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Can Bees Actually Smell Fear?

-Troy Nelson

They can’t smell your fear, but they can smell your nervous B.O. “When afraid, a person sweats, discharging ‘does not belong in hive’ chemicals,” says Deborah O’Dell, associate professor of biology at the University of Mary Washington. “When bees detect that, they produce an alarm pheromone that may signal others to attack.” So, always wear strong, unscented deodorant around bees.

Why Do We Use Coins?

-Sipho Mkhize

A big reason for keeping the coin alive is that losing it would lead to inflation. “Prices would likely be rounded of to the nearest rand,” says Michael Ful-jenz, president of Universal Coin and Bullion, “Plus, producers of zinc and copper would lose contracts worth tens of millions of rands.” Want the rest of the world to keep their jobs? Buy a damn coin purse.

Why Does Scaring Someone Cure the Hiccups?

-Marcus Sims

Marc I. Leavey, M.D at a medical centre in the USA, breaks it down, “When your diaphragm is having spasms that produce hiccups, a good, swift stretch, such as that produced by the involuntary gasp from a scare, often is enough to break the cycle.” Now, if you can tell us our financial future, chances are our hiccups will be gone for good.

 

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