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Octopuses Or Octopi…. Ask The Greek

August 23, 2015

Octopuses are very old. The oldest known octopus fossil belongs to an animal that lived some 296 million years ago, during the Carboniferous period. That specimen belongs to a species named Pohlsepia and is on display at the Field Museum in Chicago. Harmon Courage describes it as a “flattened cow patty” or a “globular splat,” but […]

What Makes Blood Red?

August 22, 2015

Blood contains a protein called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin, which contains iron, is found in red blood cells and is the ingredient that makes blood red. Hemoglobin transports oxygen from the lungs to wherever it’s needed throughout your body. You’ve probably noticed that sometimes blood is bright red, while other times it is dark red. The difference […]

Space Death In A Vacuum….Really

August 21, 2015

If sci-fi movies were to be believed, terrible things would happen if your body were pushed from a spaceship without a suit. But it’s mostly fiction. There would be some discomfort as the air inside the body expanded, but nothing like the exploding body parts Hollywood loves. Although liquids do boil in a vacuum, your […]

Humans Have The Same Amount Of Hair As a Chimp….Really

August 20, 2015

It might seem hard to believe, but we have about the same number of hairs on our bodies as a chimpanzee, it’s just that our hairs are useless, so fine they are almost invisible. We aren’t sure quite why we lost our protective fur. It has been suggested that it may have been to help […]

Marilyn Monroe Was Not Any Larger Than Models And Actresses Of Today… Really

August 19, 2015

Marilyn Monroe was often used as the poster woman for “how things were different back in the day” with size of the perfect woman in models and actresses(meaning they were much larger body types). According to Monroe’s tailor her body dimensions were 35 inch bust, 22 inch waist, and 35 inch hips and she was […]

Just A Couple Of Lovebirds

August 18, 2015

Lovebirds are intelligent, affectionate, and playful little birds. With proper care and adequate socialization, many form especially strong bonds with their owners. Those that don’t have a lot of time to spend with a Lovebird typically purchase a mate for their pet, as these birds are extremely social and cannot thrive without interaction. Female Lovebirds […]

Get The Kids A Dog… It Will Be Good For Them… Really

August 17, 2015

Most children love dogs. They’re cute, cuddly, and oh-so-friendly. But did you know that growing up with a dog can actually benefit a child’s physical and psychological development? Here are some of the many benefits of dogs being in children’s lives. Having a pet provides constant companionship through the ups and downs. Dogs can be […]

Black Holes…Really Not Black Ya’ll

August 15, 2015

If you are under the confusion that black holes are black than know that they are not. They are dark but not black. Actually, they slightly glow and emit light across the whole spectrum which includes visible light range also. This emitting or radiation is termed as “Hawking radiation”. It is named so because Stephen […]

Kissing…Does A Body Good

August 14, 2015

Kissing someone gives you pleasure, presents a sign of love, ends you date appropriately, connects you with your partner, makes your love passionate, and everything like that. But apart from this, kissing is actually very, very good for health. It is proved by researchers that kissing improves the immune system and increases the oxytocin level […]

De`ja’ Vu …. It Is All Over Again … Almost

August 13, 2015

It can be said that déjà vu has now become a definite reality of our lives. No person can ignore its emergence; neither can avoid its happening. However, scientists have come to some very concrete outcomes related to déjà vu. First of all, they have made it clear that déjà vu is the resultant of […]

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