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Miscellaneous Facts: Interesting things you might not know about sex, onions, laughing and more

In this article, we'll delve into a diverse range of topics, from the health benefits of eating onions to the origins of common phrases.

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Miscellaneous Facts: Interesting things you might not know about sex, onions, laughing and more

In today’s fast-paced world, we often overlook the small yet fascinating details that make life interesting. From the way our bodies function to the language we use, there are countless intriguing facts that can captivate our minds.

In this article, we’ll delve into a diverse range of topics, from the health benefits of eating onions to the origins of common phrases.

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So, sit back, relax, and let’s explore the world around us in a new light.

  • When meeting someone for the 1st time, ask them what they LIKE to do, rather than what they do. It’ll get them excited.
  • Repeating a common word over and over until it loses all meaning and sounds weird is called semantic satiation.
  • Eating onions can lower cholesterol and reduce your chance of stroke and various types of cancer.
  • The literal meaning of “Once in a blue moon” is once every 2.7 years.
  • People who find it easier to laugh tend to live longer than those who do not.
  • At least once a day your immune system destroys a cell that would have become cancer if it lived.
  • Research shows that people who tend to cry when they’re happy are also the ones who giggle inappropriately during a tense exchange.
  • Worrying is a waste of time. Good and bad things happen in life, you just have to keep living and not stress over what you can’t control.
  • The world’s most common eye colour is brown.
  • English is the “universal language of the skies”. Pilots must learn and use English, regardless of their country of origin.
  • Don’t fear change. You may lose something good, but you may also gain something great.
  • The key to confidence is walking into a room and assuming everyone likes you.
  • Coca-Cola kills insects.
  • “Synesthesia” is a neurological condition that can cause a person to see, smell and taste music.
  • 87% of people ask questions they already know the answers to.
  • The word “second” as a 60th of a minute comes from dividing the hour by 60 and then dividing it a second time — It’s derived from the Latin term “secunda pars minuta,” meaning “second diminished part”.
  • The hottest part of the day isn’t noon but between 3-4 PM — the earth warms during the day but continues to get warmer until the late afternoon.
  • 10-15 minutes of jump roping can burn over 200 calories. This makes jump roping one of the best and most efficient forms of cardio.
  • Taking a shower during a lightning storm is not recommended – A lightning strike can be conducted from many miles away through a water pipe.
  • Acrophobia (noun): An extreme fear of heights.
  • Taking a hot bath can help reduce feelings of loneliness.
  • Recipe for relaxation: exhale completely, inhale for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds and exhale for eight seconds.
  • Children who are picky eaters are more likely to develop anxiety, depression, and ADHD in later years, a study revealed.
  • Regular sex can have significant health benefits. It promotes the body’s production of germ-fighting antibodies, strengthens the pelvic floor, burns calories, stabilizes the menstrual cycle, and can provide natural pain relief.

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