This simple, easy to learn breathing exercise was developed by Russian scientists. Around 200 physicians taught this exercise to hundreds of patients, which resulted in majority of them being able to clear their congested nose in under a minute. Here's what you have to do:
After usual exhalation, pinch your nose shut and begin to nod your head up and down. Only stop pinching your nose when the desire to breath has become too much to bare. Only breathe THROUGH your nose during this exercise. Inhale, then exhale again, and repeat the following steps!
The reason this exercise works is because your body becomes so desperate for air, that it solves it's own problem of a congested airway! For more information on this exercise - read the source!
Vampires, although tainted by the Twilight series, have been in popular culture for centuries - and throughout most of those centuries, they have been feared immensely. Why? Well, some of the vampires abilities include sucking the blood out of humans, as well as being able to turn into bats. Although, one characteristic of vampires is relatively unknown - unless you are part of a select few cultures that believes Vampires suffer from Arithmomania.
Arithmomania, is a type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, where the subject is forced to count objects or actions in their surroundings. Thus, people believed that if you were being chased by a Vampire, you should throw a bag of rice, or sand on the ground, as it will distract the creature.
The belief that Vampires were arithmomaniacs was very popular in India, as well as China. It makes you wonder - is this myth about vampires explain the origin of 'The Count' from Sesame Street?
On November 2008, Ronald Ball allegedly purchased a Mountain Dew from a vending machine at work and found a dead mouse in it. He then proceeded to sue PepsiCo for this incident. Apparently, Ball became violently ill when he realized just what he was drinking.
PepsiCo called upon a veterinarian to testify in the lawsuit. The veterinarian testified against Ball when they said that if a mouse had been submerged in Mountain Dew for 30 days, it would have been reduced to a “jelly-like substance.”
After examining the mouse provided by Ball, the veterinarian also decided that the mouse was not even born when the Mountain Dew can was filled and sealed. It was a very young mouse and had been dead when it entered the can. Overall, the veterinarian proclaimed that what Ball was claiming could not be possible.
It’s noon and you just want an Egg McMuffin. Too bad. McDonalds stopped serving them at 11:00 AM. You may have wondered why fast food restaurants don’t serve breakfast all day. Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner or for lunch for that matter?
It turns out there is a legitimate reason these chains deprive us of egg sandwich dinners. The grill temperature required to cook beef patties, which of course are the base of McDonald’s famous burgers, is quite different than the grill temperature required to cook an egg. In order to increase the efficiency of this “fast” food establishment, they can’t be splitting grills.
In some cities, such as Hong Kong, McMuffin sandwiches are actually served all day. This is because of the prominence of the egg in other meals besides breakfast in these countries. So next time you’re craving an Egg McMuffin in the evening, consider a trip to China.
Japanese researchers developed a gun that could stop people from talking from 30 meters away. The “SpeechJammer” does not harm the individual at all but does mess with their brain’s cognitive processes.
The gun records the target’s speech and fires it back at them at a delay of a few hundred milliseconds. This affects the brain’s cognitive abilities and causes the person to stutter and then stop talking.
The gun is based on the principle that speaking requires constant auditory feedback. This process is disturbed when there is a delay between when someone says something and when they hear it. When there is this delay, the person gets confused and stops speaking. The SpeechJammer may be the perfect solution to hush those speaking too loudly in a quiet place or just for people who talk too much.