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Butterflies in your stomach are caused by a lack of blood!


You know that sensation you get in your stomach when the person you are completely in love with looks in your general direction or when there’s only one more muffin left and you’re afraid the person in front of you in line is going to ask for it (other than hunger) or when your being hunted by a lion in the African savanna? Those “butterflies in your stomach” are a response to stress.

When people are stressed, they experience a “fight-or-flight” response. Brain signals are transmitted to the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, which are parts of the brain responsible for controlling bodily functions. The pituitary gland instantly signals the adrenal glands which sit on top of each kidney. Those glands release adrenaline and other chemicals into your blood stream.

The adrenaline causes rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, and improved circulation of muscle so that you deal with or flee from the source of the stress (whether it be your beloved, the person in front of you in line, or a vicious lion in the African savanna).

Since blood is flowing to your lungs and muscles, less of it is reaching other organs including the stomach. This causes the light, nauseating sensation we all know and hate.

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Dave Grohl used a Grammy as a doorstop!


The Foo Fighters have taken home countless Grammy's in the past few years, and as a result Dave Grohl seems to have an abundance of them! You could argue that since Grohl has so many, he doesn't cherish them as much as he should because at one point, he used a Grammy to keep his bedroom door open!

Grohl tried to defend his doorstop Grammy by saying that his door was always slamming shut for no reason, and he needed something to prop it open! Don't worry, Grohl now has all of his Grammy's in a display case.

Some more quick facts about Grohl: at one point, he was a secret fan of the Spice Girls and says he couldn't get the song 'Two Become One' out of his head! As a kid, Grohl dreamed of being a helicopter pilot! And unfortunately, Grohl, to this day, can't listen to ANY Nirvana because it reminds him of the death of his dear friend, Kurt Cobain.

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The Hulk's name got changed to David Banner for the 70s show because Bruce 'sounded too gay'


There were several changes made to comic book hulk to turn him into TV hulk. For one thing, he could not speak. In the comic book Hulk’s degree of speaking ability has varies over the year but on television he communicated mainly through growling and groaning like he was perpetually trapped in Monday morning.

Additionally, TV Hulk was more “human” in the sense that he retained pain and injury while comic book hulk could not be injured.The name of Hulk’s comic book alter ego, Dr. Bruce Banner, was also changed to Dr. David Banner for the TV series. At the time, they said that the name change was done to ensure that the TV series was not perceived as the comic book series.

According to Lou Ferrigno however, it was also changed because CBS thought the name Bruce sounded “too gay-ish.” Ultimately however, Brice became TV Banner’s middle name. It is visible on Banner’s tombstone at the end of the pilot movie and that footage is shown at the beginning of every episode in the series.

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The White-footed Deermouse is one of the most dangerous animals in the world.


How can that little dear do any harm? Well, some things can be small and deadly. These deceptively cute creatures hang out in leaf litters and sheltered tree stumps. They carry a deadly infectious agent known as the Hantavirus, which is capable of killing up to 40% of those who are exposed to it. The virus can be found in the White-footed Deermouse’s poop.

Often, deaths occur when campers sweep a cabin floor where the mice have done their business which causes fine dust carrying the virus to become airborne. The virus is then able to attack a person’s lungs. In one instance, 4 campers died in Yosemite National Park after exposure to Hantavirus from the rodent’s droppings.

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An artist put on an art exhibit that nearly killed him!


Over the years, art has become a lot more daring. The definition of art has broadened and the limits of artists have been stretched. Chris Burden is a big fan in involving himself in his art; essentially, being both the artist and the subject matter (kind of like in a selfie). However, his artwork is not immortalized on canvas or in stone; it’s experienced.

He once asked his friend to shoot him with a rifle (which he did) and nailed himself to a car in the name of art. This most notorious piece was one he produced in 1975. He placed himself under a glass sheet next to a clock and lay there completely immobile in a notorious art gallery. He intended not to move until a visitor of the gallery helped him. He lay there for two days-without any water, and having pooped in his pants-and no one did more than politely nod at him. Eventually, a gallery attendant got nervous and left a glass of water next to him, at which point he broke down and ended the show.

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