Fascinating phenomena

  • Scientists say the higher your I.Q. the more you dream. While this may be true, don’t take it as a sign you are mentally lacking if you can’t recall your dreams. Most of us don’t remember many of our dreams, is only 2-3 seconds- barely long enough to register.
  • Neurons continue to grow throughout human life.
  • Information travels at different speed within different types of neurons. Not all neurons are the same. There are a few different kinds can be as slow as 0.5m/sec or as fast as 120m/sec.
  • The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb over your head when a great thought occurs isn’t too far off the mark. It generates as much energy as a small light bulb even when sleeping.
  • After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp. If you are heading to a concert or a musical after a big meal you may be doing yourself a disservice.
  • Women are born better smellers than men and remain better smellers over life. Studies have shown that women are more able to correctly pinpoint just what a smell is.
  • Even small noises cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate. The sound causes their pupils to change focus and blur their vision, making it harder to do their job well.
  • Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. Humans can identify a wide variety of scents and many are strongly tied to memories.
  • Nails and hair do not continue to grow after we die. They do appear longer when we die, however as the skin dehydrates and pulls back from the nail beds and scalp.
  • By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds. Older individuals tend to lose their ability to taste.
  • Your eyes are always the same size form birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
  • By 60 years of age, 60 percent of men and 40% percent of women will snore. Normal snores average around 60 decibels and can reach more than 80 decibels.
  • A baby’s head is one quarter of its total length, but by age 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length
  • Laughter protects the heart. It improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow.
  • It helps in releasing endorphins which can bring positive changes to the mindset of a person.
  • A child of the age of six years, laughs about three times more than an adult.
  • Your brain can detect fake laughter. Your brain automatically goes to work deciphering why someone is deliberately laughing.
  • Psychology says if you are meeting someone for the first time you only have about 7 seconds to make a powerful first impression.
  • Math anxiety is a psychological disorder which causes stress and anxiety when doing math problems.
  • Singing has positive psychological effects. Singing releases endorphins making you feel better almost instantly.
  • Learning new things produces physical changes in your brain structure.
  • On an average it takes us 66 days to form any particular habit, be it good or bad. So don’t give up while building good habits.
  • Sit up straight to recall memories more easily.
  • When people close their eyes, they are able to answer 23% more questions correctly about a movie they had just watched.
  • Crying males you feel better, reduces stress and may help to keep your body healthy.
  • We are more creative at night and least creative in the afternoon.
  • If you drink enough water in the morning you will feel happier, sharper, more energetic throughout the day.
  • Farting is good for health. It helps in reducing high blood pressure.
  • The human body needs iron to help perform a number of important functions. Iron helps carry oxygen to parts of your body in the form of haemoglobin.
  • Better to move around than sitting, as sitting more than 3 hours can reduce 2 years of your life.
  • Those who sit upright are much happier than those who slouch.

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