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5 days ago
In 1961, the only surgeon in the Soviet Antarctic Expedition, Leonid Rogozov, removed his own inflamed appendix under local anesthesia.
17 days ago
According to a study conducted by the University of South Carolina, Marijuana can be used to reduce inflammation and treat autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, lupus, colitis, and multiple sclerosis.
19 days ago
There are glasses which allow a red-green color-blind person to see colors the way everyone else does.
21 days ago
Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your food begin to eat you.
26 days ago
The brain receives 20% of the body’s oxygen and 25% of total body glucose utilization, despite it accounting for only 2% of a person’s weight (about 1.4 kilograms).
27 days ago
Happiness is contagious; surrounding yourself with happier people will make you happier too.
1 month ago
Laughing could dramatically improve your health – and be as good for you as a deep state of meditation, researchers have found.
1 month ago
Falling in love raises levels of nerve growth in a person's brain for about a year and can improve their memory.
2 months ago
After an 11 year study, cell phones were shown not to increase chances of getting cancer.
2 months ago
Chocolate, sex, and laughter are all important for a healthy brain.
2 months ago
There's a neurological condition called Witzelsucht, which causes the affected person to constantly make puns, jokes, and sexual comments in inappropriate situations.
3 months ago
When you kiss someone for the first time, you get a spike in the neurotransmitter dopamine, making you crave more.
3 months ago
A new parent will lose about 1055.6 hours of sleep in the first year of their child's life - almost 44 days!
3 months ago
If every muscle in your body could pull in one direction, you could lift nearly 25 tons.
3 months ago
By putting a frog in a bucket of milk, scientists following up on an ancient Russian way of keeping milk from going sour have identified a wealth of new antibiotic substances.
3 months ago
You can reschedule your sleeping pattern by not eating 12-16 hours before you want to be awake. Upon eating after this time period, your internal clock will reset to a new day, with the time of your first meal being interpreted as "morning".
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