Tiger Woods is the first athlete to has been named Sportsman of the Year by magazine Sports Illustrated two times
Budweiser beer is named after a town in Czechoslovakia
The founder of JC Penny had the middle name of Cash
By federal law, for a noodle to actually be a noodle it must have 5.5 percent egg solids in it, otherwise it cannot be called a noodle
The period at the end of this sentence can hold 2,000,000 hydrogen atoms.
The quills of a porcupine are soft when they are born.
The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is one of the few places in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane
The average American consumes 1.2 pounds of spider eggs a year and eat 2.5 pounds of insect parts a year. (This fact and the one prior to it have been judged as urban legends by many)
Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches
Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, once pinned an opponent using only a single finger
Skippy Peanut Butter is sold more in the world than any other peanut butter
The most common name in the world is Mohammed
Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head
There are songs in all of Shakespeare's plays except The Comedy of Errors.
There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).
The Chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have black tongues.
There is no such thing as a banana tree. Bananas grow on plants.
On average, you would need 12.5 gallons of milk to make one gallon of ice cream
The most famous movie theatre is the Chinese Theatre located in Los Angeles, USA
The average cow produces about 2,305 gallons of milk each year
There is a dog museum in St. Louis, Missouri
Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know your there
Iceland was the first country to legalize abortion in 1935.
It is said that grapefruit got its name because it grows like grapes in clusters. One cluster can have up to 25 grapefruits
Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell
The honey badger can withstand hundreds of bee stings that would otherwise kill another animal
Thousands of people watched the Battle of Bunker Hill take place. People in the Boston area sat on rooftops, in trees, on church steeples, and in the rigging of ships in the harbor to watch the American revolutionaries battle the British.
7-Eleven was the first convenience store to have television advertising. The animated commercial ran in 1949 and had a singing rooster and owl
1 out of 350,000 Americans get electrocuted in their life
One pound of maple syrup can make eight pounds of candy or sugar
When the only queen ant dies, so does the entire colony, because no new workers are born
The coconut is the largest seed in the world
McDonalds and Burger King sugar-coat their fries so they will turn golden-brown.
Every day 2,700 people die of heart disease
Two thirds of all left-handed people are men.
Stars with really strong gravity cause themselves to become smaller and smaller and eventually turn into black holes.
The earth is presently inhabited by 1.4 million species of animals and 500,000 species of plants.
Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego
The phrase Often a bridesmaid, but never a bride, actually originates from an advertisement for Listerine mouthwash from 1924
Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush
The queen of England does not have the right to vote in any British election.
India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta
Nine egg yolks have been found in one chicken egg
Scholars estimate that the 66 books of the King James version of the Bible were written by some 50 different authors.
The word piano is really an abbreviation for the word pianoforte.
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Relieve stress by meditation not medication
Today is an ideal day to be open to spiritual inspiration. Limit the effects of stress in your life. The body and the mind react to any stress factor. A large number of physical changes take place at the time of stress induced arousal. The brain and nervous system become intensely active, the pupils of the eye dilate, digestion slows down, muscles become tense, the heart starts pumping blood harder and faster, blood pressure increases , breathing become faster, hormones such as adrenaline are released into the system along with glucose from the liver and sweating starts. All these changes take place in a split second under the direction of the nervous system. If the stress factors are immediately removed, no harm accrues and all the changes are reversed. How can you stop the effects of stress? The steps in this direction should include regular practice of any relaxation method or meditation technique, cultivating the art of doing things slowly (particularly activities like eating, walking and talking) limiting the working day to nine to ten hours and five and a half days weekly, cultivating a creative hobby and spending some time daily on this, avoiding working against unrealistic targets and completing one task before starting another.