Category: did you know

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: ,

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 […]

10/14/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

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: , ,

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 […]

09/24/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

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 […]

09/21/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: , ,

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. […]

08/09/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

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: ,

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 […]

06/30/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: ,

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: , , ,

The middle finger and the fricative F

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of […]

04/06/2010. Category: did you know. Tags: , ,

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