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INSIDE THIS ISSUE From the Desk of Nadia Vingert PAGE 1 Our Nation’s Founding Document PAGE 1 Where Do Essential Oils Come From? PAGE 2 4 Customer Experience Killers PAGE 3 Kielbasa Kabobs PAGE 3 Fiction That Holds Too Much Weight PAGE 4
LIES YOU’VE BEEN TOLD Fiction That Holds Too Much Weight
YOU EAT SPIDERS WHILE YOU SLEEP
Fallacies are fed to us on a daily basis, and some are more believable than others. Here are a few popular misconceptions.
You may have heard this chilling myth before, but it’s simply not true. Spiders are very sensitive to vibrations — they won’t willingly approach a breathing or snoring human. It isn’t in our eight-legged friends’ nature to crawl into a person’s mouth.
CRACKING YOUR KNUCKLES WILL CAUSE ARTHRITIS
THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA IS VISIBLE FROM SPACE
Studies show that there aren’t any dangers to cracking your knuckles, besides annoying someone with the noise. For a long time, many speculated that the cause of the cracking or popping noise was either the resetting of joints and tendons or the formation of fluid that lubricates the joints. Dr. Donald Unger was the first person to conduct an experiment with the hypothesis that cracking your knuckles doesn’t lead to arthritis. He cracked only the knuckles in his left hand for over 50 years. Later in life, both hands were arthritis-free.
YOU USE ONLY 10 PERCENT OF YOUR BRAIN
While the size of the Great Wall is truly spectacular, that doesn’t mean it can be seen from outer space. It’s not at all visible from the moon, and even from low orbit, it’s difficult to spot the wall with an unaided eye. According to NASA, the theory was first shaken by Yang Liwei, a Chinese astronaut, who said he was unable to see the Great Wall from space. Later, a camera with a 180 mm lens and a 400 mm lens captured the wall from a low orbit.
Your brain is constantly in use. Every single action you perform, including digestion, coughing, speaking, thinking, and breathing, are all carried out by processes in the brain. There are levels of consciousness that cause parts of your brain to be less active than others, but there isn’t one singular area that ceases to work for any long period of time.
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