Macaques and by extension many other monkeys and mammals have the anatomical capacity to speak but not the brain capacity and neural control to do so. This contradicts the often claimed statement that animals can’t make speech due to their specific anatomy. sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
Today I learned about a study looking to identify child abuse perpetrators by their hand anatomy, as it's often the only visible part in the videos. And you can help by uploading pictures of your hand for the research. lancaster.ac.uk/security-…
Executioners would also often be medical practitioners due to their knowledge of anatomy publishersweekly.com/pw/b…
Today I learned about the Pernkopf Atlas, a highly detailed anatomy book created by a Nazi Doctor. Often seen as one of the greatest anatomy books, few professionals actually use it due to its unethical background. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edu…
Today I learned about renowned British military surgeon James Barry, a pioneer in the medical field with a career spanning over 50 years. After his death in 1865 the nurse prepping his body for burial noted female anatomy and stretch marks from pregnancy. Barry had been born a woman named Margaret Ann Bulkley. history.com/news/the-extr…
In anatomy, the atlas (C1) is the most superior (first) cervical vertebra of the spine. It is named for the Atlas of Greek mythology, because it supports the globe of the head which is the skull. The atlas is the topmost vertebra and with the axis forms the joint connecting the skull and spine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
Neanderthals’ tracheal anatomy suggests they had high-pitched, raspy voices, like Julia Child. nytimes.com/2017/01/11/ma…
In early 20th century doctors had a biased understanding of human anatomy because of only having access to the cadavers of poor people. In anatomy classes, they were used to the enlarged adrenal glands (which was actually caused by stress from poverty) and thought this was the normal size irishtimes.com/news/anato…
Horses can only breathe through their nostrils, and their anatomy prevents them from being able to breathe with their mouths en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
During the Cretaceous there existed a group of bird-like animals called the Enantiornithes. These animals looked like birds but had reverse shoulder anatomy and became extinct with the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ena…
Today I learned of Joseph Paul Jernigan, a murderer who agreed to donate his body to science prior to his execution in 1993. Jernigan’s body was encased, frozen, and cut into 1,851 slices. Images of those cuts are now used by medical students and radiologists as a human anatomy correlate for CT and MRI images. executedtoday.com/2013/08…
Today I learned about Polish-American painter and sculptor StanisΕ‚aw Szukalski, who claimed to have dissected his father’s body following a car accident to study its form. The artist, who refused to work from live models, was often asked where he learned anatomy. He always answered, "My father taught me". articles.latimes.com/2000…
American Bison were easily hunted by Native Americans because of their respiratory anatomy where if one lung collapses the other also collapses, causing the animal to suffocate. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
William Hare and William Burke ran a boardinghouse where they murdered the tenants and sold the bodies to anatomy schools for dissections. After murdering 16 people and being detained, Hare confessed and was offered immunity. Burke was sentenced to hang and his corpse was publicly dissected. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
All of the drawings in Grey's Anatomy are of real people -- they were nameless and poor, coming out of the hospital mortuary or out of a workhouse where they had died. The illustrator (Henry Carter) represented them with reverence because he saw the human body as the image of God. abc.net.au/radionational/…
A movie called "Zyzzyx Road" only made 30 dollars despite starring Gray's Anatomy's Katherine Heigl ew.com/article/2007/02/09…
Because canaries need such immense quantities of oxygen to enable them to fly, their anatomy allows them to get a dose of oxygen when they inhale and ANOTHER dose when they exhale. Because they get a double dose of air and any poisons the air might contain, miners would get an earlier warning. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The field of Comparative Anatomy was first created when Pierre Belon compared the skeletons of humans and birds in 1555. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Before the Anatomy Act 1832, executed criminals were the only legal source of bodies for surgeon training in the UK. Due to high demand , "resurrection men" resorted to illegal means to obtain bodies, such as digging up corpses from graveyards or even murder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
False and unrealistic depictions of organ donation in primetime television shows, such as Grey's Anatomy and House, causes people to refuse to register as organ donors. commons.pacificu.edu/cgi/…
Over 1200 bones equaling to 15 bodies, 6 of them children, were found in Benjamin Franklin’s old home in London. Many Historians concluded that it was from an Anatomy School run by Franklin’s protege William Hewson. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Bakhtiyar Khilji, the Muslim general destroyed the ancient university and library of Nalanda in 1193 in hopes of uprooting Buddhism. The destruction of the library is considered responsible for the demise of ancient Indian scientific thought in Maths, Astronomy, Alchemy, and Anatomy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nal…
In 1982 the University of Pittsburgh rugby team was caught using human heads stolen from the schools anatomy lab to warm up before a game. wesclark.com/rrr/heads.ht…
Some left-handed people have a different brain anatomy from right-handed people ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
God and his surroundings in the painting "The Creation of Adam" (1512) by Michelangelo forms the shape and anatomy of the human brain. youtube.com/watch?v=s4w1d…
Leonardo da Vinci claimed to have dissected more than 30 people in his pursuit to further understand human anatomy, and his more than 240 detailed drawings and over 13,000 words of observations revealed many then unknown characteristics of our bodies. However, all this remain unpublished. bbc.com/culture/story/201…
Actor Patrick Dempsey was auditioned for the role of Dr. Chase in House M.D. before he accepted a role in Grey’s Anatomy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
In c.1730, A french scholar named Louis de Jaucourt spent 20 years writing a six-volume work on anatomy. He sent it to be published in Amsterdam, but the ship carrying the sole manuscript sank. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
Google has a pretty damn awesome tool to learn all about human anatomy - a.k.a Navigate the body like Google Maps. bodybrowser.googlelabs.co…
Michelangelo hid an image of the human brain's anatomy in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel infiniteunknown.net/2010/…
The famous jazz Billy Tipton was actually a woman, and hid the fact that he was a woman his entire life. His children and the world only found out when he died, because they saw his female anatomy once he was trying to be saved by paramedics. straightdope.com/columns/…
Jason George who plays lead fireman in Station19 and eventually a fireman in Grey's Anatomy, first played one on Friends-The One Where They're Up All Night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
In 1998 while conservationists were repairing Benjamin franklins London home, 15 bodies were found in the basement, buried in a secret windowless room beneath the garden. It's thought the remains are from an anatomy school run by Benjamin Franklin’s friend William Hewson smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Cephalopods (like cuttlefish) lack the anatomy to perceive color as we do, yet have adapted to display their incredible multicolor camouflage. sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
Shortly after the Burke and Hare anatomy murders (where 2 men killed lodgers to sell their bodies to a medical school), 17 dolls entombed in coffins were found hidden in a park. The dolls, 1 for each victim, date back to the time of the murders and were possibly created by one of the murderers. atlasobscura.com/places/b…
During repair of Benjamin Franklin's London house 1200 pieces of human bone were discovered buried in the basement. Likely the result of an anatomy school run by his protege, Willam Hewson, who died of blood poisoning after he cut himself during a dissection. theguardian.com/world/200…
"articular cartilage" in human anatomy is like shocks in a vehicle. arthritis-health.com/type…
In 1998, 1200 pieces of bones belonging to 15 people were found in Ben Franklin's London home in a basement pit. Past & present rumors of secret Freemasonry meetings & grave robbings seemed to be confirmed, but further evidence shows his home was used as an anatomy school in his absence. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Andreas Vesalius, a dwarf anatomist, who'd get bodies of dead criminals and use them to further his knowledge of human anatomy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
When exposed to atrazine, a commonly used pesticide, genetically male frogs develop female anatomy, and are capable of reproducing with normal male frogs. livescience.com/10957-pes…
The phrase "balls to the wall" is the pilot's equivalent to "pedal to the metal" and is not a reference to male anatomy slate.com/articles/news_a…
The frequency of intersex comes out to about 1 in 1500 to 1 in 2000 births. But a lot more people than that are born with subtler forms of sex anatomy variations, some of which won’t show up until later in life. isna.org/faq/frequency
Medical students often come out of anatomy class hungry because of the formaldehyde in the cadavers. theguardian.com/education…
Ancient egyptians worshipped onions: They saw eternal life in the anatomy of the onion because of its circle-within-a-circle structure. onions-usa.org/all-about-…
The corsets that women wore in the 19th century pushed their internal organs so out of place that one medical professor warned his students that the cadavers of women were of no pedagogical use in the study human anatomy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
The first set of texts written on human anatomy, published in 1543, was bound in tanned human skin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_…
Δ°hsan SΔ±tkΔ± Yener designed a Turkish keyboard layout after studies were made on letter frequencies and finger anatomy along with Turkish Language Association, which resulted in Turkey breaking countless world records in typewriting championships since its invention in 1955 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key…
Shonda Rimes, the creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, wrote the film "Crossroads" starring Britney Spears, which received very negative reviews from critics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
An Australian university is using flesh-eating native beetles to clean tissue from body donors in the process of assembling a skeleton library for anatomy students. theaustralian.com.au/life…
Serial killers William Burke and William Hare lured at least 15 travelers to Hare's boarding house, got them drunk, smothered them, and sold their corpses to an anatomy school. britannica.com/EBchecked/…
Box jellyfish anatomy includes 24 eyes and have the closest thing to a brain of any of the jellyfish species. eol.org/pages/200766/deta…
In early 19th century Britain, only corpses of criminals, suicide victims, and bodies of orphans could be used in teaching of Anatomy. The high demand of corpses gave rise to grave robbers (known as resurrection men), some of which even killed people to sell bodies for medical training. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
Leonardo Da Vinci had permission to dissect human corpses at multiple hospitals in order to further his studies in anatomy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
Leafhoppers, a small insect capable of jumping x100 its body length (picture in comments), are the only animal known to possess working gears in their anatomy, they serve to synchronize the back legs when jumping. whyfiles.org/2013/got-gea…
Nearly half of all depictions of how four-legged animals walk are inaccurate, including illustrations in some natural history museums and veterinary anatomy textbooks. livescience.com/5304-muse…
"cul-de-sac" is also a name used in anatomy for "the area deep to the uterus" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rec…
Gary Larson, the cartoonist behind The Far Side Comics, has both an Ecuadorian rainforest butterfly, the Serratoterga larsoni, and a louse, Garylarsonus, named after him, while he himself coined the term "thagomizer," now the official term for the anatomy of a Stegasaurus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Pooch bellies found in felines are called primordial pouches. These skin flaps evolved to become a part of their anatomies by protecting their organs during fights. news.petmeds.com/news/com…
Regenerated tail of a lizard is not a perfect replica of the original, but a poor knock-off with a different anatomy. newscientist.com/article/…
Channel 4 (UK) presented a documentary on the anatomy of a human by performing a live autopsy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
Penn Jillette and Blondie's Debbie Harry dated in the 1980s. She inspired Penn's invention the Jill-Jet, a hot tub whose jets were specially designed to excite the female anatomy. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Carl Linneaus, the father of modern taxonomy, tried to sneak sexual innuendo into the scientific names for plant anatomy. Despite criticism, he tried to name stamens β€œhusbands”, pistils β€œwives” and gardens β€œbridal beds”. Those names didn’t stick, but his system of nomenclature did. the-scientist.com/?articl…
Despite Leonardo da Vinci's 500-year-old uncannily accurate anatomy illustrations, the female reproductive system stumped him. Female corpses to dissect were rare bc anatomists in Leonardo's time often dissected unclaimed bodies, such as of drunks and vagrants; more likely to be male. mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-cu…
From 2003 to 2010, the TV Land Awards presented a "Future Classic Award" to a contemporary television show. The winners in order were: American Dreams, Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, The Office, Two and a Half Men, and Glee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
Some high-testosterone female Hyenas basically have male anatomy ... and have to give birth through through it ... youtube.com/watch?v=icx5T…
In early 19th century Britain legally attainable corpses, for use in anatomy schools, were so scarce and the illegal trade was so profitable that two men committed 16 murders by luring patrons into a lodging-house, getting them drunk, smothering them, and selling their bodies to anatomists. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
In an eleventh hour deal, Patrick Dempsey of Grey's Anatomy bought and owns Tully's Coffee, allowing all of Tully's employees to keep their jobs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tul…
The anatomy of your office setup impacts your health. Open office setups result in 62% more sick days and the average size of cubicles decreased to merely 160 sq ft in the 2000s, resulting in worsening working conditions. officedesk.com/blogs/news…
Chameleons are able to see in full 360-degree vision due to unique eye anatomy and an ability to transition between monocular and binocular vision asknature.org/strategy/f6…
A flawed view of the anatomy of the female breast was accepted as true from 1840 until 2005 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bre…
When certain species of jellyfish are injured, they are able to reorganize their existing anatomy to regain symmetry instead of growing new cells. phys.org/news/2015-06-jel…
The first scientist to practice dissection in his research was trying to find the whereabouts of human intelligence but instead made the first discovery in the field of anatomy historyworld.net/wrldhis/…
The artist Diego Rivera claimed to have experimented with cannibalism for two months as an anatomy student, and especially "relished women’s brains in vinaigrette." diegorivera.com/?p=83
In 1828, Burke and Hare began murdering people to sell to an anatomy lecturer for dissection, which spawned the Anatomy Act of 1832. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
A study was carried out by an Italian Professor of Anatomy and Pathological Histology on a 'miraculous' 1300 year old Eucharist which was believed to have turned into flesh and blood. Not only is it real heart tissue and real human blood, but there are no preservatives of any kind present. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir…
Brains of heterosexuals and homosexuals have slight differences in neuro-anatomy. For example the brains of heterosexual men and homosexual women are slightly asymmetricβ€”the right hemisphere is larger than the leftβ€”and the brains of gay men and straight women are not. abovetopsecret.com/forum/…
In the 18th and 19th centuries the U.S was plagued by "anatomy riots," where citizens, enraged about the illegal procurement of dead bodies for dissection, attacked doctors and medical students. Future Supreme Court Justice John Jay was injured in one such riot. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Jessica Capshaw (Grey's Anatomy) is Steven Spielberg's stepdaughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes…
Visionary artist Alex Grey used to work in Harvard Medical School's anatomy department preparing cadavers for dissection. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Warts are caused by anatomy-specific strains of HPV. There are 150 different strains and only a fraction of those are dedicated to the genitals. shc.osu.edu/blog/can-a-wa…
Today I learned of William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of 16 victims to Dr. Robert Knox as dissection material for his anatomy lectures en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
A med student was assigned a cadaver in anatomy class that was a relative of hers. snopes.com/college/medica…
Salvatore Ferragamo, who already had the reputation as 'Shoemaker to the Stars', could not fathom why his shoes pleased the eye yet hurt the foot, so he proceeded to study anatomy at the University of Southern California en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Before the Anatomy Act was passed in 1832, the only human cadavers surgeons were allowed to dissect were those of murderers; however, upon the release of Frankenstein in 1818, the demand for human cadavers increased so rapidly that body snatching became a lucrative business. knarf.english.upenn.edu/A…
Mata Hari's body wasn't claimed and accordingly used for medical study; her embalmed head was kept in the Museum of Anatomy of Paris until it disappeared 30years later. idiotsguides.com/static/d…
Conservationists found the bones of at least 15 people in the basement of a house belonging to Ben Franklin, most likely bodies smuggled from graveyards for an illegal anatomy school. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Bad box art Mega Man is made by an actual artist, and the only excuse for messing up the entire anatomy of a normal person is the time limit and the fact that he had never seen Mega Man before. youtube.com/watch?v=w_nu4…
Brown's John Hay Library has an anatomy book bound in human skin. articles.latimes.com/2006…
There's a place called the "Morbid Anatomy Library and Museum" in Brooklyn with over 2,000 books about death. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
Grey's Anatomy Star Patrick Dempsey began his career as a juggling, unicycle riding clown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
the real Lloyd Braun greenlit a slate of TV hits (Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy) and was supposedly fired before any came to air because he spent so much on the Lost pilot. He is also the voice that says "Previously, on Lost." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llo…
Today I learned of the Comstock Act, enacted in 1873, which made it illegal to send any lewd and/or obscene material via mail. This included contraceptives, and at one point anatomy textbooks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.