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Facts about life which will leave you spellbound

Take a look at such a list of such facts and details that will definitely leave you to spellbound

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Facts which will amaze you. Wikimedia Commons
Facts which will amaze you. Wikimedia Commons

Human beings are the most complex species of all and the place we live is much more complicated than we can ever think of. In day to day life, we come across many such phenomena and events that are way beyond our imagination.

With the unprecedented leap in science and technology, we are able to decode the very mysterious subjects which were well beyond our imagination.

Take a look at such a list of such facts and details that will definitely leave you to spellbound.

1. Almost every one of us has played Mario in our childhood and it was one of the buzzes of the nineties. But not everyone knows that the bushes and clouds in Mario game are the same, just they are coloured differently.

Mario is more surprising than you might think.
Mario is more surprising than you might think. Wikimedia Commons

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2. The human body is really a great gift to us but with that, we do contain very unusual things it. Like, an adult human contains two to nine pounds of bacteria in it.

The amount of bacteria in your body will surprise you.
The number of bacteria in your body will surprise you. Wikimedia Commons

3. Whales are the biggest mammal present on this earth, so does their organs. A Blue whales heart is almost the same size of a Volkswagen Beetle and one can swim through some of its arteries.

An image of a whale's heart.
An image of a whale’s heart. Wikimedia Commons

4. Half of all humans who have ever lived died from malaria. There are various reasons for our death but malaria remains at the top of it. Almost half of all the humans have ever have died of malaria.

More people die of malaria than anything else in the world.
More people die of malaria than anything else in the world. Wikimedia Commons

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5. Charlie Chaplin is one of the best ever comedian in the history of mankind. Interestingly, once Charlie Chaplin stood third in a contest for “Charlie Chaplin look-alike”.

It might sound strange but Charlie Chaplin did lose a 'Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
It might sound strange but Charlie Chaplin did lose a ‘Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest. Wikimedia Commons

6.  Ageing is a part of our body and with every passing day, we are not the same that we were yesterday. Yet, we replace every particle in our body every seven years. Thus virtually, we are not the same person
you were 7 years ago.

Human body is not as simple as you may think.
The human body is not as simple as you may think. Wikimedia Commons

7. Turtles can breathe out of their butts. Turtles are reptiles that last for many years and have said to be on the earth for more than 200 million years. One of their reasons for such a long survival can be that they can breathe out of their butts. Can be?

Is breathing through their butts the reason for turtle's long life ?
Is breathing through their butts the reason for turtle’s long life? Wikimedia Commons

8. Is there anyone, who wants to die or age early? We don’t think so. But there is a species of jellyfish known as Turritopsis Nutricula that is said to be immortal. Now, this is something we can learn from Jellyfish.

Jellyfishes are virtually immortal.
Jellyfishes are virtually immortal. Wikimedia Commons

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9.  The average sperm count of healthy human can range from 40 million to 300 million. It is the normal range for the number of sperm per millilitre. But did you know that each sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it? That means a normal ejaculation by a human represents a data transfer of 1587GB in about 3 seconds. Now, does it sounds like a supercomputer?

Each sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it.
Each sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it. Wikimedia Commons

10. We all know that every human has different fingerprints and retinal structure. Therefore, these features are used for security purposes also. But do you know that a human tongue print is also absolutely unique? Now you know it, so you can boast about it.

 

Tongue prints can be used to identify a person too.
Tongue prints can be used to identify a person too. Wikimedia Commons

11. Human blood remains to be a very complex fluid and makes up around 7% of the weight of a human body. Over the period of just twenty-four hours, our blood can run the distance of 19,312 kilometres. The said distance is more than between India and America. Remember, just twenty-four odd hours.

Blood makes up 7% of our body weight.
Blood makes up 7% of our body weight. Wikimedia Commons

12. Human blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. With that, we have four types of blood groups. That’s what almost many of us think. But in fact, we have twenty-nine types of blood groups that are been discovered by the scientists till now. The rarest of them belong to the Bombay subtype. But this blood group is common for a small group of families in Japan.

There are 29 types of blood groups in reality.
There are 29 types of blood groups in reality. Wikimedia Commons

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13. We all know that light is the fastest electromagnetic wave and can travel at 299 792 458 m/s. But, do you know what speed a normal human being sneezes. The answer is 160 km/h. So, from next time, try to sneeze away from the person sitting next to you. You might blow him up.

This 2009 photograph captured a sneeze in progress, revealing the plume of salivary droplets as they are expelled in a large cone-shaped array from this man’s open mouth, thereby, dramatically illustrating the reason one needs to cover his/her mouth when coughing, or sneezing, in order to protect others from germ exposure.
This 2009 photograph is dramatically illustrating the reason one needs to cover his/her mouth when coughing, or sneezing, in order to protect others from germ exposure. Wikimedia Commons

14. Bhutan is a landlocked country on the Himalayas’ eastern edge and is known for splendid Buddhist monasteries. But as of now, no one knows how many people live in that country because, after 1975, no census has ever been taken by the government.

There has been no census in Bhutan since 1975.
There has been no census in Bhutan since 1975.

15. Space is indeed a very magnificent place to explore. Many countries have come up to dig more into the outer space and are trying to know more about our universe. The only way a person can go out of the atmosphere is by getting trained as an Astronaut. But they also do have some limitations and one of them remains to be very quirky.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before setting out for space. Wikimedia Commons

An Astronaut is not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind by any chance can damage their spacesuits. And we all know that a spacesuit costs millions of rupee. So, now you know that beans can cause gas and it’s really not good to have any gastric problem is any public gathering.

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10 Things to Know About Data Privacy

Data breaches carried out by hackers are expected to go up 22 percent annually, exposing some 146 billion records

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A French soldier watches code lines on his computer during the International Cybersecurity forum in Lille, northern France, Jan. 23, 2018. VOA

From hackers exposing private information online to the handling of users’ data by internet giants, online privacy has become a matter of growing concern for countries, companies and people alike.

On Monday, countries around the world marked Data Privacy Day, also known as Data Protection Day — an initiative to raise awareness of internet safety issues.

Here are 10 facts about online privacy:

* Less than 60 percent of countries have laws to secure the protection of data and privacy.

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A data theft alert is displayed on a “threat spiral” at the ProtectWise booth during the Black Hat information security conference in Las Vegas, July 26, 2017. VOA

* Europe’s data protection regulators have received more than 95,000 complaints about possible data breaches since the adoption of a landmark EU privacy law in May.

* More than one in two respondents to a 2018 global survey by pollster CIGI-Ipsos said they had grown more concerned about their online privacy compared to the previous year.

* Almost 40 percent of respondents to another survey by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said they did not know how to protect themselves from cybercrime.

* A survey of tech professionals by security key maker Yubico suggested experts might not live up to safety standards. It found almost 70 percent of respondents shared passwords with colleagues.

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A specialist works at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Va., Sept. 9, 2014. (VOA)

* More than half reused an average of five passwords across their work and personal accounts.

* About 4 percent of people targeted by an email phishing campaign would click on it.

* In 2017, almost 17 million U.S. consumers experienced identity fraud — the unauthorized use of personal information, such as credit card data, for financial gain.

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* Data breaches carried out by hackers are expected to go up 22 percent annually, exposing some 146 billion records, including personal information such as name, address and credit card numbers by 2023.

* Data breaches cost companies worldwide almost $4 million on average for every incident. (VOA)