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Gold : A carat was originally a unit of mass based on the carob seed used by ancient merchants.


Laughter controls our brains: When you see people laughing, you just can't help but smile, right? That's because your brain makes it nearly impossible not it. That's the result of research from the lab of Sophie Scott, a neuroscientist at University College London. When she monitored subjects' brains while she played laughing sounds, she found that the premotor cortical region of the brain, which prepares the muscles in the face to move, was activated.


Sleep deprivation will kill you more quickly than food deprivation.


The sensation of falling when half asleep and jerking yourself awake is called 'hypnic jerks'
No-one is totally sure why hypnic jerks occur but they are deemed to be perfectly healthy. However, they may be increased by anxiety, caffeine or physical activity close to bedtime. They are more frequent in young people and decrease as we get older.


The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days


Two thirds of a cat's life is spent asleep


A male lion's roar can be heard from up to five miles away the loudest roar of any big cat species. Their roar helps them find other lions as well as to proclaim their territory. A pride's territory may include up to 100 square miles.


Even though lions are known as 'King of the Jungle' they live in grasslands and plains not the jungle.


Lions live in prides with related females and up to three unrelated males; female lions live together their entire lives


Vitamin C won't cure a cold. But, according to Smithsonian Magazine, taking at least 0.2 grams of vitamin C every day may decrease the duration of a cold by a day or two.


The droplets from a sneeze can spread for a distance of six feet.


Most grown-ups have two to four colds a year; children can easily get six to 10.


Be careful while using your mobile phone, it has 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles.


Low blood sodium, or hyponatremia, occurs when water and sodium are out of balance in your body. It can cause weakness, headache, nausea, and muscle cramps.


Dreams Speak Through Our Subconscious


If you are snoring, then you cannot be dreaming.


We can have four to seven dreams in one night.


The most common emotion experienced in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common than positive ones.


At the entrance of the main door, to the right side, a stick which was used by Ananthaalvar to hit Venkateshwara Swamy is present. When this stick was used to hit the small boy Venkateshwara, his chin was hurt. Since then, the practice and tradition of applying Sandalwood paste on Swamy's chin began.


The normal person's skull has 100,000 to 150,000 hairs.

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