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13 Quick Amazing Universe Facts

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Note: This is a guest post contributed by List25.com. Venus’s day is longer than its year. Venus completes an entire orbit around the Sun before it manages to turn on its axis once. For reference, in Venusian time, World War II ended only 56 days ago. All the stars, galaxies, and black holes in the universe only comprise about 5% […]

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Honey can be Used for a Variety of Medicinal Purposes

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Today I found out honey can be used for a variety of medicinal purposes. You may be skeptical about this because many such “natural” alternatives to medicine put forth are not backed by any scientific research. These types of claims are often based primarily on anecdotal evidence, which can be misleading.  (I personally was extremely skeptical about honey’s medicinal value, […]

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Why It is Nearly Impossible to Tickle Yourself

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Today I found out why it is nearly impossible to tickle yourself. It’s very hard to tickle yourself because your brain anticipates things going on around you in order to help speed up response times. More technically, the cerebellum monitors body movements and can also distinguish between expected sensations and unexpected ones, generally resulting in diminishing or completely discarding expected […]

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