6. What would happen if you drank soda instead of water?
Imagine that you substituted all of your beverages with soda. Obviously, it’s not the best idea, but what exactly would happen to the body? First, the acid in the soda will start destroying the enamel of your teeth, and the harmful bacteria living in the plaque will start eating sugar which will lead to cavities. Every can of soda will give you 45 grams of sugar and your brain will require more and more.
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Every day you will get 5,432 extra calories which are equal to eating two huge pizzas in addition to your everyday diet. This will most likely lead to obesity. In addition, soda contains corn syrup with a lot of fructose that the body can’t really digest. This will lead to fatty liver disease and cardiovascular conditions.
7. What would happen to your body if you lived on Mars?
Living on Mars will definitely not be beneficial to your health. The number of red blood cells in your body will drop because of the lower gravity which will lead to the worsening of your immune system. The radiation will increase your risk of getting cancer by 10%. The chemicals from the soil of Mars will lead to a decrease in thyroid function and an increase in blood pressure. High doses of these chemicals will also lead to lung damage.
8. What would happen if you cloned yourself?
Scientists have already cloned animals but what would happen if a person cloned themselves? Despite the plots of crazy sci-fi movies, a clone wouldn’t look exactly like you. Even though its appearance depends on genes, it is also influenced by the environment in the womb. Also, a clone might have a completely different personality than yours since they’ll have different life experiences. Sadly, your clone won’t have good health. Cloned animals have brain defects, heart and liver problems, and a bad immune system.
9. What would happen if people were able to move at the speed of light?
Of course, this is impossible but let’s imagine that a person can move as fast as the speed of light. For this person, time would be slower. For example, for someone who is running, only 10 minutes would pass, and for a standing person, 20 minutes. Also, their vision would change: the world would be seen through a long dark tunnel so to speak. The stars ahead would appear blue, and the stars behind would look red. And at a certain speed, a person would only see darkness because the wavelength of light would be outside the visible range.
10. What would have happened if the dinosaurs hadn’t gone extinct?
Let’s imagine that 65 million years ago a meteorite had flown past earth and hadn’t killed the dinosaurs. They would have continued to live their normal lives and mammals wouldn’t have been able to develop further than rodents. When the dinosaurs went extinct, a lot of mammals developed and attained the features that they have now. Later, primates developed and millions of years later, humans appeared.
But if the catastrophe hadn’t happened and the dinosaurs were still here, mammals wouldn’t be able to compete with the huge reptiles. Therefore, you wouldn’t be reading this article right now.
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