10 Incredible Facts You Never Knew About Farts

Farts, disgusting but astounding!

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Purple Slog| flickr

Farts are intestinal gases that pass out through the body via backward passage. Everyone farts, but a fart gets disgusting when its awful smell peeps in anyone’s nose and shakes the senses.

Considering the same, farts are often ignored as unpleasant things to gain knowledge about. So, here are some interesting facts that you absolutely didn’t know about farts.

1. An average fart is made up of nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, oxygen which are odorless gases and comprise 99% of a fart. Whereas, 1% is the hydrogen sulfide, the smelly part. Such a small fraction creates a huge distraction!

2. If you fart regularly for 6 years and 9 months, gas constituting energy of an atom bomb will be produced!

3. The awfulness of a fart varies from vegetables to non-vegetarian foods. Meat and eggs create the most stinking smells. While cauliflower, beans and cabbage are still bearable to some extent.

4. Farts are flammable as they contain methane and hydrogen. A fart has a temperature of 98.6º Fahrenheit. That’s hot!

5. Farting continues even after a person dies. The gases resume to escape from both ends of the digestive tract, resulting in burping or farting noises. This happens because of muscles contracting and expanding before rigor mortis sets in. This can happen after 3 hours of death.

6. The term ‘Professional Fart Smellers’ is used in china to refer to the bold men and women who smell farts to diagnose illness. The ‘fart smellers’ make up to $50,000 !

7. Smelling fart can reduce the risk of cancer, dementia and arthritis as said by the University of Exter. This happens because of tiny amounts of hydrogen sulfide, which prevent damage to mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell.

8. The female fart smells stinker than that of the male. This is because of a higher concentration of hydrogen sulfide.

9. The speed of a fart is directly proportional to the strength of sphincter muscles. The farts can reach up to a speed of 10 feet per second!

10. The termites are the most prolific farters. It is estimated that about 11% of methane emissions on the Earth are because of the gases passed by termites.

In humans, farting can be controlled by a change in diet and lifestyle. But what stops an animal from the same is yet to be discovered.

References: zomoetdatoddeemandatory

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Ayam Cemani: An Absolutely Black Chicken Breed

It is a common known fact that there are a lot of animals in this world that are black in color like dogs, cats, gorillas. But an amazing fact regarding this particular Indonesian chicken, Ayam Cemani, is the color black is not only limited to its feathers. Each and every body part of this chicken is black in color; even the internal body parts too. It has been seen that even the bone marrow of this chicken is also black in color! The color of this chicken looks so classy on it, that it has been declared as the “Lamborghini of poultry”.

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In Indonesian language, the word “Ayam” is referred as chicken and “Cemani” depicts absolutely black in Javanese. The breed was originally found in Java which is located in Indonesia. A Dutch breeder brought this into attention that generated considerable interest from the looks and genetic makeup of this chicken. A single chicken of this specie costs almost $2,500 making it one of the costliest chicken species of the world.

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The black coloring of this chicken is generated from the generic traits known as fibromelanosis that develops the black cells. It has been researched that the gene within this species was generated almost 800 years ago. It is the process of mutation that has taken place giving rise to Swedish black hen that is known to possess the same genetic traits similar to Ayam Cemani.

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There are a lot of myths related to Ayam Cemani as their meat is thought to have magical powers. Rich in iron content, the meat of Ayam Cemani is effective for pregnant women and these were also sacrificed believing that it will lead to good fortune. It is also believed by Asians that, eating this chicken brings a healthy and prosperous life to them. The only part that is not black for Ayam Cemani is the cream colored eggs that are laid by them. Being a poor sitter, they incubate to hatch their eggs.

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10 operations by a Brazilian that lead him to look like a Korean

A man named Xiahn, formerly known as Max, was so obsessed with the Korean culture that he underwent 10 operations to look Asian.

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Picture: Facebook

Asian culture is very famous throughout the world and it has attracted a lot of people. Some of the people buy memorabilia of the Asian shows, some people dress like their favorite characters that were shown at those shows, others learn how to speak an Asian language. But a Brazilian has done which no one can think of.

Max, who is now known as Xiahn, became such a fan of the Korean culture that he had undergone 10 cosmetic operations in order to transform his Caucasian complexion that lead him to look like a Korean guy.

It is really a very astonishing job to do and even more astonishing is the fact that lead him do this.

Xiahn was a lover of Korean dramas and pop music. He told the Zero Hora a Brazilian newspaper that, “I wanted my eyes to be slanted so I tried by pulling my eyes. This is what I always wanted.” He always wanted to have dark hair and slanted eyes.

He spent a total amount of $3,000 and underwent 10 cosmetic operations so that he may look like an Asian man. In order to make his hair black, he dyes them every day and uses dark eye contacts.

This is what he responded to the critics on Facebook: “Of whatever religion you may be and may or may not have faith in past lives, this life is what you have all got and it is your choice what you decide to be.”

Cremated remains from loved ones can be turned into ink and made into tattoos.

A new form of Body Ink made using the Loved Ones’ Remains is hot Right Now!!!

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When a normal person loses someone they keep a part of them forever in order to feel close to them.

Many people used to keep the ashes in a special bowl to remember their loves ones who have passed.

But this is a new trend altogether, where people are now tattooing with the ashes of their loved ones.

These ashes or cremated remains, called “cremains” are being turned into ink to be tattooed.

One such person is Travis Green – he decided to keep something of his father close to him, so he tattooed his father’s ashes on his leg. But he says that he had talked about it with his father when he was alive.

Initially he used to keep those remains around his legs but then later decided that he wanted to feel even closer to his father, so he spoke to him about it. He said that “I brought this up to him once a long time ago, yeah, if you ever die, I will get you tattooed in me, so here I am.’’

This practice has been termed as “commemorative tattoos or ritual tattoos”. Even though it is slowly becoming popular, the medical experts say that whenever you inject or tattoo a foreign substance in your body, there is a chance of getting a wide range of diseases including infections and rejections.

Travis Green says that he isn’t worried about getting an infection but happy that now he is able to carry a part of his father forever with him.

There is a “Hug Me” Coca-Cola machine in Singapore

There is a “Hug Me” Coca-Cola machine in Singapore which gives you a can of coke each time you hug it.

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Coca Cola has cracked the best way to get eyeballs rolling in Singapore. They have created this vending machine which gives out Coca Cola cans in exchange for free hugs. This awesome idea is a part of the “open happiness” campaign of the company. It is mainly targeted towards the young people in a marketing stunt that features gestures which is currently being tested in Singapore.

This machine which was placed in the National University caught the students by surprise. This vending machine has “Hug Me” written on the door instead of the logo of the brand. So the students have to squeeze both the ends of the machine in order to get this coke instead of paying for it.

Even though public displays of affection are not at all encouraged in Singapore, they are on the rise amongst youngsters. The whole idea behind this marketing campaign is to present Coca Cola as a brand which is not threatening but rather welcoming. It also depicts the youth’s rise in public display of affection.

Coke’s Asia Pacific Director for Sparking and Activation said ‘Happiness is contagious. The Coca Cola Hug Machine is a simple idea to spread some happiness. Our strategy is to deliver doses of happiness in an unexpected, innovative way to engage not only the people present, but the audience at large.’

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The machines have become a success and there are plans to rolls them across Asia.

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10 Interesting Facts About Bullets

 

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1) In November 2009, British Corporal of Horse Craig Harrison consecutively struck two Taliban machine gunners south of Musa Qala in Helmand Province in Afghanistan at a range of 2,475 m (2,707 yd) using a L115A3 Long Range Rifle. This is the longest confirmed sniper kill in combat. The bullet took over 6 seconds to reach its target and fell about 400 feet. This record was certified by Guinness World Records.

2) During the early 20th century, there was some interest in mock dueling with pistols loaded with wax bullets. The sport first gained popularity in France, and heavy canvas clothing was worn to protect the body, a metal helmet with a thick glass plate protected the head and face, and the pistols were often equipped with guards on the front of the trigger guard that extended outwards to protect the shooter’s hand. For a brief time it was popular, and was featured during the 1908 Summer Olympics.

3) Bullets fired into the air usually fall back at terminal velocity. People can be injured, sometimes fatally, when bullets discharged into the air fall back down. Bullets fired other than exactly vertical are more dangerous, as the bullet maintains its angular ballistic trajectory. More than 20 people were reported killed in Iraq from celebratory gunfire following the deaths of Saddam Hussein’s sons Uday and Qusay in 2003.

4) In 2007, a Florida man woke up with a headache so severe he suspected he was having an aneurism and asked his wife to take him to the emergency room, where doctors found a bullet lodged behind his right ear. The man’s wife, April Moylan, fled the emergency room when the bullet was discovered but later told deputies she had accidentally shot her husband.

5) The U.S. and Russian Military use depleted uranium bullets that can pierce vehicle armor; once the bullet pierces the armor, it gets sharper and automatically catches on fire, igniting fuel and causing the vehicle to explode.

6) When China carried out executions with a bullet to the back of the head, the family of the condemned would be sent an invoice for the cost of the bullet.

7) There is a company called Holy Smokes takes your loved one’s ashes and turns them into ammunition.

8) The pointy bullet used by modern militaries is called a Spitzer, an anglicized form of the German word Spitzgeschoss, literally meaning “pointy bullet.”

9) Sniper bullets can travel for so long, the rotation of the earth will move the target. This is known as Coriolis drift.

10) American outlaws and robbers from the Dallas area Bonnie and Clyde died in 1933. They were shot so many times that the undertaker had difficulty embalming the bodies because of all the bullet holes.

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Facts about cows we bet you never knew

Not everybody is aware that the cattle are a lot more than just a horde sitting around languidly chewing their cud.  Your view about them might change after reading these following facts:

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  1. Did you know that the domestic cows are descendants of wild oxen known as aurochs? Around 10,500 years ago, they were first tamed in southeast Turkey. An approximate 1.3 billion cattle exist today.
  2. Scientists in 2009 discovered that cattle roughly have 22,000 genes and they share 80% of their genes with humans.
  3. The word “cattle” has been derived from a French word “Chatel” meaning property. Cattle remain an indicator of economic wealth in many parts of the world.
  4. Cows on an average spend 10-12 hours in a day lying down.
  5. The average sleep time of a domestic cow is roughly 4 hours.
  6. A milking dairy cow on an average consumes 100 pounds of feed every single day.
  7. The digestion process in a cow results in a large amount of methane. 250-500 liters of methane is produced by cattle per day.
  8. As per a research carried out by Stanford University, 18-51% of global greenhouse gas emissions are contributed by livestock.
  9. Each gallon of milk has about 350 udder squirts.
  10. Researchers have proved that if a cow is named and treated as an individual, she can produce up to 500 more pints of milk per year.
  11. A German study has revealed that cows have a tendency to face either magnetic south or north, while resting or grazing irrespective of the wind’s direction or the sun’s position. It’s still a mystery as to why cows do this.
  12. Cattle have blind spots only in front and behind them. They have almost 300 degrees of vision.
  13. As per a research study, cows have favorite friends and they become stressed upon separation from them. In a study where their cortisol levels and heart rates were monitored upon isolation, their stress levels significantly reduced upon letting them be with their preferred partners.
  14. Cattle cannot see the color red. A bull’s attention is caught by the mere movement of the flag by the matador and not by the color.
  15. Cows have regional accents. It was noticed by a group of dairy farmers that their cows had different moos. One can encounter identifiable dialect variations in small herds as per language specialists.
  16. It has been proved that cows have an excellent sense of smell. They can detect odors up to six miles away.
  17. Hindu nations treat cows as holy and they even have strict laws in their nation to protect them. The toughest punishment for killing a cow has been enforced in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Anybody found guilty of killing a cow can be jailed for up to seven years.
  18. The World’s most expensive cow is Missy which was bought in the year 2009 for $1.2 million at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

 

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14 Amazing Facts about Soccer that you probably didn’t know of

1. The highest soccer score was 149-0!

In 2002 Stade Olympique de L’emyrne lost a match against AS Adema of Madagascar due to a penalty. As a protest, the team purposely scored 149 goals into their own net during the following game.  (Source)

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image : Glenn Harper

2. A soccer simulation game which was banned by China

Sports Interactive and Sega, introduced a game, Football Manager 2005. It included Tibet and Taiwan as separate countries. China banned it because the content was considered harmful to China’s sovereignty. (Source)

3.  A soccer player ended a 5 year war of Ivory Coast!

Didier Drogba suggested the African Cup of Nations qualifier match be played in Bouake, the rebel’s land, which proved to be a turning point for the country and brought it together for the first time in five years. (Source)

4.  At 13, Ronaldinho had scored all the goals in a 23-0 game

Ronaldinho, at the age of13, scored 23 goals in a match against a local team. He was considered to be a rising star during the 1997 U-17 World Championship. (Source)

5.  In 1988, a bolt of lightning killed an entire soccer team!

During a match in October 1998 a bolt of lightning hit the ground killing the entire team of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (read more)

6.  Barbados once scored a goal on their own goal post to win a match!

In 1994 during the Caribbean Cup tournament, in a Barbados Vs Grenada match, the score reached 2-1. Barbados scored a goal on their own nets to get the golden goal opportunity. (Source)

7.  Thai kids built a floating soccer wooden field!

Having a great desire to play soccer but not having enough flat surfaces to play the game, the children of a Thai village built a wooden soccer field out of old wood and fishing rafts.

8.  American Football and Soccer have the same source sport!

During the 19th century, most of the games played in the public schools of America involved kicking a ball to score. Eventually Rugby became the game of America, we know today. (Source)

9. In 1964 a referee’s decision during a soccer match caused a riot that killed more than 300 people!

During a qualifier match in Lima, Peru, in 1964 Olympics, the referee discarded a goal for Peru which resulted in a riot killing hundreds. (source)

10. A soccer player can run about 10 km in a game! 

In 2007, AC Milan’s Gennaro Gattuso was calculated to have run around 10 km in the game against Manchester United.

11. The North Korean women’s soccer team lost a match due to being struck by lightning!

After losing a match, the North Korean coach Kwang Min Kim explained that the team lost due to being hit and affected badly by lightning during training.

12. Colombian sports fan’s dead body and coffin was carried to watch a soccer match

Friends of Christopher Jacome, a 17-year old soccer fan from Colombia, carried his coffin for the final match of Christopher’s favorite team Cucuta Deportivo.

13. Australia’s biggest win in an international soccer match over American Samoa is 31-0

During the World Cup qualifier match for FIFA 2002, the Australians beat Samoa by 31-0 on 11th April 2001.

14. In 1996 World Cup trophy was stolen and later retrieved by a dog.
The Jules Rimet trophy of gold was stolen on March 20, 1996. It was later recovered by a dog named Pickles.

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There’s a company in Switzerland called Algordanza that will turn your ashes into a diamond for your family.

Everyone loves diamonds, but one company has gone as far as making diamonds from dead people’s ashes! They enabled people to ‘wear’ their loved ones wherever they go, after their death of course. This rather unsettling idea has originated from a Swiss company called Algordanza.

Since carbon is the essential ingredient for a diamond, it is extracted from the ashes of the dead.

The extracted carbon is then turned into graphite and heated at the temperature of 2700ᴼ Fahrenheit under the pressure of 870,000 pounds/square inch.

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The final outcome of this process is a beautiful diamond which may be white or blue, as per the levels of boron in the ashes.

You can get it engraved and wear it, keeping your loved one to always be with you.

Or, keep the diamond as a souvenir of your dear one.

So the cremation diamonds are real and genuine and they extract these carbon atoms from the ashes and make them go through all the manufacturing process to make these diamonds. The diamond made will be ever-lasting and will stay for another couple of generations. But the process doesn’t come cheap, and costs $4,500 USD or more.

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Steve Jobs strictly limited his kids’ use of technology

Technology: Even Steve Jobs’ kids not permitted to use

If you are familiar with this drastic advancement of technology, then you must have tried to imagine how difficult it becomes sometimes to raise your children in this age. There has been a huge progress in science and technology since the 90’s. The one question that bothers you is whether to introduce your kids with these wonders of technology or not. There is a trend among the engineers of Silicon Valley; they keep their children away from these technological accessories. They send their children to such schools that do not have technological gadgets, like the Waldorf School in Los Altos.

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In this school, no computers or other Electronic gadgets are found and their primary focus is to enhance the imaginative powers, the capability of creation and increase the thinking power of the mind. Our high addiction to mobiles and other gadgets might be a warning for us that we are actually setting our kids in the wrong path. Now, school students are crazy about violent video games, Xbox games, and play stations. But they lack the interest for playing outdoor games like cricket, football, badminton and hockey. This addiction to the electronic accessories may seem to fulfill our world apparently, but in the long run, it absolutely destroys our capability to create, to think and to imagine.

There is no better alternative than learning from socializing with other humans, having a direct interactive session with them by meeting and exchanging information with them. You won’t have to Google search if you have real friends, not as in facebook friends. So you need not worry about whether you give your kid a smart phone or not but make sure you give your child the proper environment to grow up and have a healthy future.

Bullied Girl, 8, Whose Twin Brother Wrote to Santa Asking for Help Gets his Wish

An 8-year-old pupil, whose letter went viral after requesting Santa to prevent children at school from harassing his twin sister, got his appeal accomplished on the “Good Morning America” show. His twin sister, Amber, an enthusiast of the group Big Time Rush, was sung to by her much loved group in New York.

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The 3rd grade pupil, who experienced harassment at school, was surprised after her icons walked out and sung to her with an exceptional performance, getting a much-wanted beam to her face.

The story began after the twins’ mother, Karen Suffern, requested her 8-year-old identical twins to write down a note to Santa with their wishes during the weekend. She anticipated to see books, toys, and clothing and was astonished to notice the sincere appeal from her child for Santa to intervene and stop his sister’s harassment.

“Dear Santa … I would like a [remote control] helicopter and car; however, I do not desire that any longer. Children at school are still bullying Amber and it’s not right since she does not bother them …,” Ryan wrote. “I pleaded that they will discontinue however god is busy and calls for your assistance.

“Is it against the regulations to grant gifts early?” he wrote.

Ryan did not end there. He as well inquired for his sister to get together with her favorite group.

“Can you request Big Time Rush to attend Amber’s birthday celebration?  It will make her very happy.  If you cannot make them to come, however just grant her everything she requests.  Thanks, Santa,” he wrote.

Suffern shared the letter on Facebook with family and some close associates, or so she believed.  After her associates shared it online, nevertheless, the letter became viral, making reports across the world since people were moved by Ryan’s remarks.

“Good Morning America” noticed Ryan’s letter and co-newscaster Josh Elliott met with the twins and Suffern in New York only to be surprised by her favorite band.

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Shocking Story of a Woman Who Gave Birth to a Mummy

Zahra Aboutalib carried her unborn baby for nearly half a century. In this captivating story, her surgeon and doctor give details on how her child died, how it lived in her that long and why it in no way killed her.

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Zahra was 26 after she got pregnant however; she did not deliver her child until nearly half a century afterward. Her amazing story starts in 1955, after her waters broke and she visited a hospital to deliver her child. A few minutes before she could see her doctor, she witnessed a woman and her child die throughout a Caesarean section. Frightened, Zahra took off from the hospital.

The child stopped kicking while on her way home. She strived to disregard the child in her womb and determined to trust in the legend of the ‘sleeping child’. In Moroccan society, it is assumed that babies can survive in a person’s womb to guard her honor.

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Even though Zahra’s reputation did not require safeguard – she was married – this conviction gave her console. In addition, amazingly, her periods started once more however she in no way fell pregnant once more though. Therefore, two years later on Zahra and her partner adopted three kids, relaxed to family life, and stopped thinking about the ‘sleeping child’.

For more than 40 years, she sustained excellent health until crippling stomachaches struck her one day. An ultra-sound exposed her ‘sleeping child’ was, actually, an ectopic pregnancy, which means the baby grew in the fallopian tube.

Rather than being disallowed or breaking Zahra’s tubes leading to death, it had been received as just a new organ, although it was lifeless. Now, 47 years behind its expected date the child was taken out through Caesarean section. It was 17” long and weighed over 7lbs– the normal weight and size of an infant.

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