Fun Facts

1 – The calmest place on Earth is on top of an icy plateau in Antarctica known as Ridge A, several hundred miles from the South Pole. It is so still that stars do not twinkle in the sky because there is no turbulence in the atmosphere to distort the light.

2 – Babies pick up their parents’ accents from the womb, and infants are born crying in their native dialect. Researchers found that French newborns cry in a rising French accent, and German babies cry with a characteristic falling inflection.

3- Analysis of Greenland ice samples shows Europe froze solid in less than 12 months 12,800 years ago, partly due to a slowdown of the Gulf Stream. Once triggered, the cold persisted for 1,300 years.

4 – High cholesterol levels in midlife are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia later in life.

5 – Surfing the Internet may help delay dementia because it creates stimulation that exercises portions of the brain.

Source: Tampa Tribune

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