The Hawaiian island of Kauai encourages tourists to check a dog out of shelters for a day as part of a field trip for dogs program. Having the dogs out and about gives them exercise and increases their chances of getting adopted by a local. hawaii-aloha.com/blog/201…
A newborn is triggered into its first breathe by contractions that reducing oxygen flow through the umbilical, which increases carbon dioxide. The increase of carbon dioxide causes acidosis which triggers the respiratory center of the brain, causing the baby to start using it's lungs. courses.lumenlearning.com…
Windsocks are calibrated to visually show wind speed as well as wind direction. They are designed such that each inflated red/white stripe indicates a 3 knot increase in wind speed to a maximum of 15 knots. hollandaviation.nl/en/win…
Viagra is given to some premature babies to increase oxygen transport by widening the blood vessels, as their lungs often haven't developed enough to transport oxygen efficiently on their own moneyinc.com/20-things-yo…
To promote the Smurfs (2011) movie, Sony temporarily painted the traditional "pueblo blanco" town of Juzcar, Spain to a bright blue. The residents were so happy with the increase in tourism afterwards that they elected to keep the change permanently. veebrant.com/juzcar-smurf…
Charm bracelets had an increase in popularity in the U.S during and after WWII. Soldiers found that they could easily buy and send small charms home to their partners. The charms helped their wives and girlfriends feel connected to them still. historydaily.org/a-charmi…
Physical attractiveness has a significant influence on judges sentencing. The more unattractive the criminal, the higher the sentence. Results of three studies show a minimum increase of 119.25% and a maximum increase of 304.88%. thelawproject.com.au/insi…
Today I learned about Clink restaurants (UK) where your meal will be cooked and served by prisoners who are training towards gaining their accredited qualifications. The aim is to increase future prospects of the prisoners who want to turn their lives around and reduce reoffending. theclinkcharity.org/
Rice that was cooled and then reheated increase resistant starch content, meaning more part of the rice can't be digested, which is good for weight loss and people with Diabetes Mellitus pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
Small coffee growers in Kenya are able to increase crop yields significantly by following simple guidelines, such as proper pruning, but many don't, because it seems counterintuitive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agr…
Open-plan offices can lead to increases in health problems in officeworkers. The design increases noise polution and removes privacy which increases stress. Ultimately the design is related to lower job satisfaction and higher staff turnover. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Caffeine narrows the blood vessels in the brain. That’s why headaches are a primary symptom caffeine withdrawal, as without caffeine, the vessels widen and increase blood flow, causing head pain. healthline.com/health/hea…
The CocaCola-Mentos reaction is not a chemical but a physical reaction. Gas dissolved in CocaCola needs a surface to form on. We can increase that surface by adding Mentos. The microscopic surface of Mentos is quite rough, so it allows a lot of gas to form and it creates a lot of pressure. eepybird.com/featured-vid…
Norman Borlaug has been credited with saving over a billion people from starvation by his use of genetic crossbreeding to greatly increase crop yield in places like Mexico, India, Pakistan, and China. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Relocating sea otters to SF bay could greatly increase their population and aid in conservation efforts by keeping them safer from shark bites...but getting them there means they have to swim the "shark gauntlet" near the Golden Gate. universityofcalifornia.ed…
Constant interruptions from your smartphone can change your brain's chemistry to make you feel anxious and distracted. Notifications can trigger the release of a hormone called cortisol. This tenses muscles, increases heart rate and causes palms to become sweaty. earth.com/news/smartphone…
Today I learned about Hooters Air, an airline that was founded by the restaurant chain. It had seven operating planes and seventeen destinations and mainly operated in Myrtle Beach and Florida. It was closed in 2006 due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita causing fuel costs to increase, as well as small attendance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
Today I learned about β€œUnschooling”, a form of homeschooling where the child has no curriculum or schedule. Instead they learn by living their life while following their passions. Proponents say it increases the child’s general well being and improved attitude towards learning. wbur.org/onpoint/2019/12/…
A study found that male light-to-moderate beer drinkers had smaller increases in weight than non-drinkers or heavy drinkers over 8.5 years. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
King Offa of Mercia once minted copies of dinars of the Abbasid caliphate in the heart of England. He intended to increase trade and relations with Islamic Spain, the global super power at the time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off…
Cloud seeding is a type of weather modification that disperses substances into the air to increase precipitation (rain or snow) and serve as hail and fog suppression. It is widely practiced around ski resorts and airports. science.sciencemag.org/co…
Entomologist George V. Hudon, the man who created daylight savings, did so in order to increase the amount of daylight he had after work to collect bugs! huffpost.com/entry/daylig…
Engineers have been able to increase the damage resistance of an airplane's black box by 60 times thanks to studying the anatomy of a woodpecker's skull.ο»Ώ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
Smoking increase testosterone. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
American ranches had to bring in draft horses to accommodate the increase in overweight tourists theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned about 'Birthday effect' - a statistical phenomenon where your likelihood of death appears to increase on or close to your birthday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
If there were a hypothetical medical breakthrough that cured and eliminated "natural" causes of death (aging, disease, etc.) the human life expectancy would increase to roughly 9,000 years. polstats.com/#!/life
; Insurance companies count being charged with not having your insurance slip as an infraction and increases your insurance rate insurancehotline.com/reso…
Shoveling snow is a known cause for heart attacks - the increase in blood pressure combined with cold air constricting arteries creates the right environment for it to happen. bbc.com/news/blogs-magazi…
The antibacterial soaps are not better than regular soaps, in fact studies show that antibacterial soaps causes the bacteria to increase its antibiotic resistance. businessinsider.com.au/is…
Astronomer Samuel Schwabe set himself about the task of discovering intra-mercurial planets. In 1843, after 17 years of observations, Schwabe failed to find a planet but discovered the cyclic increase and decrease with time of the average number of sunspot visible on the Sun www2.hao.ucar.edu/Educati…
Today I learned about 'Botanical Sexism', a process by which urban landscapers, in an effort to keep streets clear of seeds & flowers, plant only male trees. The male trees lack the seeds of their female counterparts & as the trees get bigger, their pollen counts increases which can worsen seasonal allergies. earth.com/news/botanical-…
Swallowing pills without water can make it take longer for them to work, increase the chances of the pill to get stuck in your esophagus and in worse scenarios make an ulcer in your esophagus mucosa. thehealthy.com/healthcare…
Today I learned that auto makers have been adding fake engine noises to their car speaker systems, or even adding entirely separate speaker systems to increase the rumble and depth of the sound of engines to compensate for modern efficiency resulting in less oomph. It’s called a Soundaktor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
A recent study found that the size of a lottery win subsequently increases borrowing and bankruptcies among neighbors of the winner academic.oup.com/rfs/arti…
A county in China, to increase tax revenues, ordered its employees to collectively smoke 23,000 packs of cigarettes per year. Officials were fined for missing their targets or if they were caught smoking brands from other provinces. reuters.com/article/idUSP…
Genetically engineered Zika virus is being developed as a potential therapy for glioblastoma. The treatment is able to infect patient derived glioblastoma stem cells and not only slow their proliferation but also increase cell death, thereby significantly reducing the number of tumor cells. snippetscience.com/zika-v…
For years United Technologies Corporation, a major American arms developer, illegally gave China access to highly classified military technology in exchange for an increase in profits and entry into the Chinese civilian helicopter market. reuters.com/article/us-us…
9/11 led to a decrease in air travel of 12-20%, also leading to an increase in car travel. Since driving is statistically much more dangerous than flying, it is estimated that around 1595 more people died than if this had not happened. mpg.de/6347636/terrorism_…
The indie movie - The Man from Earth:Holocene, was uploaded to Pirate Bay by the producers of the movie, to increase the revenue. One of the producers of the 1st part of the movie, had thanked BitTorrent, saying that it lifted the profile of the film far beyond the financier's expectations. variety.com/2018/digital/…
Modern news tickers were introduced just as a way of providing emergency information after the 9/11 attacks. However, the tickers remained a permanent feature thanks to their ability to relay extra information, which caused an increase in viewership. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Bones produce piezoelectricity when stress is applied and forms electrical dipoles that attract osteoblasts. Osteoblasts deposit calcium and other minerals on the part of the bone that is stressed which increases the density of the bone. bjultrasonic.com/piezoele…
Most flavored condoms use glycerin for the flavoring or taste. Sugar/glycerin can throw off the PH balance of a woman's vagina which drastically increases the chance for developing a yeast infection so flavored condoms are only for oral sex ripnroll.com/blogs/sexual…
Loneliness and social isolation are as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and can lead to a a 29% increase in risk of coronary heart disease and a 32% increase in risk of a stroke. hrsa.gov/enews/past-issue…
Today I learned of conservation-induced extinction, in which parasites of critically endangered animals are made extinct through conservation efforts to increase the health of the host, such as delousing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
In 1964 The Beatles were so popular that when "Sie liebt dich", a German language version of "She Loves You" that the Fab Four recorded to increase their German sales, was released in the US, it managed to reach the Billboard Top 100 chart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kom…
The Black Plague solved the overpopulation problem in the 14th century. In the aftermath, there was more land available, more food for better dietary habits, more money due to an increase in wages and an increase in life expectancy. americanscientist.org/art…
Two doctors saved a woman’s life on an airplane by performing mid-air surgery on her with a coat hanger and silverware. They also used cognac to sterilise the equipment. It was on a flight from Hong Kong-London. They couldn’t land for help, as the increase in air pressure could kill her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Fat cells can sense sunlightβ€”not getting enough increases metabolic syndrome risk phys.org/news/2020-01-fat…
Researchers have found that the β€˜spring forward’ to daylight savings time (i.e. putting your clocks forward an hour) causes a 6% increase in fatal car accidents in the US during the workweek following the adjustment, and results in about 28 additional deaths each year. medicalxpress.com/news/20…

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