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KAITLYN JOHN

@summerqueen2011

Joined in June 2020

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Health
Sanitization and Germs

Is it better to wash your hands in warm or cold water?

Although the FDA mandates warm water for those in food service, the CDC says any temperature is fine, so it's a bit of a contested subject.

Heat is known to kill bacteria, but the temperature and duration of exposure required would seriously damage human skin, so that argument for warm water is a bust. Additionally, some advocate for washing in cool water because it uses less energy and is therefore more environmentally friendly.

Anyway, no matter the temperature, washing your hands thoroughly with soap for 20 seconds is good practice.

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Humor & Amusement

There are 30 cows and 28 chickens. How many didnt?

There are 30 cows 20 ate chickens 28 is the answer 20 ate

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People

How many people survived coronavirus this month?

Global cases

Confirmed

8,217,627

+165,895

Deaths

445,012

+7,729

Recovered

4,013,202

+123,938

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Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
Psychology

What is the Cassandra Effect?

The Cassandra Effect (or Syndrome or Metaphor) has its roots in Greek mythology. Cassandra was the daughter of the king of Troy, and the god Apollo gave her the ability of prophecy. She, however, angered the god, and he turned her gift into a curse—she could see the future, but no one would believe her. Subsequently, when she tried to warn the Trojans not to accept the mysterious giant horse left outside their gates, they didn't listen, which, of course, had disastrous consequences.

So Cassandra's myth is invoked in the present day whenever someone made a prediction that turned out to be correct, but no one believed them. It's also sometimes used in psychology to describe the feelings of people whose accounts of distressing events aren't believed.

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TV Shows and Series

What was the best series finale in TV history? What was the worst?

Definitely Avatar: the Last Airbender. This show went well beyond the normal confines of a "show for kids" by exploring much more serious themes and subjects, such as personal loss, genocide, familial rejection, and greater responsibility to one's community, all while handling these complex and dark topics with the whimsical curiosity and honesty of a child. It recently got added to Netflix's catalogue in the United States, so check it out!
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