Facts about Bob Marley

Facts about Bob Marley

Bob Marley
Bob Marley

1. Bob Marley was born Robert Nesta Marley on February 6, 1945 in Jamaica. His father was a 50 year old white naval captain, his mother a 19 year old village girl. His mixed background earned him the nickname `white boy´and the ridicule of his peers. His bullying contributed to his spiritual growth, bringing him to declare `I am not on the white man’s side or the black man’s side, I am on God’s side´.

2. As a child, Marley read palms and told fortunes with spooky accuracy. Once he became a singer, he quit palm reading cold turkey.

3. His first band, the Wailing Wailers, was so named because they were ghetto sufferers in Kingston´s Trench Town slum.

4. Bob Marley and his entourage were attacked by an unknown gunman in 1976 during a time of political turmoil. He and his wife were grazed by bullets but defiantly appeared on stage for a `Smile Jamaica´concert two days later, delighting the crowds.

5. Although Marley stayed married to his wife Rita from the age of 21 until his death, he also had at least

8 other children with eight other women. The unconfirmed believed number is closer to 20.

6. When he was in school, Bob Marley’s best subject was mathematics. He left school to become an apprentice welder, and he left that because a piece of metal flew into his eye. After this he became a singer.

7. Marley once went to jail for a month after being arrested for the possession of marijuana. The friends he met there inspired much of his political advocacy.

8. In 1973, Bob toured opening for Bruce Springsteen as well as Sly and the Family Stone. He was fired by Sylvester Stone after the fourth show for being too good and hogging the attention and love of the crowd.

9. Bob Marley was buried with a guitar, a soccer ball, and a bud of herb. His last words to his son Ziggy were `money can’t buy life´.

10. The royalties from `No Woman No Cry´are sent directly to a soup kitchen in Jamaica. Bob Marley grew up very poor but once he earned money he bought homes for his friends and family and supported many poor people in Jamaica.

Questions

1. What was Bob Marley’s given first name? (Robert)

2. Why was his nickname `White Boy´? (he had a white dad)

3. What was Marley’s spooky talent? (palm reading)

4. What was the name of his first band? (the Wailing Wailers)

5. Why were they called this? (they were ghetto sufferers)

6. When was Bob Marley shot? (1976)

7. What was the name of the concert he played two days later? (Smile Jamaica)

8. What was Marley’s wife named? (Rita)

9. How many children is he suspected to have fathered out of wedlock? (20)

10. What was his best subject in school? (mathematics)

11. What kind of apprenticeship did he do? (welding)

12. Why did Bob Marley go to jail? (possession of marijuana)

13. How long was he there? (one month)

14. When did Bob open for Bruce Springsteen? (1973)

15. Who else did he tour with? (Sly and the Family Stone)

16. What was Bob Marley buried with? (guitar, bud of herb, soccer ball)

17. What is the name of one of Marley’s sons? (Ziggy)

18. What happens to the royalties from `No Woman No Cry´? (soup kitchen)

Sources

http://www.biography.com/news/bob-marley-biography-facts

http://www.clashmusic.com/feature/ten-things-you-never-knew-about-bob-marley

http://www.buzzfeed.com/justincarissimo/18-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-bob-marley-that-have#.oho535elEN

21 Things You Don’t Know About Bob Marley

Interesting facts about Romantic Love

Facts about Romantic Love

Love
Love

1. Timing is everything. An individual is more likely to fall in love when they are in an adventurous mindset, restless, lonely, or financially prepared. Similarly, people who meet in a dangerous situation are more likely to fall in love than had they met in a boring situation.

2. The time taken to judge your feelings on a person is estimated to be four minutes. The feelings formed in a first impression are believed to be more related to tone, body language, and the speed of speaking than to what is being said. Happiness is contagious, studies have found. This makes is hard not to fall in love with someone who is happy.

3. Women are generally drawn to men with a strong sense of humour because humor is associated with honesty and intelligence.In long term relationships, people usually favour an attractive face over and attractive body. The reverse is true for short term relationships. There is a thing called `frustration attraction´ which means that a person will become even more attracted to someone who rejects them, or only want what they can’t have.

4. Falling in love can increase nerve growth in the body for about a year, because of the calming effect it has on the body and mind. Cocaine use and falling in love have the same neurological effects on the body, causing a sense of euphoria and stimulating 12 areas of the brain.Holding hands with a loved one has been found to alleviate both stress and fear, and physical pain.

5. The most likely time to break up is 3-5 months in to a relationship.

6. During cuddling, the brain releases oxytocin. Oxytocin is a natural pain killer which can reduce headaches and stress for 4 hours.

7. In the early stages of love, a person’s physiological symptoms are comparable to those of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). In both, the brain shows decreased levels of serotonin-associated with peace- and increased levels of cortisol-associated with stress.

8. When you fall for someone, your body produces adrenaline-the fight or flight hormone. This is what is responsible for the feeling of butterflies in your stomach.

9. Feelings of lust activate the hypothalamus (hunger and thirst) and amygdala (arousal) areas of the brain, while feelings of love activate areas of the brain with high concentrations of dopamine receptors (associated with euphoria, addiction, and craving). Chemicals associated with attachment love, oxytocin and vasopressin, are suppressed by testosterone. Testosterone levels decrease when a man holds a baby.

10. Men tend to feel loved when they work, talk, or play side by side with their partner. Alternately, women tend to feel more close when talking face to face. When two people in love look into each other’s eyes, their heart rates will actually fall into synchronization. This takes about three minutes.

Questions

1. Is it true that the situation in which two people meet affects their likelihood of falling love? (yes)

2. Name a factor that affects someone’s likelihood of finding love. (feelings of adventurousness, restlessness, loneliness, financial capability)

3. How long does it take to make a first impression? (4 minutes)

4. What quality makes someone almost irresistible? (happiness)

5. Humour is associated with what qualities? (honesty and intelligence)

6. What is it called when you want what you can’t have? (frustration attraction)

7. New love is similar to what drug? (cocaine)

8. Stress and pain alleviation can be helped by what? (holding hands)

9. When is the most likely time to break up? (3-5 months in)

10. Oxytocin is released when? (cuddling)

11. What does oxytocin do? (pain relief)

12. How is new love similar to OCD? (increased cortisol, decreased serotonin)

13. What is cortisol linked to? (stress)

14. Butterflies in your stomach are caused by what chemical? (adrenaline)

15. Testosterone suppresses what chemicals? (oxytocin, vasopressin)

16. What decreases testosterone? (holding a baby)

17. Men feel more feelings of love and closeness when? (side by side)

18. The time taken for lovers heart beats to synchronize through eye contact is what? (3 minutes)

Sources

Psychological Facts About Love: 27 Psychological Love Facts To Know

http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/08/04_love.html

 

Interesting facts about the human body –

The human body

The human body
The human body

1. The human body is comprised entirely of cells, the adult body has approximately 37.2 trillion cells. The major systems of the body include: integumentary system (skin, hair, nails, etc.), skeletal system (bones), nervous system (brain and nerves), cardiovascular system (heart, blood, and blood vessels), endocrine system (hormones), muscular system (muscles), respiratory system (lungs), digestive system (mouth, esophagus, stomach, etc.), reproductive system (sex organs).

2. The integumentary system involves the hair, skin, nails, and sweat glands. Hair grows approximately 1 cm a month, and the average number of hairs on the head is 120 000. Each month the body replaces the skin with entirely new cells, in a lifetime about 40 pounds of old skin cells will be shed. Your nails grow about 0.5 mm each week.

3. The skeletal system consists of 206 bones and 32 teeth. As you age, certain bones fuse together, so babies have more bones than adults, for example in the skull. Most people have 12 pairs of ribs, but some people have one rib extra, giving them 25 ribs. Your bones aren’t actually the hardest thing in your body, your tooth enamel is.

4. If you lined up all the nerve cells in the body they would stretch 965 km long. In a baby’s first year, their brain will grow three times in size. There are more neurons in the brain than stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

5. The cardiovascular system is responsible for transporting blood, nutrients, and gasses to and from the cells of the body. Sadness or emotional stress really can `break your heart´, because they cause a condition called cardiomyopathy where the heart muscle suddenly weakens and causes symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and arm aches.

6. The endocrine system is responsible for hormone secretion. Adrenaline is a powerful hormone that prepares your body for the fight or flight response, raising your heart rate and energy levels and decreasing your ability to feel pain.

7. Muscles are responsible for moving your body by contracting. One step uses 200 muscles. The strongest muscle in your body is the tongue. It takes half as long to lose muscle as it does to gain it.

8. The lungs are used for gas exchange during breathing. The average person can hold their breath for 30 to 60 seconds, but a free diver may hold their breath for 20 minutes.

9. The first step of digestion is chewing. A person produces 1-3 pints of saliva each day. An adult stomach can hold approximately 1.5 litres of material. Food stays in the stomach for 2-3 hours before moving to the small intestine. THe small intestine is about 22 feet long. To sustain a weight of 150 pounds, a person would eat 50 tonnes of food in their lifetime.

10. The male and female reproductive systems are very different. A female will ovulate 300-400 eggs in her lifetime while men produce about 500 billion sperm cells in their lives. Ancient Greeks used the same terminology for male and female reproductive parts, for example the vagina was simply an inverted, and ovaries were testes.

Questions

1. How many cells are there in the body? (37.2 trillion)

2. The endocrine system refers to which functional parts? (hormones)

3. How many hairs on the head? (120 000)

4. How long does it take to replace the body’s skin cells? (one month)

5. What is the normal number of ribs? (24 or 12 pairs)

6. Who has more bones: babies or adults? (babies)

7. The distance 965 km refers to what? (the length of all the neurons of the body lined up)

8. At what rate does the brain grow during the first year of life? (3x)

9. What three parts compose the cardiovascular system? (heart, blood, blood vessels)

10. What is cardiomyopathy? (`broken heart´ or chest pain, shortness of breath, arm aches)

11. Which system is responsible for hormone secretion? (endocrine)

12. Which hormone can reduce your ability to feel pain? (adrenaline)

13. What is the strongest muscle? (tongue)

14. How many muscles does it take to make one step? (200)

15. What is the name of the breathing system? (respiratory)

16. What is the average time a person is able to hold their breath? (30-60 seconds)

17. What is the capacity of the adult stomach? (1.5 litres)

18. How long does food stay in the stomach? (2-3 hours)

19. What is one difference between the male and female reproductive systems? (300 or 400 vs 500 billion gametes)

20. Who referred to male and female reproductive systems as the same? (Ancient Greeks)

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_body

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_systems_of_the_human_body

https://sites.google.com/site/integumentarysystem305/10-interesting-facts

http://www.livescience.com/44137-skeletal-system-surprising-facts.html

http://allaboutthenervoussystem.weebly.com/fun-facts.html

http://www.livescience.com/39925-circulatory-system-facts-surprising.html

#934 Adrenaline

http://degreed.com/blog/top-10-facts-muscular-system/

http://www.livescience.com/44105-respiratory-system-surprising-facts.html

https://sites.google.com/site/digestivesystem3051/fun-facts-2

http://www.livescience.com/44076-reproductive-system-surprising-facts.html