DID YOU KNOW?

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Did you know pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium?  The highest concentration in any food at 47.7% DRI/DV?  Magnesium is a key mineral in human metabolism and in fact, is necessary for more than 300 chemical reactions in the body!

Did you know that the muscles that control your eyes contract about 100,000 times a day?   That’s the equivalent of giving your legs a workout by walking 50 miles!

Did you know that the ultra marathon runner, Dean Karnazes, completed a 350-mile nonstop, no sleep run in 80 hours and 44 minutes?  He has also completed a 50/50/50 challenge:  50 marathons across all 50 states in 50 consecutive days!

Did you know that humans release roughly 135 times more carbon dioxide annually than volcanoes do each year?   Volcanoes emit less than cars and trucks and less, even, than cement production!

Did you know that the frilled shark is considered a living fossil?  Preferring to remain in the ocean depths, up to 5,000 feet below the surface, they are rarely seen by humans!

Did you know we change physiologically when we laugh?  We stretch muscles throughout our face and body, our pulse and blood pressure go up and we breathe faster, sending more oxygen to our tissues!

Did you know the most listened to popular song of all time is Thriller by Michael Jackson?  And right up there in the number two spot is White Christmas by Bing Crosby!

Did you know that sooty shearwater is a bird and its summer trek is the longest animal migration every recorded?  These sooty shearwaters migrate nearly 40,000 miles a year flying from New Zealand to the North Pacific Ocean every summer!

Did you know the best selling product of all time is the Sony PlayStation?  Released in 1995 Sony sold more that 70 million PlayStations worldwide by the time the PlayStation 2 was released!

Did you know that centenarians around the world hold seven secrets to living a long and happy life?   Eat simply, stay active, find your purpose, reduce stress, have a social network, hold a personal faith or spirituality and never smoke.  I’m in!

 
Tags: Awesome, People, Facts, Did You Know, Interesting Last update: September 15, 2014


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