15 Fascinating Facts About Epilepsy


Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder, is a serious condition in which a person experiences a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, affecting how they act or feel. There are many portrayals of this disorder in television (all of which are wholly inaccurate and for plot reasons only). Being personally afflicted with the most commercially patchable form of this disease, the most accurate description I could describe you with would be to tighten all your muscles as hard as you can, past the point of discomfort. You’re starting to cramp, aren’t you? Now conceptualize this: while your muscles are tensing, you are repeatedly bashing your appendages and your head against other solid objects (Do not try). It is a disquieting scene to witness a man attempting to stand on his own two feet, but his muscles have been strained to the point that it’s too painful to do so. In order to enlighten some of you about epilepsy, the following list is fifteen facts I have learned about epilepsy through research, trauma and treatment.

10 Deceptively Dangerous Dog Breeds


The fact is, big dogs often get a bum rap. Many little dogs bite as much, if not more frequently than their larger brethren. Because of their smaller size, the bites aren’t serious and rarely require medical attention, which skews the statistics unfairly. Below is a list of ten breeds that, while small or not otherwise overtly intimidating, are frequently underestimated.
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Dachshund
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Dachshund means ‘badger dog’ in German, and any canine bred for the purpose of dealing with such a beast is no joke. A badger is a fierce enemy, pound for pound one of the most dangerous creatures on earth; the dachshund had to match it in intensity to have any chance of surviving an encounter. Often ridiculed as a ‘wiener dog,’ its somewhat clownish physiology allows it to pursue its quarry into underground burrows. Generally weighing under 30 pounds, the dachshund is willful and snappish, and various studies have shown it to be more prone to violence against people and other animals than either Rottweilers or pit bulls, some showing to be the most aggressive of all dogs.

The Evolution of Business Cards


Here’s a fact you never knew: in 2007, the business card industry was a 12 billion dollar industry. Yup, billion. Since the 19th century business cards have been passed out as a form of communication and marketing and is still growing today. Business cards now are more than a name and number. Personal twitter, Facebook and Linked-in accounts are present on a good majority of business card now-a-days.
Many young professionals think having an innovative business card design is pivotal to gaining important people’s attention. People will use metal or plastic for their cards instead of paper or even change the function to even include a catapult.
The innovative progression of business cards will continue as long as society keeps looking at them as a form of entertainment as well as a marketing tool. I can’t wait to see where business cards are like in 50 years. [MOO]

NIAGARA FALLS AT NIGHT


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Cave City : Corinth Canal


In the European country Georgia you can find the beautiful Cave City of Vardzia. This is actually a cave monastery from year 1185 that is dug into the side of a mountain in southern Georgia. The purpose with the monastery was to protect citizens from the Mongols, and it could fit a lot of people because it consisted of around six thousand apartments. It was actually a woman that wanted this monastery built; Queen Tamar was on the throne of Georgia in 1185 at a young age, and she was threatened by many because of her gender, but she ended up ruling over Georgia for 29 years.
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Beautiful Peacock Fish



Nests of Birds



10 Lesser-Known Sons of Famous Men


It has been observed that one of the hardest paths in life to travel is to be the offspring of a famous parent. History is replete with cases of sons who struggled to escape the shadow of a father who was a giant in their particular field of endeavor. Some were destroyed by that struggle, and had short, unsuccessful lives. Others managed to survive, frequently by choosing a different field to their father and excelling in that. A very few succeeded in matching their father’s achievements, perhaps even surpassing them. Here are 10 sons who may or may not have succeeded in their chosen field, but nevertheless remain hidden in their father’s shadow.
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Pepin the Hunchback
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Pepin was the eldest son of Charlemagne, King of the Franks and later the first Holy Roman Emperor, the man who created the Frankish Empire and laid the foundations of modern France. Pepin was the product of his father’s relationship with Himiltrude, a noblewoman who may or may not have been his legal wife. After Charlemagne contracted a political marriage with the daughter of the King of the Lombards, Himiltrude was cast off, and as a result Pepin’s legitimacy was cast into doubt. He was already under a cloud because of the congenital spinal deformity that gave him his nickname. It was probably no surprise to anyone when in 780, Charlemagne formally disinherited Pepin and made his third son, Carloman, his legal heir. However, Charlemagne must have still had some affection for his eldest son, and he was allowed to remain at court, and even given precedence over his brothers at official occasions. However, Pepin was much less enamored of his father, and plotted with rebellious barons to murder his father and brothers and seize the throne. The plot was exposed by an informer and the conspirators, including Pepin, were arrested and tried. The nobles were executed, but because of his royal blood Pepin was spared and allowed to enter a monastery, where he stayed for the rest of his life.

10 Drugs That Used To Be Legal


10. Opium

Opium is a drug made from the poppy plant. Opium is made by drying the latex contained with in the opium poppy. It contains morphine usually about 8-10% by weight. This is what makes opium addictive. It also contains some codeine and other alkaloids. Typically opium is smoked in order to vaporize the morphine and get high (or relieve pain). Opium was also used in other ways. For instance Laudanum was a solution of opium in alcohol that was used as a way to consume opium (and thus morphine). Like morphine, heroin, and oxycodone, opium is addictive and causes tolerance and dependence.

10 Things Invented By NASA That You Don't Know About



So NASA is not only about space. Through their program they develop technology to solve problems in space that turns to actually benefit our lives here on earth. Since 1976, about 1,400 documented NASA inventions have benefited U.S. industry, improved the quality of life. Here are some examples:
Kidney dialysis machines were developed as a result of a NASA developed chemical process that could remove toxic waste from used dialysis fluid.
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Astonishing Paper Sculptures


Over time, populace has been using normal things to generate something strange out of it and for case a very essential material such as paper. You might suppose that papers in connection with arts is only controlled to drawings, sketch and something imaginative like origami, but those are irony because there are plenty more that paper master can create by just using papers. Paper sculptor is an artwork shaped by determining or combining dissimilar types of papers that wants a huge accuracy.

In this post, you will find extra and attractive examples of paper sculptures and the artist behind it. As you will see from these images, paper sculptures can be enthused by anything, starting from trash papers. We hope this post will give you a superior sympathetic of this type of art.

Erik the Red
Erik the Red

BUILDING BIRDS WONDERFUL ENGINEERING

chemicals we eat every day




Even the most experienced cook can not fully appreciate the quality of the product in the eyes. In some cases, odor and color play only a function of the beautiful packaging, behind which hides a set of dubious ingredients. The researchers tested a few products to find out where and under what kind of potential danger may be lurking.

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