Health Trivia Snips

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01/09/15 Americans now spend over $2.7 trillion dollars on health care each year. This is roughly one out of every six dollars spent and is more money than is spent on food. Top this fact with the estimation that approximately 20% percent of health care spending is spent for nothing because of system inefficiencies.

10/15/14 Pinkwashed trivia: The Dutch national health system looked at 25,000 mammograms taken on ladies over 69 years old and found that they were 2,000% more likely to have their lives ruined by mammogram over-diagnosis/misdiagnosis than to be saved by mammograms.

10/11/14 Count your blessings trivia: Some 805 million people – about one in nine worldwide – live with and will probably die with chronic hunger

09/30/14 The DNA of emotions trivia: Negative emotions cause the two strands that comprise human DNA to wind more tightly where positive ones relax the DNA strands in just 2 minutes.

09/10/14 Glossing over the trivia: Most people don’t realize that it is agriculture – not transportation – that is the greatest contributor to greenhouse gases globally. This fact is glossed over by the Al Gore groupies and hundreds of other green groups.

08/28/14 Case and point trivia: According to JAMA, states that have legalized marijuana for managing chronic pain have 25% fewer deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses each year.

08/15/14 Miniscule trivia: A virus is 100 times smaller than a single bacteria cell which is 10 times smaller than a human cell which is 10 times smaller than the diameter of human hair.

08/07/14 At the rate we are headed trivia: More than 80 million people will have dementia by the year 2040, driving up health care costs and burdening families ~ Pitt School of Medicine.

07/30/14 Chewing on trivia: Vitamin C tablets make your mouth acidic enough to dissolve tooth enamel. If you take chewable Vitamin C tablets, brush your teeth afterwards.

07/29/14 Standardizing salmonella trivia: Did you know that the USDA standards allow 7.5% of whole raw chickens sold at the grocers to carry salmonella but there is absolutely NO limit for contamination in chicken parts?

07/24/14 Shaking up the trivia: The good news is that a shake at a fast food restaurant provides about 400 mg of calcium. The bad news: it also supplies up to 600 calories along with at least 9 grams of fat!

07/23/14 Mediterranean trivia: Greek women have a 50% lower incidence of breast cancer and Greek men an 80% lower incidence of prostate cancer than Americans.

07/22/14 Passively smoking trivia: More than 40% of children have at least one smoking parent and every year some 600,000 people die worldwide from the passive inhalation of tobacco smoke.

07/17/14 Kissing up to trivia: Psychology research reports that 59% of men and 66% of women have ended a budding relationship because of a bad first kiss.

07/16/14 Southpaw trivia: Men born in the winter months of Nov, Dec, or Jan are more likely to being left-handed than those born during the rest of the year.

07/15/14 Urgency trivia: Urinary incontinence occurs in approximately 15% of women and about 50% of them do not respond to conventional treatments.

07/10/14 Heavyweight trivia: 69.2% of Americans over 20 are now either overweight or obese. Americans fork over $40 billion a year for weight loss products but about 80% who lose weight regain the weight they lost… plus some!

07/09/14 Take-out trivia: According to the CDC, you are four and a half times more likely to contract food poisoning at a restaurant than at home.

07/08/14 Married to trivia: Studies show that married people are generally healthier and live longer than unmarried people. Married people wear their seatbelts more, are more physically active and watch their blood pressure closer.

07/03/14 The heart medicine of trivia: The first “heart medicine” was developed 1799 from the common plant, digitalis purpurea and is still used in heart medications today to slow the pulse and increase the amount of blood pumped per heartbeat.

07/02/14 High fiber trivia: High-fiber foods are both filling and nutritious while helping you poop good. Did you know that boosting your fiber intake actually reduces the number of calories your body absorbs from the food you eat?

07/01/14 Irritating trivia: Knuckle popping does NOT cause arthritis, enlarged joints or any other harm. But it can cause arguments, divorce and other altercations…

06/26/14 Studying the trivia: There has never been even one medical study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children. No one knows the short-term or long-term side effects of the current 49 toxic doses of 14 different vaccines that a child receives by the age of 6.

06/25/14 Less than hairy trivia: Americans spend some 800 million smackers on hair restoration surgery each year. According to the American Hair Loss Association, 40% of hair loss sufferers are women.

06/24/14 Busy as a bee trivia: Bees consume over eight pounds of honey for every one pound of honeycomb wax they make. This means that one bee would fly 150,000 miles – six times around the earth – just to produce one pound of beeswax.

06/19/14 All it takes trivia: A mere 1 millionth of a gram of plutonium can cause cancer. One pound of plutonium distributed evenly on the earth would give every person on earth cancer.

06/18/14 What are the odds trivia: The odds of dying in a plane crash are 1 out of 10 million. The odds of suffering a hospital error are about 1 out of 10, according to Reuters.

06/17/14 Infectious trivia: According to the CDC, 18 million courses of unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed in the US annually for the common cold and 50 million are prescribed for viral respiratory infections. Hint: antibiotics don’t work against viruses…

06/12/14 Why I grew a beard trivia: The fact is that the average American Man will spend some 3,500 hours of his life shaving.

06/11/14 Spud trivia: The number one vegetable in the US is the potato with 84 pounds each year consumed per person! One third of spuds end up in the French fryer and 5% become potato chips.

06/10/14 Expectancy trivia: Even though the average life expectancy in other countries can be longer than in the US, after the age of 80, you have a greater chance of living longer in the US.

06/05/14 Full of corn trivia: Biofuels made from corn release 7% more greenhouse gases compared with conventional gasoline.

06/04/14 Dizzy-making trivia: Alcoholism can be a double-whammy for hip fractures and bone breaks. Not only does excessive drinking increase falls, but it also decreases bone density.

06/03/14 Diminishing return trivia: Beef requires 7 pounds of feed for a measly 1lb of weight gain. Fish however have about a 1-to-1 return ratio on feed to weight gain.

05/30/14 Foundational trivia: One-fourth of the bones in your body are in your feet. There are 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons in one foot.

05/29/14 Turncoat trivia: Once a farmer decides to turn to organic production, it will take three years before any crop could receive the federally approved organic seal.

05/28/14 Defective trivia: There are more birth defects in children conceived during spring planting where farmers spray nearby crops with pesticides.

05/27/14 Shaving the odds trivia: The odds of a moderate to serious injury from shaving are 6,585 to 1.

05/26/14 Eggshell trivia: Organic brown eggs are no more nutritious than organic white eggs. Egg shell color only indicates the breed of chicken it came from.

05/23/14 Irregular heartbeat trivia: People who take NSAIDS have a whopping 84% greater chance of suffering atrial fibrillation within 30 days and a 76% greater risk long-term.

05/22/14 Pooling trivia: The CDC reported nearly 5,000 emergency room visits in the year 2012 due to swimming pool chemical injuries.

05/21/14 About half of trivia: Over 147 million people – nearly half of Americans – live where pollution levels make the air unhealthy to breathe.

05/20/14 Coinkidink trivia: America’s obesity epidemic began at the same time the government started cramming a “low-fat” diet down our throats. But that’s actually no coinkidink…

05/19/14 Trivialities of autism: Johns Hopkins reports that antidepressants use during pregnancy may be responsible for tripling the rate of autism among boys.

05/16/14 First trivia: Egyptians used toothpaste over 4000 years ago, by mixing crushed pumice stone with vinegar.

05/15/15 Seniors on benzodiazepines given for anything from sleep disorders to anxiety have a 60% percent higher risk of dementia than other people.

05/14/14 Keener trivia: Women have a keener sense of smell than men do, especially around ovulation.

05/13/14 Not so freebie trivia: Drug companies hand out $16 billion in free drug samples every year.

05/12/14 Brainy trivia; The living brain is the consistency somewhere between jelly and cooked pasta.

05/09/14 First BM trivia: A study of the first bowel movements in hundreds of infants found that 84% contained mercury and 27% contained lead and DDT – even though DDT was banned decades ago.

05/08/14 Projecting trivia: Medicare spending is projected to top a trillion dollars a year by 2023!

05/07/14 Any excuse for chocolate trivia:Chocolate may be a more effective cough remedy than cough medicine, according to a study at Imperial College London.

05/06/14 A breath of trivia: Your ribs move about 5 million times a year as you breathe.

05/05/14 Couch potato trivia: People who watch a lot of TV every week also have double the risk of gallstone symptoms compared to those watching just a little TV. Regular exercise can actually reduce the risk of gallstone attacks by up to 40%!

05/02/14 Bouncing-oops trivia: Trampoline accidents send close to 30,000 people – mostly children, to the ER ever year with broken bones.

05/01/14 Organic foodie trivia: Organic fruits and vegetables make up a mere 3.5% of the total produce market in the US.

04/30/14 Diagnosed to death trivia: Diabetes diagnosis doubles the chance for pancreatic cancer diagnosis. The 5 year “survival” rate for pancreatic cancer with conventional treatment is about 1%…

04/29/14 Ending it trivia: Attempting suicide is a crime under military rules and yet, at least 22 veterans commit suicide each day, according to the Veterans Affairs Department.

04/28/14 Longevity trivia: Men turning 65 years old this year live an average of 16 more years. Women live another 19 years.

04/25/14 Thick and thin trivia: The average person gains about 2 pounds a year between the age of 18 and 30.

04/24/14 Safe in the seat trivia: 80% of child safety seats are improperly used. Stop by your local fire station and they will help you see if you are keeping your child safe in the seat.

04/23/14 Aging the trivia: By the year 2015, all baby boomers will be 50 years old or older.

04/22/14 Infectious trivia: Every year in the US, over 2 million people are victimized by hospital-derived infections and over 100,000 people die from them.

04/21/14 Bloody trivia: Men have about 1.5 gallons of blood and women have just under a gallon.

04/18/14 Grading healthcare trivia: The 2011 HealthGrades reports the rate of hospital-related medical harm estimation to be over 40,000 people – a day.

04/17/14 Watered down trivia: In the year 2009, as few as 2,500 Americans died (supposedly died) from the swine flu. In 2009 you actually had a 40% greater chance of drowning in water.

04/16/14 Headed for an overdose trivia: Grapefruit juice can significantly boost the concentration of certain drugs in the bloodstream like: cholesterol-lowering drugs, calcium channel-blockers, tranquilizers and some antihistamines.

04/15/14 Majority of trivia: Two thirds of all deaths are directly affected by improper diet, according to the U.S. Surgeon General.

04/14/14 Swimming in trivia: Swimming for exercise is a great fitness activity. The cooling action of the water allows for more exercise and less fatigue.

04/11/14 Securing trivia: Unsecured television sets are a hazard. 28 children were killed by toppling television sets in one year alone.

04/10/14 Thirty ton trivia: Over a lifetime a person eats about 60,000 pounds of food – roughly the weight of about 6 elephants.

04/09/14 Supplementing trivia: Americans spend over $32 billion a year on more than 85,000 different combinations of vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, probiotics, and other supplements.

04/08/14 Trivia from Harvard: Over half of women who get annual mammograms for 10 years can expect to have a false positive mammogram that requires additional toxic mammograms – around 20% of these false positives result in unnecessary biopsies.

04/07/14 Left trivia: Women over the age of 40 are 128% more likely to birth left-handed child than 20 year old women.

04/04/14 Reducing nothing trivia: Xanax is shown to reduce panic attacks during a two-month period but just try to reduce or stop the medication and panic attacks increase up to 400%.

04/03/14 Colorful trivia: Human eyes are composed of over two million working parts and can distinguish almost 7.5 million colors.

04/02/14 Antique trivia: 5,000 years ago, Sumerians thought the liver made blood and the heart was the center of thoughts and emotions.

04/01/14 Brainy trivia: The brain makes up a mere 2% of our total body weight and yet the brain demands 20% of the body’s oxygen and calories. Did you know that cholesterol makes up 15% of the brain by dry weight?

03/31/14 Coconutty trivia: The milk inside young coconuts can be an emergency substitute for blood plasma.

03/28/14 Up in the air trivia: 20% of all airline passengers catch a cold after a two-hour flight.

03/27/14 Crashing into trivia: Men generally drive faster and take more risks than women, Male drivers are three times more likely to be killed in a car crash, but female drivers have less crashes per-mile basis and also boast a lesser severity of crashes.

03/26/14 Windsor Knot trivia: A tight tie can cause a glaucoma-like effect and high blood pressure to the brain. Never a good idea…

03/25/14 Taking acetaminophen (Tylenol), during pregnancy increases the chances of the child developing ADHD by up to 37%! The longer you take it, the greater the risk.

03/24/14 Creeping me out trivia: Some 15 million Americans are allergic to cockroaches with skin irritation, hay fever symptoms, or asthma associated with cockroach allergy. Just the thought makes me itch…

03/21/14 Staying alive trivia: According to Rutgers University, if all adult smokers in America had quit smoking five years ago, there would have been an estimated 15% fewer overall deaths in the United States since.

03/20/14 Unique trivia: Just like your fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is uniquely different.

03/19/14 Sharp as a razor trivia: Disposable razors have thinner blades than other razors. The more you use a disposable razor, the more germs it collects, and the greater the chance of getting a nick will become infected.

03/18/14 Booboo trivia: The first Band-Aid Bandages were three inches wide and eighteen inches long. You simply cut off how much you needed.

03/17/14 Boning up on trivia: There are 206 bones in the human adult body and over half of them are in the hands and feet (54 bones in the hands and 52 in the feet).

03/14/14 The unmentionable trivia: A typical bowel movement could have up to 100 billion potential disease-causing organisms. Some of these end up in the air and settling onto fixtures after flushing – even with the lid down.

03/13/14 Sleepless child in Seattle trivia: A recent study found that four out of ten children suffer from regular sleep disturbances.

03/12/14 Doubling down trivia: Taking just four acetaminophen per week for four years running will double your risk for blood cancer.

03/11/14 Prolific trivia: One single bacteria cell can multiply to become more than 8 million cells in less than 24 hours.

03/10/14 Moneystress trivia: People who have a hard time handling the stress of money troubles are twice as likely to develop severe gum disease.

03/07/14 Stress relief trivia: Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour (and it feels so good when you stop).

03/06/14 I dream of trivia: The average person has somewhere over 1,460 dreams a year.

03/05/14 Weighing in on trivia 69.2% of Americans over the age of 20 are either overweight or obese.

3/04/14 Viral trivia: Viruses that cause the common cold and flu are spread through the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes or simply breathes. Sneezing helps your body get rid of infected cells and an average sneeze will spread over 100,000 virus cells up to 30 feet away.

03/03/14 Insanity trivia: According to SaneVax, Gardasil has a higher rate of side effects than any other CDC-recommended vaccine for children over 7.

02/28/14 Couch potato trivia: You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television. Now, if your were napping while watching TV…

02/27/14 Average ole Joe trivia: According to the CDC, the average American eats at McDonalds more than 1,800 times in their lifetime.

02/26/14 LOL trivia: Laughing lowers stress levels and strengthens the immune system. A six-year-old laugh about 300 times a day and the average adult laughs as little as 15 times a day.

02/25/14 Perishing the thought trivia: The word gymnasium comes straight from the Greek word gymnazein – “to exercise naked.”

02/24/14 Population trivia: There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

02/21/14 Talking about trivia: Motorists talking on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels above 0.08.

02/20/14 Really sad trivia: Antidepressant use doubled between 1996 and 2005. The sad part? Depression rates have gone up from there. Is it working?

02/19/14 Computing DNA trivia: A single sperm has 37.5mb of DNA information in it.

02/18/14 Attraction to trivia: The research in love attraction shows that 55% of attraction is through body language, 38% from the tone and speed of the voice and 7% is from what is said.

02/17/14 Circulating trivia: An estimated $25 billion is spent each year in the US to treat chronic skin wounds – mostly related to poor blood circulation.

02/14/14 Devastating our children trivia: By age of three, 3 out of 4 children have been prescribed antibiotics and 1 in 4 had received steroids or anti-reflux medications.

02/13/14 Acute trivia: Women who have used HRT have a 57% increase in the risk for acute pancreatitis compared with women who had never used HRT.

02/12/14 Royal flush trivia: One toilet flush sends airborne particles up to 6 feet away. Keep your toothbrush at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid this bit of nasty spray…

02/11/14 Doctors are humans too trivia: William Stewart Halsted, the father of American surgery, was addicted to cocaine.

02/10/14 SAD diet trivia: Study participants who consistently ate fast food were 40% more likely to develop depression than those who ate healthier.

02/07/14 Not so trivial choices: The lifestyle choice of smoking brings 1.8 million new cancer cases a year of which 1.6 million are fatal.

02/06/14 Forgetful vaccine trivia: People 55 years of age who receive the flu vaccine each year for 5 years in a row increase their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease a whopping 1,000%!

02/05/14 Addictive trivia: Physicians are just as likely as the other people to abuse illegal drugs, but 5 times more likely to abuse prescription drugs.

02/04/14 Muscling in on trivia: Men over 50 lose muscle at an average of about 2% per year. At that rate, men lose some 30% of their muscle between 50 to 70 years of age.

02/03/14 Captive customer trivia: Bothersome pain afflicts half of community-dwelling seniors in the US.

01/31/14Can you hear the trivia: Obesity can increase the risk of hearing loss by 25%.

01/30/14 Didn’t wash their hands trivia: Clostridium difficile spores were recently found on the hands of 23% of doctors, 19% of nurses and 42% of nursing assistants.

01/29/14 SIDS trivia: A mere 100 mg a day of vitamin C given to an infant prevents SIDS. Not one baby in over 20 years, given “Klenner’s/Kalokerinos Ascorbate Therapy” in the recommended quantities is known to have died.

01/28/14 Seeing through haze trivia: Half of every person over the age of 80 is looking through cataract haze right now.

01/27/14 Real deal trivia: Substituting plant oils in place of wholesome butter can double your risk of death from heart disease.

01/24/14 Coding on trivia: There is now 48 different medical codes for injuries from spacecraft. Try code V95.45XA for “spacecraft explosion injuring occupant, initial encounter.” Now try V95.45XD, or “spacecraft explosion injuring occupant, subsequent encounter.

01/23/14 Ridiculous coding trivia: There are 19 different medical codes specifically for injuries inflicted by orcas.

01/22/14 The death of trivia: The average time between admission to a hospice program and death is about 26 days.

01/21/14 Blocking trivia: Casein proteins in cows’ milk hinder the absorption of iron in the human body.

01/20/14 Study this trivia: Vaccinated boys are 279% more likely to have ADHD, 120% more likely to have asthma and 112% more likely to have autism than un-vaccinated boys.

01/17/14 The heart disease of trivia: More than 787,000 people in the U.S. died from cardiovascular diseases in 2010. That’s about one of every three deaths in America.

01/16/14 Absolutely no correlation trivia: Women blink nearly twice as much as men but men get hiccups more often than women.

01/15/14 Exposing the trivia: Americans are exposed to over 84,000 different chemicals in foods, drinking water, household cleaners and yard and garden chemicals daily.

01/14/14 I smell a rat trivia: Rats on daily doses of pravastatin (AKA Lipitor) for a mere 18 days, suffered memory impaired learning over the last few days of treatment.

01/13/14 Scary trivia: Last year in the US, 26% of women who died from cancer died from lung cancer (75,852 women). Breast cancer accounted for 15% deaths in women (about 43,000).

01/10/14 Staggering numbers trivia: The flu shot has 50,000 ppb of mercury while 2 ppb mercury is the mandated limit in drinking water. 200 ppb mercury in liquid waste renders it a “toxic hazard”. One flu shot is 250 times over-the-limit for “toxic hazard”.

01/09/14 High percentage trivia: Lung cancer accounted for 19.4% of cancer deaths last year.

01/08/14 Smelling a rat trivia: While being fed GMO corn, up to 80% of female rats developed tumors – an average of three giant tumors!

01/07/14 This is not genetics trivia: Men now have a 200% greater chance coming down with prostate cancer than their own father had.

01/06/14 What you eat trivia: The Grocery Manufacturing Association reports that 70% of all grocery store food now contains GMOs.

01/03/13 Broken promise trivia: The pre-election Obama said: “We’ll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified because Americans should know what they’re buying.” http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2011/oct/4/never_seen_before_video_shows_obama/

01/02/14 Chia trivia: Just a few ounces of quality chia seeds contain as much omega-3 fatty acids as nearly 2 pounds of salmon… as much magnesium as 3 pounds of broccoli… and as much calcium as 2 cups of whole milk.

12/31/13 Career choices trivia: A recent survey found that over half of all medical doctors would not go into medicine if they had to choose their careers all over again.

12/30/13 Worse than the disease trivia: The latest research shows that at least a fifth of all lung cancers are completely harmless and grow so slowly they would never pose a threat – unless treated.

12/27/13 Going the wrong way trivia: By the age of 2, half of all children have visited a pediatrician up to 19 times.

12/23/13 Heartburn trivia: Taking PPI antacids for two years brings a 65% increase in the risk of B12 deficiency.

12/20/13 Encouraging trivia: About 50% of Americans now use alternative medicine.

12/19/13 Sweet death trivia: Diabetes is now the 7th leading cause of death in the US affecting just under 10% of the population.

12/18/13 Invading trivia: There are over 1000 species of parasites in humans that cause a wide spectrum of health problems but are rarely identified as a cause of disease.

12/17/13 Heart attack trivia: Sudden cardiac arrest kills 90% of its victims outside of a hospital within 10 minutes.

12/16/13 Relentless trivia: Every 60 seconds someone dies from cancer…

12/13/13 Over-the-top crazy trivia: 50% of ADHD kids receive an ADHD diagnosis before the age of 4.

12/12/13 Broken budget trivia: Americans spend a whopping 18% of our GDP – over $2.6 trillion a year – on healthcare.

12/11/13 Increasing trivia: Metabolic Syndrome now affects an estimated 37% of adults in the US.

12/10/13 Spreading around the trivia: 24-year-olds and under account for about 50% of all new sexually transmitted infections.

12/09/13 Buying into the sales trivia: Daily aspirin saves a mere 33 lives out of every 100,000 takers but causes internal bleeding in 37,000 people and hemorrhagic stroke in up to 38,000 more every year.

12/06/13 Multiplying trivia: Prescription painkiller drug poisonings have increased by 300% in the last three decades.

12/05/13 Declining memory trivia: Consuming a diet heavy in red meat and processed foods is linked to a decline in verbal memory in the elderly after just 36 months.

12/04/13 We caused this trivia: Children who are fully vaccinated have a much higher incidence of asthma. Vaccinated boys are 120% more likely to have asthma than unvaccinated boys.

12/03/13 BMJ health trivia: 75% of all heart attack admissions into a hospital have normal cholesterol levels.

12/02/13 Drinking cancer trivia: Drinking sugary soda drinks can increase a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer by 78%.

11/27/13 Half of trivia: GMO foods have about half as much sulfur and potassium and significantly less magnesium than non-GMO versions.

11/26/13 The volume of trivia: A recent study found that hospitals are louder than airports.

11/25/13 Bad deal trivia: Well over 90% of money Americans spend on food buys them GMO-laden, processed foods.

11/22/13 Nosey trivia: Men’s noses are about 10 percent larger than female noses

11/21/13 Canning the trivia: One liter of store-bought canned tomatoes has up to 50mcg of BPA in the tomatoes.

11/20/13 Say it isn’t so trivia: The average age of widowhood in the U.S. is 56.

11/19/13 Defect trivia: The most common birth anomalies are congenital heart defects in 6 out of every 1,000 births.

11/18/13 Seconds counting trivia: Death by diabetes is tallying 5.1 million deaths a year – one every six seconds.

11/15/13 Cash cow trivia: Doctors order up unnecessary CT scans and MRIs for 12% of all “uncomplicated” headaches and 8.6% of all “uncomplicated” migraines.

11/14/13 Unequal care trivia: Medicare patients have a 104% higher death rate compared to private insurance for hip replacements and 102% higher death rate for esophageal resection.

11/13/13 Spending the trivia: In 2008 there was about $10 billion spent on advertising and marketing e-cigarettes, flavored cigars, cigarillos and hookah.

11/12/13 Point of diminishing return trivia: 30% of office-based physicians do not accept new Medicaid patients. But the numbers grow to 40% in orthopedics, 44% in general internal medicine, 45% in dermatology, and 56% in psychiatry.

11/11/13 Even now trivia: About one in five people (43.8 million) in the US still smoke.

11/08/13 Senseless trivia: Less than 10% of sore throats are caused by bacteria yet 60% of sore throats have antibiotics thrown willy-nilly at them.

11/07/13 Scanning the trivia: The 72 million CT scans performed in 2007 alone will cause 29,000 new cancers in the years ahead, according to the National Cancer Institute

11/06/13 Killer trivia: Heart disease is the #1 killer in America boasting over 700,000 deaths a year. Cancer is #2 taking over 580,000 lives this year alone.

11/05/13 Short averages trivia: The average amount of time that patients see a doctor on a visit is six and a half minutes.

11/04/13 Melancholy melanoma trivia: About 76,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma every year and 9,000 die every year in the US.

11/01/13 Still good for you trivia: New research shows that over 25% of all people who sign up and work out at a gym actually gain weight. About 50% never lose a single pound.

10/31/13 Winging it trivia: The USDA allows the term “wyngz” on food products that are shaped like wings but contain no wing meat at all.

10/30/13 Slipping in some GMO trivia: The eight vegetables in V8 are: tomato, spinach, celery, carrot, GMO beets, lettuce, watercress and parsley.

10/29/13 Upswing in trivia: Breastfeeding prevalence increased from 80% in 2003 to 94% in 2009 according to JAMA.

10/28/13 Sweet mother of diabetes trivia: Artificial sweeteners actually increase the rate of absorption of regular sugars in the intestine.

10/25/13 Slippery slope of trivia: Only 2.7% of all people got the flu last year – leaving an actual 1.5% “protection rate” from flu (59% efficacy claimed by the CDC). BUT a whopping 30% of flu shot takers experienced vaccine adverse reactions.

10/24/13 Big Grocery trivia: Because of the dairy lobby, some states used to require margarine to be dyed pink so as not to be confused with butter.

10/23/13 Mistrust trivia: In a recent HPV vaccine study, English speaking parents said they mistrusted the vaccine’s safety, whereas Spanish speakers said they thought the vaccine would encourage the girls to have sex.

10/22/13 Stressing the heart of trivia; According to the American Heart Association, 12% of men between 20 and 34 and 25% of men between the ages of 35 and 44 have hypertension.

10/21/13 Sad-day trivia: Every day in the US, more than 100 Americans die by suicide.

10/18/13 Pearly white trivia: Keeping a damaged but well-maintained tooth brings a 15-year tooth loss rate of 13.4%. The loss of tooth implants over 15 years ranges up to 33%.

10/17/13 Vaping trivia: 10% of high school students now report using e-cigarettes – over double from the previous year.

10/16/13 Erosion of trust trivia: A review of over 1,300 published studies in the NEJM found that 40% of current medical practices offer no benefits.

10/15/13 Number 4 trivia: The 4 common behavioral risk factors tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet, and lack of physical activity account for about 80% of deaths from noncommunicable diseases.

10/14/13 Myth-busting trivia: The average sexual encounter for a male lasts about 6 minutes and burns only about 21 calories. That’s the latest on Medscape.

10/11/13 Digitizing humans trivia: If you could put the 3 billion base pairs of human DNA into a digital format it would only carry about 750MB of data storage capacity.

10/10/13 Taking the express elevator trivia: Two plastic bottles of soda pop a day will elevate your risk of gout by a whopping 700%!

10/09/13 Killer trivia: There are 16,500 reported annual mortalities attributed to NSAID use.

10/08/13 Trivial misconceptions: A majority of vaccines lose their “immunity” effectiveness in about 2 to 10 years after being given. This means that over 50% of the population has been unprotected from vaccination diseases for decades of their lives.

10/07/13 Oh-oh trivia: Every single bluefin tuna from the waters off California has tested to show contamination from radiation that originated in Fukushima.

10/04/13 As people age, they burn fewer calories resulting in increased body fat and loss of muscle. A brisk 2 mile walk daily is all it takes to balance calorie intake to energy consumption.

10/03/13 Directional trivia: Walking uphill reduces the level of harmful fats in the bloodstream while walking downhill causes blood sugar levels to go down.

10/02/13 Wormy trivia: We humans have about 20,000 protein-coding genes in our genetic makeup. That’s about the same number as a roundworm.

10/01/13 Amazing body trivia: Your body manufactures some 10 million red blood cells every hour.

09/30/13 Reproducing trivia: Japan now suffers from one of the lowest fertility rates in the world – coming in well below the population replacement level.

09/27/13 Unfortunate aging trivia: Your ears grow one-hundredth of an inch every year as you age.

09/26/13 This little piggy trivia: During the swine flu panic, people who got the seasonal flu shots were up to two and a half times more likely to get the swine flu. When they did get swine flu, they got even sicker from it.

09/25/13 Brushing up on trivia: Brushing your teeth regularly has been shown to prevent heart disease.

09/24/13 Sugar-shock trivia: 20% of women between the ages of 20 and 44 are prediabetic.

09/23/13 Bananas for trivia: In a recent survey, Americans chose banana as their favorite smell.

09/20/13 Chewing the fat trivia: There are some 200 times more toxins stored in your fat cells than in your blood.

09/19/13 Ricochet trivia: Drugs used to treat cancer actually cause cancer in healthy people later in life – even if only exposed to small amounts of them.

09/18/13 Hyperactive trivia: Fidgeting can burn around 350 calories a day.

09/17/13 Doing the math trivia: A patient receiving an antidepressant upon hospital discharge is 3 times more likely to be readmitted than a patient discharged with no antidepressant. Do you think this fact changes the amount of drugs passed out upon discharge?

09/16/13 Skyrocketing trivia: Spending on prescription drugs reached a record $250 billion in 2009 – and is still climbing.

09/13/13 Supersized trivia: 40 years ago the average bagel weighed approximately three ounces and topped in at 230 calories. Today it is about double that size and calories. One serving of fries counted in at about 30 fries and 450 calories the but today’s serving has swollen to about 50 fries and 790 calories.

09/12/13 Interactive trivia: A recent study of hospital admissions found that 16% were due to drug-to-drug interactions also resulting in increased mortality and an increased length of stay and cost.

09/11/13 Risky trivia: In a recent study, the risk of oral HPV infection shot up 56% with poor oral hygiene and 51 % with gum disease.

09/10/13 Reflux trivia: Along with causing C. difficile, excessive hormone gastrin and mineral imbalances, regular PPI users suffer a 53% increase in fractures with high doses.

09/09/13 Joint trivia: Babies are born without kneecaps. Kneecaps form after the age of two.

09/06/13 In the blink of a trivia: The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.

09/05/13 Emperor of all maladies trivia: Cancer is on track to kill some 600,000 Americans this year.

09/04/13 Where it starts and ends trivia: Cancer of the liver is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and the third most deadly one.

09/03/13 Those who watched more than 21 hours of TV a week were 80% more likely to be obese than those who watched 5 hours of boob-tube or less.

09/02/13 Almost there trivia: Experts predict that obesity will increase tremendously world-wide from 400 million obese people in 2005, to more than 700 million by 2015.

08/30/13 Sleepless in Seattle trivia: 75% of American adults suffer with sleep problems at least a few nights per week.

08/29/13 Trivia without wires: 10 years of daily cellphone use doubles the risk of brain tumors – mostly on the same side of the brain as the cell phone is used most.

08/28/13 For shame trivia: Only 2% of household compact fluorescent light bulbs are recycled properly.

08/27/13 Type II trivia: The average life-time cost of treating Type II diabetes runs about $85,500 to treat the disease and its complications.

08/26/13 Milking death trivia: Scientists at Kaiser Permanente discovered that eating and drinking dairy products increases a breast cancer survivor’s risk of death by 49%

08/23/13 Caught unprepared trivia: In March 2011 the nuclear reactor disaster in Fukushima started and Americans purchased the entire supply of potassium iodine / iodide in one single day.

08/22/13 Counterfeit trivia: The nonprofit ocean protection group Oceana, determined that two-thirds of salmon in supermarkets labeled “wild” is actually farm-raised Atlantic salmon.

08/21/13 Exposed to trivia: Americans are exposed to over 84,000 different chemicals in foods, water, household cleaners and yard chemicals – and that’s before we show up at work…

08/20/13 Depreciating trivia: It now takes 10 servings of fruits and vegetables to obtain the nutritional equivalent of one serving 50 years ago.

08/19/13 Supplementing trivia: According to the Natural Health International organization, a person is about 900 times more likely to die from food poisoning and nearly 300,000 times more likely to die from a preventable medical injury in a hospital than to die taking a food supplement.

08/16/13 What time is it trivia: Smoking commercial tobacco increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by 4 times and lung cancer by 23 times. So what time is it? Time to stop smoking!

08/15/13 Global trivia: The US has less than 5% of the global population yet consumes almost 50% of the global antibiotic market. A patient entering a US hospital is 40 times more likely to acquire MRSA than a patient entering a hospital in The Netherlands.

08/14/13 Serious as a heart attack trivia: 75% of all diabetics die of a heart attack

08/13/13 Perking up the trivia: Three cups of java a day slashes suicide risk by 45%. Drink the fourth cup and decrease overall risk 53%.

08/12/13 A mouthful of trivia: In a study of about 1,400 people tracked for around 24 years found that those who died of cancer had up to 40% more higher levels of oral plaque.

08/09/13 Resistance trivia: Superbugs – that is antibiotic-resistant microbes – infect more than 2 million Americans and kill over 100,000 every year.

08/08/13 Trivia under pressure meds: A recent study compared taking high blood pressure drugs to not taking them. The big surprise in this study was that taking the drugs brought 12% more heart attacks along with more kidney failure and more blindness.

08/07/13 Consequential trivia: Acetaminophen usage brings annual consequences of 41,000 calls to poison control centers, over 26,000 hospitalizations and over 500 deaths.

08/06/13 Overweight trivia: Three year old children exposed to antibiotics before 6 months of age are 22% more likely to be overweight than those without antibiotics.

08/05/13 Can you stomach this trivia? According to a Medscape report, only 26% of the stomach banding patients had the band successfully implanted and successful weight loss. That’s just the short-term results…

08/02/13 Sad news trivia: Since 1994, antidepressant use has shot up by over 400%. Meanwhile, Americans are just as depressed or more with the drugs. Currently, antidepressant sales worldwide top over $20 billion yearly.

08/01/13 Copycat trivia: There are more than 100 drugs which have side effects that can mimic dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

07/31/13 The point of diminishing return trivia: The odds of contracting the whooping cough increase 42% every year after the child receives the fifth dose of the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine. Madcap answer? Shoot ‘em again with more toxins when the first five shots didn’t work?

07/30/13 Outnumbered 10-1 trivia: Microorganisms in your body total around 1 trillion, outnumbering your human cells by a factor of 10. Your gut harbors about 3lbs of bacteria – with collective genomes of some 3 million different genes.

07/29/13 Strolling along with trivia: You will walk on average 108,131 miles by the age of 80 – that’s equal to four hikes around the world.

07/26/13 Identifying the problem trivia: In twenty-seven years there have been zip, zero, goose egg, nada vitamin-caused deaths. Contrast that to 22,134 US deaths linked to prescription drugs in 2010 alone. Vitamins are not the problem here peeps.

07/25/13 Multiples of trivia: Whether you agree with the BMI model or not, the medical fact is that for every one-point increase on the BMI chart, your risk of hospitalization increases by 4%.

07/24/13 Gender bender trivia: Bisphenol A is an “endocrine disruptor,” a substance that interferes with and confuses the body’s hormone signaling system. It’s found in plastic drink bottles, food and can linings, thermal paper, AND in the urine of 92.6% percent of Americans over the age of six.

07/23/13 Multiples of trivia: Seniors who eat the most carbs have quadruple the risk of mild cognitive impairment according to the latest research from the Mayo Clinic.

07/22/13 Risk management trivia: A 50mg a day boost in your magnesium intake leads to a 7% reduction in colon cancer risk and a 100mg boost takes it to a 12% reduction.

07/19/13 Trivial risk? Higher body mass, larger waistlines and eating excess sodium in processed foods are some reasons for the elevated blood pressure readings in our children that has risen 27% in the last 13-year period or so.

07/18/13 Not-so-GMO-free trivia: The National Organic Standards Board that certifies USDA organic foods allows up to 5% by weight for GMO contamination. The Non-GMO Product Verified label allows for 0% GMO contamination.

07/17/13 Dark chocolate side of trivia: The fact about Nobel laureates is that the higher the dark chocolate consumption in a country, the higher the number of Nobel laureates in that country.

07/16/13 Responsible trivia: It is NOT required for retailers and doctors’ offices to report serious adverse events to the FDA. It is only the manufacturers’ responsibility to report serious adverse events to the FDA. – – Who tells the manufacturer?

07/15/13 Which is worse trivia: Flu comes and goes, generally as a relatively minor illness – even in spite of flu vaccination. But – the side-effects of flu vaccines can last a lifetime.

07/12/13 The skinny on fat trivia: The WHO dubs American Samoa as the world’s fattest country where 95% of inhabitants are considered overweight. But Japan is the thinnest where just 4.5% of Japanese adults are considered obese.

07/11/13 Facing the trivia: Parotid gland tumor risk leaps 58% on the same side of your face to which you hold your cell phone after about 5,500 calls.

07/10/13 Deadly roulette trivia: Benzodiazepine drugs, given out for everything from sleep to seizures, up the risk of pneumonia by over half and up your death odds from pneumonia by nearly a third.

07/09/13 While in the bathroom trivia: 95% of people don’t wash their hands well enough to lather away viruses, bacteria and fecal filth. 10% of people don’t wash at all.

07/08/13 Fattening up the trivia: US animals raised for meat consume more than 30 million pounds of antibiotics a year. In North Carolina alone, food animals ingest more antibiotics than the entire American public every year. 80% of antibiotics are fed to farm animals to help plump them up and counteract filthy housing situations that debilitate the animals’ immune systems.

07/05/13 Going for broke trivia: Adults diagnosed with cancer are over two and a half times more likely to declare bankruptcy than adults without cancer. But multitudes of victims more are too cash-strapped to file bankruptcy… Yes you can be broker than bankrupt…

07/03/13 Shedding some light on trivia: Just one CFL light bulb contains enough mercury to contaminate 6,000 gallons of water.

07/02/13 Wizard level math trivia: The difference between 36,000 estimated flu deaths a year and 18 confirmed deaths has got to be sheer magic. The CDC, for the year 2001, listed a mere 257 flu deaths – but only 18 of those deaths were confirmed to be from the flu. In 2010, the CDC claims there were 500 deaths from flu but failed to say if they were confirmed flu deaths.

07/01/13 Spoonful of fake honey trivia: According to Food Safety News, 100% of the honey tested from drugstores was absent of pollen and 76% of honey in major grocery stores contained no pollen. This is not honey, darling…

06/28/13 Doing the math trivia: Pharmaceutical drugs are 62,000 times more likely to kill you than vitamins or supplements.

06/25/13 Staggering trivia: An unbelievable 98% of Americans are potassium deficient. Low potassium levels are associated with high blood pressure and a dramatically higher risk for stroke and heart attacks.

06/24/13 Undiagnosed trivia: 80% of gluten-free dieters respond well to the diet but have never been diagnosed with Celiac Disease according to the Mayo Clinic.

06/21/13 Enemy mine trivia: If the objective is to kill as many people as possible, with the least resistance, terrorists are not the real enemy. The real enemy is our food and medicine.

06/20/13 A pain in the trivia: The American Pain Society reports that more than half of people over the age of 60 are battling chronic pain. That’s great news for Big Pharma profits…

06/19/13 Misrepresenting the trivia: The average prescription medication actually has 5 times more side effects than labeled, according to Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.

06/18/13 The heartbeat of trivia: According to the CDC, heart failure kills 5 million Americans a year. The one-year survival rate after diagnosis is 50%. The time to take action for heart health is NOW – not later.

06/17/13 While you were sleeping trivia: Monsanto was the first company to mass produce light emitting diodes. The journal of Environmental Science and Technology discloses that LED’s contain heavy metals, like lead, nickel and copper along with arsenic and a variety of other dangerous substances.

06/14/13 Red trivia: Life expectancy for Russian men has gone down over the past 40 years and a Russian male born today can expect to live about 58 years.

06/13/13 Metering the trivia: Pain is measured in units of “dols”. The instrument used to measure pain is a “dolorimeter”.

06/12/13 Gross Domestic trivia: For the last 60 years, the Gross Domestic Product per capita has grown at 2.0% per year while the national health care expenditures per capita compounded at 4.4% per year.

06/11/13 A pain in the sack trivia: 1 in 5 of men who take opioid painkillers, like hydrocodone and oxycodone, have erection problems and are also 50% more likely to take penis pills than men not on pain meds.

06/10/13 Gaseous trivia: In 2007, Americans imbibed around 17.4 million metric tons of milk – not including milk used in dairy products such as cheese, yogurt and ice cream. For every 8.5lb gallon of milk consumed, 17.4lbs of greenhouse gases are produced.

06/07/13 Listening in on trivia: Wearing headphones for just one hour increases the bacteria in your ears 700 fold.

06/06/13 Trivia: Willis the clown trivia: The arteries and veins surrounding the brain stem called the “Circle of Willis” looks like a stick person with a large head.

06/05/13 Bad surgeon trivia: The latest Johns Hopkins study estimated that a surgeon in the US leaves a foreign object inside a patient’s body 39 times a week, performs the wrong procedure on a patient 20 times a week, and operates on the wrong body site 20 times a week.

06/04/13 No coincidence trivia: People in Japan consume more than 12 mg of iodine per day – 50 times more than the average American. Life expectancy in Japan is just over 83 years old and in the US it is about 78 years. Infant mortality in Japan is half that of the US and Americans have about triple the number of deaths from breast cancer compared to Japan.

06/03/13 Cave man trivia: Brain size doesn’t make you smart. The Neanderthal’s brain was bigger than yours is…

05/31/13 The cure is worse than the disease trivia: There are over 71 diseases that have been scientifically linked to taking statin drugs.

05/30/13 Pitifully low trivia: A vaccine efficacy study results in PLOSONE shows that the 2011−12 trivalent influenza vaccine only worked in a low of 43% against medically attended influenza A.

05/29/13 Nailing the trivia: Aging slows the whole fingernail growth rate in half by the age 70 as compared to a child’s nail growth.

05/28/13 Encountering trivia: The national average amount of time spent during one sexual stimulation and orgasm encounter is about 6 minutes.

05/17/13 Everything has a cause trivia: Approximately 80% of people over 50 suffer from osteoarthritis. All forms of arthritis are problems of inflammation.

05/16/13 Scientific trivia: Science proves that PSA tests, followed by expensive surgery, radiation, hormone treatment and other interventions – don’t save or extend lives at all.

05/15/13 A lifestyle of trivia: A lifestyle diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can inhibit growth of breast cancer tumors by 30%.

05/14/13 Not safe for baby trivia: Over 70% of pregnant women take at least 1 prescription or over-the-counter medication during the first trimester of pregnancy.

05/13/13 Boning up the trivia: Combining 600mg of daily calcium with daily cholecalciferol vitamin D reduces the risk for bone fracture by 12%.

05/10/13 Nothing to sneeze at trivia: Mass produced pasteurized milk is the number one allergy food. So why don’t we stop drinking it?

05/09/13 Amazing ta-ta trivia: Breast implants increase breast-cancer-specific mortality by 38%. Cosmetic breast augmentation surgical procedures increased some 800% in the last 20 years.

05/08/13 What you didn’t hear in the news trivia: Three months following the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the number of newborns in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington born with congenital hypothyroidism surged by 28%

05/07/13 A teaspoon of trivia: The average American eats up to 60 teaspoons of processed sugar every day. Studies show that sugar is as addictive as cocaine…

05/06/13 Rhetorical question trivia: ADHD drug sales have more than doubled from $4 billion in 2007 to $9 billion last year according to the New York Times. If the drugs work, then why has there been a 40% increase in ADHD since 2002?

05/03/13 Killer trivia: Mammograms have led to a boom in toxic and disfiguring cancer treatments while causing 10 cancers for every 1 they find. Mammograms have not made a dent in the disease’s death rate.

05/02/13 Sunshine trivia: Vitamin D regulates the activity of some 160 genes relate05/01/13 Raising the cost trivia: The cost of private insurance (“premiums”) rose by 170% between 1999 to 2011 — far outpacing the average increase in wages.

04/30/13 Not trivial trivia: Researchers knew up to 20 years ago that the longer animals were exposed to GMOs, the higher the incidence of disease occurred.

04/29/13 The gravity of trivia: Astronauts cannot burp in space because there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.

04/26/13 Addiction trivia: Chronic pain patients with problems like fibromyalgia, low back pain or neck pain are easy to turn into prescription drug addicts. According to surgeon Tony Francis, MD, once they have a diagnosis to justify the addiction, they rarely get better.

04/25/13 Heavy metal (not the music) trivia: Blood sample data finds that up to 630,000 infants are born in the US each year with mercury levels that are known to bring loss in IQ.

04/24/13 Worth the wait trivia? The average doctor’s office visit in the United States is as little as 7 minutes with an average waiting time of about an hour.

04/23/13 Nuking the trivia: Some 3% of cancers in the US are related to the use of medical imaging and ionized radiation.

04/22/13 Vanity trivia: Last year there were over 14 million cosmetic procedures performed in the US. – This does not count the millions of people who went out of country to escape costly surgeries here.

04/19/13 Pharmacopia trivia: FDA (Fatal Drugs Allowed) data shows that the drugs Byetta and Victoza may be responsible for 43% of all acute and chronic pancreatitis along with increasing the risk of thyroid cancer, allergic reactions, and even kidney failure!

04/18/13 What was that trivia? We forget 80 percent of what we learn every day.

04/17/13 Who’s Care trivia? Six in 10 doctors are to be expected to retire early in the coming years because of ObamaCare, according to a new survey from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

04/16/13 Trade-off trivia: We may be living longer but adult generations of today are less healthy than previous generations…

04/15/13 Traumatic trivia: Post-traumatic stress disorder affects nearly 8 million adults in any given year.

04/12/13 Pricing the trivia: The cost of dementia in the United States is running upwards to $215 billion a year…

04/11/13 Non-coincidental trivia: Smokers have the highest incidence of pancreatic cancer.

04/10/13 A diet of trivia: In recent studies, the Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease by about 30%.

04/09/13 Trivia soup: People eating just one serving of hot noodle soup from a melamine bowl excrete eight times more melamine in their urine as those who eat from ceramic bowls. Melamine is linked to kidney failure and cancer.

04/08/13 Said this week trivia: “High” cholesterol has never harmed a single person. ~ William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

04/05/13 Rubber room trivia: Schizophrenia patients experiencing relapse are 29 times more likely to have a urinary tract infection than people without schizophrenia.

04/04/13 Outrageous trivia: It is not unusual any more for a baby to be born with more than 200 synthetic chemicals in their blood.

04/03/13 Head in the sand trivia: 1 out of every 3 adults in America already has cancer – whether they know it now or not…

04/02/13 Taking aim trivia: In Taiwan, the government is putting up signs that instruct men to sit when they pee. (Men, don’t take this trivia sitting down! Your bladder empties better standing. Women should squat to pee, not sit.)

04/01/13 No fooling trivia: Previously discovered pathogens in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn and soy are suspected of causing infertility in livestock and to impact the health of plants. Well, what about the humans who eat them?

03/29/13 What’s the difference trivia: The Amish eat a diet high in meat, dairy, refined sugars and calories. Yet obesity is virtually unknown among them…

03/28/13 Stress testing the trivia: Up to 41.9% of stress-echocardiographic tests are inappropriate and unnecessary.

03/27/13 The trivial legalities: Did you know that amphetamines are used legally by millions of American kids and adults every day to treat ADHD?

03/26/13 Bad news trivia: Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease increased 68% between 2000 and 2010. Now, 1 in 3 seniors in the US dies with AD or another dementia.

03/25/13 Sitting on trivia: Men who sit in a chair the longest have the highest risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and more…

03/22/13 Surgical trivia: Every year, 2700 patients go home from the hospital with metal tools, sponges, and other objects left inside them.

03/21/13 Living the trivia: Life expectancy for children born in 2011 is 78.7 years

03/20/13 The majority does NOT rule trivia: A new poll released by the Huffington Post and YouGov.com reveals that about 83 percent of all Americans, from all demographic backgrounds, support mandatory GMO labeling.

03/19/13 I forgot the trivia trivia: 50% of Americans now have Alzheimers’ Disease by the age 85.

03/18/13 Great business model trivia: 100,000 Americans currently taking statins will get diabetes BECAUSE OF the drugs that were supposed to “save” them. Big Pharma business is just booming everywhere!

03/15/13 Milking the trivia: There are a growing number of fatal anaphylactic reactions to cows’ milk among children being reported.

03/14/13 Longevity trivia: The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime.

03/13/13 Voiding trivia: UTIs bring an estimated 7 million office visits, 1 million emergency room visits, and 100,000 hospitalizations each year.

03/12/13 Connecting the dots trivia: Fast foods now account for 11.3% of all calories consumed nationwide by adults. In the obese it is more like 20% of all caloric intake is from fast foods.

03/11/13 Druther’s trivia: The 2009 pandemic flu vaccination brought with it an up to 16-fold increase risk of narcolepsy in children. I’d rather have the flu.

03/08/13 Undeniable trivia: Tamoxifen has been found to cause cancer and increase mortality. In fact, 98% of conventional treatments (chemo, radiation and surgery) fail and can even make cancer victims sicker – or dead…

03/07/13 The root of trivia: More than 40,000 tooth-killing root canals are performed in the United States every day.

03/06/13 Disconcerting trivia: 1 in 6 people are now affected by a brain disease, such as headache, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Think it’s going to improve?

03/05/13 Better off trivia: Low-fat dieters actually consume about 28% more calories than non-dieters, according to researchers for the Cornell University.

03/04/13 Redundant trivia: 70 percent of women who have both breasts removed following a breast cancer diagnosis do not need the healthy breast removed

03/01/13 Whopping trivia: 66% of the RDA of folate is contained in one cup of asparagus.

02/28/13 The gravity of trivia: After menopause and with aging, breast tissue is gradually replaced with increasing amounts of adipose tissue. This causes an age associated decrease in breast density.

02/27/13 Counting trivia: There are some 4,000 chemicals from burning a common cigarette that can cause cancer – among other problems…

02/26/13 A breath of fresh trivia: The cardiovascular disease risk for smokers is more than double that of non-smokers. The good news is, quit now and in five years you are almost back to the non-smoker’s risk.

02/25/13 Fishy trivia: University of North Carolina scientists found 77% of “red snapper” tested was actually something else – mostly tilapia.

02/22/13 Back in time trivia: In 1900 there was somewhere under 1 in 1000 people that contracted cancer. In 1997 it was 1 in 3 that had cancer. Welcome to 2013 where 1 in 2 now have cancer. Fast forward to 2030 and I predict that 1 out of 1 Americans will have cancer.

02/21/13 Sighting trivia: The latest trend in the Netherlands is to have tiny jewels implanted directly into the eye.

02/20/13 Regressing trivia: By 2020, half of all Americans over 50 are expected to have low bone density or osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. You can blame our diets and our meds for this.

02/19/13 The difference between men and women trivia: In general, men can read smaller print than women but women can hear better.

02/18/13 Idiotic statement of the decade awards trivia: Dr. Paul Offit once said that a six month old infant could withstand 10,000 vaccines safely. (He has HUGE financial ties to the vaccine industry) Some infants don’t survive one vaccine…

02/15/13 Criminal trivia: Companies that make and bottle lemon juice often dump endocrine disrupting phthalates into the juice to give it that authentic cloudy look. Only drink the juice from a fresh-squeezed lemon if you want to keep your thyroid, adrenals and sexuality.

02/14/13 Keeping the trivia fresh: Eggs age more in one day at room temperature than in one whole week in the refrigerator.

02/13/13 Ta-ta trivia: In 1991, the average bra size in the United States was 34B. Today it’s 36C. Could it be all the hormones in the cows’ milk we drink?

02/12/13 The good stuff trivia: Breastfeeding brings lower rates of type 1 and 2 diabetes, lymphoma, leukemia, Hodgkin disease, overweight and obesity, high cholesterol and asthma in adulthood.

02/11/13 Trivia for the diabetic: Ninety percent of all diabetics are type 2, a condition that is 100% preventable and 100% curable with diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices.

02/08/13 Top ten trivia: The top ten foods that contain HFCS are: Commercial Yogurts, White & Whole Wheat Bread, Cocktail Peanuts, Salad Dressing, Granola Bars, Crackers, Cough Syrup, Pre-Made Stuffing, Bottled Teas and Fruit Drinks, Tomato-based Sauces like pizza, spaghetti, ketchup.

02/07/13 How would you have ever known this trivia: An average woman has 17 square feet of skin. But when a woman is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin.

02/06/13 Not sticking to the trivia: In a study published in Human Reproduction, women with the highest levels of Teflon’s PFOA took up to 154% longer to get pregnant than those with the lowest levels.

02/05/13 Exponentially growing trivia: In 2006, prescription opioid drug overdose fatalities passed the number of suicides. In 2009 these deadly prescription deaths grew to exceeded the number of motor vehicle deaths – and the carnage is still growing…

02/04/13 The only logical trivia: Breastfeeding brings a 21 percent lower risk of dying the first month after birth. Breastfeeding also brings a decreased risk of bacterial meningitis, bacteremia, diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, necrotizing enterocolitis, otitis media, urinary tract infection and late-onset sepsis in preterm infants.

02/01/13 Suppressing trivia: Corn, safflower, sunflower, soybean, canola and peanut oils significantly suppress immunity and increase inflammation when used for cooking.

01/31/13 Half-there for the heart procedure trivia: Half of perfusionists acknowledged texting during heart-lung bypass procedures, 15% admitted using the Internet and 3% admitted that they visited social networking sites during procedures.

01/30/13 I concur with this trivia: Dr. David Brownstein has found that his patients with breast cancer had higher than normal levels of fluoride in their bodies.

01/29/13 Chasing rainbows trivia: We’re eating 10 grams less of fat per day now than we did in 1977, yet we are more obese than ever…

01/28/13 Usurper trivia: Between 1855 and the 1960s, there was a virtual 100% decline in deaths from measles (1,100 deaths per one million children to virtually none). The measles vaccine was not introduced until the mid-1960s yet takes full credit for the total decline.

01/25/13 Heart of the trivia: Women who have heart attacks tend to have more belly fat than thigh fat.

01/24/13 Getting older trivia: As you age, your eye color gets lighter.

01/23/13 Betchya didn’t know this trivia: Naked juice is being sued for knowingly using GMOs in its juice – while advertised as “all natural” and “Non-GMO.”

01/22/13 Text me that trivia: Seattle, researchers found that nearly a third of all walkers crossed the street while looking down at their cellphones.

01/21/13 Head-shaking trivia: Vaccinated children are about eight times more likely to develop asthma and chronic bronchitis than unvaccinated children.

01/18/13 Shocking vaccine trivia: Vaccinated children are up to 17 times more likely to develop thyroid disease than unvaccinated children and over 10 times more likely to develop seizure disorders.

01/17/13 Going bananas trivia: Banana trees are really herbs. They do not have a woody trunk like a tree and the stalk is composed of leaf sheaths that overlap each other and grow from an underground stem called a rhizome.

01/16/13 WTHeck trivia: Cancer is now the #1 cause of disease related death in children. In 1 to 4 year-olds, cancer causes about 30% of deaths; for ages 5 to 14, more than 50% of deaths; for 15 to 24 year-olds, cancer causes about 43% of deaths. Children are generally healthy until you vaccinate them.

01/15/13 Earlier than is healthy trivia: One in six girls in the United States enter puberty at age 8. A hundred years ago, only one in a hundred entered puberty that early.

01/14/13 Bad paradigm trivia: During the same period of time that sales for statin drugs have increased to over $20 billion dollars a year, hospitalizations for congestive heart failure have tripled… Statin drugs are prescribed to artificially lower cholesterol – supposedly to prevent heart disease.

01/11/13 Life’s just not fair trivia: It takes about 24 hours for a hen to produce one egg; then she gets a 30-minute break before the next cycle…

01/10/13 The trick to selling more pants trivia: In 1985, the most popular waist size for men’s pants was 32. Now it’s 36 but many clothing companies lie to say the pants are 36 when they are actually 38. Hey, it sells more pants!

01/09/13 Odds are trivia: Odds of winning the California lottery – 1 in 13,000,000; becoming president – 1 in 10,000,000; dying in an airplane accident – 1 in 354,319; having a stroke – 1 in 6; getting the flu this year – 1 in 10; dying from heart disease – 1 in 3; chance of American man developing cancer – 1 in 2…

01/08/13 Trivial perception: 36% of Americans consider themselves to be overweight range, but the actual number of overweight Americans surveyed with this opinion comes in at a whopping 62%.

01/07/13 Bar-room trivia: Women who drink alcohol regularly tend to have low folate levels and are at higher risk for breast cancer.

01/04/13 Actual stupid studies trivia: Call center staff who try to befriend you by using ‘Your Name’ dubbed by synthetic software are irritating. (Oxford University Research Dept).

01/03/13 Only the reported ones trivia: A surgeon in the United States leaves a foreign object such as a sponge or a towel inside a patient’s body after an operation 39 times a week, performs the wrong procedure on a patient 20 times a week and operates on the wrong body site 20 times a week.

01/02/13 Creepy skin trivia: There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.

12/28/12 Scanning through the trivia: CT scans are responsible for causing 29,000 new cancers every year.

12/27/12 The most dangerous place trivia: 1 out of 4 hospital patients are harmed by a mistake.

12/26/12 Scanning through trivia: Young women who have two or more CT scans before the age of 23 have double the breast cancer risk over the next 10 years…

12/24/12 Old, old trivia: Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, prescribed saltwater inhalation therapy for bronchial and lung disorders circa 400 BC.

12/21/12 Fearing trivia: One simple fear or worry flashing through our minds sets off up to 1400 negative biochemical reactions that flood our bloodstream to interfere with the immune system’s ability to self -regulate and heal.

12/20/12 Actual redundant studies trivia: Children who don’t like peas and carrots, will eat them if parents disguise them by mushing the vegetable in other dishes. (Penn State University)

12/19/12 Gambling with trivia: The odds of being killed by conventional medicine are almost 2,000% greater than dying in an automobile accident and about 3,000% greater than being killed by a gun.

12/18/12 Keeping an eye on trivia: Our eyes are basically the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

12/17/12 Actual studies trivia: Children who watch lots of adverts for junk food, research shows they are more likely to eat unhealthy foods (University of Alberta).

12/14/12 Ta ta trivia: Mammograms have led to more than 1.3 million unnecessary treatments over the last three decades and 70,000 more happen every year.

12/13/12 They still don’t believe this trivia: In 400 BC Hippocrates stated that all disease starts in the colon. He was right on!

12/12/12 Bad idea trivia: Bromide, used for making bread and other baked goods fluffier, can cause depression, headaches, hallucinations and schizophrenia.

12/11/12 Didn’t know this trivia: Boca Burger and Back to Nature are owned by Kraft Foods, which donated $2 million to defeat Prop. 37. Why are you still buying this?

12/10/12 Evidence-based trivia: 50% of all health care in America isn’t even based on published mainstream studies

12/07/12 Staggering trivia: Every year there are 36 million adverse drug reactions in Americans and 2.1 million people are admitted to US hospitals as a result of severe reactions to pharmaceutical drugs.

12/06/12 Losing proposition trivia: Thirty two million Americans take statin drugs to help prevent heart disease, but the number of Americans dying from heart failure continues to grow. There are now 71 diseases caused by statin drugs. Loser?

12/05/12 Timely trivia: 180 seconds is all it takes for one room to be consumed by fire. It takes about the first 90 seconds for a smoke alarm to detect a fire.

12/04/12 Endocrinologist trivia: There has been a recent spike in diabetes of 226% in Oklahoma (50% or more in 41 other states).

12/03/12 Unthinkable trivia: Naked Juice, Tostitos Organic and Tropicana Organic are owned by PepsiCo, which donated $2.5 million to the No on 37 campaign to help hide GMOs from the consumer view.

11/30/12 Who can you trust trivia? Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is now owned by Unilever, which spent $467,000 to defeat Prop. 37. How about teaching them who is boss? I call for a boycott…

11/29/12 Mammary trivia: In 1991, the average bra size in the United States was 34B. Today it’s 36C and the average age for breast cancer is getting younger and younger.

11/28/12 Bet you didn’t know this trivia: Ounce for ounce, lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.

11/27/12 Growing old trivia: By age 65 our kidneys, on average, have lost nearly 30% of their detoxifying capacity. Keeping a good diet becomes even more important as we age.

11/26/12 Yes, there is even carrot trivia: Centuries ago carrots were originally purple, changing in the 17th Century to orange with newer varieties.

11/23/12 Staggering numbers trivia: The flu shot has 50,000 ppb of mercury while 2 ppb mercury is the mandated limit in drinking water and 200 ppb mercury in liquid waste renders it a “toxic hazard”. One flu shot is 250 times over-the-limit for “toxic hazard”.

11/21/12 Attachment to trivia: The hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in the body not attached to another bone.

11/20/12 Incredible, edible trivia: Honey is the only human food that will never go bad.

11/19/12 Odds are trivia: The Institute of Medicine estimates that each year 1.5 million patients suffer from mistakes with the medicine they’re given.

11/16/12 Not playing by the rules trivia: 65 percent of parents use the “five-second rule” when food hits the ground but the germs jump on the same instant food hits the floor.

11/15/12 Booming business trivia: Cancer is a $120 billion industry that is expected to grow to $207 billion by 2020. (I think it will go much higher than that by 2020)

11/14/12 Not getting our money’s worth trivia: The cost of healthcare in the United States topped $2.7 trillion in 2011. We spend more on medical nonsense then we do food. Should be the other way around…

11/13/12 Silver-haired trivia: Beginning at age 30, your chances of having gray hair go up 10-20% per decade.

11/12/12 Wake up trivia: Mercury free vaccines still contain about 1mcg per 0.5ml dose. That’s 10,000 nanomolars of poison that takes a mere 4 nanomolars to wreak havoc in the immune system and kill brain neurons.

11/09/12 Dieter’s trivia: And according to the CDC, only 14 percent of adult Americans eat enough fruits and vegetables

11/08/12 Not so trivial mercury trivia: It only takes 4 nanomolars of mercury to cause failure in the dendrites responsible for immune response and to cause cell death in brain neurons. Newsflash! There are 250,000 nanomolars of mercury in one flu shot.

11/07/12 Don’t expect any action on this trivial fact: Medicare data show that just under 20% of the elderly receive unsafe drugs. Is there a “safe” drug?

11/06/12 Sugar coated trivia: There are 16 packs of sugar in one 20 oz soda!

11/05/12 The anti-trivia: Babies given antibiotics before their first birthday are five times more likely to develop irritable bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

11/02/12 High-speed trivia: Your brain processes information at an average 124mph. (I think I just heard a motor rev)

11/01/12 “Damned if you do” trivia: CT scans are now responsible for 29,000 new cases of cancer every single year

10/31/12 Ta-ta trivia: One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes.

10/30/12 Just a co-pay away trivia: Oxycodone and hydrocodone overdoses in 2004 led to 194,265 ER visits – but methamphetamines (Meth) brought 63,629. Is our problem the illegal drugs?

10/29/12 Terribly troubling trivia: 80% or more of foods in U.S. grocery stores contain GM ingredients, compared to only 5% in Europe.

10/26/12 Ooh-la-la trivia: Men who have sex twice a week have half the heart risk of men who have it once a month or less.

10/25/12 Monkeying around with trivia: Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee. But a mouse is closer to human brain function and digestion than an ape.

10/24/12 Don’t believe your doctor trivia: In five recent studies, people who got the 2008-2009 flu shot were more likely to get the swine flu than those who didn’t take the poke.

10/23/12 Neuro trivia: People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper.

10/22/12 Modified trivia: GMO Corn caused a startling 600% increase in premature death in a highly publicized recent French study

10/19/12 Odds are trivia: Prescription drugs are 10 times more likely to put you in the hospital than a car accident

10/18/12 Gluten trivia: New research shows that about half the population is genetically susceptible to celiac disease

10/17/12 Circa 1900 trivia: Over 95% of all births took place at home and 90% of all doctors had no college education.

10/16/12 Smarter trivia: Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

10/15/12 Flu vaccine trivia: A medical survey published early 2012 found that only 13% of college kids lined up for the flu vaccine firing squad. Smart kids!

10/12/12 Debating trivia: Men can read smaller print than women but women can hear better

10/11/12 Appalling trivia: 42% of all prescription drugs cause cancer according to the information on their own labels

10/10/12 Weak immune system trivia: Patients with cancer are more likely to have shingles outbreaks than people who do not have cancer.

10/09/12 Ordinary trivia: 1.1 million cases a year of the skitters, diarrhea, vomiting, and even worse is caused by ordinary tap water

10/08/12 Doesn’t work trivia: Fully vaccinated kiddos with the DTaP vaccine have increasing odds of acquiring pertussis that rises by an average of 42% per year. 5 highly toxic shots – rapidly diminishing return.

10/05/12 Refusing trivia: Less than 30 percent of college students lined up their flu-shot-in-the-dark in 2009 – prompting the CDC to launch “emergency measures” to give out free, toxic vaccines on college campuses.

10/04/12 What’s not working trivia: 42 percent of sleeping pill users have battled insomnia for 11 years or more. Pretty lousy percentages for the deadly side effects that come with pills…

10/03/12 Sickening sweet trivia: Sugar intake from sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest single caloric food source in the United States, approaching 15% of the daily caloric intake

10/02/12 Lunatic trivia: Women with a genetic predisposition for breast cancer who have mammograms before the age of 20 have a 62% higher risk of breast cancer before turning 40. Mammograms after the age of 30 will boost cancer odds by 43%.

10/01/12 Percentages trivia: Middle-aged men who exercise vigorously for 2 or more hours cumulatively per week have 60 percent less risk of heart attack than inactive men

09/28/12 Consumer trivia: Americans make up only 5% of the world’s population, yet Americans account for 40% of all pharmaceutical products sold.

09/27/12 Dynamic trivia: Just 10 extra pounds of body weight increases the dynamic force on each knee by between 30 and 60 pounds – with every step.

09/26/12 Big business trivia: There are more people employed by the cancer industry than there are cancer patients. (James Sheridan author of The Health Whistleblower)

09/25/12 Toying with trivia: We do a better job testing children’s toys than we do new medical devices.

09/24/12 Gut-wrenching trivia: The average American is walking around with about 5-10 pounds of rotting fecal matter and millions of harmful parasites in the gut.

09/21/12 Sick with flu trivia: If you had your flu shot last year you are twice as likely to contract swine flu according to a Canadian study and William Douglass MD.

09/20/12 Boning up on trivia: Bones are 22% water

09/19/12 Pain-in-the-back trivia: Back pain is the #1 reason why people will stay home from work.

09/18/12 Sweet trivia: The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once.

09/17/12 Whopper trivia: One out of three children are now classified overweight or obese!

09/14/12 Gutsy trivia: The body’s largest internal organ is the small intestine at an average length of 20 feet

09/13/12 Bobbing for trivia: Apples float because they are 25% air.

09/12/12 Chomping on trivia: Your teeth started growing six months before you were born.

09/11/12 Fishy trivia: In Monterrey, California, 36% of fish samples collected from stores and supermarkets were fraudulently labeled and 48% from Boston were also liars.

09/10/12 Cheap date trivia: Women absorb alcohol into the bloodstream faster and then metabolize it slower than men.

09/07/12 What you didn’t know about peroxide trivia: Mother’s milk (especially colostrum) contains extremely high concentrations of H2O2.

09/06/12 Increasing trivia: Between 1997 and 2011, U.S. sales of organic foods increased from $3.6 billion to $24.4 billion,

09/05/12 Just who can you trust trivia: So-called “natural” brands like Kashi, Larabar and Silk are actually owned by food giants such as Kellogg, General Mills and Dean Foods. These companies are all funneling money into a campaign against the GMO labeling measure AKA prop. 37 – “Right To Know” campaign to label genetically engineered foods in California.

09/04/12 A reversal in trivia: In the 1950s, children drank 3 cups of milk for every 1 cup of sugary drinks. Today that ratio is reversed: 3 cups of sugary drinks for every cup of milk.

08/31/12 Earful of trivia: Excessive ear wax is caused from a deficiency in Essential Fatty Acids.

08/30/12 Multiplying the trivia: Americans on government disability due to mental illness has effectively quadrupled since 1987.

08/29/12 Spectrum trivia: 100% of Autism Spectrum kiddos have GI dysfunction and 70% have immune function abnormalities.

08/28/12 Old news trivia: If you were born before 1950 you likely already have antibodies for H1N1 Swine Flu virus.

08/27/12 Disconcerting trivia: More than 20 studies have linked low cholesterol to cancer. Low cholesterol counts begin at under 200 for most people.

08/24/12 Driving the trivia: Slowing down just two miles per hour, the average driver would increase their life expectancy by three hours per year.

08/23/12 Breathtaking trivia: The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.

08/21/12 Trivia for him? During the female orgasm, powerful pain-killing endorphines are released. Thus headaches could in fact be a bad excuse not to have sex.

08/20/12 Tickle me with trivia: It is impossible to tickle yourself! The cerebellum warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself and subsequently ignores the resulting sensation.

08/17/12 Pirating trivia: Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring improved their eyesight.

08/16/12 Nailing trivia: The slowest growing finger nail is the thumb nail and the fastest finger nail on the middle finger.

08/15/12 Sleeping off the trivia: The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

08/14/12 Exercising trivia: The same amount of calories are burned by doing 6 sessions that are 5 minutes each of an activity and doing 1 session of that activity for 30 minutes.

08/13/12 The “anti” trivia: Antibiotics do not treat ear infections in up to 95% of cases.

08/10/12 Faster trivia: bone marrow is the fastest growing tissue in the body followed closely by hair.

08/09/12 Remembering trivia: Alzheimer’s is now claiming a new victim every 69 seconds

08/08/12 Trivia marches on: You use 200 muscles simply to take one step forward

08/07/12 Drooling over trivia: The human body makes up to 3 pints of saliva every day.

08/06/12 The trivial side effects: 68 percent of all drug studies are swept under the carpet to keep those pesky side effects from being reported.

08/03/12 Getting old trivia: 52% of seniors over 85 years require assistance with day-to-day living.

08/02/12 Faded memories of drinking trivia: Binge drinking is associated with up to a 2.5-fold increased risk for cognitive decline and memory loss.

08/01/12 Trivial cell fact: Two million red blood cells die in your body every second…

07/31/12 BIGGEST LIES trivia: “Nothing is more important to Merck than the safety and effectiveness of our vaccines and medicines and the people who use them.” http://digitaljournal.com/article/328392 Op-Ed: Merck Caught Again in Vaccine Fraud

07/30/12 Length of trivia: The average ear grows 0.01 inches in length every year (unfortunately, all on the gravity side of the ear…)

07/27/12 Smarter trivia: Breast-fed babies grow up smarter and healthier with an additional 5 IQ points just by breastfeeding!

07/26/12 Figure this trivia: The majority of American models are skinnier than 98% of American women.

07/25/12 What? Eh? Difficult to hear trivia: A study in the AMJ found that ALL pain relievers double hearing loss.

07/24/12 Painting the trivia: Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT!

07/23/12 Enzyme trivia: Enzymes are responsible for initiating, speeding up, slowing down, or otherwise altering about 4,000 different biochemical reactions.

07/20/12 Reproducing trivia: If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

07/19/12 So sad trivia: Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United States.

07/18/12 Filtering trivia: Lab tests can detect traces of alcohol in urine up to 12 hours after a person has stopped drinking.

07/17/12 Hair-brained trivia: Your hair will fall out faster on a crash diet.

07/16/12 Trivia digest: The pancreas produces about ½ gallon of digestive juices a day.

07/13/12 An inch of trivia: One square inch of skin contains: 645 sweat glands, 77 feet of nerves, over 1,000 nerve endings, 65 follicles, 97 sebaceous oil glands and 19 feet of blood vessels.

07/12/12 Big numbers trivia: Americans will spend over two trillion dollars this year on health insurance, pharmaceutical drugs, and medical bills. That is more than double what we spend on food…

07/11/12 Keeping an ear on trivia: The smallest bone in the body is the stapes (stirrup) bone in the middle ear and is only 2.8 millimeters long.

07/10/12 Cancer gone wireless trivia: A 13-country study Found that 1,640 or more hours of cell phone use increased the risk of brain cancer by 40%

07/09/12 Keeping up with the trivia: Most nutritionists and registered dietitians are 60-80 years behind scientific knowledge in their field ~ J G Hattersley, Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine

07/06/12 Shot in the dark trivia: Vaccinated boys are 279% more likely to have ADHD than unvaccinated boys.

07/05/12 Bleeding the trivia: About 8% of your body weight is blood.

07/03/12 Raw trivia:The Weston A. Price Foundation found that you’re 35,000 times more likely to get sick off anything other food product than raw milk.

07/02/12 That’s just wrong trivia: According to the CIA there are 47 countries with lower infant death rankings than the U.S., including Singapore, Cuba, Hungary, and Croatia.

06/29/12 Starbucks not included trivia: The average American drinks 450 calories a day.

06/28/12 Brain trivia: Your brain weighs about three pounds, but over two pounds of that is water.

06/27/12 Getting ahead trivia: 85% of the reason a person gets a job and gets ahead in a career is due to attitude. A mere 15% is because of special skills or technical abilities.

06/26/12 Oldies but goodies trivia: 10,000 boomers each and every day – for the next decade – will turn 65.

06/25/12 1-2-3 Trivia: The leading causes of death in America per year: Heart disease – 599,413 deaths, Cancer – 567,628 deaths, Medical deaths – 225,000

06/22/12 Stoner trivia: Kidney stones have almost doubled in the last 18 years, from 1 in 20 back in 1994 to 1 in 11 people today.

06/21/12 Trending trivia: One fourth of adults (52 million Americans) now struggle with arthritis.

06/20/12 Voiding trivia: By the time you are 60, you’ve filled and emptied your bladder some 109,500 times.

06/19/12 Trivia to chew on: People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.

06/18/12 Stomaching trivia: The stomach makes a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks. Otherwise, it would digest itself.

06/15/12 Nosesmeller trivia: A dog’s sense of smell is 20 times more acute than the human sniffer.

06/14/12 Color me turmeric trivia: The four most prevalent cancers in the United States (colon, breast, prostate and lung) are the four rarest cancers in India.

06/13/12 Studying the trivia: Studies show that couples that smoke during the time of conception have a higher chance of having a girl when compared to couples that do not smoke.

06/12/12 Meatless trivia: If every meat eater in the United States swapped just one meal of chicken per week for a vegetarian meal, the carbon savings would be equivalent to taking half a million cars off the road.

06/11/12 Gifted trivia: Approximately 75% of highly gifted children are introverted. Introversion is very likely to be misunderstood and “corrected” in children by well-meaning adults.

06/08/12 Creepy trivia: A lot of the dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

06/07/12 Killer trivia: Alzheimer’s Claims a New Victim Every 69 Seconds and is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.

06/06/12 Newborn trivia: May babies are on average 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months.

06/05/12 Majority of trivia: 91% of people prefer to have GM foods labeled. (Big Grocery is fighting that one don’t you know)

06/04/12 Circulating trivia: An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.

06/01/12 Hey, what are the odds trivia? Go to any hospital worldwide and get a 1 in 10 chance of being victim of a medical error. How about the jackpot odds of 1 in 300 to die from that mistake? Now place your bets because only 1 in 10 million people are victims of airline fatalities.

05/31/12 AARP trivia: 40% of Americans suffer from stress-related insomnia, 70% from work-related stress, 62% from money-related stress and 52% suffer from health-related stress

05/30/12 Couch potato trivia: It takes on average two tries to get up from the couch

05/29/12 Brushing up on trivia: Toothpaste was invented over 4000 years ago when Egyptians used crushed pumice stone and vinegar as a form of paste.

05/28/12 Toxic trivia: There are about 200 times more toxins stored in your fat cells than floating in your blood.

05/25/12 Steamed up with trivia: Human mummies were once used as fuel for steam locomotives in Egypt where wood and coal was scarce, but mummies were plentiful.

05/24/12 Silent treatment trivia: 80% of gallstones show no symptoms and remain “silent” for years.

05/23/12 Forgetful trivia:1 in 8 Americans age 65 or older now has Alzheimer’s.

05/22/12 Too much to drink trivia: Alcohol consumption by college students is linked to at least 1,400 student deaths and 500,000 unintentional injuries each year.

05/17/12 TV intelligence trivia: By the 14-month mark, the hour-a-day TV kids had cognitive skills that were one-third lower than the ones who watched little to no TV.

05/16/12 Unprotected trivia: In a pertussis outbreak in Texas the CDC statistics show that out of the 253 reported cases, 81.5%t were fully vaccinated with 4 DPT shots.

05/15/12 No rest for the trivia: You spend 1/3 of your life in bed.

05/14/12 Pampering the trivia: Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers.

05/11/12 I dream of trivia: The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year

05/10/12 Striking trivia: You are 44 times more likely to die from a lightning strike than from tetanus.

05/09/12 Hard to stomach trivia: 100 million Americans suffer from digestive problems today – up from about 60 million in 1985.

05/08/12 Listening to trivia: Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ears by 700 times.

05/07/12 Looming trivia: Once rare, diabetes is now the 7th leading cause of death.

05/04/12 Breathtaking trivia: Every time you breathe the ribs move. That’s about 5 million times a year.

05/03/12 Millions of not-so-trivial: According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 26 million Americans now have the disease.

05/02/12 Hot trivia: Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from too-hot tap water and are associated with more deaths than with any other liquid.

05/01/12 Volumes of trivia: The human body has twice as much lymph fluid than it has blood

04/30/12 Watering the trivia: An average human drinks about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime. That’s a large swimming pool worth!

04/27/12 Eliminating trivia: Your skin eliminates up to one-fourth of the toxins that your body filters. As much as 2 pounds of waste each day!

04/26/12 Trivia you really don’t like to hear: The average person over age forty has anywhere between 5 to 25 pounds of build-up in their colon.

04/25/12 As ignorant as it gets trivia… The AMA Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry labeled as a “false notion” the idea that diet can affect cancer.

04/24/12 The gall-o-it-all trivia: 90% of people have gallstones and 80% of people do not know that they have gallstones.

04/23/12 Little girl trivia: Precocious development in girls increases the risk of breast cancer while delaying puberty decreases breast cancer by 7 percent for every year that puberty is delayed.

04/20/12 BF trivia: The longer infants are breast-fed, the less likely they will be overweight as children.

04/19/12 Nail-biting trivia: Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

04/18/12 Trivia that burns: There are an estimated 600 surgical fires in the United States each year causing fatal airway burns and facial disfigurement.

04/17/12 Stressing over trivia: According to the CDC, two-thirds of all doctor’s visits are prompted by stress-related ailments, including high blood pressure, arthritis and cancer.

04/16/12 Unlabeled trivia: 80% of the processed food items in your local supermarket contain genetically modified ingredients.

04/13/12 Not so trivial: The sperm count of an average American male, when compared to thirty years ago, is down thirty percent.

04/12/12 Average trivia: Americans now consume 200 lbs of sugar in one year with 42 lbs being corn syrup. We are swilling it all down with 53 gallons of soda on average.

04/11/12 Dissing the oleo trivia: Long term eating of the hydrogenated vegetable oils found in margarine increases heart disease in women by 67%.

04/10/12 Short-lived trivia: A hot study out of Japan found that people with low cholesterol have shorter lives… If it’s below 300, don’t worry about it!

04/09/12 Unequal trivia: Just 8 ounces of apple juice has twice the sugar and only 1/10 the fiber of one medium apple!

04/06/12 Making a joke out of trivia: It takes 42 muscles in your face to frown but it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and smack someone.

04/05/12 Trivia I’m so going to test more: Kissing helps to tone your cheek and jaw muscles, so they’re less likely to sag.

04/04/12 Keep doing what we’re doing trivia: Over sixty percent of adult Americans now have one or more chronic diseases…

04/03/12 Eating up the trivia: In 1950 the average diet had 1900 kcal in the 1950s but now we are at 2661 kcal. That’s a 40% increase!

04/02/12 Remembering when trivia: Remember when the “regular” size soda came in 8-oz bottles? Well… now regular size is 20-oz and Americans are becoming “supersize”.

03/30/12 Young bodies trivia: The average adolescent girl has 34,000 underdeveloped egg follicles, although only 350 or so mature during her life.

03/29/12 Happy trivia: The average person laughs 15 times a day. (I may be above average)

03/28/12 Trivia you may not want to “hear”: The auditory pain threshold is 130 Db. A rocket launching pad is equivalent to 180 Db, a jet plane to 140 Db, an automobile horn to 120 Db, a nagging spouse up to 75 Db, and a soft whisper 30 Db. The sound of a snore is up to 69 decibels and can be almost as loud as a drill.

03/27/12 Killer trivia: When OxyContin was first introduced to Canada in 2000, painkiller-related deaths spiked a whopping 41 percent.

03/26/12 Essential fatty trivia: More than half the dry weight of a human brain is fat. The primary fat in the developing brain is DHA.

03/23/12 Sweating to the trivia oldies: Males sweat 40% more than females.

03/22/12 Because everyone should really know this trivia: Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.

03/21/12 Reproducing trivia: The average American woman spends 5 years either pregnant or trying to get pregnant and 30 years trying not to get pregnant

03/20/12 Losing ground trivia: About a hundred years ago 1 out of 100 people would develop cancer. Now it is half of all men and one-third of all women diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.

03/19/12 Rebound trivia: 75% of all the people who lose weight and get in shape, relapse within 3 years and gain the weight back. Often times even more weight…

03/16/12 From the useless trivia department: When you sneeze, all major body functions momentarily stop. Even your heartbeat…

03/15/12 Saddening trivia: Antidepressants are a $12 billion dollar a year and growing industry

03/14/12 Old-old trivia: For thousands of years, doctors of old applied moldy bread (which has natural penicillin) to wounds.

03/13/12 Trivia that doesn’t have to be so: A child dies of cancer every 3 hours, 11 minutes, and 40 seconds

03/12/12 Life sustaining trivia: Your body contains over 2,500 different enzymes.

03/09/12 Tired of waiting trivia: Fetuses start yawning at about the 11th week

03/08/12 Falling for trivia: 1 out of every 3.21 ER visits can be blamed on a fall and up to 63% of those are alcohol related.

03/07/12 Boning up on trivia: Infants have over 300 bones in their bodies but adults have 206.

03/06/12 Fat trivia: The number of obese children has more than tripled in 30 years. Now, at least one out of three children are considered overweight or obese.

03/05/12 Exercising trivia facts: To lose one pound of fat, you need to burn about 3,500 calories

03/02/12 Trivial trivia because it’s Friday: An average woman has 17 square feet of skin but a pregnant woman in the 9th month has 18.5

03/01/12 Record holding trivia: The stomach is the largest producer of hormones in the human body.

02/29/12 We should know this by now trivia: The World Health Organization claims that up to 70 percent of cancers can be avoided by simple changes in lifestyle and diet.

02/28/12 Chances are – trivia: Children given acetaminophen for a fever during the first year of life have a 50 percent greater risk of developing asthma. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11153577

02/27/12 How to make a fat pig trivia: 70 percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are being used on chickens, cows, and pigs that aren’t even sick because it makes them fat.

02/24/12 Just the facts trivia: Each year, there are more than 40,000 reported toilet related injuries in the United States.

02/23/12 Skewing the trivia: If a person dies during a chemotherapy study, that information is NOT included in the write up because the patient did NOT complete the study…

02/22/12 Nuts for trivia: Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

02/21/12 Spotlight on trivia: Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown are the least sensitive.

02/20/12 Now isn’t this some interesting trivia: The highest sex-related heart risk is in men cheating on their wives and not in marital sex.

02/17/12 Grammarian trivia: Spice is actually the plural form of the word spouse.

02/16/12 Net worth trivia: When you are diagnosed with cancer, you are suddenly worth $300,000 to the cancer industry…

02/15/12 Choking on trivia: A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.

02/14/12 Flaky trivia: We shed about 10 billion skin flakes a day, adding up to about 2 kilograms per year.

02/13/12 World politics trivia: The World Trade Organization explicitly prohibits countries from banning GM products.

02/10/12 Not as soft as you thought trivia: More than 6,000 pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year.

02/09/12 Bloodletting trivia: Dueling is legal in Paraguay but both parties are required to be registered blood donors.

02/08/12 Buttering up the trivia: Eating real butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in foods while eating margarine triples the risk of heart disease.

02/07/12 A broccoli a day trivia: One third pound of broccoli contains more vitamin C than 204 apples.

02/06/12 Coc0-nutty trivia: WW II medics use pure coconut water for plasma transfusions for injured soldiers in the Pacific. Worked great for all blood types!

02/03/12 Trivia to take to work: The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet.

02/02/12 Trivia from Rutgers: More people have a phobia of frogs than rats. (Who would even volunteer for that study?)

02/01/12 January trivia: More babies are born in September than any other month.

01/31/12 Good-to-know trivia: Banging your head against a wall burns about 150 calories an hour.

01/30/12 Wake up and smell the trivia: Apples are better than caffeine to keep you awake in the mornings.

01/27/12 Trivial odds: The chances of dying on the way to buy lottery tickets are greater than your chances of winning big money.

01/26/12 Processing trivia data: The human brain holds up to 7 terabytes of data.

01/25/12 Delightful trivia: Humans, chimpanzees and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

01/24/12 Markup trivia: 75% of the average oncologist’s earnings come from selling chemotherapy drugs in their office.

01/23/12 Deplorable trivia: The average “success rate” of chemotherapy is a measly 2.1%…

01/20/12 Remembering trivia: In a survey of baby boomers, losing mental capacity was their biggest fear about aging.

01/19/12 Here’s your sign trivia: 142 people were injured bad enough to go to the ER in 1998 by not removing all the pins from new shirts.

01/18/12 Screwing around with trivia: 58 people are injured bad enough to go to the ER each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers.

01/17/12 Pathetic trivia: One in 6 American children now exhibit some type of neurological dysfunction.

01/16/12 Trivia that’ll give ya a headache: Ancient Egyptian physicians applied general anesthesia to their patients by hitting them over the head with a mallet.

01/13/12 Ageless trivia: One person in two billion will live to be 116.

01/12/12 Strong-arming trivia: The body has over 630 muscles, which make up almost half of its total weight.

01/11/12 Conveniently ignorant trivia: In 1753, James Lind showed how to prevent and cure scurvy with citrus fruits. But 100,000 British Navy sailors died of scurvy until all the old “experts” were gone and replaced by “new-thinkers”.

01/10/12 Boning up on trivia: The development of rickets in children results from vitamin D deficiency, not from dietary lack of calcium.

01/09/12 Surveying the trivia: Vaccinated boys are 120% likely to have asthma than unvaccinated boys.

01/06/12 Milking the trivia: Mothers’ milk contains ascorbate (vitamin C), cows’ milk does not. A human baby develops scurvy on cows’ milk…

01/05/12 Conveniently ignorant trivia: The Inquisitors refused to look through Galileo’s telescope since what he claimed to see could not be there.

01/04/12 Stressing over trivia? The brain is up to 100 times more vulnerable to stress during sleep than while awake.

01/03/12 Red with trivia: Microwaving infant formulas or breast milk is against the law in Russia as it destroys critical nutrients, 98% of immunoglobulin-A antibodies, 96% of liposome activity and transforms some amino acids into carcinogens

01/02/12 “Ate those words” trivia: In 1933, Texas Attorney General Dan Moody met with the Texas Medical Association and promised in a speech that he would “run all the chiropractors in Texas into the Gulf of Mexico.”

12/29/11 Trivia that can kill or give life: The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. Use it wisely!

12/28/11 Trivial to some folks: The eight most allergy-causing foods are, in order: milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.

12/27/11 Not so trivial diets: In America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders caused by our trash diets.

12/26/11 Reproducing trivia: One out of 3 couples now have problems conceiving. Ever read about Pottenger’s cats?

12/23/11 Recycling trivia: Christmas trees parts are edible! The needles are a good source of vitamin C. Pine nuts, or pine cones, are also a good source of nutrition

12/22/11 Trivia for the season: Holly berries are very poisonous but poinsettia plants are completely non-toxic.

12/21/11 World record trivia: A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 68 years. He ground food in a blender due to the fact that it was hard for food to reach his stomach between hiccups.

12/20/11 Not so trivial trivia: One drop of mercury that would fit in the period at the end of this sentence, distributed in a large swimming pool, is a high enough concentration to cause cellular damage in anybody who gets in.

12/19/11 Fast growing trivia: Immune system platelet cells are manufactured at the rate of 200 billion a day.

12/16/11 Being mindful of trivia: The brain is more active sleeping than it is watching TV.

12/15/11 Sick of hearing the trivia: The average American will see or hear over 500 advertisements each day.

12/14/11 Smoking gun trivia: One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 1930’s lobbied against hemp farmers – they saw it as competition. It is not as chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.

12/13/11 The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosey is a rhyme about red circular sores (“Ring around the rosey…”) from the plague. The sores would smell very badly so people put flowers on their bodies somewhere to cover the smell of the sores (“…a pocket full of posies…”). The dead bodies from the plague would be burned to reduce the spread of the disease (“…ashes, ashes, we all fall down!”)

12/12/11 Trivia for the tired of feet: Doc Martens shoes were actually invented by a German doctor named Dr. Maertens, who invented them after he injured his ankle in a skiing accident in 1945.

12/09/11 Not so trivial percentages: Our brains are made mostly of water (78%), fat (10%), and protein (8%). Dry it out and it is 15% cholesterol.

12/08/11 Do not try this at home trivia: Nutmeg is great for your health when you eat it but is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously .

12/07/11 Smiling upon trivia: It takes 17 muscles to smile – 43 to frown.

12/06/11 Milking the trivia: Mother’s milk remains the best food for newborns, but breast milk of many mothers now exceeds EPA acceptable levels for many chemicals and heavy metals, including dioxin and bisphenol A.

12/05/11 2nd chance trivia: Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%

12/02/11 Read the fine-print trivia: Facts are that men can usually read smaller print than women but women can hear better.

12/01/11 If the trivia fits: The best time of day for shoe shopping is in the afternoon, as your feet tend to swell a little during the day.

11/30/11 Expanding trivia: In Frederick’s, Hollywood, the average size of a bra used to be 34B. Nowadays it’s around 36C.

11/29/11 Chew on this trivia: Your stomach acid can pickle steel, but mucous lining the stomach wall keeps this deadly liquid safely in the digestive system.

11/28/11 Preconceptions in trivia: One in six women of child-bearing age now have mercury levels high enough to cause neurological damage in fetuses.

11/23/11 Trivia for turkey eaters: Run 28 miles, swim 8 miles or bike 80 miles… That’s what it takes to burn off the average calories most Americans will consume during their Thanksgiving meal.

11/22/11 Trivia to amuse your nine year old with: The average person releases nearly a pint of intestinal gas by flatulence every day.

11/21/11 Dirty money trivia: A study of American currency found the presence of bacteria, including staphylococcus, e-coli, and lebsiella, on 18 percent of coins and 7 percent of currency bills.

11/18/11 Feisty trivia: Average redheads have 90,000 hairs on their head. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs.

11/17/11 Trivia for the common folk: The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest is Type A-H found in less than a dozen people since blood type was discovered.

11/16/11 Trippy trivia: Synesthesia is a rare condition where the human senses are combined. Synesthetes can ‘see’ and ‘smell’ words, ‘taste’ colors and shapes, and ‘feel’ flavors (this is also caused by LSD)

11/15/11 Trivia to amaze your friends with: Each square inch of human skin contains twenty feet of blood vessels.

11/14/11 Sweet trivia: Honey is the only edible food for humans that will never go bad.

11/11/11 Risque trivia: Sex burns about 120 calories for a 130 pound woman, and 155 calories for a 170 pound man in one hour.

11/10/11 A taste of trivia: Due in part to MSG, most people lose half of their taste buds by sixty years of age.

11/09/11 Good old days trivia: Back in the 1600s, thermometers were filled with brandy instead of mercury.

11/08/11 Now, who is counting this trivia? The average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.

11/07/11 Pest trivia: Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

11/04/11 Killing you with trivia: China sells us as much fluoride as we’re willing to buy… but they won’t put a drop of it into their own water.

11/03/11 Tantrum trivia: You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

11/02/11 Trivia under pressure: The thigh bone has a greater pressure tolerance and bearing strength than a rod of equivalent size in cast steel.

11/01/11 Obviating trivia: Children who watch lots of advertisements for junk food: Guess what? New research shows they are more likely to eat unhealthy foods (University of Alberta).

10/31/11 Average trivia: If you are an average American, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights in your lifetime.

10/28/11 Brushing up on trivia: More people use blue toothbrushes, than red ones.

10/27/11 At least the people I know trivia: A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a human.

10/26/11 Not-so-fun trivia: Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.

10/25/11 Inhaling trivia: Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including at least 50 that cause, initiate or promote cancer in humans.

10/24/11 Heartbeat of trivia: By the time you are 70, your heart will have beat some two-and-a-half billion times.

10/21/11 Trivia to gross your friends out with: You shed and re-grow outer skin cells about every 27 days – a 1,000 new skins in a lifetime.

10/20/11 One eye on trivia: If you go blind in one eye, you’ll only lose about one-fifth of your vision but you lose all of your depth perception.

10/19/11 Identifying trivia: The developing fetus acquires fingerprints at three months of gestation.

10/18/11 Working the trivia: Tuesday is the most productive day of the working week.

10/17/11 Survival trivia: Fewer than five percent of cardiac arrest sufferers survive to hospital discharge. If a victim of cardiac arrest is given good CPR, gets shocked by a defibrillator within four minutes, and drugs are given within 60 minutes, the chance of survival can go up to 60 percent.

10/14/11 Not so trivial: It is now safer to drive your car than take meds! Traffic deaths recently fell under 34,000 while (reported) prescription drug deaths shot up to over 37,000.

10/13/11 Textracted trivia: If you text while driving, you are 800% likelier to be involved in an accident…

10/12/11 Fast-tracking trivia: An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.

10/11/11 Ignorant trivia: A new survey found that 40 percent of people think the FDA only approves “highly effective” meds, while 25% believe the feds keep drugs with serious side effects off the market. FALSE on both counts…

10/10/11 A trivial smear: Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth… the infamous name for ignominy, “His name is Mudd.”

10/07/11 Not-so-trivial fact: The only place in the body that vitamin C is temporarily stored is in the adrenal glands.

10/06/11 What are you going to do with this trivia?:The average chocolate bar has up to 8 insect legs in it.

10/05/11 Quality in question trivia: Doctors earn an average of $260 per hourly visit with privately-insured patients but only $20 an hour on those covered by Medicaid.

10/04/11 Food for thought trivia: There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade…

10/03/11 Weighty trivia: Every extra 10 extra pounds of body weight increases the forces on each knee by another 60 pounds with every step.

9/29/11 Wake-up to the trivia: 2 million people develop a hospital-acquired infection each year in the U.S.; 4.5% die as a result.

9/28/11 Trivia to think on: Each day we lose anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 brain cells. More if you are on any drugs or alcohol.

9/27/11 The forces of trivia: When you walk, the forces borne by your feet are about one and one-half times your body weight. When you’re running – four times. When you jump, forces can exceed eight times your body weight.

9/26/11 Enough to make you sick trivia: The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year.

9/23/11 Keeping busy trivia: The Ramses brand condom is named after the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.

9/22/11 A splash of trivia: About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they’re still sitting on it.

9/21/11 Anatomy trivia?: The word “samba” means “to rub navels together.”

9/20/11 Following the trivia percentages: About $0.75 of every US healthcare dollar is spent treating chronic diseases

9/19/11 Agreeing with trivia: In the early nineteenth century some advertisements claimed that riding the carousel was good for the circulation of blood

9/16/11A breath of fresh trivia: You breathe in about 7 quarts of air every minute? Good thing it’s free!

9/15/11 Measuring up trivia; The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night.

9/14/11 Processing trivia: As you live out your busy day, your conscious mind is processing about 2,000 bits of information per second. Think that is a lot? Your subconscious mind is processing 400,000,000 bits of data per second as it maintains all your cells and organs functioning properly in a complex and changing environment.

9/13/11 Please don’t shoot the trivia bearer! Since 1971, women are taking in 22% more calories than they used to. For men, it’s only about 10%.

9/12/11 Really obscure trivia: The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called the tragus.

9/9/11 Trivia under pressure: The human heart can create enough pressure that it can squirt blood to a distance of thirty feet.

9/8/11 Swallow this trivia: It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagus.

9/7/11 Unfair trivia: Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day.

9/6/11 Stressing over the diet trivia: Over 90% of diseases are caused by diet and complicated by stress.

9/2/11 Trivia for the math geek: The eyes stay closed for an average of .0067 seconds each blink. In one year, the combined total time your eyes are closed while blinking is over 11.5 hours.

9/1/11 Winning the lottery trivia: The chance of contracting an infection during a hospital stay is one in 10.

8/31/11 So-I’ve-heard trivia: When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight.

8/30/11 Armpit of trivia: The skin of the armpits can harbor up to 516,000 bacteria per square inch, while drier areas, such as the forearm, have only about 13,000 bacteria per square inch.

8/29/11 Boning up on trivia: The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear.

8/26/11 Trivia to astound your friends with: The longest word is English language is pneumonoultramiscroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis – an inflammatory lung disease caused by the inhalation of fine silica dust.

8/25/11 Until 1800, cookery was so dangerous that it was the second commonest cause of death among women after childbirth.

8/24/11 Very unrealistic trivia: Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-338/23/11 Smart trivia: Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

8/23/11 8/22/11 The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

8/19/11 Counting on tirivia: The human body burns about 60 calories an hour while asleep, 85 while eating and 130 sitting working at a computer.

8/18/11 Not so trivial trivia: Your body has about 100 trillion cells and within each cell there are more than 30 billion biochemical reactions going on second to second.

8/17/11 Really stupid trivia: The USDA says that you can get up to 25 percent of your daily calories from added sugars such as high-fructose corn syrup. Dumb-dumb

8/16/11 Egging on the trivia: There are current 337 million laying hens in the United States who produce over 90.5 billion eggs each year… an average of 268 eggs per chicken.

8/15/11 Heartless trivia: Men have three times more heart disease than women

8/12/11 Your left lung is smaller in size than your right lung in order to make room for your heart.

8/11/11 Each foot usually contains twenty-six main bones–plus an extra pair of small ones known as sesamoids, for a total of 28. But some people can have more or less.

8/10/11 Sweating the trivia: Your dad sweats enough each day to fill up a 6 pack of soda cans…and then some.

8/09/11 A gutfull of trivia: The human gut is home to about 1,000 trillion bacteria. More bacteria then there are cells in your body!

8/08/11 Heartfelt trivia: Every day, the average heart beats 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood.

8/05/11 Adverse trivia: In the VAERS report, Gardasil and Cervarix make up 83% of the life threatening adverse events reports for females age 12-17 out of a total of 73 vaccines combined. Wait, what??? There are 73 vaccines for females?

8/04/11 Disappointing trivia: 75 percent of Chantix users are back to smoking a year later…

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