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However, psychologist Emma Kenny explains that, if you find yourself feeling annoyed by someone ‘too nice’ who everyone else likes, it might stem from one of two things.

“It could be that you’re very insightful,” she suggests. “So, while everybody else takes an individual at surface level, you may be able to pick out their underlying true colours. Or, you could be jealous. People don’t like to admit it but it can be really irritating when somebody is popular and funny and connects with everybody.”
 

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Mummy Brown was a pigment of paint that became popular in Europe during the 16th century. The rich brown color was made from grinding up Egyptian mummies, both human and feline. It was prized for its transparency, and was used for painting shadows, glazing, and flesh-tones in both oil and watercolor works of art. In the 19th century, it became a favorite shade of the Pre-Raphaelites,
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replaced by Van Dyke Brown
 

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Hellenism spread to the entirety of the East Asian Buddhist world. In fact, the first anthropomorphic statue of Buddha was created by the Greeks.
 

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A large number of forts built by the Romans on the Eastern frontier have been identified by recently released satellite info (previously classified).

keep the pesky Parthians and Sasanians out!
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Some people do have problems with toothpaste containing Limonene or/and Linalool. Also contained in some soaps and many other products.

SYMPTOMS: Symptoms of exposure to this compound may include irritation and sensitisation of the skin. It may also cause eye irritation and damage. Ingestion of large doses may lead to albuminuria and hematuria. This type of compound irritates all tissues intensely and may cause circulatory collapse.
cameochemicals.noaa.gov/che....

Why is limonene banned in Europe?
Based on the clinical data, oxidised limonene and oxidised linalool are allergens of high concern (Table 13-5) which pose a high risk of sensitisation to the consumer. For these substances, the presence of the oxidised fraction represented by the peroxide content should not be higher than 10 ppm.
ec.europa.eu/health/scienti....

TECHNICAL BULLETIN - Environex International - Wangara, WA.

For some reason the UK still allows these substances to be used in very many products.
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limonene
 

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and ... on this day, a while ago ..

Scottish obstetrician James Young Simpson and some assistants huffed the chemical chloroform on 04 November, 1847, to see if it had any anaesthetic effect.

When they woke up the next morning, they realised they had found the anaesthetic they were looking for. By pure luck, they had used the correct dosage of the chemical. Any less and the chloroform would not have had an effect. Any more and it might have killed them.
 
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In 1953, the Rocket Chemical Company came up with a chemical formulation on the 40th try that was later used by Convair to keep the exterior of the Atlas rocket corrosion-free. Now known as WD-40. Great for very many tasks but may make your home smell like an engineering workshop.
 

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Tug of war was once a part of the Olympic Games. It took place at five Olympic Games between 1900 and 1920.

During the Tang dynasty, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang ordered large scale tug of war games which used rope up to 167 metres long and 500 people on each side. Each side of the rope had a set of drummers for the motivation of participants.
 

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Helen Reddy's follow-up single "I am woman, hear me snore" never achieved the success of her breakthrough hit.
 
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