Month: February 2017

Interesting Facts About Speed Dating

The concept of speed dating was created by Rabbi Yaacov Deyo and his students in Los Angeles in 1998. This was a way to help Jewish singles to meet and get married.

Speed Dating – What You Must Know About It?

couple-1845620_960_720Speed dating is considered the new version of the singles mixer. The organizers are gathering together single people in a single room. In a room, 2 circles will be set up – the men on one circle and the woman on the other.

A timer will be set and every person exchanges pieces of information with one another. When there is a connection, a phone number or a business card can be exchanged before the buzzer sounds.

The speed dating’s premise is very simple. When the first pair has had a certain amount of time, the horn is blown and each participant moves to his or her right. The process will begin once again. When the men and women made a complete circle, the event is done.

The amount of time spent with every person is the downside of this method of dating. The entire concept goes with the idea of first impressions and gut instincts. You will just be given around 3 minutes to decide if you want to give out your personal details and contact number.

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Interesting Wine Facts

15589723_1833848866852908_6208676513831096961_nDid you know where the custom of bumping glasses with a “cheers” came from? This actually came from old Rome where they make use of this method in order to make sure that no one is trying to poison the other. Bumping the glasses will make the drink spill from one cup to the other. This was also being practiced by the ancient Greece – the host will drink first to show his guests that he doesn’t intend to poison them.

Ancient Egypt did not like wine. The old kings don’t drink wine because they believe that the red alcoholic beverage is the blood of men who tried to fight the gods and failed. Hence, Egyptians believed that drinking alcohol makes people act irrational.

Do you know who the world’s champion of recognizing wind by smell is? It is Richard Juhlin who is a sport ed from Sweden. In 2003, he was able to recognized 43 wines out of 50. The second place just recognized 4 of them.

Do you know what Oenophobia means? This is a term used to describe people who have wine phobia. Indeed, they do exist. This phobia causes them a lot of suffering, most especially when they go out to dining establishments a lot.

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Mind-Blowing Facts About Our Furry Friends

petsWhen it comes down to it, how much do we really know about our furry little friends at home? Aside from the common things like their preferred food, favorite spot at home, and where they usually want us to scratch them, there are actually a lot more mystery about our pets that we are yet to fully understand. Here are some quirky and mind-blowing facts that you probably don’t know related to our beloved pet dog and cat.

  • Dogs can understand up to 250 words as well as gestures, and can count up to five. An average dog is as intelligent as a two-year-old child
  • Cats are capable of about 100 distinct vocalizations while dogs are only capable of about ten.
  • Like a human’s finger print, both dogs’ and cats’ noses are unique. You can even take nose prints in case the get stolen or lost.
  • A cat is one of the animals that walk with their left front leg moves in tandem with their left black leg. The other animals that walk this way is giraffes and camels.

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Some Interesting Snow Facts

service-snow-removalSnow is not white but translucent. This means that light can’t pass through it easily. Rather, light it being reflected. It is actually the light reflected off the faceted surface of the snowflake that creates its white appearance.

People see snow as white because some wavelengths of light are being absorbed while others are reflected. Due to the fact that the snow is composed of so many tiny surfaces, the light that hits it is scattered in different directions. The light bounces around from one surface to the next.

Other Snow Facts

Did you know that there are other forms of snow aside from snowflakes? These are graupel and sleet. Graupel, otherwise known as snow pellets, is opaque ice particles that are formed when ice crystals fall through freezing cloud droplets. On the other hand, sleet consists of rain drops that freeze into translucent, small balls of ice as they fall from the sky.

Is it true that no 2 snowflakes are the same? This is a myth. A scientist found 2 identical snow crystals in 1988. They came from a storm in Wisconsin.

Do you know the size of the largest snowflake? It is actually 15 inches wide. This fell during a snowstorm in January 1887 at Montana’s Fort Keogh.

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Interesting Facts About Your Yard Staple – Grass

grassIf you have ever left your house before, then you would have already seen grass. Most of us can’t so much as leave the house or look outside the window without ever seeing the lovely yard staple which is the grass. And since these are what most of us see in a day to day basis, you may not have thought about it too much. However, there are actually some interesting facts about grass that you may not know.

  • Grasslands are estimated to make up over 20% of Earth’s vegetation.
  • Grasses can be found in some of the foods and drinks we consume. This includes beer, whiskey, and bread which are in the form of wheatgrass and barley.
  • The largest variety of grass can grow up to 151 feet tall – the Giant bamboo
  • A 2,500 square foot lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four.
  • The grass producing industry has become a multimillion dollar business due to the high demand of artificial grass for places such as sports arenas.

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Infant Feeding Trends Over The Years

baby-105063__340Did you know that prior to the invention of feeding bottles and formula milk, the very first alternative to feeding infants is wet nursing? In fact, wet nursing even became a profession at one point in the past.

What is wet nursing?

Wet nursing is the practice of a woman breastfeeding another child. Back in the early 2000 BC, it was considered an alternative of need and evolved to being an alternative of choice over the years.

With the introduction of hygienic feeding bottles during the Industrial Revolution, wet nursing gradually became extinct.

What kind of feeding bottles were used in the past?

The use of feeding bottles, on the other hand, can be traced back to the ancient times. Evidence shows that various devices made from wood, ceramics, and even animal horns were used as bottles for feeding infants with milk of animals.

It was in 1851 when the first feeding bottles were actually created but remained unpopular. Various inventions for the teats or nipples have been heard around the world. Some were made from leather, others were made from cork, and the most popular where modern teats are derived is the rubber nipple which originated from India.

What are the components of the early forms of infant formula?

The first known formula milk in 1865 consisted of cow’s milk, wheat, malt flour, and potassium bicarbonate. Twenty years later, many kinds of infant formula became commercial products with basic ingredients that included carbohydrates, followed by the addition of other essential nutrients like protein, vitamins, and minerals.

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Three Main Ingredients Of A Fertilizer

fertilizerTaking care of your lawn requires time, money and effort. While this is true, having an excellent lawn with lush green, carpet-like grass perfect for afternoon relaxation or extracurricular activities with your kids is always rewarding.

One of the most basic lawn care maintenance practices which is fertilizing is practice that requires assistance from professionals. The following is an important fact you need to know about fertilizers.

Fertilizers have three numbers prominently listed on the package, and these numbers are important in telling a great deal about what fertilizers will do.

Nitrogen – helps with plant growth above ground. It promotes green leafy growth of foliage, and provides the necessary ingredients in producing lush green lawns.

Phosphorous – establishes growth below ground – the roots. It helps improve the health of the root systems as well as promotes the flower bloom and fruit production.

Potassium – helps in the overall plant health. It has the ability to build strong cells within the plant tissue that allows plants to withstand various stresses such as heat, cold, pests, and diseases.

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coal-1626368__340One of the most common sources of energy today is coal mining. Power stations and coal mines have been in the power industry for so long and they have proven to be very useful and advantageous in so many ways. However, there are also a number of disadvantages that these coal mines and power plants bring. And so, closure is mostly recommended. Below are some of the most common effects of coal mining closure.

  • Carbon dioxide is reduced. The emission of carbon dioxide is one of the disadvantages of having coal mines. People living near the area will surely experience its effect on their health. This is one of the main reasons why coal mines today are bound to be closed for good.
  • Unemployment level in the area will increase. This is one drawback that will greatly affect those who are relying on the jobs they have in most coal mines. Coal mines and power plants are a huge help in the livelihood of the locals and the closure will mean no job for them and no source of living for each family.

These are two of the main effects of coal mining closure. These two have been the major factors that experts consider when discussing the issue of coal mining closure.

Trivia Info Resource: www.lvnews.net.au

Surprising Facts About The Brain Of A Child

The human brain is a very efficient and refined organ that will defy everybody’s imagination. This is indeed a mysterious organ that poses very serious learning challenges to child experts and scientists.

Some Brain Facts You Must Know

brain_development_headerAn infant’s brain has over 100 billion neuron cells after he is born. At birth, all the cells are connected to each other – this is known as “brain wiring”. At a young age, the brain already knows how to do things right away. These functions include feeding and breathing.

Before he reaches the age of 3, that baby will make more connections than it needs. Indeed, a growing baby’s brain is smart enough to know which brain neuron circuit will work best and which doesn’t.

No two brains is the same, each brain is unique. The type of connections that a baby makes will greatly depend on the prior experiences. A baby who often hears sounds and voices will definitely make connections relating to communication, listening, and talking.

The formation of neuron network relies on the kind and type of care that the baby receives in its early life. Emotional connections are made if you soothe your baby each time he cries. Indeed, early experiences will play a very important role.

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