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The Difference Between Venom and Poison

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You should know the difference between venom and poison. The difference is in the delivery. Poison must be inhaled, ingested, or delivered via touch, while venom is injected into a wound.  This may seem overly pedantic, but it should be noted that venom isn’t usually poisonous (meaning it generally won’t hurt you too much or at all if delivered in […]

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Looking Up at the TV with Your Head Tilted Up Causes More Eyestrain than if You are Looking Straight at It

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You should know looking up at the TV with your head tilted up will cause more eyestrain than if you’re looking straight on at it. Having the TV below your eye level, so your head is tilted down, also produces less eyestrain than if you’re looking up at it.  The same type of thing applies for computer monitors, so it’s […]

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Certain Almonds are Highly Poisonous

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You should know almonds come in two varieties, sweet and bitter, and the latter is highly poisonous when raw. Bitter almonds contain glycoside amygdalin. When eaten, glycoside amygdalin will turn into prussic acid, a.k.a. hydrogen cyanide, which incidentally was the key ingredient to Zyklon B, the pesticide used in the Nazi gas chambers. So if you’re walking out in the […]

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How to Add RAM to Your Computer

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crucial.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. You should know how to add RAM to a computer. As a Computer Scientist (Master’s degree and all), I can tell you that in the vast majority of cases, dollar for dollar there is no single thing you can do to […]

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