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The first prototype guitars are known from the second millennium BC.
We have not yet shared with you some interesting facts about the musical instruments. The first instrument, it was decided to take the guitar because it closest. Guitar can be seen not only in the store and at the concert, but also in the yard or on the street. 20 more after the break...
10 January 2013
29 December 2012
It’s in everything we touch, taste, smell, and feel. It evokes emotion without asking for prior thought. It can be the focus of our careers, the way we live, the choices we make, and the fun we have. We are all familiar with color and its basic concepts, but did you know…??
10. Men and women see the color red very differently
While those of us who are estrogen producers tend to see maroon, cardinal, and crimson, men typically just see red. No varying tones, hues, or shades–just color-crayon, fire engine red. The explanation is actually quite simple and all falls back on basic DNA. Researchers from Arizona State University found that there’s a specific gene that allows us to see and interpret the color red. Women have two X chromosomes, while men only possess one. Because the particular “red-seeing gene” sits on the X chromosome, it only makes sense that women would have a full understanding of the red spectrum, while our counterparts only have half the pieces to the racy red puzzle. Therefore, ladies, if you’re one of those gals who just cannot make a decision when picking out a shade of lipstick, don’t put so much pressure on yourself. It’s really of very little importance. 09 more after the break...
23 November 2012
So you think you know YouTube? Well, considering you're probably using it now as you're reading this, that's a fair statement. Still, there's more to learn friendo, and Heavy has you covered with the ten things you have to know come the technological apocalypse.
01. 4 Billion Videos are Watched Every Day
That's right, 4 billion. That includes everything the over 800 million different users YouTube enjoys every month, not to mention the astonishing 3 billion hours of video that are added every month. There is literally more video and information available on YouTube every 60 days than was created in 60 years by the three major television networks. 09 more after the break...
03 July 2012
The Moon. Image credit: ESA
Think you know everything there is to know about the Moon? Think again! Here are 10 interesting facts about the Moon. Some you might already know, and some will be totally new to you. Enjoy!
01. The Moon formed out of the Earth
Scientists now think that the Moon was formed when a Mars-sized object crashed into our planet about 4.5 billion years ago. The collision was so large that a huge spray of material was ejected into space. The orbiting ring of debris gathered itself into a sphere, and formed the Moon. How do we know that this is how the Moon probably formed? The Moon seems to be much less dense than the Earth and lacks a lot of iron in its core. Scientists think that the Moon is made up of the upper crust material, which has mostly lower density, than the composition of the Earth. 09 more after the break...
25 May 2012
01. If you are right handed, you will tend to chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
02. If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. For when a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
03. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. 48 more facts after the break...
05 May 2012
27 April 2012
Australia today is a vibrant multicultural country with people of British descent, as well as Aboriginal and immigrants from many countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. It is the sixth largest country in the world and the only country that is also a continent. Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, where Summer is from December to February. Here are some more interesting things that you may not know about Australia.
01. Dingo Fence - The World's Longest Fence
Dingo Fence on the 29th parallel of latitude. Sturt National Park (right of fence) - looking east from Cameron Corner after rain. 09 More after the break...
15 April 2012
Dreams have always intrigued us since time immemorial. It is also said there were specific dream interpreters in the courts of kings in early civilizations. However, in the 1800s the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud and subsequently, his successor Carl Jung, revolutionized the world of dreams. Since then a lot has been studied in this field but dreams astound us with varied meanings and interpretations every time we witness them. Some of the most interesting facts about dreams in the trailing paragraphs are sure to take one by surprise.
01. While dreaming we become temporarily paralyzed.
Not many of us are aware that we become temporarily paralyzed in the dream state. This can be attributed to the fact that sometimes we may be so moved with certain dramatic dreams as to fall and hurt ourselves, thus, as a natural response the body goes into a temporary inactive state physically. 11 more after the break...
15 March 2012
01. In 1970, Americans spent on this meal $ 6 billion a year in 2001 - more than 110 billion is larger than for higher education, computers, cars. More than books, movies, magazines, newspapers, videos and music - together.
02. The average American eats three hamburgers and four servings of potatoes every week.
03. One in eight U.S. workers had worked in the "McDonald's." 17 more facts after the break...
07 January 2012
The United States spends more on its military than rest of the top 15 nations with the highest military expenditure. The rest of the list includes China ($119 bn), UK ($59.6 bn), France ($59.3bn), Russia ($58.7bn), Japan ($54.5bn), Germany ($45.2bn), Saudi Arabia ($45.2bn), India ($41.3bn), Italy ($37bn), Brazil ($33.5bn), South Korea ($27.6bn), Australia ($24bn), Canada ($22.8bn) and Turkey ($17.5bn). The US spends $698 billion. (Figures courtesy Stockholm International Peace Research Institute).
The total known land area occupied by US bases and facilities is 15,654 square miles — bigger than Washington DC, Massachusetts, and New Jersey combined. 11 more after the break...