In 2010, a Polish man living in Germany asked doctors to remove what he thought was a several-year old cyst at the back of his head. However, doctors found that the ‘cyst’ was actually a .22-caliber round lodged in his scalp. He didn’t noticed it because he was drunk when it happened 5 years ago.
U.S. flight attendants have higher rates of breast cancer, uterine cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, thyroid cancer, and cervical cancer, when compared with the general public, likely due to regular exposure to cosmic ionizing radiation.
There is no link between sudden changes in temperatures and catching a cold. Even though indirect results of cold weather, such as low humidity, can increase your chances of getting a cold, walking out into the cold with wet hair does not seem to have any effect on this likelyhood.
The company Vaev claims to be selling tissues that have already been sneezed into. For about $80 it seems that you get a box containing one infected tissue. The idea apparently is that you can infect yourself with a cold, and this will somehow strengthen your immune system, thereby protecting you from further colds or the flu. Although the company’s website is very vague on details, offering only this:
We believe that when flu season comes around, you should be able to get sick on your terms. We’re not about chemicals or prescription drugs here at Vaev. We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills. This isn’t like any tissue you’ve used before, but we love using them, and you will too.
Pregnancy physically changes a woman’s brain structure. Grey matter volume is decreased in certain areas, giving mothers a higher capacity for empathy to help better understand their baby.
Mcdonald’s stopped using beef tallow in their French fries after a wealthy heart attack survivor spent $3 million dollars on full page newspaper ads calling out the chain for their unhealthy menu.
Exercise does not actually contribute much to weight loss. Simply eating better has a significantly bigger impact, even without much exercise.
A child once turned orange from drinking too much Sunny Delight. The company used Beta-Carotene (found it carrots) to color the drink which can make you orange at extremely high doses. The girl was drinking 1.5 liters a day.
A 4 year old boy fell and scraped his knee at the beach. Couple of weeks later a black bump started growing on his knee. When squeezed, a live snail emerged from the bump. The boy adopted the snail and named it “Turbo” after his favorite cartoon character.
7 year old Stella Berndtsson drowned in icy water Dec 23 2010. Her body was found after 3½ hours by a rescue helicopter and was taken to hospital. Her body temperature was 13°C/55.4°F. Despite this the doctors succeeded in saving Stella by warming her slowly. Stella made a remarkable recovery.
Stella still lives with her parents and her younger brother on a small island called Lyr ( Pop. 150) on the west coast of Sweden. She don´t remember anything about her accident and has only got minor issues after her accident. Her short term memory is a bit flawed. She has to take medication for epilepsy. And her legs are a bit weak , but she can ride her horse without any problems.
When she woke up for the first time on Jan 6, she was asked by the nurse if she wanted an popsicle and there was two flavours, cola and strawberry. Stella answered with her first words that she wanted strawberries. Now the family celebrates strawberry day every year Jan 6 by eating strawberry ice-cream.