Ostriches are the only birds that have bladders worldofowls.com/food-and-…
Red Herrings, unlike other fish that use their gills, have a direct path from their swim bladder to their anus and β€œfart” to swim. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/…
A dogs sense of smell is so strong they can be trained to sniff out a variety of cancer types including: skin cancer, breast cancer and bladder cancer understandinganimalresear…
Kegels are for men too; men who do kegel exercises by working out their pelvic muscles can ejaculate further and stronger, control bladder functions, and urinate more precisely. In addition, urologists suggest that kegels help recover from prostate cancer by strengthening the pelvic floor. uclahealth.org/urology/pr…
Botox isn’t just for ironing out wrinkles. It can treat bladder disease, abnormal heart beat, severely cold hands, (maybe) depression, excessive sweating, migraines, and more. time.com/4501839/botox-in…
Sharks don't have swim bladders and if they stop swimming they sink ucmp.berkeley.edu/vertebr…
In addition to bifocals, the lighting rod and Franklin stove Benjamin Franklin also invented swim fins and the flexible urinary catheter for his brother who suffered from bladder stones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Jan De Doot became a minor celebrity in early modern Netherlands after he became so frustrated with barber-surgeons he decided to remove his egg-sized bladder stone at home with a knife. Carel van Savoyen painted his portrait, depicting De Doot proudly holding the stone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
There's a type of carnivorous grass called Utricularia Graminifolia that traps small animals in its vacuum-driven bladder blog.inspireuplift.com/ut…
For most people, the pain from Kidney stones is not from passing the stone. Rather, its from the stone making its way from the kidney down the ureter towards the bladder, causing muscle spasms. Most stones pass from bladder out of urine relatively pain free newsnetwork.mayoclinic.or…
Amazon has a patent for underwater warehouses. It would be filled with goods stored in watertight containers, placed there by conveyor belts, humans, trucks, or planes. The containers would be outfitted with cartridges that would act like a fish's swim bladder controlling their depth in water. businessinsider.com/amazo…
Guinness modified its filtration process eliminating the use of isinglass (derived from the dried swim bladders of fish) making its beer officially vegan. popsci.com/how-is-guinnes…
A man thought he had bladder cancer but he actually had a fully functioning female reproductive system. telegraph.co.uk/news/heal…
The Buddha recommended eating rice porridge, saying "There are these five benefits in rice porridge. What five? It stills hunger, dispels thirst, settles wind, cleans out the bladder, and promotes the digestion of the remnants of undigested food. These are the five benefits of rice porridge." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Today I learned about shy bladder syndrome (paruresis). This psychological condition inhibits a person’s ability to urinate while other people are near them due to anxiety. It is the second most common social phobia, behind public speaking. healthline.com/health/shy…
Today I learned of a rare condition called "retrograde ejaculation", in which men don't ejaculate when they orgasm. The semen is instead released into the bladder and later flushed out when they pee, causing no actual harm to their health. menshealth.com/health/a19…
A football is a prolate spheroid, and it’s shaped that way because that’s also the shape of an inflated pig’s bladder, which is what the first footballs were made of ideas.time.com/2013/12/30…
Almost all mammals take the same amount of time to pee. The "Universal Law of Urination," as scientists call it, says that an African elephant will empty its 42 gallon bladder in nearly the same time that a Great Dane dog will empty its 0.4 gallon bladder. (Around 21 seconds) blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Benjamin Lay, an early Quaker abolitionist, walked into the 1738 annual meeting of Quakers and during an abolition speech plunged a sword into a bible he had hollowed out and filled with a bladder full of red fruit juice. To horrified onlookers, the Bible appeared to be bleeding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Natural condoms made from bladders and animal skins allow the transfer of body heat between partners. Latex condoms reduce heat transfer, which may contribute to reduced sexual pleasure fhi360.org/sites/default/…
The first animal balloons were made by Aztecs around year 1300, using real animal intestines; stomachs and bladders were also used. The intestines would be cleaned, sealed, filled with air and twisted to make dog and donkey shapes. These balloons were used as a sacrifice for gods. zephyrsolutions.com/origi…
Not everyone's kidneys are a pair located in their mid torso. It ranges from next to their lung (Thoracic Kidney), to next to their bladder (Pelvic Kidney). Some people's kidneys are fused into one giant kidney. (horseshoe kidney), and some people have both of their kidneys on the same side niddk.nih.gov/health-info…
The cause of death of famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe is believed to be from a bladder infection after politeness kept him from excusing himself to use the bathroom during a royal banquet in October 1601, causing his bladder to rupture.He died 11 days later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyc…
Today I learned of 'male menstruation' that was considered a normal part of growing up in twentieth century Egyptian culture but was actually due to an endemic parasitic bladder infection from schistosomes causing bloody urine. apjh.humanecologyreview.o…
Thanks to 2 protein receptors called T1R and T2R certain tastes such as sour, bitter, and umami, the savory flavor found in soy sauce can be recognized in cells throughout the body. These special taste receptors have been discovered in the bladder, pancreas, brain and yes, even your testies medicinenet.com/script/ma…
The earliest footballs were made from either a sheep or pig’s bladder, then inflated orally before being knotted at the end. A leather casing was then fitted around the bladder to make it durable. It wasn’t until 1862 that a round ball was made, with a pump to inflate it. theguardian.com/football/…
Dr. Anthony Atala out of Boston Children's Hospital successfully 3D bio-printed a bladder for a cancer patient and it is continually to function after over a decade. 3dprintingindustry.com/ne…
Today I learned about Endometriosis. An excruciatingly painful condition in which uterine tissue is shed and grows on intestines, chest, bladder and elsewhere. That tissue goes through the same process during menstruation, which means the tissue sheds, bleeds, and causes inflammation anywhere it has attached. utswmed.org/medblog/endom…
A football is commonly referred to as a "Pigskin" because historically they contained an inflated pigs bladder. biggameusa.com/blog/about…
Doctors in the 19th century used to break bladder stones by hammerring a long nail inside the urethra until it breaks(without anesthesia) onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Giant tortoises on whaling voyages were stored helplessly on their backs for up to six months before being killed and eaten. While alive, they drank gallons of water at a time and kept it in a special bladder, making a properly-butchered tortoise a source of cool, perfectly drinkable water. qi.com/infocloud/giant-to…
A 62 year old Man was admitted to hospital with significant abdominal distention which led Doctors to drain his bladder of a massive six litres (202 fl oz) of urine. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Lobsters have bladders on either side of their heads, so they communicate by urinating at each other. If they want another lobster to know that they’re happy or sad or angry or interested in a relationship, they say it with pee! galleries.neaq.org/2012/1…
Low gravity makes it difficult to tell if your bladder is full, because the bladder’s stretch receptor nerves don’t feel the weight of the liquid. Astronauts are trained to empty their bladders every two hours because of this. curiosity.com/memes/astro…
For 256 years, Irish beer company Guinness used fish bladders to filter their iconic Dark Stout. In late 2015, the company agreed to change this centuries-old tradition to accommodate vegans. ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/guin…
Leo Szilard conceived the nuclear chain reaction,the nuclear reactor, and wrote the letter suggesting the Manhattan Project, which Einstein signed. After being diagnosed with bladder cancer, he designed his own radiation therapy which led to a full recovery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le%…
Guiness beer is not vegan because it uses fish swim bladders in the production process. shape.com/healthy-eating/…
Dogs have two noses. The second, which humans don't have, is called Jacobson's Organ and is located at the back of the nose. This double smelling system allows some trained dogs to sniff out bladder, kidney and prostate cancer with a 95% accuracy. amp.cnn.com/cnn/2015/11/2…
The ancient Greeks and Romans used Sugar (in cane form) as medicine. It was dissolved in water to treat the intestines and stomach, and taken to help relieve pain in the bladder and kidneys. They imported it from India and Arabia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
An Airman, Colton Read's legs were amputated after a botched gall bladder surgery where doctors accidentally cut his aorta and waited 8 hours before taking him to UC Davis Hospital. abcnews.go.com/US/story?i…
19th century commercial whaling was made possible by the Giant Tortoises. Stacked helplessly on their backs, they could be kept alive without food or water for 6 months and eaten whenever. Giant tortoises also contained gallons of perfectly drinkable water kept it in a special bladder. qi.com/infocloud/giant-to…
A dutch man named Jan de Doot, in 1651, removed his own bladder stone with a kitchen knife. He pulled it out through an incision he made in his taint/gooch/groad/perineum. It was the size of an egg and weight a quarter of a pound. He lived for years after, and had the stone plated in gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
Pumpkin seed oil is an effective cure for overactive bladder syndrome, and also Nocturia (a condition where one must urinate constantly throughout the night). sciencedirect.com/science…
Both inventors of calculus died "while suffering from calculi β€” a bladder stone for [Isaac] Newton, a kidney stone for [Gottfried Wilhem] Leibniz." nature.com/articles/d4158…
All mammals empty their bladder over the same duration - 21 seconds theverge.com/2013/10/19/4…
Humans usually get the urge to pee when the bladder is just 1/3 full. But in zero gravity, the urge doesn't kick in till the bladder is almost completely full. When John Glenn orbited the Earth, his only urination was 27 ounces, seven ounces more than the capacity of the avg human bladder. realclearscience.com/blog…
Pig bladder cells have been used for years to repair damaged and missing tissue. They can also be used to regenerate muscles. cbsnews.com/news/patients…
According to a study, you are a better liar when you have a full bladder. This is due to the Inhibitory Spillover Effect. The ISE occurs when performance in one self-control task facilitates performance in another (simultaneously conducted) self-control task. sciencedirect.com/science…
The reason you need to have a full bladder when you go for an ultrasound is that it moves the bowels from the pelvis and into the abdomen, making it easier to see the ovaries and uterus. advancedwomensimaging.com…
Kegel exercises can be beneficial for men as well. Men who do kegels tend to have stronger erections and orgasm, they typically last longer in bed, have an increase in angle of erection and developed increase bladder control. kegelsformentips.com/bene…

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