Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Asal Muasal Makanan Lezat ini...


Siapa yang tidak suka makanan seperti donat, pizza, burger? Makanan yang lezat menggugah selera dan disajikan dengan berbagai macam rasa hmmm yummy.... Well, kali ini saya ingin berbagi informasi mengenai sejarah dan asal muasal beberapa makanan lezat yang sudah mendunia yang sebagian atau semuanya tentunya sudah pernah Anda cicipi.

Berikut dapat Anda simak cerita asal muasal ditemukannya makanan ini :

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Tips Sehat : Sayangi Punggung Anda


Sayangi punggung? Mungkin ada diantara Anda yang bertanya-tanya mengapa harus menyayangi punggung? (hmm..kalau judulnya menyayangi pacar pasti Anda langsung meng iyakan hehe..). Kali ini saya mau berbagi sedikit informasi mengenai pentingnya menjaga kesehatan, terutama punggung.

Tahukah Anda, membawa buku-buku dan barang berat kemana-mana bisa berakibat buruk bagi postur tubuh Anda, apalagi apabila hal ini berlangsung terus-menerus, lama kelamaan bisa menyebabkan cedera pada punggung dan bahu Anda. Dikalangan mahasiswa atau pekerja tidak sedikit yang setiap hari harus beraktifitas dengan menenteng ransel/tas punggung yang lumayan berat berisikan Laptop, buku-buku, laporan dan lain lain.

Sebuah penelitian dari Kanada ( Canadian Chiropraptic Association ) menganjurkan agar bobot ransel atau tas yang kita bawa sebaiknya memiliki berat kurang dari 15% bobot tubuh Pria dan  10% untuk wanita.
Sebagai contoh, apabila berat tubuh Anda 60 kg maka berat ransel maksimal yang Anda bawa adalah 9 kg untuk Pria dan 6 kg untuk wanita. Bagaimana dengan tas bawaan Anda sehari-hari?

Mudah-mudahan informasi diatas bisa bermanfaat untuk Anda.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Unique Daily Info : Manfaat Kunyit untuk Kesehatan


Kunyit merupakan salah satu rempah-rempah yang banyak tumbuh di Indonesia. Kebanyakan orang menganggap kunyit hanya sebagai bumbu masakan, pemberi warna pada masakan atau sebagai bahan pengawet saja. Padahal kunyit memiliki manfaat yang baik untuk kesehatan.
Keajaiban kunyit berada di akar, dimana ia mengandung senyawa kimia yang disebut curcumin. Curcumin adalah polifenol, senyawa kimia yang ditemukan dalam tanaman dengan sifat antioksidan dan segudang manfaat terapi.
Pada tahun 2007, sebuah penelitian Advances in Experimental Medicines and Biology menemukan bahwa curcumin mengandung antioksidan, anti-inflamasi, antivirus, antibakteri, antijamur dan anti kanker dan dengan demikian memiliki potensi melindungi tubuh terhadap berbagai penyakit ganas, diabetes, alergi, arthritis, penyakit Alzheimer dan penyakit kronis lainnya.

Berikut ini beberapa manfaat kunyit bagi tubuh, seperti dilansir laman Aol :

1. Melindungi otak terhadap penurunan kognitif
Sebuah studi di Annals of India Academy of Neurology 2008 mengeksplorasi potensi curkumin untuk digunakan dalam pengobatan untuk penyakit Alzheimer. Beberapa poin kunci termasuk:

-Curcumin bisa membantu makrofag, yang memainkan peran penting dalam sistem kekebalan tubuh, membersihkan plak amiloid yang ditemukan pada penyakit Alzheimer.

-Curcumin memiliki sifat anti-proliferasi pada mikroglia. Mikroglia adalah sel imun dari sistem saraf pusat yang menjadi aktif dalam menanggapi sejumlah stres pada tubuh. Namun, jika mikroglia telah dirangsang untuk bereaksi terlalu sering, mereka menjadi hiper-reaktif yang bisa memicu peradangan dan bisa sangat sulit untuk dihentikan.

-Curcumin memiliki sifat antioksidan yang kuat dan sifat anti-inflamasi.

2. Pertahanan melawan kanker
Menurut American Cancer Society, tes telah menunjukkan bahwa kurkumin bisa membunuh sel-sel kanker di piring laboratorium dan juga memperlambat pertumbuhan sel-sel yang masih hidup.
 
3. Mengobati osteoarthritis
Sifat anti-inflamasi kurkumin juga membuatnya menjadi kandidat kuat untuk mengobati penyakit inflamasi seperti osteoarthritis. Sebuah studi the Clinical Interventions in Aging 2014 menemukan bahwa ekstrak kurkumin sama efektifnya dengan ibuprofen untuk pengobatan osteoarthritis lutut.


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Quotes From Kahlil Gibran


Khalil Gibran adalah seorang seniman, penyair dan penulis Lebanon Amerika yang  lahir di Lebanon 6 Januari 1883 dan meninggal di New York City, Amerika Serikat 10 April 1931 pada umur 48 tahun. Khalil Gibran menghabiskan sebagian besar masa produktifnya di Amerika Serikat. Karya terkenalnya adalah buku yang berjudul 'The Prophet' atau 'Sang Nabi.'


"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."

Monday, December 23, 2019

Marshmallow....Permen Unik

Habis makan marshmallow iseng-iseng nyari info buat nulis artikel tentang permen unik ini. Unik karena marshmallow ini sangat ringan seperti busa tetapi ketika dibakar atau dipanggang teksturnya berubah menjadi kenyal. Sebelumnya saya berpikir kalau marsmallow ini berasal dari Eropa atau Amerika. Tapi ternyata marshmallow adalah permen yang berasal dari Mesir kuno.  Marshmallow berasal dari getah tanaman Marsh-Mallow yang tumbuh di rawa-rawa di Mesir. Dahulu di Mesir Marshmallow termasuk makanan langka sehingga hanya Firaun yang bisa menikmatinya. 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Hari Ibu


Mother's Day atau Hari Ibu adalah hari peringatan atau perayaan terhadap peran seorang ibu dalam keluarganya, baik untuk suami, anak-anak, maupun lingkungan sosialnya. Dalam peringatan dan perayaannya biasanya dilakukan dengan membebastugaskankan ibu dari tugas sehari-hari dianggap merupakan kewajibannya seperti merawat anak, memasak dan urusan rumah tangga lainnya. Hari Ibu dirayakan hampir diseluruh dunia, paling sering pada bulan Maret atau Mei. Di Amerika dan lebih dari 75 negara lain, seperti Australia, Kanada , Jerman , Italia, Jepang , Belanda , Malaysia , Singapura, Taiwan, dan Hongkong, Hari Ibu atau Mother’s Day dirayakan pada hari Minggu di pekan kedua bulan Mei. 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

5 Teori Sains Yang Sangat Menarik


Sejak berabad yang lalu telah banyak ilmuan yang muncul dengan berbagai macam teori mereka masing-masing termasuk dengan cara-cara pembuktian teori mereka. Teori sendiri merupakan kumpulan ide untuk menjelaskan topik tertentu, biasanya teori dikembangkan melalui penggunaan bentuk-bentuk kontemplatif dan rasional, berpikir abstrak dan umum. Selain itu, teori ini sering didasarkan pada prinsip-prinsip umum yang independen dari hal yang dijelaskan. Sebuah teori memberikan kerangka penjelasan untuk beberapa observasi, dan dari asumsi penjelasan yang ada timbul beberapa hipotesis yang dapat diuji dalam rangka memberikan dukungan bagi, atau tantangan untuk teori tersebut.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Fun Fact About Shark



  • The first sharks lived more than 400 million years ago—200 million years before the first dinosaurs. They have changed very little over the eons.
  • Sharks can be found in all of Earth’s oceans.
  • Sharks do not have a single bone in their bodies. Their skeletons are made of cartilage.
  • Sharks belong to a group of fish known as the elasmobranchs, or cartilaginous fishes. Rays and skates, which may have evolved from sharks, also belong to this group.
  • Because sharks very rarely get cancer, scientists study their cartilage in the hopes of finding a cure for the disease.
  • Sharks live in all seven of the world’s oceans, but they’re not confined solely to wide-open bodies of salt water. There are species that can survive in mixed salt- and freshwater environments like estuaries and watersheds that connect to an ocean, while other species can live in completely fresh water .
  • While blood likely does not provoke a shark to attack, a shark in the vicinity likely can detect the blood. Without any conclusive proof of how sharks might respond, some scientists suggest women stay out of the water while menstruating.
  • When a shark eats food that it can’t digest (like a turtle shell or tin can), it can vomit by thrusting its stomach out its mouth then pulling it back in.
  • A shark’s jaw is not attached to its cranium. Because its mouth is situated on the underside of its head, a shark can temporarily dislocate its jaw and jut it forward to take a bite
  • Before sandpaper was invented, people used the rough skin of sharks, called shagreen, to smooth and polish wood. Japanese warriors wrapped the skin around the handles of their swords to keep the swords from slipping out of their hands.
  • The first pup to hatch inside the sand tiger shark mother devours its brothers and sisters until there are only two pups left, one on each side of the womb. This form of cannibalism is called oophagy.
  • Weird things that have been found in shark stomachs include shoes, chairs, the rear half of a horse, a box of nails, a torpedo, drums, and bottles of wine.
  • There are at least 400 species of sharks that can be placed into eight groups, and new ones are being identified all the time. Of this large number, only about 30 species are known to attack humans—particularly the Great White, Tiger, Bull, Mako, and Hammerhead sharks. Most sharks are completely harmless.
  • For every human killed by a shark, humans kill two million sharks.
  • About two-thirds of shark attacks on humans have taken place in water less than six feet deep.
  • Most shark attacks occur less than 100 feet from the shore. Shark attacks happen all over the world, but mainly around popular beaches in North America (especially Florida and Hawaii), Australia, and South Africa.
  • More people are killed by bee stings and lightning than by shark attacks. Worldwide about 30 people die each year from shark attacks, which means a person has a one in 300 million chance of being killed by a shark. A shark attack most often occurs when a shark mistakes a person for a seal or other animal.
  • Sharks will often give warning signs before they attack, by arching their backs, raising their heads, and pointing their pectoral fins down.
  • The most bizarre feeding technique of all sharks is that of the Cookiecutter (cigar or luminous) shark. It attaches its mouth onto its victim and carves out a hunk of flesh, leaving a distinctive circular wound in its prey, like a pastry cutter. Its body has a series of holes called “photophores” that glow in the dark water. In fact, its scientific genus name is Isistius, from Isis, the Egyptian goddess of light
  • The Grey Reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) has been called the “gangster shark” because of its highly aggressive nature.
  • Angel sharks were once called monkfish or bishop fish because their fins look like flowing robes.
  • The frilled shark, or eel shark, is called a “living fossil” because it is so much like some extinct sharks that are found preserved in rocks. Parts of its skeleton resemble those of sharks that became extinct 350 million years ago.
  • Portuguese sharks live at depths of 12,000 feet, which is over two miles deep.
  • As long as a shark’s back is mostly under water, it can swim easily. A nine-foot-long bull shark can swim in just two feet of water.
  • Many species of sharks have a movable, transparent nictitating membrane that covers and protects their eyes when they are attacking and eating.
  • Unlike fish, sharks do not have a swim bladder to keep them afloat—for this, sharks instead have a large oil-filled liver. Sharks that spend a lot of time on the surface, such as whale and basking sharks, have a massive liver.
  • Shark liver oil used to be the main source of vitamin A for humans. The liver of a basking shark can weigh over 1,800 pounds and contain 600 gallons of oil.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the stomach is not the largest organ inside a shark’s body. The liver is the largest organ and can be 25% of the shark’s weight.
  • Many Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) have small parasites on their eyes that glow in dark water. Scientists think these glowing parasites attract prey into the sharks’ mouths. These sharks also have poisonous flesh that must be boiled three times before eating.
  • A female blue shark’s skin is three times thicker than a blue male’s to survive courtship bites.[
  • Hammerhead sharks’ heads are soft at birth so they won’t jam the mothers’ birth canals.
  • Recent research indicates that when a shark plies surface waters (when the dorsal fin cuts through the sea’s surface), it could be detecting pressure waves associated with a struggling animal nearby.
  • The largest fish caught with a rod and reel was a Great White shark. It weighed 2,664 pounds and was almost 17 feet long.
  • A bull shark can live in both salt and fresh water by regulating salt and other substances in its blood. A bull shark may have been responsible for a 1916 shark attack that happened in a creek in New Jersey. They have also been found in the Mississippi River.
  • The world’s most unusual shark, the megamouth (Megachasma pelagios), wasn’t discovered until 1976. Its mouth can reach up to three feet across, while the rest of the body is about 16 feet long. Only 14 megamouths have ever been seen.
  • The shark that lives the longest is the spiny or piked dogfish (Acanthias). They usually live up to 70 years of age, but some may live until they are 100. Dogfish sharks are named for their tendency to attack prey like a pack of wild dogs would.
  • Approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year. Shark teeth are used to make necklaces; cartilage is used to make fertilizers; skin is used to make leather; liver is used to make face cream, sap, and fuel; and fins are used to make soup. The mass killing of sharks creates a negative, cascading effect in the global environment.
  • All living creatures emit small electrical signals as they breathe or move. Some sharks, particularly hammerheads, can use electricity to help them catch their prey—they pick up very small electrical impulses through hundreds of tiny holes in their faces, called Ampullae of Lorenzini.
  • Sometimes sharks attack metal objects. This might be because metal gives off weak electric signals in salt water that may confuse sharks.[
  • Even though almost equal numbers of men and women spend time in the ocean, no one knows why sharks seem to prefer to attack men. In fact, nearly 90% of shark attacks have happened to men.
  • The smallest shark is the dwarf lantern shark, which is only seven inches long. The longest shark is the whale shark, which can grow to a whopping 50 feet long and weigh more than 40,000 pounds. These behemoths are usually gentle and get all their food by sifting small animals out of the water.
  • Most sharks are born alive (viviparous). There are two ways a pup can grow inside the mother. In some sharks, the embryos feed on the yolk attached to their bellies. Other species have an umbilical cord that connects to a mother’s blood supply. A mother shark can give birth to up to 48 pups in one litter. The pups are usually born tail first and might rest beside their mother for a while before swimming away to fend for themselves.
  • Whale sharks give birth to the greatest number of pups. They can produce several hundred in a litter.
  • Basking sharks are pregnant for more than two years, while other sharks, such as the bonnet head shark, are pregnant for only a few months. The longest gestation period of any mammal is the elephant, at 22 months.
  • When it comes time to give birth, the female shark loses her appetite so she won’t be tempted to eat her own pups.
  • There are some things a shark cannot eat, such as a small fish called the Moses sole and the puffer fish. When a shark bites a sole, it releases a chemical in the shark’s mouth that makes the shark release it. Scientists are trying to duplicate this chemical so it can be used to keep sharks away from people.
  • Sometimes when fishermen catch a shark, they will cut off its fins for soup and throw the shark back into the sea—still alive. The mutilated shark is unable to swim or breathe and eventually dies.
  • Sharks do not have scales. Instead their skin is covered with denticles, which give the skin its roughness. As sharks grow, the denticles fall off and are replaced by larger ones.
  • Native Americans in Florida used the teeth of Great White sharks as arrowheads.
  • Some sharks—such as the Great White, Porbeagle, and Mako—have crescent-shaped tail fins and can swim very fast. Two researchers calculated a three-foot Shortfin Mako reached an amazing speed of 68 miles per hour, though generally the shark has been more reliably clocked at 46 mph. Both the Mako and the Great White can leap up out of the water.
  • Some sharks, like the wobbegong and angel sharks, are so flat that they look like they’re part of the sea floor.
  • Discovered in Japan in 1898, the goblin shark has a long snout, beady eyes, and pink-gray flabby skin. Some scientists call it “Frankenshark” because it looks so ugly. Its bizarre beak may be a step in evolution toward something like a saw shark or hammerhead shark.
  • Some large sharks have dramatically longer lifespans than small sharks. For instance, whale sharks (which generally range from 18 to 32 feet/5.5 to 10 meters in length) can live up to 100 years, while the smooth dogfish (with an average length between 2 and 4 feet/0.6 and 1.2 meters) might only live for 16 years.
  • Hearing is probably the best of all of a shark’s senses. Some sharks can hear prey in the water from 3,000 feet away. They are better at detecting low frequency sounds, so they can’t detect the high-frequency sounds dolphins make.
  • Nurse sharks are probably the laziest sharks, spending much of the day resting on the sandy sea floor, sometimes stacked on top of each other. When they get hungry, they are like giant vacuum cleaners, sucking prey off the sea floor or from between rocks.
  • Sharks have been called “swimming noses” because their sense of smell is so good (they smell with their nostrils but don’t breath through them). Some sharks can smell one part of blood in 100 million parts of water and can tell which direction that smell is coming from.
  • Sharks don’t get cavities probably because they are constantly shedding teeth. Sharks have 40-45 teeth, with up to seven rows of replacement teeth behind them. When a front tooth breaks or falls out, it takes only about one day for a replacement tooth to move forward to the front row. Sharks can go through more than 30,000 teeth in a lifetime. Newer teeth are always larger, so sharks can look scarier as they age.
  • Sharks do not have ears on the outside of their body, but rather on the inside of their heads.
  • Because of the long gestation period and the troublesome mating process, during which the female tiger shark gets badly bitten by the male, tiger sharks have pups only once every three years
  • Sharks have rows of small holes on the sides of their bodies called lateral line organs that are sensitive to small movements in the water...which is how they know when other fish swim near them.
  • Some sharks can bite hard enough to cut through a thick piece of steel. Like lions and other predators, sharks usually kill only when they are hungry, which isn’t very often. Some sharks can live a year without eating, living off the oil they stored in their bodies.
  • An ancient shark called Carcharodon Megalodon (“rough tooth, big tooth”) had the largest shark teeth ever found, measuring more than six inches long. Its jaws were big enough to swallow an entire car, and it was the same length as the dinosaur T-Rex. Some people believe this shark may still exist in deep water.
  • Humans stand little chance of surviving a shark attack. One of the most startling incidents of a shark attack occurred in Tasmania, Australia, in 1993. Terri Cartwright died instantly when a 15-foot Great White bit her in half as her horrified family watched from a boat. She was last seen in its mouth. Part of her leg and a piece of her wet suit were later found.
  • The thrasher (fox, slasher, or swingle-tail) shark uses its long tail to fish. Its tail can be half the length of its whole body—up to 10 feet. It uses its tail like a bat or whip that either smacks or stuns its prey.
  • The largest and strongest known predatory fish in the sea, the Great White shark (also called White Death), can grow up to 30 feet long and is the only fish that lifts its head out of the water as if to investigate surface objects. Its jaw is six times stronger than a wolf’s and has about two-thirds the biting strength of a Tyrannosaurus Rex’s jaw. The Great White is responsible for 30-50% of all deadly attacks on humans.
  • Tiger shark is the second-most dangerous shark in the world,  sometimes called the “garbage can of the sea” because it will eat anything, including animal carcasses, tin cans, car tires, and other garbage. One was even found having a chicken coop with the remains of bones and feathers inside its stomach.
  • Sharks may use the Earth’s magnetic field with special organs that act as a compass to navigate the oceans.
  • Until the nineteenth century, some inhabitants of the islands in the South Pacific considered sharks to be gods and offered human sacrifices to them.[4]
  • In Borneo, to stop babies from crying, the saw from a sawfish shark is covered in cloth and hung over the cradle.
  • Although there are about 400 different types of sharks, fewer than 20% of them are larger than adult humans.
  • While the ostrich lays the largest eggs on land, the whale shark lays the largest eggs in the world. An egg from a whale shark measuring 14 inches in diameter was found in the Gulf of Mexico in 1953.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Universal Fact


Let's check it out, Secret Facts that you are not aware...


  • Paranoia is a mental disorder that can make people falsely believe that others are lying, cheating, using them, or trying to harm them.

Friday, December 13, 2019

J.K. Rowling




Suka sama novel-novel Harry Potter? Artinya sudah sangat familiar dengan nama J.K. Rowling sang penulis dan pencipta Harry Potter. Buat yang kurang hobi membaca karena novel Harry Potter terbilang amat sangat tebal mungkin sudah menonton filmnya. Saya sendiri lebih suka membaca novelnya dulu, kemudian menonton filmya untuk membandingkan hehehe. Membaca dan menonton mempunyai kelebihan dan kekurangan masing-masing. Di film kita bisa melihat secara visual namun banyak cerita yang 'hilang' karena tidak mungkin menceritakan sedetail seperti di novel. Buat saya pribadi, membaca novel-novel Harry Potter sangat menyenangkan. Sang penulis J.K. Rowling mampu menceritakan dan menggambarkan secara detail tokoh dan alur ceritanya sehingga saya bisa membayangkan sosok Harry Potter, Hermione, Ron, Professor Dumbledore, larut dalam suasana Hogwards...kelas sihir dan lain-lain tanpa harus menonton filmnya hehehe.... Salut buat J.K. Rowling deh, tidak heran kalau novel-novel Harry Potter menjadi bestseller dan ketika di filmkan, semua filmnya menjadi box office.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Vitamin dan Mineral yang Baik untuk Menjaga Kesehatan Mata

Mungkin selama ini kita hanya tahu wortel saja yang memberi vitamin bagi mata dengan kandungan beta karotennya. Rupanya masih banyak vitamin dan mineral lain yang kita butuhkan. Apa saja unsur-unsur yang kita butuhkan untuk kesehatan mata kita :

1. Vitamin C

Vitamin ini dapat menurunkan risiko terjadinya katarak dan memperlambat perkembangan AMD serta hilangnya ketajaman visual. Banyak terdapat dalam jambu biji, jeruk, bayam, pisang, apel, tomat, pepaya, nenas, brokoli, stroberi, paprika, kiwi, dan blewah.

 

2. Vitamin E

Dapat melindungi sel-sel mata dari kerusakan akibat radikal bebas. Sumber vitamin E antara lain almon, kacang tanah, ubi jalar, bayam, sawi, pepaya, asparagus, paprika.

 

3. Sulfur

Membantu menjaga lensa mata tetap kuat. Bisa diperoleh dari bawang putih dan sayuran keluarga kol.

 

4. Asam lemak esensial

Membantu memelihara sistem saraf, memberi energi bagi sel-sel dan meningkatkan sistem imun. Omega-3 penting untuk perkembangan visual yang baik dan fungsi retina. Sumber omega-3 misalnya ikan salmon, tuna, kakap, makarel, bilis, sardin, tiram, kedelai dan tahu.

 

5. Lutein dan Zeaksantin

Sejumlah studi menunjukkan kedua jenis antioksidan yang masuk golongan karotenoid ini mampu mengurangi risiko penyakit mata kronis, termasuk katarak dan AMD. Tak heran jika belakangan lutein dan zeaksantin makin populer sebagai nutrisi penyehat mata. Sumber lutein antara lain cabai atau paprika kuning, mangga, bayam, brokoli, sawi). Zeaksantin dapat diperoleh dari paprika jingga, brokoli, jagung, lettuce, bayam, buah asam, jeruk, dan telur.
 
 
Thanks for reading ^_^

Monday, December 9, 2019

Unique Facts : Interesting and Cool Facts About Human's DNA

It's really fun, useful and interesting to found out Facts about our  DNA.
So continue reading below :

  1. DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid.
  2. DNA is part of our definition of a living organism and DNA is found in all living things.
  3. DNA was first isolated in 1869 by Friedrich Miescher. Then James Watson and Francis Crick figured out the structure of DNA.
  4. Almost all the cells in our body have DNA with the exception of red blood cells.
  5. A parent and child share 99.5% of the same DNA.
  6. You have 98% of your DNA in common with a chimpanzee.
  7. If you could type 60 words per minute, eight hours a day, it would take approximately 50 years to type the human genome.
  8. If you put all the DNA molecules in your body end to end, the DNA would reach from the Earth to the Sun and back over 600 times (100 trillion times six feet divided by 92 million miles).
  9. Humans and cabbage share about 40-50% common DNA.
  10. Humans have at least 30,000 genes but Goldfish have more genes than humans do.
  11. DNA is the “blueprint” of life.
  12. Every human being shares 99% of their DNA with every other human.
  13. Our entire DNA sequence is called a genome and there’s an estimated 3 billion DNA bases in our genome.
  14. Changes in the DNA sequence are called mutations, Many thing can cause mutations, including UV irradiation from the sun, chemicals like drugs, etc. Mutations can involve more than one DNA base, Mutations can involve entire segments of chromosomes.
  15. Even though it codes for all the information that makes up an organism, DNA is built using only four building blocks, the nucleotides adenine, guanine, thymine, and cytosine.
  16. Your gender and physical characteristics are determined by your DNA.
  17. The DNA ladder usually twists to the right.
  18. One million bases (called a megabase and abbreviated Mb) of DNA sequence data is roughly equivalent to 1 megabyte of computer data storage space.
  19. If you unwrap all the DNA you have in all your cells, you could reach the moon 6000 times!
  20. DNA tests can help you understand your risk of disease.
  21. A DNA mutation or variation may be associated with a higher risk of a number of diseases, including breast cancer.
  22. DNA tests can help you understand your family history aka genetic genealogy.
  23. Genes are made of DNA.
  24. Genes are pieces of DNA passed from parent to offspring that contain hereditary information.
  25. DNA is affected by the environment; environmental factors can turn genes on and off.
  26. DNA is used in identify victims of accidents or crime.
  27. DNA is used to exonerate innocent people who’ve been wrongly convicted.
  28. Many countries, including the US and UK, maintain a DNA database of convicted criminals.
  29. DNA can be extracted from many different types of samples: blood, cheek cells, urine.
  30. DNA can be stored either as cells on a cotton swab, buccal brush, or frozen blood or in extracted form.
  31. In forensics, DNA analysis usually looks at 13 specific DNA markers (segments of DNA).
  32. Our sex cells–eggs and sperm–have only half of our total DNA.
  33. Lists about DNA can get a little boring.


Source :

http://chemistry.about.com/od/lecturenoteslab1/a/10-Interesting-Dna-Facts.htm

http://www.eyeondna.com/2007/08/20/100-facts-about-dna/