LEARN SOMETHING NEW DAILY!
I’ve made it my goal to attempt to use my brain more often than I have been. Being a stay-at-home mom has left little time for doing stuff for me, but I decided that I needed to take at least 30-60 minutes every day to learn something new, just for me. I am actually sharing these with a good friend through out the week, so some days I may have more than one fact – cause she shares one fact with me daily as well.
So here is a recap of everything I learned this week – and it’s kind of interesting. After this week, I will probably post them as LSND: DATE HERE.
Monday – 4/15/19
This fact is actually from my friend, Sarah, but it blew my mind! Most animals who change colors do so by pushing pigment throughout their body. Chameleons do not. I ended up researching this further and found this interesting article from Life Science [here], which goes in-depth of how they use iridophore cells and other interesting things about Chameleons.
Tuesday – 4/16/19
I have often heard people talk about how they drink a glass or two of wine before bed to help them sleep. I don’t drink often, and when I do it’s only like half a glass – if even. I just don’t care for alcohol. However, I stumbled across and interesting article on WebMD [here] that goes over a review of 27 studies of alcohol and sleep. They found that while it does help you fall asleep faster and it can help you sleep more deeply for a while, it reduces REM sleep, which is important for memory and a good nights rest.
Wednesday – 4/17/19
I stumbled across an interesting read about the longest war in history! It is called the 335 Year War and it was between the Isle of Scilly and the Netherlands. It started way back in 1651 (war was declared on March 30th, 1651) and it did not end until a truce was called on April 17th, 1986. Despite lasting that long, there was not a single causality. You can read all about the 335 Year war here on the Historic UK [here].
Thursday – 4/18/19
I was a little distracted on this day, and so my facts weren’t really about subjects that I have tried to stay in. However, I did find two interesting facts.
One – There was a NASCAR driver named Tim Flock who had a rhesus monkey co-driver named “Jocko Flocko”. During a race in 1953, the monkey was injured (and freaked out) and Tim Flock had to pull over to remove the monkey from the car. It was because of this incident that he finished in third and not first place. You can read more about Flock and Jocko Flocko on Fox News [here].
Two – I learned that an irrational fear of gravity is called Barophobia. O.o I had not clue that this was even a thing. You can read more about it [here].
Friday – 4/19/19