Archive for August, 2010

Heart to Toe


No one seems to know why people blush.


In 1972, a group of scientists reported that you could cure the common cold by freezing the big toe.


The number one cause of blindness in the United States is diabetes.


The adult human heart weighs about ten ounces.


People who laugh a lot are much healthier than those who don’t. Dr. Lee Berk at the Loma Linda School of Public Health in California found that laughing lowers levels of stress hormones, and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds have it best – they laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.


People who have a tough time handling the stress of money woes are twice as likely to develop severe gum disease, a new study finds.


Between 25% to 33% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.

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A Major City That Consists of Only Three Colors

The Earth-Moon size ratio is the largest in our solar system, excepting Pluto-Charon.

The night sky appears full of stars, but actually only about 3,000 stars are visible to the naked eye.

Planning a trip to Pluto soon? A round trip will be 7,000,000,000 miles.

There are ten human body parts that are only three letters long: Eye, Ear, Leg, Arm, Jaw, Gum, Toe, Lip, Hip and Rib.

After human death, post-mortem rigidity starts in the head and travels to the feet, and leaves the same way it came — head to toe.

A Laforte fracture is a fracture of all facial bones. It would allow one to pull on another face and remove it like a mask if not held on by skin.

The Toronto Maple leafs used to be called the Toronto Arenas, then the St. Patricks and finally the Maple Leafs.

Pro golfer Wayne Levi was the first PGA pro to win a tournament using a colored (orange) ball. He did it in the Hawaiian Open in 1982.

Many Japanese golfers carry “hole-in-one” insurance, because it is traditional in Japan to share one’s good luck by sending gifts to all your friends when you get an “ace.” The price for what the Japanese term an “albatross” can often reach $10,000.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the only city in the U.S. with three sports teams that all wear the same colors.

In 1986 Danny Heep became the first player in a World Series to be a designated hitter (DH) with the initials “D.H.”

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