You can make beer in your gut. A man’s intestinal tract was acting like his own internal brewery. The patient had an infection with saccharomyces cerevisiae. So when he ate or drank a bunch of starch — a bagel, pasta or even a soda — the yeast fermented the sugars into ethanol, and he would get drunk. Essentially, he was brewing beer in his own gut.
The writer of the movie Alien had from Crohns disease and created the chest burster inspired by the horrific pains he suffered.
There is a male version of PMS called IMS (irritable male syndrome.) Hormonal cycles in men can cause irrational fits of anxiety, stress, and frustration on a monthly basis.
In 1955, Jonas Salk chose not to patent his polio vaccine for the betterment of humanity. As a result, he missed out on earning an estimated $7 billion.
A peculiar arcade game called Polybius mysteriously appeared in a Portland arcade in 1981. Playing the game would reportedly result in severe headaches, intense nightmares, and amnesia in the several days and weeks that followed. Some people even became depressed or suicidal. After a few weeks, the game abruptly vanished from the arcade and was never seen again.
The smell of books makes some people need to poop. The Mariko Aoki phenomenon is a phenomenon consisting of the urge to defecate while visiting a bookstore. Originating in Japan, it is named for the woman who first publicized such an urge.
In 1985 Ryan White was refused re-entry to his school due to him having AIDS. 117 Parents and 50 teachers petitioned for his ban. People even cancelled their subscriptions as White was the paperboy and they believed they would be infected too.
Cuddling with your partner significantly improves the healing process of bruises and wounds due to the release of Oxytocin.