Imagine the oddest popular product on TikTok. Would you buy it? As it turns out, lots and lots of viral sensations can indeed be worth the hype. Get ready to dive in because we are here to introduce you to some of the coolest items!
In 10 years from now, you’ll be a completely different person! Well, at least your skeleton will be. To reach its adult size, your skeleton went through a process called modeling, which means the development of growth and formation. Turns out it regenerates completely once every 10 years or so! This entire process ensures you always have healthy bone cells, that can support you and provide calcium to your body.
A strong wind is blowing, black clouds cover the sky, thunder is rumbling, and it’s pouring down with rain. A storm is coming. But you don’t care. You’re sitting in your apartment, listening to music and typing something on your computer. You hear thunderclap, look out the window, and see a heavy downpour, a hurricane, and lightning flashes. You close all the windows and go back to the computer. And then BAM!
Did you know that humans are real space people? You were born in Space. Heck, even I was born in Space. We all were born in Space! But for humans to be here on Earth, so many conditions have to be precisely correct that it is highly improbable that we even exist. But we do. First, we — and any other space creatures who might be out there — have to live on a planet orbiting a yellow-ish white star, not a red star or a blue star. Not a blue star because they burn out too quickly — in a few million years — there wouldn’t be time for evolution to do its relatively slow magic and produce intelligent beings. Blue stars also tend to swell up and turn red — when they collapse and explode! It makes it highly unlikely that any civilization could prosper near a blue star.
Looking for something slimy? Well, many people tend to believe that snails are just slugs with shells, but even though they look so similar, they’re completely different species. Slugs don’t need any protective shells as all their internal organs are, well, internal — inside their slimy bodies. They can squish themselves and get into hard to reach places, which is why slugs can often be found in the most unlikely spaces, like under tree bark or inside tiny crevices, or at the library pretending to study for exams. Snails, on the other hand, are tightly connected with their shells and can’t survive without one. Unlike hermit crabs, which replace their shells as they grow, snails are born with a shell on their back. Baby snails look adorable with those fragile translucent bubbles that calcify and become bigger and tougher with age. Cute.
I can hardly imagine having to travel long distances without wheeled luggage, but these ones didn’t pop up until 1970. If you think about it, this means that the astronauts that went to the Moon actually had to physically carry their baggage in the spaceship! A lot of other daily tasks are different in space. Since there’s no washing machine on the International Space Station, how do astronauts do their laundry? The short answer is they don’t! They just load up the dirty clothes into a resupply ship, then they let them fall back into the atmosphere where it is incinerated. Our atmosphere contains astronaut underwear dust if you think about it.
Let me take you to a place that seems to be out of this world. Life inside this cave has been isolated from the outside world for about 5.5 million years! And it DOES show. See for yourself.Due to such a long isolation, the conditions inside the Movile Cave [mow·vuhl] are like nowhere else on our planet. A unique ecosystem is flourishing there — even though there is a severe lack of sunlight inside the cave, and the air is toxic.
Although dyeing your hair is the fastest way to cover hair that has gone gray, it might not be the best choice for the health of your locks. Luckily, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to preserve the natural color of your hair. From eating enough nutrients to taking care of your emotional health, there are some proactive measures you can take to delay hair graying.
There have been many myths and misconceptions about food and diet that we’ve all been familiar with since we were kids. However, as years go by, science keeps busting more and more of them. But this doesn’t mean that everyone is aware of these myths — unless they are scientists keeping track of all the new studies. That’s why we decided to look around and see which of these misconceptions are still quite popular.
Our everyday habits influence our behavior more than we realize, and it’s important to consider what we put our minds to on a regular basis. According to research, habits can actually be destructive, so it’s much better to have knowledge about what’s really good and bad for you.
Looking around at a bunch of cakes and cookies might be a real challenge, especially if you’re on a diet. It’s hard to resist, and you probably think that you need to get yourself together and turn away from those evil carbohydrates. In reality, you can look, smell, or even take a bite or 2, it won’t ruin your diet if you eat them in moderation. In fact, on the contrary, you may even benefit from it.
Soy milk is a common replacement for dairy milk, and if you follow a vegan diet, you might be very familiar with it. You can include soy milk in your everyday drinks, such as cereal, coffee, and even smoothies. It offers your body plenty of benefits, including protein and calcium, and if you are lactose intolerant, even better. However, if you have any allergies or take medication, it’s advisable to consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your diet.
Genetics is not the only factor that impacts a baby’s appearance, because what happens during the pregnancy could also influence the child’s health and future looks. From the food that mommas-to-be put inside their bellies, to the conditions of their surroundings, there are many surprising factors that can affect the growth and development of newborns.
One of the oldest foods in the world, packed with beneficial bacteria and full of great taste, and with a lot of health benefits, yogurt, is always a good choice. Or is it? Although all yogurts start out plain and simple, by the time they make it to our fridge, most have been heavily processed.
Tomatoes are associated with a compound called lycopene, which has numerous health benefits. Actually, any red vegetable or fruit contains a bit of lycopene — a substance that gives them their bright red color. But tomatoes come with more lycopene than other veggies, with one medium tomato containing about 2-3 grams. Interestingly, tomato juice contains significantly more lycopene than raw tomatoes.
2.01 billion tons of trash are produced worldwide in one year, of that at least 33% is not managed in an environmentally safe way and 91% of plastic in this trash isn’t recycled at all. Not many people know the hidden uses for the things we tend to throw away. Luckily, we can give a second life to our trash and use it to our advantage to help our beautiful planet at least a little bit.
Perhaps, as teenagers, each of us was lazily turning the pages of our chemistry, physics, or biology books thinking, “Why would I need this subject in my life? I am not going to become a scientist after all.” But the connection between these interesting sciences and everyday life is actually there and we can be sure of that once again thanks to these finds from internet users.
You need your morning coffee after you finish up breakfast and a cup of hot cappuccino after lunch. And chances are you need that strong espresso to flush down a heavy lunch or to keep yourself going for the rest of the day. Truth is, the time when you are enjoying your cup of Java could be affecting your health more than you thought. Turns out, the habit of savoring a cup of coffee post-meal can impact your health and your looks.
It might seem like too much of a good thing is never harmful. Many of us fall into the trap of gorging on, say, fruits and vegetables without realizing that they can be just as harmful as sugar or sodium. Luckily, we can avoid all the side effects by eating in moderation.
It might come as a shock, but your teeth are NOT luxury face bones. Healthy teeth are a cornerstone of good health in general and it’s for a good reason. Not only can you not eat well without them, but they’re also necessary for you to speak properly. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your entire body, and tooth discrimination is, unfortunately, very real.
The eco-friendly movement has conquered millions of people all around the world. It is about taking care of the environment in general and your own health. Dozens of new good habits appear every day. But if you blindly follow every single one of them, you might actually harm your health.
A lot of us have always taken gravity for granted, and we’ve never really thought about it much. It’s just something that exists and keeps us grounded, literally. Gravity is a complicated force, and complicated things like that tend to raise many questions. We’ve probably asked ourselves whether we would survive without gravity or whether it can even disappear or not. Thankfully, scientists have an answer for us.
Babies that are fresh out of their mothers’ wombs can bewilder us with strange things, such as producing poop in many different colors, including yellow and green. And believe it or not, their very first poop doesn’t even stink. It’s only after you start feeding them that they start having gut bacteria that gives the excrement this familiar stench. This is only one of the many astonishing things about newborn babies.
There is a correlation between different veggies’ colors and the health benefits they provide. Red veggies are renowned for their antioxidant properties, while green ones are famous for aiding in good eye health — and yellow veggies are often considered a good source of protein. But how should we eat all these foods to maximize their nutritional perks?
If you think you are one of those people who feels sleepy after every Thanksgiving meal and who blames the turkey for your fatigue, you may have been duped. As it turns out, this is one of the biggest food myths. However, there are other ordinary foods, like certain nuts, that can actually help you to fall asleep faster. Not only that, but they can treat insomnia and help you have a peaceful sleep without waking up in the middle of the night.
Muscle spasms are often a way for our bodies to let us know that something is wrong with our lifestyle. Maybe you have overworked your back muscles at the gym, or your posture has not been the best during the workday at your computer, or you binge-watched a TV show last night curled up on a sofa. Luckily, there are many ways to relieve the pain and prevent it in the future.
Bone broth might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about eating healthy. However, it has a lot of health benefits, like anti-aging effects. Even the gorgeous Salma Hayek loves it and says it helps her stay young!
“Sugar face,” a mustache above your upper lip, and even infertility — these are just a few effects that are linked to consumption of the insidious white crystal — sugar. Taking it off of our plates and out of our cups may not turn us into superheroes, but it can definitely improve our life and our health.
The main health benefits of eating dairy include building bones and teeth and maintaining body mass. However, it’s way more crucial for kids when they just start growing up. Adults don’t necessarily need dairy to sustain a healthy life, especially if they replace it with other foods that contain essential nutrients.
We’ve gotten used to thinking that tomatoes are more useful when we eat them raw and make a salad with them. And while this is true, they’re actually a better choice for your stomach when they’re cooked. And there are many more ordinary foods that can surprise you with their changing benefits depending on the way they’re prepared.
When you think about juices, carrot juice is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Orange, apple, grape, and pineapple juices are a lot more popular. However, if you aren’t a fan of carrots in food, you can turn them into a delicious drink and still get all the health benefits! For example, it can help you get rid of the flu faster.
An athletic diet doesn’t exactly indicate something sweet and tasty. Yet, a review of many studies convinces us otherwise. Chocolate milk, previously scorned as a junk-food drink that leads to childhood obesity, is making a comeback with an unforeseen new reputation: the perfect beverage for sporty guys and gals after a grueling workout.
You may go to sleep and wake up still thinking about eating that tasty piece of chocolate, or perhaps you struggle to live even one day without tomatoes. These kinds of cravings can signify that you’re stressed, but according to some researchers, you may lack certain nutrients as well.
Eating healthy is just a matter of awareness. Unfortunately, the food industry has made it harder sometimes to actually know what is healthy and what is not, by placing misleading advertisements and labels on what is actually junk food.
Weight loss, breast cancer prevention, reducing insomnia, and way more — peanut butter is a natural treasure that can promote many positive changes in the body! It is full of useful vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and elements that your body just craves. All you need to do is just enjoy it in moderation and you will see the results soon enough.
Since ancient times, cucumbers have been used in India in meals as well as in traditional medicine. In a warm country like India, cucumbers can help provide necessary hydration and coolness to the body. And that’s not the only benefit this fruit provides (yes, it’s a fruit, not a vegetable).