There are kinky spiders who tie up their lovers with silken cords before and during sex to avoid getting eaten and to extend their mating time. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
There is a non-profit organization that trains capuchin monkeys to be service animals for people with spinal cord injuries. monkeyhelpers.org
In Beijing, extension cords are passed through windows and doors to charge EV, known as "fly line". Page 18 a comical approach to the charging dilemma energypolicy.columbia.edu…
English has a subtle stress pattern to identify the Noun or Verb in a related word. For example Record; *Re*cord (N) and Re*cord* ; *Con*tract (N) and Con*Tract* (V) ; *Re*fuse (N) and Re*fuse*. onestopenglish.com/ask-th…
Today I learned of Michael Patterson, a man who jumped into a creek to save a drowning four-year-old girl. He ended up severing his spinal cord during the rescue and paralyzing both of his legs and one of his arms. He also suffered other injuries. He later died in hospital. today.com/news/good-samar…
A man who was paralyzed from a surfing accident neck injury was able to walk again from an experimental treatment. Stem cells from the man's own stomach fat were injected into his spinal cord to regenerate and repair the injury. goodmorningamerica.com/we…
The aux cord was invented in 1877 for telephone operators to transfer calls wikipedia.org/wiki/Phone_…
The song, St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion), features members of REO Speedwagon, Toto and Mr. Mister, and even though was the main track of the film, it was really in honor of a wheelchair athlete named Rich Hansen, and his β€œMan In Motion” spinal cord inhury awareness campaign. insidehook.com/article/mu…
After a long legal battle between Apple and The Beatles’ Apple Records, an Apple employee created the iconic Mac start up sound, which bears a significant resemblance to the last cord in β€œA day in the life” by the Beatles, and he called it Sosumi, taunting the Beatles, saying β€œSo sue me” reekes.net/sosumi-story-m…
The Japanese Fire-bellied Newts are able to regenerate body parts including the limbs, the tail and spinal cord, parts of the eye (such as the retina and the lens), the brain, the heart and the jaws. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Your voice can change during different phases of the menstrual cycle due to the link between hormone levels and vocal cord functions. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of a Light Bulb that has been burning for over 100 hundred years. It hangs on a cord from the ceiling of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department’s Fire Station #6, and it has been burning since 1901 mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In cases of spinal injury emergency doctors may check for the 'bulbocavernosus reflex' where they squeeze head of the penis or the clitoris while their finger is inside the anus to check for contraction of the anal sphincter. Absence of this reflex indicates spinal cord damage pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
The Incas did not have a written language, instead they used colourful knotted cords called Quipu to record numbers and archives such as census data and storehouse records. They had up to a thousand unique strands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qui…
A leopard gecko's tail houses much of its spinal cord; when grabbed, it detaches, a blood clot forms, radial glia (RG) cells multiply & regrow a tail. Humans lose RGs as adults & scar tissue would block RGs. Scientists believe RGs & bypassing scar tissue are keys to human spinal cord healing. popsci.com/gecko-tail-reg…
The enteric nervous system (nervous system around gastrointestinal system) can act as the body's second brain and can work independently of the brain and spinal cord. news.flinders.edu.au/blog…
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…
You don’t really need your brain to walk. You can still walk - with appropriate support - after a spinal cord injury using a process known as spinal locomotion which can proceed independently from your brain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman, Claude Rains, and Herbert Marshall all served in the London Scottish Regiment in World War I. All won medals for valor, and all but Rathbone were wounded. Rains got his trademark husky voice because his vocal cords had been paralyzed in a poison gas attack. sistercelluloid.com/2015/…
Mothers and their children often exchange cells through the umbilical cord during pregnancy. Embryonic stem cells can remain in the mother long after birth, becoming specialized cells such as neurons while remaining genetically distinct from the mother’s genome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
While sliding down the pole in "Jailhouse Rock", Elvis lost the cap off of a tooth. It was discovered that he had aspirated the cap and that it had lodged in his lung. It was successfully removed by a surgeon, who parted his vocal cords to retrieve it movies.elvispresley.com.a…
A piano wire is inserted to 'disable' the spinal cords of a live fish so it does not 'jump' during preparation youtu.be/HoPTTVkL6s0
While Erin Langworthy was bungee jumping 360 feet above the Zambezi river, the cord broke and she was forced to swim the raging waters with her feet tied together, at one point diving to free the rope from debris. news.nationalpost.com/new…
Today I learned about the concept of vocal hygiene, a body of procedures for avoiding stress to the vocal cords to maintain a healthy voice. uiowa.edu/voice-academy/v…
We harvest "cord blood" from umbilical cords to harvest stem cells. eurostemcell.org/cord-blo…
Botox is used to treat spasticity. Spasticity can occur in a variety of conditions including cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury (ABI), spinal cord injury (SCI), genetic and metabolic conditions. childrens.health.qld.gov.…
GravityLight is an LED light powered by a bag filled with 20 lbs of rocks or earth, attached to a cord, which slowly descends and powers the light for up to 20 minutes & takes only seconds to reset. Intended as a replacement for kerosene lamps in the developing world it has no operating costs npr.org/2013/01/18/169708…
Today I learned about Chris Lemons, a oil rig diver, who survived for nearly 40 minutes under water after his umbilical cord was cut during an accident. With him he had a emergency air tank with approximately 5 minutes of air telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
Professional skydiver Luke Aikins was the first person to skydive and land safely without a parachute or wingsuit. On July 30, 2016, he jumped from an aircraft at 25,000 feet. After about two minutes of freefall, he landed in a 100x100 ft polyethylene cord net. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luk…
Lotus birth is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord uncut after childbirth so that the baby is left attached to the placenta until the cord naturally separates at the umbilicus. This usually occurs within 3–10 days after birth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lot…
Nixon's AG,J.Mitchell tried to hide details of Watergate break-in from his outspoken wife, Martha. exFBI "pulled the phone cord from the wall. She was held against her will in California hotel room & forcefully sedated by psychiatrist after physical struggle with five men";accused of drunkenness en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
That the human stomach has more nerve endings than the spinal cord, giving a bit more meaning to gut feeling. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned about the Andon cord, a Toyota manufacturing notification system that allows for an employee to notify all teams involved of a defect in production, sometimes even stopping production until the problem is fixed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
In 1963, Brian Blessed saw a woman in labour in a park. She recognised him from Z Cars and said "please Mr. Blessed, I'm having a baby", he not only delivered the baby but he bit through the umbilical cord bbc.co.uk/news/entertainm…
Clamping and cutting a baby’s umbilical cord as soon as it is born can be bad for its health. theconversation.com/clamp…
The Great British Knot Experiment found that cords have a much smaller chance of tangling when their ends are tied together to form a loop. The result has also been used by pharmacologists to control microscopic loops in DNA and viruses. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
In 2008 a South African man bungee jumped from 100ft, using a cord made only of 18,500 condoms recordsetter.com/world-re…
A man tried to bungee jump off a 70-foot bridge in Virginia. He made his own 70-foot bungee cord by tying several bungee chords together. Unfortunately, he didn't realize that bungee chords stretch, and died. mpora.com/multi-sport/the…
Mariah Carey has had nodules on her vocal cords her entire life and uses them to her advantage. telegraph.co.uk/culture/m…
Today I learned about Carl Mosca Dionisio who tied 18,500 condoms together and used it as a bungee cord gizmodo.com/psycho-constr…
Today I learned about β€˜esophageal speech,’ in which the esophagus is used to move air to produce vocalizations in individuals who have had their larynx (including vocal cords) removed. The skill requires a lot of practice but is a godsend to those who otherwise would not have a voice. (example in comments) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eso…
Doctors test the spinal cord for injury by pulling on a patients catheter and seeing if their anus contracts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
NASA has a detailed set of written procedures for dealing with a suicidal or psychotic astronaut in space. The astronaut's crewmates should bind his wrists and ankles with duct tape, tie him down with a bungee cord and inject him with tranquilizers if necessary. nbcnews.com/id/17300028/n…
Commercial crab traps in the Alaskan crab industry have a dissolvable cord holding together a mechanism to effectively disable their ability to keep trailing wildlife if they are lost or abandoned. discovery.com/tv-shows/de…
Today I learned about general visceral afferent (GVA) nerve fibers that send signals from the abdominal organs to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and can trigger nausea and sneezing while hungry justanswer.com/medical/24…
The creator of Kwanzaa tortured 2 black women by beating them with an electrical cord, placing a hot soldering iron in their mouth, and putting one of their toes in a vise. Happy Kwanzaa! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
Today I learned about sacral sparing in incomplete spinal cord injuries: That the sensation around the anus is the last to go if your spinal cord is injured ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
Charles Redheffer was an American inventor who claimed to have invented a perpetual motion machine, He was later exposed when an engineer found a hidden cord that led to an upper floor. Upstairs he found an old man who was turning a hand-crank with one hand and eating bread with the other en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Medieval and early modern Europeans believed that there was a plant in Central Asia that grows sheep as a fruit, and the sheep is connected to the land with an umbilical cord. It grazes on the land around the plant and dies when all the foliage is eaten. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veg…
Identical twins often share the same placenta, usually have separate amniotic sacs, and always have their own umbilical cords. Non identical twins have separate placentas, amniotic sacs, and umbilical cords. americanpregnancy.org/whi…

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