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…
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…
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…
Stabbing chest pain we all get sometimes and think we'll die is called Precordial Catch Syndrom or PCS physio-pedia.com/Precordi…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Stethoscope was invented because the inventor felt uncomfortable placing his ear directly onto a woman's chest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
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…
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…
-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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
3 Mile Island contained nearly all of its radioactive material and subjected surrounding residents to the amount of radiation equivalent to a half a chest xray. No additional deaths are implicated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
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…
Today I learned of Prince Frederick (1707-1751), the heir apparent to the British throne, who died at the age of 44. His cause of death was historically attributed to a burst lung abscess, caused by blunt force trauma to the chest delivered by a cricket ball. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
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…
A Marking Harness, a sponge of chalk or crayon worn on a Ram's chest, is used to tell which sheep a ram has mounted. (Some sheep end up looking polka dotted.) sheepcanada.com/what-a-ma…
The grisly scene in Pulp Fiction where Travolta jams a needle into Uma Thurman's chest to try to revive her from her overdose was actually filmed backwards. mercurynews.com/2019/05/2…
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…
In a sneeze, high velocity of the airflow is achieved by the buildup of pressure inside the chest with the vocal chords closed. Sudden opening of the cords allows the pressurized air to flow back up the respiratory tract to expel the irritants scientificamerican.com/ar…
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/…
Today I learned of Stacy Lim, a police officer who survived a direct shot to the chest. The bullet nicked the base of her heart, her diaphragm, liver, intestine, and shattered her spleen. She's been ambushed by her car, and still killed the shooter. She resumed work 8 months later. policeone.com/officer-saf…
There is a security alarm system which causes vertigo, nausea, and pain in the chest. The system has been purchased by the Russian government as well as certain supermarket chains. gizmodo.com/inferno-speak…
Smoking 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day is equal to 300 chest X-rays a year. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Shrimp have their hearts located in their heads, not their chests. This is to protect major internal organs telanganatoday.com/shrimp…
Today I learned about the Hoff Crab (Kiwa tyleri), nicknamed after David Hasselhoff for it's incredibly hairy chest. It feeds by eating bacteria that grow on these hair like projections. They live near hydrothermal vents in very sulfuric environments. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
The inventor of the bullet-proof vest shot himself in the chest wearing one to prove it worked. It did. youtube.com/watch?v=IwBLL…
Today I learned of Precordial catch syndrome, a condition where you get random harmless stabbing pains in the chest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Flying foxes collect drinking water by dunking their chests into a river/lake mid-flight, which looks a little like skipping a stone, to later lick it off. Sometimes, they get eaten by crocodiles waiting for them. youtube.com/watch?v=wi30w…
French marshal and eventual Swedish king Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte was worried about doctor examinations. The reason? The former Jacobin had β€œDeath to kings” tattooed on his chest. napoleon-empire.com/perso…
The stethoscope was invented when a doctor felt uncomfortable placing his head on a woman's chest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Today I learned about Victor Sibson, who killed his girlfriend in a botched suicide attempt. The bullet passed through his head, and into her chest, killing her. He survived the attempt and now faces 2nd degree murder charges and life in prison. ktuu.com/content/news/APD…
Rebecca Burger, a 33 year old fitness blogger, died after a pressurized canister of whipped cream exploded and struck her in the chest theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned about a murderer who got caught 4 years after the crime because he had gotten the murder scene tattooed on his chest independent.co.uk/news/wo…
In 2017 fitness blogger Rebecca Burger died in a freak accident when a whipped cream dispenser exploded and hit her in the chest. self.com/story/rebecca-bu…
Halting sneezing via blocking the nostrils and mouth is a dangerous manoeuvre. It may lead to numerous complications, such as pneudomediastinum (air trapped in the chest between both lungs), perforation of the tympanic membrane (perforated eardrum), and even rupture of a cerebral aneurysm. telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
Wally Wood the creator of Power Girl, Made a bet with a studiomate that he could draw Power Girls chest bigger every issue and DC editorial wouldn’t notice geek.com/comics/the-histo…
The inventor of Coca-Cola, John Stith Pemberton was a Civil War veteran who became addicted to morphine due to pain from a saber wound to the chest. Seeking alternatives to his morphine use, he developed the original formula for Coca-Cola with use of the coca plant for pain relief. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Unsuccessful escape attempts from Colditz Castle, a German WWII prison where difficult prisoners were sent, included a man smuggling himself out in a chest, a man sewing himself into a mattress, a Frenchman attempting to escape disguised as a lady in drag, and an unused glider. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
A rabbit, Dory, helped save her owners life when he slipped into a diabetic coma. When Simon Steggall passed out watching TV, Dory jumped on his chest and thumped furiously. Her odd behavior caught the attention of Steggall's wife (she thought he was just sleeping) who called for help. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
Today I learned of Margaret Reed. Margaret was convicted of being a witch in 1590 in King's Lynn and was burned at the stake. Legend has it, while she burned, her heart burst from her chest and smashed into the building across the street. The spot where her heart struck is still visible to this day. edp24.co.uk/news/weird-no…
Today I learned of the useless architecture of the recurrent laryngeal nerve, especially in the extinct sauropod dinosaurs. The nerve has to travel from the brain to the chest back to the Larynx, making some neurons of said dinosaurs at least 28m (91ft) long. app.pan.pl/archive/publis…
The secret police in Communist Romania subjected the leaders of a 1977 coal miners' strike to 5-minute chest X-rays to ensure that they developed cancer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sec…
There's a pirate museum in St. Augustine FL that displays not only one of two authentic Jolly Roger flags known to exist, but also the only known treasure chest that actually belonged to a pirate. roadsideamerica.com/story…
Scientology leader David Miscavige's mother-in-law was found dead with three gunshot wounds to the chest and one to the head. Her death was ruled a suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
James Doohan, Scotty from Star Trek, was shot six times on D-day, four in his leg, one in the chest, and one that cost him the middle finger on his right hand...something he would conceal on-screen during most of his career as an actor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Today I learned about demodex folliculorum and demodex brevis. They are mites that are invisible and on your face and there are thousands of them are crawling, eating, sleeping and sex.They can also be found in other parts of the body such as the arms, chest, and ears, but they do not invade internal organs. nypost.com/2017/05/05/you…
Before the stethoscope, physicians would literally put their ear on chests to auscultate. This led to RenΓ© Laennec, a French physician, to create the stethoscope because he felt it immodest to auscultate the hearts of women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
During the course of baseball game, a fan asked another for a knife so he could sharpen his pencil. Just as he leaned over to take the knife, a foul ball struck him on the hand and drove the blade into chest the chest of a man between them. He bled to death within moments. cnn.com/2013/11/26/us/sta…
Stethoscope was invented when a 'gentleman' French doctor got too embarrassed to check the heartbeat of a female patient by tapping at her chest. So, he rolled up a sheet of paper to create a tube, and then placed it on her chest. The method worked, and stethoscope was invented. scienceabc.com/social-sci…
The jeweled cockroach wasp injects a venom into a cockroache’s brain to make it lose its escape reflex, the roach then willingly follows the wasp to its nest, where the wasp lays an egg onto the roaches chest that will subsequently eat the weak-willed roach alive until a new wasp hatches. vimeo.com/125552144
The Hoff Crab is a deep sea crustacean that survives off hydrothermal vents and was nicknamed after David Hasselhoff because of it's hairy chest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hof…
Tom Arnold covered the chest tattoo of his ex-wife Roseanne Barr's face with Stephen King's face, as they had been friends since the publication of Carrie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
There is a $1m treasure chest waiting to be discovered in the Rocky Mountains if the 9 clues in a 24-line poem can be solved npr.org/2016/03/13/469852…
Today I learned about the Tatzelwurn, a cryptid from the Alps. It has cat head and legs that are covered in scales. After the chest it is a snake. It is said to have green blood made of acid and a poisonous breath. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tat…
A silverback Gorilla thumping its chest sounds like a bunch of suction cups popping, rather than sounding like flesh hitting flesh. youtu.be/rBxWPE5BXCc?t=93
The stethoscope was accidentally invented by Dr.Rene Laennec in 1816 to avoid touching a female patient's chest directly. pastmedicalhistory.co.uk/…
Abolitionist Cassius Clay was shot during an 1843 debate for the Kentucky House of Representatives; then, β€œDespite being shot in the chest, Clay drew his Bowie knife, tackled Brown, cut-out his eyes, and finally threw him over an embankment.” He would later become US Ambassador to Russia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" was used to train medical professionals to provide the right number of chest compressions per minute while performing CPR, due to its bassline having a tempo close to that recommended by the British Heart Foundation. thecourier.com.au/story/3…
Today I learned of Rebecca Burger, a French model and fitness blogger, who died after a whipped cream dispenser exploded, hitting her in the chest. self.com/story/rebecca-bu…
That, in figure drawing, a normal person is 7-and-a-half heads tall, but heroic figures like gods and superheroes are drawn 8-and-a-half heads tall, adding a bigger chest and longer legs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bod…
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…
The sea otter has a loose pouch of skin that extends across the chest. In this pouch (preferentially the left one), the animal stores collected food to bring to the surface. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
In 1969 Penn State student Betsy Aardsma was doing research in the campus library when she was stabbed in the chest. Because the wound was so small and the fact that she was wearing a red dress, paramedics thought that she had a seizure before she died. The case is still unsolved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Andrew Jackson killed a man in a duel for insulting his wife. Jackson let the opponent shoot first, who hit Jackson in the chest. Then Jackson took his sweet time to aim. People called it too cold-blooded &, as a result, Jackson became a social outcast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols once carved the words "GIMME A FIX" into his chest with a razor while in heroin withdrawal before a concert in Dallas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid…
"burking" is the death by asphyxiation caused by someone sitting on your chest and holding his hand over your mouth and nose. It is named after the Scottish serial killer William Burke, who used this method in order to leave few marks on the victims which he then sold to Anatomical Institutes. definitions.uslegal.com/b…
Today I learned about Melanesia Sergeant Major Jacob Vouza who was captured by the Japanese, hung from a tree and beaten with rifles, tied to a red ant hill, bayonetted seven times in the chest and once in the throat, but still managed to chew through his restraints and deliver news of the impending attack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Jonathan Larson, creator of the Broadway hit "Rent", had been discharged from 2 different Emergency Rooms in the days before his death. His chief complaint was chest pain. His autopsy revealed he died of aortic dissection at age 35. nytimes.com/1996/12/13/ny…
Today I learned of Private Sean Benton, one of four young Army recruits to die at Deepcut Barracks between 1995-2002. He died of five gunshot wounds to the chest. His death was ruled a suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
Precordial catch syndrome, it is a non-serious condition in which there are sharp stabbing pains in the chest. These typically get worse with breathing in and occur within a small area. Spells of pain usually last less than a few minutes. Typically it begins at rest. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
The word "nightmare" is derived from the Old English "mare", a mythological demon that rides on people's chests while they sleep, causing bad dreams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Vincent Van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a 7mm revolver. He walked home, saw doctors but there was no surgeon to remove the bullet. The doctors left him alone smoking his pipe in his room. He died at 37 of infection two days later and his last words were "The sadness will last forever" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
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…
After his death Pope John Paul I was found with his hands resting on his chest. The nun who found him had heart problems and told him "Your Holiness, you shouldn’t pull these jokes on me". aleteia.org/2017/11/06/jo…
Today I learned of Leonard Trask, a man who suffered from a spinal immune condition with such debilitation that he had an extremely difficult time eating food due to his jaw being so closely affixed to his chest that he barely had enough room to open up his mouth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
In 1986, serial killer Wayne Nance broke into Doug and Kris Welles’s home. Despite being bound, stabbed in the chest, and then later shot, Doug managed to save his wife by shooting their attacker in one of the few known cases of a serial killer being killed by their intended victim. murderpedia.org/male.N/n/…
Theodore Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt, was shot in the chest, and proceeded to deliver a 90 minute speech. He opened with: "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot, but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
American College of Chest Physicians renamed Wegener’s granulomatosis to β€œANCA-associated granulomatous vasculitis” after Dr. Wegener’s Nazi past was unveiled in 2000. The disease is currently called β€œGranulomatosis with polyangiitis”. en.www.wikipedia.org/wiki…
A highly religious physician by the name of Rene' Leannec invented the stethoscope because he was uncomfortable putting his ear to the chest of women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…

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