Updated: May 23, 2020
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!