Why do I Yawn When I See Someone Else Yawning?

Yawning yet? Well, give it some time and you will be soon enough.

See a person yawning around you, you will end up yawning. Catch someone else watching you? Soon, they’ll be yawning as well. Even writing this article and typing the word ‘yawning’ has that contagious effect.

Why does this happen? According to Italian scientists, yawning is like an act of transmission, the same as a smile or a mere hug. This is one of the many ways humans, and even animals, connect – an emotional expression.

image credits: Marc Rosenthal
image credits: Marc Rosenthal

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10 Commonly Accepted Historical Inaccuracies

In attempts to make the world history seem catchier, people have resorted to putting forward inaccurate facts. We have pointed out some of them in this article. It is quite interesting to see the kind of historical “facts” that have been so easily accepted around the world as being true.

Albert Einstein failed mathematics in school

Albert Einstein did NOT fail mathematics in school, as is commonly believed. Rather, historical records show that he had had mastered differential and integral calculus by the age of 15.


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Want To Get Away From It All? Go To ‘Point Nemo’

In world’s oceans, you cannot go further from any land than ‘Point Nemo’ before you start coming back. Point Nemo is exactly 2688.22 kilometers (or 1,450 nautical miles) from the nearest land and there’s no other point in ocean that far from the land. It’s named after the fictional character, captain Nemo from Jules Verne’s novel “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” published in 1870.

Image credits: noaa.gov
Image credits: noaa.gov

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You Can Use Fibonacci Series to Convert from Miles to Kilometers

And you thought Fibonacci numbers is of no use?! A number is a Fibonacci series is (approximately) equivalent in kilometres to the previous number in miles allowing you to convert miles to kilometres and vice-versa in a ‘mathematical’ fashion.


In mathematics, a Fibonacci series is made up numbers that are sum of the previous two numbers starting with 0 and 1.


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