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Author Topic: Stuff you need to know  (Read 1186 times)

dantheman

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Stuff you need to know
« on: March 10, 2015, 08:01:30 AM »
A friend fooled me with the title of this composition.
What did you think it was about?

Stuff you need to know

1. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice
 about you. Wear nice shoes.
 
 2. If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there's a 50% chance
 you'll die within the next 3 years.
 
 3. There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like
 you. There's a 9% chance that you'll meet one of them in your lifetime.
 
 4. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your
 spine stronger.
 
 5. A person’s height is determined by their father, and their
 weight is determined by their mother.
 
 6. If a part of your body "falls asleep", You can almost always
 "wake it up" by shaking your head.
 
 7. There are three things the human brain cannot resist noticing
 - food, attractive people and danger.
 
 8. Right-handed people tend to chew food on their right side
 
 9. Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will absorb
 the unpleasant odor.
 
 10. According to Albert Einstein, if honey bees were to disappear
 from earth, humans would be dead within 4 years.
 
 11. There are so many kinds of apples, that if you ate a new one
 everyday, it would take over 20 years to try them all.
 
 12. You can survive without eating for weeks, but you will only
 live 11 days without sleeping.
 
 13. People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don’t.
 
 14. Laziness and inactivity kills just as many people as smoking.
 
 15. A human brain has a capacity to store 5 times as much
 information as Wikipedia.
 
 16. Our brain uses the same amount of power as a 10-watt light
 bulb!!
 
 17. Our body gives enough heat in 30 mins to boil 1.5 liters of
 water!!
 
 18. The Ovum egg is the largest cell and the sperm is the
 smallest cell !!
 
 19. Stomach acid (conc. HCl) is strong enough to dissolve razor
 blades!!
 
 20. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day & while you walk, SMILE.
 It is the ultimate antidepressant.
 
 21. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
 
 22. When you wake up in the morning, pray to ask God's guidance
 for your purpose, today.
 
 23. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less
 food that is manufactured in plants.
 
 24. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries,
 broccoli, and almonds.
 
 25. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
 
 26. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires,
 issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
 Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
 
 27. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner
 like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
 
 28. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
 
 29. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them
 for everything.
 
 30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
 
 31. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
 
 32. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
 
 33. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what
 their journey is all about.
 
 34. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
 
 35. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five
 years, will this matter?'
 
 36. Help the needy, Be generous! Be a 'Giver' not a 'Taker'
 
 37. What other people think of you is none of your business.
 
 38. Time heals everything.
 
 39. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
 
 40. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your
 friends will. Stay in touch.
 
 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
 
 42. Each night before you go to bed, pray to God and be thankful
 for what you accomplished, today .
 
 43. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
 
 Now: Forward this to your friends to help them lead a happier and
 healthier life...

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Re: Stuff you need to know
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 08:04:38 AM »
2. If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there's a 50% chance
 you'll die within the next 3 years.
 

Honestly, I can't think of a more ignorant phrase of pseudo-statistics.

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Re: Stuff you need to know
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 08:07:38 AM »
Not that i believe in the scientificity of it all but i did enjoy some like:
30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Helps us to keep things in perspective.

Then again, do you believe in the scientificity of all the information the mainstream medias bash out at us everyday?

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Re: Stuff you need to know
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 11:14:25 AM »
A friend fooled me with the title of this composition.
What did you think it was about?

Exactly what it is. A bunch of partial truths and feel-goodisms you'd likely find on Buzzfeed or other clickbait websites.


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Re: Stuff you need to know
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 12:31:36 PM »
True, but we all can see the need of an occasional fable...
The other day i went looking of a song i enjoyed as a young boy, something that had the words "sunshine, lollipops and rainbows everywhere." A childish song for sure, but as a boy it just uplifted my heart and filled it with joy as i contemplated a blue sky on my uncles backyard swing.

I don't know how people can spend their time watching stories about living dead... must be true stories since these programs are almost everywhere on tv.