The things people do

The following text is originally lifted from the trivia section of The Jakarta Post dated Friday, 24 July 2007.

~Compiled from various sources~

  • Being unmarried can shorten a man's life by 10 years.
  • People who have never been married are seven and a half times more likely than married people to be admitted to a psychiatric facility.
  • There have been cases of people dying from paper cuts. The paper cut gets infected, and without proper treatment a person can die from the infection.
  • Drinking water after eating redices the acid in your mouth by 61%.
  • Since 1958, there have been nearly 100 cases of women who are allergic to male sperm.
  • There have been about 30 reported cases of people who are allergic to water.
  • "Soldiers disease" is a term for morphine addiction.
  • According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on a Monday than any other day of the week.
  • Over the same period of time, women who read romance novels tend to have twice as many lovers as those who don't.
  • According to the Kinsley Institute, masturbation is more common among white-collar workers than blue-collar workers.
  • Women with a PhD are twice as likely to be interested in a one-night stand than those with only a bachelor degree.
  • On average, 20% of women who live with their boyfriends have another sex partner.
  • According to the Kama Sutra, a mixture of camel's milk and honey will keep a man erect night and day.
  • The longest bout of hiccups lasted 69 years.
  • If your are right-handed you will generally process emotion in the right hemisphere of the brain.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour could increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  • Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  • A person will die from a total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.
  • If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide first before you die of oxygen deprivation.
  • If you go blind in one eye, you'll only lose about one-fifth of your vision but all your depth perception.
  • The only time human population declined was in the years following 1347, the start of the epidemic of the plague "Black Death" in Europe.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour and if you yelled for eight years, seven months and six days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  • The sound you hear when people crack their knuckles is actually the sound of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
  • Between 75-90% of primary physician visits are due to stress.
  • Undertakers report that human bodies do not deteriorate as quickly as they used to. The reason, they believe, is that the modern diet contains so many preservative that these chemicals tend to prevent the body from decomposition too rapidly after death.

aroengbinang  – (21 March 2009 at 02:13)  

It's better to be shorten by 10 years in age rather than being admitted to a mental hospital...., so find your soul mate now...

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