10 Weird and Strange Syndromes

When we get ill, majority of us think this is the worst illness we’re going through RIGHT? I used to think this way too before finding about many of the weird syndromes that have to live with throughout their lives. And the sad part is that most of the syndromes have NO CURE AT ALL!

Is everything made of numbers?

when Albert Einstein finally completed his general theory of relativity in 1916, he looked down at the equations and discovered an unexpected message: the universe is expanding.

10 Ways to Lose Calories without Exercising

Infomercials bombard us every day with techniques to lose weight fast . But many of us actually shun the idea of losing weight without much effort. However there are ways of losing weight without being a total gym bunny. All you have to do is make a few changes in your lifestyle.

Top 10 Creepy Girls in Fiction

A recent trend in media is the idea that children are scary or creepy. Girls seem to be particularly popular – from pale-faced, stringy-haired ghosts to demonically possessed victims, creepy girls are becoming a common feature in horror films and other genres. This list covers ten creepy girls who have appeared in films, TV and video games in the past thirty or so years, to frighten or fascinate audiences. Most can be terrifying but have a sense of sympathy to them, or some are just unstoppable creatures of evil wanting to rip the world apart.

10 Tragic Prison and Asylum Fires

While fire is something that has proven to be something very useful to mankind over the years being one of the greatest discoveries, it is potentially a hazard. It’s like a caged demon waiting to be set free so it can render everything to dust and ashes. There have been many dangerous fires throughout our history and has taken many lives but that’s just because of carelessness and well, nature did have a role in forest fires too. Anyway, this list talks about cruel fires in different prisons and asylums throughout the world. Tragic as it may sound, it still holds true. I hope this particular list proves useful and educative to you folks.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

10 Fun Facts About The Brain

Fact 1: Most of the brain's weight is water. The solid part is made up of fat

Most people think the brain is completely solid but this isn't true at all. 
75% of the brain is actually made up of water!

The "solid" part of the brain is actually made up of fat and is about 10-12% 
of the brain. The rest of the brain is made of proteins, carbohydrates and salts.  

Fact 2. There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels inside the brain.

This means that if you put all of your brain's blood vessels in a straight line, you 
could wrap them around the whole earth four times! Amazing!

Fact 3: Your brain generates between 10-23 watts of power.

This is enough to power a light bulb! 

Most of the energy of the brain is used for brain cells to communicate with one another.

Fact 4: Eating non processed foods raises IQ scores
According to a New York study, if you eat a lunch that doesn't have any artificial
flavors or preservatives you can score 14% better on IQ tests! Amazing!

Fact 5: Every thought you have creates new neuron connections in your brain

The brain is incredibly flexible and more supple than people realise. 

If you think new thoughts, you create new neuron connections right away! 

Fact 6: The average person has 70,000 thoughts per day

You are thinking all the time. By changing your thoughts, you can totally change
the wiring of your brain from the inside out!

Fact 7: Laughing is a complex task involving 5 areas of the brain

Laughing is no laughing matter, as it involves a lot of the brain. This is a good way to 
stimulate your mind and also helps to release happy chemicals into your system. 

Research has shown that laughing for several minutes every day can help to 
boost your mood and overall happiness. 

Fact 8: Juggling causes rapid brain changes
Juggling or learning any new complex thing has a very positive effect on the brain. 

Juggling causes certain areas of the brain to grow, so you have more connections 
in your brain. Any complex task will give similar results!

Fact 9: The brain cannot feel pain
There are literally no pain receptors in the brain. So, though the brain can process
pain coming from other parts of your body, it can't feel it itself!

Fact 10: The average human brain is only 9.3cm high
The brain is actually smaller than most people realise. It is 16cm long and 14cm wide. 
This gives the brain a total weight of about 1.3kg.

That 1.3kg has over 200 billion neurons! Amazing!

Source: geniusintelligence.com