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Expand your knowledge with these mind-blowing facts


Expand your knowledge with these mind-blowing facts

Do you know that dancing has been proven to build confidence and release stress?

Left-handedness is also known as “sinistrality” because left-handed people were once thought to be demons.

Drinking white or green tea every day will minimise the environmental damage done to your skin, and minimise fine lines and wrinkles.

A “Mouse Potato” is someone who spends a lot of time on a computer.

The worst person to be around is someone who complains about everything and appreciates nothing.

Human babies are 75% water at birth, a slightly higher water content than bananas and slightly less than fresh potatoes.

Blue-eyed people tend to have a higher alcohol tolerance than those with darker eyes.

It’s ok and “I’m fine” are the two most common lies spoken in the world.

A study found that couples who directly address problems instead of relying on passive aggression tend to have happier relationships.

A brain gets in good shape by memorising a song.
Eminem, Lady Gaga, Megan Fox, Liam Payne, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato were all bullied when they were kids.

The term ‘deadline’ comes from the American Civil War. Prisoners would have lines drawn around them in the dirt, and if they crossed this line, they would be executed by their guards. Both prisoners and guards soon took to calling this line the ‘dead line’.

Erotomania: A psychological disorder where a person thinks that somebody with a higher status (such as a celebrity) is in love with them.

Daydreaming is said to help people focus on what they want in life.

Soteriophobia is a psychological condition which causes a person to refuse depending on others out of fear of being disappointed.

The sentence “Are you as bored as I am?” can be read backwards and still makes sense.

Your tongue is germ free only if it is pink. If your tongue is white, there is a thin film of bacteria on it.

The longest word in the English language is 45 letters long: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

When feeling depressed, do some cleaning. Straightening out the physical aspects of your life can also bring clarity to the mental part.

All married couples tend to fight over the same five things: money, sex, work, parenting and housework.

The name and symbols for four new elements have been approved: nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og).

Don’t compare your progress with that of others. We all need our own time to travel our own distance.

Sometimes, the only way to win is not to play the game.

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