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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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    "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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    Sitting straight upright in your chair is bad for your back. You should instead slouch at an angle of 135 degrees.
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    There's a new vaccine for alcoholism that gives drinkers an immediate and harsh hangover, even if they drink a small amount of booze.
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    The average sperm cell swims at 8 inches per hour.
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    A human brain produces as many as 12,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day, depending on how deep a thinker a person is.
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    The human brain is more active during sleep than during the day.
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    Your body is creating and killing about 2.4 million red blood cells per second.
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    Ten seconds of hugging a day increases levels of oxytocin, which can reduce blood pressure, thus cutting the risk of heart disease.
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    Some people have a "natural alarm clock" allowing them to wake up when they want. This is actually caused by a burst of the stress hormone adrenocorticotropin.
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    Crying literally alleviates stress and uniquely allows humans to decrease feelings of anger and sadness.
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    Brain freeze is caused by the brain sensing the drop of temperature on your palate and increasing blood pressure in an attempt to save you from freezing.
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    There are about 1,400 different species of bacteria in your belly button.
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    Cuddling (or other ‘love’ acts) helps to heal physical wounds faster due to the release of Oxytocin which is proven to reduce swelling.
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    Your wounds heal faster if you lick them, you instinctively do this for that reason. Tears help, too.

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