Today I learned about Grandma's Cough Remedy, a combination of whiskey, lemon juice, and honey. Some versions include spices like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger! thekitchn.com/recipe-bour…
There is not enough evidence to determine whether cough medicines work, even though some people may find them useful healthlinkbc.ca/health-to…
When a cough lasts longer than six to eight weeks, it's considered a chronic cough. How postnasal drips causes a chronic cough is still not clearly understood newsnetwork.mayoclinic.or…
Measles is so contagious that, a person with measles can cough in a room and leave, and hours later, still infect a person who isn't already immune. vox.com/2019/1/29/1820198…
The trial for the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire cheating scandal (where the winner was accused of hearing answers from a series of coughs) had to be suspended due to a cough outbreak in the courtroom independent.co.uk/news/uk…
In 2018 Arik Matatov, 24, has been making $50,000 demands of dozens of Manhattan businesses that aren’t wheelchair accessible and pocketing the cash, or suing them for $5 million if they don’t cough it up. He when he was caught walking his own without assistance he unfurled a blind walking cane. nypost.com/2018/07/30/law…
Cows can cough and it can be a symptom of longworm, bovine tuberculosis or many others youtu.be/pjLGl03xU8M
The recipe for the popular cough sweet Fisherman's Friend has remained mostly unchanged since it's creation in 1865 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
Cough drops used to be made with morphine and heroin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
The current form of herion was as marketed as "non-addictive morphine substitute" / cough suppressant and is derived from morphine. The inventor thought to had removed the addictive aspect but after further research it appeared to be the most addictive version of morphine ever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Cough suppressants work by inhibiting activity in the brain stem, disrupting your reflexes that make you need to cough. drugs.com/drug-class/anti…
Andrew Jackson suffered from chronic headaches, abdominal pains, and a hacking cough due to a musket ball in his lung that was never removed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
The reason doctors ask men to turn their head when they cough is so that the patient does not cough directly in their face. youngmenshealthsite.org/a…
The word "lozenge" is another name for "diamond shaped". We call cough drops lozenges because very early cough drops were often shaped like diamonds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loz…
Heroin is a brand name and the drug was originally marketed by Bayer as a non-addictive cough medicine. historytoday.com/ian-scot…
Today I learned of the Arnold's Nerve Cough Reflex. A reflex that causes a person to cough when a certain point of the ear canal is stimulated. erj.ersjournals.com/conte…
JΓ€germeister was originally designed as a digestive aid and cough suppressant! bachelorpedia.com/drink/j…
There is a upper respiratory virus that affects dogs that spread quickly among dogs in the close quarters that people gave it the nickname "kennel cough." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Heroin was once a perfectly acceptable medicine prescribed by doctors for everything from coughs to headaches until 1913 when it turned out that heroin is actually extremely addictive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned of Charles Ingram. A man who won "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" by having one of the audience members cough when he said the correct answer. He was later convicted for deception and later arrested for an unrelated insurance fraud. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Cough, sore throat, thick, yellow mucus are more common in cold virus infections though they can sometimes be associated with allergies, too. Allergies also never cause a fever or body aches knowyourotcs.org/decoding…
In 2001 Charles Ingram won the grand prize (Β£1,000,000) on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" by having a friend in the audience cough on the right answer. He was suspected of cheating, and after review of the recordings the accusation was confirmed. He was charged for deception. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
During the production of Revenge of the Sith, George Lucas came into work one day with a cough, and decided that it would be amusing to record it and use it on the new Episode III villain, General Grievous. starwars.wikia.com/wiki/G…
Chocolate has ingredients and chemicals that allow for the lowering of blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart disease, and does a better job at stopping a cold’s cough than codeine. medicaldaily.com/benefits…
The "60 Minutes" whitewash of Audi wasn't the first time a major news network was caught rigging an automotive test. NBC did it to Chevrolet in 1992, but a firefighter at the test blew the whistle, forcing NBC to cough up an on-air apology. youtube.com/watch?v=KtpMz…
A cough can travel up to 50mph (80.47km/h) and a sneeze up to 100mph (160.93km/h) lung.org/about-us/blog/20…
Asthmatics can cough up mucous casts of their own airways. library.med.utah.edu/WebP…
Lung infections such as tuberculosis, measles, whooping cough and pneumonia can cause permanent damage to your lungs, resulting in chronic lung infections. This is known as β€œbronchiectasis”. breathingmatters.co.uk/br…
Today I learned of a man who experienced serious muscle aches, skin lesions and oral ulcers after eating 2 entire bags of menthol cough drops every day for 20 years. healthline.com/health/can…
The reason why cleaning your ears with Q-tips might make you cough. It's an accidental triggering of a portion of the vegus nerve. In 2.3% of people, cleaning just one ear stimulates the "Arnold's nerve" and causes a coughing reflex. In .6% of people, cleaning either ear can cause this. thenakedscientists.com/ar…
Heroin was initially advertised as a cure for coughs untill the FDA regulations kicked in! atlasobscura.com/articles…
Kit Kats come in a variety of unique flavors in Japan, such as miso soup, baked potato, soy sauce, and cough drop. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit…
In the 19th and 20th century, Heroin was advertised as a cure for cough! Additionally, cocaine and meth were considered medicinal solutions for hay fever and weight loss respectively. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Honey is more effective at cough suppression than many over the counter cough syrups ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Blowing your nose when you have a cold reduces your chances of getting infected with a cough medicine.uq.edu.au/articl…
Heroin was invented by Bayer in 1898 as a cough remedy...woops! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned of "a 27-year-old lady who had persistent cough, sputum and fever for six months. Despite trials with antibiotics and anti-tuberculosis treatment for four months, her symptoms did not improve. Detailed retrospective history confirmed accidental inhalation of a condom during fellatio." ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
It is very hard to catch a cold by exchanging saliva. Unless you have a bad cough, and some of the respiratory mucus has made its way into your saliva, the cold virus will not be transmitted by kissing theguardian.com/society/2…
A common cough suppressant in the UK, Pholcodine, is a Schedule I drug in the USA amongst the likes of heroin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
Drop candy (cough, lemon, fruit, etc) is named for the action to remove the excess waste sugar that remains after putting the flavored sugar mixture thru a rolling mold press. youtu.be/sd90XCvpO1k
Heroin was made popular in 1898 by the Bayer pharmaceutical company. They advertised Heroin as a non-addictive morphine substitute and cough suppressant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Philip Morris ran an ad acknowledging β€œsmokers’ cough” in 1943. They claimed it was caused by smoking brands other than Philip Morris. archive.tobacco.org/resou…
On the British version of "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire", a man managed to cheat the game and win Β£1,000,000 through a simple system of coughs. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
The first symptoms of a measles infection are usually a hacking cough, runny nose, high fever, and red eyes. The red or reddish-brown rash usually begins as flat red spots on the forehead 3-5 days after symptoms start kidshealth.org/en/parents…
There is a spot in the ear (Arnold's Nerve), when poked, causes a tickle in your throat that can make you cough. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
When a doctor asks you to turn your head to the left and cough, the only reason for turning your head is so you don't cough on him.

I think the the funniest thing about it is that I thought there was some magical conneciton between my neck and presenting my balls for proper inspection.

People cough at classical music concerts twice as often as they do normally, and the rate increases during complex and atonal music as opposed to traditional works. citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/vie…
Dxm is an over the counter cough suppressant that is easily abused as a hallucinogen. "Teens tend to have a higher likelihood to use dextromethorphan related drugs as it is easier to access, and an easier way to cope with psychiatric disorders" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dex…
In 1888 cough syrup's active ingredients included alcohol, cannabis, morphine, and choloroform. dangerousminds.net/commen…
A man won "who wants to be a millionaire" by having 2 family members in the audience cough every time he read out a correct answer. However he was caught shortly after. youtube.com/watch?v=bQoNW…

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