13 Facts About Normal Things That Fucked Me Up And Will Fuck You Up Too
We might share 50% of our DNA with a banana! A BANANA!
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To be botanically classified as a berry there are certain (albeit complex), criteria to meet, which the banana does, but the raspberry does not.
Apparently a good ol' fashioned solo sesh may help
unblock your sinuses.
Nobody's actually shown this scientifically, but a 2008 paper in the journal Medical Hypothesese suggested it could be used as a treatment – we'll let you decide for yourself.
"YKK" you may have noticed on your zippers? That actually means something!
It stands for "Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha," which roughly translates to Yoshida Company Limited – the world's largest zipper manufacturer. Don't act like you're not happy you've learned this fact.
You brain is actually half awake when you
sleep somewhere new.
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So instead of sleeping with "one eye open" half of our brain apparently stays alert on "night watch" to survey our new surroundings and keep us safe. This is only on the first night though, after that your brain usually goes into full snooze.
Aaaand, when you get blackout schwaasted and can't remember taking off your bra in the middle of the restaurant and waving it around your head, it's not necessarily because you've suffered memory loss, but because your
brain temporarily loses the ability to create memories.
Basically your brain was like, "Whoa what is this girl doing? OK TIME TO SHUT DOWN ME GO BYE BYE."
Next time you want to buy
another hand-knitted bobble hat from that artisanal pop-up stall, think about how scientists have now proven that you don't actually lose most heat through your head.
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Typically there are 200 times more bacteria like E.coli and staphylococcus aureuson on that lovely heart-shaped chopping board you got for Christmas than on your bog seat! This is largely due to how much we clean these items though – we are more likely to keep the loo seat clean out of fear of it being dirty than the chopping board!
When you go to buy those amazing, overpriced boots and you think "well at least they're genuine leather" joke's on you because although it is real leather,
it's the worst leather you can get.
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Apparently real leather will be stamped one of three things: genuine leather, top-grain leather, or full-grain leather. "Genuine leather" is the lowest quality.
And that little dot you put over a lowercase "i" or "j"? It has a bloody name! It's called a
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