Updated: May 23
So much to do these days, am I right? Of course, I mean just to keep the mind and body busy until most of us get back to work. As you know from my spam and constant annoyances, I’ve been writing “stuff” and working on videos. Season 2 of Random Facts of Useless Knowledge is about to kick off, and Last Week at the Auction is back and already tearing it up. But I got bigger things in the works too. You shall see and that’s why today I got to drop some Totally Random Useless Facts of Knowledge on you. I hope you don’t mind. And today is going to feature some STRANGE MEDICAL FACTS of grossness. Make sure to share with a friend that will hate it...and as always... I must issue this disclaimer. I believe everything I am about to type is true, but it may not be...but I thinks so... so here they are...
#1 A few years back, after complaining of stomach pain, a man in China was found to have a 20ft living tape worm inside of him...apparently the man ate a lot of uncooked raw beef. It is believed that to have attain this length, the tape worm must had lived in him for just over 2 years prior. You will be happy to know it’s gone and he's fine now. Probably vegan now? And Yes....I thought I'd break you in for this episode right away...it’s going to be a gross one. Yet, family friendly?
#2 Did you ever hear of PICA? It’s a when pregnant woman craves Non-Food Items? Such as Clay, Dirt or Baking Soda. Apparently is quite common in woman which proves one thing.... woman can keep a secret and also explains why pregnant woman are NOT supposed to change the litter box. (I still think that one is a convenient myth.)
#3 How about the word Hypernatremia....or dangerous levels of salt in the blood stream. One 19-year man recently learned the word the hard way by drinking a quart of soy sauce on a bet. He fell into a coma for 3 days. I sure hope the bet paid enough to afford a 3 day stay in the hospital.
#4 Charles Bonnet Syndrome? How would you like to start randomly seeing animals, creepy faces and other illusions without the use of drugs or losing your mind? Well, maybe you'd lose you mind if you didn't know what was wrong with you. Apparently, some people with macular degeneration of the eye can develop this syndrome. It seems that with the loss of vision, the brain expects sensory input and when it receives nothing, it creates its own input...yikes!
#5 Écorché (A core shay)...what is that...well it’s a figure drawn, painted, or sculpted work of art showing the muscles of the body without skin...like in a medical book, but in the Museum of the most interesting of artists, Honore Fragonard, they still have 21 of his flayed bodies on display from the roughly 700 he executed in his time. Before Fragonard came along, these art forms were imagined works of art, generally paintings and sculptures of the male or female form. Fragonard, however, had other ideas and took it to a new level, using actual corpses. Fragonard of Frankenstein?
#6 Did you know that the children of identical twins are genetically siblings rather than cousins? Tis one hurts my brain...here goes. These children share 25% of their DNA. Full siblings share 50% of their DNA, half-siblings share 25%, and cousins share 12.5%. Thus, they are the genetic equivalent of half-siblings. Whatever it is.... don’t get married I guess?
#7 Cobwebs have natural antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. Which is awesome when I need to pull a MacGyver someday. Not only were and were used in ancient Greece and Rome by physicians to make bandages. European medicine used them on wounds and cuts. They are said to be rich in vitamin K, and this might also explain the healing properties.
#8 We all regenerate. It’s a fact that your entire brain replaces itself every 2 months, your liver, every 6 weeks and your epidermis, every 35 days. Even your stomach lining replaces itself every 3 to 4 days. So, I know what you heard.... Drink Up!
#9 Your sense of smell is the strongest memory retainer. Your nose can remember up to 50,000 different scents. Experts believe that the memories evoked by our sense of smell are the most potent we have. That's why every time I smell playdoh it reminds of eating it in Kindergarten and that it’s kind of gross tasting.
#10 Viagra works on flowers. Of course, someone studied this. It was found 1mg of the drug doubled the life of cut flowers. The same effects were found in broccoli and other produce tested. So, know I must make sure my vegetables are organic and Viagra free too. But I guess I would know if I got super excited about eating broccoli.
#11 Over 50% of your body is not human? What....no, I did not lose it. Your body is made up of approx. 30 trillion human cells. Nice, but wait...the rest of your body, the other 39 trillion cells are bacteria. Proving we are all gross bacteria.
#12 If you live to age 70, your heart will have beat around 2.5 billion times. But if you are a 150-year-old vampire and you were bit at 50, only about 2 billion times. That will be on the test.
#13 More germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing....so I end this with. Wash your damned hands people. I do not want the corona virus. I just got over the dos equis...
There you go....as promised, Totally Random Useless Facts of Knowledge... Please feel free to share some of your strange facts with me.... all my contacts and social media links are below. Until I post again, my friends!
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