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True Facts. Facts - interesting, provocative, well-seasoned One out of ten children in Europe are conceived on an IKEA bed.

True Facts

Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles or snakes. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it. In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910. When George Lucas was mixing the American Graffiti soundtrack, he numbered the reels of film starting with an R and numbered the dialog starting with a D. The youngest pope was 11 years old. Mark Twain didn't graduate from elementary school. Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses. Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner. They have square watermelons in Japan - they stack better. Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation. Heinz Catsup leaving the bottle travels at 25 miles per year. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs. Sokoblovsky Farms - Russia's Finest Purveyors of Miniature Lap Giraffes.

THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY, Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art. Alternate Sleep Cycles. 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.

Alternate Sleep Cycles

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. Everyman Cycle: One longer “core” nap that is supplemented with several 20-30 minute naps. Dymaxion Cycle: Biphasic/Siesta Cycle: Not even worthy of a diagram, the biphasic cycle is basically that of every college student in America. So which cycle is right for you? Human World. Human World The women of the Tiwi tribe in the South Pacific are married at birth.

Human World

When Albert Einstein died, his final words died with him. The nurse at his side didn't understand German. St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was not Irish. The lance ceased to be an official battle weapon in the British Army in 1927. 50 Ridiculous and Weird Facts About the Human Body.

Did you know that you may not have felt real empathy until you graduated from high school?

50 Ridiculous and Weird Facts About the Human Body

Or, that your brain is the consistency of tofu? The following 50 ridiculous and weird (but true) facts about the human body can prove how little you might know about yourself (even if you are a surgical technician). The average adult brain weighs just under 3 pounds and is the consistency of tofu.Although multitaskers are extremely confident in their abilities, evidence exists that shows those people are actually worse at multitasking than most people.When considering an action that would affect others, teens were less likely than adults to use the medial prefrontal cortex, an area associated with empathy and guilt.Overall, over time, human brains have shrunk. A fingernail grows 1/8 inch per month and can grow up to four inches per year.Your fingernails and hair do not continue to grow after death. A Fun Fact Every Day!