Believe it or not, the fact is there are some crazy facts out there and we’d like to share some of them with you. Here’s a little light reading to kickstart your weekend.
#1 A hug lasting more than 20 seconds can increase the oxytocin levels in the body, which then reduce blood pressure and thus cutting your risk of heart disease.
#2 Human behavioural studies suggest that people who swear a lot tend to be more honest and trust worthy.
#3 Choosing an exciting place for a first date will increase the chances of the other person falling for you. The adrenaline rush makes you more attractive.
#4 Scientists suggest that on average, most people will fall in love approximately seven times before marriage.
#5 The tradition of brides carrying a bouquet with them was initially done to mask body odour on their busy wedding day.
#6 Did you know Aladdin was actually Chinese? Although the tale of Aladdin has Arabic origin, the story was actually set in China.
#7 The colder the room you sleep in, the higher your chances of having a bad dream.
#8 An apple is more effective at waking you up in the morning than a cup of coffee.
#9 Downing a teaspoon of sugar after eating something spicy can help neutralise the burning sensation.
#10 The first day of a month that begins on a Sunday always has a “Friday the 13th.”
#11 ‘Niblings’ is the plural, gender-neutral term used for nephews and nieces.
#12 The sentence “Are you as bored as I am?” can be read backwards and still makes sense.
#13 It is not possible to hum while holding your nose closed (go ahead, try it!).
#14 Studies found that people take insults better when they are lying down.
#15 If you want to hide something, it is better to keep it above eye-level. People rarely look up when they are searching for something hidden.