Category: ScienceFacts

Oysters make pearls so they can feel better. When a grain of sand or debris gets stuck in their bodies, they ease the pain and irritation by coating it with multiple layers of nacre, the mineral that lines the inside of their shells, and pearl begins to form. Basically, pearls are like blisters, only much prettier.


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Consuming 70 cups of coffee, 13 consecutive shots of alcohol, 1.59 gallons of water, 85 chocolate bars, or 2 ground cherry pits is enough to kill you.


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Neanderthals probably didn't speak in guttural grunts like we imagine. Studies of preserved Neanderthal throats and vocal organs suggest they likely had loud, high-pitched, nasally whines.


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Having 2 to 3 alcoholic drinks per day can help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.


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Having good sex gives you a greater sense of well-being and adds more meaning to your life.


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Most dog owners would rather spend time with their dog than with other people.


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A day on Venus lasts longer than a year. It takes 243 Earth days to rotate once on its axis (sidereal day). The planet's orbit around the Sun takes 225 Earth days.


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Smoking cigarettes has been linked to developing gray hair before the age of 30.


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When you have a kidney transplant, you usually end up with 3 kidneys. Unless the faulty kidney is actively causing problems, doctors avoid complications by leaving it there, and the new kidney is placed in the lower abdomen.


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Being forgetful is not only normal, it makes you smarter. The main function of memory is to improve decision making, and forgetting irrelevant details helps you to be more intelligent and make informed decisions.


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The flu vaccine may not always prevent you from getting the flu, but recent studies show it significantly reduces your chance of dying from it.


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Poison dart frogs don’t make their own poison. They get it from eating alkaloid-rich mites and ants, and they will become less toxic if their diet is changed.


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