Do Fingerprints Grow Back If Burnt?

By admin / September 4, 2020
Do Fingerprints Grow Back If Burnt

Humans are truly amazing creatures. We have the ability to re-grow any lost teeth… Oh wait, those are sharks. At least we can regenerate our limbs if we lose them to injury… Oh no, those are starfish. Well, is there any amazing regeneration ability that humans possess? Oh right, our fingerprints can regenerate, but only if the bottom-most layer of skin is undamaged.

Fingerprints themselves are truly an amazing trait. While still fetuses and swimming around in amniotic fluid, these unique prints are already developed on the tips of our digits. The arches and swirls differ from person to person, thus making fingerprinting an important part of identification.

Fingerprints are also durable and, for the most part, unsusceptible to damage. Certain situations can cause us to lose our fingerprints, such as cuts and scrapes, but even then it’s just a one-week wait before the prints return to their swirly selves.

However, in extreme cases such as second or third degree burns, the skin on the fingertips can become so damaged that the skin can never heal properly ever again. When the dermis becomes damaged, fingerprints can never return to their original shape, and the person who suffered such severe skin trauma will be unidentifiable through fingerprinting. It’s not just burns that can damage the dermis; if you were to cut your finger and peel the skin off all the way down to the dermis, you would inflict enough damage on your fingertips to never regenerate fingerprints ever again.

This article contains a list of situations that can affect fingerprints and whether fingerprints can be regenerated afterwards.

First degree burns

First degree burns only affect the outermost layer of the skin. When the dermis beneath heals, the fingertips will regenerate their original swirl patterns, but even first degree burns can leave a mechanical deformation (blistering and tearing) that can weaken fingerprint features.

Second degree burns

Second degree burns, also known as partial thickness burns, damage the epidermis and parts of the dermis layer underneath. The affected area will become inflamed, blistered, and can be painful to the touch. Second degree burns can be caused by contact with scalding objects, direct contact with flames, sun burn, chemical burns, and even electric shocks. If your fingertips experience second degree burns, there is a higher chance that your digits will not heal properly and your unique fingerprints will be lost.

Third degree burns

Third degree burns, known also as a full thickness burn, is a burn that damages all three skin layers and even bones and muscle. This is the most serious type of burn and will require close monitoring by a professional in order to induce proper, but not perfect, healing. Third degree burns are most commonly caused by chemical spills, electrical shocks, and prolonged exposure to hot liquids or solids. If you have had third degree burns on your fingers, you can kiss your fingerprints goodbye.

Physically scraped off

Fingerprint ridges are extremely susceptible to wear. Heavy work which exposed fingertips, like bricklaying, can cause a person’s fingers and hands to become calloused, hardening the fingertips and deforming the fingerprints. This will render that person unsuitable for fingerprint identification until the skins becomes softer and the fingerprint ridges become more prominent.

Losing fingerprints isn’t just common in bricklayers and other physically-intensive lines of work. In fact, playing instruments can also cause your fingerprint ridges to smoothen out, making fingerprints scans basically useless. However, just like with the aforementioned bricklayers, if you avoid playing your musical instruments (piano, guitar, violin, etc.) for long periods of time, you should expect to re-grow your prints within a week or two.

Born without fingerprints

Some people are born without any distinguishing fingerprints. There are three known genetic conditions which result is a lack of fingerprints: NFJS (Naegeli-Franceschetti-Jadassohn syndrome), Dermatopathia, and Adermatoglyphia. The first two conditions have other serious symptoms such as hyperpigmentation, irregular sweating and hair, teeth and skin anomalies. These diseases are caused by a mutation of the keratin gene which is possibly a cause of cellular self-destruction in the dermis. Adermatoglyphia is a condition where a person experiences no symptoms other than a lack of fingerprints. It is a hereditary condition so it’s possible for whole families to have missing fingerprints.

Old age

There is a common misconception that fingerprints can change, and age is a factor which causes them to alter their appearance. However, this is untrue, and the “changes” that appear on fingerprints are caused by a loose skin. The skin is an elastic organ which loses its tightness over the years. In addition, aging isn’t really a contributing factor to losing fingerprints, but the wrinkles on your fingers can cause a diminished appearance when checking the prints.

Handling pineapples

Many people find it surprising that handling this prickly fruit can reduce the appearance of fingerprints. What many people don’t know about pineapples is that the edible flesh contains a protein-digesting enzyme called Bromelain. This is the reason why an untreated piece of pineapple causes a tingling sensation on the tongue. That sensation is the bromelain enzymes digesting your mouth!

This is the reason why workers in pineapple processing facilities will experience a seemingly unexplainable loss of fingerprints, rendering fingerprint scanning useless. The ridges of the swirly fingerprints are being eaten by the enzyme, leading to less pronounced features and, in extreme cases, complete loss of fingerprints. If these workers wish to rejuvenate their unique prints, they should either use heavy duty gloves while handling the fruit, or take a week-long break from work to recover.

So there you have it, the multiple causes of fingerprint loss. Luckily for humans, only the most extreme, worst cases can cause permanent damage to our digits and loss of fingerprints. Most of the time, people will find their fingerprints return to their normal shape after long resting periods. In the end, losing fingerprints is not a big deal since there are other forms of identifying someone, and even fingerprints can sometimes lead to false positives in forensics labs.

Can a Turtle be Without a Shell?

By admin / September 3, 2020
Can a Turtle be Without a Shell

The turtle shell is generally referred to as a shielding part of a turtle’s anatomy. However, the shell is a lot more than just a shield. It is a vital part of the turtle’s anatomy. So not only does it provide protection but the shell has a specific function.

The shell of the turtle is a part of its body, not just something it carries around. The shell itself is made of plates of bones and below that you find the plastron while the upper part is known as carapace. The carapace aspect of the shell holds the spinal column and the ribs. It the shell is damaged the turtle will bleed through it, think of the shell like your fingernails. It is a hard substance that is part of your body but if you injure it, blood will seep through.

The shell serves as an armor for the turtle. When it is attacked by predators, it can easily take haven in the shell. The structure of the shell is hard enough to withstand scratches from smaller predators.

Can a turtle survive without its shell?

In short, no. You will find very rare cases in which a turtle survives without it’s shell. As mentioned above, the shell houses a lot of the organs and houses the ribs and spinal column of the turtle. So without the shell, a turtle would not be able to survive for too long, if at all.

There have been instances where a turtle have outgrown their shell. At this point the turtle may feel discomfort but remain in the shell. The scutes on the shell start to peel off, sort of shed and make way for new, larger scutes to grow.

PPS Or PSS?

By admin / September 1, 2020
PPS Or PSS

Introduction

Who would have thought that not paying attentiong to Latin classes would come back to bite us with a vengeance? I certainly did not. Apparently, learning a classical, centuries old language has its benefits – even in 2017. Modern English, the most widely used language in business, education, information spreading and everyday communication in the planet actually borrows quite the number of words from other languages. A good example is the field of medicine: Words like cardiology, orthopedics or even the word medicine itself have their origins in Greek.

The situation gets problematic when we are not aware of what a word really means and instead, use it habitually, without second thinking its meaning. We are then prone to make mistakes that sound and look, at the very least, silly and at worst painful to those who do know what the word, abbreviation or acronym in question mean. Oh, and by the way. The word acronym? That is borrowed too.

Remember PS?

Hopefully, we all remember the PS term. It is what you add at the end of your letter or message, when you want to add an afterthought that occured after you finished writing the scripts main body –  you see, few years ago, people were unable to press backspace on their keyboard or phone and rewrite their message. Back then, the saying "scripta manent" – written words remain – was actually quite real.

By instict and habit, we do know how to use PS. But do we really know what it means? The abbreviation comes from the latin "postscriptum", which means "written after", or, alternatively, "that which comes after the writing". It is a generally accepted way to add clarifications, further information and extra points to your message. That being said, there are some people who think that it is not appropriate when it comes to online communication, as an online message can be corrected and re-written rather easily before being sent. Thus, as a general rule of thumb, I suggest you lean on the side of caution and avoid adding PS when you can in your emails and your other online communication channels.

What Comes After PS?

So, let us assume that you have written your message carefully, formulated your arguments and made your points. After you were done, you reviewed your message and thought you should add something extra, appropriately using the "PS" term at the bottom of your message. But what if you want to add more? There are many ways to go about this, but nearly all of them are wrong.

You could write PS 2 and PS 3 as necessary, but that would hardly look professional and in all likelihood, it would dissuade your target from whatever it is you wanted to convince them to do.

You could add PSS right below your PS, as many people do, but honestly, not only does this look unprofessional, it also looks silly. Like we said, PS means "postscriptum". Post script. Which would effectively make PSS mean "Post script script". I do not know about you, but this looks VERY silly to me and I would be massively dissapointed of the person who send me such a message.

The only correct and logical way to add a second afterthought to your message is by using the abbreviation PPS – in other words, by saying "post post script", or, that which comes after the post script.

Do not overdo it

Like we mentioned earlier, there are some people who do not condone the usage of PS or PPS at the end of your messages, as it is quite easy to rework your initial message and implement your afterthoughts to the main text these days. Thus, you should only use these terms when you really have to – sparingly, if at all.

Even in cases where you deem their usage appropriate, try not to go beyond PPS. Typing PPPS or PPPPS marks your text as hastily written, your thoughts as unorganized and your character as lazy. To avoid all that, you should probably just try to insert your afterthoughts to your main message.

Modern usage of PS and PPS

So, we have established why you should generally try to avoid the aforementioned abbreviations nowadays. But when is their usage apt or even recommended? We can identify two cases.

Innocent Addition: Quite different than actually adding extra arguments or points to your main text, by implying a bit of innocence or even forgetfulness you are probably going to get a pass from your recipients. For example, say you were going to message some relatives about something. Adding a post script message at the end of your main text and saying how you would of course enjoy to have them come over for dinner next Sunday is not only appropriate, but also kind. Or, alternatively, to wish them well on an ongoing situation they have running. Generally, it should be positive or kind, and incapable of fitting on your main text.

Marketing: Marketeers often use post scripts – or even post post scripts – to make sly references and draw your attention to where they want, usually a new service or product, or, alternatively, the benefits of such services and products. For example, you might receive an email newsletter of a business you have subscribed to only to find that at the end of their text, the author has written something along the lines of: "PS I am thinking of making a new, unique special service for my most loyal fans. If you are interested, make sure you follow this [example hyperlink] to keep track of any updates." The main reason why this works is that, segmented text – and PS is by definition separated from the main text – is easier to read.

Humour: Sometimes you just want to add flair to your message. By intentionally adding sequences of PS and PPS, you can add a little bit of a humorous touch to your text – assuming you know what you are doing. Just make sure you do this only in informal conversations, as your boss is probably not going to like it.

How to Unscrew a Stripped Screw

By admin / August 14, 2020
how to unscrew a stripped screw

It’s happened to the handiest of us, we aimlessly work at a unscrewing a screw only making it stripped. Stripped screws may seem like a nuisance, but there are some neat ways to easily unscrew them. So don’t get too frustrated trying to unscrew a stripped screw, try our tips and you should have no problem.

Slightly stripped screw

If the screw is not completely stripped, yet doesn’t unscrew easily with a screwdriver then all you need is a rubber band to provide some grip. You put the rubber band over the end of the screwdriver and place it on top of the screw. It should fit properly as the rubber band easily adds a little more surface space for the screwdriver while easily adapting to the shape of it. You can turn the screwdriver and the screw should become loose.

Completely stripped screw

When it comes to completely stripped screws chances are you are going to need some additional tools. You can first start with a drill and screw extractor. Screw extractors can be tricky as they come in different sizes and shape so you need to make sure you get the right one for the stripped screw. Once you have it, you put the extractor on the drill and set the drill motion to reverse. You then go at the screw with the drill and extractor and the screw should easily come out.

Another way to unscrew a stripped screw is by cutting a notch in it. This isn’t a good option if the screw is deep into the object since you will use a rotary tool, there is a chance you may damage the object. If you do decide to go with this approach then all you have to do is cut a straight line across the screw with a rotary tool. This will make a single slot in the screw which can easily be unscrewed with a flathead screwdriver.

Stripped screws aren’t the only problem at times, screws are drilled too deep making them hard to get out. If that happens then we have a solution for you. With the help of wood plug cutter, you can easily create enough room for a screwdriver to reach the screw. You cut the region where the screw is with the wood plug cutter which will give you more than enough space to easily fit a screwdriver and unscrew it. Note, that this approach will mean cutting some wood and leaving a bigger hole in the object.

Most of us tend to give up when it comes to stripped screw, leaving them as they are. That is a solution if you are fine with it being there. However, if you are looking to upgrade or make any changes to furniture or a device then it is important that you unscrew that stripped screw. With more than one way to unscrew a stripped screw, you can now easily do it.


Do Women Have an Adam’s apples?

By admin / August 10, 2020
Do Women Have an Adam’s apples

What’s with the Adam’s apple? How come men have them and women don’t? What exactly is the purpose of having one? These are all good questions, and like any good question, they come with simple yet confusing answers.

A common misconception is that only men are entitled to having an Adam’s apple (it’s named after the very first man, is it not?) and women aren’t given the privilege of having one because this is a male-dominated society. This is as far away from the truth as possible; both men and women have Adam’s apples in their throats, but they’re just not as prominent in women as they are in men, for the most part.

During the early stages of childhood, both boys and girls start with thyroid cartilage that is similar in size. As the years go by and they hit puberty, they will both experience significant changes to their respective bodies. As for the young men, their larynxes (voice boxes) will become enlarged due to the extra levels of testosterone produced in their bodies, causing the voice box to stick out more prominently in the throat. The testosterone levels in blossoming young women will also increase, so their voice boxes will increase in size also, but rarely do they become as swollen as men’s.

There are various explanations as to why the Adam’s apple exists but you’re free to add your own ideas into the pool of ideas. Some argue that the Adam’s apple, along with the surrounding thyroid cartilage, protects the walls and front-most area of the larynx, and prevents us from inhaling or swallowing foreign substances (they haven’t helped teens when they take up the Tide Pod challenge so this is still debatable). Others say that there is no anatomical function of having one other than to give men (and some women) a deeper speaking and singing voice. They can also be used as a tell-tale sign of when a man is lying through his teeth or if he’s nervous, since repeated swallowing will make the apple bounce up and down.

Prominent, more pronounced Adam’s apples are more frequently found in men than in women, so it is a common way of determining somebody’s gender. However, the cartilage surrounding the voice box can fuse at any angle and direction in both men and women, so the final size of the apple varies from person to person. Some men have smaller Adam’s apples, and some women have bigger ones. In the end, the size of the apple doesn’t matter at all; what matters is the sign of your heart… Moving on…

Some women with more prominent Adam’s apples feel embarrassed due to its association with manliness, but this is just another misconception ingrained deeply in the minds of western society. Having a larger Adam’s apple does indeed deepen the voice, but in women their voices hardly affected by it. Very rarely do we hear a woman with a deep voice, even those with more visible Adam’s apples. The shape and size of the Adam’s apple is completely up to fate, so having a large, prominent one doesn’t mean you’re the alpha male, and having a small one doesn’t mean you were born in the wrong gender.

Well, if women also have Adam’s apples like males do, then where did the name “Adam’s apple” come from? We know that the medical term for the lump is actually prominentia laryngea (laryngeal prominence) but what’s with the whole “Adam” part?

There are believed to be two theories which describe the coining of the term Adam’s apple. The first theory starts with the 1913 version of Webster’s Dictionary which points at the Biblical retelling of Adam and Eve as a basis for the term. Adam consumed the forbidden fruit while in Heaven, and was cursed to live on Earth for the remaining days of his mortal life. The forbidden fruit supposedly left a lump in his throat, and his line of sons were all cursed with the same protruding feature on their throats.

This theory has a wonderful story behind the name Adam’s apple, but the basis of the story is not supported by the Bible or any other Abrahamic religious scripture. In fact, there’s no mention of the forbidden fruit being an apple. It might even have been a watermelon for all we know, and there’s no scripture that outright denies it. And didn’t Eve also partake of the forbidden fruit alongside Adam? Wasn’t she just as guilty of the sin as he was?

The second theory for why the enlarged voice box became known as an Adam’s apple is because of a mistranslation from ancient Hebrew to Latin and ultimately into English. In ancient Hebrew, the Adam’s apple was known as tappuach ha adam which means apple of man. However, adam simple means man, but tappuach can be translated into either apple or swollen. The complete translation of the phrase would either be apple of man or swelling of a man, the latter being more reasonable.

However, when the term was picked up by Latin scribes, they took the former translation and made a direct translation into their own language, pomum Adami, literally meaning Adam’s apple. The western world took hold of the screwed up translation and the rest is history.

So there you have it. Both men and women have Adam’s apples in their throats but they are generally more prominent in men than in women. All children begin life with similar-sized Adam’s apples that become enlarged when they hit puberty, but growing males will swell to greater sizes which makes the Adam’s apple pop forward in their throats. The exact function of having one is still argued to date, so you can throw your theories around and nothing can prove you wrong. As for the name Adam’s apple, this was just a hilarious mistranslation that stuck, and nobody in time ever corrected it. We can learn to use the correct medical term, prominentia laryngea, but that’ll just add to the confusion of the little-thought-of organ found in our throats.

When was Basketball Invented?

By admin / August 7, 2020
When was Basketball Invented

The history of basketball began with its creation in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, by a Canadian P.E. instructor named James Naismith. The sport was created as a way for people to become physically active but be exposed to fewer risks of injury compared to American football. The sport soon became popular as the years progressed, spreading throughout the States and ultimately the world.

When the game was invented by Naismith, there were 13 original rules that the players had to abide by:

1. The ball is allowed to be thrown in any direction with either or both hands

2. The ball may be knocked away with either or both hands

3. A player is not allowed to run while in possession of the ball, and the ball must be thrown from the spot upon catching it. An exception is made for players whose momentum takes them forward several paces after catching the ball.

4. The ball must be held in either hand or between both hands. The arms and body are not to be used for holding.

5. No shouldering, pushing, tripping or hitting opponents is strictly forbidden. The first violation will be counted as a foul, and a second violation will disqualify the player until a goal is made. If a player committed this foul with the intention of causing injury, then the player is disqualified from the whole game without substitute.

6. A foul is striking the ball with a balled-fist.

7. If a team commits three consecutive fouls, then a point will be awarded to the opponents.

8. A goal is recorded when the ball is thrown or batted into the basket and remains there. If the ball is on the edge of the basket and an opposing player moves the basket then it will count as a goal.

9. When the ball is out of bounds, the ball should be thrown back into the field and played by the person who makes contact with the ball first. If there is a dispute regarding who touched the ball first, the umpire will throw the ball straight into the field. The person who is throwing the ball in is given five seconds to act before the ball is given to the opposing team. If both teams continue holding the ball with the intent of delaying the game then both teams will be given fouls.

10. The umpire judges the players and notes any violations. He is also to report to the referee when three consecutive fouls were made.

11. The referee will become judge of the ball and decide when it is in play, in bounds, and which side has possession of the ball, as well as act as timekeeper. The referee decides whether a goal is made and keeps account of how many goals were made.

12. Playing time is two 15-minute halves with a 5-minute break between halves.

13. The team with more goals is declared the winner. If a game ends in a draw, then both team captains can decide whether to continue to game until a team scores the next goal to decide the winner.

The first-ever game of basketball was a 9-on-9 game played between Naismith’s students. In the beginning, basketball was played with a peach basket and a soccer ball. A scored ball rested within the basket and had to be poked out using a stick.

The YMCA played a significant role in introducing the sport throughout North America and eventually the world. During World War I, Naismith spent two years with the YMCA in France. During the war, American troops would take the essentials and play basketball whenever possible.

The very first basketball professional league, called the National Basketball League, was founded in 1898 and consisted of six original teams, but was disbanded after only six years. Several other leagues were established but eventually fell apart after only a short period. However, between 1920 and 1939, three professional leagues were established (Eastern Basketball League, Metropolitan Basketball League, and American Basketball League) and are mainly responsible for shaping the way the game is played today.

Basketball became a tremendously popular sport in colleges all over the US. The first known college team to play was from Vanderbilt University and played against the local YMCA in 1983. The first recorded game between opposing college teams was a 9-on-9 match held in 1985. The match was between Hamline University and Minnesota A&M, with Minnesota winning 9-3.

Europe instantly took to basketball when it was introduced to the continent, but it wasn’t until 1932 that the first international organization when established. Argentina and several European countries formed the International Basketball Federation in Greece. This was the first stepping stone for the sport to become officially played in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

In 1946, the Basketball Association of America was established and became the largest North American basketball league. Three years later, they became the infamous NBA we know today. The American Basketball Association (ABA) was made in 1967 as an alternative to the NBA. The league is responsible for making the sport as exciting and lively as it is today with the implementation of colorful balls, play styles, and the 3-point shot. However, the ABA folded in 1976 and was absorbed by the NBA. Four of the ABA’s largest franchises (NY Nets, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, and San Antonio Spurs) were incorporated into the NBA. After being acquired, the NBA soon continued the excitement-filled game style of the ABA and the 3-point shot.

Basketball has always been an American favorite, and apparently the world seems to agree that the game is worthy of praise. To date, there are multiple international leagues, numerous continental leagues, and competitive games are played at the high school and even junior high school levels. Although the rules of the game have been changed in order to suit the growing players (in the 1930s, the average height was 6-feet; today, it is 6-feet-7), most of the original 13 rules devised by Naismith persist until today.

What is the Difference Between Green and Black Olives?

By admin / August 6, 2020
Green and Black Olives

If you love olives, you must have wondered at one point in time, “what is the difference between green and black olives?” Many people think that olives differ in the same manner as a green apple does from a red but that is actually not true.

It depends on how they are harvested

When experts are asked how the two types of olives differ, they will tell you that it depends on how they are harvested. The color the olive takes all depends on their ripeness at the time they are picked along with the curing process they go through afterward. Green olives are those olives that are picked before they ripen and put through the curing process. Black olives are picked when they are ripe. So basically, olives go from green, not ripe, to black, ripe.

It is important to note that raw olives are inedible, they have a strong bitter flavor that is hard for us to take. So once they are picked, they are cured. The process calls for the olives to be put in either salt, water, or brine. The process makes them less bitter and eatable.

How do they differ in taste?

Well, this is a fairly simple question and you can probably answer it yourself by eating a green and then a black olive. Since green olives are not ripe, they are a little denser and also have a more bitter taste than black olives do. However, this may not always be the case because the taste is heavily dependent on the curing process.

Nutrition-wise which is more beneficial?

Olives in general as you might have heard pack a lot of nutritional value. They contain a high amount of mineral like iron and copper along with good monounsaturated fat. Besides this, it also contains vitamin E, flavonoids, and polyphenols, both of which are antioxidants with anti-inflammatory benefits. The nutritional benefits do not depend on the color of the olive so no matter which type you eat, you will get pretty much the same amount of nutritional value.

So you can throw away any myths you might have heard about one olive being better than the other. As long as you are having an olive, you will reap its benefits. Now all you have to do is decide whether you want a green one, which is generally more bitter or the mild, black one.

What is the Official Language of USA?

By admin / August 5, 2020
Official Language of USA
​America is considered to be one of the most multicultural and ethnic countries around the world. If we look at the statistics, there are over 336 different spoken languages in America and over 176 indigenous dialects. Around 47 million Americans converse in a language other than English in their home. These figures are astonishing. What is even more astonishing is the fact that America didn’t have an actual “official” language until 2006. 


Yes, English has been considered to be America’s official language but it wasn’t made official by the government until 2006. English was voted as the national language of the country as the government feared the heavy influence immigrants were having in the country. To counter the influence, the government decided to officially vote on making English the official language, which was passed.

Even before the federal government had announced plans of making English the official language, over half the states in the US had already stated it as their official language, 31 states to be exact. Out of all the states in the US only Hawaii is bilingual which also recognises Hawaiian Pidgin English as its official language.

While English is considered to be the official language, the US is a melting pot in terms of culture and language. That is why you find native speakers from various languages in the country with Spanish, Mandarin, French, and Cantonese being the top spoken language along with English in the US.

According to linguists, you can find over 24 different dialects of English within America. Now most people would think by dialect we refer to accent, but that is not the case. While accent also differs from regions dialect refers to the: grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and common expressions used. So if you thought that English was homogenous throughout the US, you were wrong.

Interesting fact: Many people claim that German was also once considered to be the official language of the US. The story goes that in 1795, the government voted to declare an official language in the US and English won over Germany with a 42 to 41 vote. However, this story has been refuted and is now considered a myth. That still doesn’t change the fact that Germans make up a lot of the US population.

In the US, English maybe the official language. However, in metropolitan cities you can virtually get away with speaking Spanish or any of the top 5 language that are spoken in America. This is because the country is made of immigrants and you can’t go a block without finding someone that can either speak Spanish, French, or Mandarin. Which is one of the reason why America is considered as a melting pot of culture and languages.

Is Paranormal Activity Real?

By admin / August 4, 2020
Is Paranormal Activity Real

Throughout history and even today, you hear about people having ghost sightings. How can we tell whether they are actually true? Well, that’s a tough question but many scientists and psychologists have done extensive research to determine whether paranormal activities are real or not.

It’s all in the head

If you ask a psychologist whether or not paranormal activities are real, more likely than not they would just tell you that it is all in the head. They claim that most paranormal activities are easy to explain. The right hemisphere of the brain and if there is the slightest bit of damage or issue with it, it can lead to a certain form of epilepsy which can have an individual visualizing things such as shadowy figures or the sense of someone else being there when there actually is nothing.

While things like out of body experiences are also explained by neurological phenomena. For example, your brain constructs on its own things that don’t completely appear. If you look at yourself in the mirror in a room that is not well lit, the brain will automatically construct the half of the face you can’t properly see. It is sort of an illusion that forms and that tends to happen when you go into dark rooms, especially if you are afraid. The brain constructs images of things that you constantly think of, so it is your head messing with you.

Psychologists feel that it also has a lot to do with your belief system. If you believe in things such as paranormal activity then you are more likely to face such phenomenon because your brain will function to show you what you believe in, it is wired to.

It’s all in the head

While most ghost hunters would disagree with what psychologists have to say about paranormal activity. There is numerous research backing the psychologist's claims. However, we feel that even with all the research there are at times incidents which cannot easily be explained by just study and out of this world experience can occur.

Ghost hunting has become sort of a sport in the past few decades. With the help of technology, you can now easily try to hunt for ghosts and try to explain these phenomenon. However, even with the advanced technology it is rarely conclusive that there is paranormal activity. The hunters rely on heat detecting technology along with cameras to capture these activities and you will rarely see instances where something actually appears. The fact that these are caught on tape also makes you wonder if it is actually real or all staged.

7 Banana Nutrition Facts You Need to Know

By admin / August 3, 2020
Banana Nutrition Facts

Not only are bananas delicious but they are also extremely healthy. They are abundant in nutrients, help with weight loss, and are even beneficial for digestion. Aside from this, bananas have other nutritional benefits which we have on our list for you.

 1. Banana is nutritional

​Bananas have grown to be one of the most popular fruits around the world. They vary in size, shape, and color but are like no matter the size, shape, or color. They also pack a lot of nutrients, a medium size banana which is about 118 grams contains the following:

  • 9% of the daily required Potassium
  • 33% of the daily required Vitamin B6
  • 11% of the daily required Vitamin C
  • 8% of the daily required Magnesium
  • 10% of the daily required Copper
  • 14% of the daily required Manganese
  • 24 grams of net carbs
  • 3.1 grams of fiber
  • 1.3 grams of proteins
  • 0.4 grams of fat

They are low in calories and fat so a wonderful way to consume a lot of the nutrients you need in the day.

 2. Contains nutrients that can help moderate blood sugar levels

Bananas contain pectin which is a fiver that gives the fleet its proper structural form. Slightly unripe bananas also contain resistant starch so with the two, pectin and resistant starch combined a banana can help moderate blood sugar levels. So having a banana after a meal can prove to be quite beneficial.

​3. Improves Digestive Health

As established above, a medium size banana contains 3 grams of fiber. Which make it a good source of fiber. Fiber is known to help with digestion of food but it doesn’t just stop there. Bananas contain resistant starch which helps the large intestine digest food easier with the help of beneficial gut bacteria.

4.​ Improve Heart Health

Banana is a wonderful source of potassium which is known to help control blood pressure. If you lack potassium in your diet then chances are you can face heart problems. If you have a potassium-rich diet then you automatically reduce the chances of heart disease by 27%. Incorporating a banana in your diet can help you get there.

​5. Power antioxidants

​Bananas contain two power antioxidants, catechins, and dopamine. These antioxidants have been linked to reducing the risks of degenerative and heart diseases.

​6. Excellent source of nutrients and snack after workouts

Bananas are quite popular with athletes. They provide them with the nutrients they need before and after workouts. It also reduces the chances of soreness and muscle cramps after workouts.

​7. Bananas help with weight loss

​There are two reasons how banana help with weight loss. It helps with digestion which allows for food to be digested in a better manner and pass through the body. It also helps your stomach feel slightly fuller so you don’t stuff yourself. This makes it a wonderful snack to have when you are hungry rather than eating junk food.

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