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Did You Know #18

My favourite 'Did You Know" Facts

 

Fact 1

Having sex can reduce a fever because of the sweat produced.

Sex is also a pain reliever, ten times more effective than Valium: immediately before orgasm, levels of the hormone oxytocin rise by five times, determining a huge release of endorphins. These chemicals calm pain, from a minor headache to arthritis or migraines, and with no secondary effects. Migraines also disappear…

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Posted on March 1, 2012 at 15:30

Did You Know #17

Fact 1

No one has blue eyes!

As you look closely in the mirror trying to disprove this, physics explains how this is possible. Your eyes appear blue in the same way that the sky appears blue- scattered light. The iris, which is responsible for eye colour, has three layers. Each layer has different colour pigments such as yellow or brown which, when combined,…

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Posted on November 23, 2011 at 17:46 — 4 Comments

Did You Know #16

Fact 1

A woman won the lottery 4 times.

Joan R. Ginther has won 4 different multimillion dollar jackpots in her lifetime. The odds of this occurring are 1 in 18 septillion (that’s 18 with 24 zeros!). Something this unlikely should only occur naturally once every quadrillion years.



It turns out that Ginther has more than just good luck on her side.…

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Posted on September 1, 2011 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

Did You Know #15

 

Fact 1

Adding the number 4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will automatically direct you to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall.

Just in case you’re not familiar with the term “URL” - type in this web address: www.facebook.com/4. We’re not sure why Zuckerberg chose the fourth ID number instead of number 1, but this is a quick…

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Posted on August 30, 2011 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

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