Ethical policy

Libresse.co.za is, of course, a site where we can share some information about ourselves and the products we sell, but it is also a place where you can share your thoughts and ideas, pictures and links, questions and answers.

For this to work and for Libresse.co.za to be a wonderful site, it's important that everyone feels welcome and is treated nicely.
Here are some basic rules that we think we all ought to follow: 

 

Only real people, please

You may not use Libresse.co.za for commercial purposes, i.e. to advertise/sell products and services.
Respect copyright laws (i.e. don't post material that you don't own). Libresse.co.za does not take any responsibility for users who break copyright laws by publishing material they don't have the right to publish. Please read more under Legal Statement.

Libresse's website should be a pleasant place where everyone can get help with their periods and closely related subjects. So, we’ll tidy it up, from time to time, by removing entries that break the rules, are against the law or hurt other users of the site. Also, please let us know if you find anything that you think we should remove!

 

Photos

Be careful with the photos you upload. All users can add a photo to their profile. The photo will be displayed on My page and in the forum (when you haven't chosen to be anonymous). Remember that anyone who's logged in can see your photo, so please take care when uploading. And please note that you may break the law if you upload a photo of, for example, a celebrity, without permission from the person concerned and/or the photographer.

 

Breaking of rules

We believe that some of the rules on Libresse’s site actually make the site better for you, so we expect all users to follow them. We will ban from the site anyone who breaks these rules, or acts without respect for other users. Read more about our general conditions under Legal statement.

 

The downside of the Internet

Remember that on the Internet, many people pretend they’re someone who they aren’t. Be careful with who you talk to and don't ever post your personal information directly on the site. If you see anyone who acts weirdly, asks you for strange stuff or anything like that – let us know!

 

Finally!

Be nice.
Take care and have fun!

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  • In one day, the human brain generates more electrical impulses than telephones in the world put together.

  • It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

  • The strength of all the hairs on one human head can support the weight of approximately 100 people.

  • Your brain is more active sleeping than it is watching TV.

  • The fastest sneeze recorded was clocked at 166.7km an hour.

  • Chickens can travel up to 15km per hour.

  • Male monkeys go bald in the same way men do.

  • The average bed is home to over 6 billion dust mites.

  • There are more plastic flamingoes in America than real ones.

  • The average lifespan of a taste bud is 7 to 10 days.

  • Mosquitoes have teeth.

  • In Pacific Grove, California, it is a misdemeanour to kill a butterfly.

  • Bees have to collect nectar from four million flowers to make one kilogram of honey.

  • Swedish people drink more coffee than any other race in the world.

  • A large cumulonimbus cloud can hold enough water for 500,000 baths.

  • In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

  • Scientists have found chocolate has a chemical that helps counteract depression.

  • Liquorice can raise your blood pressure.

  • Rats can go without water longer than camels.

  • Men sweat approximately 40% more than women.

  • The human race grows by about 214,000 people.

  • The average person spends 2 weeks of its life waiting for a traffic light to change.

  • A horse can sleep standing up.

  • One thousand tonnes of meteor dust falls to Earth each day.

  • The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano.

  • Spider silk is a very strong material and its on-weight basis has proven it to be stronger than steel.

  • A lungfish can live out of water in suspended animation for three years.

  • Ice cream was invented in China around 2000 B.C.

  • Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backward.

  • The harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument.

  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

  • An average snail moves at a rate of 58cm per hour.

  • The male fox will mate for life. If the female dies he remains single till death.

  • The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

  • Facial hair is the fastest growing hair on the body.

  • Chocolate contains the same chemical that your brain produces when you fall in love - phenylethylamine.

  • On average a human will spend up to 2 weeks kissing in his/her lifetime.

  • Lizards communicate by doing push-ups.

  • The US bought Florida from Spain.

  • Seals sleep underwater and surface for air without waking.

  • The highest temperature on record was 57.78 degrees on 13 september 1992, in Azizia, Libya.

  • Fish have been known to kiss up to 25 minutes.

  • All porcupines float in water.

  • The average person spends 2 weeks of their life waiting for a traffic light to change.

  • Penguins have an organ above their eyes that changes seawater to feshwater.

  • Flamingoes live up to 80 years.

  • Elephants and short-tailed shrews get only two hours of sleep each day.

  • The bird that lays the largest egg in relation to its own size is the Kiwi.

  • Termites eat wood twice as fast when listening to heavy metal music.

  • Babies have the strongest sense of smell. They can recognise their mothers by scent.

  • The blue whale weighs 50 tonnes at birth, and as much as 150 tonnes fully grown.

  • Fish can get seasick.

  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

  • Flounder swim sideways.

  • A snail can sleep for three years.

  • Teeth are the only parts of the human body that can't repair themselves.

  • Cabbage is 91% water.

  • An average person sheds about 750 grams of skin per year.

  • On a clear, dark night a human can see a candle burning 50km away.

  • The cheetah is the only cat that can't retract its claws.

  • In the time it takes to read this sentence, 50,000 cells in your body will die and be replaced.

  • Podiatrists state that the average pair of feet travel about 190,000km in a lifetime.

  • There are more people in the world who eat alligators than there are alligators that eat people.

  • Snails have teeth.

  • Megeiricophobia is the intense fear of having to cook.

  • Hair grows slowest at night.

  • The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.

  • Frogs never drink. They absorb water from their surroundings by osmosis.

 
 
 
 
 

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