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The idea behind this comes from ancient medical understanding of the four humors. Humorism, or humoralism, is a now discredited theory of the makeup and workings of the human body, adopted by Ancient Greek and Roman physicians and philosophers, positing that an excess or deficiency of any of four distinct bodily fluids known as humors (UK: humours) in a ...


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Since the last answers to this question were posted, manufacturers have switched from CCFL to LED back-lighting, which works more like CRTs did. This means displaying black should be more efficient again. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backlight


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Hot plugging a connector that is designed to be hot pluggable carries minimal risk, but not zero risk. As mentioned above, Electro Static Discharge (ESD) is always a concern, although one of the jobs of a well designed connector is to equalize the potential between both devices before the data lines ever make contact. The Electro Static Discharge ...


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Does GPS use General Relativity?

Sources on the internet claim that the GPS system requires Relativity to work (xkcd). I've searched information about the GPS system, how it works and how it was set up, reading information from many ...
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@skizeey Have a look at the bellow stats, if these stats are true, then probably we can uniquely identify each and every sand particle in this earth :) ipv4 range =================== 430^7 surface of the earth in mm^2 = 510^18 volume of earth in mm^3 ====== 110^28 ipv6 range =================== 340^36


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No, no one is grinding up chicks to make omelettes. That doesn't even make any sense - something that should be easy to figure out if you'd think about the last time you made an omelette yourself. Or ate one. Omelettes, you see, start with eggs. And they don't have feather bits in them. The video in the linked article does apparently show chicks (apparently ...


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Hot-plug as described in the HDMI specification is not the same as plugging in a device while powered on. Hot-plug detect in HDMI terms means that the sync device (TV or monitor) has been turned on and the HDMI socket is now live, i.e. Hot. Like USB, an HDMI cable can be connected or disconnected from active devices without physical damage to the device. ...


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Quote from Wikipedia (makes no mention of a 'ban'): The production version of the plug-in diesel-electric hybrid was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Production began by mid 2013 and it will be limited to 250 units. A total of 50 units had been built by early September 2013, and the remaining 200 XL1s are scheduled to be built in the second ...


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Did astronauts or cosmonauts have sex in space?

The Guardian: US and Russian astronauts have had sex in space for separate research programmes on how human beings might survive years in orbit, according to a book published yesterday. ...
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You might want to look at http://haskell.cs.yale.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/HaskellVsAda-NSWC.pdf, "Haskell vs. Ada vs. C++ vs. Awk vs. ...: An Experiment in Software Prototyping Productivity".


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Even if it did, it's probably not significant and only due to the lithium ion battery charging and the mains power adapter (in the radio spectrum). What would affect your health more is touching an iphone while it's charging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXCoq3qiBEE Running a 1 volt through your body with who-knows-what frequency for long periods of time ...


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I don't have 50 reputation but would like to comment that an "air enema" is a common treatment for the pediatric disorder of intussusception. The air is blown into the rectum by mouth, very gently by a physician using a plastic tube whilst monitoring via ultrasound, too much pressure can be dangerous and a surgeon is present to carry out emergency surgery ...


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I don't have time to summarise it, but this link discusses exactly the topic at hand. http://puffthemutantdragon.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/theres-rat-poison-in-my-milk-or-why-everything-is-toxic-even-kombucha-tea/


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I found this on Wikipedia I hope it helps! Look under the Cosmetic heading 1/2 way down. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_oil


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I don't think so. Language is a process to communicate ideas/meaning, and that requires besides the sender of the message and the receiver, a medium and a set of rules To understand a spoken language you need to learn it. Learning a language is a cognitive process in several levels (phonetically, syntactically, semantically, etc). You can partially learn ...


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Yes. But it happens to a very small percentage of population and I am in included in it. This is why when u are teenager docs say it will go with time. (They mean u are just introduced to sex hormones and eventually the body will get used to it). But the hormone levels dont drop at all even after 21 for some people. The science behind it is like this: ...


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The children's website Kidshealth gives a gentle introduction. The two pain relievers kids take most often are ibuprofen (say: i-byoo-pro-fen) and acetaminophen (say: uh-see-tuh-mi-nuh-fen). They come in liquid or pill form. You swallow them, and the pain soon goes away or hurts less. [...] Your body is full of nerve endings in your skin and ...


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According to John Green, Hitler's physician's reports indicate that he likely had two. No, Hitler probably had two testicles, at least according to his personal physician. It also suggests that most of the rumors about Hitler's sex life were Allied propaganda. Although this video cites no sources, I simply find it more plausible, given the Allied ...


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It's used around the world where it's more commonly known as the Fylfot Cross (literally, four footed cross), and supposedly integrates the cross and wheel as one symbol. It's seen in religious symbolism from time immemorial across a very wide range of cultures through Europe and Asia. Where the cross part may represent, say the four elements, this would ...


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This technology is not new. Google "Wind Tamer" you will find a US company that implemented this type of funnel technology in the past. Stating an increase in efficiency due to the addition of a funnel is misleading. Efficiency is typically calculated based on the swept path of the turbine blades. The funnel effectively increases the functional area ...


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If it is a pyramid it should align to cardinal directions, it does not. It also connects to and follows the spine of the mountain which would also indicate it is a natural formation.


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Skeletal muscles have 3 "skills" or abilities that increase or decrease depending upon stress placed upon them: Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility. These 3 aspects work in a synergistic way to create movement. Stretching is an exercise that increases flexibility, so, just as you tailor your strength workout to meet strength goals any flexibility exercises ...


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Unless your daily activities involve getting exposed to dust and/or dirt or makes you sweat then no. Showering daily can be an overkill. However, the way most people use the bathroom (wiping) could make it a necessity to shower daily. Use water before wiping and you won't have to shower daily.


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The argument on the page you linked is mostly based on religious etiquettes of eating. The scientific argument made alongside the claim is pretty much ridiculous. The air that we breath in contains about 21% Oxygen, 78% Nitrogen, about 0.03% Carbon Dioxide, water vapours and rest are other trace gases like Argon etc. In one breath our lungs can't absorb all ...


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Visors should only be used as effective hair restraints with the use of a hairnet. The visor doesn't completely cover the hair, so it would still allow hair to contact food if it wasn't used in conjunction with a hairnet.


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Looking on the net i find no conclusive studies. However it is known that mineral fertiliser and sludges are one of the main contribution of soil contamination, and the main source of contamination when lands are away from industry and fioul heated area. A recent study in Sweden made by public agency estimated that cadmium contamination via food was ...


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The face has much different oils and has it's own natural balance. Of course it all depends on the type of soap that you use but using hand soap can easily dry out your skin and, if it's sensitive enough, it can easily irritate it. Face wash or very gentle body wash is your best choice.


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Silica, the forgotten component in paper. Fibres used in paper-making, e.g wood and straw, contain silica, i.e. silicon dioxide or to most of us sand. This is a very hard mineral, harder than steel, so it blunts it.


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Theoretically, penile traction devices can improve curvature but the result depends on the origin of the curvature. It seems that it works better for Peyronie disease-based curvature, but will be less efficient in correcting congenital curvature. I have studied this topic extensively over a period of 6 months. Most devices sold on the market are addressing ...


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Take at look at this article collection: http://en.mimi.hu/dreams/pain.html And about pinching as a reality checker, see this (search for the word "pinch" on the page): http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-if-You're-Dreaming Though this article doesn't have any sources to check. This one on the other hand is documented and talks about possibility of feeling pain ...


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Is the new “Livr” social network a hoax?

This website claims to be launching a new app in Spring 2014. It is said to be a social network that will only open up if your blood alcohol level is over a certain limit. Inside the app you then have ...
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Is the Satoshi Nakamoto outed by Newsweek the creator of Bitcoin?

Earlier today, Newsweek outed a 64-year-old Japanese-American engineer Satoshi Nakamoto as THE Satoshi Nakamoto who invented Bitcoin. But the article provides little more than circumstantial evidence ...
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Covering one eye for an extended period of time alters ocular dominance columns in the visual cortex (brain connections), particularly during the sensitive period (up until around 8-10 years of age) when they are sorting themselves out. This will alter the function of both eyes in favour of the open eye which is providing all the stimulus. If both eyes are ...


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Did planes crash into the WTC on 9-11?

I was looking through the questions tagged 9-11 and noticed the no-planes theory isn't on here. So: Were there planes that crashed into the WTC? Some examples of notable claims asserting otherwise ...
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"It's about time we remind the world how irresistible M&M's Peanut really is," Seth Klugherz, senior director of M&M's Chocolate Candies, said in a statement. "Each M&M's Peanut is literally 1 in 100 — meaning we have to sort through 100 different peanuts, just to find one that's lucky enough to make its way into a bag of M&M's Peanut." ...


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I am what my friends on the left would call a climate denier. However, a simple observation would be that if volcanoes emitted more CO2 that human industrial activity, then human industrial activity would not have resulted in the reversal in the decline of CO2 in the atmosphere to a low of 250 ppm at the start of the industrial revolution, and bringing it to ...


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There are really two factors to consider when determining an oil change interval. sludge and lubricity. If you have an engine with a known small or easy to clog oil pick-up, keep that in mind. If you oil start to turn to sludge it can accumulate in the valvetrain or clog the oil pick-up and end in engine failure or at least a lot of cleaning work. Because ...


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The best example of this that I know of is grains, or better, bread. If you eat white bread, everything is processed. Two slices of white bread contain around 150 calories. If you take bread with multiple grains in it (not just whole grain, but the ones with everything in it). They also are around 150 calories per 2 slices. But, here's the kicker. Your body ...


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Has there ever been a thorough search of Loch Ness (for the Loch Ness Monster)

The burden of proof is on the people who believe they have sighted the Loch Ness Monster to prove it exists with verifiable evidence, however it would be possible to remove all doubt by thoroughly ...
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The underdeveloped nature of a baby's throat, with the epiglottis being much higher up in the throat means that squirting anything up an infant's nose - any excess beyond that which coats the nasal passages are likely to be inhaled to the baby's lungs. See: Choanal atresia. This is of course dangerous, and should not be attempted without the supervision of ...


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Short answer: Yes, actually. I think. Maybe. It probably depends on the person. I have no scientific studies to back me on this, but it's entirely possible that that's because there... are no scientific studies on this. I wasn't able to find any, at least. (If anyone actually knows of any, please post them!) So I'm going to Albert Einstein this with a ...


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There is absolutely no causal link between the lines on your hand and predicting the future. Just think about it: - The future is determined by the interaction between all the particles in the universe, and this isn't accounting for the uncertainty principle. - The lines on your hand are determined by your genetic make-up, and perhaps what you use that hand ...


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Could McDonald's pay a $10.10 minimum wage with an increase of only 4¢ per meal?

This caught my eye and seems like powerful statement, if true. WARREN: During my Senate campaign, I ate a number 11 at McDonald’s many, many times a week. I know the price on that. $7.19. ...
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I was / am a cosmetic formulator and specifically made shampoos with fruit extracts added. No, they don't really do anything, they don't even provide the smell. The only reason fruit extracts are added to shampoos is because people like to think that they are putting fruit extracts on hair & this leads to more sales. Here are the facts about ...


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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2515351/ See this research paper here....


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The trial was based on opposite sex couples only. There were a range of activities undertaken between measuring oxytocin levels, not just hugging, so hugging cannot reasonably be concluded to be the causative factor in change oxytocin levels. Additionally, there were higher oxytocin levels in those in loving relationships.The researchers, led by psychologist ...


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In short, no. See the links below for an explanation! http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/img/doi/0352-5139/2009/0352-51390904461R.pdf http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/scientists-debunk-viral-video-of-high-california-radiation-from-fukushima-1.261241


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Dr. Piotr Wozniak has research on both learning and sleep: Facts and Myths Good sleep, good learning, good life As for discovering yourself, with the Quantified Self movement rolling, sleep trackers, such at the Fitbit, Jawbone or Misfit Shine can be found in stores. The Zeo is the must accurate of these, but the company went out of business, and the ...


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Yes there were many, but it's complicated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l379T4484jY


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Do headless chickens run around?

It's a clichè that is constantly repeated by the likes of Gordon Ramsey: You are running around like headless chickens! source Also, for example, they do in South Park animations Do ...