Advanced Course:For people who know everything

Discussion in 'Educational Resources' started by andrasnm, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for
    Blood plasma.

    No piece of paper can be folded in half
    more than seven (7) times.

    Donkeys kill more people annually
    than plane crashes.

    You burn more calories sleeping
    than you do watching television.

    Oak trees do not produce acorns
    until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.

    The first product to have a bar code
    was Wrigley's gum.

    The King of Hearts is the only king

    American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive
    from each salad served in first-class.

    Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
    (Since Venus is normally associated with women,what does this tell you!)

    Apples, not caffeine,
    are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

    Most dust particles in your house are made from

    Walt Disney was afraid
    OF MICE!


    The three most valuable brand ! names on earth:
    Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

    It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...
    but, not downstairs.

    A duck's quack doesn't echo,
    and no one knows why.

    Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
    (I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)

    And the best for last.....

    Turtles can breathe through their butts.

    (I know some people like that, don't YOU?)
  2. Can you explain this?
  3. That one baffles me too, I suspect coffee while gives you a boost will also let you crash later and rather soon, apple and perhaps some tea is a better stimulant one as a food and the other as a drink......
  4. Possible explanation:

    "Essentially, the fibre and sugars found in apples help to boost energy, in the morning, throughout the body, while also helping with internal cleansing. Caffeine (found in coffee), on the other hand, stimulates the brain and increases the heart rate and such, but without necessarily providing additional energy or positive chemical supplements.

    Apparently, when a person wakes, fruits are more-easily digested than other types of foods. This means that more energy can be delivered (and hence conserved, owing to greater digestive efficiency) by consumption of fruits, such as apples, in the morning. At the same time, the human liver is most active in the morning, which means that an increase in natural "fuels" helps with bodily detoxification; an effect which is surely otherwise inhibited by the comparatively "unnatural" stimulation of the brain with caffeine."

    I concur. Try fresh vegetable juice also, especially dandelion & parsley & carrot. It's a mild, yet long lasting energy boost.
  5. I recently gave up coffee for 3 apples in the morning. (I also gave up bfast entirely.) I can attest to the energy boost that it personally gives me is far greater than caffeine. Obviously its more healthy, but as to the specific reasonings, I am at a loss. Hopefully more people can add to this thread :)
  6. The above was debunked on Myth Busters :D

    But the toothbrush in the bathroom is an issue!