The ‘stomach in your mouth feeling’ on a roller coaster is your organs floating inside you.
Over 99% of Koreans lack a gene called ABCC11. The gene is what causes the body odor. Only 2% of Europeans have this same mutation.
Most of the genetic changes and muscle memory spurred by exercise are lost by a month or two of no training, a study found.
A Pennsylvania man survived 12 hours laying frozen by the side of the road in subzero temperatures because the low temperatures preserved his brain and other organ functions.
On average, the center of gravity is about three percent higher in blacks than whites. This partially explains why blacks are better sprinters and whites are better swimmers.
The sudden startled jolt awake sometimes experienced when on the verge of sleeping is known as a hypnic jerk, and is likely a vestigial reflex selected to help primates avoid falling while resting or asleep in trees.
Up to 70% of people will experience a hypnagogic jerk when falling asleep. A hypnagogic jerk is an involuntary muscle spasm that occurs as a person is drifting off to sleep. The phenomenon is so named in reference to the hypnogogic state — the transitional period between wakefulness and sleep.
Victoria’s Secret model Karolína Kurková was born with a medical complication causing her to have no belly button. An artificial navel is photoshopped into each of her photographs.
In 1976, the mummified body of Elmer Mccurdy was found in a funhouse in California. Mccurdy had died in a shootout in 1911 and his body had been used ever since as a sideshow attraction. His discoverers only realized it was a human body when his arm broke off, revealing bone and muscle.
The skin of all human beings is covered in stripes. They’re called Blaschko’s Lines, and they cover the body from head to toe. We just can’t see them.