US Radium employed girls to paint glow-in-the-dark dials with radium paint, telling them to shape the brush points with their lips or fingers. When employees later started losing their jaws, company-paid examiners covered it up and claimed they had syphilis.
A study has shown that taking underarm sweat from a man and putting on the lips of a woman will put her in a better mood and regulate her menstrual cycle.
Scientists gave a mouse cancer, then cured it with AIDS.
There is a blind guy Daniel Kish who can ride his bike in traffic – he’s figured out to use echolocation by clicking his tongue and listening to the echoes. He can tell a building from as far as 1000 feet away, differentiate specific kinds of cars, explore the wilderness by himself, and generally do all kinds of crazy things.
A healthy child was born after the body of its brain dead mother was kept alive for 107 days.
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.