#8. Press a Burn to Reduce the Pain
Minor burns can hurt like the very devil. To diminish the pain until you can get some first aid, put pressure on the injury with your finger. It may sound counterproductive, but it works. Next, run water on the burn immediately.
#9. Blow on Your Thumb to Counter Nervousness
Nerves got the best of you? Try blowing on your thumb. It slows down your thumb’s pulse rate (yes, fun fact: your thumb has a pulse of its own!), which in turn regulates your cardiac rhythm, slowing down your heartbeat. Plus, blowing out air necessitates deeper inhales, which also helps to calm you down.
#10. Use Your Tongue to Get Rid of Brain Freeze
If you love your icy drinks or desserts a little too much, getting brain freeze may be a normal occurrence. To deal with this, simply press your whole tongue against the roof of your mouth to avoid the headache that follows brain freeze.
#11. Do Neck Stretches to Liven Numb Hands
Hands fall asleep on you? The numb feeling stems from tight nerves. Do some neck stretches to loosen the bundle of nerves running through it that transmit signals from your hands to your brain, and vice versa.
#12. Fall Asleep Faster by Jumping Out of Bed in the Mornings
You don’t have to count sheep to be out like a light once you hit your bed at night. One trick to falling asleep faster is to leave your bed the moment you wake up in the morning, and don’t come near it again until its time to sleep at night. This move will help your subconscious associate your bed only with sleep, and with time, your body will fall into snooze mode as soon as your head hits the pillow. Unfortunately, this wouldn’t be such a good idea if you also plan to use the same bed to be intimate with your partner.
#13. Do Your Memory Work Just Before Bedtime
If you’ve got a big test or presentation to do the next day, review serious memory work just before you sleep. While you sleep, your brain will be working overtime to store this information in your long-term memory, and you should be able to know a piece or passage by heart when you get up in the morning.
#14. Exhale to Prevent That Stitch on Your Side
If you’re a runner or jogger, you’re likely familiar with that ache in your side in the middle of a long run. To keep this from happening, exhale just as your left foot hits the ground to keep the pressure from your liver.
#15. Hyperventilate to Hold Your Breath Longer
Divers and swimmers know this little trick. In order to last longer underwater by as much as 10 seconds more, do several short and quick breathes before going underwater. This fools your brain into thinking you have sufficient oxygen in your body to help you stay submerged longer.
Scientists Develop Technique Ensuring 100% Success Rate of Organ Transplants!
Can this organ transplant technique be humanity’s hope to gaining immortality?
Undergoing an organ transplant procedure is a long and harrowing process. First there is the waiting period of finding a suitable donor, undergoing therapies and certain tests to ensure a high percentage of matching between the donor and the recipient. A high matching rate is needed so that the recipient's body will not reject the transplant and attack it.
In some cases that the recipient's immune system attacks the transplanted organ, it can result to even more fatal situations and sometimes even death of the patient. In some cases too, the very long waiting period from obtaining a suitable organ match from organ banks or donors can be the cause of death. The patient's body just can't hold out much longer without a new organ.
But all of that may be a thing of the past, once decellularization becomes more available as an organ preparation method for transplant. We will be able to use the organs of pigs (surprisingly their organs have a high degree of similarity to humans such as their heart, or from deceased human bodies). ...
Ever Wonder How Astronauts Make Their Coffee? Watch This!
If you're like most people who can't start the day without coffee, you have several ways to get your caffeine fix. You can make instant coffee or brew your own using a standard coffeemaker or one of those fancy French presses. Or you can just swing by Starbucks and get your coffee on the go.
But what about astronauts? I'm sure being in space doesn't cure them of their caffeine craving. So how can they create coffee while confined in a zero gravity station where everything just floats around? The answer: vacuum-packed coffee and a straw. Watch and see how they do it.
This Impressive Robot Can Solve The Rubik’s Cube In 1.04 Seconds
Definitely the world’s fastest. You’ve got to watch this video!
Rubik’s Cube enthusiasts, pay attention here. If you are hoping to get faster at solving the Rubik’s Cube, you’ll probably be amazed – or disappointed - that you can never be faster than this robot.
Invented by software engineers Jay Flatland and Paul Rose, this mind-blowing can easily solve a Rubik’s Cube in lightning-fast speed. In fact, this robot can solve that little puzzle in a little just over a second.
Of course, some of us may be aware that the fastest human world record is currently held by Lucas Etter (who did it at 4.904 seconds) while the current machine record is at 3.253 seconds but this one does it much faster. ...