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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Random Fact of the Day - 7.30.11

  • The banana tree is not really a fruit. It's a large herb and bananas are its berry.
  • The first soup was made from hippopotamus meat. 
  • During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food.
  • Honey is the only food that will not spoil.
  • Americans will spend more on cat food this year than baby food.
  • Nachos is the food most craved by pregnant women.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Random Fact of the Day - 7.29.11

Beauty Facts & Figures

  • Teenagers spend an average of $80 on themselves each week.  
  • Women (ages 12-24) buy more haircare, skincare, cosmetics, and fragrances than any other age group
  • In the United States, more than 845,000 persons are employed in the beauty industry
  • There are over 310,000 beauty salons, barber shops, skin care salons and nail salons in the U.S., employing more than 1.6 million professionals.Between 1999 and 2003, the total number of salon professionals grew by 24 percent, and it's still increasing today.

National Budget of 2011

Here are some facts & figures for 2011's national budget
  • Defense & Foreign Policy - $803,940 million
  • Domestic Policy - $2,779,212 million 
    • Within the domestic budget
      • Energy $24,863 million
      • Agriculture $25,590 million
      • Health $ 400,001 million
      • Social Security $736,284 million
      • Medicare $497,341 million

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Random Health Facts of the Day

Here are some really random health facts:
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Flossing daily will reduce your risk of getting heart disease.

In the latter part of the 18th century, Prussian surgeons treated stutterers by snipping off portions of their tongues.

The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime.

How to Grow Hair Faster

Did you Know that? 
Within a lifetime, the average human grows 590 miles of hair.
Here are some remedies that have to been known to help humans grow this large amount of hair:

  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Castor Oil            
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Massaging the scalp
  • Apple Cider Vinegar Rinses
  • Horsetail Extracts
  • MSM & Biotin Supplements
Happy Growing!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

U.S Sources of Energy

Did you Know That? 7.27.1
  • The U.S uses 37% crude oil, 24% Natural gas, 23% Coal 9% Electric and 7% renewable energy for its energy sources
  • 57% of the U.S' crude oil is imported.
  • 43% of the imported oil comes from the Western Hemisphere, 22% from Africa, 21% from the Persian Gulf and 12% from other sources.

Random Fact of the Day - 7.27.11

  • 101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie
  • Licking a stamp leads to the consumption of 1/10 of a calorie.
  • It takes more than 500 years for a disposable diaper to decompose.
  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  • The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural
  • There is 15,140 dollars of Monopoly money in a regular Monopoly game.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Random Fact of the Day - 7.26.11

~  Second to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body.
~  The longest human beard in history is 17.5 feet. 
~  The owner of this beard, Hans N.Langseth was born in Norway in  1846.
~  The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.
~  In Serbia, fresh garlic rubbed on bald spots to stimulate new hair growth. 

How to make Leave-In Conditioner

Did you know that? You can make an awesome leave-in hair conditioner, right at home!
Use the following:

    • 3 oz Aloe Vera Juice
    • 1 oz Distilled/filtered water
    • 3 tsp Coconut oil
    • 1 oz Giovanni Direct Leave In

Mix thoroughly and leave it in a cool place. You can substitute Giovanni's Direct Leave in with any other natural conditioner. Spray your hair with it and use any natural oil to seal in the moisture.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Random Fact of the Day - 7.24.11

  • Rain forests shrink about 1% annually.
  • U.S. cars and trucks emit 314 metric tons of carbon dioxide every year
  • Residential lawns and gardens are doused with 80 million pounds of chemical pesticides and 70 million tons of fertilizers annually.
  • On average there are 27 oil spills every day somewhere in the waters of the worlds
  • Each day, the United States produces 1.4 billion pounds of solid waste. That's around 58 million pounds an hour                                                                                    
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Natural Facial Mask

Did you Know That? Fruits and vegetables are really good for your body but they work wonders for your skin, too! Recently, we made a face mask with these ingredients:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 papaya
  • 1 whole small tomato                  
  • 1/4 cucumber                   
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 5 drops of lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup of water

Friday, July 22, 2011

Random Fact - 7.22.11

Lets talk about Twitter!

There are 200 million Twitter accounts

The famous Twitter hashtag was invented in August of 2007 by Chris Messina

Twitter makes about $200 million from advertising

The most followed celebrities as of today are: 

Lady Gaga - 11,819,642
Justin Bieber - 11,198,969
Britney Spears - 8,598,301
Kim Kardashian - 8,416,135
Ashton Kutcher - 7,214,039

Get to Tweeting!!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gas Prices around the World: How much does gas cost in other countries?

Here's some GAS prices around the WORLD:
The price of regular gallon of gas in:
  • Venezuela is  $0.12 
  • Nigeria is  $0.38
  • Puerto Rico is $1.74
  • South Africa is $2.62
  • Cuba is $3.03
  • Ireland is $4.78
  • Netherlands is $6.48
Go to CNN/Money for more gas prices!

How much does the government spend each day?

Random Fact of the Day
The estimate for the cost of national public services for 2011, is 3.7 trillion dollars! That equals 10.2 billion dollars a day, 425 million dollars an hour and 7 million dollars per minute.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What are the world's BIGGEST BOX OFFICE successes?

The world's highest grossing films are (as of June 2011):
  1. Avatar $2,782,275,172
  2. Titanic $1,843,201,268   
  3. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King $1,119,110,941
  4. Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest $1,066,179,725
  5. Toy Story 3 $1,063,171,911
And the grand total of the world's top 5 grossing films is
 $ 7,873,939,017

Healthcare in America

Did you Know That?
  • 35 million people in the U.S enter the hospital and stay for about 5 days.
  • The average cost of the stay is around $8000!
  • 199 million people are covered by private health insurance.
  • 47 million people have no health insurance.
  • Health care spending in U.S was over 1.9 trillion in 2004!
  • Finally, women outlive men by about 6 years.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Random Fact of the Day - 7.19.11

  • Japan is the largest exporter of frog's legs.
  • On average there are 180 sesame seeds on a bun of a BigMac.
  • There are about 100,000 bacteria in one litre of drinking water.
  • Coca Cola was originally green.
  • The powder on chewing gum is finely-ground marble.
  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs in it.
Time for DINNER!!

How to measure your hair's thickness

Did you Know That ? You can measure how thick your hair is with 3 simple steps

          ~ How long does your hair take to dry?

          ~ How many times does your ponytail holder 
              go around your hair?
          ~ Is your voluminous or flat at the roots? 

If your hair takes all day to air dry, then it is thick
If your hair takes a couple of hours to air dry then it is thin. 
If it is somewhere in between then it is medium.

If your ponytail holder can wrap around your ponytail 
only 2 or 3 times then it is thick.
If your ponytail holder wraps around your ponytail
4 or 5 times then it is thin.

If your hair is voluminous at the roots it is thick.
If  it is flat at the roots then your hair is thin.

(Castor Oil Treatments help to thicken hair!)

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    Random Fact of the Day - 7.18.11

    • The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.
    • There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.
    • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!
    • The first breakfast cereal ever produced was Shredded Wheat.

    Natural Oils that Stimulate Hair Growth

    Did you Know that? There are in fact many natural oils that stimulate hair growth. Our personal favorites are rosemary, coconut and castor oil. 
    • Rosemary oil works wonderfully by increasing the blood flow to the scalp. It also strengthens hair.
    • Coconut oil works as a great moisturizer and sealant of moisture for the scalp and hair. 
    • Castor oil works as a thickening agent and increases the width of individual hair strands. 
    • great way to apply oil is to bend down and gently massage the oils into your head for 10 minutes. 
    • This position increases the blood flow to the head and helps to increase hair growth. 

    Sunday, July 17, 2011

    What are the most Expensive Auctioned Items?

    Top 5 Most 

    Expensive Auctioned Items

    1. Pablo Picasso's Boy with a Pipe
       104.1 million
    2. Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Hammer
        30.8 million
    3. Roman Sculpture: Artemis and the Stag
        28.6 million
        12.2 million
    5. Marilyn Monroe's Dress
      1.2 million

    Saturday, July 16, 2011

    Random Fact of the Day - 7.16.11

    Here are some FUN FOOD FACTS:

    To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.

    There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.

    Strawberries have more Vitamin C than oranges.

    Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine

    In ancient China, people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.

    What does a high amount of sugar do to the body?

    Did you know that? It's no secret that American has a sweet tooth. Here are a couple of facts and secrets about sugar.
    • Large amounts of sugar weakens white blood cells
    • 10 teaspoons of sugar will depress the immune system by around 33%
    • 30 teaspoons of sugar shuts down the immune system for the whole day
    • A chocolate bar has 7 tsp of sugar
    • A plain doughnut has 7 tsp of sugar                          
    • A 1/2 cup of ice cream has 5-6 tsp of sugar
    • A 12 oz can of soda has 9 tsp of sugar
    Sugar is sweet, but can also be scary. You don't have to completely eliminate it from your diet, just limit it.

    Friday, July 15, 2011

    Random Fact of the Day- 7.15.11

    • If Barbie were a real person, she would be 6' 0", weigh 100 lbs., and wear a size 4. 
    • Her measurements would be 39"-19"-33" and she would have to walk on all fours due to her proportions. 

    Hair Loss Recipe with Natural Ingredients

    Did You Know That? The following ingredients have been known to increase hair growth and reverse hair loss
      • 1 Tbsp jojoba oil
      • 3 drops rosemary oil                                                 
      • 3 drops lavendar oil
      • 1 drop lemon balm
      • 1 drop Atlas cedarwood oil
    Massage these ingredients into your scalp and leave on for at least 30 minutes or overnight.                  

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    Random Fact of the Day- 7.14.11

    Here are some interesting facts about animals:

    • Slugs have 4 noses.
    • Honeybees have hair on their eyes. 
    • A jellyfish is 95 percent water. 
    • A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.
    • Over 1,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows. 
    • Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
    Weird, but cool right?

    How to lose weight: Practical & Helpful Tips

    Did You Know That? There are simple tips to help that promote a healthy weight:

    • Exercising after a meal, helps to promote digestion. Lying down does the opposite.
    • Avoid snacking between meals and eating too fast.
    • Calcium, magnesium, vitamin B and niacin can help weight loss.
    • Try not to eat 5 hours before you go to bed.
    You can DO it !


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