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Although it only takes you a few minutes to eat a meal, it takes your body hours to completely digest the food.


Beauty standards have dramatically changed over time. If you look at the works of art of the past centuries, you will see lots of paintings and sculptures of curvy, full-figured ladies. Being voluptuous and curvy was a symbol of beauty and prosperity; dieting became fashionable only in the late 1800's.


Times were tough in the Second World War, but a girl still wanted to look her best when she went out, so to appear more like a Hollywood star, they wanted to straighten their hair. No popping to the local store to buy hair straighteners then, though, so they just borrowed mums clothes iron instead.


If Venus is afflicted in Aries, Libra or Capricorn, it indicates skin problems .


Although bodies stop growing, noses and ears will not.


Humans can cough at 60 miles an hour and sneezes can be 100 miles an hour which is faster than the average car!


Left-handed people are more likely to suffer from ADHD.


Stretching increases the blood flow to your muscles and helps avoid injuries.


Women below the age of 50 need twice the amount of iron per day as men of the same age.


To lose one pound of fat, you need to burn roughly 3,500 calories.


Drinking coffee can reduce the risk of depression, especially in women.


The US spends almost three times more on healthcare than any other country in the world, but ranks last in life expectancy among the 12 wealthiest industrialized countries.


King Croesus of Lydia created the first pure gold coins in 540 B.C


Olympic gold medals were pure gold until 1912.


Some sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis receive injections of liquid gold to relieve pain.


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

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