During the last few months for jazz legend John Coltrane’s death, he would take the sax out of his mouth during performances and start beating his chest, chanting, yodeling, and screaming. Sometimes Coltrane felt like even his sax couldn’t truly express what he wanted to say. jazzwise.com/other/articl…
A dog saved his owner from choking to death on an apple slice by jumping on her chest until it was dislodged. He also licked her face to keep her from passing out. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ameri…
An attempted assassination of Bob Marley occurred on Dec. 3, 1976, when seven armed men raided his house two days before a concert to quell violence. His wife was shot in the head in her car in the driveway. The gunmen shot Marley in the chest and arm. Astonishingly, there were no fatalities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
Alexander the Great once suffered an arrow wound that pierced his lung. He fought on as long as he could, but eventually collapsed on his shield. His army was able to protect him long enough to win the battle and to escape. They cut the arrow out of his chest and amazingly he fully recovered. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
From 1984 - 1988, Spider-Man wore a black costume with a white spider design on his chest. The change to his iconic design was met with controversy. Years later, it was revealed the costume was an alien symbiote which, in turn, gave birth to Venom, one of Marvel's most popular characters en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
Today I learned of flail chest, an injury in which broken ribs become detached from the rest of the chest wall and move opposite to the rest of the torso while breathing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…
Today I learned about Nicolas Oudinot, one of Napoleon's Marshal who was supposedly wounded 36 times in different battles. He was shot in the head, neck and even shot in the chest four times, he was also wounded with sabres at least two times. Despite the wounds, he died by natural causes in Paris at age 80. youtube.com/watch?v=8XuKH…
A waitress was tipped a lottery ticket and won $10,000,000. She was then sued by her colleagues for their share. Then she was sued by the man who tipped her the ticket. Then she was kidnapped by her ex husband, and shot him in the chest. Then she went to court against the IRS. al.com/news/mobile/2018/1…
When a loved one died in parts of England, Scotland or Wales during the 18th/19th century, the family placed bread on the chest of the deceased. A sin eater would then sit with the dead and β€œabsorb” the sins of the departed’s soul. atlasobscura.com/articles…
A top-level Dutch football club signed up an 18-month old for a ten year contract, after his father posted a video of the boy kicking a ball into his toy chest 3 times in a row. After scribbling his signature for the club, the toddler celebrated with a glass of orange juice en.espn.co.uk/football/sp…
Today I learned of Taylor Alexis Muhl, a human chimera. She is fraternal twin sisters in one body. She has birthmark in her chest as her left side is darker, the recessive twin body part. She also has two immune system causing her to be sickly in her teens. Now in her 30's she works as a model. huffpost.com/entry/i-am-m…
Giraffes necks are actually too short. The Giraffe (and its rain forest relative, the Okapi) have necks that are so short relative to their legs and chest that they must splay or bend their legs. blog.londolozi.com/2011/1…
The first recorded autopsy was performed in 44 B.C. on Julius Caesar to determine which of the 23 stab wounds he received had killed him. (It was a chest wound that severed his aorta.) popularmechanics.com/scie…
Modern body armor was created by a pizza delivery guy who was wounded in the head and leg after a pizza delivery turned into a shootout. Richard Davis, a former US Marine, developed the bulletproof vest using Kevlar. During testing, he shot himself in the chest 190 times. businessinsider.com/moder…
A Confederate soldier named John Stith Pemberton got stabbed in the chest in battle, and afterwards became hooked on morphine. He was working on a cure for his painkiller addiction when he accidentally mixed it with carbonated water and invented Coca-Cola. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned that someone experiencing stress or anxiety can feel a tight pain in their chest similar to that of a heart attack my.clevelandclinic.org/he…
Today I learned about Precordial Catch Syndrome (AKA Texidor's Twinge), which is when someone gets a sharp stabbing pain in the side of their chest for a few moments, then it disappears with no lasting effects. Why this happens is unclear en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Stabbing chest pain we all get sometimes and think we'll die is called Precordial Catch Syndrom or PCS physio-pedia.com/Precordi…
Mere hours after JFK was killed, a Secret Service agent almost shot Lyndon Johnson. Gerald Blaine was guarding Johnson’s home when he heard suspicious footsteps in the dark. He brought the gun to his chest and put his finger on the trigger β€” only to see that the man was Johnson himself. newsfeed.time.com/2010/10…
Stethoscope was invented because the inventor felt uncomfortable placing his ear directly onto a woman's chest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Humans have patterns that are invisible under normal conditions - we have stripes. They follow a "V" shape over the back, "S" shaped whirls over the chest and sides, and wavy shapes on the head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Alexander the Great Killed His Friend in a Drunken Rage by Throwing a Javelin Threw His Chest During an Argument en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
Marvin Gaye died in April of 1984 after being shot twice in the chest. Marvin had tried to break up a fight between his parents when Marvin's father pulled out a .38 Smith & Wesson, a Christmas gift from Marvin to his father from the year before, and fatally shot his son. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Today I learned about Kentucky abolitionist politician Cassius Marcellus Clay. During a debate in 1843, he survived an assassination attempt due to his political views. Despite being shot in the chest, Clay drew his Bowie knife, tackled his would be assassin, cut out his eyes, and threw him over an embankment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Today I learned of Hope, an albino turtle that has her heart exposed due to a hole in her chest. The case is so rare that there is no existing name for this medical condition yahoo.com/news/baby-albin…
Junior Seau, Hall of Fame NFL linebacker, killed himself by shooting himself in the chest as opposed to the head so that scientists could research his brain. The National Institute of Health later confirmed his depression symptoms were caused by Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
In the movie Alien, the actors were not told that the Xenomorph was going to burst through Kane's chest, as to make the reactions real, even causing Veronica, one of the actors, to pass out. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
In 2017, a woman shot and killed her boyfriend while they were filming a youtube video. He was holding a book up to his chest and told her to shoot him through it. Earlier, he’d told her that the book would stop the bullet. edition.cnn.com/2017/06/2…
In 1995 a man from australia committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a shotgun. He then shot himself in the head with a pistol. When both failed he used the shotgun and shot his throat and jaw. Finally he walked two hundred metres & shot himself in the heart en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
-Martin Luther King Jr was once stabbed in the chest, which only deepened his commitment to nonviolence. history.com/news/martin-l…
Ginggaew Lorsoungnern, a Thai convict executed by firing squad, was discovered to have a rare condition called Situs Inversus (internal organs reversed) after she was shot in the left side of her chest and survived. After waking up in the morgue she was taken back and executed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gin…
John Pemberton created Coca-Cola as a way to wean himself off of morphine, which he became addicted to after taking a saber to the chest during the Battle of Columbus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
In 1981 a man named Roger Fischer had an idea for a volunteer to have ICBM launch codes put in their chest cavity. In the event of an emergency, the volunteer would carry a knife to be killed with. It was meant to force the personal killing of one man to start the impersonal killing of millions. boingboing.net/2015/12/11…
Farmers put colored pigment on the chests of rams so that they can tell which ewes have mated by the pigment on their backs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glo…
A woman named Angela adopted a cat and named her Missy. Missy pawed at Angela's chest and Angela felt that was not right and went to the doctor only to reveal that Angela had cancer. A year later Missy pawed Angela's chest again and tests revealed cancer again. asiaone.com/world/cat-sav…
Thomas Edison tried to create the first-ever talking dolls. In 1890, thanks to the development of the wax cylinder, he was able to produce a line of baby dolls. With wooden bodies, porcelain heads, and miniature phonographs in their chests, the dolls were unlike any toy to exist at the time. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
It used to be illegal for men to be topless and show their nipples until a judge overturned New York state's male shirtless bans in 1937 following men protesting for their rights to not sexualize their bare chest stuffmomnevertoldyou.com/…
In 1806 Andrew Jackson challenged a man to a duel after he made fun of his wife and wrote a letter to a newspaper calling him a "coward". Jackson ended up winning but got shot in the chest, and as a result had a bullet stuck near his heart for the rest of his life. presidentialpetmuseum.com…
On Kenta Kobashi faced Kensuke Sasaki in a wrestling match where Yoshihiro Takayama, on commentary stated β€œI hope this never ends.” This was during a chop exchange fans were witness to. Over 180 chops across the chest were exchanged between the two men for nearly 5 minutes. prowrestlingpost.com/koba…
The concept for Spider-Man's black costume came from a fan named Randy Schueller, who was paid $220 in 1982 for the idea by then-Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter. Schueller conceived a black stealth version with a dark red spider chest emblem made by Reed Richards with unstable molecules. screencrush.com/venom-cre…
Today I learned about an African American man who was shot by authorities during a protest in Boston. His name was Crispus Attucks, and he took two musket balls in the chest. First death of the American Revolution. Attucks was said to be exhibiting "mad behavior" and his shooters were acquitted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Today I learned of the Byford Dolphin decompression incident, where a diver was forced through a 60cm (24 inch) opening by compressed air and violently dismembered. Additionally, it caused the "expulsion of all of the internal organs of his chest and abdomen" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byf…
In 2014, a 15 years old named Jamal Rutledge got arrested for unknown crime. While in handcuffs, the officer who arrested him collapsed from chest pain. Jamal immediately kicked security fence to alert others. Rescuers arrived and were able to transport the officer to hospital in time huffpost.com/entry/jamal-…
The Mongols had a unique way of slaughtering animals. The animal was laid on its back, restrained, chest cut open and aorta torn, causing deadly internal bleeding. The process would keep all of the blood inside of the carcass. Then internal organs were removed and blood drained out for sausages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Miami Planetarium director and PBS Star Jack Horkheimer was born with bronchiectasis, a chronic lung condition. As a young adult, he received so many chest X-rays, he suffered radiation sickness and lost all of his hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Today I learned about Agnus MacAskill, who is the tallest ever "non-pathological giant" and could allegedly lift a 2800 lbs ship anchor to chest height! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Today I learned about the book β€œHow to spot a Jap” issued to US soldiers in China during WWII. In it, they were told the Chinese are β€œabout the size of an American”, has even teeth and walk in strides while the Japanese are buck-toothed, shuffle and look as if β€œtheir legs are directly attached to their chests”. ep.tc/howtospotajap/index…
Today I learned of Precordial catch syndrome, a condition where you get random harmless stabbing pains in the chest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Army Sgt. Dan Rose, who was paralyzed from the chest down in Afghanistan was able to walk again thanks to a donated bionic exoskeleton by Ekso Bionics. He walked with the aid of his exoskeleton on WWE Smackdown in 2014. medcitynews.com/2014/11/p…
Researchers made a 3-D virtual chest reconstruction of a 60,000-yr-old male Neanderthal skeleton called "Kebara 2" or β€œMoshe”. They found that he didn't have a hunched posture but would stand upright with a straight spine; he had a similar-size chest to humans today but greater lung capacity. history.com/news/neandert…

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