It’s life, but not as you know it

There’s a reason people say that truth is stranger than fiction. Between impressive inventions and natural oddities, the world can be a pretty incredible place. Just when you think you’re too jaded and you know it all, people and baffling things can surprise you in delightful ways. Some baffling things are so surprising that it can be hard to believe that they’re even accurate. We have done a research to find 8 fully verifiable baffling things you can use to impress your friends.

Here are 8 most baffling things about lifestyle everyone should know.

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You’re tallest first thing in the morning

If you’re feeling a bit on the short side, measure yourself when you first wake up. According to a study, this phenomenon may be due to gravity compressing cartilage in our spine and in other parts of our bodies, such as our knees when we stand up or sit down throughout the day. While we are lying down in a resting position, the spine is said to “spread out” or decompress, so when we wake in the morning we are taller after lying in bed all night.

The position you sleep in is linked to your personality

When you fall asleep at night, do you prefer to be in a fetal position, flat on your back, or sprawled out on your stomach? There may be more to how you sleep than just what makes you comfortable. According to a research, sleep experts have found a correlation between a person’s preferred nightly position and their personality.

The fetal position is most common, particularly among women. This position can be linked to shyness and sensitivity. People who sleep on one side with arms outstretched may be open-natured but somewhat suspicious. They also tend to stick with their decisions. Stomach sleeping with hands up or under the pillow is linked to a sociable nature and a dislike of criticism.

Fake smiles can hurt you

It turns out that faking happiness can hurt your health. If you always cope with unhappiness by forcing a smile and pretending you’re not upset, this can create other problems. It can feel inauthentic and it can be part of a greater pattern of not dealing with your feelings. If you fake a smile so those close to you, those who could offer support, don’t know that anything is wrong, this can keep you from getting social support that could make you feel better.

Craving ice is a symptom of iron deficiency

This is one of the most baffling things a study discovered. If you like crunching ice after you finish your soda, you might be suffering from anemia. Also known as “pagophagia,” the compulsive eating of ice may not just be a nervous tick, but a way of cooling inflammation in the mouth caused by a lack of iron.

Men are better at finding their way than women

Men use an entirely different section of the brain for navigation than women do—the left hippocampus. This is a nucleus deep inside the brain that is not activated in women. The hippocampus automatically codes where you are in space, giving men an inherent sense of depth reckoning or direction, as in east, west, etc.

Their spatial abilities are superior as well; men can rotate objects in their mind and judge angle orientation, known as “visual spatial processing,” strengths measured in male babies as young as three months old. Because of these enhanced abilities, men can find their way out of unfamiliar territory, even areas with no visual cues such as dense woods, much more easily and consistently than women can.

Microscopic mites live on your face

Don’t freak out about this baffling things, but your face is crawling with eight-legged, spider-like creatures. Fortunately, they are microscopic and impossible to see—but, according to a research, they’re mites with long, worm-like bodies residing in hair follicles and pores or sebaceous glands.

Men are more sexual than women

Through a study observing sexual habits between males and females, he asserts that men are more sexual than women. The majority of adult men under 60 think about sex at least once a day. Only about one-quarter of women say they think about it that frequently. As men and women age, each fantasise less, but men still fantasise about twice as often. Men want sex more often than women at the start of a relationship, in the middle of it and after many years of it.

Your hair growth may have to do with your ethnic background

While human hair generally grows at a rate of about six inches per year, there is some difference in growth rates based on ethnicity. According to research published in the International Journal of Dermatology, one of the most baffling things they discovered, is that people of Asian descent tend to have faster-growing hair than those of other ethnic backgrounds.