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World population

In 1801, when the first complete world census was carried out, the world’s population was 1 billion. The most populous countries were […]

08/23/2011. Category: did you know. Tags: ~ Comment on this post

Dialysis, Life-Saving Care at Great Risk and Cost

In 1972, after a month of deliberation, Congress launched the nation’s most ambitious experiment in universal health care: a change to the […]

11/10/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: , ~ 1 Comment

The powerful machine inside you

Your heart beats 101,000 times a day. During your lifetime it will beat about 3 billion times and pump about 800 million […]

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Human eye detects sound

The human eye can detect millions of colors and is sensitive to light and sounds. Yes, sound. University research studies show that […]

09/28/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: , , ~ Comment on this post

20-20 vision is based on the distance of 20 feet

When you do an eye test, the distance between you and the eye chart is 20 feet. The distance was chosen because […]

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13% of people are left-handed

In medieval times, left-handed people could not become knights because it was thought that they were descendants of the devil, it is […]

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August is baby month

We bid a hearty welcome to the millions of new earthlings who arrive in August, the month with the highest birth rate. […]

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Smoking in public buildings first banned in 1940s

While British and American tobacco companies are in the headlines often, China actually is the world’s largest cigarette producer. Almost 50% of […]

07/12/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post

Human bones for furniture

The characters in the movies Psycho and Silence of the Lambs are based on a real person, Ed Gein. He died on […]

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Choosing a mate for life

In 1976, Mrs Janine Swift of Los Angeles married a 50lb (22kg) rock in a ceremony that was witnessed by 20 people. […]

04/12/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: , , , ~ Comment on this post

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