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Beauty and Health

Kiss helps boost your immune system


Bonus facts The science of kissing is called Philematology. Several studies have shown that kissing, in addition to being extremely pleasurable, is actually good for you. While most of our bacteria is identical to everybody else’s, 20 percent of it varies between each individual. This means that every kiss actually helps boost your immune system.…

A Fetus Can Masturbate In Utero


Masturbation for men can begin as early as in the womb. Although babies of both sexes are known to masturbate in utero, boys are the only ones who can be caught while aroused via ultrasound. In a paper published in the Journal of Ultrasound Medicine, researchers found “The hand (of a fetus) grasping the penis…

Vibrators Were Actually Invented By Doctors So They Could Heal Female Hysteria

L0051766 Demonstration using the vibrator
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
Demonstration using the vibrator
1891 A description of the vibrator (Engl. pat. 1890. No.4390.) and directions for use /
C. H. Liedbeck
Published: 1891.

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Bonus facts Vibrators were actually invented by doctors so they could heal female hysteria. Joseph Mortimer Granville invented the electric vibrator, not as a sexual device but to relieve more mundane muscle aches. Originally called a percusser or more colloquially “Granville’s hammer”, the machine was manufactured and sold to physicians, but as it became increasingly…

The first nail polish was invented in China in 3000 B.C. Unlike the formula today, the original version was a mixture of beeswax, gum, egg whites and colored powder


Nail polish originated in China, and its use dates back to 3000 BC. Around 600 BC, during the Zhou dynasty, the royal house preferred the colors gold and silver. However, red and black eventually replaced these metallic colors as royal favorites. During the Ming dynasty, nail polish was often made from a mixture that included…

More women began to shave their underarm hair after seeing a model with shaved armpits in a fashion ad in 1915


The recorded history of armpit shaving is a spotty one indeed. The earliest reference we have found was that the ancient Babylonians, more than one thousand years before the birth of Christ, developed depilatories to remove unwanted body hairs. Julius Caesar reported that early Britons “had long flowing hairs and shaved every part of their…

Summertime Mystery


More born, fewer die in August. It’s August — the height of baby season, and the time of year when Americans are least likely to die. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has kept statistics that say that most babies are born during the summer, and there is a birth peak in…