Thursday, May 12, 2016

Did You Know?

In this story, I am going to be talking about useless facts that you may have never known. As I read more about some of these things, I thought it would be a perfect story to write about. These things grabbed my attention, and I am sure they will grab yours as well. Even though these things are useless, it is more knowledge that you may want to share with someone someday, or it may be good to just know some of these things. I hope these random facts grab your attention because I know they grabbed mine.
The first thing that I found interesting was that a cockroach could live a week with its head being cut off. Cockroaches don’t have the blood pressure that humans do, therefore they don’t have a huge network of blood vessels. After you cut their head off, their neck would close up by clotting, so their is no uncontrolled bleeding. Their brain doesn’t control their breathing, movements, etc., like the brain does to the human body. This proves why cockroaches could live for weeks without their heads.
The next thing that I found was interesting was that human thigh bones are stronger than concrete. The force required in order to break a human’s thigh bone is massive. It would all depend on how the force is applied and what angle it was applied at. Your femur is the strongest bone in your body. Therefore, since it is so strong, it takes a lot of force to break it, and even with a lot of force, it is more than likely that it will just be a fracture. The most common reasons thigh bones fracture are because of car accidents and falls from high places.
I also found that it is illegal to have a pet dog in Iceland. The reasons behind this are that they think it would be a dirty place if dogs were in the country, and it is too much of a hassle to take care of one. Of course there are exceptions to have dogs in Iceland, but they are very strict. Those exceptions are that the dog must not be used as a guard or attack dog. All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and they have to be cleaned up after they do their business. When you have a dog, the neighbors will also be in power. If they think that the dogs are disturbing, then they can make the dog get taken away from the owner.
The next thing that I found is something that everybody has different beliefs about. You will all be looking for when this date comes is that every month that starts with a Sunday, will have a Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th is really just a myth. It is not the date’s fault to determines whether your day is going to be doomed. Some people do believe that on this day you need to be extra careful. Some of you may take this to your advantage, and others may start trying to be prepared.
We all have different fears, and if your fear is either bees or snakes this is something you may want to know. On average, more people die from bees than snakes. Many people don’t know how affective bee stings could be. Bee stings are very dangerous and they can kill you. Depending on where you live, there are different snakes around you, and some snakes are not harmful at all. People eve have pet snakes. However, if you come in contact with a venomous snake that is when you should be worrying.
Some of you may have some serious allergic reactions, and some of you may not. Did you know that people are allergic to cow’s milk more than any other food? A milk allergy is most common in young children or infants. Some symptoms of this allergy is mild hives, and an effect would be to read all labels in every food or drink that you have. Allergies are something that you are more than likely going ot have to live with the rest of your life. Luckily enough, this milk allergy is easily outgrown.
Most of you are into watching NFL football, or you have at least seen NFL on T.V. before. It is stated that 78% of NFL players go bankrupt after finishing two years of finishing their career. It is typical for us to spend your money and buy more expensive things the more money you get. Most NFL players get into a bad habit of spending money like it’s never ending. They found this out the hard way.
What is your favorite pop? If it is Coke or Diet Coke, than this is something you may find interest to. If you put Diet Coke in water it will float, but if you put regular Coke in water it will sink. It all depends on how much dissolved sweeteners are in the drink. Regular coke is denser than the water due to the sweeteners in the soda, so that causes the Coke to sink and not the diet coke. A 12 ounce can contains 40 grams of sugar, so this is why some people enjoy diet coke more.

Have you ever seen someone that can wiggle their ears back and forth? I bet you wonder how they do it. It is true that everyone can wiggle their ears, but you must learn at a young age. If you don’t learn at a young age, the muscles will waste away and, it will be difficult for you to do it. The people who can raise who eyebrow are more likely to do this. All these things you may have known already, but some of you may not have known. Hopefully you all learned something out of this and found this knowledge is interesting.

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