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Well, That Pretty Much Disproves Everything I Thought I Knew About The Human Body

Well, That Pretty Much Disproves Everything I Thought I Knew About The Human Body

Community, Economy, Inspirational, Parenting
Tim Noakes is has spent years hunting for the most dangerous game of all: lies that have somehow become widely believed. Do you drink a lot of water or Gatorade during workouts? At 2:53, Noakes reveals how you could actually kill yourself by following the advice of many endurance runners. Do you think that your muscles give out during exercise? Skip to 7:54 to see why that's not actually the case. Could a human being survive a mile-long naked swim in the arctic? Go to 10:54 to find out. The real buzzkill comes at 12:24, and it explains why a vegan unfairly took breakfast away from America. If Tim Noakes has learned anything, it's that most of what he knows is probably wrong. How ironic. Read more: http://upworthy.com/well-that-pretty-much-disproves-everything...
What Kind Of Magic Happens When A River Returns To The Sea?

What Kind Of Magic Happens When A River Returns To The Sea?

Community, Environment, International
It's hard-working, much-beloved, and much-abused. It hasn't even reached the sea for half a century. Until this year. 100 years ago, the Colorado River reached the sea at a 3,000-square-mile lush, green delta in the desert, home to hundreds of thousands of birds, animals, fish, and people too. After a visit to the delta in 1922, Aldo Leopold wrote, "... the river was nowhere and everywhere," for he "could not decide which of a hundred green lagoons offered the most pleasant and least speedy path to the Gulf." But for the last 50 years, that delta has been a salty wasteland, almost devoid of life. People in the U.S. and Mexico are cooperating on Minute 319, an agreement that is working to restore a regular "base flow." In spring 2014, they created a one-time pulse of wat...
Community Post: 20 Commercials From The ’90s That You Forgot You Loved

Community Post: 20 Commercials From The ’90s That You Forgot You Loved

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1. Nickelodeon Super Toy Run Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=xZ_aY9U9o9w. Via youtube.com Every kid’s fantasy. And mine as an adult. 2. Nickelodeon Magazine Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Oel0zjpKCwE. Via youtube.com I remember every single frame and every single line. 3. Don’t Wake Daddy Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7AhgiEuZ
Community Post: The 8 Best Appts To Find THAT Song

Community Post: The 8 Best Appts To Find THAT Song

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But, of course, there is something even worse - to have tune stuck inside my head and have no idea who the artist is, or what the title of the song is. It makes me waste hours, roaming the search engines with what little clues I have about the song and the end, more often than not come out empty handed with my frustration meter going off the chart. People know how daunting the experience is, so now we have tens of different apps to assist us in out song hunting quest. Naturally, with everything else, there is quite the competition between the different apps, and things have gotten a little confusing about what to use and who’s the best. I found that the hard way. Being not particularly skilful in using a smartphone, I only started to use such ser
Ever Fall In Love With The 'Wrong' Person? He Has A Few Stunning Things To Say About That.

Ever Fall In Love With The 'Wrong' Person? He Has A Few Stunning Things To Say About That.

Community, International
They shared a love that some would say is too complicated to survive. The way Usman Hameedi describes his passion gave me a heartache at 1:05, and the hopelessness he describes at 2:03 is almost too much to bear. Poem Postmarked for the Middle East We were two-state solution complex.She, Star of David necklaceMe, Keffiyeh around neck.But some things were simple:when I glanced from across the roomFaith smiled, radiance of Mecca. Adonai and Allah ask our people for Friday prayerso I attended Shabbat services andFaith was the only Jewish woman at Jummah. Forbidden Commandments.While Abraham’s children fought bloody,we parted red seas,exodus to smooth lands of milk and honey.Our Bodies intertwined like messages in Torah and Quran.Beneath the starry spla...
This Is Why Humans Shouldn't Mess With Polar Bears

This Is Why Humans Shouldn't Mess With Polar Bears

Community, Inspirational, Parenting
Polar bears are one of the few animals on the planet that consider humans food. With climate change drastically reducing the polar bears' natural habitat, and commercial seal hunting destroying their food supply; humans are forcing polar bears toward our cities and villages in order to survive. I, for one, would like to admire them from a distance. The BBC's Gordon Buchanan risks a heart attack inside a (hopefully) polar-bear-proof cage. The BBC's expensive polar bear spy cams pay the ultimate price. Read more: http://upworthy.com/this-is-why-humans-shouldnt-mess-with-polar-bears
She Was Forced Into A Death March. She Survived By Leaning On Her Best Friends … Literally.

She Was Forced Into A Death March. She Survived By Leaning On Her Best Friends … Literally.

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Her best self-defense from the Nazis was her mind. Edith Eger couldn't control her circumstances, but she controlled how she responded. And today, as both a Holocaust survivor and psychologist, she shares her survival skills with us. Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-was-forced-into-a-death-march-she-survived-by-leaning-on-her-best-friends-literally