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What does telephone have to do with the word “Hello”?

What does telephone have to do with the word “Hello”?

hello. 1883, alteration og “Hallo“. “Holla” and “Hollo”, a shout to attract attention, first recorded 1588. Perhaps from holla! “stop, cease.” Popularity as a greeting coincides with use of the telephone, where it won out over Alexander Graham Bell‘s suggestion, ahoy. (Can you imagine saying “Ahoy” when you answer the phone?) Central telephone exchange operators were known as hello-girls … Continue reading

The Pinochio effect

The Pinochio effect

Proven! When you lie your nose, doesn’t get  bigger, but it does get warmer! On the contrary a lot brain effort makes your nose colder, and anxiety makes the whole face warmer. The experimental psychology unit at The University of Granada, using termography (termal image) came to this conclusion after a series of experiments with this technology. Another cool thing they … Continue reading

Facts on oil

Facts on oil

We all know the importance of oil, but what do we know about oil? Couple facts of the beggining of oil and how gasoline got its name. Top 5 oil producers: Saudi Arabia 12% Russia 11.7% USA 10.1% Iran 4.6% Mexico 4.3% Top 5 oil consumers USA 24.4% China 9% Japan 6.1% Russia 3.4% India … Continue reading

“Viagra” for girls

“Viagra” for girls

43 percent of women experience some sort of sexual dysfunction Nowadays culture is supporting the idea that women deserve treatment, there has been two approaches to female Viagra-like products, pills and gel. Tadina – Nasal gel- Pending approval Tadina is testosterone based nasal gel. Testeosterone increases arousal within 30 minutes and is out of the system … Continue reading

How to be an Astronaut

How to be an Astronaut

Every kids dream is to be an astronaut! Odly, the number of astronauts is decreasing. There are two ways to apply for being an Astronaut in the US:  Apply on the government website  Apply through military service branch (if you are military). What do you need? You have to have college degree in Sciences Good … Continue reading

Helium fun!

Helium fun!

Why does your voice change when you inhale helium? How you sound: characteristics of air+throat+mouth+nasal cavities +tongue+lips. First of all: Helium is less dense than air; that’s why helium balloons rise. As a result of its lower density, sound travels 2½ times faster in helium than in air. The cords vibrate when air passes; higher lower pitches correspond to cords length and … Continue reading

Solar Eclipse this 2012

Solar Eclipse this 2012

After 2 years sin the last solar eclipse, Australia gets to be front row. Facts on this 2012 eclipse: tality will be visible from northern Australia until the small Chilean Juan Fernández Islands infront of the southern Pacific Ocean coast where totality will end. ill occur at sunrise on Wednesday, Nov. 14 local time, though it will … Continue reading

You can die from Alzheimer

You can die from Alzheimer

Alzheimer is not just only memory loss, it’s a progressive dementia with no known cause, cure, way of stopping or slowing down. Dementia is a severe impairment or loss of intellectual capacity and personality integration, due to the loss of or damage to neurons in the brain (nerve cells deteriorate and die). Older people tend to become slower.. but not dumb. Here are the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer disease in comparison to normal age-related change: 1. … Continue reading