Sunday, May 12, 2013

10 Amazing Facts About The Brain

Did you know that the brain has a joke center? Here are 9 other curious facts about your gray matter.

An important message every person on earth should hear - The Pale Blue Dot

Carl Sagan delivering an important message every person on earth should hear.. Please share this message in anyway possible.

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Earth, in the photograph, Earth is shown as a tiny dot (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space. 

The Truth About Hemp

Abby Martin takes a look at the real reason why hemp is illegal in the US, the truth might surprise you.

Fluoride in your water is Poison

Abby Martin takes with a look at the 50 year long practice of water fluoridation in America, outlining adverse health effects and breaking the myth that it helps prevent tooth decay.

The Honest Coca-Cola Obesity Commercial

The commercial you will never see on mainstream media..

What harmful ingredients are in Coca-Cola?

1. Carbonated Water: Plain water into which carbon dioxide gas has been dissolved.
Health effects: Linked to tooth decay. May reduce fertility. Suspected teratogen (any agent that interferes with normal embryonic development).
2. High fructose corn syrup: Corn derived sweetener. Corn starch is processed to corn syrup and then treated with enzymes to convert glucose in fructose.
Health Effects: Excess may increase risk of tooth decay, abnormal weight gain, kidney stones, gout, kidney stones, colon cancer, and diabetes. Large amounts have caused tumors in mice. In 2005, some U.S. manufactured high fructose corn syrup was found to contain trace amounts of mercury.
It's almost impossible to consume HFCS in moderation. It's pervasive. It's everywhere. Especially in food marketed to children. The best course of action is to avoid it altogether. Avoid all foods that use it as a sweetener. 
3. Caramel Color: Brown food coloring and flavoring made by heating a sugar, usually corn syrup. May be processed with ammonia and sulfur to intensify color.
Health effects: May contain ammonium compounds. May affect stomach (gastrointestinal problems), liver, and cause hyperactivity. Caramel color produced with ammonia has been associated with blood toxicity in animals. Associated with reduced white cells and lymphocyte counts.
4. Phosphoric Acid: A colorless, odorless solution made from phosphate rock (not a food).
Health effects: May lead to calcium loss in bones and tooth erosion. Eye, skin, throat, nose, and respiratory irritant. Can cause osteoporosis. Linked to kidney damage and kidney stones. NOT A FOOD.
*A corrosive, used to remove rust. Crumpled aluminum dipped in Coca Cola can be used to remove rust.
5. Natural flavors: Any flavor not chemically derived. Obtained by physical processes fromplants or animals. Made to provide flavor to a food rather than nutritional value. May contain MSG.
Health effects: Unknown.Different foods use different natural flavors and processes. Naturally derived ingredients may be altered, rendered unsafe. It should be noted that the use of the word "natural flavors" is often cleverly used to mask the use of harmful flavors.
6. Caffeine: Caffeine is a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid that is a psychoactive stimulant drug.
Health effects: Psychoactive, addictive. May cause headaches/migraines, heart disease, depression. Causes birth defects in rats. Can cross the placental barrier. Inhibits fetal growth. Women who consume the amount of caffeine in one and a half to three cups of coffee may nearly double their risk of miscarriage.

A View From Space - Time lapse as seen from the ISS

Serving Suggestion: Full screen, Lights off, Volume up :)

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