Bizarre Facts About … Pee!

 
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You pee, I pee, we all pee – but have you ever given thought to what exactly you’re flushing out of your body? In her book That’s Disgusting! An Adult Guide to What’s Gross, Tasteless, Rude, Crude, and Lewd, Greta Garbage explains all sorts of bizarre trivia about urine.

Warning: not for the squeamish. True to the title of her book, Greta Garbage’s book is like a No Holds Barred trivia book about really gross things. You’ve been warned (or if this sort of things interest you, then “urine” for a treat!)  

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Low Speed Limits Have Opposite Effect

 Low Speed Limits Have Opposite Effect

Phony speed limits lead people to believe that the law is bendable

Efforts to manipulate driving behavior by setting speed limits artificially low may have had just the opposite effect, eroding respect for speed limits, a US researcher reported on Thursday. More than a third of the people surveyed believed it was safe to drive 20 miles an hour above posted speed limits, and 43% thought it was safe to drive up to 10 miles an hour over, said Fred Mannering of the department of civil engineering at Indiana’s Purdue University.

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Exercise May Speed Up Tumor Growth

Exercise May Speed Up Tumour Growth

Sometimes exercise can be bad for you

It is considered that exercise is an effective path to good health, but a new study has shown that exercise may lead to faster prostate tumor growth, and thus hasten the decline of some cancer patients.

Researchers at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center (DCCC) and the Duke Prostate Center, who looked at prostate tumours in mice, found that cancerous cells multiplied twice as quickly when the animals were active.
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The Mortgage Bust Goes Global

The Mortgage Bust Goes Global

While the housing slump has come to dominate American presidential debates and has sent Wall Street into a tailspin, the consequences of millions of foreclosures across the United States are also being felt far overseas. Nowhere is that more true than in Switzerland, the serene land of snowy peaks, ice-cold lakes and staid banks long considered to be among the most cautious in the world.

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