Why do most people treat cleaning as a boring chore? Sure, it takes time, and it’s not the most pleasant of things you need to do around the house. However, these 15 products may push you to reconsider, since they will make cleaning so much easier and faster.
Sometimes, we forget to brush our teeth before bed, but don’t worry; everybody has been there. However, the guilt we experience is well-founded because bacteria and leftovers thrive in our mouths. While some of these oral bacteria are healthy, others cause gum disease and cavities. It may surprise you that these issues may persist even if you brush your teeth twice daily. But are you properly taking care of your teeth?Important: This article was created for informative purposes only and isn’t recommended as professional advice. Consult with your doctor for more information on this topic.
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!
Look at this cute little cookie cutter. At first glance, it looks like an oversized anchovy, but in reality, it’s an undersized shark. This shark never grows bigger than 18–20 inches, but it doesn’t make it less dangerous than its peers. They got their sweet cookie name because they have a unique feeding strategy — they bite off small chunks from much larger animals...and get away with it.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
According to the World Health Organization, about 1/3 of all deaths are connected with cardiovascular diseases. There is a product that helps to prevent them — fish oil. Fish oil contains irreplaceable fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 that help keep our heart and vessels healthy.
It’s true that nighttime snacks, or things that you eat one or 2 hours before you sleep, are usually associated with weight gain and restless sleep. On the other hand, when you don’t eat dinner on time, you risk going to bed with a headache and a growling stomach and trying to sleep in this condition is not the best idea. You won’t get sound sleep and in the morning you’ll feel sick and hungry. Luckily, there’s a solution: there are some low-calorie snacks that cause drowsiness, calm your body down, and won’t make you feel sick in the morning.
Osteoporosis is one of the most widespread bone conditions around the world. This health condition, which makes your bones become fragile and weak, affects an estimated 32 million people in Europe. According to official statistics, osteoporosis causes more than 700,000 fractures annually in the US.
The most common thing to do with banana peels is to throw them in the trash. However, there are various miraculous uses for this frequently-overlooked product. The peels can be used in your kitchen as a cleaning product or in your beauty routine.
We’ve all been told to brush and floss to avoid tooth decay. However, tooth decay is a very common problem. Here are 8 simple things from our article that you can do to prevent tooth decay — Bright Side
You have probably seen crooked ginger root at the supermarket and not known what to do with it. But its useful medicinal properties have been well-known since ancient times. It’s a source of vitamins, micronutrients, and essential oils that have strengthening, invigorating, and anti-inflammatory effects on the body.
The main factors that reduce the chances of having a baby are well known: childbirth and breastfeeding, using birth control pills, smoking. However, very often even the absence of these reasons doesn’t guarantee that you will get pregnant. There are hidden causes that Bright Side will now reveal.
The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea of the eye. It receives oxygen directly from the air.The human brain has a memory capacity which is the equivalent of more than four terabytes on a hard drive.A newborn child can breathe and swallow at the same time for up to seven months.Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.Nerve impulses sent from the brain move at a speed of 274 km/h.A single human brain generates more electrical impulses in a day than all the telephones of the world combined.The average human body contains enough sulphur to kill all the fleas on the average dog, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon, enough fat to make seven bars of soap and enough water to fill a 50-litre barrel.The human heart pumps 182 million litres of blood during the average lifetime.50,000 cells in your body died and were replaced by new ones while you were reading this sentence.The human embryo acquires fingerprints within three months of conception.Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.A man named Charles Osborne hiccupped for a total of 68 years.Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.About two thirds of people tilt their head to the right when kissing.The average person forgets 90% of their dreams.The total length of all the blood vessels in the human body is about 100,000 km.On average, a person’s respiration rate is one third higher in spring than in autumn.By the end of a person’s life, they can recall, on average, around 150 trillion pieces of information.We lose 80% of our body heat from the head.When you blush, your stomach also turns red.A feeling of thirst occurs when water loss is equal to 1% of your body weight. The loss of more than 5% can cause fainting, and more than 10% causes death from dehydration.At least 700 enzymes are active in the human body.Human beings are the only living things which sleep on their backs.The average four-year-old child asks 450 questions a day.Not only human beings, but also koalas have unique finger prints.Only 1% of the bacteria can result in the human body becoming ill.Everyone alive on Earth could comfortably be placed into a cube with sides 1000 meters long.The scientific name for the belly button is the umbilicus.Teeth are the only part of the human body which cannot heal themselves.On average, a person needs seven minutes to fall asleep.Right-handed people chew most of their food on the right side of their mouth, whereas left-handed people do so on the left.Only 7% of people are left-handed.The fragrance of apples and bananas can help a person to lose weight.If allowed to grow for their whole lifetime, the length of someone’s hair would be about 725 kilometres.Out of all the people who can move their ears, only one third of them are able to move just one ear.During their lifetime, a person will on average accidentally swallow eight small spiders.The total weight of the bacteria in the human body is 2 kg.99% of the calcium contained in the human body is in one’s teeth.Human lips are hundreds of times more sensitive than the tips of a person’s fingers.A kiss increases a person’s pulse to 100 beats per minute or more.The total strength of masticatory muscles on one side of your jaw is equal to 195 kilograms.A person passes on 278 different types of bacteria to another person when they kiss them. Fortunately, 95% of them are not harmful.Parthenophobia is a fear of virgins.If you collected all the iron contained in the human body, you would get just a small cog, big enough only for use in your watch.There are more than 100 different viruses which cause a cold.If someone kisses another person for a certain amount of time, this is much more effective in terms of hygiene than using chewing gum, as it normalises the level of acidity in your oral cavities.You can lose 150 calories per hour if you hit your head against the wall.Human beings are the only animals which can draw straight lines.Human skin is completely replaced about 1,000 times during a person’s lifetime.A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day is doing the equivalent of drinking half a cup of tar a year.Women blink about two times less often than men.The structure of the human body contains only four minerals: apatite, aragonite, calcite, and crystobalite.A passionate kiss causes the same chemical reactions in the brain that skydiving and firing a gun do.Men are officially classified as dwarves if their height is below 1.3 m, whereas for women the measure is 1.2 m.Fingernails grow about four times faster than your toenails.People with blue eyes are more sensitive to pain than others.Nerve impulses in the human body move at about 90 m/s.100,000 chemical reactions occur in the human brain every second.Everyone has dimples on their lower back, but on some people they are more pronounced than on others. They appear where the pelvis joins with the sacrum, so their appearance makes sense.If one identical twins lacks a certain tooth, the other twin will not have that tooth either.The surface area of the human lungs is approximately equal to the area of a tennis court.During a person’s lifetime, they spend about 2 weeks kissing.The facial hair of a blonde-haired man grows faster than that of a man with dark hair.Leukocytes in the human body live for two to four days, and erythrocytes for three to four months.The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.The human heart is approximately equal in size to that of a person’s fist. An adult’s heart weights 220-260 grams.At birth, there are 14 billion cells in the human brain. This number does not increase throughout a person’s lifetime. After 25 years, the number of cells falls by 100,000 every day. About 70 cells die in the minute it takes you to read a page in a book. After 40 years, the decline of the brain accelerates sharply, and after 50 years neurons (that is, nerve cells) shrink and the brain gets smaller.At birth, a child’s body is made up of around 300 bones. But an adult has just 206.During a person’s lifetime, the small intestine is about 2.5 meters. After they die, the muscles in the walls of their intestine relax, and it’s length increases to 6 meters.Your right lung can take in more air than your left.An adult person performs around 23,000 inhalations and exhalations a day.The smallest cells in a man’s body are sperm cells.There are about 40,000 bacteria in the human mouth.Each of us has around 2,000 taste buds.The human eye can distinguish 10 million different colours.The chemical compound in the body which causes feelings of ecstasy (phenylethylamine) is also contained in chocolate.The human heart pumps blood at such pressure that it would be able to raise blood up to the fourth floor of a building.A person burns more calories when they are asleep than when they watch TV.Children grow faster in the spring.Every year more than 2 million left-handed people die because of mistakes they make when using machines designed for right-handed people.It turns out that one man in every three hundred is capable of satisfying themselves orally.A person uses 17 muscles when they smile, and 43 when they frown.By the age of 60 most people lose half of their taste buds.The rate at which a person’s hair grows doubles during an airplane flight.One percent of people can see infra-red light and 1% can see ultra violet radiation.If you were locked in a completely sealed room, you would not die due to a lack of air, but from carbon dioxide poisoning.Statistically, only one person out of two billion reaches the age of 116 years old.On average, a person says 4,800 words in 24 hours.The retinas inside the eye cover about 650 square mm and contain 137 million light-sensitive cells: 130 million are for black and white vision and 7 million are for helping you see in colour.Our eyes remain the same size as they were at birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.In the morning, a person is about 8 millimetres taller than in the evening.The muscles which help your eyes to focus complete around 100,000 movements a day. In order to make your leg muscles do the same amount of movements, you would need to walk 80 kilometres.A cough amounts to an explosive charge of air which moves at speeds up to 60 miles per hour.According to German researchers, the risk of having heart attack is higher on Monday than on any other day of the week.Bones are about 5 times stronger than steel.It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.Ingrown toenails are hereditary.A person would die quicker from a total lack of sleep than from hunger. Death would occur after ten days without sleep, whereas from hunger it would take several weeks.The average life expectancy is 2,475,576,000 seconds. During this time we pronounce, on average, around 123,205,750 words.