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Top 10 Weirdest Phobias | Always Learning!

We all have things that we fear and our fears are often ones that seem irrational to other people. When those fears reach the level where even the thought of the object of our fear causes intense anxiety then they become phobias. Many people have common and well-known phobias such as arachnophobia (a fear of …

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Link #148: You Can Stop Your Gag Reflex By Making A Fist!

  The best tool that the humans ever used was their own hands. In our last post, we described how even advanced technology couldn’t beat the agility and dexterity of the human hand. Our article was about three astronauts who snagged an orbiting satellite with their hands after they couldn’t do it with the equipment …

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The nail on your middle finger grows faster than the others.

  Have you ever noticed that your nails are not growing at the same pace? It’s not just your imagination. Apparently, the smaller the finger is, the slower the nail grows so your little finger has the slowest growing nail and your middle finger has the fastest growing nail.   Previous articleBaby Pandas Refuse Their …

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Nails now grow faster than they did 70 years ago.

  According to researchers at the University of North Carolina, the average thumbnail now grows 3.55 mm a month whereas it used to grow just 3 mm a month. They also said fingernails grow twice as fast as toenails now, a result of our protein-rich diet.   Previous articleComplete source list: 10 Facts About Great …

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Link #122: Humans Are the Only Primates Without Palm Pigmentation

  In our last article, we spoke about how you can get addicted to information. In fact, this isn’t something that is only limited to humans. Instead, it is something that can affect all primates because the experiment proving information addiction involved Rhesus monkeys. This isn’t surprising because humans are very similar to other primate …

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Your brain keeps on developing until you’re in your 40s.

  Once you reach your second year of age, your brain is already 80% its full size – this is the why the first two years are very important in cognitive development – but keeps developing until you’re in your 40s. That’s right. You might think you’re already mature by the time you’re in your …

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