"The World Is a Book and Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only One Page"

Saint Augustine of Hippo

Hypertension facts

People subjected to long-term stress very often have a problem with arterial hypertension. Eating potassium and magnesium can significantly lower blood pressure.

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Muscle facts

The tongue does not really consist of one muscle, only 8. Of all the muscles a person has, only the heart never gets tired. Muscle tissue is about 15% denser than body fat.

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Mercury facts

The surface temperature varies from -183 ° C to 427 ° C. Mercury’s diameter in the last 3.8 billion years has decreased by 14 km.

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Malaria facts

Over a billion people worldwide are in close contact with malaria. 90% of malaria cases occur in Africa. Over $ 2.5 billion is spent annually on the fight against malaria.

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Pi number facts

William Shanks in the nineteenth century, calculated the first 707 digits Pi by hand, unfortunately made a mistake after 527 place. In the first 31 digits after the comma PI there are no zeros.

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Larynx facts

In 1998, the first laryngeal transplant took place at the Cleveland clinic. Man speaks at a frequency of 65 to 260 Hz. Whispering strains our strings more than normal, quiet speech.

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Cheetah facts

The cheetah is the fastest land animal. It can accelerate to 125 km/h. Currently, there is only one species of cheetah. The cheetah can accelerate to 110 km/h in 3 seconds.

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Platypus facts

The platypus is one of the few mammals that produces venom. There is no stomach. His esophagus connects directly with the intestines. Platypuses have as many as 10 sex chromosomes.

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Woodpecker facts

A woodpecker can hit its beak at a speed of 100 times per minute. It performs over 12,000 beats during the day. The tongue of the woodpecker is 10 cm long.

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