Over the last decade, there have been at least 15 cases of athletes who have died from over-hydration during sporting events. Too much fluid consumption can cause serious health issues by diluting the sodium in the blood, which creates a swelling of the brain and lungs bbc.com/future/article/20…
A woman who successfully underwent a lung transplant went into anaphylactic shock after eating peanut butter. Prior to her transplant she never had problems eating peanuts. She learned the 12 yr.old who had donated the lungs had had a peanut allergy, and had died from an anaphylactic shock. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
The "hand on knees" posture resulted in superior heart rate recovery and greater tidal volume (the amount of air inhaled into the lungs with each breath) compared to the "hands on head" posture. stack.com/a/the-myth-of-r…
Radon gas is largest contributor of natural radiation to human beings, and radon is the leading environmental cause of lung cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
The great smog of London in 1952 was so bad that pedestrians couldn't even see their feet. Some of the 4,000 who died in the 5 days it lasted didn't suffer lung problems – they fell into the Thames and drowned because they could not see the river theguardian.com/environme…
There is still someone in the US living in an iron lung alcalde.texasexes.org/202…
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas in the ground. It can build up in basements and crawl spaces, increasing the chances of lung cancer when breathed in because of the radiation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rad…
Stephen King got hit by a minivan on June 19, 1999. King had multiple injuries (collapsed right lung, broken hip, and more). King did recover, fortunately, and bought the car, but it got crushed in a junkyard. King was disappointed because he wanted to smash the car. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Tuberculosis only started infecting humans recently. Scientists took a chunk of a mummified bishop's lung and found, using DNA sequencing, that tuberculosis started infecting humans only 6,000 years ago massivesci.com/articles/t…
In 1999 George Harrison nearly became the 2nd Beatle to be murdered when an intruder who believed the Beatles were witches broke into his home and stabbed him multiple times and punctured one of his lungs. His wife fortunately fought the attacker off. faroutmagazine.co.uk/geor…
A newborn is triggered into its first breathe by contractions that reducing oxygen flow through the umbilical, which increases carbon dioxide. The increase of carbon dioxide causes acidosis which triggers the respiratory center of the brain, causing the baby to start using it's lungs. courses.lumenlearning.com…
That, Contrary to Popular Belief, Constrictor Snakes Don't Kill by Cutting Off Air to the Lungs (Asphyxiation); They Cut Off Blood Supply, Inducing Cardiac Arrest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Despite having a lower rate of smoking, the United States has a 10x higher rate of lung cancer than Japan. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
Viagra is given to some premature babies to increase oxygen transport by widening the blood vessels, as their lungs often haven't developed enough to transport oxygen efficiently on their own moneyinc.com/20-things-yo…
Today I learned about The Man in The Iron Lung. After contracting polio at the age of 6, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down, Paul Alexander has been inside an iron lung for 61 years. The iron lung allows him to breath properly and keeps him alive. medicinenet.com/script/ma…
During the filming of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ", Jim Caviezel - the actor portraying Jesus - endured accidental lashings, a dislocated shoulder, pneumonia, a lung infection, persistent migraines, and was ultimately struck by lightning. looper.com/107673/bizarre…
Alexander the Great once suffered an arrow wound that pierced his lung. He fought on as long as he could, but eventually collapsed on his shield. His army was able to protect him long enough to win the battle and to escape. They cut the arrow out of his chest and amazingly he fully recovered. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
As of May of this year, there are still two survivors of the polio epidemic living in the US that depend on iron lungs theguardian.com/society/2…
The earth's crust generates radon gas through radioactive decay and that some areas in the world are more radioactive than others. This means that the area you live could cause you lung cancer. radonmap.com/
Schizophrenics and their unaffected relatives have lower overall rates of cancer. Research has shown that, despite being more frequent smokers, people diagnosed with Schizophrenia have a significantly lower incidence of lung cancers compared to the general population. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
A Massachusetts man who was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung came home with an unusual diagnosis: a pea plant was growing in his lung. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
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…
It's been illegal to import haggis to the US since 1971 because it contains lung, which is banned due to the risk of contamination by stomach acid or phlegm during slaughter. All US haggis is produced in the country, minus the lung (and traditional stomach bag). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hag…
Walt Disney designed Epcot to be a fully functioning city of the future with over 20,000 inhabitants. The city was to be Disney’s biggest contribution to society but he died from lung cancer before construction began. His ambitious plan was then turned into the theme park we see today. businessinsider.com/walt-…
Acupuncture needles can sometimes be inserted too deep, causing lungs to be punctured and deflate. [Additional link to study in comments] i.stuff.co.nz/national/he…
Hysteria was believed to be a condition that only women could experience and that it was caused by the uterus wandering around the body and putting pressure on other organs (like the lungs) mcgill.ca/oss/article/his…
Flies don’t have lungs, and when submerged in a liquid don’t initially drown and instead go into β€œlow oxygen mode” (12:50 min in) abc.net.au/triplej/progra…
About Andy Warhol's failed assassin, Valeri Solanas. A radical who called for the elimination of the male sex to create a Utopia for women. She shot Warhol in the liver, spleen, lungs, and stomach and he was required to wear a corset for the rest of his life. biography.com/news/andy-w…
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…
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…
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…
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…
In 2015 a basketball player was found dead in her bed, the cause of death was ruled to be falling asleep with gum in her mouth and breathing it into her lungs nypost.com/2015/01/20/bas…
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…
An American rapper named Big Lurch murdered his roommate and ate her lungs after taking PCP. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Haggis can't be exported to the USA due to a ban on food containing sheep lung there and haggis made in the states as such also does not contain sheep's lung. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hag…
Today I learned about Biosphere 2. A 3.14-acre closed ecosystem, that amongst many other things has its own rainforest, ocean, and lungs. Its inventors called it Biosphere 2, Biosphere 1 being earth. The main purpose of biosphere 2 was initially to create a prototype for colonizing space. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bio…
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…
Incidents of lung cancer are actually significantly lower in high-impact radiation states where nuclear testing occurred pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
What causes the β€œlump” in your throat when you cry. The autonomic nervous system responds to all types of crying as stress. In turn, this opens the glottis to allow more oxygen into the lungs. When we swallow, the glottis must close, creating the β€œlump”. indianapublicmedia.org/am…
Lungs are the only organ that can float in water floridachest.com/pulmonar…
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…
We are all just stardust , every atom of oxygen in our lungs , of carbon in our muscles , of valcium on our bones , of iron in our blood was created inside a star before the earth was born , we all are peace of universe amnh.org/exhibitions/perm…
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…
, there are only 3 people in the United States still using iron lungs. gizmodo.com/the-last-of-t…
Alcohol can actually be "smoked" -- or, more accurately, vaped -- so you can get drunk through your lungs, instead of the mouth or booty. healthland.time.com/2013/…
The hottest chili pepper on the planet is "Pepper X". Rated to be 3.18 million Scoville units it easily beats the Carolina Reaper and Dragon's Breath pepper. It's also three times hotter than a Ghost Pepper which once caused a competitive eater to have a hole in his esophagus and collapsed lung. latimes.com/sns-dailymeal…
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…
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…
Lungs are not symmetrical. Your right lung has three lobes and the left has two. yorku.ca/earmstro/journey…

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