The heart is the centre of the cardiovascular system. Its role is to pump blood throughout the body thereby helping carry nutrients as well as oxygen to every part of the body. It also helps remove waste from your body. A healthy heart is therefore very essential for your overall health.

Facts about the HeartCrittenton_HeartHealthInfoGraphic_FINAL

– Your heart beats about 100 000 times every day, pumping 2000 gallons of blood through your body.

– Size: Your heart is the size of your fist and is tasked with the responsibility of pumping blood through the 60 000 miles of blood vessels that feed all your body tissues as well as organs. This makes your heart a very essential organ that should always be taken good care of.

– Happiness: When you have a good belly laugh, the supply of blood to your entire body increases by 20%. Happiness and a strong sense of vitality help lower your risk of heart disease.

– Your heart can continue beating even when separated from your body as long it continues to receive an adequate supply of oxygen. This is because it has its own electrical impulse.

– Work load: The heart is the hardest working organ in your body.

-Heart beat rate: A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s. An average man’s heart beats approximately 70 times per minute, while that of an average woman beats 78 times per minute.

– The heart begins to beat 4 weeks after conception.

– Heart attacks: You are most likely to have a heart attack on a Monday morning than any other day of the week. This is because of the rise in the levels of cortisol, which is the hormone responsible for causing stress. Returning to work on a Monday morning after relaxing over the weekend raises the levels of cortisol in your body, leading to a rise in blood pressure and an increased heart rate. This in return causes the cholesterol plaque that has built up with time in your arteries to rupture and hence blocking blood flow to your heart. 65303_4

-Sex: Having an active sex life can reduce your chances of dying from heart disease in half. Experiencing an orgasm three or four times every week can help protect you against a heart attack or stroke. This is according to a research conducted in Britain.

-Signs of Heart Attack: Not only are women’s hearts smaller than men’s, but the signs of a heart attack differ between men and women as well. When a woman has a heart attack, she is more likely to experience nausea, shoulder aches, as well as indigestion, rather than the characteristic chest pain experienced by men.

– Heart disease: This disease is the biggest killer among all diseases. It kills the highest number of both men and women the world over.

– Cancer: Heart cancer is a very rare disease. This is due to the fact that heart cells stop dividing early in life.

– Regular exercise: It has been shown that regular exercise is the most important single factor in the health of your heart.

– Diet: Good diet and managing stress contribute greatly to the health of your heart.

-Pacemakers: The first patients to have ever used pacemakers plugged into a wall socket.

These are some of the facts about the heart that you should be aware of so that you can appreciate the importance of keeping it in good health always


Mephobia: Fact or Fiction?

Mephobia is the fear of being too great to be handled by mankind and will lead to depletion of the human race.. This is not exactly an English word though can be found in the Urban dictionary. It would be correct to go ahead and say that the word came up from me’ and phobia’ meaning a fear of oneself and what they are capable of.

Although it may appear as funny to many, this is a condition that actually does exists with a few reported cases on record. This however is also a scapegoat of many who claim to be having mephobia. Known examples of people with mephobia are Chuck Norris and Morgan Freeman among just a handful of others. Considering this small number of people, it would be somehow right to conclude that this is a new condition that just forms in famous and wealthy individuals that have no much worries in life other than to believe how much better they are than others despite knowing quite well that they are no different than the rest of the people.

Since mephobia has always been used in the world of fiction, many would maintain that that is where it actually does belong as thinking that one is so much better than others and actually going to the extent of having fears about it, shows that dreaming and fiction are starting to be part of reality for some people. An example in fiction stories is that one of Batman being capable to survive the condition by assuming to be Bruce Wayne. mephobia

How dangerous would mephobia be in the society is hard to tell. The fact remains that we should at least be grateful that few cases exist regarding this condition as having an excess number of people with this condition may not be something worth looking forward to. Considering the lack of fatalities directly related to mephobia, it will actually be safe to say that no real dangers are posed by the condition and it is actually an inner psychological belief that may be curable if the affected person is willing enough to undertake psychiatric help.

Therefore, it would not be too much on the wrong to think that such people with this condition are actually hazardous to the society as lack of control coupled with maybe some sort of drug abuse may lead to violent situations that non-mephobia persons thought unlikely to happen due to the hilarious nature of such a belief. It is therefore on a cautionary statement that mephobia be treated as an ailment of the human psychology just like mental cases where a harmless thought from a person can prove to be the most dangerous cause of massive damage to human and property alike.

So, however funny and unbelievable it may seem to appear, tests should be undertaken on the subjects suspected of having this condition and immediate psychological treatment administered on the subjects before something drastic comes from their awesomeness’ . Total human belief in something has always proved to do wonders to the innocent and unsuspecting world that human beings live in.


The only one you would not find in the Wiki’s list of phobias’ is the mephobia. (Now I am beginning to feel that Wikipedia isn’t that awesome either!) The word itself is self-explanatory. Mephobia (or ME’-Phobia if you will) is the fear of becoming so awesome that the human race can’t handle it, and everybody dies. I saw this term being frequently used all over the social networking sites and it got me thinking… What can someone possibly do to become so awesome that the whole human race detests it beyond its capability and dies!

Lifestyle? Looks? Money? Family? What exactly would do the trick? If someone tells me I 1FNgL94have mephobia, is it a good thing that I am made of pure awesome? Or is he merely being sarcastic with me, and insinuating that I am in a way different’ than the others! It’s still really a tricky word though. If I have mephobia, do I have the fear that I might’ become so awesome that I cannot handle the pressure and die? Or do I fear the others are much more awesome and then I die of an inferiority complex? I think the former makes much more sense. Then again since the human race can’t handle it and everybody dies’ is the scenario, the correct thing would be that people would not be able to handle the fact that I am so awesome and would die of pure jealousy. But furthermore, if the world can’t handle the fact that I am so awesome, doesn’t it mean that they’ have mephobia instead of me?

Whoa! It’s a lot to take in isn’t it? But this really is an interesting topic to introspect. Mephobia according to me is merely jealousy but wrapped in a good shiny paper which stills pressurizes us. For instance, the fact that someone else is more successful, has more money, drives a better car and lives in a better house creates a feeling beyond jealousy. We don’t want him to lose his stuff; we merely want to achieve all that he has-probably more. This alone puts us in a lot of pressure creating mephobia’. You don’t actually die in it. But you run behind your’ idea of awesome and then face either will-full euphoria or extreme depression; the latter obWhat-is-mephobia--Meybe-is-just-a-Me-Phobia-viously leading to a slow death.

Mephobia can also be a result of staying in constant touch with someone who is better than you in non-materialistic aspects. For instance, if someone speaks well, looks good, is excellent in weekly performances or his sales chart is always pointing upwards, it can also create the same sense of approach even though the lifestyle and money earned in this case is exactly the same.

This clearly states that a  comparative approach’ brings about mephobia in a person. The qualities that you’ find awesome in someone you idolize or look up to can create a sense of respectful-jealousy. Since there is no calibrated bar as to what exactly is the optimum level of awesome’ it always will be a result of a person’s concept of awesomeness. This is the same as success. Its meaning varies from person to person and from situation to situation.

Although dying from it is obviously too much to take, having mephobia wouldn’t really hurt! Setting up a level of awesome’ you personally want to achieve or acquire and striving towards it effortless seems pretty neat. It also can be taken as a compliment! (Implying that the other person thinks you’re awesome). A strong hold on our minds is the key to prevent from dying of it though. In this overwhelming rat-race, mephobia seems pretty obvious. But I was a little relieved for not finding the word in Wikipedia! It implies that it still isn’t a medically proven disorder! I’m cautiously optimistic though, that it never gets added to the list…


What you need to know about Stonehenge

The Stonehenge is an enormous stone monument that can be found on the north of the modern day city of Salisbury, England.

According to researchers the Stonehenge was built 5,000 to 4,000 years ago and was a part of a highly complex sacred landscape.

The biggest stones that are part of the Stonehenge are called sarsens, they are up to 30 feet or 9 meters tall and weights up to 25 tons or 22.6 metric tons.

Some researchers believe that these stones were brought from the area called Marlborough Downs; this is estimated at a distance of 20 miles or 32 kilometers and is situated in the north.

The Stonehenge also has smaller stones, they are termed as “bluestones”, this is because they have bluish tinge when they become wet, each of the stones weigh up to 4 stones and are said to come from various sites, one of the locations would be Western Wales.summer-solstice-sunrise-at-the-stonehenge

One of the greatest mysteries about the formation of the Stonehenge is the fact that nobody knows how the stones have been moved, during that time when it was made, there were no available systems to transport the stones.

Several scientists have speculated that glaciers carried the bluestones in order to get closer to the structure, removing the need for the makers to transport the stones all the way from Wales.

Another idea of how it came to be was through water transport. Some theorists are saying that the stones might have been transported using rafts, but there have been certain questions on how could this method become viable.

Creation process of the Stonehenge:

There are new archeological studies released, the IBM Visual and Spatial technology Center have taken the time to research using a number of technologies like penetrating radars and magnetometers in order to map out how the Stonehenge came to be.

According to the research, there has been widespread prehistoric hunting during that time, as stated in the research the Stonehenge was just a part of an every changing sacred landscape.

According to the reports created, Salisbury was already a sacred plain even before the creation of the Stonehenge.

Even before the Stonehenge, it is believed that 3 pine posts that served as totem pole was already erected in the site.

Researchers were also able to find 350 animal bones, and 12,500 flint stones in the area signifying rapid hunting.

The presence of abundant game could signify that the people of the ancient past could have considered the area of Stonehenge as something sacred or holy grounds.

Another discovery on the site would include a massive wooden building. This istonehenge-featureds believed to be the site of burial rituals. A lot of burial mounds were also excavated near the area of the Stonehenge.

It is indicative that hundreds, if not thousands of humans were buried near the area.

Stonehenge Facts:

· There are 17 shrines in the area; some have been shaped as circles.

· The construction of the Stonehenge began slowing down 4,000 years ago, and it slowly deteriorated due to neglect.

· It is believed that the circle was purposely aligned with the midsummer sunrise, the midwinter sunset as well as the southern rising and northern setting of the moon.

· The creators of the Stonehenge has made use of a ground plan as well as structural engineering and they have also made use of geometrical as well as mathematical rules in order to create the sacred area.

· It is estimated that it took thirty million hours of labor to complete the structure.

Stonehenge facts

Stonehenge is a huge stone monument that is located on a chalky plain which is to the north of the city of Salisbury in England. The site has attracted historians, archaeologists and common people since many years. Research says that the site has evolved continuously for a period of 10,000 years. Still there are a number of debatable facts about the Stonehenge monument. Some of the Stonehenge facts that are of great importance are outlined below:

The Ancient Stonehenge Monument:???????

Stonehenge is a collection of ancient stones that are arranged like a man made structure. The monument is older than the pyramids of Egypt and the design of the pyramid would be changed in the next 1500 years. The monument is the centre of a large number of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments. Several burial mounds are also found in the area surrounding the Stonehenge.

Origin and Builder of Stonehenge

It is seen, throughout the English history there has been a question regarding who has built the Stonehenge monument. Answers that have come up are really very strange and surprising. Some think that is the magician Merlin while to others it is the Celtic Druids and some even think it’s the aliens.

Materials of the Monument:

Another important fact amongst all the Stonehenge facts is that the monument is made up of bluestones and sarsens. The bluestones which are also known as the volcanic bluestones weigh up to three to four tons and they were brought from the hills of Preselli located 150 miles away. The sarsens are the larger stones that are brought from a place called the Malborough Downs which is 20 miles away from the Salisbury plain. There had been quite a number of theories regarding how the stones were moved and they include the glaciers, boats and even aliens. It is expected that the new research will throw some light on this debatable issue.

Purpose of Existence:

The purpose of existence is again a very controversial thing that has been a maStonehengetter of curiosity for people since years. The records are very regarding the time of construction of the monument. Some people think that it has been the mark to commemorate the leaders of the tribes that are nearby. While to some it is a site of miracle healing. Some people also think that is a kind of astronomical observatory that is used to mark the winter solstice. The main interesting fact regarding this monument is that it was built with a lot of geometrical and mathematical calculation as the monument is perfectly aligned to the rising and setting of the sun.

Replica of the Monument

There are several replicas of this monument and the most important one is the Maryhill Stonehenge located in Washington in USA. The monument was built by a road builder named Sam Hill. The building is a memorial to the victims of the World War 1. Again the famous Esperance Stonehenge in Australia is a perfect replica of the original monument. There is also the Stonehenge Aotearoa in New Zealand which is designed as the astronomical observatory for the Southern hemisphere.

The Stonehenge facts are always a m

ystery with respect to this question. The reason of its existence and how the stones were moved are the most important facts that people are trying to know till now. Though it is not a unique structure in Great Britain, still it is considered as one of the most well known and largest structures that attracts tourists throughout the year because of these debatable issues.

Facts about the heart

Whenever you place your hand on the chest, you often feel it thudding away in a rhythmic manner, but do you have any idea what makes it ticking or any idea what happens in there? The heart is the center of anyone’s cardiovascular system. Many people don’t understand matters of the heart and therefore, its high time we outline for you various facts about the heart;
The cardiac cycle of the heart happens 100,000 times per day
Its a fact that the human heart beats 100,000 times in a day pumping more than 20,000 gallons of blood to all parts of the body. The functioning of the human heart is very profound because it is capable of sending blood to all the 75 trillion cells in the body except the cornea. The heart beat is actually what is known as the cardiac cycle and happens through contracting and relaxing of the heart hence pumping blood into the blood vessels.

The heart attack symptoms of the male differ greatly with that of females
First, the heart of a male person weigh 10 ounces while that of a female weigh 8 ounces. This makes matters of the heart about men and women to be different. In case of a heart attack, a woman will present symptoms of shoulder pains, nausea and indigestion while the sign of heart attack in men is extreme chest pains.

Cancer of the heart is rare to happen4d49cb1f0584c.preview-300
Many people would think that the heart is just an organ like any other and so it is capable of getting cancer. Actually, i dispute that kind of thinking and create awareness to everyone that heart cancer is rare because the cells in the heart stops dividing early in someone’s life.

Regular sex prevents coronary heart diseases
Studies show that sex is somehow related to sex. Having orgasm at least three times a week may provide a man with a potential prevention against coronary heart diseases such as stroke and heart attacks. Researchers have also revealed that erectile dysfunction may be a great warning of an early heart attack.

The heart can still maintain a regular heartbeat even when separated from the body
The heart is magical. Whether human heart of animal heart. It can still beat for quite a while regularly even when separated from the main body because it has it’s own electric impulses. These impulses are capable of maintaining the heartbeat separately.

A good laughter is the ultimate antidote of heart-stress related issues
When you laugh, the thin lining of the blood vessels relax and expand sending more blood(about 20%) to the entire body. This helps the heart because all the veins are actively pumping blood so there cannot be possibility of blockage.

The heart is capable of generating energy enough to drive a car for about 30km
As the heart pumps the blood to the blood vessels and arteries, energy is generated. As we have also seen, the blood pumps in one heartbeat can amount to 1.5 gallons. This great work done by the heart release energy capable of driving a cars for few miles.

The above facts are true about your heart. So don’t be amazed by what the heart can do. Just take great care of it so that it can do more and have you enjoy life. This means that you take the proper diet and avoid stress so that you can stay healthy.