and memory
We change physiologically when we laugh. We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues.
People who believe in the benefits of laughter say it can be like a mildworkout -- and may offer some of the same advantages as a workout.
"The effects of laughter and exercise are very similar," says Wilson. "Combining laughter and movement, like waving your arms, is a great way to boost your heart rate."
One pioneer in laughter research, William Fry, claimed it took ten minutes on a rowing machine for his heart rate to reach the level it would after just one minute of hearty laughter.
And laughter appears to burn calories, too. Maciej Buchowski, a researcher from Vanderbilt University, conducted a small study in which he measured the amount of calories expended in laughing. It turned out that 10-15 minutes of laughter burned 50 calories.
While the results are intriguing, don't be too hasty in ditching that treadmill. One piece of chocolate has about 50 calories; at the rate of 50 calories per hour, losing one pound would require about 12 hours of concentrated laughter!
“Laughter is poison to fear.”
“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”
“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.”
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
“If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.”
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”
― Oscar Wilde,
“Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.”
“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Research shows that couples who use laughter and smile when discussing a touchy subject feel better in the immediacy and report higher levels of satisfaction in their relationship. They also tend to stay together longer.
In a review of more than 3,700 newspaper personal ads, Dr. Provine revealed that women were 62 percent more likely to mention laughter, including seeking a mate with a sense of humor, while men were more likely to offer humor in their ads.