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October 21, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

What does heroin feel like?

You are stuck out on a park bench in the middle of December. You have no place to go, no family or friends, you’ve gotten all the money, and stolen items out of them that you can. You’re cold, alone, you stink, but you don’t have the energy or means to take a shower. Then somehow you procure enough money to buy a bag (generally by hooking other people up and ripping them off a bit, overcharging, etc.) So you go to your dealers, buy a bag, find some spot that is relatively closed off. (There have been exceptions to this, one time on a side walk I threw my coat over my upper body and did it with people a few feet from me.) You go through your ritual, get the shot prepared, spend 20 mins to an hour to find a vein that hasn’t collapsed or shrunken from the cold, on once you register, and see that blood come back into the brownish tube, you push the plunger in and hope beyond hope you didn’t miss. Then it happens. You start feeling warm, not actually warm but the kind of warm where you’re cold and someone gives you the most comfortable blanket you’ve ever felt, and inside, underneath that brown blanket you realize "Hey, my life’s not so bad." Every worry you’ve ever had is gone, seemingly never to return. "Ahh, this is nice." You think to yourself. "I’m just going to take a quick nap, then get up and go shower at the Y.M.C.A, and then go apply at that job downtown I used to go to college for, what was that? Civil engineering maybe? Alright, twenty minutes then I’ll get up."

8 HOURS LATER:

You are stuck out on a park bench in the middle of December. You have no place to go, no family or friends…

Rinse and repeat. Everyday, for the rest of your life. That is what heroin is like.

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10 Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

October 14, 2015 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

Why do men go bald as they get older but women don’t?

Genes code for proteins. Baldness is caused by a missing or malformed protein, caused by what we’ll call the baldness allele. The version of the gene that makes the protein for hairiness can be the hairy allele.

If there’s one copy of the hairy allele present, the recipe is there so the protein can be made properly and nobody goes bald. If there’s no copy of the hairy allele, only the baldness one, you go bald.

Men have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome. Women have two X chromosomes. Each chromosome is made of multiple genes, each coding for different characteristics.

The primary gene for pattern baldness is on the X chromosome. Since the Y chromosome lacks an opposing gene (being significantly shorter), there’s no way for the hairy allele to be on the Y chromosome. One copy of the baldness allele is enough to cause male pattern baldness.

Women can go bald, but they need two of the baldness allele (one on each X chromosome), so it’s much rarer.

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10 Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

October 7, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

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Why is it so much harder to gain muscle than lose it? 

Because muscle is expensive for your body. Muscle needs fuel-it needs calories/energy to function, and it needs a lot of it. But your body only needs a set amount of muscle, and anything beyond that point is waste. Your body still thinks food is scarce and every day is a fight for survival. Why would it keep on extra muscle when muscle is both expensive and unneeded? Fat on the other hand, serves as protection/backup and spends a lot les energy than muscle, thus why your body wants to keep it/keep making it. That’s why you need to ‘trick’ your body into thinking it ‘needs’ that extra muscle, by engaging in resistance training and feeding it adequate supply of energy.

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10 Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

September 30, 2015 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

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What is Autism?

Autism is usually used to describe a difficulty in understanding social situations. People who have autism may have difficulty understanding what is appropriate in conversation, interpersonal relations, or interacting with large groups of people by displaying “strange” behaviors. These can include talking for great lengths of time about certain subjects past the group’s interest, or being unable to pick up on social cues (being uninterested in a certain topic of conversation, subtle clues towards guiding the direction of a conversation, etc.).

Autistic people process information on people with the ‘objects’ part of the brain, instead of the ‘social’ part. Thus, social norms and effects of ones behaviour on others are not considered, relevant or even understood.

Ever been somewhere completely foreign? The people talk strange, dress strange and act strange. Toilets flush the wrong direction, cars on the wrong side of the road. People on the street will stand too close to you or get angry if you point with one finger. All kinds of shit that leaves you with a vaguely uncomfortable feeling. You can communicate with people, although misinterpretations are common, and you can interact enough to get by, but you can never really get your point across when needed, and you just plain don’t have a grap of their social norms. Pretend this never gets better. That’s kind of how we think an autistic feels.

It depends, of course, on where one lands on the aforementioned “autistic spectrum”, but holds true to some extent with all autistics. It’s hard to get your point across or to get someone else’s point, others emotions or reactions to events make no sense, and are unpredictable to an autistic. It is honestly surprising to a person with autism that the neighbor would get mad at you for smashing his car windows with a hammer. You’d be confused if he liked his windows, or just hates that hammer. A lot of folks with autism cling to things like math for comfort. They like patterns, predictable things that always have a familiar outcome.

Check out The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . Amazing story told from the point of view of an autistic child.

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10 Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

September 16, 2015 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

Why does time seem to be moving faster as I get older?

When you’re 5 years old a year is 20% of your entire life. A pretty big chunk. When you’re 50 years old, a year is just 2%. In a way, a person who lives to be 100 has lived half of their life at just 25 or so years old. Also, as you get older, there are fewer and fewer things which are truly NEW to you. When something is new, you pay attention, you remember every detail, and your memories are more fully padded out by that new experience. When something is old-hat, you gloss it over and don’t write it into your memory in nearly as much detail.

As a result, your memory becomes filled with the memories of new experiences, which in a typical lifespan will be weighted heavily toward when you are younger. The obvious remedy to this problem is to actively seek out new experiences as you age. If time seems to be flying by, it’s not because you’re having fun; it’s really because your mind is bored by all the repetitive stuff you’re doing.

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10 Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

September 9, 2015 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

Why are Mexican drug cartels so much more excessive in their brutality than their counterparts in Italy or other countries?

Italian mafias have been around a lot longer, have deeper ties to the local communities and recognize the importance of subtlety in their operations, which are more diversified.

The Mexican gangs are relatively new, with a LOT of sudden money available, a different socio-economic landscape with a huge population in poverty, a larger playground, and a military-political challenge partially funded by the US that requires a stronger response, in a culture that is affected by brutal foreign narco experience and intrusion (Latin American revolutions and cartels, etc).

The more sedate and sophisticated organized crime rackets like the Sicilian Mafia and the Yakuza are much older and their roots are tied in more closely to the community. All the bloodlust and brutality had burned out centuries ago, and now it’s only a matter of shifting around the existing pieces on the chessboard and waiting for the inevitable extinction. With Russian and Mexican organized crime, the game is still young and fierce and there’s still lucrative profits to be had. Given that, the brinkmanship between groups is still huge. They behead one of your people, you behead 10 of their people AND mail their heads back to them with their genitals stuffed in their mouths.

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What Not To Do In 13 Countries

September 8, 2015 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

Japan

Don’t tip anyone: “Tipping is just not part of the culture. Don’t even leave the small change. People will come running after you with it.”

Don’t wear your shoes in someone’s house: “If you see other people taking their shoes off, do the same. (Note: there’s a small area right inside the entrance called a ‘genkan’ which is usually one level below the rest of the house, where you take off your shoes. You don’t take them off outside the house!)”

Don’t hug people you just met: “Most people don’t like it, especially older folk.”

Don’t stand on the wrong side of the escalator: “In Tokyo you stand on the left. In Osaka you stand on the right. Follow what other people are doing.”

Answers by Makiko Itoh

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10 Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

September 2, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

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What Is The Difference Between A Supercharger And A Turbocharger?

Supercharger is engine driven, meaning it forces air into the engine using a belt driven charger.

Turbo is air driven, forces exhaust air in the charger to force more air into the engine.

Turbo lag is from the time your push the petal until the turbo “spools” up with air and forces the air into the engine intake.

Superchargers do not have lag since they are driven by belts which react on demand.

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10 Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

August 26, 2015 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

What Is Sleep Paralysis and why is it usually so scary?

When you fall asleep, your brain doesn’t completely turn off. In order to prevent you from acting out your dreams/thoughts while you sleep, the brain releases chemicals that suppress motor control, leaving you unable to move. This inhibition is supposed to be lifted as soon as you wake up, but sometimes it doesn’t and that’s when you get sleep paralysis.

The opposite, no inhibition while asleep, is what causes sleep walking.

It is so scary because your brain will try to come up with a reason you can’t move, and this often takes the form of some type of restraint such as a gremlin sitting on your chest. Being immobile is a big threat to your survival so it tends to cause panic.

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10 Answers To Questions You Always Wondered About

August 19, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: Answers, Interesting |

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Why can an animal poop and not wipe and be perfectly fine, but a human must wipe or endure “the rash from hell?”

Most mammals (for instance, dogs) actually prolapse their anus slightly – they poke the inside part out a bit.

Cats, which don’t prolapse their anus, have to lick the shit off their butthole.

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