06/10/12

today I learned: there is a man in new york city who digs through the cracks in sidewalks in search of gold and diamonds, making as much as $819 in six days. also, farmed salmon are fed colourings to make their flesh pink, given they don’t feed on the natural krill and shrimp that they would if they were wild. next, the hypnic jerk- or the twitching of the limbs that accompanies a falling sensation while sleeping- is caused by the brain’s misinterpretation of relaxed muscles as falling. the brain then sends signals to the arm and leg muscles in an attempt to regain balance. finally, despite the fear projected by mass media, virtually all the few known candy poisoning incidents involved parents who poisoned their own children’s candy. gross. 

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