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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/08/26 15:53:59 (permalink)
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MOUTH: The atmosphere in the cabin of the plane will naturally dehydrate you, and of course this is made worse if you drink alcohol during the flight. >>> Try and abstain from the booze until you land and make sure you keep drinking fluids en route. Also 1/3 of your taste buds are numbed at high altitudes, which is probably why most people dislike air-plane food.
 
HEART: Some travellers can suffer from arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat).
This is especially prevalent in those who have high blood pressure or have consumed excess caffeine  or alcohol. >>>Try to avoid the caffeine while in flight.
 
STOMACH: Like with the lungs, the stomach will expand at high altitudes causing abdominal discomfort and constipation. >>> To avoid this, try your best to steer clear of gas producing food and carbonated drinks.
 
LEGS: Sitting in the same position for hours on end isn't just uncomfortable, it can increase the risk of blood clots forming.>>>You can combat this by getting up and moving around once in a while.
 
EARS: As the plane takes off and then lands, the air within the ear contracts forming a vacuum.
If the Eustachian tube in the ear are blocked this can cause pain in the eardrum. >>>Some say that chewing gum helps with this.

NOSE: You are 100 times more likely to catch a cold on a flight. This is because the cabins are virtually moisture-free, the perfect atmosphere for illness to spread.>>> Hard to avoid this one.

TEETH: The changes in the air pressure can cause tiny pockets of gas within fillings or areas of decay to become trapped and may cause a bit of discomfort.

LUNGS: Decompression in the air causes organs such as the lungs to expand causing bloating.
This air usually escapes naturally only causing minor discomfort. >>> Can't avoid this one.

FEET: Fluid can build up in the feet and ankles especially for those carrying a bit of extra weight.
>>>To combat this, try and bounce your legs up and down and keep everything moving , or get up every so often and take a stroll down the aisle.

IN A NUTSHELL: Avoid the booze, stay hydrated, eat in moderation and move around, 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/09/04 22:19:59 (permalink)
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The most frequently used letters of the Alphabet.
 
The letters, in order, that we use most frequently use are:
 
E,T,A,O,I,N,S,H,R,D,L,M,U,W,G,C,F,Y,P,B,V,K,J,Q,X, and, as you would guess, Z

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2016/10/27 03:38:28 (permalink)
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You may not be aware that elephants are incredibly afraid of bees!
 
Just like us, elephants have very sensitive skin.
 
Bees are clever and will target an elephants thins skin around their eyes, ears and trunk.
 
Hearing the familiar hum of bees, an elephant herd will hastily leave the area.
 
Only bees have this effect on elephants. 
 
As a result of this remarkable discovery, made by Dr. Lucy King in Kenya, innovative techniques are used by farmers to protect their crops thus eliminating conflict with the elephants.



Farmers are using techniques developed by Dr. King to to provide an effective way to own and develop land in Northern Tanzania.
 
A  field of crops is surrounded by a simple wire fence linking a number of suspended bee hives.
 
When the elephants approach (usually at night) to tuck into a delicious meal of a maize, they carefully attempt to step over the fence surrounding the land.
 
Even with care the wire fence is knocked disturbing the bees in the hives.
 
On realising there are agitated bees nearby, the elephants beats a quick retreat and moves off into the opposite direction.
 
They send a unique rumbling to their herd: a warning that bees are nearby.

 
 
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