There really are so-called vampire bats. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses, and birds.
Fall is also known as autumn. The season once had a third name as well. In the 12th and 13th century fall was called "haerfest," which was the act of taking in crops. Eventually, it was known as "harvest" because the full moon closest to the autumn equinox is called the harvest moon.
Nearly two-thirds of people with migraine headaches have attacks when the barometric pressure dropped, possibly due to an effect on pressure-sensitive receptors in the brain. Both wind and sunlight have been shown to trigger migraines as well.
Purple and red fall leaves get their color through "anthocyanins" pigment, which is only produced in the fall when sugars are trapped in the leaves. Lots of dry weather and sunlight will lead to more sugars in the leaves, meaning the leaves will be brighter red. Freezing, meanwhile, stops the process of making red pigments.
Bufonophobia—fear of frogs.
Get faster relief from post-workout soreness (within 48 hours) by consuming 1.8 grams of omega-3 fats every day (the amount is about 10 walnut halves). Their anti-inflammatory effects help fight aches.
Friday, October 13 may send chills down your spine. If you’re superstitious here a few actions to avoid on this day:
Avoid black cats.
Don’t spill salt.
Don’t start a new journey, a job, a marriage or a business project.
Don’t give birth.
It is unlucky to cut fingernails and hair on Friday the 13th.
Don’t open an umbrella indoors.
Change your bed on this day to avoid bad dreams.
Those who pass a funeral procession on this day, will die the next day.
Ships should not be allowed to set sail because it will sink in the sea.
Fall is an excellent time to plant trees because that’s when they’re programmed to do most of their root growing. Trees keep producing roots as long as the ground temperature is above 40 degrees.
Do not take the supplement, Echinacea, before surgery. Although it helps prevent throat infections it may reduce the immune system response and could interfere with healing.
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