In 1847, a doctor performed an amputation in 25 seconds, operating so quickly that he accidentally amputated his assistant’s fingers as well. Both later died of sepsis, and a spectator reportedly died of shock, resulting in the only known procedure with a 300% mortality rate.
Belgian man in coma for 23 years was actually awake.
Health experts studied a World of Warcraft glitch to understand epidemics.
In 1964, a 17-year-old high school student in San Diego, California stayed awake for eleven days, demonstrating that sleep deprivation has little effect, other than the mood changes associated with tiredness. He currently holds the scientifically documented record for the longest period a human has gone without sleep.
There is a kid with no arms or legs who is an accomplished wrestler.
A man suffering from cancer and HIV recovered from both.
Drinking 8 glasses of water a day isn’t scientifically supported health advice.
In 1892 in Lichtenstein two women dueled topless, on the advice of a trained medical professional.
In Portugal all residents are considered organ donors by default.
A brain tumor caused pedophilic behavior in a man, which stopped when the tumor was removed.