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Monday, June 27, 2016

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Scientists claim that the most complicated and mysterious thing in the universe is the human brain. Scientists know more about stars exploding billions of light years away than they know about the brain.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose."

HINT: Scottish writer and physician, most noted for creating the most famous detective in crime fiction.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) believed that the center of thought was the heart and that the brain's function was merely to cool the heart. It was an early Greek physician, Alcmaeon of Croton (c. 6th century B.C.), who was the first to claim that the brain, not the heart, is the central organ of sensation and thought.

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In South America, scientist have discovered deliberately made 'skull holes' that may have been made to treat painful headaches, brain disease, or to let 'evil spirits' out of the head. Called 'trepanation,' the process of making those holes was incredibly painful. The high number of trepanized skulls suggests that this brain surgery was commonplace.

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Contrary to the popular belief that humans use just 10 percent of their brain capacity, humans actually use virtually every part of the brain, and most of the brain is active all the time.

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There are more than 100,000 chemical reactions happening in the human brain every second.

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A 20-year-old man has around 109,000 miles (176,000 km) of myelinated axons in his brain, which is enough to wrap around the earth's equator four-and-a-half times. A 20-year old woman's brain is typically smaller than a male's, and, consequently, requires less wiring

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If brain cells were replaced, like skin or liver cells, scientists hypothesize we would lose our memories.




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In a pond there are some flowers with some bees hovering over the flowers. How many flowers and bees are there if both the following statements are true: 1. If each bee lands on a flower, one bee doesn't get a flower. 2. If two bees share each flower there is one flower left out.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose."

ANSWER: Arthur Conan Doyle

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