Author: Ashdin Doctor

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Viktor Frankl is a Holocaust survivor from world war 2. His most famous work is called Man’s Search For Meaning. In the book, he describes his time in the Nazi Concentration camps and talks about how in the midst of all that evil, he found the will to live. If you are unfamiliar with world […]

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It is popularly believed that an Ostrich, when threatened, will bury its head in the sand. It does this to hide, not realising that only its head is hidden and the rest of its huge body is clearly visible.This is a hilarious visual image. This huge bird thinking that it is now invisible because it can […]

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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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