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Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!

It's definitely not true for apples...unless they are very, very green maybe.  

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:

Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples!

It's definitely not true for apples...unless they are very, very green maybe. :laughing:

When I read about apples being good for losing weight and eating less calories I thought the same! The explanation is that apples are high in weight loss friendly fiber and they have a lot of water inside them. Water-rich foods are quite filling, which often leads to reduced calorie intake. It turns out you end up eating less and feeling fuller :o.


https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-apples-affect-weight#section1

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A flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. That is the equivalent of a human jumping the Empire State Building.

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
When I read about apples being good for losing weight and eating less calories I thought the same! The explanation is that apples are high in weight loss friendly fiber and they have a lot of water inside them. Water-rich foods are quite filling, which often leads to reduced calorie intake. It turns out you end up eating less and feeling fuller :o.
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-apples-affect-weight#section1

That's not the same as getting negative calories, like you do with celery. If you subtract the fiber from the calories in apples, you will still have a lot of calories. I completely agree that apples are good for you though.


I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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very interesting

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amazing, so how many days can a giraffe go without water ?

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:

A flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. That is the equivalent of a human jumping the Empire State Building.

That’s why Im so paranoid with them and they’re hard to eradicate. Keep the trivias coming! :+1::skin-tone-2:

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I am curious... how does the tower grow in summer ?

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I am curious... how does the tower grow in summer ?

When some materials are heated they expand, that is why the tower grows, the metal expands :)

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The largest cells found in nature are ostrich eggs. Before fertilization, the entire interior of the egg consists of a single cell, which can weigh up to 5 pounds. 

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:

GonzaloA wrote:

I am curious... how does the tower grow in summer ?

When some materials are heated they expand, that is why the tower grows, the metal expands :)

Jess.PWinkler wrote:

The largest cells found in nature are ostrich eggs. Before fertilization, the entire interior of the egg consists of a single cell, which can weigh up to 5 pounds.

Are their eggs the biggest?

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Sheena wrote:

Jess.PWinkler wrote:

GonzaloA wrote:

I am curious... how does the tower grow in summer ?

When some materials are heated they expand, that is why the tower grows, the metal expands :)

Jess.PWinkler wrote:

The largest cells found in nature are ostrich eggs. Before fertilization, the entire interior of the egg consists of a single cell, which can weigh up to 5 pounds.

Are their eggs the biggest?

Yes they are! They are considered the biggest cell and according to the Guinness World Records "The largest egg on record weighed 2.589 kg (5 lb 11.36 oz) and was laid by an ostrich (Struthio camelus) at a farm owned by Kerstin and Gunnar Sahlin (Sweden) in Borlänge, Sweden"

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  • Count the number of times a cricket chirps in fifteen seconds. Then add 37. That's approximately how hot it is tonight (in Fahrenheight).
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NASA created these... devices... that help astronauts to pee. They had to change the names from "small, medium and large" to "large, gigantic and humungous" because the astronauts were never willing to pick their true size. :P
A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time. In chemistry and physics, it is the amount of time it takes for light to travel a distance of one centimeter.
Count the number of times a cricket chirps in fifteen seconds. Then add 37. That's approximately how hot it is tonight (in Fahrenheight).
Every single Rubik's Cube you find can be solved in 20 moves or less.



large, gigantic and humungous ----> Hilarious! But makes sense though LOL


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Phillip.Laplana wrote:

NASA created these... devices... that help astronauts to pee. They had to change the names from "small, medium and large" to "large, gigantic and humungous" because the astronauts were never willing to pick their true size. :P

Lol

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Count the number of times a cricket chirps in fifteen seconds. Then add 37. That's approximately how hot it is tonight (in Fahrenheight).

This is a cool fact, I'll try it!

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Every single Rubik's Cube you find can be solved in 20 moves or less.

I refuse to believe this xD!

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The largest internal organ is the liver. It is also the heaviest organ, with an average of 1.6 kilograms (3.5 pounds).


The largest external organ, which is also the largest organ in general, is the skin.

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Jess.PWinkler wrote:
The largest external organ, which is also the largest organ in general, is the skin.

And some have more humungous organs than most.  


In fact...

  • In 1997 about 8% of the population of the USA was obese. Today, it's 39% of them that are obese.
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Phillip.Laplana wrote:

The national animals of different nations include some eagles, some bears, some fish, some bulls and a LOT of lions. But the national animal of Scotland is a unicorn. :hugging_face:

Lol! Scottish people are more special than I thought.

Phillip.Laplana wrote:

If you have completed the graded courses in Archery, Fencing, Pistol (or Rifle) and Sailing, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will make you a Certified Pirate.

Is this for real? :o  

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