Daily Discovery: Strange Stories and Amazing Facts: March 2009

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee underwent "isometric training" - done by holding a certain position for a certain amount of time in order to exercise the muscles. Such training is good for muscle toning.

Bruce Lee had only one testicle.

Why do cats have whiskers?

Question: Why do cats have whiskers?

Observation: All cats have whiskers.

Hypothesis #1
May be whiskers are cats' form of mustache - since we are to assume that every creature evolved from one parent life organism then such similarity may have stayed during the course evolution. This implies that whiskers have no particular use for cats.

Hypothesis #2
May be whiskers are like ant antennae. They assist in cats' olfactory sensing.

Whiskers are properly known as Vibrissae.
They don't only appear in the "mustache-area" or in the snout or muzzle of car (and most mammals) but also above the eyes (like eyebrows, but not really since cats don't have eyebrows).
Cat whiskers are especially sensitive. They use it to navigate through space - especially useful in judging if it will fit itself through a narrow opening. A cat's whiskers are usually as wide as its body, making space measurements more effective.

Fat affects your *thing*'s size

According to Vicky Belo, a famous cosmetic surgeon in the Philippines, during a radio interview where she answered questions from callers to that show, a fat man has a smaller penis.

This is not only due to the proportion of a fat man's body to his penis but also because an over weight body has more estrogen (female hormones) than a normal, leaner man's body. This is supported by other studies where a man with more muscles (a healthier, more fit man) has more testosterone (male hormones) in his system.

Cosmopolitan magazine however does not take "pumped up testosterone" light - it's not always a win-win situation. Just because a man has a better body, has more testosterone, doesn't mean he's more "desirable". Also according to studies, men with higher testosterone levels are more likely to cheat - blame it on their testosterone levels and lack of self discipline. However, just because there is such a tendency, it doesn't make it normal and uncontrollable.

Fw: 8 Main Causes of Liver Damage

  1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
  2. Not urinating in the morning.
  3. Too much eating.
  4. Skipping breakfast.
  5. Consuming too much medication.
  6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
  7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
  8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.