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#264 - manananggal (01/30/2013) [-]
Fact #6
#2 - rawpedobearraw (01/29/2013) [-]
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#281 - sphinxe (01/30/2013) [-]
With the whole vaccine crap, if I should decide to have a poop and puke smelling bundle of joy; I'd be first in line for all the vaccines. Women should have them while pregnant (Like the one for whooping cough, which is surprising that women aren't having it), and the kids should have them before they are subjected to the nasty 			*******		 viruses out there.
With the whole vaccine crap, if I should decide to have a poop and puke smelling bundle of joy; I'd be first in line for all the vaccines. Women should have them while pregnant (Like the one for whooping cough, which is surprising that women aren't having it), and the kids should have them before they are subjected to the nasty ******* viruses out there.
User avatar #292 to #281 - pukingrainbows (01/30/2013) [-]
I know right? All those soccer moms go on about is how much worse a few cases of autism is than widespread polio.
User avatar #296 to #281 - psykobear (01/30/2013) [-]
To be fair, I have never had a flu vaccine in my life, haven't had the flu, and I've just turned 20.
It's all up to the parent, but I'm glad I never had one. It would have been a waste of money.
User avatar #302 to #296 - sphinxe (01/30/2013) [-]
Well flu is a virus that mutates at a fast rate, your body is pretty good at fighting stuff like colds and flu off by itself.
People who are old, or have immune system problems are encouraged to get the flu vaccine, but I assume you're a healthy 20 year old guy so something like the flu wouldn't be an immediate threat.

But stuff like whooping cough, measles, mumps and rubella in young children is dangerous.
#267 - matzic (01/30/2013) [-]
The sleep one seems off, I'm pretty sure we know about the body and the repairs it does when we are asleep
User avatar #295 to #267 - pukingrainbows (01/30/2013) [-]
Yea, but why do we need sleep to do that?
User avatar #309 to #267 - sirlorddarthvader **User deleted account** (01/30/2013) [-]
Well, it does the repairing and all that while we're asleep because the body is busy using up energy on other things while we're awake. We'd do the same thing if we stayed awake all the time, just slower and less efficiently.

Sleep experiments are somewhat inconclusive as well; one experiment had a dude stay up for 5 days, and he was pretty messed up. He was having delusions, and all of his cognitive and motor functions were impaired. Yet, another fellow stayed up for weeks with no definitive side effects; beat the doctor monitoring him in 100 consecutive games of ping pong. Went to sleep, was perfectly fine the next day.

Weird how the body works.
User avatar #275 to #267 - mylazy (01/30/2013) [-]
There are several theories as to why, but we don't know for sure.

User avatar #268 to #267 - caelinnis (01/30/2013) [-]
Nope. We have no idea why we sleep. We know what happens when we are sleep and that's good to sleep and bad not to, but we still don't know why we do it.
#270 to #268 - matzic (01/30/2013) [-]
To make repairs to our body?
hurr durr
User avatar #282 to #270 - Crusader (01/30/2013) [-]
That's one of the things that happens.
Just like converting short term to long term memory
Allowing our bodies to rest
All these things happen while we sleep, but we don't know if we sleep because of them, or if they just happen to do it then.
#285 to #282 - matzic (01/30/2013) [-]
ah :I
well ****
sleep is weird
User avatar #300 to #270 - psykobear (01/30/2013) [-]
Those happen while we are awake as well.
#200 - CapnInterwebz (01/29/2013) [-]
Not to mention the memecenter watermark on the bottom
#197 - commanderbunbun (01/29/2013) [-]
at first, i thought "hhmmmm, now the term one direction doesn't sound so gay"

then i saw the thumbnail in the upper right corner
User avatar #196 - Fgner (01/29/2013) [-]
I'm sorry, it's not a mystery why we sleep. It's widely known that sleep is needed for repair and maintenance. The lack of movement and (stimuli caused or consciously created) brain activity means almost all the energy and nutrients can be used to fix all the injuries and problems we have as well as sort out our brain's memories and synapse placements.

what we don't know is why we DREAM. But our brains are still very active during sleep, so it's probably just how our conscious interprets all that **** happening in the brain (especially since dreams have so much reliance on important/current memories). That's my theory at least.
#208 to #196 - anon (01/29/2013) [-]
Well, part of why we dream, is that our brains produce Dimethyltryptamine.

It's funny because it's a highly powerful drug that is illegal in a lot of areas.
User avatar #314 to #208 - Fgner (01/30/2013) [-]
Correlation does not equal causation.
Almost every plant and mammals creatures DMT. Even during our waking hours. It's emitted the most during extreme fright. However, even then it's an extremely small dosage. Because we don't have dream-state when we get scared, it can easily be assumed DMT isn't the cause of dream-states during sleep (naturally). Also, as DMT is used in both plants and mammals, it wouldn't make sense for it's purpose to be dreaming. Such a wide variety of species where the majority do not dream leads to other probable causes (unidentified).

However, correct cataloging of memories via an intelligent form of a linked list structure (synapse - synapse makes this the most likely) is the most active process in the brain. As well, the rapid deconnecting and reconnecting of our neural pathways could easily simulate a psychedelia drug of great magnitude. Therefore, the interpretation of the catalog by the consciousness with the rapidly changing chaos in the sleeping brain influencing it would be a much more likely cause. Also, because dreams aren't naturally (you can train the habit) stored into memory, it supports the assumption that they were never meant to really happen to begin with, so no use wasting the space or thoughts.

Next time you go to bed, keep a notebook beside. Write down everything you can about the dream the moment you wake up (don't do anything first). Then look at everything and (unless you go lucid) the majority of the story can easily be identified as a recent or significant memory.
#182 - beerterror (01/29/2013) [-]
the tea one
#83 - fuckinghashbrown (01/29/2013) [-]
Excuse me
We have to sleep because it is essential to maintaining normal levels of cognitive skills such as speech, memory, innovative and flexible thinking. In other words, sleep plays a significant role in brain development.A good way to understand the role of sleep is to look at what would happen if we didn't sleep. Lack of sleep has serious effects on our brain's ability to function. If you've ever pulled an all-nighter, you'll be familiar with the following after-effects: grumpiness, grogginess, irritability and forgetfulness. After just one night without sleep, concentration becomes more difficult and attention span shortens considerably.(I got this of the internet)
User avatar #96 to #83 - shadesofbacon (01/29/2013) [-]
They're talking about the reason we feel tired, chemically, not mentally
User avatar #104 to #83 - inuar (01/29/2013) [-]
it's true, i've pulled out all nighters all the time, and after just one day of not getting any rest, my body just says, **** you i wont listen to you. i get massive headaches, my body starts to tremble whenever i stand for more than one minute, i feel dizzy and i get so annoyed at everyone and everything. the part that freaks me out and gets my butt to bed is the headaches and the body temblors.
#105 to #83 - anon (01/29/2013) [-]
branching off from what #96 said, but i think the reason they are asking why we need it is because it's a vulnerability which takes up 6-8 hours of a day. We know what is does and how it helps but they're probably wondering why wasn't a different method developed over the evolution of species
User avatar #148 to #83 - mookiez (01/29/2013) [-]
And yes true. sleep does affect the brain. One time I tried some suboxone to get high. It is givin to people to help them come off opiates such as lortab or percocet. first time I did this it kept Me up for 3 days strait at least 80 some hours with no sleep. I felt like **** . My hard was pounding, I was seeing stars and the walls were moving in coming in on Me. this was from lack of sleep not the drug. And The whole time I had no sleep I was out doing construction physical hard labor on no sleep. I threw up on the second day. And at the end of it I just ended up passing out at home right on the floor. I awoke 20 some hours later and still felt ****** . I vowed never to do that drug again because You can't sleep on the **** .
User avatar #149 to #148 - mookiez (01/29/2013) [-]
#80 - hellsjester (01/29/2013) [-]
so that's how astronauts ******* do it .... and all this time i thought it was all "well death or space insanity?" my mind just got blown..
#65 - antoniospaghettio (01/29/2013) [-]
They actually made a movie about this cop sharing his lottery ticket! Featuring the best actor of all time!
User avatar #224 - neokun ONLINE (01/30/2013) [-]
Ghandi slept beside young naked women to test his chastity? Complete. Utter. **** .
He clearly wanted to atleast see some ass if he can't touch it.
#147 - luckydane (01/29/2013) [-]
User avatar #214 - Conquistador ONLINE (01/29/2013) [-]
Fun fact: The majority of facts on the internet are made up on the spot.
User avatar #239 to #214 - defacedcreeper (01/30/2013) [-]
fun fact: facts aren't fun, facts are facts
#250 to #239 - anon (01/30/2013) [-]
Fun implies acting for the purpose of achieving amusement. Mainly doing stuff that has no real importance. Such as reading about these just for the hell of it.
#221 to #214 - giustobuffo (01/30/2013) [-]
Is that perhaps a fact that you made up on the spot?
Is that perhaps a fact that you made up on the spot?
User avatar #139 - pulluspardus (01/29/2013) [-]
that 25 tons thing, I guess Ants are more developed than us, they know how to use their muscles "in one direction" and they also know how to use their eyes fully.

"humans are the superior creatures" my ass... my undeveloped ass.
User avatar #141 to #139 - mookiez (01/29/2013) [-]
We are only superior because of our ability to create technology. If we didn't have this brain of ours. We would be a **** stain on the evolutions tree. No we would be extinct.
#217 - mattoland (01/29/2013) [-]
fun fact: that tank is an M1 Abrams tank. this particular one was stripped of all weapons and had metal put around the barrel, its an American made practice tank. It is not a British tank with tea in it
User avatar #238 to #217 - thestolensweetrole (01/30/2013) [-]
Actually its a Arjun Mk-2 in the picture not a tricked out abrams
#318 to #238 - mattoland (01/31/2013) [-]
Arjuun Mk-2 is an Indian made tank. my point still stands
User avatar #319 to #318 - thestolensweetrole (02/01/2013) [-]
Actually it your point does not. The Arjun Mk2 is just an upgrade from a T-90.
#247 - Dap (01/30/2013) [-]
25 tonnes? 50,000Lbs???

I'm gonna have to call ******** on that one. That's like 2.5 school busses...
#276 to #247 - anon (01/30/2013) [-]
I've seen an indian guy tie his beard to a bus and pull it with his neck muscles bulging out of his head, totally legit. just need crazy amounts of body control and exercise.
User avatar #284 to #247 - Crusader (01/30/2013) [-]
Considering that people can pull transports truck, I am sure that if you took every mucle, which includes the heart, brain, etc.
It could pull 2/5 buses
#323 to #284 - yunoacceptnumbers (02/20/2013) [-]
...took every mucle, which includes the heart, brain...
...every muscle... brain...
...muscle... brain...

User avatar #324 to #323 - Crusader (02/20/2013) [-]
The brain is classified as a muscle because it is a mass of tissue which becomes stronger the more you use it.
#325 to #324 - yunoacceptnumbers (02/20/2013) [-]
This must be the dumbest thing i have ever heard ^^
the brain consists of nerve cells... muscles are made of muscle cells - at the point of full growth the brain doesn't grow futher since nerve cells can't "reproduce" like muscle cells can... I can't even explain it properly because the idea is so ****** up - i'm sorry ^^
User avatar #326 to #325 - Crusader (02/20/2013) [-]
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The dumbest thing I have ever heard is someone digging up a thread from 3 weeks ago
#327 to #326 - yunoacceptnumbers (02/20/2013) [-]
yea well ... got here through some comment's thought it was from today...but still... you see, that they say >...brain "muscle"...<, right? as in "good" idea...? yes, you can exercise your brain to make it more useful, but it's still not a muscle since it's composed of a completly differend typ of cell.
#299 to #284 - anon (01/30/2013) [-]
................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ........................did you just call the brain a muscle?
User avatar #307 to #299 - Crusader (01/30/2013) [-]
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Basically yes, it is a mass of tissue in which the more you use it, the stronger it gets.
User avatar #316 to #284 - Dap (01/30/2013) [-]
Yeah, but that's pulling something that's rolling on wheels.

Lifting 50,000 straight off the ground is far different. I've looked into it and I guess i'm wrong, but it still seems improbable to me...

50,000lbs/600 different muscles = ~83lb of force per muscle. Sure, a leg or a pec can do that easily, but how about the muscles that blink your eyelids? or move your eyebrows? Toes? Those are all ludicrously weak.

The math just doesn't add up, but then again what do I know on this subject.
User avatar #257 to #247 - kamehamehanurd (01/30/2013) [-]
Are you kidding me? All the muscles in out body, made into pretty much a big, thing rope, made out of some VERY strong material (human muscle)
User avatar #258 to #257 - kamehamehanurd (01/30/2013) [-]
#269 to #247 - ihatebuffering (01/30/2013) [-]
I heard the same thing from my Anatomy teacher, and I think they would know plenty about that sort of thing.
pic somewhat related.
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User avatar #279 to #277 - sphinxe (01/30/2013) [-]
Nope, it's true.

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User avatar #283 to #280 - sphinxe (01/30/2013) [-]
That's true, but after some digging I found: "Four years after the publication of the paper, other researchers' results had still failed to reproduce Wakefield's findings or confirm his hypothesis of a relation between childhood gastrointestinal disorders and autism."

It's like the guy who said subliminal messages work, he made a load of his research up to prove his point.
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User avatar #288 to #286 - sphinxe (01/30/2013) [-]
Yeah, it actually caused a huge health scare in the UK. It's even in science text books and everything.

Normally when scientists produce statements like that there are people who run the same test, so there are some people at fault that it caused such a scare. Normally with such a sweeping statement there would be those who would examine the correlation before it was released - but somehow it sipped through.

I think also with looking into the effects of vaccines, reports like the correlation between the vaccine and autism should be seriously scrutinized in future.
#107 - bonnierock (01/29/2013) [-]
autism and vaccines are linked its the mercury stupid OP
#298 to #107 - anon (01/30/2013) [-]
people are born with autism
#134 to #107 - longlivethemcrmy (01/29/2013) [-]
MFW your comment
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