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There's a lot we still don't know about the way the body works . . . but there's also a lot we DO know. Maybe too much. Cracked.com has a list of five weird things your body does, with their scientific explanations.
1. Eye floaters. The squiggly lines you see floating around wherever your eyes move? They're cause by the fluid in your eyeballs getting clumpy and stringy as you age. It doesn't mean you're going blind. It's completely natural, and they go away later on.
2. Brain freeze. When you eat a lot of cold stuff fast, the top of your mouth can get too cold. So your brain tries to warm it up by opening up arteries in the area. And the extra blood pressure causes the headache.
3. Toothpaste making orange juice taste weird. It's not because the toothpaste is too sweet. It's because it contains chemicals that numb the sweetness receptors on your tongue . . . while opening up the bitterness receptors.
Toothpaste will change the taste of other foods too, but it's more noticeable with things that are sweet and acidic, like orange juice.
4. When a man gets aroused, a lot of extra blood flows into his package. And after it's over, the body puts that blood back where it came from.
But if the thing that SHOULD happen DOESN'T . . . some of that blood stays put, and the pressure hurts. So ladies, when you suddenly decide to HOLD THE RUNNER AT THIRD . . . you're giving your man a brain freeze down below.
5. Weird-smelling pee after you eat asparagus. There are sulfuric compounds in asparagus, which don't smell bad until AFTER they break down in the body. Then the sulfur comes out in your pee, and fills the bathroom with that stench.
If you don’t know what I'm talking about, it's because only SOME people have the olfactory receptors in their nose that can detect the odor. And now you know.
"Partridge Family" star David Cassidy was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Wednesday morning in upstate New York, TMZ has reported.
Schodack Police Officer Tom Jones was conducting a DWI check when he stopped Cassidy early on Aug. 21 outside Albany, according to the Times Union. District Attorney Richard McNally said when the officer introduced himself, the singer said, "What's up, pussycat?" referencing "What's New Pussycat?," a song by singer Tom Jones.
The 63-year-old, who spends part of his summer in the upstate New York region but lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .10 percent, the Times Union reported. The legal limit in New York is .08. Cassidy was arrested and charged with felony DWI due to a prior conviction. He was sent to the Rensselaer County Jail and released on $2,500 bail.
The Schodack police chief said he "cooperated and was a gentleman."
When you're a kid, grownups are always giving you advice. And sometimes it's good advice. But a LOT of times it's not. Here are the ten most B.S. pieces of advice adults give kids.
1. "If you just tell the truth, I won't get mad."
2. "Cheaters never win."
3. "When someone bullies you, it's just because they're jealous."
4. "The real world isn't like school. People grow up."
5. "Just be yourself and everyone will love you."
6. "If you're nice to people, they'll be nice back."
7. "These are the best years of your life."
8. "You need to go to college to succeed."
9. "You need to learn math because you won't always have a calculator handy."
10. "You're unique and special and deserve everything in the world."
Your teenager is costing you a FORTUNE. But at least they're always so appreciative and easygoing in return . . .
According to a new study, the average teenager costs their parents $9,570 a year. Assuming they're at home from age 13 through 18, that's a total of $57,420.
More than HALF of that goes toward their food. They eat their way through about $4,800 every year, or $400 every month.
Other big costs are cell phone bills, giving them spending money, trips, sports and school activities, and gas.
The study also found having a teenager at home drives up the electric bill by $36 a month.
Do you ever find yourself in the middle of a BLOWOUT argument, and you're SO FURIOUS you start thinking about how much a divorce lawyer costs . . . when it occurs to you the whole thing started over forgetting to buy eggs?
According to a new survey, the average couple gets into at least FOUR fights every week over completely insignificant and trivial stuff.
Here are the top five stupid things couples argue about . . .
1. Emptying the dishwasher.
2. Cell phone bills.
3. What to watch on TV.
4. Staying out late without telling the other person where you are.