Garlic breath

Chopping raw garlic releases a number of volatile sulfur compounds. Of these, allyl methyl sulphide is the main culprit.In addition, our body is bad at breaking down allyl methyl sulphide and more gets made after garlic is consumed. The compound is passed into the blood, and eventually will exit our body through our sweat and breath, leaving the notorious garlic…

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Milk first or later

Some research has reported the optimal drinking temperatures to be around 60 degrees C (plus/minus 8.3 degrees C to include the preference for roughly 68% of the population because not everyone agrees on a temperature. Of course there are still outliers; a friend of mine drinks at 78 degrees C!).

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I had a dream

An experiment carried out this year showed that rats actually “dream” when faced with the prospect of future rewards! Researchers placed rats in a location where they could see food, but not reach it, then let them rest in a separate room, and finally allowed them to walk to the food and enjoy it at…

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Hot and cold

In an experiment done by the TV show “Trust Me I’m A Doctor”, it was found that eating cold pasta reduced the rise in blood sugar after a meal, and eating reheated pasta gave an even lower rise in blood sugar! The theory is that this effect is because the process of cooling and reheating…

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Survival of the laziest

Despite the fact that their digestive system digests plants poorly, Pandas are still quite happy living off shoots and leaves, thanks partially to their lazy life style. Pandas evolved from bears that eat both plants and meat, and started on their bamboo-only diet about 2 million years ago. Although pandas have lost their taste for…

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