A retired American heart and lung surgeon has patented a scuba suit that would allow a human to breathe β€œliquid air”, like in the movie The Abyss. He has simulated 1000 foot dives with mammals and has decompressed them in less than half a second with no decompression sickness. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Part of the reason we sigh is because the alveoli in the lungs collapse with disuse, and a sigh pops them back open by taking in more air. Humans average about 12 sighs an hour, and without them our lungs would fail. independent.co.uk/life-st…
The β€œCinnamon challenge” is dangerous. Cinnamon powder, when inhaled, can cause inflammation and permanent scarring in the lungs, leading to conditions like emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis. nationalpost.com/health/c…
Today I learned about Peregrine Falcons. Able to dive at 240mph pulling 8g's of force, the falcon has a special beak design that allows them to shut air off from their lungs so they don't pass out during high speed dives. audubon.org/field-guide/b…
A 'cancer patient' underwent surgery to remove a lump in his lungs. It turned out to be caused by a toy traffic cone he inhaled 40 years ago. He did not have cancer after all. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
Lenny McLean, who played β€œBarry the Baptist” in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, was diagnosed with lung cancer while filming and died shortly before the movie’s release (age 49). In response Guy Ritchie had billboards changed to feature McLean and dedicated the film to him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len…
Today I learned about Castrati. Male singers who were castrated before puberty to prevent their larynx from transforming and resulting in increased vocal range and lung power. wikipedia.org/wiki/Castra…
Our lungs are not identically mirrored. The right one has 3 lobes while the left only has 2. healthline.com/human-body…
Singing has amazing health benefits such as: Works the lungs & tones intercostals/diaphragm, Improves sleep, Benefits cardio, Relaxes muscle tension, Improves posture, Opens sinuses/respiratory tubes, Could decrease snoring, Releases endorphins, Boosts immune system, Improves Parkinsons symptoms en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Today I learned about tetramethyl orthosilicate, a substance that reacts with water to create silica and methanol. It's vapor can blind you and give you respiratory problems by creating silica crystals in your eyes and lungs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
Phytoplanktons are the lungs of our mother Earth producing about 2/3rd of the Earth's atmospheric oxygen. researchgate.net/post/Wha…
Christopher Reeves’s wife Dana died 2 years later than him from lung cancer after never smoking a cigarette. Leaving their son William orphaned at 13. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Swelling around nail beds or nails that curve downwards can be a telltale sign of lung cancer and it is advised to consult a doctor asap. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr…
Lungs are not symmetrical. Your right lung has three lobes and the left has two. yorku.ca/earmstro/journey…
Today I learned of "A Counterblaste to Tobacco", an anti-smoking treatise written by King James VI in 1604. In it, he warns of the dangers of passive smoking as well as the damage to the lungs and brain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_C…
The coldest temperature recorded was -144Β°F in Vostok Antartica. Humans can’t inhale air that cold for more than a few breathsβ€”it would cause your lungs to hemorrhage. Russian scientists ducking out to check on the weather station would wear masks that warmed the air before they breath in. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
A study found that the "hand on knees" posture results in better heart rate recovery and a greater amount of air inhaled into the lungs with each breath than the "hands on head" posture. journals.lww.com/acsm-tj/…
All vertebrates (except fish) have the same basic skeleton design: a column of vertebrae that supports the body and head, a skull that houses and protects the brain and sense organs, ribs that protect the heart and lungs and 4 limbs. Every limb also shares the same basic pattern and has 5 digits en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Ana…
"The Momsen Lung" was a device used in World War 2 to escape submarines over 100ft deep. It recycled oxygen in your breath while filtering C02. It was used only once, in 1944, by 9 members of the USS Tang after it torpedoed itself and sank in 180 feet of water uh.edu/engines/epi238.htm
, there are only 3 people in the United States still using iron lungs. gizmodo.com/the-last-of-t…
Haggis was banned from being imported into the United States due to the content being 10-15% sheep’s lung. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hag…
There were still three people using iron lungs in 2017, one of them permanently newser.com/story/251950/m…
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…
Today I learned about the polio epidemic of August 1952 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This epidemic ushered in the widespread use of positive-pressure ventilation, replacing the negative-pressure iron lung machine. It is also during this time that the concept of an intensive-care unit (ICU) was first introduced. nature.com/articles/d4158…
If you hold in a fart, some of it gets expelled through your lungs. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
The first owner og Marlboro cigarettes, died of lung cancer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
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…
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…
Rasputin's autopsy showed no signs of poisoning, no water in his lungs, and in-tact genitalia. He simply died from three bullet wounds and the popular story of his incredible survivability is likely completely inaccurate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri…
"pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" is a 45-letter word that refers to a lung disease caused by silica particles. corgin.co.uk/blog/pneumon…
Iron is an essential element for blood production. About 70 percent of your body's iron is found in the red blood cells of your blood called hemoglobin and in muscle cells called myoglobin. Hemoglobin is essential for transferring oxygen in your blood from the lungs to the tissues. ucsfhealth.org/education/…
Allen Carr, author of 'Easy Way To Quit Smoking', has helped over 30 million people successfully quit smoking. He died in 2006 due to Lung Cancer. allencarr.com/free-inform…
Nail clubbing is a deformity of the finger or toe nails associated with a number of diseases, mostly of the heart and lungs verywellhealth.com/what-i…
In one 2003 estimate, a 68-year-old man who had smoked two packs per day for 50 years (100 pack-years) had a 15 percent risk of developing lung cancer in the next 10 years if he continued to smoke. This risk would drop to 10.8 percent if he quit smoking. verywellhealth.com/what-p…
After cigarettes were first linked to lung cancer, cigarette companies attempted to make them healthier by adding asbestos filters. scienceabc.com/humans/rea…
There is a church in Munich, Germany which got new windows in 2019 showing about 3000 lung x-ray pictures from members of the church br.de/nachrichten/bayern/…
The French general that lost the battle of Trafalgar, was found dead a year later in a French hotel with six stab wounds in his left lung and one in his heart. His death was ruled a suicide. This verdict was heavily mocked by contemporary British press. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Legless Lizards are a thing that are possessing eyelids, possessing external ear openings, lack of broad belly scales, notched rather than forked tongue, having two, more-or-less equal, lungs and/or having a very long tail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leg…
7yr old Tyler Moon walked 1km (0.6 miles) of forest to save his father’s life after their quad crashed. Tyler made the journey to get help despite his own injuries: two collapsed lungs filling with blood and seven broken ribs. He managed to alert help just in time before collapsing himself. smh.com.au/national/boy-g…
Taste receptors are found not only on the human tongue but in our stomach, intestines, pancreas, lungs, brain, and testicles where receptors can sense sweet and umami flavors. businessinsider.com/taste…
In 1964, less than a year after his brother JFK's assassination, Ted Kennedy survived a crash in an Aero Commander 680 airplane. Kennedy suffered a severe back injury, a punctured lung, broken ribs and internal bleeding en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aer…
Breathing 100% pure oxygen for more than 16 hours can lead to irreversible lung damage, damage to the retinas, and eventually, death. sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
Candle smoke is bad for your lungs. Negative effect is comparable to cigarettes and diesel exhaust fumes besthealthmag.ca/best-you…
The ancient Greeks took sheep lungs, the Romans believed indeep fried canaries, and the Scots drink Irn Bru, to cure their hangovers! scottishfield.co.uk/food-…
Every atom of oxygen in our lungs, of carbon in our muscles, of calcium in our bones, of iron in our blood was created by fusion inside stars. amnh.org/exhibitions/perm…
In 1943, the British took a civilian's corpse, filled his lungs with water, dressed him in a military uniform, gave him fake intelligence letters, and dropped him off the coast of Spain -- all in an elaborate ruse to draw the Germans away from Sicily. It worked. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Neil Armstrong resigned from NASA to take a teaching job, where he stayed for more than eight yearsβ€”longer than his career as an astronaut. As part of a research group that included physician Henry Heimlich, he helped to design an artificial heart-lung system based on Apollo technology airspacemag.com/daily-pla…
The September 11 terror attacks on the WTC released a dust cloud of toxic asbestos fibers across Manhattan, with an estimated 410,000 people exposed. It is believed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in the city will reach a peak in the year 2041 (four decades after 9/11) asbestos.com/world-trade-…
There are species of frogs that freeze during the winter months and thaw in the spring. The frog will stop breathing, its heart will stop beating and appear quite dead. When the hibernaculum warms up above freezing, the frog's frozen portions will thaw, and its heart and lungs resume activity. scientificamerican.com/ar…
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…
Today I learned about the organ transplant pioneer, Vladimir Demikhov, who created heart, lung, liver, and artificial heart transplant methods still used today. Though he's infamous for successfully grafting heads of dogs on to other dogs. academic.oup.com/eurheart…
Snakes have smaller Left lungs to fit their bodies; while another related type of reptile, Amphisbaenia, have smaller Right lungs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amp…
Insects don't have lungs. They just kinda absorb oxygen and it is related to their size, i.e. why bugs got so big when the Earth had more oxygen. askabiologist.asu.edu/how…
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…
Actor Paul Newman died from lung cancer despite having quit smoking three decades earlier fabiosa.com/ctlf-rsmkib-a…
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…
William Talman was the first Hollywood actor to to film an anti-smoking public service announcement. He had lung cancer when he filmed the commercial. The short film began with the words: "Before I die, I want to do what I can to leave a world free of cancer for my six children" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In 1910, before the rise of cigarettes, Alton Ochsner was told to watch an autopsy of a lung cancer patient because he might never see the disease again. Later, Ochsner's clinic would help prove the link between smoking and cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt…
Today I learned about Sergei Brukhonenko, a Soviet biomedical scientist who developed the autojektor, one of the first heart and lung machines. He was awarded the prestigious Lenin Prize and was known for decapitating dogs and putting them on life support, keeping their heads alive for multiple hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
Alcohol breath is not from the stomach, rather it's from the ethanol diffusing out of the blood in the lungs. Eating food, chewing gum, or vomiting won't help mask how much alcohol is in your system if you're breathalyzed sites.duke.edu/apep/modul…
Today I learned of MST SGT Benavidez who suffered 7 gunshots, 28 shrapnel wounds, 2 bayonet slashes, a destroyed lung, and a clubbing while saving 8 lives. Ronald Reagan said of him "if the story of his heroism were a movie script, you would not believe it". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
Humans have taste buds on our epiglotis, the flap that keeps food out of our windpipes and lungs. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
'Tagzig Olmo Lung Ring' is a non-dual spiritual realm (plane or dimension) of the Bon tradition in Tibet. It is understood to be a timeless perfected realm where peace and joy are the fabric of being. It is fabled to be located to the west of Mount Kailash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag…
Our lungs aren’t hollow like balloons. They are solid like sponges. sharecare.com/health/lung…
Sheep die when they fall over when their fleece is wet or they are pregnant, because gas wil build up in their stomach and press on their lungs. Also, according to Dutch Animal Protection, the sheep wil also die if you don't roll it over correctly, because then the stomach will turn over. walesonline.co.uk/busines…
Tortoises don't have a diaphragm so use their legs to contract and constrict their lungs. Essentially Tortoises use their legs to breath so holding them still would cause them to suffocate. tortoise-protection-group…
Alcohol breath is not from the stomach, rather it's from the ethanol diffusing out of the blood in the lungs. Eating food, chewing gum, or vomiting won't help mask how much alcohol is in your system if you're breathalyzed sites.duke.edu/apep/modul…
Not everyone's kidneys are a pair located in their mid torso. It ranges from next to their lung (Thoracic Kidney), to next to their bladder (Pelvic Kidney). Some people's kidneys are fused into one giant kidney. (horseshoe kidney), and some people have both of their kidneys on the same side niddk.nih.gov/health-info…
Scientists routinely run naked in -100 degree (F) temperatures. They have learned they can survive about 3 minutes, and breathe through a snorkel that heats up the air so they don't freeze their lungs. theguardian.com/world/201…
On 2002, after having smoked PCP, Big Lurch was found naked and covered with blood; it was soon discovered he had in his stomach bits of flesh and lungs from Tynisha Ysais, his friend's girlfriend who was found dead. He was sentenced to life without parole for murdering her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
The "world's first industrial disease" was suffered by English knappers, men who manually broke chunks of flint for flintlock rifles. Now recognized as the lung disease silicosis, "knappers' rot" killed as many as 7 out of 8 men before age 50. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kna…
Radon (radioactive gas that causes lung cancer) baths exist in the town of Khmilnyk, Ukraine and treat around 50,000 people a year for a host of medical conditions. pri.org/stories/2016-07-0…
Mattel released Battlestar Galactica toys they knew to be defectively designed. One child required surgery to remove a missile from his lung and a 4 year old choked to death on a Cylon Raider missile. Kenner changed its Boba Fett figure to a non firing rocket because of the incidents. 2warpstoneptune.com/2012/…
Haggis is banned in the US due to the presence of sheep lung scotlandnow.dailyrecord.c…
The September 11 terror attacks on the WTC released a dust cloud of toxic asbestos fibers across Manhattan. An estimated 410,000 people have been exposed. It is believed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in the city will reach a peak in the year 2041 (four decades after 9/11) asbestos.com/world-trade-…
Your lungs have the surface area of approximately 50-75 sq metres, enough to cover the area of one side of a tennis court. healthline.com/human-body…
A smokers lungs receive more radiation than a person standing in Chernobyl for an hour. youtu.be/TRL7o2kPqw0
Organ transplantation pioneer Vladimir Demikhov, who performed the first heart-lung transplant, first lung transplant, and first liver transplant (all on non-human animals), also successfully transplanted a dog's head onto another dog, using vascular connections to the host dog's heart. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
So many farmers have died from exposure to the hydrogen sulfide in manure that scientists started calling it β€œdung lung”. weirduniverse.net/blog/co…
The giant crystal cave in Mexico, with crystals weighing up to 50 tonnes, had an average of 100% humidity and 58Β° C temperature. This meant that the coldest place in the cave was the lungs, so water would condense in it and exposure for over 10 minutes would lead to death by drowning. youtube.com/watch?v=O7yfx…
Dogs (specifically beagles) can detect lung cancer by smelling blood serum samples mesotheliomaguide.com/com…
Today I learned of a disease known as 'popcorn lung.' A respiratory illness due to exposure to a chemical that flavors microwave popcorn. Before most companies removed this chemical, a man who ate two bags a day and inhaled the steam, sued a food company and was awarded $7 mil. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Fuel-Air bombs make you suffer: The intense pressure wave and vacuum ruptures your lungs but "causes minimal damage to brain tissue…it is possible that victims...are not rendered unconscious by the blast, but instead suffer for several seconds or minutes while they suffocate" wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermo…
Lung cancer risk after quitting smoking remains elevated for decades and stays more than threefold higher than never smokers after 25 years of quitting smoking. academic.oup.com/jnci/art…
Exposure to particles from burning candles causes greater damage than the same dose of diesel exhaust fumes. Effects included lung inflammation and toxicity, arteriosclerosis, and ageing effects on chromosomes in the lungs and spleen. theguardian.com/world/201…
After Stalin's son Yakov, failed suicide attempt in his room via firearm. He missed his heart and hit his lung instead; while his stepmother Alliluyeva tended to his wound and called the doctor, Stalin is quoted as saying, "He can't even shoot straight". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yak…
Bees do not have lungs saburchill.com/chapters/c…
- There is a city in Russia called Asbest which was once known as the β€œdying city” due to its high rate of lung cancer and other asbestos-related health problems. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
Two mouthfuls of gasoline can be safely consumed, as long as it all goes into the stomach, and none gets into the lungs. healthcare.utah.edu/the-s…
In the Brothers Grimm version of Snow White, the evil stepmother eats what she thinks are Snow White's liver and lungs, when the huntsman gave them to her as "proof" that he had killed the girl (but he had really killed a boar and given her the dead boar's lungs and liver). pitt.edu/~dash/grimm053.h…
There are still people living in iron lungs from Polio gizmodo.com/the-last-of-t…
Smoker's Lungs Can Experience More Radiation than the Current Radiation in Chernobyl. newscientist.com/article/…
Jim Varney, most famous for his character Ernest P. Worrell never smoked cigarettes on screen "for the sake of all kids who loved Ernest." However later died of lung cancer himself at the age of 50 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
There are more skin cancer cases attributed to tanning beds than lung cancer cases attributed to smoking. skincancer.org/news/tanni…
Francis J. Falejczyk was the first man to breathe oxygenated fluid through his lungs. Eventually after further testing, he presented the information to a crowd of people, one of which was James Cameron. Giving James the idea for the 1989 movie, The Abyss. johnclarkeonline.com/2011…
Starting life underwater, in tough times the Rocky Mountain Tiger Salamander can resort to cannibalism and even seal its gills and grow lungs to live on land. 9news.com/article/news/lo…
UFC fighter Meisha Tate was vacationing with her boyfriend and his parents when his mother suffered an asthma attack while snorkeling and almost drowned. Unable to perform CPR due to a closed throat, Meisha saved her by repeatedly taking puffs from an asthma inhaler and blowing it into her lungs mmajunkie.com/2014/07/how…
The 9/11 tragedy released a cloud of asbestos fibers over NYC. 400 tons of asbestos was in the WTC building. An estimated 410,000 people were exposed to the toxic substance. Nearly 70% of rescuers have lung problems. Experts expect cancer diagnoses to peak in 2041-four decades after the attack. asbestos.com/world-trade-…
Whales do not have a gag reflex. Their blowhole ,which is where they breath, is homologous with the nostril of other mammals. Their trachea only connects to the blowhole and there's no risk of food accidentally ending up in the animal's lungs, therefore whales have no gag reflex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
American Bison were easily hunted by Native Americans because of their respiratory anatomy where if one lung collapses the other also collapses, causing the animal to suffocate. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…

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