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FUN FACT WEDNESDAYS

Police Car For Rent!   In Switzerland, you can rent fake police cars to park near your house so burglars stay away.   The idea came from Swiss entrepreneur Andras Birrer who decided to rent out fake police cars to people who travel a lot or go away on long...

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DID YOU KNOW WEDNESDAYS

Snap Out Of It!: A Cure For Derealization   “Derealization” is a dissociative experience that causes the external world to feel dreamlike and so far 74% of people have experienced it.   This complex syndrome is believed to be one of the body's natural coping...

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Fun Fact Wednesdays

The Darker The Liquor, The More You’ll Be Sicker!   The darker the colour of your alcoholic drink, the more likely it is to give you a hangover.   A study conducted in the ‘Alcohol: Clinical And Experimental Research’, concluded that dark drinks contained more...

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TODAY IN HISTORY

February 26, 1993   1993 World Trade Center Attack   In 1993 a massive truck bomb exploded inside the underground garage at the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people were killed and thousands suffered from smoke inhalation.   The bomb was ignited at...

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Beer Strengthens Bones and Teeth   Did you know drinking beer gives you a healthy dose of silicone, which helps strengthen your bones and teeth?   In the February issue of the ‘Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture’, silicone’s presence in beer in the...

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FUN FACT WEDNESDAYS

Eating Chocolate Cures Depression!   Scientists have found that chocolate has a chemical that helps counteract depression.   The cocoa bean, or pure ground cocoa, contains a lot of the vitamins and chemicals necessary to those suffering from depression.   The vitamins...

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Fun Fact Wednesdays

The Media Had No Faith In Television    In 1939, The New York Times predicted that television would fail because people wouldn't have time to stop and stare at a screen.   Also in 1946, film studio executive and producer Darryl Zanuck from 20th Century Fox,...

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Fun Fact Wednesdays

Who Let The Dogs Out?   As a method to de-stress students during study sessions, two British Columbia universities (UBC and SFU) have created a puppy room for students to play with the dogs.   The UBC Wellness Centre ‘Paws For Health’ program allows students to sign...

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Did You Know? Wednesdays

Game Developer Murders Family for Failed Gaming Success    The co-creator of Tetris, Vladimir Pokhilko brutally murdered his family because he did not receive money from the games’ success.   Pokhilko made a final attempt for fame and riches with the creation of a...

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Fun Fact Wednesdays

Self Confidence is A Beautiful Thing   The hairiest teenager in the world is actually a female believe it or not.   According to the Guinness book of world records, 14 year old Supatra "Nat" Sasuphan of Thailand is covered with hair from head to toe with...

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Got Chips?!   In the above photo, you are looking at a glass slide coated with human cells… fascinating huh?   The scientists at CellzDirect have created human ‘organs on a chip’.  The chip provides live human cells a living environment conducive to the one...

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Losing My Bones!   Did you know... that as an adult you have fewer bones than you did as a baby? As a new born you are born 300-350 bones, and over time as you mature your bones fuse together  and as an adult you end up with only 206 bones. And now you know! :)...

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