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Random thoughts, topics, and factoids you’ll be happy you read.

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN YOU ARE ALONE

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If you feel like you are having a heart attack, you only have about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. If you are alone, here is what you can do to save your own life.

  • Cough repeatedly and very vigorously.
  • Take a deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
  • A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
  • Try to do this while calling 911 to get them in route to your home or location

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm.

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Occupations with High Rates of Substance Abuse

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10 Strange Death Statistics

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1. Texting while driving kills 6,000 annually in the U.S. alone
2. Hippos kill 2,900 people annually in Africa
3. Autoerotic Asphyxiation Kills 600 people annually
4. Falling out of bed kills 450 people annually in the U.S.
5. Icicles kill 100 people per year in Russia
6. Jellyfish kill 20-40 people per year in the Philippines alone
7. Dogs kill 34 people per year in the U.S.
8. Ants kill 30 people per year
9. Vending machines kill 13 people per year
10. Roller Coasters kill 4 people per year

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Beastie Boys “So What’cha Want” Muppets Cover

“So What’cha Want”. Starring the Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beeker.

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The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people

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Phone battery dying?

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Lucky Rabbit

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Belgium

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The United States will take on Belgium today for some serious World Cup action. Since Americans are still learning how to be soccer fans, it only makes sense to learn a bit about Belgium. Let’s face it, you’ll never probably be more interested in this country anyway. Here are some fun facts.

  1. Actress Audrey Hepburn was born in Brussels
  2. Brussels Airport is the world’s biggest selling point of chocolate
  3. Belgian mathematician Lambert Adolphe Quetelet invented the
  4. Body Mass Index (BMI)
  5. Jean-Claude Van Damme, “The Muscles From Brussels”
  6. The Belgian Adolphe Sax invented the Saxophone
  7. French Fries are actually from Belgium
  8. Marvin Gaye wrote Sexual Healing in Ostend, Belgium
  9. The Smurfs are from Belgium
  10. Belgians pay some of the highest tax rates in the world, around 40% of their gross earnings. Taxation represents 45.6 % of the country’s GDP

3 plants that will clean up the air in your home

If you’re trying to get more fresh air, you might have better luck indoors. Kamal Meattle, the environmental activist who pioneered a project to create India’s healthiest building, has good evidence to indicate that cleaner ambient air is simply a matter of growing the right plants inside. Three of them, to be exact.

Image Credit: Rural-Living-HQ

Image Credit: Rural-Living-HQ

The 3 miracle plants

Areca Palm: Instead of splurging on a humidifier, you might want to try one of these. At its full height, this tall, leafy plant transpires up to a full liter (about four glasses) of water, warding off dry office air. The shrub also absorbs particulate matter, some of which can lead to heart disease, asthma and a host of other severe health problems, according to a NASA study.

Mother-in-Law’s Tongue: While many plants inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen during the day, this plant’s long, dark leaves push fresh air into the environment at night, making it a good complement to the areca palm. It also absorbs nitrogen oxide, a fossil fuel and agriculture byproduct that accounts for 6% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and cancer-causing formaldehyde.

The Money Plant: Instead of another cup of coffee, you might want to give this plant a shot. Like Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, the money plant sucks up formaldehyde and other building pollutants. It also absorbs benzene, an air pollutant found in car exhaust that can cause dizziness, drowsiness and headaches.