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    genkicoll

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    Didja Know?

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:42 pm

    Just little tidbits~  I'll add more periodically, and feel free to add your own.


    Did You Know?

    Cinnamon naturally regulates blood sugar.  If you've just gotta have that doughnut, choose one with cinnamon -- at least it will be slightly less bad for you! Laugh

    Most people are Vitamin D deficient.  Deficiency can cause anything from poor absorption of other nutrients to osteoporosis to Multiple Sclerosis (MS!)

    Rabbits like licorice, reindeer like bananas, and koi (a type of carp) like watermelon!

    Most lipsticks contain fish scales, and some yogurts contain carmine... which is made from crushed beetles.


    Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.

    Naturally-pigmented (colored) foods are high in antioxidants.  If you have to choose between honeydew and blueberries, the blueberries are the better choice.

    Both macadamia nuts and chocolate are toxic to dogs.

    Apples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee. (Really? Huh?  )


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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by vervaine on Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:29 pm

    I bet it's the actual effort of peeling an apple that wakes you up.
    I hate un-peeled apples. Huh?

    Nice facts! Though I feel a bit weird as, to me, the most stunning fact on that list was that koi is a carp! lol Laugh

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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:49 pm

    Really?  lol~  That's great!

    The distance between your elbow and your wrist is exactly the length of your foot? (Try it!... If you are limber enough to do it Belly laugh  I had to stretch a bit... *giggle*)

    A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel.

    Bill Gates began programming computers at the of age 13.

    Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee

    Chevy Chase's real first name is Cornelius.

    The coins thrown into the Trevi fountain in Italy are collected for charity. (Isn't that great?)

    You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV.

    A one-minute kiss burns 26 calories.

    Earth is the only planet not named after a god.


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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:42 pm

    I have a 'didja know' that is likely going to turn into a rant... Silly face

    Someone who's been in a coma cannot get up and walk as soon as they wake up.  I see this in movies all the time, and it makes me want to pull my hair out!  I've always assumed that it's common knowledge that you lose your muscles when you can't use them.  Even being in a coma for a week would leave one feeling very weak and unable to stand easily.  A month, a year?  Forget it!  It will take physical therapy to even be able to feed yourself again, much less sit up, stand up, or WALK! >_<  Drives me nuts!

    11% of people are left-handed (I know two "south paws")

    The tea bag was invented in 1908. (I'm drinkin' tea as we speak!)

    A 'jiffy' is actually 1/100th of a second.

    Crocodiles swallow rocks to help them dive deeper.

    Sound travels almost 5 times faster underwater than in air.

    In every episode of Seinfeld there is a reference to Superman.

    Cats spend 66% of their life asleep. (No surprise there!  Would've thought it was higher!)


    An elephant's ears are used to regulate body temperature.


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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by Sable on Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:42 am

    Genki: [quote]11% of people are left-handed (I know two "south paws")

    And now you know three!

    The tea bag was invented in 1908. (I'm drinkin' tea as we speak!)

    Me too!

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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by Justgaming on Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:29 am

    Sable, why am I Not surprised? Happy bounce 

    Genki, you now know four!

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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by genkicoll on Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:22 pm

    Was the thing about comas NOT common knowledge?  I did grow up in a medical family, and it sure would explain why movies and books continue to have people easily moving around right after coming around.

    A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

    If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. EEK!

    23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks. Belly laugh

    By law, every child in Belgium must take harmonica lessons at Primary school. (Is that true? Huh?)

    Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married. (Ugh!)

    Honey is the only natural food which never goes bad. (Assuming that it is not contaminated somehow... like someone using the peanut butter knife in the honey container Silly face)

    The only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia.

    The smallest bones in the human body are found in your ear.


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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:32 pm

    Chocolate is good for your health!

    from Yahoo! News:


    4 Reasons Chocolate Is Good for Your Health
    By Deborah Enos, CN, Columnist September 22, 2013 11:03 AM

    Chocolate is one of my favorite foods; not only because it is tasty, but also because it's really good for your health.

    The most recent evidence of this comes from an August study in the journal Neurology.  Researchers found that chocolate may help older people keep their brains healthy and their thinking sharp. Study participants who drank two cups of cocoa daily for 30 days showed an 8.3 percent increase in blood flow to the brain, and they improved their scores on memory and thinking tests. Score!

    This new finding is promising, but it's not the only health benefit that seems to come as a result of eating chocolate. Here are three more reasons why it's smart to keep chocolate in your diet. 

    Heart Healthy
    — Daily chocolate consumption may reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in some high-risk patients, according to a 2012 study in the journal BMJ.

    Potentially Slimming
    —  If you've always thought of chocolate as a fat-inducing food, you may want to reacquaint yourself with this tasty treat. One study found that people who eat chocolate regularly are more likely to be thinner than those who don't. People in the study who admitted to eating chocolate five times per week or more had a lower BMI (Body Mass Index) than those who ate chocolate less frequently, according to the 2012 study published the journal Archives of Internal Medicine. [Top 10 Bad Things That Are Good For You]

    Appetite Control
    — Chocolate contains filling fiber, which is a natural appetite suppressant. So, if you give in to that chocolate craving, you may end up eating fewer calories than if you tried to avoid chocolate.
    Although there are many reasons to enjoy chocolate, it's also important to be smart about your consumption. Here are some tips for choosing high-quality chocolate, so you can retain all of its nutritional goodness.

    The darker the chocolate, the better for your health. Pure chocolate is actually quite bitter, which is why it is almost always combined with other ingredients in a chocolate bar. But the chocolate part of that bar is what contains the good stuff: fiber, magnesium and antioxidants.


    Make your own hot cocoa.  Hot cocoa that comes out of a packet is convenient, but it could be better for your health. To boost the nutritional profile of your hot cocoa, buy unsweetened powdered chocolate, and add your own sweetener. Also, keep it as dark as you can handle.


    Get creative with cocoa. If you don't like the idea of eating a dark chocolate bar or drinking cocoa regularly, you have some other options. Try sprinkling powdered cocoa in your oatmeal or cold cereal.


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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:22 pm

    Kidney beans make a tasty and filling addition to sandwiches.


    If you are running something windowed, you can take a screenshot of JUST that window by holding down the Alt button while you push the PrtScn (Print Screen) button.


    Most cows produce more milk when they listen to music.


    If you filled a matchbox with gold, it could be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court.


    Tennessee is bordered by 8 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia - more than any other in the US.


    Monopoly is the most-played board game in the world.


    The fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco.


    'Bookkeeper' and 'bookkeeping' are the only 2 words in the English language with three consecutive double letters.


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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by luvtoread on Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:37 pm

    My brain should be as sharp as a newly sharpened knife as I eat chocolate while
    playing games.     Chocolate num        videogaming

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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by djrum on Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:31 am

    I eat chocolate while playing games, too! I don't think it works for me because I still have to skip some puzzles. Big smile

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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:37 am

    I only eat food that can be eaten while playing games Silly face 

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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:37 pm

    Dental floss!  Useful for more than your teeth!

    When in need, dental floss can be used to tie off an umbilical cord. (I know this from helping my mother whelp puppies.)

    Dental floss is a GREAT way to cut cinnamon roll dough.  Place a length of floss under the roll, cross the thread above the roll, then pull on the opposite ends.  Makes a beautiful cut without losing all of your filling!  Believe it or not, I learned this in grade school cooking class!


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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:03 am

    genkicoll wrote:11% of people are left-handed (I know two "south paws")
    Another south paw here! I think that makes 5 you now know... And btw, at my little preschool fully half the teachers are lefties.

    Interesting tidbits! Hmm...

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    Re: Didja Know?

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:18 pm

    When searching for a website that handles sensitive information, ALWAYS choose the web address that starts with https: (not just http:)  Likewise, when you sign in to a sensitive account, make sure the web address has the 's' on the end of the http.  The 's' stands for security.

    Mice love peanut butter. Mouse pbbt  Already knew that?  I'm not surprised!  Did you know that they ALSO love chocolate? Chocolate num  If you need to bait traps, forget the cheese Mouse with Cheese  -- they absolutely cannot resist their two favorites put together -- chocolate peanut butter cups!

    The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.  ... I knew I was special Rolling Eyes  I'm happy if I fall asleep within 30 minutes!

    A cockroach can live for nine days without its head... until it starves to death. EEK!

    Porcupines float in water. (How did they test this? Huh?  )

    Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.

    Pearls melt in vinegar.

    If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.


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