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Miscellaneous Facts: Interesting things you might not know about kisses, brain shrinkage and more

From the bizarre to the fascinating, these facts will leave you amazed and intrigued.

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Miscellaneous Facts: Interesting things you might not know about kisses, brain shrinkage and more

From the bizarre to the fascinating, these facts will leave you amazed and intrigued.

Did you know that your brain shrinks during the day, only to return to its normal size overnight? Or that a quick 10-second kiss can spread 80 million bacteria? These and many other surprising tidbits await you in this collection of captivating facts.

So buckle up and get ready for an exhilarating ride as we explore the wondrous world of miscellaneous facts!

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The brain shrinks over the course of the day, ending up smaller in the evening – before returning to its full size the next morning.

  • A 10-second kiss can pass on 80 million bacteria.
  • Unexpected text messages from the person you care about can have a positive effect on your body and instantly improve your mood.
  • Comparing yourself to others is one of the root causes for feelings of unhappiness and depression.
  • Families who turn off the television during meals tend to be healthier.
  • When someone gives you advice, respond with “you’re right” rather than “I know.” You’ll come across as being nicer.
  • Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you.
  • Forcing yourself to forget something only causes the brain to think about it even more.
  • In Sweden, it is legal to be a prostitute, but it is illegal to be a customer of a prostitute.
  • Two NASA satellites are chasing each other around Earth, tracking the distance between the two – Their names are Tom and Jerry.
  • Eating your food slowly helps you eat less (and lose weight). This is because it takes 20 minutes for your gut to suppress a hormone called ghrelin, and release anti-hunger hormones. So eating slowly gives your brain the time it needs to receive these signals.
  • A breakup feels more extreme than other forms of social rejection because romance ties into more primal parts of the brain.
  • The probability of you being born was about 1 in 400 trillion.
  • No matter how carefully you choose your words, they’ll always end up being twisted by others.
  • In 2010, there was a major traffic jam in China that lasted 12 days.
  • When you stand up too fast and get dizzy, gravity has caused some of your blood to collect in your legs, depriving your brain of oxygen.
  • Crying is how your body speaks when your mouth can’t explain the pain you feel.
  • Soteriophobia is a psychological condition which causes a person to refuse depending on others out of fear of being disappointed.
  • According to the Bible, David was allowed to marry the King’s daughter if he returned with 100 foreskins of slain enemies. He came back with 200.
  • It takes an average of 17 months and 26 days to get over an ex.
  • The best-selling car of all time is the Toyota Corolla. Over its lifetime, it has sold more than 44 million units globally, making it the top-selling car model in history.

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