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    Women have a better sense of smell than men.
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    The human brain has the capacity to store everything that you experience.
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    When you take a step, you are using up to 200 muscles.
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    Sex burns about 360 calories per hour.
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    The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm.

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    The brain receives 20% of the body’s oxygen and 25% of total body glucose utilization, despite it accounting for only 2% of a person’s weight (about 1.4 kilograms).
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    Happiness is contagious; surrounding yourself with happier people will make you happier too.
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    Laughing could dramatically improve your health – and be as good for you as a deep state of meditation, researchers have found.
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    Falling in love raises levels of nerve growth in a person's brain for about a year and can improve their memory.
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    After an 11 year study, cell phones were shown not to increase chances of getting cancer.
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    Chocolate, sex, and laughter are all important for a healthy brain.
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    There's a neurological condition called Witzelsucht, which causes the affected person to constantly make puns, jokes, and sexual comments in inappropriate situations.
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    When you kiss someone for the first time, you get a spike in the neurotransmitter dopamine, making you crave more.
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    A new parent will lose about 1055.6 hours of sleep in the first year of their child's life - almost 44 days!
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    If every muscle in your body could pull in one direction, you could lift nearly 25 tons.
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    By putting a frog in a bucket of milk, scientists following up on an ancient Russian way of keeping milk from going sour have identified a wealth of new antibiotic substances.
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    You can reschedule your sleeping pattern by not eating 12-16 hours before you want to be awake. Upon eating after this time period, your internal clock will reset to a new day, with the time of your first meal being interpreted as "morning".
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    A third of the human population sneezes when they look at the Sun. Light can signal the ocular nerve near the sinuses and triggers a sneeze.
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    "Fish odor syndrome" is a rare genetic disorder that causes people to smell like rotten fish.
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    A study in the UK states that men need at least two "guys nights out" each week to stay healthy.
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    When you get blackout drunk, you don't actually forget anything; your brain wasn't "recording" in the first place.
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    Bearing a male child can alter a woman's brain by leaving male DNA that can persist for the rest of her life, making her less likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease, promote tissue repair, and improve her immune system.
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    Singing exercises your heart, lungs, and releases endorphins which make you feel good.
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    ‘Fracture putty’ is a material being developed that when packed in & around a bone fracture, provides full load bearing strength within days.
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    You would need to smoke between 20,000-40,000 joints to be at risk of dying of a THC overdose.
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    Tap water in Canada is held to a higher health standard than bottled water.
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    The human sigh acts as a physiological reset button.
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    Drinking watermelon juice before a workout helps reduce muscle soreness.
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    The focusing muscles of the eyes move around 100,000 times a day. To give your leg muscles the same workout, you would need to walk 80km (50 miles) every day.
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    Acts of kindness make us happier and healthier.
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    When you wake up with a jolt, it's called a Hypnic Jerk. This usually happens during the lightest stages of sleep, and can happen as a natural reaction when you fall asleep in a car or airplane.
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    Sleeping on your stomach can induce weirder, scarier, and sexier dreams.
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    There is a genetic disease that results in short stature, longer life expectancy, and near immunity to cancer and diabetes.
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    You see your nose at all times, your brain just chooses to ignore it.
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    Putting sugar on a wound or cut will greatly reduce pain and speed up the healing process.
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    When you look up at the blue sky and see white dots flying around, you’re actually seeing your own white blood cells.
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    There's 100 trillion good bacteria living in your body.
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    The record for the longest scientifically documented period without sleep is 264.4 hours (eleven days).
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    All humans have the ability to see ultraviolet light, but it is passively filtered out by the eye's lens. People who undergo surgery to remove the lens can detect ultraviolet light.
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    In one day, adult lungs move about 10,000 litres of air.
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    Holding hands with someone you love can alleviate physical pain as well as stress and fear.
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    Drinking banana milkshake is a perfect cure for hangover.
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    Applying vodka to your face helps tighten your pores and can reduce the risk of acne breakouts.
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    Kissing releases masses of oxytocin, a "love potion" that helps couples bond and feel more attracted to each other.
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    Our brains have a negativity bias and will remember bad memories more than good ones.

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