Sunday, September 30, 2012

10 Coolest Flirting Facts You Wish You Knew

 The most flirtatious people get the most attention

The person who gets the most attention in a public place is not the most attractive but the most flirtatious. 
On average, someone sending out 35 flirtatious signals per hour will be approached by four romantic prospects during that time period. Now, 35 signals per hour might seem like a lot, but whether she knows it or not, a good flirt sends out signals almost constantly--from something as simple as tilting her head to the side, stroking her arm, or leaning slightly toward the person she likes. (Link)

 It takes three glances to send a signal

You'll have to look at someone three times before they'll get the hint that you're into them. One trick to get someone looking at you more often than they might otherwise, is to hold their gaze for two to three seconds. (That may not sound like long, but if you time it, it will seem like an eternity; nonromantic glances last only 1.18 seconds on average.) (Link)

 A smile with crow's feet is a good hint

A smile with crow's feet in the corner of the eyes is a sign that someone is genuinely happy. If someone's smiling at you and you don't see them, that means someone's forcing a “fake smile” and would rather not be talking to you. Smiles with crow's feet are the best to see, and to give. (Link)

 Flirting is easier via email
With Facebook friends, Twitter followers and Skype video chats, it is now all too easy to flirt with strangers and engage in sexual fantasy. Digital dalliance has entered the mainstream. 

For instance, sexting — sending sexually suggestive text messages or photos — is usually thought of as a teenage pastime. But according to a report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project based on a representative sample of 2,252 adults surveyed by telephone in May 2010, it is far more common among people ages 18 to 29. 

Nearly one-third of that group say they have received sexually suggestive or nude photos of someone they know, and 13 percent say they have sent them, the report said. (Link)

 Sometimes, flirty gestures aren't what they seem

Research has shown that men tend to routinely mistake friendly behavior for flirting. (Link)

 The direction of the feet may give you a clue

Feet typically point in the direction they want to go, so if someone's feet are pointed toward you, that's good. If they're pointed away from you, that's bad. If someone's feet are pointed in toward each other, that “pigeon toes” stance is actually a good sign, since it's a subconscious attempt to shrink in size and appear harmless, approachable ... which may very well mean someone likes you, a lot. (Link)

 Mimicry is a sign of attraction

We mimic the actions of people we're attracted to. So if you want to gauge whether someone's attracted to you, check your watch—then see if they check theirs. Or scratch your arm, then see if they scratch theirs. Or cross your legs, and see if they cross theirs. This means they're subconsciously trying to get in sync with you, which is a good sign. (Link)

 Flirting is good for your health

Studies show that flirting men and women have more white blood cells in their body. These cells are known to boost immunity and overall health.(Link)

 Watch out, you can overdo it

According to the Social Issues Research Centre, the most common mistake people make when flirting is maintaining too much eye contact. (Link)

 Friendly or flirty?

Friends may act friendly, but flirters will flaunt their assets. That's why women will fiddle with or flip their hair, or find an excuse to “parade” in front of someone by strutting toward the bathroom, or lick their lips. Meanwhile, men may stretch, or stuff their hands in their pockets, which conveniently broadens their chest. (Link)


10 Incredible Sex Facts

 The average frequency for sex is two times per week

A Durex survey outlined that the average number of times people have sex is 103 times per year, 1.98 times per week and 0.28 times per day!Incorporating sex into your life does have its benefits, including stress reliefand increased energy, but there is no right or wrong quota you need to hit – we're not all bunny rabbits! (Link)

 Heavier men last longer in bed

Put down the weights and grab a hamburger: Researchers in Turkey have finished a yearlong study that correlated body mass index with male sexual performance. Their findings may surprise you: Heavier men were able tomake love for an average of 7.3 minutes, while slender men lasted an average of 108 seconds. The study, published in Nature, showed that overweight men had higher levels of the female estradiol hormone, which blocks male hormones and delays the climax. (Link)

 Oral sex could be a cure for morning sickness

One academic is proposing a cure for morning sickness that some moms-to-be might find in bad taste — sperm. Gordon Gallup, a psychologist at SUNY-Albany has a theory that pregnant women who are continually exposed to the father's semen are less likely to suffer from AM nausea. Gallup, who specializes in human reproductive competition and behavior, offers the theory that expectant women become ill and vomit because their bodies are rejecting the semen's genetic material as something foreign and unfamiliar. The theory could feasibly quell their queasiness by ingesting the same sperm in order to allow the body to build up a tolerance. The idea, while likely appealing to dads, is only a theory and has yet to be tested. (Link | Via | Photo)

 Sex cures headaches

If you think sex can't be had due to a headache, how wrong you are, at least according to headache specialist Dr. Vincent Martin. Amazingly, it's just the opposite. Martin stated that the increase in serotonin levels which happens during sex eases the pathways in the brain that can lead to and sustain a headache.

Now, this isn't to say that sex is the answer to all headaches or there would be massive tardiness in the corporate world every day. However, with the act itself being quite a bit more powerful than popping a few ibuprofen or aspirin, perhaps this new headache cure will be tested soon by, well, many.(Link)

 Scratching your ankle feels as good as sex

The old phrase ‘You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' may need updating. The ankle has overtaken the back as the most satisfying spot to scratch, according to researchers at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina. In the study, reported in the British Journal of Dermatology,healthy volunteers were made to itch on the forearm, ankle and back by rubbing them with cowhage, a plant with tiny hairs that irritate the skin. Professor Francis McGlone, a member of the International Forum for the Study of Itch, said, "It was interesting that the ankle was the itchiest site and that the most pleasure came from scratching it, because the back has been well-known as a preferred site for scratching." (Link | Via)

 Men think about sleep & food as much as sex

Men think about sex every seven seconds, right? Not according to a new study that finds men ponder sleep and food as much as they do sex. The study found that the median number of thoughts about sex by college-age men was 18 times a day to women's 10 times a day. But the men also thought about food and sleep proportionately more. (Link | Via | Photo)

 Finger length may indicate penis size

Hold up your right hand. Are your index and ring fingers mismatched? Congratulations, you're more likely than men with matching digits to have a long penis. A smaller ratio between the second and fourth fingers is linked to a longer stretched penis size, researchers report in the Asian Journal of Andrology. The findings go beyond providing a new finger ratio-based pick-up line for men in bars, however; researchers say that a quick look at a man's fingers could reveal his exposure to male hormones in the womb, providing a hint about his risk for hormone-driven diseases like prostate cancer. (Link)

 Female orgasm is a form of natural selection

Orgasm is an evolutionary function of nature. In 1967, a man named Desmond Morris wrote a controversial book called "The Naked Ape." The book looked at the female orgasm, suggesting that its purpose was to not only encourage interest in sexual activity, but also to promote exhaustion to encourage her to remain in the horizontal position (preventing sperm from leaking out). He also suggested that women's difficulty in attaining orgasm with men was, in fact, a form of natural selection. Only the most patient, caring, and imaginative men (considered preferred traits) would have the best chance of eliciting an orgasm, and thus successfully conceiving a child.(Link)

 Vibrators were used as medical treatment during the 19th century

According to the Museum of Sex, the vibrator was originally used as a medicinal treatment for female "hysteria" during the 19th century. The vibrator-induced orgasms helped doctors dissipate hysteria's anxiety-related symptoms. (Link)

 25% of men over 65 use the magic blue pill

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, approximately 5 percent of 40-year-old men and between 15 to 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience erectile dysfunction. 

Another interesting fact about middle age sex is that 46 percent of people over 50 claim to have sex once a week. 85 per cent feel that sex at a more mature age is less pressurized than when they were teens or young adults, suggesting that sex can get better with age (like many things in life).


Funny Definition: What is Globalization?

If you ask 100 different people, you’ll get 100 different answers, but what people mean by “globalization” is often confused or confusing. No worries though, here you’ll get a funny answer that is easy to understand and that will definitely make you laugh.

The answer will be: Tragically, Princess Diana’s death?
You’ll probably wonder why, so the explanation goes as follows:
An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whiskey, followed closely by Italian paparazzi on Japanese motorcycles; treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by an American, using Bill Gate’s technology and you are probably reading this on your computer, that uses Taiwanese chips and a Korean monitor, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant; transported by Indian lorry-drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen and trucked to you by illegal Mexican workers…
And that is what Globalization is.
Or if the above was difficult to take in, Globalization is also like being British. Since it’s all about driving a German car to an Irish pub for Belgian beer; then getting back home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and to watch American shows on Japanese TV.
And if you have another more suitable definition, and thus explanation of what globalization is, please let us know in the comments below….

Grumpy Cat Doesn't Want to Be Disturbed

Grumpy Cat Doesn't Want to Be Disturbed
Grumpy Cat Doesn't Want to Be Disturbed

Saturday, September 29, 2012

10 Heaviest People in the World

Published on 4/19/2012 under Strange People - by Nora Vega -185,871 views 
TAGS: fattest people in the world, Robert Earl Hughes

 Paul Mason

Paul Mason, a 50-year-old man from England was once considered the world's fattest man at 980 lbs. but he recently underwent gastric bypass surgery and already is down to 560 lbs. He says his 20,000 calorie-a- daydiet is what attributed to his extreme size, but he also blames Britain's national health service for not allowing him to see an eating disorderspecialist when he was just over 400 lbs.

 Donna Simpson (Above)

Donna Simpson (born 1967) is an American woman who, in 2008, expressed a desire to become one of the world's heaviest women. She wished to attain a target weight of 1,000 pounds (450 kg). As of June 2010, Simpson weighed 602 pounds (273 kg), down from her weight of 630 pounds (290 kg) in 2008. During the process, Simpson maintained a website where fans paid to watch her eat. In 2010, she won the Guinness World Records for the "Heaviest woman to give birth." In August 2011, Simpson decided to go on a diet to reduce her weight to a target of 370 pounds (170 kg) in order to become more self-sufficient and be able to do a better job of raising her children.(Link)

 Manuel Uribe (Below)

Uribe (born June 11, 1965) is a man from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, notable for suffering from morbid obesity to one of the greatest extents known in recorded history. After reaching a peak weight of around 597 kg (1,320 lb) and having been unable to leave his bed since 2001, Uribe lost approximately 400 lbs. (one-third of his body weight, about 181.8 kg) with the help of doctors and nutritionists, and by following the Zone diet. Uribe drew worldwide attention when he appeared on the Televisa television network in January 2006, but turned down offers for gastric bypass surgery in Italy. 

Uribe has also been featured on The World's Heaviest Man, a television documentary about his bedridden life and attempts to overcome the disease. By October 26, 2008, Uribe had reduced his weight to 360 kg (790 lb). His efforts to overcome the disease continue. In mid 2009, it was falsely reported that Manuel had died. As of February 2012, he weighs 440 lbs.

 Robert Earl Hughes (Below)

Robert Earl Hughes (June 4, 1926 – July 10, 1958) was, during his lifetime, the heaviest human being recorded in the history of the world. Hughes' excessive weight was attributed to a malfunctioning pituitary gland. His chest was measured at 3.15 metres (10.3 ft), and he weighed an estimated 486 kilos (1,070 lb) at his heaviest. At the age of six, he weighed about 92 kilos (200 lb); at ten, he weighed 171 kilos (380 lb). By the time of his death, he weighed over half a ton.

During his adult life, Hughes made guest appearances at carnivals and fairs; plans to appear on the Ed Sullivan television program were announced but never came about. On July 10, 1958, Hughes contracted a case of measles which soon developed into uremia, resulting in his death in Baylis, Illinois, U. S.; he was 32 years old.

He is often said to have been buried in a piano case. This error stems from a sentence that appeared in successive editions of the Guinness Book of World Records, which read, "He was buried in a coffin the size of a piano case." His headstone notes that he was the world's heaviest man at a confirmed 1,041 pounds (472 kg).

 Kenneth Brumley (Below)

Kenneth Brumley was one of the heaviest people ever recorded, whose weight was confirmed. He was featured on the Channel 4 BodyShock documentary "Half Ton Dad," as a father of four, who weighed almost 74 stone (468 kg or 1,035 pounds).

According to Kenneth Brumley's statements in the documentary, he had been bed-bound for four years. After he was accepted as a gastric bypass patient at the Renaissance Hospital in Houston, Texas, a fire crew had to hammer down a wall in Brumley's house to get him out. 

At Renaissance Hospital, Brumley was treated by the team of specialists that treated Renee Williams, believed to have been the world's heaviest woman at the time. The first step in Brumley's treatment was a diet restricted to 1200 calories per day, which enabled him to lose 167.5 pounds (76 kg) in only 40 days. 

 Michael Hebranko (Below)

Michael Hebranko (born May 14, 1953) is a person suffering from an extreme case of morbid obesity, known to be one of the heaviest people in the world.

After a stay at St. Luke's Hospital in New York, he dropped his weight from 411 kg (910 lb) to 90 kg (200 lb) and waist size from 290 cm (110 in) to 91 cm (36 in) in 19 months, with the help of dieting and exercise coach, Richard Simmons, and was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the highest recorded weight loss in 1990. He lost some of this weight through surgery. He then toured the United States lecturing about his experiences and advocating dieting and exercise and appeared in infomercials promoting Richard Simmons. He also appeared on TV talk shows such as The Howard Stern Show and the British chat show, Wogan, in 1990.

 Mayra Rosales (Below)

"Mayra Rosales Child Murder - 1,000-lb woman is 'too big to kill' "

A Texas court has ruled that Mayra Rosales, who weighs about 1,036 pounds, weighs too much, and that it would have been impossible for her to lift her arm in order to kill her 2-year-old nephew, whom she was accused of murdering in 2008. (Link | Via)

 Jon Brower Minnoch (Below)

This is Jon Brower Minnoch (1941 - 1983) of Bainbridge Island, WA. He was 6 ft. 1 in. tall, and was estimated as weighing "probably more than" 1400 lbs. in 1979, at which point it took 13 people just to roll him over in bed. Minnoch, like many of the heaviest people, suffered from massive edema; his weight was augmented by at least 900 lbs. of fluid at its peak.

The former taxi driver had always been unusually heavy, reaching 400 lbs. in 1963, 700 lbs. in 1966, and 975 lbs. in 1976, but he claimed to have been handicapped, in no way, by his size until a 500-calorie diet sapped his muscular strength and left him on the brink of death. At his peak in 1978, Jon Brower Minnoch tipped the scales at an estimated 635 kilograms, or 1397 pounds, or if you prefer, 100 stone.

He passed away on on September 10, 1983 weighing 362 kilograms or 796 pounds. Minnoch was the father of two children by his 110-lb wife, Jeannette.(Link)

 Terri smith (Smith)

woman believed to be the world's fattest at 50 stone (700 lbs.) is facing a battle to shed weight after being told by doctors she could die.

Terri Smith is confined to her bedroom in her Ohio home, unable to move, stand, or roll over by herself, setting the new world record for the Fattest woman in 2010. She relies on her husband Myron, 44, and oldest daughter Najah, 30, to do everything for her. 

By the age of 20, Terri weighed 18 stone (252 lbs.) but she remained active and held a job as a mental health care worker for 20 years. "I used to help people wash, feed and dress themselves," she said.

To undergo a brain scan and receive the life-saving treatment she may require, Terri is now embarking on a weight loss regimen of exercise andhealthy eating. (Link | Via)

 Dzhambik Khatokhov

An 11-year-old boy named Dzhambik Khatokhov (known as Jambik) from Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia, weighs 324 pounds, is 5' 2" and sets the world record for the Fattest child. At birth, Jambik weighed 6 lb. 6 oz. - a reasonable amount for a baby - but by his first birthday he was more than 28 lbs. At just three years old, Jambik was lifting weights as heavy as 7 lbs. At four, he had ballooned to 81 lbs, even though he was just 3 ft., 11 in., and at six, he was 157 lbs. Since then Jambik has gained nearly 112 lbs. more on a diet of porridge and ice cream. But his mother Nelya, 42, doesn't share their doctor's concern that, Jambik's weight is dire. "He is just growing -- upwards and outwards," she said. "What can I do about it? This is who he is, this is how God created him." Jambik, who practises wrestling five days a week and also goes swimming, said, "I want to be a sportsman when I grow up. Or better, an Olympic champion. I like to be strong."Dzhambik is famous in Russia and has been presented on many Russian TV Shows. He has gained world fame through the U.K. Channel 4 BodyShock series, where he was presented in a series called - "World's Biggest Boy," which was aired on many TV stations around the world.


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