Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant mint their own ‘Islamic Dinar’ coins


Syrian activist group claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have begun minting their own “Islamic dinar” coins. Pictures posted on social media showed a series of gold sovereigns bearing Isil inscriptions, and with a reported value of one gold dinar being with $139 (£89).

Why Does Mint Make Your Mouth Feel Cold?

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Mint is a chilling herb and flavor
When you chew a piece of mint gum and then take a drink, the drink seems colder than it would otherwise. It’s not colder, that’s an illusion from your brain and a protein called TRPM8.

TRPM8 doesn’t just respond to cold temperatures, though. It also activates in the presence of menthol, a waxy, crystalline organic compound found in peppermint and other mint oils. (It responds to other “cooling agents,” too, like eucalyptol and icilin. Why, exactly, is unknown; menthol just happens to fit the cellular “lock.”)

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Scientists Mine YouTube To Study Effects Of Salvia Divinorum

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Salvia Divinorum has been shown to be a short,
extremely intense, not always pleasant, non-addictive high.

I can’t say the thought ever occurred to me, but apparently enough people think it’s a good idea to get high, film themselves and post the results to YouTube that psychologists at San Diego State University were able to use the crowd-created video archive to do one of the first studies of the drug’s behavioral impacts.

Why study how people act when they’re high on Salvia? Despite carrying a lot of the same cultural trappings as pot, Salvia is actually pretty unique, from a chemical standpoint.

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