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Coffee beans are technically seeds. They're the pits of the cherry-like berries found on the flowering shrubs, but we call them "beans" because of the resemblance to legumes.

 

Coffee needs a dry, cool area to remain as fresh as possible. Refrigerator temperatures are normally too cold. Coffee should also stay in an air tight container to retain a high quality. The National Coffee Association states that coffee beans should be stored at room temperature and kept away from heat, moisture, and light.

 

An amusing sight at the Charminar is that of a cat’s head seated on one of the arches to scare away rats that had once almost destroyed Hyderabad.

 

HAMPI is recorded as the first instance of human settlement which dates all the way back to 1 CE.

 

Behind the Gateway of India there are steps which allow you to visit the Elephanta Island.

 

The Red Fort, as you know it, wasn’t always red. In fact, it was white as it was made of limestone. It was the British who painted it red when the limestone began peeling off.

 

Lice do not spread easily. They also cannot survive more than 24 hours off a human scalp.

 

The small pink and white bumps on a person's tongue are not taste buds like many people seem to think. These are called papillae and they house the taste buds, which cannot be seen by the naked eye.

 

The color of a person's tongue can be an indication of a serious health issue. It is pink when healthy, but allergies and infections can change its color to red. A blistered tongue might be a sign of a negative reaction to certain allergy and blood pressure medications, while fungal infections can lead to white patches all over the tongue. The texture of the tongue also tells a story. When it is too smooth, that can be a sign that the person is deficient of essential minerals like folic acid, iron and vitamin B12.

 

Excessive iodine leads to thyroid: When you have too much iodine (the mineral that is used to make thyroid hormones) in your body, the thyroid makes more thyroid hormones than it needs. Excessive iodine can be found in some medications (amiodarone, a heart medication) and cough syrups.

 

The Turritopsis Dohrnii jellyfish is officially known as the only immortal creature in the world. It lives forever.

 

The Zoroastrian Parsi community in India offers its dead to vultures rather than burying/burning them.

 

A body decomposes four times faster in water than on land.

 

A human head remains conscious for around 20 seconds after being decapitated.

 

Citrus fruits, tomato, cheese and chocolate all taste best at room temperature.

 

Some foods, like ranch dressing or coffee creamer, can contain titanium dioxide, which can also be found in paint, plastic, and sunscreen.

 

Green, yellow, and red bell peppers are not actually the same vegetable: These vegetables are not always the same plant. Though some green peppers are unripe red peppers, green, yellow, orange, and red peppers are all unique plants with their own seeds.

 

Many shredded cheeses and cereals contain cellulose (wood pulp).

 

Most American Adults Are Chicken Wing Eaters.

 

Facial hair can Grow Over Four Times A Man’s Height.

 
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