15 Seismic Facts About Earthquakes

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Earthquakes Are Common

While we generally only hear about earthquakes in the news on rare occasions, they actually occur quite often. Around 500,000 detectable earthquakes shake the world annually, and 100,000 can be felt.

All in all, only 100 of these yearly earthquakes will cause any real damage.

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Largest Quake in History

The most massive earthquake in recorded history happened in Chile in 1960. The magnitude 9.5 quake created seismic waves that rippled throughout the entire earth.

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10 Facts on the Flu

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Spanish Flu

The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 was the deadliest strain of influenza in history. It killed over 20 million people worldwide. That was around 5% of the world’s population at that time. 

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Children

More children than adults come down with the flu, but anyone of any age can catch it. This may be due to the fact that children are in school, which means they’re constantly surrounded my germs.

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10 ways to Soothe a Sore Throat

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Popsicles

Nice cool popsicles are a great relief for a sore throat. Just let little pieces melt down your throat instead of sucking on it.

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Horseradish

It might sound strange, but a cocktail of horseradish, honey and cloves guarantees to soothe a sore throat. Combine a tablespoon of horseradish and a teaspoon each of honey and ground cloves with 8 ounces of warm water. It’ll be gross, but no one ever said medicine tasted good.

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10 Myths About the Common Cold

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You’ll Catch a Cold if You Go Outside in Cold Weather with Wet Hair

Cold and flu viruses are more common during the colder months, but there is absolutely no correlation between going outside with wet hair and catching a cold.

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You Can Sweat Out a Cold

Many people are under the impression that covering up in layers of blankets or holding your head over a bowl of hot water will help push a cold out of your system, due to “sweating it out.” This is false. It may make you feel better in the meantime, but it has no effect on the cold itself or how quickly it leaves your system.

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15 Youngest CEOs in the World

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Sindhuja Rajaram: Seppan

When she was just 14 years old, Sindhuja Rajaram became the CEO of a computer animation company called Seppan. She reportedly became interested in animation after her father taught her how to draw.

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Shravan and Sanjay Kumaram: Go Dimensions

At 12 and 10 years old, brothers Shravan and Sanjay Kumaram became the President and CEO of their very own company: Go Dimensions. The business, which they started in their bedroom, creates mobile phone applications for both iPhone and Android.

According to Shravan, “We developed more than 150 test apps before releasing the first app, Catch Me Cop. That app was launched within a week of submission to Apple, and that was really exciting.”

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10 ways to Soothe a Sore Throat

image

Popsicles

Nice cool popsicles are a great relief for a sore throat. Just let little pieces melt down your throat instead of sucking on it.

image

Horseradish

It might sound strange, but a cocktail of horseradish, honey and cloves guarantees to soothe a sore throat. Combine a tablespoon of horseradish and a teaspoon each of honey and ground cloves with 8 ounces of warm water. It’ll be gross, but no one ever said medicine tasted good.

Read More 

(via icanrelateto)

10 Facts on the Flu

image

Spanish Flu

The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 was the deadliest strain of influenza in history. It killed over 20 million people worldwide. That was around 5% of the world’s population at that time. 

image

Children

More children than adults come down with the flu, but anyone of any age can catch it. This may be due to the fact that children are in school, which means they’re constantly surrounded my germs.

Read More 

(via icanrelateto)