Author: Ashdin Doctor

Kyle Macdonald got an idea of trading an ordinary paper clip for something bigger and better. So he put an ad on Craigslist asking if anyone wanted to trade. Someone then traded in his clip for a fish pen. The fish pen was then traded in for a doorknob with a funny face on it. […]

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Did you know that loving of how old books smell has a name? It’s called Bibliomania. It’s actually quite common. Picking up and smelling a book. The unique smell comes from chemical reactions that take place over time. Two components, Cellulose and lignin, break down to form these aromatic chemicals. The fragrance is described as […]

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In a study by “Sleep Junkie”; 54% of people feel “dreadful” when they hear their morning alarm. 27% feel anxious. What a terrible way to start the day! While only about 11% feel energized. And just 2% feel excited. Finally, only .3% feel awake! The remaining 5% didn’t set alarms. So what category do you […]

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Enzymes are chemicals that help speed up digestion. They break down food molecules so that the body can digest and absorb them better. Amylase is responsible for converting starchy foods into sugar. Which is why if you chew rice or potato for longer than normal, they begin to taste sweet. Amylase is also used in […]

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Did you know, that some countries are in the process of passing legislation, to have statutory warning labels on foods containing sugar? These are the same kinds of messages we see on cigarette packets. Messages that say, “not safe for children” or “Sugar kills” or Simply “Warning: contains sugar”. This is a brave brave step. […]

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Eighty percent of all the New Year resolutions will be broken by the second week of February. Another study suggests only 8% of all New Year resolutions will actually make it through the whole year! So then why do so many of us decide to make new year resolutions? Even worse. Each time we fail […]

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Scientists did a fascinating study where they recorded 19 screams, plus screams from movies and youtube. They played these screams to volunteers while imaging their brains. They also recorded the brain during a normal conversation. What they learnt was that the brain reacted very differently to both the sounds. Normal conversation is processed in a […]

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In today’s day and age of text message communication, we miss out and misinterpret meanings of conversations. We rely so heavily on emoji to try and get our point across! Kids growing up in this instant message generation are facing issues with being able to communicate and talk face to face. As social animals, this […]

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By procrastinating something we feel actual physical pain! Medical imaging studies have shown, that when procrastinators are given a task to do, and they avoid it. The pain centers of the brain light up. It is because they feel physical pain just thinking about it! Do you have certain things you avoid doing? What are […]

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On average a person needs about 7 minutes to fall asleep. Anything less than 5 minutes is actually a sign of being sleep deprived! Anything more than 10 minutes and your sleep could be in jeopardy. How long does it take you to fall asleep? Do you put your head down on the pillow and […]

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