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60+ Interesting Facts About Alcohol

Alcohol causes  3 million deaths every year ,  which accounts for 5.3% of all deaths in the world. In the age group of 20-39 years, 13.5% of deaths are attributed to alcohol drinking. ( Source ) Apart from the  earth , alcohol is also present in other parts of the  universe . At a distance of 6,500 light-years in outer space, there is a  giant cloud of alcohol . But most of this is methyl alcohol that is unfit for drinking. ( Source ) Before 2011, anything with  less than 10%  alcohol was considered food in Russia . The country classified beer as an alcoholic drink after passing a bill in 2011. ( Source ) The human body  breaks down 1 unit of alcohol in an hour. A standard glass of average strength wine has more than 2 units. ( Source ) Alcohol  can be detected in a blood test for 12 hours, in a urine test for 3 to 5 days, and in a hair follicle drug test for 90 days. ( Source ) According to a 2010 study by ISCD( Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs), alcohol is the most harmf

60+ Interesting Facts About Cancer

In contrast to several other diseases, cancer is mainly caused by environmental factors . Inherited genetics plays a role of only 5% to 10% in causing cancers. ( Source ) Cancer is the  2 nd  leading cause of death in the world after cardiovascular diseases. One in six deaths worldwide occur due to various cancers. Most of these deaths are among people aged 70 and above. ( Source ) Around  50% of all cancer cases  are preventable. These preventable cancers are caused by tobacco, alcohol , physical inactivity, infections, environmental pollution, radiation, and occupational carcinogens. ( Source ) Height is directly proportional to cancer. Dangers of skin and breast cancers increase with an increase in height in both men and women. The cancer risks increases by 18% in women and 11% in men for every extra 4 inches of height. ( Source )  The dwarf community in Ecuador is free of cancer and diabetes. The average height of these people is only 4 feet. ( Source ) A study shows that

30+ Interesting Facts About Buddhism

Buddhism is the world’s 4 th largest religion, with around 500 million followers. More  than  98% of Buddhists  live in the Asia-Pacific region. China  has the world’s largest Buddhist population (around 244 million), while the highest percentage of Buddhist population (97%) is in  Cambodia . In Japan , at least 17 Buddhist monks mummified themselves between 1081 and 1903. This  self-mummification  process resulted after eating specific food for years before death. This food only contained tree nuts, buds, and roots. It removes muscle, fat, and moisture from the body and only retains necessary nutrients.  The condition for acceptance of the mummification process was if the corpse did not show signs of decay for 1,000 days after death. ( Source ) The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan of a 41-year-old Buddhist monk shows that meditation kept his brain eight years younger. ( Source ) Around half of the Buddhist population follows Mahayana Buddhism . China, the  Korean peninsula

30 Interesting Facts About Hinduism

Hinduism is the world’s 3 rd largest religion  after Christianity and Islam. It has more than one billion followers. Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest surviving religions . It developed between 500 BC and 300 BC. India, Nepal, and Mauritius are the only three countries in the world with a  majority Hindu population . Yoga is known as a physical and mental exercise in the West. In reality, it is a religious practice in Hinduism. ( Source ) There is no prohibition on eating meat in Hinduism. However, many Hindus prefer vegetarianism due to their disliking of the killing of animals for food. People are divided into  four classes ( varnas ) in Hinduism. These include Brahmins (religious scholars), Kshatriyas (rulers and warriors), Vaishyas (merchants), and Shudras (laborers). They are believed to be originated from the head, arms, thighs, and feet of Brahma (god of creation). Apart from these castes, there are Dalits (untouchables) in the system as sweepers and latrine