Friday Facts: Week #7

Greetings everybody! HAPPY FRIDAY! 

Research has shown that inner conversations are in fact beneficial as they provide improved perception capabilities and confidence. However a variety of inter-personal communications called 'instructional self-talk' amplifies attention, improves decision making and allows for control of cognitive and emotional reactions. Instruction self talk is kind of a step-by-step narration while performing an unfamiliar/difficult task. Of course over years, giving yourself instructions becomes unnecessary but while you're learning it has been proven to be quite constructive as mentioned before.

 Tortoises are considered to be the longest living species among all animals, with life spans easily surpassing 100 years. An astonishing example being Addwaitya (meaning "the one and only" in Bangali) who was a Giant Aldabra Tortoise was acknowledged as the oldest tortoise in the world. Born in the 1750s Addwaitya was a pet of British general Robert Clive and had spent many years in his sprawling estate before being brought to Alipore Zoological Gardens and dying of liver failure in 2006 making him around/over 250 years old.

A piranha is an omnivorous freshwater fish that inhabits South American rivers. Piranhas are often depicted as hostile and ravenous predators in films. There is no denial in the fact that they are packed with razor sharp teeth. However instances of piranhas biting humans are extremely rare, and they are content in eating insects, plants, seeds, fish, and bird. However the smell of blood attracts piranhas and if an 80 kilogram human decided to take a dip in the Amazon river with an open wound, it would take a school of 300-500 piranhas five minutes to strip all the flesh off.

The flower of the Titan Arum (Amorphophallus Titanium) is the largest unbranched flower in the world and can reach up to 15 feet tall. It is also known as the corpse flower as the bloom generates a smell like that of rotting meat. Rafflesia is another plant that consists of this distinctive smell, however Rafflesia also looks like rotten meat.. Both plants refined their foul odour in order to facilitate pollination by flies.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have enjoyed this weeks Friday facts segment! If you would like us to mention a fact in next week Friday facts? Make sure to leave a comment and come back for more articles!!

Over and out.  


No comments

It's all about breathtaking and blockbusting science here on BioBunch. If you have an idea on what should be featured on the blog, leave a comment below... or just leave one to say hi!
Looking forward to hearing from you and enjoy the blog

Back to Top