What if You Stopped Sleeping?

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of maintaining overall health. Regularly sleeping 6 to 8 hours a night will boost a person’s physical and psychological state. But with too much or too little sleep, a person runs the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and even potential brain damage. But what if you stopped sleeping entirely? What would your body and brain look like if you went without sleep for hours, days or even weeks? To find out more, watch the video below.

 

From Thumper: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

The Thumper Team would like to wish a happy Labor Day weekend to Canadians and Americans! We hope you enjoy this long weekend and we hope that you get a chance to spend time with family, friends and neighbors. Be the king of the barbecue, the queen of entertaining, or the jester at the table! But whatever you’ll be up to, make sure to enjoy the last hot weekend of the summer. Enjoy!

 

Happy Labor Day

Survival 101: The Jellyfish

Jellyfish may seem like funny little blobs, but their history (and future) are far from boring. Jellyfish consist of 95% water, do not have a brain or spine, and primarily rely on the currents of the ocean to move around; yet, there are over 1,000 species of jellyfish, some of which have been around for 500 million years (making them older than the dinosaurs). With ocean temperatures rising, many sea creatures are facing extinction, but somehow, these medusae just keep on swimming. To learn more, watch the video below:

 

Things You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

When we think of bipolar disorders, we often imagine a person with temporary, yet amplified mood swings. While it is true that individuals with this type of mood disorder do exhibit ecstatic highs and depressive lows, the condition is more serious and can lead to consequences that are extremely debilitating. Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million American adults in any given year. It is a mental health issue that can impair a person’s quality of life and for those who live around them. To learn more about bipolar disorder and other depressive disorders, watch the video below:

Do You Know What Causes Cavities?

 

From a young age, we’ve all been told from our parents and dentists that eating sweets can lead to cavities. But what is it about sugar that causes this pesky problem? And are there other factors that play a role? Watch the video below to learn what causes cavities. Enjoy!

 

Matching Game: Actor Edition

Think you know your movies? Match the famous actor to their three most highly rated films. You have six minutes on the clock and 30 actors to get through. For extra fun, challenge your family, friends and/or co-workers. Your challenge starts… now! Click here to play.

 

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Why do we have Earwax?

There’s no denying that earwax is a little gross, but you’d think we know what it is seeing as everyone has it. Watch the video below to learn what earwax is, why our bodies produce it, and why you should never use a q-tip for ‘cleanup’.

 

When is Water Safe to Drink?

“According to a UN report from 2010, microbial waterborne illnesses kill more people per year than war”. Unfortunately, there’s no wonder why. Proper water filtration systems require a great deal of infrastructure. For those who have to get water locally, many have their sources spoiled by runoffs, leaks, or other contaminants. Watch the video below to learn more about when water is safe to drink.

 

7 Chicken Wing Recipes

Nothing says summer quite like chicken wings. It’s the perfect finger food that is as delicious as it is messy. So if you’re in the mood for: baked garlic parmesan chicken wings; spicy mango chicken wings; or even good old Nashville-style hot chicken wings, you’re in for a treat. Click here for 7 chicken wing recipes that will have your mouth watering. Enjoy!

 

7 Chicken Wing Recipes

Guess the Movie Title

You have five minutes to guess all 20 movie titles. The catch? They all start with the letter ‘A’. Click here to play ‘Guess the Movie Title’. Best of luck!

 

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