Cicuta virosa – It is 150 centimeters high
The highest concentration of toxic substances is found in its rhizome.
- Deadly dose: 2g root
- Death: within 24 hours
- Poison: cicutoxin
- Aftermath: degeneration of skeletal muscles
- Where it grows: North and South America, Europe, Asia
- Occurrence in Poland: yes
In North America it has hundreds of poisoned sheep per year on its conscience. People can mistake its root with the parsley root, and the most common victims of harmful substances are children. Cicutoxin works very quickly, after just a few minutes you can observe irritations of mucous membranes and abdominal pain. If a man survives poisoning, it is very likely that he will struggle with damage to the central nervous system for the rest of his life. Unlike other animals, mice can without fear of poisoning eat plant seeds.
Kayan tribe women – Secret of women giraffes
Kayan tribe women – In northern Thailand, in the province of Mae Hong Son in mountain villages, you can meet the so-called giraffe women from the Kayan tribe. They wear brass coils of thick wire on the necks, weighing about 10 kg. The first hoops are assumed for girls at the age of 5, and more are added successively. The spiral rests on the shoulders and puts pressure on the collarbones, creating the illusion of the elongated neck. This is really just an illusion, because the necks of women are of normal length. The spiral can be removed, and women sometimes do it, but not for long. Because the flaccid muscles of the neck make it impossible to keep the head without support. The custom of establishing a spiral is very old, the first mention comes from the 11th century. They are associated with the legend of the first woman Kayan, who was the daughter of a sea dragon.
Growth psychology – laughter isn’t acquired but innate
Growth psychology – laughter isn’t acquired but innate – British scientists have proved
that laughter is not something acquired, but innate. With the help of ultrasound was recorded
children in the uteri. The first facial movements have been observed in the second trimester,
and all elements detecting a laugh approx. 30 weeks. It was thus negated one of the existing
theory of psychological development.
Genius brain-damaged – Savant, or learned fool is a man showing outstanding talent or extremely detailed knowledge of the field, while mentally retarded. Although savants often also suffer from autism, it does not mean that all savants are autistic. Such cases account for approx. 50 %, the second half of the savants suffer from other developmental disorders or central nervous system damage. Only 10 % of children with autism are savants. Among people with learning disabilities (more frequent than autism) savants account for only 1 %. Savant syndrome is more common in males, it is estimated that, compared to women, this is approx. 5: 1.
Genetically bad mother
Genetically bad mother – The mother, who insensitive way to deal with her child. Most likely has also been neglected in childhood and carries the standard for the next generation. The change in her behavior is based solely on realizing the problem. Search for solutions to get rid of the burden of previous generations.
Dyslexia gene and hand
Dyslexia gene and hand – In 2007. Scientists from Oxford University, who studied in children with dyslexia association preference of a particular hand, have discovered a gene LRRTM1. It is assumed that it is one of the strongest factors that cause the appearance of left-handed. This could also explain heredity left-handedness. If both parents are left-handed, the likelihood that their child will be left-handed, is 26%.