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.
People with poor social skills experience more stress and loneliness, which can lead to both mental and physical health problems.
Science says booger-eating and nose-picking is healthy. It turns out that snot is actually full of bacteria that helps your teeth, immune system, and overall health.
Looking at an aquarium for 10 minutes delivers “significant health benefits” such as improving people’s mood, reduced heart rates and blood pressure.
The perfect length of time to be on vacation is 8 days. Your health and wellness levels rise rapidly while on vacation, but they peak on the 8th day and return to baseline within your first week back no matter how long you’re gone. Because lengthier vacations don’t seem to make a difference, experts say the key to improved overall satisfaction is to take more vacations, not longer ones.