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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Chewing Gum Makes Brain Stronger

Chewing gum makes your brain stronger

Gum has been studied for its beneficial effects on memory, alertness, anxiety reduction, appetite suppression, mood and learning.  Attributes of gum that have gone under the microscope include its flavor, texture and density, to name a few.

The hunch that spawned gum studies was that chewing gum might increase blood flow to the brain, and that may in turn spark other important effects. Studies like one from Cardiff University in the UK take a comprehensive view of gum’s potential across multiple areas: learning, mood, memory and intelligence. chewing-gum-strengthens-brain The findings in this case were that both alertness and intellectual performance were increased in gum-chewing subjects, while memory showed no significant improvements.

Other studies, like the one highlighted in a New Scientist article have found that some aspects of memory seem to be improved by chewing gum, particularly immediate and delayed word recall, while others are not.

An especially significant 2011 study, reported on by Live Science found that chewing gum before taking a test improved performance, but chewing gum throughout the test did not. The possible reason for this result is that chewing gum may warm-up the brain, something gum researchers refer to as ‘mastication-induced arousal’.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Bypass your Gag Reflex

If you make a fist with your left hand and squeeze your left thumb, this will bypass your gag reflex.

One of the most uncomfortable feelings you can experience is involuntary gagging. Unchecked, it can leave your throat raw and sore, and give you a painful case of laryngitis. If you have a sensitive gag reflex,Restraining-gag-reflex-by-squeezing-fist you might have trouble swallowing pills, visiting the dentist, or eating foods that you’re not particularly fond of. Perhaps every time you go to the doctor and have your sore throat cultured for strep, you almost lose your lunch on the poor doctor!

The gag reflex is your body’s natural defense against choking on foreign objects, but up to one-third of healthy people don’t even have it! Fortunately, there are ways to ease your gag reflex, and one of these many of us may not have heard of before.

All you have to do is make a fist with you left hand, and squeeze your thumb (inside the fist). It actually works and was proven in a 2008 study by three scientists which was to be published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Blue Whale's Heart

A blue whale’s heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle!

Being the largest animal on earth, the blue whale weighs as much as 33 fully-grown elephants, that is about 200 tons. With that said, you can now begin to understand why the heart could measure as big as it does – the size of a Volkswagen

That’s the heart. What about the stomach? The blue whale’s stomach is capable of holding a ton of krill (shrimp-like crustaceans) but that’s not all – its daily requirement is four tons of krill! The blue whale is simply a biological phenomenon. Did you know which is the loudest animal on earth? Well, you just reading about it. The sound is produces is enough to rival a jet engine’s!

Their calls register 188 decibels, and if you care to check, a jet engine hits just 140 decibels. Why haven’t you heard this sound you might be curious? The sound is low frequency and isn’t audible by the human ear alone and requires special equipment to be able to. It travels hundreds of miles and is believed to be communication amongst the blue whales. Such a splendid creature this.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Cat’s Brain

A cat’s brain is million times faster than an iPad and it is able to store 1,000 times more data.

A cat’s brain bears a lot of resemblance with the human brain. Studies conducted over four years ago point to numerous similarities between the two. We often think of man’s best friend – dogs – as the smartest domestic pet. But according to some feline intelligence experts, cats are as smart as dogs — just in different ways.

A cat can fend for herself — she is not a pack animal as is a dog, who often depends on others for hunting food. And when have you seen a healthy cat who could not take care of most of her own grooming needs? Adding to cats’ high intellectual standards and their cautious behavior is their outstanding curiosity.

Even after years of studying the cat’s brain, which is highly developed, we will probably never learn all there is to know about feline intelligence levels. But an article by the Scientific American on how different brains compare versus computers put a cat’s data storage capability at 1,000 times more than the iPad with the speed a million times faster!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Top 10 Best Cities To Live In The World

10. Auckland, New Zealand (the city rates 95.7 out of 100)


Auckland, which remained capital of New Zealand from 1841 to 1865, has a rating of 95.7/100. Auckland is the largest city of New Zealand with population of 1,397,300. The city not only offers great accommodation solutions but also provides best transportation facilities.

9. Perth, Australia (the city rates 95.9 out of 100)

Perth is the city that hosts exciting events and other cultural activities that attracts people from all over the world. People are mostly attracted towards the Swan valley that is not only worth sightseeing but also worth living. According to Economist Intelligence Unit’s ‘liveable’ study, Perth has a rating of 95.9 out of 100.

8. Helsinki, Finland (the city rates 96.0 out of 100)

The capital of Finland, Helsinki is a large city with a population of 602,200 residents and has a rating of 96.0. If you get a chance to visit it during winter then ice-park at railway station is the most attractive place to enjoy.

7. Sydney, Australia (the city rates 96.1 out of 100)

Australia’s largest and oldest city, Sydney offers one of the best education and healthcare facilities and that is why it has a rating of 96.1.

6. Adelaide, Australia (the city rates 96.6 out of 100)

In addition to Perth and Sydney who are considered as one of best livable cities in Australia, Adelaide comes with an overall rating of 96.6 according to ‘liveable’ study. Therefore, it is also declared as one of the best places to live in.

5. Calgary, Canada (the city rates 96.6 out of 100)

Connecting Queen Elizabeth Park to Henrietta Louise Edwards Park, Nellie McClung Park is full of natural beauty and best for walking as well as biking. Having such beautiful attractions and much more Calgary is a city that everyone would love to live in.

4. Toronto, Canada (the city rates 97.2 out of 100)

Toronto, Canada Toronto, the largest city of Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario with rating points of 97.2 is not only a beautiful city with lots of natural beauty and modern architectures but also considered as a popular business hub.

3. Vancouver, Canada (the city rates 97.3 out of 100)

Everyone desires to live in a beautiful and affordable city with all possible facilities. Along with Toronto (97.2) and Calgary (96.6), Vancouver with a rating of 97.3 is another popular city of Canada.

2. Vienna, Austria (the city rates 97.4 out of 100)

Vienna is not only the Capital but also the largest city. A city having buildings of latest architecture along with more than 100 museums is rated 97.4.

1. Melbourne, Australia (the city rates 97.5 out of 100)

Most populated city of Victoria (state) and second most populated city of Australia, Melbourne has an overall rating of 97.5/100 according to the Economist Intelligence Unit global “livability” study. This city offers great accommodation solutions, education facilities and transportation.

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