“Old-person smell’ is a real thing — researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia confirmed that elderly people really do have a distinct scent, so recognizable in fact that people can identify them by body odor alone.
Women often go into labor during storms because of the change in barometric pressure, hence why “storm babies” happen.
Tibetans living at >4200m altitude have more than double the blood flow compared to people living at sea level, as a result of the low pressure at these altitudes.
If you have served in the military, regardless of the branch of service, regardless of where you were deployed, and regardless of whether you served during a time of peace or a time of war, you are at a 60% greater risk of dying from ALS (motor neuron disease) and nobody knows why.
A clinical trial in 2016 held at Stanford University School of Medicine found that injecting modified human stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients can re-enable patients to walk.
The reason lead levels in children’s blood have dropped 85% in the past thirty years is because of an unknown scientist who fought car companies to end leaded gasoline. He also removed it from paint, suggested its removal from pipes, and campaigned for the removal of lead solder from cans.
In the early 1900s Wagner von Jauregg treated syphilis patients with malaria (winning the Nobel Prize). The patients developed malaria, causing a severe fever and killed the syphilis bacteria. Then given the malaria drug quinine and cured. This was used until the development of penicillin.
Frequent making of jokes, including puns, can be a diagnosed disorder, possibly caused by a stroke.
A Russian scientist injected himself with a 3.5 million year old bacteria trapped in Siberian Permafrost ‘after successful experiments on mice and fruit flies’. He says it has made him flu proof for the past two years and gave him more energy to work longer hours.
A monkey, residing in San Diego Zoo had a diabetes. He was trained to welcome multiple blood sampling and insulin injections daily. Soon, he became a role model for children with diabetes, who were unenthusiastic about injections.