74 countries around the world participate in Daylight Savings Time. Every spring (during Daylight Savings Time), people set their clocks ahead one hour, and every fall (during Standard Time) they set their clock behind one hour. Research shown that this common practice is pretty dangerous. The day every year that people move their clocks ahead by an hour reduces the amount of sleep that people have that night. Participants in a study lost an average of 40 minutes of sleep the night that the clock moves ahead. This day is also associated with more automobile accidents and more workplace injuries, particularly in the mining industry.
From year to year the number of fat cells in the adult human body never changes, regardless of the amount of weight you gain or lose!
This means that a person could up and decide to gain 300 pounds and take up sumo wrestling, but they would still have the same number of fat cells in their body. The only thing that changes is the amount of fat that is stored within each individual fat cell. There are small fluctuations in the amount of cells in the body at a given time, though. Each year, around 10 percent of a person’s fat cells die off and are replaced with new ones. Regardless, the maximum number of fat cells never changes throughout an adult human’s lifetime.
Though many find it romantic, the song “Every Breath You Take” by the Police was not intended to be a sentimental love ballad!
The song was actually written by Sting during a tumultuous divorce from his first wife, Frances Tomelty. Yes, the song is about love, but it’s quite a bit more sinister and ugly than most people realize. Sting himself explains, “I woke up in the middle of the night with that line in my head, sat down at the piano and had written it in half an hour. The tune itself is generic, an aggregate of hundreds of others, but the words are interesting. It sounds like a comforting love song. I didn't realize at the time how sinister it is. I think I was thinking of Big Brother, surveillance and control.” Since he wrote the tune during the collapse of his marriage, many speculate the song functioned as a vehicle by which to express feelings of jealousy and obsession over his lost lover, though the band has subsequently denied these rumors.
It worked! The monkey was able to think and act on his thoughts. This was a case in which an animal’s consciousness was able to be transferred to another animal’s body. While this research may have implications for the future treatment of paraplegic humans, the experiments were discontinued.