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Things We Didn't Know – Part I

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
Steve, NZ

If everyone in the world was the size of a grain of salt the entire human race would fit in a tuna can.
Staci, Sudbury

Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population in the world.
Daniel, Tonypandy

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine head."
Daniel, Tonypandy

Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
Daniel, Tonypandy

In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans every year.
Daniel, Tonypandy

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.
Daniel, Tonypandy

Did you know that a towel gets wetter the more it dries. Figure that!
Clive, Thatcham

Tapirs have no eyelids
Sarah, London

Plutonium was the first man-made element. It's atomic weight was first determined in 1942 at the University of Chicago.
Qian Hui, Surrey

The saying 'freeze the balls off a brass monkey' comes for the old war ships that when in extreme cold the brass plates that held the canon balls would contract throwing the balls alll over the place these plates were called monkeys.
Phil, Worcester

Did you know that Hiltler invented methadone? Also that it is very hard not to wiggle your bottom when you brush your teeth? And that things are always in the last place you look because thats where you find them?
Vikki, A Land Far Far Away

Woman who boils beans and peas in same pot is not sanitary (Confucius)
Alex, Borders

Time flies like an arrow, Fruit flies like a banana...
Chris Chenery, Crystal Palace

Keep it under your hat - English longbow men kept a spare bow string under their hats.
Thomas, Leytonstone E11

Knowledge is knowing that a Tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Kim, Gillingham

There are the about the same number of water molecules in a teaspoon of water as there teaspoons of water in the Atlantic Ocean.
Jules, Tonbridge

If you cut the legs off a grasshopper it can't jump!
Peter, Preston Lanc's

Pigs don't fly, no matter how much gunpowder you put in the canon.
Clone6291, The Great Circle, Grand Council Palace, Saturn

Our finger and toenails take six months to grow from base to tip.
Qian Hui, Surrey

Sotheby's auction house sold a piece of moon rock for $442,000 in 1996.
Qian Hui, Surrey

Somebody below me said that 1% of the people on the world have an IQ on 135 or more. well I have an IQ of 137, and I'm only 13 years old.
Mollie, Cumbria!

Never Eat Yellow Snow.
Alex, Borders

the fear of becoming bald/being around bald people is Peladophobia.
Chelsea Campanella, Parker,Colorado

Is it me or you also see Spoons everywhere

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


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Foods To Make You Sleep Better

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Want a good night sleep the old fashioned way was to get a glass of warm milk before bed BUT its not at all a very good idea, the protein in the milk will boost alertness and unless it’s skim, the fat will slow your digestion making your rest more fitful.

Nothing makes it harder to fall asleep than knowing how important it is to fall asleep. So when the pressure's on, try chowing down on one of these snacks before bedtime to ensure some serious shut-eye; they're all hand-picked and approved by the Eat This, Not That! nutrition team. These 8 sleep-better foods and drinks have been shown to induce feel-good relaxation chemicals, calming your nerves and slowing your racing brain. You can thank us ... tomorrow morning--after a long, restful night.

Pop a bag half an hour before bedtime: The carbs will induce your body to create serotonin, a neurochemical that makes you feel relaxed. Skipping the butter-fat will slow the process of boosting those feel-good chemicals, and, as mentioned above, will also slow digestion in general.

Banana Oatmeal

Sleep is inspired by the hormone melatonin, but stress or excitement can disrupt melatonin's release. Bring your brain back down to earth by whipping up a bowl of instant oatmeal and topping it with a sliced banana, which is rich in melatonin.

Scientists in Slovakia gave people either 3 grams each of two amino acids (lysine and arginine) or a placebo and asked them to deliver a speech. Blood measurements of stress hormones revealed that the amino acid-fortified speakers were half as anxious during and after the speech as those who took the placebo. Yogurt is one of the best food sources of lysine; nuts pack tons of arginine. Because both contain alertness-inducing protein, you're best off eating this combo a few hours before bed (or even at midday, before a big, stressful presentation at work). It'll reduce the residual stress you feel later in the evening, meaning you won't replay your day over and over again in your head as you try to fall asleep.


Sesame seeds are one of the best natural sources of tryptophan, the sleep-inducing amino acid responsible for all of those post-Thanksgiving turkey comas. Hold off on the turkey sammies, though-the protein in the turkey might offset the tryptophan's benefit.

Pretzels are a low-calorie, low-fat source of carbohydrates, which will make you feel sleepy, but won't pack on the pounds or give you belly-aching indigestion.



It's called a "nightcap" for a reason--a glass of wine really does take the edge off. University of Toronto researchers discovered that one alcoholic drink caused people's blood vessels to relax--but two began to reverse the effects, so limit your intake. Relaxed blood vessels means lower blood pressure, slower heart rate, and greater ability to relax in general.

Cherry juice has serotonin-inducing carbohydrates, which will help relax you. Down the cherry juice an hour before bedtime, in case you feel a small jolt of energy from the sugar. There's not enough to keep you up all night or destabilize your blood sugar levels.



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Researchers at the University of Alabama fed rats 200 milligrams of vitamin C twice a day and found that it nearly stopped the secretion of cortisol, a hormone released in your body when you're stressed. Calorie for calorie, red bell peppers give you more vitamin C than any other fruit or vegetable.


Source: Yahoo Health

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