Honeybee venom rapidly kills aggressive breast cancer cells and when the venom's main component is combined with existing chemotherapy drugs, it is extremely efficient at reducing tumour growth in mice abc.net.au/news/2020-09-0…
After losing her position in her university's anatomy department in 1938, Rita Levi-Montalcini set up a laboratory in her bedroom and studied the growth of nerve fibers in chicken embryos. This work led to her discovery of nerve growth factor, for which she was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1986. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rit…
Danny DeVito’s height is the result of Fairbank’s Disease, a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth. biography.com/actor/danny…
Shaving does not affect the thickness or rate of hair growth, so this widely accepted idea is a myth. healthline.com/health/doe…
1000 year old wooden structures are made of Ore-pine, the heartwood of prepared old-growth mountain pines; the trees had their branches removed and were left to stand, the tree resins bleeding upward and out through the cut branches and thus making the heartwood more resinous and rot resistant. talknorway.no/wooden-buil…
Seinfeld was assigned to an inexperienced NBC executive and intentionally broke many sitcom stereotypes: Jerry and Elaine's relationship never blossomed, it offers no growth or reconciliation to its characters, and even Susan's death elicits no genuine emotions from anybody in the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sei…
, Your fingernails and hair do not, in fact, continue to grow after you die. To grow, these must have a steady supply of glucose, which is cut off after the heart stops beating, preventing any further growth. bbc.com/future/article/20…
The Roaring 20's were called the "Golden 20's" or "Goldene Zwanziger Jahre" in Germany as it was also a period of rapid economic growth, expansion of liberal ideas, and spurt in the field of arts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
The primary function of a bathroom vent fan is not for removing odors but to exhaust warm, moist air created from using the shower or bathtub which discourages mold growth. thespruce.com/why-you-nee…
Insulin promotes fat cell growth, and so lipohypertrophy occurs at injection sites where insulin is delivered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lip…
GDP of Shenzhen soared from 196 million yuan in 1979 to more than 2.2 trillion yuan in 2018, increasing 2,152-fold with an average annual growth rate of 22.4 per cent. In the same period, GDP per capita grew from 606 yuan to 183,100 yuan (or 28,169 USD in current exchange rate USD/CNY 6.55) metropolis.org/sites/defa…
The city of Novosibirsk was nicknamed "the Chicago of Siberia" due to its very rapid growth as an industrial centre located relatively far away from the core of its country's population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nov…
Young girls in Cameroon would forcefully flatten their breasts, so they wouldn't be sexually harassed or sold off to marriage by their fathers, as men in Cameroon associate breast growth with sexual maturity and consent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bre…
Danny DeVito's short stature, 4 ft 10 in, is the result of Fairbank's disease, a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Australian Eucalptus trees were widely planted during 1840's Gold Rush California as fast growing trees for firewood. Eucalypts have fire-driven reproduction where their leaf-oil facilitates catastrophic wildfires which decimate competition and seed their next generations growth. independent.com/2011/01/1…
Only about 20-30% of the population has torus palatinus, "a harmless, painless bony growth located on the roof of the mouth (the hard palate). The mass appears in the middle of the hard palate and can vary in size and shape." healthline.com/health/tor…
The Calusa kingdom ranks among the most politically complex groups of hunter-gatherers of the historic world. Unusually, it was powered by fishing, not farming. Massive enclosures enabled the Calusa to store enough fish to sustain population growth and fuel large-scale construction projects. phys.org/news/2020-03-sop…
People used to castrate pre-pubescent boys before the 19th century to halt growth in their larynx to make them sound better and to rival Sopranos, Contraltos, etc. Doing this also increased their breathing capacity. This stopped in the late 19th centuries. They were called Castratos. caslabs.case.edu/medren/b…
Performance artist Tehching Hsieh spent an entire year punching a time clock every hour on the hour, then photographing himself immediately after. He shaved his head before starting, so his hair growth would reflect the passage of time. theguardian.com/artanddes…
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Henry Kissinger is considered to be one of the biggest influences in the growth of soccer's popularity in the United States, and he was named chairman of the North American Soccer League's board of directors in 1978. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Today I learned about cutaneous horns, hard conical projections of the skin made up of compact keratin; The name comes from the growth sometimes resembling an animal’s horn. dermnetnz.org/topics/cuta…
Carbonated water could actually be better for plants than standard water. And aid in their growth. hunker.com/12476437/the-e…
There is a correlation between toilet mold/rings and diabetes due to high blood sugar levels which causes the body to release glucose through the urinal stream, therefore giving more fuel for mold growth. moldblogger.com/diabetes-…
White mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, and portobello mushrooms are all the same mushroom but at different stages of growth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aga…
Bill Gates predicts that the growth of instructional software will replace textbooks. However, in a 2018 survey of college students, the trade publication Library Journal found that 75 percent say that reading print books is easier than e-books edsurge.com/news/2019-04-…
Today I learned about Stone Man's Syndrome, a disabling disorder with no cure or treatment in which the body repairs damaged connective tissue with bone structure. Surgical removal of the extra bone growths has been shown to cause the body to "repair" the affected area with even more bone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fib…
In biology, regeneration is the process of renewal, restoration, and tissue growth that makes genomes, cells, organisms, and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events that cause disturbance or damage. Every species is capable of regeneration, from bacteria to humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg…
Most successful startup companies aren't started by people in their 20s. The average age of founders who started a high-growth company is 45. businessinsider.in/The-id…
"Wolf Tree" is the term used to describe trees that were not cut down during deforestation and left to grow in the new growth forests of New England. americanforests.org/magaz…
Today I learned about the Crooked Forest (Krzywy Las) in Poland, a forest of pine trees that bend sharply to the North before returning upright after 3ft of growth, thus resembling fish hooks. No exact reason has been found for their shape as yet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Myostatin is a protein produced in the human body that inhibits muscle growth. People with myostatin deficiency have twice the muscle mass of the average human and usually more muscle strength. Strongman Eddie Hall has myostatin deficiency en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myo…
Some psychedelics, including LSD and psilocybin, promote measurable neuroplastic and neurogenic growth in several different ways, and that there is established research on it. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
:how the process of shedding antlers work. Deer grow their impressive antlers in approx. 120 days. ~1.27cm/day. They grow inside a layer of skin commonly called "velvet" which provides nutrients for fast growth. Antlers fall off because of cells called osteoclasts, which split the antlers at base texashunterproducts.com/b…
Biologist Rita Levi-Montalcini was forced to hide during the Nazi occupation of Italy. She later identified nerve growth factor as a protein, winning the Nobel in Medicine. She lived to over 100 and claimed "At 100, I have a mind that is superior, thanks to experience, than when I was 20" jwa.org/thisweek/oct/13/1…
Samsung's computer division had such growth in the late 2000s that they went from selling just 1.5 million PCs in 2007 to selling 10 million of them in 2010. news.samsung.com/global/y…
Human subjects have been shown to grossly underestimate exponential growth. "Neither special instructions about the nature of exponential growth nor daily experience with growth processes enhanced the extrapolations." link.springer.com/article…
Nose and Ears are the only two body parts that in human body that doesn't stop growing, even after the growth of the rest of body parts comes to a halt. thehealthy.com/ear-nose-t…
Fingernails on males grow quicker than on females. And that their growth rate is based on finger length. fingernails2go.com/10-fac…
Laser hair removal is sometimes used after gender reassignment surgery to remove hair growth in the vagina. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of the Seven Sutherland Sisters, who had a combined length of 37 ft of hair and traveled the world as a curiosity and to promote their hair growth products. They grew up in poverty, made millions, lived an extravagant and squandering lifestyle, and the last of them died destitute. collectorsweekly.com/arti…
-one reason for the popularity and growth of Palm Springs was due to the Hollywood studio's '2 hour rule' mandating that stars had to be that close by car in case they were needed for filing visitpalmsprings.com/holl…
Kansas City, Missouri existed before Kansas was a state. When Kansas became a state ,they founded their own Kansas City to benefit from the economic growth Kansas City, MO was experiencing. youtube.com/watch?v=jEXPY…
- Corn silk or ovules are crucial to the growth of kernels. Each kernel has one piece of silk and when the silk is fertilized by a grain of pollen it grows. On average 1000 ovules form per ear and 400 to 600 will survive until harvested. agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/…
The 1929 stock market crash was a result of an unsustainable boom in share prices in the preceding years. The boom in share prices was caused by the irrational exuberance of investors, buying shares on the margin, and over-confidence in the sustainability of economic growth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
Andy Milonakis of MTV fame, aged 44, was born with a congenital growth-hormone condition that gives him the outward appearance and voice of an adolescent - which is why he still looks 14 years old today. ellines.com/en/achievemen…
Grazing animals such as horses and bison are known to engineer the landscape around them, for example suppressing the growth of trees by trampling or eating saplings. When this process is harnessed to restore an ecosystem to a previous state it is called rewilding. phys.org/news/2020-01-rew…
Grizzly bears' muscles suffer no atrophy despite months of inactivity in hibernation; scientists discovered that non-essential amino acids (NEAAs) regulated by particular grizzly bear muscle proteins allowed muscle growth during inactivity. mdc-berlin.de/news/news/l…
There is a pepper variety, called PadrΓ³n (name of a town in Spain, where they grow), that can either be spicy or not and they don't have any visible characteristic to distinguish them. The amount of water and sunlight received during growth influence their spiciness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pad…
The north and south portions of the Great Salt Lake in Utah are two separate colors. This is due to a railroad causeway disrupting the natural mixing of the lake's water resulting in part of the lake being saltier and promoting the growth of different types of algae. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Japanese scientists have transplanted hair follicle germs (HFG) on mice which were grown on a substrate of dimethylpolysiloxane, (a silicone added to McDonald's fries to stop cooking oil from frothing). The technique created 5,000 HFGs at once and started new hair growth on mice. foxnews.com/food-drink/mc…

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