How much do you really know about your body? This post from Bright Side shares 99 fascinating facts, some little known, about the human body. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea of the eye. It receives oxygen directly from the air. The human brain has a memory capacity which is the equivalent of more than four terabytes on a hard ... Continue Reading
Debunking 52 Myths, Rumors and Fallacies
A list debunking commonly believed myths, falsehoods, misconceptions and just plain bad ideas. This post from Big Think shares research into the most popular half-truths! There is so much information thrown at us at any given moment that it’s often hard to separate the worthwhile from the superfluous. Some of it we know to be true or false based on our own knowledge base, ... Continue Reading
What 200 Calories Look Like In Different Foods
WiseGEEK conducted a very visual and informative study and presented a photo series, which compares what 200 calories actually look like in different foods. You’d think that even with the bikini season coming up, a handful of gummy bears couldn’t hurt much, right..? Well, turns out, just 51 gram of those gives you the same amount of calories as nearly 600 grams of broccoli or 3 ... Continue Reading
Is Plastic Making Us Dumb?
Plastic is bad for the environment, but did you know chemicals added to plastic can impact human health, especially children’s brains? They’re called phthalates. They’re found in hundreds of plastic products such as rubber duckies, beach balls, raincoats and food containers (including prepackaged foods in markets). They act as carriers for fragrances in products such as laundry ... Continue Reading