Imagine taking a trip to a local place and becoming ill with stomach flu. You are miserable, coughing and sneezing, and your fever is spiking. You go to the doctor, who tells you that you have the flu and that there is nothing he can do for you. You spend the next week bedridden, miserably miserable.
Now imagine the same trip, but with a different illness. You are diagnosed with bronchitis and prescribed antibiotics. You take the antibiotics and feel much better within a few days. Bronchitis is a common illness, but it is usually treated with antibiotics and rest.
How do you cope with issues like this if they come unexpectedly? Hence Geeky Nigeria will be publishing fun facts that will help stay on top of your game.
Do you know the actual name of travel sickness?
Many people get nauseated when travelling, some even catch a fever, and a lot of throwing up occurs when travelling by land, air or sea.
Which is very common among many children and women, but it can affect anybody. When commonly hear people say I have travel sick or car sickness, but it is actually called motion sickness.
You’re not sick because you’re travelling but because you’re in motion. Your brain can’t understand the information sent from your eyes, ears and body because it can’t tell whether you’re stationary or in motion, hence the name motion sickness.
So it’s basically just your brain being confused that makes you sick.
Do you know why small wounds hurt more?
The feeling of small injuries being the most painful can be so confusing, like why does it hurt so bad? Let’s find out.
The human body has a lot of nerves and it’s everywhere in our body from head to toe. So every shallow cut hurts more than a deep cut because it exposes more of the nerve.
Meaning that it removes several layers of your skin protecting your nerves, thereby exposing your nerves. Have you ever had the skin of your palm peel off, there is this reddish part, or have you ever cut your nails deeper than you should, even if there is no blood, the pain is so excruciating.
Do you know that eggs can help your reflexes?
The amino acids in eggs are called tyrosine, and they help in your reflexes, and how fast you can be subconscious.
For instance, if your phone falls from your hand, tyrosine in eggs helps you realise faster and react to it by catching it or screaming.
Do you know that Sacarsm is a sign of a healthy brain?
According to Oscar Wilde, sarcasm is said to be the highest form of intelligence, Researchers say that sarcasm provokes conflict but it is a catalyst of creativity.
So the next time, you see someone making a sarcastic remark, learn to appreciate their intelligence and creativity.