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65 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% of alcohol was considered foodstuff in Russia . ( 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 harmful drug for users and other people. Alcohol is even more harmful than he

60+ Interesting Facts About Cancer

In contrast to several other diseases, cancer is mainly caused by environmental factors,  while inherited genetics plays a role of only up to 5% to 10% in causing cancers. ( Source ) Cancer is  2 nd  leading cause of death in the world after cardiovascular diseases. 1 in 6 deaths worldwide is the result of cancer. Most of these deaths are among people 70 or 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 cancer, breast cancer , and several other types of cancers increase with an increase in height in both men and women. ( Source )  The dwarf community in Ecuador is free of cancer and diabetes. The average height of these people is just 4 feet. ( Source )  A study shows that  eating dinner  2 hours before sleep reduces risks of prost

35+ Interesting Facts About Buddhism

Buddhism is the world’s 4 th largest religion, with around 500 million followers.    Cambodia has the highest percentage of Buddhist population (97%) in the whole world. 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 ) China has the world’s largest Buddhist population (around 244 million). Around half of the Buddhist population follows Mahayana Buddhism . China, the  Korean peninsula, Japan, and Vietnam   have the highest number of practitioners of this Buddhist sect . The second major branch of Buddhism is Theravada Buddhism . It has followers in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar

30+ Interesting Facts About Hinduism

Hinduism is the world’s 3 rd largest religion, with more than 1 billion adherents. Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest religions that 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. But many Hindus are vegetarians 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) respectively. Apart from these castes, there are Dalits (untouchables) in the system as sweepers and latrine cleaners. ( Source ) Kumbh Mela, a Hind