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You lose a pound of weight every night!
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You lose a pound of weight every night!


Each night, you lose a pound of weight only by exhaling water and carbon dioxide.

 



Maternal mortality rates doubled in the US between 2002 and 2012
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Maternal mortality rates doubled in the US between 2002 and 2012


Deaths linked to pregnancy have doubled in the US between 2002 and 2012, but it might be due only to a change in the way death certificates are established: doctors are now forced to specify whether the deceased person was pregnant or recently gave birth

 



Under these clothes, the real skeleton of Bentham
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Under these clothes, the real skeleton of Bentham


Philosopher Jeremy Bentham wanted his body to be preserved and exposed after his death. The head was supposed to be preserved too, but the mummification failed and it was replaced with a head made of wax

 



Tennessee’s body farm, to study human remains decomposition
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Tennessee’s body farm, to study human remains decomposition


In the Forensic Anthropology Facility of the University of Tennessee, USA, bodies are placed in different settings throughout the 10,000 m² wooded plot and left to decompose. Knowing the decay of corpses under varying conditions helps improving forensics

 



Kangatarianism a diet which excludes all meat except kangaroo
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Kangatarianism a diet which excludes all meat except kangaroo


Kangatarians only eat Australian kangaroos because they live natural lives, eat organic food and require no extra land or water for farming.

 



Nauru has the highest obesity rate in the world
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Nauru has the highest obesity rate in the world


In 2007, 94.5% of the residents of this small island nation were overweight and the obesity rate was of 71.7%

 



Do you think you're already dead?
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Do you think you’re already dead?


Maybe you suffer from Cotard's syndrome, in which people think (among others things) that they are already dead or have no body

 



Beer for the first Iron man!
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Beer for the first Iron man!


In the first Ironman triathlon ever, the runner-up ran out of water and had to finish the race with beer

 



This is the least trustworthy face, according to a study
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This is the least trustworthy face, according to a study


In 2008, a pair of Princeton psychology researchers has developed a computer program that allows scientists to analyze what makes human faces look either trustworthy or fearsome. In doing so, they have also computer-generated the most and least trustworthy faces

 



James Harrison saved 2,000,000 lives donating blood plasma
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James Harrison saved 2,000,000 lives donating blood plasma


Medal of the order of Australia, his blood plasma has an unusual composition that can cure the Rhesus disease. He has been nicknamed "the man with the golden blood" and has made over 1000 donations

 



Poop transplants save lifes
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Poop transplants save lifes


Stool transplant from a healthy donor to a patient suffering from Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a simple and yet very successful treatment, as gross as it may sound

 



An animals' epidemic is called an epizootic
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An animals’ epidemic is called an epizootic


If an epizootic becomes widespread, we then call it a panzootic

 



Abebe Bikila won the 1960 Olympic Marathon with no shoes
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Abebe Bikila won the 1960 Olympic Marathon with no shoes


 



In Nigeria, more than 521 languages have been spoken
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In Nigeria, more than 521 languages have been spoken


The official language of Nigeria is now English and at least 9 of those languages are now extinct

 



A brain and a spinal cord
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A brain and a spinal cord