You may know giant pandas for their irresistible cuteness, their love of bamboo and their tendency to roll around in the cutest way possible. But here's something you probably didn't know about pandas: they've got a thing for covering themselves in horse poop. Kinda weird, but there's a scientific explanation for it. Keep on reading to find out why pandas have this strange habit.
Are you the kind of person who prefers the cold weather? Do you love the fresh chill that comes with winter and sends everyone indoors to sit around the fireplace? Wearing a sweater may be nice, but if you really want to test yourself, you should visit Oymyakon, Siberia: the coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth, with temperatures regularly reaching -62°C (-80°F). You'll need more than a sweater to stay warm there.
Its cold and flu season folks, and that means its time to break out grandma's favorite trick to cure everything from the common cold to a lost limb. Everyone has that one trick that their grandparents gave them as fail proof. But sometimes its good to find new ways to battle off the bitter winter chill and illnesses that come with.
Garlic is often a key ingredient in any family cure, but this super soup is supposed to be able to even cure norovirus. But be warned, you will be warding off vampires for a month after a bowl of this. It comes with a heavy dose, to the tune of 52 cloves of garlic among healthy portions of ginger and onions among other ingredients and spices.
The study by Boris Kingman and Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, published Aug. 3, looked at the comparative metabolic rates between men and women and qualified that with the standards related to thermal comfort in the western workplace.
[M]ost office buildings set their thermostats using a formula based on the metabolic rate of a 40-year-old man. Yet because women are often smaller and have more body fat than men, they also tend to have slower metabolic rates — meaning that the current standards for air-conditioning are way too cold for most women. After studying women doing seated work while wearing light clothing, researchers found that women's average metabolic rate was 20 to 32 percent lower than the rates used to determine standard office temperatures.
The study has since picked up a number of proponents worldwide, discussing personal experience and anecdotal evidence that corroborates the findings.
The study recommended changing office temperature standards to reflect the average metabolic rates of men and women. This would probably involve turning down that air conditioner a little bit.
Men will deal with it and it might just set new expectations of business attire.
Bonus: lowering air conditioning would help conserve energy, saving money and lowering emissions. It's win win!
These giant boulders start as small chunks of ice but then grow over time due to the frigid temperatures. The constantly flowing waves cause the chunks of ice to form their round shape. These ice boulders were found along the northern Lake Michigan shoreline.
For those who are suffering winter cabin fever from not being able to go outside, Youtuber and Wisconsinite, Reichhen has put together a video of a few activities that allow you to take part in the sub zero temperatures.
A recent rehashing NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for the lowest recorded temperature at -135.8 degrees back in August 2010. To be clear, that's the coldest temp ever recorded on our planet. Ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center said that's lower than anywhere in Alaska.
The Associated Press reports of this amazing occurrence captured on video in North Dakota by retired engineer, George Loegering. According to the AP, experts say the phenomenon developed from a rare combination of "cold, dense air, and an eddy in the river."