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MONDAY’S GOSPOTAINMENT BREAKFAST GIST

Did you know?

  • To tell a real diamond from a fake, you need to breathe on it: a fake one will become foggy, and a genuine one will stay clear.
30 Facts About the World That Will Surprise Even the Most Intelligent People
  • Galileo Galilei’s middle finger is stored in The Museum of Science in Florence.
  • The Bombay phenotype is a phenomenon whereby certain elements of the blood are missing. It results in a person having a mixed blood type. Only 0.0004% of the world’s population have such blood. There is even a special storage of this blood so that people who have it can have a blood transfusion if necessary. What is curious is that this unique blood type can be transfused to any person with a regular blood type.
  • Besides the senses that we all know, such as smell and touch, a person also has another sense: proprioception (being aware of the position of one’s body parts).
  • Only 5% of the population of Brazil lives in the Rio Grande state. However, this is the place where 70% of all Brazilian models are from.
  • Bananas have a curved shape because they reach for the sunlight when they grow.
     
     
     
    30 Facts About the World That Will Surprise Even the Most Intelligent People
     
     
  • The blue bird from the Twitter logo has a name: Larry. The creators of the social network named the bird after basketball player Larry Bird.
  • In the high mountain forests of Nepal, there are giant bees. The length of their bodies can be up to 1.1 inches. These bees produce special honey that can cause a person to hallucinate. The Gurungs that live in that part of the Himalayas collect such hallucinogenic honey.
  • The Spanish word “esposas” means both “handcuffs” and “wives.”
     
    30 Facts About the World That Will Surprise Even the Most Intelligent People

    Quote of the day:

    “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” –Andy Warhol

    “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” –Stephen Covey

    “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stressed; working hard for something we love is called passion.” –Simon Sinek

    “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” –Robert Kiyosaki

    “How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” –Seth Godin

    Today’s Weather Report:

5 Wisdom Seed for today:

“May you live every day of your life.”

― Jonathan Swift

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

― Aristotle

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

― Isaac Asimov, Foundation

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”

― Mark Twain

Jokes of the Day:

Mr. and Mrs. Brown had two sons. One was named Mind Your Own Business & the other was named Trouble. One day the two boys decided to play hide and seek. Trouble hid while Mind Your Own Business counted to one hundred. Mind Your Own Business began looking for his brother behind garbage cans and bushes. Then he started looking in and under cars until a police man approached him and asked, “What are you doing?” “Playing a game,” the boy replied. “What is your name?” the officer questioned. “Mind Your Own Business.” Furious the policeman inquired, “Are you looking for trouble?!” The boy replied, “Why, yes.”

Math Teacher: “If I have 5 bottles in one hand and 6 in the other hand, what do I have?”
Student: “A drinking problem.”

Exercise Tips

How much exercise do you need?

The key thing to remember about starting an exercise program is that something is always better than nothing. Going for a quick walk is better than sitting on the couch; one minute of activity will help you lose more weight than no activity at all. That said, the current recommendations for most adults is to reach at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. You’ll get there by exercising for 30 minutes, 5 times a week. Can’t find 30 minutes in your busy schedule? It’s okay to break things up. Two 15-minute workouts or three 10-minute workouts can be just as effective.

How hard do I need to exercise?

Whether an activity is low, moderate, or vigorous intensity varies according to your personal fitness level. As a general guideline, though:

  • Low-intensity activity: You can easily talk in full sentences, or sing.
  • Moderate intensity: You can speak in full sentences, but not sing.
  • Vigorous intensity: You are too breathless to speak in full sentences.

For most people, aiming for moderate intensity exercise is sufficient to improve your overall health. You should breathe a little heavier than normal, but not be out of breath. Your body should feel warmer as you move, but not overheated or sweating profusely. While everyone is different, don’t assume that training for a marathon is better than training for a 5K or 10K. There’s no need to overdo it.

For more on the types of exercise you should include and how hard you should work out, read Best Exercises for Health and Weight Loss.

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