By Okoye Chinenye
‘Wonders shall never end’ is a commonly used phrase to express an overwhelming feeling or utter bewilderment especially when a discovery of certain nature is made. Actually, wonders never do cease as events and practices, above human comprehension and science-defying keeps happening. Here are some of the facts and findings that will definitely leave you wondering.
1. The Cure For Cancer May Lie in the Seeds of Common Fruits
Researches have been ongoing to prove that Vitamin B17, also called amygdalin or laetrile derived from the seed of a common fruit can be used as a high-dose treatment to cure even cancer.
Alicia Buttons (wife of the late actor Red Buttons) who had her “terminal” throat cancer treated with the natural seed extract by Dr. Hans Nieper in Hanover, German was a case study that proves the authenticity of this research.
2. Soon Rhinoceros Will Be Joining The Dinosaurs in The Land of Extinction
Mainly because their horns are highly valued for use as ornaments and for their medicinal properties, there are only a few thousands of Rhinos roaming the earth and will go extinct as long as poaching and habitat loss continue to threaten their survival.
3. Somewhere in Ondo State Nigeria, a 12-year-old Boy Was Rescued After Spending Three Days Mysteriously Sealed In a Wall.
The boy was alleged to be trapped in between a wall and only got people’s attention when he started singing. They decided to engage the strange voice from the wall in a conversation and he began pleading for help. Residents eventually broke open the wall to rescue the boy. However, how he got in between the fabrics of a wall is still a mystery.
4. In a World with About 7.5 Billion People, 322 Million Are Very Unhappy
In 2015, the WHO estimated 322 million people, that is 5% of the world’s population are living with depression, making it the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.
5. Kings in Yoruba Land Nigeria Eats The Raw Heart of Predecessors Before Taking Over
Today in many rural areas in Yoruba land, when a king dies, tradition demands that his heart is preserved for the next king to eat before assuming the throne which signifies that he has eaten the kingship. There are no graves for Kings says an article by Adelowo, E. Dada. N.d. titled “Rituals, Symbolism and Symbols in Yoruba Traditional Religious Thought.”
6. Animals Also Work in The ‘World’s Oldest Profession’, Prostitution
Since prostitution is the exchange of sex for money or some kind of favours, female chimpanzees living in the Ivory Coast have been observed to trade sex for meat. In one experiment capuchin monkeys were taught to use silver discs as a sort of money (they could be redeemed for grapes), and it wasn’t long before one monkey exchanged one of the tokens for sex.
7. Idi Amin Remains The Evilest Black Man in The World’s History
Idi Amin was the president of Uganda at that time and was responsible for the execution of over 300,000 to 500,000 Ugandan citizens. His signature killing tactics were the use of sledgehammers.
8. Strange Liana Vines Impedes the Ability of Trees to Absorb Carbon dioxide, Accelerates Global Warming
According to a research by Stefan Schnitzer, a Marquette University biologist, liana vines found in the jungles of Central and South America and are becoming more common has been discovered to hinder the ability of tropical forests to soak up carbon dioxide.
Plants trees and other plants absorb about 25 percent of the CO2 in the environment, imagine what happens to global warming as the abundance of liana vines continues to double in decades to come.
I don’t know about you, but No.1 got me thinking…..