ultrafacts: Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a…

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Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds. The phrase “semantic satiation” was coined by Leon Jakobovits James.

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Did you know that about 90% of the world’s nutrition such as fruits, nuts, and vegetables are pollinated by bees? Without the bees to pollinate our crops we will be a on shortage of food! In fact, there are more than 150 different chemical residues found in bee pollen, and the chemical industry have spent millions of dollars trying to cover up that they are not at fault. Since more grasslands and forests are converted into pesticide contaminated mono-culture-farms, bee colonies per hectare and habitat are rapidly shrinking every year. 

You can help spread awareness and save the bees by donating to Greenpeace or purchasing these honeycomb necklaces where a part of the proceeds go directly to Greenpeace.

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Greenpeace is a global non-governmental campaigning organization that aims to expose environmental problems and promote solutions via using peaceful protest and creative communication. 

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ultrafacts:Maior cajueiro do mundo or Cajueiro de Pirangi…

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Maior cajueiro do mundo or Cajueiro de Pirangi English: world’s largest cashew tree or cashew tree of Pirangi is a cashew tree in Pirangi do Norte, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

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ultrafacts: Eigengrau (German: “intrinsic gray” / literally:…

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Eigengrau (German: “intrinsic gray” / literally: “own gray”), also called Eigenlicht (“intrinsic light”), dark light, or brain gray, is the uniform dark gray background that many people report seeing in the absence of light. The term dates back to the nineteenth century, but has rarely been used in recent scientific publications. Nowadays, the phenomenon is more commonly referred to as “visual noise” or “background adaptation”.

Eigengrau is perceived as lighter than a black object in normal lighting conditions, because contrast is more important to the visual system than absolute brightness. For example, the night sky looks darker than eigengrau because of the contrast provided by the stars.

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