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David Boon

How Much Beer Did David Boon Drink on a Single Flight to England?

David Boon is an Australian cricketer who is known for his performance in the 1989 match with New Zealand in WACA, Perth. He is currently an ICC Match Referee and has been actively participating as such since 2011. But did you know, that in his hay day Boon was known for consuming a lot of …

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Nicotine

How Does the Brain Play A Role in Nicotine Addiction?

The brain receptors become extremely overwhelmed during addiction. It then starts to react by producing less dopamine or even completely eliminating dopamine receptors. According to most PET studies, addiction is concentrated on the brain’s dopamine system. But did you know that the brain also has a role in nicotine addiction? Smokers who had their insula …

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Finches

How Do Birds Keep Pests and Parasites Away?

Birds are renowned for designing their nest with vegetation rich in compounds that keep them away from parasites. But one unlikely component may actually help birds keep their nest pest free.  The nicotine in the cigarettes help keeps the parasite away. Some urban birds like finches and sparrows use cigarette butts as a form of …

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Marlboro

Why Do Tobacco Companies Spend the Most on Advertising in January?

Generally, the tobacco industry advertises cigarette smoking the whole year-round. However, most tobacco companies tend to allot most of their annual marketing budget to the first month of the year. Did you ever wonder why?  One of the main reasons tobacco companies focus on advertising in January is because many people attempt to quit smoking …

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