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Do You Know? Facts – Quiet Men in High Heels and 9 Million Russian Women!

by Love Wrexham Magazine

Welcome to our Do You Know series, we have plenty of facts for you to share with all your friends and family! You can also find more here.

You’re Also a Wizard, Obama!

  1. The pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat. Psychology researchers found embracing your darker moods is better in the long-run.
  2. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  3. Antarctica was once as warm as modern-day California.
  4. Former US President Obama read every Harry Potter book.
  5. Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area.

Straight to the Bloodstream

  1. Christianity began as a Second Temple Judaic sect in the mid-first century in Judea. It quickly spread to Europe, Mesopotamia, Asia and by the fourth century had become the official state church of the Roman Empire.
  2. Alcohol is not digested; it gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
  3. There are over 28 million cancer survivors worldwide.
  4. The King James Bible has inspired the lyrics of more pop songs than any other book.
  5. One pint of donated blood can save up to three lives.

Prehistoric Puzzles

  1. Most dinosaurs are known from just a single tooth or bone.
  2. New brain connections are created every time you form a memory.
  3. There’s a virus that attacks human DNA making people less intelligent, impairing brain activity, learning and memory.
  4. We spend about 10% of our waking hours with our eyes closed, blinking.
  5. Researchers have successfully used the game TETRIS to treat “lazy eye” in adults.

Crushing Grapes, One Barrel at a Time

  1. Over 100,000 new dot com domains are registered on the web every day.
  2. Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world.
  3. More than a third of single Italian men between the ages of 30 and 35 live with their parents.
  4. Studies suggest premature babies are more likely to be left-handed.
  5. Men were the first to wear high heels around the 1600s. Women began wearing them to look more masculine.

Centuries of Island Life

  1. A man walks about 7% slower when with wives or girlfriends, and speeds up when with other men.
  2. Women say about 20,000 words a day. That’s 13,000 more than the average man.
  3. In Russia, there are nine million more women than men.
  4. A teaspoon of water contains about 500 sextillion (21 zeros!) atoms in it.
  5. People who regularly eat dinner or breakfast in restaurants double their risk of becoming obese.
  6. Pre-Incan people are still living on manmade floating islands of grass on Lake Titicaca, as they have for hundreds of years.

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