Category: health

Shinrin-yoku (meaning “forest bathing”) is considered a form of nature therapy in Japan which has positive effects on mental and nervous wellbeing. It consists essentially in taking long walks in forests.

If microwaves had clear glass windows you would be exposed to the harmful microwaves they emit. The metal mesh screen over the windows have large enough holes for our eyes to see inside, but small enough to block the harmful microwaves that would otherwise be emitted.

In 2013, an American woman lost all her teeth due to fluoride poisoning from tea. She’d been having a pitcher of ice tea made with 100-150 tea bags every day for 17 years.

Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health.

Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health.

Guinness Book of World Records has refused to validate any attempt at the world record for the longest time spent awake, believing that it’s dangerous to human health. The current record is 264 hours or around 11 days, which was set by a high school student as a science project.

When tested, Oreos were more addictive to lab rats than cocaine and heroin.

When people self-injure, e.g., cut themselves with razors, the brain immediately stops repeating painful thoughts, such as, “I am worthless and unlovable”, and releases a flood of soothing endorphins. 

Britain’s black tomatoes contain anthocyanins, an antioxidant believed to help fight cancer, diabetes, and obesity.

Living with a view of water (whether it be the ocean, or a lake) can make you calmer, happier and more creative.