If you've been to a crowded airport, sporting event, or even a kid's birthday party lately, a little peace and quiet might sound like the perfect thing to help you kick back and relax. Just don't let things get too quiet, or you might drive yourself a wee bit insane: the anechoic chamber at Orfield Lab in Minnesota can mute 99.99% of all sound, but visiting the silent oasis isn't as calming as you might expect.
The room holds the current Guinness World Record as the quietest place on the planet, and companies from all over the world seek out its unique acoustic properties. The walls of the chamber are lined with sound-absorbing baffles that can capture noise and mute it in an instant. This allows companies — both Whirlpool and Harley-Davidson have visited — to test just how noisy their products are without the risk of outside interference.
But while the super-silent oasis is a great testbed for various products, it holds a darker side: silence, it turns out, can put a great strain on the human brain. Researchers at NASA test the room's unique acoustic capabilities on humans rather than hardware. The noiselessness is used to simulate the silence of space — an environment astronauts would be well served to grow accustomed to.
What they've found is that when all outside noise is removed from an enclosure, human hearing will do its best to find something to listen to. In a room where almost 100% of sound is muted, people begin to hear things like their own heartbeat at a greatly amplified volume. As the minutes tick by in absolute quiet, the human mind begins to lose its grip, causing test subjects to hallucinate.
NASA then monitors how the would-be space explorers react, and whether they can get past the very obvious awkwardness of seeing or hearing things that aren't actually there. According to lab officials, the longest anyone has lasted is 45 minutes before being allowed to hear the sweet sounds of planet Earth once again.
In the end, the chamber has proven a valuable scientific tool, just don't plan on renting it for some peace and quiet — it may do more harm than good.
Swimming is a great exercise and great time spent thing but when it comes to luxury, Swimming becomes a source of happiness and relaxation. I’m quite sure everybody would have seen pools in their city but the pools that you are about to see now are out of this world.
Here is a list of 10 luxurious pools around the world. If you’re a swimming lover and planning a holiday, these are the places that you would want to go.
Burj Al Arab Dubai
Of course the tallest skyscraper on this earth would have a luxurious swimming pool. It’s amazing. Pool with an Arab touch keeps reminding you that you’re in Burj Dubai.
Four Seasons in Costa Rica
Swimming in this one makes you believe that you’re actually swimming in the sea which is nearby. Great view with a spectacular pool.
San Alfonso del Mar in Chile
Enjoy swimming with an amazing view of the buildings and the sea. WONDERFULL.
Mandarin Oriental in New York
A beautiful and a perfect indoor pool with great view through the windows. Situated in the middle of the building which makes it sexier.
Blue Lagoon Geothermal Resort in Grindavik, Iceland
I think explaining the picture above is impossible. Just look at it and imagine you swimming in that pool..WOOOAAAHHH
Hotel Villa Mahal in Turkey
Situated at a height above the nearby sea so you can just stand in the pool for some time and look how amazing the place is.
Perivolas Luxury Hotel in Santorini
Another beautiful pool made near the sea. Swimming in such a pool makes you happy and excited automatically.
Golden Nugget Las Vegas
Now when it comes to Las Vegas, the word AWESOME comes with it and of course this pool is AWESOME.
Crown Towers Hotel in Taipa Island Macau
One word comes out of your mouth when you see such a swimming pool. HOLY SHIT !!!
Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas
A pool where you can enjoy nature as well as the impressive view. Incredible I must say.
do you know everyday routine help reduce our calories??
10. Talking on the phone
You lose 46 calories while talking on the phone for an hour. So spend an hour talking on the phone with your best friend. Those long hours of talking with her are more valuable than you think.
Girls this is a dream come true you burn 450 calories in a two hour shopping session. So those long hours spent on the phone with your best friend are not a waste of time after all.
8. Spicy Food
Adding 5g of Tabasco sauce to any meal can raise your metabolism by 12-20 percent for up to two hours after you’re done.This is caused by capsaicin – the nutrient that makes chili peppers hot.
Shivering burns calories, so if you can spend more time outside when it’s cold, you’ll crank up the calorie furnace. Even if you don’t shiver, though, you can get a 3-7% increase in calorie burn just from your body warming itself
Your fat burning enzymes and metabolism are more active when your standing. By exchanging sitting for standing you can burn up to a few hundred calories per day.
Caffeine tends to increase the number of calories you burn, probably because they stimulate thermogenesis — one way your body generates heat and energy from digesting food and because the boost in energy means you move around more (which means more calories burned).
Obese people don’t fidget as much as lean people who tend to be more hyper.You can lose up to 350 calories per day just bu twitching, twirling their hair and tapping your feet. If you add up all the energy made in these low grade activities, you can lose up to 10-30 pounds per year!
People who eat small meals after every two hours will have a better metabolism rate and will have the ability to lose weight faster.
2. Drinking ice cold water
The colder the water you drink, the more calories you burn, since your body expends more energy warming up the water. If you have 8 glasses (64 oz) of ice-cold water in a day, you’ll burn 70 more calories than if you drank 8 glasses of a body temperature beverage
Really! losing weight is as simple as breathing.Try this exercise for a better metabolism rate, inhale slowly through your nose, hold for a 1 count, then exhale through your mouth. The breath should originate from the back of the throat and finish from deep inside the stomach. Once you’ve practiced and perfected this form of breathing, it can become a natural mechanism for burning more calories without exercising.