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Humans produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools during a lifetime

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The human body is estimated to be 60% liquid or water. Saliva is a clear liquid that’s made in your mouth 24 hours a day, every day. It’s made up mostly of water, with a few other chemicals.

The slippery stuff is produced by the salivary glands. Saliva moistens the mouth for comfort, lubricates as you chew and swallow, and neutralizes harmful acids. It also kills germs and prevents bad breath, defends against tooth decay and gum disease, protects enamel, and speeds up wound healing.

An average human produces between 1 to 2 liters of saliva each day, which is a maximum of 730 liters per year. The average life expectancy is just over 70 years, which gives a maximum of 51,100 liters of saliva produced in an average lifetime. This is more than enough to fill two swimming pools.

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The word “emoji” comes from the Japanese words “e” and “moji”, find out the meaning

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Emoji are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages. Most of us can’t have a chat with our friends and family without making use of emojis.

In fact, some people are able to have a conversation or express their emotions and feelings with just emojis. Do you though know the origin of the word “emoji”?

The word “emoji” comes from the Japanese words “e” and “moji”, which mean “picture” and “character”. The link to the English words “emotion” and “emoticon” are purely coincidental.

Great! You now know the origin of the word, pass it on, share the knowledge, and this fun fact with your friends and family.

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Tears contain a natural painkiller, which reduces pain and improves your mood

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One thing we have all experienced before whether as kids or adults is the shedding of tears. There are many or varying situations that can cause us to shed tears, sometimes sad situations, or happy moments (tears of joy).

Depending on your upbringing or culture, however, you may either have been encouraged to shed tears or keep it in.

In most African cultures, people, especially men are seen as weak if they shed tears or cry over any situation.

Studies however have shown that tears contain a natural painkiller that reduces pain and improves good mood.

It’s actually an endorphin, which is why you can tend to feel better after a good cry! So next time you feel the need to break down, don’t be shy!

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Mike Tyson once offered a zookeeper 10,000 dollars to let him fight a gorilla

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Former American professional boxer Michael Gerard Tyson is widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.

The name Mike Tyson inspires fear, strength, might, and power and those who witnessed his fights or followed his career from 1985 to 2005 can attest to that fact.

At his prime, his punches were so lethal that he was nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite”.

Earlier this year, Mike Tyson in an interview revealed that about three decades ago, he bribed a zoo worker to open the zoo for just he and his wife to see the animals. While on this romantic stroll, he tried to also bribe a zookeeper to let him fight a gorilla. The zoo attendant said no.

Tyson explained that one Gorilla was bullying the others in the cage, and he wanted to teach it a lesson with his lethal fists.

Only a brave and extraordinarily strong person would try to embark on such a suicidal mission, as gorillas are known to be very fierce, strong, and relentless animals.

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