Monday, June 8, 2009

Human Body Trivia

On average women blink nearly twice as much as men.

On average a baby's heart will beat about 60 million times before it is born.

It has been estimated that 17% of human beings are left handed which is roughly the same figure as for gorillas and chimpanzees.

If you are right handed you tend to chew on the right hand side of your mouth and if you are left handed you tend to chew on the left hand side of your mouth.

Two out of five American women dye their hair.

The average adult falls asleep seven minutes after turning the light off.

The average human being will accidentally eat about a pound in weight of insects over the course of a lifetime.

Right handed people, on average, live nine years longer than left handed people!

In England the chance of a woman having twins has doubled since World War II. At this rate every pregnancy will result in twins by the year 2060!

On average 15% of people secretly chew their toenails.

If a man farted non-stop for six years and nine months and then lit it he would produce an explosion equal to the power of the first atomic bomb!

Sexy Trivia

When reading horizontally from Shakespeare's original published copy of Hamlet, the furthest left hand side reads 'I am a homosexual' in the last 14 lines of the book. Was this a message, or just a coincidence?

Over 50% of all people fantasize more often about money than sex, so technically, Bill Gates is the hearthrob of the world.

According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.

Every year, 11,000 Americans injure themselves while trying out bizarre sexual positions.

More than half the American men surveyed in a recent poll admit to having sex with women they disliked. It didn't say how many were referring to their wives ;o)

A female orgasm is a powerfull painkiller (because of the release of endorfines), so headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex.

In a recent interview with 10 prominent sex therapists, the question was posed, 'What is the most important aspect in love making?' One said 'relaxation', Three said 'honesty', and a whopping Six out of Ten said 'staying awake'.

Although Hitler did condemn homosexual acts, he only condemned them between men. Lesbians were not condemned at all. They were rarely (if any at all) sent to concentration camps, because it was not in the laws written by Hitler to condemn women loving other women.

Lip stick was said to have been invented in the Eygptian times for women that specialized in oral sex. They wanted their lips to look more inviting.

Dolphins and humans are the only known animals that have sex for pleasure.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

What Are Clouds Made Of?

Clouds are collections of water droplets or tiny crystals of ice floating in the air high above ground level. They form when warm air containing moisture moves up into the sky and begins to cool.

Clouds are not all alike. Some are fluffy and white, while others form gray or black coverings over the earth. Clouds float at different heights, have different temperatures, and are made up of varying amounts of water, dust, and ice.

Weather experts, or meteorologists, have named clouds according to their appearance.

Stratus clouds, from the Latin word stratum (sheetlike or layerlike), appear as layers or sheets above the earth.

Cumulus clouds, from the Latin cummulus (pile or heap), are fluffy piles or heaps of clouds.

Cirrus clouds, from the Latin cirrus (curl), are curly white clouds.

Nimbus clouds, from the Latin nimbus (rainstorm), are gray rain clouds.

Cumulonimbus clouds, a combination of cumulus and nimbus clouds, have often reached 60,000 feet in height!

Where is the Hottest Place on Earth?

Do you think it's hot where you are? Not even close.

The Hottest Place on Earth ever recorded was El Azizia in Libya where the temperature reached a scorching 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius) on Sept. 13, 1922 -- the hottest ever measured.

Who Has The Shortest Alphabet In The World?

Bougainville is the largest island in the Solomons, a group of South Pacific islands North East of Australia.

Some of the island natives use an alphabet of only 11 letters, the shortest alphabet on earth.

This alphabet includes the same five vowels as our alphabet: a, e, i, o, and ii. But there are only six consonants in the Bougainville alphabet: b, g, k, p, r, and t.

Think how easy spelling would be with an alphabet of only 11 letters!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cockroach Facts

Scientists have actually performed brain surgery on cockroaches.

German cockroaches can survive for up to one month without food and two weeks without water.

A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second.

If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one.

The earliest fossil cockroach is about 280 million years old – 80 million years older than the first dinosaurs!

Cockroach can live up to nine days without its head.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Why Schizophrenic?

A lot of people ask me. why schizophrenic is the title of my blog? well its very challenging question..:) As we all know that Schizophrenia is a mental disorder, and some people wondering that maybe I have this kind of disorder. All I can say is that I am mentally healthy.. and I just like the word Schizophrenia..hehehe.. It's a very weird and unique word for me.. I encountered a lot of patients who have this disorder and most of them are just because of genetics and depression. I want to share with you just a little description of Schizophrenia hope you will find this helpful..:)

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person acts, thinks, and sees the world. People with schizophrenia have an altered perception of reality, often a significant loss of contact with reality. They may see or hear things that don’t exist, speak in strange or confusing ways, believe that others are trying to harm them, or feel like they’re being constantly watched. With such a blurred line between the real and the imaginary, schizophrenia makes it difficult—even frightening—to negotiate the activities of daily life. In response, people with schizophrenia may withdraw from the outside world or act out in confusion and fear.

Most cases of schizophrenia appear in the late teens or early adulthood. For men, the average age of onset is 25. For women, typical onset is around the age of 30. However, schizophrenia can appear for the first time in middle age or even later. In rare cases, schizophrenia can even affect young children and adolescents, although the symptoms are slightly different. In general, the earlier schizophrenia develops, the more severe it is. Schizophrenia also tends to be more severe in men than in women.

Although schizophrenia is a chronic disorder, there is help available. With support, medication, and therapy, many people with schizophrenia are able to function independently and live satisfying lives. However, the outlook is best when schizophrenia is diagnosed and treated right away. If you spot the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia and seek help without delay, you or your loved one can take advantage of the many treatments available and improve the chances of recovery.