-The number one cause of blindness in the United States is diabetes.
-Cephalacaudal recapitulation is the reason our extremities develop faster than the rest of us.
-During a kiss as many as 278 bacteria colonies are exchanged.
-During WWI, a Hungarian soldier named Paul Kern was shot in the frontal lobe, making him unable to fall asleep. He lived for years afterwards, and no one knows how. Source
-Mageiricophobia is the intense fear of having to cook.
-In the 1800s, it was believed that gin could cure stomach problems.
-Some artrhritis medicine have gold salts which is used as an anti-inflamitory.
-Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.
-Three men who appeared in Marlboro advertisements - Wayne McLaren, David McLean and Dick Hammer - died of lung cancer, thus earning Marlboro cigarettes, specifically Marlboro Reds, the nickname "Cowboy killers".
-The flu pandemic of 1918 killed more than 20 million people.
-The oddest known disease in the world is leprosy.
-A suriphobe is someone who is afraid of mice.
-The first open heart surgery was performed in 1893.
-An erythrophobe is someone who blushes easily.
-The oldest form or surgery is trepanning, drilling holes in the skull.
-The earliest form of electric shock treatment involved electric eels.
-If it is a drug, it has a side effect.
-A melcryptovestimentaphiliac is someone who compulsively steals ladies underwear.
-An anemophobic is someone afraid of high winds.
-An ergasiophobe is someone who is afraid of work.
-Venereal Disease got its name from Venus, the Roman godess of love.
-Americans consume 16,000 tons of Asprin each year.
-The most common phobia in the world is odynophobia which is the fear of pain.
-Cerumen is the medical term for earwax.
-A Witch Doctor or Midwife is the world's oldest profession, not the one you thought.
-Breast reduction is the most common plastic surgery performed on American men.
-There is no leading cause of death for people who live past the age of 100.
-An arithmomaniac is someone who counts things compulsively.
-An algologist studys seaweed.
-Genitofemoral neuropahthy means "Jeans are too tight."
-A misodoctakleidist is someone who hates practicing the piano.
-Asprin has never been approved nor rejected by the FDA.
-A misomaniac is someone who hates everything.
-A dinomaniac is someone with the compulsive urge to dance.
-In 1898, Bayer was advertising cough medicine containing heroin.
About one third of the human race has 20-20 vision.
Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.
Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings.
Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
Ketchup was once sold as a medicine.
The enamel in your teeth is the hardest substance in your body.
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