procaffenation https://www.procaffenation.com Stay caffenated Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:15:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://www.procaffenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cropped-Procaffenation-veritcal-01-1-32x32.png procaffenation https://www.procaffenation.com 32 32 Have you ever wondered why do we blow out Birthday Candles? https://www.procaffenation.com/have-you-ever-wondered-why-do-we-blow-out-birthday-candles/ https://www.procaffenation.com/have-you-ever-wondered-why-do-we-blow-out-birthday-candles/#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:29:05 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28027 What comes to your mind when someone says birthday?– a delicious cake, is it?  Yeah, a delicious chocolate cake! The idea of celebrating a birthday with a cake has its origin since ancient Roman times. Well, there are many theories which are related to the origin of birthday candles. Let’s take a look at a …

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What comes to your mind when someone says birthday?– a delicious cake, is it?  Yeah, a delicious chocolate cake!

The idea of celebrating a birthday with a cake has its origin since ancient Roman times.

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Well, there are many theories which are related to the origin of birthday candles. Let’s take a look at a few of such stories:

Some think that the tradition might have started in Ancient Greece. Since then people used to bring cakes with lit-up candles on them directly to the temple of their almighty goddess Artemis, the goddess of the hunt. The candles were lit to make them glow like the moon, which is a popular symbol associated with Artemis.

Also, some people believe that the smoke which candles carry can carry their prayers to heaven. The current tradition of making a wish while blowing out the candles might have originated from that belief itself which made other people think that the smoke from the candles will carry their wishes and hopes directly to the almighty sitting there in heaven.

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Some others believe that the tradition of birthday candles started with the Germans. In 1746, Nikolaus Ludwig, A German critic, celebrated his birthday with a huge cake and of course a lot of candles and it was believed that the number of candles were put up according to the age of that person. Lighting candles around the cake is considered to be a sign of good luck. Thereafter, the German folks started celebrating their birthdays with cakes and candles, which they believed to be the ‘light of Life’.

Read Also: Why do people make a wish on their Birthdays?

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Night Skin Care Routine For A Healthy, Glowing and Redefined Skin https://www.procaffenation.com/night-skin-care-routine-for-a-healthy-glowing-and-redefined-skin/ https://www.procaffenation.com/night-skin-care-routine-for-a-healthy-glowing-and-redefined-skin/#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:28:27 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28186 Your Skin is the largest organ in your body; it has an important role to play. This includes acting as a defence against any environmental factors and regulating temperature. All the functions that your skin performs are designed to help your body keep working properly. With that being said, here is a night time skin …

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Your Skin is the largest organ in your body; it has an important role to play. This includes acting as a defence against any environmental factors and regulating temperature. All the functions that your skin performs are designed to help your body keep working properly. With that being said, here is a night time skin care routine that will heal your skin tissues and give you desired results over time.

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1. Daily

Develop a Regime

You should wash your face two times a day: in the morning and at night. In the morning, you will be preparing your skin for moisturizer, sunscreen, and antioxidants. In the evening, you will be removing dirt and pollutants that accumulate throughout the day. You should remove all your makeup before going to bed; this will help your skin to breath and repair itself overnight.

Also, your pores can end up getting clogged from excess sebum and dirt that your face is exposed to. When you cleanse, it helps to keep your skin and pores looking its best. After cleaning your face, you should apply a hyaluronic acid-based moisturizer and products that contain shea butter to prevent the early signs of aging. You will wake up looking and feeling more refreshed.

Slather Up

Your eyes have the thinnest skin in all the parts of your body, hence you should pay special attention to them. Treat this area with an eye cream containing growth factors, Vitamin C, and retinol to boost the production of collagen and skin thickness. Other areas that are vulnerable include your arms, hands, decolletage, and neck, which all display signs of aging and sun damage before other parts of your body. It is important to always apply moisturizer after showering when your skin tends to be most primed to absorb the moisturizer. Body oil locks in moisturizer and doesn’t leave you greasy.

Turn Down the Heat

Your skin will be less dry and healthier when you always keep water temperature warm instead of hot. The same principle applies when you are washing your hands: warm water will help you avoid flaking and scaling your skin. Additionally, limit the duration of your shower and pat the moisture from your skin using a soft towel rather than rubbing it.

Give Your Body Everything It Needs

Make sure you get enough sleep (preferably eight hours). The time spent when your body is shut down is often used to restore and repair your cellular tissues, which ensures their optimal vitality. Water flushes out toxins in your body while delivering key nutrients to your cells: stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Also, eat clean to avoid any breakouts. Eat antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables plus a diet that is low in sodium to prevent puffiness.

Always Wear Sunscreen

Apply sunscreen that has SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 or higher on a daily basis. Sunscreen protects your skin from the UV rays, lowers your risk of getting cancer, prevents premature aging of your skin, keep your skin barrier healthy, and helps in maintaining an even skin tone.

 

2. Weekly

Exfoliate Using an At-Home Peel

You are probably already using your exfoliating cleanser 2 to 3 times every week to scrub the dead cells. However, to take your beautiful skin to the next level, gently exfoliate with a mixed alpha and beta hydroxy acid peel. This will remove all the dead skin cells and reveal the firm, glowing skin underneath.

Take Good Care of Your Tools

Pay attention to all the surfaces you come in contact with on a daily basis. Clean all your makeup brushes, pillowcases, and cellphone every week. This will ensure that you are not undoing all the TLC.

Stay Active

Exercise at least three times per week. Exercising increases your blood flow, which nourishes your skin cells, keeping them vital. Exercising also tightens your skin and reduces stress, hence minimizing breakouts. You should also fuel up once per week with a protein thigh in omega 3 fatty acids (ω−3 fatty acids) such as salmon and snack on walnuts and almonds, both of them prevent inflammation.

 

3. Monthly

Go for a Chemical Peel or In-Office Facial

If you can, set aside time once a month for an in-office treatment such as a facial or any other physician-strength procedure. A chemical peel is recommended; it exfoliates and minimizes dark spots to brighten your skin. It is an indulgence, but less intensive and expensive compared to trying to repair damage when it happens.

Get a Monthly Full Body Sugar Scrub

A body scrub is simply a skin care product, with a primary function of removing dead skin cells from your body through exfoliation and cleansing your skin as well as increasing your body’s blood circulation. To achieve this, the exfoliating component has to be abrasive enough, but not too strong, you might damage your healthy skin.

 

Don’t overuse a physical exfoliator as this can be drying. Stick to a scrub while showering once every month. Using circular motions, gently massage a moderate sugar scrub into your skin over your entire body. Make sure you pay attention to dry areas such as elbows and knees. You will feel your skin tingling: that’s a good sign indicating the scrub is now activating your circulation. You should then rinse it off and after you have dabbed yourself dry, it’s time to slather on your thick, body cream.

 

4. Yearly

Communicate With Your Dermatologist

Medical professionals recommend that you visit your dermatologist once every year. Your dermatologist can advise you on how to keep your skin healthy. If you are considering cosmetic treatments such as tightening procedures, fillers, or lasers, your dermatologist will help you to make a decision that will work best for you.

Go for a Yearly Skin Screening

Doctors recommend an annual skin cancer screen from your dermatologist. You do not have to wait until you notice something unusual on your skin. Skin cancer occurs at any stage, and that’s why routine checkups are crucial to your overall well being. Pay particular attention to your back and calve. These areas are prone to melanoma development in women.

Following this skin care routine will ensure that your skin keeps feeling and looking amazing for many years to come.

Read also – The 3 Korean Skin Care Trends You Need To Know About!

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Why do we crave Junk Food? https://www.procaffenation.com/why-do-we-crave-junk-food/ https://www.procaffenation.com/why-do-we-crave-junk-food/#respond Wed, 10 Oct 2018 17:58:08 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27988 Eating habits have changed drastically since the beginning of time. Fast life demands fast food. The concept of a home cooked meal is slowly fading. Take-outs and online ordering have taken their toll on our lives. All of these places serve junk food. The more we eat, the more we crave. So, let’s talk about …

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Eating habits have changed drastically since the beginning of time. Fast life demands fast food. The concept of a home cooked meal is slowly fading. Take-outs and online ordering have taken their toll on our lives. All of these places serve junk food. The more we eat, the more we crave. So, let’s talk about one of the most important problems that Gen Alpha is facing:

What Is Junk Food?

Junk food refers to the high-calorie group of foods which contain high amounts of fat and sugar and very little protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This food contains high calories ideal for gaining weight. Pizza, burger, fries, cakes, candy, carbonated drinks, etc fall under this category.

What Causes The Craving?

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1. Orosensation:

This is basically how the food feels in your mouth. It is not just the taste but also the smell which gets you addicted to junk food.

2. Dynamic contrast:

This refers to the combination of different sensations in the same food. How something with an edible shell has a soft creamy thing inside. It is a perfect combination of a crackle with something soft. For example, a pizza has a thick slightly crispy crust with soft melted cheese on top. A perfect combination.

3. Salivary response:

Emulsified foods like butter, sauce, chocolate lead to an increase in the salivary levels which in turn heightens the taste perceived by your taste buds.

4. Memories:

Your brain might not remember anything you study a night before an exam but it will surely remember the wonderful taste of these junk foods. Once you eat a particular tasty food, the brain remembers the response that it created, and the next time you see, smell or even think about that particular food, those past memories are triggered.

5. Food that melts rapidly:

Some foodstuffs just melt in your mouth. And although that sensation might be one of the best sensations that you have experienced, it will never give you a sensation of being full. So you will go on eating more and more.

6. Sugar rush:

Food containing a high sugar content triggers the “pleasure center” of the brain, which leaves it asking for more.

7. Looks pleasing:

Imagine there’s a plate of roti and gavar sabzi and another plate of pizza kept in front of you. Which would look more appealing? Obviously pizza. Nobody in their right mind would choose Gavar over Pizza, right?

Source: Australasian Science

Major companies appoint special people and invest a lot of money in researching human responses to junk foods. They know exactly where to hit and how to market their products to make them look even more interesting. One should not feel guilty about hogging on junk once in a while. But making it a habit is definitely not good for one’s health.

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Harmful Effects Of Junk Food

Daily binging, over a period of time, will lead to obesity. And along with it, will come hundreds of other ailments like cardiac problems, increased cholesterol, polycystic ovarian syndrome and many more. The salt content in these foods is also high which is another risk factor for heart diseases. Research also says that there may be a connection to depression.

Behavior problems like hyperactivity can be seen in young children. Usually, these types of food are often so filling that there is no room for healthy food. This can lead to nutrient deficiencies, especially in kids.

How To Avoid Junk Food?

Now, this needs mutual efforts from our side as well as the government. In some countries, the government levies a heavy tax on these junk foods which makes it a bit difficult to afford. And secondly, the advertisements should be reduced. Kids are hooked on to television, which is the main source of advertisements. The ads are so attractive that children can’t help but demand the product.

At the individual level, the less we eat, the less we crave. It will be difficult to control in the beginning. But as you form the habit of eating healthy, it will get easier and easier. Avoid buying packaged foods. Buy yourself a nice dress or a day at the spa when you avoid junk food for a particular period of time. The reward method does help.

And the most important: learn to deal with your stress. Most of us turn to food for comfort every time we feel sad or angry. Find an alternative. Go jogging or dancing or read a book. Whatever helps.

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Read also- Pros And Cons Of A Ketogenic Diet

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The Sweater Weather: How to stay Healthy and Active during Fall https://www.procaffenation.com/stay-healthy-active-during-fall/ https://www.procaffenation.com/stay-healthy-active-during-fall/#respond Wed, 10 Oct 2018 17:58:05 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28112 Summer has passed and the weather is getting colder by the day. However, this does not mean that we should remain indoors until the end of fall. Yes, we can no longer go to the seaside and surf all day, but there are other sets of activities that we can do. Staying active and healthy …

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Summer has passed and the weather is getting colder by the day. However, this does not mean that we should remain indoors until the end of fall.

Yes, we can no longer go to the seaside and surf all day, but there are other sets of activities that we can do. Staying active and healthy is around the year effort. Physical activity is the key to inner happiness, so we shouldn’t decrease exercise during the colder seasons such as fall or winter. There are hundreds of activities we might undertake, so we chose a few of the easiest ones to get started with.

Regular Exercise

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The end of the holiday season means that the number of scheduled tasks increases significantly. If you have children then the start of school means that those couple of free hours you had during the summer are long gone. Still, your weekly itinerary should allow enough time for regular physical exercise.

The intensity of the training season can be moderate. It can consist of a morning jog through the park or an hour of aerobics or weightlifting after work every other day. Whatever your workout consists of, make sure you exercise regularly.

Failing to do so will put your health in jeopardy. You were more active during the summer so a sudden stop of all activities cannot be good for your body’s metabolism.

Strengthen the Immune System

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The weather in October and November can be quite tricky, as cold spells are often followed by warm days with plenty of sunlight. This is perfect for the spreading of airborne viruses. Flu season reaches its peak at the beginning of fall, so be ready to apply countermeasures. The last thing you need is a fever and a pesky cough to stop you from working out. The immune system must be kept in excellent condition. Firstly, the food you eat should be rich in vitamins and nutrients.

These are predominantly found in fresh fruits and vegetables which can be purchased at the local greenmarket. Secondly, sleep is especially important since this is the actual time your organism recuperates and prepares for the hardships of a working day.

Maintaining a normal sleep cycle of around 7 hours a night contributes to a strong immune system. On the other hand, not enough sleep can lead to increased stress levels that will make you prone to all kinds of disease.

A Healthy Diet

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You might have noticed by now that overall health and exercise go hand in hand with proper food intake. The right diet will provide you with enough energy to stay active throughout the day. As in the case of regular exercise, time is a limiting factor.

That is why many people decide to order food and sign up for a food delivery program, rather than prepare it themselves. This too is a valid option, under the condition that these home delivered meals are rich in nutrients. Such meals are ready to eat immediately and are rich in proteins. A swift solution for an active diet during a slow season of the year.

Fall Cleaning

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Although spring cleaning is more popular, fall is also a season that requires a cleaning overhaul. Since you need exercise, this is the perfect opportunity to get it and do something useful for everybody living under the same roof as you. Start from inside the house by deep-cleaning each room and changing the furnace filter, or cleaning the chimney if you have one.

Don’t forget to check if your house is safe against the elements. Change any cracked or missing caulk around the doors and windows. This will probably require you to go to the hardware store, so you will have plenty of useful stuff to do in your free time.

The outside of the house should be maintained as well. Don’t be lazy and get the ladder to check if your gutter is free from heaps of leaves and other kinds of debris. If you have a garden, tend to it by planting new species or trimming the branches of trees. All the chores done around the garden are part of the overall preparation for the onset of winter.

Fall Festivals

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As people move back into urban settlements returning from their holidays,  the number of local festivals rise. Check the community’s and the municipality’s website to find out what is happening around you. If there is a good gig near you, drive there to listen to your favorite band.

After all, you have to wind off during fall as well. If you have a family, then look if the fair is in town and take the kids to it. You can plan a whole day of carnival ground fun for your loved ones. This will keep you active and more importantly, it will put a smile on your face.

Admittingly, fall is a slow season, but you can turn this to your benefit. Let festina lente, or “make haste slowly,” be your credo this fall!

Read Also:  Know about the amazing fashion trends of Autumn-Winter 2017

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The Key to Making Your Home Workouts not Boring https://www.procaffenation.com/the-key-to-making-your-home-workouts-not-boring/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-key-to-making-your-home-workouts-not-boring/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:24:20 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28105 Why do people go to the gym when they can exercise in the comfort of their home? This question has little to do with the equipment as it can be installed in anyone’s home, but it is an issue of motivation. People find it hard to exercise in a space their brain associated with relaxation, …

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Why do people go to the gym when they can exercise in the comfort of their home? This question has little to do with the equipment as it can be installed in anyone’s home, but it is an issue of motivation. People find it hard to exercise in a space their brain associated with relaxation, rather than intensive training. However, home workouts have numerous advantages over conventional gym exercise, if only you can start working out from the comfort of your home. If you are still reluctant to start, here are some problems to address and resolve.

Motivation

Every beginning is hard and nowhere is this truer than in fitness. The thing that actually makes that first step so hard is the lack of a clear goal. We should decide on a set program and adhere to it in the weeks and months to come. This program will have a goal in the form of weight loss or reaching a certain Body Mass Index. This way, we will be motivated to continue workout after workout as they are all not futile.

In addition, the sets of exercises can change after a while avoiding the danger of getting bored and subsequently quitting. It would be wise to consult an expert when drawing up this program. A fitness coach, a competent friend, or even the local gym owner can help us significantly. Also, be sure to include exercises that are just outright fun and you enjoy doing them, regardless of the effect.

Choice of music

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Talking of motivation, it is hard not to mention music. Nowadays, it is possible to listen to music using wireless headphones, so why not make use of that. It is the best pre-workout routine we can undertake. The music genre should be energetic, some pop to lift the spirits up or even rock to prepare us for an intensive workout. Make a custom playlist that will be readily available for exercise only. It can be listened to even during the workout as you can play it as loud as you can. After all, you’re in your own house or apartment.

Equipment

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Gyms are gyms primarily because of the equipment they possess; the atmosphere comes later as it is made by the clients. Your home too can be converted into a gym. The trick is to buy the equipment you are going to need. There is no point in buying a slatted gym bench if you are not going to do any weightlifting.

You may opt for more cardiac exercises, so you might need kettlebells, a squat box, or resistance bands. Another thing to aim for is purchasing good quality gym equipment that you can use in the years to come. You won’t have the full range of barbells, but the ones you have will be sturdy and long-lasting. The final touch can be placing an exercise mat that will make the whole area look more like a home gym. Plus, it is easier to use equipment such as a foam roller on it.

Buddy up

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We already discussed that high levels of motivation are crucial for successful home exercise. However, motivation will inevitably drop as time goes by, so you will need additional sources of it. One way to go is to find friends whom you can exercise with. This is a common practice in a professional gym, but there is no reason not to apply the same strategy at home. You are bound to have friends who share your passion for working out and are willing to assist you. A bit of healthy competition can’t hurt.

Dress properly

Although you are inside your home, working out does requires a change of clothes. Just as the exercise mat creates a physiological border between the “gym” and the home, so will proper clothing put you in the right mood. Workout wear will regulate your body temperature and help you achieve more. Another option is to wear these clothes even when you are not exercising so you will always be prepared to start.

Finally, when all these preconditions are met, you can start working out. Don’t regard this practice as something boring to get off the to-do list for that day, but rather as a challenge. By creating the right space, setting a schedule, and having the right equipment you will not be tempted to give up before you reach your fitness goals.

Read also – Pros And Cons Of A Ketogenic Diet

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A moving Love story : The moving statue https://www.procaffenation.com/a-moving-love-story-the-moving-statue/ https://www.procaffenation.com/a-moving-love-story-the-moving-statue/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:24:15 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27876   The story of moving statue Love is like a violin’s bow, which draws one voice out of two separate strings.  As a result, the popular sculpture known as ” Man and Woman” depicts this monumental love.  The famous Georgian Artist, Tamara Kvesitadze is the mastermind of this creation. To begin with, the year 2010 saw …

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  The story of moving statue

Love is like a violin’s bow, which draws one voice out of two separate strings.  As a result, the popular sculpture known as ” Man and Woman” depicts this monumental love.  The famous Georgian Artist, Tamara Kvesitadze is the mastermind of this creation.

To begin with, the year 2010 saw the creation of the statue. The seaside city of Batumi, Georgia possesses this distinguished moving statue. The fateful story of two lovers is remembered every day, as the clock strikes 7 in the evening. The moving statue is made of the metallic discs which slide towards each other,  merging into each other for short embrace after which they separate.

The heartwarming assimilation of the monument is clocked for 10 minutes coupled with warm colors adorning its beauty.

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The inspiration behind the creation

Inspiration was the foundation stone for this creation. The Novel, “Ali and Nino”,  narrates the story of a Muslim boy falling in love with the Georgian Princess.   Thus, the narration of their high school days to the battle and invasion of Soviet Russia weaves the story.

In conclusion, the narrative describes the struggle of love between religion, war, and customs.  The true identity of the author is unknown. However,  his pen name, “Kurban Said” holds his recognition. One of the legendary works of the 20th century embarks his novel.  Besides that, 30 different languages have adopted this story making it a worldwide sensation.

 

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A beloved spot for travelers

In 2012, Christopher Hampton announced to adapt the novel to produce a film. The formation of the monument ended within 10 months. This place is a bustling spot for couples and travelers filled with awe and admiration. The onlookers become teary-eyed as the magic of love and separation illuminates every day and the age-old story revives itself.

Read also: The Significance of the ‘Kindred Spirits’ Sculpture will surely move you to tears.

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5 Fascinating Mythical Creatures from North-East India https://www.procaffenation.com/5-fascinating-mythical-creatures-from-north-east-india/ https://www.procaffenation.com/5-fascinating-mythical-creatures-from-north-east-india/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 18:10:19 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27812 The North Eastern part of India is shrouded with mystery according to people of mainland India. It’s understandable for them to have a view like that because North East India is very different from other parts of India, be it the color of their skin or their culture. When people talk about the North East …

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The North Eastern part of India is shrouded with mystery according to people of mainland India. It’s understandable for them to have a view like that because North East India is very different from other parts of India, be it the color of their skin or their culture.

When people talk about the North East states they mainly mention the food, the people, and the picturesque view of the place along with the weather. But what people don’t know is that the North Eastern Indian states are much more than that. They have a rich history, myths, and legends of their own respective states.

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 In this article, we shall talk about some fascinating yet scary Mythical Creatures from the folktales of North East India. This research has become really tough now because there is almost no written documentation about these creatures. They live on as stories which are passed down from one generation to another.  

1. Pheiccham:

 Let’s start with the Land of Blue Mountains ‘Mizoram’. I am from Mizoram so all the mentioned stories have been narrated to me by my grandmother when I was little. Mizoram has a number of mythical creatures as compared to other states so I am just going to mention a few of them.

 Pheichham resembles a Goblin. It’s a creature with one leg. The interesting thing is, instead of bringing harm to people it brings them luck and fortune. According to stories, if a person has an encounter with a ‘Pheichham’ he should try to catch it from its leg and if the person succeeds, the ‘Pheichham’ will grant him his wish. The person gets three wishes in total. Till today, ‘catching a Pheichham’ is used to describe someone having immense luck and great fortune.

Illustrated by Taarika John
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2. Lasi:

Another one from the state of Mizoram. Lasi is basically the Mizo version of a ‘Fairy’.

According to stories, ‘Lasi’ is a very beautiful woman who seduces hunters. If a hunter falls in love with a Lasi, she will guide him in his hunting expeditions and will never go home empty-handed. He can also hunt any animal he wants because according to folklore, Lasi has full authority over animals. But there’s a catch! If the hunter tells anyone about his little affair with Lasi, he could die.

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According to a Mizo folktale “Chawngtinlerhi”, a Lasi falls in love with a hunter. Since they couldn’t be together, the hunter marries another woman and has kids. One day he decides to talk about his little affair to his wife which eventually leads to his death.

Most people interpret Lasi as something evil. If a hunter has an affair with a Lasi they call it “Lasi zawl”. The term is still used today in some parts of the village when a person has really good luck with hunting animals.

 

3. U Thlen\ Thlen:

This one is from the beautiful state of Meghalaya also referred to as “abode of clouds”. One of the most famous and scariest mythological creatures is from Meghalaya. It is locally known as U Thlen which translates to The Thlen in English. According to the people of Meghalaya, Thlen is a snake, a demonic snake and some people interpret it as an evil spirit that takes the form of a man-eating snake. The Thlen has a long history.

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Today, it is regarded as a powerful house spirit whom people often worship in return for untold riches.  Greedy people who are after money generally rear the Thlen in their houses.

The family then hirs a person called ‘nongshonoh’ who will be the one in charge of bringing the preys (which is human beings) to the Thlen as a sacrifice. The Thlen would bestow the family with richness in return.

We also see “nongshonoh” in Mizo folklores. Parents tell their kids stories about the nongshonoh in order to scare them and prevent them from doing bad things. Parents often say stuff like ‘The nongshonoh will come if u don’t finish your food’ or ‘Do not do this and that if u don’t want the nongshonoh to take you with him’

 4. Ban Jhakri:

This one is from the state of Sikkim which is the brother state of the seven sisters. Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepali are the 3 Ethnic Groups of Sikkim. Nepalis form the majority of the population in Sikkim hence it seems like this particular legend is also borrowed from Nepal.

Ban Jhakri is a supernatural shaman of the forest. According to stories, it is a short and wild trickster who is also believed to be a descendant of the Sun.

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Ban Jhakri kidnaps kids (mostly boys between the age of 7-20) who he thinks have the potential to become great shamans. When their training is over, he drops them off at the same spot from where they were abducted.

If he finds any of his candidates to be impure in any way they are quickly released or sometimes given to his wife (the Ban Jhakrini) who desires to cannibalize them and eat them.

According to some people, they can be seen in our world and not just in the spirit world. But, only the powerful shamans can see the Ban Jhakri. Apparently, many Jhakris still exist in Sikkim but nobody has been able to confirm their existence.

5. Yeti/Grape-Frut:

This next one is from ‘The Land of the Rising Sun’ Arunachal Pradesh. It seems like the state of Arunachal Pradesh shares the same story when it comes to the Himalayan Yeti. It is also commonly known as Grep-frut.

According to them, the Yeti is a giant abdominal snowman with a human face having a really long nose, glittering eyes and a conical forehead. It moves extremely fast and has a shrill cry. According to the tribal elders, the Yeti lives in a cave and eats the kernel of trees especially the Rachi and Nighori trees. But it also occasionally feasts on human beings if he manages to capture one.

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I was actually quite surprised while doing my research. Mainly because I’ve always heard about the stories of the Yeti but according to those stories and legends the Yeti had always lived in the mountains of the Himalayas. But a report from an explorer named Taylor who has spent six decades searching for the creature to prove the story of the village elders. According to him, he had ventured across the Himalayas, from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh and from Nepal to Bhutan in search of the creature.

I think we can all agree from this that the North East States of India is much more than what meets the eye. It’s much more than just the food, the dance, the people or the culture. In fact, they have one of the richest histories in India.

 Disclaimer: The pictures used are just imaginary. It is based on what people think these creatures look like. Pictures are usually hard to find since there is no solid proof that they look a particular way.

Read Also:  Scary Mythical Creatures from around the World

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Some great Drinks to keep your Stress at bay! https://www.procaffenation.com/some-great-drinks-to-keep-your-stress-at-bay/ https://www.procaffenation.com/some-great-drinks-to-keep-your-stress-at-bay/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 18:03:13 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=28031 Stress! Yes, nobody, these days is free from the word stress. Stress is the manner in which your body responds to any situation or circumstance. In this modern world of extreme competition, everyone goes through some or the other kind of stress. There are many situations that can shoot up your stress levels, it can …

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Stress! Yes, nobody, these days is free from the word stress. Stress is the manner in which your body responds to any situation or circumstance.

In this modern world of extreme competition, everyone goes through some or the other kind of stress. There are many situations that can shoot up your stress levels, it can be some work-related stress, study-related stress, relationship stress, or it may be some socialistic stress.

Now how to deal with it –  You need to eat healthy food which can provide you with extreme energy levels to deal with your stress.

Here are some great drinks which can help to keep your stress at bay:

1. Milk:

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Everyone should consume a glass of milk every day because it contains a wide range of nutrients. The calcium and magnesium present in milk lower down the blood pressure and also helps to reduce stress levels. Moreover, it also contains tryptophan which gets converted into serotonin in your body and aids to relax your brain nerves. That ultimately improves your mood and relieve stress. From now on, try not to run away from milk.

2. Black Tea:

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If you consume a cup of black tea every day for 6 weeks, it will help you deal with the post-stress cortisol levels.

3. Water:

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Water is an essential element of our body which plays a vital role in the proper functioning of our body system. It helps to release the endorphins which are responsible for improving the mood of a person. The more you drink water, the more you will stay stress-free. It’s the key ingredient to stay away from all the stress.

4. Cherry Juice

Source: Healthline

If you are looking forward to having a peaceful sleep all night then you must drink 2 glasses of cherry juice a day which is like quite good to reduce the stress levels.

5. Green tea

Source: Nutrition Promise

As we all know green tea is quite good for reducing weight but it also helps to reduce stress. So there are more than one benefits of drinking green tea.

6. Fresh Vegetable Juice:

Source: Pine Dove Farm

What comes to your mind when you think of fresh vegetable juices? Bitter Gourd Juice, isn’t that right? 

Yes everyone cringes to have fresh vegetable juice but you never know how much it’s beneficial for your health.

It not only helps reduce your stress levels but also provides you with high quantities of calcium, magnesium, and vitamins which are essential for your health.

7. Valerian:

Source: Herbal Tea

Most of you must have not heard about this thing . But, Valerian is a popular medicinal herb that is often found in tea blends. It is quite popularly known for capabilities of reducing your nervousness and anxiety. It can prove to be the perfect drink for the ones who are having sleepless nights because of its ability to deal with insomnia.

8. Chamomile Tea: 

Source: Medical News Today

Chamomile tea! You know it’s a great medicinal herb. It heals your wounds quickly. It gives an immediate relief if you are in pain. It contains glycerine, which possesses relaxing properties.

So, the next time when you feel anxious and stressed make sure you drink any of the above-mentioned drinks so that you can feel relaxed and refreshing.

Read Also:  These 5 Home-made Juices will help you to lose weight.

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Unknown Indian Street Food that will impress your Taste Buds! https://www.procaffenation.com/unknown-indian-street-food-that-will-impress-your-taste-buds/ https://www.procaffenation.com/unknown-indian-street-food-that-will-impress-your-taste-buds/#respond Sat, 06 Oct 2018 19:19:31 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=23352 When it comes to delicious street foods, Indian Street Food will never fail to impress your taste buds. There are countless options for street food available at cheap rates. The fast foods are ready to eat food and are sold by vendors at public streets. Street foods are inexpensive so that people from economic classes …

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When it comes to delicious street foods, Indian Street Food will never fail to impress your taste buds. There are countless options for street food available at cheap rates.

The fast foods are ready to eat food and are sold by vendors at public streets. Street foods are inexpensive so that people from economic classes eat from these vendor and hawkers. But now people of any gender, caste, creed and economic status are passionate about street food. From Vada Pav to Aloo Chaat, from Aloo Chaat to Sevpuri, from Sevpuri to Panipuri the list is endless.

But, what if we tell you that there are many unknown Indian street foods which you’ve probably never even heard of?

Check out some of these –

1. Poha Jalebi

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It is one of the most famous delicacies of Indore as well as of Bhopal but it is quite unknown to many people. This street food can be found in every nook and corner of the city. People of Indore have an obsession over this fast food as it is eaten in breakfast. It is popular among the youngsters as it is quite pocket-friendly.

2. Dabeli

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Dabeli is a street dish sold on the streets of Gujarati towns. It is a popular snack originating from Kachchh region, Gujarat. This street food is like Vada Pav which is stuffed with spicy potato mixture with a garnishing of tamarind chutney and pomegranate.

3. Mutton Ghugni

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It is a Bengali brunch dish which is served with kachoris along the roadside. Ghugni is a spiced gram based curry with masala and onions. It is essentially a vegetarian dish but mutton chunks are added into it which is, the specialty of this particular street food.

4. Banarasi Tamatar ki Chaat

Source: The Hindu

It is a delicious street food from the holy city of Banaras. This chaat is very much popular on the street of Banaras as it has unique flavours of mashed pulpy tomatoes, boiled potatoes, and boiled peas topped with onions.

5. Palak Patta Chaat

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Palak Patta Chaat is a very famous chaat from North India. It is one of the best snacks to be served at tea time. The recipe includes fresh spinach dipped in besan batter, fried deep and then topped with curd, masala, and delicious chutney.

Read Also:  The Invention of your favorite Snack – Pani Puri

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10 Facts You Should Know About Your Teeth https://www.procaffenation.com/10-facts-you-should-know-about-your-teeth/ https://www.procaffenation.com/10-facts-you-should-know-about-your-teeth/#respond Wed, 03 Oct 2018 18:10:10 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27970 Dental care and hygiene have been evolving over the years- new treatments, a range of tooth-care products and dentistry as a booming profession. Most of the talk about teeth is restricted to oral hygiene, but the human teeth have so many stories hidden inside the gums. Here are 10 fun facts you should absolutely know …

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Dental care and hygiene have been evolving over the years- new treatments, a range of tooth-care products and dentistry as a booming profession.

Most of the talk about teeth is restricted to oral hygiene, but the human teeth have so many stories hidden inside the gums. Here are 10 fun facts you should absolutely know about your teeth!

1. Dentistry dates back to 500 BC

Source: Pacific Science Center

The Greeks made the first toothpaste using iron rust and coral powder, and tree twigs were used as toothbrushes.

2.  No two human teeth are alike

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Yes, add your ‘tooth-print’ next to your fingerprint. Even identical twins do not have the same teeth, and this is why dental records are used for the identification of bodies.

3.  Your teeth are naturally slightly yellow.

via- www.scoopwhoop.com

Next time you buy that extra-whitening toothpaste, think twice.

4. Your teeth are like icebergs.

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Only two-thirds of each of your tooth can be seen, as the remaining one-third is implanted in the gums.

5. Saliva is your best friend

via- www.nidcr.nih.gov.com

Saliva does not help in just digestion but is the number one life of defense against germs. It is more important than your tooth-brush or floss.

6. You produce enough saliva in your lifetime to fill two swimming pools.

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A whopping amount of around 23,600 liters!

7. Your enamel is the hardest part of your body

via- www.houstonspediatricdentist.com

It is more difficult to fracture your tooth than your skull. Though both bones and enamel are made of calcium, enamel has special proteins that give it special powers.

8. Your teeth grow before you’re born

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Unlike common belief, the teeth of babies don’t grow from birth to the time of teething (around 8 months).  In fact, the teeth are formed in the womb itself and appear later.

9. Spit your toothpaste, don’t rinse

via- www.sahealth.sa.gov.au

Doctors state that merely spitting the toothpaste is efficient as it allows some amount of fluoride to remain in your teeth. Fluoride is an extremely effective germ-killer.

10. Good teeth mean good health

via- www.worldartsme.com

Oral hygiene is considered an indicator of overall good health. Some research studies have shown that higher level of gum diseases also come with high levels of heart diseases and diabetes.

Read Also: The Most Astonishing Fact- A Snail has 14,000 Teeth?

 

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MISCONCEPTION: 6 French things that are actually not ‘French’! https://www.procaffenation.com/french-things-know-are-actually-not-french/ https://www.procaffenation.com/french-things-know-are-actually-not-french/#respond Wed, 03 Oct 2018 17:23:27 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27713 Bread, breakfast foods, hairstyles —many names come to thought when anyone states France. However, just so you know, most of the stuff that you believe to be ‘French’ was neither here nor there related to France. Thus take off that braid hairstyle, put down the fries, and get ready to be astounded by everything that …

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Bread, breakfast foods, hairstyles —many names come to thought when anyone states France. However, just so you know, most of the stuff that you believe to be ‘French’ was neither here nor there related to France.

Thus take off that braid hairstyle, put down the fries, and get ready to be astounded by everything that till now you considered to be French.

1. The French Kissing

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It’s acknowledged as the misconception that French kissing is first practiced in France. All things considered, it’s in that spot in the name itself.

However, specialists approve that kissing with the tongue ain’t at any chance a custom from France. The kiss is first said in writing in the Kama Sutra, a well-known book that was composed even before when France was known as a country. The kiss dates to the 5th century BC (at least).

2. French Toast

MARTHA STEWART

Ugh, Every one of those Sunday breakfasts was a lie! The delightful, syrup-ed bread meal you grasp as your favorite snack isn’t from France in any way.

As per legend, the cutting edge modification to the toast recipe was introduced by an owner in Albany, New York, identified as Joseph French. In 1724, he started making this dish for people, and the meal rapidly got on. The rendition of the famous dish eaten today ain’t named for the nation however for Joseph French.

3. French Manicure

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The popular white-tip nail treatment or manicure was introduced by Max Factor, a well known Hollywood cosmetician. This white-tip nail art was famous for quite a long time before it was known to be a custom from France while in the 1970s, Jeff Pink used it as a style like Max Factor’s to make a characteristic nail appearance. He was requested to rehash the procedure on the Paris Fashion runways. Consequently, the design rapidly got on as the ‘French’ manicure.

The look has been connected to styles from  France beginning that point onward, however, it was initially developed miles away in California.

4. French Braid

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Such plaits/braids are into existence from the antiquated Greek culture — when ladies wearing twist braid styles were portrayed in craftsmanship and also in old Africa — when the workmanship indicates these braid styles which are 6,000 years of age.

In 1871, in a short story shared in Arthur’s Home Magazine, a spouse advises his better half to make up her hair in “that new French braid.” The twist braid style has been related to France from that point forward.

5. French Fries

GENIUS KITCHEN

No, no… French fries ain’t a meal originating in France! Potato fries were literally produced in Belgium, yet “Belgian fries” doesn’t move off the tongue much easier.

Amid World War I, US Warriors positioned in Belgium tested the fries and came up with this name for the potato fries since Belgium’s legitimate dialect was French.

6. Croissant

 

 

 

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The Croissant is one of the primary things that individuals consider when they consider France. It’s so classically a traditional dish of France that the croissant is for all intents and purposes utilized as an image of the nation. Be that as it may, this flaky, rich, baked good isn’t from the Fashion Nation. Not in any way.

 The croissant was originated in Austria, and it is recognized as a kipfel there. This is a baked item made with loads of spread or fat, at times sprinkled with almonds and sugar, and certainly the progenitor of the cutting edge croissant.

Read Also: 5 Things we owe to the French Revolution

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Why is Mumbai more happening than before? https://www.procaffenation.com/why-is-mumbai-more-happening-than-before/ https://www.procaffenation.com/why-is-mumbai-more-happening-than-before/#respond Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:18:18 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27927 Be it just sitting at Marine Drive, dreaming while the waves hit the shore creating a Symphony which makes life seem perfect or Partying all night long in the Clubs, Mumbai rarely fails to be the heartbeat of the Country. The City of Dreams, often known for its Bollywood Glam, Fast Paced living, and the …

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Be it just sitting at Marine Drive, dreaming while the waves hit the shore creating a Symphony which makes life seem perfect or Partying all night long in the Clubs, Mumbai rarely fails to be the heartbeat of the Country.

The City of Dreams, often known for its Bollywood Glam, Fast Paced living, and the Nightlife has been a point of interest to many Travellers around the world.

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In a Country like India, which is home to many diversified cultures, Mumbai is the only City known for celebrating almost each one of them. You might have heard people saying that they wish to visit Mumbai at least once in their lifetime.

What is it that makes this city a dream for everyone? Is it about the success stories or about the glamour?

Whatever it is, one thing I know for sure is that it has something to do with the happening culture which never lets the city sleep!

If you’re not into mainstream Parties which generally means Clubbing, and you find it difficult to plan your weekends, you are definitely not aware that Mumbai now has a lot of House Parties for you where you can make real-time connections and do what you’d love to do.

Yes, you read that right! And if you’re the mainstream kind, we would still recommend you to give these kinda parties a shot!

In the recent times when it is difficult to have a great time in the overcrowded Pubs on Saturday Nights, many people have moved to a new and exciting concept known as House Parties. These house parties are generally…

1. Open Mic Nights

 

This is an open space where individuals come together and share their Poetries, Stories, and Jokes. The mic is open to all and people can opt to perform or not perform based on what their interests are.

2. Movie Nights

A lot of Mumbaikars have opened their houses for strangers and have opted for  Movie Nights House Parties instead of the mainstream club hopping. (The same goes for the Sports Screening)

3. Paint Parties

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A lot of artists come together in one common place and have their very own in-house artistic party! People paint, create and do some amazing stuff which might interest you if you are in love with colors.

4. Poetry/Music Jamming

Sessions where you have a small audience and a cosy place to perform, engage and interact.

There are many things one can do at a House Party and I know for sure that this city is now more happening than ever before because of these House Parties.

Many real-time connections, many fun activities, much more laughter, and of course many new friends. All your friends were strangers once, right?

Now, let’s move on to the bigger question: From where do I gather information about such house-parties?

There’s a website known as Playace.co

This Website enlists fun House Parties and it came to my rescue when I was done going to the clubs and wanted something real to cross my path. One must try attending one of the House Parties listed on their website to get the essence of a real-life gathering. There’s a lot one can do on Playace. It also allows you to host Intimate House Parties.

Read Also: History of the City that never sleeps- Mumbai

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How to Turn Your Backyard into a Lovely Oasis? https://www.procaffenation.com/how-to-turn-your-backyard-into-a-lovely-oasis/ https://www.procaffenation.com/how-to-turn-your-backyard-into-a-lovely-oasis/#respond Fri, 28 Sep 2018 11:44:21 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27871 If you’re one of those people who love spending time outside enjoying the fresh air and the serenity of nature, you’ll definitely want to hear what we have to say. Instead of letting your backyard look messy and neglected, you should find a way to turn it into a lovely oasis that you and your …

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If you’re one of those people who love spending time outside enjoying the fresh air and the serenity of nature, you’ll definitely want to hear what we have to say. Instead of letting your backyard look messy and neglected, you should find a way to turn it into a lovely oasis that you and your family will simply adore. Here are some useful tips on how to achieve this quickly and without paying a fortune for it. Good luck!

Redesign your Patio

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If you’re not sure how to begin your total backyard overhaul, remodeling your patio seems like the best choice. First, you should invest in quality furniture which will be weather-resistant and at the same time look absolutely sophisticated and chic.

For instance, wicker items have been shown to be one of the most popular options. Their low-maintenance quality and durability together with that special rustic feel create a perfect combination for every patio, and can easily match different design solutions. However, if you prefer the contemporary industrial style, wrought iron chairs are what you’re looking for. You just need to be aware that this kind of material requires a little bit more care to keep it in good shape and prevent rusting.

Build an Outdoor Kitchen

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The next step to creating a real oasis in your backyard is building an outdoor kitchen and dining area. We guarantee you that this will become your favorite spot for hanging out with your friends and organizing crazy summer parties.

All you need is a nice grill, some storage space, a small refrigerator and a countertop where you can dice the meat, mix spices and prepare delicious meals. On top of that, you can always enhance this outdoor dining experience further by adding a bar to your kitchen as well. Here, you can serve tap beer and try out new cocktail recipes. Cheers!

An Outdoor Bathroom is a must

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Aside from creating an outdoor kitchen area, you can expand your bathroom and enjoy long baths surrounded by trees and colorful flowers. If you like the sound of this, think about opting for a luxury spa which will be perfect for relaxation and in-water exercises.

Moreover, you can always add a few scented candles or bring out lavender essential oils to surprise your partner and spend a romantic evening in your outdoor oasis. Finally, if you have kids, this will help you encourage them to be more physically active. We are sure that they will be thrilled to jump into the hot tub and spend hours swimming and playing with their rubber toys.

Grow a small Organic Garden

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Apart from ensuring that your backyard looks fabulous, you should make good use of it and grow your personal veggie garden. You can use decorative stones to surround separate beds and create nice paths between them. Not only will your garden look interesting and unusual this way, but you’ll be able to stroll freely through it without getting your shoes muddy and wet. All you need to do is pick your favorite vegetables, buy the seeds and research on how to grow them properly. Don’t forget that gardening has been proven to be an extremely beneficial hobby, both for our mind and our body.

Ensure Privacy

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If you live in a densely populated area, you must have learned to value privacy above anything else by now. So, if you really want to turn your backyard into a lovely oasis, you have to find a way to prevent your nosy neighbors and passers-by from constantly disturbing your peace and spoiling all the fun.

For example, you can use greenery as a natural screen and grow different kinds of shrubs and trees all over the place. On top of that, a lattice fence around your patio can be the right way to go, especially if you grow a flowering vine which will make it look more inviting and less intruding than a regular wooden one. Lastly, if you appreciate Asian design ideas, you can go for opaque acrylic panels and place them around your dining area to create an intimate space and evoke that special homey vibe.

As you can see, transforming your backyard into your own sanctuary can be really simple and cost-effective. All it takes is the readiness to think outside the box and pamper yourself with a nicely decorated patio, fabulous bar, and a fancy outdoor bathroom. Enjoy your new home!

Read Also: 5 Things you need to do once you buy a new House

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How to Upgrade your Boyfriend’s Fashion Sense? https://www.procaffenation.com/how-to-upgrade-your-boyfriends-fashion-sense/ https://www.procaffenation.com/how-to-upgrade-your-boyfriends-fashion-sense/#respond Wed, 26 Sep 2018 18:53:57 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27901 You’ve found a great guy.  You love the same restaurants, he’s a good listener, you both love to travel, he opens the door for you, he makes you laugh…he’s perfect!  Well, almost perfect. There’s just that one little thing – his style. You really want to do a boyfriend makeover.  If he has a definite …

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You’ve found a great guy.  You love the same restaurants, he’s a good listener, you both love to travel, he opens the door for you, he makes you laugh…he’s perfect!  Well, almost perfect. There’s just that one little thing – his style.

You really want to do a boyfriend makeover.  If he has a definite “look” he prefers (that you really don’t), then you may have your work cut out for you in this department.  And honestly, if that’s the only thing “wrong” about him, don’t let that be a deal breaker!

But if he’s a guy who is just kind of clueless about fashion, there are ways to nudge him in the right style direction. All it takes is a proper game plan, and we’ve gathered some tips that’ll help make even the most fashion-challenged man become runway ready.

TIP 1:  KEEP IT POSITIVE

The last thing you want to do is criticize everything you hate about his style. Don’t be that girl, or you may end up without a boyfriend. Instead, keep all your comments positive and build him up.  Every time he wears something you like, compliment him. You don’t need to gush over every item that meets your approval, but giving him a verbal thumbs-up on what he’s doing “right” sends him the message.

Basically, just play up the things he wears that you love, and make no comment on the things you don’t. When he wears the leather jacket that you love, make sure he knows it. He’ll likely start wearing those things more often, feeling more confident in the clothes you like, because you’ve made him feel good about wearing them.  

TIP 2:  MAKE SUGGESTIONS

It may be the case that your guy doesn’t really know where to start when it comes to fashion or how to pull off a certain look. If he’s up for it, go shopping together.

You don’t need to buy a whole new wardrobe in one day—just pick a clothing store or two, and browse together. Make suggestions to steer him in the right direction so he knows what to look for in the future. Maybe have a mental list of things you’d like to see him in and test out how open he is to your ideas.

Pick out some clothes you like and ask him to give you a dressing room fashion show (bonus points if he’s a good sport about this). Certain must-have accessories come to mind as well, such as watches. Watches are the only “jewelry” a lot of men wear, so help him pick out a quality statement piece.  As for shoes, he should have at least one dressy pair for work and special occasions and a nice pair of casual shoes that are comfortable for everyday use. And of course, a snazzy pair of sunglasses can add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

TIP #3:  COMPROMISE

You can’t expect him to fully adapt to your style.  He’s not your dress-up doll after all. You can make suggestions, and guide him towards your fashion tastes, but don’t get frustrated when he doesn’t like everything you like.

 He’s allowed to have his own style choices, just as you are allowed yours. So maybe he ends up with a wardrobe that is a blend of your style and his, which is not a bad thing at all.  Let him keep that old college t-shirt he loves or those worn-out shorts you hate but he loves because they’re comfy.

The bottom line is you chose him for who he is and not for what he wears. If your guy is absolutely not a shopper (which is probably the main reason why men lack style), you could even see if he’s open to you doing it for him.  Don’t overwhelm him with 10 bags of clothes that turn him into the ultimate hipster when he’s more of an athletic guy.

So, you can find a few pieces you think he’ll like and see if he wants to incorporate them into his closet. Slowly but surely, you’ll be adding key style pieces to his wardrobe without him feeling like you’re dressing him.    

And finally, think beyond the clothing and accessories.  Never underestimate the power of a good haircut or beard trim. Something as simple could have a huge impact on your man’s overall appearance, and turn him into the total stud you always knew he was!

Read also – 5 Amazing Life Saving Fashion Hacks

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History of the City that Never Sleeps: Mumbai https://www.procaffenation.com/history-of-the-city-that-never-sleeps-mumbai/ https://www.procaffenation.com/history-of-the-city-that-never-sleeps-mumbai/#respond Sat, 22 Sep 2018 04:44:49 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27711 Mumbai, the city that never sleeps, the city which is home to people of all races and religions. People from all over India come to Mumbai, filled with hope. It is considered the place where all your dreams come true. But not many of them bother to know about the history of this millennial city. …

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Mumbai, the city that never sleeps, the city which is home to people of all races and religions. People from all over India come to Mumbai, filled with hope. It is considered the place where all your dreams come true. But not many of them bother to know about the history of this millennial city.

How was Mumbai Formed?

Seven islands: Bombay Island, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, Old Woman’s Island, came together to form the city that it is today.

In 1784, the Hornby Vellard project was initiated to join these islands. By 1838, the Mumbai as it is today was formed. The seven islands were known as Heptanesia, which is Greek for “a cluster of seven islands”.

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Since the Stone Age?

Evidence suggests that Mumbai was inhabited by humans since as early as the stone age period. Kolis, a Marathi fishing community were the first inhabitants of this island. They were Dravidians and they practiced the religion of animism under the reign of Emperor Ashoka.

Later, a number of empires gained and lost control over the city. Some of them were Mauryas, Satavahanas, Abhiras, Vakatakas, Silharas and many more. The Mauryas brought Hinduism and Buddhism. Finally, the Muslims of Gujarat handed over Mumbai to the Portuguese viceroy Nuno Da Cunha by the Treaty of Bassein in 1534.

By the end of 17th century, it was the Mughals turn to invade Mumbai.

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The name Bombay came from the Portuguese word Bomb Bahia, which means “good bay”. This happened when the Portuguese explorer, Francisco de Almeida’s ship sailed into the Mumbai harbor.

The Portuguese

The Portugal rule in Bombay lasted from 1534-1661. One of the oldest churches in Bombay, the St, Michael church, was built by the Portuguese. So was the St Andrew church in Bandra.

They were all for intercaste marriages and encouraged the locals to bond with the Portuguese. They even tried to convince the Koli, Kunbi, and Kumbhars residing in Mahim, Worli, and Bassein, to convert to Christianity.

While the Portuguese were busy focusing on Mumbai, their country was taken over by Spain in 1580. This gave access to other European nations to Mumbai.

The first to arrive were the Dutch, followed by the British. Bombay was given as a dowry to the British when Catherine of Portugal married Charles II of England.

The British

Abraham Shipman was the first Governor of Bombay and he arrived with his fleet. But the Portuguese governor refused to give up Bombay, not allowing the British fleet to land over there.

After Shipman’s death his successor, Humphrey Cooke, took over Bombay but, Salsette, Mazgaon, Parel, Worli, Sion, Dharavi and Wadala still remained under the Portuguese.

Later, Cooke finally acquired Mahim, Sion, Dharavi, and Wadala. According to the Royal Charter of 27 March 1668, on 21 September 1668,  Charles II gave away Bombay to the English East India Company for an annual rent of £10. Under their reign, warehouses and quays were constructed.

Due to the arrival of many Indian and British merchants, the trades increased. The British ruled over Bombay till 1947.

How Bombay became Mumbai?

In the year 1995 Shiv Sena, the Hindu party came into power. They wanted to strengthen the Maratha community. It was their belief that Bombay was an unwanted legacy of the British rule. They named it Mumbai after the goddess Mumbadevi. The original people of Mumbai, the Kolis used to worship her.

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The national government was unhappy with this change as they believed it would lead to the loss of Bombay’s international identity.

In spite of that, the change did happen and all federal agencies, newspapers were made to adopt the change.

Mumbai, the city that was ruled by numerous leaders, experienced drastic changes, which not only helped it to prosper but also made it the business capital of India.

Every ruler helped to make the Mumbai as we know and love. It is true that once you stay in this city, you will never feel like living anywhere else.

Read also: This Person is credited for inventing Mumbai’s famous Vada pav

 

 

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5 Things you Need to do once you Buy a New House https://www.procaffenation.com/5-things-to-do-once-you-buy-a-new-house/ https://www.procaffenation.com/5-things-to-do-once-you-buy-a-new-house/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:11:03 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27806 Buying a new house is always exciting, but it does not come without extra work. Once you are in, it’s time to adjust the space according to your aesthetic taste. That means buying new furniture, new appliances, but also essentials that many people miss. Here is a list of the 5 things you have to …

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Buying a new house is always exciting, but it does not come without extra work. Once you are in, it’s time to adjust the space according to your aesthetic taste. That means buying new furniture, new appliances, but also essentials that many people miss. Here is a list of the 5 things you have to do as soon as you cross the doorstep of your new home.

1. Changing the Locks

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Decorations are nice, but first things first. Safety should be your primary concern, which means changing the locks. Even if you personally know the previous owners and trust them, you still should get a new pair of keys. Perhaps somebody, unknown to them, made copies and now has access to the house where you live. A new lock is inexpensive so change it the very second you move in!

2. Check the Plumbing and Wiring

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You don’t want your house to get flooded or go up in flames, do you? Then be sure to check and the pipes and cables that run through it, under it, and over it.

This is something that real estate agents never bother to inspect and the previous owners usually aren’t aware of the situation. Go to the bathroom, kitchen and the basement to check for leaks in the pipes. Mold and an unpleasant smell are a tell-tale sign of a leak. If you spot one, call the plumbers immediately to fix it. The same goes for electric wiring, check that there aren’t any sparks and that the voltage is even in all sockets.

If you are buying an old property, perhaps it is wise to change the entire wiring in advance. Old electric wiring is one of the main causes of house fires in Australia.

3. Home theatre

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Once the house is secure from external and internal threats, it is time to make the house truly your own. Setting up a theatre system will ensure that you have full control of the entire space so you can start having fun. The TV set goes into the living room, paired up with a gaming system. However, keep in mind that cable signal can be flickery, especially in remote areas, such as the Australian Outback.

Even in cities, it is wiser to use antennas which guarantee free channels, better visual quality and are weather-proof. The process of antenna installation in Sydney is rather simple and does not require nearly as much money as you might think. Also, for a home entertainment system, a simple roof antenna is sufficient enough.

4. Clean up the house

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Even if you are the first owner, the place you are going to live has to be cleaned thoroughly. Whether you do it yourself or you hire an agency to do it, this action should not be omitted or left for later. If you do it on your own or with the help of friends, be sure to gear up: buckets, mops, chemicals, vacuum cleaners, rubber gloves etc. Scrub every nook and cranny of the house, including inside the cabinets, the window sill, the basement, and the attic, if there is one. Be sure to steam clean the carpets as well, that is the only way to deep clean it.

5. Pest control

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In today’s world, animals, even wild ones, live alongside people. You will definitely come across some in your house, so their population needs to be controlled.

This can be done on your own, which we do not recommend, as calling pest control is an effortless solution that won’t cost you much. Most common animals that you will encounter are rats, mice, cockroaches, termites, stink bugs etc. Another living threat can come from above in the form of pigeons, bats, and pesky mosquitoes. If they live in large numbers around your house, then you might consider installing window screens. This way you won’t be in the situation to chase out bats from your living room in the middle of the night.

There are many more additions that you can make to your home. Prioritizing is essential, and these five steps really ought to be taken first before anything else. A secure environment in which you can have fun provides the basis for everything else to come.

Read Also: Top 8 Insanely Easy DIYs for your Home

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Father- Daughter Bonding Ideas https://www.procaffenation.com/father-daughter-bonding-ideas/ https://www.procaffenation.com/father-daughter-bonding-ideas/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:50:25 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27797 The bond between fathers and daughters is unique and unlike any other. Dads love their little princesses more than anything else in the world, and daughters know that their dads will always be there for them. However, as strong as that bond is, every bond needs to be nurtured. Depending on your daughter’s age and …

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The bond between fathers and daughters is unique and unlike any other. Dads love their little princesses more than anything else in the world, and daughters know that their dads will always be there for them.

However, as strong as that bond is, every bond needs to be nurtured. Depending on your daughter’s age and personality, she might not like every idea you come up with. However, it’s the effort that counts, so here are a few ideas that might inspire you.

1. Go on a Bike Ride

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If you are a proud dad whose daughter has just conquered the training wheels and can now ride a bike on her own, use that opportunity to introduce her to your environment. Go on a bike ride, explore the outdoors, and spend some quality time together. You can organize a picnic in the park when you get tired, and you can get some memorable photos that you will surely cherish for a long time.

2. Prepare a Meal together

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It’s never too early to start learning how to take care of yourself and knowing how to prepare an actual meal falls into that category. No matter if it’s just eggs with ham or something a bit more complicated, your daughter will learn not only how to make something for herself but also how good it feels to be able to prepare something for others as well.

3. Talk about Boys

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It might be one of the more difficult subjects for most dads, but it doesn’t have to be awkward at all. If your daughter is starting to show interest in boys, there are probably many things she’s curious about. Plus, it’s better to start these kinds of conversations before she actually finds her first boyfriend, because you can steer her in the right direction and give her a better idea of what to expect. Just be careful not to stereotype boys – you want her to stay interested in them, but you also want her to know how to recognize when a boy is not worth her time.

4. Surprise each other

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Small surprises make our lives more dynamic and cheerful, and what a better way to surprise each other than with a nice gift. Your spouse can play a role in this as well; you can ask your wife to secretly find out what your daughter would like to get, and later, for Father’s Day, she can help your daughter pick one of the many interesting Father’s Day gifts as well. Moreover, you can later spend some time together picking or making a nice gift for the mom as well.

5. Teach her

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This depends on your daughter’s skills and interests, but if there is something she’s interested in that you are good at, use that opportunity to spend some quality time together. For example, if she’s into sports, encourage her and play with her. If she likes to draw or paint and you happen to be good at painting, teach her some useful techniques. Finally, when the time comes to learn how to drive, you can be the best driving instructor she could hope for. There are many things dads can teach their daughters, you just need to pay attention to what she needs.

6. Seek her Opinion

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One of the best ways to bond with your daughter is to show her that you value her thoughts and opinions. You can do this by asking for her opinion on matters that you both care about. For instance, you can ask her what she thinks about your new outfit, your new recipe, or that new movie that just came out.

Additionally, dads usually think that their daughters don’t care about their new car or tool, but that’s very often stereotyping. Even if they are not interested in the car properties, they can still give you their opinion on the color, fabrics, comfort, etc. You just need to approach the subject in the right way.

Next to all the responsibilities that grown-ups have, sometimes it’s hard to find enough time to spend with those we love the most. However, it’s now how much time you spend together but how well you spend it.

So, make the most of your time by doing activities that are fun for both of you, learning about each other, and learning from each other. This way, you can rest assured that even after she grows up and moves out, she will still love spending time with her old man.

Read Also: What does your baby think about?

 

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Types and Transformations of Paani Puri around the World https://www.procaffenation.com/types-and-transformations-of-paani-puri-around-the-world/ https://www.procaffenation.com/types-and-transformations-of-paani-puri-around-the-world/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:49:26 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27627 If food is the Emotion, then Pani puri is its interjection. There is something comforting when we talk about the small mouth-watering crispy pockets made of wheat flour or semolina served with deliciously spicy stuffings and a little tangy water. This lip-smacking blend of various flavors gives it a magically twisted taste and makes every …

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If food is the Emotion, then Pani puri is its interjection. There is something comforting when we talk about the small mouth-watering crispy pockets made of wheat flour or semolina served with deliciously spicy stuffings and a little tangy water.

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This lip-smacking blend of various flavors gives it a magically twisted taste and makes every Indian heart skip a beat.

In fact, it is a much-loved delicacy savored by everyone around the world. This appetizer is a manifestation of simple joy for people.

In India, Pani puri is called by different names in different states and is also served with various different ingredients.  Each region has its own twist to the dish with different flavored water. Let’s have a look at the common variants of our all-time favorite dish:

1. Pani Puri

It is made up of hot ragada curry or white chickpeas along with a blend of spicy chutney and a little tangy water. It is served differently in different places.

In Gujarat, grams/ boiled moongs are added to the stuffing. In MP, mashed potatoes are added but there is no boondi in the water served with pani puri. In Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, onions are mixed with the normal stuffing.

2. Gup Chup

 This type of pani puri is mostly found in Chattisgarh, Telangana, Hyderabad, Odisha, South Jharkhand, etc.

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The name “Gup Chup” is because of the interesting sound the pani puri makes when the small crisp breaks into our mouths.

Unlike normal Panipuris, it does not contain potatoes. Rather, it consists of white chickpeas served with tangy water and onions are added to taste.

3. Pakodi

It is known as Pakodi in Gujarat. It is the perfect Khatta-Meetha combination snack in here. Green chilly, mint leaves, onions, sweet chutney are the additions made to our favorite lip-smacking Pakodi.

Apart from this, what’s additional here is the “Sev” for all the Gujju food lovers!

4. Patashi/ Batashe

 People in Rajasthan, Haryana, and parts of UP call our all-time favorite food item Patashi. The stuffing here consists of potato, gram, and chickpeas.

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 It is served with less tangy water and this water is made up from dry mangoes and spices are added to taste.

You can find the most famous Patashi in Hazaratganj, Lucknow. The place here is famously known as “Paanch Swaad ke Batashe”

5. Dahi Puri

Dahi puri is a type originated by the Mumbaikars and the people living in Delhi and is now available all across India.

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Instead of the tangy water thick curd is used with the sweet chutney. It provides a different blend to the appetizer altogether.

6. Sev Puri

Well, another variant of Pani Puri commonly available in cities like Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmedabad.

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This type of Pani Puri consists of mashed potatoes mixed with onions, garlic, chilies, and tamarind added to the evergreen Gujarati food item “Sev”. Seasoned with pomegranate seeds and a hint of lemon which brings in a tangy flavor and a bit of chaat masala sprinkled on it to top it all off.

7. Phuchka

Pani puri is known as Phuchka in West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar, Bangladesh, etc. This is the most famous street food available in these local markets. The stuffing here is made up of boiled grams, green chilies, tamarind and mashed potatoes with spicy water and tangy chutney.

The puffy mini puris served here are a bit darker in color and bigger in size as compared to the other ones.

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Apart from these normal flavored pani puris, there are some kickass transformations you would love to know about:

1.    Chocolate Golgappe:

Imagine your favorite spicy food-item available in a whole new avatar. Chocolate Golgappa is a dessert form of panipuri.

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It is a chocolate coated puri filled with fruits and whipped cream. The water to dip in is a perfect blend of betel leaf, fennel seeds, and vanilla ice cream.

The water dip is served in small shot glasses filled with a coffee milkshake with the stuffed puris gracefully placed on the top of each glass and served.

For all the chocolate lovers out there, this is a must try!

2.     Fruit Panipuri:

Perfect for fruit lovers, this unique pani puri provides a zesty taste of fruits in the soulful street food.

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The mashed potatoes here are replaced with chopped fruits and the tangy water is replaced with a fruity liquid. The fruity flavors of orange juice and apple juice are served with the fruit stuffed puris. It is a perfect tastemaker snack.

3.   Pani Puri with Black Grapes:

The pani in this recipe is tasty and is made healthy by using black grape juice instead of our regular tamarind water.

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The combination of mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilies along with grape juice enhances its flavor and unusualness. 

4.   Thai Pani Puri:

 The traditional puri stuffings are replaced with mixed vegetables dipped in coconut sauce.

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 It is garnished with fresh spring onions. These puris are crispy from outside and creamy from inside with an exciting texture and finger-licking taste.

5.    Pizza Pani Puri:

Imagine two of our favorite food items merged into one!

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 Byte size pizza in golgappa is a very innovative snack best served as starters. The stuffing consists of capsicum, onions, olives with pizza sauces and seasonings in accordance with the taste.

It is then garnished with the heart of pizza i.e. Cheese. This is must try for all the Pizza lovers, you’re just gonna love this mini one bite pizza.

 Pani Puri has truly crossed all geographic boundaries and is becoming famous throughout the world. Here is how it is served in different parts of the USA:

 

1.     Healthy Panipuri:

There is a healthier take on Indian staples in Los Angeles. Here, it is stuffed with sprouted mung beans and house-made chutneys. And unlike the tamarind water, cumin and mint infused water is made to dip the puri in. You can find this is in a very famous café there named “The Bombay Café”.

 2.  Vodka Panipuri:

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Panipuri is served as part cocktail and part snack in Cambridge. They mix lime and spiced honey paste to vodka instead of the regular flavored water. Later, pour it down to the martini glasses and serve it with the plate in which the stuffings are to be self-filled in the puris.

 3.   Dahi Avocado Chaat:

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 This is the local version of Philadelphia (USA). The puffed puri is stuffed with the chickpeas and addition of fresh avocado, red onions, home-made chutney, and tangy yogurt, which gives it a unique flavor.

4.    Puri + A Sexy Cocktail:

There is a unique style of serving panipuri in Houston (USA). They use the puffed wheat crisps and fill them with the stuffing of tender potato and garbanzo medley, and savor it with homemade tamarind and mint water. What makes it different is the fact that it is served along with the Kama Sutra cocktail.

Pani puri is a snack which is loved by the young, appreciated by the old and it continues to fill their lives with the perfect blend of tastes and flavors. It brings a smile on millions of faces and acts as a perfect appetizer before the meals.

Read Also: 6 Interesting and Unexpected Chocolate Facts

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Did You Know About The Human Computer – Shakuntala Devi? https://www.procaffenation.com/did-you-know-about-the-human-computer-shakuntala-devi/ https://www.procaffenation.com/did-you-know-about-the-human-computer-shakuntala-devi/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 17:31:03 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=20398 How about if you were not allowed to use a calculator for an exam but you can perform any complex calculations mentally in little time? But everyone is not blessed and our mental activities are limited to an extent too. However, there are some people who are bestowed with such great talents. One amongst these …

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How about if you were not allowed to use a calculator for an exam but you can perform any complex calculations mentally in little time?

But everyone is not blessed and our mental activities are limited to an extent too. However, there are some people who are bestowed with such great talents. One amongst these prodigies is Shakuntala Devi of India.

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Shakuntala Devi was born in Banglore, on November 4, 1929. She was an Indian writer and the mental calculator popularly known as ‘Human Computer’. She could do much bigger calculations in no more than 2-3 minutes.

Life Of The Prodigy And Her Achievements:

  • An adroit mathematician, Shakuntala has displayed her proficiency many times at various universities worldwide.
  • She used to get the invitation for her speculative abilities of calculations. Multiplying much bigger numbers, cubing the huge numbers, computing any type of mathematical sum was a cakewalk for her.
  • She once said, “Numbers have life; they are not just symbols on paper.”
  • At six, she performed her numerical talent at The University of Mysore, India. She even went on a tour through Europe and the U.S. in the 1950s upon invitation.
  • She has even defeated the computers in competition.
  • Once she appeared at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas where she was asked to extract the 23rd root of a 201 digit number in front of an audience. It took her 50 seconds to do so while the Univac computer; her competitor took 62 seconds for the same.
  • Not one but many such incidents have proved her blatant skills of computations.
  • She holds a Guinness World Record in 1982 for multiplying two 13-digit numbers in just 28 seconds.
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  • These all virtues fetched her the name ‘Human Calculator’.
  • Apart from this, she was also a great writer. She has written so many novels and texts about mathematics,         puzzles, and astrology.
  • She wrote the book, “The World of Homosexuals” which is the first study of homosexuals in India.

Death And Recognitions:

  • She died of respiratory problems at the age of 83, on 21 April 2013.
  • Her fame was so huge that even Google recognized and respected her talent. On 4th November 2013, her 84th birth anniversary, there was a Google Doodle in her honor and memory.
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Read Also – Have A Look At These Indian Brands With Foreign Names!

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6 Interesting and Unexpected Chocolate Facts https://www.procaffenation.com/6-interesting-and-unexpected-chocolate-facts/ https://www.procaffenation.com/6-interesting-and-unexpected-chocolate-facts/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 17:26:22 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27769 Did you know that chocolate has a superfood status? Chocolate is an absolute wonder that has its own section in the food pyramid. The most popular comfort food, chocolate is absolutely divine whatever form you serve it in- bars, cakes, ice creams, rolls, and the list goes on. Luxury chocolates like Lindt and Ferrero Rocher …

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Did you know that chocolate has a superfood status?

Chocolate is an absolute wonder that has its own section in the food pyramid. The most popular comfort food, chocolate is absolutely divine whatever form you serve it in- bars, cakes, ice creams, rolls, and the list goes on.

Luxury chocolates like Lindt and Ferrero Rocher are classic gifts for special occasions. But apart from all these delicacies, here’s a list of fascinating uses of chocolate-

1. Chocolate was used as currency

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Chocolate was used as a valuable commodity in South America’s ancient barter system. The Mayans, who are believed to have introduced chocolate used it as a form of currency. The Aztecs loved cocoa so much that they even levied taxes on the commodity.

2. Body paints and bath products

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Chocolate is extremely rich in anti-oxidants, and hence a value-item for the skin products. Cocoa butter is one of the most demanded ingredients in body products in the current market. A lot of spa treatments also use chocolate as the main ingredient.

3. Fake Blood

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You did not see this coming, did you?

Chocolate was the main ingredient in the fake blood that was created for the scariest of horror movies like the Psycho and Night of the Living Dead.

4. Potential fuel?

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Escherichia coli, a type of bacteria, absolutely love chocolate. When they eat too much chocolate, they produce hydrogen which is a clean source of energy.

Maybe waste chocolate could be used as a potential fuel in the near future.

5. Fighting tooth decay

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Yes! Some properties of dark chocolate have better cleansing properties than fluoride. So some dark chocolate a day might just keep the cavities away.

6. Instant Mind Energizer

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Chocolate has a compound called flavanol, which instantly boosts your mind by increasing your brain circulation. It also lowers your blood pressure and de-stresses you. So if you have a mental block, chocolate is your go-to!

Now, you have a bunch of genuine reasons to hog on to that favorite chocolate bar of yours, huh?

Read Also: Did you know chocolate can cause death?

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Surprising Mystery behind the Mass Bird Suicide of Jatinga https://www.procaffenation.com/21677-2/ https://www.procaffenation.com/21677-2/#respond Sat, 15 Sep 2018 16:27:31 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=21677 Jatinga Bird Suicide Jatinga is a small village in Dima Hasao district of Assam, India. It falls on the south of Guwahati. The Khasi-Pnar tribe and Assamese are the main inhabitants of this village. However, this village is infamous for the surprising mystery behind the mass bird suicide of Jatinga. What Happens Here? Mass bird …

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Jatinga Bird Suicide
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Jatinga is a small village in Dima Hasao district of Assam, India. It falls on the south of Guwahati.

The Khasi-Pnar tribe and Assamese are the main inhabitants of this village. However, this village is infamous for the surprising mystery behind the mass bird suicide of Jatinga.

What Happens Here?

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Mass bird suicide in Jatinga is probably the most bizarre thing you have ever heard about. This occurs between September and November every year. The migratory birds start descending down from the sky out of nowhere. They come crashing into trees and walls and die.

This phenomenon affects several birds starting from Black Bittern, Green-pigeon, Emerald Dove, Pond Heron, Kingfisher, Hill Patridge, Little Egret, Black Drongo, and many other species.

Village Myths and Superstitions

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The bird suicide phenomenon has had left the villagers of Jatinga confused for a long time. However, blinded by superstitious beliefs, villagers at one point started believing that these were “spirits flying from the sky to terrorize them”. As a result, they began capturing the birds with bamboo poles and started killing them.

Several researchers like E.P Gee, Salim Ali, Sudhir Sengupta, and Anwaruddin Choudhury have conducted research on the incident.

The Mystery of Bird Suicide Resolved

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The actual reason behind the mass bird suicide in Jatinga is disorientation at high altitudes and high wind speeds. The birds are attracted to village lights in the dark and thus fly towards them.

The area is mostly covered in fog due to which they crash into trees, and walls, and ultimately die.

Creating Awareness Among the Villagers

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 Conservationists and wildlife workers have started taking necessary steps to create awareness amongst the villagers so that they stopped killing the birds.

Anwaruddin Choudhury in his book, The Birds of Assam, talks about the bird suicide of Jatinga. He compares this phenomenon with similar incidents that have happened elsewhere in places like Malaysia, Philippines, and Mizoram.

Read Also: Bird Poop: The Quirky way of minting money

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How to Handle Protein Deficiency in a Vegetarian Diet? https://www.procaffenation.com/how-to-handle-protein-deficiency-in-a-vegetarian-diet/ https://www.procaffenation.com/how-to-handle-protein-deficiency-in-a-vegetarian-diet/#respond Thu, 13 Sep 2018 05:38:58 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27686 Remember that one time when you got really inspired and wanted to lead a healthy lifestyle? C’mon we have all tried doing that at least once in our lives. It’s all fun and games in the beginning but eventually, we all succumb to the realities of our nerve-wrecking lifestyles. In other words, we end up …

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Remember that one time when you got really inspired and wanted to lead a healthy lifestyle? C’mon we have all tried doing that at least once in our lives. It’s all fun and games in the beginning but eventually, we all succumb to the realities of our nerve-wrecking lifestyles.

In other words, we end up hogging on a lot of carbohydrates and fats. Proteins and fibers usually get a go-by in this thread.

Legit, eating healthy never really works out.

Via Source: The Indian Express

Even though you eat sabzi-roti and daal-chaawal every day, it is highly likely that you’re not in taking the right amount of macronutrients as well as micronutrients that are vital for your body. It is a known fact that the Indian Vegetarian Diet is quite deficient in Protein, Vitamins, and Fibres. As a matter of fact, according to research conducted by the National Institute of Nutrition, 9 out of 10 people in India are protein deficient.

Protein Deficiency will have an ugly impact on all the biological aspects of our body. Be it immunity, height, weight, regenerative capacities or repair, it will cause damage to the body sooner or later. Proteins are called Macronutrients for a reason!

Via Source: Gym Flow 100

Contrary to popular beliefs, you can easily get the right portions of nutrients in your body despite the fact that you avoid meat altogether. All you need to do is, devote a teeny part of your day for the well-being of your body.

But, keeping a track of everything that goes into our bodies is, quite a task, innit?

Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, here is a list of items that we all should incorporate into our breakfast to get the right amount of everything. Keeping a balance in everything we eat is one of the most essential factors for leading a healthy life.

None of these preparations take up a lot of time and are very easy to prepare.

 1. Quinoa Flakes with Milk:

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Quinoa is a super grain which is gluten-free and rich in proteins. This plant-based food consists of all the nine essential amino acids important for our body.  As an added benefit, it is also high in vitamins, potassium, calcium, and Iron. It is rich in fiber and antioxidants too. So, you can imagine how good these must be for your body.

One cup of Quinoa contains almost 8g of Protein. These flakes coupled with milk should be your go-to breakfast option.  Take 2 Tbsp Quinoa Flakes in a bowl and add half a cup milk to it. You can either add Turmeric as a topping or, fruits and nuts.  There you go! One of the healthiest meals of the day ready to eat in 2 minutes.

2. Sauteed Vegetables with Tofu:

Via Source: Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen

It’s not necessary for you to be a vegan to indulge in this bean curd prepared by coagulating soy milk. It is a good source of protein, calcium, Iron and Vitamin B1.

Dice vegetables like Bell Peppers, French Beans, Carrots, Onions etc. You can use boiled mushrooms and Broccoli too. Sautee these vegetables in olive oil with caramelized garlic cloves. Add black pepper and salt to taste. Add Tofu cubes to the pan and mix everything properly. ( You can use either Paneer or Tofu).

This preparation is rich in Fibres, Protein, Calcium, Vitamins,  and Iron.

 

3. Greek Yogurt :

Via Source: Genius Kitchen

Greek Yogurt is an extremely healthy option as and when you feel peckish in between your meals. You can even have Greek Yogurt as a part of your breakfast or a quick evening snack.  It is an excellent source of proteins as well as calcium.  It contains all essential amino acids required by your body.

You can add extra Vitamins and Fiber to your Yogurt by mixing Fruits and Nuts ( Almonds, Walnuts and Brazil Nuts).

100g of Greek Yogurt contains approximately 10g of Protein and 100-150 mg of Calcium.

4. Broccoli-Corn Salad:

Via Source: Food and Wine Magazine

Salad gets really boring at times, eh?

So, it is time to let go of your mainstream cucumber-tomato salad and indulge in this really tasty Broccoli-Corn Salad.  It is rich in fiber and way more rich in protein than a normal salad. Simply mix Boiled\sauteed Broccoli and Corn together and add salt to taste. Add a bit of lemon juice to add zing to the food.

But, it is important to keep in mind that a normal salad is also a good source of Vitamins and Fibers. So you mustn’t completely cut that off either.

5. Boiled Pulses and Lentils:

Via Source: yummytummytales

A bowl of Boiled Lentils and\or Pulses is one of the healthiest options that you can possibly think of.  Lentils and Pulses provide vegetarians with the essential amount of macronutrients required by their bodies. In fact, certain quantities of these seeds have more protein than meat.

So, you can either boil mixed lentils\pulses or boil specific lentils\pulses. Whichever way you decide to go, it is easy to prepare and extremely healthy with the right amount of Protein essential for your body.  Ex: Chickpeas and Toor\Moong Daal are readily available in almost any Indian household.

6. Sprouts:

Via Source: YouTube

Sprouts are an excellent source of Proteins, Fibers, Vitamin A, C, K, Iron and other micronutrients vital for the functioning of our body. These nutrients generate benefits for each part of our body. They are extremely easy to prepare and clearly, very healthy.

I’d suggest you make it a point to always have some or the other type of sprouts in your kitchen.

7. Regular Indian Food:

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Clearly, we underestimate Indian food items. There are a lot of healthy food items that you can include in your breakfast: Dosa, Idli, Dalwada, Dhokla, Poha, Thepla, Appam, Uttapam, Upma etc. All these options are rich in Proteins and Fibers.

8. Oats:

Via Source: YouTube

It’s been told a million times before and I don’t wanna sound redundant but, how can I possibly not include oats in a list of healthy food items?

Chop a few vegetables like carrots, onions, french beans, and add frozen peas and boiled corn to the portion. There you have it.

Via Source: Ordinary Vegan

It is time we realize that there’s more to a healthy breakfast than packaged fruit juices and cereals. It’s not possible to suddenly start eating healthy and most of us flip our lids out of frustration when it doesn’t happen.

But we need to start somewhere and I need you to realize that doing the bare minimum is not the way to go when it comes to health.

Read Also: The Secret to Glowing Skin Unveiled: It’s in your own kitchen!

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8 Endangered Languages of India Heading Towards Extinction https://www.procaffenation.com/endangered-languages-of-india/ https://www.procaffenation.com/endangered-languages-of-india/#respond Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:04:59 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=22093 India is a country whose linguistic richness plays a key role in maintaining its social and cultural diversity. Languages of India trace their roots back to several language families. The major ones being the Indo-Aryan languages spoken by 75% of Indians and the Dravidian languages spoken by 20% of Indians while other languages belong to …

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India is a country whose linguistic richness plays a key role in maintaining its social and cultural diversity.

Languages of India trace their roots back to several language families. The major ones being the Indo-Aryan languages spoken by 75% of Indians and the Dravidian languages spoken by 20% of Indians while other languages belong to the Austroasiatic, Sino-Tibetan, Tai-Kadai, and a few other minor language families. It has the world’s second highest number of languages.

As per the Census of India of 2001, India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. Unfortunately, many rich languages of India are on the verge of extinction. While the other 191 languages are classified as vulnerable, definitely, severely or critically endangered languages. Here are 8 Critically Endangered Languages from different corners of the country which need to be saved from extinction.

1. Aimol ( Manipur):

Via Source: E-Pao

Aimol or Aimal is the language spoken by the Aimol tribe of Manipur, India. It has less than 3,000 speakers worldwide. Aimol is spoken primarily in the Chandel, Churachandpur and Senapati, districts of Manipur. Aimol is mutually intelligible with Kom.

As per reports, all the old Kuki languages, including Aimol, are merely dialects of the same language. There are almost no written records of this language. Younger generations have based their linguistics on the Latin script, while others have based it off of Manipuri written in Bengali script. As per 2001 census with 2,700 native speakers, Aimol language is critically endangered.

2. Gutob (Andhra Pradesh & Odisha):

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The Gutob language also known as Bodo Gadaban is a Munda language of India. The speakers of this language are mainly concentrated in Koraput district of Odisha and Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. This language is also known as Gadba, Gutop, Gudwa, Godwa, Gadwa, and Boi Gadaba.

This language belongs to the Austro-Asiatic language family particularly to the South Munda subgroup of the Munda branch. With approximately 40,000 speakers, the Gutob language is considered to be critically endangered. The hydroelectric projects in the area have displaced Gutob people from their traditional villages.

3. Jarawa ( Andaman Islands):

Via Source: Bored Panda

Jarawa is a descendant of a parent language known as Proto-Andamanese. It belongs to the Organ language family. It is the language of the Jarawa tribe of the Andaman Islands, especially the hunter-gatherer communities.

The ancestors of the Jarawa are believed to be part of the first successful human migrations out of Africa. The Jarawas have no system of writing and only drawings and gestures are used as a means to communicate. Currently, with a population of only 270, the community, as well as the language, is a threat. Jarawa is an official language in India, specifically the Andaman Islands and is considered vulnerable.

4. Kota (Tamil Nadu):

via bibliolore.org

With about 900 native speakers in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu state of India, Kota language is under threat due to the greater social status of the neighboring languages. It belongs to the Dravidian language and may have originated from Old Kannada and has a close relation with Toda language.

The origin of the name Kota is derived from the Dravida root word ‘Ko’ which means Mountain. It is spoken mainly by the tribal Kota people. The language is critically endangered with a Kota population of only 2500.

5. Langrong (Tripura, Assam & Mizoram):

Via Source: YouTube

Recorded as Langrong by UNESCO, Ranglong language is also known as “Riam Chong”. It belongs to Sino- Tibetan language family and is a Kukish Kuki-Chan language of India and Burma. It is spoken in Northeast India in the region of Tripura, Assam, and Mizoram.

Ranglong language is a tonal, monosyllabic, contextual, agglutinative, and an ergative language. The Ranglong speakers as per G.A. Grierson in 1904 were 6266, in 2017. Ranglongs at present are about 15000 in number and the language has officially been declared as a critically endangered language.

6. Mahasu Pahari (Himachal Pradesh):

Via Source: Onehimachal.com

 

Mahasu Pahari which is also known as Mahasui or Mahasuvi is a Western Pahari language mainly spoken in Himachal Pradesh. It is estimated that the speaking population is about 1,000,000 as per 2001 census. It is primarily used in home and for religious purposes.

The language has developed several dialects as per different locations. It is understood and spoken by people of vital age group. It is considered critically endangered as the number of people speaking it is constantly going down.

7. Nihali (Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra):

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Nihali, also known as Nahali is a moribund language spoken in west-central India (in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra). It is a language of the Nihali tribal people of the region. It had approximately 2,000 speakers in 1991 out of an ethnic population of 5,000.

There are no other surviving monolingual speakers of the language making it a critically endangered language. Currently, people who are well versed in modern Nihali are likely to speak varieties of Hindi, Marathi or Korku as well.

8. Toto (West Bengal):

Via Source: TrekEarth

Toto language is spoken on the border of West Bengal (India) and Bhutan by the Toto tribe. It belongs to the Sino- Tibetan language family. This language is listed as a critically endangered language by UNESCO, with an estimation of 1,000 speakers. However, this language is still spoken in most families of the Toto tribe.

There are many more languages which are critically endangered and vulnerable. In future, many more are going to join the list if proper preservative measures are not taken on time.

“Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India” is a scheme initiated by the Government of India as a means of protecting and preserving the Critically Endangered Languages of India.  As per the scheme, The Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore is working on protection, preservation, and documentation of all the mother tongues/languages of India which are spoken by less than 10,000 speakers.

Read Also: Five Dead Languages you should Know about

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8 Rare Diseases that can Transform you into a Superhuman! https://www.procaffenation.com/rare-diseases-make-you-a-super-human/ https://www.procaffenation.com/rare-diseases-make-you-a-super-human/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:59:02 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=21171 Diseases are often given a bad name, but if these diseases can turn you into a superhuman, would they be considered bad thereof? Here are a few rare diseases that can literally transform you into a superhuman, but is that all? These diseases don’t seem like something that may bug you, but at the end …

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Diseases are often given a bad name, but if these diseases can turn you into a superhuman, would they be considered bad thereof?

Here are a few rare diseases that can literally transform you into a superhuman, but is that all? These diseases don’t seem like something that may bug you, but at the end of the day, they are ‘diseases’ which means that they clearly have a downside to them.

Let’s check out 8 of these rare superhuman diseases:

 

1. Savant Syndrome

Via Source: YouTube

In Savant syndrome, the person is capable of displaying expert skills and knowledge in specific fields of math, art or music. It is believed that only a handful of people in this world suffer from this rare disease.

Like all the good things, this disease also comes at a price. It is seen that 50% of the people suffering from savant syndrome are autistic. And the other half suffers from different central and nervous system disorders.

Also, 10% of autistic people suffer from Savant syndrome.

2. Congenital Analgesia

Via Source: New Scientist

The person with this disease loses the ability to feel any pain. This sounds like a real superhuman quality, as everyone desires to be resilient towards pain.

Now, the children hurt themselves more than once in a day, and if there is some serious injury like breakage of bones, the child suffering from Congenial Analgesia won’t be able to tell as he/she won’t feel any pain. Hence, it can damage their body.  Hence, not being able to detect pain can be really harmful to one’s body.

3. Hyperthymesia

Via Source: Medical Wonders

People suffering from hyperthymesia, tend to remember every minute detail of their lives. It is also known as Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM). Only 60 people in this world are known to have this disease.

But again, Hyperthymesia can be very problematic. The people suffering from this disease can never alter their memory or forget it, so they have to remember every single thing no matter how bad or good it is. Imagine how hard it would be for a person with a traumatic past to suffer from this disease. They never really get over it and have to endure the pain for the rest of their lives.

Also, these people suffer from regular headaches and insomnia.

4. Urbach-Wiethe Disease

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In this disease the person becomes fearless. This disease has been found in 300 people till now.

The most well-known person to suffer from this disease is an American woman, given the name SM. She was made to watch many horror movies, taken to a haunted house and she kept asking to touch poisonous snakes and spiders shown to her.

Displaying courage and being fearless is good but, sometimes the same quality leads to you making the wrong decisions. Fear makes you choose your decisions wisely and stops you from making bad decisions. A person without any fear is more like to kill and harm others,  as compared to a person who fears.

5. Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy

Via: Google Images

In this disease, the person gains super strength. There are very few cases known related to this disease.

This disease has not shown any significant detrimental side effects yet. Do you think that super strength can be a curse somehow?

6. Stone Man Syndrome

Via: Google Images

In this disease, a person’s body can heal instantly. This disease is also called Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressive. One in two million people is likely to suffer from this disease.

This disease can be really harmful because tissues aren’t produced and the muscles turn to bones and joints fuse together.

This condition turns people into living statues as their body hardens because of so much bone production.

7. The Vampire Disorder

Via Source: New Matilda

It is also called Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia. People with this disease have pointed teeth like vampires and pale skin with dark circles around their eyes. Also, these people have an intolerance to heat and are irritable in warm weathers.

8. Synesthesia

Via: Google Images

It is a neurological condition in which a person’s sense of stimulation is ‘crossed’. Stimulation of one sensory automatically leads to involuntary experience in another sensory. About 5% of the population has this disease.

People with this disorder are known to create art. Few famous people suffering from this disease are Pharrell Williams and Lady Gaga. Some people can mix sounds with taste, while some can mix shapes with flavors.

Read Also: Rarest Mental Disorders from around the World to make you shiver.

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Kinds of Stuff You Can Legally Do In These 5 Nations! https://www.procaffenation.com/kinds-of-stuff-you-can-legally-do-in-these-5-nations/ https://www.procaffenation.com/kinds-of-stuff-you-can-legally-do-in-these-5-nations/#respond Sat, 08 Sep 2018 17:10:15 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27539 Of course, life turns out to be restrictive at times. Certainly, we have the liberty to seek peace and comfort simply within the speculations. When your pleasure legally challenges you to ride naked being tripped on LSD, then all that freedom begins to shrivel up. It is fortunate to have 196 nations with their own …

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Of course, life turns out to be restrictive at times. Certainly, we have the liberty to seek peace and comfort simply within the speculations. When your pleasure legally challenges you to ride naked being tripped on LSD, then all that freedom begins to shrivel up.

It is fortunate to have 196 nations with their own set of values and laws. In these nations, you can legally do the “stuff” with people thinking it to be perfectly normal. Probably, you just have to step in The Right Country!

1. Hola! It’s time to wander naked in Spain

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Spain has a standing for the “naked” beaches.

Natives and visitors from the world rush to Spain’s several naked beaches, excited to go to the “only” site where they can throw off those constricting outfits with no annoying police officers ordering them to cover themselves up. As a result, in Spain, you can rightfully be nude in whatever public place you desire.

Even more, The constitution of Spain in 1978 declared it as an inviolable human right. Surely, attempts were made to amend the law, though nothing ran through.

2. Ride ‘Tank Limo’ in the United Kingdom

Tanks Encyclopedia

Well, England isn’t the exclusive country where you can ride a tank. Lots of countries in the US let the people enjoy a joyous drive in the invulnerable vehicle.

Though England carries it a step ahead- road tanks are legal. Furthermore, A “Tank Limo” can drive you wherever you need to go, whether on your route to the supermarket or to drop off your children at school.

3. Take every drug home in Portugal

National Post

In Portugal, all the drugs that are in existence have been decriminalized. You won’t be arrested or jailed, though, for owning a private stash, while you are smoking marijuana or when you freebase cocaine.

4. Attach A Blaster To Your Automobile in South Africa

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In South Africa, you can get a flamethrower – a custom designed blaster which shoots out 65 ft of fire, that can be adjusted onto your automobile.

The nation legally lets you kill the one who’s attempting to break into your automobile. The creator, however, asserts that it apparently won’t kill the person but would simply blind him/her.

5. Own an identity as a dragon in Russia

Russian_Id

On the Russian census, legally you can name yourself as whatever ethnicity you desire to have, even if its existence isn’t confirmed. Consequently, adolescents often name themselves as “hobbits and elves”, and the elders lead to register themselves as “Martians”.  Hence, as far as the Russian Census Bureau is regarded, anything they choose is acquired as a fact.

So, head on to one of these countries whenever you wanna explore your wild side or simply wanna do something “unconventional” that is, in your country.

Read Also: 10 Dangerous things that were Legal in the Past

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The Biggest Myths About Vegetables! https://www.procaffenation.com/the-biggest-myths-about-vegetables/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-biggest-myths-about-vegetables/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:28:28 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27556 We all know that vegetables are healthy for us, there’s no doubt about it. They make our body stronger, and they taste great (most of them). However, there are still some myths related to this type of food that people tend to believe, yet, could not be further from the truth.  Let’s try to burst …

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We all know that vegetables are healthy for us, there’s no doubt about it. They make our body stronger, and they taste great (most of them). However, there are still some myths related to this type of food that people tend to believe, yet, could not be further from the truth. 

Let’s try to burst all the vegetable-related myths that most of the people harbor:

Are Fresh vegetables more nutritious than frozen ones?

carrot, vegetables, scallion

Research has shown that frozen vegetables are just as healthy as the fresh ones, and in some cases, even healthier. This is because veggies start losing their nutrient value the moment they are picked, but if they are frozen right away, they stay preserved at their peak value.

This is also why it’s sometimes better to choose frozen veggies than fresh veggies that take a lot of time to get to the store. What is true, though, is that both options are better than canned vegetables.

Do Potatoes really make you fat?

potatoes

Potatoes are very low in calories, and they are pretty much fat-free. They also contain plenty of potassium and fiber, which means that they can make you feel sated for longer and actually help you lose weight.

So, it’s not the veggie itself that makes you gain weight but rather the way you prepare it. Cooked potatoes will always be healthier than French fries, and potatoes seasoned with herbs are better than those seasoned with cheese or mayo.

Are vibrantly colored vegetables healthier?

vegetables, market, carrots

Contrary to the popular belief that the more vibrantly colored a vegetable is, the healthier it is, that’s not always the case.

Of course, in many instances, that is true, but there are still more than a few exceptions. For example, white cabbage, as dull as it might look, is one of the most nutrient-packed veggies you could eat. Celery is also very healthy, even though it might look boring.

Kale slows down thyroid function?

If you have a thyroid condition, you’ve probably been told at least a few times to stop eating broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and cabbage. Kale thyroid connection refers to the belief that those veggies can make your thyroid larger by limiting its iodine uptake, which could make your thyroid gland function even worse.

However, research has shown that the above-mentioned veggies cannot harm your thyroid unless you already suffer from an iodine deficiency. So, if you don’t have any iodine-related issues, feel free to enjoy your kale.

Is Organic always a better option?

organic food, organic carrot

In this day and age, we are all familiar with the choice between organic and conventionally-produced food. For veggies to be organic, they mustn’t be treated with any kind of pesticides, they must conserve biodiversity, and the producers must protect natural resources.

However, the truth is that pesticides are not that dangerous in small amounts. The health risks are very often exaggerated, and the levels we are usually exposed to are far too low to cause any serious damage. So, reducing that exposure even further by buying organic food does not really make that much of a difference.

Do Tomatoes come under the category of vegetables?

Tomatoes, carrots, vegetables

Last but not least, believe it or not, there are some “vegetables” that actually do not fall into that category. For instance, tomatoes and cucumbers are not really vegetables. They may not be sweet, but they are still fruits. More precisely, they fall into the berry category – a fruit that develops from a flower, with its seeds enclosed in a fleshy pulp. It still doesn’t mean you should start including them into your summer fruit cup, but knowing the botanical difference between a fruit and a veggie might come in handy some day.

If you want to stay strong and healthy, eating vegetables is a must. Still, don’t believe everything you hear about them, especially when you hear something bad. No vegetable is harmful on its own, regardless of how dull-colored, frozen, or non-organic it is.

So, feel free to enjoy them, and try to make your diet as veggie-diverse as you can.

Read Also: 6 Rare Fruits with amazing benefits, you probably didn’t know about. 

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Some of the Weirdest Phobias that People have! https://www.procaffenation.com/some-wierd-phobias-that-people-have/ https://www.procaffenation.com/some-wierd-phobias-that-people-have/#respond Thu, 06 Sep 2018 18:24:38 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=20092 All of us are scared of some or, the other thing, but an irrational fear of a specific object is called a phobia. Phobias can be hereditary in some cases but, most of the phobias are acquired through traumatic experiences in one’s life. Fear can also be induced by seeing others scared of a particular object. …

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All of us are scared of some or, the other thing, but an irrational fear of a specific object is called a phobia.

Phobias can be hereditary in some cases but, most of the phobias are acquired through traumatic experiences in one’s life.

Fear can also be induced by seeing others scared of a particular object. People of all age groups have some weird phobias, whose cause is difficult to explain. Even the smallest of the things can elicit an extreme response of fear. Here’s a list of some of the craziest phobias from around the world that are extremely rare but totally real!

ALLODOXAPHOBIA

Allodoxaphobia is the fear of opinions. These people avoid getting into conversations that lead to conflicts. They take distance from debates and arguments.

Via Source: Pinterest

 

CHOROPHOBIA

Chorophobia is the fear of dancing. These people avoid going to public events, parties, and functions as they fear becoming aroused or excited.  They also feel nervous when they see people around them dancing with full energy and blasting music!

Via Source: Monarch Ballroom and Dance Studio

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Because, why should the fear of long words have a short name?

It is an uncommon fear and can have severe effects on the day to day functioning of an individual. Students with this phobia find it hard to cope with their studies.

Via Source: Boldomatic

 

COULROPHOBIA

Coulrophobia is an extreme fear of clowns. It is extremely rare because most of us tend to like clowns. Clowns depict happiness, fun, and entertainment but some people are legit scared of them.

via – readersdigest.ca

 

CYNOPHOBIA

Yes, there are some people on this planet, who do not like dogs. It’s hard to believe that some people are actually afraid of these angelic creatures. Especially street dogs scare people the most.

via – petyak.com

 

SOMNIPHOBIA

Somniphobia is the fear of sleep. A lot of times children are scared of going to sleep because of the fear of nightmares. Somniphobia leads to sleep deprivation and reduced energy.

Via Source: Creepypasta Wiki Fandom

 

TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of number 13. A lot of people consider it an unlucky number. Certain hotels do not have the room number 13 and some people also avoid taking any major decisions of their life on the 13th day of the month.

Via Source: Flickr

 

XANTHOPHOBIA

Xanthophobia is the fear of the word yellow and the color yellow. People with this phobia cannot stand the color yellow which is omnipresent in nature. They fear lemons, bananas, yellow leaves, and all things yellow.

Via Source: YouTube

 

SIDEROPHOBIA

Gazing at the night sky is a romantic feeling. But, a few people are scared of the night sky studded with stars.

Siderophobia is the fear of stars. These people are scared to go out at night and do not like gazing at the night sky.

via – rd.com

 

PLUTOPHOBIA

I definitely did not see this one coming!  Some people are afraid of the consequences of real wealth. Plutophobia is the fear of wealth.

These people think that money will create new problems in their lives. Certain religions also discourage the accumulation of wealth.

 

via – rd.com

These were some of the craziest phobias that are actually real.  Hard to believe, right?

Read Also – The Fear of Food Touching the Plate Actually has a Name!

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Pigeons: Einsteins of the Bird World? https://www.procaffenation.com/why-pigeons-are-smart/ https://www.procaffenation.com/why-pigeons-are-smart/#respond Thu, 06 Sep 2018 18:24:01 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=18860 Have you ever felt the desire to shoo a pigeon away as soon as you see it? Well, you aren’t alone! Pigeons, the brainless birds are pretty much hated across the world. But, the bird lovers love them. Do you know why? Research suggests that humans have a stereotypical bad image of pigeons. They think …

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Have you ever felt the desire to shoo a pigeon away as soon as you see it? Well, you aren’t alone! Pigeons, the brainless birds are pretty much hated across the world.

But, the bird lovers love them. Do you know why?

Research suggests that humans have a stereotypical bad image of pigeons. They think pigeons are stupid.

But, there’s more to pigeons than what meets the eye. They are very smart, humble creatures who share an equal level of intelligence with smarter primates like dolphins.

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting pigeon facts that you will ever come across:

1. Pigeons were the first birds that were tamed: In the earlier period, rock doves (tamed pigeons) were first outlined on clay tablets. Some historian scholars suggest that Neolithic men also tamed pigeons.

2. Unlike any other bird, they can perform aerial acrobatics like a backflip: Yet, no one knows about it! There is no scientific explanation that suggests why pigeons roll backward in flights.

Smart pigeons facts
Via: kiwireport.com  

3. Pigeons have the ability to remember faces: Their memory is very sharp as compared to human beings. Example – they can remember thousands of images for a period of several years.

4.  Pigeon is the only bird that can suck water.

5. They can learn all the 26 alphabets of English: Also, they can detect dangerous diseases like cancer! They can detect the diseases faster than a doctor. A doctor takes up various tests, after which he comes to a conclusion. But, pigeons can do it faster, maybe better.

So, the next time you want to get quicker results, just approach a pigeon. They are the smartest birds on the planet!

Smart Pigeon facts
Via: audubon.org

6. They understand the concepts like space and time very well: This is pretty amazing! They understand the human things but their brain functions in a different way.

7.  The only non-mammal creature who can recognize their own reflections in the mirror. They have an amazing vision.

Smart pigeons facts
Via: pigeonrescue.org

8. They have the ability to categorize: Pigeons can recognize both natural and human-made objects. Also, pigeons can learn the equal amount of words, alphabets, codes, and numbers in the same way children do. They know how to respond to different situations.

Smart pigeons facts
Via: drchristianconte.com

9. Pigeons can pick out amongst four different kinds of objects: Also, they learn complex actions and responses. Research has shown that their guesses will be 99.9% right! They are known as ” the Einsteins of the bird world “.

Via Source: zphoto.fr

10. They are smarter than any other average bird or animal: They have a “homing instinct”. It’s the ability to find their way back home even if they are hundreds of miles away or blindfolded. Only superhumans have this capability.

11. They have better eyesight than humans. During World Wars, they carried messages to the US army and provided important information. Hence, they successfully saved the lives of thousands of people.

Smart pigeons facts
Via: Wikipedia

12. Their flying speed is 100 mph: Although they don’t always show it. Some pigeons can fly fast and over long distances. In fact, a pigeon named Winston can fly faster than the speed of the Internet.

We humans already know that there are a few animals and birds that are quite intelligent. But, somehow we can’t imagine a pigeon with so many natural proficiencies. Rather than surprising, it’s shocking!

In fact, the pigeon can perform skills that we, as humans can’t even imagine doing.

Having said that, I feel we should start respecting them. After all, we should not judge a book by its cover.

Read Also: Bird Poop: The Quirky way of Minting Money.

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The Story of the most beautiful Mughal Empress: Nur Jahan https://www.procaffenation.com/the-story-of-nur-jahan/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-story-of-nur-jahan/#respond Wed, 05 Sep 2018 17:54:42 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=19476   There have been many great love stories in the history of India which have left a significant remark on the lives of thousands of people. People from time to time have set standards of love based on these ancient love stories. I’m pretty sure people must have heard about the great love story of …

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There have been many great love stories in the history of India which have left a significant remark on the lives of thousands of people.

People from time to time have set standards of love based on these ancient love stories. I’m pretty sure people must have heard about the great love story of Salim, the crowned prince, and Anarkali, the dancer in the emperor Akbar’s court.

But what people don’t know is, that the prince fell in love again and this time with one of the most beautiful women in the history of India: Nur Jahan.

Via Source: Chandragupta’s India

The love between Jahangir and Nur Jahan

Apparently, Salim, formerly known as Jahangir, had seen Nur Jahan while he had been exiled from his father Mirza Ghiyas Beg’s estate.

He was mesmerized by looking at her. She became his salvation and he didn’t stop until he had her. Nur Jahan, formerly known as Mehrunnisa was renamed post her marriage to Jahangir.

Many historians can retort to this statement that Mehrunnisa’s marriage had been pledged to Sher Khan of Gaur city before Jahangir could even ask to marry Mehrunnisa.

Her fathered refused the prince’s wish to marry his daughter. It is said that he did this because Ghiyas Beg did not wish for his family to be caught up in royal matters of the emperor’s court. 

via – commons.wikimedia.org

Alas, Mehrunnisa was married to Sher Khan, but he was later murdered and Mehrunnisa was escorted to the imperial harem to be the lady in waiting of one of the widows of the late emperor Akbar.

We can’t help but wonder if, Jahangir had paid for Sher Khan’s assassination. For all that is known is that he gets married to Mehrunnisa in the end.

Via Source: The Economist

Mehrunnisa didn’t really have a very good life before Jahangir came into her life, she just had a daughter from Sher Khan whom she loved dearly. But, the daughter was not much favored so much by his father since he wanted a son.

It is said that Nur Jahan grieved for three years before agreeing to marry Jahangir. The emperor couldn’t let her go even when her brother Mir Khan was executed when he was found guilty of conspiring against the emperor.

Some people till this date say that the beauty of the women of Mehrunnisa’s family was really a sight to behold!

Nur Jahan’s niece, Arjumand married Jahangir’s son Khurram. This gave birth to the beautiful love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz (Arjumand), and we all have the pleasure of seeing their love in the form of Taj Mahal today.

http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/2015/11/real-life-romance-nur-jahan-jahangir/

Mehrunnisa after marrying Jahangir was given the title of Nur Mahal (Light of the palace) and later on known as Nur Jahan (Light of the world).

She is known to be the most influential empress in history and the most beloved wife of Jahangir.    

Read Also: Shadow Queens: Women who ruled the world.

 

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How to Greet Your Subconscious through Lucid Dreaming? https://www.procaffenation.com/how-to-greet-your-subconscious-through-lucid-dreaming/ https://www.procaffenation.com/how-to-greet-your-subconscious-through-lucid-dreaming/#respond Wed, 05 Sep 2018 17:53:27 +0000 https://procaffenation.com/?p=17308   “I dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious.” – Andrew  Wyeth   Greeting your subconscious? Sounds Scary? Sounds Weird? Well, a large section of people is steeped utterly in the depths of lucid dreaming. Yet, when asked what a “lucid dream” is, they fail to understand or …

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Via- YouTube

 

“I dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious.”

– Andrew  Wyeth

 

Greeting your subconscious?

Sounds Scary? Sounds Weird?

Well, a large section of people is steeped utterly in the depths of lucid dreaming. Yet, when asked what a “lucid dream” is, they fail to understand or express the same.

So, let us begin with what exactly is a “lucid dream”.

A lucid dream is a dream where the dreamer is completely aware of what he/she is dreaming and so is able to exert a control over that dream. It’s more like a world of fantasy where all your dreams can come true. It’s a place where you can imagine yourself getting over your biggest fears and phobias. For instance, even if you are an arachnophobic, you can still imagine yourself as playing with the spiders. If you have agoraphobia, you can still see yourself having a great time with people in any public space. In short, anything impossible becomes possible while you lucid dream.

 

Is the Idea of a Lucid Dream Real?

Yes, it is totally real and scientifically proven. What you dream (the content) may not be real but, the idea of lucid dreaming is nothing less than reality.

So it is not merely a fantasy playground. Rather, it is a reality that paves way for the fantasy.

Is Lucid Dreaming Beneficial?

(Pros and Cons of Lucid Dreaming)

A lucid dream is an explosion of the senses. Let us discuss a few benefits and drawbacks of lucid dreaming both while asleep and awake.

Via- Astral Chakra

PROS:

  1. Self-awareness: A Lucid dream is the best way of finding out about yourself, your likes and dislikes, fears and inhibitions, etc.
  2. No limits and boundaries: Whatever you dream comes true in the world of a lucid dream. There are no boundaries and no limitations.
  3. Taps your creativity: It allows the creative juices to flow within you and channels them in a more positive direction by allowing you to look at and do things in a creative manner, even in your real life. You can emerge as one of the best poets, writers, storytellers, scriptwriters, etc. by making a great and good use of your ability to lucid dream.
  4. Provides a control: In real life, it is almost impossible to exert control over everything and everyone around us. But lucid dream gives you a personal satisfaction by handing over the entire control of your world to you.
  5. The sense of freedom: In a lucid dream, you can even fly, glide or hover as easily as a bird. Hence while you feel yourself to be constantly in the clutches of the real world, a lucid dream allows you to breathe in an air of freedom.
  6. Eradicates your phobias: All your phobias (of height, water, spiders, dogs, people) and worst nightmares can become your favorite fantasies in lucid dreams. You can actually come to enjoy and like these things without a tinge of fear. And once you discover the best way to overcome these phobias in your lucid dream, you can also employ that tactic to get over your fears even in the real world.
  7. Ability to time-travel: Lucid dreamers are actually endowed with the psychological potential of traveling in time and space, thereby uniting the past and future with a tinge of surrealism. It opens up the opportunities to explore and travel in different dimensions even while the entire thing is only taking place in your “mind”. In other words, it’s more like “Going places”
  8. Gives meaning to your life: Lucid dreamers discover a personal meaning to life. You can know all about your strengths and weaknesses and acknowledge them in the process of lucid dreaming. As you are conscious while dreaming, your ability to introspect increases. Lucid dreaming brings you closer to yourself. It is a world where you can actually come face to face with your dangers and weaknesses to wage a thoughtful war of survival and well-being.
Via- ashscrapyard

 

 CONS:

  1. Dissociation: Since everything becomes possible in the world of lucid dreams, it makes it difficult to distinguish dreams from reality. Excess lucid dreaming can even lead one to totally break the link with the real world.
  2. Renders you alone: Suppose if you are the only lucid dreamer in your group while your other friends do not even have any idea about what exactly is a lucid dream, you will feel left out and alienated. You will be unable to share your stories with those who wouldn’t even understand your fantasies in the first place.
  3. Obsession: Too much of everything is dangerous. Isn’t it? A lucid dream is no exception to this fact. Too much of lucid dreaming can be detrimental to your mental health. Hence exert some control when it comes to lucid dreaming.
  4. Distorted perception of reality: Excessive lucid dreaming can take you away from the real world, thereby leading (misleading) you to see a hazy and vague picture of reality. It leads to a distorted perception rendering you unable to combine fantasy with reality.
Via Source: Spiritssciencecentral.com

Both the idea and content of lucid dreaming aren’t harmful. The real problem arises once an individual transforms it into a habit.

Lucid dreaming will be good only when you can keep your dreams and reality separate, thereby avoiding any kind of confusion.

Read Also: How well do you know Dreamcatchers?

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Bird Poop:The Quirky way of Minting Money https://www.procaffenation.com/bird-poop-quirky-way-minting-money/ https://www.procaffenation.com/bird-poop-quirky-way-minting-money/#comments Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:50:37 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27500 In a world where people are scrambling to make money by hook or by crook, a country which came up with a genius plan to do this years ago was Peru. A tiny western country in South America, Peru began filling its coffers by selling Guano. Guano is the poop (read: excreta) from seabirds, bats, …

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In a world where people are scrambling to make money by hook or by crook, a country which came up with a genius plan to do this years ago was Peru.

A tiny western country in South America, Peru began filling its coffers by selling Guano. Guano is the poop (read: excreta) from seabirds, bats, and seals. An excellent source of potash and nitrogen, its popularity as a natural fertilizer spread like wildfire.

Via Source: Garden Jardinitis

Its discovery in 1802 on Chincha islands off Peruvian coast brought agriculturalists around the globe at the doorstep of Peru. Guano also saw its use in manufacturing explosive devices. It was a product so close to the hearts of the early inhabitants (Incas) of the region, that anyone seen killing the birds was awarded a death penalty.

Via Source: National Audubon Society

The Guano mania

Apart from Peru, many Caribbean nations also produced Guano around that time. However, the quality that came from Peru was unparalleled. In the late 1800s, most of the country’s GDP came from the sale of Guano, touted as “a gold mine” by many.

This mania snowballed mainly because it was an era of agriculture. With the boost of agricultural production owing to Guano, America increased its import, despite booming prices.

Seeking opportunity in monopolizing the product, Peru raised the prices. Irked by this, USA Congress passed the Guano Islands Act, 1856 to annex any Guano deposits discovered by them.

The state of affairs today

Even today, hundreds of laborers engage tirelessly to collect these pungent droppings into sacks, without any protective gear.

Via Source: TotallyCoolPix

The country refrains from capital-intensive techniques to pick the droppings, lest they disturb the birds. Illegal trade and bird-hunting have taken a toll on the bird population of Peru, where birds are dwindling in large numbers. Apart from anthropological factors, the bird population is also affected by climate change.

Via Source: Games 2018

Although many natural fertilizers dominate the world market today, the Guano remains expensive due to its extraction cost, owing to its labor-intensive techniques.

Sustainability of Guano is one of the main cause of concerns in the present era, where ecological conservation is put on the back burner for material gains. With over-exploitation, the world could lose these birds soon.

Let us hope that the world will act before it’s too late to revive the magnificent creature.

Read Also: Strange! American cities named ‘Madras’, ‘Delhi’, and ‘Bombay’.

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Unraveling the Beauty of Sikhism https://www.procaffenation.com/unraveling-the-beauty-of-sikhism/ https://www.procaffenation.com/unraveling-the-beauty-of-sikhism/#respond Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:47:39 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27351 A big book sitting under a large dome-like structure is seen immediately as one enters the room. A troupe of singers humming melodious tunes is seated close to the book. Visitors bow down before the book as they enter and take their place on the carpeted floor. A volunteer is seen offering something out of …

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A big book sitting under a large dome-like structure is seen immediately as one enters the room. A troupe of singers humming melodious tunes is seated close to the book. Visitors bow down before the book as they enter and take their place on the carpeted floor.

A volunteer is seen offering something out of a large vessel to every visitor that leaves the room. These are some of the snapshots of a typical Gurudwara.

Via Source: Kashmir Age

Gurudwara literally means door/path to the Guru (Holy leader). It is a temple for the Sikhs, who are followers of a religion called Sikhism.

Sikhism emerged as a distinct religion merely 500 years ago. A man named Guru Nanak was born to a Hindu family in Talavandi (present-day Pakistan). A critique of the caste system, he decided to establish a religion on the principle of egalitarianism. Thus, was born Sikhism.

Being a relatively modern religion, it remains a mystery to people across the globe.

Punjabi, the language of the Sikhs is the eleventh most spoken language in India. Due to the large Sikh population in Canada, Punjabi has become a third language in the country’s Parliament.

Unique characteristics of the religion

Most Sikh men and women adopt the surnames “Singh” and “Kaur” respectively (meaning lion and lioness). This is done so that, women don’t have to change their surnames post marriage.

Langar or community kitchen is a feature unique to this community. It is a voluntary service wherein vegetarian meals are offered every day free of cost to everyone, irrespective of their gender, class, religion or caste. From cooking to serving meals, from washing utensils to guarding visitors’ shoes, every activity in the Gurudwara is performed by volunteers.

Via Source: YouTube

Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhism encapsulates the philosophy of the 10 Gurus. The Granth Sahib is considered to be the 11th and the immortal Guru. It is written in the form of poetry rather than prose, setting it apart from many scriptures around the world.

Consequently, the prayers are often accompanied by singing. To emphasize the feature of universality, the Granth Sahib entails both Hindu and Islam elements.

The word Sikh literally means disciple in Punjabi. Sikhism encourages rationality over blind faith and superstitions. This is why a Sikh disregards animal sacrifices and fasting as ways to please God. A 15 feet cloth is worn by Sikhs (both men and women) as turbans. The turban not only highlights their unique identity but is also intended to channelize the sun’s rays towards the center of the head. Most men and women have uncut hair to appreciate God’s creation.

Rituals and worship

To mark the birth of Guru Nanak, a Gurudwara called Nankana Sahib was built in 1600 CE. Nanakana literally means “the coming of Nanak”. Every year Sikhs around the world visit Nankana Sahib to celebrate the Guru’s birth anniversary.

Sikhism advocates monotheism in which God is conceptualized as formless and gender-less. They disregard idol worship and the system of priesthood. Any Sikh can lead the prayer in a Gurudwara. This highlights the liberal views of the religion.

“It’s all in the name”, they say. Naming newborns, an auspicious ritual in Sikhism, entails opening of a random page of the Granth Sahib and reading out the first line written on it. The first letter of the line determines the first letter of the name.

Kada Parshad is a dish made with equal quantities of wheat, sugar and clarified butter (ghee). It is offered to devotees every day as they leave the Gurudwara and is intended to be a form of God’s blessings.

Via- Shreshtha Chhabra

Sikhism imbibes qualities that are quite rare, albeit imperative, in the contemporary times.

The values of humility, freedom of religion, community service, equality are deeply ingrained in Sikhism. This is what it means to be a Sikh.

Read Also: Death and story of the Kallu Doms

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Death and Story of the Kallu Doms https://www.procaffenation.com/story-of-the-kallu-doms/ https://www.procaffenation.com/story-of-the-kallu-doms/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2018 07:19:24 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27331 A person attains Moksha/Mukti post-death and attains ultimate liberation, is a concept of Hinduism that equates death to attainment of freedom from the tangled web of life. In India, a community whose livelihood depends on this Hindu belief is the Dom community. The daily occupation of the Doms or Kallu Doms, as they are often …

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A person attains Moksha/Mukti post-death and attains ultimate liberation, is a concept of Hinduism that equates death to attainment of freedom from the tangled web of life.

In India, a community whose livelihood depends on this Hindu belief is the Dom community. The daily occupation of the Doms or Kallu Doms, as they are often called, includes cremating the dead. After the funeral flames have consumed the body, the Doms clean up the ashes. They often have to beat the body with sticks to ensure it burns completely.

A peek into the history

There are numerous tales that explain the origin of this community, living on the ghats of the holiest river of India, the Ganga. While one tale suggests that Doms are descendants of Raja Harishchandra, another tale speaks of the Doms being cursed by Lord Shiva for stealing his wife’s jewelry.

Irrespective of the version of the tale, the truth of the matter is that Doms find themselves at the lowest rungs of the ladder of the Hindu caste system in contemporary times. They suffer from discrimination, untouchability, and poverty. On an average, a Dom earns around Rs.200 to 300 per body.

Via- Shreshtha Chhabra

Present state

Due to their socioeconomic status, they are refused employment elsewhere. Consequently, the batons are often passed on to the future generations. Due to the unbearable stench emanating from the bodies, Doms often have to be inebriated. Boys, as young as 13, often find it difficult to break out of the vicious cycle of alcoholism.

Via Source: Firstpost

The wood used by families for the cremation varies from sandalwood to common wood, depending on the economic status of the family of the deceased. As a cultural norm, Doms use a burning piece of wood from the pyre to light the stove of their houses, an eerie irony. There have also been instances where families have refused to pay the Doms. But unperturbed by this, they continue to perform their duty.

Despite their hardships, Doms consider themselves to be blessed. “The society regards us as gatekeepers of Heaven. We help them to attain Moksha. Which other occupation gives you this privilege?”, says a member of the Dom community, sometimes also assuming the title “Dom Rajas” (Dom kings).

As the Doms await, yet another funeral pyre turns to ashes, yet another person attains Moksha.

Read Also: Be a part of the Ocean after your Demise.

 

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Did you Know that Technology has caused a Phobia? https://www.procaffenation.com/did-you-know-that-technology-has-caused-a-phobia/ https://www.procaffenation.com/did-you-know-that-technology-has-caused-a-phobia/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2018 07:16:38 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27417 I travel to my college by bus every day. The other day, after a long night of binge-watching Brooklyn – 99, I had a really late morning. As the bus honked loudly outside, I bolted out of the door grabbing my bag in one hand and my breakfast in another. As I fell into a …

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I travel to my college by bus every day. The other day, after a long night of binge-watching Brooklyn – 99, I had a really late morning. As the bus honked loudly outside, I bolted out of the door grabbing my bag in one hand and my breakfast in another. As I fell into a seat and arranged my belongings, I realized that my very beloved phone had been left behind charging, but the bus had started moving. I panicked- I was about to experience 8 phone-less hours. Frantically I placed calls to everyone who lived in the hostel and sent out a message in all groups in a desperate attempt to get it. Thankfully, one of my classmates was attending a late class and she could get it for me. I was saved from a terrible fate.

How technology has barged into our lives

I’m sure you all resonate with this anecdote. We’re all addicted to our phones- Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter- the never-ending list. Right from checking whether it is going to rain in the next hour to booking a cab to reach our destination, we are completely dependent on our phones.

In my life, Google types my messages and Grammarly checks the grammar. WordPress voices my thoughts and YouTube’s music is my work-anthem. Flo reminds me to buy sanitary napkins and Zomato sends me suggestions on where to buy the antidote-al ice-cream.

Does your phone act like your secretary too?

Via Source: Reader’s Digest

What is Nomophobia?

Research conducted by the Iowa State University has indicated that this phenomenon- nomophobia or no-mobile-phone- phobia is acute anxiety one experiences when he/she is separated from one’s phone. Most importantly, it also points to the extreme dependency on phones for basic functioning.  Therefore, its absence acts as a handicap in our life.

Via Source: Business Insider

Are you a nomophobe? Take this test!

1. When do you check your phone?

(a) As soon as you wake up (8 pts)
(b) During breakfast (6 pts)
(c) On the way to work (4 pts)
(d) When you get a message (2 pts)

2. How often do you check your phone?
(a) Every five minutes (8 pts)
(b) Every 30 minutes (6 pts)
(c) Every hour (4 pts)
(d) 4-5 times a day (2 pts)

 3. Where do you keep your mobile phone while you sleep?
(a) Under your pillow (8 pts)
(b) Beside the bed (6 pts)
(c) On the other side of your room (4 pts)
(d) In another room (2 pts)

Via Source: Manila Shaker Philippines

 

4. Do you take your phone with you to the bathroom?
(a) Usually (8 pts)
(b) Sometimes (6 pts)
(c) You’ve considered it (4 pts)
(d) Never (2 pts)

5. What do you mostly use it for?
(a) Social Media (8 pts) (WHATSAPP COUNTS AS SOCIAL MEDIA)
(b) Emails (6 pts)
(c) Music (4 pts)
(d) Texts and Calls (2 pts)

10- 15: No signs of Nomophobia
16-28:  On the Slippery Slope
29- 48: You’re an addict!

via- www.gadgetultra.com

What can we do?

We could change this and reduce the anxiety and sleeplessness caused due to Nomophobia.  A small step of switching off our phones during meals and sleep can help. Maybe we could clear the clutter of unused apps in our phone.

Let’s wear a watch instead of taking our phone out to check the time and get drowned in the vicious cycle. Else, soon the end to AIB’s ‘If Apps were People’ wouldn’t be the apps dying but, our social skills and peace.

Read Also: Cherophobia: The Happiness of Happiness.

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Chernobyl Way of Life: Uses of Vodka You Did Not Know About! https://www.procaffenation.com/chernobyl-way-of-life-uses-of-vodka-you-did-not-know-about/ https://www.procaffenation.com/chernobyl-way-of-life-uses-of-vodka-you-did-not-know-about/#respond Sun, 02 Sep 2018 12:36:28 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27436 Something happened on  25-26 April 1986, in a small town called Pripyat, 104km from Kiev- the capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. A series of uncontrolled nuclear reactions took place in the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant during a late night security check when safety systems were intentionally set off. It is now, known as the …

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Something happened on  25-26 April 1986, in a small town called Pripyat, 104km from Kiev- the capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

A series of uncontrolled nuclear reactions took place in the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant during a late night security check when safety systems were intentionally set off. It is now, known as the most disastrous nuclear malfunction in history.

The Chernobyl disaster has caused a number of deaths due to radiation and a larger number of radiation-caused cancer cases. Numerous accounts have been narrated about the lies and secrecy that shrouded the event. But, in spite of all hidden behind the veil, it wouldn’t be wrong to call it one of the worst man-made disasters ever.

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Horror – Story

Stories have been penned since then, until now. Stories of despair, poison, and loss. They narrate the pouring of black colored rain that tastes metallic and paints peeling off as water dripped down the walls. There are tales of hundreds of children going bald.

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What did the victims do?

In such a horrific situation, people began finding indigenous solutions to counter the effects of the radiation. One of these measures was alcohol, more specifically the world famous Russian Vodka.

In the words of Zoya Sheftalovich, a survivor of the Chernobyl disaster- “Vodka already considered as quasi-medicinal, took on new importance. The more it burned the throat, they said, the better it was to treat the radiation poisoning.”

This fact has been researched by scientist and has been supported and negated equally.

On one hand, few claim that alcohol has an effect on reducing the growth of thyroid cancer. On the other hand, some studies indicate that it might increase the levels of gamma radiation. Apart from this medicinal debate, vodka was the livelihood of people. Petrol was bought with vodka, food was bought with vodka. Vodka was the currency and everyone was drunk all the time.

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A lot more was said those days- taking iodine and wearing thick pants. Regardless of the horrors, the place has endured, Chernobyl is no stranger to tourism.

A new project called the Chernobyl VR, or Chernobyl Virtual is to be launched for a complete visit of the plant. It is for those who fear the consequences and those who live too far away. With the help of a 3-D helmet, one can scan the room and look at the components and places within the zone. It would be an absolute experience, with a shot of vodka of course!

Read Also: Be a Part of the Ocean after your Demise

 

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The Color of the Day is…Black https://www.procaffenation.com/the-color-of-the-day-is-black/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-color-of-the-day-is-black/#respond Sun, 02 Sep 2018 12:35:27 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27342 Are you someone whose wardrobe is bursting with the enchanting black fabric? Have your friends stopped getting your clothes from the color spectrum? Are you one of those people whose number one shopping rule is “If it’s not black, put it back”? Welcome aboard. Here are some of the personality traits that explain the inclination …

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Are you someone whose wardrobe is bursting with the enchanting black fabric?

Have your friends stopped getting your clothes from the color spectrum? Are you one of those people whose number one shopping rule is “If it’s not black, put it back”? Welcome aboard.

Via Source: Complex

Here are some of the personality traits that explain the inclination towards BLACK:

1) People who wear black intend to display a certain kind of aura around them. They want to assert their power wherever they go.

2) Black, according to some psychologists, equates to dullness. It is believed they use black to build a cocoon around their feelings and have a streak of anxiety.

3) It exuberates confidence. People, especially women, who wear black want to divert attention from their attire to their personalities, their work. According to them, bright colors are merely distractions and hence, want to stay away from it.

4) Being ambitious is yet another thread that links people who wear all black. It shows that a person is driven, focused and certain about their goals.

5) It is also believed that black is worn in order to intimidate others. Their desire to appear strong is also the reason why men don’t like wearing shades of pink.

6) Black is also believed to flatter one’s curves, making them look a tad slim.

Via Source: Simply Sona

Why black is awesome!

Well, whether these traits apply to us or not, we certainly cannot help loving black.

No one can deny that black is the most classy and chic color that exists. It helps us to steer our lives with certainty in a world that is increasingly becoming unpredictable. Black has an inherent property to impress people. The soothing effect it has on people transcends across boundaries. Wearing black is also a way to express self-sufficiency, to say “I am enough”. It is an undeniable fact that wearing black saves us time, that would otherwise be spent matching accessories. Thus, the minimal characteristic of black is what makes it endearing to most of us. Whoever said, less is more.

Quintessentially, black is a contrast of mystery and certainty, of arrogance and modesty, of chaos and calm. So, go ahead and wear it with grace, with poise. After all, it is our happy color.

Read Also: What is the significance of colors in our emotions?

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The 3 Korean Skin Care Trends You Need To Know About! https://www.procaffenation.com/the-3-korean-skin-care-trends-you-need-to-know-about/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-3-korean-skin-care-trends-you-need-to-know-about/#respond Sat, 01 Sep 2018 17:28:00 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27311 With the recent rise of popularity of K-pop and K- Dramas all over the world, there has been more and more interest in Korean beauty culture, especially Korean skincare. Asians and especially Koreans are famous for having clear, glowy and hydrated skin. Their stars especially have beautiful skin even without makeup on. In Korea, skin …

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With the recent rise of popularity of K-pop and K- Dramas all over the world, there has been more and more interest in Korean beauty culture, especially Korean skincare.

Asians and especially Koreans are famous for having clear, glowy and hydrated skin. Their stars especially have beautiful skin even without makeup on.

Via Source: Narcity

In Korea, skin care is part of the culture hence, you learn how to pamper yourself from a very young age.

The center of beauty in Korea focuses around good, healthy skin that’s even in tone. Many people in the beauty community have a big misconception about cutely packaged products which seem good but cause a lot of damage to your skin. This is absolutely untrue when it comes to K-beauty. Koreans know how to make their skin care routine entertaining but, effective at the same time which is one of the main differences between them and the western world.  Koreans use 10-18 products a day which explains how much Koreans care for their skin.

 Korean beauty culture is constantly changing because of the fast-changing trends. It’s all about creating new formulas, ingredients and creating an entirely different category of beauty.

In fact, Korea is the country that came out with cushion foundations, bb cream, sheet masks etc. Koreans spend twice as much time and money on skincare routine. Koreans are famous for having perfectly clear, smooth and radiant skin. They sometimes look like they have no pores and wrinkles despite being over 30.

Koreans are some of the savviest consumers out there. When you care so much about your skin, you’re definitely going to make sure what it is that you’re putting on it.

 There have recently been 3 very popular trends in Korean skincare: Glass skin, Honey skin, and Dewy dumpling skin. Let’s dig deeper and see what these trends really are.

1. Glass skin:

This popular skin care trend went viral after a popular makeup artist who goes by the name of Elle Choi [@elliejellyb3an] posted a selfie of herself on Instagram where her beautiful skin that looked poreless and transparent like a baby’s skin caught people’s attention instantly.

So, many of her current followers and non-followers were curious to know her skincare routine and the secret behind her beautiful skin. People started calling this poreless skin as ‘glass skin’.

Today, ‘glass skin’ is defined as a skin that looks clear, translucent, luminous and poreless just like a piece of glass.

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2. Honey Skin:

Honey skin is all about hydrated, glowing skin. It is one of the oldest skin care trends in Korea, even before Glass skin became trendy. This phrase is mainly used to describe skin that looks like honey. If you look at honey closely, you will realize that it is often shiny and looks really smooth and supple hence that’s basically what ‘honey skin’ is all about.

One thing to remember is that when we say ‘honey skin’ we are not talking about a product or a kind of treatment using honey, which is often a misunderstanding. Honey skin is the kind of skin care that looks good with or without makeup.

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 It is actually hard to differentiate between ‘glass skin’ and ‘honey skin’, even if you look at the close-up shots of pictures side by side.

The main difference is that while ‘glass skin’ is all about the texture and radiance of the skin from within. Whereas, honey skin is all about hydration and luminosity of the skin that is, honey-like sheer skin.

 

3. Dewy Dumpling Skin:

This trend is a little different from the others in a sense that it is more of a makeup trend than skin care. Makeup artist Nam Vo who is often called “Highlighting Queen” on Instagram, is the one who popularised this trend.

It’s all about having that dumpling like sheen using highlighters. Dewy dumpling skin uses really minimal makeup.

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In this type of routine, the highlighter is used to have that extra 3-D look especially towards the temples and above the cheekbones.

But according to Nam Vo, having dewy dumpling skin really does starts with skin care hence, the reason why we are including this trend on the list. According to her, the better your skin is, the better the makeup is going to lay on your skin.

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All these mentioned skin care trends may look and sound similar to a number of people especially people who are aware of the world of K-beauty. But, they are all slightly different from each other. Glass skin is all about having that luminous and poreless skin. While honey skin is all about that supple, plump and nourished skin. And lastly, dewy dumpling skin is the one that relies on the skillful use of highlighters to create that 3-D effect on the skin but with a radiant and moist skin as a base.

Korean beauty products are inclusive and are for everyone and every skin type who are interested in K-beauty.

In fact, it is reported that it is more difficult for people of fair complexion to achieve the three mentioned skin care trends because of redness and broken capillaries. The only ideal trend that Korean skincare follows is hydrated and well-nourished skin.

Korean skin care trends are fascinating and are worth the hype but it may not be for everyone. So, just know that you can have a perfectly healthy skin without trying to have a Korean ideal skin.

Read Also: The secret to glowing skin unveiled: it’s in your own kitchen!

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Did an Iceberg really take the Life of the Titanic? https://www.procaffenation.com/did-an-iceberg-really-take-the-life-of-the-titanic/ https://www.procaffenation.com/did-an-iceberg-really-take-the-life-of-the-titanic/#respond Sat, 01 Sep 2018 17:27:51 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27157 Titanic’s proprietors, creators, and manufacturers dedicated a lot of consideration and cost to the manufacturing of the ship. They had guaranteed that she would be the most secure and most sumptuous liner to ever exist above water. Nobody,  at any point, envisioned that an extensive sea liner would endure deadly harm. So was it really the …

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Titanic’s proprietors, creators, and manufacturers dedicated a lot of consideration and cost to the manufacturing of the ship.
They had guaranteed that she would be the most secure and most sumptuous liner to ever exist above water. Nobody,  at any point, envisioned that an extensive sea liner would endure deadly harm. So was it really the crashing into an iceberg that created this mass-perish?  Or, a little recklessness? Could it have been avoided?

There weren’t enough rafts.

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Apparently, because of the resilient properties that Titanic possessed, the crew memebers were over-confident and the ship was being pushed at her full-service speed in areas with poor visibility.
Regardless of what made the Titanic sink, such an enormous death toll could most likely have been kept away if the ship had conveyed adequate rafts for its travelers and group.
In any case, the White Star liner left Southampton with 20 rafts, the legitimate least, with an added limit of 1,178 individuals. In spite of the fact that Maurice Clarke, the government worker who reviewed the Titanic in Southampton, suggested that it must convey 50 percent more rafts. His handwritten notes later revealed that he felt his activity would be undermined.
In the light of these events, he didn’t give the popular ship the approval to cruise. But clearly, that didn’t work.
The 20 rafts withdrew the ship with around 400 void seats. They left more than 1,500 individuals to die in the sub-zero sea waters.
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It was voyaging too quick.

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From the earliest starting point, some faulted the Titanic’s captain, Skipper E.J. Smith. He cruised the gigantic ship at such a rapid speed (22 ties), through the chunk of ice waters of the North Atlantic.
Some believed that Smith was endeavoring to better the intersection time of Titanic’s White Star sister dispatch, the Olympic.
However, in 2004, Robert Essenhigh speculated that he endeavored, to control a fire in one of the ship’s coal dugouts which, could have clarified why the Titanic was cruising at full speed.

The wireless radio operator dismissed a key iceberg warning. 

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Not as much as an hour before the Titanic hit the ice sheet, another adjacent ship, the Californian, radioed to state it had been halted by thick field ice.
The prefix “MSG” (Ace’s Administration Gram)  would have required the chief to recognize accepting the message. But, it did not contain the aforementioned signal. Hence, the Titanic’s radio administrator Jack Phillips considered the other ship’s notice non-earnest. And so, he didn’t pass it along.

Coal Fire, Not Iceberg, Destined the Titanic

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Another narrative piece speculated that the sinking of the ship was due to manufacturing defects. It was lauded for its proclaimed resilience. This led to ignorance and over-confidence by the crew members.
It may have been quickened by a mammoth coal fire in its structure. It seemed to have begun as long as three weeks before it was set off.

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What Makes Blue Pigment Unique In The Natural World? https://www.procaffenation.com/what-makes-blue-pigment-unique-in-the-natural-world/ https://www.procaffenation.com/what-makes-blue-pigment-unique-in-the-natural-world/#comments Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:55:53 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27305 Nature entails species that have a wide spectrum of colors, ranging from the olive- colored Ridley turtles, to pink flamingos, to the red-billed firefinch. But what about the color blue? Well, blue is an extreme rarity when it comes to the animal kingdom. Although we may find blue butterflies and blue whales, they are actually …

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Nature entails species that have a wide spectrum of colors, ranging from the olive- colored Ridley turtles, to pink flamingos, to the red-billed firefinch. But what about the color blue?

Well, blue is an extreme rarity when it comes to the animal kingdom. Although we may find blue butterflies and blue whales, they are actually not blue. These species merely seem blue.

Most animal/bird species around the globe lack the pigment needed for them to look blue. But if they lack the pigment, which is a prerequisite for any color to be visible, then how are they still blue?

Well, this is a question that had baffled scientists for decades. After much research and analysis, they found the answer to this macrocosmic question in the microcosm of the cells.

Via- butterfly conservation

The Science behind it

Instead of containing the blue pigment, the species that “appear” blue, consist of unique cell structures at the microscopic level. We already know that different colors exhibit different wavelengths. In the VIBGYOR spectrum, the color violet has the shortest wavelength when compared to the color red.

So, when different colors come in contact with these cells, their unique structure results in various colors bouncing off, but in a haphazard manner. However, the color blue, with its short wavelength, bounces off symmetrically upon hitting the cell. It is due to this selective reflection that blue is visible to us. This phenomenon is known as structural coloration.

This phenomenon hit headlines yet again when the Indian state of Maharashtra declared Blue Mormon Butterfly as the state butterfly in 2015. Its scientific name is Papilio Polymnestor. With black wings with vibrant blue streaks, it is the second largest butterfly of India.

The Human Connection

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It is also because of this phenomenon that some human beings have blue irises. The color palette in humans ranges from brown to black, depending on the melanin concentration in the iris. Thus, colors like silver, hazel, blue, green, etc. are merely a result of the structural coloring of the iris.

Well, it looks like our vision has been fooling us all along, hasn’t it?

Read Also: What is the Significance of Colors in our Emotions?

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Rare and Beautiful Flowers of the Himalayas https://www.procaffenation.com/rare-and-beautiful-flowers-of-the-himalayas/ https://www.procaffenation.com/rare-and-beautiful-flowers-of-the-himalayas/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:00:08 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=24335 Flowers in the Himalayas are widely known for their distinct and medicinal properties. The Himalayan region, with its diverse climatic conditions, is home to many endemic, endangered and beautiful flora. The number of plant species is more than 25,000and these serene valleys possess 10%  of the world’s known species and 50% of India’s endemic plant …

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Flowers in the Himalayas are widely known for their distinct and medicinal properties.

The Himalayan region, with its diverse climatic conditions, is home to many endemic, endangered and beautiful flora. The number of plant species is more than 25,000and these serene valleys possess 10%  of the world’s known species and 50% of India’s endemic plant species.

Let’s talk about a few of these flowers in detail:

Gaping Monkshood:

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Gaping Monkshood or Aconitum Chasmanthum, is one of the beautiful flowers in the Himalayas. It belongs to the family Ranunculaceae. It is a perennial herb with a leafy stem. These flowers have a gaping mouth, compared to other Monk’s hood flowers. Sepals are blue or white with veins, rarely pale purple, not contiguous to the helmet.

Gaping Monkshood is generally found in meadows of Himalayas, from Pakistan to Nepal, from 2300 to 4300m. It also has a great medicinal use. People mix dry roots with butter and give them as an ointment on the abscess, they also mix boils with tobacco and give them as “Naswar”.

Greenish Himalayan Monkshood:

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Greenish Himalayan Monkshood or Aconitum heterophyllum belongs to the buttercup family. It is a perennial herb and has large greenish-purple, prominently darker veined flowers. Also known as Indian Atees, the lowest leaves of this flower are deeply lobed and long-stalked. We can find these flowers in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to C. Nepal from 2400-4000m. The flowering takes place from August to September.

The dried roots of these flowers have very influential medicinal properties according to Ayurveda.

Himalayan Monkshood:

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This beautiful perennial flower has large deep or bright blue flowers. Greenish Himalayan Monkshood is its cousin flower which slightly differs from this flower since it has greenish-violet flowers. The leaves are ovate heart-shaped and are 4- 8 cm from the stem.

Just like Greenish Himalayan Monkshood, we can find these flowers in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to C. Nepal, from altitude 2400-4000m.  They are famous for Ayurvedic medicinal purposes. The seeds crushed in honey are applied on the throat for tonsillitis. Nasal insufflation of roots is beneficial for a headache.

Himalayan Baneberry:

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Himalayan Baneberry or  Actaea acuminate, has a cylindrical cluster of numerous white flowers at the top. Flower clusters are 3-5 cm long. Leaves are about 40 cm. The flowers have clusters of stalked berries. We can find Himalayan Baneberry in the Himalayas, from Afghanistan to SE Tibet, at altitudes 2400-3600m. Flowering generally takes place from May to August.

This plant is widely used to treat cold, cough and rheumatic pains.

Yellow Himalayan Oxeye Daisy:

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Yellow Himalayan Oxeye Daisy or Adonis Margaritae, is a perennial herb with long vertical rootstock.

The flowers are bright yellow in color and have a single velvet hairy-stalk. Yellow Himalayan Oxeye Daisy grows in large clumps in airline meadows in the Himalayas from Kashmir to West Nepal and West Tibet., at altitudes 3000-4300m. The flowering takes place from July to August.

It is used in Homeopathy to treat Asthma, Whooping Cough.

Blue Himalayan Anemone:

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Blue Himalayan Anemone or Anemone Obtusiloba has variable buttercup flowers in colors white, blue and yellow. Flowers have 5-7 elliptical petals which are silky haired. Flowers have soft hairy basal leaves.

One can find Blue Himalayan Anemone in forests, shrubberies, open slopes and grazing grounds, at altitudes 2100-4300m. The flowering takes place from May to July.

It is medicinally useful to treat fever, arthritis, and anxiety.

Read also:  Chanshal Pass: A Journey towards the End

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Interesting Facts That You Should Know About Your Body https://www.procaffenation.com/interesting-facts-that-you-should-know-about-your-body/ https://www.procaffenation.com/interesting-facts-that-you-should-know-about-your-body/#respond Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:49:57 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26522 A human body is the most magical thing on this planet. Here’s a list of some of the most fascinating facts about the human body that you’ve probably never even heard of. MIND = BLOWN. Fact 1: There is a single part of our human body that doesn’t have any blood supply. This part is …

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A human body is the most magical thing on this planet. Here’s a list of some of the most fascinating facts about the human body that you’ve probably never even heard of.

MIND = BLOWN.

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Fact 1:

There is a single part of our human body that doesn’t have any blood supply. This part is the cornea which is present in the eye. It directly takes atmospheric oxygen.

Fact 2:

The nerve impulses which are sent from the brain move at a very high speed. Its speed is 274 km/h on an average.

Fact 3:

Our heart pumps about 182 million liters of blood in an average lifetime.

Fact 4:

The heart of women beats faster as compared to the heart of a man.

Fact 5:

The people who write with their right hand are more likely to live at least nine years more than the people who write with their left hand.

via: oasishumanrelations.org.uk

Fact 6:

Out of millions of people, only 7% are left handed.

Fact 7:

A person says around 5000 words in a day.

Fact 8:

A neo nettle has an ability to swallow and breathe both at the same time till seven months.

Fact 9:

The human skull has around 29 different bones.

via: newscientist

Fact 10:

Almost 5,000 cells in our body die and get replaced by new cells every minute.

Fact 11:

When a person blushes, his stomach also turns into red color.

Fact 12:

720 enzymes are in the active state in a human body.

Fact 13:

Apart from teeth, all the human body parts have self-healing property.

Fact 14:

Even 1% of bacteria can make your body sick.

via: news.mit.edu

Fact 15:

Until death, a person can recall, about 120 trillion data.

Fact 16:

The umbilicus is the scientific name of the belly button.

Fact 17:

The human body needs less than seven minutes to fall asleep.

Fact 18:

You won’t even know and you will eat eight small spiders accidentally in a lifetime.

Fact 19:

In case of identical twins, if one twin doesn’t have a certain tooth, it will be absent in the other one too.

Fact 20:

A neo nettle’s body has more bones as compared to an adult.

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Fact 21:

Human lungs have a surface area almost equal to the area of a tennis court.

Fact 22:

Women’s eyes blink two times less than that of a man.

Fact 23:

A person remembers only 10% of their dreams.

Fact 24:

Sperm cells are the smallest cells in a man’s body.

Fact 25:

The smell of bananas is helpful in losing weight.

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Fact 26:

Our brain possesses more than four terabytes of memory capacity.

Fact 27:

The rate of human respiration gets one ⅓ time higher in spring as compared to that in autumn.

Fact 28:

Human brain generates higher electrical impulses daily. These impulses are generated more than the telephones in the whole world.

Fact 29:

The only living thing that sleeps on their backs is human beings.

Fact 30:

The human body has almost 2 kg of bacteria.

via: rowdyprebiotics

Fact 31:

There are only a few people who can move their ears out of which, ⅓ can only move a single ear.

Fact 32:

Blonde’s facial hair grows faster than that of a dark-skinned person.

Fact 33:

A four-year-old kid asks almost 480 questions in one day.

Fact 34:

In a human body, 99% calcium is present in the human teeth.

Fact 35:

After the tips of a human finger, lips are the most sensitive part of the body.

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Fact 36:

Our skin gets replaced almost 1,500 times in a lifetime.

Fact 37:

During a kiss, heartbeats almost 100 times in a minute or even more.

Fact 38:

If hair were allowed to grow for a lifetime, the length would become 800 kilometers.

Fact 39:

When the body loses 1% water, we become thirsty. The loss of 10% water can even cause death.

via: facthacker

Fact 40:

We lose 150 calories when we hit our head accidentally against the wall.

How many of these fascinating facts did you know about?

Read Also: The Structural Framework of the Human Body: Repair and Development

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11:11 : A Divine Call From Angels? https://www.procaffenation.com/1111-a-divine-call-from-angels/ https://www.procaffenation.com/1111-a-divine-call-from-angels/#respond Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:48:25 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27291 Did you just see your clock strike 11:11 again? Do you feel it too?   Do you also start feeling a magical spark within your soul and surroundings the very moment you take a glance at this number? Instinctively, you start thinking that this number is of great importance and that you see it too …

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Did you just see your clock strike 11:11 again? Do you feel it too?

 

Do you also start feeling a magical spark within your soul and surroundings the very moment you take a glance at this number? Instinctively, you start thinking that this number is of great importance and that you see it too often.
You see it everywhere be it digital clocks, block addresses, license plates or any other such manifestations. Does 11:11 signal the presence of a spirit? Too many questions, eh? If yes, then you are guided to the right place.

“Numbers have a way of taking a man by the hand and leading him down the path of a reason”, said Pythagoras. He was indeed the first one to state how important numbers are to our lives and about the vibrational properties they possess.

11:11 suggests that you, yourself are the divine master of your own universe. The number itself possesses a bunch of qualities like the quality of patience, spirituality, honesty, intuition, idealism, etc.

11:11 reminds you of the one divine energy that is flowing throughout every damn thing in and around you. It is a sign of angelic beings nearby and that they want to bring in clarity in your life. In fact, the months from November 11 to January 11 are considered to be a period of a divine or spiritual trinity. It opens the door of opportunity for us to awaken and smell the cosmic coffee.

Meanings of seeing 1111 again and again :

1. The god wants you to be the creator of your own world and start manifesting your own self:

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The message behind the number 11:11 according to this is that you are the writer, creator, and producer of your own story. And that God will never judge, however you want your story to be. You are the sole person responsible for all the divine wishes you make or want to get fulfilled. It basically suggests making your own decisions and living by it.

2. It signifies you to pay attention to your own ideologies.

 

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It is essential that we start listening to our own thoughts which are hidden deep inside our soul. And towards the end, all the good thoughts will ultimately culminate in good actions. 1111 is a sign that you should start focussing on and pursuing things that you want and ignore all the other things that you don’t. This is simply because there are too many things in life to care about and too less to focus upon.

The number also signifies that there is a door of opportunity that is open for you and your thoughts to freely flow by.

3. 1111 decodes as remembering?

 

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As soon as you take a glance at angelic numbers like 1111, 222, 333, etc. you will start feeling that your cellular memory is getting reactivated and you are beginning to remember something that you might have forgotten long back. It makes you remember who you are and the worth of your existence in this world.

The surrounding gets filled with positive vibes and energy.

4. It is trying to lead you to the path of awakening:

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There are times when we don’t take notice of the opportunities around us. When we see such magical numbers, it signifies that there is always a window of new hopes that is open for us. And we just need to stop all our work for a moment, close our eyes and feel what signals our angels are giving us. It is always trying to make us realize the bigger picture in life. There is a path it manifests that will ultimately connect your own true self with a better self.

In fact, these divine signs are so spiritual that they keep giving you numerous awakening calls to make you focus on how you can make yourself better.

It’s 11:11 Make a wish! It is one of the most popular phrases today.

And, it is said to come true only when we see such numbers by sudden glances instead of purposively waiting for the digital clocks to strike that time for you to close your eyes and make a wish. This saying is not only famous here in India but Hollywood has also begun to believe in this 11:11 theory.

In fact, there is a concept relating to this theory in one movie named “I origins”. You’ll find it interesting to know that in this movie, a guy starts seeing 11:11 and is guided to follow these angelic numbers until he meets the love of his life, his spiritual girl.

Seeing such numbers is a positive sign. It is a sign which says that there is a lot of love and greater light that is available for us in this Universe. We just need to awaken ourselves and get on the right path to achieve our goals and desires.

All we need to do is to open our mind and soul to tune into the magic.

Read Also: Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo: The Mystic Law

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Be A Part Of The Ocean After Your Demise! https://www.procaffenation.com/be-a-part-of-the-ocean-after-your-demise/ https://www.procaffenation.com/be-a-part-of-the-ocean-after-your-demise/#respond Wed, 29 Aug 2018 18:02:54 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27253 Introduction   We all are very familiar with the evolution of human beings. We were nothing like this before. We were closely related to Apes! Look at us now. Ever wondered why such drastic changes took place in nature? Well! Scientists claim that some species on earth can find one way or the other to …

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Introduction
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We all are very familiar with the evolution of human beings. We were nothing like this before. We were closely related to Apes! Look at us now.

Ever wondered why such drastic changes took place in nature? Well! Scientists claim that some species on earth can find one way or the other to survive. So, we found our way to be Homo sapiens.

Much like our fortune, every natural breed on this soil strategizes for its perseverance. Little did they know, the earth is metamorphosing every single day. The planet is nothing like how it was 100 years ago. And it is nothing but our very own nature that is struggling to persist with time.

Effects on Marine Life

 

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Planet earth doesn’t only belong to us, humans. It is an abode for 8.7 million species, 1 million of these live in the ocean.

Researchers say that about one-third of the marine animals are still unknown. Excess human activities have created several obstacles for all these marine creatures. The health of the ocean is degrading day by day.

Increasing coastal populations and overuse of marine resources are the main problems behind such deterioration. This results in the loss of habitat for the species living under water. Much like human beings, fishes also need shelters to abide. But unfortunately, environmental degradation is washing off several marine well-nesses.

The Agony of Coral Reefs

 

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The coral reef is an underwater ecosystem. It is largely distinguished by reef-building corals and popularly called “Rainforest of the sea”. This reef occupies less than 0.1% of the world’s ocean area and provides a home for at least 25% of all the marine species.

One of the biggest contributions of coral reefs is its role in the marine food web. Even the human world depends on these reefs for food and income.

Regardless of their importance, Coral reefs are on the verge of extinction. Over-exploitation of the marine ecosystem by man has led to such depletion. According to UN, 19% of the world’s coral reefs are already dead. This major extinction will lead to an increase in sea-surface temperatures and expand seawater acidification. The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) reported that within the next 40 years, the remaining reefs may vanish entirely from earth.

Marine biologists claim that 45% of the world’s reefs are still healthy and these people are now attempting to find ways to restore what we’ve lost.

Reef Balls to the Rescue

 

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In 1980, Todd Barber and his colleague, Don Brawley, were surfing through the sea to see the coral reefs of Florida Keys. They found out how the reefs were deteriorating.  Later, in the year 1992, they came up with the perfect idea to protect the reef’s family.

“Reef balls” are artificial reefs to the environment. Reef Balls Development Group, founded by Todd Barber and Don Brawley, first introduced the idea of man-made reef structures.

Initially, artificial reef balls were produced to save the coral reefs. But due to the wish of Brawley’s father-in-law to be buried in the sea when he dies, the duo came up with the project of formation of reef balls. These balls are made of cremated human remains mixed with concrete. It is placed in water and prospers as real reefs to the fishes.

Advantages of Artificial Reef Balls

 

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Reef balls protect the remaining natural coral reefs. These balls form new reef areas and a place for coral reefs, sponges, and seaweed to grasp on to. It protects existing coral reef sites and provides habitat for many marine species to thrive upon.

Mixing artificial reef balls with human burials give the entire innovation a positive inspiration. Family members can take part in the making process and leave hand-prints on the reef balls. Individuals can visit their beloved’s burial site by boat and scuba dive to the reef balls. They can have a GPS survey with the longitude and latitude of the reef’s location.

Where to Grab the Opportunity of Reef Ball’s Burials?

Everyone can connect to the Reef Balls Foundation (Non-profit organization) located in Athens, Georgia, the USA through email.

Their famous website Eternalreefs is also always open for your contribution to saving the serene marine ecosystem.

Read Also: Deep Sea Mysteries And Oddities That Might Surprise You

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Some Spine-Chilling Secrets That The Internet Doesn’t Want You To Know https://www.procaffenation.com/some-spine-chilling-secrets-that-the-internet-doesnt-want-you-to-know/ https://www.procaffenation.com/some-spine-chilling-secrets-that-the-internet-doesnt-want-you-to-know/#respond Wed, 29 Aug 2018 18:01:16 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27224 Imagine you are the Titanic, we’re about to crash an iceberg! Just that we won’t shiver because of the cold but because of the spine-chilling secrets of the internet. The Internet is probably the busiest beehive in the world – the activity this very second would be approximately 55000 Google searches, 7000 tweets, and more …

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Imagine you are the Titanic, we’re about to crash an iceberg! Just that we won’t shiver because of the cold but because of the spine-chilling secrets of the internet.

The Internet is probably the busiest beehive in the world – the activity this very second would be approximately 55000 Google searches, 7000 tweets, and more than 2 million emails. The World Wide Web hosts around one billion websites which we reach with a simple click. But do you know all that we’ve been seeing is just 4% of the internet?

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Beneath the surface web lies the deep and dark web- the place which hides the secrets of the internet. Here are the basics of the internet iceberg:

Surface Web

The surface web is what you are accessing right now- this blog, Google, Twitter, YouTube and all the regular sites. Information can be accessed through common browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Deep Web

The Deep Web is 500 times larger than the Surface Web! Results from the deep web do not pop up in your Google Search, but we all access the deep web regularly as all our cloud storage (Google Drive or iCloud).

The deep web also includes private documents and password protected pages- which means your Facebook and Netflix Account pages are actually part of the Deep Web! All the database of the police, government agencies, and investigation bureaus are hidden in the deep web.

Dark Web

Now the last layer of the internet, the dark web, is dangerous and well, messed up. It’s the web of all illegal activities punishable as crimes, some heinous. The Dark Web is not accessible by our common browsers and requires the TOR browser for access. The sale happens through cryptocurrency or bitcoins- electronic cash.

The Dark Web is home to some of the most illegal and creepy activities across the globe. From fake Ids, fake college degrees, hackers and match fixing to extreme activities like stolen credit cards and illegal porn, the dark web is a layer of the internet that hosts these activities on a large scale.

Hitmen, thieves and burglars, arms and weapons, government secrets, every drug in the world and even human experimentation can be accessed on the Dark Web! It is also been found that the Deep Web allows a person to buy child spirits from abortions and miscarriages (What?!?!)

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Clearly, there have been cases of the Dark Web getting out of hand as Dark Web sells private and illegal information.

But it’s also necessary as places of anonymity have to be encouraged for creative freedom and expression. Well, this is definitely a case of ‘between the iceberg devil and the deep sea’!

Read Also: The Popular Internet Conspiracy: The Mandela Effect

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Here Is How You Surf At The Pororoca-n Paradise! https://www.procaffenation.com/here-is-how-you-surf-at-the-pororoca-n-paradise/ https://www.procaffenation.com/here-is-how-you-surf-at-the-pororoca-n-paradise/#respond Tue, 28 Aug 2018 17:38:54 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27234 Every year, around the spring equinox (between March and April), the surfers of the world gather at São Domingos do Capim, a Brazilian Municipality. Since 1999, this town has been hosting the annual sport’s championship on the adjacents of the Guama’River. But aren’t tides an occurrence in the oceans and seas? A  Short Geography Lesson The …

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Every year, around the spring equinox (between March and April), the surfers of the world gather at São Domingos do Capim, a Brazilian Municipality. Since 1999, this town has been hosting the annual sport’s championship on the adjacents of the Guama’River. But aren’t tides an occurrence in the oceans and seas?

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A  Short Geography Lesson

The Guama’River is one of the three rivers that flow into the mouth of the Amazon River. We are all familiar with the concept of how the moon’s gravitational force causes the water of the sea to fall and rise, a phenomenon known as the tide.

Twice every year, the forces of the universe create a miracle- an equinox, when the sun, the moon, and the earth are all on the same line. The sun, as well as the moon, pulls at the earth’s waters creating tides like no other day. The pull is so strong that the water from the vast Atlantic Ocean rushes into the Amazon in the direction of a river, forming what is called a tidal bore.

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Some Crazy Facts

Okay, let’s stop with the academic lingo! What is so fascinating about ocean water flowing into a river?

The average waves on the beaches are around 1.5 meters tall and last for a very short period of time. In the Amazon, during the equinoxes, these tidal bores are so large and long- 4 meters/ 12 feet high and last for more than 30 minutes.

These waves crash with the speed of 15 to 24 kilometers per hour and go on for hundreds of miles. It can be heard thirty minutes before arrival. In 2003, a record was created by Brazilian Picuruta Salazar who rode for about 12.5 km for 37 minutes.

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Danger- Tide

Though the pororoca seems like the surfer’s paradise, it is not only the largest but also the most dangerous tidal bore across the globe.

The name ‘pororoca’ itself has multiple perilous connotations to it:

  1. In the indigenous Tupi language of the region, the word pororoca could translate into ‘great roar’.
  2. According to the Portuguese version, poroc-poroc was an indigenous way of expressing complete destruction.
  3. It is also speculated that is a combination of the words: poroc– to take out and oca– house.

The wave is extremely dangerous as it carries the debris from the dense rainforests of the region due to its extreme force.

Dangerous fauna like jaguars, piranhas and snakes lurk in the waters or might be encountered during the course of surfing. The pororoca could be a never-ending wave, or literally the end!

Read Also: This Earthquake Is Not Natural But Created By People Like You And me.

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Here Is A List Of 4 Of The Coolest Calculator Tricks Ever! https://www.procaffenation.com/here-is-a-list-of-4-of-the-coolest-calculator-tricks-ever/ https://www.procaffenation.com/here-is-a-list-of-4-of-the-coolest-calculator-tricks-ever/#respond Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:03:28 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26387 The calculator is actually a pretty interesting object. Here are a few cool calculator tricks that you should have up your sleeves to impress practically anyone! Guessing any unknown number Advise your companion to pick their most loved number somewhere in the range of 1 and 9, however, don’t disclose the number to you. (Most loved …

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The calculator is actually a pretty interesting object. Here are a few cool calculator tricks that you should have up your sleeves to impress practically anyone!

Guessing any unknown number

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  1. Advise your companion to pick their most loved number somewhere in the range of 1 and 9, however, don’t disclose the number to you. (Most loved number = 5)
  2. Reveal to them that through the enchantment of their adding machine, you will demonstrate to them your number.
  3. Utilizing the adding machine, have them increase their number by 9. (5 x 9 = 45)
  4. Have them increase that number by 12,345,679. (1 through 9, avoiding the 8) (45 x 12345679 = 555,555,555)
  5. The adding machine displays the chosen number – 9 times!

Age guessing

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Utilizing an adding machine, your tyke can play a trap on grown-ups by “speculating” their age. To add to the quality of enchantment, the tyke gives the adding machine to the grown-up and they do the activities themselves.

  1. Advise the grown-up to conceal the screen from view and punch in their age.
  2. Instruct them to multiply the age by 2
  3. At that point include 1
  4. Increase the aggregate by 5
  5. Increase that aggregate by 10
  6. Subtract 100
  7. Request that the grown-up record the appropriate response.
  8. Taking the mini-computer, take a gander at the number on the screen. Overlook the last two digits of the number. The number you are left with will be the grown-up’s age.

The Mystery of 73

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This trap influences to give the idea that you can foresee what’s to come. Give it a spin and check whether it awes a group.

  1. Write the number 73 on a bit of paper, overlay it up, and offer it to a clueless companion.
  2. Tell your companion select a four-digit number and enter it twice into an adding machine.
  3. Inform your companion that the number is separable by 137 and request them to check the same utilizing the adding machine.
  4. Tell your companions to separate the outcome by the first four-digit number.
  5. Astound your companion by requesting that he or she unfurl the paper. Voila! The appropriate response on the mini-computer should coordinate the number on the paper – 73!

The Human Adding machine, otherwise known as the 3-7-13-37 Trap

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This trap will create the impression that you are the world’s quickest human adding machine. To make it sensible, provide your companion with an iOS number cruncher and get a bit of paper and pencil for yourself.

  1. Have your companion pick any 2 digit number (82, for instance)
  2. Tell your companion to increase this number by 3 and hit enter/parallel (82 x 3 = 246)
  3. Then increase that outcome by 7 and hit enter/parallel (246 x 7 = 1,722)
  4. Duplicate that outcome by 13 and hit enter/square with (1722 x 13 = 22,386)
  5. Then duplicate that outcome by 37 and hit enter/square with (22386 x 37 = 828,282)
  6. While you companion is composing numbers angrily on your iPhone, you can record the main number three times and discover the appropriate response in a matter of seconds. (82-82-82 = 828282= 828,282)

Memorize these tricks and become the coolest, smartest kid in the room!

Read Also: Photos which look photoshopped but are actually true

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Psychic Surgery: Miracle Or Deception? The Truth Unraveled. https://www.procaffenation.com/psychic-surgery-miracle-or-deception-the-truth-unraveled/ https://www.procaffenation.com/psychic-surgery-miracle-or-deception-the-truth-unraveled/#respond Mon, 27 Aug 2018 18:02:46 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=24771 “Psychic Surgery” is a form of healing. The healer performs the surgery on the conscious patient with bare hands. The doctor first opens the patient’s body and removes the diseased material followed by, the subsequent closing of the body leaving no scars or marks. History This practice was first introduced to the public in the …

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“Psychic Surgery” is a form of healing. The healer performs the surgery on the conscious patient with bare hands. The doctor first opens the patient’s body and removes the diseased material followed by, the subsequent closing of the body leaving no scars or marks.

History

This practice was first introduced to the public in the year 1960. Because of the scientifically unexplainable nature of this operation, it was listed as a ‘paranormal’ phenomenon.

It was initially known as “bloodless surgery” and was later renamed as “Psychic Surgery”. It became well known among American and European citizens who were interested in miraculous healings.

Doctors dealing with chronically or terminally ill patients obviously needed to inform them when biomedical sciences could no longer aid them. Obviously, there were many patients who refused to give in and went to great lengths to find a cure. Hence, Psychic Surgery somehow landed up.

Positive feedback on Psychic Surgery offered patients complete and immediate recovery. There is a long history of patients traveling the world in search of miraculous cures, especially in the US. Hence, the stories of miraculous healings in the Philippines found a ready audience owing to various magazines.

Via Source: Mystic John Culbertson

At first, countless reports sprung up about miraculous healings taking place and people from the western continents started looking up for the healer’s names whom they had read about in the magazines.

As the number of these stories started to increase rapidly, a number of foreign patients went home with their own recoveries and film showing bizarre surgeries, more people started going to the Philippines with their own chronic and terminal problems.

By 1966, the topic had sparked enough interest among the masses that a book “Wonder Healers of Philippines” by Harold Sherman made its way to the shelf. It advertised and supported the stories of these miracles. However, this also gave way to accusations of fraud as skeptics noticed that the mere appearance of operations could be easily imitated by magicians using sleight-of-hand.

Around 1972-1973, when this healing was at the height of its interest, some disturbing revelations started coming up. Some patients started facing a lot of medical issues after they had discontinued the operations.

What is Psychic Surgery?

As mentioned before, Psychic healers are gifted to heal chronic and/or terminal ailments with their bare hands. They provide you with massive amount of healing energy to cure your disease(s) and boost your immune system.

They don’t specialize in any disease, the spirits are channeled to tune the body, remove blockages and unwanted matters.

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The treatment takes only a few minutes. It does not use any instruments, anesthesia, scalpel cut, stitches, side effects, or a long recovery period. There will be no scar and you will be able to resume your normal life after the treatment.

Although hundreds and thousands of people over the years have given a positive feedback and claimed that they were actually cured by this, there are still people who widely boycott this practice and believe its nothing but a trickery.

Many people are indeed fake and give the healers a bad name but there are genuine healers in the Philippines who can help you as and when biomedical practices have failed.

It is advisable to consult your doctor about your ailment before taking up any other treatments.

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The only way to know for sure if Psychic Surgery is real or not would be to re-examine the old assumption of a separation between mind and body, and simultaneously considering if ending the separation between biomedicine and psychology would be a better approach to medicine in general.

If doctors start treating patients like people rather than just bodies, doctors can relearn how to engender the same sort of belief and trust that helps cure psychosomatic diseases worldwide.

Read also- Did You Know Surgery Was An Indian Concept?

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Rarest Mental Disorders From Around The World To Make You Shiver https://www.procaffenation.com/rarest-mental-disorders-from-around-the-world-to-make-you-shiver/ https://www.procaffenation.com/rarest-mental-disorders-from-around-the-world-to-make-you-shiver/#respond Mon, 27 Aug 2018 17:31:05 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=24726 Are you normal? It might seem like an easy question, but our brain is a complex organ. Human beings are yet to understand its full potential. Our grip on reality can be thinner and more unsubstantiated than you think. This should come as no surprise, since everything that a person is—their hopes, memories, and conditioned …

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Are you normal? It might seem like an easy question, but our brain is a complex organ. Human beings are yet to understand its full potential. Our grip on reality can be thinner and more unsubstantiated than you think.

This should come as no surprise, since everything that a person is—their hopes, memories, and conditioned responses—are all contained by the small, fragile brain.

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However, unlike a failed liver, a malfunctioning brain can result in many bizarre consequences. The basic senses that we take for granted—such as not craving human flesh, or being able to recognize your family’s face—suddenly vanishes, and all you are left with is a disorder so bizarre that you get written up in an article like this.

Mental Disorders: Walking Corpse Syndrome

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Cotard’s syndrome makes you believe that you have either been dead or mutilated in some absurd manner such as amputation or your blood being drained out. Yet some patients show delusions of immortality.

The condition is most common among schizophrenics and people who’ve suffered head trauma. The case of a young man who hit his head in an accident in Scotland left the hospital convinced he was dead from either septicemia or AIDS. Shortly afterward, when his mother took him to South Africa, he came to believe that his soul had been sent to hell.

 Mental Disorders: Fregoli Delusion

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This is either your mother or an alien replicate. Can’t be too careful.

People with this disorder are irrationally convinced (or are they?) that strangers have taken the place of their friends and family members and are wearing cunning disguises that only look like the faces they’ve known all their lives.

Researchers, although uncertain, speculate that this disorder might have a basis in an organic brain disease.

Mental Disorders: The Cannibal Disease

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Remember the famous series Santa Clarita Diet?  It could be a real thing.

Wendigo psychosis is one rare disorder in which you start craving human flesh.

Wendigo is said to be a paranormal creature who feasts on human flesh. Symptoms usually include Nausea, Vomiting, and Loss of appetite (Ironic much?).

Eventually, the victim will crave human flesh, and will sometimes attempt suicide to keep from “infecting” others.

Mental Disorders: Aboulomania

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People with aboulomania have reported being completely indecisive about every minor decision they had to make. Routine activities such as walking, completing chores or deciding which famous person to troll, becomes difficult to prioritize.

What’s interesting about aboulomania is, that the affected person is otherwise completely normal. Sufferers know they have a problem with pathological indecision, yet they will agonize at length over every little thing. People with the condition just can’t stop obsessively working up elaborate arguments in favor of their actions.

To treat these victims, doctors first have to rule out depression and then,  in a gentle manner encourage them to get over it. It tampers clinical research because scheduling a visit with patients is generally difficult.

Even though our brain is responsible for everything we do, perceive and are; it is after all just an organ and things can go wrong with it. Brain disorders cannot be treated like other diseases, and once inflicted it is very rare to ever be completely rid of it.

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Listed in this article are 4 of the rarest mental disorders, some of which are culture-specific.

We should appreciate all our senses in life, we never know who is craving for the things we take for granted.

Read also – The Most Unusual Mental And Psychological Conditions

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Snake And Python Massage Is A Thing Now? https://www.procaffenation.com/snake-and-python-massage-is-a-thing-now/ https://www.procaffenation.com/snake-and-python-massage-is-a-thing-now/#respond Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:42:48 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25895 Would you dare to lie down on a table and then, allow snakes or pythons to crawl all over yourself? Hell, no. First things first, snakes are extremely creepy and scary. Why would I go near one, let alone allow them to crawl all over my body? Well, Snakes Massage is a thing now. And, …

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Would you dare to lie down on a table and then, allow snakes or pythons to crawl all over yourself?

Hell, no. First things first, snakes are extremely creepy and scary. Why would I go near one, let alone allow them to crawl all over my body?

Well, Snakes Massage is a thing now. And, it is actually very beneficial and relaxing. More importantly, very popular.

Via Source: Business Insider

The Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa in Jakarta, Indonesia offers a unique massage in which they allow pythons and other snakes to crawl all over the customer’s body. So, get ready for a full body massage provided by our very own snake masseuse.

Apparently, the slithering movement of the snake frightens people and the brain is switched to the flight\fight mode. This adrenaline rush has a positive impact on the human metabolism.

All are the reptiles used here are obviously, non-venomous. You need not worry about the bites (well, at least the staff says so). Before the 90-minute treatment, the snakes are taken out of the plastic boxes and are cleaned with antiseptic.

The snakes and pythons drape themselves over your neck, roll around on your stomach and back and occasionally stick out their forked tongues.

Via Source: The Inquisitr

 

You could probably use this treatment to get rid of, not only your fear of snakes but also stress. Talking about de-stress, it kinda feels strange that they expect people to stay calm while two pythons slither across your body, the way they please.

The snake massage is just one of the 300 treatments offered by the center. But, this particular treatment is the most talked about.

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It is said that the snake massage is very effective since it improves the blood flow to the heart which helps in decreasing the risk of heart diseases. It is believed that once you’ve overcome the initial fear, this unique massage with snakes sliding all over your body, will relieve the tension in each ofyour muscle and hence relieve the stress.

There’s a place called Wholeness Center in Valley Cottage, New York where Serpentessa, lets three or four of her beloved boas crawl around your body, for a soothing massage.

Serpentessa (Gretchen Brown) is a Snake Priestess. She has been living with Serpents for the past 20 years. Snake priestess Serpentessa is with you the whole time to make sure you don’t get choked out during the session.

Via Source: College Of Imaging Arts and Sciences

Then, there’s another spa in Israel, which uses not one, but six different non-venomous snakes for the snake spa. The snake spa is very relaxing and it also alleviates muscle pain and soreness. It costs somewhere between $100.

The size of the snake depends on the type of massage – the larger the snake, the more effective the massage.

But, Customers need to follow a few strict rules to make sure that the experience stays pleasant. No jerky or sudden movements, you need to lay down calmly. Most importantly, do not scream even if you’re scared, it’ll confuse the snakes, they’ll perceive you as a threat and you might end up getting hurt.

Scary or not, the snake massage is gaining popularity nowadays.

Read Also: How Can A Cat’s Feces Parasite Alter The Human Mind?

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Louis Braille is known for inventing the Braille System, the writing system used by visually impaired people to write and read. He changed the lives of blind people all around the world and was an invaluable contributor to the world as we know It. Let’s have a look at the fascinating life of an extraordinary man.

Born Sighted

Louis may have lived his life as a blind person, but he was born sighted. Born on 4th January 1809 in a small town Coupvray in France, Louis lived with his parents and three siblings. Louis often played in his father’s workshop, who was a village saddler.

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One day, when he was three years old he was playing with some tools. One of the tools ended up slipping and struck him in one of the eyes. The eye became infected and spread to the other eye as well. Young Louis became completely blind by the age of five.

Blind School

Via Source: Wikipedia

In spite of being a brilliant child, he had trouble reading and writing at his regular school. At the age of 10, however, Louis received a scholarship to the Royal Institution for Blind Youth in Paris. It was one of the first Blind schools in the world.

However, he was unsatisfied with the way the students were being taught as they were mostly spoken to. He was unhappy with the lack of books and how hard it was to read the huge books with raised letters.

Charles Barbier and his system of “night writing”

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Barbier, a former soldier, had invented a system of writing called “night writing”. Louis gained interest in the system when Barbier introduced it to the school in 1821.

The system was originally created for soldiers to share top-secret information amongst themselves on the battlefield without speaking. The writing system consisting of 12 raised dots proved too complicated for practical use. However, Louis was able to modify it and develop a simpler version.

Birth of The Braille System

 

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By the age of 15, Louis was able to come up with a modified and usable adaptation of the “night writing”. He reduced the 12 dots into six dots, making it a much easier system which is now known all over the world as “The Braille System”.

In 1829, he published the first Braille book ever.

In 1837, he went on to add symbols for music and math as well.

Educator

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Louis Braille was offered full-time professorship in 1833. He taught geometry, algebra, and history. Being musically gifted, he also became a proficient organist and cellist.

Braille Acceptance

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Blind students had to study braille on their own as it wasn’t immediately accepted by the public. Even at the University where Louis taught after he graduated, braille wasn’t taught until after he died.

Upon the persistent insisting of blind students, the Royal Institute finally implemented the Braille system in 1854.

The system is now used almost all over the world and has proved to be one of the greatest inventions for the Blind community.

Death

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Louis Braille died of Tuberculosis, in 1852, just a couple of days post his 43rd Birthday.

The French government finally recognized and honored his accomplishments in 1952 and moved Braille’s remains to Paris in the Pantheon, where his remains rested amongst the other French heroes, with the exception of his hands which remained in the village cemetery upon the request of the Mayor of Coupvray.

Read also: Klingon, Dothraki, Elvish & More: Popular Conlangs and Their Origins

 

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Limelight Is On This Miraculous Animal Now. https://www.procaffenation.com/limelight-is-on-this-miraculous-animal-now/ https://www.procaffenation.com/limelight-is-on-this-miraculous-animal-now/#respond Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:53:25 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25556 A fisherman just hopes to have a good catch when he casts his reel. But results might not be the same as always. It may be a prize catch or even just seaweed and sometimes even thrown away plastic or old torn clothes. This is all, what they generally expect. But would anyone have ever …

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A fisherman just hopes to have a good catch when he casts his reel. But results might not be the same as always. It may be a prize catch or even just seaweed and sometimes even thrown away plastic or old torn clothes. This is all, what they generally expect.

But would anyone have ever thought that he/ she might catch a fish having the head of a bird?

A fisherman actually experienced this while fishing in China’s Guizhou Province. His catch was part fish and part bird. It had the body of a fish but the head of a bird.

The News has broken

China’s Guizhou Urban Newspaper, which broke the news, identified the fish as a common freshwater carp (Cyprinus carpio). But a lot of people still believe that it was a miraculous animal. The mouth resembles a beak while the small fins on the side give the appearance of wings.

via: welcometochina.com.au

 

Abrupt reasons for the miracle or deformation

To clear all the misconceptions about this miraculous animal, scientists have come up with a better explanation.

The fish’s unusual appearance could be because of some sort of a developmental problem caused earlier in its life. There might be various reasons for this deformity. The hormonal factor could be one possibility. Another reason could be that the chemicals, dissolved in the water might have caused this problem.

Yang Xing, an expert from the Guizhou Fisheries suggested the same. There might be various reasons behind the deformation. The embryo might have been damaged while it was growing or the overcrowded fish farming might have caused lack of oxygen which eventually led to the head deformation.

Whatever the reason, the animal has gained immense popularity with its Youtube videos gaining high views.

The video shows the strange fish gasping for air while the onlookers exclaimed in surprise!

Read Also: Weirdest Things Found By The Airport Security

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Photos Which Look Photoshopped But Are Actually Real https://www.procaffenation.com/photos-look-photo-shopped-actually-true/ https://www.procaffenation.com/photos-look-photo-shopped-actually-true/#respond Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:53:14 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26884 A few of the pictures here are too unusual to be in any way, evident. Regardless of whether they’ve been captured with accurate precision and timings or sheer luck, they’re absolutely real. The scenes shot in these photos are intriguing. Let’s have a look: 1. Lane Game Strong: Photographer Oscar Ruiz captured this photograph in …

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A few of the pictures here are too unusual to be in any way, evident.
Regardless of whether they’ve been captured with accurate precision and timings or sheer luck, they’re absolutely real. The scenes shot in these photos are intriguing. Let’s have a look:

1. Lane Game Strong:

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Photographer Oscar Ruiz captured this photograph in a lodging advancement in Mexico. It was picked as the photograph of the day by National Geographic.

2. Abstract Painting

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Photographer Micheal Brandt caught these moving slopes at the Palouse Valley, Washington, USA. This specific photograph is looking towards Tekoa Mountain from Steptoe Butte.  It’s an astonishing geological point of interest right in the core of the Palouse. This picture looks like a portrait, almost unreal.

3. Row, Row, Row Your Boat:

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Looks like, this man is merrily towing his boat down the stream in a lake filled with paint. This is a genuine photograph of a contaminated lake in Anhui territory, China. The green layer is algae and the other patches are due to the uncontrolled contamination.

4. Photography = Art

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The rainbow hitting this cascade is an impeccable illustration! It is one of those too good to be true photographs captured in the perfect moment. But, it isn’t photoshopped. This Picture is as real as you and me.
5.Nadal and Federer playing tennis on a water court:
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Envision, what will happen if the tennis ball leaves this water court?
Nonetheless, amid a cordial knockabout in Qatar, these players figured out how to play on a court that was gliding amidst a tidal pond in the Persian Bay. Federer went up against his Spanish opponent.

6. The Magic Tap

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This unconventional wellspring has confused everyone. How is it held up without any support? More importantly, where does the water come from?

If you look closely, you will notice the straightforward tube which is covered up by the water flow. Hence, the visibility of the white pipe under the waterfall is almost non-existent.  

7.Rio De Janerio by Sergio Moraes

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8. Surfing with dolphins by Matt Hutton

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This photograph catches the precise minute a dolphin ruptures free of the water into the approaching way of a surfer.
Despite the fact that dolphins have been known to impart the waves to surfers before, once in a while are they captured leaving the water and on a similar wave.

9. Radisson Blu Inn in Berlin, which houses the world’s biggest tube-shaped aquarium

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The AquaDom is the world’s biggest cylindrical aquarium. It has one million liters of saltwater, and it is a dazzling living space for various types of tropical fish. The AquaDom is kept up by the Ocean Life Berlin, which is found alongside the lodging. Ocean Life Berlin houses 30 freshwater and saltwater tanks. These are home to a large number of ocean tenants.

10. A ship that almost smashed it’s way into this pleasant town

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The Sun Voyage Resort and Yacht in Jeongdongjin, South Korea, has turned out to be one of the nation’s greatest traveler goals. It is the world’s first ashore journey themed resort.

11. It’s a frigid apparition of a Jeep

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The most conceivable hypothesis about how the shell was shaped states that the driver isolated the sheet of ice from their bumper when they warmed up their motor.

The shell stayed unblemished after the driver hauled out, in the light. It was upheld by icicles solidified to the ground. This has happened to various other automobiles, as well!

12. A Shark Rises

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This photograph was captured precisely one second before the shark rose up, out of the water. The surface strain of the water looks unfathomable!

All these astonishing photographs narrate that photography is all about the precision, timing and the right angles!

Read Also: How Did Blacks End Up As The Architects Of The Word ‘Cool’?

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Here’s How The British Raj Influenced Our Indian Cuisine https://www.procaffenation.com/anglo-indian-cuisine-british-raj-influenced/ https://www.procaffenation.com/anglo-indian-cuisine-british-raj-influenced/#comments Thu, 23 Aug 2018 14:30:19 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27088 Apart from influencing our cultures, style, and way of life, the British also majorly influenced the Indian Cuisine. Apart from the infrastructure and the economy, another thing that was developed, was the Anglo- Indian cuisine. This kind of cuisine came into the picture during the British Rule, when the British memsahibs or wives interacted with …

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Apart from influencing our cultures, style, and way of life, the British also majorly influenced the Indian Cuisine. Apart from the infrastructure and the economy, another thing that was developed, was the Anglo- Indian cuisine.

This kind of cuisine came into the picture during the British Rule, when the British memsahibs or wives interacted with their Indian cooks. They gave their English inputs which resulted in Indian outputs and that is pretty much how Anglo- Indian cuisine was born.

Following is a list of some interesting, both heard and unheard dishes that belong to this cuisine-

Kedgeree

Kedgeree is said to have been evolved from the Indian dish Khichdi.

This dish was brought to England by all those English people who enjoyed eating khichdi and introduced it in England as breakfast and called it Kedgeree. It contains rice, fish pieces and hard-boiled eggs served with butter or cream.

Parsley and lemon juice are a few of the toppings. Chicken kedgeree is also a variety of this dish.

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Chutney

Chutney was evolved from the preservation technique that was used for pickles. When the British came to India they mainly relied on pickles, chutneys, marmalades, and jams.

Slowly, the chutney was carried by the English to the Western parts of the world. Coconut chutney, tomato chutney, mint and coriander chutney are some chutneys which are famous worldwide.

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Read also – 29 Famous Dishes From 29 States Of India

Mulligatawny Soup

The mulligatawny soup got its name from the two Tamil words namely miḷagāy meaning chili or miḷagu meaning pepper, and tanni which means water. This soup is quite similar to the staple rasam. It is made with 7-8 spices, vegetables, and water and is thickened to a soup-like consistency.

Sometimes chicken and mutton pieces are also added and it is best served with rice or bread.

Via Source: One Green Planet

Railway Mutton Curry/ Railway Chicken Curry

Famous in Calcutta, this railway chicken/mutton curry is also a British raj specialty.

When the Britishers used to travel in trains, especially in Calcutta, they used to hire cooks who would prepare a sumptuous meal for them. This is when the home cooked mangshor jhol (mutton curry) begun getting famous with the British.

The curry contained numerous Indian spices and used to be too spicy, thus coconut milk was added to tone down the spiciness and was served with rice or flatbread.

The railway chicken/mutton curry is still quite famous in various parts of Calcutta.

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Pork Vindaloo

The Vindaloo is a famous curry preparation in Goa and other Konkan regions. The origins of this curry preparation can be traced back to the times when it was prepared by the Portuguese who had settled in Goa.

Vindaloo got its name from the Portuguese word  ‘carne de vinha d’alhos’ which means ‘meat in garlic wine marinade’.

The Indian cooks further refined it by adding the Indian spices. This dish is very popular and is found in every single restaurant in Goa, where it is made with the original pork vindaloo recipe.

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So, these were a few examples of the popular Anglo-Indian Legacy.

How many of these have you tried?

Read Also: The Unknown Health Benefits of Baking Soda

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Arrow Remains Found In The Ribs Of A Deer: Survival Is A Miracle? https://www.procaffenation.com/arrow-remains-found-in-ribs-of-a-deer-survival/ https://www.procaffenation.com/arrow-remains-found-in-ribs-of-a-deer-survival/#respond Thu, 23 Aug 2018 14:18:20 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25546 Miracles happen. Most of us must have had some or the other incident in life which made us believe in the power of God. The Almighty has the power to create and the power to destroy. No one can kill you if, the Supreme power wants you to live. This Deer stands as a testimony …

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Miracles happen. Most of us must have had some or the other incident in life which made us believe in the power of God. The Almighty has the power to create and the power to destroy. No one can kill you if, the Supreme power wants you to live.

This Deer stands as a testimony of the same.

via: forbes.com

 An arrow in the ribs

Now, what would happen if you shoot a deer in the rib cage? OK, you would say that it may survive if the arrow is taken out and the ribs which have been damaged are paid attention to and cured.

But what if the arrow stays in there, in the ribs of the deer? Of course, it would die.

And this fact has brought huge fame to a deer which was hunted in Utah in 2017.

The Facebook Post

He became a facebook celebrity when Utah Conservation Officers Association, uploaded an image of his ribs to facebook.  As per the Facebook Post, “the shot wasn’t fatal and the arrow broke off, but the deer’s body used the arrow as a splint and the bone grew around the shaft.”

The deer did not die, in fact, it lived with the arrow inside his gut for a long period of time. The image reached millions of people and was shared about 41,000 times.

via: bigdeerblog.com

The proud hunter

The image did not reveal anything about the death of the deer. People were not sure if the deer had died of the arrow or the bullet. But, whatever the deer was finally brought down by, another arrow or a bullet, we have to assume that it had to be something pretty powerful to kill this tough guy.

From the appearance of the rib cage, it looks like the animal was dressed a while ago.

The successful hunter was so much amazed by this miracle of nature that he framed it. The photograph of this was taken by Robert Stegall. He is the son of the person who finally killed the mighty hunter.

What? Haven’t seen it yet? Here’s the image for you.

 

via: www.livescience.com

 

We’re pretty sure that this isn’t the first miracle that you would have come across. Look around, you’ll be able to witness hundreds of miraculous things happening each day. That’s the beauty of faith and that’s the beauty of nature.

Read Also: Why Is Spider Silk An Important Breakthrough For Various Industries?

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Chanshal Pass : A Journey Towards The End https://www.procaffenation.com/chanshal-pass-a-journey-towards-the-end/ https://www.procaffenation.com/chanshal-pass-a-journey-towards-the-end/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2018 14:51:57 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25207 “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets darker.” – John Muir Truly quoted by Sir John, the world is a vast place and we must take a look at every beautiful creation of nature before we close the last chapter of our lives. People travel …

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“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets darker.”

– John Muir
Truly quoted by Sir John, the world is a vast place and we must take a look at every beautiful creation of nature before we close the last chapter of our lives.
People travel all across the globe, some for leisure, some for fun and some for discovering new places that give peace to the mind and the soul.  The world is full of fascinating places with stunning and astonishing architectural feats,  tropical paradises, snowy and windy mountains and picture-perfect landscapes.
All these diverse destinations are waiting to be explored. A lot of places remain hidden and are rarely discovered by anyone.  A true wanderer is always up for new challenges and to unravel new places. So, backup your bucket list with one another beautiful and fascinating place known as the Chanshal Pass.
Via Source: vargiskhan

A Deep Insight :

The Chanshal Pass or Chanshal Valley is cuddled up in the laps of the mighty Himalayan Range. It links Dodra Kwar and Rohru in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh.
Situated at a distance of 158 Kms from Shimla and set at an elevation of 4,520 meters (14,830 ft), it is the highest peak in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh.
It is the mountaintop, which serves as the best place for the nomadic appetite of the otherwise bounded young MNC labors tired of their monotonous dawn to dusk schedules. This place is a hidden treasure, perfect for the adventure junkies. It is a peaceful, pristine site which offers an exquisite hiking and camping experience.  It is all about spending a good vacation without burning a hole in your pocket.

Let’s lose ourselves to the beauty of nature :

The place is the epitome of beauty and peace. Though the journey is long and tiring, the view from the top will really be worth it. The roads to the summit are gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The is ascent is steep and, with a lot of slushes and loose rocks, but it all looks picturesque. The trip will be an experience in itself.
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The summit offers good scenic views of the Himalayan Mountain range. It’s really windy and cold up there. Even your phone might blow off if you don’t hold it still while capturing what your eyes can’t believe is real, at first.
The trip is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in travel, off-roading, and photography.
The drive is risky but adventurous. Plus, the pleasing and alluring views while on the way to the top will make your journey worth remembering. The beautiful sunset and a cup of coffee with a good book are all the things that you need to experience one of the most peaceful and breathtaking evenings of your life.
Via – Indiamike
I feel this place is special and unique in its own way and deserves to be visited and appreciated at least once in a lifetime.

Read Also: 5 Things every traveler ‘must do’ at least once

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Pulsars: The Most Accurate Clocks In Space https://www.procaffenation.com/pulsars-the-most-accurate-clocks-in-space/ https://www.procaffenation.com/pulsars-the-most-accurate-clocks-in-space/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2018 14:49:38 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25169 We have atomic clocks that are highly accurate. But there are clocks in space too. In fact, they might be even more accurate. Pulsing, rapidly spinning stars could be used as universe’s most accurate clocks.  For many years, astronomers have attempted to use these stars, named pulsars, as time-keepers. But, the contortion in their spins …

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We have atomic clocks that are highly accurate. But there are clocks in space too. In fact, they might be even more accurate.

Pulsing, rapidly spinning stars could be used as universe’s most accurate clocks. 

For many years, astronomers have attempted to use these stars, named pulsars, as time-keepers. But, the contortion in their spins has prevented this from happening. However, a recent discovery and a new understanding could enable scientists to compensate for it.

via bbc.com

When stars collapse and become dense enough that protons and electrons squish together to become neutrons, pulsars are created.

Once the stars’ mass is condensed into a small volume, conservation to angular momentum causes the pulsar to rotate up to hundreds of revolutions per second.

Pulsars radiate a steady ray of light which sweeps around and hence, their light seems to pulse on and off as it crosses our line of sight. This pulsing is not quite steady. Slight variations in the observed pulling rate were unexplained, until now.

Timing the cosmos

Lovell telescope in the United Kingdom has helped in explaining this phenomenon. These deviations are arising because the pulsars are slowly spinning down at two different rates. The switch between these two rates is unpredictable and abrupt.

via spaceinfo.com

Careful observation and measurement of a pulsar’s light at any particular time should tell us about its slowdown rate, and allow astronomers to calculate and correct it. This will largely improve the pulsars’ usefulness as cosmic clocks.

All the eminent clocks developed by humans need correction to accommodate for the variations in temperature, pressure, humidity or local magnetic field. Scientists claim that pulsars are a potential means of unerring an astrophysical clock.

Ripples in space-time

via sciencemag.org

Scientists are hoping that pulsar clocks can be helpful in answering questions about the gravitational waves.

These waves were previously undetected, but pulsars may be the lead to finding them. 

Einstein’s theory of general relativity suggests that events like a merging of 2 supermassive black holes will create wavelets in the space-time that stretch out through the entire universe.

via ibtimes.co.uk

For example, a gravitational wave would cause a change in the pulsing rate of a pulsar on passing through it. If we could measure these changes very precisely, we may be able to corroborate the existence of gravitational waves.

Gravitational waves are expected to be created by supermassive black holes in the universe. Observatories around the world are trying to use pulsars to detect these gravitational waves.

The new techniques may be successful in revealing the gravitational wave signals that are currently undetectable due to the non-uniformity in the pulsar rotation.

via nasa.gov

Read also- What Are The Strange Messages Coming From The Universe?

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The Popular Internet Conspiracy: The Mandela Effect https://www.procaffenation.com/the-popular-internet-conspiracy-the-mandela-effect/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-popular-internet-conspiracy-the-mandela-effect/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:44:09 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27027 Have you ever felt like, you’ve known something in a particular way but then, you look back at it and it didn’t actually happen or it happened the other way round?? If you’ve ever experienced something like this, then it seems like you’ve experienced the phenomenon known as The Mandela Effect. It all started with …

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Have you ever felt like, you’ve known something in a particular way but then, you look back at it and it didn’t actually happen or it happened the other way round??

If you’ve ever experienced something like this, then it seems like you’ve experienced the phenomenon known as The Mandela Effect.

It all started with the controversy over Nelson Mandela’s death. Hence, that’s where the name for this phenomenon comes from. Many people say that they remember Nelson Mandela not making it out of the prison alive in the 1980s. There are some others, who firmly believe that they saw his funeral on the news.

Yet Nelson Mandela didn’t actually die until 2013.

Via Source: NewIndianExpress

When Nelson Mandela died in 2013, a paranormal consultant Fiona Broome, discovered this phenomenon. She firmly believed that Nelson Mandela had died in the prison.

Then, she launched a website where she shared her experience and found out that so many other people recollected the same memory. Weird, isn’t it?

People began sharing their experiences regarding other false memories they’d noticed. It then blew up from there and became an internet phenomenon. Here’s a list of the most famous and mind-blowing examples of the Mandela Effect:

1. The Berenstain Bears:

These popular children’s books and television show series were loved by many for years. Anyone whom you ask will tell you that the correct way to spell “Bernstein” is with an “e”  and not “a”. What if I told you that’s wrong?

That’s right, it’s actually called the “Berenstain Bears”. There are a number of testimonials from Fiona Boome’s website of people who remember it as “stein”. One person wrote “Didn’t it used to be the Bernstein Bears? Now, suddenly it’s the Berenstain bears? Is this some sort of anti-Semitic cover-up? Or are people born in the 1980’s misinformed?

via in5d.com

2. Mirror Mirror On The Wall:

This line is probably one of the most famous lines ever from a Disney movie or even outside Disney.

The line is so famous that, there is literally a whole movie named after it, called “Mirror Mirror” starring Lily Collins and Julia  Roberts. What if I told you that we were all remembering it wrong! Snow White’s evil stepmother actually says,  “Magic mirror on the wall.” We couldn’t believe it either.

3. Missing lyrics of “We are the Champions”:

Remember singing this iconic Queen song as a kid everytime you beat someone at something? Most of us believe that the song ends with: “We are the champions….of the world!” But if you listen to the song now, it doesn’t end with “of the world.” Those words literally disappeared into thin air.

The song just ends and it’s making us crazy. Don’t believe us? Hit the play button.

4.The Pikachu tail controversy:

Pikachu is arguably one of the most well-known Pokémon in the world. Which is why, it’s sort of funny that, people can’t remember what his tail looks like.

People remember there being a black mark on Pikachu’s tail, but if you take a look at Pikachu now, you’ll see no black marks there. Some people remember his tail with a black tip, while others believe it to be just another example of the Mandela effect.

via reddit.com

 

 

5. The popular cartoon network show- Is it Looney ‘Toons’ or ‘Tunes’?:

Another popular cartoon show, the “Looney Toons” was loved by many.

The name, “Looney Toons” makes sense because “toons” of course, is the short form of cartoons. But, apparently, it has always been ” Looney Tunes” and not “Looney Toons”.  It doesn’t make sense because the show was not a musical.  When on Earth did it change to Looney Tunes? And How? We’re baffled too.

via trueactivist.com

 

6. Does Darth Vader really said, “Luke, I am your father”

After the premiere of Star Wars-The Empire Strikes Back, in 1980, the line,”Luke, I am your father” quickly became one of the most popular and quoted movie lines of all time.

The phrase could be seen on t-shirts, hats, phone cases, memes and just about anything. Even the people who hadn’t seen Star Wars knew about this famous line.

Except that, Darth Vader never actually said this! He said,”No, I am your father”.

These were some of the most popular examples of The Mandela effect. Clearly, there’s something interesting going on here, but what could it possibly be?

How to explain the fact that, many different people can share the same false memory? There are certain theories that try to explain the same.

1. Parallel Universe/Virtual Realities:

Some people believe that it could be due to the shifting of the universe.

Conspiracy theorists believe, that it’s possible that we first lived in an alternate universe where it was ‘Berenstein ‘bears but then, one day we all shifted to another universe where it was Berenstain bears.

It just means that we all still remember things in a specific way, that we have known from the original universe we once lived in. But now, we are living in an alternate universe where things are slightly different.

There have been a number of debates among physicists regarding the parallel universe theory. Even today, it remains debatable.

via thespiritscience.net

2. Time Travel:

This theory is about time travel. Many people believe that somebody traveled back in time and changed something small and this small change affected a lot of other things.

A good example of this is the movie ‘The Butterfly Effect’ where Ashton Kutcher went back in time, picked up a pencil and drew something and then when he went back to the future a bunch of things was different.

via davidreneke.com

3. Confabulation/memory defects:

Psychologists came up with the term confabulation which is a clinical term to refer to memory defects.

According to them, the Mandela effect is a result of false memories which occur in a number of ways which could be biased or maybe as simple as not remembering things right. Memories aren’t pure. But it’s fascinating to think that people whom we have never even met, have the exact false memory.

Whether you believe in this theory or not, the Mandela effect will make you question your entire knowledge.

Via Source: The IPWSO Blog

 

We are not stating that the Mandela Effect is 100% real because that simply can’t be proven now and won’t be proven anytime soon.  It is just an interesting theory either you’re into conspiracy theories or not.

Read Also: Yanny Or Laurel? Debate Over The Audio Illusion Solved.

 

 

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Great Fitness Activities To Get Even The Lazy Girl Moving https://www.procaffenation.com/fitness-activities-to-get-even-the-lazy-girl-moving/ https://www.procaffenation.com/fitness-activities-to-get-even-the-lazy-girl-moving/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:42:52 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=27054 Physical activity is gaining more and more well-deserved popularity today, although it was always stressed as an important part for a healthy life. While some age may require that you take physical activity seriously, it’s actually recommended to do it regardless. Based on the World Health Organization, 30 minutes per day of moderate exercise is …

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Physical activity is gaining more and more well-deserved popularity today, although it was always stressed as an important part for a healthy life. While some age may require that you take physical activity seriously, it’s actually recommended to do it regardless. Based on the World Health Organization, 30 minutes per day of moderate exercise is enough, although it doesn’t all have to be in the gym.

But choosing a place where you will exercise is not so serious issue, as is the willingness to start your activity in the first place. You may feel too tired or insecure, but in the end, that is just your lazy voice prevailing and you have to find a way to silence it. So, here are some great fitness activities that will get even the lazy girl moving.

Go on a hike with friends

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Hiking doesn’t have to be a severe activity, but rather an enjoyable walk with friends in nature. It’s important to set the pace right from the start and take it slow, especially if you are not fit or in the mood for more serious physical activity. There are many hiking trails in national parks since this is a very popular outdoor activity, as well as an active holiday in demand.

Put on hiking shoes, wear comfortable clothes and don’t forget to drink enough water. This is a perfect way to see your friends, catch up and still stay healthy. You can also go on solo hikes, which is a good way to clear your head and de-stress.   

Night swimming at the pool

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Instead of going to swim during the day, try a more relaxed option and go for night swimming at the city pool. Girls avoid swimming because they feel insecure about their bodies and feel scrutinized by their peers, but if you can’t pass over that – don’t deprive yourself of a nice dip.

Also, the pools are less visited and much less crowded so you can swim without having to avoid people or shorten your laps. Not to mention that swimming is perfect for posture, involves all muscles and will relieve you from the tension created by stress. Three times a week is a good start, and soon enough you will get used to it and start going every day.

Roller skate in the summer

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Roller skating is a perfect exercise for all those who think that they are not in shape.  It is both a physical activity and a fun one.  Mind you, this is also a sport, it has been featured in pop-cultures since the 1980s. No matter the type of shoes you choose, roller skating will burn about 240 calories in half an hour. It is also good for the joints.

However, you must wear protective gear for elbows, knees, and head, as well as gloves since you can easily get injured if you fall. Just like skateboards are trendy again, so are the roller skates. Therefore, besides getting your dose of physical activity you will also be one of the trendsetters.   

Cycling in nature

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Cycling in the urban places is not only boring but you will have to pay a lot of attention to the traffic and the pedestrians. This is really annoying and can take away a pleasure from riding a bike. It can also impair the exercise. Going to a national park or outside of town to cycle is the best choice to get moving.

Riding a bike is a great outdoor activity that will combine sightseeing of beautiful landscapes and moderate to severe physical exercise. Choose the reliable mountain bike pedals, tires and frame to ensure a comfortable and safe ride especially through demanding terrains. Cycling engages all major muscle groups so you will get your daily fitness and a relaxing day in nature at the same time.

Kayaking on the lake

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Kayaking is a sport that you can indulge in, at the river or the sea. The best way to start is on the lake if you have that option. This is because waters with currents will require more upper arm strength and maneuvering. However, if you choose kayaking, you will be in for a treat since this is an amazing experience.

This workout is excellent for cardiovascular health, it will regulate your cholesterol levels and keep you fit. Choose a place where you can kayak to the middle of the lake and make a break so you can enjoy the landscapes in the surroundings.  Don’t consider kayaking as something hard. Rather, consider it an activity that will give you a great workout and also relax your mind.

Finally

It’s completely understandable to be a lazy girl when it comes to exercising.  But it’s also something you can change and benefit from it as well. Besides toning your muscles and being physically active, you will also have fun doing fitness activities. And that is a perfect combination to keep you interested and healthy.

Read Also: Should women exercise during a menstrual cycle? Here’s the answer.

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Get Familiar With Some Unusual Fruits From Around the World https://www.procaffenation.com/get-familiar-with-some-unusual-fruits-around-the-world/ https://www.procaffenation.com/get-familiar-with-some-unusual-fruits-around-the-world/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:38:44 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=19938 Here are some exotic fruits, which you may have never heard of. These fruits are very famous around the world and have a unique taste with a quirky name. These fruits are generally found in the most biodiverse region of the earth: The Tropics. Let’s have a look at some of the most fascinating creations …

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Here are some exotic fruits, which you may have never heard of. These fruits are very famous around the world and have a unique taste with a quirky name. These fruits are generally found in the most biodiverse region of the earth: The Tropics.

Let’s have a look at some of the most fascinating creations of nature:

1. Mangosteen

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This fruit is really tasty and it can also be used as a medicine. A bit of sweet, tangy and sour, this fruit mainly grows in Southeast Asia, it has an almond-shaped seed in white color, inside of an inedible layer of the purple colored fruit.

 2. Rambutan

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A fruit which has a very acidic and sour taste, rambutan is mostly found in Southeast Asia. Supple spines cover the fruit and inside it, is a white-colored pulp which contains a considerate amount of vitamin C. It is also very beneficial for bones and it keeps the skin hydrated.

3. Kiwano

via – organic facts

This fruit, also known as the African horned cucumber, has thorn-like spikes and is extremely sour in taste. This fruit is green in color and looks like a pomegranate from the inside. It is a traditional fruit of Africa, which helps to boost metabolism and also improves eyesight.

4. Tamarillo

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This fruit, also known as a tree-tomato, is an egg-shaped small fruit which is very rich in vitamins and iron. This fruit,  native to the Andes of Ecuador and Columbia is sweet and acetous in taste.

5. Cherimoya

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Also known as custard apple, it is a white colored fruit which is sweet and pulpy. Cherimoya mostly grows in the tropical regions around the world and is the native fruit of Columbia and Peru. It has black seeds which are inedible but contain a large amount of vitamin C.

6. Longan

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An aromatic fruit which has a great sweet and sour taste with a thin outer layer of its peel. It is most commonly found in China. It has a black seed in the center, which is medicinally useful and helps to cure skin problems. This fruit is rich in vitamin C. Apparently, it is also used to treat snake bites.

7. Passionfruit

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Passion fruit is a tropical fruit which is usually oval in shape.  This juicy fruit with a creamy texture is very rich in Vitamin A and C. It is a native fruit of southern Brazil and northern Argentina.

Isn’t it fascinating to see these many varieties of exotic fruits?

Read Also: Tomato Ketchup: The Red Elixir Of Saucy Drama

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7 Unraveled Mysteries Of The Human Mind https://www.procaffenation.com/mysteries-of-the-human-mind/ https://www.procaffenation.com/mysteries-of-the-human-mind/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:37:42 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=24853 Ever stopped to wonder what our life really is? What is its meaning? Why do the same things have different values to different people? Where do our thoughts come from? What is right and what is wrong? And who decides? If you dig a little deeper, you will find out that our entire being, from …

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Ever stopped to wonder what our life really is?

What is its meaning? Why do the same things have different values to different people? Where do our thoughts come from? What is right and what is wrong? And who decides?

If you dig a little deeper, you will find out that our entire being, from the moment we are born to our last electrical impulse, everything is contained in a small, fragile organ called the brain.

The brain is a befuddling organ that encompasses questions like life, death, consciousness, sleep and simply being human.  

Here are a few things that we still don’t understand about the functioning of our minds:

1. Consciousness

via livescience.com

When we wake up in the morning, we perceive a number of things. The sun rising, birds chirping and the fresh morning breeze.  In other words, we acknowledge our consciousness.

This topic has plagued scientists since antiquity. What we don’t know is, what processes in the brain give rise to the subjective experience. Only recently has it been considered a realistic research topic.

2. Deep Freeze

via livescience.com

Who doesn’t want to live forever?

It might not happen anytime soon but, pioneering fields like cryonics are giving people hope that we can expect something in the near future.

These centres, store posthumous bodies in vats filled with liquid nitrogen in bone-chilling temperatures. The idea behind it is, that people who died of incurable diseases may be revived later. Bodies are stored head down to ensure that the brain is dipped in the liquid, in case of a leak.

 

3. Mortal Mystery

Via Source: Franchise India

Why do we age? Our mechanism is robust to fight disease, injury and other ailments. But as we age, our resilience to physical injury and stress declines. There are 2 theories to explain this:

  1. Aging is a part of human genetics and somehow beneficial to human beings as a whole
  2. It occurs because of cell damage and scientists are working at delaying, if not entirely preventing, aging.

4. Brain Teaser

via sites.psu.edu

Undoubtedly, one of the most amazing human experiences is laughter. But, unfortunately, we don’t know a lot about it.  Why does one person find lame jokes funny while the other laughs at horror movies? We still don’t know.

John Morreal has speculated that laughter is the response to stories that defy conventional expectations. While laughing, 3 parts of our brain light up, the thinking part, the muscle movement part and the emotional part. What we know for sure is – laughter makes us feel better.

5. Memory Lane

Via Source: Medical Xpress

Some experiences are hard to forget, while others you just can’t remember no matter how hard you try. Why is it so? Brain-imaging techniques have made it possible to unravel the mechanism responsible for creating and storing memories. The tricky part is, both true and false memories activate the same storage regions of the brain. 

6. Phantom Feelings

via livescience.com

It has been estimated that about 80% of amputees feel sensations such as warmth, pain, and itching, coming from a missing limb. This phenomenon is known as “Phantom limb”.

They feel as if the missing limb is a part of their bodies. Out of the many explanations, one which serves is that the nerves form new connections and continue sending signals as if the missing limb were still present. Another one is, that the brain is “hard-wired” to function like the entire body is intact.

7. Sweet Dreams

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If 10 people were asked what makes up dreams, you are most likely to get 10 different answers. This is because, we still don’t know for sure.

People often dream about emotions and errands that they didn’t pay attention to when they were supposed to. This is stored in some part of the brain and these thoughts solidify while we are sub-conscious.

Although there are various explanations for it, none of them are good enough.

These are a few mysteries of the mind that are yet to be unravelled.

Read also- Top 14 Mind-Blowing Myths Vs Facts

 

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Unakoti- The land Of 10 Million Gods And One Curse! https://www.procaffenation.com/unakoti-the-land-of-10-million-god/ https://www.procaffenation.com/unakoti-the-land-of-10-million-god/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:32:08 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26486     Introduction     Tripura is the 3rd smallest state in India. It has some best-kept secrets of its own. Statistically, it’s not the most famous tourist destination in India, but this small state is protecting one of the world’s most important heritage in the form of a bas-relief. The journey to Unakoti from …

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    Introduction

 

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Tripura is the 3rd smallest state in India. It has some best-kept secrets of its own. Statistically, it’s not the most famous tourist destination in India, but this small state is protecting one of the world’s most important heritage in the form of a bas-relief.

The journey to Unakoti from the state’s capital, Agartala is almost 159.8 km by car.

Beautiful dense forests surround the rock sculptures. The serene wonder makes the scenario, a treat to the eyes. One will start their jaunt from the entrance of Unakoti hills with a tinge of freshness. The trip to the destination is a tiring one, but totally worth it.

Unakoti tradition

 

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The word “Unakoti” means “One less than a crore” in Bengali. Unakoti rock carvings reside in the Raghunandan hills of the Northeastern Indian state of Tripura.

It has always been a famous pilgrimage site for the Hindus living in the state since the 7th century. There are various temples and pilgrimage sites all over India but, this one stands out. “Unakoti” is a collection of enormous bas-relief carvings on the side of the rocky hills.

The archaeologists are not clear about the formation of the carvings on the rock. Legend has it that, once upon a time, Lord Shiva was going to Kashi hills along with one crore Gods and Goddesses.  They stopped by at the Raghunandan hills for some rest.  Shiva ordered the Gods and Goddesses to wake up before sunrise and proceed for Kashi hills.

On the next morning, Lord Shiva found no one awake except, himself. Out of anger, Shiva cursed all the asleep gods and goddesses to remain as a stone forever. As a result, the formation of one less than a crore stones occurred in the hills. Thus, it was named “Unakoti”.

Unakoti Myth

 

Via Unakoti District Website

The Unakoti hills are a hub for spectacle monkeys and a variety of birds. On the top, there is a shrine for Shiva and Vishnu. A variety of carved stone sculptures accumulate in a cave-like small house. Lord Shiva is believed to be the creator of magical rocks.

But, the priests of Unakoti also have another myth to share about the emergence of the bas-relief.

The myth is related to a black-smith named Kallu Kumar. He was a devotee of Parvati, the wife of  Lord Shiva. Kallu Kumar asked Lord Shiva if he would grant him the wish of accompanying them to Kailash.

Lord Shiva ordered Kallu to carve 10 million images of Lord Shiva and other deities before the dawn of the following day. He would only be allowed to accompany them if he is able to accomplish his task.

As the sun rose the next day, Kallu Kumar was one short of crore images to be carved on the stones. This gave Lord Shiva an excuse to leave Kallu Kumar behind and following this incident, the hills were named ‘Unakoti”.

Unakoti Festivals

 

Via Indian Tourist Places.

The bas-relief sculptures of  Unakoti are the largest ones in India. The style of carving depicts that, they were created centuries ago. The images of Shiva are 30 feet tall. One can also find Durga, Ganesha, Vishnu, Hanuman and Ravana images sculpt all around the hills. Unakoti celebrates two huge pilgrimage fairs every year. One being the Solar festival of Makar Sankranti in January and another, the Ashokastami festival in April.

Preservation

 

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Reports suggest that the rock art is losing considerable scales due to years of neglect. “Archeological Survey of India” recently adopted the heritage site and since then, the situation has been better. The government of India is approaching UNESCO to declare it as a world heritage site officially.

Such archeological heritage is like a blessing to experience. The green vegetation and the spring flowing down from the hills to the rivulet is an added bonus.

Read Also: An Awesome History Of Kashmir And Various Religions In The Valley

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Caution! Is flipping a coin really 50-50? https://www.procaffenation.com/flipping-a-coin-really-50-50/ https://www.procaffenation.com/flipping-a-coin-really-50-50/#respond Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:30:06 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26878 You shouldn’t be a mathematician or a Vegas card shark to realize that, when everything is equal, the likelihood of flipping a coin and speculating which side grounds up is 50-50. In any case, what many people appear to overlook is that things are never equal. As a general rule, the chances of speculating heads …

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You shouldn’t be a mathematician or a Vegas card shark to realize that, when everything is equal, the likelihood of flipping a coin and speculating which side grounds up is 50-50.
In any case, what many people appear to overlook is that things are never equal. As a general rule, the chances of speculating heads or tails aren’t as even as you may think. The reason has more to do with material science than the likelihood.
A characteristic predisposition happens when you are flipping coins. This results in the side that was looking up coming back to that same position 51 for every penny of the time. So, if you flip with its heads side looking up, it will arrive a similar route 51 out of 100 times.
Regardless of how hard you flip, the side that began up will invest more energy looking up more often than not.
One state of mind about this is to take a gander at the proportion of even and odd numbers beginning from one. What you’ll find is that regardless of what number you stop at, there will never be more even numbers than odd numbers in that succession.
All right, let’s break down the math for you.

The Strategy of Coin Tossing

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1. In the event that you hurl the coin, it has around  51% possibility of arriving on the similar face that it was propelled in. (On the off chance that it begins as heads, there’s a 51% shot it will end as heads).
2. In the event that you spun the coin, instead of hurling: It can have a bigger than half shot of consummation with the heavier side down. Spun coins can display “immense inclination” (some spun coins will fall tails-up 80% of the time).
3. In the event that you hurl the coin and it bangs on the floor: This most likely includes irregularity.
4. In the event that you hurl the coin and it was permitted to rattle to the floor where it turned: The above turning inclination most likely becomes an integral factor.
5. A coin will arrive on its edge around 1 out of 6000 tosses.
6. Similar introductory coin-flipping conditions deliver a similar coin flip outcome. That is, there’s a sure measure of determinism to the coin flip.
7. A more vigorous coin hurl (more transformations) diminishes the inclination.
The 51% figure is somewhat inquisitive. Heads side of the coin has more enhancement than the “tails” side, making it heavier. In any case, for reasons unknown, this kind of awkwardness has for all intents and purposes no impact. Except if you, turn the coin on its edge, in which case you’ll see a colossal predisposition. The reason a run of the mill coin hurl is 51-49 and not 50-50 has nothing to do with the asymmetry of the coin and everything to do with the total measure of time the coin spends in each state, as it flips through space.
A decent state of mind about this is by taking a gander at the proportion of odd numbers to try and numbers when you begin tallying from 1.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Regardless of the extent you tally, you’ll see that at any given point, either of these two things will be valid:
1. You’ve contacted more odd numbers than even numbers
2. You’ve contacted an equal measure of odd numbers and even numbers
But, you can never contact more even numbers than odd numbers.
Also, think about, propelled into the “heads” position. This is flipping heads over tails through the ether:
H T H T H T H T H T H T H T H T H T H T H T H T H
At any given point, either the coin will have invested parallel energy in the Heads and Tails states. Or, it will have invested more time in the Heads state. In the total, it’s more probable that the coin indicates Heads at a given point. Including whatever time it has got. Another off chance is that you begin the flip from the Tails position.

The Method of Coin Flipping

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At the point when it’s a genuine 50-50 hurl, there is no system.
A coin flip does for sure, show a 1% or more inclination, at that point the accompanying general guidelines may apply.
1. Be the chooser, if conceivable.
2. Be the tosser, on the off chance that you can. This shields you from virtuoso flippers. They can use Preface 6 to deliver a coveted result. It likewise, secures you against the more arbitrariness presented by flippers. Without the perceivable pattern, transform the coin in their palm before uncovering. Tricksy Hobbitses.
3 Try not to enable a similar individual to both hurl and pick. Except if, that individual is you.
4. In the event that the coin is being hurled, and you’re the chooser, pick the side that is at first face down. You’d generally pick the side that is at first face up. Yet the vast majority, after flipping, will reverse it into their other palm before uncovering. You pick the contrary side, yet you get the same 1% advantage. In the event that you happen to realize that a specific flipper doesn’t do this, use your better judgment.
5. In the event that you are the tosser yet not the chooser:  Now and then, upset the coin into your other palm in the wake of getting, and now and again don’t. This secures you against individuals who take after Run 4 by accepting you’ll either transform or you won’t.
6. On the off chance that the coin is being spun as opposed to hurled, pick whichever side is lightest. On a run of the mill coin, the “Heads” side will have more “stuff” engraved on it. This makes Tails appear more much of the time than it should. Picking Tails in this circumstance is the strategic maneuver.
7. Never under any conditions consent to turn in the case, you’re not the chooser.
So, the next time you flip a coin, use all the above guidelines and try to win the toss. Since it clearly is not a 50-50 game.

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Original Names of Your Top 10 Favorite Cartoon Characters https://www.procaffenation.com/original-names-10-favorite-cartoon-characters/ https://www.procaffenation.com/original-names-10-favorite-cartoon-characters/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:50:29 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25346 As a 90’s kids, you probably grew up watching Mickey, Tweety and, Tom and Jerry. But had other decisions been made, your childhood memories would have been filled with Mortimer, Orson and, Jasper and Jinx.  Read below to find out what your 10 favorite cartoon characters were almost named. 1. Tweety Bird was Olsen In …

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As a 90’s kids, you probably grew up watching Mickey, Tweety and, Tom and Jerry. But had other decisions been made, your childhood memories would have been filled with Mortimer, Orson and, Jasper and Jinx. 

Read below to find out what your 10 favorite cartoon characters were almost named.

1. Tweety Bird was Olsen

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In 1942, Tweety Bird was a part of the comedic feline duo called Babbit and Catstello. He didn’t have a proper name back then, but the staff referred to him as “Orson” in the model sheet. It was in his second appearance in “Birdy and the Beast” that Tweety received the name we all know about today. 

2. Mickey Mouse was Mortimer

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Walt Disney planned on naming this famous character “Mortimer” but his wife intervened. As they say, happy wife, happy life- he decided to go with his wife’s suggestion of naming him “Mickey”. He later added “Mortimer Mouse” to the lineup as a rival for Minnie’s affections.

3. Pluto was Rover

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Not only was Pluto named Rover in the beginning, initially he was supposed to be Minnie’s dog and not Mickey’s. His first appearance as Pluto came in October 1930, a few months after the discovery of the planet Pluto. 

4. Goofy was Dippy Dawg

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In his debut in 1932 in “Mickey’s Revue”, he had a beard and glasses and was called Dippy Dawg. In 1934, he was given his present name.

5. Elmer Fudd was Egghead

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Egghead was a cartoon character with a giant head and khaki-colored hunting attire. He made his debut in the show “Egghead Rides Again”. It was a couple of years later that, a more refined version showed up “Elmer’s Candid Camera”.

6. Betty Boop was Nancy Lee or Nan McGrew

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Betty Boop was originally a poodle and she often appeared as a supporting character in some shows by the name of Nancy Lee or Nan McGrew.  With time, her floppy ears were transformed into glamorous hoop earrings and she became the leading lady Betty Boop, as we know her today.

7. Mighty Mouse was Super Mouse

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The diminutive superhero starred in “Super Mouse, the Mouse of Tomorrow,” wearing similar colors to Superman. There was a Coo Coo Comics character who also went by the name “Super Mouse”. To prevent confusion, they decided to name their mouse “Mighty Mouse” instead.

 8. Yosemite Sam had at least 3 other potential names

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The creators of this particular cartoon character decided that the rootin’ tootin’ gunslinger should have a Western name. They alternated between “Wyoming Willie,” “Texas Tiny,” and “Denver Dan” before landing on the current name.

9 and 10. Tom and Jerry were Jasper and Jinx

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In their debut in “Puss Gets the Boot,” the famous duo was called Jasper and JInx. The creators, though, didn’t feel the names “clicked” so they tested names till someone came up with Tom and Jerry. 

There is also a holiday cocktail named Tom and Jerry 

So, these were a few of our favorite cartoon characters with their original names.

Read also- Get to Know the Reason Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves

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Now You Will Know Why Your Fingers Get Wrinkly In Water? https://www.procaffenation.com/why-your-fingers-get-wrinkly-in-water/ https://www.procaffenation.com/why-your-fingers-get-wrinkly-in-water/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:46:26 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26469 Everyone loves playing with water. Spending hours in a pool or the shower is one of the most enjoyable things to do. But whenever we spend a large amount of time in the water, our fingers and toes get wrinkly. Have you ever wondered why? A LAYER OF GLANDS Do you know! Our skin has …

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Everyone loves playing with water. Spending hours in a pool or the shower is one of the most enjoyable things to do. But whenever we spend a large amount of time in the water, our fingers and toes get wrinkly. Have you ever wondered why?

A LAYER OF GLANDS

Do you know! Our skin has a layer of sebaceous glands. It is known as sebum.

Sebum has fats and lipids. Lipids contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. They are present in both the plant and the animal cells. Lipids are water repelling so, they help the sebum in protecting the skin. Hence, it only allows the entry of some amount of water into the skin and acts as a barrier for all the extra water.

WHAT IS SEBUM MADE OF?

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Elements like lipids, fatty acids, glycerides, and esters are present in sebum. These contents vary with age. Until six months, a neon nettle’s sebum and an adult’s sebum is almost similar. After six months, it gets changed. In the sebum of a young child, more cholesterol and less amount of squalene are present. This further changes at the age of eight. And then again at puberty. So, the amount changes in accordance with the age.

WHAT IS THE WORK OF SEBUM?

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Sebum protects our skin and hair from water. It not only keeps our skin water-proof but, also protects our skin from harmful bacteria and fungi.

But, a large amount of sebum is also harmful to your skin. Just like a little amount of sugar is essential but, it becomes harmful when taken in a large amount.

When we use water in a limit, our skin will be totally free from wrinkles. However, layers of sebum get washed away when we use a large amount of water. Due to this, more than required water enters into our skin.

WHAT MAKES FINGERS WRINKLY?

Water makes the skin puffy and swelled up. This is completely normal, a simple reaction to a large amount of water entering our skin. There is nothing abnormal or scary about getting wrinkles.

Sebum is produced in a large amount in our body. It gets replenished, even after it is washed away. It needs to be washed off from time to time otherwise, it will have a negative effect on our skin.

Hence, wrinkles are completely normal and do not harm our skin in any way.

Read Also: How to determine your skin undertone easily?

 

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Why To Touch Wood For Avoiding Hard Luck? https://www.procaffenation.com/touch-wood-avoid-hard-luck/ https://www.procaffenation.com/touch-wood-avoid-hard-luck/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:33:44 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26880 “Touch Wood” or “Contact Wood” is a very common phrase and most of us, use it all the time. This piece of superstition is something, that numerous world societies follow. But, none of us know why. So basically, you make a thumping sound so that the spirit or the devil cannot hear what you are …

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“Touch Wood” or “Contact Wood” is a very common phrase and most of us, use it all the time. This piece of superstition is something, that numerous world societies follow. But, none of us know why.

So basically, you make a thumping sound so that the spirit or the devil cannot hear what you are stating. It gives a method for securing oneself. It’s to spare ourselves from something terrible happening.

Contacting wood after an announcement can either relate to keeping the fortune talked about unblemished. This may also keep the insidious outcomes of the announcement under control.

It has old agnostic beginnings where individuals used to adore trees and the supplier of life. This happens because vegetation shapes the lowermost strata of the evolved way of life.

Let’s talk about different communities’ perceptions about this belief.

 

The Christians and Jews

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Amid the introduction of Christianity, a considerable lot of these agnostic convictions were fused into the day by day lives of individuals and subsequently turned into a typical practice.

Amid the investigation time frame, the Jews went to wooden sanctuaries to spare themselves. Just a man knowing a particular arrangement of thumps were permitted to enter. This code framework spared hundreds of Jews. Henceforth, thumping on wood should be a harbinger of good fortunes and expectation. Additionally relating to a representative place where criminals/spirits couldn’t come in.

As time passed, these conventions saturated the lives of average folks. They contacted wood to wish good fortunes for themselves.

As we probably are aware, customs change after some time. Accordingly, this thumping on wood changed into individuals SAYING “Touch Wood” rather than thumping on real wooden substances.

The Irish and Greeks

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To touch on wood or to contact the wood is done to avoid unfortunate results, dispose of shrewdness spirits, to fix something that could be risky or to bring good fortune.

One can likewise touch on wood three times in the wake of looking at something fortunate. This may also be done to avert the insidious spirits who may intentionally destroy it.

It is accepted by some, that the superstition goes back to old agnostic circumstances and the conviction that spirits or gods lived in trees. Touching on the tree or contacting it would recognize them and call upon them for assurance from adversity. It was additionally observed as a thank-you motion to the spirits or divine beings for bringing good fortunes and favors.

Irish fables express that the demonstration of contacting wood sends a thank you to leprechauns for some good fortunes. The Greeks worshiped the Oaktree since it was consecrated to Zeus and the Celts put stock in spirits living in trees. Contacting those trees brought good fortune.

The Cross for touch wood

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The same number of early agnostic convictions turned out to be a piece of Christian convictions. This superstition may have been one of them.

A few people trusted that touching on wood was related with the Cross. A Jewish adaptation of the superstition follows back to the Spanish Probe of the fifteenth century. The Jews fled to wooden-manufactured synagogues for asylum and thought of a particular thump code to be let in. These shelters spared numerous lives, and it at that point ended up normal to thump on wood to bring good fortune.

By the 1800s, even youngsters’ amusements included rhymes about thumping on wood for good fortune. By the 1900s, the Americans and English were doing likewise.

Today, it is worthy to touch on wood-like surfaces for good fortune. There are even times when we simply say “Touch-Wood” even though there’s no wood around. It has become a sign of good luck.

Read Also: Have You Ever Wondered Where Do Superstitions Come From?

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How Can A Cat’s Feces Parasite Alter The Human Mind? https://www.procaffenation.com/how-can-a-cats-feces-parasite-alter-the-human-mind/ https://www.procaffenation.com/how-can-a-cats-feces-parasite-alter-the-human-mind/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:29:59 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26737 A cat’s feces parasite couldn’t be more puzzling to the researchers. As per Science Direct, a single-celled parasite Toxoplasma gondii is known to cause infections in humans and other warm-blooded animals. The infection may prompt various peculiar side effects. It varies from extended chances of severe mental illness to an extraordinary possibility of studying marketing/ business. Furthermore, …

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A cat’s feces parasite couldn’t be more puzzling to the researchers.

As per Science Direct, a single-celled parasite Toxoplasma gondii is known to cause infections in humans and other warm-blooded animals. The infection may prompt various peculiar side effects. It varies from extended chances of severe mental illness to an extraordinary possibility of studying marketing/ business.

Furthermore, on an estimate, about one-third of mankind is exposed to it yet, the definite portion of exposure concerning the specific population depends upon different nations.

 

Via Source: CNN

How Feces Affect Human Behaviors?

In 2018, a study has brought up a connection linking the exposure to Toxoplasma gondii with entrepreneurial behavior in humans. Therefore, the researchers have studied that the parasite-infected-people were expected to be dominant in businesses and to have commenced their individual businesses better than the parasite-noninfected-people.

Likewise, a sample test was conducted with a sample collection of over 1500 people. The researchers were able to draw the conclusion that the parasite-infected-people are 1.4 times more expected to be dominant in businesses. Besides that, they are 1.7 times more expected to have a significance in the “management and entrepreneurship” field rather than the other usual business fields.

Besides that, the researchers also inspected a group of 200 specialists visiting the entrepreneurship meetings and perceived that the parasite-infected-attendees were 1.8 times more expected to start their businesses in comparison to the parasite-non-infected-attendees.

Alert: The Feces Have Some Puzzling Side Effects On Humans!

 

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The Toxoplasma gondii infects rodents such that they are no longer afraid of the cat’s urine smell. Probably, it’s a side effect which benefits the cats. Because cats and kittens are more prone to choose the daring and unafraid rodents. As a result, it keeps the parasite’s biological cycle stimulating and rising.

Most importantly, the researchers make an assumption – the parasite has an alike side effect on humans it infects. A rebate befalls in human’s failure fear!

People get Toxoplasma infection by the following ways:

  1. Consuming contaminated meat (like pork and venison) because Toxoplasma can’t be incorporated through the unimpaired skin.
  2. Intaking water tainted with the parasite Toxoplasma.
  3. Unexpectedly consuming the parasite when exposure with cat feces containing Toxoplasma. Chances are while cleaning your pet cat’s litter carton with Toxoplasma in the feces.
  4. In touch with anything associated with a cat’s feces containing Toxoplasma.
  5. A congenital (Mother to child) transmission.

Accordingly, CDC has marked Toxoplasmosis as one of the Neglected Parasitic Infections – a combination of five infections.

Live Science says that currently, no remedies are available to treat Toxoplasma gondii.

Read Also: Ailurophobia- The Fear Of Cats

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Klingon, Dothraki, Elvish & More: Popular Conlangs and Their Origins https://www.procaffenation.com/klingon-dothraki-elvish-more-popular-conlangs-and-their-origins/ https://www.procaffenation.com/klingon-dothraki-elvish-more-popular-conlangs-and-their-origins/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:55:05 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26742 Conlangs, (Constructed Languages) well known in the modern pop culture were made for fictional worlds. However, languages such as Klingon, Sindarin/Quenya, Dothraki and some of our other favorites gained immense popularity and ventured outside their cinematic world, onto the tongues of die-hard fans. Let’s have a look at the origins of some of the most …

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Conlangs, (Constructed Languages) well known in the modern pop culture were made for fictional worlds. However, languages such as Klingon, Sindarin/Quenya, Dothraki and some of our other favorites gained immense popularity and ventured outside their cinematic world, onto the tongues of die-hard fans.

Let’s have a look at the origins of some of the most iconic conlangs made for our favorite stories.

Newspeak

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Newspeak is the fictional language that was introduced to the world in 1949, in the George Orwell classic ‘1984’. Even though it was published decades ago people still remember ‘1984’ for the totalitarian theme, the ‘Big Brother’ figure, the important message that has only grown in relevance since then and ‘Newspeak’.

Unlike all the other languages on this list and other famous conlangs in general, Newspeak isn’t an entirely new or different language from the already existing languages.

Newspeak is a modified version of English. It was altered by the state in order to control and suppress thoughts, individualism, and freedom. The language aims to reduce the number of words required and spoken. For example, Newspeak removed all synonyms and antonyms and a word like ‘warm’ becomes ‘uncold’. To further suppress people’s emotions and thoughts, The Party dispatched off of comparative and superlative adjectives.

For example, ‘plusgood’ was used instead of ‘better’ and ‘doubleplusgood’ instead of ‘best’.

Some of the words from Newspeak have entered general use in the English language such as the well-known term ‘Big Brother’. A Newspeak word that gained some popularity was ‘Thoughtcrime’. It means thoughts that are different from the ideologies or opinions of The Party. Similarly, some other words people would relate to from Newspeak are ‘Doublethink’ and ‘Thought Police’.

Klingon

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tlhIngan maH (We are Klingon!)

Pronounced: ˈt͡ɬɪ.ŋɑn mɑx

A list of conlangs would be incomplete without Klingon.

According to the Guinness World Records, Klingon is the most widely spoken conlang in the world. Created by Mark Okrand, an American linguist, this language was spoken by Klingons in the Star Trek universe. Due to the amount of popularity it gained after Star Trek 3, there exists ‘The Klingon Dictionary’ and ‘The Klingon Language institute’. Moreover, two of Shakespeare’s plays ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and ‘Hamlet’ have been translated into Klingon and it is offered as a language option on Microsoft’s Bing online translator.

While it first appeared in the first Star Trek movie ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’, it was in ‘Star Trek III: The Search For Spock’ where it was used prominently and gained recognition.

The Klingon words that appeared in the first movie were made up by actor James Doohan, who played the role of Scotty. There were barely about eight lines of Klingon used in that first movie which was later used by Okrand as a base to build the rest of the language to maintain consistency.

Okrand was hired to develop the language for Star Trek 3, which was used in the following Star Trek movies as well. He had to develop an alien-sounding language that was also pronounceable for the actors. To achieve this, Okrand used sounds from different languages and broke certain linguist rules. This resulted in something that truly sounded Alien-like with sounds reminiscent of Turkish, Japanese, Arabic, Yiddish and Native American languages.

In his own words,

“Human languages tend to be patterned. Certain sounds go together, and certain others don’t. I violated these rules and put sounds in Klingon that shouldn’t be in the same language. There’s no sound in Klingon that you can’t find in some real language, but the collection of sounds is unique.”

Elvish Languages

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  “Ilya horyas men carë úvië ná i carë lúmenen yan me ná antaina.”

(All we have to decide is, what to do with the time that is given to us.)

Elvish languages were spoken mainly by elves in the fantasy world of the Lord of The Rings trilogy created by J.R.R Tolkien. He is also known as the grandfather of conlangs.

Tolkien created several thousand Elvish words and just like a real language, Tolkien even created grammar rules for his Elvish languages.

Rather than creating the languages to use in the LOTR books, he created them as a hobby. He stated that the stories of the middle earth grew from these languages. Making it one of the many reasons that make Tolkien and the languages he created so unique.

Much of the Elvish spoken in the LOTR films has been made since Tolkien. This was done by the fans of the Elvish language based on what they thought Tolkien would have created.

Some of the most commonly known and used Elvish languages are Sindarin and Quenya. He made his first list of Elvish words “Qenya Lexicon” in 1915 when he was only 23 years old, he continued to develop it throughout his life. The language is mainly based on Finnish and partly based on Greek and Latin. Sindarin, on the other hand, was based on Welsh and was the language spoken by the Grey-elves.

Dothraki

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Yer Jalan Atthirari Anni” (“Moon of My Life”)

―Drogo

Shekh Ma Shieraki Anni” (“My Sun and Stars”)

―Daenerys

This is the language spoken by the Dothraki race, the nomadic horse-mounted warriors inhabiting the Dothraki Sea. This fictional race is from the popular TV show Game of Thrones, adapted from the George R.R. Martin’s fantasy book series ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’.

The selection of the linguist for the development of this language was done through an internal contest which included over thirty linguists from The Language Creation Society. David J. Peterson’s 180-page proposal, which included dictionary and audio files, was presented to the producers, who hired him.

The linguist has created over 3000 words which can be found in the dictionary, as well as a description of the proper way to form sentences, enabling the fans, a way to construct sentences that haven’t been spoken on the show itself.

Peterson had to work under two constraints; it had to be easily pronounceable by the actors and had to match the Dothraki already used in the books. Peterson drew inspiration from the author’s description of the language and already existing languages. For example, the 18 noun classes in Swahili and the negative verb forms in Estonian. Other languages that influenced Dothraki were Russian, Turkish and Inuktitut.

Na’vi

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“hayalovay” (Until next time)

The Na’vi language was created for the 2009 movie ‘Avatar’. In the movie, this language was spoken by the inhabitants of the moon Pandora. Na’vi was created by Paul Frommer, a linguist and a professor at USC Marshall School of Business.

The Director and Producer of the Avatar film, James Cameron, wrote the first 30-40 words of the language for the original script. Frommer used this as a base to build the rest of the language.

Frommer created Na’vi in a way in which it wouldn’t resemble any human language. Today, the language has 2260 words. Frommer has also published the grammatical rules, making it a more learnable and useable language.

To differentiate the alien language from others, the linguist used a group of sounds called ‘ejectives’; popping-like sounds not usually found in western languages. He noted these as kx, px and tx. In terms of inspiration, an alien language that Frommer admires is Klingon.

He considers it as an impressive piece of work due to its difficult and complex grammar and phonology, its rough sound and a dedicated base of followers.

Read Also- Five Dead Languages You Should Know About

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Can Animals Commit Suicide Too? https://www.procaffenation.com/can-animals-commit-suicide/ https://www.procaffenation.com/can-animals-commit-suicide/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:36:17 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26496 Introduction: The term “Suicide” is derived from the Latin word  “Suicidium” which means “The act of taking one’s own life”. It ’s kind of a self-destruction that human beings use to end their lives. There could be many reasons why someone attempts suicide, Doctors have claimed that “a person who is suffering from some kind …

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Introduction:
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The term “Suicide” is derived from the Latin word  “Suicidium” which means “The act of taking one’s own life”. It ’s kind of a self-destruction that human beings use to end their lives. There could be many reasons why someone attempts suicide, Doctors have claimed that “a person who is suffering from some kind of a mental illness are often the ones who perform suicide”. Here mental illness includes depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and a lot of others.

 Suicide in humans-

You must have heard about numerous suicidal instances on the news saying “ a teenage boy attempted suicide because he couldn’t score well in exams”  or “ a celebrity ended her life after years of suffering from depression”. Sometimes, some cases get innumerable media coverage like that of  Robin Williams, a famous American actor, and comedian, who died by hanging himself at his home in Paradise Cay, California.  He was suffering from depression.

Most of us have heard about the death of the famous bombshell, Marilyn Monroe.  She put an end to her own life due to substance abuse. All of these occurrences have shown that suicidal thoughts are not selective. It can happen to anyone, any day. So do you think, in this gigantic world, suicidal notions only prey upon human beings?

Do you think animals too, can commit suicide?

Animal suicide-

 

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We all know that animals do not think like human beings but, does that mean that they deprived of all the emotions like love, sorrow, and hate?

Scientific researches have reported that many animals turn to self-destructive mood, displaying a way of grieving if their owner or their mating partner dies. Some starve themselves to death while some others show signs of depression that eventually lead to their demise.

One of the most famous cases of animal suicides was that of the Newfoundland dog who was acting depressed over a period of days and was seen throwing himself in the water and his endeavor to sink by preserving perfect stillness of the legs and the feet. He was rescued several times but he attempted to do it again and again. This story was covered by the Illustrated London News in the year 1845.

Another famous example is the popular dolphin from the 1960’s television show “Flipper” who took her own life in front of her trainer Richard O’Barry, who said that he saw the dolphin drown herself before him.

Sacrificing for others-

 

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Animal suicide is not only about animals taking their own lives due to some kind of sorrow but sometimes, they sacrifice themselves for the community, For example, Pea aphids will sometimes explode to protect other aphids from ladybugs.   Same goes for Camponotus Saundersi, (Malaysian worker ants) who are capable of committing suicide by exploding.

Parasites prompt suicide-

Some scientists have stated that there’s no such thing as “Animal suicide” but yes, there are a few parasites that lead an animal to perpetuate self-destruction.

This act can mostly be seen in rodents when infected by a parasite named Toxoplasma Gondii. There are many examples where these rodents became mentally unstable and they started thinking that they were really powerful. Funny, right?

Because of this misconception, they did not defend themselves when they were being chased by a cat.

It will be safe to say that many animal suicides are due to some kind of parasites. But, it still doesn’t provide answers to questions like why the Newfoundland dog attempted to kill itself so many times or how Flipper, the dolphin, drowned herself to death? Reports state that none of them were infected by any parasites.

 

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So, Do animals really commit suicide? The question remains. It is still debatable.

Since animals do not excrete hormones for different types of emotion like human beings do, then why do they reportedly suffer from depression and try to destroy themselves?

Maybe animals are not as emotionless as we think they are.

Read Also: A Mental Illness Only For The Rich Kids

 

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Yanny or Laurel? Debate over the Audio Illusion Solved. https://www.procaffenation.com/yanny-or-laurel-debate-over-the-audio-illusion-solved/ https://www.procaffenation.com/yanny-or-laurel-debate-over-the-audio-illusion-solved/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:52:17 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25754 “Yanny or Laurel” is an auditory illusion that has broken the internet. The damage of the blue/gold dress hadn’t faded away completely and out came this recording, which has become a popular topic of discussion on social media and popular talk-shows. This illusion is a mixture of re-recording of vocabulary word along with background sounds. …

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“Yanny or Laurel” is an auditory illusion that has broken the internet. The damage of the blue/gold dress hadn’t faded away completely and out came this recording, which has become a popular topic of discussion on social media and popular talk-shows.

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This illusion is a mixture of re-recording of vocabulary word along with background sounds.

According to a poll taken on Twitter, 53% of over 500,000 people answered on a Twitter poll that they heard a man saying the original word “Laurel”, while 47% reported hearing a voice saying the name “Yanny”. An analysis was done on the sound frequencies. It confirmed that both the sets of sounds were present in the mixed recording. But, some users focus only on the higher frequency sound in “Yanny” and cannot seem to hear the lower sounds of the word “Laurel”. When the clip was slowed to lower frequencies, then the word “Laurel” was clearly audible.

The Guardian stated that this clip was the most divisive subject since the gold/blue dress. The effect of this clip was so much that Vocabulary.com added “Yanny” as a separate entry. Its definition contained an audio clip similar to “Laurel”.

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The sounds also were simulated by combining syllables of the same Vocabulary.com voice saying the words “Yangtze” and “uncanny” as a mash-up of sounds which gave a similar spectrogram. 

The Science Behind It

The University of Minnesota proved that “Yanny” can be heard in higher frequencies and “Laurel” can be heard in lower frequencies. Older people have a higher ability to hear lower frequencies. So, they usually hear “Laurel”. This clip can be compared to the Necker Cube illusion since it exists on a “perceptual boundary”.

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Hans Rutger Bosker, psycholinguist, and phonetician at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, showed that it is possible to make the same person hear the same audio clip differently by presenting it in different acoustic contexts: if one hears the ambiguous audio clip after a lead-in sentence without any high frequencies (>1000 Hz), this makes the higher frequencies in the clip more prominent, so that people report “Yanny” where they previously may have heard “Laurel”.

Pitch-shifted versions

When the original audio was pitch shifted to different frequencies, it led to multiple interpretations. The New York Times has also released an interactive tool. This can be used to change the pitch of the recording real-time.

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Here is the link to the same, for you to try it out yourself – www.nytimes.com

 This slider is a tool to play the recording at varying pitch from 3 semitones higher to 6 semitones lower to help the listener hear “Laurel” or “Yanny” respectively. This change in the volume of frequencies has an effect similar to the “brainstorm – green needle” auditory illusion.

What did you hear the first time?

Read also- Illusions: Misinterpretation Of Reality!

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How Do Your Food Choices Help In Determining Your Personality? https://www.procaffenation.com/how-do-your-food-choices-help-in-determining-your-personality/ https://www.procaffenation.com/how-do-your-food-choices-help-in-determining-your-personality/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:51:29 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26462 Food is something that we just can’t live without. It’s one of the most important parts of our lives, isn’t it? Everyone has a different choice when it comes to food. Some people are fond of spicy food while others have a sweet tooth. But did you know that the kind of food you prefer, …

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Food is something that we just can’t live without. It’s one of the most important parts of our lives, isn’t it?

Everyone has a different choice when it comes to food. Some people are fond of spicy food while others have a sweet tooth. But did you know that the kind of food you prefer, actually helps in determining your personality?

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Yes, you read that right. According to a research, you can predict someone’s nature by their food taste and 90 out of 100 predictions go right. Amazed?

American scientists have sorted out some categories in which, there are three different kinds of nature which are totally based on their food choices. These three groups are:

Not afraid of taking any risk

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People who love spicy food come under this category. These people are very confident and they’re not afraid of taking any risks. They believe in spontaneity. They are impulsive but, quite dedicated and responsible towards their work. They have a loving heart but easily get annoyed by little things.

Spicy Lovers in the house, you guys are feisty!

Sweet yet funny by heart

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This category includes people who are fond of sweet food. They are caring and have a good sense of humor. They are funny without ever trying to be mean. They are simple and prefer simple things in life. They live in the moment and savor every little thing in life just the way they savor the last bite of their brownie. These people are hard-working, easygoing and rarely get angry.

Care with a twist of anger

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People who come under this category love spicy and sweet food equally. They are very unique. They have a target to achieve and no matter how difficult it gets, they never lose hope. Their love is unconditional and they have a caring nature.  Sometimes impulsive, sometimes they plan things ahead of their time. So, if the above two categories are two extremes of a continuum, these people are somewhere in between. They are grey.

In short, they are a mixture of the above two categories.

Food isn’t the only thing by which you can define one’s personality but, how you comb your hair, whether you are a lefty or a righty, what type of shoes you like, the colors you love etc can also help you in figuring out one’s personality because everything you do, in a way defines your personality.

So the next time you want to know how someone is, notice the little things they do or simply ask them about their food taste, you’ll definitely get your answer.

Read Also: How Selfies Help In Determining Your Personality

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Famous Tribes of India and their interesting lifestyles. https://www.procaffenation.com/famous-tribes-of-india-and-their-interesting-lifestyles/ https://www.procaffenation.com/famous-tribes-of-india-and-their-interesting-lifestyles/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:58:28 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=22653 India is prominently known for its complex and diverse culture. The uniqueness of India lies in its distinct traditions and different groups of people. The tribes of India reveal a very interesting picture of the country. The word tribe is taken from the Latin word tribus which mean inhabited place. According to Risley, an Indian …

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India is prominently known for its complex and diverse culture. The uniqueness of India lies in its distinct traditions and different groups of people. The tribes of India reveal a very interesting picture of the country. The word tribe is taken from the Latin word tribus which mean inhabited place. According to Risley, an Indian tribe can be defined is a group of families having a common name. This does not specify any occupation but their common descent from any historical or mythological families, especially animals.

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The Maler Tribes:

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The Maler practice several distinctive social customs. Forest influences the life of the Maler in many ways. Since the Maler live in the rough areas, hunting and food gathering supplement their resource to an excellent extent. Shifting cultivation is the main occupation of the Maler. Women usually collect the Mahua flowers and use them in multiple ways. Dried mahua flowers are eaten when processing and might be preserved for a long time. It’s a crucial economic supply. The main use of mahua flower is to prepare local liquor to attract local consumers. It’s needless to mention that the mahua liquor is a delicious drink.

  The Chenchus Tribes:

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The Chenchus are a semi-nomadic tribe of Andhra Pradesh, completely depends on the forest products. Hunting and gathering are the essential sources of their livelihood. The Chenchus do not stay permanently in one area in the forests.  The Chenchus live in nuclear families. As agricultural activities require a large number of human beings they keep away from cultivation. Such a way of life is embodied in their culture, hence nomadism rather than settled agriculture.

 The Birhor Tribes:

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The Birhors migrate from one place to another when exploitation of the forest products gets over in a particular
place. Mostly they stay in the midst of the forests where they ought to get sufficient games for hunting. The Birhors are experts in monkey hunting and wander extensively in search of it. Sometimes the municipalities of South India invite them to hunt monkeys simply to put an end to the monkey threat in their localities.

Hunting and food gathering are the principal supply of their sustenance. Ropemaking is a subsidiary source of their livelihood. There are some other peculiar customs amongst the Birhors. Birhors devote their complete existence to secure immunity with the help of magical powers against these malevolent spirits as believed to be the reason of death.

 The Kadar Tribes:

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The Kadars are generally in Trichur and Palghat districts of Kerela. The name Kadar is derived from the term ‘Kadu’ that means ‘forest’. This meaning suggests that the Kadar tribes closely associate themselves to the forest. The Kadars are a forest-dwelling wild tribe who stay in thick forests. Though the Kadars live in dense forests, they have had social contacts with other tribes in the locality, however, there is no case of inter-marriage. The Kadars are essentially hunters and food collectors. Collection of jungle products is the essential supply of livelihood. They accumulate roots, fruits, tubers and honey, hunt animals and go fishing. They barter forest products for rice, chilies, opium, tea, and cloth.

Digging stick is the principal tool for digging out roots and tubers. They also have stone and iron-headed sticks. They now use iron-head sticks frequently. Regarding the use of these iron sticks, the Kadars have a fable that there was a Golden Age in the past when the jungle was full of fruits trees and edible animals, especially black-monkey.

 The Juang Tribes:

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The Juangs are found in Keonjhar and Dhenkanal districts of Orissa. However, the higher concentration of the Juang population is in Keonjhar district. The Juangs are one of the aboriginal Mundari speaking Scheduled Tribes of Orissa. They are primarily hunters, food gatherers, and moving cultivators. Barter economy prevailed among the Juangs. The Juangs are rigid and culture-bound people. They trust in supernatural powers and spirits.

The Juangs have a strong belief in their religion, and it guides their social activities. Festivals, rituals, and ancestor worship are quite common. The institution of the priesthood is pretty strong. Unlike the Kadars, the Juangs have a strong clan organization. Every clan has a totem consisting of its members.

 The Bhil Tribes:

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The Bhils are one of the biggest tribes in India. They have occupied a large territory in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, and Maharastra. The Rajputs gave due recognition to the Bhils. Earlier there were no village councils in the village and thus, the people approached the elders whenever required. They talk Bhilli which belongs to the Indo-Aryan the family of language. They also speak the language of their habitation. Being settled agriculturists they are better off and are in Government jobs. Some of them are agricultural laborers and factory workers.

The Indian Tribe definitely depicts a beautiful picture. It is very important for us to know and understand their culture and the way they live.

Read Also:  8 Literary Characters Every Millennial Can Relate To.

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Tomato Ketchup: The Red Elixir of SAUCY DRAMA https://www.procaffenation.com/tomato-ketchup-red-elixir/ https://www.procaffenation.com/tomato-ketchup-red-elixir/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:11:46 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=24292 Standing in the queue of a regular fast food joint, I see every single person trying to sabotage that one bottle of red goodness a.k.a tomato ketchup. This makes me wonder on the lines, that we basically know nothing of its origin and history. That day, I decided to divulge into the history of tomatoes …

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Standing in the queue of a regular fast food joint, I see every single person trying to sabotage that one bottle of red goodness a.k.a tomato ketchup. This makes me wonder on the lines, that we basically know nothing of its origin and history. That day, I decided to divulge into the history of tomatoes and it turned out to be very colorful, quite contradictory to its monotone color, I might add.

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TOMATO KETCHUP

Any fast food joint of the modern era, cannot function without Tomato Ketchup. This tomato-based concoction has made its way into the life of every junk food lover. Do you know how hard was the early going for this worldwide loved concoction? Well, not being dramatic or anything, just like any other startup even this industry had its own ups and downs along the Topsy-Turvy road of stardom.

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Ketchup earned a nasty reputation in 1860, when unscrupulous makers used excessive preservatives and coal tar to give the condiment it’s iconic red coloring, You see, fellow netizen’s food coloring is also not as modern an invention as we take it to be. In 1866, French cookbook author Pierre Blot penned something against ketchup, calling it “filthy, decomposed and putrid” and stating his convictions that “many cases of debility and consumption” come from “eating such stuff.” Yikes! think about the uprising it would have caused.

You can’t keep a good condiment down, though, yay! So, towards the end of the 19th Century, tomato ketchup had become a staple item in American households. A 1901 study found that Connecticut shoppers had access to a whopping 94 brands of ketchup. Thus, tomato ketchup became the new super-star.

THE RED ELIXIR

 

“Ketchup was sold as medicine in the 1830’s.”

Let’s, bite into this fact and savor in its story.

In 1834, Dr. John Cooke Bennet added tomatoes to ketchup. Previously, ketchup had been a concoction of fish, mushrooms, berries and many other things. Tomatoes gave a plethora of vitamins and antioxidants to the sauce.

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He claimed his recipe could cure:

Diarrhea, Indigestion, Jaundice, Rheumatism

Wow! the world saw the rise of a magical pill which was earlier labeled a poison. He had a pill salesman, Archibald Miles, make his sauce into an extract of tomato pills, thus solidifying a really great sauce!

THE KETCHUP DRAMA

Once Dr. Bennet’s pills were hit at the market, hoards of copycats began selling their own tomato-based pills.

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These copycats simply sold laxatives. They also made insane claims that their pills could cure absolutely anything and everything. It could even mend bones!

Due to all such false claims, the ketchup medicine empire went down in 1850. The pills went MIA.

THE POISON STORY

Tomatoes were considered poisonous. Just think about it, the red slippery stuff that you adore so much was once considered to be lethal by civilizations all over the world. But, there were some other civilizations that loved to make organic ketchup out of tomatoes.

This dates as old as 1830 when tomatoes were not used for Ketchup as North Americans considered them poisonous. But eventually, all these claims were proved false and the tomato ketchup industry rose again.

KETCHUP VERSUS TOMATOES

So, why do tomatoes have such high medicinal values while ketchup doesn’t have any of them?  Because ketchup contains a high amount of fructose which is added for taste and preservation. So, even today the organic chutneys of the Indian households are considered as a healthier alternative to the tomato ketchup.

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Choose wisely, at the end of the day guys your health is yours alone. Snack healthy and obviously deliciously to stay fit and vibrant.

 

HAPPY SNACKING TO YOU!

Read Also: 14 surprising food combinations that are actually dangerous

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Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo : The Mystic Law https://www.procaffenation.com/nam-myoho-renge-kyo-peace/ https://www.procaffenation.com/nam-myoho-renge-kyo-peace/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:07:10 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25435 The first thought anyone would have after reading the title would be, “What the hell is this ?” “And how do I pronounce these words ?” “ What language is this anyway?” And with all these questions in mind, you might leave the article even before you start reading it or finish reading it. But …

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The first thought anyone would have after reading the title would be, “What the hell is this ?” “And how do I pronounce these words ?” “ What language is this anyway?”
And with all these questions in mind, you might leave the article even before you start reading it or finish reading it. But I would suggest you stop, pause and calm down a little bit and try reading it again. You might be missing something very interesting and helpful.

Mystic Law:

We all want peace. Don’t we? Nothing is more precious than peace. Nothing brings more joy and happiness. Peace is the starting point for the advancement of humankind. I hope this would convince you to read this article further.
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Happiness is not a life without problems, but rather the courage to overcome the problems that come our way. There is no such thing as a problem – free life; difficulties are inevitable. However, the manner in which we experience and react to our problems depends on us. We can never find happiness if we don’t challenge our weakness and change from within.

Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is the law that permeates all life and the universe. It is the lotus sutra. The first step in Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism. It is through this practice that we all can achieve peace and enlightenment, so as to enhance the quality of humankind. Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo literally translates to: “I devote my life to the Mystic Law of cause and effect.”
The Mystic Law is the natural principle governing the workings of life in the universe.

Brief History:

Around 13th Century the Buddhist sage Nichiren Daishonin, after intensive study of different Buddhist sutras, concluded that Lotus Sutra is the conclusive teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. The Lotus Sutra asserts the inherent equality and dignity of all people and, indeed, of all life.
Nichiren Daishonin crystallized the teachings of the Lotus Sutra into a palpable philosophy and established a practice suitable for everyone. The Soka Gakkai International has made this philosophy obtainable to millions of people around the world.

What Exactly Are We Looking At :

So, it is the practice of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism which can lead one to the path of Buddhahood and enlightenment. We are all born with Buddha nature within us. The practice helps us to elevate the Buddha nature. While one is involved in the practice, one truly works for the happiness of one’s own self and happiness of others. Nichiren truly believes that if one can find true inner happiness, one can find joy in one’s surroundings as well.

Whether life conditions are bad or good, the individual always finds a way to sustain positivity and joy. The practice of Nichiren Buddhism empowers us to overcome our weakness and face our problems with great strength. This will transform our karma and it’ll enrich the quality of our lives.

Practicing Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism does not mean conversion to another religion. It is perfectly all right to continue performing the daily prayers and continue the traditions that you’ve been following for years. Buddhism is a practice which helps you to achieve peace and harmony in humankind and inner peace of an individual. It is the utter belief in the power of the universe.

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So, we have to chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo to eradicate our karmas. But, Buddhism is not just chanting or repeating it anytime or anywhere. No. There is a proper organization, which is called the Soka Gakkai International (SGI).

 

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Soka Gakkai International:

The Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a  Buddhist organization with more than 12 million members in 182 different countries and territories worldwide. The SGI movement has its roots in the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin, a Buddhist monk, who lived in 13th-century, Japan. He based the lotus sutra on the studies and teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha.
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Now, Indian expressarises,, why do we have to be a part of this organization? One is supposed to be part of this organization because the practice is for the happiness of one’s own self and others. And through various activities of Soka Gakkai, we work together as a family and achieve the ultimate goal of world peace and happiness. It is always better when, together everyone prays for everyone, rather than for our own selves. It’s all about selflessness and joy. There is a lot to this practice, which one can understand only after being a part of it.
Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG), the Indian venture of an International Buddhist association, has held a building ground for peace here.
 A lot of other questions would have popped up in your heads because of the article. I would be happy to address these questions.

 

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Read Also: Mala Necklaces for meditation- Use beads to add meaning to your life

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Weirdest Things Found By Airport Security https://www.procaffenation.com/weirdest-things-found-by-airport-security/ https://www.procaffenation.com/weirdest-things-found-by-airport-security/#respond Sun, 12 Aug 2018 15:50:06 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26796 We all know the strictness of airport security and their well-established work. However, some people fail to grasp just how serious this is. We have made a list of the craziest, weirdest things people tried to smuggle through borders which were caught by the airport security. 10. Dead snakes In 2007, a man coming from …

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We all know the strictness of airport security and their well-established work.

However, some people fail to grasp just how serious this is. We have made a list of the craziest, weirdest things people tried to smuggle through borders which were caught by the airport security.

10. Dead snakes

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In 2007, a man coming from South Korea checked in a suitcase at the Atlanta International Airport. It was filled with jars and bottles stuffed with dead, venomous snakes. We still don’t know what use these dead creatures would be put to.

9. Cannonball

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An innocent diver, while exploring an 18th-century shipwreck, discovered an old cannonball. He decided to check it in with his luggage. Security control labeled it to be dangerous and possibly explosive. They had to evacuate nearly 300 passengers to ensure their safety.

8. Body of iPhones

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This incident occurred in China in 2014. The customs police caught a Hong Kong man with 94 iPhones strapped to his body. This obviously set off the metal detector which alerted the security. His intention was to sell them at a high price.

7. 200 tarantulas

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Are you scared of spiders? If yes, then count your luck that you weren’t a part of this security team. Security officers in Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport confiscated a bag. We can only imagine their surprise and horror when they found out it contained 200 bags with rare tarantulas.

6. $1.2 million in gold bars

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During the routine cleaning of an airplane going from Mumbai to Bangkok, an astonishing discovery was made. There were 24 gold bars in the bathroom. It was thought to be a gold smuggling incident.

5. 51 tropical fishes

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Everyone loves fishes. But some people love them more than others and don’t shy away from showing it. In 2005, at Melbourne International Airport, some strange movements were noticed under a woman’s skirt by a security officer. Upon inspecting, it was found that she was trying to smuggle 51 tropical fishes hidden under her skirt.

4. Lipstick stun gun

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They say you can never go wrong with your red lipstick. However, a rather odd lipstick was found in a woman’s carry-on bag in Vermont. This arose suspicion and led to examination. As it turns out, it wasn’t, particularly for cosmetic use. In fact, it was. A 350,000-volt stun gun.

3. 4 Grenades

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Despite the tight airport security, a passenger tried to board his flight with 4 grenades in his bag. Undoubtedly, they were confiscated and the rest of the items were checked to ensure everyone’s safety. Later, the man was arrested.

2. Chastity belt

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There was no case of crime or smuggling with this one. It is just…weird. A British woman was stopped while passing through the metal detector in the airport in Athens. She had worn a chastity belt as a fidelity guarantee for her husband during her vacation.

1. An 8-year-old boy

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Yes, you read that right. Someone tried to smuggle an 8-year-old Ivorian boy from Spain to Morocco inside a suitcase. Guess, they took the phrase “put me in your suitcase” too literally.

Read also – Weirdest Cakes – You’ll be shocked to hear

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What Do You Know About The Origin Of These Popular Phrases? https://www.procaffenation.com/what-do-you-know-about-the-origin-of-these-popular-phrases/ https://www.procaffenation.com/what-do-you-know-about-the-origin-of-these-popular-phrases/#respond Sun, 12 Aug 2018 15:49:21 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=24865 We use multifarious words and phrases in our day-to-day life in the context of different situations. What’s astonishing is, we don’t even know the origin of these phrases or why they ever came into being? Ever wondered about that? If yes, then you have come to the right place. From the fear of having your …

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We use multifarious words and phrases in our day-to-day life in the context of different situations. What’s astonishing is, we don’t even know the origin of these phrases or why they ever came into being? Ever wondered about that? If yes, then you have come to the right place.

From the fear of having your bride stolen on your wedding day, to secret castle features, these phrases have some very interesting origin. 

1. Best Man

Antediluvian days were rife with the possibility that a rival lord would try to steal your bride on the wedding day for political or other reasons. To be prepared for such a situation, the groom would often ask a friend with the best fighting skills to stand by his side during the marriage and help in defending his bride from possible kidnapping. Hence, the phrase Best Man came into existence. Since then, the man who was the best in the duel would be chosen. 

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2. Stool Pigeon

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Back in the day, pigeons were considered a good source of food. Hunters used them for their own benefit, by taming them and tying them to a stool, so as to attract its wild brethren. Because the pigeon was tied to a stool, this phrase came to be used for anyone who used to sell out his friends.

 

3. Spill the Beans

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We all are familiar with the modern voting methods. But, did you know that in ancient Greece, white and black beans were used to vote? Citizens had to cast their votes with their choice of the color of beans and drop it in a jar which would later, be counted by the officials. However, some clumsy voter knocked the jar over and revealed the beans and the result of the vote. Since then, the phrase has been used to refer to someone who reveals the truth or hidden secrets.

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4. Loophole

The origin of this phrase goes all the way back to the Middle Ages. It is related to the defensive architectural features of the castle. In older castles, at the top of the fortifications, designers would put up a small, oval window that was wider from the inside and narrower from the outside (also called a “murder-hole”). This made it difficult to attack the window from outside but much easier to fire arrows from the inside. 

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This opening was called a loophole. Now, it has become a method of escape.

5. Get The Sack

In today’s parlance, it means to get fired. Artisans in the 17th century, came to work with their own tools for the job, carried in a sack. When an employer wished to fire someone, he simply handed him his sack. This gesture implied the end of his employment.

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This phrase has the same meaning even today. But, the sack has been replaced by a box.

6. Son of a Gun

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The general idea behind this phrase can be traced back to the days of sailing ships when the wives of sailors sometimes accompanied their husbands on long ocean voyages. Privacy was not easy to find in ships and if a woman had to give delivery during the voyage, it would happen in the most secluded place available: between the cannons on the ship’s gun deck. The child’s birth would then be noted in the ship’s log as “a son of a gun.”

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7. Let The Cat Out Of The Bag

This phrase dates back all the way to the Middle Ages. Unscrupulous vendors in the marketplace would sometimes substitute a cat when someone bought a piglet, putting the cat in a bag where its thrashing would look like the struggle of a pig. Once the buyer walked away, they would “let the cat out of the bag,” revealing the trickery.

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8. Honeymoon

According to old traditions, a newly married couple was compelled to drink a fermented honey beverage continuously for one month after the wedding. Basically from one full moon to the next one. This beverage would bring fertility and luck. This month of drinking and festivity was dubbed the “honeymoon.”

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So, next time someone uses any of these phrases, you will know their original purpose.

Read also- Here is the origin of your favorite brand names!!

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Stay Hydrated The Other Way-Now Just Eat Water! https://www.procaffenation.com/stay-hydrated-the-other-way-now-just-eat-water/ https://www.procaffenation.com/stay-hydrated-the-other-way-now-just-eat-water/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 04:29:08 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=19024 Plastic bottles containing drinking water are discarded just anywhere after use. These plastic bottles are the culprits of the environmental hazards since they take years to decompose. Less than 50% of the bottles are recycled while others just add to the degradation of the environment. How about replacing these plastic bottles with something more eco-friendly? …

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Plastic bottles containing drinking water are discarded just anywhere after use. These plastic bottles are the culprits of the environmental hazards since they take years to decompose. Less than 50% of the bottles are recycled while others just add to the degradation of the environment.

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How about replacing these plastic bottles with something more eco-friendly?

The edible water bubble-Ooho:

Well, that’s exactly what the duo Pierre Paslier and Rodrigo Garcia of Skipping Rocks Lab have achieved from their invention for an alternative to plastic bottles. The quirky and ingenious innovation has gained much appreciation and a good funding too. The product has also won the Lexus Design award.

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Now you can slurp water, guzzle it, sip it or you can eat it, that too without harming the environment like plastic water bottles.

 Technique and Composition:

The Ooho-an edible water balloon contains water inside a thin membrane. Of course, the membrane is edible, made of biodegradable seaweed and calcium chloride. The technique is known as ‘spherification’. That is, shaping liquids into spheres and it uses the techniques of molecular gastronomy. This is completely edible, biodegradable, easy to make and cheap.

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Ooho is basically a water ball which you can eat creating no environmental hazard. It is colorless and tasteless but it can have different flavors.

So get ready to experience drinking like never before!

Challenges Ahead:

It could be a great success but only if these are easily transportable and storable. These blobs need to be packaged into some cover so as to be sellable. But, it also seems impractical in the long run, completely negating its anti-packaging idea.

Currently, the team is trying to raise enough funds to bring this weird gimmick to the market.

Indeed a completely revolutionary idea to change the way we drink packaged water, creating lots of plastic waste.

Read Also – Did You Know The Myriad Health Benefits Of Flaxseeds?

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Why Do Things Get Darker When Wet? https://www.procaffenation.com/why-do-things-get-darker-when-wet/ https://www.procaffenation.com/why-do-things-get-darker-when-wet/#respond Sat, 11 Aug 2018 04:27:45 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26392 Regardless of how much deodorant we utilize, it is trying to shroud the indications of overexertion. Armpit gets darker and back sweat is very noticeable under the glaring light. However, why is texture darker when it’s wet? You may hate that attire producers haven’t explained the issue yet. But, it has nothing to do with …

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Regardless of how much deodorant we utilize, it is trying to shroud the indications of overexertion. Armpit gets darker and back sweat is very noticeable under the glaring light.

However, why is texture darker when it’s wet? You may hate that attire producers haven’t explained the issue yet. But, it has nothing to do with the cosmetics of the shirt itself. Or maybe, it’s a matter of how the eyes see light. It may be how some wet articles refract light uniquely in contrast to their dry partners.

In all actuality, the wet texture isn’t really darker than dry texture. It just looks darker to the human eye. The same goes for other wet-versus-dry surfaces, similar to wet bond after a rainstorm, or wet sand after waves slosh over it.

 Absorption and Reflection

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At the point when the light hits a surface, a portion of that light is retained, and the other portion is reflected. The wavelength of light that is reflected off the surface, at us figures out what shading we see. A blue shirt retains all wavelengths of light with the exception of those that make up the shading blue (approximately 450 nanometers). It mirrors what’s left into the territory around it, including our light-delicate retinas.

The hues we see in the pondered light depend upon the properties of the surface that the light is skipping off of.

When you spill water on your jeans or there’s sweat on your shirt, an extra layer of water coats the texture. Because of the water layer, the light gets refracted instead of reflected. It is skipped far from you, again into the texture. This marvel is called total inner reflection.

Light gets the bends

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The water doesn’t ingest the shading, as water itself is lackluster. The water goes about as a guide on the texture’s surface. This changes the point at which the light is hitting the shirt.

The water enables the texture to surface assimilate a greater amount of the light that hits it. This influences us to see those parts of the shirt as darker. This also includes those classless armpit sweat marks.

This wonder applies to paint, as well. Considering what shading to paint your home or your room divider is a major ordeal, and it will appear to be unique when [the paint] is wet and when it’s dry for a comparable reason.

In any case, numerous elements — not only a layer of perspiration or water — influence how people see shading, Sachleben noted. A surface appears to be uniquely relying upon what sort of light, what force of light and the point at which the light is hitting it.

Be that as it may, if water spills or sweat marks get you down, worry not. They’ll dissipate soon, releasing you about your day with a dry shirt.

Read Also: Know how the pajamas made it to its present state

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This Earthquake Is Not Natural But Created By People like You and Me. https://www.procaffenation.com/earthquake-is-not-natural-but-created-by-people/ https://www.procaffenation.com/earthquake-is-not-natural-but-created-by-people/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:30:19 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25551 Ever heard people say that we can really move the world if we get together? Well, what if that becomes true? It was a football world cup result which literally moved the world. Football is a sport which has a great number of followers. People all over the world are crazy about it and love …

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Ever heard people say that we can really move the world if we get together? Well, what if that becomes true?

It was a football world cup result which literally moved the world. Football is a sport which has a great number of followers. People all over the world are crazy about it and love playing and watching the sport. Sometimes this fandom can create wonders. This is one such incident.

via: telegraph.co.uk

Mexico vs Germany

The story is from the FIFA world cup of 2018. Mexico won over the defending champions, that is Germany in a group match. At approx. half of the time of the match, the fans jumped of joy, so hard and so many at a time that ground shook hard enough to set off earthquake detectors. The goal sparked mass jubilation. Tremors were registered at two sites in the Mexico city after the hero of the win Hirving Lozano scored for Mexico.

“But it wasn’t just any old quake, and the ground didn’t start shaking out of pure coincidence”. Or at least that’s what SIMMSA reported on Twitter, suggesting the earthquake was “artificially” created by “massive jumps” in the city during Lozano’s goal.

Not the natural ones

A statement released by SIMMSA said: “The earthquake detected in Mexico City originated artificially. Possibly by massive jumping during the national team’s goal at the World Cup. At least two sensors inside the City detected it at 11:32.”

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Such tremors have been termed as artificial quakes by the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Investigations.

It was completely different from the natural earthquakes since they are caused by tectonic or volcanic activity and in this case, there was no clear epicenter as the agitation occurred at several points. and clearly, the crowd’s vibrations did not cause any tectonic plates to shift.

This was not the first time that something like this has happened. Such agitations have been caused before at the time of various sports events.

Must say, fandom is truly one great force.

Read Also: Sports Injury Management: Here is how to treat sports injuries easily.

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10 Major Foods That A Diabetic Should Avoid! https://www.procaffenation.com/10-major-foods-a-diabetic-should-avoid/ Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:27:32 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=19573 Diabetes is a chronic and long-term condition which occurs when the blood glucose or blood sugar levels in the body are too high. If not controlled properly, it can lead to serious problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, blindness and other complications. Hence, it is very important to make wise food decisions, as …

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Diabetes is a chronic and long-term condition which occurs when the blood glucose or blood sugar levels in the body are too high. If not controlled properly, it can lead to serious problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, blindness and other complications. Hence, it is very important to make wise food decisions, as eating the wrong food may further raise your blood sugar levels and pose life-threatening consequences!

Here is a list of 10 major foods which contain high amounts of sodium, fat, carbs, and calories, which a diabetic should definitely avoid!

1. Sugary Foods

 

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Foods such as sweets, cakes, cookies, and doughnuts are not only made of processed sugar but are also considered as low-quality carbohydrates. These foods contain a large number of trans fats, carbs, calories, and sugar. Hence, they not only lack in nutritional value but can cause a sharp increase in the blood sugar levels.

2. Dried Fruits

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Although dried fruits contain fiber and many nutrients, they are more concentrated in sugar and contain three times the carbs present in fresh fruits. Apparently, a small handful of raisins contain as many carbs and sugar as a whole bowl of grapes! Hence, it’s beneficial to avoid dried fruits and indulge in low-sugar fruits like fresh berries or peaches for optimal blood sugar control.

3. French Fries

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French fries are one of the most tempting delicacies and are definitely hard to resist. But for people with diabetes, these are a big NO! French fries are loaded with sodium, carbs, saturated fat and calories. They raise the cholesterol and increase the blood sugar levels. Deep-fried foods also produce high amounts of toxic compounds, which may lead to inflammation and may also increase the risk of heart disease and cancer. Consuming sweet potatoes, instead, which are rich in vitamin A and potassium, surely provides with a more nutritious alternative.

4. Honey

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Instead of consuming white table sugar, many diabetes patients tend to switch to honey or maple syrup as a healthier alternative. Although these natural sugars are not as processed as the white table sugar, they contain sufficient amount of carbs to cause blood-sugar spikes. Hence, it’s better to avoid all forms of sugar and use low-carb sweeteners instead.

5. White Bread, Pasta, And Rice

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Processed foods such as white bread, pasta, and rice tend to slow down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. These foods are high in carbs but contain a very little amount of fiber. Hence, they significantly increase the blood sugar levels.

Replacing white rice with brown rice is, thus, a better choice as it contains more protein and fiber. According to Malkoff-Cohen, an expert in pediatric nutrition and diabetes, white rice is a refined starch with no nutritional benefits. It can also expose healthy people to a greater risk of diabetes.

Also, replacing white bread with whole-grain bread or high-fiber bread is a healthier option and can also reduce blood-sugar levels in diabetics.

6. Alcohol

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Alcohol can significantly interfere with your blood sugar levels. According to the American Diabetes Association, alcohol can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) shortly after drinking and for up to 24 hours afterward. It is advisable not to consume alcohol on an empty stomach or when your blood glucose is low, especially if you are on insulin and diabetes pills. Also, if you drink regularly, try to keep it in moderation- not more than one or two servings per day.

7. Breakfast Cereals

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If you are a diabetic, eating cereals is one of the worst ways to start your day. Cereals are highly processed and contain a very high amount of carbs. They are also low in protein and fiber content, making it a risky option for the people with diabetes. Try avoiding the cereals and opt for a high-protein, low-carb breakfast of egg-white omelet and vegetables instead.

8. Soda and Soft Drinks

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Soda, as well as the sugar-laden soft drinks, pose a great threat to people with diabetes. Consuming these beverages is one of the easiest ways to overload your system and increase your blood sugar levels. Also, if you are thinking of switching to diet soda, they aren’t a safe option either! They signal an insulin release, perpetuating dysfunctional physiological response.

9. Packaged Snacks:

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Packaged snacks are typically made with refined flour and contain very few nutrients. They are loaded with plenty of fast-digesting carbs and trans fats that cause your blood levels to soar. These snacks also tend to increase your “bad” cholesterol and lower your “good” cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease. Hence, it is better to eat nuts or whole grain bread sandwich as a healthier alternative.

10. Fruit Juice

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Fruit juice are high in calories and sugar and are the worst food choices for diabetes. These beverages are loaded with fructose, which is strongly linked to insulin resistance and can also increase the risk of fatty liver and high cholesterol. People with diabetes should avoid having fruit juice, even the 100 percent fruit juice. To help control blood sugar level, consume unsweetened iced tea, water with a wedge of lemon or fiber-rich whole fruits instead.

Read Also: Important Health Facts People With Diabetes Should Know

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Shiso Kanakuri – The Man Who Took 54 Years To Complete A Marathon? https://www.procaffenation.com/shiso-kanakuri-54-years-complete-a-marathon/ https://www.procaffenation.com/shiso-kanakuri-54-years-complete-a-marathon/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:18:10 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=24263 What could be the longest time, according to you, that a marathon runner could take in order to complete a marathon? Few hours? Okay, a few days? Well, the answer is 54 years. 54 years, 8 months, 32 minutes and 20.3 seconds to be precise. This was the time Shiso Kanakuri took to finish the …

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What could be the longest time, according to you, that a marathon runner could take in order to complete a marathon? Few hours? Okay, a few days?

Well, the answer is 54 years. 54 years, 8 months, 32 minutes and 20.3 seconds to be precise. This was the time Shiso Kanakuri took to finish the race. He began the run at 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

Let’s see what happened.

 Japan and Sports:

Sports was not really a popular pastime in Japan during the early 20th Century. There were martial arts, yeah but their idea was very different back then. Various new sports clubs were initiated at various schools and colleges, but that was just a beginning. Very few Japanese knew the real meaning of sports.

The trials of the 1912 Olympics were held on November 19, 1911. Shiso Kanakuri was one of the competitors.

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Creation of World Record for the fastest runner:

He took only 2 hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds to complete the marathon at the domestic qualifying trials for the Stockholm Olympics which was a world record then (though the track then was only 40 km). Due to this achievement, he was selected as one of the only two athletes that Japan could afford to send at the Stockholm 1912 Olympics, which were the first Olympics for Japan.

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The journey to Sweden:

Kanakuri had to take a rough 18 days journey to Stockholm, first by ship, then by the Trans-Siberian railway. To add to the distress, the scorching summer heat of Sweden left no stones unturned. The race was held in Sollentuna Municipality in Sweden where the temperature reached as high as 25˚C which caused hyperthermia to most of the runners. He was weakened by the long journey from Japan. He also had problems with the local food and was not able to adjust to the surroundings. As a result, he lost his consciousness midway through the race.

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The failure led to the world record:

Kanakuri was so much embarrassed by his failure that he silently returned to Japan without informing the race officials. Authorities of Sweden considered him missing for 50 years. Later they discovered that he was living in Japan and had completed the race in the subsequent Olympics. He participated in the 1920 Summer Olympics and completed the race in 2 hours, 48 minutes and 45.4 seconds.

Swedish television then contacted him and offered him the opportunity to complete the run in 1967. He accepted the offer and thus, the record was made.

“It was a long trip. Along the way, I got married had six children and 10 grandchildren”, Kanakuri said, talking about his unique achievement.

He is called the ‘father of marathon’ in Japan due to his early starts and varied achievements.

 

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Read Also: Have You Heard About This Weird Corpse Hotel In Japan?

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The Most Astonishing Fact: A Snail Has 14,000 Teeth? https://www.procaffenation.com/the-most-astonishing-fact-a-snail-has-14000-teeth/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-most-astonishing-fact-a-snail-has-14000-teeth/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:15:14 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26450  WHO ARE SNAILS? Snails are the earliest known animals in the world. They are gastropods with a spiral shell which is loaded on the back. They breathe atmospheric air and convert it into oxygen with the help of their lungs. Snails are of many types. Some are found inside a rock and some live on …

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 WHO ARE SNAILS?
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Snails are the earliest known animals in the world. They are gastropods with a spiral shell which is loaded on the back. They breathe atmospheric air and convert it into oxygen with the help of their lungs. Snails are of many types. Some are found inside a rock and some live on the leaves of a plant. Snails are the smallest yet they are one of the most interesting creatures found on the earth.

Most of the snails are hermaphrodites. It means one snail has a combination of both male and female reproductive organs. And, only a few species of snails have individual sex organs. The shell of the snail is made up of calcium carbonate. They have a tendency of adding more calcium carbonate until they become adults. Despite being so tiny, they have a number of facts that would leave you utterly bewildered.

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SNAILS

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  • If we talk about their lifespan, snails can live up to 5 years on an average. Whereas there are some species which can live for about 25 years or more.
  • Snails have a long muscle which helps them to grip along the walls. It is not visible but snails move along on a single foot.
  • Snails have slime or mucus which helps them in moving with less friction. Even after having such a feature they are still the slowest creature on this planet.
  • The slime snails leave behind them is edible. Yes, you can eat that slime. According to scientific research, this slime is useful in treating stomach ulcers.
  • Snails are deaf and blind. They don’t have eyes or any mechanism for hearing purpose. But snails have a good sense of smell.

So, these were some general facts about snails. But the most interesting one is that snails have 14,000 teeth. Yes, you read that correctly. A garden snail has around 14,000 teeth. The number of teeth varies with species. Some of the species of snails have more than 20,000 teeth.

WHERE & HOW ARE THE TEETH ARE ARRANGED?

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Snails have a tongue which is known as radula. In radula, there are around 140 rows. Each row has 100-120 teeth. This is how such a huge number of teeth exist. These teeth are very hard and help snails in eating soil, fungi and rotting leaves.

So, the next time you pick up a snail off of the soil, try to count the number of teeth, it will be fun.

Read Also: Some Fun Facts That You Need To Know About Animals

 

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The Paris Syndrome: A Real Thing? https://www.procaffenation.com/the-paris-syndrome-a-real-thing/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-paris-syndrome-a-real-thing/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:35:18 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26653 Paris Syndrome is a real thing! Yes, you read that right. It is a mental disorder occurring to people who visit Paris, as a result of extreme shock that they get when they see that Paris is not as they had expected it to be. This is considered as a common form of culture shock. …

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Paris Syndrome is a real thing! Yes, you read that right.

It is a mental disorder occurring to people who visit Paris, as a result of extreme shock that they get when they see that Paris is not as they had expected it to be. This is considered as a common form of culture shock. This is quite similar to two other mental disorders called the Jerusalem Syndrome and the Stendhal Syndrome.

Although it is not specified as a definite disorder, it is a real thing. A number of Chinese and Japanese travelers have reported experiencing it.

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Expectation vs Reality

Paris, also called the ‘City of Love’ is always portrayed as the place where all the romance and proposals happen.

The city is shown as having beautiful, pristine buildings. People are shown locking love with their soulmates at the Pont Neuf and drinking coffee at Parisian cafés.

However, the reality is that you will find graffiti everywhere on the walls of the buildings. And the cafes are pretty expensive for us. Moreover, you will find love locking sites almost everywhere in other parts of Europe but just not in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower is one of the places that people die to see. They imagine having an empty space and an ample amount of time to fulfill their romantic desires. However, the reality is that the Eiffel Tower is always crowded. There are tons and tons of tourists from all over the world, who are queued up to get a closer look at the tower.

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Causes of Paris Syndrome:

The pristine sidewalks and smiling servers at the coffee shops are all gone. The language barrier also becomes a huge problem. These things come as a big shock to the travelers. They suffer from anxiety, depression, and shock. This is known as a transient psychiatric disorder. Apart from this, they feel home sick too.

This is the reason why the Japanese Embassy has set up a 24-hour hotline bling to help those who are in need. Paris is so hyped-up over the years through the media. This is the main reason for people expecting a lot from the city.

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History of the Syndrome:

A Japanese psychiatrist, Professor Hiroaki Ota was the first person who reported this syndrome in 1986. After that, physician Youcef Mahmoudia postulated that the excitement related to visiting France caused the heart to accelerate. This lead to other happenings like giddiness, shortness of breath and hallucinations. These symptoms resemble the Stendhal Syndrome.

The cure for the syndrome:

The syndrome as such doesn’t have a specific cure. However, like other phobias and mental disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, meditation and counseling sessions could help. Medicines for vomiting, dizziness, and shortness of breath need to be taken immediately.

So, if you ever find yourself in Paris, remember not to expect a lot from the city. Because like people, cities can let you down too.

Read also – 5 Things We Owe to the French Revolution

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How To Taste Personality With Pasta Sauce? https://www.procaffenation.com/taste-personality-pasta-sauce/ https://www.procaffenation.com/taste-personality-pasta-sauce/#respond Tue, 07 Aug 2018 17:43:29 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25911 The world is a battlefield and the only thing that keeps us together — PASTA! But think again, did you forget the last time you and your friend had a fight over the Pasta Sauce choice? Brace yourselves, people, observations have it. — the choice of Pasta sauce you order reveal a lot about your current …

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The world is a battlefield and the only thing that keeps us together — PASTA! But think again, did you forget the last time you and your friend had a fight over the Pasta Sauce choice?

Brace yourselves, people, observations have it. — the choice of Pasta sauce you order reveal a lot about your current mood, choices and your personality type.

While this may come as a surprise to a lot of people, it is an agreeable and fun method to know for the gen-next to make predictions and have nobody understand. 

Nobody, except you, and you will thank us later.

Curious? Read on.

She sees red — The Red Pasta People

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Your friend orders Red-Sauce Pasta when she comes to meet you after you broke up. *You look sheepishly at her.* 

Red Pasta Personalities tend to be creatively expressive, and on the flip side, they tend to be neither very tactical nor mindfully strategic when it comes to career choices. They have a people-pleasing tendency and want to look pretty in others’ eyes however fake they may be in reality. They may turn on their restless side once in a while and when they get emotional, there is nothing that can stop them. By hook or by crook, they tend to do what they wish, with whomever they desire and third-party opinions are so third-party to them. 

They’re addicted to technology, are more easygoing and enjoy the spice of life. That  could also include the exception of breaking open someone’s shell of trust.

They have their eyes on their temporary happiness, forever.

White Magic — The White Pasta People

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People who naturally opt for White-Sauce Pasta over Red-Sauce Pasta tend to be more pragmatic, business-minded and emotionally grounded. They’re confident and loyalty is super important to them. It is unlikely for them to be super obsessed with one thing or one person, and portray a balanced perspective to everything and everybody. The White-Sauce Team is technologically fluent, but not addicted to Technology. All in all, they tend to be more conscious of their lives and believe in living a balanced mindful life that is long and healthy (and boring?). Which means that they have to give up on some immediate gratification.
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So the next time you spot your gang indulging in different types of pasta, be prepared to see your gang revealing their different flavors.
Bonus: Those people from your gang who cannot decide, are the Mixed-Sauce Pasta type of people.
Gala Time!

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Why Is Spider Silk An Important Breakthrough For Various Industries? https://www.procaffenation.com/why-is-spider-silk-an-important-breakthrough-for-various-industries/ https://www.procaffenation.com/why-is-spider-silk-an-important-breakthrough-for-various-industries/#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2018 17:42:51 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26670 It’s interesting to note that out of all the scary creatures out there in the world, most of us tend to be the most afraid of tiny eight-legged creatures called Spiders. Yeah, it makes more sense that I am more afraid of the spider hanging down my ceiling than the bear growling somewhere in the …

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It’s interesting to note that out of all the scary creatures out there in the world, most of us tend to be the most afraid of tiny eight-legged creatures called Spiders. Yeah, it makes more sense that I am more afraid of the spider hanging down my ceiling than the bear growling somewhere in the woods.  Since, the bear is not coming for me anytime soon, obviously.

Still, no matter how tiny a spider is, it is very scary and creepy. Feel me?

But, let’s put our fears aside for a minute and focus on how fascinating spiders actually are.

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Uh, fascinating spiders, really? Maybe after reading this article, you’ll change your mind. For this article, we will just be focussing on a very powerful thing produced by the spiders, the spider silk.

Spider silk is really powerful. For thousands of years, humans have used this silk for creating various useful objects. Apparently, nothing that humans have created in all these years is as amazing as the spider silk. It has excellent strength, durability, and elasticity. It is one of the toughest objects in the world which is able to stretch up to 40% of its original length. It is extremely weightless too.

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Another interesting fact is that one spider is capable of producing 2-8 different types of silk. These different silks have different purposes like capturing prey, adherence, defense etc. Spider Silk has various applications in medicine and construction.

But, nobody has been able to extract enough quantity of spider silk to even create the prototypes. But, recent advancements suggest certain techniques that might be able to produce genetically engineered spider-silk in large quantities. Here’s a list of interesting objects that can be created using spider silk:

1. Bulletproof Vest:

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A prototype for this bulletproof vest was created in 2011. Scientists created this vest using layers of artificial spider-silk fibers grafted with the human epidermis. The resultant bulletproof vest was thrice as strong as the standard Kevlar vests.

 

2. Surgical Bandages:

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Spider-silk can be used to create better bandages. Spider-silk contains Vitamin K which helps with blood clotting. It also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which help in preventing infections. Ancient Greeks and Romans have used spider-silk before to create bandages that would stop bleeding and help recover faster.

 

3. Spider-silk used for scientific observations:

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In the 17th Century, Spider-silk was used extensively for various scientific observations. Spider silk was used as crosshairs for telescopes and guns. The thin thread would not get into the way of the observation. These threads were also used as grids since they provided accurate measurements.

4. Ropes and Nets:

 

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Spider silk is a versatile material. It is very strong and has high elasticity. It could be used to create better nets, ropes, parachutes and also biodegradable bottles.

5. Spider-silk Airbags:

 

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Airbags are supposed to prevent injuries but that’s not always the case.  A lot of automobile industries have shown interest in creating spider-silk airbags. Airbags created using spider silk will completely absorb the shock and will gently envelop your face like a spider web.

6. Artificial Tendons and Ligaments:

 

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This can be a very important breakthrough for the medical industry. If there’s any severe tear in the ligaments, a surgery needs to be performed immediately. If spider silk proteins could be successfully spun into artificial ligaments, the surgery would become a lot easier.

7. Sutures for Eye Surgeries:

 

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Silkworm silk and other threads are used as surgical sutures for most of the wounds. Spider-silk is way thinner and stronger and it could be used to stitch together wounds for eye and nerve surgeries.

8. To repair broken bones:

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 Healing broken bones is a very difficult task. Installing metal plates to fuse the bones is one way to go but at times, this metal can leach ions into other tissues. Sometimes, this would cause severe complications. Hence, scientists have crafted a strong and stiff composite using spider-silk. This bone-setting could be used to repair and fuse together load-bearing bones.

That’s not it, folks. There are various other objects that have been created and will be created using spider silk. In recent times, scientists have managed to engineer spider-silk proteins from genetically engineered goat’s milk. If this technique could be put to use, it might be able to revolutionize construction, medicine, engineering and who knows what.

Read Also: All You Need To Know About Entomophagy- The Practice of Eating Insects

 

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3 Reasons Why Books Have A Rectangular Shape https://www.procaffenation.com/3-reasons-why-books-have-a-rectangular-shape/ https://www.procaffenation.com/3-reasons-why-books-have-a-rectangular-shape/#respond Sun, 05 Aug 2018 17:12:37 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26540 “When you open a book, you open a new world,” They say.  Books are a  constant companion, full of brainstorming ideas and life-lessons. We have been reading books since our childhood and we’ll read them till death do us apart. But, have you ever noticed how the books and notebooks always come in a rectangular shape? …

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“When you open a book, you open a new world,” They say.  Books are a  constant companion, full of brainstorming ideas and life-lessons.

We have been reading books since our childhood and we’ll read them till death do us apart. But, have you ever noticed how the books and notebooks always come in a rectangular shape? Why not the circular shape? Or any other shape for that matter? Let’s find out.

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Reason 1:

Suppose, the notebooks come in the shape of a square. You are to write something on the square-shaped paper. You would have to stretch your hands to write till the end which is quite complicated.

The same is the case with the Books. If the Books had come in the square-shaped form, the reader will have to move their eye-balls till the very end of the page and this would exhaust the readers.  It will cause heavy strain to the eyeballs.  Thus, for reading efficiency, the notebooks, and books are created in a rectangular shape.

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Reason 2:

Another fact is that the books are to be kept on the shelves. If the books had a square-shape, it would occupy more area thereby reducing the number of books on the shelves. Hence, with rectangular books, we can make maximum use of the shelf area.

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Reason 3:

The last reason as to why the books come in a rectangular shape is so that the readers can easily read the title of the books. Suppose a book comes in a triangular or circular shape, the reader will have trouble reading the title of the Book. It would be very difficult to write titles on the border of the book.

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So clearly, the people who came up with the concept of books and notebooks have put in a lot of thought while creating the perfect shape.  Hence, all the books and the notebooks come in a rectangular shape. Interesting right?

Also Read: Ever thought why do books smell so good? 

 

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How did Blacks end up as the architects of the word “Cool”? https://www.procaffenation.com/how-did-blacks-end-up-as-the-architects-of-the-word-cool/ https://www.procaffenation.com/how-did-blacks-end-up-as-the-architects-of-the-word-cool/#respond Sun, 05 Aug 2018 15:51:57 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=18278 The African American struggle for cultural and racial equality to date remains one of the most galvanizing and sensitive battles for recognition in history. The horrific treatment and searing oppression meted out to the African Americans based on nothing but the color of their skin serves as the most heartrending example of the most heinous …

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The African American struggle for cultural and racial equality to date remains one of the most galvanizing and sensitive battles for recognition in history.

The horrific treatment and searing oppression meted out to the African Americans based on nothing but the color of their skin serves as the most heartrending example of the most heinous crimes committed by men against men.

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With the passing of the Jim Crow laws across the Southern states in the United States of America, the African American people: men, women and children alike, found themselves being legally transformed into quantifiable objects for abuse and excruciating labor.

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To say the least, the Jim Crow laws were a series of unprincipled laws that pronounced it ignoble to be an African American residing in America.  Various unfair restrictions were imposed on them.

For example, the Blacks were completely segregated from the Whites. They were forced into slavery. The Blacks were allowed (if at all) much inferior quality of education compared to the Whites.  They were abducted in large numbers and exhibited next to chimpanzees at the zoo. How atrocious is that?

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After centuries of enduring such torment at the hands of their White oppressors, the African American people realized that it was time for them to claim ownership and to stand up and stand together in their fight to resuscitate the honor of being Black.

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Due to disenfranchisement and Jim Crow laws, a huge majority of the Black population migrated to the North, in the hope of a better life. But again, the African American people were faced with antipathy instead of empathy.

The Black migrants were pushed into jobs that offered a measly payment for maximum work. The best of which, still constrained the Blacks into living hand to mouth in slums. Harlem was one such slum in New York. And the seat of the Harlem Renaissance, the fight for the rebirth of the African American identity in America.

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With the Harlem Renaissance, the Black people began voicing their agony over abominable hate crimes perpetrated against them.

Writers like Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, were some of the greatest propounders of this movement. Jazz, as a musical genre, branched out of as a protest against White music.

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Harlem Renaissance paved a platform for racial discourse in America. But, it also lent an unprecedented amount of confidence to the African American people. This manifested itself in the formation of the Black Panther Party, which was formed in 1966 founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton.

The Harlem Renaissance presented before the people of America, the image of the wronged victims hunted by White Supremacy.  Whereas, the Black Panther Party shows the evolvement of the hunted into the hunter.

The Black Panthers were feisty and infested with “black pride.” They were valiant and proud of their cultural history and racial identity. They were the generation of people who knew that “black is beautiful,” and they could “say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud.” They were fearless, undaunted by their tyrannical White oppressors. They were the architects of the aesthetic of “cool.”

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The Black people, with their culture, afro hairdo and audacious attitude came to epitomize the idea of being “cool.” It was through them and because of them that the otherwise mundane word, “cool” became cool.

It was because of the African American people that cool became an attitude. Being black, was cool they said and so it was. The battle of the African American people, against racism and slavery gave a new meaning to the word “cool,” adding an entirely different and fresh connotation to it.

ReadAlso: Dark Ages to Renaissance – The Roller Coaster of History

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Let’s let you in on one little secret of your favorite ice cream brand: Baskin Robbins https://www.procaffenation.com/lets-let-you-in-on-one-little-secret-of-your-favorite-ice-cream-brand-baskin-robbins/ https://www.procaffenation.com/lets-let-you-in-on-one-little-secret-of-your-favorite-ice-cream-brand-baskin-robbins/#respond Sat, 04 Aug 2018 18:17:10 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=18206 “Forget art. Put your trust in ice-cream” – Charles Baxter The world will never fall short of ice cream lovers. The soft and sweet texture floating in your mouth has the power to uplift the darkest of moods and turn good days into a Disneyland dream. If you always say ‘yes’ to ice-cream, you must …

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“Forget art. Put your trust in ice-cream” – Charles Baxter

The world will never fall short of ice cream lovers. The soft and sweet texture floating in your mouth has the power to uplift the darkest of moods and turn good days into a Disneyland dream.

If you always say ‘yes’ to ice-cream, you must have heard of this world-renowned brand: Baskin Robbins.

But there is one secret that Baskin-Robbins wants you to know and it’s hidden in plain sight. Before I proceed to tell you what it is, let’s have a quick look at the brand’s history.

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Burton ‘Burt’ Baskin and Irvine ‘Irv’ Robbins were brothers-in-law and owners of their own respective ice cream parlors: Burton’s Ice Cream Shop and Snowbird Ice Cream. In 1945, they decided to merge their businesses and co-founded Baskin-Robbins.  It is now the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shop restaurants.

Now look at their logo below:

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You will notice that the logo is made up of two colors, blue and pink. If you only focus on the pink section, the number 31 will stand out. This number implies that there are 31 available flavors of ice cream. This idea was executed to emphasize the fun, energetic and positive spirit of the brand. It stood for the brand’s belief in customer satisfaction through providing the opportunity to explore all delicious ice cream zest every day of the month, hence the ‘31 flavors’.

 Read also: Most unusual ice cream flavors you need to try this summer. 

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This inspired idea of exciting the taste buds came from the advertising company Ogilvy and Mather in 1953. Baskin and Robbins believed that their customers should be given the chance to taste all 31 flavors before deciding on their favorite of the day. Such a brilliant approach to the child-like spirit in people has undoubtedly popularized their franchise over the years.

People took an immediate liking to the brand’s fun-soaked idea. And it gave them a marketing edge that has stood the test of time. So, if you ever find yourself inside a Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor, don’t stop at one, but feel free to ask for your ’31 flavors’!

Know the names of the original Baskin-Robbins flavors:

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  1. Banana Nut Fudge
  2.  Black Walnut
  3.  Burgundy Cherry
  4. Butterscotch Ribbon
  5. Cherry Macaroon
  6. Chocolate
  7. Chocolate Almond
  8. Chocolate Chip
  9. Chocolate Fudge
  10. Chocolate Mint
  11. Chocolate Ribbon
  12. Coffee
  13. Coffee Candy
  14. Date Nut
  15. Egg Nog
  16. French Vanilla
  17. Green Mint Stick
  18. Lemon Crisp
  19. Lemon Custard
  20. Lemon Sherbet
  21. Maple Nut
  22. Orange Sherbet
  23. Peach
  24. Peppermint Fudge Ribbon
  25. Peppermint Stick
  26. Pineapple Sherbet
  27. Raspberry Sherbet
  28. Rocky Road
  29. Strawberry
  30. Vanilla
  31. Vanilla Burnt Almond.

Fun Fact:

Much before co-founding Baskin-Robbins, Burton Baskin owned a men’s apparel retail store in the Palmer House in Chicago. After marrying Irvine Robbins’ sister Shirley in 1942, he had enlisted in the Navy. When he was released from service early, Irvine had already been running Snowbird Ice Cream in Glendale, California.

Soon after, he convinced Burt that selling ice cream was more fun than selling men’s shirts and trousers. In the next few months, Burton’s Ice Cream Shop was opened.

It’s always good to know the history behind something that is a huge part of your life. And ice creams, well.

Read also: Ever heard about the ice cream museum?

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Waste Management Lessons- From Sweden to the World. https://www.procaffenation.com/sweden-is-running-out-of-waste/ https://www.procaffenation.com/sweden-is-running-out-of-waste/#respond Fri, 03 Aug 2018 17:35:42 +0000 https://procaffenation.com/?p=7291 While most countries in the world are struggling to develop a practical plan to solve the problem of waste management, Sweden, on the other hand, is facing a different issue altogether, the question of running out of the trash to recycle! Sweden manages to generate and support half of its electricity needs just by burning …

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While most countries in the world are struggling to develop a practical plan to solve the problem of waste management, Sweden, on the other hand, is facing a different issue altogether, the question of running out of the trash to recycle!

Sweden manages to generate and support half of its electricity needs just by burning its waste goods.

In the last decades, this Scandinavian country has developed an outstanding waste recycling system.  It is estimated that only 1 percent of Sweden’s household garbage is sent to landfills. The rest is either reused or recycled in one way or the other.

All households are expected to segregate their reusable and recyclable waste from their wet compo-stable waste before dumping.

For ensuring waste management at the grass root level, all Swedish localities have been allotted recycling stations merely 300 meters away. The Swedish municipality has also invested in technologies like  Automatic vacuum cleaning systems and underground container systems.

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Owing to the  Swedish population’s remarkable recycling habits and the government’s consistent efforts, the citizens are unable to produce enough burnable waste to keep its incineration plants running.

This has compelled the country to import around 2.7 million tons of garbage from other European countries.  To keep the plants running, the waste has been imported from Norway and England.  These countries pay Sweden to incinerate and produce electricity and heat from the waste.

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50 percent of the Swedish household waste is sent to incineration plants where it’s burnt to produce energy. Thus, making ‘waste’ a cheaper energy alternative for Sweden.

The smoke from the incinerating plants consists of 99.9 percent nontoxic carbon dioxide and water.  After dry filtration, they get converted to sludge. This sludge is later used to refill abandoned mines.

After incineration, the ashes are carefully examined for any leftover recyclable metal or plastic pieces.  Under Sweden’s meticulous recycling policy, several private firms are also known to have taken up the business of importing.  This waste is burnt to produce heat.  This heat is supplied via the national heating network to keep Swedish households warm during harsh winters.

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Thus, Sweden has become one of the first countries to actively strive towards reducing their carbon footprint and making conscious environment-friendly decisions. Today, its environment-friendly stance is inspiring other countries to adopt and develop a more sustainable and greener way of living. 

Read Also : What Is Public Health? Why is it a compulsion, Rather than a choice?

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Aliens Are Real, But Humans Will kill Them All https://www.procaffenation.com/humans-will-kill-aliens/ https://www.procaffenation.com/humans-will-kill-aliens/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:19:57 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26188 Things being what they are, the reason haven’t Earthlings heard a peep from these universes? Where is everyone? Today, this inquiry is also called the Fermi oddity. Specialists have glided numerous conceivable answers throughout the years. Their answers extending from “The Aliens are for the most part stowing away submerged,” to “They all kicked the …

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Things being what they are, the reason haven’t Earthlings heard a peep from these universes? Where is everyone? Today, this inquiry is also called the Fermi oddity. Specialists have glided numerous conceivable answers throughout the years. Their answers extending from “The Aliens are for the most part stowing away submerged,” to “They all kicked the bucket,”

Alexander Berezin is a hypothetical physicist at the National Exploration College of Electronic Innovation in Russia.  He has proposed another solution to Fermi’s oddity. However, he doesn’t believe you will like it. Since, if Berezin’s speculation is right, it could mean a future for mankind that is “far and away more terrible than elimination.”

Berezin has written a paper presented Walk 27 on the preprint diary arxiv.org. It says that ” Consider the possibility that the first life that achieves interstellar travel capacity essentially kills all opposition to fuel its own extension.”

As such, could humankind’s mission to find canny life be specifically in charge of wrecking that life through and through? Imagine a scenario where we are, accidentally, the universe’s awful folks.

To start within, last out

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In the paper, Berezin called this solution to Fermi’s Catch 22 the “first in, last out” arrangement. Understanding it requires narrowing down the parameters of what makes “savvy life” in any case, Berezin composed.

He also said “It doesn’t generally make a difference what outsider life appears as though. It could be a natural living resembling people, a superintelligent Aliens. Or it could even be a type of planet-measure hive mind.

In any case, it does make a difference how this life acts, Berezin composed. To be viewed as significant to Fermi’s Catch 22, the Aliens we look for must have the capacity to develop, recreate and by one means or another be perceptible by people. That implies our hypothetical outsiders must be equipped for interstellar travel, or if nothing else of transmitting messages through interstellar space. (This is accepting people don’t achieve the outsider planet first.)

Artificial Intelligence and Aliens

Here’s the catch: For a human progress to achieve a point where it could successfully impart crosswise over galaxies, it’d be on a way of unlimited development and extension, Berezin composed. What’s more, to walk this way, you’d need to venture on a considerable measure of lesser living things.

An exceptionally created human advancement in the form of Aliens would deliberately wipe out different lifeforms Undoubtedly, they won’t see, a similar way a development team annihilates an ant colony dwelling place.  To construct land since they need the motivator to secure it.

For instance, a maverick AI’s unhindered drive for development could lead it to populate the whole universe with clones of itself, “transforming each nearby planetary group into a supercomputer,” Berezin said. Searching for an intention in the AI’s unfriendly takeover is futile, Berezin said — “the only thing that is in any way important is that it can [do it].”

A destiny more terrible than eradication

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We may need to go head to head against a power-crazed race of shrewd creatures. But this isn’t the awful news for people. The terrible news is, we may be that race. “We are the first to touch base at the [interstellar] arrange,” Berezin conjectured, “and, in all likelihood, will be the last to take off.”

We need to Prevent people from inadvertently pulverizing all opponent living things. This would require an aggregate culture move. This move should be prodded by powers. These powers are far more grounded than the through and through freedom of people. This was composed by  Berezin. Given our species’ noteworthy ability for development, be that as it may, such powers could be difficult to summon.

On the other hand, this is all only a hypothesis. The paper still can’t seem to be peer-looked into by kindred researchers. Berezin even is establishing against his own particular decisions.

“I surely trust I am wrong,” Berezin composed. “The best way to discover is to keep investigating the universe and hunting down outsider life.”

Read Also – What Are The Strange Messages Coming From The Universe?

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Why is Turmeric the most powerful of all spices? https://www.procaffenation.com/why-is-turmeric-the-most-powerful-of-all-spices/ https://www.procaffenation.com/why-is-turmeric-the-most-powerful-of-all-spices/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:53:14 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26488 Turmeric is Talk of the Town. Every Time I go on the Internet, I stumble upon one or two articles on Health Benefits of Turmeric. What’s with the craze? If you have not read even one single article on Turmeric, you’re probably living under a rock. Let’s find out the properties and the health benefits …

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Turmeric is Talk of the Town. Every Time I go on the Internet, I stumble upon one or two articles on Health Benefits of Turmeric. What’s with the craze? If you have not read even one single article on Turmeric, you’re probably living under a rock.
Let’s find out the properties and the health benefits of Turmeric:

Properties of Turmeric:

Turmeric has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years.

In recent times, even scientists have approved of the many health benefits of Turmeric.

What is so special about it? Well, pretty much everything. Turmeric accounts for about 26% of our daily need for Magnesium, 16% of our daily need for Iron. It is also rich in Fibre, Potassium and other essential vitamins.

Now, we will talk about the active compound of Turmeric: Curcumin. Curcumin is the most important constituent of Turmeric. It is the factor responsible for various health benefits of Turmeric.

It has Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidative Properties.

Finally, let’s move on to the health benefits of Turmeric:

1. Turmeric is an excellent Anti-Inflammatory Agent:

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Turmeric has been extensively used to treat Inflammation. Inflammation is usually not something to worry about. It is one of our body’s mechanisms to repair the damage.

But, Long-term Chronic Inflammation leads to heart problems and other Metabolic Syndromes. Hence, it is important to prevent Chronic Inflammation.

Curcumin has high anti-inflammatory properties. So, you can use Turmeric to avoid or treat Chronic Inflammation.

2. Turmeric boosts the activity of Anti-Oxidants in our body:

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Well, to understand how Anti-Oxidant works, we need to first talk about something called Free Radicals. These Radicals damage the cells and can cause ageing and a range of other diseases. Anti-Oxidants protect our bodies from such invaders.

Curcumin is an excellent Anti-Oxidant. Because of this property, Turmeric has proven to be beneficial for Brain and Immune System.

3. Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor:

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Turmeric increases the supply of BNDF in blood. It is a protein that is associated with increased cognitive abilities of the brain.

Lower levels of this protein can cause various brain disorders which include Alzheimer’s disease and Depression.  Curcumin is able to reverse a lot of brain diseases and it also maintains a healthy, functioning brain.

4. Turmeric helps fight Depression:

 

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Lower levels of BNDF in your body can cause Depression. Turmeric increases the levels of BNDF in our blood. This way, it helps to fight Depression. This is simply a theory and we need strong scientific evidence to back this up.

5. Helps Patients with Alzheimer’s disease:

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Alzheimer’s disease is one of the leading neurodegenerative diseases today.

Because of the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties of Turmeric, it helps in slowing down the process. It also increases BDNF levels in our blood. Hence, it is useful for treating Alzheimer’s disease.

6. Turmeric can cure Headaches:

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Turmeric is a close relative of Ginger and ginger is a well-known headache remedy. No wonder, Turmeric is used to cure Headaches. It helps Migraine Patients too.

7. Turmeric can also treat PMS Symptoms:

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Turmeric and Ginger are both useful in treating PMS Symptoms. It helps relieve Menstrual Cramps.

8.Turmeric vs. Viral Infections:

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Turmeric is one of the oldest and the most beneficial medicinal herbs. It treats various viral infections due to its anti-viral property.

It has the potential to treat\cure various diseases, diseases like HIV infections, Cough, Cardiovascular diseases, Cancer etc.

9. Turmeric can be useful in preventing Cancer:

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Cancer is the most dreaded of all diseases. It is characterized by the formation of Tumours in different parts of the body.

In recent times, Scientists have shifted their focus toward the possibilities of Turmeric being able to prevent certain types of Cancers.

Curcumin can stop\delay the growth of Tumour cells. It works especially for skin and digestive cancers. It might be able to cure cancer too, who knows?

This is a very broad field. Scientists have conducted various in-vitro studies to support this theory. Research is going on but as of now, we are in no position to declare that Turmeric fights off Cancer.

10. Turmeric and Acne:

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Curcumin has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. So, it is a very effective remedy to cure\prevent acne.

You can use Turmeric for various skin treatments. Treatments like dark spots, pimples, complexion etc. It removes the excess oil and acts as an anti-microbial agent, thus clearing up your skin.

11. Studies show that Turmeric lowers the risk of Heart Diseases:

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Curcumin is also known to improve heart functions and fight off heart diseases. Endothelium Membrane is the inner lining of the heart and the blood vessels.

Endothelial Dysfunction is one of the major reasons behind certain heart problems. Curcumin improves the endothelium activity. So, it can prevent various heart diseases.

We have talked about the health benefits of Turmeric. Now, let’s move on to the bigger question.  How much Turmeric should we consume? What are the possible side effects?

Turmeric does not have a lot of side effects. It is safe to consume. But, too much of anything is not good.

You may experience symptoms like a headache, nausea, skin rashes and certain digestive problems because of the high dosage of Turmeric.

It is a wonderful herb and it has so many health benefits.

But, is important to maintain a healthy balance in everything you eat. Controlled consumption of everything is the key to living a healthy life.

 

Read also: The Golden Spice: Why Turmeric is the king of all spices? 

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7 Baffling Unsolved Murder Mysteries that will Question your Mortality https://www.procaffenation.com/7-baffling-unsolved-murder-mysteries-that-will-question-your-mortality/ https://www.procaffenation.com/7-baffling-unsolved-murder-mysteries-that-will-question-your-mortality/#respond Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:30:45 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=24774 Murder in itself is a gruesome sin.  Reading about one makes us question our own mortality, what’s even more horrible is that many murders remain unsolved to this day. The killer roams free and the family of the deceased is left with a lifelong scar. Despite the advance technology and various testing, the police does …

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Murder in itself is a gruesome sin.  Reading about one makes us question our own mortality, what’s even more horrible is that many murders remain unsolved to this day. The killer roams free and the family of the deceased is left with a lifelong scar. Despite the advance technology and various testing, the police does not always have a potential lead or evidence.

We have prepared a list of a few murders which are so mind-boggling that they are still unsolved.

1. Hinterkaifeck

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On the fateful night of March 31, 1922, six residents who lived in Hinterkaifeck, Germany were murdered in their own home with a mattock. The victims were an elderly couple, their widowed daughter, her two children and their maid. There were some rumors around that the father and daughter had an incestuous relationship. The family’s earlier maid left claiming that the house was haunted. A couple of days before the murder, the neighbors had heard from the members, that they had witnessed some unusual activities – set of footprints in the snow leading from the forest to the home but not back, sound of footsteps in the attic and a set of keys missing. Investigators found the bodies days after the murder and concluded that the family was led one by one into the barn to be killed except the maid and the grandson, who were murdered in their house. Hundreds of victims were questioned but all in vain. The case still remains unsolved.

2. The Axeman of New Orleans

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Between 1918 and 1919, eight murders took place in New Orleans and surrounding community with more victims suspected, the murder weapon being an axe. A majority of the victim were Italian-American and were killed with their own axes. On March 13, 1919 someone claiming to be behind these murders, published in the newspaper “I am not a human being, but a spirit and a demon from the hottest hell. I am what you Orleanais and your foolish police call the Axeman. I shall claim other victims as and when I see fit. I alone know whom they shall be. No clue will be found except my axe, besmeared with the blood and brains of the people I send below to keep me company.” A suspicion on the Mafia arose, but no Mafia would kill a woman under any circumstances; and the victims included 2 women and a young girl. The identity of the “Axeman” was never discovered and the killings stopped as abruptly as they had begun.

      3. Jack Davis Jr.

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Jack Davis Jr., a student of Indiana University of Pennsylvania was found dead on a campus stairwell in October 1987. Police initially claimed he died by passing out, vomiting, and swallowing the vomit which he then choked on. The family called in a pathologist a few years later whose reports showed that there was no food in his stomach and his skull as fractured in 3 places. The case was opened again owing to these discoveries, but it was soon closed since no further information was found. Amongst the many explanations that formed, one was that Jack was involved in a fight and his attackers dumped his body on the stairwell once he died. However, there was no evidence or suspect to prove this theory.

4. Ron Gillispe

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An anonymous writer who called himself the Circleville Writer wrote to Mary Gillespie in December of 1976. He claimed to know of her illicit relations with the school superintendent and threatened violence to get her to stop. Many months later, her husband Ron got a phone call after which he drove away from the house carrying his gun. His body was found nearby with a bullet wound, the car crashed off the road. Mary’s brother, Paul, was arrested for the murder and incarcerated, though that did not stop the threatening letters. As he was convicted circumstantially and the letters kept coming, Paul was released. The killer has yet to be identified.

5. Blair Adams

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A young Canadian construction worker, Blair Adams, feared someone was after him. After a string of erratic behaviors – withdrawing all money from his savings account, trying to get across the American border (he was denied since he had a large amount of money with him which is a sign of a drug trafficker). Blair managed to cross the border to Seattle in a rental car. He flew one-way to Washington D.C. and drove to Kentucky. In Knoxville, he told a gas station attendant his car wouldn’t start and the attendant told him he had the wrong keys. He hitchhiked to a nearby hotel, checked in and left a little while later. His body was found 12 hours later, naked from the waist down and surrounded in Canadian and American dollars and German marks, in a parking lot.

6. Wil Hendrik

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Wil Hendrick, a student of University of Idaho was attending a friend’s party when he mysteriously disappeared. Rumors arose that Wil had confronted a group of people earlier who commented on his sexuality and he was killed for it. His car was found the next night, parked outside his friend’s house and one day later, it was found parked downtown. The weird twist was that this time it was unlocked and his portfolio was inside. There was no evidence of fiddling, Wil’s partner Jerry thinks a man who earlier yelled gay slurs at Wil, might be responsible. Unfortunately, the man was leaving town and no trail has ever been found. Wil’s body was found in a rural part of his college town three years later.

7. Ruth Cooper, Stephen Harkins, Diana Robertson, Mike Riemer

 

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A couple went camping near Tacoma, Washington in the summer of 1985. The boyfriend and his dog’s bodies were found dead, by bullet wounds. The girl’s body was found two months later, beheaded with a tube sock around her neck. Four months later, another girl, Diana Robertson’s body was found deep in a Washington forest, murdered the same way as previous girl. Her boyfriend, Mike, had mysteriously vanished except for a blood-stained note that said “I love you Diana”. Police had enough to believe that Mike was the killer, but astonishingly, 25 years later, his skull as found a mile away from where Diana’s body was found. The case is still unsolved and the killer, unknown.

These murder mysteries are a few of the many that have never been solved and the culprit, lives freely without any justice.

Read also – Do You Know The Story Of Murder Castle?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The secret to glowing skin unveiled- it’s in your own kitchen! https://www.procaffenation.com/the-secret-to-glowing-skin-unveiled-its-in-your-own-kitchen/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-secret-to-glowing-skin-unveiled-its-in-your-own-kitchen/#respond Sun, 29 Jul 2018 17:15:42 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26399 Have you tried every skin care cream in the world from La Prairie Cellular Cream to Fair & Lovely’s Multi-vitamin cream but still haven’t attained the much claimed ‘fair and glowing skin’? Well it’s about time that you need to accept the fact that ‘you skin reflects what you eat’. While you are still finding …

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Have you tried every skin care cream in the world from La Prairie Cellular Cream to Fair & Lovely’s Multi-vitamin cream but still haven’t attained the much claimed ‘fair and glowing skin’?

Well it’s about time that you need to accept the fact that ‘you skin reflects what you eat’. While you are still finding the answer to ‘What makes the skin glow?’ in beauty products, the answer lies in your own kitchen.

Following are some fruits and vegetables that help you glow not only from the outside but from the inside as well.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are great fruits which are rich in antioxidants, cooling and astringent properties. They also help to brighten dull skin, treating sunburn, retaining moisture of the skin, balancing the pH of the skin and also tightening pores.

Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C which helps to brighten the skin. Lycopene is an antioxidant present in tomatoes. This helps to protect the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun and thus acts as a sunscreen. They also having skin tightening properties. This helps the skin remain taut.

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Turmeric

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It thus helps to brighten areas affected by pigmentation and blemishes. It is known to reduce scarring.

Turmeric paste mixed with a little bit of coconut oil can help the skin to remain healthy and glowing. It also clears up acne breakouts.

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Green Tea

Green tea’s anti-ageing properties prevents the skin from sagging and helps it remain youthful and glowing. It also prevents age spots, pigmentation, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles.

Green tea is also used to get relief from constipation, it has positive impacts on digestive health. This results in clear skin.

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Coconut water

Coconut water contains lauric acid which prevents skin infections. It also contains proteins called cytokines which encourages skin cells growth.

It also has anti-microbial and anti-fungi properties which prevents acne. The cooling properties of coconut water also reduces body heat.

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Oats

Apart from being just a healthy breakfast, oats are in rich in fibre. This helps in fighting the gut bacteria. It has silicon which helps to maintain the elasticity of the skin and prevent ageing.

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Dark Chocolate

Flavonols present in dark chocolate protect the skin from damage that can be caused by the sun. It also improves blood circulation in the skin and increases skin hydration and density.

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Eggs

Eggs encourage the production of collagen and elastin. They also contain two important proteins- choline and lutein. Choline helps the skin to remain firm and smooth. On the other hand, lutein is an antioxidant which prevents skin damage and maintains the elasticity of the skin.

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Here are some more food items that can help your skin achieve that glow:
  1. Blueberries
  2. Avocado
  3. Grapefruit
  4. Kale
  5. Walnuts
  6. Almonds
  7. Lots of Water
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Read Also: The Unknown Health Benefits of Baking Soda

 

 

 

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Know How the Pajamas Made it to its Present State https://www.procaffenation.com/pyjamas-present-state/ https://www.procaffenation.com/pyjamas-present-state/#respond Sun, 29 Jul 2018 17:15:07 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25211 What you wear to bed is an individual issue. You may be flawlessly cheerful in a coordinating striped pajama set, while another person could rest in a charming robe. In any case, do you know how the present nightwear made it to its present state? The historical backdrop of nightwear is more astounding than you …

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What you wear to bed is an individual issue. You may be flawlessly cheerful in a coordinating striped pajama set, while another person could rest in a charming robe. In any case, do you know how the present nightwear made it to its present state? The historical backdrop of nightwear is more astounding than you may suspect!

RELEVANCE OF Pajamas 

In the 1700s the English initially appeared in India. They thought the free, loose pants that individuals wore were a truly smart thought. Muslims, the two people, wore them, and some Sikh men did as well. “By Jove,” thought the English, “breaking smart thought, particularly in this warmth.”

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Men from India wearing their pajamas. Not for resting or relaxing, but rather really to go cheetah chasing. You can’t perceive how they affix. Yet you can perceive how free and floppy they are at the lower legs.

So the English took the pajamas back to Britain with them. Be that as it may, what with the soggy and icy climate and more prohibitive attire styles. They didn’t generally get on for ordinary wear. Some English men wore them for relaxing around the house, however sooner or later even that dropped out of form.

In the 1800s, the English were anchoring increasingly of India under their control. They thought, “Dash it, those night robes are capital articles of clothing”.  So they carried them back home with them once more. This round of English pajamas-sweethearts wore them around evening time, for resting.

The English and French

This was still rather an extraordinary thought in Britain at the time. While ladies wore nightdresses, most men rested exposed, or they wore long nightshirts and tops.

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Here’s Tightwad wearing his nightshirt and top when Jacob Marley pays his foreboding visit.

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This is a peculiar jumble of stuff available to be purchased in an old-fashioned store. That white article of clothing is a man’s nightshirt. Finishing it off is the best cap beautified for Christmas, so you’ll need to envision the nightshirt without the cap. Looks a dreadful parcel like a robe, isn’t that right?

I should take note of that while wearing jeans to bed was all new in Britain. But it was not new to the Portuguese. Or if nothing else, the individuals who lived on the island of Goa. A French explorer noticed that the Portuguese there had received the custom of wearing free cotton jeans to bed until 1610. The French voyager didn’t consider much it, nor did numerous different Europeans on the grounds. Most chronicles keep up that European men didn’t wear jeans to bed until the mid-1800s.

There is nothing more intense than a thought whose time has come. Clearly, by the mid-1800s, the ideal opportunity for nightwear in Britain had come. They soon turned out to be very prevalent as resting articles of clothing.

Where The Word Comes From

The Word “pajama” Originates from the Indian word “piejamah,”. It portrayed free jeans that were tied at the midsection. The comfortable pants were respected by English colonials as the ideal thing to wear while resting toward the evening. It wasn’t some time before the outfit was esteemed ideal for whenever spent sleeping. At the point when the Colonials came back to England, the pattern got on.

Sometimes not very long from that point forward, the footed pajama was conceived. It’s imagined that somebody initially sewed feet/socks to the base of night robe to shield the feet from bugs. In particular, termites, which were exceptionally normal in India.

In The Mystery Sharer (1910) by Joseph Conrad, the storyteller says he was in his “dozing suit,”. And I generally enjoyed. I think about whether that was pajamas, or a nightshirt and top, for sure.

Pajamas Aren’t Just For Sleeping

American design magazines were revealing that the high society people had been seen wearing pajamas at the shoreline. Indeed, once it was realized that the well-to-do were wearing their night robe in broad daylight, the overall population needed to have nightgown as well, and pajamas deals took off.

Dress retailers revealed that they were offering heaps of night rob. They were all the while offering similarly the same number of robes as previously. Probably this implies ladies wearing nightgown around then were wearing them out in the open. At the same time, they favored the great old robe for resting.

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I don’t know where or when this advertisement initially ran, yet I will figure in Britain, sometime in the 1930s. The duplicate is particularly awesome. However, by 1966, which is the point at which this promotion is from, the nightshirt was essentially gone and it was all nightgown. What’s more, at $3.74, how might you turn out badly?

Since “pajama” really signifies “garments you wear on your legs,” it’s, in fact, repetitive to state “pajama pants.”Nowadays, we purchase and offer an arrangement of garments with a shirt and jeans. So, we call the entire set “night robe,”. Thus the expression “pajama pants” has appeared as an approach to determine one thing of the set.

 

Read also – Why Do People Cover Their Head During Worship? Know the Reasons.

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How Roman Used Human Urine And Feces In Daily Life https://www.procaffenation.com/how-roman-used-human-urine-and-feces-in-daily-life/ https://www.procaffenation.com/how-roman-used-human-urine-and-feces-in-daily-life/#respond Sat, 28 Jul 2018 12:20:22 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26180 Urine has enjoyed an impressive range of practical and medical uses for much of history. Urine has, in fact, had an impressive range of practical uses for much of history. A key area was medicine, But ancient Romans were also economical about their use of waste products—specifically, their own waste. In  Roman Mythology, Cloaca Maxima is the goddess of …

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Urine has enjoyed an impressive range of practical and medical uses for much of history. Urine has, in fact, had an impressive range of practical uses for much of history. A key area was medicine, But ancient Romans were also economical about their use of waste products—specifically, their own waste. In  Roman Mythology, Cloaca Maxima is the goddess of the sewer system. Following are some of the ways in which Romans used human urine and feces in daily life.

1. Whitening teeth

When left out too long, urine decomposes into ammonia, which is a great cleaning product that takes out stains easily.

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2. Growing Juicy Fruits

Urine also contains nitrogen and phosphorous, which are very useful for growing plants. The Roman author Columella wrote that old human urine was particularly useful for growing pomegranates, making them juicier and tastier.

3. Making their Togas bright and colorful

The ammonia in urine was used to clean togas in a place called a fulleary. The first stage of cleaning involved men jumping up and down on the togas in large vats with urine inside, like living washing machine agitators, while the second stage often included dirt or ash. Both helped dissolve grease that accumulated on the togas and made them bright again.

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4. Cure diseased animals

Roman author Columella suggested that sheep with bile issues were given human urine to drink, while those with lung issues were given urine through the nose. Sick bees could also be given human urine, and bird flu was cured by putting tepid urine on their beaks.

5. Tanning

The Romans frequently employed urine, dog feces, and sometimes human feces in tanning for making leather.  A good long soak in urine would help remove hair from the pelt, and then feces were ground into it, sometimes for hours at a time. The enzymes made by the bacteria in the feces softened the hide, making it more supple.

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6. Fertilizing Fields

Also known as night soil. Romans used human feces and urine in their gardens as the organic portion of the poo and the nitrates, phosphorous, and potassium of the urine nourished plants.

Although human waste was used in a wide variety of ways in ancient Rome, it’s not clear exactly how it was gathered.

Read Also: Is Drinking Urine As Medicine The New Trend? Read On To Find Out

 

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The Unknown Health Benefits of Baking Soda https://www.procaffenation.com/the-unknown-health-benefits-of-baking-soda/ https://www.procaffenation.com/the-unknown-health-benefits-of-baking-soda/#respond Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:36:23 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26327 Baking soda also known as soda bicarbonate is an alkaline chemical compound. It is crystalline in form naturally but is turned into a fine powder to be used for cooking and other activities. Soda bicarbonate when mixed with an acid releases carbon dioxide. This is the reason why ,vinegar and baking soda when mixed together …

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Baking soda also known as soda bicarbonate is an alkaline chemical compound. It is crystalline in form naturally but is turned into a fine powder to be used for cooking and other activities.

Soda bicarbonate when mixed with an acid releases carbon dioxide. This is the reason why ,vinegar and baking soda when mixed together in the cake batter cause the cake to rise. Apart from being used in chemical labs and for cooking, it also has many health benefits.

Helps to Slow the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease is the gradual loss of the kidney function over a period of months or years. Although treatment can help, this condition isn’t totally curable.

Failure of kidneys, makes it difficult to remove acids and toxins from the body. Baking soda neutralizes acids and helps to bring the acid-alkaline level back to normal. It helps to prevent acids from accumulating in the kidneys. And also protects the kidneys from the associated damage.

A recent report mentioned in the Journal of American Society of Nephrology said that a daily dose of baking soda can help slow the progression of CKD. However, do visit your doctor before adopting this as a part of your kidney management regime. This inexpensive supplement also improves the nutritional status.

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Baking Soda to Relieve Sore Muscles

Sore muscles are a result of the accumulation of lactic acid and damage to muscle fibers. Baking soda when mixed with water creates an alkaline solution which helps to buffer down the acid accumulation. It thus helps to restore the acid-alkaline balance in the muscles. The intake of this before exercising can help to prolong the accumulation of lactic acid.

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Baking Soda to Treat Acne

Baking soda possesses anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Thus, it can help manage the pain and inflammation of the skin caused by acne. It is used as an exfoliant or brightener. It can be added to the existing acne treatments to boost effects. However, it is not advised to use it every day since it is super drying on the skin. It is therefore recommended that one must use a moisturizer after using baking soda.

*Spot Test- Before using baking soda on your entire face it is advisable to first test it on a patch of your skin and then proceeding further with the full face. This can help you to figure out it will suit your skin or not.

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Baking Soda for Heartburn or Acid Reflux

Heartburn is also known as acid reflux. It is a condition wherein the stomach content move back upwards from the stomach back into the esophagus. This happens due to food indigestion.

Baking soda, in this case, acts as an antacid which helps to neutralize the stomach acid.

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Helps to Reduce the Inflammation of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease, characterized by the inflammation of the joints. Baking soda has anti-inflammatory properties. It thus calms down the autoimmune response of the body. And also strengthens the anti-inflammatory response.

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Apart from these health benefits baking soda has many other uses for example:
  1. Used for teeth whitening.
  2. Used as a mouthwash.
  3. To remove dandruff from the hair.
  4. For hair removal.
  5. For the removal of blackheads.
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Read Also: Miraculous Effects And Health Benefits Of Herbal Tea

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Five Dead Languages You Should Know About https://www.procaffenation.com/five-dead-languages-you-should-know-about/ https://www.procaffenation.com/five-dead-languages-you-should-know-about/#respond Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:31:29 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26347 It is predicted that about 90% of the languages spoken currently will be extinct by the year 2050 and that one dies out every 14 days. Several languages once spoken by enormous populations centuries ago have transformed into several other languages and are now considered dead. Let’s have a look at five of the major …

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It is predicted that about 90% of the languages spoken currently will be extinct by the year 2050 and that one dies out every 14 days. Several languages once spoken by enormous populations centuries ago have transformed into several other languages and are now considered dead. Let’s have a look at five of the major ones.

Coptic

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This ancient language developed around 300 C.E and was spoken in Egypt until at least the late 17th century. It is considered the final stage of the ancient Egyptian language and is written using the Greek alphabet and a couple of Demotic signs. Coptic was much easier to learn in comparison to other ancient Egyptian writing systems such as Hieratic, Hieroglyphic and demotic scripts. Still used as a religious language, it isn’t a native language anymore. The Coptic language died out between 1000 C.E and 1500 C.E. This was largely due to the Arab conquest on Egypt 1300 years ago. After which Coptic was eventually replaced by Arabic.

Hunnic

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Atilla the Hun is quite well heard of, but how much do we know about the language spoken by the Scourge of God? Apparently, not much. The language wasn’t put into writing and only a few words have survived. What survived was mainly place names, tribal names and personal names. This left a confusion over the ethnic associates of the Huns.

Latin

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Latin was the official language of the Roman Empire and was heavily used in the 1900s for international communication. It isn’t extinct; however, Latin is considered a dead language. Although It is used in some specific contexts it is not commonly spoken by native speakers anymore. There are more than one reasons for this, one of them being the fall of the Roman Empire. Latin didn’t particularly die but changed into numerous other languages, the most common ones being Italian, Romanian, French, Portuguese and Spanish which mainly happened due to the complexity of the Latin language.

Old Norse

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Old Norse, a North Germanic language used for 200 years between 1150 to 1350 was spoken by the Vikings or Norsemen. It also was the language in which most of the primary sources of our current knowledge of the Norse Mythology was written in, such as the skaldic poems, Eddas, and the Icelandic sagas. Like most ancient dead languages, it transformed into other more regionally specific languages. By the early modern era, Old Norse gave birth to Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese and Danish.

Biblical Hebrew

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Similar to modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew is a lot more difficult to learn and is the old form of modern Hebrew used to write the Old Testament of the Bible. It was spoken in ancient Israel and evolved during the Roman period due to the Jewish Diaspora when the Roman Empire exiled Jews to various countries. Hebrew then experienced a revival in the 19th century and is now what is known as Modern Hebrew.

Read also – DB Cooper: A man never found, and a case never solved.

 

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Must Try Magical Unicorn Food https://www.procaffenation.com/must-try-magical-unicorn-food/ https://www.procaffenation.com/must-try-magical-unicorn-food/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:57:46 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26149 2017 was the year of unicorn food. Unicorn food flooded the social media in no time and people started their experiments with all shades of violet. Origin? Starbucks came out with unicorn frappe. It was a hit! After that Adeline Waugh, a Miami based health and wellness blogger created a unicorn toast. She even created …

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2017 was the year of unicorn food. Unicorn food flooded the social media in no time and people started their experiments with all shades of violet.

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Origin?

Starbucks came out with unicorn frappe. It was a hit!

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After that Adeline Waugh, a Miami based health and wellness blogger created a unicorn toast.

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She even created a mermaid toast just to keep the mythical creature trend going!

Youtube is flowing with unicorn desserts that are too beautiful to consume. The trend started with unicorn cake and pastries which was so vibrant and colorful. Not only their appearance but also their taste was too good. Unicorn food is something people enjoy making and they experiment with various colors and flavors.

Unicorn latte with blue algae

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It’s the prettiest and healthiest of all. It is an energy booster and has lemon honey turmeric coconut milk, blue-green algae, and vegan sprinkles

Unicorn milkshake.

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With two gold horns on the top and purple sweet potato puree. Its different than the normal shakes.It has marshmallows on the top and is loaded with sprinkles.I definitely want to taste it once.🤔

Flavored unicorn macarons

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They are just too cute to handle.

They look like soft toys though. These are in high demand these days.

Unicorn icecream

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Unicorn ice cream somewhat resembles the bubble gum ice cream. Like shades of pink-purple combined.😍

Unicorn popcorn

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Gone are the days of caramel popcorn you can see these cute pink little stuff that is just too cute to handle

Unicorn bars

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The amaranthine and aubergine color combination are divine.

Unicorn Hot Chocolate

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Unicorn hot chocolate is healthy and alluring. You can make it with coconut milk as a base or white chocolate as your cheat meal. It’s simply magical.

Also, there is a unicorn cafe in Thailand

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It serves unicorn food and is full of unicorn toys. It has pink furniture and attractive interior. They serve rainbow crepe cake, rainbow waffles, and even a cheeseburger with a French fry fashioned on top as a makeshift horn. For beverages, they have a variety of rainbow drinks including a gigantic cotton candy milkshake served in a star-shaped container that can feed four to five people.

It clearly explains that The Unicorn trend isn’t dead yet. No?

Read also – 14 Surprising Food Combinations that are Actually Dangerous

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Ailurophobia – The Fear of Cats! https://www.procaffenation.com/ailurophobia-the-fear-of-cats/ https://www.procaffenation.com/ailurophobia-the-fear-of-cats/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:56:18 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26251 Ailurophobia, also known as Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Gatophobia or Cat Phobia is the unjustifiable and persistent fear of cats. The word Ailurophobia has been derived from the Greek word ‘Ailurous’ meaning cat and ‘phobia’ meaning fear. While many people pet cats, some people fear cats a lot. Although fear of certain animals can be normal, a …

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Ailurophobia, also known as Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Gatophobia or Cat Phobia is the unjustifiable and persistent fear of cats. The word Ailurophobia has been derived from the Greek word ‘Ailurous’ meaning cat and ‘phobia’ meaning fear.

While many people pet cats, some people fear cats a lot. Although fear of certain animals can be normal, a phobia is something to be concerned about. In this phobia, a person is unable to function properly or normally if a cat is around.

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Causes of Ailurophobia

There are various causes of Ailurophobia which includes-

  • Traumatic experiences with cats in the past.
  • Having ever been attacked or bitten by a cat.
  • It also occurs in people who have seen scary scenes of cats in movies
  • Having seen someone else being attacked by a cat.

In addition to the above, many people believe in superstitions. For example, if a cat crosses someone’s way, something bad might happen to that person. Some people also believe that cats are used by witches for black magic. Such superstitions and beliefs may also be the cause of this kind of a phobia.

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Symptoms of Ailurophobia

  • Screaming or crying at the sight of a cat.
  • Rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath on being encountered with cats.
  • Trying to run away from a cat or trying to move it away from oneself
  • Avoiding places where one might find a cat.
  • Always being careful about being attacked by a cat.
  • Getting panicky on hearing a cat purr.
  • Imaging the possibility of being touched or brushed against a cat.
  • Getting scared on seeing pictures of cats.

Treatment for Ailurophobia

Just like other phobias, Ailurophobia is also a psychological disorder. It can be treated by psychotherapy, counseling as well as medicines.

Medicines-  Medicines cannot help fight the phobia. They can only help to relieve the sufferer from panic, anxiety, and problems being faced. Like, shortness of breath and fast heartbeat.

Hypnotherapy- This therapy is considered an alternative medicine which helps to deal with psychological problems basically. It addresses your fears and helps you overcome them. This helps you to prepare yourself to be rational when you are around cats.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the study of how individuals create reality. This can help you overcome your fear with behavioral, communication and linguistic patterns.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- It is a therapy which helps to manage problems by changing the way one thinks and behaves. This therapy will help one change the negative attitude towards cats that one has. It will help the person to remain calm around cats. It will also release the stress one experiences due to the phobia.

Energy Psychology is somewhat similar to acupuncture however, it does not involve needles. It is now emerging as a potent tool to cure phobias.

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The Stance on Ailurophobia

Ailurophobia although might seem a little weird to some people, is a quite common phobia. Some people might understand that this is irrational. But they just can’t help it and end up reacting to the stimuli. Alexander the Great, Napolean, Hitler, Mussolini, all suffered from Ailurophobia. Some people also avoid visiting a therapist thinking that their phobia is lame and weird. But, it is totally normal and should be addressed as soon as possible.

Read Also: Cherophobia- The Fear of Happiness

 

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Bamboo Products as a replacement for Plastic Products in our lives https://www.procaffenation.com/bamboo-products-as-a-replacement-for-plastic-products-in-our-lives/ https://www.procaffenation.com/bamboo-products-as-a-replacement-for-plastic-products-in-our-lives/#respond Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:53:00 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=25491 Our community is so used to utilizing plastic products now that it’s part of our regular life. It’s cheap, convenient, easily available and light. However, it’s also becoming clear that it’s really not the best choice of product for everyday usage, because of various health reasons and for it’s disrupting the human life cycle along …

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Our community is so used to utilizing plastic products now that it’s part of our regular life. It’s cheap, convenient, easily available and light. However, it’s also becoming clear that it’s really not the best choice of product for everyday usage, because of various health reasons and for it’s disrupting the human life cycle along with aquatic life cycle and other animals and plants species.One time use plastics are washing up on shores around the world.  Even worst, they are being found in the bellies, around the necks and in the noses of animals. Thus, harming the life cycle of aquatic animals. It has been proven that all plastic secretes estrogen imitators that are a precursor to cancers and other related health issues.

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Are We Dumping it Right?

Most nations also don’t know what to do with plastic waste products so it fills up landfills quickly and most of the toxic waste from plastics ends up polluting our lands and water sources like the ocean. It’s only a small percentage of plastic that gets recycled. The rest goes and slowly disintegrates and when rains come the smaller plastic pieces make their way into the ocean. Animals in the ocean ingest them resulting in fatal results and if we eat those animals, the toxins pass on to us as well. Unless you are living in a huge denial, now it can be concluded that plastics are generally harmful.

How Can We Stop Harming Mother Earth?

It’s time to take a step back and look for alternatives to these products, and bamboo is proving to be a solid answer.  Bamboo is an eco-friendly alternative to many everyday products. Bamboos are highly beneficial and health for maintaining a good and long lifestyle. 

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We are in the world where we cannot think of our lives without plastic products. In our daily life, we are almost dependent on different forms of plastic and it is the matter of our thinking. However, if we just look out if the box and look at things from different perspective, we can win this shot of life with glory.

We all know that bamboo can be used for many applications, from a food source to a building material. But with the age of modern materials, many people don’t understand the scope of uses for bamboo. The shoots can be picked early for eating, and the wood of older canes can be treated and used as anything from decoration to instruments. A fabulous trend right now is bamboo fibers being used in fabrics and clothing. It is becoming a mainstream trend to have bamboo fabric boxes.

Basically, why should bamboos deserve this chance?

Bamboos are eco-friendly. They absorb carbon dioxide and release a major amount of oxygen into the atmosphere than any other tree. Moreover, let’s clear the myth, bamboo belongs to the grass family and is not a tree. It is naturally organic and does not require pesticides, fertilizers or irrigation to enhance growth.  Bamboo instead grows like a weed. It is antibacterial & hypoallergenic. Bamboo turns out to be a versatile crop. Not just this it can virtually replace all the wooden appliances. Not just straws but toothbrush to packaging. It’s not only eco-friendly but innovative and beautiful. It adds to the natural beautify, whether it’s home décor or gift items. It is equally economics as plastic and is the new Green Gold. Very precious and highly effective if used correct and proper manner.

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This green gold has a lot of potential, which can be utilized in future in  home flooring and potential building industry. Not just the industrial and material products but bamboo can be used for daily beauty and skin care products which are made of bamboo charcoal. Other excellent example is Bamboo Bicycle Project, which is beneficial for economic potential.  

Major Products In Use :

1. Toothbrushes

The ecological Bamboo Brushes is the new trend, while plastics never degrades. It is not a part of natural food chain. To use and dispose of plastic toothbrushes is a habit, that can not be sustained. The replacement to them is the bio-degradable bamboo brushes. They don’t disturb the natural cycle.

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2. Instruments

There are a variety of Bamboo flutes made all over the world. From dize to jinghu. bamboo’s natural hollow form makes it suitable for many instruments, especially flutes. It is also used for making slit drums. It has been recently used for making guitars and ukuleles. Though the products are costly but it’s worth saving nature.

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3. Food Packaging

Through innovation and a new approach, bamboo is used in numerous field. Bamboo with Cassava is used in making packaging products. The benefits from the excellent property are resistance to water and temperature. Apart from this, it is microwavable since it can withstand heat. Furthermore, it has less thickness and lightweight.

 

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4. Home-Decor

Bamboo has been used in a range of home decor products. From ladder to the vase, and too comfortable chairs. Patience is required to perfect the home-decor with these beautiful products. On the other hand, there are various show pieces and elegant dining table napkin settings. From big to small, ever plastic stuff can be replaced in a home with Bamboo.

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5. Fabric Material

Bamboo fabrics feel softer than the softest cotton. They have a natural luster similar to that of cashmere. They are easy to care for at home. Above all, proponents say that they have natural antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and deodorizing properties. They’re a prime choice for bath towels, washcloths, and bathmats.

 

6. Beauty Products

Bamboo is widely used in making make-up blenders along with various beauty products like Bamboo Powder. The powder is rich in essential minerals and silica which helps to soften and radiate skin. Apart from, the blenders and blushers are made of bamboo stalk instead of plastic which is likely to less durable and harmful. A lot of other beauty products company have opted for bamboo while it is still new. Instead of plastic bodies in lipsticks and glosses, they prefer to use bamboo stalk.

7. Bamboo Bicycle Project

The Bamboo Bicycle Project was started by two scientist David Ho and John Mutter. The project’s aim is to help local investors start factories that make low cost, high quality, locally produced bamboo bikes to be widely distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project was started basically with an aim of stimulating a bicycle building industry in Africa and help the rural people there. Not just the conversation of the environment, but the project helps a lot of jobless people to find employment.

Via : bamboohabitat

Now, it is our time to take a step towards bamboo in, plastic out mission. A small step at a time can help a lot. Just by exchanging your toothbrushes with the new bamboo toothbrushes while carrying refilling water bottles and changing other home products, we can bring a small change in the world. A small change is always the beginning of a new revolution.

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Read also – 15 Inventions That Came Into Existence Purely By Accident

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Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá- The Church Within a Salt Mine https://www.procaffenation.com/salt-cathedral-of-zipaquira/ https://www.procaffenation.com/salt-cathedral-of-zipaquira/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:11:52 +0000 https://www.procaffenation.com/?p=26195 The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is a roman catholic church which has been built 200 meters underground, in the tunnels of a rock salt mountain in Colombia. This church within a salt mine is considered as one of the biggest achievements of the Colombian Architecture. It has also been described as a ‘Jewel of Modern Architecture’. …

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The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is a roman catholic church which has been built 200 meters underground, in the tunnels of a rock salt mountain in Colombia. This church within a salt mine is considered as one of the biggest achievements of the Colombian Architecture. It has also been described as a ‘Jewel of Modern Architecture’.

via: uncovercolombia.com

Location

Cathedral de Sal is built inside the tunnels of a mountain in the town of Zipaquirá, which is an hour’s ride away from the capital city of Colombia.

History

The Old Cathedral-

The construction of the cathedral dates back to 1932 when the salt mine workers who used to extract salt for trading carved a sanctuary for their daily prayers, to pray for their safety. A bigger project started on the cathedral. The cathedral was officially inaugurated in the year 1954. It was dedicated to Our Lady of Rosary, Patron saint of miners. The original cost of building the church amounted to 258 million dollars. It could accommodate up to 8000 people at the most. But due to safety concerns, it was shut down in September 1992.

The New Cathedral-

The construction of the new cathedral took place in 1991 and was inaugurated in December 1995 with a new and safe structure.

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Structure of the Cathedral

The Cathedral is broken into 14 small chapels. Each of these chapels is connected by tunnels. Each of these chapels represents the path that Jesus took during his last journey.

Furthermore, the chamber is about more than 250 feet deep and around 30 feet wide. The main nave has a chiseled monumental cross. The cross is about 50 feet tall and is illuminated. It also throws a giant shadow of itself on the dome on the cave. Moreover, what’s more, interesting is the fact that it has been carved with 250,000 tons of salt.

The three naves are interconnected, and they represent the birth and death of Jesus. The left nave shows the birth, baptism of Jesus and a waterfall (symbolizing the Jordan River). The right nave showcases the Stations of the Cross icons, also the Rosary chapel, with the Virgin of Rosary Icon.

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The Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter is very significant. During busy Sundays the church also offers services. Moreover, Sundays see as good as 3000 people visiting. There is no bishop in the Cathedral. Hence, the cathedral has not yet been officially given the status of Catholicism.

Guides can be hired who take you on an entire tour through the mine. They also explain the significance of each space, history and all details.

The place, although is a Catholic space, doesn’t stop attracting millions of tourists from all over the world.

via: backpackerreport.com

Read Also: History Of The Holy Grail: The Controversial Cup

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