Weird

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Fasting is a natural process keeping our body away from taking food and water for a period of time.A fast may also be intermittent in nature. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health scientists identified that doing fasting often improves our lifespan.

Research:

Scientist experimentally found that Fasting changes the Mitochondrial network reactions inside the cell would not only help to increase our lifespan and also improves our health. Mitochondria are known as the powerhouse of the cell. Mitochondria provide energy for all the cells whenever it required.

In this study, scientists found a common relation between the dynamic changes in the shapes of mitochondrial networks and longevity. For this research scientist used  C. elegans (nematode worms). These worms live only two weeks.

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The researchers found the Mitochondrial networks were fused or youthful state when the researchers regulate the diet of nematode worms or restricting the worms diet. These youthful networks increase the lifespan. Scientists estimating that usually, In normal conditions these networks would help the mitochondria to change from one stage to another stage.

Fasting would help to increase the communication between the mitochondria with the other organelles like peroxisomes to burn the fat with the help of Oxygen. Fasting helps to reduce the cholesterol. Ultimately it helps us to reduce weight.Due to this research scientists proved that due to the fasting would help to slow ageing and improves health. The next step in the research is to test the role mitochondrial networks have in the effect of fasting in mammals.

Our previous experiments revealed that how intermittent fasting could help in slow ageing, still we are in starting phase in understanding biology said, William Mair. William mair is the associate professor of genetics and complex diseases at Harvard Chan School and senior author of the study.

However knowingly or unknowingly we are doing good to our body by following traditional practices. Because most of us we do fast on the part of traditional practices. So somehow following certain traditional practices doing good for us.

somniphobia

Phobia is an extreme fear of situation or object. It is a type of disorder. Every one will afraid of something. Fear makes you panic and exhausted. Fear is a feeling that one who developed in their mind based on the situations or experiences they have gone through. Fear is a common feeling but some people have fear of certain things which gives you a strange feeling. Let us see some weird phobias…

1.Omphalophobia:

navel

Omphalophobia is the fear of belly button. Some people believe in false theories such as if they touch or press their belly button will kill them instantly. They believe in these kinds of statements. So they are afraid of touching others belly button and fear of their belly button to be touched.

2.Uranophobia:

heaven

Uranophobia is the fear of heaven. The word comes from the Greek Uranos meaning “heaven” and Phobos meaning “fear”. They are fear of heaven because they are afraid of seeing angels. In the religious aspect believers who afraid of judgement after the life.

3.Somniphobia:

somniphobia

Somniphobia is the fear of asleep. Some people fear of losing time if they fall sleeping. Some people especially young children afraid of night time because of getting bad dreams.

4.Cibophobia:

cibophobia

Cibophobia is afraid of taking food. They suffer from fear eating food because it could cause death if it is poisoned. Some people are allergic to certain food items.

5.Pogonophobia:

beard

The term pogonophobia is derived from the  Greek words pogon for beard and Phobos for fear. It is very difficult to find a girlfriend for the people who have this phobia. Even the people who have this fear will get panic looking at the people with a beard.

6.Hylophobia:

tree

Some trees structural appearance may scary. Hylophobia is the fear of trees. It is actually developed from Dendrophobia. Of course, the scary looking of trees is printed in our minds because of films in which they projected the woods and trees in a scary way.

7.Trypophobia:

holes

Trypophobia is the fear of small holes. It is not officially recognised phobia. The people who have this phobia get panic if they see an object with small holes. Examples like a honeycomb, sponge, leaf with small holes.

8.Chaetophobia:

Hair phobia

Chaetophobia is the fear of hair. They will get the fear of having people who have a lot of hair around them.  They will panic of having hair on their body.

9.Turophobia:

cheese

Turophobia is the fear of cheese. People who have this phobia avoid eating cheese or stuff like cheese pizza. They fear of cheese because of its gooey appearance and taste.

10.Globophobia:

balloon

Globophobia is the fear of balloons. People who have this phobia get scared due to the sound produced by the balloon when it is popped.

Unusual food

Food is one of the essential factors for all the living beings to live after the air and water. Our body requires a different kind of nutrients for proper functioning. Our body gets energy from the food what we eat. Food does not only provide the energy it helps us to grow, develop and to be healthy. In some areas of World people believes that food is a kind of God. Commonly we use the saying like ” Tell me what you eat I will tell you what you are”. Usually, Food habits change with the seasons and place to place. But in this article your going you are going to know about some unusual food items from around the world.

1.Crocodile Meat:

crocodile meat

As the time passed, people want to taste unique flavours. On this process, people find it very tasty and healthy consuming crocodile meat. We felt it is very unusual food but `Chinese people have started consuming it from long back because of its healing properties. Some people of Southern United States also consumes crocodile meat.

Consuming crocodile meat is very healthy because of its high protein content than the other meats. When compared to the other meats it has low cholesterol content.

2.Tuna Eyes:

tuna eye

We can find this food in Japan. Wherever you go in the Japan Tuna eyes stares at you. It is the cheapest food. It is easy to cook. You just need to boil it to taste the tuna eyes. Mostly it tastes something like squid. The eyeball comes surrounded by fish fat and severed muscles.

3.Black Pudding:

black pudding

Black pudding is made from the blood of animals. It is commonly eaten in and in other parts of Great Britan, Irland and other parts of Europe. It is made from pork blood or beef suet. Black pudding has a lot of health benefits.

It is a good source of protein. It consists high concentration of zinc and iron. The level of carbohydrates is low. It is often grilled,  fried, baked or boiled in its skin. It can be eaten cold as it is cooked in production.

4. Donkey penis:

donkey penis

Chinese believe that animals and their organs have certain medicinal properties. They believe that by consuming it their libido will increases. It is also good for the skin. The cost of one donkey penis is $23.50.

5. Fried Gunea pig:

fried gunea pig

It is also called “Cuy” in South America. It is considered as a special delicacy. The taste of the cuy is similar to Chicken. They are usually fried on a stick.

 

Aloe vera

Nowadays we are running to a medical store or hospital to get relief for sickness. But in olden days our grandmother running after a herb, plant or tree. Because our elders have known the secrets of Nature. Nature provides us best medicine. Medicinal plants extracts are used to treat so many health problems. Medicinal plants are widely used in non-industrialized societies. It is a good idea to grow medicinal plants around your house.

1.Aloe vera:

Aloe vera

Aloe vera has some amazing health benefits. It is used in many beauty products. T

The intake of aloe vera juice regularly prevents constipation. It is used to treat cuts and wounds.

Aloe vera is packed with anti-oxidants and strengthens the immune system.

Drinking aloe vera juice treats digestive problems.

It is a good supportive of weight-loss.

Aloe vera contains an enzyme called proteolytic which repairs the dead skin cell on the scalp. It works like good conditioner for hair. It promotes hair growth and prevents itching of the scalp. It reduces dandruff.

Applying aloe vera pack for dry skin gives good results.

Basil:

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Basil is an aromatic herb in the mint family Lamiaceae. Basil extracts and basil oils can prevent many health problems. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

Basils contain phytochemicals which help in preventing cancer naturally.

It is a good remedy for preventing skin disorders like itching and conditions like ringworm.

All parts of basil help in reducing glucose levels in the blood. Thus it can control diabetes.

Basil has a substance called adaptogen which acts as a  stress reliever and also strengthens the immune system.

As it is having anti-bacterial and antiviral properties basil helps in relieving us from fever, cold, cough, flu etc.

It requires lots of sunshine and enough amount of water to grow.

Mint:

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Mint is a well-known herb. It is known for its great benefits like proper digestion, weight loss, nausea, depression, asthma etc.

Intake of a cup of mint tea gives relief from stomach sicknesses. The aroma of mint stimulate the salivary glands of mouth to secrete digestive enzymes for effective digestion.

Mint contains rosmarinic acid acts as anti-oxidant which blocks the leukotrienes and thus may be helpful for those suffering from allergic rhinitis. It helps to treat asthma.

Methanol and ethanol present in mint which helps to prevent Gastric Ulcers.

It is used as an excellent skin cleanser.

It also helps to reduce the weight.

The extracts of mint used to treat stress and depression.

It has phytochemicals which fight with cancer.

Lavender:

lavender

Lavender is known for its fragrance. It is used many cosmetic products like soap and shampoo.

Lavender reduces anxiety, stress, and depression.

It is a good choice to get rid of acne. Because it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties which fight the acne-causing bacteria.

The oil of lavender helps to heal burns. It also acts as a pain reliever.

It helps to control the hair loss and also helps to treat dandruff

It improves brain functioning.

As it contains anti-oxidants helps to slow the ageing of the skin.

It improves the sleep quality.

Lemon Balm:

lemon balm

Lemon balm can be grown in small pots. Lemon balm has been used to treat anxiety and insomnia.

Lemon balm gives good results for the people who have the trouble of falling asleep.

Studies have proven that lemon balm can heal the cold as it contains antiviral properties.

Lemon balm is packed with antioxidants that protect cells from free radicals.

The extracts of lemon balm help to treat diabetes.

It protects us from heart and liver problems.

Pot Marigold:

marigold

The best thing of marigold is it can grow in wet, dry or moist soils.

It can be used to treat sunburns, acne, bites, ulcerations. It reduces rashes and protects sensitive skin.

The anti-inflammatory properties of marigold help to treat allergic reactions.

When we consume a tea which prepared from the flower of marigold helps against digestive inflammation in the form of duodenal or gastric ulcers

Ginger

Ginger benefits:

Ginger is a spice widely used in food preparations. It is one of the healthiest spices in the world. It has significant importance in Ayurved. It is also used as a medicine. It has aromatic and strong pungent smell. It is been used for thousands of years in medicinal purposes. It is the underground rhizome. Rhizome is actually an underground stem that grows horizontally.

It has amazing health benefits. It reduces the cholesterol and helps in weight loss. The components of ginger inhibit the growth of cancer cells. It is a good source of Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Copper and Vitamin B6. The intake of ginger water is another form of ginger consumption. Now let us have a glance at miraculous health benefits of this spice.

Reduces the risk of Heart diseases:

Researchers found that ginger has the properties to reduce the bad cholesterol. It also has the anti-blood-clotting ability. The higher level of cholesterol leads to block the blood vessels. The intake of ginger protects us from heart attack and strokes.

Digestion:

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Consuming this spice helps for effective digestion. It stimulates the secretion of digestive juices to digest the food. By drinking, ginger water or ginger tea gives relief from any type of indigestion troubles. Regular consumption of this spice helps to prevent Constipation. It is a good remedy for treating Nausea and vomitings.

Anti-inflammatory agent:

It has anti-inflammatory compounds knows as gingerols. It gives good results in treating Arthritis. It helps to reduce joint inflammations.  It improves the flexibility and movements of bones.

Prevents cancer:

It has both anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties. Ginger prevents the growth of cancer cells. Cancer is one of the dangerous diseases. It is a powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. It may also inhibit the growth of human colorectal cancer cells.

Pain reliever:

Ginger has anti-pain properties. It reduces the pains. Recent studies have proven that it may even help ease dysmenorrhea or pain associated with menstruation or menstrual cramps.

Cold relief:

During the times of cold weather, drinking ginger tea keeps your body warm. It cleans the lymphatic system. It boosts our immune system.

Birds are one of the most beautiful creatures of nature. But some weird birds existing in the world along with us. Let us see these unique species.

Duster Budgie:

It also called as budgerigar mops. They have condition characterised by overly long feathers that do not stop growing at usual periods, giving the bird the appearance of a feather duster. This condition is called Chrysanthemum feathering. There is no halt for flight feathers growing. They do not have barbs and barbules. The barbs and barbules are helpful to interlock the feather’s structure. It’s not a species, but a super rare mutation among budgerigars.

Icna tern:

Icna tern

Icna birds are famous by their dashing moustaches. Moustaches found on both male and female birds. The moustaches start at the base of the bill. They are quite long and curl around the cheek. The body is in dark grey colour. They have red-orange beak and feet. They are approximately 40 cm (16 in) long. They found only near the cold waters of the Humboldt current.

Shoebill:

 

It is very large stork-like a bird. As it consists a shoe-shaped bill it is named as Shoebill. It is one of the most impressive birds of Africa. They occur in extensive, dense freshwater marshes. The feathers in blue-grey color. They have a huge greenish brown bill and powerful at a remarkable 23 cm long and 10 cm broad, ending in a ferociously sharp nail-like hook. The eyes are pale yellow in color.

Sage Grouse:

Sage Grouse

It is the largest Sage-Grouse in the North America. Its range is Sagebrush Country in the western United States and southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. Both male and females are a mottled, brownish-grey.

Mandarin duck:

mandarin duck

It is the most beautiful duck in the world. It is native to China and Japan. It is a perching duck species.  It is medium-sized, at 41–49 cm (16–19 in) long with a 65–75 cm (26–30 in) wingspan. The adult male has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and “whiskers”.The female looks like a female wood duck. There are various mutations occur in the mandarin duck. The most common is a white mandarin duck. The interesting fact is Mandarin ducks are the symbol of LOVE and MARRIAGE in South East Asia, especially in China, Japan and South Korea.

Eating

It is very common saying from our elders that don’t talk while eating. Since our childhood, we have grown up by listening to these words.  Nowadays everyone felt eating time is the best time to talk because the rest of the time we are busy with gadgets. Some people don’t feel like eating if they don’t speak while eating. We forget to enjoy our meal heartfully. Surprising factor is some people even they do not have any idea about when they started the meal and when they finished it while eating. It just like a flash. Now let us have a look at the reasons why we should not talk while eating…

Reasons why we should not talk while eating:

Entering of Microorganisms:

Microorganisms present everywhere. Microorganisms surround the food when the food kept on the plate. If we submerged in taking and forget about eating microorganisms take it as an advantage to enter into the food. Once the food enters into the food they start releasing the toxic substances into the food. It makes food poisonous. It is hazardous consuming poisonous food.

Enter into the wrong channel:

Actually, our oesophagus connects to the stomach is next to the trachea which connects to the lungs. When we are eating oesophagus opens and trachea closes and the food enters into the oesophagus. If we talk while eating the trachea also opens and the food particles may enter into the trachea which connects to the lungs. Once in a while, we experience the food particle eject out of nose especially when we sneeze and when we laugh.

Indigestion:

We should be clear with what we are consuming. keeping our mind relax when we are having our meals. It helps us to enjoy our meals. Otherwise, the food may not digest properly. The reason behind keeping mind relax while having meals is to activate the brain. If mind not activated it impacts on the functioning of the brain. If the brain is not satisfied the rest of the body parts will fail in doing work efficiently.

Tends to eat more:

If we talk when we are having meals unconsciously we will eat more than enough. It leads to gain more weight. So we should concentrate on only eating when are having meals.

Tears

Irish scientists have recently discovered how to produce electricity from human tears. It is very obvious to get tears when we cry and even when we laugh. So far we have known that tears are salty. But the shocking matter that hidden in the tears is it can produce electricity. Till now we have look at tears as worthless drops. But this research is an eye opener for everyone to know the value of tears. Now tears are most valuable drops that too in the form of electricity. We can generate electricity by applying a pressure on the protein that found in tears, Irish scientists said.

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Generating Electricity out of Tears:

The researchers from the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, observed the crystals of lysozyme protein in the tears. This protein is abundant in the tears. Scientists said we can generate electricity from tears by applying pressure on the lysozyme protein. Not only in tears this modern protein is also present in egg whites of birds. It seems that egg also contains electricity.

Even milk also contains lysozyme crystals and these crystals belongs to protein category. The research team has observed the presence of lysozyme in the egg whites of birds, as well as in the tears, saliva and milk of mammals. Their report was published on October 2 in the journal, Applied Physics Letters.

Scientists are saying that milk has the quality to convert the Mechanical energy into Electrical energy. This process is known as Piezoelectricity. Piezoelectricity is the property that the ability to generate electricity by applying pressure. The capacity to generate electricity from this particular protein has not thus far been explored. Because it is a biological material it is non-toxic. Prof Tewfik Soulimane we are the first to use these crystals to show the evidence of piezoelectricity”.

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LIVER:

The liver is one of the chief internal organs of our body. The liver is a gland. It secretes a bile juice which helps in emulsification of lipids. It performs major functions in our bod. It stores energy and uses energy whenever it requires, controls hormones. It also helps in the process of digesting food. There is another important function performed by the Liver. It plays a key role in eliminating toxic substances from our body. Our body exhibits some symptoms if the liver has damaged. So we can take some precautions to protect us from the Liver-related diseases. Let’s have a look at the signs which describes damaged Kidney.

 

liver damage

Fatigue:

Fatigue is the sign whose liver has damaged. They will become very weak. Even they didn’t do any work they will get exhausted. loss of appetite is also one of the symptoms.They will be affected by Diahorria. By these symptoms, we can understand that liver has damaged. Then without any delay, we should consult a doctor for treatment.

Cholesterol:

Even having high cholesterol is also a symptom of liver damage. Due to lack of proper functioning of the liver, the amount of cholesterol will increase in the body. It leads to getting heart-related diseases and diabetes.

Jaundice:

Liver problems can cause Jaundice. Yellowish hueing of the skin or eyes is called jaundice. It causes discoloration of skin and eye. It is because of lack of secretion of bile juice from the organ liver. Stomach pain, vomiting, nausea are the other symptoms.

Loss of Appetite:

The liver is one of the major organs of the digestive system. Liver failure causes loss of appetite. Because liver releases energy by digesting the food. Dysfunctioning of liver slows the digestion process leads to loss of appetite.

Skin Irritation:

If liver not functions properly causes skin problems. Itchy skin, Rashes appears on the face are common symptoms of liver failure patients. Generally, rashes are very common but after medication also if it would not control then it is considered as a liver problem.

Blood Clotting:

If liver not functions properly it leads to blood clotting. Swollen of blood vessels will take place due to the blood clotting.

Swelling:

The improper functioning of the liver causes swelling of stomach and legs. Some might think it is because of Cholesterol.  But actually, the accumulation of water in different parts is the reason of swelling of parts.

100 years old cake

Cape Adare: Antarctica Heritage trust researchers recently found a Fruit cake which is covered by snow in Cape Adare of East Antarctica. Researchers thought the cake was left here by some one in recent times. But the shocking fact they discovered when they try to find the age of the cake by dating method. Some surprising facts came out during this research process. This cake had a lot of history because it is 100 years old cake, the shocking matter is still the cake is so fresh like recently prepared one. Researchers thought this cake would be made in between the year of 1910-1913. It was preserved in a box which is almost in bad condition. But the cake itself looks fresh and smells good.

100 years old cake

Nowadays no one is celebrating their occasions without cake, it is a part and parcel of every memorable occasion like birthdays, marriages, anniversaries..etc. The cake has a great history from Greeks to Romans. As a part of tradition Christians when they cook a cake for that year they will separate some slice of baked cake and preserve it for next year Christmas celebrations. They will add this last year preserved cake slice in present cake mix flour. They believe that by adding preserved cake slice will enhance the taste and flavor of the cake. If one-year-old cake will amplify the taste now we can imagine how the 100 years old Fruit cake test would be? We all aware of preserving wine for many days will increase its taste day by day on that note we can implement this statement to the cake the older it becomes the Fruit cake taste increases day by day. Now those who think about wine taste improves when the days pass on they should have a glance on this cake.

What Makes the Cake remains Fresh:

East Antarctica Heritage trust group discovered the Fruit cake in Cape Adare which baked during the period between 1910-1913. This cake preserved in a box and left here by Terra Nova crew Expedition of 1910-1913. Robert Falcon Scott led this Expedition group. The box which is used for preserving this cake was made by Huntley and Palmers in Britain.The saddest thing is  Terra Nova group members have died during their return journey. Finding 100 years old cake is may not be an interesting topic for all of us but after these many years this cake is suitable for consumption, this point creates interest in researchers to do more research on this cake. Coming to the reasons behind the freshness of this 100 years old cake is the climatic condition of the East America is one of the main factor help in keeping the cake fresh and avoiding the spoilage.