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10 Things People Are Giving Up For Lent in 2019

New Mexico, USA—According to a new survey: Here’s what Catholics are giving up for Lent in 2019. The captions have facts about the subject in the photos.

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A study published in October in the American Journal of Public Health discovered that a soda a day can age you as many as 4.6 additional years. After analyzing the data and DNA taken from 5,309 participants of an ongoing health survey between 1999 and 2002, researchers found that those who drank a daily soda had shorter telomeres than those who drank less.

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Shepherds discovered coffee in Ethiopia circa 800 A.D. Legend has it that 9th century goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who appeared to “dance” after eating coffee berries. A local monk then made a drink with coffee berries and found that it kept him awake at night, thus the original cup of coffee was born.

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Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States: 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems.

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The average child knows at least one swear by the age of two.

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American animals raised for meat eat more than 30 million pounds of antibiotics a year. Most supermarket meat today comes from operations that routinely feed animals low doses of antibiotics. This constant contact with drugs helps bacteria learn how to outsmart the meds, creating dangerous strains of hard-to-kill superbugs.

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Make sure you are reading the expiration date on your kids’ Halloween candies. A worm was found on a Reese’s peanut butter cup: the chocolate had expired in 2012!

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In a study it was found the average fast food consumer ingests around 12 pubic hairs a year.

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More than twice as many women than men eat and crave chocolate.

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19.4% of Americans can’t access Facebook in the workplace. But at the same time, almost 30% of Americans use Facebook during the work day.

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93% Send a Snapchat of their drink 15% Send a Snapchat of their private parts



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