Thursday, October 23, 2014

Horror Movies Good for The Brain

Watching horror movies can be beneficial for the brain. The roller-coaster ride of emotions that happen when viewing scary movies can lead to the secretion of certain feel-good chemicals in the brain such as dopamine, serotonin and glutamate. These chemicals may lead to the creation of adrenaline which can have an anesthesia-effect on the body which is similar to effects of drugs that could actually bring stress and anxiety down.

Horror Movies Relieve Stress

According to another study done in New York, horror movies allow you to engage in an experience where you are in control. In some ways horror movies provide a soothing factor. While it can initially give you stress because of the uncertainties in the plot, it gives you an avenue to overcome stress which is helpful when you face real-life situations. It gives your mind some sort of diversion and helps you forget about those anxiety and stress you have in your daily routine. Horror movies are not only comforting but also soothing; now that is something unexpected don’t you think?

Horror Movies Help Burn Calories

Unknown to a lot of people, watching scary movies can actually make you burn calories. Now scary movies join the ranks with exercise videos in making you lose weight. You indeed burn calories when you watch horror flicks but not that substantial. In a recent study conducted by a university in the United Kingdom, depending on the movie, you can burn close to 200 calories. Watching scary movies is perhaps one of the most entertaining ways to burn calories!


When did vampires begin? As with many legends, the exact date of origin is unknown; but evidence of the vampire tale can be found with the ancient Chaldeans in Mesopotamia, near the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, and with Assyrian writings on clay or stone tablets. The land of the Chaldeans is also called the “Ur of the Chaldeans,” which was the original home of Abraham from the Bible.
“Lilith” was a possible vampire from the ancient Hebrew Bible and its interpretations. Although she is described in the book of Isaiah, her roots are more likely in Babylonian demonology. Lilith was a monster who roamed at night taking on the appearance of an owl. She would hunt, seeking to kill newborn children and pregnant women. Lilith was the wife of Adam before there was Adam and Eve, according to tradition; but she was demonized because she refused to obey Adam. (Or to see it from a more liberated viewpoint, she demanded equal rights with Adam). Naturally, she was considered evil for such “radical” desires and became a vampire who eventually attacked the children of Adam and Eve — namely, all human descendants.

References to vampires can be found in many lands, and some scholars believe this indicates that the vampire story developed independently in these various lands and was not passed from one to the other. Such an independently occurring folktale is curious indeed.
References to vampires can be found among the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean such as Egypt, Greece and Rome. The ancient Greeks believed in the strigoe or lamiae, who were monsters who ate children and drank their blood. Lamia, as the mythology goes, was the lover of Zeus; but Zeus’ wife, Hera, fought against her. Lamia was driven insane, and she killed her own offspring. At night, it was said, she hunted other human children to kill as well.
One tale known by both the Greeks and Romans, for example, concerns the wedding of a young man named Menippus. At the wedding a guest, who was a noted philosopher called Apollonius of Tyana, carefully observed the bride, who was said to be beautiful. Apollonius finally accused the wife of being a vampire, and according to the story (as it was later told by a scholar named Philostratus in the first century A.D.) the wife confessed to vampirism. Allegedly she was planning to marry Menippus merely to have him handy as a source of fresh blood to drink.
Vampire tales occurred in ancient China, where the monsters were called kiang shi. In ancient India and Nepal, as well, vampires may have existed — at least in legend. Ancient paintings on the walls of caves depict blood drinking creatures; the Nepalese “Lord of Death” is depicted holding a blood-filled goblet in the form of a human skull standing in a pool of blood. Some of these wall paintings are as old as 3000 B.C., it is believed. Rakshasas are described in the ancient Indian holy writings called the Vedas. These writings (circa 1500 B.C.) depict the Rakshasas (or destroyers) as vampires. There is also a monster in ancient India’s lore which hangs from a tree upside-down, not unlike a bat, and is devoid of its own blood. This creature, called Baital, is in legend a vampire.

Other ancient Asians, such as the Malayans, believed in a type of vampire called the “Penanggalen.” This creature consisted of a human head with entrails that left its body and searched for the blood of others, especially of infants. The creature lived by drinking the victims’ blood.
It is also said that the vampire may have lived in Mexico prior to the arrival of Spanish Conquistadors, according to the renown vampire author Montague Summers whose 1928 book The Vampire — His Kith and Kin is a classic. He further wrote that Arabia knew of the vampire as well. Vampire-like beings appeared in the “Tales of the Arabian Nights” called algul; this was a ghoul which consumed human flesh.
Africa, with its spirit-based religions, may be seen as having legends of vampire-like beings as well. One tribe, the Caffre, held the belief that the dead could return and survive on the blood of the living.

In ancient Peru there were also vampire legends; the canchus were believed to be devil worshipers who sucked the blood of the young.
Thus from ancient times and from a bounty of exotic lands came forth the vampires. It is from these ancient fears about death and the magical, life-sustaining powers of blood that the vampires as we know them today have evolved.

Your attitude is linked to the season in which you were born

Believe it or not, your attitude may actually be related to the month and or season in which you were born! Recent studies reveal the link.

"Hungarian researchers matched 400 people's personality type to the month they were born and found that people born at certain times of year have a greater chance of developing certain temperaments.
For example, if you're celebrating a birthday this fall, research shows you're less likely to suffer from depression. However, if you were born during the summer months, you're more likely to experience mood swings.
Scientists also found that people with spring or summer birthdays tend to be more positive, while those born in winter are more irritable adults than those born in other seasons." 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This is the trailer for #Avengers2: Age of Ultron and it looks amazing #Marvel

This is the trailer for : Age of Ultron and it looks amazing

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Your defense mechanism when tickled

Researchers have found tickling laughs (different than laughs caused by finding something to be humorous) cause the hypothalamus part of the brain to activate, which controls instinctive reactions such as “fight or flight,” according to studies.

Our ticklish spots are found to be our weakest spots. Laughter derived from being tickled is thought to be a sign of submissiveness. Tickling also opens the Rolandic Operculum part of the brain that controls facial movements and vocal and emotional reactions. Hmm, that kind of explains nervous laughter.

You can't tickle yourself because there is no need for your brain to respond to defending yourself in anticipation of potential pain.

Britney Spears' Pregnancy Test

A pregnancy test, allegedly peed upon by Britney, was obtained by a Canadian radio station. It was supposedly found in the wastebasket in a room of the hotel she was staying at with then-husband Kevin Federline. The test sold for $5001, which went to charity – no word on if it was positive or negative, but shortly thereafter Britney announced she was pregnant. 
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Marilyn Monroe's Chest X-Rays

It was reported a chest X-ray of a 28 year-old Monroe taken in 1954 sold for $45,000. The X-ray shows her full ribcage, shoulders and neck, along with a silhouette of her breasts. Whatever turns you on…

What your brain looks like when you're depressed

Your brain whenever you're depressed and or simply feeling sadness.

Anti Rape Condom

Being a rapist just got a whole lot more dangerous. A condom called Rape-Axe, an anti-rape condom to be worn by women, comes with jagged teeth that will dig into your attacker's sensitive area when they try to force themselves on a victim. Argh!

Invented by Dr. Sonette Ehlers, the contraption isn't meant to simply wound. Instead, it tears deep into the skin and affixes itself, requiring medical attention in order to be removed. Yes, rapists will now have to visit a doctor and expose themselves as such, lest they risk permanently damaging their members trying to pry it out themselves. (Source

Monday, October 6, 2014


4 Scientifically Proven Ways To Make Him Fall In Love

 Here are some of the secrets behind the science of attraction, and how to use them to make him fall for you. These steps are scientifically proven to work. 

1. Use your body language
How to make it work:
According to Love Signals: A Practical Field Guide to the Body Language of Courtship, we naturally blink faster when we are emotionally excited. Bat those eyelashes to let him know you’re interested without saying a word. People also, “lean toward whatever – or whomever – they find most important at the time,” according to Love Signals. Use this trick and slightly lean towards him, whether it’s in your chair in class, or while standing at the bar.
2. Be a copy-cat
How to make it work:
To use mimicking, take a sip of your drink when he does, copy the way his hands are resting on the table, or pick up on his words or phrases and repeat them later in the conversation. Remember the timing aspect as well: try to copy his movements sooner rather than later, or it won’t come across as “synchronized.”  But don’t make it too obvious!

Similarity, in terms of personality, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be mirror images of each other (in fact that might get a little boring). The important thing here is being open to each other’s interests.  If he likes hockey, watch a game with him at least once or twice. If he’s a country music guy, and you can’t get enough hip-hop, well, at least you can both appreciate a strong love for music.
3. Keep him close by
How to make it work:
Similarity may also play a role here. Wherever you meet him, the gym, the library, or class, if you both frequent the same spots, you’re likely to run into each other again. This also means, if you hit it off one night, make sure to let him know you want to hang out again, since, (now we know!) the more you see each other, the more likely you are to fall for him, and him for you! But, no, please don’t stalk him.
4. Spill the beans
How to make it work:
On the first meeting, tell him about yourself first. As Fanelli suggested, start by sharing the more basic things: your likes, dislikes, where you’re from. The casual, “what year are you? What’s your major?” lines always to the trick to get the ball rolling as well. Then let him do the same – the disclosure should always come from both sides! The more that you share, the closer he’ll feel to you and the more he will be willing to share. As the relationship continues, give each other the more serious, big-picture things.