42-year-old Zamboni driver, kidney transplant recipient, and practice hockey goalie David Ayres, led the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win after their two pro goalies were injured. Cheered by the opposing team's fans, he was the oldest player ever to make his pro debut in a major sport. tampabay.com/sports/light…
When actor Liam Neeson's wife, Natasha Richardson, died in 2009, he donated her organs. Her heart, kidneys, and liver are keeping three people alive. independent.ie/woman/cele…
Thanks to his Internet popularity, the child from the "Success Kid" meme made enough money to fund his dad's kidney transplant. globalnews.ca/news/287087…
Kidney dishes are shaped the way they are so that they can be pressed against the body, allowing them to be to catch fluid that is being drained. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
Sarah Hyland, of Modern Family fame, was diagnosed with kidney dysplasia when she was young, received two kidney transplants from her father and her brother and has undergone 16 surgeries, even during the shooting of Modern Family en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
In Europe, Italians have the highest genetic diversity. They have extraordinary peculiarities that contribute to reducing the risk of kidney inflammation and skin cancers, and the risk of diabetes and obesity, favoring a longer lifespan. phys.org/news/2020-05-ear…
Karen Keegan needed a kidney transplant, so blood relatives tested for compatibility. It was found that her children's DNA did NOT match her own as the mother. Further testing found that she is a genetic chimera, meaning she has the DNA of multiple organisms. She absorbed her twin in the womb. abcnews.go.com/Primetime/…
The teen who sold a kidney for an iPhone is now attached to a dialysis machine. He suffered organ failure, and is likely to be bedridden for life after suffering renal deficiency. He could get a transplant for $336,000 AUD on the black market - more than 80 times what he received for his kidney. vice.com/en_au/article/bj…
Ernest Hemingway was A SURVIVOR: He lived through Anthrax, Malaria, Pneumonia, Dysentery, Skin Cancer, Hepatitis, Anemia, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, 2 Plane Crashes, a Ruptured Kidney, a Ruptured Spleen, a Ruptured Liver, a Crushed Vertebra, and a Fractured Skull; only to kill himself zmescience.com/other/feat…
Around 1 in a million people have four kidneys theguardian.com/society/2…
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…
[] Riding roller coasters could help a persson pass kidney stones nhs.uk/news/lifestyle-and…
Today I learned about Teddy Houlston, the world's youngest organ donor. Born with a terminal condition, Teddy lived for only 100 minutes. Teddy's donated kidneys saved the life of an adult with renal failure. prideofbritain.com/histor…
Today I learned about "paired kidney exchange", which allows you to donate your kidney that wasn't a match for your intended recipient (spouse, child, etc.) to a stranger but in turn receive a kidney that is a match for your loved one. Instead of two people going without a transplant, both get a transplant. kidneyfund.org/kidney-dis…
The dangerous strains of E-Coli Bacteria only came into existence in the early 70s, when, by a freak event of DNA sharing, a E-Coli Bacterium gained the gene to produce kidney and intestine destroying Shiga Toxins from a Shigella Bacterium, the bacteria that causes Dysentery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc…
The due to internet popularity, Sammy Griner, the child from the 'Success Kid' meme raised enough money to fund his father's kidney transplant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suc…
A trucker hauling potato chips got lost in an unfamiliar area after entering wrong gps info and becoming stuck on a snowy embankment while attempting to turn around. He was found after 4 days so dehydrated his kidneys shut down and close to having frostbite on one foot but he didn't eat one chip cnn.com/2018/04/29/us/ore…
A man in China sold his kidney to buy an iPhone when he was 17 and is now bedridden for life. foxnews.com/tech/broke-te…
Today I learned about Zell Kravinsky, who donated his kidney to a poor African American man. He calculated the chances of dying from the procedure at 1 in 4,000, and said "to withhold a kidney from someone who would otherwise die means valuing one’s own life at 4,000 times that of a stranger". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zel…
Tina Turner was diagnosed with kidney failure after she opted to take homeopathic remedies instead of high blood pressure medication, something she now regrets. She was considering an assisted suicide until her current husband donated a kidney to her, saving her life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
The father of the baby in the 'Success Kid' meme (the baby with a scowl with his fist balled up) needed a kidney transplant, and the family used the meme to raise over $100,000 to pay for the operation. abcnews.go.com/Health/dad…
Today I learned of Karl P. Schmidt, a herpetologist who documented his own death after he was bitten by a juvenile boomslang snake. He made detailed notes on the symptoms he experienced, almost right up to the end. He died 24 hours after the bite, bleeding in his lungs, kidneys, heart, and brain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
Alexander III of Russia saved his family when the imperial train derailed in 1888, by holding up the collapsed roof of the dining car. The onset of his kidney failure was later attributed to the blunt trauma suffered in this incident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Ty Warner, creator of Beanie Babies, gave a woman who was dying of kidney disease $20,000 to get a banned stem cell treatment outside the US that could save her life. He only met her once, when he was lost and she gave him directions in a parking lot. huffingtonpost.ca/entry/t…
The Lily family of plants are extremely toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure withing 48 hours fda.gov/animal-veterinary…
In 2012 a 22-year-old man on a business trip sent a wrong-number text to a woman 30 years older; she replied that she'd like to hang out anyway. They went to a concert together, started dating, got married, and in 2019 she needed a kidney transplant and he donated his kidney to her. ksdk.com/article/features…
Finland played a major role in the creation of skateboarding, thanks to the work of architect Alvar Aalto who created iconic "kidney pool" design 99percentinvisible.org/ep…
Theodore Roosevelt's mother died at age 49 and less than twelve hours later, his wife Alice died from what was diagnosed as acute kidney disease. In his diary that night, the twenty-six-year-old Theodore placed a large X, along with the simple words β€œThe light has gone out of my life.” fordlibrarymuseum.gov/mus…
Ernest Hemingway lived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, and a fractured skull. en.wikipedia.org/?title=E…
A boy in the UK who is the only one in the world to have a condition called Hamish Syndrome (which is named after him). This condition causes one of his kidneys to be located in his leg. Both kidneys are fully functional and is believed to be caused by a missing a chromosome named 7p22.1 med.news.am/eng/news/2088…
When you get a kidney transplant, they don't replace your kidney(s), they just stick a third one in there. mayoclinic.org/tests-proc…
There is a scientific study evaluating Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad’s ability to assist in passing a kidney stone jaoa.org/article.aspx?art…
Most of the time the dysfunctional kidneys stay inside the recipient during a kidney transplant. The donor kidney is implanted in the pelvic region. transplantsurgery.ucsf.ed…
All Singaporeans over 21 years old are organ donors by default, allowing for the kidneys, heart, liver and corneas to be transplanted in the event of death from any cause. Individuals who do not wish to be donors must actively opt out, and few do: 97% of its citizens are organ donors. moh.gov.sg/policies-and-l…
The "Kidney bean effect" or a flying shadow blocking parts of views while looking through binoculars is majorly related to improper eye relief. This happens when the eyes are not aligned perfectly with the eyepiece optical axis topbinocular.com/how-to-r…
The kid in the "success kid" meme is sometimes embarrassed by his fame, and he also raised over 100K for a kidney transplant for his dad, made easier when people realized who he was. youtube.com/watch?v=_odcU…
The Spinifex Hopping Mouse has one of the most efficient kidneys of any animal and creates its own water through metabolic processes. They produce solid urine with very little water. animaldiversity.org/accou…
Red kidney beans are highly toxic and can cause sever food poisoning if not cooked properly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
What happens when we drink sea water: A kidney can't make urine from a concentration of salts of more than 2%. Seawater is made of 3% salt, so if we drink it the kidneys have to use existing water from our body to dilute the extra salt, which in turn makes us even thirstier. paradise.docastaway.com/d…
A fan researched all the foods mentioned in Harry Potter and wrote "The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook" with over 150 recipes, featuring traditional British fare such as Yorkshire Pudding, Steak and Kidney Pudding, and Treacle Tarts flavorfulworld.com/2017/0…
Regularly drinking coffee reduces the risk of developing kidney stones. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
There is a second disease named "Diabetes" that has nothing to do with blood sugar. Diabetes Insipidus is a disorder affecting the hormone system that tells the kidneys to conserve water. It makes people have to pee and drink unrelentingly, day or night thereby getting little to no sleep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia…
A kidney can be purchased for $650 in Kenya and sold for $200,000 in South Africa. havocscope.com/black-mark…
Goldfish can suffer an internal bacteria infection in the kidneys. In the late stages of dropsy, a goldfish will have a swollen belly so severe that its scales are raised outwards and most cases at this point are terminal caringpets.org/how-to-tak…
Today I learned that smelling farts is healthy; hydrogen sulfide, which farts are mostly composed of, can help prevent heart diseases and even kidney failure healthline.com/health/dig…
Iran pays people to donate kidneys, and has no waiting list for kidney transplantation statnews.com/2016/08/25/o…
William Shatner sold his kidney stone for US$25,000, which paid for the building of a house by Habitat for Humanity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Seagulls can drink salt water, as well as fresh water, as they possess exocrine glands located in supraorbital grooves of the skull by which salt can be excreted through the nostrils to assist the kidneys in maintaining electrolyte balance en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gul…
Drinking beer reduces the chance of kidney stones among beverages the most (by 41%) while sugary colas increase the risk of kidney stones by 23% cjasn.asnjournals.org/con…
Former NBA star Greg Ostertag was the first player in NBA history to return to active playing after donating an organ. In 2002 he donated his kidney to his sister who was dying from kidney failure. wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_O…

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