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Study: Plastic in 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' increases 100-fold

Matt Durham (seen wearing a blue shirt) is pictured with Miriam Goldstein. By Ian Johnston, msnbc.com The amount of plastic trash in the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" has increased 100-fold during the past 40 years, causing "profound" changes to the marine environment, according to a new study. Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego found that insects called "sea skaters" or "water striders" were using the trash as a place to lay their eggs in greater numbers than before. In a paper published by the journal Biology Letters, researchers said this would have implications for other animals, the sea skaters' predators -- which include crabs -- and their food, which is mainly plankton and fish eggs. Source. Welcome to did you know.

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A fun tumblr blog with a collection of awesome, interesting, weird and random stuff to tickle your brain. Please click on the image/note count to read sources (this will open the post and below it is the source).This blog is not meant for internet explorer and is best viewed in all modern browsers. Source. Welcome to did you know.

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A fun tumblr blog with a collection of awesome, interesting, weird and random stuff to tickle your brain. Please click on the image/note count to read sources (this will open the post and below it is the source).This blog is not meant for internet explorer and is best viewed in all modern browsers. Did You Know Archive and did-you-kno are protected by international trademark and copyright laws. AdChoices. Source. Simple Solutions to Everyday Problems Gallery. Funny: More random facts {Part 2} Alternative Sleep Cycles: You Don’t Really Need 6-8 Hours! Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat.

Alternative Sleep Cycles: You Don’t Really Need 6-8 Hours!

Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day. How is this possible? How is this healthy? Well the most important of every sleep cycle is the Stage 4 REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which has been shown to provide the benefits of sleep to the brain above all other stages of sleep. Uberman Cycle: 20 to 30 minute naps every 4 hours, resulting in 6 naps each day. 47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself - StumbleUpon.

WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH IS COMMONLY BELIEVED, BUT NOT TRUE – You read by recognizing the shapes of words and groups of words.

47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself - StumbleUpon

Words that are in all capital letters all have the same shape: a rectangle of a certain size. This makes words displayed in all uppercase harder to read than upper and lower case (known as “mixed case”). Mixed case words are easier to read because they make unique shapes, as demonstrated by the picture below. OK, NOW THE TRUE STUFF STARTS — When I started this article the topic was supposed to be why all capital letters are harder to read. Like most people with a usability background or a cognitive psychology background, I can describe the research — just what I wrote in the first paragraph above.

The research doesn’t exist, or “It’s complicated” — Something happened when I went to find the research on the shape of words and how that is related to all capital letters being harder to read. Your source of daily updated funny pictures and gifs. - StumbleUpon. Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011 - StumbleUpon. The best trick of all is repairing broken stuff.

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You would be amazed that in this throw away age so many things can be repaired easily. Invest your money in quality tools, and you will find the tool pays for itself in the first few repairs you make with it. There are wonderful adhesives and tapes that people aren't aware of that work wonders. Take an hour and go to a home hardware store and really browse around to discover some of these wonders of the modern world. You can also look online at some great catalogs that sell woodworking supplies, and find a great assortment of fine tools that you can use to repair almost anything. Life Hacks @imageBlog - StumbleUpon.